Author: Talia Liolios

Slow down fast fashion

Bulk binning gurus Local Press Wholefoods are hosting a pre-loved re-loved fashion event to promote sustainability across the fashion industry as well. On Thursday 28 November 6-9pm, Canberrans are encouraged to be part of the solution. More and more upcycling produce is on our mind, and this event will make us focus on using the same method to re-purpose pre-loved clothing into useful items to be re-loved. Attendees can participate in a sewing workshop led by local fashion designer Bianca Pavlic. Used clothing and shoes will be sold, and proceeds will be donated to the not-for-profit charity GIVIT. Guest...

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If brunch is your jam, Walt & Burley is joining the party

Perch yourself on the high end of the Foreshore for a relaxed bite to eat from the new beautifully appointed brunch options at Walt & Burley. Though summer has taken a little longer than expected to kick in, weekends on the Foreshore are still abuzz with Lululemon sweat pants, cute pups and catch-up coffee dates. It seems Walt & Burley launching brunch is perfectly fitting to the local context – passing parades of Canberrans in athleisure from head to toe seeking a caffeine hit or healthy brekkie after a leisurely stroll. The brunch offering keeps to what the venue...

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CIT has transformed 6 retired buses you must see

CIT Students have created an immersive experience over a three-day festival on City Walk. Six retired Action buses will be transformed into small cinemas, music venues, fashion parades, maker spaces, and installation spaces. Orange Wolves 26-28 November 12-10pm will celebrate creativity, technology and performance, welcoming the public to explore a multidisciplinary journey delivered on board six decommissioned Action buses transformed by CIT students. Explore the Aussie bush through smells and sounds, notions of “sparkle and shelter” through shiny kinetic art using thousands of discarded CDs, and an underwater adventure on board the ‘Night Rider.’ The ‘Design Den’ will feature...

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Break up with your phone at QT’s new digital detox

QT have just launched the ultimate digital detox package. It’s called Power Down, funnily enough it’s being compared to flight mode IRL (in real life). Guests will be asked to handover devices upon arrival for a self-imposed 12-hour breakup with your phone, but don’t worry you’ll hardly notice it’s missing Unlike the Digital Wellbeing dashboard, used to help track your screen time and auto switch you to night mode, this package is a full-on device blackout. A stay-cation usually seems a little indulgent, yet this is something I can get around. It’s a break from emails, Facebook notifications and...

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A safe space to be a little extra

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, only in this case a visit to Dr Zac keeps the basic away. The mantra at Canberra’s newest skin clinic is to go the extra mile and feel great about yourself. Extra is the brain child of two people who really like glitter and are not ashamed of it –Amanda Johnson and Dr Zac Turner. Amanda Johnson is a cosmetic injector who has developed quite the following in Canberra – so much so she opened her own clinic! Her motto is to make the world a more beautiful face. Dr. Zac...

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