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Want a sneak peek of what the HC Team is lusting over?

Hint: it includes wine, unbreakable glassware, high-powered skincare and postpartum-friendly activewear.

Here’s what we’re crushing on for AW20.

Amanda loves


I never seem to carry cash on me these days (does anyone?), and that can make it challenging when it comes to ever-increasing monetary requests from Miss 11 and Miss 13. Especially since they’re too young for most banks’ card access accounts.

But they’re not too young for Spriggy. Not a bank account and more than a prepaid card, it’s a great way to ready your kids for financial independence under your watchful eye. Plus they feel pretty damn important stepping up to the register and tapping their card (it can also be used for online shopping!).

Kids get their own personalised prepaid card, with funds and purchases managed through a simple phone app (with real-time notifications on spend). Spriggy also lets you set pocket money, oversee savings goals, and instantly transfer funds or lock cards in an emergency.

From $2.50 per child, per month from spriggy.com.au

Belinda loves

GO-TO Exfoliating Swipeys

I’m a simple kinda makeup girl, mainly because I’m time poor and really bad at applying it! But I do love looking after my skin.

I’ve noticed a lot of changes since being in my forties, but these GO-TO Exfoliating Swipeys always make my skin feel clean, clear and smooth. I use them three times a week (in the shower is the easiest) and love how my skin looks afterwards

RRP $46 from mecca.com.au

Bea loves

Loosey Goosey Jumper

When we first put together this Magazine, I chose a Gorman tartan slip dress as my pick—perfect for trans-seasonal wear. Now, in the time of COVID it seems somewhat redundant, as—if I’m being totally honest—I’ve spent the last three weeks in some form or other of loungewear.

So instead I’m suggesting this cosy deep green Gorman jumper, which will look chic any place you want to take it—a work Zoom call, your lounge room, dining room or even in bed. The options are endless.

RRP $189 from gormanshop.com.au

Laura loves

Cadenshae Bamboo long sleeve glow top

Since getting back into my fitness routine after having our second baby, I admit I’ve been reluctant to squeeze my postpartum belly into uncomfortable, restrictive activewear. But then I discovered Cadenshae.

This soft-as-butter bamboo top is not only nursing friendly, it’s extremely kind to pregnant or postpartum bellies as it doesn’t cling like most activewear. It also happens to be perfect to pop on post-workout for a takeaway chai and/or chocolate chip muffin (no judgement here).

RRP $59.95 from motherlyinstincts.com.au

Emma loves

Mario Luca Giusti Super Milly Tumbler

I try and adhere to the mantra—’buy the best you can afford and you will have it forever’. But this doesn’t work so well with glasses, which seemed to be smashed with alarming regularity in our house (OK, I‘m extremely clumsy).

Enter the concept of “synthetic crystal” and designer Mario Luca Giusti. His edgy tumblers look and feel like cut glass, but if you happen to lose one off the edge of the table, don’t worry, they bounce. Expensive, but hey, they will last forever

RRP $45 from top3.com.au

Sarah loves

Nick O’Leary Riesling

There is a reason people get excited about Nick O’Leary. He is helping put Canberra on the map in terms of producing some of the finest cool-climate Rieslings and Shiraz wines in the country.

My pick is his Riesling, which I am happy to say is widely available in bottle shops across the city. It is a fresh and aromatic wine with hints of citrus, which I also find to be incredibly smooth.

It is so good, I even send bottles to my friends and family in Queensland, to fly the Canberra flag.

Available at all good bottle shops around Canberra, or order online from nickolearywines.com.au and have it delivered to your door! RRP $25 per bottle.

This article originally appeared in Magazine: Time (AW2020), available to read free online.

Read it here.

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