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It’s a wrap

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It’s a wrap! All the Mr Bigs of the world (and their thousands of minders and media followers) are in BrisVegas this long weekend for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. Most of BrisVegas is heading to the beach. I’d be heading there too if I’d decided more than two weeks ago that getting out of town

DIY rice paper rolls

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Sponsored by Westfield Garden City I’m one of those people who find cooking relaxing. It’s my time out. My hobby, if you like. I’m also lucky that Mr SY likes to hang out in the kitchen. During the week it’s all about getting something nutritious on the table with the minimum amount of fuss as

It’s a wrap

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It’s a wrap! Hello Friday. I see you and you’re looking mighty fine. This week has been a mixed up bag of fun and work thrown in for good measure. Queensland doesn’t even have a public holiday for Melbourne Cup but it felt like I did. There’s something about tanning and frocking up mid-week and

10 tips for surviving the party season

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Sponsored by Female for Life There is a pile of washing folded on my bed. Most of it is active wear. When I travel, my suitcase always contains a set of said activewear and my sneakers. I don’t even know who I am any more. But I do like this person I’ve become. I don’t

Christmas giveaway: Win 1 of 18 prizes worth $4717

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Can you believe that it’s the silly season already Stylers?  As scary as that may be, the good news is that it’s time for the Styling You Christmas giveaway! We have 18 prizes valued at a whopping $4717 for you to fill your own stockings. How does that sound? Depending what is on your wish

This is what smoking does to your skin

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Sponsored by Queensland Health I do not know how I did NOT become a smoker. At one point in my young life, my boyfriend, both parents and two brothers all smoked. Inside the house. When I started work as a journo, many of my colleagues smoked. At their desks. It’s quite incredulous today to believe

5 ways to create Champagne moments in your life


Sponsored by Piper-Heidsieck I’ll be upfront with you. I do not struggle to create Champagne moments in my life. Far from it, I excel at it. Champagne is my celebratory drink of choice. Every milestone moment in my life – and plenty more in between – have been marked with Champagne. From the moment I

Taking stock


Fabulous blogger and author and crafter and all-round good person Pip Lincolne started this idea of “taking stock” way back at the start of the year. She’s even including the below list in her upcoming book. I joined in then and really did mean to do this once a quarter but, you know … life

Make health your priority for lasting change

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Sponsored by Fernwood Fitness I’m not a health professional and I’m not a fitness guru. I’m just a woman who has always had to work hard at losing or even maintaining my weight. An underlying health issue – Hashimoto’s – does not help my efforts (you can catch up with my back story on that

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


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


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

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