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Movies, Kids, School Holidays
School Holiday Movies at Reading Cinemas
Looking to take the kids to the movies these School Holidays? Check out our favourite kid-friendly flicks at Reading Cinemas!
Women's Fashion, Spring
The Colours of Spring
Spring fashion has arrived! It's time to peel off those winter layers and celebrate the colours and prints of spring fashion.
Men's Fashion, Sneakers
Top picks for kicks
Shopping for Dad? No reason why you can't treat yourself too.
Check out the latest must-have sneakers at Charlestown Square.
Lifestyle, Homewares
Intorducing Habitania - Our Newest Homeware Retailer
Say hello to homewares at Habitania.
Beauty, Makeup, Events
Attention Beauty Queens, This Is A Must Read
We've got jaw-dropping beauty news for you...
Style Notes, Beauty
Makeup Styles For Every Occasion
Let’s face it (excuse the pun), makeup can be pretty daunting. It’s incredibly common to have one go-to makeup style while steering clear of anything too fancy. It seems like there are new beauty trends popping up every second week. Just when we thought we had nailed contouring, non-touring becomes a thing. It also doesn’t help that there are 15-year-olds on YouTube who can do better winged eyeliner than most of us could even dream of.  
We’ve put together five makeup styles that are super impressive and beginner-friendly, and everything you need can be found in-centre. With MAC, Napoleon Perdis, Priceline and Newcastle’s only Mecca Maxima, Charlestown Square is your number-one beauty destination.
What's on at Reading Cinemas these School Holidays?
Looking to catch a movie these school holidays at Reading Cinemas Charlestown Square? We’ve picked our top movies for the whole family to enjoy! 
Sign The Body Shop's Petition Against Animal Testing
Sign the petition and help get The Body Shop to their goal of 8 million signatures to take to the UN.
Style Notes
The best sale finds for Winter
The cooler weather and dreary winter days have a way of making us feel as if we’re in a wardrobe rut, repeating the same warm layers and boring accessories. While it might feel like time for a wardrobe overhaul, keep your hands off your savings because we’ve found the ultimate winter staples at Charlestown Square that just happen to be on sale. Whether you’re looking for extra statement pieces or need to refresh your wardrobe staples, we’ve done the legwork to find the best sale pieces of the season.
Style Notes
Your life, styled by Sussan.
Winter arrives at Sussan with a collection focused on comfort and confidence.
The Supre Foundation - Empowering Girls
The Supré Foundation currently spans 3 countries and assists 3 causes, all with the same singular aim: to ensure all girls have the opportunity to achieve their dreams! 
Style Notes
Sole Mates: Which shoe type suits your personality?
Let your personality be your guide as you siphon your way through the latest shoe trends. Find out which kicks will help put a spring in your step this season.
Style Notes
Fashion Through the Ages
Making a statement in your 20s, 30s and 40s
Style Notes
Sports Luxe
Mum-friendly looks to help you tackle your day with style!
Style Notes
Apples & Pears
Apples and Pears: Get to Know Your Body and What Works for You
The Family Chronicles
Check out what's on at Reading Cinemas these school holidays!
Here are our favs for kid's movies these school holidays!
The Food Diary
The Hottest Cross Buns In Town!
Move over, traditional hot cross buns! The new flavours of 2017 are pushing the boundaries, and we like it!
The Family Chronicles
Easter Treats & Gift Ideas for Kids!
Shopping for Easter gifts for the little ones in your life? Here are our top picks from Charlestown Square!
Style Notes
H&M's Autumn #Ladylike Collection
The H&M #Ladylike collection has landed at Charlestown Square for all the independent, opinionated, off-beat and fearless females out there.
The Family Chronicles
Bonds Baby Search 2017
Calling all cuties! Bonds are searching far and wide for little ones with big personalities to be the new faces of Bonds.
New Arrivals have landed at H&M
Christmas 2017 has come and gone and as much fun as buying presents is for other people now it's time to treat ourselves and perfect timing because new arrival have just landed at H&M!
Inside Mega Save Chemist
Find out why Mega Save Chemist is one fo the best chemists in Newcastle.
Gifts for the pickiest on your list!
Pick up the perfect personalised gift from Keyman Engraving.
This product will answer your iPhone's prayers
Wnat to avoid ever having a smashed screen again?  We've got the miracle product!
Eat at Coco Cubano
This week we try Coco Cubano and it's a good new story.
Giving Back this Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of year and the most important to give back to those who need it the most.
How H&M Gives Back
H&M is more than just the one of the most popular fashion retailers in the world, they are a company that cares.
Glue: Destination Summer
If the Glue store at Charlestown Square knows anything - it's summer. Read on for summer fashion do's and dont's plus our favourite pieces from their 2016-2017 summer collection.
The Perfect Christmas Gift!
The most cherished Christmas gifts are often the ones that cost so little but carry so much value in love and thought. This year, we've create a series of free bespoke prints guaranteed to bring a grin to your loved one's chin. Simply download, print off, frame and wrap. Minimal effort, maximum impact.
Top 10 Christmas Movie Picks! Link to article
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Top 10 Christmas Movie Picks!
Who doesn't love gathering around with the family & watching a classic Christmas film before Santa's visit? Check out Charlestown's top ten picks for you this Christmas!

Discover all your favourite movies this Christmas at Big W, ColesJB Hi-Fi, Myer, Target & Woolworths!
Our Top 10 List of Christmas Song
The festive season is here!  To help you get into the Christmas mood, here are Charlestown Square's favourite Christmas songs!
Summer has landed at H&M Charlestown!
As the weather is heating up in Newcastle it's the perfect time to talk about H&M's new summer collect that just dropped at H&M Wollongong!
Tarocash Spring Summer Collection Link to article
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Tarocash Spring Summer Collection
Check out our favourite Tarocash look modelled by Serken Alan (husband of Instagram superstar and model @mish_mac)!
At First Light
They're all over Instgram and now neon lights can be your newest interior accessory.
Style icon Olivia Palermo was spotted in Styles Le Specs - see how she styles her shades!
Target's Spring Fashion Catalogue is Here!
Target's Spring collection has landed at Charlestown Square! Plus check out our $20 and under catalogue now at Charlestown Square.
Review's all-new collection is here – La Fiesta! Link to article
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Review's all-new collection is here – La Fiesta!
Review's latest spring summer collection has landed at Charlestown Square!  Fresh prints, colours and even an unmissable deal on the new collection - read more!
Make White Rose & watermelon iced tea
Delicate rose combines with summery sweet watermelon makes for a very grown up iced tea, delicious served on balmy evenings!
Make Cucumber & chicken sandwiches with Matcha mayo
A modern matcha take on a classic high tea morsel, these tea sandwiches are delightfully satisfying.
Make Chocolate Chip Matcha Popsicles
Summer is on it's way in and what's  better for summer than a healthy, freshing, delicious popsicle!  Read on for our recipe.
Deal on Now at Betts!
Unbeatable offer on now at Betts Shoes Charlestown Square - read more..
H&M's Spring Collection is here!
H&M's Spring Collection is now at Charlestown Square! Get a sneak preview here.
Trailer & Review: Jack Reacher 2
Cinema legend, Tom Cruise is back at Jack Reacher is the sequel to the 2013 blockbuster - read our review and watch the trailer.
Trailer & Review: The Inferno
Tom Hanks is back in the final movie of The Da Vinci Code trilogy, read our review and watch the trailer.
Trailer & Review: Deepwater Horizon
Deepwater Horizon is torturous disaster movie and a close look inside to oil giant BP’s catastrophic oversight - read on for our review and the trailer.
Trailer & Review: The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train is coming to Reading Charlestown Square. Read our review and watch the official trailer!
Trailer & Review: The Magnificent Seven
The long awaited remake of The Magnificent Seven is here!
Trailer & Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is here!
Trailer & Review: Storks
Andy Sambert is back as a delivery toting stork that gets into trouble with his bestie - read more...
Trailer & Review: Spin Out
Read all about the new Australian romantic comedy that's sure to be a cult hit!
Review and Trailer: Pete's Dragon
Pete's Dragon is back - relive your childhood memories with your kids at Charlestown Square's Reading Cinema!
Bridget Jones Baby Review & Trailer
Bridget Jones Baby is out 15 September - read our review and watch the trailer!
Make a homemade card for Dad this Father's Day!
Looking for something your kids can make for Dad this Father’s Day? Charlestown Square has got you covered!  Read more...
Our unbeatable cookie recipe for dad!
If your dad is anything like ours, he loves a good cookie! Read on for our favourite cookie recipe to share with dad this Father's Day!
Father's Day Movies
Spend this Father's Day watching movies about dads - here's a list of our favourite with trailers!
Dear Daddy Playlist: Our 10 top songs about Fathers in one playlist!
A playlist for Dad that that will last the test of time!
H&M Men's New Season is Here!
H&M Men’s new season have arrived at Newcastles newest Fashion destination! Find the best lightweight sweaters, seasonal jackets in on-trend colourways for an affordable high street wardrobe update.
Our Top 7 Harry Potter Moments
With the release of the long awaited new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Charlestown Square team came together to make a top 10 list of the BEST Harry Potter moments ever!
Charcoal is the new black
Charcoal is the latest food craze to sweep the nation, here’s everything you need to know to about it.
H&M Sportswear Collection hits Charlestown!
Check out the newest H&M collection to hit Charlestown!  We have the inside scoop on the lookbook and a video!
Travel Trends
Ready for a holiday but don’t know where to go?  Here are our top 4 dream holiday locations that are trending and why they are gaining popularity.
food, recipe
Halloumi and chorizo, where can you go wrong?!
food, recipe
A sweet and savoury shrimp recipe for the record books!
Food, recipe
An easy and delicious recipe that the whole family will love and want again and again!
A Swedish meatball recipe to die for!
Today on the blog we go deep into the surf shop culture and check out KAOS SURF.
Behind the seams: Baku
Baku is the capital of medieval Azerbaijan, a low-lying city along the coastline of the Caspian Sea but it's much more than that.. Baku is the hottest swimwear shop in Newcastle, carrying a variety of labels from it's very own Baku to Minkpink!  We stopped by the shop and spoke with manager, Jodie, last week for the inside scoop on swimwear trends this season.....
H&M and Cotton On Mega Launch at Charlestown Square! Link to article
H&M and Cotton On Flagship store opened on July 14th at Charlestown Square.  The turnout was fantastic, we want to thank everyone that came out to make the day such a big success.  Here are our highlights!  Tag #HMAustralia and #stylecsq to have your photos added!" data-pin-color="red" data-pin-height="28">
H&M and Cotton On Mega Launch at Charlestown Square!
The long anticipated H&M and Cotton On Flagship store opened on July 14th at Charlestown Square.  The turnout was fantastic, we want to thank everyone that came out to make the day such a big success.  Here are our highlights!  Tag #HMAustralia and #stylecsq to have your photos added!
Forever New's Savannah Romance
Forever New's new season is here!  Savannah Romance is dramatic black, gilt-edged glamour, highlights of bronze, sometimes form-fitting, always elegant.
Health, Fresh Food
​5 Super Healthy Food Trends You Haven’t Tried Yet
We are all on the kale, quinoa and Greek yogurt band wagon, if you’re looking for new uber-healthy to your repertoire, look no further!  Here are 5 new foods to add to your healthy diet.
Old Hollywood Glamorous Makeup Tricks
Old World Hollywood Glamour was effective, that's for sure.  Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hephern are still plastered on teenager's bedroom walls for a reason.  They knew all the makeup tricks of the trade!  Read on and try them out!
Here are our top 5 beauty trends
If you're like us, you are always on the look out for the newest beauty trends to try.  Well here the newest beauty trends sweeping the world - from runway to Newcastle - these are the beauty looks you need to try now.
The Resurgence of Nail Art
Once upon a time, nail art EVERYTHING then we fell out..now it's back!  Check out the new and improved nail art trend.
fashion, basics, shopping, winter
The Polished Basics
Our guide on looking polished but secretly feeling cozy all winter long.
The Secret Life of Pets Movie Review & Trailer
Find our what our pets get up to when we're not around...
Cleansing with honey
2016 is all about natural remedies and one of our favourite is moving away from face cleansing with soap and onto honey!
Adaptogens – the new stress-fighting superherbs!
Today on the blog: Adaptogens – the new stress-fighting superherbs!
Today on the blog: Beauty products you drink!
It’s no secret that you are what you eat but now you are also what you drink!  And we’re not just talking water! Read on to find out about the new beauty trend that's taking over the world!
The BFG - A Review and Trailer
​Our favourite Roald Dahl book, The BFG, has finally made it to the big screen.   The ’82 classic hits theatres on the 30th of June but we have the inside scoop!
6 life hacks for eating better
​Even though we enjoy healthy meal prep, it can sometimes feel a chore and often over overwhelming.  Take note of the following tips and healthy lifestyle choices will become habits!
food, health
Our Top 5 Ways to Improve Digestion
Make these 5 small changes in your life and your gut will thank you!
clean eating, recipes, food, fresh food, dessert
Our top 5 clean eat dessert recipes
5 easy, clean eating dessert recipes
TMNT: Out of the Shadows - Review and Trailer
Our favourite turtles are back!  Expect pizza, Shredder, adventure and fun..read on for our review and the trailer!
Finding Dory - Review and Trailer!
It may have been 13 years since Nemo and Dory went on their adventures of their life but the sequel, Finding Dory, does not miss a beat!  Read our review and watch the trailer!
food, skin, beauty, health
5 Foods to Get Glowing Skin!
Skin looking a bit dull this winter?  Here are our 5 top foods that will keep your skin glowing all year round!
queen, fashion, history
The Queen: A Fashion Icon
​In honour of the Queen’s Birthday we decided to celebrate by sleeping in and sharing our collection of our favourite outfits worn by the queen.
movies, film
Suicide Squad Trailer and Review
Suicide Squad might be based on a DC comic antihero but it's not just for comic lovers - read why and watch the trailer...
Behind the Scenes of the new Ghostbusters!
Ready or not, the new Ghostbusters movie is coming and at Melbourne Central, we are definately ready!  Read our review and check out Hoyt's exclusive behind the scenes interview with the cast!
movies, film, fun, fashion
Ab Fab The Movie: The trailer and a review
The first full Ab Fab trailer has dropped releaving a can't miss plotline..read on to hear take on the new movie and watch the trailer!
fashion, winter, transseasonal
Shop the Look: Ally - The Winter Edit
The new Ally winter edit is out!  Read on to see all of the beautiful new peices as well as style suggestions...
Recipe, fresh food, food, winter, health
Chinese Greens Stir-Fried With Soy Sauce & Ginger
A greens recipe that even the kids will like!
Potato Gnocchi with a puree of Stinging Nettles, Spinach & Herbs
A Gnocchi recipe you'll use again and AGAIN!
Forever New launches the Downtown Luxe collection. In store now.
Be inspired by the stylish streets of Brooklyn in Downtown Luxe, the new collection from Forever New.
Movie, Cinema
X-Men: Apocalypse Review + Trailer
The latest in the X-Men series stars stunning Jennifer Lawerence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Mumm and the men aren’t too shabby either (James McAvoy & Michael Fassbender…yes please!)  Read on for our review and the mot s recent trailer…
Movie, Cinema
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Anne Hathaway, Johnny Deep, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter star in the Tim Burton produced, James Bobin directed sequel to Alice in Wonderland..read on and watch the trailer.
Classic Italian Lasagne
Classic Lasange - your family will thank you!
Bastille Day Movie Trailer & Review!
Bastille Day is an intelligent no-nonsense action movie starting Idris Elba of The Wire, Richard Madden and more. Read more....
This is the New, “It-Girl’ Uniform
Vogue Magazine Called This the New, “It-Girl’ Uniform.
8 weird but true facts about bowling!
Ever wondered how bowling started?  The youngest person to ever bowl a perfect game?  We've got the skinny on bowling - plus discounted offers!
movies, mother's day
Mother's Day Movie Trailer and Review!
Complex and intertwining stories revolve around a fast paced TV host (Julia Roberts), a neurotic divorcee (Jennifer Aniston) looking for love and a woman (Kate Hudson) who wants to strengthen her relationship with her mother.  
The Mixed Tape Your Mother Always Wanted
Want to get your mother a gift that she’ll never forget?  Make her an old school mixed tape in a new school way on Spotify!  It’s free and she can listen to it for years to come.  Here are our 10 favourite songs about mums – they are so good you’ll both be bopping along in no time.
5 Fun Facts About Mother's Day
Ever wonder how Mother's Day started?  Or what the most commonly purchased presents are on Mother's Day - here are 5 fun facts about our favourite day!
Food, Family
BREKKY IN BED for Mother's Day
Sure, it’s an old standard, but for Mum it never gets old. Treat to her to brekky in bed using one of our favourite breakfast recipes in 4 simple steps: Poached egg and smoked salmon on toasted Turkish bread.
5 Ways to Spoil Mum
She's takes care of you all year round and now it's her turn to be spoiled - here are 5 easy ways to treat you mum right this Mother's Day!
The Boss Review
The Boss stars Melissa McCathy being funnier than ever as wealthy CEO that always gets her way.  McCarthy is joined in The Boss by an all-star cast led by Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone (Tammy), the comedy is based on an original character created by McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Falcone alongside their Groundlings collaborator, Steve Mallory.
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Review
Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) share the big screen in this Warner Bros./DC Entertainment co-production and directed by Zack Snyder. Amy Adams and Diane Lane return as Lois Lane and Martha Kent, as beautiful and talented as ever.
The Huntsman Review and Trailer!
Review: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Starring Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt & Charlize Theron
My Big Fat Greek Wedding Review
Since arriving 13 years ago and instantly becoming a movie classic around the world, the devoute fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding have been waiting for this - the sequel.  The wait is over, the event is here and we are happy to report that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 does not disappoint.
Trend Alert: The ‘Neck-tie’
Here’s the skinny on the scarf.
The New Neutrals
Camel, Tan & everything in between.
Easter, Food
A Gluten and Dairy Free Easter Can Still be Fun!
Do you hear the word ‘Easter’ & clutch your tummy with dread?!  Would you like to enjoy a creamy chocolate Easter Egg but fear the consequences?  Could you be lactose intolerant? 
movies, books
Read this: Dymocks
It’s hot and all we can think about is grabbing a new book and lying back on our deck with a cold beer or margarita (or both)!  Everyone has a book list as long as their bucket list but take it from us, here are our must reads on a hot, early autumn’s evening.
Strawberry, Yoghurt & Coconut Cake
For those with a sweet tooth, here's a Strawberry, Yoghurt & Coconut Cake...
Salmon with Lime, Chilli & Ginger Butter
Enjoy freshly cooked Salmon fillet with Lime, Chilli & Ginger Butter...
Our Top 10 ways to spend a $5,000 at Charlestown Square

10 ways to spend $5,000 at Charlestown Square...

Escape to Bali...
Bali - The Island of Gods...

Spontaneously fly to Seminyak on a Thursday. Enjoy a quick breakfast at Sea Circus. With its minimalist décor and menu full clean eats, it’s become a favourite of locals and visitors alike. Try the ricotta pancakes and red fruit pancake, you won’t be worry!

Escape to Paris...
Paris - The City of Love...

We all know Paris, La Tour Eiffel, Les Champs Elysees, le pain au chocolat, The Lourve. But there’s a quiet, understated, unforgettable Paris that not many know. Here are our recommendations for discovering the Paris that few ever dare to explore.

Escape to Los Angeles...
Los Angeles - The City of Angels...

Welcome to LA, the city of angels, green juice and celebrities! Every time we go to LA, we discover a new borough, a new favourite eatery and an almost comical pull to relocate.

Escape to New York City...
New York City - The City that Never Sleeps...

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.. That’s what they say, and here are our tips to make it in NYC even if it’s just for a week.

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