one on one with a naturopath

I met Eliza Blackwood after searching for a naturopath who could treat my relentless eczema. As the principle naturopath at CBD Natural Health, she has over 15 years experience overseas and in Australia and has published articles in her field so she definitely knows what she’s talking about. It can be really difficult to navigate through…

health hacks you really should know

I thought I’d write a quick post to share some health hacks you really should know that are easy and cheap to add to your busy day. If you have any other hacks, feel free to leave them in the comments below! NIPPLE CREAM FOR CRACKED LIPS With the change in season, my lips tend…

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…

an unbiased insight into the world of crystals

In the last two years, I’ve seen a lot about the power of crystals, from finding them on people’s desks at work to them popping up in the Instagram stories of accounts I follow. I’m not going to lie, I was totally sceptical about the whole thing, often wondering why someone thought holding a rock…

pour decisions: the wine pair cheat sheet

I know I’m guilty of the ‘bottle shop google.’ You know the shuffle through your bag to find your phone, open google and type “What wine pairs with Thai/Italian/Spanish/Toasted cheese sandwiches” With a little help from my friends at Wine Selectors, I’ve now created a wine pair cheat sheet for you to bookmark and save…

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…

tgfs x who’s that girl: lauren butler

It’s so easy to become desensitised to what ‘successful’ is in 2018, and our feeds are filled with people who we just can’t relate to. I love the quote “being famous on Instagram is like being rich in Monopoly;” sure it feels great but can you really put worth on someone by the number of…

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…

five things your dad actually wants for father’s day

Goodbye winter, au revoir leaving work in the dark and hello springtime! I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve blinked and August was over. If you’re anything like me lately and struggle to remember what day it is, chances are you’ve forgotten it’s Father’s Day this Sunday. I’ve compiled a few ideas…

Is Hello Fresh as good as people say?

Yes. The answer is yes. Let’s get something out of the way before we start; as much as I’d love to be one of those bloggers who get sent free things to review and come home to find packages waiting for them, filled with make up and clothes; I am unfortunately not. My goal in…

Parlez-vous français?

Learning a Language; an item on many of our bucket lists, it’s an endeavour requiring a lot of dedication and effort. Born in Australia, and with an Italian mother and Spanish father, I thought it fitting to learn French, of course! In love with all things French; the culture, the wine, the lifestyle, the history…

5 ways to decorate your desk at work on the cheap

Being a 26 year old living (and renting) in Sydney, to my dismay, I don’t have a large disposable income so I’m always on the hunt for cheap tricks to stretch my dollar further. I’m fairly certain I spend more time at my desk than anywhere else (that’s a tough pill to swallow!) so there’s…

how to be more sustainable in your daily beauty routine

I recently saw Nat Geo’s now viral plastic bag iceberg cover and it got me thinking about how I can be more sustainable in my everyday life, starting with my daily beauty routine. It’s barbaric to think that companies still need to test on animals and it’s not just the cheaper brands, with large fashion…

love story: the date night

Your 6:30 alarm goes off for your morning run; you hit snooze and roll over; it goes off again; snooze. You have two choices here, turn off the alarm and roll over for a bit more shut-eye, or you get up and hit the pavement. I like to think that a relationship is a lot…

pour decisions: pinot gris vs pinot grigio

Same same, but different. There’s no doubt that your palate changes as you get older. I recently read an article in the Guardian that said after we grow out of our teenage drinking phase -i.e binging on sugary overloaded cruisers and shots of vodka and tequila- we gain an appreciation for more robust flavours, such…

looks from the met gala i wish i could wear in real life

The MET gala is one of my fav times of year in the fashion calendar where we see our style icons challenge the annual gala’s theme. Move aside 90’s flashback or Disney, the MET gala themes are rarely one you’re likely to copy in the future with this year’s dress code inspired by Heavenly Bodies:…

raindrops

I’m currently learning French and in my attempt to expand how I learn the language, I came across @Frenchwords, a great Instagram account that will teach you a new French word or phrase a day, and I’m not talking about the generic “Bonjour Je m’appelle…” The picture perfectly sums up Sydney’s weather this week. I’m…

Style Muse: emmanuelle alt

“Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a t-shirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it’s just right, when you don’t see the effort, it’s irresistible.” Emmanuelle Alt is no doubt a style icon beyond France’s borders. Vogue Paris’ editor-in-chief since 2011, Emmanuelle pulls of effortlessly chic outfits on the regular…

two queens

Feeling slight withdrawals (and by slight, I mean major) after finishing up The Crown earlier this year I am on the hunt for any royal family news I can find. Whatever there is to know about the most famous family in the world (sorry Kardashians!) I’m all over it. Did you know if the Queen is…