Category: Lifestyle

How to Get Insurance for Engagement Rings

The cost of purchasing engagement rings in Australia, on average, is around $5,300. If you bought a car for $5,300, you would get insurance for it – wouldn’t you? Therefore, insuring engagement rings of similar value makes sense as well. If you lose your ring, it’s stolen, or it becomes damaged, having insurance offers peace of mind that you are going to be able to replace it with a ring of similar value – even if the sentimental factor is not the same.

How do I Get Insurance for My Engagement Rings in Australia?

There are two primary ways you can go about getting insurance for your engagement rings. You can cover it under your home and contents insurance – as long as you include portable contents cover, or you can opt for specialist jewellery insurance. Even though you may pay a little more for specialist insurance, it can, in many cases, offer a higher level of cover.

What Happens If I Insure My Rings with Contents Insurance?

If you decide to include your engagement rings under your home contents insurance, it’s imperative to upgrade your policy to include portable contents. If you don’t, you may find yourself not covered if you lose your ring outside your property. When you upgrade to portable insurance, you can generally cover up to $6,000 but may only receive $2,000 for an individual item.

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How to Own Your Own Home Cinema

Once, the television was part of the living room and still is, in many cases. But people who want a better experience when watching movies like to design their own home theatre. This is just what Sam Sorgiovanni has done with the design of the superyacht Amara – there is a cinema room that seats 16 people on that yacht, incorporated into all the other luxury fittings such as pools, saunas and elegant dining rooms.

There is no reason for an upmarket home to have anything less, albeit you may not want yours to seat 16; then again, if you entertain it would be good to have a room large enough to seat that many people in comfort – or more. Most people enjoy watching a good movie and this is one way to ensure they can get the most out of it, especially with surround sound and no distractions from the rest of the house.

It’s also a wonderful way to show off those pictures and movies from your last overseas holiday. And if you have guests staying over the weekend or longer, watching a movie can be a great way to finish off the day’s activities, especially in winter when it may be too cold to spend much evening time outdoors.

It is not that difficult to convert a spare room into a home theatre, but if you are building your own home it’s much better to have it designed especially right from the start. That way you can make sure it is comfortable, soundproofed and has all the fittings in the correct places for when you get your new television and surround sound gear.

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How To Provide Great Entertainment At a Party

When you are throwing a party, you’ll want to also add lots of fun entertainment. A party where people have nothing to do but talk and drink is somewhat boring.  One way to up the entertainment level at your party is to provide Kiss and Tell Photo Booths so your guests can all have a bit of crazy fun dressing up and taking photos of themselves and their friends.  People are used to taking selfies with the mobile phones, but a booth provides an even better setting for them, where others won’t inadvertently get in the way.

There are many other ways to make your party fun and entertaining so your guests will enjoy it and remember it for months to come – and want to come back again next time.

  • Add a mix of lively music so that everyone will hear something they like and can dance to
  • You can also add other, more outrageous props and costumes for guests to use with the booth, apart from the ones already available.
  • Teach people simple country dances that are fun and easy for all to do
  • Have a live band to add a bit of romance to the occasion
  • Choose a DJ with a lot of different music styles, who is experienced in getting parties to swing
  • Hire an entertainer or group of entertainers suitable for the occasion
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Party Hire – Try a Photo Booth

If you are hosting a party you will want all your guests to have a great time, so you need to pay attention to all the many details there are in getting a party off the ground. There are many things to arrange, from getting a good DJ and music to deciding what drinks and nibbles you’ll have. If you ask Lumin8 Events, one way to ensure guests have fun is to hire a photo booth.

Photo booth hire has become a popular trend for parties and other events. Everyone wants to look back on a party and remember what a good time they had. And everyone loves to look at photos. Put the two together and you’ll see a photo booth at your party will ensure your guests get both. They’ll not only have the photos to look at afterwards, but have lots of fun getting them taken on the night.

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