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How to Sparkle These Holidays

December is finally here which means the calendar is quickly filling with Holiday parties, from BBQ’s, work drinks to black tie events or an all- night New Years Eve party. This festive season opt the LBD (little black dress) out and add a touch of sparkle. Here’s how to add glitz and glam to your outfit. If you’re looking for a bold statement the perfect party dress is key. Think rich fabrics, sequins, met ...

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Best Pets For Your Kids

Empathy, responsibility, trust, birth and death – these are just some of the things that pet ownership can teach your kids. But which pet will be the most suitable for your child and family? Read on… Dogs (Perfect age: Newborns up) Dogs are the most popular family pet in Australia and it’s little wonder why. Loyal, affectionate and a tonne of fun, dogs make great companions for children of any age. But todd ...

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Sail Through Silly Season

With everyone so busy at this time of the year I wanted to remind you of one of my favourite quotes by Carl Bryan "Taking good care of yourself means that your family get the best of you rather than what's left of you." With this mantra in mind here are some tips to have you sail through the silly season plus a delicious mocktail recipe to get you in the spirit! Start your day with 5 minutes of meditation. ...

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Gifts at Your Fingertips

If there’s one thing better than giving a great present, it’s ordering, paying for and having that present delivered to your loved one in a matter of clicks. Whether you’re overseas or pressed for time, you’ll have A treat box If your friend or family member is known for their sweet tooth, a gift box filled to the brim with treats is sure to make their day! Sweety’s are one of our favourite treat box delive ...

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Combatting Christmas Stress

Christmas. It’s meant to be a time filled with laughter, family memories and magical moments – right? Well, not really. We chatted to Dr Tania McMahon from Benchmark Psychology about Christmas stress, and how to combat it. It turns out, they don’t call it the ‘silly season’ for nothing. Between good food, family gatherings, presents and so. much. celebrating. there’s a lot to love about Christmas time. But ...

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Make Way for Magnoli

With civil works having just commenced at Magnoli Apartments, Palm Beach’s newest address looks set to deliver a vibrant landmark to the iconic suburb. The latest development by the multi award-winning Sunland Group, Magnoli Apartments will be characterised by two elegant mid-rise towers, cascading gardens spilling from one balcony to the next and a large landscaped park complete with on-site dining, which ...

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Set the Perfect Table

Are you hosting your family for Christmas this year, or throwing a holiday dinner party for your nearest and dearest? Make your table ‘wow’ your guests this year with these tips from Alicent Wong, founder of home.cook.love – Australia’s first online marketplace for everything kitchen, table and serveware. Keep it minimal Don't go too crazy and load your table up with an extravagant amount of décor – keep it ...

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Why we Love the Library

The library is just one of those places that doesn’t lose its magic – children these days still love a visit to their local library as much as they did decades ago. Last year, Gold Coast parents and children made more than 86,000 visits to Gold Coast City Libraries’ early literacy programs, Storytime, Toddler Time and Baby Rhyme Time. Lifestyle and Community Committee chair Hermann Vorster says these progra ...

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Gift Goals // Metallic

- Penelope Hope metallic purse in grey and gold (available in various patterns and colours), $32, www.penelopehope.com - Albert & Moo Lissa metallic shopper bag, $54, www.albertandmoo.com - Ian Snow Ltd black metallic dot glass votive, $11, www.iansnow.com - Ziiro Eclipse watch in metallic rose gold, $289, www.gyrofish.com.au - Custom metallic gold leather monogram clutch, price on request, www.etsy.com ...

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Gift Goals // Spots & Stripes

Ourlieu painted stripe clutch, $49.95, www.ourlieu.com The Foggy Dog upcycled denim leash bag in railroad stripe, $29, www.styledog.com.au Hunt Homewares Benny alpaca blanket in grey stripe, $299, www.hunthomewares.com.au Bohemia white cotton scribble stripe blanket in pink, $264, www.bohemiadesign.com iDecorate stripe cushion, $1620, www.idecorateshop.com Zanui stripe round Turkish towel in dusty blue, $46 ...

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