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Donna Hay heads celebrity influx into Canberra

HerCanberra Team

Chocolates and cool stuff aren’t the only things to get excited about when Canberra Centre’s new lifestyle precinct opens on Thursday 2 November.

As we recently revealed, Haigh’s Chocolates and a whole slew of other delicious retailers—Husk, Le Crueset, top3 by design, Les Nereides, The Pen Boutique and more—are headed our way.

As has become Canberra Centre’s signature, a schedule of celebrity-sprinkled masterclasses is planned for launch weekend.

Foodies (and flat lay enthusiasts) will want to be beating a path to the city on Thursday 2 November, when leading Australian food editor and best-selling cookbook author Donna Hay hosts a masterclass on her trademark food styling and cooking, with other styling masterclasses to follow across the weekend.

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Design aficionados are in for a double treat, with Lucy Feagins, Editor and Founder of The Design Files, and interior stylist Megan Morton both on the program.

Lucy will share her tips on design and style on Saturday 4 November in her ‘Decoding Colour’ masterclass, and Megan will be focussing on making the holiday season beautiful with a ‘Festive Table Styling Masterclass’.

But wait, there’s more! The Style School founder Bec Judd will be leading a ‘Bedroom Styling Masterclass’ and The Champagne Dame, Kyla Kirkpatrick, returns with a ‘Spring Champagne Masterclass’.


The 2017 DESIGN Canberra Festival is set to feature in the Canberra Centre for the first time with a simple but-striking-installation which presents four major design showcases, Home:Made, Milan Local, Six Degrees of Separation, and Everyday Beautiful, featuring the work of a number of emerging and leading Australian designers.

As per last week’s exclusive, Canberra Centre has also attracted The Cool Hunter into a part-gallery-part- store which will be a creative extension of their brand and their latest addition to a collection of previous pop-up events, galleries and their permanent store in Melbourne. The store will aim to showcase the very latest in design and trends.

And then there’s the opening of H&M on 23 November… We’re in for a big spring.

Canberra Centre’s lifestyle offer launch weekend will run from Thursday 2 November to Sunday 5 November and most masterclass events are ticketed – for more information on the full schedule or to book your spot, visit


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