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Revisiting yoga and Pilates (#12before50)

I’m on a quest to try 12 new things before I turn the big 5-0 in June next year. So far, I’ve embraced meditation and paddle boarding. This month, I’ve bent the rules a little (because I can) and, instead of something completely new, I opted to refresh and revamp my exercise routine. If you caught

How to create the perfect antipasto platter

I have a confession to make. I would happily dine out on an antipasto platter for dinner every night. The perfect antipasto platter is like a mini buffet of awesomeness that works SO WELL with a glass of Champagne, Prosecco or your choice of wine. And it being Friday and all, I thought I’d share

My health story – an update

Editor’s note: This post is not meant as medical advice – please see your health care professional/s and work together on a plan that works for you. Forgive me dear readers, it’s been way too many months between updates on my health. My blog tells me it was December last year. Eek. Where has the

Join us at the next Style + Champagne event

This is my favourite photo from the inaugural Style + Champagne event – held in April this year. Why? Because the lovely Louise, pictured, epitomised what we saw when we looked around the room that afternoon. Carolyn, Gillian and I were blown away but the positive, fun vibe and that vibe came down to the

Try stand up paddle boarding (#12before50)

When I made up my working list of 12 new things I could try before I turn 50, I always had this one in mind. New thing #2: stand up paddle boarding I figured that if I was going to try stand up paddle boarding – or SUPing – for the first time that it may

17 tips for travelling to Hawaii if you are a newbie

Tulle-skirted outrigger paddlers formed a guard of honour for their teammates running out of the water and up the beach after a race. Young mates took to a giant inflatable; floating on the turquoise water, complete with stocked esky. Defence force personnel from around the world enjoyed some pre-RIMPAC R and R. Local families nabbed

Winter reading suggestions

Editor’s note: Please welcome back Deborah from Debbish (dot com) who’s been sharing her favourite new releases with Styling You readers each month. Winter is finally here so it’s the perfect weather to curl up by the fireplace with a glass of red wine, some chocolate, a fluffy blanket and a book. Although… I live

What to pack for Hawaii

Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away it was the mid ’80s and this university girl was known to fall immediately to the floor of any club – not because she had consumed too many beers. Actually the beer consumption may have helped with removing any fear from making such a fast vertical drop

Make meditation a habit (#12before50)

I know it’s only a couple of weeks into my 12 months challenge but I wanted to thank-you so much for all your ideas that you shared after I wrote this post. I’m super excited that quite a few of you said that you’d also be joining in before your own milestone birthday next year

Black Forest Swiss Roll Cake {gluten free}

One of my favourite cakes, when I was little, was the swiss roll cake (or roulade). As I unfurled my cake, little by little I’d wonder – how did they make it? How did they get it to roll up like that around the jam or cream filling? Swiss roll cake was always a special

7 winter cold and flu remedies

I have no time or tolerance for my being sick. It annoys me that I’m not operating on all cylinders. I should re-phrase that because, thanks to a dodgy thyroid, I don’t really operate on all cylinders every day anyway. But throw a cold or flu lurgy situation into the mix and I become very

Teenage style: 5 tips for travel-wear

Editor’s note: Sammy is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism/PR student. Each month she shares some style and beauty tips that are relevant to teenage girls of all ages – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style/beauty question you’d like answered. With winter now here, it’s a good time to

Why I want to experience 12 new things in the next 12 months

Last week I attended a Thrive workshop. The workshop formula is the brainchild of author Arianna Huffington (co-founder of Huffington Post) and based on her best-selling book of the same name. It was delivered to us by Arianna’s Thrive buddy and sister, Agapi Stassinopoulos, at a Business Chicks event. The key messages were not new to

May 2016 favourite reads

Editor’s note: Please welcome back Deborah from Debbish (dot com) who’s sharing her favourite new releases with Styling You readers each month. I cannot believe we’re almost half-way through the year already…. in fact I’m a little shocked the Christmas decorations aren’t out already. But as for my month, it’s been busy with lots of

10 things to do in Bondi

The partner of a friend of mine texted said friend while were were sitting above Bondi’s iconic outdoor pool to report that he’d just seen the Bondi Vet eat some lunch. In Bondi. The Bondi Vet is, of course, Dr Chris Brown, and this snippet of information did indeed please me so. Not because I

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