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Real Living Australia

Real Living Australia January 2020

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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JANUARY HOLIDAYS ARE the perfect time to catch up on your reading. The girls in the office have been trading novels and – without realising – formed a sort of unofficial book club. They’ve just lent me Normal People by Sally Rooney, which I can’t wait to start. You can read a snippet about it on p22, along with 14 other great books that come highly recommended by the real living book club. Speaking of reading, this issue is packed with features! For a start, we visited some beautiful Aussie homes, from Torquay to Fremantle, which show all of the different ways we embrace summer at home. One of them, which features on our cover and belongs to stylist Romi Weinberg, is a wonderful example of how to decorate with white.…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

1 Spending my holidays lounging around at home in a chic robe, like this one. Well, maybe just the mornings… Landscape robe in Tidal Stripe, $219. Kowtowclothing.com 2 Taking time out to treat my skin to a lovely face mask. Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $50 for 30ml. Sephora.com.au 3 Serving all manner of salads, crudités and snacks on a playful cabbage-leaf platter. Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage earthenware platter, about $77*. Matchesfashion.com 4 Planning the year ahead (yes, I’m a planner and list-maker) in a cool new 2020 desk diary, $59.95. Blackliststore.com.au 5 Having coffee in the park from a chic reusable mug. The Journey travel mugs, $24.95 each. Robert gordonaustralia.com photography dave wheeler (elle); tommaso riva (house) *conversion correct at time of print…

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into the blue

dining out When the crowds descend upon your backyard, make it easier for yourself by keeping a stockpile of everyday plates, glasses and cutlery outside. They don’t need to match or be particularly fancy, and when the season ends, pack them back in your cupboards for inside use. chill-out zone Make seating a crowd a cinch by creating a comfy place to lounge on the ground. Layer a patchwork rug of indoor throws, towels, cushions and mats – anything that’s washable will work – just be mindful that fabrics can fade in the sun. Relaxed, weathered pieces are part of the vibe, but if that’s not your jam, pack them away when not in use. photographer’s assistant dan mulheran | styling assistants kate lincoln; krystel robinson…

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fave finds

staff pick GARDEN VARIETY If you like the look of these elegant Lotus planters by Kun Design, check out the rest of the Lotus outdoor decor collection, which is designed to resemble pillowy flower petals. $495 for small, $675 for large; Domo.com.au it’s only natural Fabulous news: Jac + Jack is moving towards sustainable design, starting with the release of this women’s Verte tee, $99, made from naturally unbleached and undyed cotton. There’s also a men’s Sans tee for $99. Jacandjack.com HIP TO BE SQUARE This cheerful checkerboard Roman pool towel by NZ label Baina, $100, is perfect for spotting on a crowded beach and the organic cotton fabric is a dream to dry off with. Leemathews.com.au summer harvest Off to a dinner party? Packing a picnic? Don’t forget to bring a bottle of vino from the Logan…

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fave finds

FLEXIBLE ARRANGEMENT Short on storage space? The String ‘Galvanized’ shelving system could be the solution. Designed for outdoor use, these flat-pack shelves and panels can be mounted on any wall. $1305 for the shelving unit pictured; Greatdanefurniture.com BESPOKE BEDS This month is all about fresh starts, like buying yourself a new bed from Snooze’s customisable My Design range. It features this Ellipse headboard and upholstered bench seat base, $2199 for queen; Snooze.com.au mile stones To mark its 10th anniversary My Chameleon has created a collection of 10 anklets with jeweller Holly Ryan, starting at $205, featuring fine recycled metal and sustainably sourced stones. Mychameleon.com.au staff pick staff pick surface appeal We don’t often describe bricks as stylish, but the Morada collection by PGH Bricks is changing that! The smooth solid colour (shown in Blanco) creates an elegant architectural look…