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From passion to profession.

14 June 2023 Read time: < 1 min


An evening with Lucy Feagins (The Design Files) and Julia Busuttil Nishimura (Ostro).


Join us for an intimate evening featuring two incredible guests, our friends and clients: Lucy Feagins (The Design Files) and Julia Busuttil Nishimura (Ostro).

These two inspiring women will share how they transformed their passions into successful professions. An audience Q&A will follow the fireside chat.

If you’re keen to learn how to turn what you love into what you do, please join us.


Details, details.


July 20, 2023  –  5:30pm (AEST)

Kearney Group Event Space
425 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Tickets from $15

  • General admission / limited seating
  • $15 (early bird until 30 Jun or until allocation exhausted) or $20 (after 30 Jun)

Drink on arrival

Seating is limited.
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Lucy Feagins

Founder & Editor, The Design Files

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Lucy Feagins studied Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne, and in a former life, worked as a set dresser in the film industry, and a stylist.

In 2008, Lucy founded The Design Files. The site has since grown in Australia's go-to destination for design inspiration, with over 800,000 website visitors per month, and over 550,000 instagram followers.

Over the past decade, Lucy has contributed design news to influential titles including Inside Out, The Age and The Saturday Paper, and she is a current columnist for Domain Magazine.

Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Author, Ostro

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Julia is the author of three best-selling cookbooks: Ostro (2017), A Year of Simple Family Food (2020) and Around the Table (2022).

She is a columnist for Good Weekend Magazine, ABC Everyday and The Design Files.

Her work celebrates simple ingredients, seasonal produce and the joys of coming together at the table. Julia's cooking is influenced by her Maltese heritage and Japanese family, the distinctive ebb and flow of Melbourne's seasons, and by her time spent living in Tuscany, where she learned the joys of the Italian kitchen.

Paul Kearney

Founder & CEO, Kearney Group

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Paul is the founder and CEO of Kearney Group, and has been pioneering truly integrated financial advice for businesses and households since 1986.

Paul is adviser to both Lucy and Julia and will be facilitating the evening's discussion, weaving in his insights and unpacking some of the ways to live a more fulfilling work-life and life-life.


Lucy Feagins,
Founder & Editor of The Design Files

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