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Inspired Space with Lucy Mathieson from Bake Play Smile

Inspired Space with Lucy Mathieson from Bake Play Smile

Lucy is as genuine as they come, I was lucky to briefly meet her at the Kidspot Voices 2015 event I attended earlier this year, and to be honest was totally speechless at the time of our initial meeting. I was surrounded by so many of my idols, and had to take a few moments to catch my breath before I could speak. Fortunately we were able to catch up again a little later, when I had gotten over my useless tongue and we managed to have a conversation. Yay!!

If you haven’t yet found Lucy’s blog, you really must have been living under a rock. My hips curse me for her delicious recipes like 3 Ingredient Caramel Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls and Healthier Coco-Pop Bars, host of Fabulous Foodie Fridays and a great help to bloggers with her Blogger Resources.

So grab a coffee or a tea, and admire Lucy’s favourite space wash over you like a fresh ocean breeze.


Tell us a little about yourself

Hi there! My name’s Lucy and I run a food blog called Bake Play Smile. I love to share easy, family-friendly recipes… and I particularly love sweet recipes. Yep, I’m a total sugarholic! Before I started blogging full time, I was a primary school teacher (and absolutely loved it). I still do a little bit of casual teaching here and there to keep up to date with it all! My husband and I live down by the coast in Victoria with our gorgeous golden retriever. On the weekends I love to catch up with girlfriends, get out and go for a walk, bake… and then go out for a lazy Sunday brunch (that’s my ideal weekend anyway!)

Tell us about your favourite space

My favourite space is the beach! We’re lucky to live really close to the coast so we spend a lot of time at the beach. I think my favourite spot would have to be down at Wilsons Promotory – it’s the most gorgeous place. We often take lunch down there and go for a big walk… it’s the best day out. Otherwise 4 Mile Beach in Port Douglas is an all-time favourite of mine. My grandparents lived directly across the road from 4 Mile, so I was lucky enough to spend my school holidays pretty much living at the beach there!

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What is it about this space that makes it your favourite?

I grew up going to the beach and there’s just nothing quite like it. We even got married at the beach! My husband and I love to travel and my favourite holidays are always the beach ones. I have so many great memories of days spent at the kicking back in the sun.

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What are your favourite items in this space?

I think the best thing about the beach is that you don’t need anything at all! Just a bit of fresh air and maybe a towel (although you definitely wont need a towel in Victoria because even in Summer, the water is FREEZING!!).

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How does this space make you feel?

Walking on the beach is the best way to clear your head! I love how relaxed you are after a day at the beach… it’s seriously the best feeling. We’re so lucky here in Australia to have all of these amazing beaches. It’s easy to forget just how incredible they are!

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Oh I so do agree with you Lucy, my soul is happiest when I can hear the surf. It grounds me, brings me back to my centre and refreshes me.

My friends, you really have to get on board the Lucy train, try her Blog for her fabulous recipes and words of advice, her Instagram for drool worthy foodie pictures, Pinterest for her pinable pictures and Facebook to stay up to date.

Are you a fan of the beach? Do you love Lucy as much as I do?

Nicole xxx

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  1. The beach suits Lucy. What a great space to share. And I agree we are so lucky to live in Australia and be close to fabulous beaches. If only I got to go there more often!

    1. Oh Bec – you’re so right! We really do have the best beaches!

    2. You are so right Bec xx

  2. I love the beach too, Lucy, and when Nicole invited me to join in with this series, I nearly chose the beach too … or the pool ? Wilsons Promontory looks gorgeous. We’re lucky to have so many fab beaches in Oz xx

    1. Hehehe I’m jealous that you’re in QLD and can actually go swimming!!!

    2. Wilsons Promontory looks amazing, I agree. We are very spoilt xx

  3. I love the beach and I love Lucy and her blog. I think we’re totally spoilt for choice here in Australia with so many beautiful beaches, I just wish I had more time to go to them!

    1. You are just the sweetest Sammie. Maybe we need to plan a blogging holiday to the beach!

    2. Me too Sammie xx

  4. Oh Nicole, thank you so much for letting me share your beautiful space today!! You are far too kind and I absolutely loved meeting you a few weeks ago. Looking forward to lots more chats at ProBlogger!! xx

  5. The beach is a winner for me too and the sound of the waves, I love walking barefoot on the sand.
    As for the lovely Lucy, just gorgeous, looking forward to catching up in a couple of weeks at PB x

    1. Yay Sarah! Perhaps we should organise an early morning beach walk for all us beach lovers xxx

  6. The beach is one of my favourite places too. I find it really relaxing, well as much as it can be while supervising a two and three year old! I also think Lucy is fab and am so lucky that someone I ‘met’ online has become one of my close friends.

    1. Me too Lauren xx

  7. Gosh I love Lucy and she stole my favourite place!!! Great minds. x

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