EndoMarch High Tea 2017

by I am embarrassed to say that before being invited to the EndoMarch High Tea I didn’t really know a lot about endometriosis. I’ve had friends who over the years have said it was more difficult to fall pregnant or that their […]

The Art Of Slimming

by This Easter, Dr Helena Popovic, encourages us to enjoy chocolate without the guilt. This doesn’t mean free rein to scoff down elegant bunnies, humpty dumptys and crème eggs every minute of the holidays. Dr Helena wants us to buy the very […]

Queen Casey

by Before she was crowned Queen of the Jungle, Casey Donovan was in Brisbane playing the role of Killer Queen. I was lucky enough to interview Casey and here are five things I know. 1. Casey has one of the most melodic […]

The Brisbane French Film Festival

by As most regular readers of my column will know I have always been enamoured of all things French- handbags, cheese, champagne, champagne again and of course, French films. So when Alliance Francaise invited me to a special screening of Rebecca Zlotowski’s […]

Jasper Jones

by I was thrilled to be invited to one of my favourite boutique cinemas, the newly refurbished Blue Room Cinebar in Rosalie, to view the new film -‘Jasper Jones’. The latest book to be adapted for the big screen, ‘Jasper Jones’ has […]

Shrill – The Loud And Proud Lindy West

by Seattle has produced some amazing things- Nirvana, Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing and the author, journalist and sometimes controversial blogger Lindy West. Lindy has been touring the USA and now Australia discussing her novel, Shrill Notes From A Loud Woman. Her fans include […]

Perfume – Friend Or Foe?

by I love wearing perfume. If I forget to squirt some on I feel underdressed all day. My mum is worse always lingering in the cosmetics department having a little spray of the latest fragrance. My husband buys me exotic perfumes from all […]

A Cinematic Life

by I grew up watching David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz hosting ‘The Movie Show’ and more recently ‘At the Movies’. This always entertaining pair could bicker about movies like an old married couple, with David’s refined English accent the polar opposite of […]

Sparkling In Stellenbosch

by My husband of 30 years and I always do something special for Valentine’s Day. Last year he excelled himself by taking me to the wine region of Stellenbosch in South Africa.                     Stellenbosch is a short 45 minute drive from Cape […]

Kelly Lyonns ‘The Soldier’s Woman’

by SheBrisbane’s own Kelly Lyonns is about to release her debut novel ‘The Soldier’s Woman’, published by local publisher Atlas Productions Books. It is a regency romance with a paranormal twist. Kelly is excitedly planning her launch which will be this Friday at The […]

Gold

by I need to preface this review by saying that I am a huge Matthew McConnaughey fan. I loved his rom com days in movies like ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’. I loved him as the ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ and […]

Six Year Olds Put To The Test

by It was with great sadness that I read there will be more compulsory testing in our schools. Now it is the six year olds who’ve been targeted for testing in literacy and numeracy. From my years of experience as a teacher I […]

La, La, Lutece

by My love affair with all things French continues after enjoying the Perigord Black Truffle and Bordeaux Wne Dinner at one of my favourite French restaurants- Lutece. Lutece opened in Bardon in July 2013 and has quickly become a firm favourite amongst […]

Holiday Reading

by The sun is shining. The kids are on holiday. Christmas is almost here. Lazy, beach holidays are beckoning and that means time to savour some really good books. You know you’ve been waiting all year for this. You deserve it. So here are […]

More Manu Please!

by Manu Fieldel is the charming French chef best known for the hit TV series ‘My Kitchen Rules’, which just happens to be my very favourite show. Now in its eighth season it will be gracing our screens again with more good and some not […]

London Calling

by Where Paris is chic, cultured and refined, its rival cousin across the channel, London, is cool, happening and in your face fun. So, you’ve done the Tower of London, watched the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and toured Westminster Abbey . […]

A Romantic High Tea

by I had the great pleasure of attending the Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) 2016 Brisbane High Tea recently  with fellow She Brisbane writer and romance author Kelly Lyons. Romance and High Tea just seem to go hand-in-hand, which is why  ARRA […]

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