Entertainment at home, brought to you by your favourite retailers


Entertainment at home, brought to you by your favourite retailers

What’s that, you say – you need some more inspiration for what you can be doing while at home? Never fear, we’re here with a list of our top 8 favourite activities, workouts, podcasts and more from our much-loved retailers. Get diarising, and hop to it.

1. Learn Yoga in the comfort of your living room

Always wanted to improve your strength and flexibility but didn’t know where to start? Craving an endorphin boost?

We can’t get enough of lululemon’s mini workouts featuring global fitness gurus, including Jasmin Blocker, Samantha Gash, Keighty Gallagher and Janet Stone. Follow @lululemonausnz and watch their IGTV sessions for your daily gym fix. If you’re in need of an activewear top up, Rebel Sport is open for your fitness essentials.

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MECCA have also put together their top picks for online workouts. No more excuses not to work out from home!

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2. Perfect your skincare routine

Speaking of MECCA – self-isolation and social distancing should pose no barrier to your beauty and skin care hopes and dreams, thanks to MECCA Live. Now you can have all your beauty questions answered with one simple Facetime virtual service. The MECCA virtual experience brings the in-store experience to your phone. You can also play a role in the wider beauty community by joining MECCA's official Facebook Group – Mecca Chit Chat – for more updates.

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3. Practice the art of mindfulness with a gratitude journal

Learn how to live in the moment and allow the practice of mindfulness to improve your mental and physical wellbeing, with a gratitude journal from Typo Take a moment to stop, think and appreciate the world around you with inspiring quotes, meditation exercises and monthly reflection pages.

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4. Bring back baking

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock – digitally speaking – you’ll have no doubt been served up more sourdough and banana bread recipes on Instagram lately than you know what to do with. Jump on the bandwagon and get baking with this delightful Gluten-free Banana and Coconut Bread recipe from Coles.

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5. Create your own masterpiece

Have you been looking for a statement piece of artwork to add ambience to the living room? Call off the search! It’s time to create the masterpiece you’ve always wanted. In case you missed it, now’s the time to bring back traditional crafts of every kind. Return to your inner artist in the comfort of your own home with a blank canvas and your imagination, whether it be embroidery or oil painting. Find everything you'll need at Riot Art & Craft.

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6. Spruce up the home office with some plants

If the living area is starting to feel a bit same-same – add some life to the room! Unsure if the greenery will work in your space? Give it time, it will grow on you… Place an order with IKEA.

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7. Transform your bedroom with a textile update

Spending a lot of time snuggling up with a movie in your bedroom lately? Perhaps it’s time for a change of scenery? Give your room a mini makeover! For an interior decorating refresh, our trusty homewares stores such as Bed Bath N Table are open for all the cushion and throw inspo you could need.

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8. Re-do the pantry and kids’ toy room with these storage hacks

Is the house feeling a little overcrowded at the moment? Add extra space by getting creative with storage ideas. Pop by Target or Kmart for helpful products for organising your home. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to optimising your space by getting smart with storage.

Image credit: Howard's Storage World