Hello, I’m Catherine. Welcome to The Spring Blog.

The Spring began in late 2010 as a way to catalogue all the things that inspired me as I prepared to make my new home in Australia. Growing up in Toronto I never imagined a life for myself down under, but that all changed when I met my Aussie-born Mr. Spring on a rain-soaked football pitch one chilly Cambridge winter’s day. When it came time to leave our student days behind we rolled the dice together and chose Brisbane as the place to make our start. The rest, as they say, is Spring Blog history.

Think of this blog as a window into life around our little cottage in Brisbane’s leafy inner South… If you press your nose up to the glass long enough you’ll see posts about personal style, favourite recipes, crafty projects, home decor, health, beauty, gardening … and my picks for the best things to do, see, and eat in South-East Queensland.

Now four years on, The Spring has evolved into a kind of love letter to the good life here in Australia and to the community of local bloggers, readers, and creative entrepreneurs who've made this place feel like home. 

In 2013 I started up a shop where you can find everything you need in the neo-traditional food, craft, and life styling department to make your awesome life look a little bit more Pinterest-worthy! Find us at The Spring Shop online and our new bricks and mortar shopfront called Showroom at 135 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington.