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    Sponsored Video/Post: Phillip Island Nature Parks

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    I have been on some fun work trips over the years but Phillip Island was one of the best. I had just started doing the PR for Sydney – Melbourne Touring and the client sent me down to check out their wares. It’s not every day that you get to wake up in a windswept […]

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    Travel Tales: Krissie Rogers, Pearls of Style

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Name: Krissie Rogers Age: 26 Current job?: Blogger @ Pearls of Style and freelance writer Where are you now?: Melbourne Favourite travel destination?: Greece. The beaches, the people, the food, the culture. It’s an all-round dream. Best meal ever while travelling?: I don’t think I can go past the €4 gyros I had in Mykonos. […]

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    The right place

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    I read a lot of autobiographies of female comedians. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Mindy Kaling … the list goes on. I’m even reading Dame Edna Everage’s ‘autobiography’ at the moment and, in a surprise bonus thanks to Glebe St Vincent de Paul, it’s AUTOGRAPHED and dedicated to John. Thanks […]

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    Pieces of you

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    We are all made up of little pieces of each other. Whether it’s something tiny, like the way I chop vegetables (thanks Victor), to the way I fold fitted sheets (thanks Mum), there are a million little behaviours that I have adopted from my friends and family. I am always thinking of the people in my life […]

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    Maternity leave

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Going on maternity leave is surprisingly confronting. Under normal circumstances, the thought of taking 7.5 months off would be ultra-appealing. Hello South East Asian beach holiday! Hello road trip! Hello involved, self-indulgent creative project! But no, not this time. I’m headed for the unknown horrors of the post-natal gulag which is, quite frankly, scary. I […]

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The beautiful Gibbergunyah Reserve where you go walking every morning
Nov
5

Gibraltar Hotel Spring Health Break

“How do you want to feel today?” asks Moore, our sparkly-eyed yoga instructor. This is the basis of all her teachings; to ask yourself how your choices will impact the kind of day you’re going to have. From exercise, to food, to yoga and meditation, the Gibraltar Hotel program covers everything in a down-to-earth, realistic […]

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Oct
27

Jerk life

I have been a total jerk more times than I can recall but here’s the thing; I didn’t know I was being a jerk at the time. My jerk-ish behaviour is usually fuelled by one of two things – emotion or alcohol. Worst case scenario: both. I have been a monumental jerk to every member […]

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Monica Moore
Oct
22

Reaching the top

I feel like I have spent my entire life climbing a mountain. Enduring injuries, getting lost, carrying a tonne of stuff uphill and learning to fend for myself in the wild. And now I finally feel like I’ve reach the top of the first mountain. It’s a funny thing when you can wholeheartedly draw a line […]

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Oct
22

5 things you didn’t know about Paris

By Candice Teo I’ve done this moving overseas thing a couple of times and still never tire of discovering a new city like a local. My first time in Paris only happened two years ago and I dove straight into pretty much living like the locals for the couple of months that I stayed (which mainly […]

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School photos were always a challenge as Cordelia would never get her hair out of her eyes
Oct
12

To kid, or not to kid

That is the question. I went to a work function on Friday night and a tipsy mother of two implored me to have a child. Even as her husband was dragging her out the door, she made a break back towards me to reinforce her impassioned plea. This is not an isolated incident. People with […]

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Syrian children sit on the ground in Domiz refugee camp, northern Iraq
Oct
2

Personal power

Earlier this week, I read the heartbreaking account of Muhammed, a Syrian refugee who fled to Austria. The one thing – beyond the horrors of what happened to him and his family (and I do not say horrors lightly – this is akin to what happened to the Jews and the Tutsis) – is the way […]

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Oct
1

Grow where you want

Adults are crazy. We, adult humans, spend the first 25 – 35 years of our lives getting an education, building a career and racking up credit card debt only to find ourselves in a place we don’t want to be. Guess what? YOU CAN MOVE. You can change jobs, you can move house, you can change […]

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The famous entry to Hotel Hotel in the Nishi Building in New Acton, Canberra
Sep
30

Hello Canberra

Aussies are a weird bunch. We will blithely travel 24 hours to New York to look at The Metropolitan Museum but we won’t visit our own national gallery. The same national gallery that houses $5 billion worth of art. We also happily ignore our national museum, library and portrait gallery in favour of a jaunt around Washington DC, […]

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Sep
28

5 reasons sharing rules

Shared houses are generally much cheaper than renting your own place. Here are some reasons why shared living is perfect for students. 1. All-inclusive If you have been lucky enough to secure a spot on campus or in dedicated student accommodation, all-inclusive living makes it easy to stay on top of your budget. Many places offer […]

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Sep
21

Dear Aunty Em

Dear Aunty Em, Is ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ real? What does one do after they have spent the past 20 years of their life living for their children? At only 38, I find myself with no children at home anymore (which my husband loves, and I hate), I have bought another dog, taken up extra study, […]

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