In celebration of the Easter long weekend, we accompany the two beautiful young families on their holiday to Queensland’s gorgeous Stradbroke Island for the second instalment of A Weekend Away on Live With Us. Resplendent with native fauna and flora, the island is the perfect Australian getaway. Here Julia Ashwood shares her own highlights from the trip, as well advice on travelling with friends and children.
How long have you, Mia, Matty and Jasson been friends for, and how did the friendship spark?
Julia: “You know what’s funny, we actually spoke about this one night under the stars on this trip. Matty knew Mia and Jasson first, through Mia's beautiful art and Jasson's soulful surfing. The first time I was introduced to these two amazing humans, they'd come to stay at a space we had rented in Byron. I instantly fell in love with them both and guessed that Mia was newly pregnant with Ziggy. I was right! We were some of the first to find out.”
What are some of your favourite memories together?
Julia: “We all packed up and drove south to spend a week camping on a mutual friend’s stunning property, hiking, surfing, swimming, cooking and floating about in a fresh water creek. Uncannily the first day of the trip Mia guessed I was pregnant with Delilah Bee - she was right, I was just 4 weeks!”