Our lives are filled with belongings – but is the pursuit of more and more of these ‘things’ getting in the way of our experiences, our relationships and our ability to fully appreciate joyful moments? In our new Summer Issue 36 (the ‘living with less’ edition) we explore different approaches to minimalism, and chat to a number of people – including Brooke McAlary, Graham Hill, Courtney Carver and Sarah Wilson – about how they practise living better with fewer belongings in their own lives. Our covergirl, blogger and author Eleanor Ozich, explains how an accident forced her to adopt a slower, simpler life, while Bindi Irwin talks kindness and continuing her father’s legacy through her conservation work and her hopes for a thriving planet.
Elsewhere there’s our roundup of healthy summer dips, a chat with Sydney-based patternmaker and slow fashion advocate Emily Hundt, heavenly handmade gelato from two Gold Coast sisters, radical beauty with body positivity activist and ‘bearded dame’ Harnaam Kaur, ethical fashion adventures in Southeast Asia with Megan and Gab from Walk Sew Good, an investigation into microfibre pollution and its impact on our oceans, a look into probiotic beauty, slow fashion with Melbourne label Kuwaii, sustainable farming with RAD Growers, an eco guide to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, a free summer dress pattern and lots more goodness. Grab a copy today and be inspired to live better with less!