Kristie Hayden

Writer, Editor, Publisher

I am a freelance travel and lifestyle writer, copywriter, editor and publisher who loves photography, loitering near the ocean and nosing about street-markets.

I write regularly for Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine, voted Australia's best consumer magazine at the 2017 Mumbrella Publish Awards.

I'm chief writer for Living Bliss, an annual publication dedicated to all things weddings.

I am the founder of Love Tales, writers and publishers of private love stories and public life stories. In 2017, we published two private wedding storybooks. Currently, we are working on a 30-year anniversary cookbook with editorial for one of Victoria's favourite catering companies. The book, to be announced in the new year, will go on sale May 1st 2018.

I am a founding member and advisory board member of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Giving Circle.

I live on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, have an Associate Diploma in Travel & Tourism / Business and am a graduate of the Australian Writers’ Centre and student of the Australian Photography Institute.


Geelong and Surf Coast LIVING Magazine - Autumn 2018
The regions premier glossy lifestyle magazine celebrating Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast, Colac Otways, Golden Plains.
Geelong and Surf Coast LIVING Magazine - Autumn 2018
The regions premier glossy lifestyle magazine celebrating Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast, Colac Otways, Golden Plains.
Geelong and Surf Coast LIVING Magazine - Autumn 2018
The regions premier glossy lifestyle magazine celebrating Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast, Colac Otways, Golden Plains.
How to keep your lawn and garden alive over summer
There's nothing in the world like it; lying on your back on a lush lawn, bathing in a hot Australian summer. But while you can head inside when the sun gets too hot, your garden...
All at sea
Troy Grining captains a tourist boat out of Strahan, Tas, which takes in some of world's most pristine forest and places of hellish history. Story and photos Kristie Hayden...
A Swiss Summer CEO Magazine
Hiking, solitude and alpine luxury halo a well-earned break from the daily grind. WORDS AND IMAGES KRISTIE HAYDEN At the end of the made road, I check the signs. Gstaad here,...
A beginner's guide to gardening tools
It's difficult enough finding time to maintain your garden, but having the right tools goes a long way to achieving great results. Here, our gardening experts share the...
Living Bliss
Celebrating all things Weddings in the Greater Geelong Region. Writer: Kristie Hayden. Publisher: Provincial Media
Drawing Conclusions
Kristie Hayden explores the developmental stages of drawing and discovers what is in the picture isn't always what we see.
Orchestral Manoeuvres
As the Geelong Symphony Orchestra establishes itself on the city’s cultural landscape, Kristie Hayden meets the people behind the music.
Equestrian Life - Q & A with Young Rider Steph Spencer
Equestrian Life delivers the best in equestrian news, features and lifestyle plus essential information for every horse enthusiast.
Slice of Life
The lotus flower symbolises enlightenment, harmony and tolerance. For linocut printmaker Sue Grossman, it's the ideal subject for an art that requires monumental patience.
Dance Hall Days
Folding back the tissue, pearlescent beadwork shimmers in the dimly-lit storeroom. The National Trust’s curatorial staff know they’ve uncovered something special; the superb...
A Good Egg
At the mercy of the elements, farming can be challenging. But for every battle, there is a victory and, for one farm even a pot of gold. Kristie Hayden reports.
Dodging the Devil
Tuscany's Garfagnana Valley might be rich in history and high on beauty, but on a short drive from Lucca it's the bridge said to have been built by the devil that intrigues.
Cloud Mine
Deakin University has revolutionised online learning with a dedicated Cloud Campus. Kristie Hayden discovers the silver living in tailor-made tertiary education.
Wheel on Fire
Kristie Hayden meets a Torquay-based ceramicist taking the art world by storm.
A Fine Example
Reverend Tim Costello brings wisdom, inspiration and philanthropy to the Geelong Business Club. By Kristie Hayden.
Break on Through
Stepping down as the first female president of the Geelong Business Club in its 55-year history, Bernadette Uzelac reflects on life, dreams and glass ceilings.
Quality Control
Meet the specialty producers in the business of being boutique and staying in command.
Glowing Prospect
Local farmers expect a bumper crop this year as canola enters the golden age.
Speak Easy
Geelong Business Club guest speaker and Austins & Co. director, Scott Austin, shows wine sense and sociability.
Celebrity Status
Celebrating all things weddings in the Geelong region.
Only The Pier
Celebrating all things weddings in the Geelong region.
Living Bliss 2016/2017
Celebrating all things weddings in the Geelong region. Produced and edited by Provincial Media. Words by Kristie Hayden.
Team Player
As incoming president of the Geelong Business Club, GForce CEO Rob Birch lends a new brand of community spirit to the city's oldest business association.
Life Coach
When they’re hardwired to fail, how can youths move towards happiness in adulthood? Kristie Hayden meets a local mentor, setting them on the right track.
Better The Devlin You Know
As a former Geelong school rises from ruin, Kristie Hayden meets its namesake, Dr Stuart Devlin, and pays homage to the career of one of Geelong’s most remarkable sons. Photo...
A Tree For A Tree
With sustainability at the core of their business, Kristie Hayden meets a Torquay couple creating timeless furniture that carols the beauty of native timber.
Young Guns
They could choose to be anywhere in the world, yet these young guns keep their feet firmly planted on Geelong terra firma.

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