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From lipstick to baby language, here’s what the HerCanberra is loving this summer. 

Just in time for gifting season, here’s what the HC Team is crushing on for summer.


Oroton Duo Crossbody Bag in Sage

One of the best presents I’ve received in recent years was a crossbody bag from Oroton.

With space for a chunky smartphone plus all your cards, cash, and summer essentials, this bag will see you through chic Christmas functions, relaxed summer BBQs, New Year’s festivities and back to the office next year.

With a removable, adjustable strap, it transforms into a cute little clutch and comes in a range of timeless pastels and neutrals. An easy choice for your Christmas wish list.

RRP: $299 from Canberra Outlet Premium Mall and Canberra Centre.


NARS Disco Dust Lipstick

I’m a bit of a magpie at the best of times, gravitating towards anything with some sparkle. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw NARS’ new range of Disco Dust lipsticks.

While Lisa (red with red shimmer) is my absolute fave, I wouldn’t be mad to find its three sisters— Bianca (beige with shimmering gold), Debbie (plum with gold shimmer), and Jerry (red with bronze shimmer) under the Christmas tree.

RRP: $52 from Mecca, Canberra Centre.


Hope Pennant

Country Australia is currently facing one of the worst droughts ever. And although we can’t make it rain, we can do many other things to help those living in these dire conditions.

This festive season, I have chosen to support the #buyfromthebush campaign and buy from these rural communities that are facing drought.

I adore this Hope Pennant featuring a black swallow (symbol of hope) and think it’s very appropriate given this heartbreaking time in the bush.

It is a beautiful addition to any interior and comes complete with a timber rod and hanging string.

RRP $132 from Tomolly, Carcoar. Buy online at tomolly.com.au 


Georg Jensen Indulgence Grand Champagne Cooler

Ever since I met the Champagne Dame at a masterclass at Canberra Centre I have been more mindful of the true indulgence behind cracking open a bottle of bubbles.

Kyla Kirkpatrick subscribes to the notion that champagne is the natural accompaniment to life’s biggest celebrations, but it should also be pulled out to elevate everyday moments to joyous ones. Who am I to argue?

The Indulgence Grand Champagne Cooler by Georg Jensen is exactly that—an indulgence. Throw some ice in the bottom and grab three of your favourite bottles and a group of friends.

In a few minutes, the mirror-polished stainless steel will glisten with perfect bubbles of condensation. And everything is destined to taste better as a result.

RRP: $640 from David Jones, Canberra Centre.


Dunstan Baby Language

The idea of bringing a screaming child into this world is overwhelming enough, let alone trying to understand what those screams mean. Luckily I came across a woman who has worked it all out.

Priscilla Dunstan teaches five universal words, Neh (I’m hungry), Owh (I’m sleepy), Heh (I’m experiencing discomfort), Eairh (I have lower gas), Eh (I need to be burped) in this two-part DVD set.

Words I will be grateful to understand—especially at crazy-o’clock in the night.

RRP: $32.85 from amazon.com


Lorna Jane Original Slouchy Tank

I am certainly not a brand snob, however, this tank is one of my faves! With its super lightweight fabric and two-way stretch for when you are bouncing, bending and stretching, it almost feels like you have nothing on (which wouldn’t be great when bouncing, bending and stretching, by the way).

RRP: $46.99 from Canberra Centre, Westfield Woden and Westfield Belconnen.

This article originally appeared in Magazine: Shine for Summer 2019/20, available for free while stocks last. Find out more about Magazine here.

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