Easter, Staying Home
Easter at home - how to make it special and memorable
We’ve put together this handy list of ideas and activities to help you make Easter at home as special and memorable as ever!
Staying Home, Inspiration
Working from home with a full house
Here are some tips on making your new home working situation… work!
Food, Easter
Easter Feasting
If there's ever a time of year to indulge in your favourite foods it’s Easter! Check out our inspiration to get you through the Easter long weekend.
Fashion, Autumn
Trend Alert - The Autumn Edit
The seasons are changing which means it's time to restock your wardrobe! Check out some of Autumn's Hottest Trends and where to shop them at Wollongong Central.
Valentine's Day, Gift Ideas
Gift Ideas: The Valentine's Edit
At Wollongong Central we've picked out the best romantic gifts so you can shop your heart out this Valentine's Day.
Kids & Family, School Holidays
Summer School Holiday Ideas
The kids are cheering, and so are you! No more school lunches, no more dirty uniforms to wash and iron, no more homework! However… now you’ve got to navigate the world of boredom busting with kids at home. Here is our ultimate school holiday guide to help you survive (and thrive!) the Summer holidays.
This is how we Christmas, Personalised Gifts
Personalised Christmas Gifts
Here are some of the personalised Christmas gift options we love this year for little people and big people.
Christmas Decorating, This is how we Christmas
Christmas table settings to inspire you
Check out these 5 tablescape ideas that will inspire you and knock the socks off your guests!
Secret Santa, This is how we Christmas
20 great Secret Santa gift ideas for 2019
There are so many great gift ideas for a range of budgets that anyone would love
Christmas checklist, This is how we Christmas
The Ultimate 2019 Christmas Checklist
The countdown has begun! Christmas is on its way and we are here to help all you little elves get ready for the big day.
Santa photos, This is how we Christmas
It’s Santa Photo time!
The big guy is doing his rounds! Check out our hot tips for your visit to see Santa.
Christmas Lunch, This is how we Christmas
Easy Christmas lunch ideas for the festive season
Check out these five easy, delicious, festive food ideas to help take the stress out of Christmas lunch.
Christmas Food, This is how we Christmas
Fun and healthy Christmas food ideas for kids!
Fun food for kids doesn’t have to be unhealthy. This year, get your little chefs to experiment with fruit and veg in the kitchen with you, making special Christmas characters.
Christmas Decorations, This is how we Christmas
Easy ways to style your home this Christmas
With Christmas just around the corner and Christmas treats already in a lot of our favourite shops, we thought we would help you get into the festive spirit with some easy tips on styling your home.
This Is How We Christmas, Christmas Parties
Looking for ideas for your work Christmas party?
7 cool ideas to spark inspiration for your work Christmas party that everyone is bound to love.
Christmas, This is how we Christmas
The wonderful diversity of the Aussie Christmas
All Australians celebrate Christmas in their own way, but the universal language of the Christmas Spirit is a common one. Australia is said to be one of the most multicultural societies in the world. In celebration of that, we’ve looked into some of the wonderful and interesting ways different Australians celebrate Christmas and where the traditions stemmed from.
Spring Food
The biggest and best spring food trends for 2019
There are so many beautiful food trends that have arrived for spring and we can’t get enough. Here’s what you can expect to see on menus this spring.
Kids & Family, Halloween
Easy Halloween Costume Ideas 🎃
Check out these fun Halloween costume and makeup ideas that will save you time, money and stress!
Spring Fashion, Trends, Style
Spring’s hottest fashion trends
From dreamy princess inspired looks, to brilliant blazers and jumpsuits, here are our top 5 must-have fashion trends for spring.
Kids & Family, School Holidays
Free & fun Spring school holiday activities
Check out our guide to the best school holiday activities this Spring.
Kids & Family, School Holidays, Kids Tech
School Holiday Ideas – Using tech to get the kids outside
Technology and connectivity can make kids a slave to their screens indoors, but not anymore! Check out our top 3 tech innovations to encourage imaginative and active outdoor play for kids.
Fashion, Style, Activewear
Spring activewear trends to keep you on point
If you’ve been wondering what the latest trends in activewear are this Spring, at Wollongong Central we’ve got you covered. 
Fashion, Style, Accessories, Trend, Coral
Coral is the hottest fashion trend of the season
Check out our favourite coral pieces in fashion, accessories, bags and shoes at Wollongong Central.
Beauty, Style, Trends, Cosmetics, Make-up
Spring's hottest beauty trend - CORAL
Here are our absolute favourite coral products and where to grab them, for your viewing and shopping pleasure.
Father's Day, Gift Ideas
Father's Day Gift Ideas & Where To Shop
Father’s Day gift shopping doesn’t need to be stressful! This year we've made it easy to get something dad will actually use.
Men's Fashion, Father's Day
Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Men’s Fashion at Wollongong Central
Does your dad fancy himself as a style icon? Check out the latest Men's Fashion at Wollongong Central
Winter's best pyjama trends
We’ve rounded up the best of the best pyjama trends for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. From silk, cotton, to fluff and fur. We’ll have you and your family ready for bedtime (and the runway!).
Lifestyle, Winter Comes Alive
Brighten your life this winter
We’ve rounded up the best tips for you to beat those winter blues and power on through the colder months.
Food for Rainbow Lovers
With winter here, parents everywhere are looking for ways to keep their little ones happy and entertained. What better way than through their taste buds?
Home Décor, Winter Comes Alive
Home Décor - how to update your home with simple pops of colour
Check out our simple, affordable and on trend ways to bring some colour into your home this winter.
Style, Winter Fashion, Winter Comes Alive
Winter Fashion - The must have colours of the season
We’ve rounded up the hottest colour trends to be across this chilly season. Be gone dark and moody winter clothes!
Winter Comes Alive, Kids Fashion
Boots, brollies and coats for kids
This Winter, there’s an amazing rainbow of wet weather fun fashion for kiddies. So rug them up, wrap them up and sent them outside in style that will keep them dry, warm and clean!
Easy winter dinners you can prep, set and forget
Life is busy, we know. So here are some sure-fire ways to make meal planning easy this winter.
Fashion, Fashion Week
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - The trends have been set
Another year has passed and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has wowed, dazzled, delighted and set all the glorious trends for the year ahead.
Fashion, Style
Trench Coat Trends
The timeless trench coat is a staple in every wardrobe - man, woman, adult or child (especially trendy ones). From military function to everyday fashion, the trench coat is très chic.
Mother's Day, Lifestyle
The Glam Mum
The Glam Mum (not to forget grandma’s or ‘Glam Ma’s’) is a rare and beautiful gem. Sure, she likes the finer things in life, but it isn’t all about things that sparkle. She shines from the inside too. She’s classy, she’s intelligent, she’s dazzling and she sets trends wherever she goes.
Mother's Day, Lifestyle
The Natural Mum
The Natural Mum is a relaxed and thoughtful beauty. She loves spending time in the great outdoors, finding peace with mother nature. Environmentally conscious, her peaceful home is a place where you’ll find natural products, lush gardens and a tranquil atmosphere.
Mother's Day, Lifestyle
The Sporty Mum
The Sporty Mum (not to forget Sporty Grandma) is always up for a challenge. She’s strong, inside and out. She loves new experiences and pushing boundaries is her idea of fun.
Mother's Day, Lifestyle
The Fun Mum
The Fun Mum is one that shines from the inside out. She’s all smiles, laughs and about quality time with her loved ones. She’s always surrounded by people, because she simply has that personality that people love to be around.
Easter, Kids & Family
Where to Shop this Easter
Looking for inspiration to create some extra fun with the family this Easter? Take a peek at what at Wollongong Central has to offer, from cute kids bunny sleepwear to Easter baskets, home décor and of course Easter Eggs. We’ve got you covered this Easter!
food, entertainment, easter
Be Entertained This Easter Long Weekend!
Wondering how to get the most out of the long weekend? We have a guide for you!
Easter, Recipes
Easter meal ideas for kids
Looking for some food inspiration for the Easter long weekend that the kids will love?
Recipes, Easter
Easter Sweet Treat Inspiration
Easter sweet treats to keep the kids busy & the whole family happy!
Recipes, Easter
Good Friday Seafood Inspiration
Simple seafood ideas the whole family can enjoy this Good Friday.
Recipes, Easter
Easter Egg Cookies Recipe
Everyone loves the classic choc chip cookie, but have you considered adding to your favourite choc chip cookies with delicious Easter eggs? Yum!
Recipes, Easter
Hot Cross Buns Recipe
These buns are delicious, fruity and spicy, with a fun twist by swapping the traditional peel for dried apricots for a bun the whole family will love!
Easter, Recipes
Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe
Treat yourself and your family with this delicious chocolate cake, topped with tasty chocolate frosting and your favourite Easter eggs.
Kids & Family, Kids Shoes
Autumn trends for little feet
This Autumn is all about colours and textures with shoes. Footwear is FUN! You’ll see little feet stomping about in a wide variety of colours and textures.
Home, Organisation,
Get organised!
Does the thought of organising your home give you anxiety? Not sure where to start or how to manage the workload? We are here to help with a simple set of questions you can ask yourself... 
Food, Family & Kids
Healthy & clever bento box lunch ideas for kids
It’s trendy, it’s neat, it’s tidy, it’s fun and it’s EXCITING. The Bento Box. 
Family & Kids
Laps for Life
This March, challenge yourself and swim to save lives. Set your goal then dive on in!
Lifestyle, Organisation, Home
Declutter your home, Marie Kondo style
We’ve hopped on board the Marie Kondo train. We resisted, but we confess… we are HOOKED! 
Food, Students
Best Student Deals Around Town!
Always looking to stretch that student budget? Then check out this list of student offers we have put together from around Wollongong Central!
Lifestyle, Organisation
Keep your family organised with these 3 clever steps
It really doesn’t take much to make a big difference, when it comes to family organisation. Here are our top 3 tips that will have your family marching in line before you know it.
Valentine's Day, Lifestyle
9 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day
Here are 9 unique ideas for how to spend your day, whether you are with another, single or ready to mingle!
Fashion, Jewellery, Valentine's Day
Jewellery trends to add sparkle to your Valentine's Day
 We’ve rounded up the latest jewellery trends you’re going to want on your wishlist this Valentine’s Day
Mocktails to cocktails - our 3 Summer favourites
The best cocktails and mocktails for you and your mini! 
Taking it to go!
Lunch doesn't have to be boring - treat your taste buds with something different each day of the week!
Food, Office, CBD Worker,
Head out of the office for your next meeting!
They say a change is as good as a holiday, so why don't you test this theory out for your next team meeting! 
Food, Entertainment, Valentines
Date night done right!
Are you taking a loved one out this Valentine's Day? Head to Wollongong Central to ensure you tick all those date night boxes! 
Food, Valentines
What's cooking good looking?
Surprise your loved on this Valentines Day with a home cooked meal made by you! A three course meal is made easy with these recipes from Coles!
Kids, Back to School
Back to School - it's in the bag!
We've got all the back to school essentials, including handy tips and hot picks for choosing a new backback.
Gadgets, Tech, Lifestyle
This year, make your virtual assistant do it.
Was one of your resolutions to be more organised this year? Maybe you need a smart speaker your life.
Tech Christmas gifts for kids (that their parents will thank you for)
We’ve rounded up the best tech gifts for kids that will make playtime so fun, they won’t realise it’s learning time too.
Day to night fashion for the festive season
Tis the season to party! And if, like us, your days are filled with work and your nights promising play… you’ll need some inspiration for how to turn your daytime look into nighttime #fashiongoals
Beauty, Style, Christmas
​Summer Beauty Essentials
Must-have products & hacks to get you through the sunny season
Lifestyle, Christmas
Christmas Table Styling
3 easy themes that are sure to impress your guests this Christmas!
Christmas, Kids & Family
How to get a great photo with Santa
How to dress your kids AND keep them smiling for Santa.
Beet Pesto, Parmesan and Pine Nut Canapes
These tasty and vibrant canapes are crowd pleasers. They are delicious, incredibly simple to make and (shhhh…) rather inexpensive. 
Caprese Santa Skewers
When you are asked to bring a plate to Christmas, you want something simple and effective. Now you can add ‘adorable’ to your checklist, with these tasty, fresh, Caprese Santa Skewers. 
Cheesy Christmas Tree Pull Apart
Flavoured with garlic and herbs, this delicious cheesy pull apart makes a fun Christmas party snack that is guaranteed to impress your guests.
Easy Pavlova Wreath with , Pomegranate, Pistachio & Raspberry Coulis
You don’t need to spend days in the kitchen making a festive dessert that guests will rave about for years to come. Here’s our tip to make something that is equal parts simple and spectacular (in both taste and appearance).
Easy Traditional Christmas Pudding
Nothing marks a traditional Christmas more than a beautiful, warm, rich Christmas pudding. But they often take a lot of preparation and time to get right. This version cuts the fuss, but doesn’t compromise on the end product.
Fresh Oysters with Beet Chilli Salsa
Nothing marks a traditional Christmas more than a beautiful, warm, rich Christmas pudding. But they often take a lot of preparation and time to get right. This version cuts the fuss, but doesn’t compromise on the end product.
Green Beans with Caramelised Onions and Roasted Pine Nuts
The Christmas table wouldn’t be the same without a side of green beans. This recipe adds a little something special, with the sweet caramelised onions complementing the pine nuts.
Prawn Mango Salad with a Lime Vinaigrette
This fresh prawn salad gives a taste of the ocean with a sweet twist. For a fresh dish to suit any seaside Christmas, this one is tasty, simple and impressive.
Side of Salmon with Lemon, Dill & Pomegranate
This simple but irresistible dish looks beautiful as part of a seafood spread.
Spiced Honey Glazed Ham with Sour Cherries
You can’t go past a glazed ham to get everyone into the festive spirit, and this one
makes a stunning centerpiece for the Christmas table.
The Perfect Crispy Roast Potatoes
Roast potatoes are the perfect accompaniment for a traditional Christmas meal. Everyone loves them crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. Here’s how to do it and impress all your guests.
Traditional Gingerbread Cookies
Run, run as fast as you can, we can’t wait for you to try these gingerbread men! Simple, delicious and purely delightful. These gingerbread men will bring back festive childhood memories.
Longer days and warmer nights mean only one thing – it’s time to throw off the winter blues and have some fun!
Kids & Family
Halloween in Australia - What you need to know
Halloween is a growing trend in the good old land of Oz. If you have kids, they’ll expect to be involved in some weird, wacky or wonderful way so you’d better get with the freaky program if you want to take part this year.
In terms of global icons, who can beat Mickey Mouse? The lovable cartoon mouse was first introduced by The Walt Disney Company in 1928, which means Mickey turns the ripe old age of 90 this November!
Kids & Family
Activities for Kids
Every parent knows what it feels like to have a bored child. Here are our tips to keep kids entertained, off screens, educated, active and creative, without breaking the bank! (And, if it helps you out with the daily chores - bonus!).
Beautiful food - how to brighten up the table this Spring
Whether you are entertaining friends, planning a party, or just looking to jazz up your brekky, here are some beautiful ways to do it. 
Spring Fashion, Race Day, Women's Fashion
Had enough of all the do’s and don’ts when it comes to racing season attire? This spring, step up your style and opt for a modern take on tradition.
Gentlemen, here is how to dress like a favourite on Race Day
There’s plenty to love about spring racing carnival from the excitement of the track, a flutter or two and countless afterparties! But guys, you have to look the part. Here’s our simple guide for getting your outfit sorted and looking like the sharpest guy on the green.  
beauty, glam, make up
Eye Lash Extensions with Just Lashes
Sometimes the most subtle beauty treatments make a lasting impact. Eyelash extensions are a prime example – a simple ticket to instant glam
​Mindfulness for kids - simple ideas that can help reduce anxiety
The rates of mental illness in kids is rising in Australia (and worldwide). So, what can you do to protect your precious little people and to help them navigate this weird, wonderful and sometimes scary life?
Are you concerned about active acne, unwanted redness, rosacea, wound healing and general skin rejuvenation? Then LED Light Therapy could be the innovation you’re looking for...
Your Spring Style Starts Here
On the fence about 2018’s bold colours and pastels?
Lost in a sea of feminine florals and gorgeous new boho buys?
Don’t worry – Wollongong Central’s Resident Stylist Jade Sardon from STYLED BY JADE is here to share the trends you’ll actually want to wear this season – direct from the international fashion runways
Spring racing season is upon us and the fashion is one of the best parts. So shine your shoes and fluff your fascinators… we’ve got you covered for the latest looks that will ensure you are your trackside best.
We’re almost halfway through winter, but there’s still time to defrost with a plate of something delicious at Wollongong Central! While it was hard to settle on just three, here’s our pick of the best winter warmers at Wollongong Central right now.
All that glitters - Our Top Sale Picks
Is this weekend looking a little on the dull side? Well, we’ve got just the thing to add some sparkle and
shine. It’s our big One Day Sale this Saturday, August 11 – All That Glitters!
Surviving winter in style
Baby it’s cold outside… but don’t worry, we’ve got some advice to get you through the rest of those chilly days along with some of our favourite fashion picks of the season. 
A life without plastic – 7 top tips
We’ve seen supermarkets ban single use plastic bags and work towards reducing unnecessary packaging. There’s a long way to go yet for Aussie brands, however the anti-plastic movement is gaining momentum.
Now Open! Criniti's At Wollongong Central Link to article
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Now Open! Criniti's At Wollongong Central
Wollongong Central has a new ‘upper crust’ Italian dining hotspot with the opening of Criniti’s! Come in and meet the famiglia…but before you do, here’s a taste of this exciting newcomer to the Keira Street Dining Precinct.
Calling all minigolf maniacs and players of putt-putt. Holey Moley, Australia’s very best minigolf experience – par none, has just opened at Wollongong Central! 
It's Tax Time! Here's The Classic (And Smart!) Way To Spend Your Return...
Any good accountant will tell you to invest your tax return wisely. Although we’re not providing individual financial advice, we think if you’re going to use that return for a new wardrobe, it’s sensible to choose classic pieces that will outlast trends and seasons.  
As Sex and the City fashion maven Carrie Bradshaw famously says, “I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.” Here’s our curation of this season’s top investment pieces at Wollongong Central that you’ll have for years to come. 
Point, Shoot, Eat! The #instafamous Food Of Wollongong Central
Who doesn’t love when something delicious pops up on your Instagram feed? Food, or as some would dub #foodporn is an Instagram phenomenon. With that in mind, we’ve got the buzz on Wollongong Central’s most popular food picks on Instagram. They might look too-pretty-to-eat, but each will have you wanting a taste! 
It's World Chocolate Day At Wollongong Central
Get excited! This Saturday, July 7 is World Chocolate Day, and this international awareness day is no time to be bittersweet. Instead, give your endorphins a boost by celebrating chocolate in all its forms. 
So, quit being a Flake and cancel your weekend Picnic. You’ve earned a little Time Out… Here’s how to get a taste of the action at Wollongong Central… 
Home Decor
5 Easy Ways To Make Your Bedroom More Cosy
It’s time to beat the chill and turn your bedroom into a warming winter retreat! We’ve curated the key interior pieces guaranteed to update your bedroom without having to spend a fortune!   
Step Up Your Style Game This Winter With These Key Accessories
The cooler season is officially here and that means one thing - it’s time to update your wardrobe! Luckily, we have done the hard work for you and curated this seasons must-have winter accessories. The best part? All of them can be found at participating Wollongong Central retailers.
What's Shaking At The Little Prince
With the variety of venues to enjoy dinner and drinks at Wollongong Central, we thought now was a great time to check in with the team at The Little Prince and bring you an exclusive cocktail recipe from their new winter menu! 
The Winter Skincare Commandments
The mercury may be dropping, but don’t get too chilled when it comes to your skincare regimen. By following these three simple skincare tips, you’ll ensure your skin stays healthy, hydrated and fresh for a spring awakening! 
Winter Coats You'll Definitely Want This Season
Have you been eyeing off a gorgeous new coat? Well, winter is the perfect time to make this wardrobe addition. Whether you need a cosy knit to take you from office to drinks, or an on-trend piece to steal the limelight, Wollongong Central has a perfect match. Here are 5 of our top coats this season….
Home Decor
Our Favourite Looks From The New Adairs
With the winter chill setting in, the opening of Adairs at Wollongong Central couldn’t have come at a better time. With shelves packed full of beautiful quality bedlinen, bedding, homewares, along with furniture, Adairs has all the right ingredients to transform your home into a cosy sanctuary during colder months. Here are the looks we’re loving…
Shop the MBFWA 2018 Trends at Wollongong Central
Celebrating 21 stylish years, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has well and truly come of age. Launched with a resort 2019 show by Camilla and Marc on Sunday, 13 May, the official launch once again saw local and international buyers, fashion media and influencers get into the fashion frenzy. But MBFWA goes way beyond the fashion industry – think of it as a preview of the key trends you’ll be wearing in the year ahead. Here are the trends we love – and the key pieces you’ll need to work the look right here at Wollongong Central. 
Food and Drinks
The Wollongong Central Foodie Hot List
Whether they're on air, on the basketball court or in the studio, these local personalities are passionate when it comes to our region's dining scene. So, we thought who better to share some expert tips on what's buzzworthy at Wollongong Central. 
Dining & Entertainment
The Centre Of Living It Up
Whether it’s the end of a long working week, or a designated date night with your special someone, there’s always something to do at Wollongong Central. We’ve taken the pain out of the planning and broken down the essentials. Simply follow our guide to get your social calendar sorted. 

Impress her this Mother’s Day with a tasty homemade brekky.

The Cult Mecca Maxima Brands You Need To Know Link to article
Mecca Maxima (Gateway, Level 1) opened at Wollongong Central last year, fans had queued since 2am. This is the hype the beauty emporium commands, with everyone from A-listers to beauty influencers obsessed with their range of more than 100 global brands in skincare, make-up and fragrance. Before you dive in, here are a few of our favourites. " data-pin-color="red" data-pin-height="28">
The Cult Mecca Maxima Brands You Need To Know
When Mecca Maxima (Gateway, Level 1) opened at Wollongong Central last year, fans had queued since 2am. This is the hype the beauty emporium commands, with everyone from A-listers to beauty influencers obsessed with their range of more than 100 global brands in skincare, make-up and fragrance. Before you dive in, here are a few of our favourites. 
5 Fast & Fresh Dinner Ideas
Whether you cook for a special someone, or run a production line for your small army, prepping dinner can be stressful. This is not a mere First World problem. Planning a tasty and nutritious dish that pleases multiple tastes is a challenge - especially after a stressful day at work! But don’t hang up your apron just yet. Here are five fresh food ideas to make every weeknight dinner a winner!
Move Fest - Something For Everyone!
Did you hear? Wollongong Central’s first ever Move Fest, proudly sponsored by Peoplecare has just kicked off! We’re so excited to launch this 10-day festival that celebrates healthy living, and we’re bringing something for everyone right here in the centre of it all. Come on, be part of the fun! Signing up to take part is more than half the battle because we guarantee you’ll have loads of fun at one of our events. From free fitness classes to pop-up stalls and live screenings, here’s a taste of what’s on the Move Fest menu…  
Q&A with Lisa Trujillo
We sat down with the popular Active Wear designer and Move Fest personality Lisa Trujillo to chat health tips, getting motivated and regaining your inner strength.
Autumn Winter Fashion Trends 2018 Link to article
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Autumn Winter Fashion Trends 2018
With Summer days fading and Autumn knocking on our door, it’s time to start shopping for your new Winter Wardrobe. From Faux fur & biker jackets to winter shades of Mustard, red & burgundy, and the must have print of the season checks. Wollongong Central’s Resident Stylist Jade Sardon from STYLED BY JADE is sharing some of the must have trends and looks for the season. 
The Family Chronicles
Looking for Easter treats?
Here are our top gift ideas for kids this Easter!
It's hot cross bun season
​Nothing says Easter like a delicious hot cross bun!
Easter Recipe: Cherry Berry Trifle
Wow them this Easter with this impressive trifle!
Easter Recipe: Roast vegetable celebration salad
“Can you please bring a salad?” would have to be one of the most commonly asked questions when you’re invited for lunch. Why not wow them with this delicious creation?
Who doesn't LOVE roast potatoes? This variation will keep your guests coming back for more! Our hot tip? Cook more than you think you'll need, as they will be the first thing to be finished!
Easter recipe: BBQ grilled prawns with mango salsa
Easter lunches call for fresh seafood. Try this delicious prawn recipe!
Easter Recipe: Chicken breast roasts
These mini roasts are an easy option for an Easter lunch as there are no bones to contend with, which means they are very easy to carve and nice and quick to cook, not to mention delicious!
Hit Your Sweet Spot At Wollongong Central
It’s one of the most significant ailments affecting Australian workers – that 3pm dip in energy levels! Call it a side effect of the human condition, but are you one of the many suffering through this common disorder? You might already know the best fix for this problem is a five-minute break, along with a moment to savour your favourite indulgence. And when it comes to hitting all your sweet spots, Wollongong Central’s fabulous mix of options has something for every taste.
What's Shaking At Wollongong Central?
With the perfect mix of intimate wine bars, late night eateries and upmarket establishments, Wollongong Central has the right venue for every occasion, and every crowd. Here are a few of our tips to get even more happiness out of happy hour. 
The Wollongong Central Dinner Diary
Whether you’re an inner MasterChef, or can’t quite master a microwave dinner, we know getting dinner together can be a struggle. Regardless of whether you plan to cook, or are looking for somewhere to eat out, plan out your week with these tasty ideas at Wollongong Central.
Power Your Lunch Hour at Wollongong Central
Whether you’re powering away at the office, or locked in full-on study mode, chances are you’re thinking ahead to lunch. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. A good lunch hour, preferably one that’s spent away from your desk, is your time to zone out while rebooting your creativity and productivity levels. It’s essential what you eat for lunch is both nutritious and delicious. But going off your usual packed lunch menu requires planning. And what about those days where you need a flavour kick to offset a stressful morning? Here’s how to explore some variety, be spontaneous, and spice up your lunch hour at Wollongong Central.
Fresh Food & Recipes
Delicious treats for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may be wondering how to celebrate your loved ones. Why not create a gift from the heart that will also satisfy their sweet tooth?

Whether you’re celebrating your loved one, your friends, your kids, or just celebrating your own fine self, try making one of these sweet treats this Valentine’s Day!

What to Wear on Valentine's Day Link to article
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What to Wear on Valentine's Day
Resident Stylist Jade Sardon from STYLED BY JADE is sharing some of the latest looks, to suit any romantic occasion for Valentine's Day. 
The Right Swimwear to Suit Your Body
With summer in full swing, one of the hardest things to shop for is new swimwear. Our Resident Stylist Jade Sardon from Styled by Jade is sharing some of the latest swimwear looks this season, to suit every body shape…making sure you look and feel confident this summer! 
Family & Kids
We've got all your Back to School Essentials
Back to school season is here! Get your little one kitted out with their new school gear to help get them excited about the year ahead. Check out our favourite back to school items from Wollongong Central!
Christmas ice cream cake with berries and caramelised peaches recipe
This sensational creation combines some of our favourite Christmas ingredients into one impressive dessert!
Family & Kids
Christmas Crafts For Kids
In our home it’s not Christmas unless we have made all the craft! No matter the age of your kids you can easily get them involved in these three simple craft ideas to add some festive cheer.
Family & Kids
Christmas Recipes For Kids
Have some festive fun with the kids this Christmas, with this range of recipes that can be made by the youngest master chefs.
Family & Kids
Top Kids Toys For 2017
Are you looking for the top kids toys of 2017? Discover Wollongong Central's list of top kids toys for boys and girls of all ages.
There is no dessert more Aussie than a Pav, especially when adorned with fresh slithers of mango, banana and a generous drizzle of passionfruit!
Fashion, Christmas
Wondering what to wear to all of your Christmas parties this season? We've picked the 3 hottest trends straight from the runways.
Gifts, Charities
Gifts That Give Back
From brands who help the environment, support those less fortunate or donate to other noteworthy causes, we’d love to highlight our retailers at Wollongong Central who are giving back this Christmas. So if you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas, choose a gift that gives back.
Panettone stuffing cups recipe
Love stuffing? Try this delicious Christmas recipe that makes the side dish a real star of the show!
Easter recipe: Stuffed roast pumpkin with haloumi
This roast pumpkin is filled with rice, quinoa, veggies, and haloumi, making it a winner for any Easter gathering!
Health and Beauty
Beauty Trends & Services this Festive Season
Everyone wants to look and feel their best during the busy festive season. We've highlighted some of the hottest trends this summer that you can achieve from our range of beauty services here at the centre.
Tech, Gadgets, Gifts
Top Tech Gifts of 2017
Looking for the perfect gift for the gadget lover in your life? The team here at Wollongong Central want to help you out, so we’ve created a lift of the best tech gifts. Full of great ideas, you’re bound to find the perfect tech gift this Christmas.
Family & Kids
Top Gift Ideas for Kids in 2017
Need to find a sure-fire winner of a kid’s gift this Christmas? Check out this go-to list of the best presents for children, to give them a gift you know they’ll love!
Customise it. The best Personalised Gifts this Christmas.
There's something about personalised gifts that makes them much more meaningful. That's why the team at Wollongong Central has put together a list of personalised gift ideas from some of our top retailers.
Lime and ginger glazed ham recipe
If you are looking for a no-fuss glazed ham recipe to try this year, well this one is for you!
Christmas Party Makeup Trends
The festive season is almost upon us, which means it’s time to have fun with your makeup. From glamorous, natrual or fun styles, we’ve taken inspiration from our Instagram favourites and put together top makeup trends to try this festive season.
Christmas Gifts
Top Gifts This Christmas
Do you need to buy a Christmas gift for an office secret santa or even a gift for a loved one? Don’t stress, Wollongong Central has put together a list of the top Christmas gift ideas per price bracket.
Christmas Food Gift Ideas
Wollongong Central has put together a great list of beautiful Christmas food gift ideas for your friends, family and colleagues to enjoy.
The Top 10 Reads This Summer
What better way to spend your Summer than by kicking back in the sun, with a delicious mojito and a great read? Whether you want a spicy new romance, brilliant thriller, or the latest in literary fiction, the stores at Wollongong Central have you covered.
Classic Australian Christmas Foods
When it comes to Christmas, Australia shares similar meal traditions of Europe and America, but due to the warmer weather, we like to put a unique twist on the classic Christmas meals. Discover the classic Australian Christmas foods today.
Homewares, Christmas
Christmas Table Decoration Ideas
Are you hosting a Christmas party or dinner? Get inspired with these top Christmas table centrepieces and decorations featured at some of your favourite Wollongong Central stores.
Giddy Up - Spring Racing Attire
With Spring Racing in full swing…it’s time to start planning your outfits, with the latest feminine frocks and fancy fascinators for the ladies and tailored looks for the gents.
Women's Fashion, Activewear, Spring
Get active this Spring
Check out the latest activewear looks at Wollongong Central. From the beach to the gym or just kicking around town, these versatile pieces will keep you looking stylish and comfortable.
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 Wollongong Central.
Style Notes
Your life, styled by Sussan.
Winter arrives at Sussan with a collection focused on comfort and confidence.
Rock Down to Electric Avenue by Tania Brown
Our guest blogger took the new BMW X5 for a spin and tried out our new Electric Car Charging Stations at Wollongong Central!
2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Park & Charge Review Wollongong Central
Introducing a luxury hybrid SUV with ample grunt and chic Euro-styling to woo even the strongest EV-skeptics.
Our favourite broken phone memes
It happens to everyone, you're making smashed avo on toast and you drop the salt shaker on your phone and boom the screen smashes into a thousand little peices (that actually happened to me).  No need to fret - we've got the solution and our favourite funny phone memes to commiserate.
Free Festive Wallpapers for your Tech!
Are you sick of staring at the same old boring wallpaper covering your mobile or laptop? Ready for something a bit more joyful for the festive season? We feel you and we've got you covered..read on...
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.
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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 our top ten picks for you this Christmas!

Discover your favourite movie picks at Coles, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi Home & Target!
Our Top 10 List of Christmas Song
The festive season is upon us!  To help you celebrate, here are our top favourite Christmas songs!
Make a homemade card for Dad this Father's Day!
Looking for something your kids can make for Dad this Father’s Day? Wollongong Central 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!
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.
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.
Seaweed is Here to Stay and Here's Why!
Seaweed is a staple in the majority of Asian cuisine and there are some major health related reasons why.  Here are five reasons why you should jump on the seaweed trend ASAP!
The Do's and Don't of Oil Pulling
Always wanted to know the real rules around oil pulling?  We broke down for you in our 7 Do's and Don't of oil pulling.
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.
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!
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
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!
Recipe, fresh food, food, winter, health
Chinese Greens Stir-Fried With Soy Sauce & Ginger
A greens recipe that even the kids will like!
Recipe, fresh food, food, winter, health
Chinese Greens Stir-Fried With Soy Sauce & Ginger
A greens recipe that even the kids will like!
recipe, fresh food, food, winter
Chive & Bean Fritters
Fritters for everyday - the fam will thank you!
Broad Bean, Lentil, Capsicum and Herb Soup
A roustic soup recipe that will keep you toasty!
Eggplant Salad
Salad with a twist!
Eggplant Salad
Salad with a twist!
recipe, food, fresh food, winter
Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Olives and Capsicum Sauce
A healthy and hearty recipe for all winter long!
Peach Sorbet
A sorbet recipe that will leave a smile on your face long after you finish it!
Green and Gold Muffins
A healthy muffin recipe that will help give you your daily greens!
Beetroot Raita
Never had Beetroot Raita?  Here's your chance to make it!
Malaysian Barramundi Curry
Healthy curry with the perfect amount of spice - we know what we're having for dinner tonight!
Savoury Muffins
Perfect for a sunday morning in bed - just watch out for the crumbs!  Read on for our favourite muffin recipe.
Potato and Leek Soup with Crusty Bread
Winter's coming....keep warm with this easy soup recipe!
Spinach and Fetta Risotto
One, two, three step risotto!
Classic Italian Lasagne
Classic Lasange - your family will thank you!
Classic Italian Lasagne
Classic Lasange - your family will thank you!
Teriyaki Beef Skewers
Teriyaki anythings - YES PLEASE!
Prawn & Avocado Cocktail Wontons
Homemade wontons - we're in!
Sausage Rolls with Spicy Tomato Sauce
A new twist to a a classic recipe
Baked Thai Fish & Vege Parcel
A healthy and delicious meal that the whole family will love!
food, cooking, recipe, baking
Ham, Cheese and Pineapple Scrolls
Not the same old ham & cheese sandwich but just as easy to make...
Food, recipe, dessert, cooking
Olive Oil & Sweet Sherry Fruit Cake
Sounds good doesn't it!? Read on for the recipe!
Shortbread Stars
You favourite biscuits..get some!
food, recipies
Little Strawberry Pikelets
Strawberry Pikelets in 3 Steps!
Warm Fudge Brownies
The last fudge brownie recipe that you'll ever try and it's just 3 steps!
Our Ultimate Mood Boosting List of Foods!
With winter just around the corner there will be less sun and we don’t know about you but it can really affect our mood!  To combat the end of long summer nights and days at the beach, we have put together a list of hearth-healthy foods that nourish the body and spirit whilst boasting your mood (not to mention, they possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties to protect the body, brain and skin from the effects of aging!)
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!
6 Ways to Spoil Mum
She's takes care of you all year round and now it's her turn to be spoiled - here are 6 easy ways to treat you mum right this Mother's Day!
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Wollongong Central
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Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4228 5999