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August 2015 favourite reads

august 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.  We’re starting to reach the pointy end of the year so reading fodder is now coming at us thick and fast. In my true all-or-nothing style the month has been characterised by alternating binge-reading fests and

Styling You reader survey 2015

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It’s been a very big year for Styling You. We launched our first online pop-up shop (our second – the 2015 Spring shop – opens for the month next Tuesday!) and the business behind the blog was a winner at the 2015 Telstra Business Awards. We didn’t win at the national level last week but

Slow roasted Moroccan lamb shoulder

Moroccan lamb shoulder recipe

Editor’s note: please make today’s guest welcome, Kristie Welsh, PR and Comms wonderwoman who runs her own agency called Communicated. From now on, Kristie will share monthly recipes with all of us, so that we can wow our friends and family with her achievable but delicious creations.  Here’s a new spin on a roast lamb dish that

Styling You ambassador for PeriCoach

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Last week I headed off to Brisbane’s show – the EKKA – with Mr and Master SY. After the compulsory strawberry sundae (it’s an iconic EKKA thing – a $5 layered cone of vanilla ice cream, chopped strawberries, gourmet strawberry ice cream, fresh cream and a strawberry on top – plus all funds raised from

5 blogging for business tips

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Today I’m heading to the annual Problogger conference. Yes, my non-blogging friends, there is such a thing. This is the sixth conference for bloggers looking to create a business or an income around their blog. I wasn’t at the first one in 2010 but I’ve attended ever since. I remember following the first event roll out

How to design your walk in robe

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Editor’s note: Please welcome today’s guest blogger: Kristie Castagna from Elements at Home. Kristie is a professional blogger, interior stylist and colour consultant so who better to give some advice on arranging your walk in robe to get the most out of the space? Your walk in robe can be stylish and designer, but mostly it’s

July 2015 favourite reads

new book releases for July

Editor’s note: Please welcome back Deborah from Debbish dot com who’s sharing her favourite new releases with Styling You readers each month.  As an obsessive avid reader I generally get through 3-4 books a week. I read for pleasure so mostly stick to what I love… suspense / thrillers / crime fiction, some literature and smatterings of romance. I feel I should

Styling You a Telstra Business Awards winner

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Write a speech they said. Be prepared they said. I always do as I’m told. If you’re reading this then tonight my blog business – Styling You – has been judged the winner of the Queensland Telstra Business Awards (micro business category). Styling You is the first blogging business to have won a Telstra Business Award

An afternoon in Paris with Carla Coulson

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Paris dreaming. Yes, it’s still happening here. Did those two days really happen? They did and I have some photos to prove it. Not just any old photos. NO. Carla Coulson photos to be exact. Carla is an incredibly talented Australian photographer married to an Italian and living in Paris. She’s photographed six books and

Beauty travel essentials (plus essential extras)

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I am a lover of beauty products. If you are a regular around here, you already know that, right? If you’ve landed on this page in the hope of finding the secret to packing light when it comes to beauty travel essentials, I have to warn you. This IS my version of packing light when it comes to

How to set fitness goals and keep them

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Sponsored by Female for Life My name is Nikki and I’m missing my regular exercise routine. Yes, I don’t know who I am either. On my recent holidays I was definitely active. I managed a couple of quick yoga sessions using an app on my iPad and we did some serious walking most days (hello 7km

Italian inspired flourless chocolate hazelnut torte

Flourless chocolate hazelnut torte

Editor’s note: please make today’s guest welcome, Kristie Welsh, PR and Comms wonderwoman who runs her own agency called Communicated. From now on, Kristie will share monthly recipes with all of us, so that we can wow our friends and family with her achievable but delicious creations.  Hands up who’s been following Nikki’s travels through Europe, wishing

How to beat jet lag

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Apart from waking up at 3am each day like I’m ready for an evening out sipping prosecco and downing a caprese salad, I really can’t tell if I’ve been jet-lagged since returning from Europe last Friday. Reason being: I’ve been battling a lovely lurgy picked up two weeks ago while in Italy. That’s energy zapping

What to do in Milan in a day

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Europe is dotted with some of the most incredible cathedrals in the world but there is so much about Milan’s Duomo which is captivating in its design. It makes it impossible not to gravitate towards it. My gravitation had nothing whatsoever to do with the shops and boutiques lining the streets immediately around the Duomo. Who

What to see and do in Puglia, Italy

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I’m sitting on a beach chair under an umbrella staring out at a sparkling sea of turquoise and sapphire hues. It’s near lunch time and the only thing beckoning is a Spritz* and anti pasti at a nearby trattoria. Life IS good. It’s something I’ve hashtagged a lot this past week. When my beautiful friend

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