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Gardening with wicking beds and pots

Wicking beds are an increasingly popular growing system which hydrate plants using a wicking (capillary) action. Essentially, they are a self-watering pot. Wicking beds can be closed or open systems: closed systems...

Work out with style in 2021

If working out more often is on your list of resolutions this year, you’ll need the style to match!

Horoscopes: 14 – 20 January 2021

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 14 – 20 January 2021. This week’s celebrity birthday is Lucy Bonyton.

Ten tips to help beat the heat this summer

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Climate Outlook might be forecasting a less intense heat than last summer’s scorcher, but Canberrans are being advised to start preparing their homes now to avoid “bill shock”...

Horoscopes: 7 – 13 January 2021

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 7 – 13 January 2021. This week’s celebrity birthday is Lewis Hamilton.

Step inside: the official residence of Sweden

Is there a country more synonymous with interior design than Sweden? A look inside the official residence of Sweden in Yarralumla speaks to the famous stylish simplicity, minimalism and functionality that defines...

Get creative with paint – even in a rental

From FOMO, FOJI, JOMO comes FOMU – the fear of mucking up. Don’t give into your FOMU this summer! This list of quick and easy weekend projects will help you get creative...

Make your own big screen for under $100

Canberra’s very own interior stylist Gina Ciancio of Style Curator is at it again with a plan to help you make the most out of summer with your very own big screen...

Colour me happy with Pantone’s new favourite hues

Pantone Colour Institute has released its 2021 colour of the year – well, two colours, actually - a yellow and grey pairing in “Illuminating” and “Ultimate Grey”.

Step inside: the official residence of Switzerland

Switzerland’s Ambassador to Australia is the very model of the modern foreign ambassador; riding an e-bike and keeping bees.

Top designers share their trends for 2021

Curves, textures, wall, ceiling detail, metals, and neutrals with a pop of colour, that’s the direction for interior design trends for 2021.

Step inside: the Official Residence of Brazil

This year marks 75 years of official friendship between Australia and Brazil, as Brazilian Ambassador His Excellency Dr Sergio Lima calls the future possibilities for the two beach-and-barbecue-loving nations “enormous”. It’s an odd year...

Health and fitness at home this summer

Okay, scratch 2020. Onwards and upwards. As the New Year approaches, it’s natural to start thinking about goals, resolutions and personal progression – and health and fitness are obvious places to start. If...

Step inside: the Official Residence of Ireland

As Ireland's Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Breandan O Caollai, and his wife, Ms Carmel Callan, show Canberra Weekly around the 2004 custom-built residence, the couple entirely live up to the...

Step inside: the Official Residence of New Zealand

Originally from the Kiwi capital of Wellington, New Zealand High Commissioner Dame Annette King is loving life in Canberra with her husband Ray and said her first two years here have flown...

Horoscopes: 24 – 31 December 2020

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 24 – 31 December 2020. This week’s celebrity birthday is Timothée Chalamet.

New undies might be the ultimate Aussie Christmas gift

Research indicates Australians consider buying underwear to be a ‘grudge purchase’.

Super charge your holidays for relaxation

Here are some suggestions to super charge your holidays so that when work rolls around again, you’re feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Last minute gift guide

We know the struggle to find presents is real and have you covered with our last-minute gift guide – all under $100!

Secret Santa, sorted

Not sure what to buy for your secret Santa gift? Or just forgot to get around to it? Here are some fail-safe ideas for every budget.

Horoscopes: 17 – 23 December 2020

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 17 – 23 December 2020. This week’s celebrity birthday is Annie Murphy.