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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Liverpool FC Legends vs Australian Legends

November 27, 2015

Gerard Houllier will lead the official Liverpool FC Legends side including Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Ian Rush in a clash with the Australian Legends at ANZ Stadium [...]

IDRIS has arrived

November 27, 2015

London, England: Nov 26   The Idris Elba + Superdry Collection has landed – a collaboration between the British hero brand and the Golden Globe-winning actor. [...]

300 kilos of FREE LINDOR BALLS

November 23, 2015

That amazing little ball of chocolate – bite through the smooth chocolate and into an even smoother and almost gooey filling – yummmmm ‘Tis the season where we start to [...]

Lose yourself in delicious scents

November 16, 2015

Let’s face it: nothing quite compares to that glorious feeling of a 5 (or 28!) minute shower in the morning. It’s where we make our most important life decisions; [...]

Think tropical getaway

November 16, 2015

by Carol Sheridan Think pristine white sand. Think azure blue water. Think fresh breeze rustling the palm trees. Think sitting on a lounge chair by a crystal clear pool with [...]

Ski in Dubai

November 13, 2015

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 music and dance; [...]

Heart Attack Grill

November 10, 2015

Americans have the reputation for obesity and while my experience is that Americans are no more obese than the average Aussie, America certainly caters for those wanting to [...]

You’ve always had the power

November 5, 2015

As Glinda from The Wizard Of Oz says “You’ve Always Had The Power My Dear” and the time has come to put your power to use! This November, YOU have the power to change [...]

Violets mark a milestone

October 22, 2015

It was with great delight that I attended the 150th anniversary celebration of Tilley Soaps at The Stables of Como, Garden Pavilion in South Yarra. As always, the grounds of [...]

Break the fast

October 20, 2015

Many people skip breakfast due to their busy lives and a lack of time in the mornings. According to experts, breakfast is integral for both mental and physical health, and in [...]

Amanda Seyfried visits Japan for SHISEIDO

October 14, 2015

Tokyo, Japan: Foreign press were invited to the SHISEIDO Clé de Peau Beauté Press Conference on New Products 2016 held at the Palace Hotel. The brand muse, American actress [...]

Steve Jobs

October 13, 2015

Steve Jobs is set backstage in the minutes before three iconic product launches spanning Jobs’ career—beginning with the Macintosh in 1984, and ending with the unveiling [...]

Toms shares new private blend

October 7, 2015

Private Blend Venetian Bergamot is Tom Ford’s singular interpretation of the ingredient long prized by perfumers for its freshness and elegance. The top note of bergamot [...]

Be prepared for all seasons with YSL

October 6, 2015

Don’t get caught out without the right clothes to pack if you are heading overseas and the weather is different to where you are now. YSL offers a great range of [...]

A good cause is brewing

October 4, 2015

Melbourne, Australia: AFL football legend, David Neitz has partnered with Beer DeLuxe to produce a refreshing pale ale that is all about goodness. Brewmanity has been built [...]

Nordstrom opens doors in Minnetonka, USA

October 4, 2015

  Seattle, USA: Leading fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom, opened the doors to its new store at Ridgedale today, its second full-line store in the Twin Cities. The [...]

Dita continues to Teese

September 29, 2015

Melbourne, Australia: Burlesque queen, Dita Von Teese has launched her global Spring Summer lingerie collection in Australia with the addition of new twists to her classic [...]

Lift that gel without damage

September 26, 2015

by Holly Scaunich ‘Pleasantly surprised’ is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about the Laque Lift gel polish remover, and not only a super simple [...]

Don’t sweat it

September 22, 2015

For some, perspiration and chafing can be a problem all year round, but for others it can just become a problem as the weather begins to warm up. Humidity only makes problems [...]

Burning memories

September 22, 2015

Australian scent house, TÄNDA Modern, has released a limited edition ‘Cities Collection’ to culturally diversify the candle industry and introduce international aromas [...]

Virgin Galactic meets commercial demand

September 16, 2015

Paris, France: Robust demand from the growing small satellite market has led Virgin Galactic to significantly increase the performance of its LauncherOne satellite launch [...]

Don’t compromise your glam

September 15, 2015

by Carol Sheridan. I have been trialling the soon to be released range by Schwarzkopf Professional – OSIS+ Glamination. It is a range of female styling products that is [...]

Delightful Digits

September 14, 2015

As the weather gets better, we want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Nothing speaks of beautiful weather and fun in the sun than colour, lots and lots of bright colour. [...]

Set the mood with Natio

September 7, 2015

Light up your home and enhance your mood with Natio’s NEW limited edition collection of Scented Candles. Refined with pure essential oils, the Australian made 100% natural [...]

Make-up – be gone!

September 3, 2015

by Carol Sheridan You are tired, it’s been a long day and all you want to do is fall into bed, but you still have a face full of makeup, not to mention the grime that has [...]

Better than Natural Pigmentation

August 26, 2015

Jojoba has just introduced their natural pigmentation oil which I think is a must have for all aging or blemished skin. The natural pigmentation oil is 99.9 per cent natural [...]

Schwarzkopf Magic

August 26, 2015

Schwarzkopf Professional continues to provide us with miracles for hair. Their latest must have products in the luxury range include BC Oil Miracle Mists for both light and [...]

Appease the ghosts

August 25, 2015

Performers prepare backstage at a Chinese opera during the month of Hungry Ghost Festival (Yu Lan) on August 14, 2015 in Hong Kong. The Hungry Ghost Festival is intrinsically [...]

Cake anyone?

August 25, 2015

Melbourne, Australia: Adelaide born, Melbourne obsessed, cabaret songstress Anya Anastasia is set to take over the beautiful Melba Spiegeltent for the world premiere season [...]

Festival of Real Food

August 25, 2015

Sunshine Coast, Australia: Supported by the Queensland Government, the fifth annual Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival is expecting 10,000 visitors through the gate over the [...]

Congratulations and Bon Apetit

August 19, 2015

Red Spice Road The Inaugural People’s Choice Awards reflects Victoria’s diverse tastes and has resulted in Melbourne’s local favourite, Red Spice Road, [...]

Pucker up for a good cause

August 13, 2015

Sydney, Australia: Liptember is officially launching this week and experts are calling on Australians to brighten up their pout and use their love of lipstick to help start [...]

Welcome Spring’s sunshine with Natio

August 12, 2015

Spring is just around the corner and Natio is all prepared and set to inspire us with some new products. Embrace the ‘no makeup’ look this summer with the confidence of [...]

Island getaway – Part one

August 7, 2015

Words: Carol Sheridan. Photos: Darren House. Beautiful blue skies, magnificent scenery, friendly people, pure air, pristine water and amazing produce. I have just returned [...]

Bag your Trolley

August 4, 2015

Most of us are already using recyclable and reusable shopping bags, but even the sturdiest of them will start to look shabby very quickly. They can lose their shape, tear at [...]

Chvches new album out September 25

July 17, 2015

Sydney, AUSTRALIA: Chvrches have announced the release of their second album, Every Open Eye, which is due September 25 via Liberator Music/Goodbye Records. The album is [...]

Race the Legend

July 14, 2015

Datev, GERMANY: Athletes lined up for the World’s greatest Long Distance Triathalon, Challenge Roth. Winner Yvonne van Vlerken of Netherlands (centre) second place Carrie [...]

H&M expands in Australia

July 10, 2015

Having just set a date for its first store opening in Perth, H&M has confirmed it will launch its first store outside Melbourne’s CBD in Eastland as part of the [...]

Miranda sparkles for Swarovski

July 3, 2015

Wattens, AUSTRIA: Global jewelry leader Swarovski and brand muse Miranda Kerr hosted International press at an intimate dinner at Kristallwelten,  to celebrate [...]

New Maserati boutique opens in Milan

July 2, 2015

Milan, ITALY: Milan, the Italian home to some of the stylish and fashionable brands and boutiques in the world, shops to which people travel to from around the world, has a [...]

Hot Air Balloonists Witness Amazing Event

July 1, 2015

Cappadocia, TURKEY the Mecca of flying, Cappadocia, last weekend hosted acro paragliders Petar Loncar from Serbia, Veso Ovcharov from Bulgaria and Ondrej Prochazka from Czech [...]

Fake it… but do it well!

June 25, 2015

Shaking hands is a greeting used by many men, but women in the professional sector use it often too. Imagine – the tailored suit you are wearing is impeccable, your hair is [...]

Fit to Race

June 23, 2015

We talk about fitness in all forms of sport. Athletes undergo rigorous training all around the world to compete at the highest levels possible. In all sports, there is no [...]

Fine food, wine and a beach view

June 22, 2015

By John Anthony.   WINED BY: Baddaginnie Run of the Strathbogie Ranges in Northern Victoria DINED BY: Cerberus Beach House, Boat Shed 212, Half [...]

Brow raising

June 15, 2015

Eyebrows raised at the SS15 Gucci runway, but then again, when does Gucci ever fail to raise eyebrows?   [...]

Drunk on Water

June 14, 2015

Life very nearly got in the way of a long-time dream for Melbourne-based artist and designer, Susie Monte. Susie had long been interested in designing and creating but always [...]

2015 TV Week Logie Awards

May 4, 2015

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA: It was a mixed lolly bag of selfie loving guests at the 2015 TV Week Logie Awards – housewives, reality home builders and chefs, pop stars, a [...]