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Real Living Australia December 2019

Real Living is the homes and lifestyle magazine for those who want to spend smart and live well. For handy household hints, great food ideas, outdoor tips, real shopping opportunities and how to steal some "me time", there's simply no other magazine!

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12 Issues


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this month i’m looking forward to…

3 Reading this wonderful book on the homes of people I admire greatly. Australian Designers at Home by Jenny Rose-Innes. $59.99, Thamesandhudson.com.au 4 Entertaining! And that means a lot of pre-party food preparation. Electrolux 681L dark stainless steel French door fridge, $3499, Harveynorman.com.au I LOVE CHRISTMAS, which is lucky because we started working on this issue in September. When other people are saying “I can’t believe there are Christmas decorations in the shops already!”, I’m the one browsing ornaments on my lunch break. I love the decorating, the giving and the entertaining, and this issue we’ve covered all three to help you get in the festive spirit and through the holiday season. For our cover story (p14), I asked the team for ‘classic with a twist’. I mean, this is the one time…

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real living australia

Editor Elle Lovelock Creative director Sandy Dao Deputy editor Karlie Verkerk art & style Art directors Andrea Healy Ann Do Market assistant Lisa Burden Art production Matus Kundrat content Content director Stephanie Hope Senior features editor Lindyl Crabb Senior copy editor Kate Hassett Copy/production editor Tamarah Pienaar thanks to Alice Ierace, Natalie Johnson Homes group coordinator Sara Sleeman ssleeman@bauer-media.com.au; (02) 9282 8456 production Title controller & production planner Sally Jefferys Advertising controller Dominic Roy advertising Head of brands Anna Mistilis (02) 9282 8111 Homes commercial manager Rhonda Maunder (02) 9282 8687 Homes brand manager Kimberly Anderson (02) 9338 6103 Brand executive Jennifer Burke (02) 9288 9145 Advertising production manager Kate Orsborn (02) 9283 8364 NSW director of sales Karen Holmes (02) 9282 8733 Sales director Vic, SA, WA Jaclyn Clements (03) 9823 6341 Victorian head of direct sales Will Jamison (03) 9823 6301 Queensland head of sales Judy Taylor (07) 3101 6636 Creative director Clare Catt (02) 8116 9341 NEW…

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in the pink

set the table A tablecloth is essential for making holiday gatherings feel that little bit more special – this one is just a sheet pulled from the linen cupboard! Add tapered candles and a vase of something colourful (artificial sprigs will keep for next year), then snag a few spare baubles from the tree for that final festive flourish! start new traditions Look beyond the obvious regalia of angels, snowmen and tinsel, and decorate with items that speak to you. Festive cushions, a delicious room spray or a simple paper garland – all can be brought out each year… or left where they are to be enjoyed well beyond Chrissy (we won’t tell!). styling assistants alex austin, kate lincoln, paloma maine…

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family hub

SMART FRIDGE A truly connected fridge that lets you set schedules, play music, watch TV, browse the internet and even order your shopping – all via simple voice commands. Now you’re talking. The SAMSUNG 825L Family Hub French Door Fridge features convenient voice-activated controls to handle everything from managing schedules to leaving memos for family members, drafting shopping lists, ordering groceries online direct from Woolworths, and searching for recipes online that will automatically populate your Woolworths grocery order with the required ingredients. WHAT'S IN YOUR FRIDGE How many times have you been out on a grocery run, forgotten your shopping list and can’t quite remember how much milk is left, or whether or not you need more eggs and butter? Not a problem. The SAMSUNG 825L Family Hub French Door Fridge features three…

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style and design

FLAT HANDLELESS DESIGN Engineered for elegance and sophistication, the smooth flat, handleless design of the ELECTROLUX 681L Dark Stainless Steel French Door Fridge will see it blend seamlessly into even the most modern and contemporary of kitchens. However, don’t be fooled by the uncluttered simplicity that goes into creating this stylish, minimalist look; a wealth of highly sophisticated technology lies within, complimented throughout by mark-resistant, real stainless steel of the highest quality – adding a touch of class that’s built to last. ENTERTAINER'S DRAWER Love to entertain? The ELECTROLUX 681L Dark Stainless Steel French Door Fridge does too – and features a fully-convertible entertainer’s drawer that can be quickly and easily adjusted from -23 to 7 degrees Celsius. So no matter what the occasion calls for, from whipping up delicate frozen desserts to…

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the perfect fit

INSTAVIEW Knock knock… and see inside. The intuitive, easy-to-use Door-in-Door feature that’s built into the LG 570L is so convenient, it will change the way you use your fridge. Simply knock twice on the sleek glass door panel and the interior is illuminated so you can instantly see what’s inside – without having to open the door and let the cold air escape. A perfectly intelligent feature for today’s busy, modern family. PURE AND FRESH Designed to minimise odours throughout your fridge, LG’s clever Pure N Fresh air filtration system employs a discreet fan to actively force air through a carbon deodoriser, recirculating it across the shelves. Meanwhile, a Linear Cooling System reduces temperature fluctuations to help fresh produce look and taste its best for longer, plus a specialised Door Cooling system directs…