Lifestyle & Entertainment

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Work and career is important but so is taking out some time to immerse yourself in the cultures. Prioritise taking some time out to wander around a museum or to attend a concert with friends, you will be sure to get the endorphins pumping and these cultural exchanges will open your mind.

Arts & Film 

A major modern art form, film has dramatically influenced cultural experience since the late nineteenth century and continues to shape our contemporary everyday lives. Watching a film draws on both our intellect and our imagination. We start off at a young age watching Disney and immersing ourselves in a world of wonder and delight. Here are our top tips for getting a little culture hit:  

1. Museums 

Museums are used to communicate information and bring to life the past and stories of social history, cultural heritage and stories of other diverse lands. There is always an exhibition on or a new exhibition coming to a museum to you so take the time out to see what is happening in the coming months in your cities museum. You can find more information on where to find your closest museum here  

2. Head to the theatre 

We don’t do it enough and we really should be doing it more, the theatre! Whether it’s a local play or a huge stage show spectacular, it truly is worth opening your mind to theatre. Theatre brings people together and conversely helps you to temporarily escape reality, shows can bring joy and laughter and it’s the one place where you can actually feel a real connection with a character. There is a reason theatre has been around for thousands and thousands of years and keeps growing bigger and bigger. 

3. Independent cinemas 

How many movies do you leave actually feeling something of real value? Sure, Hollywood blockbusters have all the big celebs and huge budgets to bring you a movie to the big screen but there is something really special about seeing an independent film. It can be anything from the cinematography, to the rawness of the characters, independent cinemas more often than not show movies from all over the world so you can get your fix from the top movies shown at Canne or the Italian Film festival. Check out more info here 

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Fashion and Shopping 

Now if shopping till you drop Is more your thing, then we’ve got you covered! There are so many online shops offering you amazing deals so you can freshen up your wardrobe or buy some new clothes for that new job you have just landed. Here is an overview of our top picks to stay on trend and up to date with the fashion forward for a bargain price!

Street wear

  • General Pants offer a huge selection for both men and woman, they’re denim offering is also epic and you can grab a new pair of Vans or Cons at reduced prices when they have a sale. They also offer free shipping which is a huge plus if you have already spent too much money shopping online. Check them out for brands such as Ksubi, Dr Denim, Subtitled, Wrangler and more.
  • Glue have a similar offering to general Pants but mostly completely different brands, you can sign up to be a VIP and they will give you things like student discounts and first access to sale stock when it goes live. 

Work Clothes

  • The Iconic offer something for everyone, they stock both men’s and woman’s clothes and their online store is easy to navigate to find exactly what you are looking for. They offer same day delivery and free returns which is awesome if you have a last minute engagement or if that blazer doesn’t quite fit properly. Their range of workwear is second to none and they offer a wide sizing range. If you’re in the market to polish up your work wardrobe I think a visit to this website should be in order.
  • ASOS flipped retail on its head when it finally made it to the shores of Australia. They are great quality garments at a cheaper price point than most bricks and mortar retail shops. The website is a breeze to use and the angles the garments are shot on let you see even the smallest details in the clothes. You can find everything here!

Shoes

  • Pauls warehouse, sure they’ve said they have been closing down for 10 years and haven’t but that is just an epic marketing ploy. Pick up all your runners, skate shoes and footy boots here with prices drastically reduced. They even run a two for one sale which is legendary. Definitely worth a look if you are in the market for some new shoes.
  • Wanted Shoes have huge sales at the end of seasons, so if you play it smart and wait until those sales you can pick up some really, really great shoes. They have everything from flats to heels to boots and also offer free shipping and free returns. Even when they’re not on sale they offer really reasonable price points, definitely worth adding yourself to their mailing list if you are a shoe-a-holic.
  • Styletread.com offers everything from boots to loafers and offer a discount of up to 50% off. You can get free delivery if your purchase is over $65 and return within 30 days for a full refund. Check it out!

Outlet shopping 

  • You can find so many bargains when you shop at outlets, be prepared that they may not have your size and wear flats so you can search and rummage but overall you will pick up shoes, jackets and shirts that are still in season or just out for bargain basement prices. Check out the link here to some shops you may not have ever known had outlets.  

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Music

There is no better way to spend your weekend than listening to your favourite artists in concert, and luckily in Australia we have such a wide variety of artists, acts and DJs touring our shores. If you’re keen to get muddy and make a weekend of it then a festival just might be the best thing you have ever done! 

Check out the top picks of festivals to attend:

  • Falls Festival tours NSW, WA, TAS and Victoria bringing with it an eclectic mix of artists that offer contemporary music performances, dance, comedy and a mirrored of other arts. Artists playing at the festival include rockhip hopindie musicelectronic musicblues and roots.
  • Splendor in the grass presents top national and international artists every year in July and getting tickets isn’t easy but totally worth it. Held in Byron Bay and totally Instagram worthy this festival is full of babes, Smirnoff tents, food trucks and epic art instillations.
  • St Jeromes Laneway Festival tours Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Freemantle bringing with it a casual, street festival vibe. The festival started as a series of weekly shows at a tiny Melbourne bar and has since bloomed into one of Australia’s most beloved festivals. It’s all about community, the arts and encouraging self-expression.
If the thought of camping for 2 days, showing with cold water and being covered in mud isn’t your ting that why not stay dry and warm and check out the best places online to purchase you gig tickets and stay up to date with the latest information about who’s in town and playing where: Do yourself a favour and join up to these websites, that way you’ll enjoy the pre-sale prices and be the first to know if there is a gig on in your city or state.

 

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