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…

tgfs x who’s that girl: lucia tummillo haškovec

Yes yes I know it has been way too long since I’ve posted at all, let alone the last tgfs x who’s that girl. But, rest assured, I’m back and excited to present my next guest on the post, Lucia Tummillo Haškovec. I’m not going to lie, when I reached out to Lucia, it was…

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…

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…

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…

run don’t walk! zara has 50% off

That’s me, waving goodbye to the money in my bank account. For those of you who feel like everytime you open your wardrobe, you have nothing to wear, this sale is a great opportunity to add some staple pieces to your collection. Here are my picks from the haul Che *Adds to cart* -tgfs x 

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…