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Lifestyle & Great Living

The Lifestyle section of MarquetteTurner.com features articles on travel, hotels, yachts, technology, food and drink, recipes, restaurants & more for great living.

How to host a sophisticated garden party at home

Summer is around the corner and even now during the last few weeks of spring, there have been beautifully warm days with refreshingly cool evenings. These are the perfect conditions for a garden party. And after all the rain, your garden will be ready to be on display. Start gathering your outdoor furniture and browsing […]

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Moving

Things to Do to Settle in Quickly After Your House Move

A fresh start, new opportunities, and new friends – all these thoughts come to mind when moving to a new place. The process of moving, however, demands a whole lot of planning and organisation. You will also have to adjust into your new environment and the lifestyle – especially when you are moving to a […]

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6 tips to help you feel more secure when living alone

6 tips to help you feel more secure when living alone

Moving into an apartment alone might be the change you’ve been looking for. While the initial months of not having to answer to anyone or being able to binge-watching series without having to entertain someone might be liberating and fun, but it can also be lonely at times. It can also be scary. You might […]

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moving

How to Move Home Without Stress

Every relationship goes through various tests along the way, from meeting the parents to moving in together for the first time, but if you truly want to test the strength of your relationship, try moving home. Whether you have been married for 18 months or 18 years, the stress and frustration that comes with moving […]

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How to protect your furniture when moving

How to protect your furniture when moving

Moving house is stressful. Whether it’s to your first apartment or a freshly renovated home, gathering your items and sorting everything into boxes can be an absolute headache. If you’re someone who is organised and likes everything to be in its place, then best you plan ahead to protect your valuables. Everyone has different moving […]

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How to add character to your kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it deserves adequate thought and effort when it comes to design and décor. And seeing as not everyone has a say concerning the design of their kitchen, it mostly comes down to a choice of appliances and décor to add character to the kitchen. People pass […]

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Helpful steps to renovating your small kitchen

Helpful steps to renovating your small kitchen

Committing to a kitchen renovation project is a stressful venture. While part of the stress is sticking to a financial budget, other concerns involve having to work around the size. Bigger kitchens have more freedom than smaller spaces, but at least you can save on the additional appliances and kitchen island costs. If you plan […]

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How to present your bathroom when guests come over

Whether you only have guests over for one night or for a couple of nights, your bathroom (or the one they will be using) needs to be presentable. More than that, it needs to be prepared to welcome your guests as they are extremely likely to be making use of it. It’s never a comfortable […]

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Tips for organising your kitchen and getting rid of clutter

Tips for organising your kitchen and getting rid of clutter

We’ve all scanned through Pinterest and looked at all the beautiful, tidy kitchens. One thing they have in common is that they’re clean and organised. Your kitchen should be one of the tidiest rooms in the house. Not only is it the place where your guests visit regularly, but having a cluttered kitchen space will […]

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Does size really matter? Tips for buying a microwave

Does size really matter? Tips for buying a microwave

A microwave is one of the most convenient kitchen appliances for heating up food and defrosting items. While there are so many different microwaves to choose from, with separate features, it’s important to choose something that matches your cooking requirements and, more importantly, your budget. These modern, easy-to-use appliances come in a range of different […]

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