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Gift Guide for Her

I pride myself in being a very generous gift giver, especially during Christmas time when my room is littered with wrapping paper and ribbons which will aid me in wrapping two or three presents per person. Perhaps because I am a girl, deciding on gifts to give to women always comes easier for me than choosing what to give to men which is why I jumped at the chance of compiling a list to help you decide what to give to the special women in your life.

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The Problem with News as Entertainment

The media, specifically news coverage, shows us and keeps us informed on what is happening in the world. There are many types of news: newspapers, magazines, TV channels… but at what point does news coverage actually become entertainment? And how do news channels MARKET their news for the consumer? It’s time to re-think what we’ve always seen.

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Packing Made Easy

This week I am flying out to Illinois to begin a 3 week road trip to visit my family on the East coast and in the Midwest. And packing for this trip is one of the most difficult and frustrating things I have done this week. I figured I cannot be the only one that struggles with packaging, so why not share some of my tips for easier packaging? Read on to find out more.

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Getting Out of a Rutt

Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and for a few seconds think about one thing only. As human beings we were not created to multitask, yet our minds do it all the time, racing from one thing to another, trying to remember and control everything as though failing to do so is a disgrace. Our bodies do it as well, working hand in hand with our brain so that by the end of the day or week we feel stuck and on the brink of drowning at the same time. If you’ve ever struggled with something like this or are currently struggling read on and I will help feel a little less overwhelmed.  

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Art Abroad

It’s a wonderful time to be an art student right now. Or an art appreciator, or just a regular person because the world of art is alive and abundant right now, brimming with bravery and brilliance. With some of the most retrospective exhibitions across the globe gracing the walls (and sometimes the floors, ceilings and windows) from Australia to America, there’s never been a better time to embrace art wherever you are, whatever you’re into. Here’s Lucca’s museum guide to getting inspired. 

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Artist’s Block

Now that the New Year has enveloped us in its welcoming arms, a fresh wave of enthusiasm to create has also engulfed me, as I'm sure it has many of you, our readers. But the tiny issue that plagues some of us as artists is that towering brick wall, the one that stops our imaginations flowing, or known to most of us as the block. So as an inspiring creator myself, and knowing that the block and I go way back, I thought I’d present to you some tricks and tips to beat down that towering brick wall, and let the ideas start ebbing again. Read on to find out more!

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Artist Spotlight : Fashion Illustrator Hayden Williams

Twenty-three year old British fashion designer and illustrator Hayden Williams plans to take over the fashion industry one sketch at a time. Indeed he has taken over the industry by storm by getting attention from celebrities like Rihanna who showcased his work as her twitter profile picture and teaming up with Kate Moss on her new collection for Rimmel London. His work portrays the ideal female as seductive and glamorous. After being completely infatuated by his work, I caught up with the Brit to ask him about his illustrations and life in the fashion industry.

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Healthy Holidaying

When you’re in a beautiful new place, the last thing on your mind is counting calories or going to the gym. Traveling is about discovering new experiences and it’s so easy to leave your healthy habits behind as soon as you cross those borders and are consumed by wanderlust. Yet there are so many ways you can incorporate a healthy lifestyle into your holidaying. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family or riding solo, here are a few tips to stay fit on your next trip.  

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