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AN ORGANIC OBSESSION. FAST FACTS & WHERE TO SHOP.

When it comes to eating organically, much of the community is divided. The media are very quick to put the boot in and jump on any report that shows organic produce is no better than conventional…what they all seem to leave out is what’s not in organics – the herbicides, pesticides, other synthetic additives and preservatives. The human body does not process these chemicals effectively, therefore the nutritional value of the food is compromised. @WY? We like our food sans chemicals (we don’t want chemical run off in our water systems either) and if your body is the temple it should be, the choice is easy…read on to hear 3 basic t

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BEAUTY IS… PREPARING THE CANVAS

WY? Beauty Editor, Claire Vyverberg and James Vivian, The Travelling Peelsman, give you their expert advice. Better take notes… She Says: Just as you wouldn’t shampoo without a little conditioner, your skin needs a thorough once over before you try to recreate the latest runway trends. Makeup will only take you so far. A flawless application that sits beautifully on the skin and more importantly goes the distance for a whole night out, begins and ends with effective skin preparation. From a makeup artist’s perspective, the canvas under the cosmetics must be primed and prepped correctly, because without putting in the groundw

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A LONG WEEKEND.

We have your three days of fun covered… Eat: Chiswick, Woollahra This exciting new offering from Matt Moran has a relaxed vibe with great staff. A seriously delicious menu coupled with ingredients from it’s very own kitchen garden. The perfect long weekend haunt to catch up with friends. See: Hollywood Costume Exhibition at ACMI Check out iconic pieces from your favourite films. Get up close and personal with Batman’s rubber and Audrey Hepburn’s LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Play: The Prahran Hotel 2.0 With a fresh renovation, cool local crowd and a dancefloor of perfect proportions, we highly recommend a visit to

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DREAM HOME, FAST CAR & BLING…

Dream home, fast car & bling – not your biggest assets! 1) The greatest wealth is health We must commit to spending more on our health than we do on our wardrobes. Spare no expense when it comes to maintaining your health, your body and your mind. 2) West is not always best Be responsible for your own health. Seek alternatives if you are not getting answers or solutions. In the west we love a script and a quick fix yet this most definitely is not the best way forward to perfect health. Western medicine often fails us as its modality is ‘sickness’ based and small signs of imbalance are not recognised. Before they get wor

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LUXE TO LESS IN BEDROOM MAKEOVERS

Inject some warmth into your bedtime retreat with these cosy pieces… A pure wool throw from the best in luxury home…Missoni. A sophisticated set of fresh crisp bed linen for rainy winter sleep ins. A contemporary hand-knitted cushion to add texture and extra snuggle factor. A hot water bottle and knitted cover to keep you warm and cosy.

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FIND YOUR PERFECT FIT

The team at WY? share their top tips for shopping all things underwear with our special edit of lingerie perfection… 1.    Know your body shape It is so important to understand your shape and what works best for you. Don’t try to recreate what you see in a magazine or on a mannequin – Go for comfortable and flattering cuts that sit well in all the right places.  2.    Invest in Quality When it comes to lingerie and even basic underwear essentials, spend a little more and stick to superior brands and fabrics to give you a whole lot more bang for your buck. 3.    Elegance is Timeless Don’t try to replicat

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CHASING SOME WINTER SUN

It’s time to getaway. Warm your bones, inject some vitamin D and travel in WY? style… Organise Smythson Travel Wallet Keep it all together. With a card slots and several document pockets for boarding passes, currency and other bits & bobs. Carry Goyard Personalised Luggage A favourite with celebrities, heads of state, royals and captains of industry. Pack Wildfox Eyewear The Winona Frame is a super cute modern take on a retro design and a WY? winter getaway staple. Wear We Are Handsome- Bikini The only bikini you need in your suitcase. The perfect cut in the perfect fabric. A best seller by an amazing A

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WY? GUIDES YOU THROUGH FRAMING 101

When it comes to framing a favourite memento or artwork, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to achieve that creative gallery finish… 1. The colour palette. The artwork being framed needs to be the hero. Avoid elaborate frames that detract from your piece. Stick to a neutral colour scheme that highlights the features of the artwork and complements the colours of the print & the room in which it will live. 2. The right size. Size is the next component to consider. Measure the space and decide on what look you are trying to achieve. Be deliberate about your choice of mat boarder and frame, as this ratio (both si

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BEAUTY IS…WINTER-PROOF YOUR SKIN

WY? Beauty Editor, Claire Vyverberg and James Vivian, The Travelling Peelsman, give you their expert advice… She says… Winter has arrived. Showers have become hotter, skin becomes drier and you need to boost your skin with an extra surge of moisture in every department, from base to lipstick. No foundation, no matter how great the formula, can complement a dry dehydrated complexion – in fact, it will just highlight these concerns. My advice is to stick with a dewy radiant base such as a tinted moisturiser or BB cream for  during the day. Try: No Foundation Foundation, N.V Perricone This multi-purpose product provides natur