Okay, picture your perfect 'get away'. Let me guess; you have created an alluring image of crystal blue waters, beachside sun beds and bohemian style Mexican eateries. Some place where cars are not needed, nor are your shoes. A place where you can forget...

The checked blazer is my latest obsession in the outwear department. In my attempt to move away from my black, white & grey 'oh-so Melbourne' colour palette this Winter, I have been investing in jackets, coats, blazers etc that are anything other than glum and...