Snippets in September

Hi Everyone! The days are getting longer here in Oz and spring is definitely in the air. What’s happening in your life? I hope whatever shape it takes you are feeling good about the way you are spending these very special years. It’s been a week of 9/11 memorials and…

13 September 2019 | Life-Style

Ageless Style: A Melbourne Fashion Week Forum

“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self expression and, above all, attitude.” —Iris Apfel   As part of Melbourne Fashion Week I attended a forum of fashion industry…

8 September 2019 | Life-Style

Swapping, Renting and Auctioning your clothes!

Last week I was doing a spring clean of my wardrobe/s and I found the most extraordinary, long forgotten items. Say hello to the evening dresses, carefully packaged and some not worn. Bags and shoes to match. High heeled monsters that made my feet cringe. Then there’s the Professional Collection….

30 August 2019 | Life-Style

Weekly Rap – August 23rd, 2019

What was the famous line out of Forrest Gump… Life is like a box of chocolates…….?  I hope your Strawberry Delights outweighed the Salted Caramels this week. Keeping the metaphor going here are a few tasters you may want to follow up Ben Quilty A stunning exhibition of this Australian…

23 August 2019 | Life-Style

Design Trends- Lights, Luxe & Hanging Things

Having decided to stay put rather than move house I’m treating myself to a design upgrade and hit the stores for inspiration this week. What’s trending out there? What ideas can I pilfer? What would work for me, my lifestyle and my taste? Three trends stand out in the world…

20 August 2019 | Life-Style

Weekly Rap – August 9th, 2019

Hi! I hope you’ve had a great week. In Mebourne we’re having a particularly stormy, cold weekend with snow predicted!… but a great time to catch up on Viva70 articles……… now 140 of them Wherever you are in the world, we hope you enjoy the new series of articles about…

9 August 2019 | Life-Style

Brisbane – Three things I Especially Love About This City

In retreat from single digit temperatures, a leaking toilet and an ever-increasing to-do list, I decided to head to Brisbane for a few days to catch up with friends and a city of sunshine. With no big expectations in my luggage I just want times shared, good walking weather and…

2 August 2019 | Life-Style

China For Two…well maybe….. One and a Half!

This week it’s great to introduce another new writer to the Viva 70 team. I’ve been nagging Lesley McGillvray to write for us for some time now. She has recreated her life significantly in the past few years. As owner of the very successful Mt Franklin Estate winery for twenty…

28 July 2019 | Life-Style

The Convent Gallery: Inspiration, Light and other Stories

Sometimes there are things to see in your own back – yard. In the spirit of “ explore something new every day,” I cheated a bit when I revisited the Convent Gallery, a 10 minute walk from my home. In all fairness I hadn’t been there for many years so…

26 July 2019 | Life-Style