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13 tips for travelling to Bali if you are a newbie

13 tips for travelling to Bali if you're a newbie

* Updated October 30, 2013 Bali has always been on our list of places to visit. So many good friends had been and fell in love. When we booked and surprised the kids with this end-of-school-holidays trip, we had a pretty good …

11 party season style tips

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Next week on the social calendar I have an evening boutique spring soiree, a charity long lunch and an afternoon/evening 30th birthday celebration in the city. I don't say this to boast. Far from it. I'm already fearful for my liver …

The Model and Me: Harlow Australia


Oh don't you just love a public holiday ... if you can swing it? All week, you'll be thinking it's the day before it really is. Then you'll get all excited when you realise you're closer to the weekend than you …

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders


I love outfits that offer an element of surprise - garments that when worn offer a contrast of either textures, colours, patterns or styles. Or all of the above. Australian online store Bohemian Traders (I think I've been its number one fan since …

17 spring beauty tips for 2015

Spring has sprung. Your wardrobe is all sorted, isn't it? But what about your beauty routine? Could that do with an edit and a shakeup too? Or at least a taking stock? These 17 spring beauty tips will help you emerge from winter's hibernation in preparedness for …

September 2015 beauty favourites


Hello and welcome to the monthly beauty post where I feature five of my favourite beauty products I’ve been trialling for the past month. Not everything I feature will suit you but I’ll feature it here if it has suited me …

The Model and Me: Bamboo Body

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I'm a huge fan of lifestyle clothing pieces - pieces that need minimal care but always look good no matter where you need them to take you. I'm also a huge fan of such pieces as they are as comfortable to …

The Model and Me: Louenhide

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Hello to all those lucky enough to be enjoying the September school holidays by the beach. I had a taste of that across the weekend, celebrating our anniversary with a kid-free weekend in Noosa. The weather has been surprisingly and unseasonably cool …

11 party season beauty tips


It seems October is the new November which previously had the crown as the new December. Lost? Me too. Lost in an iCal calendar already filled to the max with end-of-year social events. I'm getting set to hold on tight for the final quarter …

New everyday style inspiration at Katies


Sponsored by Katies Dressing for spring is all about finding key pieces that work for YOUR lifestyle - every day. You also want everything in your wardrobe to fit, flatter and be wearable. You want pieces that can be dressed up or dressed …

Spring giveaway: win 1 of 25 prizes valued at $3690

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Has it felt like a really, really long winter for you this year? Well don't worry, because spring has now set in, and to celebrate, we have a GIANT giveaway for you. With 25 chances to win $3690 worth of …

Teacher style spring-summer 2015

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Editor’s note: sharing her style on the blog is What The Teacher Wears blogger, Alex Paterson. I met Alex and discovered that there is a whole world out there of teachers sharing their style. It’s far from the teacher style …

Plus size spring style for all occasions

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Editor's note: please welcome today's guest blogger Kim Abbate from Creating Kim. With a love of fashion and curves of her own, she has pulled together some plus size outfits for different spring occasions. Spring is finally in the air! Melbourne always …

The Model and Me: Binny

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I've never met Binny - the designer behind the Australian label of the same name - but it feels like I have. Catch up on the Binny archive here. This Victorian-based label came to my attention thanks to the TV series Offspring (thank …

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