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Even in the age of lockdown and masks, lipstick holds lasting power

Even in the age of lockdown and masks, lipstick holds lasting power

The importance of lipstick to morale is nothing new. That’s why it was never rationed through World War II.

  • by Marion Hume

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If comfort is the legacy of pandemic fashion, where do heels fit in?

If comfort is the legacy of pandemic fashion, where do heels fit in?

There's a battle under way for our post-lockdown feet, with one Australian brand hoping to take on the big guns of Nike and Adidas.

  • by Melissa Singer
Andy Murray: 'Tennis is hard, but home life with the kids? That's pressure'

Andy Murray: 'Tennis is hard, but home life with the kids? That's pressure'

With many of the major tournaments cancelled this year, the 33-year-old spent "by far" the most time he's ever had with his three young children.

  • by Guy Kelly
A daily coffee hit became an act of self-care – and not just for the customers

A daily coffee hit became an act of self-care – and not just for the customers

For many Melburnians, our barista was the shining light of lockdown. Now, as cafes re-fill, the frontline coffee pourers reflect on the camaraderie generated.

  • by Kimberly Gillan
In praise of boredom: a lockdown story
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In praise of boredom: a lockdown story

I was just left with time, undiluted time. Acres of the stuff. Busyness fell away.

  • by Doug Hendrie
Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Food

Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Food

Ben Shewry: creativity and determination were on the menu for the Attica chef, who has managed to keep his staff employed with the "grace of a pirouetting ballerina”. Plus Josh Niland and Hetty McKinnon.

  • by Dani Valent
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For 21 years, Uge captured Bondi's morning surf. Then the beach closed

For 21 years, Uge captured Bondi's morning surf. Then the beach closed

When the pandemic forced its closure, the Aquabumps founder – whose photographs of the world-famous beach are beloved globally – got creative.

  • by Julia Naughton
A champion of breakfasts gives a toast to the weekend

A champion of breakfasts gives a toast to the weekend

During lockdown, when every day was Blursday, it became important to differentiate between weekday and weekend. The demarcation line, for me, became toast.

  • by Terry Durack
Good Weekend Talks: Libidos in lockdown

Good Weekend Talks: Libidos in lockdown

In this episode of Good Weekend Talks, Good Weekend senior writer Melissa Fyfe is joined by NSW-based sex worker Jenna Love for a discussion on sex work in the time of COVID-19.

  • by Konrad Marshall
From A to Zud: how a Kiwi odyssey became my armchair travel highlight

From A to Zud: how a Kiwi odyssey became my armchair travel highlight

Walking is the hero of Bewildered, Laura Waters’ captivating account of trekking 3000 kilometres along the entire length of New Zealand.

  • by Vivienne Pearson
They needed an ocean fix. So they created their own 'escape' room

They needed an ocean fix. So they created their own 'escape' room

Craving the salt water, Lucy Glade-Wright and her husband Jonno transformed a spare room to remind them of the places they longed to visit in lockdown.

  • by Kimberly Gillan