Janelle McCulloch

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer
Location Australia
Introduction Journalist, former magazine editor, and author / photographer of more than 18 books on architecture, interior design, travel and gardening, including three bestselling Paris titles, several bestselling design titles, and a (surprise) bestselling memoir. Although I am based in Australia, almost all of my work has, since 2008, been based overseas, making for one of the longest commutes in the world!
Interests Architecture, interior design, gardens, Italian landscapes, formal French gardens, medieval French gardens, the Chelsea Flower Show, creative ideas, interesting people, inspiring destinations, beautiful books and libraries, narratives, other people's stories, collages and journals, great conversations, appreciating the quirky, the serendipitous and the sublime, Savannah, New York and Paris, fashion and style, unusual museums and stores, enchanting villages on far-flung islands, snorkelling off those far-flung islands, travelling, walking, writing, words, TED conferences and inspiring ideas.
Favorite Movies Any film with Jack Nicholson, Sidney Poitier, Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, or Robert Redford. (RR doesn't have to do anything; he can just stand there.) Also any period films (Atonement, Out of Africa, Howard's End), anything with a witty twist (The Thomas Crown Affair, Jean de Florette/Manon de Sources), anything romantic (Something's Gotta Give, The Lake House, The Notebook) and anything with New York, a dog and a great soundtrack in it (You've Got Mail).
Favorite Music Seventies' classics, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Neil Diamond, early Bee Gees, Boz Scaggs, The Commodores, David Gray, Dionne Warwick, John Mayer, Van Morrison. Most of it stems from my childhood journeys with my parents, listening to their tapes as we drove across Australia and the US for miles and miles on our herculean road trip holidays!
Favorite Books Architecture and design titles, gardening titles, travel guidebooks, biographies, books about designers, style icons and innovators, books about legendary explorers and travellers, classic Penguins (especially those with beautiful covers, and those the world has forgotten about), and whimsical, insightful and/or inspirational titles.