Luxury

What’s in my bag? Why do you care?

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The first time I watched a “What’s in my bag” video on YouTube I got a distinctly dirty feeling, like I had just stumbled upon a friend’s porn stash. There’s an element of titillation, and an element of disgust. Sure, you want to see what your friend is into (the teasing possibilities are truly endless); but you’re also sort of revolted more than you can explain. And that is how I felt when I shakily directed my cursor to the play button before watching my first video. You know that you shouldn’t… and yet you know that you’re absolutely going to any way!

To this day, I have probably watched over 200 “What’s in my bag” videos. (more…)

Magical: anEvening at the Canberra Centre

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Tonight I had the privilege of attending the Canberra Centre celebration of Christmas, Magical. The event was an opportunity to see the amazing typographic artwork of Gemma O’Brien, commissioned by the Canberra Centre to help ring in the festive season and get everyone in the mood for #thatchristmasfeeling

Emceed by the lovely Sarah Kelly, the event provided guests with a selection of delicious canapes and bubbling champagne in the ground-floor foyer of the Canberra Centre, with a magical mood set by the talented harpist filling the space with angel-soft sounds. As guests took in the atmosphere, Gemma was applying the finishing touches her mural on the wall of the Canberra Centre –  a colossal undertaking to paint the word Magical in shades of gold and white. As you can see above, O’Brien hand-painted the beautiful piece directly onto the wall with astounding grace. (more…)

Oh Happy Day – Party & Events Fair

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This Saturday Canberra will play host to its first Party & Events fair, OH HAPPY DAY, at the National Portrait Gallery. Oh Happy Day is the coming together of events planners, wedding specialists, caterers, stylists, florists, photographers, designers and all things ‘Party’.

This gorgeous new event has been a labour of love from the creative minds behind Canberra’s most popular market events, Handmade Canberra and Hustle & Scout, and will be a one-stop-shop for anyone planning a luxurious, on-trend and inherently local event. (more…)

Moxom & Whitney Flower School

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Last Wednesday evening I did something that I had been hoping to do for a long time, and attended a Moxom & Whitney Flower School evening in their gorgeous storefront in the Ori Building, Braddon.

For those of you not familiar with they name, Moxom & Whitney is Canberra’s most dynamic Florist by-far, and I have rapidly come to think of theirs as the only sensible place to purchase flowers in the ACT. Located in the heart of Braddon’s Lonsdale Street Traders precint in the heart of Canberra, Moxom & Whitney is a luxurious oasis of indulgence. Co-owned by Lou Moxom and Belinda Whitney, the duo deliver blooms with a unique, organic wholesomeness that is distinctly creative. As soon as I heard about their Flower School evenings I knew that it was something that I needed to do, and so I recently booked myself in for the Wednesday evening course. (more…)

Taking Over Australian Fashion Week with Farfetch

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Farfetch have invited a select group of Australian Bloggers to take part in an interesting competition to imagine what it would be like to take charge of Australian fashion week.

We’ve been asked to develop our own concept of what that would look like, covering all aspects of the event:  the location where it would be held, the brands who would showcase their designs, who would be seated in the front row, and of course what we would wear from the Farfetch online boutique. (more…)

Introducing My Pochette Metis

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I am very pleased to introduce the latest addition to my Louis Vuitton collection, the Pochette Metis! I picked this little heart-breaker up from the post office on Saturday morning, and I have been dying to share him with you all ever since. A stunning piece of Louis Vuitton design and craftmanship, the Pochette Metis is the perfect 30th Birthday present for myself (more…)

QT Canberra Media Night

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Last night I had the the great pleasure of attending a QT Canberra exclusive event to celebrate the launch their new Cocktail and Dinner menus; held at the QT Lounge, Capitol Bar & Grill, and Lucky’s Canberra. The evening was an opportunity to sample the fresh new menus from Capitol and Lucky’s, and to see just what the August updates would bring.

The QT Canberra team put on a hell of an evening for Canberra Media and Bloggers alike, showcasing new menu items and their already great service. We kicked things off with the Cocktail presentation in the gorgeous QT Canberra Lounge, located on the 15th floor of the hotel and ordinarily reserved for a very exclusive members list. The stunning panoramic views of Canberra are breathtaking and such an unexpected treat for someone who has lived here for the past ten years. The presentation was expertly handled by Jared Thibault, Beverage Manager for AHL Group and the mastermind behind the QT Canberra cocktail menu revamp. (more…)