the do’s and don’ts of finding a grey

Entering the latter half of your twenties comes with a whole new world of bodily changes.  For me, my metabolism has slowed. right. down. and even thinking about food goes straight to my hips and thighs. Another great discovery I recently made is grey hair. I’m not embarrassed about it as there is nothing I…

curiosity killed the cat

The proverb, curiosity killed the cat, holds a different meaning to me than its intended purpose. In a nutshell, “Curiosity killed the cat” is a proverb used to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation or experimentation. For me, I always thought it was the curiosity of not knowing something that kills you. The yearning…

when was the last time you visited your grandparents?

Two weeks ago I lost my Nonno. Two years ago I lost my Abuelo. I often have moments where I forget just for a second or two that they are gone, as in my mind it doesn’t make sense. It’s a strange feeling to lose someone who has been a part of your life from…

why i need to stop saying i’m ‘lucky’ at work

Last week I received a message from a colleague in a different team about a role that was on offer and if I’d like to be considered for it. I read the job description and quickly realised that if I were to create a list of the things I love to do, this job has…

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…

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…

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?

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…

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…

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…

flowers on friday: sunflowers

With the long overdue rain falling this morning, I thought it only fitting to feature the sunflower to contrast the grey skies.  The sunflower is synonymous with happiness and nourishment and this has a lot to do with the fact that it will change direction to receive the most amount of sunlight throughout the day….

yoga challenge

It’s official; I’m becoming a yogi…well, that’s the plan anyway. I came across vlogger Yoga with Adrienne on Youtube one evening -after having started with carpool karaoke, followed by the trailer for Tulip Fever- and thought ‘Maybe this is what I need right now!’ If you’ve been keeping up to date with my last Flowers on Friday post you’d…

sixty-one days

It’s getting closer! In 61 days, I’m jet-setting out of here to a sunny and warm Mediterranean Summer and I’m a little (A LOT) excited! I’m heading back to Italy for a return to some favourite cities + immersing in some new ones and my mouth begins to water when I think about all the amazing food:…

my bucketlist

  Buy a pair of Jimmy Choos ✓ | Climb the Eiffel Tower ✓ | Cut my hair really short | Donate Blood | Eat a Crepe in Paris ✓ | Eat Pasta in Italy ✓ | Eat Tapas in Spain ✓ | EPL Game in London ✓ | Fly First Class | Get a tattoo ✓ | Go a week…