Eat: Avocados for Good Health

It is hard to go past avocados as a source of essential vitamins and nutrients. This delicious fruit is packed with heart- healthy fats, fibre, anti-oxidants and more potassium than bananas. They are so versatile, we love to eat them simply on toast drizzled with olive oil and sea salt, tossed through salad, blended in…

Eat: Smoked Salmon and Dill Dip

Lovers of smoked salmon will appreciate this creamy, smoky dip which is easy to make, tastes delicious and is very versatile.  Ingredients 1 cup of cream cheese 1/2 cup of sour cream Juice of half a lemon 1 tablespoon of chopped dill 1 tablespoon of chopped chives 2 slices of smoked salmon, roughly chopped Salt…

Live: The Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Australia

Autumn is in full swing in Australia and while the northern parts of the country are still enjoying warm, tropical weather in the south and cool mountain regions, the leaves have started to turn putting on a stunning display of fall colours. These are are favourite places to experience the turning of the leaves. Mount…

Live: Exploring Country Dahlias – Wichelsea, Australia 

About 5km from Winchelsea in rural Victoria, Australia is a farm that is home to Australia’s largest collection of dahlias. Over 2000 dahlia varieties are grown at the property, lovingly tended to by Jenny Parish, a specialist dahlia grower. Every year, for a few weeks in early autumn, the farm is open to the public…

Escape: Luxury Stay – Waldmann Cottage, Queenstown, New Zealand

Perched on a hill with commanding views across Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand is Waldmann Cottage, a beautifully renovated 1800s cottage that is available for private rentals.  We were lucky enough to spend a week here recently while we were visiting this wonderful part of New Zealand. The cottage itself has been lovingly restored…

ELE Shop: The Perfect Outfit for a Night Out

There is something so glamourous and effortless about simple black for a night out. Paired with statement accessories, seam free underwear and a pair of classic heels it is an outfit that is difficult to get wrong. Here are some of our ELE favourite picks that are perfect together but are also classic pieces that…

Escape: Arrowtown, New Zealand

Approximately 20 minutes drive from Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island Otago region lies the pretty and historic mining town of Arrowtown on the banks of the Arrow River. This beautiful small town boasts lovely river walks, historic buildings to explore, quaint cafes and shops lining a pretty main street. We visited in early autumn…

Live: Early Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere

Autumn has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere and while the weather is still warm we have already had some beautiful displays of autumn colour and early autum roses. We hope wherever you are that you are enjoying the new season, whether it is spring or fall.

Eat: Mexican Pizza with Roasted Sweet Corn, Red Pepper and Avocado

Homemade pizza is always popular, and this version that combines some of our favourite Mexican flavours is always a crowd pleaser. Ingredients 1 pizza base 1/2 cup of good quality tomato purée 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated 1 sweet corn  1/2 red pepper, chopped 1 chilli, finely sliced 1/2 an avocado, sliced 2 tablespoons…

ELE Shop: Our Favourite Products to Pamper and Comfort 

From the most comfortable bra we have ever worn, to throw rugs in the softest cashmere and beautiful scented candles, these are some our our favourite products to pamper and comfort yourself. If you want to feel comfortable day in, day out look no further than the BFree Wire Free Bra. This revolutionary bra provides all-day comfort,…

Eat: Spiced Carrot and Pumpkin Soup

It is the start of autumn here in Australia and while the weather is still warm there is a hint of coolness on the air. This soup is warming, healthy and delicious, and perfect for autumn or early spring in the northern hemisphere where the weather is still cold. Ingredients 1 bunch of baby carrots,…

Escape: ELE Favourite Beaches – East Beach, Port Fairy

What makes the perfect beach? For us it is a combination of crystal clear blue water, soft white sand as far as the eye can see and enough space to avoid the crowds and find your own hidden slice of paradise. East Beach in Port Fairy, Australia ticks all of these boxes. In summer the…