Learning to Counter ‘Bikini Body’ Bullshit


  It’s September, so what I like to call ‘Bikini Body Bullshit’ is about to reach a fever pitch. That time of year when every second banner on Facebook is reminding you that it’s time to start starving yourself and loathing your body in an effort to be ready for summer. Heaven forbid any of us forget what a terrible sin it is not to have a perfectly flat stomach and thigh gap when the warmer months roll around! So much will be telling us to cut out sugar, grains, dairy, meat, egg yolks, all sustenance, else we look like… Continue Reading

Healthy Eating and Holistic Wellness with Hippie Lane


  The Canberra Centre has been bringing their workshop A-game of late. After rolling out a series of amazing beauty masterclasses to coincide with the launch of the new beauty precinct (catch up here), the Canberra Centre has brought back its health and wellness destination Eden for its second year. The first workshop of the Eden Series was a masterclass with Taline Gabrielian, the founder of Hippie Lane, a business centred on holistic health and wellbeing as well as delicious nourishing food. Taline has a huge presence on instagram, a successful app and has just released her first cookbook. But… Continue Reading

Inside the Ancient Practice of Tai Chi


  Tai chi is an ancient exercise art of health building, power development and inward advancement. A holistic art, tai chi has centuries of evidence showing that it can meld the mind, body and spirit into one. The goals of tai chi are multidimensional with a strong emphasis on how to keep your body as young as possible as you go through each phase of your life. A class in tai chi is geared towards boosting your level of health. This is achieved through deliberate, slowed down movements which strongly affect the nervous system and tendons. Tai chi movements are… Continue Reading

Health and Fitness with Tim Robards


  Today’s workshop at the Canberra Centre had the most attendees that we have seen for some time. Although the food from Thrive was delicious, the juices from TopJuice divine, and the goodie bags on point, it might just have been because the person leading the health, wellness and nutrition workshop was none other than the original Bachelor himself, Mr Tim Robards. And yes, he was every bit as chiseled of jaw and ripped of body as he appeared on TV. You may not know (we certainly didn’t) that Tim is actually a chiropractor and has developed a whole healthy… Continue Reading

Clear as MUD – My Ultimate Detox


  Most of us are no strangers to a good old detox. We work hard and play hard, so who can blame us if we feel our bodies need a little reset every now and then? A detox gives our organs a ‘break’ through fasting and can promote the liver to release toxins, promote the elimination of those toxins, and can also improve blood circulation. Who better to find out about the latest in detoxing than from a detox focused, holistic health brand? My Ultimate Detox, or MUD, was created by friends Caitlin O’Farrell and Rosemary Lonas who met at… Continue Reading

Living With Endometriosis Part 2


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis effects a woman’s reproductive organs when cells similar to those that line the uterus are found in other parts of the body such as the bowel or bladder.  We have reached out to four women with endometriosis to share their stories with us.   Keely   I was 22 and being rushed to hospital in the back of my dad’s Subaru. I kept thinking over what had happened that day, what could’ve made this… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis Part 1


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis effects a woman’s reproductive organs when cells similar to those that line the uterus are found in other parts of the body such as the bowel or bladder.  We have reached out to four women with endometriosis to share their stories with us.   Tamar   It took me 7 years to be given the diagnosis of endometriosis. 7 years of unexplained pain, fatigue and bloating. Being diagnosed with endometriosis was life changing. At… Continue Reading

On Judgement and Golden Gaytimes


  As many of you may already be aware, TopShop has recently been hosting a Golden Gaytime Crumb Shed pop up. If you didn’t get a chance to go, I can safely say it was so delicious that I would have contemplated another trip up to Sydney purely for another custom made Gaytime. It was doubly exciting for me because ice cream is my favourite food, and to top it off Golden Gaytimes are always one of my top picks. As I was leaving TopShop I came face to face with something that, for a brief moment, kind of killed… Continue Reading