a french food and wine festival is coming our way

With Bastille Day fast approaching, The Rocks and Circular Quay once again line their streets to become a French food and wine lover’s paradise. Running from the 11th-14 of July, this year’s festival will be jampacked with live shows, different French villages, and most importantly, delicious French food and wine! Wine lovers rejoice as you…

run don’t walk, sephora has up to 50% off

Credit cards at the ready as Sephora Australia launches their mid-year sale! With up to 50% off online and instore, you can take those items out of your wishlist darling and hit ‘add to cart.’ Good news is, the sale extends beyond the brand’s namesake range and includes products from Kat Von D Beauty, Marc…

free pampering at sydney airport? yes please!

After you’ve roamed the stores at Sydney airport, waiting around for your flight is a situation where time seems to slow right down; that is unless you’re running late of course! Throughout a recent Instagram mindless scroll, I kept seeing stories of people praising La Prarie and their airport activation. Up came trusty google and…

and then a hero comes along

On Fridays, I usually finish work early to kick-start the weekend and I often find myself at the shops ‘just looking’ and not spending any money whatsoever… Yeah right! I was aimlessly wandering around Mecca recently and saw the Go-To sheet masks on display and thought I’d give it a try. I’ve heard so much…

my favourite french instagram accounts

There’s an unspoken cultural rule that states French women are just naturally chic and effortlessly cool with the ‘I woke up like this’ look down to a fine science. With books, YouTube channels and fashion shoots all dedicated to one of the fashion capitals of the world, Paris just oozes style and sophistication. For as…

why brene brown is the next thing you need to watch on netflix

We’ve all done the infinity scroll through Netflix trying to find something that tickles our fancy to watch. Often I end up either choosing a movie I’ve already seen or putting something on and then sitting on my phone, only half watching. Well, let me help you by sharing with you why Brené Brown is…

wedding dress shopping: expectation vs reality

For those of you who regularly read my blog, you’ll know I got engaged earlier this year. If you haven’t had a chance to read about the proposal, click here and bring your tissues! Ever since I was little I thought I knew exactly what kind of wedding I wanted and it has slowly been…

tgfs x who’s that girl: kathleen batty

I’m back for another round of who’s that girl and I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing one of the smartest people I know, Kathleen Batty. Kathleen is on track to be one hell of a doctor and I enjoyed getting an insight into the medical world beyond Grey’s Anatomy.  I hope you enjoy reading about…

your sunday plans sorted

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older and the thought of a Saturday night out is painful but and I have a new found love for day time outings that see me in bed by bedtime. Sunday’s are slowly becoming one of my favourite days of the week and after visiting the Hyatt…

i’m engaged!

Because who doesn’t want to read a good ol’ proposal story?

these are sydney’s best dumplings

I love Chinese food, in particular dumplings, so I’m always on the hunt for the juiciest xiaolongbao parcel or the softest pork bun pillow; ladies and gents I think I’ve found the holy grail of authentic Chinese food. Chinatown Noodle Restaurant is located in Haymarket and is one of Sydney’s hidden gems. However, I’m sure…

how i trick myself into drinking more water

Sitting at a desk for the majority of my day doesn’t usually physically exhaust me so I find it difficult to drink the recommended 2L each day. Two years ago I visited my naturopath after having suffered from skin issues for quite some time. We went through the usual questions and then she asked me…

why is making friends in your twenties so hard?

“Do you want to be friends?”  “Sure” If only making friends in your mid-twenties was this easy. I was recently thinking about my friends and how long it’s taken me to find them. Making friends is tough work and, for me, can be likened to dating; you have to put a lot of work in…

the wog girls guide to moving out of home

My dad is Spanish, my mum is Italian, and I grew up in my Nonno’s (grandfather) house in Sydney’s inner west, need I say any more? I was a boringly well-behaved child/teen growing up and gave my parents hardly any grief (I’m sure they’d attest to that) I never broke curfew, I never had to…

places i’ve eaten: lotus dining barangaroo

On my last day of holidays, before I head back on Monday, I planned a lunch date with my mum. I awoke to a glorious Sydney day with not a cloud in the sky and thought what better way to spend it then on the water. Mum and I jumped on our local ferry and…

mind over matter

Early last year I found a bucket list that I wrote back when I was 15 years old. The person I was when I wrote it was very naive, only worked part-time and had limited ‘real life’ experience and yet when I read over it again for the first time in over a decade, I was overwhelmed…

can crystals help your skin?

Today I purchased the rose quartz heart facial sculptor from Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics and I’m already in love! There’s been a huge increase in popularity with integrating crystals into your beauty routine, usually in the form of rollers, and I think anything that is all natural has my tick of approval. It’s important that…

i’ve found the world’s comfiest jeans

I like to be organised. I pride myself on it and I’m known for it by my friends and colleagues. As a result of said quality, I start my Christmas shopping in November. By doing so, I have more time to think about the gifts I buy and I also get to take advantage of both…

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

I may be a little late to the party- I had The Bodyguard and Sinner season two to stream through- but I am absolutely loving the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix. Growing up, I religiously followed the original, Sabrina the teenage witch, and longed to have magical powers like her.  Fast forward 15 years and…

pour decisions: grenache

Quickly becoming one of my favourite red wines, Grenache (pronounced gruh-nash) originates from both Spain and France with Australia better known for blending the grape with Shiraz and Mourvèdre. If you’re a fan of Shiraz, you should give this drop a try with a tomato based, veal or fish dish. What to bring to your…