About Us

This blog was previously called Hillary & Dijon and recently re-named to The Cloud9 Project. So don’t be confused if you see references to H&D around.



My name is Surangi and I welcome you to my cheerful corner of the blogosphere – The Cloud9 Project.

For the past few years, I’ve taken a break from corporate work to embark on a creative adventure where I get to explore & share all the things that make me smile – home and event styling, decorating, travel, food, fashion, craft, DIY projects – the things that inspire me for a happy home & life.

It’s almost always the small things that make their way here. A vintage find from my local markets. An unassuming cafe that serves up a delicious specialty. Repurposed, quirky and kooky pieces for the home. Travel adventures off the tourist trail. Chats with emerging artists, designers and other inspirational people… This is where I share it all.

My home and event styling is free of fussy formalities and wherever I can, I aim to re-use, repurpose and recycle. I hold firm to the belief that we should all try and live a little ‘greener’. I also believe that a big budget is not required to add inspiring touches to your world.

Cloud9 is also made up of an amazing team of inspiring guest writers who are passionate about their respective topics. And I’m eternally grateful to them for taking the time out of their busy lives and for choosing this platform to share their tips, tricks and musings.

Alongside the blog, I offer these styling services:

* Sydney metropolitan only

Looking forward to sharing many creative adventures with you! Email me anytime at thecloud9project@hotmail.com.

– Surangi xx

Hillary and Dijon - about us

Hillary and Dijon - about us

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I have a fabulous group of guest writers who complete the Cloud9 vision – each with their inspirational contribution and spirited creativity. Here they are, both past contributors and present.

Ruki: Kiddy Corner guest writer for www.HillaryDijon.com

Shyam: travel guest writer for www.hillarydijon.com

   Simon Corcoran: Happiness is - guest writer for www.HillaryDijon.com

Anjoli; Feasts and Treats

Cindy Malifa

Indi; Everyday Runway - fuss free fashion tips, tricks and stores

Mark Turner

Selina Altomonte; Sweet Home

Tush and Giri; The Last Drop - wine reviews, insights and recommendations

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5 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and in depth information you offer. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site.


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