Author: Jay Hitchen

Linen: Sustainable and On-trend

What could have you looking hotter than that 37 degree day last Thursday? The fabric most synonymous with summer; linen. It’s a natural, ecological fibre that is ethically produced as it doesn’t need any irrigation, it’s innovative, its creative and its local. Linen is driven from the flax plant and is one of the oldest fabrics in the world and if it was good enough for Cleopatra – its good enough for us. Often thought of as a go-to for holiday wear, linen and summer go hand in hand. Linen is light in weight and super soft so you...

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Spotlight: Jaeke Collection

As your resident menswear and style expert (their words, not mine) I’ve been looking to bring you tips and trends for fashion styling, grooming and increasing your luxury lifestyle. Each month my goal is to bring you something new and unique and to change or upgrade your perspective. For November I wanted to start the conversation with where to shop instead what to shop for; sometimes it’s best to let inspiration take you. Where many of us already hit the big online retailers such as ASOS, Mr Porter and Matches Fashion it’s hard not to see other men rocking...

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Good things come to those who sweat

In the words of Lizzo from her anthem Fitness I been sweatin’. Oh child, summer is so close you can almost taste it and we’re all out here working on that summer body. In addition to eating right and working out I’ve been exploring other options to be good to my body. Enliven Infrared Saunas is Canberra’s first and only dedicated infrared sauna studio. Director Jill Gray believes that wellness is the key to living life to its fullest. “Physical exertion, work demands and stresses can impact our ability to find balance and happiness in our busy lives. Our aim...

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Sneaker Freaks

By now you should know one of my life motto’s is ‘Treat yo self’. Consider me the good angel on your left shoulder whispering in your ear “Go ahead honey, you deserve it” and old shoes won’t get you laid- I don’t make the rules guys, I’m just here to help. With summer right around the corner is time you took a break from those warm boots you’ve been rocking all winter and embraced something fresh. We’re gonna welcome October with seven new styles that will liven up your summer vibes and have you strutting around town in style....

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Jay’s weekend of wellness for the body and mind

Do you ever feel the need to stop and take a moment for yourself? To treat yourself to rest, relaxation and to realign? We need to talk about Canberras best kept secret. Heaven on Earth exists my friends and it’s called Hale Spa and you can locate it in The Brassey Hotel in Barton. Canberra’s most luxurious wellness destination is a sanctuary for the body and mind. I recently took part in a two day wellness retreat hosted by Sydney based Yoga & Wellness coach and National Treasure Heidi Horne. The retreat was focussed on healthy living and achieving...

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