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Share your favourite wedding day moments

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We’ve been celebrating for a week now but today is the actual day of our 10th wedding anniversary. Mr SY and I were married on a balmy and breezy afternoon at Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. We chose a long lunch over a long evening event, wrongly guestimating that this would reduce the champagne and

7 more reasons to love The Whitsundays

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We’ll be back. I uttered these three simple words in enthusiastic passing to the general manager of Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island as we stepped into the silver mini van which whisked us to the airport for our homeward flight. And just a few hours later we WERE back. Those seemingly benign words turning unbelievably and wonderfully

Where to eat and drink in Brisbane: Fortitude Valley

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I’m changing things up here on the blog today. If you’re new around these parts, when I’m not talking fashion or beauty, I indulge my passion for food, drinks and travel. And often the best of those three things is found on your doorstep. It’s eight months since we made the move from the Sunshine Coast to the

Build an online community that you love #pbevent

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When I started blogging, I didn’t really know what blogging was. I was the accidental blogger. I had a website on a blogging platform and I added content but I wouldn’t have called myself a blogger. Mostly because I didn’t know what a blogger was. That all changed about 18 months on. The reason for

Spring Giveaway: win 1 of 21 prizes valued at $3168

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With winter on its way out, and Spring set to hit us with a pop of colour and some sunshine, it’s time for the Styling You Spring giveaway! We have 21 fabulous prizes for you valued at $3168 to get you into the Spring spirit. If you’re after some bright pieces to spruce up your wardrobe,

Tell me about yourself

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The Styling You community is a growing one. I’m so grateful to all the beautiful women who come and visit my blog every day. Thank-you. I think I have a handle on who you are and what makes you tick but I’m a curious person and would love you to tell me about yourself. I haven’t

#iDiscovered Dr. LeWinn’s

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Sponsored by Dr. LeWinn’s When I wrote this post a few weeks ago, I didn’t realise how good it would feel to write down those words. Just stopping, pausing and reflecting is not something I’m in the regular habit of doing but it’s something I realise I should do. As busy women we are quick

My health story – an update

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It’s been a while since I wrote a health update here. You can catch up with my health story here and here. In a nutshell, it’s 12 months since I decided to get serious about my health. I’d always been pretty good with my food choices. I’d made quite a few changes because of my

Unlock Your Style launches in one week

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This is like a Christmas and birthday countdown rolled into one. The anticipation and excitement at the moment is mixed with a whole lot of crazy time pressures but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Unlock Your Style will be available at Big W, Kmart, Target and all good book retailers from next Tuesday. I’m

5 things I discovered about myself #iDiscovered

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Sponsored by Dr. LeWinn’s Hello hindsight. I see you lurking there in the back of my mind. You are indeed wonderful as we all know but you would have been more wonderful if you’d actually been around when I needed you. Like the time when that boy broke my heart when I should have cut

More Sunshine Coast top things to do

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It’s been five months since we packed up and left the beautiful Sunshine Coast for our new home of Brisbane. Five months of absorbing all that is fun about city living. Five months of embracing the hills, the river, the lack of salty air. And then the opportunity arrives to return to your former home

Birthday giveaway: win 1 of 17 prizes valued at $2778

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It’s that time of year again, and for those of you who have been reading for a while, you’ll know that when Nikki celebrates her birthday, there are presents for you too! This time around, there are 17 fabulous birthday gifts worth $2778 for you to win. We have gorgeous fashion pieces to add to

Escape to Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

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A girlfriend of mine memorably once quoted that she doesn’t do camping – that the only stars she sleeps under are the five stars of a hotel or resort chain. I looked up from the deck of my stand-alone suite at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa last week and thought she’d be pretty impressed

How to get the most out of your iPhone camera

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I’m a geek girl at heart. Always have been, always will be. If it’s new and it’s techy and it’s going to help me in my personal or professional life then I’m on it. I’ve also always had a thing for photography. Not a professional thing. Just a hankering thing. It’s a hankering that goes

What to do in Byron Bay

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It’s almost six months since we made the move to Brisbane from our beachside home of many years. Whenever I meet someone new or catch up with an old friend, the first question I’m usually asked is, “do you miss the Sunshine Coast?”. I do. And I don’t. This move of ours was a long

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