Erin Munro Each fragrant candle by Murphy & Daughters has been designed with a literary classic in mind, and smells good enough to read. Try Tender is the Night (orange blossom, neroli and green tea), or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (bergamot and blackcurrant). RRP $50, available from murphyanddaughters.com.au
Larissa Nicholson The time Stefanie Andrei doused a customer in his own champagne stands out as her worst experience as a waiter. Andrei was trying to open a bottle, but the cork seemed to be stuck, and try as she might it would not budge.
Kirsten Lawson Far from being a source of frustration, challenging customers are what makes Tony Lo Terzo's job sing. ''The more challenging the customer the more I thrive to be honest,'' he says. ''It makes it more interesting.''
WINSOR DOBBIN FEMALE hotel guests are messier than their male counterparts, more likely to pinch items and more demanding. They are also more likely to consume a chocolate bar from their minibar, a survey by a leading Australian hotel chains reveals.
Kellie Hush Being frugal may be the latest trend but it is taking all the fun out of dressing according to Kellie Hush.
Natasha Hughes Why buy expensive beauty and skin care products? Because they're worth it, writes Natasha Hughes.
Designer for less
Sarah McInerney Designer clothes at half price sounds too good to be true in the current economic climate but this elusive beast is out there, as long as you know where to shop.
Sarah McInerney Photos A guide to the latest engagement ring trends from top Australian and international jewellers.
Catherine Keenan, Sydney Magazine She's lauded by the critics and her work sells for thousands, but Cressida Campbell is no media darling.