Our Story

Lily Magazine is an online celebration of country style. Each quarter, we publish articles and features about rural life, combining classic country values with fresh, contemporary ideas.

Founded in 2014, Lily Magazine was born from a love of all those things that make the countryside so special: cosy cottages, flowering gardens, home baking, seasonal produce… And, of course, a sense of community.

We bring together contributors from all over Australia to create a portrait of country lifestyle, and to inspire people to live the life of their dreams.

Our pieces are written with warmth and authenticity, reflecting a shared passion and an appreciation of the simple life.

From home and garden tips to seasonal recipes, from tree-change stories to memories of countryside childhoods, there’s something here for everyone.

So put your feet up, brew some tea, and join us each quarter as we capture the lovely moments of country life.

- Tina Jones, Founder & Editor

Our Founder & Editor

Tina Jones spent the first five years of her life in an English country village, and she’s had a deep love of the countryside ever since. Growing up in Australia, Tina found that the rural life still called to her, whether it was through farmstay school excursions or visits to country-dwelling friends. There was just something about that bucolic charm, that rustic lifestyle.

And so, filled with fond memories – blackberry picking and jam making; quaint cottages and country lanes; fields full of wildflowers and grazing horses – Tina began Lily Magazine in 2014 to showcase the country way of life.

Tina now lives in regional Queensland with her husband, Mat. She is following her passion through Lily Magazine: sharing people’s stories, celebrating the countryside, and hopefully inspiring people to live the life of their dreams.