When The North Wind Blows was created out of a love of whimsical travel and the collection of unique and handmade treasures from near and far.  It is said that when the north wind does blow, it signals ones spirit to move on to the next adventure, to seek out new experiences and travel to new lands.

We continue our nomadic existence in search of beautiful treasures from around the world to bring to you via our online store and studio of artisan wares in Avoca Beach.  Our artisans often live and work in remote hill tribe communities where their work depends on what resources are available to them.  Please consider this when purchasing from us.

Our Services

  • Online store with personal service

  • Studio open in Avoca Beach Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm or any day via appointment

  • Bell tent hire

Behind the Brand​

Former a food photographer with a background in event catering for large scale celebrity events, Nicole has studied food photography from George Seper (the Master).  Once certified, Nicole freelanced as a food photographer and gained published work in various commercial and industry magazines as well as international cook books.

With limited time to travel and commute from job to job, Nicole applied herself to combine her three loves; travel, photography and shopping to create When The North Wind Blows.  An artisans of the world online shopping experience. 


Sourcing handmade homewares, vintage textiles and leather goods from rich cultural hubs such as Morocco, India, Vietnam, Mexico and Peru.  Nicole now lives in Avoca Beach with her husband and two sons, and has built a reputable brand locally that services a national and internationals market.


P : 0414 931 455

E : orders@northwindblows.com.au

W : www.northwindblows.com.au

INASTAGRAM : @whenthenorthwindblows

FACEBOOK : /whenthenorthwindblows

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