• 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.…

  • 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…