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Google, The Modern Therapist

If I was born two decades earlier, I’d be an anxious mess I’m sure of it. Because throughout my teenage years and twenties I’ve been propped up emotionally by my friend Google. I only really realised this just moments ago as I searched, “feeling exhausted before wedding”. Because I am. I’ll admit I’m an organised, just get it done… Read more »

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The Best Mascara

This is not a paid ad, but an ode to a mascara that: doesn’t leave ‘panda eyes’, that separates each lash avoiding the dreaded clumped look and that washes off without any product… Thank you Kevyn Aucoin. Thank you to my friend Amy for introducing us. We’re in love and I hope we never part. I hope this… Read more »

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Lose Weight Eating Out: Step 1

Eat veggies before the meal. Sounds obvious but it’s necessary to feel full and not overindulge on the deliciousness served up. Here’s one of the speedy recipes I’ve been using to spice up my greens. Broccoli Cheat (serves 2) 1 x head of broccoli 1 tablespoon Liban Gourmet’s ‘Garlic Love‘ (if you can’t find this, grate one… Read more »

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50 Restaurants in 3 Weeks

via GIPHY I apologise. I’ve been on a week-long hiatus from writing here, because a little thing called food reviewing has been taking up my time. And I don’t begrudge that, in fact I’m honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity. But eating across 50 different venues (yes 5-0!) in a handful of weeks does… Read more »

Inside the Regent Theatre Milk Bar Brisbane ca.1936

Weekend Walkabout

What are you up to this weekend? Pete and I are having a special dinner out, then mostly relaxing around home. One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday is drink pu-erh tea and read the AFR Weekend; some seriously great articles in there, especially if you haven’t read the Fin Review all week. I… Read more »

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I’m Sick Of It

In case you missed it, Australia’s best female columnist wrote a fabulous farewell to wellness. It’s a funny read that also touches on the sad fact so many of us are bypassing life’s greatest pleasures in pursuit of some kind of “wellness ideal” that doesn’t really exist. To quote Nikki, “The human body has a great capacity… Read more »

Interior view of a colonial kitchen 19001910

Golden Rules for the Kitchen

I wish I’d met Mrs. Charles Roundell. Sadly, we may never know what her actual name was. Fitting of the times (1903!) she wrote her book The Still Room under her husband’s name. I came across the fascinating tome in my 94-year-old Grandma’s flat over Christmas and it amused me for hours! It features old world recipes (dinners, to desserts, to regional… Read more »

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Go Out and Kick Ass

A bit of Tuesday inspiration care of Maya Angelou. (The cheery photo courtesy of SLQ).

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Shopping for Maternity Wear Got Me Like…

via GIPHY I’m not looking for me but for my several-months-pregnant and uncomfortable-in-the-heat sister. And I’m disappointed to say,  I’m underwhelmed by the maternity wear options. I thought the popularity of internet shopping would’ve seen this niche blossom especially within popular brands. So am I missing something? Here’s what I’ve found so far: ASOS has an extensive range (some… Read more »

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Weekend Walkabout

A sneaky photo taken by my fiancé on our beach holiday in Agnes Water/1770 (it was a dream! But more on that later). Here are a few of my favourite things… from the web this week: 10 ground rules to stay healthy all year ’round (via @MelKettle) Loving Garance Doré’s posts revealing the truth behind her “perfect”… Read more »

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  • janerussell

    Google, The Modern Therapist

    If I was born two decades earlier, I’d be an anxious mess I’m sure of it. Because throughout my teenage years and twenties I’ve been propped up emotionally by my friend Google. I only really realised this just moments ago as I searched, “feeling exhausted before wedding”. Because I am. I’ll admit I’m an organised, just get it done… Read more »

  • i-002418-the-volume-mascara-1-940

    The Best Mascara

    This is not a paid ad, but an ode to a mascara that: doesn’t leave ‘panda eyes’, that separates each lash avoiding the dreaded clumped look and that washes off without any product… Thank you Kevyn Aucoin. Thank you to my friend Amy for introducing us. We’re in love and I hope we never part. I hope this… Read more »

  • 2009 (1)

    Lose Weight Eating Out: Step 1

    Eat veggies before the meal. Sounds obvious but it’s necessary to feel full and not overindulge on the deliciousness served up. Here’s one of the speedy recipes I’ve been using to spice up my greens. Broccoli Cheat (serves 2) 1 x head of broccoli 1 tablespoon Liban Gourmet’s ‘Garlic Love‘ (if you can’t find this, grate one… Read more »

  • giphy

    50 Restaurants in 3 Weeks

    via GIPHY I apologise. I’ve been on a week-long hiatus from writing here, because a little thing called food reviewing has been taking up my time. And I don’t begrudge that, in fact I’m honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity. But eating across 50 different venues (yes 5-0!) in a handful of weeks does… Read more »

  • Inside the Regent Theatre Milk Bar Brisbane ca.1936

    Weekend Walkabout

    What are you up to this weekend? Pete and I are having a special dinner out, then mostly relaxing around home. One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday is drink pu-erh tea and read the AFR Weekend; some seriously great articles in there, especially if you haven’t read the Fin Review all week. I… Read more »

  • IMG_3285

    I’m Sick Of It

    In case you missed it, Australia’s best female columnist wrote a fabulous farewell to wellness. It’s a funny read that also touches on the sad fact so many of us are bypassing life’s greatest pleasures in pursuit of some kind of “wellness ideal” that doesn’t really exist. To quote Nikki, “The human body has a great capacity… Read more »

  • Interior view of a colonial kitchen 19001910

    Golden Rules for the Kitchen

    I wish I’d met Mrs. Charles Roundell. Sadly, we may never know what her actual name was. Fitting of the times (1903!) she wrote her book The Still Room under her husband’s name. I came across the fascinating tome in my 94-year-old Grandma’s flat over Christmas and it amused me for hours! It features old world recipes (dinners, to desserts, to regional… Read more »

  • YOUNG GIRLS2

    Go Out and Kick Ass

    A bit of Tuesday inspiration care of Maya Angelou. (The cheery photo courtesy of SLQ).

  • tumblr_n7xinz9bJi1sgl0ajo1_500

    Shopping for Maternity Wear Got Me Like…

    via GIPHY I’m not looking for me but for my several-months-pregnant and uncomfortable-in-the-heat sister. And I’m disappointed to say,  I’m underwhelmed by the maternity wear options. I thought the popularity of internet shopping would’ve seen this niche blossom especially within popular brands. So am I missing something? Here’s what I’ve found so far: ASOS has an extensive range (some… Read more »

  • THE BEST VIEW (2)

    Weekend Walkabout

    A sneaky photo taken by my fiancé on our beach holiday in Agnes Water/1770 (it was a dream! But more on that later). Here are a few of my favourite things… from the web this week: 10 ground rules to stay healthy all year ’round (via @MelKettle) Loving Garance Doré’s posts revealing the truth behind her “perfect”… Read more »