It had been almost 8 years since I was in Europe and you honestly forget how amazing it really is. Unlike my previous venture to Europe this one had a much more "ladies of leisure" and a "treat yourself" vibe to it. Food, wine, spritz, sunshine, swimming and a lot of photos was what we … Continue reading Europe 19
Well, what an experience that was! For someone who has never done an over night hike before, and to be honest not a whole lot of exercise period, it was challenging to say the least. Over 80km walked over 6 days without all of life's little luxuries that we so often take for granted. No … Continue reading Overland Track
Sometimes a day in Sydney with champagne and a musical is just what's needed. And with Sydney only a car trip, train ride, ferry, light rail and a car trip back again away....it makes for the perfect day out. As close is Sydney is to Newcastle (obviously demonstrated above), often I make my way there … Continue reading A day in Sydney
Splendour in the Grass 2018 was my first camping festival, and while the camping side of things is not at all glamorous, the good definitely out weigh the bad. If you haven't been to Splendour before, and even if Triple J is not on your radio 24/7, I would definitely recommend experiencing it at least … Continue reading Splendour Diary
Have you mastered the packing process? I think it’s safe to say, among the majority of my friends anyway, that Aldi is pretty much amazing. It’s heaps cheaper that any of the other supermarkets, they don’t use plastic bags, and you can buy some pretty awesome and high-quality stuff from the middle isle….even if it’s … Continue reading The stress of shopping at Aldi
It is very easy to over think something. Like over thinking the answers you said during a job interview or over thinking the outfit you’re going to wear out for dinner. But then you have the really unnecessary things. And it wasn’t until I caught myself overthinking something so ridiculous recently that it made me … Continue reading Over thinking unnecessary things
*Stoked about a successful washing day 👆🏽 (not so stoked on the rain) Having to go to bed early and at a certain time, being made to sit at the kitchen table while your parents put food in front of you to eat, and having to put your clothes in the washing basket (not even having to … Continue reading Things you say as an adult that you would never say as a child
So here’s the thing, cooking is stressful and I don't particularly love it. Why? I only need to cook for myself and yet I end up cooking for the entire Olympic swimming team I become impatient and don’t end up reading the recipe instructions properly I have zero creativity when it comes to cooking and … Continue reading Feeling Fresh
I am so excited because I recently bought a ticket to Splendour…and it will be my first ever camping festival! Despite the music, obviously, and the general fun times, the question of what to wear was my immediate thought when the purchase of the ticket was successful. Thanks to the wonderful world of Instagram and … Continue reading Splendour Inspo.
I am not one of those people that say they don’t exercise and eat bad food but then you see them and they’re super toned and fit….like seriously just admit you exercise!! No, I am in fact not super toned and fit, and my diet could be better. Which I am learning is not ideal … Continue reading It has recently come to my attention that I cannot run
Where should I go for coffee this morning? I am going out for dinner on Saturday where do you recommend? Let’s go for afternoon drinks, you pick, you know where to go! As a writer for the website, HUNTERhunter, I am often asked questions like this all the time. And tbh I find myself … Continue reading Coffee, Food, & Drinks in Newcastle
The responsibility of looking after a living thing is something that should not be taken lightly. It is in our DNA to nurture, feed and watch a living thing grow to its full potential as we become proud parents of watching it live its best life. It fills our life (house) with joy, life and … Continue reading The responsibility of owning a plant
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So I haven’t written on here in a while…mostly because I haven’t really had anything exciting to blog about and also because a lot of my time has been taken up writing for HUNTERhunter which I have been loving so go check out the website when you get a chance! But this morning I had … Continue reading So I guess finances and career stuff is kind of a big deal at my age
The wonderful world of Twitter is, I admit, a social media platform I often forget about. But it can be a great informative tool, and, as I recently learnt at a digital marketing talk with The Collective Hub, a great way to network with people you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. I follow a … Continue reading What Twitter has told me today…
I can not believe fashion week has come and gone again for another year. Not having to worry about Uni like previous years, I figured I may as well go for the whole week. Which also meant, 'what the hell am I going to wear??' Thanks to friends, family, Westfield, online shopping and some old … Continue reading MBWFA ’17: What I Wore.
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Today, like most years, I will be drinking, eating and celebrating “Australia Day” with my friends. It is only recently that I have been questioning this day and after scrolling through the Internet the only question I am left with is “Why the hell have we not changed the date?” Growing up I have never … Continue reading Let’s change the date!
Do you ever stop and find yourself wondering about some of life’s simplest things and then begin to realize just how bizarre they really are? It’s like when you say the same word over and over and then all of a sudden it sounds weird, it's spelt weird, the whole thing freaks you out and … Continue reading 7 wonders of life.
I remember making sand cakes and selling them on my boogey board. I remember directing, choreographing and starring in the annual concerts performed in the kitchen. I remember walking up to the RSL for dinner and begging mum and dad to go on the rides on our way home. I remember walking up the street … Continue reading It’s the memories that a place holds that keeps it close to your heart.
These are a few things I am currently obsessing about....this week>>> 1. This book: Having not yet seen the movie, I really wanted to start reading the book. And what a perfect time to start, whilst on a train, travelling down to Sydney! I am totally hooked and haven't been able to put this thriller … Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things…
My Twitter feed consists of a variety of accounts, from news outlets to film critics to fun facts. Twitter is such a fast-paced social media platform that within minutes I find myself refreshing the page with over 50 more updates. Twitter is often about a good headline that will capture my attention long enough for me … Continue reading What Twitter has told me today…
When you are younger you spend a lot of your childhood wishing you were already “grown up”. 18 cannot come quick enough so you can have the freedom to do what ever you want. However, although you may be legally an adult by 18, it is often the little moments you have in the years … Continue reading Adulting.
So this week I had a little go at putting together a video. I haven't done one before so I hope you like it. Basically I want to know what you guys enjoy reading about online. I want to hear your ideas to help inspire me for future posts. Xxx.
Yep it is official, I now have a piece of paper claiming that I am qualified in Journalism and Public Relations. Whether or not I actually am in practice is a completely different story. Either way, rather than receiving my piece of paper in the mail it is kind of nice to actually attend the … Continue reading Officially a Graduate!
I love when your scrolling through social media and come across a funny meme. It usually means you can relate to it and know that there must be others out there thinking the exact same thing! Here are 11 memes that are basically speaking my life right now: 1. I have just graduated from University, … Continue reading 11 memes I can relate to all too well!
This year's Emmy Awards were hosted by Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel. Taking one of the top spots in television this past year was of course Game Of Thrones who won outstanding drama series. Other notable shows included the mini series The People VS OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Black Orphan, Downton Abbey and Veep. … Continue reading 2016 Emmy’s: Best Dressed
You always know the conversation has taken a deep turn when the topics of religion or the universe are brought up. Usually it is a few bottles of wine in and everyone seems to have a passionate and strong opinion about their view of the world. Or you start tripping yourself out with the unknown … Continue reading God may have created us, but he doesn’t control us
New York fashion week kicks off the fashion month of the year, and coming into it's last day the event has not disappointed. From star studded front row shows, to Kanye's models collapsing from the heat this past week seemed to have it all. Below are some of New York's best runway and street styles of … Continue reading The best of New York Fashion Week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRMoWYGLNA Following the 2001 terror attacks on the twin towers The Black Eyed Peas released their hit song "Where is the love?". This song gives me major nostalgic feels from when I was kid. Since that time we have seen countless terror attacks and acts of violence throughout the entire world. Will.I.Am reveals that "everyone … Continue reading The Black Eyed Peas remake their 2003 hit “Where is the love?”
At a height of only 5’6”, Aussie model Mimi Elashiry is proving just how much of an impact social media is having on the modeling industry. Elashiry is now based in LA, and with an Instagram following of over 800, 000 people she has been successfully defying the traditional norms of modeling. After being rejected … Continue reading Meet the Aussie who is challenging the modeling industry.
What does the term ‘beautiful’ really mean? According to the Oxford English Dictionary beautiful can be defined as, “Highly pleasing to the sight; embodying an ideal of physical perfection; possessing exceptional harmony of form or colour”. However, this is not interpreted the same way in every culture across the world. Different cultures identify different attributes … Continue reading How ‘beauty’ is defined across different cultures
Another day, another Donald Trump controversy, but there are certain comments people make that just CANNOT be ignored. Last week Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s new campaign manager, made headlines with a clip that had been retrieved from a 2013 appearance she made on an episode of ‘To The Contrary’ (“an all female news analysis series”). Conway … Continue reading Trump’s campaign manager states, “rape would not exist if women were stronger”.
“Why are they even famous?” “They don’t even do anything.” “They are famous for doing nothing.” “What is a Kardashian?” These are some common phrases I hear repeatedly when the topic of the Kardashian’s come up. The reality stars have certainly had their fair share of criticism and backlash over the years, but after nine … Continue reading Why do people continue to debate why the Kardashian’s are famous?
Can someone please invite me to a wedding so I can experience this amazing new development in modern wedding trends! Doughnuts are possibly one of my favourite sweets ever! I mean what’s not to like? So to say I was excited when I came across images of an entire wall devoted to them would be … Continue reading The delicious new trend that will be the most Instagram worthy feature at your next wedding
This last month I have been in Los Angeles attending an acting program at the New York Film Academy. For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in acting. Having just graduated from University and still on the look out for a job I figured, why not? I am all about … Continue reading L.A.
The last week has been a bit of whirlwind - travelling to and from Sydney for fashion week, going to Uni and working! I’m currently a social media and editorial contributor for Mirodoor, and having volunteered with them previously at fashion week, I was so excited to attend again this year with a new role. … Continue reading MBFWA 2016
January 2015- Baga Massacre, at least 200 people dead February 2015- Shooting in Pakistan, at least 19 people dead March 2015- Maiduguri Suicide Bomb, 58 dead April 2015- Garissa College attack, 148 dead May 2015- Baghdad car bombs, 19 dead June 2015- Kuwait Mosque bombing, 27 dead July 2015- Two bombs explode in Nigeria, 15 … Continue reading Why does the media get to determine who we grieve for and who we don’t?
Another Uni semester has begun. But not just any semester…. my final one EVER!! To say I am excited to finish Uni would be a massive understatement! I hate studying. Yes, I like my degree, and I don’t absolutely hate Uni, but for me studying is a huge struggle, which I really have to force … Continue reading The beginning of semester…
Rather than doing a post about MY bucket list and where and what I want to do in my life time, I have decided to make a list of things I have already done, and what I think you should be adding to YOUR own bucket list>>> In no particular order: Celebrate New Years Eve's … Continue reading Add it to your bucket list!
I love award season! The red carpet, the fashion, the celebrity sightings, the opening monologues, the music performances, all the controversial moments, and even sometimes the awkward small talk between presenters. This year's red carpet had many celebrities risking the low cut neck line with navies, maroons, creams, golds, sparkles and capes dominating the fashion … Continue reading Red Carpet: Golden Globes
I enjoy writing and I can appreciate a well-written article, but I don’t actually read that many books. Before bed I usually opted for a TV series or a movie. But for Christmas I had asked for Rosie Waterland’s book, “The Anti Cool Girl”. I am currently attempting to write a book about my Pa’s … Continue reading Book Review: The Anti Cool Girl
For me, New Year's Eve is overrated, and this year was no exception. There has always been too much pressure put on that one night to be perfect! To date, my favourite New Year's Eve was when I was in South Africa. I had no idea what to expect. I held no high expectations and … Continue reading New Year’s Eve.
December 1st is a great date. To me it means holidays, the beginning of Summer and of course Christmas time :) Obviously, growing up, Santa was the most exciting part about Christmas. December would usually drag on forever as the (chocolate) count down began. Lists would be made to ensure he knew exactly what I … Continue reading December 1st.
Summer is here!... Well just about. My favourite time of year: Beach, Christmas, Uni holidays, daylight savings, late afternoon ciders, watermelon, mangoes, swimmers, shorts, thongs, tans, too-hot-to-touch steering wheel, BBQs, music, sunscreen, hot chips, hot sand, salty hair and afternoon naps. Here are some of my Summer essentials that I pretty much use on a … Continue reading Summer <3
I have recently written an article for a Uni assignment where I chose to talk about the controversial group, Reclaim Australia. It was a topic I found very interesting, and so I thought I would share it on my blog. Rather than bore you with the whole article, here is a bit of a summary … Continue reading Reclaim what?
For me, Melbourne Cup means that the Uni semester is coming to an end, and the due dates for all my assignments are fast approaching. However, I have managed to procrastinate just long enough to put on some bets (no winning ones unfortunately :(), watch the race, and scroll through social media with envy while … Continue reading Best Dressed: Melbourne Cup 2015
Over the last few weeks I have been told hundreds of different remedies on the best way to overcome glandular fever. But I think the most consistent advice has been to rest, drink plenty of water, and eat a healthy and balanced diet - lots of fresh food. So over the last week I have … Continue reading Freshly made juice!
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all social media platforms have one thing in common- they are more often then not showing the best and most polished version of a person's life. We are not seeing the bigger picture, literally the rest of the picture is cropped out! People put on social media what they want you … Continue reading Blog VS Reality: Today’s events
With orders to rest on the lounge, the television and the Internet have become two of my best friends, and all this time on my laptop has only encouraged me to look at Facebook aimlessly and of course online shop!! (Uni work can wait until next week) My go to shopping site is The Iconic- … Continue reading Outfit of the day!