• Health & Wellbeing,  PROPERTY

    Tips to Host the Perfect Christmas!

    I think we are all saying it, it's been a BIG year and it's time to bring in some holiday joy and happiness as we get to spend precious time with our family and friends this Christmas. The festive season beckons as a ray of sunshine, after what has been a stormy year for most of us. Getting into the Christmas spirit and spending quality time with loved ones for a spot of festive cheer and overindulgence is the perfect way to close off the year with a bit of normality. This year more than others, we will be cherishing our time with loved ones over Christmas and I have…

  • Health & Wellbeing

    Endometriosis Australia – EndoChamp

    Tamara Wrigley announced as an ‘EndoChamp’ for Endometriosis Australia Endometriosis Australia has today announced media personality Tamara Wrigley as one of its new EndoChampions. Board-appointed, EndoChampions are someone who has achieved something extraordinary within their community to increase awareness and raise funds for Endometriosis. Donna Ciccia, co-founder of Endometriosis Australia, says: “We’re delighted Tamara has come on-board as an EndoChampion. “Around the country people are raising awareness and it is important for those with endometriosis to collectively use their voices to help us end the silence around endometriosis.” Common symptoms of endometriosis includes pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during your period, and it can damage fertility.…

  • Travel

    Hit The Road This November

    After being cooped up in our own homes, neighbourhoods, states (and country!) for a time most of us have never experienced before, we’re more than ready to hit the road for a cheeky night or weekend away. Fortunately, us Australians are spoilt for choice with some stunning spots on our doorstep. I’ve chosen my two favourite spots in each city so you can either explore a destination close to home or jump the state border, if permitted. Beach, forest, or vineyard? Take your pick at Margaret River (WA) Sporting lush forest trails, rolling vineyard-clad hills, quaint farmers’ markets and some of the country’s best beaches – Margaret River has a…

  • Health & Wellbeing

    Men’s Health Matters

    November is a pivotal month when it comes to men's health. I wanted to shine a light on this by putting together some tips for all the men out there, to make sure they're staying on top of their physical and mental health. Everyone’s health matters, but men are notorious for neglecting their health and avoiding visits to the doctor. This includes general check-ups, and even times when experiencing obvious and sometimes debilitating symptoms. This attitude is often summed up in sentiments like “she’ll be right” or “I’ll suck it up”. It’s such a common phenomenon that some suggest it partially explains why the life expectancy of men is around…

  • PROPERTY

    NEW RENOVATE OR DETONATE SERIES

    WATCH THE SERIES HERE Click Here 5 bedrooms, 2 studies, 3 bathrooms, 2 lounge rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 decks and a council order to fix it or they’ll tear it down! This home may look fine from the outside but unfortunately none of the back extension done by the previous owners has been council approved nor has it been built to building code. With a council enforcement notice in place, I’ve got to make this house a home. It’s challenge after challenge, one gruesome discovery after the other. I’ve been tasked with transforming this condemned house not far from Noosa, in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland. It has major structural…

  • Health & Wellbeing

    10 Mood Boosters for Mental Wellbeing

    With the year we’ve had so far… mental health and mindfulness has never been more important than right now. Whether it’s the stresses of the COVID-related work from home juggle, new financial worries, pressure on relationships or social isolation, most of us have now experienced some level of anxiety. Our hope is that with a greater understanding and ability to relate to these feelings, we’ll all find it easier to talk with others, seek help when needed and ultimately remove the stigma around mental health. With Mental Health Week coming up in October (10th -18th), I’ve pulled together ten simple tips to boost your wellbeing and practice mindfulness in the…

  • PROPERTY

    6 Ways to Boost Your Property’s Value

    Australia has experienced one of the longest ‘bull runs’ in the country’s property value history, and even though COVID-19 restrictions have tempered growth, so far we’ve only seen incremental declines in home values – apart from the luxury price ranges. We’ve had some very good price increases in most state capitals, particularly over the past 5 years. For a lot of Australians that’s meant it’s a great time to sell your home and take advantage of those gains. Regardless of whether you’re considering sprucing your property up for a quick sale, putting a few things in place to add value for later, or simply getting ‘spring ready’ to make your…

  • PROPERTY

    8 Tips For Styling Your Home This Spring

    With most of us having spent a significant amount of time within our own four walls this winter, we’ve had plenty of time to dream and get inspired about our home-style, creature comforts, and interiors. Being in real estate for over 20 years, I get to see interior trends first-hand; and the one clear styling trend I have seen stand-out for 2020 is colours, styling and furnishing all created and tastefully put together around ‘mindfulness’.   Our homes are a refuge from the stresses of the outside world (and now more than ever before), so bringing a sense of serenity to your home this spring will give you a much-needed…

  • Health & Wellbeing

    Summer Bodies are Made in Winter

    If you’re feeling like the past few months have resulted in a lot more ‘lounging around’, then you’re probably not the only one. For a lot of us, ‘staying at home’ has meant exactly that – a lot of ‘couch and PJ time’, often at the expense of our fitness, general health and wellbeing. For some of us, it has also been challenging to resist the temptation to over-indulge with easy access to unhealthy snacks and beverages and the fact that when you are bored, you eat! In our defence, cold rainy days have made getting outside less appealing – but have no fear, warm sunshine will be upon us…

  • PROPERTY

    5 Tips to Puppy Proof your Home

    Moving into a new home is an emotional time. After being squashed into a place that was ‘just what you can afford’ for so long, now you have space and permission to do what you like and really make it your own. Once things are unpacked, the pictures hung and your new neighbourhood explored, it’s not uncommon to start to feel like something is missing. Maybe it doesn’t feel quite as much like ‘home’ as you were expecting, or maybe you are ready to take the next step and care for someone else now. A new baby may be too much of a commitment, but a pet can be ‘just…