Amber Barnes, Jim & Jane

It's easy asking questions but not so easy answering them! Thrilled to finally have our website up and running and super lucky to call all these people featured on our blog friends. Some are new acquaintances, some we've had the pleasure of knowing for our ten years - however all inspire us, challenge us and make our business a great one...thats why I'm the lucky Woman x

Where do you call home? 


How long have you had Jim & Jane? 

I opened the store over 10 years ago

What was the last great book you read? 

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara - heart wrenching and full. A lovely friend also just gave me Boy Swallows Universe and its everything she promised and am only 2 chapters in...

What would we find on your playlist ?

Billie Eilish, Billie Holliday, George Ezra, Pete Tong, Beats 1 and the odd trance track by default thanks to my husband.

If you aren't at work what do we find you doing?

Enjoying life -family, friends and travelling

Dream holiday destination? 

Iran, Sri Lanka, Mexico & Copenhagen..

If an out of towner was visiting you where would you take them?

The Hermitage walk around the Harbour followed by lunch at Cafe Sydney.

What are you currently coveting?

A holiday, a cleaner, a Catleya Orchid plant and a Jimmy Nelson Maori print.

Describe your style in 3 words.

Global, Natural & Considered.

Favourite Instagram feeds? 

@jimmy.nelson.official @cabanamagazine @davidprior @whowhatwear @stevemccurryofficial @ad_magazine @delpozo @josepfontc 

Do you collect anything and if so what? 

Memories, elephants, Fornasetti plates and photography.

Summer or winter?  


Favourite Restaurant/Cafe? 

Cornersmith for breakfast, Lotus for Dumplings & Fratelli Paradiso for Dinner.

What takes your breath away? 


Favourite Jim & Jane product.... 

I may be biased but our Essentials range 

Favourite Label at Jim & Jane?

Can't choose - it would be like choosing a favourite child! I am wearing a lot of Kitx at the moment ( am very inspired by her environmental sensibilities ), think Pol's knitwear is exceptional, you'll find me in DOF shoes almost every day and have a soft spot for the classic styles of European Culture.

Why shop local?

Local businesses are inspired by their customers, staffed by their neighbours and continually challenged by large corporations which makes them usually creative, inventive and exciting. 

Do you have a signature scent? 

No - I can't wear perfume but if I did it would have a tuberose & musk base. 

Favourite Artist?

Gustav Klimt  

Favourite Cocktail?

tie between a Negroni & Martini.

Favourite Flower? 


Best memory at Jim & Jane. 

Yet to come x

Use one word to describe Jim & Jane.