“The critical thing to be doing is getting out there and trying lots of different…
Each HerCanberra Magazine we round up a handful of local buys we’re loving this season.
From non-alcoholic cocktails to board games to leather-look pants, here’s what the HC Team is crushing on for spring.
Agility Sports Bra
Having recently revived my stellar career as a Zumba instructor, acquiring pieces for my activewear wardrobe has become a bit of an obsession.
The Agility Sports Bra may be my favourite-ever crop—its long line makes it über comfortable (no digging in) and the deep wine colour is to die for.
RRP: $69.99 from Lorna Jane, Westfield Belconnen, Westfield Woden and Canberra Centre.
Decjuba Austin Drop-Crotch pants
Black is my colour and has been most of my adult life. I also love skinny jeans. But three years ago Decjuba released its Austin drop-crotch pants and I was hooked. Funkier than jeans, warm in the winter months, flattering and endlessly comfortable, these viscose elastine wet-look pants can be dressed up or down depending on the day. I am onto my third pair which must say something.
Bonus points that they are only $99 and if you drop your lunch in your lap, a quick wipe means you are still good to go to your event that night—completely stain-free!
RRP: $99.00 from Decjuba, Canberra Centre and Westfield Woden.
Light Me Up Zero Proof Cocktail
There’s a quote I love that goes something like “soda water tastes like the person who made your drink hates you”. Yet when you’re looking for a party-appropriate non-alcoholic drink, that’s usually what you’re offered.
Luckily, Canberra start-up Altina Drinks has an alternative. Their ‘zero proof’ (read: non-alcoholic) cocktails are delicious and contain no added sugar, so you can avoid a soft drink hangover too.
Light Me Up is a perfect pre-dinner or celebratory tipple with flavours of wattleseed, forest berry and green tea that doesn’t overwhelm with sweetness.
For those flying under the radar, it really does pass as a normal cocktail and comes in elegant bottles that put a four-pack of ginger beer to shame.
RRP: $25 from altinadrinks.com
Tethertug tug-of-war dog toy
One of our little darling fur babies, Guinness Nelson, is so obsessed with fetching balls that a day of constantly throwing the ball for him to chase and bring back can get rather tiring (not to mention slobbery)!
So think of this toy as a gift for yourself—the Tethertug lets you sit back and relax whilst your dog chases, runs, jumps and tug-of-wars away!
RRP: $79 each (Small Tethertug for dogs 7-20kg) from Best Friends Pet Stores across Canberra.
In your face ethique face cleaning bars
These plastic-free, plant-based, cruelty-free bars not only leave your skin feeling fresh and invigorated but your conscience as well.
By purchasing this bar you will prevent three plastic bottles from being made and disposed of, and save 2.7 litres of water.
RRP: $26.99 from your local Priceline store.
With cool nights due to stick around for a while yet there’s nothing like a chunky wool throw to wrap around yourself while curling up on the couch.
Being in the midst of a home renovation, I’ve been eyeing off this one from Provincial Home Living at Canberra Outlet Centre, which will blend perfectly with the crisp whites and cool blues of our Hamptons styling.
RRP: $174.96 from Provincial Home Living, Fyshwick.
5 second rule
In a world that is dominated by technology and kids with their heads down, glued to device screens, I love nothing more than spending time with my kids around a good board game. But my attention span is also limited so Monopoly is out!
5 Second Rule is an absolute scream and will have the whole family laughing, helping each other and generally just chilling. It’s perfect for all ages—even my six-year-old nephew is a gun at this game!
RRP: $19 from Target, Westfield Belconnen, Canberra Centre, Cooleman Court and South.Point Tuggeranong.
This article originally appeared in Magazine: Black + White for Spring 2019, available for free while stocks last. Find out more about Magazine here.