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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

Friendships

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

March 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.  After a bumper crop of books last month, March started a little slowly. I usually read most nights and – although my (to-be-read) pile rivalled Mt Kosciuszko the big hill at the end of my street – nothing

How to get your house ready for guests

Yesterday we talked about escaping for the Easter break but then I got to thinking, maybe many of you are hosting visitors across the long weekend and are madly getting your house ready for guests. Having friends and family come to stay can be a whole lot of fun but it also can take a

How to pack for a long weekend

Are you heading away for the Easter long weekend? Camping? Hitting the beach for the last blast of warm weather? Because I’m nosey, I want to know what everyone is up to. And because I’m a reformed packer, I want to know what everyone is packing for their particular destination. We’ve managed to carve out a

Where to stay, shop, eat and drink in Brisbane

It’s been a little more than two years since we made Brisbane our home and I must say we’ve very much fallen in love (all over again) with this city after both of us spending many years living away. I love the smaller communities within the big city. I love our little community in the

Miso Eggplant with Cucumber and Radish Salad

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. Once upon a time I couldn’t stand eggplant. I know I’m not alone here, as eggplant seems to

Styling You Giveaway: WIN 1 of 12 prizes valued at $1761

It’s time to celebrate the fact that the first Styling You giveaway for 2016 is here. We have brought together 12 fabulous prizes valued at $1761 from some of your favourite brands. Who would like a prize? Do you need to give your wardrobe a boost as the season change? Then the prizes from Birdsnest, Sequins

February 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.  If I was prone to swearing or hyperbole I’d tell you all what a bloody amazing reading month February has been. In fact, I’ve doled out two 5-star reviews this month after offering up only 1-2

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

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