Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

11 tips for what to wear on a plane

I’m a child of the ’70s and as a kid I found anything to do with flying just about the most glamorous thing in the whole-wide world. Sure, part of the glamour was the destination. For me, those destinations were first implanted in my very imaginative mind through my late Nan’s silver charm bracelet. Nan

What’s your One Word for 2016?

Sponsored by Triumph I received an email recently from a Styling You reader asking me how I get everything done in my day. Truth be told, I don’t always get everything done. I don’t always tick off all the tasks I set myself. And I don’t always feel like I’ve got it together in every aspect

Clean Sheet Day in summer

Slipping into a freshly made bed on Clean Sheet Day is up there with some of my most favourite things to do. The feeling, the smell, the freshness. I love it all. If you follow me along on Instagram, you’d know that Clean Sheet Day is honoured religiously on a Sunday in our home. I

What to pack for a holiday

I’m one of those people who loves “holiday spam” photos flooding my Instagram and Facebook feed. I’m intrinsically nosey and I want to know all the things. I want to know where people are heading to, what they’re seeing, what they’re eating, where to do the best shopping, where they pour the best cocktails and

Buckwheat pancakes with salted caramel sauce

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. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Regardless of whether you celebrate or not, I thought I’d share a

Parenting style the third time around

Sponsored by Bupa Australia When I look at the photo below of my first-born children, the cute factor is (almost) lost on me. Ok, so the babies in this photo are now adults. Therefore CUTE. BUT. Oh my. This image represents my time deep in the baby-parenting trenches. I get a bit tense and twitchy

Styling You’s 2000th blog post

You know how I love an even number? Well when that even number situation collides with a milestone, then you bet I’m excited. Drum roll please … this is 2000th blog post on Styling You. That’s a whole lot of writing, photographs, sharing and comments that have gone down in seven and a half years.

Why I’m simply in love with Simply Nigella

I love to cook. And to eat. Not that the two need to necessarily need to go hand and hand. But in my experience, it does help. Like my wardrobe, though, it’s very, very easy for me to fall into a cooking rut. You know the rut, don’t you? Buying the same ingredients and cooking

January 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.  Happy 2016! No doubt you’ve had time to make, break and revisit your resolutions already… or if you’re like me, you’ve given up on the notion entirely. It’s a bit of a thing in the book

10 things to do in Burleigh Heads

Last Easter we escaped for a few days to the QT at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Loved it. Loved it all. On the Sunday, we’d arranged to meet up with friends on Burleigh Beach so the kids could have a swim and the adults could recover from the night before at Kurrawa Surf

A blueprint for 2016 inspired by Oprah

I love a fresh start. A clean slate. For me, the start of any year is a chance to map out how you’d like that year to look. It’s a chance to look back on the previous year and really find the gratitude in the GOOD things that have made up that year. Then I

Summer reading picks 2015-16

Editor’s note: Please welcome back Deborah from Debbish dot com who’s sharing her favourite new releases with Styling You readers each month.  It’s summertime here in Australia, which usually means a couple of things: holidays spent at the beach or by a pool; and dire weather conditions (cyclones, heatwaves and bushfires). I’m afraid I can’t help a lot with

2015: the year that was

I’m a planner. I like to be organised. It doesn’t always come together but generally that planning and organisation helps to keep me on some kind of track. 2015? It just kind of happened. I’d set out with good intentions in January to make big goals for the year but then the year started and

Christmas can be a difficult time

I remember the day like it was yesterday. Sitting at my desk at the newspaper I ended up working at for most of my adult life. Furiously working on sub-editing the next day’s paper. It was a Saturday. The Saturday before Christmas 1995. On a weekend shift at a newspaper, the office takes on a

What to pack for a cruise holiday

Last week I popped my cruising cherry. Yes, 40 years after falling in love with the concept of cruising via The Love Boat and wishing that all things on TV could become real, it did. Master SY and I boarded the US$50million refurbished Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas (as guests of the cruise company) for

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