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jesintaLive a Beautiful Life
Jesinta Campbell

You too can live a beautiful life – all you need is the right mindset, a passion to reach for your dreams and a healthy relationship with the food you eat and your body. TV presenter and model Jesinta Campbell shares her favourite recipes, top tips for health and beauty, and a guide to mapping your goals in her first book.
“My goal is to inspire you to be the best version of you that you can possibly be,” Jesinta says. “Everyone is different, our experiences and stories shape who we are, and it is these differences that make you unique.” Filled with Jesinta’s personality and positive outlook, this is a gorgeous and essential guide to living a happy and fulfilled life.
Hachette Australia, $35

 

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Decorate for a Party
Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring

A unique collaboration between international bestselling interiors author Holly Becker of the Decor8 blog and Leslie Shewring of www.acreativemint.com, this book is packed full of ideas for all types of parties, gatherings and events.
Split into 10 sections covering a range of different colour palettes and styles, from Brights to Moody, Evening Sparkle to Forest Picnic, themes can be used for birthday parties, bridal showers, dinner parties, smaller crafting parties and a host of other occasions. There are step-by-step projects plus a range of creative suggestions for decorating the table, backs of chairs and your home to welcome guests and make any occasion feel extra special.
Quarto UK, $39.99

 

Happy / Calmcalm happy
Dr Arlene Unger

Everyone wants to feel calm and happy, but few of us manage it. The truth is that we are just not equipped for the 21st century. It is too fast, too crowded, too 24/7. And the more stressed we become, the harder it is to find the quiet that is essential to our wellbeing. Here are the antidotes to the clamour and strain of everyday living, a means of breaking the vicious cycle of stress. Each book features 50 easy-to-follow exercises to boost your mood. They provide an antidote to the stresses and strains of everyday living. The perfect size to keep in a handbag or pocket, they’ve been designed to keep close by and to turn to during a difficult day.
Quarto UK, $18.99

 

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Rules for my Son
Walker Lamond

Based on the hit blog, Rules For My Daughter is a collection of traditional, humorous and urbane fatherly advice. From internet dating (never trust a profile pic) to the practical (friends will appreciate a well-timed burp; your grandmother will not) to aiming high (there’s more to life than being a passenger), this endearing book of rules and quotations is the quintessential instruction manual for becoming a confident and industrious young woman.

Rules For My Son is a collection of traditional, humorous and urbane fatherly advice. From the sartorial (men should not wear sandals. Ever) to the practical (keep a copy of your letters. It makes it easier for your biographer), this book is the quintessential instruction manual for becoming a good man -industrious, thoughtful, charming and, of course, well-dressed.
HC Gift Books, $19.99

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haven  

haven is all about family, life and style in Brisbane's inner city suburbs, the Gold Coast, south to Byron Bay. We have been keeping parents in the know for over eight years, with fun, fresh and helpful stories that they can take tips from or treasure in their own library.