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Red is best

If there’s one thing that sets red wine apart from white, it is tannins. Derived from grape skins and seeds, tannins are what give red wine structure, while also acting as a natural anti-oxidant, writes Andrew Graham. In the best wines of the world, tannins are highly valued. Yet for many Australian wines tannins are

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Older Aussie Women Increasingly Stylish, Optimistic

In recent years women around the world, including Australia, have been inspired by the ‘advanced style’ movement. What exactly does this mean, though? Well, the concept of advanced style is defined pretty clearly on the American blog of the same name. Just check out some of the images:   Now, there’s research to confirm women over

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Second Weddings: What’s Appropriate?

As sad as it is realistic, divorce is common. Many individuals, however, find themselves in relationships and considering marriage for the second time. For those that go through with a second marriage in their 50s, 60s or 70s, it can be just as exciting as the first time, but there are different things to consider

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Fashion Tips For The Older Gentlemen

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The Retiree took five with Jeff Lack, men’s stylist and author of Indulgent: A Complete Style Guide For The Modern Man to gather some sound fashion  advice for the timeless man. Eyes on the answers, gentlemen. It can be challenging to pick a new outfit to wear each morning. Where do you get your inspiration

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Wear The Right Sunglasses

Don’t undervalue your eyes – or underestimate the sun! The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is encouraging the community to choose the best protection for their eyes. In Australia, sunglasses must be sold with the correct lens category clearly marked to help consumers choose the right pair for their needs and avoid hazards. ACCC Deputy

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Melbourne Cup Carnival is a Celebration of Style

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has officially launched the  Melbourne Cup Carnival, with Derby Day  setting the scene for a celebration of style. The Melbourne Cup Carnival begins on Saturday 1 November with AAMI Victoria Derby Day, and continues with Emirates Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 4 November, Crown Oaks Day on Thursday 6 November and

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Noeline Brown: Making Ageing Sexy

[hr]With a list of showbiz credits that covers theatre, television, radio, comedy, drama, singing and dancing, Noeline Brown has done it all. She’s described by many as an entertainment icon but her latest role as Ambassador for Ageing is one she is equally proud to embrace.[hr] “Ireally did not know what this role would entail.”

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Deborah Hutton: Skincare, life, age and balance

Deborah Hutton has become one of the most recognised and loved personalities in Australia. She has been an international model, magazine editor, a host and regular on several TV programs, launched her own home ware and eyewear brands, and is painfully aware of the importance of good health and achieving balance in life. The down-to-earth

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French Fashion Exclusively on Show in Adelaide

It’s nearly a year away, but fashion lovers will want to prepare to travel to Adelaide for the Art Gallery of South Australia’s exclusive exhibition of French fashion. More than 100 emblematic haute couture garments created by France’s leading fashion designers  will feature in Fashion Icons: From the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs next

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Local Talent Showcases at Perth Fashion Festival

The 15th anniversary program of Perth Fashion Festival will feature local and national talent across 30 world-class events, from designers and models, tolocal wines and produce. Being held from 11 to 16 September, the event will feature designs by  Empire Rose, Flannel, Morrison, One Fell Swoop, Ruth Tarvydas and Zhivago. To celebrate the Crystal anniversary,

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