Author: Sarah Collins

Not your average day at a spa

There are few things that bring on a more relaxed feeling than walking into a day spa. The calming music and the fragrant air let you know you’ve come to be looked after, be pampered and unwind. La Bella Medispa in Kingston did not disappoint in any of these salon necessities when I visited for an advanced skin assessment, followed by a Dermaviduals signature facial. Founded in 2008 in Parkes by Rebecca Miller, the Medispas have since popped up in Orange and most recently Kingston in 2017. La Bella Medispas follow Rebecca’s vision to take clients on a journey...

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Finally, a KeepCup made by a barista

Canberra is a city powered by caffeine, and coffee is the obvious choice of many Canberrans when they need their daily hit. But with a great coffee addiction comes great responsibility, as demonstrated recently by ABC’s War on Waste documentary which showed the large number of paper coffee cups that end up in Australian landfills. Environmentally conscious Canberrans are ditching the paper cup for more carbon footprint friendly (and stylish) options. Last week I was lucky enough to road test the Uppercup, the latest weapon to lower the impact of disposal cups on our planet. Uppercup sets itself apart from...

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This is the type of shopper you should be

On Saturday I sat in on the latest instalment of Masterclasses being hosted by Canberra Centre in the new Monaro Mall precinct, which has seen the likes of Rebecca Judd teaching Canberrans a variety of skills ranging from the etiquette of drinking champagne to designing your living spaces.  This week’s class was led by Canberra alumni, Channel 10 star and retailer Terri Winter. With Terri Winter’s store Top3 by Design nestled in the corner behind the stage, the audience, with a glass of complimentary champagne in hand, was treated to an hour of styling tips using imagery from her...

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