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Five Tips for the Perfect DIY Wedding Reception


Your wedding day is meant to be perfect. However, because you have so much to organise and plan in the meantime, it’s often hard to see how you can make it a truly once-in-a-lifetime day. The solution: Go DIY! Below are five tips for the perfect DIY wedding reception. 1. Have a Feast to Remember Food is vital; however, try to avoid going overboard on the DIY food for sanity purposes! Organise … [Read more...]

T.M. Lewin Brisbane Flagship Store Opening


You’re bound to have heard of T.M. Lewin if you’re a guy who works in an office that requires you to wear clothes. It’s a very old clothing company that specialises in getting men looking good for business. They’ve been tailoring shirts, suits and ties since 1898 and, if you believe the marketing copy on their website, were actually the early pioneers of the modern, button-down business … [Read more...]

Peter Alexander opens flagship store in Brisbane!


  Australia’s Sleepwear King Peter Alexander will open his first flagship store in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall on Friday, 12th September 2014, with Peter instore from 12pm-2pm. Don't miss your chance to rub shoulders with the man himself! The official store opening coincides with the launch of his latest charity endeavour, which includes collaboration with well-known children’s … [Read more...]

How to buy a dress shirt that will last..

  Finding a good dress shirt can be like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It makes you feel good and you get excited about the prospect of showing it off to the world. Here are some tips on how to buy a dress shirt that will go the distance and keep you looking fresh. Measure yourself Finding a dress shirt is more than just small, medium, or large. So many more measurements … [Read more...]

Scrunch Brisbane Fashion Bloggers Event


Last Wednesday I was so fortunate to meet 38 of Brisbane's best fashion bloggers and media, all gathered together to celebrate their contribution to fashion at the Scrunch Brisbane Fashion Bloggers Event. Full disclosure; www.scrunch.co is my new company... so I am a little bias as to how fantastic the event was!! But seriously, chocolate fondue for breakfast, pink roses, epic art work and a … [Read more...]

Rekorderlig Cider bottles the Australian Summer!


This post is long overdue, but I actually think perfect timing considering how nicely the weather has warmed up and now that Spring is upon us! We received a gorgeous picnic basket filled with goodies from our friends at Rekorderlig , set for us to taste their newest flavour 'Pomegranate’. This delicious addition to the Rekorderlig family has been created specifically with the Australian palate in … [Read more...]

The Beer InCider Experience


Today I had the pleasure of lunching with a good friend of mine. Marty Keetels is the founder of Beer InCider Experience, a craft beer and cider festival and one of Brisbane’s most exciting events of 2014. Brisbane is fast becoming known or its expanding list of notable events including Broadway musicals like the Lion King, The Bledisloe Cup, Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, Mercedes … [Read more...]

Wine Matching Evening at Lab Bar + Restaurant


Thursday night lead me through the grand doors of the stunning heritage Treasury building that is home to the Lab Bar + Restaurant. I love me some fine dining, so I jumped when the opportunity to attend the Taylors wine dinner came up. The restaurant staff were extremely generous with the wine, and not just for matching with each course. My glass was filled at entry, and stayed that way during and … [Read more...]



In 2013 I made it my personal mission to care. To care about how the products I purchased were made and where they came from. To care about the food I put into my body. To care about the products I put onto my skin. So I have been on a mission to find places that stock things I can feel confident about purchasing and know that they do right. I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon Ecobella … [Read more...]

QT Hotels – photo diary


I had the most amazing (read: laziest) weekend at the Gold Coast last weekend. I went down for a friend's birthday and we decided to stay for some much needed rest and relaxation. The fabulous QT Hotel at Surfers Paradise intrigued me the most and they had some great offers, so there were an easy choice. From the moment we pulled into the driveway I was excited... there was so much hustle and … [Read more...]

James St Food and Wine Trail Starts Today!


Food bloggers and amateur instagrammers alike didn't get much sleep last night. For today the James St Food and Wine trail officially opens for four wonderful days of food! The four-day event program will feature an extensive culinary market hosted by the Standard Market Company, unique cooking demonstrations at ILVE ‘Pop-Up Kitchens’, and exclusive degustation dinners hosted by Harveys Bar … [Read more...]

Cheveux Design and Espresso … in Auchenflower


I recently stumbled on a fantastic little espresso bar in Auchenflower, delighted to find it tripled as a boutique hair salon and business consulting. Run by Brisbane sisters Carla and Nadine Thurgate; Cheveux Design and Espresso is set in a gorgeously renovated Queenslander finished to perfection with recycled hard wood timber. The sisters and business partners took design inspiration from the … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Speak: Jessica T Jewellery


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell I first heard of Jessica T Jewellery when Jessica Russ (founder of said jewellery label) was announced as the July speaker for the League of Extraordinary Women monthly networking breakfast. The league always have fantastic speakers, and when I heard Jessica had also just … [Read more...]

Tanqeray Bar Hop – Good Food Month


Last week I was so fortunate to be invited to sample some of the fabulous tapas and Tanqueray Cocktails on offer this Good Food Month on a Tanqueray Bar Hop! The venues of choice were Bucci Restaurant in Fortitude Valley and Watt Bar and Restaurant in New Farm. I brought along my partner in food-sampling-crime for what was set to be a fantastic evening of Brisbane dining. The evening was … [Read more...]

Sustainable Fashion with east of grey


The mission of east of grey is ‘To create one-off, high quality garments using vintage, recycled, new and handcrafted fabrics for women who are seeking unique statement pieces, as timeless additions to their wardrobe.’ And one look at them you would have to agree they live up to this mission every time. Founded in 2007 by Kim Bailey on the Gold Coast, QLD, as a clothing and accessory label, … [Read more...]