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Real Living Australia

Real Living Australia August 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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Are Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
$4.29
$21.48
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
ready, set, decorate!

brought to you by freedom Conditions apply, see homestolove.com.au/rlfreedomau. Commences 27/07/20. Ends 11:59 AEST/AEDST on 28/09/20. Open to Australian residents aged 18 and over. This is a game of skill, not a game of chance. The Promoter is Bauer Media Pty Limited (ABN 18 053 273 546) of 54 Park Street, Sydney, NSW 2000. Here’s how to enter: • Take photos of your favourite rooms and post a gallery on your Instagram account. Make sure your account is set to public so we can see. • Tag your photos with #rlxfreedom along with @reallivingmag and @freedom_australia – it’s that easy!…

5 min
it takes a village

37°17’51.2”S 14 4°07’45.9”E FROM THE OUTSIDE, the Longhouse is a noticeably large industrial-looking shed on a very large parcel of pastoral land. Situated just a few minutes north of Daylesford in Victoria, the property enjoys sun-dappled views of Mt Franklin and the closest neighbours are of the native fauna variety. But you won’t find any rusty garden tools here – inside this 110m-long architecturally-designed greenhouse is a self-sufficient ecosystem comprised of a boutique farm, kitchen garden, events venue, guest living quarters and a home. This agrarian utopia is the shared dream of owners Trace Streeter and Ronnen Goren who envisioned a life together in the country and a project that would unite their passions for cooking, hospitality, gardening and agriculture. “We were watching episodes of River Cottage and thought, that’s the…

5 min
the new nomad

LIKE THE PAGES OF HER PASSPORT, Françoise Dorget’s Parisian apartment bears the colourful marks of a life spent travelling around the world. A passionate explorer with a curious spirit and an eye for exquisite artisanship, Françoise became a well-known name on the Paris design scene when in 1995 she opened Caravane, an interior decorating store that made her globally-inspired style accessible to all. Today there are several Caravane stores in Europe, but it’s inside her home that Françoise’s knack for mixing contemporary designs with handcrafted homewares and rare artefacts really comes to life. COLOUR MY WORLD Located in the chic Marais district of Paris, Françoise’s home encompasses two storeys of an historic building that was damaged by fire at the start of the 20th century and rebuilt in an industrial style.…

6 min
cocoa treats

milk chocolate doughnuts Makes 14 Prep time 30 mins Cooking time 25 mins (plus proving and cooling) Fluffy, homemade doughnuts are among our favourite things. In this case, we’ve added a little cocoa to the dough and doubled up on the chocolate with a glossy chocolate glaze. We’ve decorated ours with a mix of crunchy toppings for extra texture – chocolate malt powder, chocolate shards and chocolate biscuit balls. Customise yours with whatever takes your fancy. Don’t be shy. 14g dried yeast4 cups of plain flour, plus extra for dusting½ cup caster sugar80g butter at room temperature, coarsely chopped, plus extra for greasing40g Dutch-process cocoa, sieved2 eggs360ml lukewarm milk Vegetable oil for deep frying Chocolate malt powder, chocolate shards and chocolate biscuit balls to serve MILK CHOCOLATE GLAZE 75g caster sugar250g couverture milk chocolate, finely chopped50ml…

1 min
this month i’m looking forward to…

Ambient winter evenings. Maison Sarah Lavoine ‘Portofino’ table light. $870; Bastilleandsons.com.au Facebook.com/reallivingmagazine / homestolove.com.au/rl / @reallivingmag photography morten holtum/living inside (art wall); maree homer (elle)…

2 min
full stop.

MY JOB… MY ROLE IS TO SET THE GLOBAL BUYING STRATEGY, ATTEND THE FASHION WEEKS AND MEET WITH DESIGNERS TO EXPLORE COLLABORATION OPPORTU NITIES. THE ULTIM ATE GOAL IS TO CURATE A DESTINATION WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN DISCOVER NEW UPCOMING DESIGNERS AND THE MOST CHERISHED LUXURY BRANDS. MY ENDURING STYLE INSPIRATION… ALI MACGRAW, LAUREN HUTTON AND MICHELLE PFEIFFER IN SCARFACE. I’M FOREVER BUYING… THE POLO KNIT IS YOUR UNDERPINNING FOR THE SEASON AND BEYOND, WARDROBE CLASSICS THAT ARE EVERGREEN, HELPING TR ANSITION YOUR WARDROBE FROM SEASON TO SEASON. ON MY WISHLIST IS… EVERYTHING THAT DANIEL LEE IS DOING AT BOTTEGA VENETA. IT IS VERY MODERN, LUXE AND CLEAN. I AM OBSESSED WITH IT. MY FAVOURITE DESIGN DEC ADE… TRENDS FROM THE ’90S – A COMBINATION OF SLOA NE RANGER, NEW ROMANTICS AND A BIT OF BOHO LUXE. DON’T THROW OUT… CARDIGA NS…