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Justine Costigan

Freelance journalist and editor

Location icon Australia

I'm a Melbourne-based writer specialising in lifestyle, travel, food and wine.

You can find my work in Escape, Traveller, Travel + Indulgence, Jetstar Magazine, Jetstar Asia Magazine, Virgin Australia Magazine, Mercedes Me, Epicure,, RoyalAuto, Horizons, Bentley Magazine, Domain, M Magazine, Sunday Life, Spectrum and many more.

See below for links to my latest stories and a small selection of my work published over the past 10 years.



Sustainable travel: Monaco goes green | RoyalAuto | RACV

Skip to main content Travelling Well | Justine Costigan | Posted on 13 February 2020 From electric racing cars to sustainable seafood, this tiny sovereign state's green revolution comes with a royal stamp of approval. The world's top drivers race electric vehicles, the only sound from the track is the squeal of tyres.
Insider's guide to vintage shopping in Paris

It's not just the runways where the best Paris fashion can be found. Parisians have their own shopping secret - the city's treasure trove of vintage stores.

The new share market

As politicians grapple with the vexed issue of recycling and waste, in local halls, libraries and churches across the state ordinary people are quietly getting on with the job of reducing landfill, one jar of jam, broken radio and ripped shirt at a time.

Feel pampered, relaxed and totally at home

Soho House Mumbai is the newest property for the Soho House group, which owns 23 private clubs across the UK, Europe, North America and now, India.

Jetstar Magazine
The Power of Paradise

Laid-back luxury and wellness? How to combine the two on a Bali escape

Virgin Australia Magazine
Bow down to books

Inside some of the world's most beautiful libraries

Virgin Australia Magazine
Along the way with...Emma Isaacs

The inspirational Australian entrepreneur shares her thoughts on staying grounded, making the hard decisions and why we need more women in business.

Mercedes Me Magazine
Mumbai's Moderne Moment

A street photographer is determined to give Mumbai’s Art Deco treasures their due


Mercedes-Benz Owners Online
Luxe and local in Monaco

Meet the food producers doing their bit to make Monaco carbon neutral by 2050

Travel + Indulgence, The Australian
Art and stroll

A walking tour of Mumbai's UNESCO World Heritage listed Art Deco precinct

Victoria's husky sled tours

They may be far away from their ancestral arctic origins, but Siberian huskies are right at home in the Victorian alps.

Jetstar Magazine
Red centre stargazing

The night sky reveals another, fascinating side to Uluru's ancient culture

Jetstar Magazine
Bali: East vs West

For a first-time visitor to Bali, a mix of East and West coasts is the perfect combination

From hill to vine

Hike your way to the Italian flavours of the high country


The Age
Serially stylish

Fifteen years after Sex and the City first appeared on HBO, the love for the iconic TV show and its costumes is as fervent as ever.

The Age
All chooked up

What other pet will keep you company and feed you at the same time?


Mercedes-Benz Owners Online
Destination to dine for

Wickens at the Royal Mail is a dining jewel for regional Victoria

Good Food
How to make passata

Our favourite Italians share their passata making secrets

The Age
Pleasure island

An island in the South Pacific is enjoying the sweet smell of success with an aromatic crop

The Age
Buried pleasure

Meet the growers supplying the growing desire for Victorian truffles

Paddock to paddle to plate

A mighty river, local growers and great food combine to make Mildura a must-see city

The Age
The new roast of the day

Post-war Italian and Greek migrants helped transform Melbourne's coffee and cafe culture

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