Life admin & wine: presented by Side Project Sessions x frankie magazine

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Date(s) - May 12, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for a special edition of Side Project Sessions with frankie magazine dedicated entirely to getting through that long forgotten, avoided, or overwhelming bunch of life admin!

Maybe you keep meaning to set aside time to do your taxes, or sort our your sock draw. Perhaps you’ve long wanted to propoagate some plants, update your website, sort out those files, compile your to-dos, create an online dating profile and find love in the time of Corona, or simple get those bits and pieces of your life in order to feel some sense of contement and control. 

Whatever it is you’ve been putting off or meaning to get around to, this virtual event will offer you time, accountability, quiet and some wine to help get even the dreariest tasks done. Our friends Noisy Ritual are kindly sharing a $10 discount when you buy your ticket, so we can enjoy a tipple as we tackle our to-do lists.

Alongside virtual deep work sessions that are proven to get you into a state of flow, there will also be mini-talks from Side Project Sessions creator Madeleine, frankie assistant editor Emma Do, and artist and illustrator Ashley Ronning who will each share their tips on tackling admin, to-do lists, creative work and more. 

In this virtual deep work session where you’ll learn to celebrate the process as much as the outcome, the break as much as the flow, and the solitude as much as the connection.


→ When: Tuesday 12 May 6-9PM AEST

→ Where: Zoom – online video conference

You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in the Eventbrite confirmation email.  

Zoom is a free tool much like Skype that will enable host Madeleine Dore to chat to you all on video and record each session. You can download Zoom here and this video is a helper first-timer guide. 

Please note: As an attendee you can use the free version of Zoom.

→ What to expect:

  • Virtual accountability – we will be meeting in a virtual room using Zoom so that you can attend the session using video and still create a sense of accountability.

  • Audio prompts – make sure to have your speaker up to hear the magical bell!

  • Prompt start time – there will a short welcome speech with tips, inspiration and a rundown of how the virtual session will work

  • 3 x focused and distraction-free work sessions to help you start, finish or make way on that life admin you’ve been putting off

  • Breaks interspersed to help you rest, refresh and sustain your work

  • Special guest sharing how they tackle life admin 

→ What to set up:

Connect to Zoom using the link provided via your computer (recommended) or smartphone. You can download Zoom here and this video is a helper first-timer guide. 

Find a quiet space in your home, library or even a café and be sure to have a charger, headphones, notebooks, pens, pencils – anything you need for your project, tasks or work.

Oh and remember to keep your audio up to hear the all important bell!


Side Project Sessions is an ongoing event series dedicated to helping people find time, accountability and quiet for passion projects, freelance projects, creative ideas, life admin, or whatever task they are putting off.

Frankie magazine is an Australian magazine with all the latest news, trends and events in fashion, travel, food, music, craft, art and more. 

Noisy Ritual is an urban winery in Brunswick East. We make a range of wines in the city using grapes sourced from vineyards throughout Victoria. Along with other hospitality operations we’ve been directly affected by social distancing measures introduced to fight COVID-19. We’ve closed the doors to our Brunswick East space but pivoted to a wine delivery service with 25% off all wine and delivery Australia-wide (free within 10kms of 3057). We’ve introduced a wine pack called a #bunkerbox – get enough to see you through!

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