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After Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Queen Marie-Antoinette 1783 . Oil on canvas. On loan from the Palace of Versailles Photo © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Gérard Blot.

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THE POWER & THE GLORY In a diplomatic coup engineered by Australian Ambassador to France Stephen Brady, Australia is the first country to showcase some of the most sumptuous objets d’art from the Palace of Versailles. ––– Words by Emma Macdonald

Versailles: Treasures from the Palace, running between December and April, is sure to be a major calendar event for Australian art lovers. Brady tipped off National Gallery of Australia Director Gerard Vaughan last year that the Palace was open to the idea of a temporary loan of some of its vast treasure trove. Australians travel in droves to Versailles each year and there was emerging support to see some of the most iconic pieces leave their home for the first time to please new antipodean audiences.

C A N BE R R A C OM E S A L I V E DU R I NG T H E WA R M E R MON T H S . M A K E T H E MOST OF I T W I T H OU R I NSI DE R GU I DE TO T H E EV E N T S NOT TO BE M I S SE D.

E X P LO R E T H E R E A L M P R E C I NC T I S SU R ROU N DE D BY A BU Z Z I NG C OL L E C T I V E OF R E STAU R A N T S , BA R S A N D SHOP S . W E SHOW YOU A ROU N D T H E N E IGH BOU R HOOD.

WEAR C A R A HO DE C ODE S “AT H L E I SU R E” – AT H L ET IC A PPA R E L F OR NON -AT H L ET IC SET T I NGS . YOU ' L L WA N T TO W E A R I T A L L .

REL A X W E R EV E A L T H E R E SORT- ST Y L E DAY SPA A N D F I T N E S S C E N T R E T H AT W I L L BR E A K N EW GROU N D I N C A N BE R R A .

T R AV E L T H E ‘C OOL E ST L I T T L E C A P I TA L’ I S J UST A T H R E E -HOU R F L IGH T F ROM C A N BE R R A . H E R E’ S YOU R E S SE N T I A L GU I DE TO 4 8 HOU R S I N W E L L I NGTON.

Almost immediately Vaughan and his deputy Adam Worrall were on a plane to France.

Incredibly, Brady’s tip came to pass and negotiations began in earnest for the logistical feat of bringing more than 130 significant pieces – some of them barely able to be squeezed into a freight plane – to the national capital. The exhibition includes paintings, intricate tapestries, gilded furniture, monumental statues and other objects from the Royal Gardens, as well as personal items from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. It brings to life the reigns of three kings, their queens and mistresses in a fascinating and tumultuous period of French history. ... C ON T I N U E D

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H E A LT H Y H A I R T I P S T O U S G R E AT H A I R I S H E A LT H Y H A I R . B E H I N D E V E R Y G O R G E O U S H E A D O F H A I R A R E A F E W E A S Y -T O ADOPT HABITS. HERE ARE EIGHT OF OUR TOP PICKS F O R H E A LT H Y, H A P P Y H A I R T H I S S U M M E R !

01

DE TOX

With a healthy, clean scalp comes healthy hair! A cleansing shampoo cleans, prevents build up of oils and removes dandruff. Our must-have detox product is Original and Mineral’s Detox Shampoo. With peppermint and tea tree to cleanse, invigorate and cool the scalp, this product will make your hair feel minty fresh! 0 2

E V E RY T H I N G YO U N E E D TO KNOW ABOUT CANBERRA .

USE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

O N E D E S T I N AT I O N .

No two people are the same and neither is their hair, therefore everyone’s shampoo routine needs to be different. Shampoo and conditioner creates the foundation for our hair and hairstyle, creating the building blocks for all the other products we use. 0 3

S TAY AWAY F R O M S U L P H AT E

Sulphates, while effective in cleaning hair, can also cause major DAMAGE to your locks. An easy way to change your hair care routine for the better is buying products marked ‘sulphate free’. We make it a priority to only sell products we would use and we only sell low chemical and sulphate-free products. 04

hercanberra.com.au

M O I S T U R I S E A N D T R E AT

While most of us have no problem washing and conditioning our hair, it’s easy to forget about maintaining moisture. Avoid breakage, dryness and prevent excessive split ends by using an at-home treatment every few weeks. 0 5

W H AT YO U P U T I N C O M E S O U T

The best habit you can adopt for your hair and scalp is adopting a healthy lifestyle. Drinking plenty of water and eating well will ensure your hair stays healthy and strong from the inside out. 0 6

OL APLEX

Olaplex is a revolutionary product that repairs the bonds of the hair. Add an Olaplex treatment to any salon service and use the product at home once a week to repair and maintain strong, healthy hair between salon visits. Ask your stylist about Olaplex today! 0 7

T R I M R E G U L A R LY

K-Store K-Store offers a selection of boutique decorative, interior objects and beauty products from both local and international brands such as Cocolux, The Goods, Ted Baker, Weleda and Marvis as well as our own brand of tea, hand creams and men’s grooming products. Situated in Kundalini Hair at Hotel Realm. All products available to be gift-wrapped. Mention this when shopping and receive 10% off.*

Need to know: Olaplex!

*excludes makeup and hair products

I M AG I N E I F YO U C O U LD PR E V E N T YO U R H A I R FR O M B R E A K I N G A N D S N A P P I N G W H I L E A L S O R E PA I R I N G DAMAGED STR ANDS AND LINKING THE BONDS OF THE HAIR?

Olaplex isn’t just another hair ‘conditioning treatment’. It's a system that permanently rebuilds the damaged bonds in your hair that are broken during chemical processes. If you’ve over-bleached over the years, Olaplex allows you to rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of your hair; a ‘reset’ for your locks.

Kundalini Hair

P H O N E + 6 1 ( 02) 6273 7766

KUNDALINIHAIR.COM. AU

E M A I L reception@kundalinihair.com.au

B L O G kundalinihair.com.au/blog

@kundalinihair

Image by Lauren Campbell for HerCanberra Magazine #7. Samantha wears Trelise Cooper Feather Top, POA, available at Pink Ink Boutique.

A quick trim every four to six weeks allows your hair to stay healthy, easy to manage, and fabulous.

F O O D · S T Y L E · A R T + C U LT U R E E V E N T S · E N T E R TA I N M E N T · M O R E


H E A LT H Y H A I R T I P S T O U S G R E AT H A I R I S H E A LT H Y H A I R . B E H I N D E V E R Y G O R G E O U S H E A D O F H A I R A R E A F E W E A S Y -T O ADOPT HABITS. HERE ARE EIGHT OF OUR TOP PICKS F O R H E A LT H Y, H A P P Y H A I R T H I S S U M M E R !

01

DE TOX

With a healthy, clean scalp comes healthy hair! A cleansing shampoo cleans, prevents build up of oils and removes dandruff. Our must-have detox product is Original and Mineral’s Detox Shampoo. With peppermint and tea tree to cleanse, invigorate and cool the scalp, this product will make your hair feel minty fresh! 0 2

E V E RY T H I N G YO U N E E D TO KNOW ABOUT CANBERRA .

USE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

O N E D E S T I N AT I O N .

No two people are the same and neither is their hair, therefore everyone’s shampoo routine needs to be different. Shampoo and conditioner creates the foundation for our hair and hairstyle, creating the building blocks for all the other products we use. 0 3

S TAY AWAY F R O M S U L P H AT E

Sulphates, while effective in cleaning hair, can also cause major DAMAGE to your locks. An easy way to change your hair care routine for the better is buying products marked ‘sulphate free’. We make it a priority to only sell products we would use and we only sell low chemical and sulphate-free products. 04

hercanberra.com.au

M O I S T U R I S E A N D T R E AT

While most of us have no problem washing and conditioning our hair, it’s easy to forget about maintaining moisture. Avoid breakage, dryness and prevent excessive split ends by using an at-home treatment every few weeks. 0 5

W H AT YO U P U T I N C O M E S O U T

The best habit you can adopt for your hair and scalp is adopting a healthy lifestyle. Drinking plenty of water and eating well will ensure your hair stays healthy and strong from the inside out. 0 6

OL APLEX

Olaplex is a revolutionary product that repairs the bonds of the hair. Add an Olaplex treatment to any salon service and use the product at home once a week to repair and maintain strong, healthy hair between salon visits. Ask your stylist about Olaplex today! 0 7

T R I M R E G U L A R LY

K-Store K-Store offers a selection of boutique decorative, interior objects and beauty products from both local and international brands such as Cocolux, The Goods, Ted Baker, Weleda and Marvis as well as our own brand of tea, hand creams and men’s grooming products. Situated in Kundalini Hair at Hotel Realm. All products available to be gift-wrapped. Mention this when shopping and receive 10% off.*

Need to know: Olaplex!

*excludes makeup and hair products

I M AG I N E I F YO U C O U LD PR E V E N T YO U R H A I R FR O M B R E A K I N G A N D S N A P P I N G W H I L E A L S O R E PA I R I N G DAMAGED STR ANDS AND LINKING THE BONDS OF THE HAIR?

Olaplex isn’t just another hair ‘conditioning treatment’. It's a system that permanently rebuilds the damaged bonds in your hair that are broken during chemical processes. If you’ve over-bleached over the years, Olaplex allows you to rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of your hair; a ‘reset’ for your locks.

Kundalini Hair

P H O N E + 6 1 ( 02) 6273 7766

KUNDALINIHAIR.COM. AU

E M A I L reception@kundalinihair.com.au

B L O G kundalinihair.com.au/blog

@kundalinihair

Image by Lauren Campbell for HerCanberra Magazine #7. Samantha wears Trelise Cooper Feather Top, POA, available at Pink Ink Boutique.

A quick trim every four to six weeks allows your hair to stay healthy, easy to manage, and fabulous.

F O O D · S T Y L E · A R T + C U LT U R E E V E N T S · E N T E R TA I N M E N T · M O R E


CONTENTS

T R AV E L W E L L , E AT W E L L , FEEL WELL STAY I NG H E A LT H Y ON T H E ROA D I S A TOUGH GIG. W E SH A R E T I P S F OR H E A LT H Y E AT I NG W H E N YOU ’R E AWAY F ROM HOM E . PAGE

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ALL HAIL HALE I T ’ S A DAY SPA A N D F I T N E S S C E N T R E T H E L I K E S OF W H IC H C A N BE R R A H A S N EV E R SE E N BE F OR E , W H IC H C OU L D P I TC H T H E C I T Y A S A T RU E W E L L N E S S DE ST I NAT ION. PAGE

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T WO H E A LT H Y M E A L S YOU C A N W H I P TOGET H E R I N T H E C OM F ORT OF YOU R HOT E L ROOM USI NG I NGR E DI E N T S F ROM T H E L O C A L GRO C E R . PAGE

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R E S TA U R A N T S

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BUVET TE BISTRO & WINE BAR

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RESTAURANT Seven Days: 12.00pm – 10.00pm

AU S T R A L I A N WA R M E M O R I A L

LUNCH Tuesday – Friday: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

ALL DAY MENU Tuesday – Friday: 11.00am – 6.00pm

BAR Monday – Friday: 7.00am – 11.00pm Saturday – Sunday: 11.00am – 11.00pm

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OPE N I NG HOU R S Monday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 6.30pm Thursday: 10.00am – 8.30pm Friday: 10.00am – 6.30pm Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Sunday: 10.00am – 3.00pm Public Holidays: By appointment +61 2 6162 0909 mudd.com.au

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Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 2.30pm Saturday + Sunday: 8.30am – 2.30pm

+61 2 6273 7766 kundalinihair.com.au

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DINNER Tuesday – Saturday: 5.30pm – 10.30pm +61 2 6262 1220 chairmangroup.com/chairmanyip

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W I T H A V I BR A N T R E STAU R A N T SC E N E , WOR L D - C L A S S M USEU M S A N D GA L L E R I E S , A N D M A R K ET S OV E R F L OW I NG W I T H T R E AT S , H E R E’ S HOW TO M A K E T H E MOST OF T H E ‘C OOL E ST L I T T L E C A P I TA L’. PAGE

M E ET T WO OF T H E WOM E N BE H I N D SE N D HOPE NOT F L OW E R S , A C A N BE R R A C H A R I T Y T H AT I S H E L P I NG SAV E T H E L I V E S OF MOT H E R S A ROU N D T H E WOR L D. PAGE

W E LC O M E TO T H E NEIGHBOURHOOD

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T H E P O W E R & T H E G LO RY

I T USE D TO BE W E IGH E D D OW N BY I T S P OL I T IC A L P OSTC ODE . NOW BA RTON I S U N DE RG OI NG A R E NA I S SA NC E – FA ST F I L L I NG U P W I T H H I P ST E R E AT E R I E S , BA R S , A N D BOU T IQU E HOT E L S . PAGE

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V E R SA I L L E S: T R E A SU R E S F ROM T H E PA L AC E I S T H E NAT IONA L GA L L E RY OF AUST R A L I A' S SU M M E R BL O C K BUST E R . W E H AV E T H E I NSI DE STORY.

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K U N DA L I N I H A I R

Monday (retail only): 9.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday: 9.00am – 6.00pm Wednesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm Thursday: 9.00am – 8.00pm Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm Saturday: 8.30am – 4.00pm Sunday: CLOSED

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E M E R G E N CY

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CANBERR A GL ASSWORKS canberraglassworks.com

H I G H C O U R T O F AU S T R A L I A

PETIT FEAST Saturday: 11.30am – 2.30pm M U D D T H E S PA

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Q U E S TAC O N questacon.edu.au

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SAL AD NICOISE CRUNCHY K ALE SAL AD

C A N BE R R A' S SP R I NG/SU M M E R SE A SON I S PAC K E D W I T H M UST-D O EV E N T S . D ON ' T M I S S A M I N U T E . PAGE

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CONTENTS

T R AV E L W E L L , E AT W E L L , FEEL WELL STAY I NG H E A LT H Y ON T H E ROA D I S A TOUGH GIG. W E SH A R E T I P S F OR H E A LT H Y E AT I NG W H E N YOU ’R E AWAY F ROM HOM E . PAGE

14

ALL HAIL HALE I T ’ S A DAY SPA A N D F I T N E S S C E N T R E T H E L I K E S OF W H IC H C A N BE R R A H A S N EV E R SE E N BE F OR E , W H IC H C OU L D P I TC H T H E C I T Y A S A T RU E W E L L N E S S DE ST I NAT ION. PAGE

0

H E A LT H Y H OT E L R O O M H AC KS

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T WO H E A LT H Y M E A L S YOU C A N W H I P TOGET H E R I N T H E C OM F ORT OF YOU R HOT E L ROOM USI NG I NGR E DI E N T S F ROM T H E L O C A L GRO C E R . PAGE

REALM PRECINCT DIRECTORY FACILITIES

R E S TA U R A N T S

R E S TA U R A N T S

L O C A L AT T R A C T I O N S

E VO H E A LT H C L U B

BUVET TE BISTRO & WINE BAR

AU S T R A L I A N B O TA N I C G A R D E N S

OPE N I NG HOU R S

OPE N I NG HOU R S

OPE N I NG HOU R S

anbg.gov.au

Monday – Thursday: 5.30am – 8.30pm Friday: 5.30am – 8.00pm Saturday: 8.00am – 6.00pm Sunday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Public Holidays: 8.00am – 6.00pm

BREAKFAST Monday – Sunday: 6.30am – 10.30am

RESTAURANT Seven Days: 12.00pm – 10.00pm

AU S T R A L I A N WA R M E M O R I A L

LUNCH Tuesday – Friday: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

ALL DAY MENU Tuesday – Friday: 11.00am – 6.00pm

BAR Monday – Friday: 7.00am – 11.00pm Saturday – Sunday: 11.00am – 11.00pm

+61 2 6162 0808 evohealthclub.com.au

DINNER Monday – Saturday: 6.00pm – 10.30pm

+61 2 6163 1802 ostani.com.au

OPE N I NG HOU R S Monday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 6.30pm Thursday: 10.00am – 8.30pm Friday: 10.00am – 6.30pm Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Sunday: 10.00am – 3.00pm Public Holidays: By appointment +61 2 6162 0909 mudd.com.au

Bookings: buvette@domahotels.com.au +61 2 6163 1818 buvette.com.au

M A P L E + C LOV E W H O L E F O O D S

HOL DI NG MOR E T H A N 16 6 ,0 0 0 WOR K S OF A RT, T H E NAT IONA L GA L L E RY OF AUST R A L I A I S A M UST F OR A RT L OV E R S . W E ROU N D U P 10 E S SE N T I A L E X PE R I E NC E S .

E M BR ACE FA SH ION ' S MOST C OM F ORTA BL E T R E N D - AT H L E I SU R E .

Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 2.30pm Saturday + Sunday: 8.30am – 2.30pm

+61 2 6273 7766 kundalinihair.com.au

L I LO TA N G OPE N I NG HOU R S LUNCH Tuesday – Friday: 12.00pm – 2.30pm DINNER Tuesday – Saturday: 5.30pm – 10.30pm +61 2 6273 1424 lilotang.com.au

N AT I O N A L G A L L E R Y O F AU S T R A L I A nga.gov.au

B A R T O N P H A R M ACY OPE N I NG HOU R S Monday – Friday: 7.00am – 7.00pm Saturday: 8.00am – 7.00pm Sunday closed 3 Sydney Avenue Barton ACT +61 2 6273 0308

B A R T O N G E N E R A L P R AC T I C E

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N AT I O N A L M U S E U M O F AU S T R A L I A

DINNER Tuesday – Saturday: 5.30pm – 10.30pm +61 2 6262 1220 chairmangroup.com/chairmanyip

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W I T H A V I BR A N T R E STAU R A N T SC E N E , WOR L D - C L A S S M USEU M S A N D GA L L E R I E S , A N D M A R K ET S OV E R F L OW I NG W I T H T R E AT S , H E R E’ S HOW TO M A K E T H E MOST OF T H E ‘C OOL E ST L I T T L E C A P I TA L’. PAGE

M E ET T WO OF T H E WOM E N BE H I N D SE N D HOPE NOT F L OW E R S , A C A N BE R R A C H A R I T Y T H AT I S H E L P I NG SAV E T H E L I V E S OF MOT H E R S A ROU N D T H E WOR L D. PAGE

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T H E P O W E R & T H E G LO RY

I T USE D TO BE W E IGH E D D OW N BY I T S P OL I T IC A L P OSTC ODE . NOW BA RTON I S U N DE RG OI NG A R E NA I S SA NC E – FA ST F I L L I NG U P W I T H H I P ST E R E AT E R I E S , BA R S , A N D BOU T IQU E HOT E L S . PAGE

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M AT E R N A L I N S T I N C T

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V E R SA I L L E S: T R E A SU R E S F ROM T H E PA L AC E I S T H E NAT IONA L GA L L E RY OF AUST R A L I A' S SU M M E R BL O C K BUST E R . W E H AV E T H E I NSI DE STORY.

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N AT I O N A L ZO O A N D AQ UA R I U M nationalzoo.com.au

S P R I N G /S U M M E R R EC I P ES

OPE N I NG HOU R S Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 8pm Saturday: 8.30am – 1.00 pm Sunday: 9.00am – 12.00pm

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OU R C H E F S SH A R E T H E I R FAVOU R I T E F R E SH R E C I PE S T H AT YOU C A N R E C R E AT E AT HOM E .

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OPE N I NG HOU R S LUNCH Tuesday – Friday: 12.00pm – 2.30pm

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Suite 2/3 Sydney Avenue Barton ACT +61 2 6295 0424 CHAIRMAN & YIP

COVER STORY

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HER ST YLE

MISCELLANEOUS

OPE N I NG HOU R S

K U N DA L I N I H A I R

Monday (retail only): 9.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday: 9.00am – 6.00pm Wednesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm Thursday: 9.00am – 8.00pm Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm Saturday: 8.30am – 4.00pm Sunday: CLOSED

hcourt.gov.au

E M E R G E N CY

+61 2 6162 0777 mapleandclove.com

OPE N I NG HOU R S

CANBERR A GL ASSWORKS canberraglassworks.com

H I G H C O U R T O F AU S T R A L I A

PETIT FEAST Saturday: 11.30am – 2.30pm M U D D T H E S PA

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The images that did meet with her approval would be copied and used on different bodies in different paintings to be displayed around the palace. She was very much in control of her own celebrity.”

It is not lost on National Gallery of Australia assistant director Adam Worrall that Australia was still decades from European settlement when the sumptuous excesses of Versailles were being amassed by King Louis XIV.

While the NGA’s 2009 blockbuster Masterpieces from Paris holds the record of the highest attendance – at 476,000 visits – Worrall thinks “Versailles has the interest and the intrigue to give that record a run for its money”.

He loves that a young country such as Australia, and an even younger city in Canberra, is hosting some of the most culturally significant artworks of the Ancien Régime. In what is an international coup for the institution, the majority of pieces have never before been moved from Versailles.

He has tips, meanwhile, for those who wish to avoid the inevitable crush that comes with blockbuster status.

Louis XIV was an absolute monarch who devoted his energies from the mid1660s to creating one of the grandest architectural feats the world has witnessed. He moved the seat of government from Paris to Versailles in an act of excess and self-glorification. A former hunting lodge, surrounded by swampy wilderness, was transformed into a jaw-dropping palace large enough to house up to 20,000 people, with 700 rooms, more than 2000 windows, 1250 chimneys and 67 staircases. The famous Hall of Mirrors has 357 reflective surfaces. Meticulously intricate and manicured gardens have been cultivated out of the wilderness. It is one of the most enduring symbols of man’s mastery of the landscape.

So, she offered them two. “We were obviously thrilled with that,” Worrall says with a grin.

“She is 250 years old, 1.5 tonnes and just over two metres tall. She cannot be moved easily.”

Annually, Versailles attracts more than seven million visitors.

He believes the largesse of Saule is due in part to her impending retirement.

But Worrall confesses Latona is the apple of his eye in terms of the priceless collection.

Selecting a sample from such an enormous collection was understandably challenging during Vaughan and Worrall’s reconnaissance mission in June.

“I think she is feeling this is her last big exhibition and she wants it to be very special.”

“Yes, Latona is the work I have fallen in love with over the all the others.”

They collaborated with Versailles’ Chief Curator Beatrix Saule on a list which includes seminal pieces such as Marie Antoinette's handcrafted harp and chair, a gold reliquary owned by Louis XIV's mother, various artworks, and a massive statue of Latona and her children – temporarily removed from one of the palace’s main fountains. The statue's journey was made possible by the extensive restoration processes now underway at Versailles where its place is currently filled by a replica.

ADAM WORRALL Image by Martin Ollman

“My first tip is don’t come on a weekend. Or if you do, make it after 3pm. Peak times are between 10 and 2pm when we get literally thousands of people through the door.”

Towards the very end of the visit, Vaughan and Worrall summoned the courage to ask for a piece they considered close to “impossible” to secure - a gold candelabra from the Hall of Mirrors. Worrall’s French is passable and his initial understanding of Saule’s reply suggested she was declining the request. But as he listened more closely, he understood she was more concerned about the lack of symmetry in the hall should one statue depart temporarily.

“She is 250 years old, 1.5 tonnes and just over two metres tall. She cannot be moved easily.”

Meanwhile, he had the unenviable task of organising the massive haul of priceless works to be packed up and freighted onto two planes for a 28-hour flight. The gallery is spending more than $1 million in freight costs alone, but is receiving assistance from the Commonwealth under the Australian Government International Exhibition Insurance Scheme. One of the trickiest itineraries to organise was the flight for François Hubert Drouais’ The Sourches family, 1756. After a 30-year-career in exhibition design, Worrall says it is the biggest canvas he has ever had to transport – at 324 by 284cms, or more than three metres tall. Making it onto the freight plane through doors with only two centimetres of room to spare at each end, was one of the biggest stresses of the job. As was ensuring the Latona statue – with arm outstretched – arrived in one piece. Actually, she was disassembled into several pieces for the journey – and her outstretch arm was secured with a brace.

Mondays and Fridays too tend to be busy, so a late afternoon trip midweek is a good option. Of course, for all the gilt-encrusted Rococo style riches that were collected in Versailles, we all know it ended rather violently. After the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette would be stripped of their powers, brought to Paris and ultimately beheaded. Somewhat fittingly, the final exhibition piece is a painting signifying the end of decades of decadence - a sombre scene of the King as he heads towards the gallows.

In order to give National Gallery of Australia visitors the best immersion in her magic, a multimedia installation has been devised so that, just as she is in Versailles, Latona will be surrounded by the sounds and sight of water. He promises the exhibition will stun viewers with its audacity and excess. “Almost every surface is encrusted in gold leaf.” Worrall muses that Louis XIV’s grandiose taste and appropriation of the sun-god Apollo as his own symbol was one of the earliest and most pervasive examples of personal branding. Such self-absorption ran throughout future generations, with Worrall noting that the wife of Louis the XVI, Marie Antoinette, pursued multiple images of herself in what can surely be described as a precursor to the selfie. “She would have portraits painted and if she didn’t like how she was portrayed she would have those images destroyed immediately.

Jean Varin. Bust of Louis XIV, 1665–66. Marble. On loan from the Palace of Versailles. Photo © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Franck Raux

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Left: François-Hubert Drouais' The Sourches family, 1756

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oil on canvas On loan from the Palace of Versailles Photo © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin

The images that did meet with her approval would be copied and used on different bodies in different paintings to be displayed around the palace. She was very much in control of her own celebrity.”

It is not lost on National Gallery of Australia assistant director Adam Worrall that Australia was still decades from European settlement when the sumptuous excesses of Versailles were being amassed by King Louis XIV.

While the NGA’s 2009 blockbuster Masterpieces from Paris holds the record of the highest attendance – at 476,000 visits – Worrall thinks “Versailles has the interest and the intrigue to give that record a run for its money”.

He loves that a young country such as Australia, and an even younger city in Canberra, is hosting some of the most culturally significant artworks of the Ancien Régime. In what is an international coup for the institution, the majority of pieces have never before been moved from Versailles.

He has tips, meanwhile, for those who wish to avoid the inevitable crush that comes with blockbuster status.

Louis XIV was an absolute monarch who devoted his energies from the mid1660s to creating one of the grandest architectural feats the world has witnessed. He moved the seat of government from Paris to Versailles in an act of excess and self-glorification. A former hunting lodge, surrounded by swampy wilderness, was transformed into a jaw-dropping palace large enough to house up to 20,000 people, with 700 rooms, more than 2000 windows, 1250 chimneys and 67 staircases. The famous Hall of Mirrors has 357 reflective surfaces. Meticulously intricate and manicured gardens have been cultivated out of the wilderness. It is one of the most enduring symbols of man’s mastery of the landscape.

So, she offered them two. “We were obviously thrilled with that,” Worrall says with a grin.

“She is 250 years old, 1.5 tonnes and just over two metres tall. She cannot be moved easily.”

Annually, Versailles attracts more than seven million visitors.

He believes the largesse of Saule is due in part to her impending retirement.

But Worrall confesses Latona is the apple of his eye in terms of the priceless collection.

Selecting a sample from such an enormous collection was understandably challenging during Vaughan and Worrall’s reconnaissance mission in June.

“I think she is feeling this is her last big exhibition and she wants it to be very special.”

“Yes, Latona is the work I have fallen in love with over the all the others.”

They collaborated with Versailles’ Chief Curator Beatrix Saule on a list which includes seminal pieces such as Marie Antoinette's handcrafted harp and chair, a gold reliquary owned by Louis XIV's mother, various artworks, and a massive statue of Latona and her children – temporarily removed from one of the palace’s main fountains. The statue's journey was made possible by the extensive restoration processes now underway at Versailles where its place is currently filled by a replica.

ADAM WORRALL Image by Martin Ollman

“My first tip is don’t come on a weekend. Or if you do, make it after 3pm. Peak times are between 10 and 2pm when we get literally thousands of people through the door.”

Towards the very end of the visit, Vaughan and Worrall summoned the courage to ask for a piece they considered close to “impossible” to secure - a gold candelabra from the Hall of Mirrors. Worrall’s French is passable and his initial understanding of Saule’s reply suggested she was declining the request. But as he listened more closely, he understood she was more concerned about the lack of symmetry in the hall should one statue depart temporarily.

“She is 250 years old, 1.5 tonnes and just over two metres tall. She cannot be moved easily.”

Meanwhile, he had the unenviable task of organising the massive haul of priceless works to be packed up and freighted onto two planes for a 28-hour flight. The gallery is spending more than $1 million in freight costs alone, but is receiving assistance from the Commonwealth under the Australian Government International Exhibition Insurance Scheme. One of the trickiest itineraries to organise was the flight for François Hubert Drouais’ The Sourches family, 1756. After a 30-year-career in exhibition design, Worrall says it is the biggest canvas he has ever had to transport – at 324 by 284cms, or more than three metres tall. Making it onto the freight plane through doors with only two centimetres of room to spare at each end, was one of the biggest stresses of the job. As was ensuring the Latona statue – with arm outstretched – arrived in one piece. Actually, she was disassembled into several pieces for the journey – and her outstretch arm was secured with a brace.

Mondays and Fridays too tend to be busy, so a late afternoon trip midweek is a good option. Of course, for all the gilt-encrusted Rococo style riches that were collected in Versailles, we all know it ended rather violently. After the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette would be stripped of their powers, brought to Paris and ultimately beheaded. Somewhat fittingly, the final exhibition piece is a painting signifying the end of decades of decadence - a sombre scene of the King as he heads towards the gallows.

In order to give National Gallery of Australia visitors the best immersion in her magic, a multimedia installation has been devised so that, just as she is in Versailles, Latona will be surrounded by the sounds and sight of water. He promises the exhibition will stun viewers with its audacity and excess. “Almost every surface is encrusted in gold leaf.” Worrall muses that Louis XIV’s grandiose taste and appropriation of the sun-god Apollo as his own symbol was one of the earliest and most pervasive examples of personal branding. Such self-absorption ran throughout future generations, with Worrall noting that the wife of Louis the XVI, Marie Antoinette, pursued multiple images of herself in what can surely be described as a precursor to the selfie. “She would have portraits painted and if she didn’t like how she was portrayed she would have those images destroyed immediately.

Jean Varin. Bust of Louis XIV, 1665–66. Marble. On loan from the Palace of Versailles. Photo © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Franck Raux

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T H E N ED K ELLY S ER I ES G A LLERY, S I D N E Y N O L A N , 1 9 4 6 - 47 ( F OY E R )

Holding more than 166,000 works of art, it seems almost sacrilegious not to devote days, perhaps weeks, to fully digest all that is on offer at the National Gallery of Australia. But for time-strapped art lovers, all is not lost. There are some seminal works that deserve your attention and will provide you with a satisfying taste of one of the country’s premier collections - spanning medieval to modern, photography to sculpture, and Eastern to Indigenous creations. And everything in between.

B O B , C H U C K C LO S E , 1 9 7 0 ( L E V E L 2 I N T E R N AT I O N A L GALLERY )

Canberrans hold Bob in deep affection. Acquired by the NGA in 1975, Bob has watched over generations of visitors, fascinating people with his photorealistic features, sheer size at almost three by two metres, and slightly caught-off-guard expression.

Words by Emma Macdonald

It takes time to truly appreciate Bob, with esteemed American artist Chuck Close using black and white paint to blur the line between photography and painting.

THE ABORIGINAL M EM O R I A L, R A M I N G I N I N G A R T I S T S , 1 9 8 7- 8 8 ( F OY E R )

The artwork is unmissable, and a favourite of visitors and staff alike – who often mutter the phrase “Turn left at Bob” when giving directions.

Providing a dramatic panorama within the gallery entrance, the installation of 200 hollow log coffins from Central Arnhem Land commemorates all the Indigenous people who have lost their lives defending their land since 1788. A path meandering through the log coffins - which were designed specifically for the exhibit and were never used - imitates the course of the Glyde River estuary which flows through the Arafura Swamp to the sea. The logs are placed broadly in line with where the artists' clans live along the river and tributaries.

Purchased in 1976, Sunbaker has helped define a national psyche while surely spawning a million imitations over the decades.

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( R A M P B E T W E E N L E V E L 1 A N D LG L E A D I N G INTO THE CONTEMPOR ARY ASIAN G ALLERIES)

Together, they form a menacing symbol of racism. And while the images hark back several generations, the piece has contemporary relevance regarding the use and misuse of indigenous iconography today.

The NGA collection was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, shortly after Nolan’s death in 1992 - cementing its position as one of the greatest sequences of 20th century art. Nolan’s stylised depiction of the bushranger as a slotted black square helmet atop a horse has become an Australian icon.

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FLYI N G A N G ELS, H E R I D O N O, 2 0 0 6

A striking commentary on white Australia’s historic disdain for Indigenous culture, this piece shows a collection of op-shop ceramic and metal ashtrays which depict kitsch images of Indigenous people and culture. Albert’s pointed use of these objects crammed onto the word ASH emphasises their original intent – for cigarettes to be stubbed out on the faces of Indigenous men, women and children.

The collection was donated by Sunday Reed to the NGA in 1977. Somewhat controversially, the 27th painting, FirstClass Marksman (1946) became the most expensive Australian painting ever sold when it was acquired for $5.4 million by the Art Gallery of NSW.

W I T H I N W I T H O U T, JA M ES T U R R E L L , 2 0 1 0

S U N B A K ER , M A X D U PA I N , 1 93 7

A S H O N M E, TO N Y A L B E R T, 20 0 8 (URBAN GALLERY )

Iconic images of Ned Kelly as depicted by renowned Australian painter Sidney Nolan are displayed to their full effect in a specially constructed oval space on the entry level of the Gallery. The positioning notes the importance of the collection to Australia’s art history.

Dupain took the photo while on holiday at Culburra, on the New South Wales South Coast, in 1937, a year of popular optimism before the War. Using a low angle, the photo exemplifies Australia’s beach culture as perfectly today as it did then – tanned skin, sweat and sand. Sunbaker was inspired by the work of European modernist photographers, who were more interested in exploring abstract form than in making descriptive photographs.


Combining stylistic inspiration from Flash Gordon cartoons, American robots from the 1950s and the Indonesian theatre tradition of wayang puppetry, Flying Angels show that not all art is hung on walls. These nine, large moving puppets are suspended from the ceiling over an internal ramp, provide an interesting overpass for visitors and occasionally startling them as an angel flaps its wings.

G ARDENS)

The only work of its kind in Australia, Within without is an experience not to be missed. Both one of Turrell’s most complex Skyspaces and the largest in the southern hemisphere, the installation is prominently located in the Australian Gardens near the front entrance. The light sequence triggers at dawn and dusk, with the Skyspace creating an immersive experience that uses space, shape and light to affect the perception of the sky. Entered via a long and sloping walkway, it opens to a large square-based pyramid, with red ochre walls. At the centre of the pyramid, a pool of turquoise water flows around a central chamber. Take a seat on the bench around the edge and prepare to be moved.

M E M B E R S LO U N G E (LEVEL 2 MEZZ ANINE)

PL AY 2 0 13 0 1, X U Z H E N , 2 0 1 3 (CONTEMPOR ARY ASIAN G ALLERIES) Get in before the end of February 2017 for a chance to experience the world’s most intricate and possibly largest homage to sexual domination and submission. Play 201301 is a massive gothic-cathedral inspired castle made entirely from bondage material – metal studs, spikes, leather whips, handcuffs, chastity devices, gags, sex toys, collars and gags. The provocative Chinese conceptual artist Xu Zhen works across media including sculpture, performance and video. Taking more than three weeks and the collaboration of 20 people to install, the castle, quite fittingly, is suspended by four ropes, knotted according to the Japanese bondage technique of Kinbaku – “the beauty of tight binding”.

NGA GIFT SHOP (LEVEL 1, 10AM – 5PM)

Too much art to digest in a short visit? Why not take something away? The NGA shop stocks an impressive array of art books as well as design ware and local handcrafts. The children’s book stock is particularly pleasing while you can nab a piece of Dinosaur Designs jewellery and browse. The shop stocks iconic pieces by Robert Foster, a luminary Canberra designer and silversmith, whose work was celebrated internationally and who was a much-loved figure at the NGA. His iconic F!NK Jug sold out of the gallery gift shop immediately following his untimely death in a car accident in July. Stocks have since been replenished.

Are you craving solitude and one of the most expansive vistas of Lake Burley Griffin Canberra has to offer? If you are a regular visitor to Canberra with a predilection for art galleries, you may want to consider membership of the NGA. For $100 a year, you are entitled to claim this space as your own. The Lounge is among the many benefits of being a member, which also includes discounts in the shop and café, exclusive previews of all exhibitions and reciprocal benefits at major national institutions. If you join now you will also receive a free ticket to the major summer exhibition, Versailles: Treasures from the Palace. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the intricate pendant lights at the entrance - a bespoke design specifically created for the Gallery’s Members Lounge by Robert Foster.

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THE ESSENTIAL NGA

T H E N ED K ELLY S ER I ES G A LLERY, S I D N E Y N O L A N , 1 9 4 6 - 47 ( F OY E R )

Holding more than 166,000 works of art, it seems almost sacrilegious not to devote days, perhaps weeks, to fully digest all that is on offer at the National Gallery of Australia. But for time-strapped art lovers, all is not lost. There are some seminal works that deserve your attention and will provide you with a satisfying taste of one of the country’s premier collections - spanning medieval to modern, photography to sculpture, and Eastern to Indigenous creations. And everything in between.

B O B , C H U C K C LO S E , 1 9 7 0 ( L E V E L 2 I N T E R N AT I O N A L GALLERY )

Canberrans hold Bob in deep affection. Acquired by the NGA in 1975, Bob has watched over generations of visitors, fascinating people with his photorealistic features, sheer size at almost three by two metres, and slightly caught-off-guard expression.

Words by Emma Macdonald

It takes time to truly appreciate Bob, with esteemed American artist Chuck Close using black and white paint to blur the line between photography and painting.

THE ABORIGINAL M EM O R I A L, R A M I N G I N I N G A R T I S T S , 1 9 8 7- 8 8 ( F OY E R )

The artwork is unmissable, and a favourite of visitors and staff alike – who often mutter the phrase “Turn left at Bob” when giving directions.

Providing a dramatic panorama within the gallery entrance, the installation of 200 hollow log coffins from Central Arnhem Land commemorates all the Indigenous people who have lost their lives defending their land since 1788. A path meandering through the log coffins - which were designed specifically for the exhibit and were never used - imitates the course of the Glyde River estuary which flows through the Arafura Swamp to the sea. The logs are placed broadly in line with where the artists' clans live along the river and tributaries.

Purchased in 1976, Sunbaker has helped define a national psyche while surely spawning a million imitations over the decades.

(LEVEL 1 AU S T R A L I A N GALLERY )

( R A M P B E T W E E N L E V E L 1 A N D LG L E A D I N G INTO THE CONTEMPOR ARY ASIAN G ALLERIES)

Together, they form a menacing symbol of racism. And while the images hark back several generations, the piece has contemporary relevance regarding the use and misuse of indigenous iconography today.

The NGA collection was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, shortly after Nolan’s death in 1992 - cementing its position as one of the greatest sequences of 20th century art. Nolan’s stylised depiction of the bushranger as a slotted black square helmet atop a horse has become an Australian icon.

( AU S T R A L I A N

FLYI N G A N G ELS, H E R I D O N O, 2 0 0 6

A striking commentary on white Australia’s historic disdain for Indigenous culture, this piece shows a collection of op-shop ceramic and metal ashtrays which depict kitsch images of Indigenous people and culture. Albert’s pointed use of these objects crammed onto the word ASH emphasises their original intent – for cigarettes to be stubbed out on the faces of Indigenous men, women and children.

The collection was donated by Sunday Reed to the NGA in 1977. Somewhat controversially, the 27th painting, FirstClass Marksman (1946) became the most expensive Australian painting ever sold when it was acquired for $5.4 million by the Art Gallery of NSW.

W I T H I N W I T H O U T, JA M ES T U R R E L L , 2 0 1 0

S U N B A K ER , M A X D U PA I N , 1 93 7

A S H O N M E, TO N Y A L B E R T, 20 0 8 (URBAN GALLERY )

Iconic images of Ned Kelly as depicted by renowned Australian painter Sidney Nolan are displayed to their full effect in a specially constructed oval space on the entry level of the Gallery. The positioning notes the importance of the collection to Australia’s art history.

Dupain took the photo while on holiday at Culburra, on the New South Wales South Coast, in 1937, a year of popular optimism before the War. Using a low angle, the photo exemplifies Australia’s beach culture as perfectly today as it did then – tanned skin, sweat and sand. Sunbaker was inspired by the work of European modernist photographers, who were more interested in exploring abstract form than in making descriptive photographs.


Combining stylistic inspiration from Flash Gordon cartoons, American robots from the 1950s and the Indonesian theatre tradition of wayang puppetry, Flying Angels show that not all art is hung on walls. These nine, large moving puppets are suspended from the ceiling over an internal ramp, provide an interesting overpass for visitors and occasionally startling them as an angel flaps its wings.

G ARDENS)

The only work of its kind in Australia, Within without is an experience not to be missed. Both one of Turrell’s most complex Skyspaces and the largest in the southern hemisphere, the installation is prominently located in the Australian Gardens near the front entrance. The light sequence triggers at dawn and dusk, with the Skyspace creating an immersive experience that uses space, shape and light to affect the perception of the sky. Entered via a long and sloping walkway, it opens to a large square-based pyramid, with red ochre walls. At the centre of the pyramid, a pool of turquoise water flows around a central chamber. Take a seat on the bench around the edge and prepare to be moved.

M E M B E R S LO U N G E (LEVEL 2 MEZZ ANINE)

PL AY 2 0 13 0 1, X U Z H E N , 2 0 1 3 (CONTEMPOR ARY ASIAN G ALLERIES) Get in before the end of February 2017 for a chance to experience the world’s most intricate and possibly largest homage to sexual domination and submission. Play 201301 is a massive gothic-cathedral inspired castle made entirely from bondage material – metal studs, spikes, leather whips, handcuffs, chastity devices, gags, sex toys, collars and gags. The provocative Chinese conceptual artist Xu Zhen works across media including sculpture, performance and video. Taking more than three weeks and the collaboration of 20 people to install, the castle, quite fittingly, is suspended by four ropes, knotted according to the Japanese bondage technique of Kinbaku – “the beauty of tight binding”.

NGA GIFT SHOP (LEVEL 1, 10AM – 5PM)

Too much art to digest in a short visit? Why not take something away? The NGA shop stocks an impressive array of art books as well as design ware and local handcrafts. The children’s book stock is particularly pleasing while you can nab a piece of Dinosaur Designs jewellery and browse. The shop stocks iconic pieces by Robert Foster, a luminary Canberra designer and silversmith, whose work was celebrated internationally and who was a much-loved figure at the NGA. His iconic F!NK Jug sold out of the gallery gift shop immediately following his untimely death in a car accident in July. Stocks have since been replenished.

Are you craving solitude and one of the most expansive vistas of Lake Burley Griffin Canberra has to offer? If you are a regular visitor to Canberra with a predilection for art galleries, you may want to consider membership of the NGA. For $100 a year, you are entitled to claim this space as your own. The Lounge is among the many benefits of being a member, which also includes discounts in the shop and café, exclusive previews of all exhibitions and reciprocal benefits at major national institutions. If you join now you will also receive a free ticket to the major summer exhibition, Versailles: Treasures from the Palace. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the intricate pendant lights at the entrance - a bespoke design specifically created for the Gallery’s Members Lounge by Robert Foster.

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48 HOURS IN WELLINGTON 1:30pm

E M P O R I U M 103A Cuba Street | +64 4 381 4544

Stick around the strip for some of the best vintage and second-hand shopping in the city. Emporium and Ziggurat are worth checking out, Small Acorns is a must for designer-specific finds, and you’ll find quirky gifts at Cosmic and Matchbox.

With Singapore Airlines now flying direct from Canberra to Wellington, the ‘coolest little capital’ is just three hours away. With a vibrant restaurant scene, world-class museums and galleries, and markets overflowing with treats, here’s your essential guide to 48 hours in Wellington.

Z I G G U R AT 144 Cuba Street | +64 4 385 1077 zigguratshop.co.nz S M A L L AC O R N S Cnr Blair & Wakefield Street | +64 4 802 5795 smallacorns.co.nz C O S M I C 179 Cuba Street | +64 4 801 6970 cosmiccorner.co.nz M AT C H B O X 166 Cuba Street | +64 4 381 3451 matchboxstudios.co.nz

Words by Helena Game & Amanda Whitley

4:30pm

Fly Singapore Airlines’ SQ291 (singaporeair. com) departs Canberra each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 9:50am, arriving in to Wellington at 15:05. SQ292 returns the same days at 20:15.

Stay Located in the capital city's exclusive seaside neighbourhood of Oriental Bay is Ohtel, an award winning 10-room ‘Urban Chic’ boutique hotel filled with Mid-Century furnishings collected by designer, Alan Blundell. Wellington City and the waterfront are just a few minutes’ walk away. OHTEL 66 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay +64 (04) 803 0600 ohtel.com

Head to the Wellington Chocolate Factory to sample organic bean-to-bar chocolate wrapped in beautiful packaging designed by New Zealand artists. While you're passing, tap on the window of Fix and Fogg to taste delicious, natural peanut butter and see how it’s produced.

DAY O N E

7pm Check into your hotel, freshen up and dive head first into Wellington’s nightlife. For casual dining, head to Pickle Eating House and Bar. This laid-back spot in the centre of town offers pub food and quirky takes on classic drinks. Want to hang with the beautiful people? In the edgy Hannahs Laneway, new kid in town Shepherd is serving up seasonal share plates with a thoughtful wine list.

WELLINGTON C H O C O L AT E FAC T O R Y 5 Eva Street +64 4 385 7555 wcf.co.nz

FIX AND FOGG 5 Eva Street fixandfogg.co.nz

SHEPHERD

P I C K L E E AT I N G HOUSE AND BAR

1/5 Eva Street +64 4 385 7274 shepherdrestaurant.co.nz

Corner of Majoribanks and Kent Terrace +64 4 385 7698

5:00pm Get your Saturday evening started with the Wellington Night Markets on lower Cuba Street for local food, art and entertainment. The markets are open from 5pm to 11pm every Friday and Saturday night.

WELLINGTON NIGHT MARKE TS 107 Cuba Street

9:30pm Keen to kick on? If you’ve got room for dessert, make your way to The Bresolin. A bar, restaurant and courtyard housed in a restored Edwardian villa, it dishes up soft serve as you’ve never seen it before (think Jaffa - chocolate soft serve, crushed honeycomb, jaffas, and orange sauce. Delish).

11:00pm - late Wellington is overflowing with drinking dens. For an underground speakeasy vibe, try Hawthorne Lounge for a twist on classics like their Martini with tarragon and butter sauce. Beer lovers should head to the Fork and Brewer where around 40 taps of beer – and matching food – are on offer.

THE BRESOLIN

7:00pm

LO G A N B R O W N

BURGER LIQUOR

C I R C A T H E AT R E

278 Willis Street | + 64 4 801 5152 thebresolin.co.nz

Haven’t got your fill at the markets? Get a taste of luxury service at Logan Brown, one of Wellington’s top restaurants, or for something more laid back, sample the alcoholic milkshakes at Burger Liquor. For a dose of culture, check out what’s showing at Circa Theatre.

192 Cuba Street +64 4 801 5114 loganbrown.co.nz

129 Willis Street +64 4 3851104

1 Taranaki Street +64 4 801 7992 circa.co.nz

H AW T H O R N E LO U N G E

FORK AND BREWER

2/82 Tory Street +64 4 890 3724 hawthornlounge.co.nz

20A Bond Street + 64 4 472 0033 forkandbrewer.co.nz

Late Round out your night at one of Wellington’s watering holes while catching some live music, at places like The Library or Laundry.

THE LIBR ARY

L AU N D R Y

Upstairs, 53 Courtenay Place +64 4 382 8593 thelibrary.co.nz

Cuba Street 240 Cuba Street +64 4 384 4280 laundry.net.nz

THE HANGAR

N I K AU G A L L E R Y C A F É

171 Willis Street +64 4 830 0909

101 Wakefield Street +64 4 801 4168 nikaucafé.co.nz

DAY T H R E E DAY T W O

9:00am

7:30am

View from Mount Victoria.

Get a jump on the day and head to Mount Victoria Lookout by car or foot (it’s a 30-minute walk) to get stunning views of the city and harbour.

If you’ve had a late one, sleep in a bit and head to a brunch spot. Try out The Hangar for good coffee, and Nikau Gallery Café on the ground floor of the City Art Gallery which serves simple and seasonal fare.

M O U N T V I C T O R I A LO O KO U T Mount Victoria Lookout, Lookout Road | +64 (04) 802 4860

10:30am

9am Take your pick of the breakfast spots on offer. For coffee and pastries, visit Leeds Street Bakery, maybe taking away one of their famous salted caramel cookies; or for something more substantial, check out Egmont Street Eatery – their cornbread, house beans, avocado, rocket, herb crema is life changing.

LEEDS STREET BAKERY

E G M O N T S T R E E T E AT E R Y

6G, 14 Leeds Street +64 4 802 4278 leedsstbakery.co.nz

11 Egmont Street +64 4 801 6891 egmontstreet.co.nz

10:30am

T E PA PA

When you’ve had your fill, wander around Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum covering art, the natural environment, and history. Or visit one of Wellington’s many galleries, such as the New Zealand Portrait Gallery and City Gallery Wellington.

55 Cable Street +64 4 381 7000 tepapa.govt.nz

NEW ZEAL AND PORTR AIT GALLERY

CIT Y GALLERY WELLINGTON

Shed 11, Customhouse Quay +64 4 472 2298 nzportraitgallery.org.nz

Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street +64 4 801 302 citygallery.org.nz

CABLE CAR L ANE

11:30am

It wouldn’t be a trip to Wellington without a ride on the iconic Wellington Cable Car from the heart of city centre, up through the hillside terraced houses of Kelburn to the lookout perched high above the city.

280 Lambton Quay +64 4 472 2199 wellingtoncablecar.co.nz

If you’re blessed with good weather, slip on your bathers and head to Oriental Bay. Just a few minutes walk from the city, this golden sand beach is a top spot for a bit of walking, cycling or people watching.

1:00pm

T H E C R A B S H AC K

Keep the ocean theme going with a light lunch of good old fish and chips (or crab cakes) from The Crab Shack.

3:00pm 12:00pm

MIDNIGHT ESPRESSO

OLIVE

Grab an early lunch on Cuba Street, with places like Midnight Espresso specialising in tasty vegetarian fare, or chill by the olive tree in the curiously tropical courtyard at the back of Olive.

178 Cuba Street +64 4 3847014

170 Cuba Street +64 4 802 5266 oliverestaurant.co.nz

There’s time for one last culinary indulgence in Wellington before flying out to Canberra — and high tea at Hippopotamus is the ultimate. Executive Chef Laurent Loudeac lovingly creates a selection of carefully hand-crafted sweet and savoury amuse-bouches, minisandwiches and miniardises for you to relish and indulge in.

5:30pm You can’t visit New Zealand without making sure you get your fix of its impressive selection of wines. There are plenty of places you can sample them, but Loretta and Ancestral are two top picks. Why not take home a little piece of the country in a bottle?

Solace in the wind sculpture. Image by Mike Clare.

15 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf +64 4 9164250 crabshack.co.nz

H I P P O P O TA M U S Level 3, 90 Cable Street +64 4 802 8935 hippopotamus.co.nz

LO R E T TA

ANCESTRAL

181 Cuba Street +64 4 384 2213 loretta.net.nz

31-33 Courtenay Place +64 4 801 8867 ancestral.co.nz

Wellington City Gallery.

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E M P O R I U M 103A Cuba Street | +64 4 381 4544

Stick around the strip for some of the best vintage and second-hand shopping in the city. Emporium and Ziggurat are worth checking out, Small Acorns is a must for designer-specific finds, and you’ll find quirky gifts at Cosmic and Matchbox.

With Singapore Airlines now flying direct from Canberra to Wellington, the ‘coolest little capital’ is just three hours away. With a vibrant restaurant scene, world-class museums and galleries, and markets overflowing with treats, here’s your essential guide to 48 hours in Wellington.

Z I G G U R AT 144 Cuba Street | +64 4 385 1077 zigguratshop.co.nz S M A L L AC O R N S Cnr Blair & Wakefield Street | +64 4 802 5795 smallacorns.co.nz C O S M I C 179 Cuba Street | +64 4 801 6970 cosmiccorner.co.nz M AT C H B O X 166 Cuba Street | +64 4 381 3451 matchboxstudios.co.nz

Words by Helena Game & Amanda Whitley

4:30pm

Fly Singapore Airlines’ SQ291 (singaporeair. com) departs Canberra each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 9:50am, arriving in to Wellington at 15:05. SQ292 returns the same days at 20:15.

Stay Located in the capital city's exclusive seaside neighbourhood of Oriental Bay is Ohtel, an award winning 10-room ‘Urban Chic’ boutique hotel filled with Mid-Century furnishings collected by designer, Alan Blundell. Wellington City and the waterfront are just a few minutes’ walk away. OHTEL 66 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay +64 (04) 803 0600 ohtel.com

Head to the Wellington Chocolate Factory to sample organic bean-to-bar chocolate wrapped in beautiful packaging designed by New Zealand artists. While you're passing, tap on the window of Fix and Fogg to taste delicious, natural peanut butter and see how it’s produced.

DAY O N E

7pm Check into your hotel, freshen up and dive head first into Wellington’s nightlife. For casual dining, head to Pickle Eating House and Bar. This laid-back spot in the centre of town offers pub food and quirky takes on classic drinks. Want to hang with the beautiful people? In the edgy Hannahs Laneway, new kid in town Shepherd is serving up seasonal share plates with a thoughtful wine list.

WELLINGTON C H O C O L AT E FAC T O R Y 5 Eva Street +64 4 385 7555 wcf.co.nz

FIX AND FOGG 5 Eva Street fixandfogg.co.nz

SHEPHERD

P I C K L E E AT I N G HOUSE AND BAR

1/5 Eva Street +64 4 385 7274 shepherdrestaurant.co.nz

Corner of Majoribanks and Kent Terrace +64 4 385 7698

5:00pm Get your Saturday evening started with the Wellington Night Markets on lower Cuba Street for local food, art and entertainment. The markets are open from 5pm to 11pm every Friday and Saturday night.

WELLINGTON NIGHT MARKE TS 107 Cuba Street

9:30pm Keen to kick on? If you’ve got room for dessert, make your way to The Bresolin. A bar, restaurant and courtyard housed in a restored Edwardian villa, it dishes up soft serve as you’ve never seen it before (think Jaffa - chocolate soft serve, crushed honeycomb, jaffas, and orange sauce. Delish).

11:00pm - late Wellington is overflowing with drinking dens. For an underground speakeasy vibe, try Hawthorne Lounge for a twist on classics like their Martini with tarragon and butter sauce. Beer lovers should head to the Fork and Brewer where around 40 taps of beer – and matching food – are on offer.

THE BRESOLIN

7:00pm

LO G A N B R O W N

BURGER LIQUOR

C I R C A T H E AT R E

278 Willis Street | + 64 4 801 5152 thebresolin.co.nz

Haven’t got your fill at the markets? Get a taste of luxury service at Logan Brown, one of Wellington’s top restaurants, or for something more laid back, sample the alcoholic milkshakes at Burger Liquor. For a dose of culture, check out what’s showing at Circa Theatre.

192 Cuba Street +64 4 801 5114 loganbrown.co.nz

129 Willis Street +64 4 3851104

1 Taranaki Street +64 4 801 7992 circa.co.nz

H AW T H O R N E LO U N G E

FORK AND BREWER

2/82 Tory Street +64 4 890 3724 hawthornlounge.co.nz

20A Bond Street + 64 4 472 0033 forkandbrewer.co.nz

Late Round out your night at one of Wellington’s watering holes while catching some live music, at places like The Library or Laundry.

THE LIBR ARY

L AU N D R Y

Upstairs, 53 Courtenay Place +64 4 382 8593 thelibrary.co.nz

Cuba Street 240 Cuba Street +64 4 384 4280 laundry.net.nz

THE HANGAR

N I K AU G A L L E R Y C A F É

171 Willis Street +64 4 830 0909

101 Wakefield Street +64 4 801 4168 nikaucafé.co.nz

DAY T H R E E DAY T W O

9:00am

7:30am

View from Mount Victoria.

Get a jump on the day and head to Mount Victoria Lookout by car or foot (it’s a 30-minute walk) to get stunning views of the city and harbour.

If you’ve had a late one, sleep in a bit and head to a brunch spot. Try out The Hangar for good coffee, and Nikau Gallery Café on the ground floor of the City Art Gallery which serves simple and seasonal fare.

M O U N T V I C T O R I A LO O KO U T Mount Victoria Lookout, Lookout Road | +64 (04) 802 4860

10:30am

9am Take your pick of the breakfast spots on offer. For coffee and pastries, visit Leeds Street Bakery, maybe taking away one of their famous salted caramel cookies; or for something more substantial, check out Egmont Street Eatery – their cornbread, house beans, avocado, rocket, herb crema is life changing.

LEEDS STREET BAKERY

E G M O N T S T R E E T E AT E R Y

6G, 14 Leeds Street +64 4 802 4278 leedsstbakery.co.nz

11 Egmont Street +64 4 801 6891 egmontstreet.co.nz

10:30am

T E PA PA

When you’ve had your fill, wander around Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum covering art, the natural environment, and history. Or visit one of Wellington’s many galleries, such as the New Zealand Portrait Gallery and City Gallery Wellington.

55 Cable Street +64 4 381 7000 tepapa.govt.nz

NEW ZEAL AND PORTR AIT GALLERY

CIT Y GALLERY WELLINGTON

Shed 11, Customhouse Quay +64 4 472 2298 nzportraitgallery.org.nz

Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street +64 4 801 302 citygallery.org.nz

CABLE CAR L ANE

11:30am

It wouldn’t be a trip to Wellington without a ride on the iconic Wellington Cable Car from the heart of city centre, up through the hillside terraced houses of Kelburn to the lookout perched high above the city.

280 Lambton Quay +64 4 472 2199 wellingtoncablecar.co.nz

If you’re blessed with good weather, slip on your bathers and head to Oriental Bay. Just a few minutes walk from the city, this golden sand beach is a top spot for a bit of walking, cycling or people watching.

1:00pm

T H E C R A B S H AC K

Keep the ocean theme going with a light lunch of good old fish and chips (or crab cakes) from The Crab Shack.

3:00pm 12:00pm

MIDNIGHT ESPRESSO

OLIVE

Grab an early lunch on Cuba Street, with places like Midnight Espresso specialising in tasty vegetarian fare, or chill by the olive tree in the curiously tropical courtyard at the back of Olive.

178 Cuba Street +64 4 3847014

170 Cuba Street +64 4 802 5266 oliverestaurant.co.nz

There’s time for one last culinary indulgence in Wellington before flying out to Canberra — and high tea at Hippopotamus is the ultimate. Executive Chef Laurent Loudeac lovingly creates a selection of carefully hand-crafted sweet and savoury amuse-bouches, minisandwiches and miniardises for you to relish and indulge in.

5:30pm You can’t visit New Zealand without making sure you get your fix of its impressive selection of wines. There are plenty of places you can sample them, but Loretta and Ancestral are two top picks. Why not take home a little piece of the country in a bottle?

Solace in the wind sculpture. Image by Mike Clare.

15 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf +64 4 9164250 crabshack.co.nz

H I P P O P O TA M U S Level 3, 90 Cable Street +64 4 802 8935 hippopotamus.co.nz

LO R E T TA

ANCESTRAL

181 Cuba Street +64 4 384 2213 loretta.net.nz

31-33 Courtenay Place +64 4 801 8867 ancestral.co.nz

Wellington City Gallery.

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD N AT I O N A L P R E S S C L U B CELEBRIT Y SPOT TING.

It used to be a place weighted down by its political and bureaucratic postcode. Now Barton is undergoing a renaissance – fast filling up with hipster cafés, restaurants, bars, and award-winning boutique hotels. Words by Emma Macdonald

As Australia’s most socio-economically advantaged suburb according to the ABS, Barton is permeated with heritage buildings and blue-ribbon public service departments (think Prime Minister and Cabinet, Foreign Affairs and Attorney-General's). It faces towards the imposing flagpole of Parliament and in sitting weeks is literally teeming with staffers, politicians, and those who travel from afar to have a seat at the democratic table.

THE SALON OFFERS A RANGE OF SERVICES...

The nationally-televised address on Wednesday is always value for money in terms of agenda setting, with the Press Gallery in good attendance. Each week brings with it a list of interesting speakers from which to choose.

A T R I P T O T H E C A P I TA L IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE IN COLLECTIONS

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

O F N AT I O N A L R I C H E S

16 National Circuit, Barton 02 6121 2199 npc.org.au

AND SIGNIFICANCE.

G O O D H A I R DAY. Kundalini is one of the city’s top salons, providing award-winning styling in a luxurious setting.

B U T F I R S T, C O F F E E . Head over to Hideout for a very pleasing brew. This might well be Canberra’s busiest café, catering to local law firms and departments and pouring hundreds, if not thousands, of cups a day. During the morning and post-lunch crush, the team has it down to a fine art. There are not one but five baristas operating two coffee machines to ensure a smooth flow of machiattos. Indeed, some mornings it looks like you are entering some sort of mosh pit, but the wait is never long and surely that sort of popularity suggests the end product is worth the crowd surfing.

A R T WA L K . Photoaccess at the Manuka Arts Centre offers a steady rotation of thoughtprovoking exhibitions which are free to the public.

PHOTOACCESS New South Wales Cres, Griffith 6295 7810 photoaccess.org.au

Grab one to go and have a wander down to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House making sure to pass by the imposing and disconcertingly lifelike statues of John Curtin (Prime Minister from 1941-45), and Ben Chifley, (PM from 1945-49) on Walpole Crescent. The pair were strong supporters of the development of Canberra and would surely be pleased with the vista before them now.

B O O K S , A R T A N D C H AT S . Committed bibliophiles can take a fiveminute stroll to the National Library of Australia. You can access just about any published material you care to think of, or peruse the shelves of the bookshop. Take a seat at Bookplate and gaze through some kaleidoscopic stained glass windows. Alternatively, head outside for a seat at Ex Libris and watch life on Lake Burley Griffin float past.

HIDEOUT

A trip to the capital is an opportunity to share in collections of national riches and significance. Few more so than the National Gallery of Australia and the adjacent National Portrait Gallery.

6 National Circuit, Barton 0413 417 128

18 King George Terrace, Parkes 02 6270 8222 moadoph.gov.au

PR O D U CTS IN C LU D IN G O R I G IN A L M INER A L A ND DAV INES,

Have you always hankered to have lunch with Julie Bishop, rub shoulders with Laurie Oakes or watch the colour rise in Barnaby Joyce’s face as he hits full argumentative flight? A ticket to a National Press Club can place you smack in the centre of the national political debate. Quite literally.

But in recent years, the suburb has ratchetted it up its liveability rating. It means a stay in the Realm Precinct puts you within walking distance of some of Canberra’s best destinations – some of them still hidden jewels.

MUSEUM OF DEMOCRACY AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

U S I N G S U S TA I N A B L E A N D L O W - C H E M I C A L N O N -T O X I C

I F YO U ’ D R AT H E R S I T D O W N TO BRUNCH… Little Bird is a bright and light-filled eatery in the new Governor Place development. It offers quite a substantial brunch and lunch menu, ranging from spelt, maple and almond granola with yoghurt, strawberries and honey, to grilled salmon fillets with a sesame crust, soba noodles, pickled ginger, spinach and miso dressing.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA Parkes Place, Canberra 02 6262 1111 nla.gov.au NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA Parkes Place, Canberra 02 6240 6411 nga.gov.au

LITTLE BIRD

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Corner of Macquarie and Broughton Streets, Barton littlebirdbarton.com

King Edward Terrace, Parkes 02 6102 7000 portrait.gov.au

Using sustainable and low-chemical nontoxic products including Original Mineral and Davines, the salon offers a range of services including eyelash tinting, brow threading and makeup. To one side of the salon there is an enticing range of gifts, homeware and men’s and women’s hair products in the “K-Store”.

KUNDALINI Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit Barton 02 6273 7766 kundalinihair.com.au

Image: Tim Bean.

H E R I TAG E L I S T E D WAT E R S One of Canberra’s most beloved of summer haunts is the Manuka Pool. OR DINNER… Vincent is fast amassing a reputation as restaurant worth travelling for – whether it’s from across town or from interstate.

FORGOT SOME THING? There is nothing like being within a stone’s throw from a convenience store while travelling or working. Barton now possesses its own supermarket – The Barton Grocer. But this one has a point of difference – it’s a high-end option complete with a selection of fine wines, gourmet food and the Barton Flower Bar. More like a boutique than a harshly-lit supermarket with a selection of fresh daily gourmet salads and a number of healthy takeaway options. Meanwhile, if you are desperate for anything from Windex to toothpaste, it’s got you covered.

THE BARTON GROCER 48 Macquarie Street, Barton 0438 414 409 bartongrocer.com.au

Dark and moody interiors give Vincent a wine bar feel but this is a place for serious eating. Diners sit around the edge of the room and staff bustle about inside. A small but bespoke menu is listed with Scrabbletiles against one wall.

DARK AND MOODY INTERIORS GIVE VINCENT A WINE BAR FEEL BUT THIS

BARTON FLOWER BAR

IS A PLACE FOR

48 Macquarie Street, Barton 0499 600 996 bartonflowerbar.com.au

S E R I O U S E AT I N G .

Vincent pares its food back to just 11 small or large plates to choose, five snack plates and one dessert. Each dish is thoughtful, unconventional and well-executed – from mini lobster burgers to pork belly with currants and fennel. A similar ethos is used in its wine list – just eight whites, eight reds and a sticky. But it’s quality not quantity you’re getting.

VINCENT 48 Macquarie Street, Barton 02 6273 7773 vincentrestaurant.com.au

A glorious art deco formal pool remains unchanged from when it was when it was completed in 1903. Meanwhile, surrounding grounds provide a green and leafy respite from the heat.

MANUKA POOL Corner of New South Wales Cres and Manuka Circle, Griffith 02 6295 1910 manukapool.com.au

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD N AT I O N A L P R E S S C L U B CELEBRIT Y SPOT TING.

It used to be a place weighted down by its political and bureaucratic postcode. Now Barton is undergoing a renaissance – fast filling up with hipster cafés, restaurants, bars, and award-winning boutique hotels. Words by Emma Macdonald

As Australia’s most socio-economically advantaged suburb according to the ABS, Barton is permeated with heritage buildings and blue-ribbon public service departments (think Prime Minister and Cabinet, Foreign Affairs and Attorney-General's). It faces towards the imposing flagpole of Parliament and in sitting weeks is literally teeming with staffers, politicians, and those who travel from afar to have a seat at the democratic table.

THE SALON OFFERS A RANGE OF SERVICES...

The nationally-televised address on Wednesday is always value for money in terms of agenda setting, with the Press Gallery in good attendance. Each week brings with it a list of interesting speakers from which to choose.

A T R I P T O T H E C A P I TA L IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE IN COLLECTIONS

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

O F N AT I O N A L R I C H E S

16 National Circuit, Barton 02 6121 2199 npc.org.au

AND SIGNIFICANCE.

G O O D H A I R DAY. Kundalini is one of the city’s top salons, providing award-winning styling in a luxurious setting.

B U T F I R S T, C O F F E E . Head over to Hideout for a very pleasing brew. This might well be Canberra’s busiest café, catering to local law firms and departments and pouring hundreds, if not thousands, of cups a day. During the morning and post-lunch crush, the team has it down to a fine art. There are not one but five baristas operating two coffee machines to ensure a smooth flow of machiattos. Indeed, some mornings it looks like you are entering some sort of mosh pit, but the wait is never long and surely that sort of popularity suggests the end product is worth the crowd surfing.

A R T WA L K . Photoaccess at the Manuka Arts Centre offers a steady rotation of thoughtprovoking exhibitions which are free to the public.

PHOTOACCESS New South Wales Cres, Griffith 6295 7810 photoaccess.org.au

Grab one to go and have a wander down to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House making sure to pass by the imposing and disconcertingly lifelike statues of John Curtin (Prime Minister from 1941-45), and Ben Chifley, (PM from 1945-49) on Walpole Crescent. The pair were strong supporters of the development of Canberra and would surely be pleased with the vista before them now.

B O O K S , A R T A N D C H AT S . Committed bibliophiles can take a fiveminute stroll to the National Library of Australia. You can access just about any published material you care to think of, or peruse the shelves of the bookshop. Take a seat at Bookplate and gaze through some kaleidoscopic stained glass windows. Alternatively, head outside for a seat at Ex Libris and watch life on Lake Burley Griffin float past.

HIDEOUT

A trip to the capital is an opportunity to share in collections of national riches and significance. Few more so than the National Gallery of Australia and the adjacent National Portrait Gallery.

6 National Circuit, Barton 0413 417 128

18 King George Terrace, Parkes 02 6270 8222 moadoph.gov.au

PR O D U CTS IN C LU D IN G O R I G IN A L M INER A L A ND DAV INES,

Have you always hankered to have lunch with Julie Bishop, rub shoulders with Laurie Oakes or watch the colour rise in Barnaby Joyce’s face as he hits full argumentative flight? A ticket to a National Press Club can place you smack in the centre of the national political debate. Quite literally.

But in recent years, the suburb has ratchetted it up its liveability rating. It means a stay in the Realm Precinct puts you within walking distance of some of Canberra’s best destinations – some of them still hidden jewels.

MUSEUM OF DEMOCRACY AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

U S I N G S U S TA I N A B L E A N D L O W - C H E M I C A L N O N -T O X I C

I F YO U ’ D R AT H E R S I T D O W N TO BRUNCH… Little Bird is a bright and light-filled eatery in the new Governor Place development. It offers quite a substantial brunch and lunch menu, ranging from spelt, maple and almond granola with yoghurt, strawberries and honey, to grilled salmon fillets with a sesame crust, soba noodles, pickled ginger, spinach and miso dressing.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA Parkes Place, Canberra 02 6262 1111 nla.gov.au NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA Parkes Place, Canberra 02 6240 6411 nga.gov.au

LITTLE BIRD

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Corner of Macquarie and Broughton Streets, Barton littlebirdbarton.com

King Edward Terrace, Parkes 02 6102 7000 portrait.gov.au

Using sustainable and low-chemical nontoxic products including Original Mineral and Davines, the salon offers a range of services including eyelash tinting, brow threading and makeup. To one side of the salon there is an enticing range of gifts, homeware and men’s and women’s hair products in the “K-Store”.

KUNDALINI Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit Barton 02 6273 7766 kundalinihair.com.au

Image: Tim Bean.

H E R I TAG E L I S T E D WAT E R S One of Canberra’s most beloved of summer haunts is the Manuka Pool. OR DINNER… Vincent is fast amassing a reputation as restaurant worth travelling for – whether it’s from across town or from interstate.

FORGOT SOME THING? There is nothing like being within a stone’s throw from a convenience store while travelling or working. Barton now possesses its own supermarket – The Barton Grocer. But this one has a point of difference – it’s a high-end option complete with a selection of fine wines, gourmet food and the Barton Flower Bar. More like a boutique than a harshly-lit supermarket with a selection of fresh daily gourmet salads and a number of healthy takeaway options. Meanwhile, if you are desperate for anything from Windex to toothpaste, it’s got you covered.

THE BARTON GROCER 48 Macquarie Street, Barton 0438 414 409 bartongrocer.com.au

Dark and moody interiors give Vincent a wine bar feel but this is a place for serious eating. Diners sit around the edge of the room and staff bustle about inside. A small but bespoke menu is listed with Scrabbletiles against one wall.

DARK AND MOODY INTERIORS GIVE VINCENT A WINE BAR FEEL BUT THIS

BARTON FLOWER BAR

IS A PLACE FOR

48 Macquarie Street, Barton 0499 600 996 bartonflowerbar.com.au

S E R I O U S E AT I N G .

Vincent pares its food back to just 11 small or large plates to choose, five snack plates and one dessert. Each dish is thoughtful, unconventional and well-executed – from mini lobster burgers to pork belly with currants and fennel. A similar ethos is used in its wine list – just eight whites, eight reds and a sticky. But it’s quality not quantity you’re getting.

VINCENT 48 Macquarie Street, Barton 02 6273 7773 vincentrestaurant.com.au

A glorious art deco formal pool remains unchanged from when it was when it was completed in 1903. Meanwhile, surrounding grounds provide a green and leafy respite from the heat.

MANUKA POOL Corner of New South Wales Cres and Manuka Circle, Griffith 02 6295 1910 manukapool.com.au

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Healthy Hotel Room Hacks

Staying healthy on the road is a tough gig. Especially when you’re travelling frequently or for weeks on end. Here are some tips for healthy eating when you’re away from home.

T H E K E Y C O M P O N E N T S O F A H E A LT H Y M E A L A R E P R O T E I N , F I B R E A N D V E G E TA B L E S .

Words by Kate Freeman

G RO CER AND WHIP TO G E THER IN THE COMFOR T OF YOUR HOTEL RO OM.

PAC K S N AC K S

Bircher or muesli with natural yoghurt and fresh fruits.

There’s nothing worse than a long day with little food, feeling tired and irritable and knowing you’ve still got hours before you reach your destination. Reaching for processed snacks (chips, cakes, pastries, lollies, chocolate, etc), especially if you're a frequent traveller, won’t be good for your long-term health. Keep high fibre/low sugar muesli bars, air-popped popcorn, raw nuts and seeds, wholegrain crackers and, when appropriate, fruit in your bag so you’ve always got something to eat when you need it.

Avocado on rye toast and a side of vegetables such as tomatoes and mushrooms if you can. Salads with a protein (chicken, beef or fish) and/or legumes (lentil, chick pea or bean). Sandwiches or burgers on wholegrain breads or buns with a large addition of salad and a minimally processed protein (chicken, beef or fish). Unprocessed meats cooked on the grill: steak, chicken breast, white fish, salmon and side of salad or steamed vegetables.

If you regularly get off a plane and need to bring your A-game straight away, then you need to stay hydrated. Dehydration can reduce your ability to concentrate and make decisions. As it becomes more severe, you’ll also become lethargic and prone to headaches. Choose water over soft drinks (even diet ones), cordial and juice. Black or herbal teas are also a good choice.

CHOOSE PROTEIN-RICH ME ALS

Your daily food choices are what shape your overall diet quality – the biggest predictor of both physical and mental health.

W H AT T O C H O O S E W H E N DINING OUT When breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared more by a restaurant, café or fast-food outlet than they are in your own kitchen, it’s a good time to start thinking about choosing the healthiest items on the menu. Your daily food choices are what shape your overall diet quality – the biggest predictor of both physical and mental health.

Burrito bowls (minus the wrap) with brown rice, black beans, lots of vegetables and chicken or beef. Add avocado and salsa for extra nutrition and flavour.

Smoothies or smoothie bowls with milk, yoghurt, oats, fruit and even vegetables. Make sure you ask for a full list of ingredients and don’t be afraid to customise it to your liking.

YO U W I L L N E E D

2 x 200g tub natural or Greek yoghurt

2 x 90g tins tuna in spring water

1 x 100g packet flaked or raw almonds

2 x 125g tins 4 bean mix

1 x punnet of fresh berries (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry)

1 x pre-chopped bag of salad or coleslaw mix with dressing (available at most supermarket or independent grocer chains)

F R O M YO U R H O T E L R O O M Paper bowls and disposal cutlery. Drain the tuna and 4 bean mix well in the sink. Combine the tuna, beans, a generous handful of chopped salad and a drizzle of dressing in a bowl and toss to combine. Enjoy!

Using one of the coffee cups in your room, layer the yoghurt, almonds, berries and then top with a drizzle of honey to your taste. Enjoy!

You could easily swap the tuna for tinned salmon or purchase shaved chicken breast or roast beef from the deli. Almonds are also a nice addition to this salad combo.

You can swap the almonds for any other nuts and other fruits such as bananas and kiwifruit are also great. SERVES 2

SERVES 2

Other tips: ∙

Ask for the dressing, sauce or gravy on the side. That way you can control the portion added to the meal.

Always order a side of vegetables or salad. They will increase the nutrient density of any meal you order.

Choose unprocessed meats: steak instead of sausages or hamburger patties, chicken breast instead of schnitzel, grilled fish instead of battered or crumbed.

HERE ARE SOME MENU ITEMS T H AT YO U C A N H A P P I LY E AT DA I LY I F N E E D B E : Poached eggs with grainy/whole meal/ rye toast + avocado, mushrooms, tomato and spinach.

YO U W I L L N E E D

1 coffee cup

Rice paper rolls with lots of vegetable and protein fillings. Green vegetables keep your immune system functioning effectively in addition to a host of other health benefits. It’s difficult to meet your vegetable serves each day without strategically aiming to do so. Choose meals that contain a high volume (at least one cup) of cooked or salad vegetables as often as possible. One lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato on a hamburger is not quite enough!

The key components of a healthy meal are protein, fibre and vegetables. A delicious and filling lunch or light dinner that's as easy as one, two, three.

1 teaspoon

Tomato or spice-based curries (as opposed to coconut) with lots of vegetables and basmati or brown rice.

D O N ’ T F O R G E T YO U R G R E E N S

This is the perfect afternoon snack or breakfast. Rich in protein, fibre and healthy fats, you’ll feel full and satisfied for very little effort.

F R O M YO U R H O T E L R O O M

Asian-style stir-fries with large amounts of vegetables with soy or oyster-based sauces.

It’s tempting to survive only on coffee throughout the day but there comes a point where too much caffeine is hindering your performance rather than enhancing it. Swap a few of those espressos for water and make sure you grab a healthy meal instead.

The unpredictability of travel, the difficulty of maintaining a daily routine and high amounts of rich, restaurant-style food may lead to an unhappy gastrointestinal system. Adequate dietary fibre can help keep you regular, minimise bloating and also help you manage a healthy weight. Regularly choose meals that include foods such as lentils, beans, vegetables, fruit, wholegrain breads and cereals, nuts and seeds. Meat and potato chips are not going to cut it! If you regularly experience uncomfortable or embarrassing gut symptoms you may have a food intolerance which can be managed under the guidance of an accredited practicing dietitian.

Tuna and Bean Salad

1 x 220ml (smallest you can find) jar honey

Vegetable or broth-based soups with whole grain bread.

WAT C H T H E C A F F E I N E

C O N S I D E R YO U R F I B R E I N TA K E

Fruit & Nut Mix

High-fibre breakfast cereals with milk or natural yoghurt and fresh fruit.

S TAY H Y D R AT E D

Protein will help you feel fuller for longer, is important for blood sugar management, and is a vital part of healthy weight management. When you get a chance to have a main meal, ensure it contains a decent source of protein. Look for foods such as eggs, chicken, turkey, red meat, salmon, white fish, other seafood, yoghurt or cheese. Go easy on the processed meats (bacon, sausages, ham and salami) as these aren’t foods you want to be consuming daily.

H E R E A R E T W O M E A L S U S I N G I N G R E D I E N T S T H AT YO U C A N G R A B F R O M B A R T O N

Serving sizes are often too big when eating out. To reduce them share a main with a colleague or partner or order an entrée sized meal instead. Watch your drinks: juices, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, flavoured milks, iced tea, sports drinks, milky/flavoured coffees can all add up and are often big contributors to poor weight management over time. Swap them for still water, sparkling water, black or herbal tea. Seek out healthy options. One of the perks of being away from home is trying new places to dine, and Realm Precinct makes it easy to eat well. Try Maple + Clove for delicious wholefoods-based meals, or Lilotang for sashimi, sushi and meats prepared over the Robata grill.

Common health pitfalls for travellers T R AV E L L I N G C A N TA K E I T S T O L L O N E V E N T H E H E A LT H I E S T OF IND IVID UAL S. IF YOU D O IT R E G U L A R LY, I T ’ S I M P O R TA N T TO PRIORITIS E YOURS ELF AND TA K E C A R E O F Y O U R H E A LT H . HERE ARE SOME COMMON H E A LT H P I T F A L L S F O R T R AV E L L E R S A N D W H AT YO U C A N D O A B O U T I T.

L AC K O F M OV E M E N T

L AC K O F S L E E P

INCREASED RISK OF SICKNESS

Whether you travel or not, we all sit too much. And the evidence is building that this lack of activity is damaging our health. So much so, some have coined the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”.

A lack of both adequate and quality sleep has been associated with weight gain, heart disease and diabetes. In the short term, sleep deprivation will affect your concentration, decision-making ability and alertness during the day.

Whether you like it or not you’re sharing the bus, train or plane with a bunch of strangers all carrying a new set of germs. Our immune system is great at building immunity towards germs in your regular sphere of contact, but new germs can knock you off your feet. If you’re tired, rundown and not eating properly, you become even more susceptible. Here’s what you can do about it:

Travelling can make this even worse, especially when you’re on long haul flights or have large layover times in airports. Try to break up your day by getting up at least once an hour to stretch, walk, do a few squats and just move your body. Incidental activity adds up and is the best way to keep active while you’re travelling and can’t do a planned exercise session. Using a step tracker can be motivating to help you keep up your steps. You could also plan walking meetings or request a stand up desk. If you love a good workout, scout out the local gym and schedule yourself some exercise time. It can also be nice to take a walk and explore the city that you’re staying in. It’ll be great for your mind as well as your body.

Getting adequate sleep can be a challenge when you travel. With early taxis to catch, red-eye flights and long days at the office, even seasoned travellers feel taxed at the end of a busy trip.

Wash your hands regularly. Many bacteria and viruses are transmitted via unwashed hands. A small bottle of hand sanitiser is also a good idea.

Buy bottled water. This is especially important if you’re in a place where the water may not be safe to drink.

Take a probiotic. This will help boost the good bacteria in your gut, which can help keep your immune system strong.

Practice good food safety. Trying the back alley street food, with very few customers, is probably not such a good idea. Don’t eat leftover food unless it’s been stored correctly.

Here are some quick tips to help you sleep better: ∙

Stop looking at electronic devices such as your phone, tablet or laptop at least an hour before you plan to sleep.

Watch your caffeine intake. Living on coffee or Diet Coke may get you through the day but it can wreak havoc at night, making you feel more tired the next day.

Try bedtime yoga. It’s a great way to stretch out your body, reduce your stress levels and feel relaxed and ready to sleep. There are lots of free videos online to guide you.

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TRAVEL WELL, EAT WELL, FEEL WELL

Healthy Hotel Room Hacks

Staying healthy on the road is a tough gig. Especially when you’re travelling frequently or for weeks on end. Here are some tips for healthy eating when you’re away from home.

T H E K E Y C O M P O N E N T S O F A H E A LT H Y M E A L A R E P R O T E I N , F I B R E A N D V E G E TA B L E S .

Words by Kate Freeman

G RO CER AND WHIP TO G E THER IN THE COMFOR T OF YOUR HOTEL RO OM.

PAC K S N AC K S

Bircher or muesli with natural yoghurt and fresh fruits.

There’s nothing worse than a long day with little food, feeling tired and irritable and knowing you’ve still got hours before you reach your destination. Reaching for processed snacks (chips, cakes, pastries, lollies, chocolate, etc), especially if you're a frequent traveller, won’t be good for your long-term health. Keep high fibre/low sugar muesli bars, air-popped popcorn, raw nuts and seeds, wholegrain crackers and, when appropriate, fruit in your bag so you’ve always got something to eat when you need it.

Avocado on rye toast and a side of vegetables such as tomatoes and mushrooms if you can. Salads with a protein (chicken, beef or fish) and/or legumes (lentil, chick pea or bean). Sandwiches or burgers on wholegrain breads or buns with a large addition of salad and a minimally processed protein (chicken, beef or fish). Unprocessed meats cooked on the grill: steak, chicken breast, white fish, salmon and side of salad or steamed vegetables.

If you regularly get off a plane and need to bring your A-game straight away, then you need to stay hydrated. Dehydration can reduce your ability to concentrate and make decisions. As it becomes more severe, you’ll also become lethargic and prone to headaches. Choose water over soft drinks (even diet ones), cordial and juice. Black or herbal teas are also a good choice.

CHOOSE PROTEIN-RICH ME ALS

Your daily food choices are what shape your overall diet quality – the biggest predictor of both physical and mental health.

W H AT T O C H O O S E W H E N DINING OUT When breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared more by a restaurant, café or fast-food outlet than they are in your own kitchen, it’s a good time to start thinking about choosing the healthiest items on the menu. Your daily food choices are what shape your overall diet quality – the biggest predictor of both physical and mental health.

Burrito bowls (minus the wrap) with brown rice, black beans, lots of vegetables and chicken or beef. Add avocado and salsa for extra nutrition and flavour.

Smoothies or smoothie bowls with milk, yoghurt, oats, fruit and even vegetables. Make sure you ask for a full list of ingredients and don’t be afraid to customise it to your liking.

YO U W I L L N E E D

2 x 200g tub natural or Greek yoghurt

2 x 90g tins tuna in spring water

1 x 100g packet flaked or raw almonds

2 x 125g tins 4 bean mix

1 x punnet of fresh berries (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry)

1 x pre-chopped bag of salad or coleslaw mix with dressing (available at most supermarket or independent grocer chains)

F R O M YO U R H O T E L R O O M Paper bowls and disposal cutlery. Drain the tuna and 4 bean mix well in the sink. Combine the tuna, beans, a generous handful of chopped salad and a drizzle of dressing in a bowl and toss to combine. Enjoy!

Using one of the coffee cups in your room, layer the yoghurt, almonds, berries and then top with a drizzle of honey to your taste. Enjoy!

You could easily swap the tuna for tinned salmon or purchase shaved chicken breast or roast beef from the deli. Almonds are also a nice addition to this salad combo.

You can swap the almonds for any other nuts and other fruits such as bananas and kiwifruit are also great. SERVES 2

SERVES 2

Other tips: ∙

Ask for the dressing, sauce or gravy on the side. That way you can control the portion added to the meal.

Always order a side of vegetables or salad. They will increase the nutrient density of any meal you order.

Choose unprocessed meats: steak instead of sausages or hamburger patties, chicken breast instead of schnitzel, grilled fish instead of battered or crumbed.

HERE ARE SOME MENU ITEMS T H AT YO U C A N H A P P I LY E AT DA I LY I F N E E D B E : Poached eggs with grainy/whole meal/ rye toast + avocado, mushrooms, tomato and spinach.

YO U W I L L N E E D

1 coffee cup

Rice paper rolls with lots of vegetable and protein fillings. Green vegetables keep your immune system functioning effectively in addition to a host of other health benefits. It’s difficult to meet your vegetable serves each day without strategically aiming to do so. Choose meals that contain a high volume (at least one cup) of cooked or salad vegetables as often as possible. One lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato on a hamburger is not quite enough!

The key components of a healthy meal are protein, fibre and vegetables. A delicious and filling lunch or light dinner that's as easy as one, two, three.

1 teaspoon

Tomato or spice-based curries (as opposed to coconut) with lots of vegetables and basmati or brown rice.

D O N ’ T F O R G E T YO U R G R E E N S

This is the perfect afternoon snack or breakfast. Rich in protein, fibre and healthy fats, you’ll feel full and satisfied for very little effort.

F R O M YO U R H O T E L R O O M

Asian-style stir-fries with large amounts of vegetables with soy or oyster-based sauces.

It’s tempting to survive only on coffee throughout the day but there comes a point where too much caffeine is hindering your performance rather than enhancing it. Swap a few of those espressos for water and make sure you grab a healthy meal instead.

The unpredictability of travel, the difficulty of maintaining a daily routine and high amounts of rich, restaurant-style food may lead to an unhappy gastrointestinal system. Adequate dietary fibre can help keep you regular, minimise bloating and also help you manage a healthy weight. Regularly choose meals that include foods such as lentils, beans, vegetables, fruit, wholegrain breads and cereals, nuts and seeds. Meat and potato chips are not going to cut it! If you regularly experience uncomfortable or embarrassing gut symptoms you may have a food intolerance which can be managed under the guidance of an accredited practicing dietitian.

Tuna and Bean Salad

1 x 220ml (smallest you can find) jar honey

Vegetable or broth-based soups with whole grain bread.

WAT C H T H E C A F F E I N E

C O N S I D E R YO U R F I B R E I N TA K E

Fruit & Nut Mix

High-fibre breakfast cereals with milk or natural yoghurt and fresh fruit.

S TAY H Y D R AT E D

Protein will help you feel fuller for longer, is important for blood sugar management, and is a vital part of healthy weight management. When you get a chance to have a main meal, ensure it contains a decent source of protein. Look for foods such as eggs, chicken, turkey, red meat, salmon, white fish, other seafood, yoghurt or cheese. Go easy on the processed meats (bacon, sausages, ham and salami) as these aren’t foods you want to be consuming daily.

H E R E A R E T W O M E A L S U S I N G I N G R E D I E N T S T H AT YO U C A N G R A B F R O M B A R T O N

Serving sizes are often too big when eating out. To reduce them share a main with a colleague or partner or order an entrée sized meal instead. Watch your drinks: juices, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, flavoured milks, iced tea, sports drinks, milky/flavoured coffees can all add up and are often big contributors to poor weight management over time. Swap them for still water, sparkling water, black or herbal tea. Seek out healthy options. One of the perks of being away from home is trying new places to dine, and Realm Precinct makes it easy to eat well. Try Maple + Clove for delicious wholefoods-based meals, or Lilotang for sashimi, sushi and meats prepared over the Robata grill.

Common health pitfalls for travellers T R AV E L L I N G C A N TA K E I T S T O L L O N E V E N T H E H E A LT H I E S T OF IND IVID UAL S. IF YOU D O IT R E G U L A R LY, I T ’ S I M P O R TA N T TO PRIORITIS E YOURS ELF AND TA K E C A R E O F Y O U R H E A LT H . HERE ARE SOME COMMON H E A LT H P I T F A L L S F O R T R AV E L L E R S A N D W H AT YO U C A N D O A B O U T I T.

L AC K O F M OV E M E N T

L AC K O F S L E E P

INCREASED RISK OF SICKNESS

Whether you travel or not, we all sit too much. And the evidence is building that this lack of activity is damaging our health. So much so, some have coined the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”.

A lack of both adequate and quality sleep has been associated with weight gain, heart disease and diabetes. In the short term, sleep deprivation will affect your concentration, decision-making ability and alertness during the day.

Whether you like it or not you’re sharing the bus, train or plane with a bunch of strangers all carrying a new set of germs. Our immune system is great at building immunity towards germs in your regular sphere of contact, but new germs can knock you off your feet. If you’re tired, rundown and not eating properly, you become even more susceptible. Here’s what you can do about it:

Travelling can make this even worse, especially when you’re on long haul flights or have large layover times in airports. Try to break up your day by getting up at least once an hour to stretch, walk, do a few squats and just move your body. Incidental activity adds up and is the best way to keep active while you’re travelling and can’t do a planned exercise session. Using a step tracker can be motivating to help you keep up your steps. You could also plan walking meetings or request a stand up desk. If you love a good workout, scout out the local gym and schedule yourself some exercise time. It can also be nice to take a walk and explore the city that you’re staying in. It’ll be great for your mind as well as your body.

Getting adequate sleep can be a challenge when you travel. With early taxis to catch, red-eye flights and long days at the office, even seasoned travellers feel taxed at the end of a busy trip.

Wash your hands regularly. Many bacteria and viruses are transmitted via unwashed hands. A small bottle of hand sanitiser is also a good idea.

Buy bottled water. This is especially important if you’re in a place where the water may not be safe to drink.

Take a probiotic. This will help boost the good bacteria in your gut, which can help keep your immune system strong.

Practice good food safety. Trying the back alley street food, with very few customers, is probably not such a good idea. Don’t eat leftover food unless it’s been stored correctly.

Here are some quick tips to help you sleep better: ∙

Stop looking at electronic devices such as your phone, tablet or laptop at least an hour before you plan to sleep.

Watch your caffeine intake. Living on coffee or Diet Coke may get you through the day but it can wreak havoc at night, making you feel more tired the next day.

Try bedtime yoga. It’s a great way to stretch out your body, reduce your stress levels and feel relaxed and ready to sleep. There are lots of free videos online to guide you.

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SPRING/SUMMER RECIPES

MAKES ONE LARGE

OR

SIX SMALL

Leave the comfort food behind and embrace the warmer weather with these fresh and flavourful recipes from The Realm Precinct's chefs. Photography by Tess Godkin

O S TA N I

Crunchy Kale Salad T H I S S AT I S F Y I N G S A L A D PA C K S A R E A L FL AVO U R PU N C H , A N D I S A G R E AT WAY T O G E T YO U R V E G E TA B L E F I X .

INGREDIENTS 2 cups water

20 grams fried shallots 1 lime

1 cup white or mixed quinoa

BUVET TE

Salad Nicoise T H I S M O D E R N TA K E O N T H E F R E N C H C L A S S I C I S D E L I C I O U S I N I T S S I M P L I C I T Y. T H E P E R F E C T L I G H T L U N C H O R S TA R T E R F O R A N E L E G A N T D I N N E R P A R T Y.

INGREDIENTS 400 grams fresh tuna 4 Roma tomatoes cut into wedges 80 grams green beans and 80 grams butter beans 12 anchovy fillets 160 grams kipfler potatoes, washed 1 clove of garlic, peeled 2 sprigs thyme 100 grams baby cos heart lettuce 60 grams black olives Half a small bunch flat-leaf parsley 15 basil leaves (keep a few for garnishing) 4 free range eggs 2 eschallots, finely diced Sea salt flakes and white pepper 2 lemons Extra virgin olive oil

METHOD Bring water to the boil with a bit of salt. Add beans to the boiling water to cook for around four minutes, then cool under running cold water or in a bowl with some iced water. Place the kipfler potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with plenty of cold water. Place over high heat and bring to the boil adding garlic, thyme, a bit of salt and extra virgin olive to add flavour. Cook until soft in middle (usually 15-20 minutes), peel them while still warm, then cut into 10mm slices. Boil or soft boil your eggs. For the free-range boiled egg, start from cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 4 1/2 minutes for a softer yolk or 8 minutes for a harder one. Cool, peel, then cut in half or wedges just before plating. Cut tuna into steaks of 100 grams, put on a plate, add extra virgin olive oil, the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of salt. When marinated, sear the tuna on the hot grill or pan making sure to be quick, so the tuna stays red in the middle. Add salt and pepper. Let it cool down and cut into thick strips. In a bowl, put the beans, eschallots, tomatoes, potatoes, chopped flat parsley, basil and baby cos heart lettuce, then squeeze on some lemon juice before adding extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Put the tuna on a plate, garnish with the vegetables, add the pitted black olives and eggs and drizzle with a bit of extra virgin olive oil.

Sea salt flakes and white pepper

150 grams shredded red cabbage

Extra virgin olive oil

150 grams shredded carrot

FOR THE DRESSING

100 grams shredded white cabbage

300 grams raw peanuts, soaked for 2 hours

1 red onion, sliced

30 grams grated ginger

1 bunch shallots

1 red chilli

1 bunch coriander

20 grams of honey

1 bunch Thai basil (keep some for garnish)

2 tablespoon soy sauce

40 grams cashew nuts, roasted

3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

H OT E L R E A L M E V E N T S

Pavlova T H E R E ' S A R E AS O N PAV LOVA I S T H E Q U I N T ES S E N T I A L AU S T R A LI A N D ES S E R T — FE W THINGS ARE BETTER IN SUMMER THAN CRUNCHY AND GOOEY MERINGUE TOPPED

2 teaspoon light sesame oil

20 grams peanuts roasted 1 small bunch kale washed and broken into bite sized pieces

2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1 red capsicum, deseeded and cut in strips

A dash of cold water to help with mixing

1 red chilli, sliced finely

Season to taste

WITH SEASONAL FRUIT AND LASHINGS OF CREAM.

2 limes, juiced

METHOD INGREDIENTS 4 egg whites 250g caster sugar 1 tsp white wine vinegar

METHOD Rinse the quinoa and place into a pot, adding the water and a pinch of salt. Bring to boil, then place on a medium heat and cook for 15 minutes until tender. Drain the excess water and put the quinoa on a tray to cool off. For the dressing, put all the ingredients into a highspeed mixer, blend until smooth and season to taste. It needs to have some sharpness and a bit of spice. Mix all the salad ingredients into a bowl, add some lime juice and some extra virgin olive oil (but you do not want the salad to be greasy). Put the salad on a plate and add the peanut dressing on top. Garnish with some cashews, peanuts, dry shallots or onions, shallots, Thai basil, coriander and add a lime wedge on the side.

1 tsp cornflour Pinch of salt 1 vanilla bean seed pod FOR THE TOPPING Seasonal berries White peaches Mangoes Sweet plums Nectarines Lychees Cherries Passionfruit 4 tbsp icing sugar 350ml double cream

Heat oven to 150 degrees celsius. On a baking paper sheet, mark the diameter that you wish for your pavlova (either individual or large). Whisk the egg whites and salt with a blender on medium speed until they form a stiff peak. Push up the speed of the mixer, add sugar slowly and the meringue will start to look shiny. Add in the vinegar, cornflour and vanilla bean seeds and mix for a couple more minutes. Using a piping bag or spatula, spread the meringue inside the circle, with the side a little higher than the middle. The baking time will depend on the size you choose: for a large pavlova bake for 30 minutes at 150 degrees celsius and 30 minutes more at 120 degrees celsius. For a small pavlova, bake for 15 minutes at 150 degrees celsius and 15 more at 120 degrees celsius. Once the meringues have cooled, add toppings. Passionfruit is perfect to balance all the sweetness from the meringue and fruits. Enjoy with a nice Victorian prosecco!

Enjoy with a glass of sparkling rosé!

SERVES 4

SERVES 6

SERVES 6

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SPRING/SUMMER RECIPES

MAKES ONE LARGE

OR

SIX SMALL

Leave the comfort food behind and embrace the warmer weather with these fresh and flavourful recipes from The Realm Precinct's chefs. Photography by Tess Godkin

O S TA N I

Crunchy Kale Salad T H I S S AT I S F Y I N G S A L A D PA C K S A R E A L FL AVO U R PU N C H , A N D I S A G R E AT WAY T O G E T YO U R V E G E TA B L E F I X .

INGREDIENTS 2 cups water

20 grams fried shallots 1 lime

1 cup white or mixed quinoa

BUVET TE

Salad Nicoise T H I S M O D E R N TA K E O N T H E F R E N C H C L A S S I C I S D E L I C I O U S I N I T S S I M P L I C I T Y. T H E P E R F E C T L I G H T L U N C H O R S TA R T E R F O R A N E L E G A N T D I N N E R P A R T Y.

INGREDIENTS 400 grams fresh tuna 4 Roma tomatoes cut into wedges 80 grams green beans and 80 grams butter beans 12 anchovy fillets 160 grams kipfler potatoes, washed 1 clove of garlic, peeled 2 sprigs thyme 100 grams baby cos heart lettuce 60 grams black olives Half a small bunch flat-leaf parsley 15 basil leaves (keep a few for garnishing) 4 free range eggs 2 eschallots, finely diced Sea salt flakes and white pepper 2 lemons Extra virgin olive oil

METHOD Bring water to the boil with a bit of salt. Add beans to the boiling water to cook for around four minutes, then cool under running cold water or in a bowl with some iced water. Place the kipfler potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with plenty of cold water. Place over high heat and bring to the boil adding garlic, thyme, a bit of salt and extra virgin olive to add flavour. Cook until soft in middle (usually 15-20 minutes), peel them while still warm, then cut into 10mm slices. Boil or soft boil your eggs. For the free-range boiled egg, start from cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 4 1/2 minutes for a softer yolk or 8 minutes for a harder one. Cool, peel, then cut in half or wedges just before plating. Cut tuna into steaks of 100 grams, put on a plate, add extra virgin olive oil, the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of salt. When marinated, sear the tuna on the hot grill or pan making sure to be quick, so the tuna stays red in the middle. Add salt and pepper. Let it cool down and cut into thick strips. In a bowl, put the beans, eschallots, tomatoes, potatoes, chopped flat parsley, basil and baby cos heart lettuce, then squeeze on some lemon juice before adding extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Put the tuna on a plate, garnish with the vegetables, add the pitted black olives and eggs and drizzle with a bit of extra virgin olive oil.

Sea salt flakes and white pepper

150 grams shredded red cabbage

Extra virgin olive oil

150 grams shredded carrot

FOR THE DRESSING

100 grams shredded white cabbage

300 grams raw peanuts, soaked for 2 hours

1 red onion, sliced

30 grams grated ginger

1 bunch shallots

1 red chilli

1 bunch coriander

20 grams of honey

1 bunch Thai basil (keep some for garnish)

2 tablespoon soy sauce

40 grams cashew nuts, roasted

3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

H OT E L R E A L M E V E N T S

Pavlova T H E R E ' S A R E AS O N PAV LOVA I S T H E Q U I N T ES S E N T I A L AU S T R A LI A N D ES S E R T — FE W THINGS ARE BETTER IN SUMMER THAN CRUNCHY AND GOOEY MERINGUE TOPPED

2 teaspoon light sesame oil

20 grams peanuts roasted 1 small bunch kale washed and broken into bite sized pieces

2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1 red capsicum, deseeded and cut in strips

A dash of cold water to help with mixing

1 red chilli, sliced finely

Season to taste

WITH SEASONAL FRUIT AND LASHINGS OF CREAM.

2 limes, juiced

METHOD INGREDIENTS 4 egg whites 250g caster sugar 1 tsp white wine vinegar

METHOD Rinse the quinoa and place into a pot, adding the water and a pinch of salt. Bring to boil, then place on a medium heat and cook for 15 minutes until tender. Drain the excess water and put the quinoa on a tray to cool off. For the dressing, put all the ingredients into a highspeed mixer, blend until smooth and season to taste. It needs to have some sharpness and a bit of spice. Mix all the salad ingredients into a bowl, add some lime juice and some extra virgin olive oil (but you do not want the salad to be greasy). Put the salad on a plate and add the peanut dressing on top. Garnish with some cashews, peanuts, dry shallots or onions, shallots, Thai basil, coriander and add a lime wedge on the side.

1 tsp cornflour Pinch of salt 1 vanilla bean seed pod FOR THE TOPPING Seasonal berries White peaches Mangoes Sweet plums Nectarines Lychees Cherries Passionfruit 4 tbsp icing sugar 350ml double cream

Heat oven to 150 degrees celsius. On a baking paper sheet, mark the diameter that you wish for your pavlova (either individual or large). Whisk the egg whites and salt with a blender on medium speed until they form a stiff peak. Push up the speed of the mixer, add sugar slowly and the meringue will start to look shiny. Add in the vinegar, cornflour and vanilla bean seeds and mix for a couple more minutes. Using a piping bag or spatula, spread the meringue inside the circle, with the side a little higher than the middle. The baking time will depend on the size you choose: for a large pavlova bake for 30 minutes at 150 degrees celsius and 30 minutes more at 120 degrees celsius. For a small pavlova, bake for 15 minutes at 150 degrees celsius and 15 more at 120 degrees celsius. Once the meringues have cooled, add toppings. Passionfruit is perfect to balance all the sweetness from the meringue and fruits. Enjoy with a nice Victorian prosecco!

Enjoy with a glass of sparkling rosé!

SERVES 4

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ALL HAIL HALE Inhale. Work. Inhale and push harder. Exhale. Rest. Exhale and reset. The $3 million luxury health retreat is a game-changer for Canberra's wellness industry. Words by Emma Macdonald

Hale heɪl/ adjective strong and healthy. All hail Hale. It’s the name of a resort-style day spa and fitness centre that will break new ground in Canberra and potentially pitch the city as a wellness destination to the rest of the country. The latest development from the awardwinning Doma Group, Hale is taking over the 1927 heritage arches and internal ground floor halls of the Brassey Hotel. Since they acquired the Brassey mid-last year, Doma has upgraded 75 hotel rooms and phased out the restaurant, function rooms and kitchens on the hotel’s west wing to make way for the $3 million luxury heath retreat. The passion project of Doma’s managing director, Jure Domazet, Hale promises more than 1,000 square metres of fitness inspiration and pure body indulgence. Set for a soft opening in November and a full launch by February, Hale will be the ACT’s most luxurious day spa and fitness centre - offering both open membership, one-off casual classes across a range of fitness specialities and a full complement of day spa services.

And all of this will be available to guests of the Doma Hotel Group – Hotel Realm, Little National Hotel, Burbury Hotel & Apartments, and Brassey Hotel – who can access parts of the fitness centre and spa 24 hours a day.

skin specialist will also be located in the spa to provide a one-stop-shop for men and women wanting to access medical skin treatments as part of their rejuvenation.

The name Hale has may connotations. Inhale. Work. Inhale and push harder. This will be done at the gym – in either the general fitness area, free weights room, group training room, Pilates studio or yoga and spin studio. Given the Brassey was built around traditional gardens and courtyards on its nearly 9,000sqm block, there will also be an outdoor gym area, with the entire hotel and its rejuvenated landscape ringed by a track for sprinting – or for a calm, postworkout walk – whichever you prefer. Exhale. Rest. Exhale and reset. While the active side of the day spa is to your right once you enter the arched doorway to the glamorous reception, the path on the left is one of complete luxury and submission. The day spa will provide a cave-like spa pool, segregated female and male steam rooms and infrared saunas and a row of nine treatment rooms, including a large couples suite. A lounge with fireplace and views onto an internal courtyard with water feature will allow guests to relax before, during, and after treatments. A high-end

“Members and guests will use the g ym and spa as a sanctuary from their daily lives. Even if you do not feel like exercising, you will want to be there to relax and gently unwind.”

For Domazet, Hale has several missions, but they all centre on measurable physical improvement for all guests. The mark of success for the facility will be the improved health and wellbeing of its clients. Using a highly personal method that not only provides instruction, but, more importantly, education, the holistic approach will deliver strength, flexibility, core strength and aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Heart rate monitoring is a large part of the program to ensure that clients are participating at their appropriate level. “Proper exercise should not result in debilitating injury, yet many people have accepted a pattern where they ‘go hard or go home’, but do invariably end up going home injured. This can be the result of over-exertion, poor preparation, instruction or techique or not allowing proper recovery periods.” Domazet said that following extensive consideration, Hale would offer not yearlong membership, but will have fitness programs that clients can participate in. The signature program will be a 12-week fitness journey, in which people of all physical abilities will be guided and educated on all aspects of fitness, mobility, diet, and general health. The scientific approach

will be fully explained to participants, who can take that knowledge and apply it themselves.

"Even if you do not feel like exercising, you will want to be there to relax and gently unwind.”

Committing to the 12 weeks requires only 48 programmed hours with access to the gym and day spa facilities also permitted outside of these sessions. The program includes strength training, tabata/HIIT training, yoga, pilates mat classes and group cycle sessions.

The equipment and technology in the gym is supplied by Technogym and showcases all of their latest equipment including a group of Skillmills and the new Group Cycle faciilty. This is backed up with full integration to the Technogym My Wellness cloud with a customised app. Not only will it allow members to book sessions, it will also allow them to continue with any program remotely if they find that they are away at any time.

“Twelve weeks permits measurable success for participants and is a long enough period to properly change habits. The diversity in the program also exposes them to types of exercise that they may have never done before, which is exactly why they should be doing it. The small group training format is a great motivator for people to show up and do their best as well as to network or create friendships.” Each 12-week course will vary from the previous one to allow seamless transitions for those who want to remain hale and hearty for 12 months of the year. It is expected that some people will do the program once a year and then return to other gyms or other forms of exercise. But there will be also be many who do the various programs year round. The gym and spa have been designed to be beautiful spaces set amongst beautiful gardens. “Members and guests will use the gym and spa as a sanctuary from their daily lives.

Hotel guests will be gently supported into exploring a fitter stay, potentially encouraging them into regular exercise or joining the regular programs. A popular running group already sets out from Hotel Realm twice weekly. The programs will be kept as Parliamentfriendly as possible. Meanwhile, Domazet suggests that Hale may well become a healthier version of the business lunch – an enjoyable and effective way to network. And for those who enjoy their foray into Hale and want to continue feeling good, all of the Realm Precinct restaurants – Buvette, Chairman and Yip, Lilotang, Ostani and Maple and Clove – will carry an H symbol next to dishes approved by Hale nutrition experts.

In another departure from traditional gym models, Hale will use a roster of established specialist and personal trainers to take their classes, rather than full-time training staff. The trainers are specialists in each of their disciplines, be it strength training, conditioning, pilates or yoga. Domazet is confident the fitness offerings will encourage new generations of clientele – tapping into a market of discerning mature and business-oriented locals and visitors for whom the traditional gym scene holds little appeal. This clientele will value the small groups, individual attention and progress tracking of their training and wellness. It will also allow patrons of other gyms to change up their training regime and achieve better outcomes when they return to their usual gyms. Similarly, Domazet believes the spa will attract a huge following of Canberrans who have reserved their time for indulgence for overseas or interstate trips. “Everyone loves the idea of whiling away a day at a luxury spa, but we don’t really do that in Canberra. I think this is going to change with Hale as we are providing international standard facilities in a building and a landscape setting that encourages total relaxation.” It also allows the Doma hotel group to capitalise on the concept of a Canberra break as a chance for day spa indulgence. “We are planning a range of packages

across our hotels, depending on how much you want to spend, to encourage the weekend getaway. You will be abe to choose from a range of treatments, programs, restaurants and accommodation styles to suit any budget or length of stay.” “We have identified this as a definite gap in the market and we are pitching Hale not just to the national market, but also the local market. There is no longer a need to travel great distances to experience a luxury health retreat.” “I think with things such as the blockbuster gallery exhibits and events such as Floriade, there is an opportunity to pitch Canberra as more than just great events and great food. What about an immersive experience in a luxury health retreat?” With every design effort pitching Hale as a five-star Scandi-styled resort, it is sure to attract interest from interstate visitors. Canberrans, meanwhile, will likely relish a chance to while away a weekend in Barton and enjoy a space that, from the outside, is so distinctly and historically Canberran, but from the inside is hard to place as the national capital. “It is going to feel international. It will feel like you are somewhere special. It may be hard to recognise that you are actually in Canberra once you walk through the doors.” All Hale to that.

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ALL HAIL HALE Inhale. Work. Inhale and push harder. Exhale. Rest. Exhale and reset. The $3 million luxury health retreat is a game-changer for Canberra's wellness industry. Words by Emma Macdonald

Hale heɪl/ adjective strong and healthy. All hail Hale. It’s the name of a resort-style day spa and fitness centre that will break new ground in Canberra and potentially pitch the city as a wellness destination to the rest of the country. The latest development from the awardwinning Doma Group, Hale is taking over the 1927 heritage arches and internal ground floor halls of the Brassey Hotel. Since they acquired the Brassey mid-last year, Doma has upgraded 75 hotel rooms and phased out the restaurant, function rooms and kitchens on the hotel’s west wing to make way for the $3 million luxury heath retreat. The passion project of Doma’s managing director, Jure Domazet, Hale promises more than 1,000 square metres of fitness inspiration and pure body indulgence. Set for a soft opening in November and a full launch by February, Hale will be the ACT’s most luxurious day spa and fitness centre - offering both open membership, one-off casual classes across a range of fitness specialities and a full complement of day spa services.

And all of this will be available to guests of the Doma Hotel Group – Hotel Realm, Little National Hotel, Burbury Hotel & Apartments, and Brassey Hotel – who can access parts of the fitness centre and spa 24 hours a day.

skin specialist will also be located in the spa to provide a one-stop-shop for men and women wanting to access medical skin treatments as part of their rejuvenation.

The name Hale has may connotations. Inhale. Work. Inhale and push harder. This will be done at the gym – in either the general fitness area, free weights room, group training room, Pilates studio or yoga and spin studio. Given the Brassey was built around traditional gardens and courtyards on its nearly 9,000sqm block, there will also be an outdoor gym area, with the entire hotel and its rejuvenated landscape ringed by a track for sprinting – or for a calm, postworkout walk – whichever you prefer. Exhale. Rest. Exhale and reset. While the active side of the day spa is to your right once you enter the arched doorway to the glamorous reception, the path on the left is one of complete luxury and submission. The day spa will provide a cave-like spa pool, segregated female and male steam rooms and infrared saunas and a row of nine treatment rooms, including a large couples suite. A lounge with fireplace and views onto an internal courtyard with water feature will allow guests to relax before, during, and after treatments. A high-end

“Members and guests will use the g ym and spa as a sanctuary from their daily lives. Even if you do not feel like exercising, you will want to be there to relax and gently unwind.”

For Domazet, Hale has several missions, but they all centre on measurable physical improvement for all guests. The mark of success for the facility will be the improved health and wellbeing of its clients. Using a highly personal method that not only provides instruction, but, more importantly, education, the holistic approach will deliver strength, flexibility, core strength and aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Heart rate monitoring is a large part of the program to ensure that clients are participating at their appropriate level. “Proper exercise should not result in debilitating injury, yet many people have accepted a pattern where they ‘go hard or go home’, but do invariably end up going home injured. This can be the result of over-exertion, poor preparation, instruction or techique or not allowing proper recovery periods.” Domazet said that following extensive consideration, Hale would offer not yearlong membership, but will have fitness programs that clients can participate in. The signature program will be a 12-week fitness journey, in which people of all physical abilities will be guided and educated on all aspects of fitness, mobility, diet, and general health. The scientific approach

will be fully explained to participants, who can take that knowledge and apply it themselves.

"Even if you do not feel like exercising, you will want to be there to relax and gently unwind.”

Committing to the 12 weeks requires only 48 programmed hours with access to the gym and day spa facilities also permitted outside of these sessions. The program includes strength training, tabata/HIIT training, yoga, pilates mat classes and group cycle sessions.

The equipment and technology in the gym is supplied by Technogym and showcases all of their latest equipment including a group of Skillmills and the new Group Cycle faciilty. This is backed up with full integration to the Technogym My Wellness cloud with a customised app. Not only will it allow members to book sessions, it will also allow them to continue with any program remotely if they find that they are away at any time.

“Twelve weeks permits measurable success for participants and is a long enough period to properly change habits. The diversity in the program also exposes them to types of exercise that they may have never done before, which is exactly why they should be doing it. The small group training format is a great motivator for people to show up and do their best as well as to network or create friendships.” Each 12-week course will vary from the previous one to allow seamless transitions for those who want to remain hale and hearty for 12 months of the year. It is expected that some people will do the program once a year and then return to other gyms or other forms of exercise. But there will be also be many who do the various programs year round. The gym and spa have been designed to be beautiful spaces set amongst beautiful gardens. “Members and guests will use the gym and spa as a sanctuary from their daily lives.

Hotel guests will be gently supported into exploring a fitter stay, potentially encouraging them into regular exercise or joining the regular programs. A popular running group already sets out from Hotel Realm twice weekly. The programs will be kept as Parliamentfriendly as possible. Meanwhile, Domazet suggests that Hale may well become a healthier version of the business lunch – an enjoyable and effective way to network. And for those who enjoy their foray into Hale and want to continue feeling good, all of the Realm Precinct restaurants – Buvette, Chairman and Yip, Lilotang, Ostani and Maple and Clove – will carry an H symbol next to dishes approved by Hale nutrition experts.

In another departure from traditional gym models, Hale will use a roster of established specialist and personal trainers to take their classes, rather than full-time training staff. The trainers are specialists in each of their disciplines, be it strength training, conditioning, pilates or yoga. Domazet is confident the fitness offerings will encourage new generations of clientele – tapping into a market of discerning mature and business-oriented locals and visitors for whom the traditional gym scene holds little appeal. This clientele will value the small groups, individual attention and progress tracking of their training and wellness. It will also allow patrons of other gyms to change up their training regime and achieve better outcomes when they return to their usual gyms. Similarly, Domazet believes the spa will attract a huge following of Canberrans who have reserved their time for indulgence for overseas or interstate trips. “Everyone loves the idea of whiling away a day at a luxury spa, but we don’t really do that in Canberra. I think this is going to change with Hale as we are providing international standard facilities in a building and a landscape setting that encourages total relaxation.” It also allows the Doma hotel group to capitalise on the concept of a Canberra break as a chance for day spa indulgence. “We are planning a range of packages

across our hotels, depending on how much you want to spend, to encourage the weekend getaway. You will be abe to choose from a range of treatments, programs, restaurants and accommodation styles to suit any budget or length of stay.” “We have identified this as a definite gap in the market and we are pitching Hale not just to the national market, but also the local market. There is no longer a need to travel great distances to experience a luxury health retreat.” “I think with things such as the blockbuster gallery exhibits and events such as Floriade, there is an opportunity to pitch Canberra as more than just great events and great food. What about an immersive experience in a luxury health retreat?” With every design effort pitching Hale as a five-star Scandi-styled resort, it is sure to attract interest from interstate visitors. Canberrans, meanwhile, will likely relish a chance to while away a weekend in Barton and enjoy a space that, from the outside, is so distinctly and historically Canberran, but from the inside is hard to place as the national capital. “It is going to feel international. It will feel like you are somewhere special. It may be hard to recognise that you are actually in Canberra once you walk through the doors.” All Hale to that.

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One of the biggest trends in the fashion world today is the rise of “athleisure” – athletic apparel that people can wear in non-athletic settings. Think yoga pants, with an oversized tee teamed with a leather jacket and your sneakers to go shopping or have coffee with friends ("isn't that activewear?", I hear you say). This is where then lines get a little blurred. “Activewear” is essentially your exercise gear in an athletic environment. So to use the previous example, you could have been to the gym in your activewear, finished your workout and then put a leather jacket on and a pair of sunnies to go about the rest of the day in your “athleisure” attire.

M E E T C A R A H O, O U R FA S H I O N S T Y L I S T B R I N G I N G YO U T H I S S E A S O N ’ S LO O K S . Born into Australian fashion royalty, Cara cut her teeth working in fashion business management for eight years, before establishing her niche styling Australia’s celebrities for red carpet events and television. With a strong portfolio of clients from TV, fashion and the corporate worlds in both Sydney and Canberra, Cara is passionate about helping people establish their signature look, whilst paying homage to trends.

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Five golden rules for working your activewear into your daily routine

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1. KEEP UP WITH SEASONAL TRENDS. Until about a year ago, fitness did not have trends. It used to be all black; now it’s seasonal. Never before have we seen nudes, metallics and whites have such a strong presence in activewear. Today's athleisure wear is reflecting the trends we're seeing on the mainstream catwalk.

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“I am a huge advocate of soft relaxed tailoring, knitwear and tonal palettes, that allow you to mix and match to create a myriad of outfits for work, weekend and going out,” she says of her personal style philosophy. “In other words, wear your clothes; don’t let them wear you.” 9

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First and foremost, athleisure wear needs to be made from fabric that's not see-through when you bend forward. Workout apparel should be made from performance fabric which is quick-drying, odour-resistant and moisture-wicking.

PERSONAL ST YLING SERVICE Cara offers personal fashion styling and image consultancy services for both men and women, accommodating budget and lifestyle requirements.

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3 . AC C E S S O R I S E A P P R O P R I AT E LY.

To make your appointment or to find out more, please, call Cara on 0421 489 688.

It only takes one piece to take your athleisure look from gym to street. A pair of mirrored sunglasses, a structured leather jacket, a shirt tied around the waist . . . the key is that the piece has a sleek, sporty feel itself. Don’t add a vintage fringed jacket to your Lululemon Wunder Unders or cat-eye sunnies to your zip-up Nike jacket.

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1 Country Road | metallic cap | countryroad.com.au $49.95. 2 Mio Skincare|Clean Slate Workout Swipe - Set of 25 | net-aporter.com $39. 3 Stella McCartney | Metallic Gold Run Jacket | stellamccartney.com $220. 4 Bodyism Yoga mat | net-a-porter. com $130. 5 No Ka'Oi Ola | color-block stretch-jersey sports bra. netaporter.com $100. 6 Drop Bottle | Rose Gold 500ML | dropbottle. co. 7 Athletic Propulsion Labs | Techloom Phantom mesh sneakers | net-a-porter.com $220. 8 Frends | Layla leather and rose gold-tone headphones | net-a-porter.com $200. 9 Viktoria & Woods |canyon open back crew long sleeve tee | viktoriaandwoods.com.au $149. 10 Varley | bicknell white marble compression tight | varley.com $139. 11 Koral X Transience Backpack | koral.com $ 260.00. 12 Varley | Women’s white and metallic tank tee | varley.com $85.

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The athleisure trend pushes many boundaries, but be mindful of the occasion. If your work is creative-based then usually dress standards are more liberal; however, the corporate arena hasn’t quite seen the merits of the trend inside the workplace. Finally, tapered sweat pants are okay to wear with heels or boots to a smart casual venue with friends or your significant other but — until further notice — never wear athleisure to a wedding or any other formal occasion.

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OPPOSITE PAGE 1 The Upside | Hooded cotton-piqué performance sweatshirt | theupsidesport.com $180 2 TDE | Black Structured Backpack | thedailyedited.com $309.95 3 Rag & Bone | Bomber Jacket | Matchesfashion.com $700 3 James Perse | The Daily ribbed stretchcotton tank | net-a-porter.com $65 4 James Perse | The Daily ribbed stretch-cotton tank | net-a-porter.com $65 5 Chantecaille | Brilliant Gloss - Charm | net-a-porter.com $42 6 Fendi | Funky Angle sunglasses matchesfashion.com $420 7 Athletic Propulsion Labs | Lusso Black/Silver/Iron | athleticpropulsionlabs.com $460 8 Fendi | Funky Angle sunglasses | matchesfashion.com $420 9 Sacai | Track pants | net-a-porter.com $650 10 Country Road | Tie wrap top | countryroad.com.au $59.95 11 Chantecaille | Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 | meccacosmetica.com.au $89 12 Edward Bess | Magic Powder | net-a-porter.com $83.

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In all its flexibility, the athleisure trend still poses many questions – namely, is this acceptable? If in doubt stick to a tonal or monochromatic look of black, greys and whites. Another tip is to layer, layer, layer – this adds dimension and swag to your outfit. 8

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16–17 Activewear

16–17 Athleisure

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1

2

What is the difference between activewear and athleisure?

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One of the biggest trends in the fashion world today is the rise of “athleisure” – athletic apparel that people can wear in non-athletic settings. Think yoga pants, with an oversized tee teamed with a leather jacket and your sneakers to go shopping or have coffee with friends ("isn't that activewear?", I hear you say). This is where then lines get a little blurred. “Activewear” is essentially your exercise gear in an athletic environment. So to use the previous example, you could have been to the gym in your activewear, finished your workout and then put a leather jacket on and a pair of sunnies to go about the rest of the day in your “athleisure” attire.

M E E T C A R A H O, O U R FA S H I O N S T Y L I S T B R I N G I N G YO U T H I S S E A S O N ’ S LO O K S . Born into Australian fashion royalty, Cara cut her teeth working in fashion business management for eight years, before establishing her niche styling Australia’s celebrities for red carpet events and television. With a strong portfolio of clients from TV, fashion and the corporate worlds in both Sydney and Canberra, Cara is passionate about helping people establish their signature look, whilst paying homage to trends.

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2 11

Five golden rules for working your activewear into your daily routine

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1. KEEP UP WITH SEASONAL TRENDS. Until about a year ago, fitness did not have trends. It used to be all black; now it’s seasonal. Never before have we seen nudes, metallics and whites have such a strong presence in activewear. Today's athleisure wear is reflecting the trends we're seeing on the mainstream catwalk.

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“I am a huge advocate of soft relaxed tailoring, knitwear and tonal palettes, that allow you to mix and match to create a myriad of outfits for work, weekend and going out,” she says of her personal style philosophy. “In other words, wear your clothes; don’t let them wear you.” 9

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2 . I N V E S T I N P I E C E S T H AT M I X F U N C T I O N A N D FA S H I O N .

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First and foremost, athleisure wear needs to be made from fabric that's not see-through when you bend forward. Workout apparel should be made from performance fabric which is quick-drying, odour-resistant and moisture-wicking.

PERSONAL ST YLING SERVICE Cara offers personal fashion styling and image consultancy services for both men and women, accommodating budget and lifestyle requirements.

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3 . AC C E S S O R I S E A P P R O P R I AT E LY.

To make your appointment or to find out more, please, call Cara on 0421 489 688.

It only takes one piece to take your athleisure look from gym to street. A pair of mirrored sunglasses, a structured leather jacket, a shirt tied around the waist . . . the key is that the piece has a sleek, sporty feel itself. Don’t add a vintage fringed jacket to your Lululemon Wunder Unders or cat-eye sunnies to your zip-up Nike jacket.

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1 Country Road | metallic cap | countryroad.com.au $49.95. 2 Mio Skincare|Clean Slate Workout Swipe - Set of 25 | net-aporter.com $39. 3 Stella McCartney | Metallic Gold Run Jacket | stellamccartney.com $220. 4 Bodyism Yoga mat | net-a-porter. com $130. 5 No Ka'Oi Ola | color-block stretch-jersey sports bra. netaporter.com $100. 6 Drop Bottle | Rose Gold 500ML | dropbottle. co. 7 Athletic Propulsion Labs | Techloom Phantom mesh sneakers | net-a-porter.com $220. 8 Frends | Layla leather and rose gold-tone headphones | net-a-porter.com $200. 9 Viktoria & Woods |canyon open back crew long sleeve tee | viktoriaandwoods.com.au $149. 10 Varley | bicknell white marble compression tight | varley.com $139. 11 Koral X Transience Backpack | koral.com $ 260.00. 12 Varley | Women’s white and metallic tank tee | varley.com $85.

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4. DRESS FOR THE OCCASION.

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The athleisure trend pushes many boundaries, but be mindful of the occasion. If your work is creative-based then usually dress standards are more liberal; however, the corporate arena hasn’t quite seen the merits of the trend inside the workplace. Finally, tapered sweat pants are okay to wear with heels or boots to a smart casual venue with friends or your significant other but — until further notice — never wear athleisure to a wedding or any other formal occasion.

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OPPOSITE PAGE 1 The Upside | Hooded cotton-piqué performance sweatshirt | theupsidesport.com $180 2 TDE | Black Structured Backpack | thedailyedited.com $309.95 3 Rag & Bone | Bomber Jacket | Matchesfashion.com $700 3 James Perse | The Daily ribbed stretchcotton tank | net-a-porter.com $65 4 James Perse | The Daily ribbed stretch-cotton tank | net-a-porter.com $65 5 Chantecaille | Brilliant Gloss - Charm | net-a-porter.com $42 6 Fendi | Funky Angle sunglasses matchesfashion.com $420 7 Athletic Propulsion Labs | Lusso Black/Silver/Iron | athleticpropulsionlabs.com $460 8 Fendi | Funky Angle sunglasses | matchesfashion.com $420 9 Sacai | Track pants | net-a-porter.com $650 10 Country Road | Tie wrap top | countryroad.com.au $59.95 11 Chantecaille | Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 | meccacosmetica.com.au $89 12 Edward Bess | Magic Powder | net-a-porter.com $83.

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In all its flexibility, the athleisure trend still poses many questions – namely, is this acceptable? If in doubt stick to a tonal or monochromatic look of black, greys and whites. Another tip is to layer, layer, layer – this adds dimension and swag to your outfit. 8

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2 Nike | Legend 2.0 sleeveless tee | nike.com.au $35 3 Y-3 | Sleeveless Hoodie | $645 Grey cotton sleeveless hoodie perfect for going to and from training. Also, carries over to achieve an athleisure style for an off-duty look. 4 Nike | F.C. "NO REFS" | nike.com $50

Everything you need to know about the athleisure trend and how to get it right.

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5 2.2L Water bottle | asn.com.au $15

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6 Nike Pro | Cool Men's Compression Training Shorts nike.com.au $40

Men’s activewear is becoming more fitted with compression performance enhancement technology. For the moment, colour palettes are more reserved, unlike that of the women's activewear. Graphites, black, navy, and white are the main hues for clothing while the creative colour elements are saved for men’s footwear.

7 Tactix Bravo Garmin | Training GPS Watch garmin.com $785 Does everything except exercise for you. 8 Nike | HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes nike.com POA

1 . S W E AT S H I R T S

These self-lacing shoes are set to be a sell-out. Due for release Nov 28. 9 Nike | Elite Lightweight No-Show Tab Running Socks nike.com | $130 10 Nike | Flex short | nike.com.au $60

Far removed from the heavy jersey and towelling versions worn by your average Joe, we’re talking sweatshirts that are primarily made for athletes. They use lightweight fabric, mesh panels and breathable, everyday-wearable garment technologies. These are the same technologies that help world-class athletes shave milliseconds off their PB, help joggers regulate their body temperature and, perhaps, help you stay cool on a walk to work.

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11 DSPTCH | Gym/Work Bag Black | dsptch.com $250 For the working professionals that are accustomed to weaving workouts into their busy schedules, the Gym/ Work Bag is the perfect companion for those looking to consolidate their daily carry. Along with the laptop and tablet compartments, the bag also features a ventilated shoe compartment, a coated mesh pocket and a hidden security pocket on the floor of the bag.

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2 . TA I LO R E D J O G G E R S These tend to come in two iterations: the everyday tapered jogger and the 'I'm ready to run a marathon' slimline jogger. The difference might not seem obvious, but it’s all in the material.

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12 Under Armour | Flux Gloves | underarmour.com.au $40 13 Nike | sweat pants | nike.com.au $130

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14 Under Armour | Charged Compression Short Sleeve Shirt | underarmour.com.au $120 It’s the original strategic compression suit built to help athletes recover after a workout or game. It’s proven to deliver 50% less muscle soreness and fatigue and 50% faster muscle repair.

While you don’t have to go the whole nine yards for what are essentially running tights, you’re gonna have to go snug. Joggers should always be dressed up, not down: try teaming a pair with a longline button-down shirt and loopback cotton sweatshirt or something similarly formal up top, not a football jersey – this ain’t PE, fellas.

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3. RUNNING TRAINERS

1 Hugo Boss $100 | hugoboss.com The mottled design gives this BOSS baseball cap its cool style. Characteristic elements, such as the rounded peak and the reinforced front, define its sporty look.

Forget the fluoro-detailed monstrosities, brands have cottoned on to the fact that not only do people want a trainer they can run in, they also want to be able to wear it everyday too.

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2 Country Road | SLUB OXFORD SHIRT countryroad.com.au $99.95

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Again, Adidas and Nike have the game in lockdown, combining their decades of success in producing fit-for-purpose athleticwear with up-to-the-minute aesthetics. The brands’ trainers offer supreme comfort and performance, yet are cool enough to wear with a pair of slim, dark wool trousers.

3 John Elliott | Mercer Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt mrporter.com $149 This tee is cut with a slightly longer length, making it the ideal layering piece. Woven from pure cotton-jersey the washed-green hue furthers the relaxed aesthetic.

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4 Theory | Morris Melange Loopback shorts mrporter.com $189

4 . T R AC K & B O M B E R J AC K E T S Perfect for layering and athletic usage, turns out that track jackets are both extremely cool and really useful wardrobe items – who knew? Coming in more cuts, styles and colours than you’ll know what to do with, your choices run the gamut from technical apparel fit for trekking a mountain in, to featherweight options typically reserved for warm-ups and light training.

5 FAHERTY | Reversible Mélange Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt | matchesfashion.com $145 It is fully reversible - green one side and grey on the other - and finished with a logo label at the hem. Team this adaptable piece with cuffed chinos or denim.

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6 Athletic Propulsion Labs | Lusso white athleticpropulsionlabs.com $450

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The luxurious upper sits atop a performance proven Propelium midsole for hours of comfort, suitable for the street and the gym. The most luxurious leathers, the worlds best craftsmen, the exquisite style and performance. The Lusso is truly where fashion and athletics intersect.

5. HOODIES That extra hood on your jacket can be vital for avoiding elemental intrusion (rain can really put you off your stride) and for making you feel like a boxer-in-training, but it’s also a great way to structure your layering, with a thin tech-material hoody nicely dovetailing with a hoodless jacket worn over the top.

7 BURBERRY | London Canvas Backpack burberry.com.au $699.00 8 Triggerpoint | Grid STK handheld foam roller | $45 Designed to help loosen muscles before and after workouts. Easy to hold in your hands, the 'Grid STK' foam roller is designed for use while sitting or standing up.

FINAL WORD

9 Country Road | TAPERED SWEAT PANT countryroad.com.au $79.95 10 Folk | Panelled Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt mrporter.com $155

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11 Cutler & Gross | 00702 Aviator sunglasses matchesfashio.com $600 12 Loro Piana | Storm System® Softshell Jacket mrporter.com $2,089

With more and more of us being guilted into the gym, it makes sound economic sense that we’d start introducing more workout garb into our everyday attire. Luckily – when styled correctly – it also looks sharp.

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2 Nike | Legend 2.0 sleeveless tee | nike.com.au $35 3 Y-3 | Sleeveless Hoodie | $645 Grey cotton sleeveless hoodie perfect for going to and from training. Also, carries over to achieve an athleisure style for an off-duty look. 4 Nike | F.C. "NO REFS" | nike.com $50

Everything you need to know about the athleisure trend and how to get it right.

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5 2.2L Water bottle | asn.com.au $15

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6 Nike Pro | Cool Men's Compression Training Shorts nike.com.au $40

Men’s activewear is becoming more fitted with compression performance enhancement technology. For the moment, colour palettes are more reserved, unlike that of the women's activewear. Graphites, black, navy, and white are the main hues for clothing while the creative colour elements are saved for men’s footwear.

7 Tactix Bravo Garmin | Training GPS Watch garmin.com $785 Does everything except exercise for you. 8 Nike | HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes nike.com POA

1 . S W E AT S H I R T S

These self-lacing shoes are set to be a sell-out. Due for release Nov 28. 9 Nike | Elite Lightweight No-Show Tab Running Socks nike.com | $130 10 Nike | Flex short | nike.com.au $60

Far removed from the heavy jersey and towelling versions worn by your average Joe, we’re talking sweatshirts that are primarily made for athletes. They use lightweight fabric, mesh panels and breathable, everyday-wearable garment technologies. These are the same technologies that help world-class athletes shave milliseconds off their PB, help joggers regulate their body temperature and, perhaps, help you stay cool on a walk to work.

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11 DSPTCH | Gym/Work Bag Black | dsptch.com $250 For the working professionals that are accustomed to weaving workouts into their busy schedules, the Gym/ Work Bag is the perfect companion for those looking to consolidate their daily carry. Along with the laptop and tablet compartments, the bag also features a ventilated shoe compartment, a coated mesh pocket and a hidden security pocket on the floor of the bag.

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2 . TA I LO R E D J O G G E R S These tend to come in two iterations: the everyday tapered jogger and the 'I'm ready to run a marathon' slimline jogger. The difference might not seem obvious, but it’s all in the material.

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12 Under Armour | Flux Gloves | underarmour.com.au $40 13 Nike | sweat pants | nike.com.au $130

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14 Under Armour | Charged Compression Short Sleeve Shirt | underarmour.com.au $120 It’s the original strategic compression suit built to help athletes recover after a workout or game. It’s proven to deliver 50% less muscle soreness and fatigue and 50% faster muscle repair.

While you don’t have to go the whole nine yards for what are essentially running tights, you’re gonna have to go snug. Joggers should always be dressed up, not down: try teaming a pair with a longline button-down shirt and loopback cotton sweatshirt or something similarly formal up top, not a football jersey – this ain’t PE, fellas.

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3. RUNNING TRAINERS

1 Hugo Boss $100 | hugoboss.com The mottled design gives this BOSS baseball cap its cool style. Characteristic elements, such as the rounded peak and the reinforced front, define its sporty look.

Forget the fluoro-detailed monstrosities, brands have cottoned on to the fact that not only do people want a trainer they can run in, they also want to be able to wear it everyday too.

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2 Country Road | SLUB OXFORD SHIRT countryroad.com.au $99.95

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Again, Adidas and Nike have the game in lockdown, combining their decades of success in producing fit-for-purpose athleticwear with up-to-the-minute aesthetics. The brands’ trainers offer supreme comfort and performance, yet are cool enough to wear with a pair of slim, dark wool trousers.

3 John Elliott | Mercer Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt mrporter.com $149 This tee is cut with a slightly longer length, making it the ideal layering piece. Woven from pure cotton-jersey the washed-green hue furthers the relaxed aesthetic.

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4 Theory | Morris Melange Loopback shorts mrporter.com $189

4 . T R AC K & B O M B E R J AC K E T S Perfect for layering and athletic usage, turns out that track jackets are both extremely cool and really useful wardrobe items – who knew? Coming in more cuts, styles and colours than you’ll know what to do with, your choices run the gamut from technical apparel fit for trekking a mountain in, to featherweight options typically reserved for warm-ups and light training.

5 FAHERTY | Reversible Mélange Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt | matchesfashion.com $145 It is fully reversible - green one side and grey on the other - and finished with a logo label at the hem. Team this adaptable piece with cuffed chinos or denim.

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6 Athletic Propulsion Labs | Lusso white athleticpropulsionlabs.com $450

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The luxurious upper sits atop a performance proven Propelium midsole for hours of comfort, suitable for the street and the gym. The most luxurious leathers, the worlds best craftsmen, the exquisite style and performance. The Lusso is truly where fashion and athletics intersect.

5. HOODIES That extra hood on your jacket can be vital for avoiding elemental intrusion (rain can really put you off your stride) and for making you feel like a boxer-in-training, but it’s also a great way to structure your layering, with a thin tech-material hoody nicely dovetailing with a hoodless jacket worn over the top.

7 BURBERRY | London Canvas Backpack burberry.com.au $699.00 8 Triggerpoint | Grid STK handheld foam roller | $45 Designed to help loosen muscles before and after workouts. Easy to hold in your hands, the 'Grid STK' foam roller is designed for use while sitting or standing up.

FINAL WORD

9 Country Road | TAPERED SWEAT PANT countryroad.com.au $79.95 10 Folk | Panelled Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt mrporter.com $155

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11 Cutler & Gross | 00702 Aviator sunglasses matchesfashio.com $600 12 Loro Piana | Storm System® Softshell Jacket mrporter.com $2,089

With more and more of us being guilted into the gym, it makes sound economic sense that we’d start introducing more workout garb into our everyday attire. Luckily – when styled correctly – it also looks sharp.

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OUR MUST-DO EXPERIENCES FOR SS16/17 Canberra comes alive in spring and summer, shrugging off its winter coat and buzzing with renewed energy.

Meet two of the women behind Send Hope Not Flowers, a Canberra charity that is helping save the lives of mothers around the world.

Words by Amanda Whitley

With Emma Macdonald and Tara Taubenschlag Photography by Martin Ollman

EMMA I met Tara five years ago. She rang out of the blue and organised coffee in Parliament House where I was working as a newspaper journalist. She had heard that I was helping to set up a maternal health charity called Send Hope Not Flowers. We were ready to launch. But frankly, we had absolutely no idea of how to do it. A mutual friend mentioned us to Tara and all of a sudden there she was, sitting in front of me offering to organise our launch, and help us in any way she could. For free. Being the skeptical journalist I am, I asked her what was in it for her. She explained that she had always quarantined a part of her time from running her corporate advisory business to do pro bono work for charities. She had experienced a difficult birth herself and the idea of helping a charity that supported women to give birth safely in countries such as PNG and Indonesia just spoke to her. Every two minutes a woman dies from complications in childbirth, with 98 per cent of deaths occurring in the developing world. Meanwhile, Tara’s enormous smile, infectious energy and organisational prowess hooked us in. I remember Professor Steve Robson, who came up with the idea behind Send Hope, looking at me after the meeting and saying “is she too good to be true?” It was a day that changed the future of our charity, and of my life. Tara ensured our launch at the National Press Club back in 2011 was a spectacular success, and within a few weeks Steve and our other board director Alex Fahey realised we could not do without her. I rang to ask her onto our board. We both cried a little.

The most beautiful part of all of this has been the growth of our friendship. We came together over the charity, but Tara is now my dearest friend. I could not live without her. We share a passion to help more women survive childbirth but we also are two mums, working in high-pressure jobs in Canberra while raising our young families. I strongly suspect that Tara doesn’t sleep at all. She works incredibly hard at her own company, and then gets home to roll up her sleeves and tuck into Send Hope work. I am always a little in awe of her work ethic and her ambition. The four of us want to want to make Send Hope a global maternal health charity. I have complete and utter faith that with Tara pushing us forward we will get there.

TA R A I was sitting in Aussies café in Parliament House when I saw a six-foot-tall blonde glamazon walking towards me. I was more than a little intimidated by Emma’s reputation as a fierce press gallery journalist. But from the moment she starting speaking, her warmth and kindness immediately put me at ease. I was overwhelmed by Emma and Professor Steve Robson’s passion to help mums survive childbirth in developing countries and knew I had to make time in my overscheduled life to help them. I had no idea back then how much a 30-minute conversation would affect me. It was a meeting that changed my life and changed the path that I wanted to take. It wasn’t just Send Hope that changed me… it was Emma. She is so passionate about making a difference through her words and through her actions. So am I. And we are now a pretty formidable team! Over Mother’s Day we had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to

Papua New Guinea (PNG). It was a seminal moment for our charity – we were awarded an $80,000 Direct Aid Program grant by the Australian Government for our targeted interventions to save mothers from dying in childbirth. We travelled to the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby for a gifting ceremony and were joined by some of the midwives that we support. We then spent a few days with mothers giving birth at the Port Moresby General Hospital - an experience I will never forget. It was hard to be away from my own daughters during this time but I also see how the work we are doing is helping more children to grow up with their mums. So we have to keep going and growing. My next challenge is to run the New York Marathon in support of our partner organisation Every Mother Counts – the largest maternal health not-for-profit in the world – started by Christy Turlington. And in a beautiful turn of events, Emma's work at HerCanberra has moved her next door to me at the Realm. Now I can’t imagine my life without her.

W H AT I S S E N D H O P E N O T F LO W E R S ? Did you know that every two minutes a mother loses her life to complications from childbirth? Send Hope is a Canberra-based charity which funds safe birth programs across the developing world – operating across PNG, Indonesia, The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and, recently, Africa.

M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N C A N B E F O U N D AT T H E S H N F W E B S I T E : sendhope.org

HOW DOES IT WORK? When someone gives birth in Australia, instead of sending flowers to hospital to celebrate the birth, friends and family can make a donation online at sendhope.org. The new mother gets a card with a personal message telling her that money has gone towards helping another mother give birth safely. Send Hope also offers cards to celebrate Mother’s Day, birthdays, and Christmas as well as sympathy, thank you and get well cards.

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The Popular Pet Show will express the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways. Comprising exuberant recent Australian paintings, many on a large scale, this exhibition will include portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done and Kristin Headlam.

COMMONWEALTH PARK

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Canberra International Film Festival is a celebration of international cinema and screen arts with a decidedly Canberran touch. This year marks the 20th year anniversary of the festival. The 2016 program will be packed with a score of acclaimed international films, special events and workshops. The festival also supports regional film making by screening a selection of local works before feature-length films. ciff.com.au

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50 local, national and international artists present public works that respond to the layers of Canberra’s history in Contour 556. Experience this outdoor event, where artists respond through performance, walking, dance, soundscape, projection, song, poetry, textiles, wallpaper, text, light as well as ‘traditional’ sculpture, represented by works in steel, stone, glass, timber, and found materials. The artworks occupy land and water. contour556.com.au

Image: Marco Sanchez via Visual Hunt.

27 O C TOBE R TO 25 NOV E M BE R VARIOUS VENUES Design Canberra is an annual festival celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design. Now in its third year, the festival showcases design excellence across all disciplines through more than 100 exhibitions, events, activations and workshops, covering landscape design, architecture, industrial design, technology, fashion, jewellery and more. designcanberrafestival.com.au

Image: Martin Ollman.

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Currently 100 per cent of donations go directly to safe birth projects. Even the stamps for each card posted out are covered by the board and not donors. Send Hope is run entirely by volunteers.

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WHO IS BEHIND IT? Send Hope was the brainchild of Obstetrician Professor Steve Robson, who was distressed at the toll of maternal mortality around the world and was also tired of seeing expensive flowers left behind in hospitals when mothers left with their new babies. He gathered a small team together, journalist Emma Macdonald, internet entrepreneur Alex Fahey and communications consultant Tara Taubenschlag to get Send Hope up and running.

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Image: Diego J.Ramirez via Visual Hunt.

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Send Hope funds small, targeted, and practical programs such as midwife and village birth attendant training, emergency obstetric training, mother and baby gift bundles to encourage supervised deliveries and provides obstetric supplies to health centres and hospitals in some of the most remote regions of the developing world.

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VO I C ES I N T H E F O R ES T 19 NOV E M BE R 2016 NATIONAL ARBORETUM CANBERRA

Voices in the Forest is one of Canberra's leading international music events. Held at the outdoor amphitheatre of the picturesque National Arboretum, it's an operatic spectacular. Headlining the sixth annual concert is none other than world-wide opera superstar, Sumi Jo. She is supported by one of Australia's finest mezzo-sopranos, Sally-Anne Russell and crowd favourite tenor, Richard Troxell. voicesintheforest.com.au

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, CLUNIES ROSS STREET, ACTON Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends and family with some good food, great films (and a bean bag)! This year’s program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, and family flicks. sunsetcinema.com.au

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OUR MUST-DO EXPERIENCES FOR SS16/17 Canberra comes alive in spring and summer, shrugging off its winter coat and buzzing with renewed energy.

Meet two of the women behind Send Hope Not Flowers, a Canberra charity that is helping save the lives of mothers around the world.

Words by Amanda Whitley

With Emma Macdonald and Tara Taubenschlag Photography by Martin Ollman

EMMA I met Tara five years ago. She rang out of the blue and organised coffee in Parliament House where I was working as a newspaper journalist. She had heard that I was helping to set up a maternal health charity called Send Hope Not Flowers. We were ready to launch. But frankly, we had absolutely no idea of how to do it. A mutual friend mentioned us to Tara and all of a sudden there she was, sitting in front of me offering to organise our launch, and help us in any way she could. For free. Being the skeptical journalist I am, I asked her what was in it for her. She explained that she had always quarantined a part of her time from running her corporate advisory business to do pro bono work for charities. She had experienced a difficult birth herself and the idea of helping a charity that supported women to give birth safely in countries such as PNG and Indonesia just spoke to her. Every two minutes a woman dies from complications in childbirth, with 98 per cent of deaths occurring in the developing world. Meanwhile, Tara’s enormous smile, infectious energy and organisational prowess hooked us in. I remember Professor Steve Robson, who came up with the idea behind Send Hope, looking at me after the meeting and saying “is she too good to be true?” It was a day that changed the future of our charity, and of my life. Tara ensured our launch at the National Press Club back in 2011 was a spectacular success, and within a few weeks Steve and our other board director Alex Fahey realised we could not do without her. I rang to ask her onto our board. We both cried a little.

The most beautiful part of all of this has been the growth of our friendship. We came together over the charity, but Tara is now my dearest friend. I could not live without her. We share a passion to help more women survive childbirth but we also are two mums, working in high-pressure jobs in Canberra while raising our young families. I strongly suspect that Tara doesn’t sleep at all. She works incredibly hard at her own company, and then gets home to roll up her sleeves and tuck into Send Hope work. I am always a little in awe of her work ethic and her ambition. The four of us want to want to make Send Hope a global maternal health charity. I have complete and utter faith that with Tara pushing us forward we will get there.

TA R A I was sitting in Aussies café in Parliament House when I saw a six-foot-tall blonde glamazon walking towards me. I was more than a little intimidated by Emma’s reputation as a fierce press gallery journalist. But from the moment she starting speaking, her warmth and kindness immediately put me at ease. I was overwhelmed by Emma and Professor Steve Robson’s passion to help mums survive childbirth in developing countries and knew I had to make time in my overscheduled life to help them. I had no idea back then how much a 30-minute conversation would affect me. It was a meeting that changed my life and changed the path that I wanted to take. It wasn’t just Send Hope that changed me… it was Emma. She is so passionate about making a difference through her words and through her actions. So am I. And we are now a pretty formidable team! Over Mother’s Day we had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to

Papua New Guinea (PNG). It was a seminal moment for our charity – we were awarded an $80,000 Direct Aid Program grant by the Australian Government for our targeted interventions to save mothers from dying in childbirth. We travelled to the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby for a gifting ceremony and were joined by some of the midwives that we support. We then spent a few days with mothers giving birth at the Port Moresby General Hospital - an experience I will never forget. It was hard to be away from my own daughters during this time but I also see how the work we are doing is helping more children to grow up with their mums. So we have to keep going and growing. My next challenge is to run the New York Marathon in support of our partner organisation Every Mother Counts – the largest maternal health not-for-profit in the world – started by Christy Turlington. And in a beautiful turn of events, Emma's work at HerCanberra has moved her next door to me at the Realm. Now I can’t imagine my life without her.

W H AT I S S E N D H O P E N O T F LO W E R S ? Did you know that every two minutes a mother loses her life to complications from childbirth? Send Hope is a Canberra-based charity which funds safe birth programs across the developing world – operating across PNG, Indonesia, The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and, recently, Africa.

M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N C A N B E F O U N D AT T H E S H N F W E B S I T E : sendhope.org

HOW DOES IT WORK? When someone gives birth in Australia, instead of sending flowers to hospital to celebrate the birth, friends and family can make a donation online at sendhope.org. The new mother gets a card with a personal message telling her that money has gone towards helping another mother give birth safely. Send Hope also offers cards to celebrate Mother’s Day, birthdays, and Christmas as well as sympathy, thank you and get well cards.

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

22 O C TOBE R – 13 NOV E M BE R

The Popular Pet Show will express the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways. Comprising exuberant recent Australian paintings, many on a large scale, this exhibition will include portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done and Kristin Headlam.

COMMONWEALTH PARK

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WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

Canberra International Film Festival is a celebration of international cinema and screen arts with a decidedly Canberran touch. This year marks the 20th year anniversary of the festival. The 2016 program will be packed with a score of acclaimed international films, special events and workshops. The festival also supports regional film making by screening a selection of local works before feature-length films. ciff.com.au

D ES I G N C A N B E R R A

50 local, national and international artists present public works that respond to the layers of Canberra’s history in Contour 556. Experience this outdoor event, where artists respond through performance, walking, dance, soundscape, projection, song, poetry, textiles, wallpaper, text, light as well as ‘traditional’ sculpture, represented by works in steel, stone, glass, timber, and found materials. The artworks occupy land and water. contour556.com.au

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27 O C TOBE R TO 25 NOV E M BE R VARIOUS VENUES Design Canberra is an annual festival celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design. Now in its third year, the festival showcases design excellence across all disciplines through more than 100 exhibitions, events, activations and workshops, covering landscape design, architecture, industrial design, technology, fashion, jewellery and more. designcanberrafestival.com.au

Image: Martin Ollman.

H O W M U C H O F E AC H D O N AT I O N GOES TO PRO JECTS?

SUNSET CINEMA CANBERR A 11 NOV E M BE R – 17 DE C E M BE R 2016

Currently 100 per cent of donations go directly to safe birth projects. Even the stamps for each card posted out are covered by the board and not donors. Send Hope is run entirely by volunteers.

SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA

WHO IS BEHIND IT? Send Hope was the brainchild of Obstetrician Professor Steve Robson, who was distressed at the toll of maternal mortality around the world and was also tired of seeing expensive flowers left behind in hospitals when mothers left with their new babies. He gathered a small team together, journalist Emma Macdonald, internet entrepreneur Alex Fahey and communications consultant Tara Taubenschlag to get Send Hope up and running.

D O M A G RO U P P RO U D S P O N S O R

Image: Diego J.Ramirez via Visual Hunt.

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE

Send Hope funds small, targeted, and practical programs such as midwife and village birth attendant training, emergency obstetric training, mother and baby gift bundles to encourage supervised deliveries and provides obstetric supplies to health centres and hospitals in some of the most remote regions of the developing world.

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VO I C ES I N T H E F O R ES T 19 NOV E M BE R 2016 NATIONAL ARBORETUM CANBERRA

Voices in the Forest is one of Canberra's leading international music events. Held at the outdoor amphitheatre of the picturesque National Arboretum, it's an operatic spectacular. Headlining the sixth annual concert is none other than world-wide opera superstar, Sumi Jo. She is supported by one of Australia's finest mezzo-sopranos, Sally-Anne Russell and crowd favourite tenor, Richard Troxell. voicesintheforest.com.au

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS, CLUNIES ROSS STREET, ACTON Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends and family with some good food, great films (and a bean bag)! This year’s program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, and family flicks. sunsetcinema.com.au

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C O M M O N W E A LT H B A N K S O U T H E R N S TA R S V S O U T H AFRICA WOMEN'S TEAM

Image: Martin Ollman.

Image: Martin Ollman.

AU S T R A L I A DAY F I R E W O R KS S P EC TAC U L A R

6 DE C E M BE R

26 JA N UA RY 2017

MANUKA OVAL

The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles. © Jose Ignacio Soto / Shutterstock.com

LAWNS OF NATIONAL LIBRARY

Canberra will host the first two matches of a five match one-day international series between the Australian women’s team and South Africa. The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, featuring some of the most talented women’s cricketers in the world, will be looking to assert their dominance over a young and exciting South African team during these two scintillating daynight fixtures. manukaoval.com.au

V E R S A I L L ES: T R E A S U R ES F R O M T H E PA L AC E 9 DE C E M BE R 2016 - 17 A P R I L 2017 NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

For the first time in history, a collection of over 130 sumptuous treasures from the Palace of Versailles are coming to Australia and exclusively to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Prepare yourself for an epic exhibition that embodies the opulence, luxury and beauty of a period central to French history: from the iconic gardens to the rich paintings, from sumptuous rooms to the golden details, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette.

There's no better way to celebrate our national day than with your family and friends than by enjoying the Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin — from 9pm the sky comes to life with a dazzling fireworks display set to a truly Aussie soundtrack. The best vantage points are Regatta Point, the lawns of the National Library or Rond Terrace. Pack your picnic, a rug and enjoy the range of entertainment on offer.

ENLIGHTEN

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25 F E BRUA RY TO 12 M A RC H 2017 VARIOUS VENUES

KEITH URBAN 10 DE C E M BE R GIO STADIUM KEITH URBAN RIPCORD WORLD TOUR Multi-Grammy and ARIA Award winning artist Keith Urban is bringing his ripCORD World Tour 2016 home to Australia this December. The tour will feature the seven-time Grammy-award winning, multiplatinum superstar Carrie Underwood and a set-list jammed with all of his biggest hits.

nga.gov.au

N AT I O N A L M U LT I C U LT U R A L A N D F R I N G E F ES T I VA L 17 TO 19 F E BRUA RY 2017 CANBERRA CITY

The Parliamentary Triangle will be transformed into a vibrant arts precinct with free entertainment such as talented street artists and international musical acts set against a backdrop of stunning architectural projections that shine a light on some of Australia's most iconic attractions. See Canberra in a different light when many of Canberra’s cultural institutions attractions open their doors after-hours to host an array of exclusive events and surprising experiences. enlightencanberra.com.au

Eat, drink, laugh and dance your way around the world at the National Multicultural Festival. Celebrate difference, share traditions and see performances from all parts of the world throughout the festival. There will be comedy, performance art, food and wine stalls, street parties, live music, circus-style acts and more! multiculturalfestival.com.au

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M E R C E D ES - B E NZ C A N B E R R A B L AC K O PA L S TA K ES 5 M A RC H 2017 THOROUGHBRED PARK Image: Martin Ollman.

thoroughbredpark.com.au

A R T, N OT A PA R T 18 M A RC H 2017 VARIOUS VENUES

S U M M E R N AT S 5 TO 8 JA N UA RY 2017 EXHIBITION PARK IN CANBERRA, 10 FLEMINGTON ROAD, LYNEHAM

The annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival is Australia's biggest horse power party where over 2000 elite street machines descend on Canberra. Summernats delivers almost four days of high octane action including the City Cruise and the world's biggest burnout competition. summernats.com.au

A H I S TO RY O F T H E W O R L D I N 1 0 0 O B J EC T S F R O M T H E BRITISH MUSEUM U N T I L 29 JA N UA RY 2017 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA

Discover two million years of human history in the one room with A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum. This major international exhibition explores the history of humanity – how we have shaped the world, and how the world has shaped us. Each object featured in the exhibition marks a point on the journey through history, from two million years ago until the present. nma.gov.au

Art, Not Apart is a little festival for the arts. Canberra arts. No-one’s apart. Exhibitions, performance art, four music stages, installations, strange interventions, street food, cafés and a dance party. Crossdisciplinary works that show the ‘patterns of now’ are a focus and are carefully placed throughout NewActon Precinct, Westside and an Art Walk in-between. artnotapart.com Image: Martin Ollman.

The Group 3 Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's premier race day. Now in its 45th year, the day is one of the more important race days on the calendar; the program including the tab. com.au Canberra Cup. The action takes place both on and off the track, with the Myer Fashions on the Field competition attracting fashionistas from near and far.

Image: Martin Ollman.

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C O M M O N W E A LT H B A N K S O U T H E R N S TA R S V S O U T H AFRICA WOMEN'S TEAM

Image: Martin Ollman.

Image: Martin Ollman.

AU S T R A L I A DAY F I R E W O R KS S P EC TAC U L A R

6 DE C E M BE R

26 JA N UA RY 2017

MANUKA OVAL

The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles. © Jose Ignacio Soto / Shutterstock.com

LAWNS OF NATIONAL LIBRARY

Canberra will host the first two matches of a five match one-day international series between the Australian women’s team and South Africa. The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, featuring some of the most talented women’s cricketers in the world, will be looking to assert their dominance over a young and exciting South African team during these two scintillating daynight fixtures. manukaoval.com.au

V E R S A I L L ES: T R E A S U R ES F R O M T H E PA L AC E 9 DE C E M BE R 2016 - 17 A P R I L 2017 NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

For the first time in history, a collection of over 130 sumptuous treasures from the Palace of Versailles are coming to Australia and exclusively to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Prepare yourself for an epic exhibition that embodies the opulence, luxury and beauty of a period central to French history: from the iconic gardens to the rich paintings, from sumptuous rooms to the golden details, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette.

There's no better way to celebrate our national day than with your family and friends than by enjoying the Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin — from 9pm the sky comes to life with a dazzling fireworks display set to a truly Aussie soundtrack. The best vantage points are Regatta Point, the lawns of the National Library or Rond Terrace. Pack your picnic, a rug and enjoy the range of entertainment on offer.

ENLIGHTEN

australiaday.org.au

25 F E BRUA RY TO 12 M A RC H 2017 VARIOUS VENUES

KEITH URBAN 10 DE C E M BE R GIO STADIUM KEITH URBAN RIPCORD WORLD TOUR Multi-Grammy and ARIA Award winning artist Keith Urban is bringing his ripCORD World Tour 2016 home to Australia this December. The tour will feature the seven-time Grammy-award winning, multiplatinum superstar Carrie Underwood and a set-list jammed with all of his biggest hits.

nga.gov.au

N AT I O N A L M U LT I C U LT U R A L A N D F R I N G E F ES T I VA L 17 TO 19 F E BRUA RY 2017 CANBERRA CITY

The Parliamentary Triangle will be transformed into a vibrant arts precinct with free entertainment such as talented street artists and international musical acts set against a backdrop of stunning architectural projections that shine a light on some of Australia's most iconic attractions. See Canberra in a different light when many of Canberra’s cultural institutions attractions open their doors after-hours to host an array of exclusive events and surprising experiences. enlightencanberra.com.au

Eat, drink, laugh and dance your way around the world at the National Multicultural Festival. Celebrate difference, share traditions and see performances from all parts of the world throughout the festival. There will be comedy, performance art, food and wine stalls, street parties, live music, circus-style acts and more! multiculturalfestival.com.au

premier.ticketek.com.au

M E R C E D ES - B E NZ C A N B E R R A B L AC K O PA L S TA K ES 5 M A RC H 2017 THOROUGHBRED PARK Image: Martin Ollman.

thoroughbredpark.com.au

A R T, N OT A PA R T 18 M A RC H 2017 VARIOUS VENUES

S U M M E R N AT S 5 TO 8 JA N UA RY 2017 EXHIBITION PARK IN CANBERRA, 10 FLEMINGTON ROAD, LYNEHAM

The annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival is Australia's biggest horse power party where over 2000 elite street machines descend on Canberra. Summernats delivers almost four days of high octane action including the City Cruise and the world's biggest burnout competition. summernats.com.au

A H I S TO RY O F T H E W O R L D I N 1 0 0 O B J EC T S F R O M T H E BRITISH MUSEUM U N T I L 29 JA N UA RY 2017 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA

Discover two million years of human history in the one room with A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum. This major international exhibition explores the history of humanity – how we have shaped the world, and how the world has shaped us. Each object featured in the exhibition marks a point on the journey through history, from two million years ago until the present. nma.gov.au

Art, Not Apart is a little festival for the arts. Canberra arts. No-one’s apart. Exhibitions, performance art, four music stages, installations, strange interventions, street food, cafés and a dance party. Crossdisciplinary works that show the ‘patterns of now’ are a focus and are carefully placed throughout NewActon Precinct, Westside and an Art Walk in-between. artnotapart.com Image: Martin Ollman.

The Group 3 Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's premier race day. Now in its 45th year, the day is one of the more important race days on the calendar; the program including the tab. com.au Canberra Cup. The action takes place both on and off the track, with the Myer Fashions on the Field competition attracting fashionistas from near and far.

Image: Martin Ollman.

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