After contemplating the plight of the homeless in these wintry climes, a 'media room' seems a trivial extravagance. Similarly, Network Nine's reincarnation of The Block seems a bit out of touch with the economic climate (watch it in your media room!), but might provide the escapism some of us need (other – attractive – people slaving away as we recline on the couch?). "Real Living mag, PJs, tea and peanut butter M&Ms" is how one reader and Facebook follower is celebrating the arrival of her new issue. It's an uncomfortable reality, much like couches covered in plastic in the name of preservation, this disparity between the have-much's and the materially needy. Still, Real Living (notably, not a charity) has tapped into these cost-conscious times with an alluringly bright 'Style for Less' issue. Phew. Good save. Boom-tish!
Girl With a Satchel