I visited the Royal Melbourne Show at the Melbourne Show Grounds this weekend. I was hoping to do the rides, pet farm animals and come away with a couple of show bags. Little did I know, I would stumble upon some amazing works of art and craft at the Spotlight Makers’ Pavilion. Crochet flowers, hats, embroidery, and quilts had me transfixed.
And here I was, thinking, art and craft were losing ground to mechanization in today’s world. That’s when it struck me, art and craft are more relevant today than ever before!
The 7 benefits of art and craft are as follows: Continue reading Art and Craft 7 benefits – Deidaatip
Is your summer wardrobe beach and travel ready?
Thirty Four sleeps to Christmas!! The holiday season is nearly upon us. After working hard throughout the year, we are ready to spend a few days soaking up the sun at the beach, catching up with friends and family at backyard barbeques or packing the bags and traveling to exotic locales. Are our wardrobes keeping pace with our holiday plans? Is our summer wardrobe beach and travel ready or festive enough?
Summer wardrobe – beachwear
Australian beaches are pristine and Australia is famous for its beach culture worldwide. Beach culture goes hand in hand with beachwear. Beachwear should be flirty, floaty and feminine. Lightweight and breathable fabrics like cotton, chiffon and georgette are ideal for beachwear. Silhouettes like wrap dresses, drawstring tunics and kaftans in floral, graphic and animal prints are on trend this season. Quick to dry and water repellent beachwear dresses can double up as cover ups over bathers or swimsuits.
summer wardrobe – travel
If you are traveling, pack lightweight clothes. Blended georgette dresses and tops are sturdy, crease resistant and take the rigours of travel well. If you are heading off to Northern hemisphere you may want to carry tops and dresses that can be paired with cardis, worn over pullovers or under blazers.
summer wardrobe – maxi dresses
Maxi dresses can double up as casual daywear and beachwear. They come in a wide variety of fabrics ranging from floral cottons to georgettes in vibrant colours. Maxi dresses can be dressed up and down and are ideal for poolside bar be ques. Accessorised with hoop earrings, stacked bangles and espadrilles maxi dresses make that easy transition from casual to party wear.
summer wardrobe – scarf
Carry a lightweight scarf. Scarves can be worn as sarongs over bathers, can be wrapped over bare shoulder or tied around the neck for some added warmth.
During the holidays, your little ones can be quite a handful. Why not try something different this season? Replace the usual toys with eye catching kids’ apron sets as stocking fillers and your little will soon be engrossed, decorating the Christmas cake or roasting corn cobs at the bar be que, leaving you with some ‘me time’.
Last but not the least, if you are planning the great outdoors experience do not forget your slip, slap, slop kit – a box of wet wipes, a spritzer, a lip balm fortified with UV protection, a sun block and moisturiser. Carry a floppy hat. Complement your sexy summer clothes and beach wear with comfortable flip flops and have a blast!!