Paris

Escape travel story A tour of the natural wine bars in Paris’ 11th arrondissement

French pharmacy beauty buys

Gallic grooming   French women have a reputation for being effortlessly chic and they apply that same breezy style to their beauty routine. If you have the time to stop at a café, sip a café au lait and devour an almond croissant as you people watch, you’ll notice that …

Orange

From Banjo Paterson to gardens, wine and food, Orange is a cool place for a break Naming yourself after a horse doesn’t sound like the smartest move if you want to be taken seriously, but it landed Andrew Barton Paterson on the $10 note. In the 1800s, lawyers couldn’t be …

Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food

A Jamie Oliver scheme gives non-cooks the recipe for success Until recently, Bob Rushton’s cooking skills extended to the bbq and not much else. His wife was worried that if anything happened to her, he wouldn’t be able to cope. “I told her I had the bowls and league clubs …

Get fit in five minutes a day

Let’s get physical  Forget New Year resolutions to get fit and healthy. January is not the time to start working on a better version of you. You’re still on holidays, the sun is shining, the water is warm and the beer is cold. February is a much better bet. Chances …

Margaret Fulton’s cookware range

Classic style never fades Margaret Fulton has never been a frills and frou-frou kind of woman. Instead, the doyenne of Australian cooking, who has released 25 cookbooks, has always been drawn to practical, earthy designs – even when they weren’t fashionable. This Scandinavian aesthetic of clean lines and strong colours …

Party dressing

Putting on the glitz Forget the little black dress and get into the party spirit with something colourful, embellished or this season’s hottest look, white. Stylist Sophie Hart is a big fan of wearing white at night. “It’s a big trend this season and is great for a party look,” she …

The rise of online shopping

Online on the rise A few years ago, the idea of buying fashion online was anathema but Australians have embraced it with gusto. The NAB Online Retail Sales Index report, July 2014, found that national retail spending is valued at around $15.6 billion. The Iconic was one of the first …

Workwear wardrobe

Cocktail corporate Unless you work for Qantas and wear outfits designed by Paris-based designer Martin Grant, uniforms leave a lot to be desired. But while they might not be the most stylish outfits, they do offer a freedom first thing in the morning; you don’t have to think about what …