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Boat O’Craigo

February 14, 2021

I have driven past this winery in the Yarra Valley, always on my way to or from another winery, and I must admit, every time I have driven by I have thought about the [...]

Leaf & Vine

January 16, 2021

What I thought was a treat for locals turns out to have regular diners coming from far and wide. Leaf & Vine in the suburbs of Ringwood is a little café with food and [...]

Graziers Grill House

January 2, 2021

New years eve is a special occasion and after the horrendous 2020 we have all suffered through, it seemed more important than ever to celebrate the coming of 2021 in style. [...]

Merricks General Wine Store

December 17, 2020

An icon on the Morning Peninsula since the 1920s, Merricks General Wine Store has gone quietly from strength to strength. It’s a wine store, a restaurant, a café, an art [...]

Martha’s Table

December 17, 2020

I have made it my mission to spend even more time travelling throughout and discovering Victoria. While the Mornington Peninsula is fairly well known to me, there is still [...]

Taxi Kitchen

January 21, 2020

I have tended to avoid the heart of Melbourne for quite a few years now and have focused my attentions on restaurants, venues and travel in the outer regions of the city. I [...]

48 days and counting down…

December 28, 2019

We haven’t even started 2020 yet, but don’t say you haven’t been forewarned – there is no excuse to get it wrong! When it comes to Valentine’s [...]

Be scary but not scared

October 27, 2019

It’s fun to be scary at Halloween, but it’s not fun to be scared out of your wits after the party. As Halloween approaches some people may be considering the use of [...]

Celebrated Chef and menu at Yu Kitchen

October 15, 2019

In a move that has set Melburnians’ tastebuds aflutter, fine Chinese cuisine hotspot, Yu Kitchen, has just announced a spruce-up in time for spring, with a new menu and [...]

Travelling overseas?

October 4, 2019

The number of measles cases worldwide has increased substantially in recent years, with a number of countries currently experiencing severe and prolonged measles outbreaks. [...]

Coya

October 1, 2019

Food fusion has become a real art in Australia but it’s not as easy as throwing miso soup on the same plate as spaghetti bolognaise. To stand out from the crowd, when it [...]

Wild Dives

September 23, 2019

Lands around the world are different; cultures, lifestyles, economy, pollution. It’s something we often think about – how different will a country be when (and if) I get [...]

Experience South Australia’s heritage

August 28, 2019

When visiting South Australia, most people think of the Barossa Valley, a beautiful district that is well known for its vineyards and wines, but there is more, much more in [...]

A guide to Dips and Spreads

August 13, 2019

Cold weather in Australia has caused many of us to be in ‘hibernation’ mode. For me it has meant snuggling by the heater watching old movies all while being wrapped up in [...]

Red Hot & Smokin!

August 12, 2019

It’s absolutely no secret – I LOVE AMERICA. I love the people, the scenery, the lifestyles and, just as important, I love the food. We have had the American style ‘fast [...]

To pineapple or not

June 19, 2019

The war on pineapple pizza is real. Staunch supporters of this delicious fruit on a savoury pizza say that there is nothing better, but those opposed are adamant that it most [...]

Ice Skating returns to St Kilda

June 8, 2019

If you’ve ever dreamt of a Canadian après-ski experience, dream no more – Skating At returns to St Kilda this winter. The Air Canada Ice Rink offers entertainment [...]

Celebrities choose Armani

May 17, 2019

Cannes, May 16th 2019 – Richard Madden and Gelila Bekele chose to wear Giorgio Armani for the red carpet of Rocketman by Dexter Fletcher, during the 72nd Cannes Film [...]

A celebration of light

May 17, 2019

Swarovski’s new Magic Light Collection of jewellery, watches and accessories celebrates the magic of light and nature and takes its inspiration from Icelandic landscapes [...]

Wellness range makes life easy

May 16, 2019

Coles is making it easier for customers to choose healthier options with the new Wellness Road range of health foods, as more than 40 per cent of Australians say they want to [...]

Got a cool $3m to party?

May 16, 2019

A $3 million boat in need of repairs to stay afloat is going to auction towards the end of this month, in a bid to resurrect a potential sinking ship and ultimately save its [...]

Taylors Wines unveils the Legacy 2014

May 2, 2019

Clare Valley, South Australia – Family-owned winery Taylors Wines has released its finest wine ever made in honour of its 50th year since founding the winery in 1969. The [...]

Bad Day? Lift your game

April 19, 2019

I often write about my love of the Marysville area and the memories I have from my childhood and ones I am making now with each and every visit. One of the highlights for me [...]

Marysville memories

April 18, 2019

Wonderful childhood memories of holidays to Marysville, Victoria, remain with me to this day. This beautiful town has always and will always hold a place close to my heart. [...]

Best burgers in town

April 18, 2019

Set back from the busy highway, The Oven Twist restaurant in Ringwood might be a little out of view for a discerning diner. If you are looking for somewhere in the Ringwood [...]

Tastebud detectives unite

March 1, 2019

I received a personal letter from Mr P – otherwise known as – Mr Pringles! While I understand that this information is only for the ‘select few’ I couldn’t help [...]

Armani – Freedom with Freestyle

February 27, 2019

I don’t know about you, but whenever I have been to a fashion parade I either like or dislike the clothing that is paraded down the runway. Sometimes I like it but know [...]

Olive & Sinclair

February 12, 2019

Nashville was on our agenda for our most recent trip to the USA. In a way you could call us ‘explorers’, we love the touristy things, but we love exploring small town [...]

Best service wins over

February 6, 2019

I’ve recently been tasked with the job of creating a cheese wheel cake for a wedding. For those who don’t know, a cheese wheel cake quite often replaces a traditional [...]

Star line up for Oscars

February 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA – Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, have announced the first round of presenters for the Academy Awards. The show [...]

New slamsational Tim Tams

February 3, 2019

Monday 4 February 2019, Sydney, NSW – Australia’s number one chocolate biscuit, the Tim Tam, has gotten a whole lot tastier. Arnott’s new Tim Tam Slams are an [...]

Armani shines at SAGs

January 28, 2019

Milan, January 28, 2019 – Giorgio Armani dressed select nominees, presenters and attendees of the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The show took place Sunday, [...]

Australian Heritage

January 28, 2019

Having just celebrated Australia Day my mind is full of how fortunate Australians truly are. I don’t think there is one food item that we can’t grow or raise on our [...]

Cellar door like no other

January 24, 2019

Tucked away down a side street in leafy Healesville is a very unobtrusive restaurant known as Graceburn Wine room. I am fairly local to the area and I had no idea it was [...]

Rum for the restless

October 27, 2018

Untold is a brand of spiced rum developed by a collective of modern mixologists, bartenders and artists. It comes in the form of a distinctive, full-bodied, full strength [...]

Indian delight

October 27, 2018

I love a small family business that doesn’t try to be anything but what they are. In this case, I am talking about Indian Lounge, a small restaurant in the outer eastern [...]

Maldon’s Kangaroo Hotel is pure gold

October 17, 2018

In a tiny Victorian town, where time has stood still, is a delightful old Aussie pub, appropriately named The Kangaroo Hotel. The hotel is situated on the main street of [...]

The art of alcohol

July 10, 2018

It’s dark, moody and it’s hidden behind an unidentified door in one of Melbourne’s laneways. Eau de Vie is one of Melbourne speakeasy style establishments where [...]

Chin Chin

July 10, 2018

I’m very late catching on to the Chin Chin phenomenon in Melbourne, and when I say ‘phenomenon’ I mean that people queue for hours in peak times to dine at this Asian [...]

LUSH Montalbano

July 9, 2018

I must say that I was hesitant about using a shampoo bar. My hair is fine, often oily, can be quite lank at times, and has a tendency to frizz, so spending money on something [...]

Log jails and train stations

July 6, 2018

Another day on the road for the Prodijee team as we headed to the town of Carisbrook, located on the Pyrenees Highway, just over two hours from Melbourne. Carisbrook is a [...]

Butter IS better

June 30, 2018

Butter is a dairy product containing up to 80 per cent butterfat which is solid when chilled and at room temperature, in some regions, and liquid when warmed. It is made by [...]

Spread the news – New York

June 30, 2018

Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leaving today I want to be a part of it, New York, New York ….. Those opening words from the very famous song, written by Fred Ebb and [...]

Trentham and beyond

June 30, 2018

Discovering long forgotten parts of Victoria is one of my passions and for me, there is nothing like being the passenger in a comfortable car visiting towns that I [...]

Waste not, want not

June 26, 2018

Reusing, recycling, upcycling. When I was growing up, these words were pretty much unheard of, but the practice of these words was an everyday occurrence. Just about [...]

Mumm in space

June 14, 2018

In keeping with its long history of innovation, Maison Mumm has risen to a bold new challenge : reinventing the champagne tasting ritual for the new frontier of space and [...]

Peppers Silo

June 7, 2018

Once simply a place to store grains, the humble silo is taking on a new identity as these gigantic structures spark the imagination of designers around the world. In [...]

Not all heroes wear capes

June 4, 2018

There’s a new set of heroes in town and they aren’t the typical cape-wearing kind. These heroes wear aprons, are the sweetest kind – they’re the first Australian [...]

Free Gradi – Grazie

June 4, 2018

What’s better than pizza? Free pizza! And that’s exactly what 400 Gradi is offering this coming long weekend.  As well as celebrating the Queen’s birthday, Monday [...]

Skinny frappuccino cappuccino latte

June 3, 2018

We have become a café society, or, to be more accurate, a coffee society and here in Australia, our expectations of the best cared for beans are really high. ©Kathrin [...]

Diabetes – bust a myth

June 3, 2018

Every day around 80 Victorians develop diabetes. The latest figures show that 323,000 Victorians have been diagnosed with diabetes. In addition, Diabetes Victoria estimates [...]

Good things come in small pots

June 1, 2018

Patak’s has become a well-known brand name as more and more Australians cook Indian cuisine at home. Patak’s already extensive range of Indian products, including paste [...]

Sweet tooth dreamin’

June 1, 2018

After the successful launch of Milk N Sugar last year, the artisan dessert-only food festival is back bigger and better this year at Sydney’s Vivid Festival.   Taking [...]

Johnny cooks for Syria

May 30, 2018

Johnny Di Francesco’s 400 Gradi restaurant has thrown its support behind #CookForSyria campaign, creating a delicious Syrian inspired pizza. Available throughout June, 400 [...]

Miss Ping’s

May 25, 2018

  The other night I had the pleasure of tasting Thai delicacies at Miss Ping’s, a new Thai eatery in Doncaster. Launched late March, this enticing venture has been created [...]

GABS showcases shipwreck ale

May 18, 2018

In 1796 the Sydney Cove set sail from Calcutta, India – her intended destination the young colony of Sydney Australia. A merchant vessel her holds were crammed with a [...]

Zonzo Estate

April 23, 2018

Only 90km east of Melbourne is the stunning Yarra Valley. I have always considered myself lucky as this magnificent wine growing region is very close to my doorstep and I [...]

The Aussie Evolution of Chinese Food

April 18, 2018

When I was growing up I had never heard of Chinese food. Yes, there were Chinese restaurants around (I think) but my father’s dislike/allergy to things like onions and [...]

BBQ Beer & B.S.

November 6, 2017

Cricket and barbecues = an Australian summer, so who better to serve up a collection of his most wanted barbecue recipes. Aussie through and through, Mervyn Gregory [...]

More than you bargain for in Hastings

October 25, 2017

Surrounded by farmland, the town of Hastings is one of the ‘gateways’ to the lower part of the Mornington Peninsula, one of Victoria’s great tourist destinations. Most [...]

Curd & Crust

October 12, 2017

As an avid cook and host of many dinner parties I am constantly on the lookout for new recipes and tastes. When a new cookbook was recently sent to me for review, I was quite [...]

Food of Naples

October 5, 2017

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Johnny Di Francesco and his chain of restaurants. I have attended the opening of most of his ventures, participated in one of his [...]

Belly ache?

October 4, 2017

It seems to be a bit of a catch phrase these days – ‘Oh, I’m gluten intolerant’, but in reality, there a lot of people who think they are unable to eat gluten because [...]

Unlock the truth

October 4, 2017

Shopping – do you ever give it much thought? Of course, you see an item of clothing you want – you go in, try it on, see if you can afford to buy it (doesn’t really [...]

How to cook the perfect ribs

October 2, 2017

Having just returned from a trip to America, BBQ and ribs are foremost in my mind when I am thinking of delicious USA cuisine. Tender, juicy meat, full of smoky flavours [...]

Burberry presents at Old Sessions House

September 26, 2017

Burberry has presented its September 2017 collection for men and women at its new London show venue, Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell. The collection was unveiled across two [...]

More than just boots

September 22, 2017

Blundstone, manufacturer of quality boots for everyday work and comfort, has released a new style in their premium XFoot TPU range – the #144. With a Wheat nubuck water [...]

Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend

September 21, 2017

Situated in the foothills of the Yarra Valley in the beautiful township of Marysville, the annual Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend is just a 90min drive from Melbourne with [...]

Seiko Glamps it up in Melbourne

September 18, 2017

Glamp Cocktail Bar on Little Collins Street hosted members of Melbourne’s social scene along with key watch collectors around the country, for the official opening of [...]

The forecast for summer – sizzling hot!

September 12, 2017

Get ready for beach days and sizzling summer nights, as Bras N Things turn up the heat with the launch of the Blue Ruby SS17 Swim collection. Designed in Australia by Josie [...]

The return of the Gucci bee

September 8, 2017

Gucci is revisiting the 70s archives with a reinterpretation of the Gucci bee. Bee brooch with crystals and pearls – AU$820.00   The appliqué is hand embroidered on [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – day 17

September 7, 2017

We have done quite the loop and now in Reno we are only around a 30 minute drive from Carson City where we were many miles, but only a few days ago. I thought that Reno would [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – days 15 & 16

September 5, 2017

Leaving the suburbs of Salt Lake City we are now heading towards our next major stop, Reno, with an overnight stay along the way at Battle Mountain. Our route takes us [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – days 13 & 14

September 4, 2017

Having just one full day in Bryce Canyon is nowhere near enough, so it is very reluctantly we pack up the car and head toward our next destination, Salt Lake City. We will be [...]

Which look are you going to rock?

August 31, 2017

Victoria Beckham’s second limited edition makeup collection with Estée Lauder will be available at the beginning of September. “I am so excited to be expanding my makeup [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – days 10-12

August 30, 2017

Our next major stop after Carson City is Bryce Canyon, but as it’s approximately 10 hours driving time to get there, we will be cutting the grip in to two days stopping [...]

Channels 2017: Futures of

August 30, 2017

Over 10 days from 1 September, the Channels 2017: Futures of festival will present some of the best new contemporary moving image from over 90 Australian and international [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – Days 8 and 9

August 27, 2017

Carson City is quite a small place, even residents say that there isn’t much to do there, but the casinos are always busy but completely packed out on the weekends. The [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – Day 7

August 27, 2017

Placerville to Carson City My initial disappointment with Placerville has done a complete about face; I love this town and vow that I will be back when I can spend much more [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – Day 6

August 25, 2017

It was short but sweet, but now it’s time to depart San Francisco and head to our next destination – Placerville – which is approximately 4.5 hours on road time, but [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – Days 4 & 5

August 25, 2017

Today is our last day in Salinas, but as it’s less than two hours to our next destination, San Francisco, we will spend the morning at another prestigious event. Pebble [...]

The Big Marn’s Barbeque Cookbook

August 25, 2017

I had heard the name, but really didn’t know much more than that. I am a Melbournian, we (I) don’t get much into Rugby League, but as I found out, you don’t need to be [...]

PRODIJEE roadtrip – Days 2 and 3

August 23, 2017

Salinas will be our base for the next couple of days. The town is nicknamed the Salad Bowl of the World because the marine climate is ideal for the floral industry, grape [...]

Grape expectations

August 20, 2017

by Carol Sheridan. For Jamie Marfell, wine making was an inevitable career choice as he grew up on a farm overlooking a valley of grapevines in Marlborough, New Zealand. His [...]

PRODIJEE Roadtrip – day 1 USA

August 20, 2017

We’ve landed, collected our bags, picked up our rental car and are now heading off to Salinas, CA. According to historic information, Salinas’ earliest inhabitants [...]

PRODIJEE Roadtrip – day 1 AUS

August 19, 2017

This isn’t really our first official day of the trip, but it starts off the holiday with some nice downtime before jumping on the plane. We are spending the night before we [...]

Cruise 2018 Fashion Show

August 18, 2017

I have to say, I really do love Gucci – the unique style, fabrics and jewellery, but I also have to admit to having had a bit of a giggle when I tried to imagine the men [...]

Vitis Vinifera = humble grape

August 11, 2017

I have to admit, when it comes to grapes my mind pretty much automatically goes to an end product – wine! I love grapes to eat, I love them to drink, they look fantastic on [...]

The tale of Gelignite Jack

August 1, 2017

As the title suggests, ‘Gelignite Jack’ Jack Murray, An Aussie Larrikin Legend is the story of a larger-than-life Australian character who had a penchant for [...]

Bicarb free for mums to be

July 31, 2017

We smell because we sweat. But not just any sweat. The milky sweat secreted by our apocrine glands. Found in hairy areas like our groin and armpits, these glands are a [...]

Kathmandu celebrates 30th anniversary

July 21, 2017

The world is full of possibilities. Sometimes the only thing standing between us and our next big adventure is just the spark of inspiration and inspiration is exactly what [...]

FASHION+AID partners with Harrolds

July 20, 2017

FASHION+AID has announced an exclusive partnership with luxury boutique department store, Harrolds. Harrolds are set to showcase some of their stable of the world’s finest [...]

Luxury with a view

July 18, 2017

I love having a bit of luxury when I am travelling and am now quite excited to visit the Nai Harn in Phuket. Phuket’s original luxury beach hotel, the Nai Harn, is further [...]

Successful eco catwalk in Berlin

July 13, 2017

An enthusiastic reaction to the first Greenshowroom ‘Salonshow’ in the new location – the setting in the ‘Funkhaus’ and an exciting style mix ensured great applause [...]

Not-for-Parents

July 6, 2017

I have said it before, and I say it again, the best way for children to learn is when they are having fun. I dare to say, that nobody knows this better than the people at [...]

Margarita por favor

June 28, 2017

I will be the first to admit that I am not much of a drinker – there are times when as little as half a glass of wine can have me suddenly becoming the life of the party OR [...]

Abroad, Broke & Busted

June 26, 2017

As my next overseas trip gets closer, and my excitement builds, in the back of my mind lurks the little voice that whispers to me about things that could go wrong. We hear [...]

Protection for McLaren Vale

June 23, 2017

BORDEAUX, France — Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to [...]

The Sunlit Collection for men

June 22, 2017

FRANKLIN EUGENE SUNLIT, a menswear collection inspired and illuminated by direct light from the sun, made its undisputed mark when it was showcased during Milan Fashion Week [...]

Sartorial elegance at Royal Ascot

June 21, 2017

The Swiss watch brand Longines is celebrating this week the English sartorial elegance characteristic of the Royal Meeting at Ascot, as the Official Timekeeper, and Watch of [...]

WHITE Man & Woman

June 21, 2017

WHITE Man & Woman keeps growing with increasingly international focus, betting on the womenswear previews, the special projects with the showrooms and collaboration with [...]

Bake Your Cake & Eat It Too

June 21, 2017

I have vivid memories of visiting each of my grandmothers on fairly regular occasion. One of my grandmothers always served up a huge plate of home-made scones. Of course [...]

Heritage by Kate Winslet

June 15, 2017

In its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, the Swiss watch maker Longines, with the participation of its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented the [...]

I need a break!

June 15, 2017

How many times do you think, or hear others say, ‘I need a holiday’? It is undeniable, our lives are getting busier, and it doesn’t seem to matter what stage of life [...]

On top of the world

June 13, 2017

It’s difficult to know just what the attraction of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is. Perhaps it’s the challenge of climbing more than 1000 steps to a height of 134 [...]

Snow lovers delight

June 13, 2017

With the big chills, flooding rains and severe winds across the country, it’s nice to know that Australia’s famous Mt Buller has been right on track with more than a good [...]

What did Harry do?

June 9, 2017

Before landing in Australia this morning, Prince Harry took to the field for the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup to raise funds for his charity, Sentebale. In front of over [...]

Glamour meets chic on the red carpet

June 8, 2017

Glamorous Rome came to chic Frankfurt for a red-carpet affair, as Bulgari revealed its new boutique in the design concept by Peter Marino to clients and celebrities. The [...]

My pizza addiction

June 7, 2017

I guess it’s no secret that I am addicted to 400 Gradi’s famous Margherita Pizza, so it is with great pleasure I am letting prodijee readers in on a little not so secret, [...]

MUCK ABOUT WITH STYLE

June 6, 2017

Heralded as one of the most innovative and comfortable boot brands in the US and UK, Muck Boots have just been released in Australia and with the timing, just as our winter [...]

A grand event fit for royals

June 5, 2017

Paul Burrell, former butler of the late Princess of Wales and “her rock” as he was affectionately referred to, is heading to Australia from his hometown of North of [...]

Honey and seaweed – a delicious duo

June 2, 2017

It’s been a long known fact that our planet can provide with everything we need for good health with natural products offering many remedies and health benefits. The [...]

GET YOUR SKATES ON!

June 2, 2017

The most fun thing to do this winter – outdoor ice skating at Fed Square – is coming back to the River Terrace for a third year.  And to make sure no-one misses out, [...]

An Australian first

June 1, 2017

Health-centric consumers are always on the lookout for a more nutritious alternative to cooking oil, and CocoEarth is determined to quench this need with the launch of [...]

You’re invited to a street party

June 1, 2017

The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is approaching and what better way to spend a long weekend than eating, drinking and horsing around at the Fitzroy Street Queen’s [...]

Russian flutters

May 29, 2017

With everyone from Beyonce and Kim Kardashian opting for Russian Volume lash extensions, it’s no wonder the trend is on an upward trajectory for 2017. And when it comes to [...]

Planning a trip? Here’s a warning!

May 24, 2017

Holiday planning, it’s exciting, but it can also be quite stressful. Even a simple holiday, where you fly/drive to one location and stay at that one place can often be not [...]

Let’s get stoned with decor

May 23, 2017

Stoned Crystals is the world’s first Natural Crystal Décor line, for the home and work place. With their inaugural Collection GEO GEMS, launched in 2015, Stoned Crystals [...]

Long-haul flight survival tips

May 22, 2017

Long-haul flights. I have a love-hate relationship with them, and as my next long-haul flight gets closer and closer I start to wonder if I know as much as I should know [...]

Love Travel? Love Beer? Combine the two

May 16, 2017

Gone are the days when Aussies had only two or three beers to choose from. Our palates have evolved and with them, so has the need for more refined flavours to whet our [...]

Itching for pretty nails

May 11, 2017

Beautifully manicured and polished fingernails always make a woman happy – it is the feeling that every part of your body, head to toe, is being well cared for. For most of [...]

The Last Dog on the Island

May 9, 2017

Just about everyone loves dogs, they are fun, boisterous and loyal, but the bond that can develop between a man and his dog can be a closer bond than that experienced by [...]

The Wild Turkey Way

May 4, 2017

I’ve never really been a huge drinker of any kind, but in particular, spirits have never been my forte. I have always found them to have a bit too much ‘smack in the [...]

Vegan lips

April 25, 2017

Throughout history, women (and arguably, some men) have adorned their lips with deep and luscious hues of colour to enhance their natural beauty. From ancient Egyptian [...]

From the Garden

April 13, 2017

If you have ever tried your hand at growing fruit and vegetables at home, you will know the sense of achievement and excitement when you see that plant develop into something [...]

HURRAH FOR MARDI GRAS!

March 29, 2017

When it comes to a party, Mardi Gras in New Orleans can’t be beaten. To New Orleanians, “Mardi Gras” specifically refers to the Tuesday before lent, the [...]

Célébrer la gastronomie Française

March 27, 2017

From the creator of Paris to Provence comes Melbourne’s first dedicated French Food Market which launches at the opening weekend of River Graze at the 2017 Melbourne [...]

Screen dreams at your fingertips

March 23, 2017

On a visit to the USA a few years ago I decided to take a bus tour of the city of Chicago. The tour guide was excitedly pointing out some of the highlights of this amazing [...]

Ingredients for detoxification

March 20, 2017

More Australians than ever are turning to nature to achieve optimum health and wellbeing. Our busy social lifestyles put our bodies through stress when we ask it to process [...]

Explore Australia with Scent

March 16, 2017

Australian-owned company, Sydney Fragrance, lovingly hand makes all its expertly crafted candles locally in a custom designed workshop in the heart of Sydney, Australia. [...]

Brow Beautiful

March 16, 2017

Beautifully groomed brows can lift your eyes, soften features and make your face light up. Offering all the tools to naturally enhance your eyebrows, Natio’s popular Brow [...]

Superfood for your skin

March 9, 2017

When your skin is well fed, it shows, and at Burt’s Bees the belief is that skin is at its healthiest when it’s nourished with natural ingredients – I think most people [...]

AUSTRALIA’S GINGER PRIDE RALLY IS BACK

March 7, 2017

Redheads and coppertops of Australia, the time is near for the hottest event in the 2017 social calendar! The Ginger Pride Rally is back in Melbourne for a second year and [...]

On-board for Marrakech

March 3, 2017

Located in the continent of Africa, Morocco covers 446,300 square kilometres of land and 250 square kilometres of water, making it the 58th largest nation in the world. [...]

The world’s leading eyewear event

February 27, 2017

 On the heels of its successes of recent years and record exhibitor and visitor attendance, this year’s MIDO in Milan is fully booked again and continues to get bigger and [...]

Situationist in Milan

February 27, 2017

WHITE MILANO, supported by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, has chosen Situationist, which tread the catwalks for the first time at Milan Fashion Week, at the Sala delle [...]

Balls galore!

February 24, 2017

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Tella Balls Dessert Bar turns one next week and to celebrate, the guys behind the over-the-top Nutella-inspired dessert-eria is giving away free Tella [...]

Naturally beautiful, day and night

February 16, 2017

Whether you seek a carefree coverage for relaxed weekends, a professional look to wear to work, or effortless elegance for a special evening, Natio’s new limited colour [...]

Beer cocktails hit GABF 2017

February 13, 2017

When you bring up the idea of a beer cocktail, many turn up their nose at mixing things with beer. What many don’t realize is that beer cocktails are huge in the US and an [...]

VICTORIA BECKHAM AW17 RUNWAY BEAUTY LOOK

February 13, 2017

Luminescent skin, accented with a wash of neutral colour. “It’s all about beautiful skin. She looks smart, chic and sophisticated, confident, fresh and strong, but [...]

The Extraordinary Collection

February 12, 2017

Desigual continues its path of creative evolution presenting FW17. A collection inspired by the women who were protagonists of the subcultures of the 60s, 70s and 80s and [...]

Bulgari – “Night of the Legend”

February 12, 2017

For the opening night of the 67th Berlinale, Bulgari hosted its exclusive “Night of the Legend” party, welcoming celebrities and VIPs to enjoy a sparkling night with [...]

CND for Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2017

February 12, 2017

CND, the pioneers of nail artistry at New York Fashion Week, teamed up with pop culture’s “most irreverent designer,” Jeremy Scott, to create a striking look for his [...]

Naturally good

February 11, 2017

The people at Trilogy know that the most beautiful things in life are the simplest. That’s why they have relaunched their Trilogy Body range.   Trilogy Pure Plant Body [...]

Air travel changed our world

February 7, 2017

Last night I was invited to the media launch of Living in the Age of Airplanes at Melbourne’s IMAX theatre. Melbourne’s IMAX is an independent, single screen theatre [...]

LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES

February 7, 2017

Tomorrow, February 8, IMAX Melbourne will premiere Living in the Age of Airplanes, an immersive new giant screen film experience from National Geographic Studios. Narrated by [...]

Ink lovin’

February 6, 2017

The origin of tattoos is not really known, but the adorning of skin with ink has been practiced since at least Neolithic times. While in those times the ink probably [...]

Australia’s most expensive pizza

February 3, 2017

Recognised annually on the 9th February, it’s the perfect excuse to tuck into a pizza… or even the most expensive pizza in Australia. To celebrate his favourite occasion, [...]

Busy? Stressed? Downright frazzled?

February 1, 2017

In years gone by stress was something more often than not only suffered by people who were top level executives, now most of us suffer with it in varying degrees. Road Rage, [...]

The new style is Athleisure

January 18, 2017

The first installation focused on Athleisure and curated by the showroom Tomorrow Ltd made its debut at ex Ansaldo di Tortona 54, showcasing the iconic outfits of the brands [...]

Velvet Fantasy

January 18, 2017

While it is not unusual for the designer himself to narrate Fashion Week Presentations, Mr. Eugene was nowhere to be seen when FRANKLIN EUGENE FEARLESS FINESSE – A Menswear [...]

Need a Holiday?

January 16, 2017

So, the Christmas and New Year festivities are over and most of us who were lucky enough to have some time off are back at the daily grind. Ho Hum. Not that I am complaining [...]

Chateau Ambiance

January 12, 2017

If you are lucky enough to have spent a few hours at a day spa, you will know the importance of atmosphere, surroundings and very importantly, beautiful products. While it [...]

Veggie Mama

January 12, 2017

It is without doubt that fruit and vegetables are good for us – even better when they are in their natural state – raw. I have vivid memories from my childhood, [...]

Even seasoned travellers need help

January 11, 2017

I would consider myself a pretty well-seasoned traveller but when it comes to packing for my trip I always either under pack or more often, over pack. Quite often my travels [...]

No ‘nasties’

January 10, 2017

There aren’t too many companies that tick all the boxes for me, but any that use Australian home-grown ingredients without any ‘nasties’, are committed to reducing our [...]

Blonde Bombshell

January 9, 2017

In 1933, the platinum blonde Jean Harlow was one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood and in the same year she starred in a movie called ‘Bombshell’. At that time, [...]

New Shanghai dining sensation

December 16, 2016

Adding to an already impressive list of restaurants, New Shanghai has just opened their latest dining location at the Dining Level, Chadstone Shopping Centre. The restaurant [...]

Best meatballs in the world?

December 15, 2016

I thought I had tried the best meatballs in the world when I visited New York. Just off Broadway is a family restaurant, Carmines, that serves the most amazing meatballs – [...]

Coastal Homes of the World

December 15, 2016

It’s the lead up to Christmas and life is absolutely crazy – rushing from place to place, party to party, shopping, crowds, wrapping gifts, getting work finished for end [...]

How to Cook Healthily

December 14, 2016

In recent years it has become blatantly obvious that the food we eat affects our health in a massive way, but to many of us, eating healthily seems out of reach. It may be [...]

How Cities Work

December 12, 2016

It is always exciting to visit a new city and discover its hidden secrets – no matter how old you are. But as city dwellers and travelers, the majority of us will only [...]

Manchester by the Sea

December 11, 2016

Manchester by the Sea is the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, telling the story of a solitary Boston janitor, Lee, played (Casey Affleck) [...]

Travel – the best gift ever

November 30, 2016

It was like Christmas arriving early when I received the third edition of Lonely Planet’s internationally bestselling landmark title, The Travel Book. Featuring every [...]

Summer at the Opera House

November 29, 2016

The Opera House is a masterpiece that belongs to all Australians. It is the country’s number one tourist destination and its busiest performing arts centre, welcoming more [...]

Surfing in the Sixties

November 29, 2016

From family seaside holidays to national surfing events, surfing and beach lifestyle is part of Australia’s history and identity. In the 1960s, surfing gave rise to a new [...]

Fresh Botanical Beauty

November 28, 2016

A new Sydney-based company JIV.ELAN has developed and is now selling innovative skincare products with an extensive collection of treatments made from fresh botanicals [...]

Smoky goodness

November 25, 2016

Last night the PRODIJEE team was invited to attend the launch of new menu specials at Meatworks Co in South Melbourne, it was also a new venue for me. Located at 28 Ross [...]

Not just another grain

November 24, 2016

With over 30 years’ experience as a cooking demonstrator and recipe developer, Rena Patten, adds to her impressive list of publications with Quinoa: Flakes, Flour & [...]

Extra sparkle for Melbourne’s Emporium

November 23, 2016

Mickey’s Magical Christmas Tree; Emporium Melbourne and Disney Reimagine a Christmas More Magical. Emporium Melbourne has teamed up with The Walt Disney Company to add a [...]

Rose Gold Hawkers

November 22, 2016

Once considered to be something that only old ladies would wear, Rose Gold is now the hottest trend for all accessories. The chic rose colour, that is much softer than bright [...]

Zonin on the rocks

November 21, 2016

The hot weather has finally hit in Melbourne (for today anyway), but already the rest of Australia is experiencing some lovely hot and sunny days. Typically, in Australia, [...]

Beauty from Within

November 21, 2016

As we have always been told, beauty is more than skin-deep; it comes from within. According to The Beauty Chef it comes from the gut, to be precise. Carla Oates, author and [...]

The Truth about Cancer

November 15, 2016

If you haven’t already been in some way touched by cancer – yourself, family member, or someone you know – there is a very high chance you will be soon. Some [...]

We are what we eat

November 11, 2016

Dare I say it? I think I have just found my newest favourite cook book! Our busy lifestyles these days make it difficult to prepare a wholesome and healthy meal for yourself, [...]

Melbourne’s Pizza Trap

November 9, 2016

Johnny Di Francesco has become a well-known and respected name during the last few years with the opening of his hugely successful restaurants known under the banner [...]

Barbecue the Brazilian way

November 7, 2016

The front cover of Braza will have barbecue lovers excited to delve further into this book, succulent looking charred pork – delicious! Braza is an authentic Brazilian [...]

Planning a trip in 2017?

November 4, 2016

Global travel authority Lonely Planet has just unveiled its 12th annual collection of the world’s best trends, destinations, journeys & experiences for the year [...]

Natural Australian style

October 31, 2016

Life is just too short to spend hours to get that ‘natural’ look for your hair, especially as the weather gets better and we want to spend every waking moment outside in [...]

Secrets of the China Doll

October 31, 2016

Residing on the historic Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo, China Doll is an award-winning restaurant delivering the ultimate Sydney dining experience to guests. Founded by Steve [...]

Bronzed beauties

October 31, 2016

If you love having that bronzed glow throughout the summer months but prefer to stay out of the sun, then Physicians Formula has the answer. Physicians Formula Bronze Booster [...]

Detox your skin

October 28, 2016

Is your skin looking dull, dry and irritated after the cold months? As we move into the better weather and can spend more time in the fresh air and sunshine we may notice [...]

The more we talk, the less we fear

October 28, 2016

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been curious about death. Most of us have little time in our busy lives to think about the things that are important to us. Often, [...]

Your shout mate

October 26, 2016

I love a new idea, and I am excited to say that I have just been advised of something new on the market – it’s not only new, it’s CLEVER! If you have been looking for [...]

Jakarta Style

October 23, 2016

The most awaited fashion event in Indonesia, Jakarta Fashion Week 2017, has officially opened with shows at Senayan City – Jakarta’s premier shopping mall and lifestyle [...]

It’s in the stars for Australians

October 21, 2016

More Australians are choosing healthier packaged foods, thanks to the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, according to new campaign evaluation research released today. Assistant [...]

Little Lady Bird

October 21, 2016

Within the scope of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Meltem Ozbek has introduced her Spring/Summer 2017 collection “Lady Bird”, which is inspired by tropical shades [...]

Reinterpretation of cult details

October 21, 2016

Renowned for reinterpreting the cult details in a modern way in her designs in order to create a romantic, feminine and elegant look for women, Sansim Adali, introduced her [...]

Little wonders will save the world

October 19, 2016

We all love to see children laughing and playing, it reminds us of our own childhood when we had no worries, no fears – life was just about having fun. It is quite strange [...]

The Shrinking Violet

October 18, 2016

Elora Harré, has been overweight almost her entire life and like many others, for much of her teenage years, the perfect ‘bikini body’ was simply a dream. Armed with [...]

ENCHANTING LIFE

October 18, 2016

Chill those bottles and pop those corks, it’s getting to the party time of the year! It’s the time where we celebrate horse races, Christmas, the dawning of a new year. [...]

Brush away screeching and tantrums

October 18, 2016

There is only one thing worse than having to sleep with your hair tied back when you sleep, and that’s waking up with knotty hair! If that’s how you feel about getting [...]

The Making Of Donald Trump

October 17, 2016

David Cay Johnstone doesn’t much care for US Presidential candidate, Donald Trump. That becomes clear right from the outset of Johnston’s book, The Making of [...]

‘Dog’s Day Out’ returns to Floriade

October 12, 2016

Developed in 1988 as a grand, one-off floral tribute to mark Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th anniversary, Floriade has now become Canberra’s most iconic [...]

Chadstone – the new capital

October 12, 2016

More than 60 new retail stores, two new dining precincts and a new state-of-the-art HOYTS cinema complex will open its doors this week, when the first and most significant [...]

Taste of gold

October 10, 2016

In Australia, the last 50 or so years has seen a massive change in the way we eat. When you think of the simple take-away options years ago being mainly fish and chips, [...]

Like sausage?

October 6, 2016

Sausage lovers will get more than they bargained for at Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Café on Saturday 15th October, when the ultimate sausage eating competitions get [...]

Australian inspiration

October 6, 2016

Nadz & Sabs will present an Australian landscape-inspired resort collection as well as their Phoenix Collection at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival (SCFF) on Saturday [...]

Gastronomic tour of the world

October 5, 2016

With gastronomic tourism booming it’s easy to believe that food is one of the key ways in which we experience a place when travelling. Lonely Planet has now scoured the [...]

Bad chef has heart of gold

September 29, 2016

This October, Red Cross is aiming to set a new record of well over 35,000 Australians taking part in the annual Red Cross Big Cake Bake. “Last year we saw tens of thousands [...]

Slow down and smell the roses

September 28, 2016

The first thing you will notice about the products by Raw Kaya Organics is their beautiful packaging. 120ml bottles of product with bamboo trim – these will look amazing in [...]

Keeping up to date

September 26, 2016

It’s easy to get into a rut with your makeup and skin care. Just because something has worked for you for a long time, doesn’t mean it is going to continue to ‘work’ [...]

Viktor&Rolf

September 26, 2016

To celebrate the opening of the world premiere exhibition, Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren from avant-garde fashion house [...]

Don’t shoot the messenger

September 21, 2016

It’s official – as of today, its 95 days (13 weeks) until Christmas! I was reminded of this looming date when I found myself staring at Christmas decorations in store [...]

Now that stinks!

September 20, 2016

Ever been stuck on some kind of public transport where your nose is close to someone’s underarm? Ever been sitting on a plane when you are forced to wonder if the person [...]

Just for Blondes

September 20, 2016

While there is definitely a place in society for bright pink or purple locks, the majority of us either can’t (or don’t want to) get away with it, yet there are times we [...]

Sweeter, Juicer Summer Lips

September 19, 2016

So, summer is all about sun kissed skin, bikinis, beaches and salty hair – well, it is for those who feel they can ‘fit the bill’. For me, summer is all about [...]

Don’t sweat it baby

September 15, 2016

There aren’t many of those type of people around these days as sweating it out at the gym is seemingly something desirable (guess you can figure out that I am not a gym [...]

Snapchat at Fashion Week

September 12, 2016

Desigual, is a Barcelona based fashion and textile company that is characterised by its distinct, optimistic and colourful designs. The company began operating under the [...]

Spring has sprung in the Gucci Garden

September 10, 2016

Available exclusively on www.gucci.com is a capsule collection of ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories designed featuring a colourful flora and fauna print. The print is [...]

Think you have seen it all? Think again!

September 8, 2016

I will admit that I am a USA junkie – it’s undeniably true. I take any opportunity to jump on-board a plane and travel the 14 hours it takes to get there. From Australia [...]

The life and times of Ford Australia

September 5, 2016

With the imminent demise of Australian vehicle manufacturing by the Ford Motor Company, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the significant contribution the company and its [...]

Testing times.

September 5, 2016

It was a time of big hair, bad moustaches, massive crowds chanting “Lill-eeeeeee, Lill-eeeeeee, and the sight of a blond-haired bloke known as Thommo threatening to knock [...]

Shampoo maketh the DMAN

September 5, 2016

According to a recent survey, the male grooming sector continues to grow from strength to strength. Since 2012, beauty and personal care launches specifically targeted at men [...]

A BBQ feast as big as Texas

September 5, 2016

You may not recognise the name, but you would most definitely recognise the slow Texan drawl of Robert Louis Murphy from his stint on My Kitchen Rules. In 2015 Robert, and [...]

Daily essentials for beautiful hair

September 2, 2016

De Lorenzo has just released their Essential Treatments Daily Essentials Pack which holds everything you need to keep your hair in tip top condition every day. The pack [...]

Look good, feel good

August 29, 2016

It’s been a rough winter for a lot of people and unfortunately I have been one of those who has suffered this year. Coughs, colds, flu (yes, REAL flu), aches, pains, [...]

Indulge in supreme decadence

August 28, 2016

Matthew, Sarah and Brendan Aouad are siblings running a family business making the world a happier place one decadent shake at a time. With experience from every facet of a [...]

Jocks, socks or cheese?

August 25, 2016

It’s less than two weeks until we celebrate our Dads on their ‘official’ day, have you figured out what you are doing? Our Dads come in all shapes and sizes and their [...]

Just Marbleous!

August 25, 2016

There are very few rocks that have as many uses as marble. Typically white with colour variations and streaks, this metamorphic form of limestone can be polished to a high [...]

Revolutionise your underwear drawer

August 25, 2016

Today I got to speak with “T-BO” owner Allan Perrottet a 25-year-old, Swiss gentleman who is an undergraduate in Economics and owner of two successful men’s clothing [...]

Blood Father

August 19, 2016

Mel Gibson returns to the big screen as John Link, an ex-convict and alcoholic in the action packed movie – Blood Father. The movie opens with Link speaking at an AA [...]

Johnny B Good.

August 18, 2016

If you remember, or know of, the old Chuck Berry song Johnny B. Goode, you will know it was about someone who played the guitar really well. A couple of the lines in the song [...]

The Power of Purity

August 17, 2016

By now you will all know that I love a product that smells great, but the product has to work well too. I admit that I am a bit slow to get onto the A’kin and A’kin by [...]

Care for an Antarctic expedition?

August 15, 2016

Heading to somewhere a little bit further than ‘off the beaten track’, such as the Antarctic, requires lots of professional help and information, and that’s exactly [...]

In time for the sunshine

August 12, 2016

While our days are still gloomy and cold, we dream about sunshine and warm balmy days, but those days are not all that far away. As we near the end of winter, it is time to [...]

A Beautiful Planet

August 11, 2016

We live on a beautiful planet – planet Earth. Every country, every mountain, every ocean, every river and every creature on this planet is beautiful in its own right. [...]

Opera house gets make-over after 43 years

August 11, 2016

Welcoming more than 8.2 million visitors a year and hosting 2,000 performances attended by 1.5 million people, Australia’s Sydney Opera House will undergo it’s single [...]

Cultural light show returns

August 11, 2016

Following a hugely successful festival in Melbourne last year, the Dandenong Festival of Lights is set to amaze Melbourne once again with its brand new show. Dandenong [...]

The harsh beauty of Renaissance

August 10, 2016

Gucci brings us intricate rings from their new women’s collection. Renaissance inspired, the jewellery features spikes, glass pearls and antiqued-gold metal. Multi finger [...]

FunkyPug

August 9, 2016

This week I had the joy of sitting down with the head of “Funky Pug” Mr. Dan Hawkins! Dan is a South Londoner, born and raised. He feels like there is a strong sense of [...]

Top Tips on Winter Skin Woes

August 2, 2016

We are more than half way through winter and well on our way to spring, warmer days and sunshine, but winter has more than likely taken a toll on your skin. It’s not too [...]

The Last Wild Trout

August 1, 2016

Fishing means many different things to many different people – passion, camaraderie, time to reflect in peace and quiet, a challenge to beat one of nature’s wild [...]

Paula’s Choice Treatment Masks

August 1, 2016

Paula’s Choice is a fairly new brand in Australia; however it has been in the USA since being created in the mid 90’s being created by Paula Begoun. Starting her business [...]

Dinner with Edward

August 1, 2016

Dinner with Edward is an enchanting and easy to read book in which the characters are brought together through loss and loneliness. When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a [...]

For the sophisticated drinker

July 29, 2016

The alluring and complex taste of Italy’s finest liqueur, Amaro Montenegro, is becoming one the hottest and most mixed liqueurs in the Australian bar industry. [...]

In a flap about wings

July 26, 2016

Who doesn’t love the occasional chicken wing – OR – plateful of chicken wings? Roasted, grilled, barbequed, crumbed, marinated, fried – however they are cooked, the [...]

BFree and Gluten Free

July 26, 2016

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, our food options are huge. Whether you cook it, dial for it, drive for it, sit down to eat it or eat it on the run, there is always something [...]

Matte beauty

July 26, 2016

I have found that all the Paula’s Choice products I have tried do exactly what they say they will do, so I was not at all surprised that their Shine Stopper was another [...]

Spritz away the gloom

July 26, 2016

Middle of the day? Afternoon mental block? Tired of sitting at that desk? It happens to all of us from time to time, but you don’t always need to reach for the coffee to [...]

Germany develops 3D-printed fashion

July 26, 2016

Düsseldorf, July 2016. At this year’s Platform Fashion, the lifestyle specialist Voxelworld and the Japanese car manufacturer Lexus presented 3D-printed fashion for the [...]

A world of fun learning

July 25, 2016

Educational entertainment is rising to a whole new level with the launch of the Busy Izzy series in Australia. This exciting children’s ‘edutainment’ series encourages [...]

Your guide to oils

July 15, 2016

There is an old saying ‘oils aint oils’ and this saying remains true today. Bring nature indoors and envelop yourself with the aromas of Natio’s new 100% pure and [...]

Packed with organic goodness

July 15, 2016

Enriched with organic ingredients that are designed to hydrate and create the ultimate body moisturizer is musq hand and body lotion. This lotion is enriched with organic [...]

Dear Barber

July 14, 2016

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, males of the human species would traverse the countryside – over hills, down dales and often across vast open expanses [...]

China says cheers to a beaut Aussie beer

July 9, 2016

Hawthorn Brewing Company has signed a Chinese distribution deal, resulting in its Pale Ale now being available across five provinces in Southern China. The first container is [...]

Nature at its finest

July 7, 2016

Pearl – (noun) a smooth, rounded bead formed within the shells of certain molluscs and composed of the mineral aragonite or calcite in a matrix, deposited in concentric [...]

Visionaries of a new era

July 6, 2016

At the start of Berlin Fashion Week, seven promising young designers were awarded the European Fashion Award FASH 2016. The awards, valued at EUR 200,000 in total, were [...]

A make-up kit must

July 6, 2016

If you are looking for one product that will tone, moisturise, be a perfume and a pick-me-up, then look no further than Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner. For me, mists have [...]

Minimalist style

July 6, 2016

In bygone eras, women had the time to spend at the mirror, primping and preening as well as selecting and adorning themselves in layers of magnificent jewellery. Lives have [...]

Supercharge your skincare regime

June 23, 2016

Paula’s Choice Skincare was founded in 1995 by internationally renowned beauty and skincare expert, Paula Begoun, with a commitment to customer advocacy and education that [...]

The Italian way

June 21, 2016

Sharing a meal together with friends and family is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Serving food that you have prepared yourself is a joy; it has been prepared with love [...]

What happened to the stud in the mirror?

June 20, 2016

You know how it goes… you wake up still tired from the night before, you drag yourself to the bathroom and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. But instead of a [...]

Revel in Mystery

June 14, 2016

Accessorise your home with black. It’s classy, it’s chic and it sits elegantly within any décor while adding a sense of mystery. Take a walk on the dark side with [...]

Wholesome Food for Busy Parents

June 7, 2016

Modern life is fast paced and busy, making being a parent all the more challenging. Feeding children healthy food can seem time consuming and difficult. When my children were [...]

Hang Fire Cooking

May 31, 2016

Two Celtic girls, working in London, travel the USA in search of the best BBQs. It sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s not. Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn ditched [...]

Ultimate Wildlife Destinations

May 31, 2016

In a world where bucket list activities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences are more possible than ever before, it is the wilds of the natural kingdom and its majestic and [...]

Red faced?

May 9, 2016

Embarrassment causes many of us to suffer with facial redness, with symptoms ranging from a slight flush of the cheeks to a bright red and often burning face and neck. But [...]

Fit for a Princess

May 7, 2016

It was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation to attend the relaunch of Amaro Montenegro – WOW – what a fun night! Firstly, the invitation stated that the [...]

Delightful digits

May 6, 2016

When it comes to delightful digits many of us rely on colourful finger and toe nails. We opt for bright, dark, soft and natural colours to suit our mood, our outfit or even [...]

Made in nature. Formed by man.

May 5, 2016

Jewellery is an expression of our individuality, our taste, our culture or our status. It is often given as a gift of love or handed down from generation to generation. We [...]

Saving Nemo

May 3, 2016

How often do you go and pick up your favourite skin care product without a second thought? Have you taken the time to find out if your products are ‘friendly’? I would [...]

Rik meets Maisie

April 27, 2016

by Rik Barnett Today I had the chance to sit down with the magnificent English, singer/songwriter Maisie Johnson. She delightfully answered all of my questions and did so [...]

Oh BaBy

April 27, 2016

According to Wikipaedia, blow dryers were invented around the end of the 19th century with the first model being created by Alexander F. “Beau” Godefroy in 1890. [...]

Love Life Skin

April 26, 2016

Certified organic skincare brand, Bör Organics, is the new morning squeeze Aussies are reaching for to help soothe, brighten and invigorate the skin. Packed full of [...]

Jet into the Illawarra

April 21, 2016

Sydney, Australia: The skies over Shellharbour and Wollongong will play host to one of Australia’s largest and most spectacular air shows, Wings Over Illawarra, on Saturday [...]

More than a trifecta for Johnny

April 21, 2016

Zero Gradi Melbourne, Australia: After numerous pizzerias, Italian restaurants, world award winning pizzas, a cicchetti and now a gelataria – Zero Gradi – you would [...]

Time to catch up with gadgets

April 13, 2016

I am often late to catch on to new trends in the market. I have seen many ‘greatest thing on the market’ come and go so I am hesitant to invest hard earned dollars into [...]

An hour a day

April 13, 2016

Near-sightedness, or myopia, is the most common refractive error of the eye, and it has become more prevalent in recent years. In fact, a recent study by the National Eye [...]

From catwalk to couch

April 12, 2016

When it comes to home decorating I absolutely love blue and white. It is calming, crisp and clean looking, bright and happy. It lifts my spirits. And just like a pair of old [...]

Struggling in the quicksand of bills?

April 12, 2016

Do you feel like you work day and night, never spend your income on anything but bills and often think you are in a pit of quicksand going down, down and further down? If you [...]

Be a Nordic Flower this winter

April 11, 2016

Drawing inspiration from the calm, beautiful Scandinavian nights, Colour Theory has launched its new ‘Nordic Light’ autumn winter collection that is a mix of neutral soft [...]

Just a burger

April 11, 2016

Who hasn’t been to a Huxtaburger restaurant? Me! Well, I hadn’t been until last Friday and I am not sure I would return. Firstly, let me say that the Eastland outdoor [...]

Ensure your shoes look fabulous for winter

April 11, 2016

As the weather is on the downward spiral here in the southern hemisphere, the time is right to start thinking about your winter wardrobe. For some it’s really exciting, new [...]

It needs to be a WOW product

April 8, 2016

This week, Domino’s is launching an exclusive range the Victorian market suitably named the ‘Melbourne Range’ with new taste-bud tantalizing pizzas on the menu. [...]

Human + Reef + Ocean + Earth

April 6, 2016

After discovering that her daughters were each suffering from skin sensitivities and having tried many products to help them with no real success, Olivia Gynell decided to [...]

Lap of Tassie

April 5, 2016

We’ve previously brought you our initial drive impressions of the Mazda CX-5 but recently we had the chance to conduct an extended road test during a 10-day exploration of [...]

The joke is on me

April 5, 2016

I was recently contacted by a lady named Mary, who, after reading one of my product reviews, asked if I had tried the ‘Makeup Eraser’. Her brief description of the [...]

Sock it to a great cause

April 3, 2016

Since 2005 the McGrath Foundation has placed 105 McGrath Breast Care nurses in Australia and supported over 36,000 Australian families. For the past five years the McGrath [...]

Zap the zit

March 31, 2016

These days I’m not prone to pimples or breakouts, so when I was asked to review a new product on the market that is said to reduce redness in blemishes I wondered who I [...]

Dubai Encore

March 30, 2016

Dubai Encore: Not 1 but 3 mesmerizing additions to the sultry, smash-success East-meets-West Dubai collection. When the initial 2015 trio of Dubai-centric eaux de parfum [...]

Oils aint oils

March 30, 2016

Dry skin can be a big problem, I know because I have very dry skin. If I get lazy and don’t moisturise for a couple of days the skin on my legs can literally be cracking [...]

Sugar Rush vs HSC

March 29, 2016

Most 17 year old boys would say that they spend their spare time playing computer games, or playing sport, maybe watching sport, or hanging out with their friends. Some would [...]

Keep it simple but delicious

March 29, 2016

We often turn to quick and simple meals when we are time poor or when we have lack of inspiration, but there are times those quick and simple meals are just plain boring. [...]

Fashion a hit in Russia

March 24, 2016

The 32nd Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia recorded unprecedented network indicators, in particular, it was attended by approximately 50 thousand guests. [...]

Naturally you

March 24, 2016

It’s only a matter of days now until Natio’s newest colour range – Naturally You – arrives in stores, but I have been very lucky and managed to get my hands on some [...]

+39 Pizzeria set to open doors in Toorak

March 23, 2016

One of Melbourne’s favourite Italian restaurants, +39 Pizzeria, will be bringing their famed restaurant Southside, launching in the heart of Melbourne’s prestigious [...]

The higher the hair, the closer to God!

March 23, 2016

by Holly Scaunich. Everyone likes mixing up their look and changing your hairstyle is no different to trying new fashions in clothing. Keeping this in mind Wella has launched [...]

Chapurin closes MBFW Russia

March 23, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was closed by Igor Chapurin at Kuntsevo Plaza. Collection PRE-FALL 2016 named SENSE 9.0 is the mixture of feelings and emotions associated [...]

Work in or near the heart of Melbourne?

March 22, 2016

Lunch time can become really humdrum when you have limited time. You tend to leave your office, go to the usual coffee shop downstairs, rush down your food, then back to [...]

It shows in our skin

March 22, 2016

‘Our eyes are the windows to our soul’. It’s a very common saying, and it may well be very true, but our skin gives away many secrets to our health. Our skin will show [...]

Scent of Australia

March 21, 2016

Lovers of all things fragrant, Sydney Fragrance creates scented candles inspired by the unique style of one of the world’s most stunning and eclectic cities. An [...]

Australia is going bananas!

March 18, 2016

Over five million bananas are consumed every day in Australia, so it’s no surprise that they are Australia’s number one selling supermarket product, outselling every [...]

Russia sets new trends at MBFW

March 15, 2016

Photo by Oleg Nikishin The third day of MBFW Russia started with the fashion show from Detsky Mir that showcased the magnificent mix of warm and stylish apparel with a bias [...]

Movida brings true Mexican to the East

March 13, 2016

by Carol Sheridan. Eastland is still to inspire me and my regular supermarket visits rarely having me venturing into the new and ‘wonderful’ area. The centre is big and [...]

Retexturise with active enzymes

March 11, 2016

by Carol Sheridan With the relaunch of the Trilogy Age-Proof range, Trilogy Age-Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream is now available in a convenient and elegant pump bottle. [...]

A celebration of cheese and cider

March 9, 2016

by Carol Sheridan. Proudly part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016, Fromage a Trois Cheese & Cider Festival once again filled the picturesque grounds of [...]

Back to the basics with detox

March 8, 2016

by Holly Scaunich In a world where everyone is looking to be as natural as possible, so many products on the market are focusing on what they don’t have in their [...]

Great Grub – Meat Me

March 8, 2016

These days, when it comes to food, we hear about blending flavours, mixing and matching fruits with vegetables, which wine goes with which meat or fish, which meat or fish [...]

Four Seasons in one night – and more!

March 4, 2016

I was recently invited to attend a showcase by Victorian fashion students at the event ‘Four Seasons in one Night’ held in Melbourne. While I have had many dealings with [...]

Stars shine at launch of world first

March 4, 2016

Sunglasses are synonymous with celebrity, so it was only right that the best of British talent turned out to celebrate the launch of the world’s first whisky sunglasses, [...]

MUJOSH debuts at Milano Eyewear Show

March 4, 2016

Milan, ITALY: Innovative fashion eyewear brand, MUJOSH, debuted at Milano Eyewear Show (MIDO 2016) as it presents itself and a slice of its major marketing campaign of 2016 [...]

World fashion leaders come together

March 1, 2016

Moscow, Russia: Russian Fashion Council will launch the first Fashion Futurum Conference held on 14-15 March 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Over 30 executive level insiders from 12 [...]

Destination Dubai

February 29, 2016

by Carol Sheridan. Behind Dubai’s wow factor is a city with history and culture that is still rooted in Islam and trade. The Arab culture and folklore is expressed through [...]

From a common ancestor

February 28, 2016

by Carol Sheridan. Melbourne, Australia: I had heard of Chapel Street’s Kin restaurant but so far hadn’t found the time to venture there to give it a try. So, I was quite [...]

Preppy mod inspiration

February 27, 2016

Milan, ITALY: From its inception, Anteprima has been dedicated to creating perfectly refined collections that channel a woman’s worldly sophistication, her understated [...]

Tantalise your tastebuds without salt

February 26, 2016

Our bodies need salt, it helps control our fluid balance and also controls the way our muscles and nerves work. Generally, our bodies automatically regulate how much salt [...]

Eat, drink and be merry

February 26, 2016

Melbourne, Australia: Do you know you beestings from your brine? Can you tell a fromage from a farmer’s cheese? Are you well-rehearsed at sniffing out the difference [...]

Does your skin add years to your age?

February 26, 2016

Your skin can add years to your age, but it is definitely possible to reduce the signs of ageing by looking after your skin. Dryness, sagging, discolouration and dullness [...]

Esther wins the battle at MBFW Madrid

February 23, 2016

Madrid, SPAIN: Esther Noriega presented her third collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. The Fall Winter Collection 2016/2017 Legend was a tribute to the warrior [...]

Help for those tell-tale peepers

February 19, 2016

by Carol Sheridan I have always loved eye creams but have spent a lot of money over the years on various products that don’t really seem to do much good. Some make your [...]

Honey in the boudoir

February 17, 2016

Valentine’s Day has passed and with it the celebration of love. Now it’s time to get your va va va voom out and celebrate love and everything that goes with it [...]

What you need to know about the Zika virus

February 17, 2016

We have been hearing a lot about the Zika virus but is it a lot of hype or is there reason to be concerned? According to the World Health Organization, the Zika virus is an [...]

Brands maintains optimism and colour

February 15, 2016

NEW YORK, NY: Spanish fashion brand, Desigual, is characterised by its distinct, optimistic and colourful designs. Celebrities who attended the Fall 2016 New York fashion [...]

BO control at your fingertips

February 15, 2016

by Carol Sheridan In the cooler months of the year I tend to use a roll on deodorant, but I find that most roll on’s don’t give me the protection I need when the outdoor [...]

Youthful looking skin at budget prices

February 13, 2016

Not all skin care products need to cost a fortune as proven by Skin Theory with their range of very affordable products. Skin Theory uses a range of nourishing ingredients [...]

In awe of Ora

February 11, 2016

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: February 2016 – Music sensation and style icon Rita Ora brought local fans to a frenzy and tears of joy today as she launched her brand new [...]

Running the length of India

February 5, 2016

Sydney, Australia: Ultra-marathon athlete, motivational speaker, and former Australian politician, Pat Farmer, will star in a feature length Australian documentary, which [...]

Same same but different different

February 4, 2016

I don’t understand why it’s big news when a celebrity wears an outfit for a second time. It’s nothing new to most of us; in fact, it often seems that it should be [...]

Japan’s NISMO Fest is Nissan Nirvana

February 3, 2016

Words/Photos by Darren House. Originating in 1997, the NISMO Festival is a celebration of Nissan performance, featuring plenty of go-fast, tricked-up and modified vehicles, [...]

Ovadia hits the lab at NY fashion week

February 3, 2016

New York, USA: Urban culture has always set the trends. Beauty, fashion and technology are what people are plugged into in the world’s largest cities. As one of New York [...]

Be RFID safe

February 3, 2016

In Australia, we have become used to heightening our awareness of safety when we travel overseas, but it is now a very sad that we are advised to heighten that awareness in [...]

Year of the monkey

February 3, 2016

Now that our New Year celebrations are over, it’s time to look forward to our next lot of celebrations. WHAT? Oh, hang on; New Year celebrations aren’t over, Chinese New [...]

Rosa Noir for your Valentine

February 3, 2016

Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner, the day is also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February [...]

Crack be gone!

February 2, 2016

by Carol Sheridan I think it has happened to all of us at some stage – you turn around and your eyes nearly burned out because of the dreaded ‘plumbers crack’. [...]

Turning buildings into art

February 1, 2016

South Yarra, Australia: The City of Stonnington skyline has changed forever – and for the better – after a property developer turned the wall of a South Yarra [...]

A perfect beer for Summer

February 1, 2016

Melbourne, Australia: Highly-regarded craft brewer, Hawthorn Brewing, has released its latest Summer thirst quencher, Summer Witbier. The new brew is the second release from [...]

Love is in the air

February 1, 2016

Melbourne, Australia: Love will literally be in the air this Valentine’s Day as couples flock to Melbourne’s Eureka Skydeck to celebrate the year’s most romantic day. [...]

Naturally Natio

January 31, 2016

by Carol Sheridan I am counting down the days until Natio’s newest colour range – Naturally You – arrives in stores. The range is an alluring selection of gentle earthy [...]

Metal inspired menswear shines at Milan

January 31, 2016

Milan, ITALY: Franklin Eugene showcased a metallic tinged profusion of precisely proportioned menswear at Milan Fashion Week F/W 2016/2017 Metals made their way through the [...]

Escape from the gastronomic wilderness

January 29, 2016

Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. The disease requires daily self-care and if complications develop, it can have a significant impact [...]

La Diva

January 28, 2016

Paris, FRANCE: On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the iconic brand Emanuel Ungaro, the Maison hosted a stellar group of celebrities and press from the fashion world [...]

Different is beautiful

January 22, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Oilily has just presented its women’s fashion 2016 winter collection on Amsterdam Fashion Week’s catwalk. Clearly stirred by ethnic diversity, [...]

Z Series added to Holden Cruze range

January 22, 2016

Melbourne, Australia: Holden has introduced a Cruze Z-Series and Cruze SRi-Z to the 2016 small car range, which today went on sale across Australia. The Z-Series offers new [...]

Our Aussie Day

January 21, 2016

by Carol Sheridan. It’s our day of celebration – Australia Day, the day we celebrate our country, our people and our achievements. Most of us choose to turn 26 January [...]

Thai Food Sensation

January 19, 2016

Thai food is delicious and satisfying, sometimes very hot and spicy too. Discover how to make it in your own kitchen by using traditional Thai spices, ingredients and methods [...]

Mr suave and sophisticated?

January 13, 2016

Many try, but most fail – getting that suave and sophisticated look is easy if you know where to get the right accessories. The accessories that say ‘class’ without [...]

Burberry 2016

January 12, 2016

When it’s hot outside, thinking about winter fashion is not the easiest thing, but check out the latest from Burberry and you will soon be wishing for winter snow. THE [...]

The not-so-secret secret

January 11, 2016

Probably all of us have heard of the ‘war’ between north and south of the border – that’s north and south of the Murray River! Which is the best state? Victoria? New [...]

Commemorate historic battle at Beersheba

January 8, 2016

The legends of the Light Horse were formulated by the deeds of various Mounted Infantry units in the Boer War and in World War One. The standards of comradeship, bravery and [...]

Meanwhile in New Zealand: a Kiwi Xmas

December 24, 2015

Auckland, New Zealand: Air New Zealand has created Christmas magic again this year with the release of the latest episode of the award winning Meanwhile in New Zealand series [...]

It’s not all about Christmas!

December 22, 2015

We have a massive build up to Christmas day, planning for weeks or months on end, shopping, cooking, wrapping gifts, and then it is all over. The big day has been and gone in [...]

Retro Paris

December 20, 2015

by Carol Sheridan Paris is often referred to as the most romantic city in the world – and while I have no personal experience of the city, I absolutely love it. Place de la [...]

Gorilla Glory

December 19, 2015

by Rik Barnett A little shop has opened its doors in London town called Gorilla Perfume (over in Camden Passage, Islington). At first glance you’d think this to be a [...]

Drink to the Stone-Age

December 16, 2015

Many television programs such as Seinfeld with Kramer have made light of the kidney stone experience. Sure, they show someone in extreme pain, but they don’t refer to how [...]

One gift, endless possibilities

December 11, 2015

Toronto, Canada: If you are looking for a different kind of gift this Christmas then consider a Four Seasons Gift Card. The gift cards are redeemable for overnight stays, [...]

The Duck flies again

December 11, 2015

Melbourne, Australia: Prahran’s historic Flying Duck Hotel takes flight again – with new owners, a new look and a coveted new chef Javier Perez Gonzalez who is creating [...]

Top Wildlife Sites of the World

December 10, 2015

The natural world never fails to amaze, with its beauty, ingenuity and magnificence. Over a million wildebeest migrating across the plains of the Serengeti in pursuit of [...]

How to keep your valuables safe overseas

December 9, 2015

As Australians enter the holiday season, many will be looking forward to trips to see family and friends, or overseas holidays filled with fun and relaxation. However the [...]

Experience Disney in Melbourne

December 8, 2015

Anyone who is a true fan of Disney movies has fantasized about what it would be like mingling with the fabulously animated creatures in the green forest. Well, embrace [...]

Is this the world’s most expensive tart?

December 4, 2015

London, UK: Baker to the stars, Georgia Green, has developed what could well be the world’s most expensive Christmas tart – the Rudolph The Ruby-Nosed Reindeer Tart. At [...]

Marlborough Inspiration

December 2, 2015

Marlborough, New Zealand: Australian designers We Are Handsome have designed a limited edition scarf that has captured the beauty of New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds as a [...]

Retailers unite in Melbourne CBD

December 2, 2015

Melbourne, Australia: Shopping destinations Melbourne Central, Emporium Melbourne, QV Melbourne, The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne’s GPO, Myer, and David Jones are joining [...]