Natural Beauty with Lola Berry


  We have been lucky enough to experience a number of amazing events at the Canberra Centre since the launch of its new beauty precinct. We’ve been to a Sip and Scent masterclass, a workshop on Minimal Beauty and on Sunday we popped along to hear nutritionist, yogi, TV presenter and author Lola Berry speak on natural beauty and nutrition. As soon as we lined up to receive our delicious smoothie (no doubt made from Lola’s recipes) and take out seat, we noticed a different vibe in the dedicated event space compared to the day before. Lola was casually lounging… Continue Reading

Minimal Beauty with Eleanor Pendleton


  Over the weekend we had the pleasure of attending a ‘Minimal Beauty’ masterclass at the Canberra Centre with the founder and director of Gritty Pretty, Eleanor Pendleton. For those who don’t know, Gritty Pretty is an online beauty magazine and e-commerce site. After enjoying the Centre’s new beauty precinct every day since it launched (the joys of being unemployed), I was very keen to try out some of my goodies, including a vivid turquoise cream eyeshadow from 3ina. I built my entire outfit for the day around this eyeshadow, choosing a brightly printed dress that matched it in colour.… Continue Reading

Sip and Scent


  This evening we had the pleasure of attending a Sip and Scent Masterclass in the new Canberra Centre beauty precinct. The class, the first of it’s kind we were told, brought together the art of crafting a martini and building a fragrance around the hero ingredients of our bespoke cocktail. After taking our seat in the new dedicated event space, Canberra’s ‘Martini Whisperer’ Phillip Jones prepared each of us a very special drink created especially for the event. ‘When I was asked to create a bespoke martini for the Canberra Centre I knew it had to be beautiful,’ Phillip… Continue Reading

Mumbrella360 Sydney


  It’s been labelled Australia’s biggest media and marketing conference, a three-day immersive experience into all things creativity, ideation, strategy and more. For those outside the industry, Mumbrella360 brings together guest speakers from across a broad range of sectors to discuss issues and challenges affecting them, best practice and the future of industries subject to rapid change with regards to technological innovation. It’s a day full of networking and notes. Rather than filling you in minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, here’s a rundown of the key ideas discussed. We’re in the age of creativity, the age of marketing and of course, the age… Continue Reading

Just Be Wrap Up


  A couple Thursday’s ago I had the pleasure of attending the Just Be Revolution Launch at the QT Hotel in Canberra. The Just Be Revolution has been set up by Vicky Kidd-Gallichan as a means of giving people the confidence to be themselves, and to teach everyone not to judge others by their appearance. Just walking into the space at the beginning of the evening was enough to encourage everyone to feel good. The red carpet was laid out for photos, huge letters spelled out L O V E and Paulini was there to welcome everyone into the launch… Continue Reading

Baby Pink Boutique


  On Thursday night we braved the cold Canberra weather to attend a very special event at our new favourite boutique Baby Pink. Curated by the team behind one of our other favourite stores, Pink Ink in Braddon, Baby Pink in Deakin is a distinct space of its own. Spread across two long thin rooms, connected in the middle, is a carefully selected edit of quietly luxurious pieces calling out to be touched, tried on and taken home. The space is soft and unobtrusive, just as luxurious as the clothing that resides within it. Baby Pink is home to a… Continue Reading

Rebel Muse Second Birthday


  It’s no secret we think Alicia Xyrakis is amazing. She opened her first fashion boutique, Rebel Muse, on Lonsdale street in Braddon. Then, as if running one successful business wasn’t enough, came the opening of her second store: Peachy Keen. A mecca for accessories, Rebel Muse’s little sister is just as capable of making us reach for our credit card as its sibling. And now, in what feels like no time at all, comes Rebel Muse’s second birthday. Naturally, a huge celebration was in order. Attendees were treated to an evening of fun at Lazy Su (if you haven’t… Continue Reading

A Style Workshop with Swiish


  With the change of season comes that oft dreaded task: taking a good, hard look at our wardrobes. What pieces are still working from last year? What can be carried over from summer with the clever addition of opaques and a jacket? What do we need that’s new? If you are one to follow what’s hot and what’s not, the new season also brings with it another difficult task: navigating the trends you want to buy into. Luckily for us we have sisters Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem from fashion and lifestyle website Swiish on hand to help. On… Continue Reading