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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in June
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in June

We've taken the first tentative steps into winter, the election is done and dusted, Game of Thrones has officially ended – and you have nothing left to small-talk about at the water cooler. Don't fret, folks, because we've scoured the globe to bring you some of the most interesting things happening in all reaches, from regional Australia to Ibiza. This month we present to you a glass-walled hotel room free of charge, a vegan interpretation of the classic IKEA meatballs, a brand-new Star Wars theme park, a life-changing food waste app and plans to launch NASA rockets from the Northern Territory. Yep, consider all awkward silences and lengthy elevator rides taken care of. more


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Vintage glamour meets modern chic – Aster + Lilou opens its West End boutique
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Vintage glamour meets modern chic – Aster + Lilou opens its West End boutique

As our tastes in clothing shift towards favouring ethical and sustainable manufacturers, retailers are starting to catch on in greater numbers. Aster + Lilou is a local label has been leading the charge for some time already, popping up around town to hawk a selection of gorgeous garments featuring a mix of new and vintage pieces. Last week saw the outfit open up its first bricks-and-mortar boutique in West End, establishing a tasteful hub browse a curated collection of one-off designs and accessories. more

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The Weekend Series: five eco initiatives sparking positive change around the globe
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The Weekend Series: five eco initiatives sparking positive change around the globe

Every single container thrown in the recycling bin, food waste popped in the compost and package-free bulk-buy purchase adds up to collectively make a huge difference to our environment. We’ve been blown away by some innovative new strategies sprouting across the globe over the past few months, from seaweed-based hydration capsules at the London Marathon to Qantas launching the world’s first zero-waste flight. Check out some of the best below. more

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From URL to IRL – how to make sure your online dating game doesn't get stuck on the screen
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From URL to IRL – how to make sure your online dating game doesn’t get stuck on the screen

Real talk – anyone who has taken a chance on online dating apps will be able to tell you that one of the biggest gripes is going from on-screen banter to a real-life meeting. You can sift through a sea of duds, finally match with someone, have a vibe-worthy chat and then … crickets? However, there is hope. Apps like The Inner Circle are ditching the ‘more is more’ mentality in favour of quality matches keen on real-world connections. Want to take your love life offline? Here’s some handy advice on how to get there. more

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The Weekend Series: five new shows to cure your post-Game-of-Thrones blues
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The Weekend Series: five new shows to cure your post-Game-of-Thrones blues

It’s been packed with mayhem, plot twists and takeaway coffee cups, but the final season of Game of Thrones will soon come to a bittersweet end. In order to combat your post-GoT melancholy, we’ve rustled up five of the best new series that can fill the streaming void. From classic novel adaptations to twisted sketch comedy, these TV shows will help keep you occupied through winter (or let's be honest, probably just the rainy weekend ahead). more