The Athlete's Foot Back-to-School Breakfast with Sally Obermeder

Celebrities such as Candice Warner, Kyly Clarke, Kara Ryan, Jo Casamento, Matty Samaei and Nicole O’Neil joined super-mum and lady-boss Sally Obermeder for breakfast at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant in Sydney as she chatted about life and clever back-to-school hacks in partnership with The Athlete’s Foot. Sally’s sister Maha Koraiem MC’d the event and the two delighted guests with their sisterly banter.

The event was the official launch of The Athlete’s Foot’s collaboration on back-to-school hacks with Sally Obermeder (some of Sally’s great tips below) and The Athlete’s Foot School Rewards Program which donates $5 from every pair purchased until 10thFebruary 2019 to your school.

Some of Sally’s handy back-to-school hacks:
BATHROOM CHECKLIST
List things like “Brush teeth”, “Sunscreen” and “Hair up” on the bathroom mirror in whiteboard marker. There can be no excuses for the kids not to be clean and prepped when the checklist is literally in front of their face!

TURN BACK TIME
Start practicing getting up early for school in early or mid January so it’s not such a shock to the system when school goes back. Gradually bring forward bed and wake times through the month. A gorgeous, fun alarm clock is a great Christmas gift to get kids on board with this.

 TACKLE BOX TRICK
Keep hair-ties, bobby pins, hair-clips and ribbons in a tackle box. It sounds strange but tackle boxes have the most convenient, easily visible, small compartments. This prevents the hair stuff winding up all over the house and makes it really easy for you or the kids to find what they need in the morning.

HOOKS & BASKETS
Set up a bag hook and basket station for each child near the front door. This needn’t be expensive. Places like K-Mart and Ikea have some great-looking cheap options. Have the kids place their bag on the hook and their school shoes, hat and any other paraphernalia in the basket when they get home from school. That way you know where to find things like lunch boxes and school notes each evening and no-one is desperately running around the house trying to find shoes and bags in the morning.


New Greg Natale Candles - interior designer extraordinaire

Interior Designer extraordinaire Greg Natale has introduced a brand new collection of scented candles.

Three unique fragrances – Controversy, Sanctuary and Memory – are offered in two sizes, each housed in a stunning pure brass vessel, each a dazzling interior styling accent – a keepsake long after the candle has been burned.

Capped with a hand-carved alabaster onyx lid your beautiful Greg Natale candle is reusable, elegant and timeless.

Expertly crafted from perfumes selected by Greg, each candle is infused with sustainably-harvested coconut wax offering you a toxin-free, clean-burning candle that has been individually hand-poured and packed by the leaders in their craft, Cocolux Australia.

Greg Natale home fragrance offers you the definitive, sensory layer to complete your luxury interior with great value for money – A 300g candle offering a generous 80 hour burn time and the large an incredible 150 beautiful smelling hours!

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Serious luxe Sagitine - exquisite lust-after furniture from designer Tina Clark

Have you seen anything more chic for your bedroom or boudoir? Simply sensational!

Sexy and sophisticated might not be the most conventional way to describe wardrobe storage, but Sagitine is rewriting the rules with The Luxe Collection, a limited-edition re-imagining of the brand’s core range – with a seriously elegant edge.

The three most popular styles – The Shanghai, The New York and The Santiago – have undergone a material makeover with the newest option of a brass-finished stainless-steel frame and black leather top.

An antithesis to ‘fast fashion’, the collection has been designed to be as treasured and timeless as the pieces they hold.

“After a long search for a high-end manufacturer, I am thrilled we could work with such wonderful materials to offer these glamorous storage solutions to our customers, with more to come later in the year,” says Sagitine founder Tina Clark of The Luxe Collection.

FOLLOWING IT’S LAUNCH AT DENFAIR 2017, THE LUXE COLLECTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH PRE-ORDER FROM NOW UNTIL JULY 14 2017, WITH DELIVERY IN SEPTEMBER.

Prices as below:
THE SHANGHAI LUXE (14-box stand) $3000
THE SANTIAGO LUXE (6 medium box stand) $3100
THE NEW YORK LUXE (20-box stand) $3300

To see this first limited-edition Sagitine collection, visit www.sagitine.com or visit Becker Minty in Sydney and top3 by design in Sydney and Melbourne.

Sagitine was founded by globetrotting Sydneysider Tina Clark following a tireless search for a stylish storage solution for her beloved fashion and accessories collection. The result is premium shoe and storage boxes that are both functional and fabulous.

Source: Sagitine


Fashion industry glitters at AMP Capital & AFC annual Vivid Celebration

150 of the Australian fashion industry’s most notable names descended on Circular Quay for AMP Capital’s and the Australian Fashion Chamber’s (AFC) annual party.

The event, hosted by Edwina McCann, Chair of the Australian Fashion Chamber & Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Australia, was held atop the heritage-listed AMP Building. The event was in celebration of the AFC’s third anniversary and treated guests to uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and the magical Vivid Festival light show.

Australia’s most fashionable export, famed costume designer and stylist Catherine Baba, flew in direct from the Cannes Film Festival to attend the event. The Paris-based icon of the fashion industry told the crowd that she still calls Australia home, and is passionate about the burgeoning fashion industry down under. Baba mentioned that she is “ultra-excited” to be a supporter of the AFC, and entertained guests with her colourful yet informative insights into the fashion industry and the Australian designers that are gracing the world stage.

The star-studded guest list included models of the moment Annabella Barber, Astrid Holler and Rosie Tupper, fashion designers Alice McCall, Bianca Spender, Camilla Freeman-Topper, Lillian Khallouf, Luke Sales, Margi Woods, Mikey Nolan, Pip Edwards and Tony Jones.

Miriam Gilroy, General Manager of the Australian Fashion Chamber, said “This evening is in celebration of the AFC’s third anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with fashion eminence Catherine Baba. Our goal is to strengthen, promote and develop Australian fashion design by nurturing talent, originality and success locally and internationally. With the help of sponsors, such as AMP Capital, we can execute this through programs such as Designers Abroad, which will this year for the first time take Australian talent to show at New York Fashion Week in addition to Paris. We are very much looking forward to what the next years holds for the industry.”

AMP Capital is the major sponsor of the Australian Fashion Chamber, and recently completed a $670 million redevelopment of Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast, transforming the centre into largest fashion destination in Queensland with a mix of AFC designers such as Camilla, Carla Zampatti, Dion Lee, Scanlan Theodore, Alice McCall, and Zimmermann, Aje, Morrison, Bul, Alpha 60 and Manning Cartell, and in 2014 completed a $440 million development of Macquarie Centre in Sydney’s north.

In addition, AMP Capital is progressing with plans to redevelop Perth fashion destinations Garden City Shopping Centre and Karrinyup Shopping Centre, which are due to commence in 2018.

Source: AMP Capital & Australian Fashion Chamber


QANTAS TO HELP KEEP RACE-GOERS FED AND WATERED

Qantas will help customers travelling from Melbourne to freshen up after race-day events at the Spring Racing Carnival this year.

Qantas will operate a “Spring Racing Revitalisation” pop-up inside the Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport, which will bring indulgences like massages that are usually offered in Qantas’ First Lounges and Botanica cold-pressed juices offered on flights in Business.

Available to eligible customers with access to the Qantas Club, the pop-up will offer morning and evening revival options including:

  • Rehydrating beverages including Botanica cold-pressed green juice and fresh young coconuts, as well as relaxing tea blends
  • Hand, neck and shoulder massages by therapists from spaQ, courtesy of QT Hotels and Resort
  • Post-event breakfast options including bacon and egg rolls; and ham and cheese toasties
  • Post-event dinner options including hot chips with Sichuan salt, mini yeeros and Bloody Marys.

“Victoria’s famous Spring Racing carnival is always one of our busiest travel times of the year, right up there with Christmas, Easter and footy finals. We’re pleased to offer an extra comfort boost so race-goers feel a little more refreshed on their journey home,” said Philip Capps, Qantas Head of Customer Service.

Qantas will also serve sparkling wine and strawberries to customers travelling on Melbourne Cup Day in its Melbourne and Sydney Qantas Clubs and Business Lounges.

The “Spring Racing Revitalisation” pop-up at the Melbourne Domestic Qantas Club will operate during the following times:

Event Date Time
Post Derby Day Sunday 30 October 6am – 12pm
Post Melbourne Cup Tuesday 1 November 5pm – 10pm
Wednesday 2 November 6am – 12pm
Post Oaks Day Thursday 3 November 5pm – 10pm