A CURATED GUIDE TO THE LONG WEEKEND

Good food, good company and beautiful surroundings – here are some ideas for spending the long weekend in style.

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SYDNEY
Catch the last of the Sydney Festival – there are still plenty of events to enjoy before it wraps up for another year. Head to the Domain on Saturday for a night of opera under the stars, head to Carriageworks on Sunday to see Zhang Huan’s spectacular installation, Sydney Buddha, and find a spot on the harbour on Australia Day to watch the iconic ferry race from Circular Quay to Shark Island before finishing at the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Crush Festival

ADELAIDE
Spend the long weekend sampling the best of Adelaide’s wine regions with the 2015 Crush Festival. Over three days and nights, 35 wineries put on 26 eclectic cellar door events to please any palate. Our picks include a day on the lawn at Bird in Hand’s summer picnic, the Asian-influenced Gruner Veltliner Degustation Lunch at Mount Lofty House and the Parisian Picnic at Verdun House Wines.
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James Turrell

CANBERRA
Immerse yourself in vibrant colour and light at James Turrell: A Retrospective, showing at The National Gallery of Australia. The beautiful and sometimes overwhelmingly sensory installations that make up this ground-breaking exhibition are best appreciated over time – so plan to spend a good few hours taking in the show.
For more information, click here.

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BRISBANE
Take advantage of the balmy weather and head to the roof – specifically, to Elixir Rooftop Bar in Fortitude Valley. Enjoy the long weekend atmosphere amongst leafy greenery dotted with fairy lights, a particularly enchanting view as the sun goes down.
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Royal Croquet Club

MELBOURNE
Head to the Royal Croquet Club at Birrarung Marr for a spectacular garden party and food truck festival – and yes, there really is croquet. The banks of the Yarra River below Federation Square have been transformed into a vibrant festival atmosphere featuring a giant croquet lawn, live music, entertainment, a bar and all of the city’s cult restaurants and eateries popping up. The line-up includes Mr Claws, Misschu, Gelato Messina, Meatmother and D.O.C, as well as the Truck-A-Palooza food trucks like Hammer & Tong, Beatbox Kitchen, RTW Bagels and more. The Royal Croquet Club is open all long weekend – so you can even plan a repeat visit.
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WIN A $1,000 SABA WARDROBE

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We believe that dressing well is one of life’s pleasures. That attention to detail matters. That a well-considered wardrobe is something worth investing in.

So to make 2015 your most stylish year yet, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a $1,000 wardrobe refresh.

Simply follow the steps below to enter:

  1. Follow SABA on Facebook
  2. Select your favourite new arrival item from the gallery
  3. Tell us via a Facebook comment why you’d love to win the new arrival item

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Entries close January 15, 2015.

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Do More With Your Wardrobe

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Buying a new dress for the festive season is one of life’s great pleasures – something sophisticated and special, perfect for those end-of-year parties and chic cocktail nights. But a show-stopping dress doesn’t have to hang in your wardrobe for the rest of the year – in fact, with a few simple styling tricks, your favourite after-dark dress can double as a nine-to-five staple.

 How to:

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Offset the form-fitting silhouette by adding a lightweight cardigan and cinching it in with a skinny waist belt. Swap your stilettos for a low block heel to make the look more work-appropriate.

 

….wear fringing by day    

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Thanks to its demure midi length, this fringed dress turns out to be surprisingly appropriate for day. All you need to do is add a longline vest to provide some coverage and slip into a pair of casual sandals.

 

…do colour in the office

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Jaffa may be a head-turning hue, but when paired with easy-wearing neutrals – think tan, cream or sesame – it becomes fair game for the office. Try a block-heeled mule to anchor the look.

 

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Men’s trend: cropped pants

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In the past, they may have been a controversial choice, but lately, there’s been a shift in attitude – cropped pants have made the jump from the fringe to the mainstream. It’s not hard to see why: the style is contemporary yet classic, nodding to the 1950′s without feeling at all retro, and has the versatility to good on anyone. Right now, cropped pants feel like a refreshing change from basic chinos or jeans.

If you’re looking to try out the trend without committing, try a rolled trouser first – a tailored, straight-legged trouser with one or two precise rolls at the ankle looks very pulled together, and has the added advantage of showing off a patterned sock or dress shoe. Once you’ve acclimatised to the look, feel free to experiment with a pair of cropped pants – temper the look with fuss-free, casual pieces like a pair of minimalist trainers and a plain tee to strike a refined balance.

The beauty of the look is that you can push it as far as you’re comfortable with: a subtle crop allows you to flash a hint of colour with bright socks, while a more pronounced style (try it with no socks and boat shoes) signals a certain self-confidence. And the best part? You’ll keep cool – both literally and figuratively – for the long, hot summer ahead.

 

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Go Bold in Jaffa

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A wardrobe full of neutral hues has an understated, minimalist appeal, but sometimes it pays to introduce a little colour to your look. Colour brightens the mood as much as it brightens an outfit, and right now, there’s nothing better than a bold pop of Jaffa to get you in the mood for warmer days (and holidays on the horizon).

This particular shade is a versatile hybrid – falling somewhere between orange and red, it emerges as somehow more wearable than either. Don’t be put off by its vibrant profile – in fact, this colour been specially selected by our design team because it’s universally flattering and goes well with so many other shades. Used right, it will bring your outfit to life: it brings out the rich tones in tan, pops with white and plays well with warm hues like cream or sesame.

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Used sparingly as an accent colour, it adds warmth to your outfit and conveys a carefree, summery mood. Used as the focus, it will make heads turn as you walk in the room. If you’re not quite ready to wear top-to-toe Jaffa, consider introducing a pop of colour with a well-chosen accessory – a bright choker or clutch bag could be just the thing to invigorate your wardrobe.

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Bold Botanicals

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This summer, we’ve redefined the botanical print – offered on both tees and shirts, the new iteration is bold but not gauche, eye-catching but not overwhelming. The key to making botanical prints wearable? Firstly, the palette – we’ve chosen a cool palette of blue, a perennial favourite that will fit seamlessly with the rest of your wardrobe. Secondly, the style – we’ve mixed botanical motifs with understated geometric patterns, which anchor the print and give it an unexpected, modern spin. Whether you choose a shirt with an all-over pattern  or a simple t-shirt with a placement print, the result is casual, fresh and very wearable – in other words, ideal for summer.

STYLING TIPS

Offset vibrant prints with bold, block colours and simple shapes – try a pattern shirt with classic straight-leg jeans or neutral-hued chinos. Here, we’ve styled two ways to wear botanical prints: try a placement print tee paired with minimal sneakers for a weekend-ready look, or pair a printed short-sleeved shirt with relaxed shorts in a pale hue. The trick to making an all-over print work is to keep the palette simple – a blue-based print will always work when paired with other shades of blue.

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