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    Fun Easter Traditions to Hop on Into!

    Easter – possibly the most important holiday of the Christian calendar – has always been heavily associated with symbolic foods. Some traditions have stuck from lamb to egg-heavy bread, like today’s hot cross buns, and others like chocolate and bunnies have bounced on the scene. We won’t explore the many respected religious traditions here, but let’s look at the meaning behind some of the lighter traditions and how you can incorporate these into the upcoming Easter break for a bit of Easter fun. One a penny two a penny, hot cross buns While the practice of eating small special cakes to celebrate Easter seems to date back to the ancient…

  • Fashion,  PROPERTY,  Travel

    And the Most Stylish City in Australia is…

    Good natured rivalry is rife across our major cities – whether it’s over sporting events, the best dressed, dining spots, the finest coffee in the land or the ultimate cocktail bar – competition is fierce! Another title that’s up for grabs is that of the nation’s most stylish city. Urban dwellers across the country claim to be the most stylish lads and ladies inhabiting the coolest spots in our fair country, but is there a clear winner? Slightly straddling the fence, we think there’s something cool about every city – but there can only be one…. Sydney Exclusive homes weave along the coast from Darling Point to Double Bay, coupled…

  • Travel

    Faraway Domes

    If you're up for a drive, then set your compass to north-western NSW, just 4 1/2 hours from Brisbane to Warialda, Place of Wild Honey, to a farm called Willunga. With a population of only 1300 people, Warialda is a nature lover's playground. But it's what's on 9,000 acres that had me heading to this rural country town. Two generations of the Munsie family have called Willunga home since 1897. Starting as Merino sheep farmers, then later, they introduced beef. But with the worst drought in history hitting the farm hard in 2018 and with the catch cry diversify or die in the bush, the Munsies chose to diversify. If you've…

  • Travel

    HILL HOUSE FARM STAY

    The Barn at Hill House is the result of a labour of love by the owners and an appreciation of 110 year old farming architecture and a celebration of dairy farming in the Eerwah Valley. This restored old dairy combines rustic charm with contemporary style and comfort in a rural setting. With views of the rolling hills and nearby Mount Eerwah and Mount Cooroy, it’s not hard to see why this place was rated Top 10 places to stay by..... A relaxing private getaway not far from Eumundi, The Barn is everything a farm shack should be and more. Saying it’s a unique stay is an understatement with a fire…

  • PROPERTY

    Top Tips to Buy your First Holiday Home

    As a child, I remember have a family holiday shack down in Dover, Tasmania right on the waters edge. Its where great childhood memories are formed. For many though, the idea of a home away from home may seem like a pipe dream, but seeing as our holiday options are more limited due to COVID, maybe it’s time to consider making your dream a reality.  Many people dream of having their own private getaway in a sunny coastal town or a cottage tucked away amongst the tranquillity of the bush. After all, it means spontaneous weekends or mini breaks away without the burden of bookings and thousands of dollars spent…

  • Health & Wellbeing

    NEW YEAR, NEW YOU 2021

    2020 is sure, no actually it will, go down in the history as the year the entire world stopped and shut down . After cancelled holidays, strange new work environments and non-existent social engagements, we welcome this new year as the year to reset.  While last year may have been tough, looking forward to a fresh start this year with pandemic-proof goals to match will help you gain a sense of control as we head into the new year. Here are my top 7 tips for your best 2021… Live in the now If there’s one thing a global pandemic taught us, it’s the importance of living in the now.…

  • Travel

    AUSTRALIA’S BEST BEACHES

    With nearly 12,000 beaches along the Australian coastline and right on our back doors, or close to it,  it’s no surprise that our beautiful Aussie beaches make headlines globally. Normally (pre covid) more than 8.6 million people visit our shores with beach visits on top of their list. While we’re not currently welcoming international visitors, there’s no better time to soak up everything our glorious coastline – minus the crowds – has on offer. Sure, we’re all familiar with the usual (beautiful) suspects like Bondi, Byron Bay, Burleigh and the Gold Coast, but what about those hidden gems that don’t make the headlines? I've done some swimming on the net…

  • PROPERTY

    Picture Perfect Pool Ideas for your Backyard

    Hello Summer!  Nothing like a little early summer heatwave to get you thinking about installing a pool this season and with Australia boasting more backyard swimming pools per capita than anywhere else in the world, we’re certainly blessed with plenty of innovation and choice when it comes to the humble pool. Installing a swimming pool is so much more than the perfect spot for lounging with cocktails. Pools are great for exercise, relaxation, entertainment, as a social hub for kids and can even add value to your home.  I mean lets be real, who wouldn’t want that holiday feeling all year round with a backyard pool?  There is definitely a…

  • 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.…