The Happy Mag Guide to Spring

Spring in Australia has its own brand of joy factor. When the lush, heady quality of Australian flora pervades the air, you know it’s time to swap the indoors for a dose of the outdoors, and with it, deck yourself out in some damn fine accessories.

Spring evokes well-being at all levels. Whether it’s invigorating mind, body and spirit with a rejuvenating skincare regimen, wrapping your sleepy palate in new bed linens, or dressing up your ugg muggs in new kicking to walk in the cool breeze of the seaside promenade from Bondi to Bronte.

Shake off the winter blues and give your skin and body some springtime love. In one fell swoop, you can cleanse your body, your home, and ring in the most refreshing, invigorating, and prettiest season of the year.

So, without further ado, put your best foot forward and jump into spring with these stylish numbers!

BAT – BAT FIT PRO

The Spring soundtrack has never sounded so good! True wireless noise canceling headphones don’t get much better than these. As stylish as they are dynamic, the Beats Fit Pro are true wireless noise-canceling headphones that comfortably lock into place, however you choose to move through the day. Fully responsive and immersive, they’re perfect for all your movie, music and gaming needs, thanks to their Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature, which enables real-time audio calibration. With a unique transparency mode, you can tap into or out of the world around you. The design features secure, comfortable and flexible wingtips. To top it off, they are also sweat and water resistant.

BEATS
BAT FIT PRO

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PLATYPUS – KICKS

Platypus has been making shoes since 1988. So long, in fact, that some of their previous shoe designs have come back into vogue… no, I’m testing you! Kickers and skate shoes are always in style. Home to Nike, Puma, Converse, and most recognizably of the lot, VANS, who have well and truly made their mark on skate territory with their classic old skool street-friendly skate apparel. Platypus is more authentic and iconic than ever, just like the mammal the brand is named after.

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PLATYPUS
VANS STRANGER THINGS OLD SKOOL

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LIKE COLOR – CLIPS FOR THE WARDROBE

It doesn’t get any better than these wardrobe staples, courtesy of AS Colour. Dress up in these solid t-shirts and sweatshirts. Perfect for transitioning from season to season, whether you’re looking for a basic, heavyweight or block 100% combed cotton t-shirt, or a comfy crewneck sweatshirt with anti-pilling fleece, pre-shrunk for the perfect fit. AS Color literally has your back. It goes without saying that they have cornered the market when it comes to DIY Band t-shirts.

AS color

AS COLOR
CREW SWEATSHIRT

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BAILEY NELSON – GLASSES

All seasons are good for wearing sunglasses. With a new season range to die for, there are too many perfect sunglasses to pass out. Whether it’s a classic Sofia, Crossfield, Emilia (our editor’s personal favourite) or the timeless Palmers. Bailey Nelson has your eye holes sorted. Your one stop shop for sexy as hell prescription and fashion sunglasses. Starting at $199 for 2 pairs, you’ll be ready to hit the streets, parks, and runways with a chic, spring-ready look!

sofia bailey nelson

Bailey Nelson
SOFIA

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EVA – BED SHEETS

Picture a gentle breeze with a hint of olive dripping from an open window, that’s the vibe Eva inspires. Relax with beautiful, sustainably produced hemp linen sheets. A dreamy balance of cozy and durable linen, certified organic, buttery soft, sustainably made, super breathable and 100% hemp. Earthy tones set the mood of spring, mustard, oatmeal, terracotta and olive. Enhance your nights and Sunday mornings with a little old school European influence designed for modern times.

EVA bed sheets

EVA
HEMP LINEN SHEETS

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DOPE SKIN CO – ANTIOXIDANT KIT IN 3 STEPS

Get rid of your winter skin with a little help from Dope Skin Co, organic hemp skincare, made fresh in Australia from natural ingredients, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. This simplified 3-step daily routine is packed with powerful plant-based antioxidants to optimize your skin’s health with ease. The kit includes Botanical Antioxidant Gel Cleanser (125ml), Botanical Antioxidant Moisturizer (70ml) and Botanical Antioxidant Face Serum (60ml). Gently cleanse, brighten and firm your complexion while nourishing it with vital hydration and antioxidants to fight free radicals and strengthen the skin barrier.

dope skin ANTIOXIDANT KIT IN 3 STEPS

DOPE SKIN CO
ANTIOXIDANT KIT IN 3 STEPS

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LIFE IN THE GARDEN – PLANTS

Garden Life is about as spring-like and sexy as it gets for plants kept to divine perfection. Add a little extra nature to your home, indoors or outdoors. Garden Life’s premium line of pots and plants put them in a class of their own. Connect with your garden and you connect with nature, from the classic rubber plant to the soft elegant pendant lights of the Devils Ivy. Top it all off with a beautiful old solid copper pot that was traditionally used to make Turkish sweets, or an Evergreen Collective – Mason Pot. Either way, you’ve managed to add a bit of spring to your home.

Life in the garden

LIFE IN THE GARDEN
PLANTS

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P&V – Wine merchants

P&V, aka Piss and Vinegar to the locals, is one of Sydney’s BEST liquor stores. With the opening of a second store/tasting bar in Paddington last year, P&V is poised to take over the industry as we know it. Their expertise lies in storage the best of the best, and that doesn’t just mean expensive, it means quality – containing everything you want a good drink buy to contain – fresh and trendy AF, hand-picked and tested by the crew who knows his trade, who deliver some very smashing wine made by winemakers here and across the country.

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P&V
WINE

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MOON DOG – FIZZER

Nothing sounds spring like a fresh bubbly. Moon Dog has been making beer since 2010. They also nailed the alcoholic spritzer, bursting with all-natural fruit flavors and low in sugar, low in calories, low in carbs, low in gluten and vegan. Mixed Berry, Guava Splash, Tropical Crush, Coco Mango and Piney Limey, need we say more? Mix it up with your own seltzer patty or stick with your chosen flavor bomb. Made with love by Moon Dog Craft Brewery, 100% independent and Australian owned.

moon dog
MOON DOG
FIZZER

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THE PLANT SAVIOR – SARAH GERRARD-JONES

The Plant Rescuer (Pan Macmillan) is a modern gift for your plants. We may not all be born with green thumbs, but we can all learn to take better care of the plants we love. A clear and practical toolkit that offers advice on all aspects of plant care, from choosing a plant to day-to-day care tips. Learn how to help your plants not just survive, but thrive. Your plants need you to read this…no jokes.

the plant savior
THE PLANT SAVIOR
SARAH GERRARD JONES

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CHINESE-ISH – ROSHEEN KAUL & JOANNA HU

As Chinese immigrants who both moved to Australia as children, Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu grew up between two cultures. Chinese-ish celebrates the confident blending of culture and identity through food. You’ll find an abundance of inauthentic Chinese-influenced dishes, including the best rice and noodle dishes, wontons and dumplings, classic Chinese dishes and even a Sichuan Sausage Sanga that would sit proudly in any garden barbecue. Chinese-ish is full of modern, unconventional, innovative, tasty and incredibly delicious dishes.

Chinese
CHINESE-ISH
ROSHEEN KAUL & JOANNA HU

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