With the rise of tech & seemingly endless hectic schedules, the decline of bookworms has seen our beloved bookstores copping an absolute beating, and in turn, so have the paper peddlers who lovingly traded them for oh-so-many years. Melbourne is known for being a cultural epicentre for readers, writers and creatives in general, yet even with this going for them the few remaining bookstores must work hard to stay relevant in an ever-changing and brutal tech world. Don’t get me wrong; I love technology! But I also love paper books and diaries, sending snail mail and browsing musty old tomes…View Post
It’s winter in Australia and all you can think about is the lush palm trees, cheap cocktails and beach paradises of Asia. But once you take the leap and finally book that amazing winter vacay, rummaging through your wardrobe is horrifying; What have all your perfect little sun dresses, moped friendly shorts and casual tees gone?! With just 17 (including shoes and bathers!) in season, affordable and wrinkle resistant pieces you can create an extremely versatile and on-point capsule wardrobe for your big 2 week holiday easily.
When you think of Victorian beach destinations, what pops into your head? Torquay? St Kilda? Lorne? Lakes Entrance? Sorrento? Phillip Island? The one that I nearly guarantee didn’t make your mental list is one that really should have; Warrnambool. And guess what; You shouldn’t reserve visiting till summer, because it is absolutely bloody gorgeous in winter with so much to do, see and eat.
Vincent Van Gogh is one of the artists. You know what I mean; One of the people who get lumped together when people think of artists. I’m talking Picasso, Monet, Dalí, Warhol, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Van Gogh… See? He just fits. But like many of the greats on this list his life was less than ideal, and to say he was mentally tortured would be the understatement of the century(s).
I don’t like wearing lipstick. There, I said it. For me, the whole process is a pain in the ass. If I’m stingy and buy a drug store/supermarket lipstick I will somehow consistently pick shades that don’t suit me, yet if I splurge and go in store to a reputable brand I will always get the disinterested/bitchy sales attendant who has the envious skill of the single eyebrow raise that perfectly conveys how little she thinks of me. This, my friends, is a shitty superpower of mine. And the worst thing? If I somehow manage to find a shade I…
Although veganism has, dare I say it, entered main stream culture, it can still be challenging for both vegans and vegetarians to find suitable food & goods that align with their needs and beliefs. But lucky for you, Melbourne’s Big Vegan Market is on this weekend and it’ going to be so jam-packed full of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and allergen friendly food, fashion and beauty that you won’t know what to do with yourself.