EPIC 2018 Masthead

Canberra living rises to new heights

We are creatures of habit. We take the same route to work each morning, take the same paths for runs and have our favourite shortcuts to the shops. Because we’re used to our surroundings, any small change to our environment makes quite an impact at first. In the last seven years or so, as our […]

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Wherever I lay my hat: Autumnal Escapes

As Bridget Jones said so well, there’s nothing better than a full-blown mini break. With cooling temperatures and beautiful foliage, autumn is a great time to escape to the country for a weekend getaway. Here are four AirBnBs within three hours drive of Canberra. Provincial Charm Built in a luxe French provincial style, Dungowan Estate […]

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Confessions of Canberra Dance Teachers

Farting in your face, dodging questions about the tooth fairy and having mums so unhappy that their daughter isn’t at the front centre in a routine that they open their own studio. Those are just some of the juicy confessions made by Canberra dance teachers. Seeing our gorgeous little people build their confidence and learn […]

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Two years on – Canberra Grammar girls out in force

The decision for Canberra Grammar to become coeducational was taken after much time and deliberation by headmaster Dr Justin Garrick. But even he has been surprised with just how quickly the transition has taken place. A mere two-and-a-half years on from the momentous—and somewhat controversial—announcement, the school can boast a 30 percent female student population, […]

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When three becomes six

Tuggeranong family surprised with triplets. For any family of five, the prospect of adding another child to the mix would be overwhelming. Imagine, then, how Tuggeranong residents Emma and Matt Keen felt when they discovered that they were not just having one baby, but three. “It was a big shock and surprise,” says Emma. “I […]

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Dancing to success

It’s fair to say that when Julie Scheer left Canberra as a 19-year-old, she never wanted to return. The ambitious dancer and fashion PR was on the way up and a series of promotions landed her working for some major national and international companies while she was living the life in Bondi, Sydney. Her passion […]

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Canberra’s best pram and dog friendly walks: Kambah capers

This pram friendly and dog friendly walk has it all: paved the whole way, huge off leash spaces, a super family-run café, plus stunning mountain views. Ready to try it? Our pram friendly walking route makes the most of Kambah’s generous, open off-leash spaces and extensive network of footpaths. It’s an easy, pleasant walk whether you […]

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The Law and You: Dividing specialty items during divorce

In general, Australians are marrying at a later age, living together before marriage and divorcing less compared to 20 years ago (ABS). Australia’s marriage rate is expected to dramatically increase with same-sex couples saying ‘I do’. Intermingling property during your marriage or de facto relationship is common, but what happens to heirlooms and other special […]

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Home: a place with more than just furniture

Twenty months ago, we lost my grandmother. She fell asleep in her chair next to my grandfather and never woke up again. A quiet end for a rambunctious Greek woman who taught me how to cut cheques at the tender age of 6 or 7. My grandfather, after months of procrastination and tears, made the […]

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Home and Hope: Karinya House

For 20 years, Karinya House has been taking young and vulnerable mothers and babies under its roof and teaching them skills for life. When Jazz first met Catherine Cooney, client services manager with Canberra’s Karinya House, she was so deeply distraught she was almost catatonic. The trauma Jazz had experienced was every mother’s worst nightmare. […]

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