Kristie Hayden

Writer

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

I write regularly for Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine, nationally recognised by Publishers Australia as one of the nation's leading lifestyle and consumer magazines. I also write for monthly Business Life magazine and I'm chief writer for Living Bliss, an annual publication dedicated to all-things weddings.

I also freelance to many other quality Australian publications in print and online, mainly in the Travel genre.

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

I am studying for a Diploma in Professional Photography.

Portfolio

Drawing Conclusions
Kristie Hayden explores the developmental stages of drawing and discovers what is in the picture isn't always what we see.
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,...
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.
New Path
What stops businesses from giving vulnerable young kids a go? Is it past experience or preconceived prejudices?
Community Bonds
The Bendigo Bank and its corporate partners have gifted over $700,000 to not-for-profit organisations in Geelong. Geelong Connected Community’s, Pat Murnane, shares their vision.
The Best Medicine
We chat to local doctors-come-musicians about music away from a high-pressure job and find out whether music really is the best medicine.
Food For Thought
One local firm finds the right ingredients to promote a healthy workplace.
Riding the Wave
In 1969, the ripples of a surf industry appeared. Terry ‘Speaky’ Lyons was there at its inception and, as the industry exploded, went along for the ride.
Queen Bee
A teenager in the 70s unsatisfied with waxing products of the day, Geelong's Lilliane Caron cooked up a new wax. Today she's leading Australia's beauty industry.
Lorne by Mustang
The Great Ocean Road has never been groovier, as our writer discovers on a bohemian-inspired day-trip.

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