A Whisky Masterclass with The Champagne Dame


  Some time ago I attended a Champagne Masterclass at the Canberra Centre with The Champagne Dame Kyla Kirkpatrick. I am not much of a drinker, if left to my own devices I probably wouldn’t drink at all, but I left that masterclass with a desire to buy champagne. Such is the power of Kyla. Before finding herself in this rather unique job, Kyla worked in banking where she was introduced to the world of luxury. She developed an interest in champagne, and after reaching out to a storied champagne house in France, she left her job, her home, and… Continue Reading

A Masterclass with Talisa Sutton of Badlands


  The setting for the latest ‘Masterclass in Style’ workshop at the Canberra Centre was a fitting one. While we sat inside discussing autumn/winter style with Talisa Sutton (the creative talent behind fashion and lifestyle blog Badlands), the autumn leaves outside were being dragged from the trees by heavy winter rain. Badlands is a sleek site filled with exceptional content covering fashion, interiors, beauty, design and lifestyle. ‘I was studying graphic design and I was creating all these collage journals’ Talissa explains. ‘I had all these books sitting in my lounge room and one night my friend said to me… Continue Reading