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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

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Editor’s note: Please make very welcome Styling You’s food writer. Jennifer Schmidt is a food stylist and blogger at Delicious Everyday. I know you’re going to love what she’s cooking for us. Nothing beats the feelings aroused when eating a hearty and comforting soup on a cold wet night! While the weather refuses to cool

What to wear to a winter wedding

The winter wedding season is almost upon us. While spring is traditionally the season of the bride, winter offers up a completely different experience. And if the location is chosen well, it can enhance the whole experience. I’m thinking a big positives are that there is a lot less sweat involved and a that there

Want to rediscover your mojo?

Sponsored by Metamucil My name is Nikki and I’m a chronic multi-tasker. There is a big reason why my word for the year is FOCUS. I’m using that word as a means of helping to snap my multi-tasking brain back to the task at hand. I know this will make me more productive but I

April 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.  Sorry folks, but we’ve no time for friendly chit-chat today as I’m showcasing six, yes SIX books. So I’ll just assume you’re all fine and dandy and dive straight in to my fave April new releases.

Caramel apple upside down cake recipe

Editor’s note: Please make very welcome Styling You’s new food writer. We’re excited to have Jennifer Schmidt, food stylist and blogger at Delicious Everyday on board. I know you’re going to love what she’s cooking for us. Call me old fashioned, but I love a good upside-down cake! I first fell in love with upside


The last time we’d all been together we were fresh of face and hard of hair on account of our collective over-consumption and addiction to hairspray. Sure some of us had caught up with others in the group over past 26 years. Been to each other’s weddings. Been Godparents for our kids. Been supports through the worst

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