My Midlife Survival Kit: Megan Morton

A creative whirlwind, stylist and globe-trotter, Megan is one of the most inspiring midlifers we know. Her eclectic survival kit doesn’t disappoint.

Australian interiors stylist Megan Morton is a woman of many talents. Whether she’s working with private clients to create beautiful homes, styling magazine shoots, writing books and columns or hosting small group trips to destinations like India and Paris, she is a woman on the move.

Megan’s travel excursions for groups of women, get booked up months in advance. India is a favourite. “I’ve probably been there 30 times,” she says. “The beauty of Indians’ daily rituals is what really inspires me.”

“I don’t even feel mid career anymore,” says Megan in a recent interview. “I feel like I’ve just begun.”

It’s this sort of midlife energy and creativity that is so inspiring about Megan. So what’s in her midlife survival kit? As you’d expect, it’s an eclectic mix, including some beloved Aussie brands.

Dreamer mattress, The Natural Bedding Company, from Aus$2675

That deep sleep that we all crave – especially in midlife – starts here. I’m always looking for ways to tweak my sleepcare, and I’m deeply impressed with my newest tweak. 

I travel a lot but I will never not want to sleep on this mattress of mine. Handmade in Sydney, it’s a serious game changer.

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Dreamer mattress

Melatonin Night Balm, Kit, Aus$45

Another of my sleepcare tweaks, this sleep-in treatment from Melbourne-based beauty brand Kit, rejuvenates my skin overnight. 

I like the way it feels on my skin, and I also love the packaging. The glass jar is the perfect size and feels like something from an old-fashioned dispensary. 

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Kit Melatonin night balm

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God Bless Spray, Venustus, Aus$69

A final sleepcare idea… I spray my pillows every night with this divine spray from Sydney spa Venustus. It’s a simple and deeply enjoyable ritual.

Even if I’m watching White Lotus in bed with some TV dinner snacks, it’s a better experience when I spray this. I think Jennifer Coolidge would approve.

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Venustus

Quiet Comfort Headphones, Bose, £259.95

The older I get, the more I appreciate the quality of sound – whether it’s silence, the spoken word or music.

I waited for the limited edition midnight blue version of these, because I imagined myself wearing them as a stylish traveller, dressed in camel and navy. In real life, I never take them on the plane, but I wear them daily.

Whether for podcasts, playlists or even Siri instructions, life sounds better with these headphones. Especially podcasts – being an audience member for We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle is so much better with these. And if I combine them with a face mask and dark glasses, I don’t have to talk to anyone!

I love my midnight navy pair, but I’m also looking at the cream ones, should I ever need a backup.

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Bose headphones

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Silk scarf, Hermes, from £275

Yes it’s expensive, but an Hermes scarf is more than just a scarf. The silk-rolled edges are evidence of human greatness!

Around my neck, my waist (just!) or in my hair, I am forever putting my collection (or my investments as I prefer to think of them) to use in different ways. I also retire the scarves as cushion covers and sometimes wall-mount them. They look wonderful in a frame.

Whether second hand from Depop or Vestiaire or new from the original source, it doesn’t matter where you get your scarf, just get one.

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Hermes scarf

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