A Masterclass in Decoding Colour with Lucy Feagins


  In the bustling thoroughfare of the new Life By Design precinct of the Monaro Mall upstairs in the Canberra Centre — surrounded by everything home and design — we were treated to a masterclass on decoding colour. Lucy Feagins, editor and founder of The Design Files, Australia’s most popular design blog, generously shared her thoughts on this complex subject — helping us to understand some simple concepts. (Would you believe The Design Files was around before Instagram, and will turn ten in January 2018?!) Lucy’s views on lifestyle and wellness include being purposeful, considered and thoughtful; surrounding yourself with… Continue Reading

Each Day Designed ― A New Diary for Creatives


  Choosing a diary for the year ahead is always tough. Do you want a day to a page or a week to view? Do you need a space to write your goals for the week? Or maybe a little spot for a to-do list? Or maybe you don’t work a regular 9am – 5pm and need a little more? For those working in creative industries juggling multiple jobs while creating work, managing grants and applying for new ones, things can get a little tricky and a traditional diary often won’t cut it. Enter Sydney based start-up each day designed… Continue Reading

Mental Health and Self Love


  Self Love September is all about loving ourselves, and so far we have focused on learning to love our bodies. As was said previously, this was because the weight-loss industry is currently doubling down on its efforts to make us feel like we need their help to make our bodies acceptable for summer. All this is complete rubbish, our bodies are already totally fine for summer, whatever they look like. Self love isn’t always just about loving our bodies, though, it is also about looking after our minds and caring for our mental health. I’ll admit, I can be… Continue Reading

Period Panties – 9.5 new age nappies out of 10


  Have you ever thought about how much waste you (I’m presuming only females are reading this) produce every month from your period? Think of the amount of tampons and pads you go through just in those 4-7 days! Now times that by twelve and then times that by the number of adult females in the world… that’s a lot of gross waste hanging about the earth. It’s become clear that something needs to be done and unlike plastic bags, the solution isn’t as easy as just stop selling them. That would end in disaster. And a lot of blood… Continue Reading

Anouk Gania – A Luxury Lifestyle Brand


  Who doesn’t love a good candle? A rich, beautiful scent enveloping the room, a flickering flame dancing in a tantalizing fashion. Combined with a comfy chair, a cup of tea and a good book, a candle is your gateway to relaxation heaven. I’ll tell you a secret, I am a little afraid of candles. Well, unsupervised flame specifically. It all started when I was young and heard a story about a girl who burned her house down after leaving a candle unattended in her bedroom. For some reason this tale had a huge impact on me and although I… Continue Reading

Packing Up Your Life


  On Boxing Day, at the ripe old age of twenty eight, I moved out of home for the first time. Moving out had never been a particular priority of mine; I had a good relationship with my mum, my grandparents lived next door, and I much preferred spending my money on clothes and overseas holidays, so I happily stayed at home accumulating possessions and experiences. As I got older I began to think if I were to finally leave home it should be to a house of my own. So after being inspired by my home-owning friend Becca, and… Continue Reading

Top Five Lifestyle Blogs


I love knowing how to do stuff or improving a system in my life. I think that is why I find the ‘lifestyle blog genre’ quite addictive. This combined with the fact that I am quite nosy and I like seeing how other people organised their drawers and wardrobes. In my many attempts (and occasional successes) at becoming better at life, I have become loyal to the following blogs and websites that may help you to organise, clean, and just live better.   Rachel Talbott I discovered most of these blogs through YouTube and this one has some lovely cleaning… Continue Reading

The Network of Possibility


  Last November marked the first Network of Possibility cocktail event and already so many of the women who attended have made new connections, formed new collaborations and been inspired to make a change in their lives and the lives of others. The Network, brainchild of Dr Kim Vella, executive coach and all-round amazing woman, is all about bringing women together to create magic. The Network’s second event will take place on Wednesday 8 February and time is running out to snap up your ticket. Not only can you eat, drink and connect with fellow guests, attendees are treated to… Continue Reading