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…

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…