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A Mother’s Oasis

With the school holidays underway in just a few weeks, there are so many reasons to rely on The Oasis at Broadbeach as your one-stop shop for all things fashion, dining and entertainment. This week saw Woolworths officially unveil it’s recent makeover to now offering a larger variety of fresh foods despite the boutique location. You won’t have any problem persuading the kids to join you for the last minute ...

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School holidays // Love or Loathe?

Every parent on Earth has an opinion on school holidays and that opinion generally falls into one of two broad categories: Dread or bliss. Funnily enough, parents themselves also fall into one of two broad categories: Working or stay-at-home. Interesting parallels. You do the math… As a working mum, I’ve officially faced and survived 29 separate school holiday periods and am right now bracing for Number 30. ...

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Loves // June 2018

Blockitecture Build the world you want to see with Blockitecture - a set of architectural building blocks. Cantilever and nest hexagonal blocks to create towers, cities and dwellings. The Big City set includes 74 wooden pieces inspired by the architecture and public spaces of a sprawling metropolis. We dig it! RRP from $39.95, www.until.com.au   Play Pouch The household of the modern parent is a battle ...

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The Golden Ticket

Long before turmeric found its way into your trendy lattes, Western herbal medical practitioners used it as a powerful and commonly indicated herb with a wide range of indications and uses. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as both a culinary spice (it gives that yellow colour to curry powders) and as a medicinal herb. Whilst current research on turmeric is certainly yielding 'promising ...

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Comfort Central

Gold Leather Arrow Cushion, $140, www.theinteriordesigner.com.au Burleigh cushion, $52.95, www.zanui.com.au Bemboka luxury merino wool and angora chunky cable throws, $519 each, www.thedesignhunter.com.au Jasper 100 percent hand-knotted wool rug, various sizes, from $699, www.ohhappyhome.com.au Martini cushion, $111, www.thedesignhunter.com.au Desmond faux fur cushion, $59.95, www.zanui.com.au Diamond honey ...

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Snug as a Bug

Winter has officially arrived in Australia. Make sure your home is prepared for a delightfully cosy winter hibernation. June’s here and so is the official start of winter. We all know that in the wintertime, there’s nothing more comforting than slipping into layers of warm clothes and enjoying toasty toes from within the walls of a snug and cosy family home. Based on the Gold Coast, Elle Interiors design co ...

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Nannies // They’re not Just for Royalty

The recent wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle brought a lot of attention to Britain’s royal family and had a lot of us contemplating what life as a royal would be like. One particularly enviable aspect was the nanny that Prince William and Catherine had on hand to mind the children in attendance – every parent will agree that an extra pair of hands is an invaluable addition to any family, partic ...

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Behind The Brand // Mammojo

Meet Melita Shirley, creator of Mammajo - a clever breastfeeding-friendly activewear label. The bad-luck-comes-in-threes phenomenon proved itself amazingly (and unfortunately) true for this biz-mum but she has definitely turned her fair share of lemons into a hefty jug of sweet lemonade... What was your inspiration to start your own business? The storyline behind Mammojo is about a angsty teen love triangle ...

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Having a Moment: Squishies, Squeeshes and Smooshies, oh my!

Welcome to our ‘Having a moment’ series, where we offer a run-down on the latest trends, fads and crazes taking social media (and beyond) by storm. If you’re staring at the title of this post wondering what the heck we’re on about, you either a) don’t have children, or b) don’t have children who have Instagram. Let us explain… They’re the slow-rising squeeze toys that have quickly risen to the top of every ...

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Mums Don’t Want a Day Off

We actually do want a day off. A lazy day in bed with a good book and tea on tap, maybe? A trip to the day spa might be nice. Or a long uninterrupted lunch with friends. But... at the heart of Mother’s day, I don’t think ‘a day off’ is what most mothers really want. In the countless interviews I’ve done about Mother’s Day over the years, what I want always comes up in questions. I’ve thought about this, and ...

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