Fashion, Travel

Flaunting Fashion at Milan Fashion Week 2013

No Comments 25 October 2013

On a recent trip to Milan, SASKIA DAVEY discovered that the most coveted city for an aspiring fashion designer certainly adhered to its reputation during Fashion Week 2013. Amidst the hustle and bustle and mass congregations accumulating near the Duomo and large shop franchises, a series of smaller, more intimate streets entwined to lead us […]

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Travel

The Best of Rome

No Comments 19 February 2012

When considering a holiday in Rome, people usually envision themselves cruising on mopeds beneath the Roman sun, eating gelato on the Spanish Steps or spending the summer browsing through the best of Italian fashion. However, a Roman winter is just as enjoyable. Christmas lights decorate the streets, pizzerias are a cosy reprieve from the cold […]

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Travel

On Stranger Tides

No Comments 25 November 2011

At times it can be fun, at others it’s an inconvenience (for example, in the lead-up to exam week), but during school holidays I tend to go away a lot. The destinations vary but the logistics of accommodation stay the same – eventually all the hotels, motels and cabins blur into one. Well, my most […]

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Travel

Florence: the Art of the City

1 Comment 18 November 2011

There are two things that you’ll notice waltzing into Florence: that everything is made of terracotta, and just how much art there is. It was very different to the other cities I had been to. Sicily is very traditional, whereas Rome is bathed in ancient history. Florence, on the other hand, is the embodiment of […]

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Travel

A Week in Sicily

1 Comment 24 October 2011

Firstly, let me say this – I have never been overseas. So it was with a mix of excitement and trepidation that I boarded the 20-hour flight to Italy. But after we took the bus from Catania and finally arrived in Ortigia, I forgot all about that and just took in the age and beauty […]

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Travel

Diving in Zanzibar

No Comments 12 July 2011

Amanda Chancellor goes diving off the east coast of Africa. As the boat pulled away from the jetty heading to Mnemba Atoll Reef in Zanzibar I could see children playing on the beach, their silhouettes a work of art against the sunlit island. I was about to go scuba diving in open water for the […]

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Special Events, Travel

Anzac Day

No Comments 12 July 2011

More than 100,000 Australian war dead lie somewhere around the world, yet no other place has the resonance of Gallipoli. The ANZAC legend C.E.W Bean first told us about what has come to represent the birth of our nation, and Anzac Day has become a genuine national day. The Gallipoli campaign has its origins buried […]

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