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Australian House & Garden November 2018

Australia's number one home design and decorating magazine, filled each month with gorgeous houses and gardens to delight in, homewares to covet and food to savour. Plus, you'll find loads of travel ideas, health and beauty news, expert advice and much, much more.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues


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senior stylist kayla gex’s fave eco finds.

Handmade cotton, beeswax, coconut oil and pine-resin food wraps, $35/pack of three (S, M & L), Sustainable Wraps; sustainablewraps.com. ‘Carly’ jute macramé bag, $125, The Dharma Door; thedharmadoor.com.au. Organic Beetroot & Hibiscus clay face mask, $19.95/100g, Clean Skin Organics; cleanskinorganics.com. Follow the H&G team on Instagram @houseandgarden COVER STARS Love our cover colours? Make the palette your own with these Dulux paints: (Photograph by Maree Homer (Lisa).) ■…

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health & home

The streets are buzzing with walkers, joggers and those bearing yoga mats have you noticed? As the new leaves unfurl on trees and spring flowers bloom, winter garb is shrugged off and the race to be fit for warm-weather attire is on. There are boxers in parks and runners by the bays. The pools are busy, activewear abounds and the wellness literature is flooding in.Only this feels like more than a seasonal whim. With more and more people seeking at least temporary retreat from the pace of work, life and technology, the pursuit of good health mindfulness and clean living is on in earnest.Up there with green juices, F45 classes and yoga retreats is deeper thinking about our homes and the way they affect our health and general wellbeing.…

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your h&g

I thought my new gift subscription to H&G would be helpful in renovating our old farmhouse and garden. What I didn’t know was how therapeutic it would become during the worst drought in 100 years. My heart goes out to all the other farmers like us, doing what they can to make it through. The reno idea is now a distant memory as we put everything into our land and livestock, but H&G allows me to escape and dream of the future. Amy Gunn, Condobolin, NSW Please, Mr Postman As a full-time shiftworker, I must confess that I often leave my monthly issue of H&G sitting on the kitchen table in its wrapper for a week or two. But not this time! Today,…

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write in to win

(Letters may be edited for length and clarity.) The author of every letter published receives $50. Our favourite also wins a fabulous prize. This month, Amy Gunn of NSW wins a Chef XL Sense Special Edition Zinc KQL6200Z stand mixer, valued at $799, from Kenwood. For more, go to kenwoodworld.com/en-au. Email your letter to H&G@bauer-media.com.au with your full name and address or post to Your H&G, PO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 1028. ■…

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h&g social

Facebook Instagram Pinterest The posts that made your month. Facebook followers loved a dramatic kitchen from The Block, while Instagram fans went for a bright white layout (featuring Monty the dachshund) and Pinners adored a restored 1830s home. Facebook facebook.com/australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue + links to our favourite home tours. Instagram @houseandgarden View the most inspirational images from the month at H&G’s HQ and out and about. Pinterest pinterest.com.au/houseandgardenau Picture-perfect images from our pages and sensational products to covet. For weekly news and inspiration, subscribe to our e-newsletter at newsletter.houseandgardenmag.com.au. ■…

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natural habitat

Perth natives Chevonne and David Groom had been living in Melbourne for more than a decade when their plans to start a family had them looking to WA. It was 2007 and, as luck would have it, David was in Perth on a business trip when a friend who lived in the sought-after suburb of Cottlesloe called about a nearby property for sale. “David bought it straight away, without me even seeing it,” says Chevonne. “All I knew is that it was on a large corner block, north-facing and a two-minute walk from the beach.” “The block is on a slope so we excavated to give us a level footing and more privacy from the street,” says Chevonne, who loves the view of the tree aloes and knotted…