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Home Stories: Janette Wojtaszak

Janette has almost as many professional aliases as I do. I’m sure it’s not because she’s trying to avoid tax, but rather a sign of someone that has fingers in many pies. You may know her as a stylist at Canberra Centre, the designer behind ‘Statement by Janette’ jewellery and accessories, the creative mind behind […]

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A Stylish Celebration

Christmas is a time to bring friends and family together to celebrate the year gone by. We show you how to create the perfect festival table with products from Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden. A beautifully-styled table in lush hues, topped with perfumed flowers and laden with platters of fresh food, sets the scene for an unforgettable celebration. Dressed to impress, we come together to […]

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Gingerfinch: heirlooms for design lovers

The career of Peita Davis, founder of online homewares store Gingerfinch, is one of extremes. After leaving Canberra to travel the Middle East in her late teens, Peita Davis moved back to Australia to study and pursue a career focused on Middle Eastern politics. This landed her a role as an intelligence analyst, a job […]

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Home Stories: Larissa Hrstic

From reading this series, you’ve probably picked up that I have an obsession with people who work from home, or whose home is entwined with their work. Before visiting Larissa’s floral studio at her Griffith home, I thought my fascination with self-employed creative types was because I found the idea of everyone going to work […]

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Home Stories: Rowan Marsh-Croft

Going over to Rowan’s home in Cook was like visiting a museum of interests; both his and mine. Knowing that he is a graphic designer and DJ, I was expecting a nice cup of tea while we remarked on his latest poster designs and colour-coded collection of records …but no, instead we covered: art exhibitions, […]

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We’ve become Fashionably Numb

I have loved fashion for as long as I can remember. As a child and teenager, I recall certain items that I lusted after fiercely (hello tensile denim jeans), some things I wore to death (RIP Stussy overalls) and others that were acquisitions that never even made it into medium rotation (such as the silver Doc […]

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Canberra Centre’s homeware haven: What to know before you go

As you may have heard Canberra Centre’s Monaro Mall Lifestyle Precinct is opening soon – this Thursday 2 November to be exact. Focused on design, homewares and all things luxe, it will be accessible by the escalators across from L’Occitane in the Centre’s Beauty Precinct, further cementing its place as the home of premium brands. […]

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Never Leaving Home

It’s a familiar scenario in cities around the country. Young couple falls in love and buys a home together. They choose something small in an outer suburb and as their family grows, they add rooms or move to a larger place closer to the city. Except when you are Belinda Neame and Tim Bean and […]

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Saint Valentine lands in Hackett

The Hackett shops, once tired and empty, are enjoying a renaissance. Where there was once a deserted lane, now stands a bustling café, restaurant and bike shop, coaxing residents from across the Inner North to Hackett. And with the opening of its newest resident, they have even more reason to stay a while. Occupying a […]

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Want to peek in Amanda’s bathroom?

After 15 years of renovating, across two houses, we are finally done. Well, until Mr HerCanberra decides there’s something else he wants to do with the place. Or wants to build somewhere else from scratch. Whichever comes first. Until then, I’m relishing the fact that we have a pretty perfect place to live. As realestate.com.au […]

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