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Kickin’ Goals Issue // Out Now

Welcome to our first edition of haven magazine for 2019! I don't know about you but the summer vacay already seems a fading memory as I type this letter poolside at swimming lessons (in my work clothes, sadly – not bathers). Yes, people, we’re back to school and back to routine, which I’m loving, but I must admit I’m fumbling through the week and not as organised as I’d like to be. February is realistically ...

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Behind the Brand // Shade Swim

When it comes to swimwear, the words ‘sun safe’ and ‘stylish’ don’t exactly go together – until now, that is! haven spoke to Alyshia Morris, the mum behind the up and coming swimwear brand, Shade Swim, about business, balance and everything in between. What was your inspiration to start your own business? Shade Swim only came about in January last year. After years of searching, I couldn’t find a swimsuit t ...

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Summer Holiday Issue // Out Now

That’s it... Lunch boxes down, people! Yes, parents, it’s finally time to step away from the daily grind of school runs, homework, washing uniforms and more. We are done for another year. I am not sure who’s more excited - the kids, or me? Hello summer holidays! Sure, our intentions are always positive as the school holidays start. Throughout the working year, I’ve missed the kids, the freedom to sleep in, ...

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Behind the Brand // Miss Frankie

In the quirky and cute-as-can-be world of nail polish, there’s a new kid on the block - her name is Miss Frankie, and she’s about to change the game. We chatted to former-nail salon owner, mum and Miss Frankie founder, Kara, about the ups, downs and learning curves of business ownership, the work/life balance and how to find colour in anything. What was your inspiration to start your own business? For 11 ye ...

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Lauren Brant Launches loliboli!

Between her successful career in acting and TV presenting – you probably recognise her from Hi-5 – being mum to her gorgeous son Miller and the partner of one of the country’s most notable AFL players, you would think Lauren Brant would have enough on her plate. But her new business venture, loliboli, proves she’s just getting started. Impassioned to create a dress that allowed little girls to play without ...

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Celebrate 2018 Issue // Out Now

We’re not sure how it happened either, but the year-end party season is imminent! Yes, that’s right. It’s time to take note about who has been naughty or nice, while adding a bit of sparkle to your wardrobe and embracing those dates in your calendar where you have nothing booked (tip: block out some dates now for the family to rest!). Love or loathe the festive time of year, there’s no getting away from it. ...

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Behind the Brand // No Nasties Kids

As parents, we all know to keep an eye on what goes into our kids’ bodies. Yet, when it comes to what goes onto their skin, we’re a bit in the dark – it’s hard to know what to look out for, and where. Luckily, mum and founder of No Nasties Kids, Natalia, has taken the guess work out of makeup play, with her range of products that are exactly what they say on the tin. What was your inspiration to start your ...

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Behind the Brand // Rope Buoy

We love gorgeous homewares that are ethically made, so you can imagine how excited we were to stumble across Rope Buoy. We chatted to brand founder and former fisherman, Neddy Van Dyck, about the story behind Rope Buoy, his journey to success and the tips and tricks he wants to share with other working parents. What was your inspiration to start your own business? I came up with the idea when I was living i ...

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Spring 2018 Issue // Out Now

Welcome to our latest edition of haven magazine, blossoming with stories to celebrate a new season and the spring school holidays! A new season sprouts a new beginning (thank you Mother Nature) and for me this entails a bit of spring decorating at our beach shack, kick-starting a new fitness routine while my shoulder injury heals and maintaining an organised fridge #houseboss I will take some time off with ...

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haven business hub // Sell Yourself & Your Story

Not sure how to pitch yourself to the media, or how to use LinkedIn to engage with your professional network? Our next business event is right up your alley. LinkedIn is still the largest and most popular professional network/business-oriented social networking site there is – you just can’t underestimate its importance. Knowing the ins and outs of LinkedIn is particularly important when it comes to connect ...

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