with Brittany Snow

I am loving (as we welcome Autumn): the anticipation of hot drinks; crunchy leaves; and, wearing the warm colours that this season encourages. Brittany is fifty percent of The Elopement Collective, wife to Josh, and kitty mum to Stevie and Aggie. Connect […]

with Laura Churchill

I’m loving: rediscovering forgotten treasures in my wardrobe; reworking some of my mum’s favourite recipes I remember from childhood; and, my new baby daughter. Laura Churchill is a Brisbane stylist and fashion writer, mother of one and shopping companion of many. Connect […]

Bogans out – new image sought

Definition: bogan ˈbəʊɡ(ə)n/ noun / Australian/NZ informal derogatory 1. an uncouth or unsophisticated person, regarded as being of low social status. “some bogans yelled at us from their cars” If you’re not a motoring enthusiast you may not have heard the news […]

Artist Atousa: expressing beauty through art

Vivid colours, patterns and eastern symbols are the creative sources of influence for Brisbane visual artist Atousa Salehpour. Atousa works in the fields of photography, pottery, wood carving, sculpture, miniature, inlay, toreutics, marquetry, jewellery making and painting. “For me, painting is a […]

with Kristine Riordan

I’m loving: the last of the peaches; good movies; and, bike rides along the river. Brisbane writer Kristine Riordan has more than twenty years experience in the food industry including cookbook writing, restaurant reviewing, cookery school, wine retailing and food consulting. She […]

When Big Magic came to town

In a coup for the Brisbane Writers’ Festival, renowned author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert, visited Brisbane in an exciting ‘prelude’ to this year’s festival. The sold-out evening at the Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, South Bank, marked the […]

Wow, this is a workout

It’s been a long time since I pointed a toe, stood in first position and donned a tutu. But don’t be alarmed reader; I haven’t subjected any member of the public to that spectacle. Instead, I tried a workout at Xtend Barre. […]

Change… you can do it!

So often I hear the lament of the young… ‘what am I going to do with the rest of my life?’ Or the 30 or 40 something telling me they hate what they are doing… but ‘it is too hard to change […]

Banana sour cream cupcakes

Mm, another fabulous recipe from Miss Lolly Loves Food – this time, Banana sour cream cupcakes with decadent cream cheese frosting! I have had so many awesome comments regarding this recipe – the sour cream gives these cupcakes a real lightness and […]

What I found in my fridge

This week I began with good intent, to write about my concerns on our overly-keen government’s focus on our so called ‘nest egg’ superannuation, and I will. However I had been interstate visiting family and friends all weekend, arrived back home on […]

What I learned from my children

Breathe. That’s the advice former Brisbane girl, renowned television personality and performer, Shelley Craft wants to share with women everywhere! Shelley will be in Brisbane from 4 – 6 March performing with her band, Animals Rock at the Essential Baby & Toddler […]

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