Move to the city shows Audrey there's no place like home
AUDREY Fisher is a marriage celebrant and co-owner of Cove Global Living in Brunswick Heads.
She grew up in Casino and describes her childhood with a laugh, "As long as I can remember, I always felt like a square peg in a round hole!"
"I have a twin sister and she was the same, but both of us knew that we weren't going to get what we wanted out of life by staying in Casino.
"When I was about 17, I took the train to Sydney, where I lived on the North Shore, then later I moved to Bondi.
"A few years later, I came back to the Northern Rivers and settled in Lismore.
"My first son was born in 1996, and I made the decision to move closer to the coast, plus the father of my son was living on the Gold Coast, so I settled on Bangalow. And then I fell in love with my partner, Darren, a local antique dealer - that was about 13 years ago.
"We both felt we needed to get some breathing space and decided to move to Fern Beach, that was about 11 years ago.
"We ended up selling the store in Bangalow over two years ago and set up a fashion and lifestyle store in Brunswick Heads called Cove Global Living.
"I have been working as a marriage celebrant for past eight years. I have joined forces with Byron Wedding Co, it brings the best talent together in the region for putting together weddings, and I feel really honoured to ."
- If you feel like a city injection you can always jump on a plane and be in Sydney in an hour, or jump in your car and be in Brisbane in an hour and a half.
- Make the most of the farmers markets and the abundance of great fresh food we have here. There's also great restaurants and cafes here as well - and amazing coffee!
- If you feel like you need time out, there are some fantastic retreats in the area. People come from all over the world to enjoy these, and we have them on our doorstep!