Home, Food & Design Weekend 23-24 May


Looking to update to your nest? Come along and check out the Home, Food & Design weekend hosted by Australia’s leading food, home and lifestyle magazines!

They have all the how-tos from how to paper a feature wall to how to upholster your chair!

Upskill. Do it DIY-style. Re-discover on-trend. And score a seat for the latest style whispers from editors and industry experts. There’s interactive workshops, morning tea, and chats about everything from the protein in almonds to how to keep your skin looking pretty in winter. Check out the program here.

Bring the littles. It will be fun. Then go home and make these gorgeous party favourites.

Our picks? Events run on two stages – one for lifestyle and one for the kitchen (yuuum). From lifestyle> We’re feeling pretty chipper about having real living’s Style Editor Sarah Ellison tell us how to let life into your home. And Interior Designer Brett Mickan is talking the latest design trends.

Explore the HFDW website and learn how to paint your furniture and how to make a fake tiled floor!

From The Kitchen> We’re fanning out to hear Gourmet Traveller’s Emma Knowles’ tips for morning tea deliciousness. Plus she’s talking the perfect antipasto plate later in the day. Then there is the culinary journey to France. Two words. Tarte Tatin.

Then just to finish things off, we might indulge in a cheeky make-over at the Natio pod to finish. 😀


Browse the aspirational design shots online and access their sumptuous recipes. Okay. That’s it. We gotta split. We’re off to make rag pasta soup with chicken and madeleines for dessert… How killer does that sound?


Get down to the St Mary’s Cathedral Forecourt for Saturday 23 / Sunday 24 May. It’s guaranteed to deliver the biggest and brightest DIY/design high this year! Gift yourself the experience.



Kay is a feature, blog and copywriter. She collects empty jam jars, academic degrees and tawdry dreams in the hopes of turning them into something useful someday. Her work has been published in ACP magazines, ABC fiction, Overland, Brittle Star, Seizure, trade publications and online forums. Her creative writing has won several awards.