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…

Eat: Smoked Bacon and Egg Orecchiette Pasta

There is something very comforting about a pasta dish that includes classic breakfast ingredients. It is also simple to make and delicious, any time of the day. Ingredients 300g of orecchiette pasta 1 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 2 free range eggs 2 smoked bacon rashers 2 tablespoons…

Live: Growing Beautiful Hydrangeas

The summer garden wouldn’t be the same without hydrangeas. These old-fashioned shrubs have made a resurgence in recent years but for us they never really went out of fashion. When planting hydrangeas think position, position, position- they need a semi-shade spot away from the harsh afternoon sun and strong, hot winds. Other golden rules are…

Eat: Kale, Avocado, Almond and Red Cress Smash

Avocado Smash is one of our favourite simple and healthy things to make. This one combines two of our favourite superfoods – kale and almonds.  Ingredients Half an Avocado, roughly mashed 1/2 of a cup of kale, finely chopped Handful of almonds, chopped Olive oil Juice of half a lemon Red cress leaves To make…

Live: Eclectic Summer Bouquets

We love to wander around the garden in summer, picking blooms and foliage to create simple, eclectic bouquets. We tie them with pretty ribbon to give as gifts or use upcycled candle jars as vases to put them on display. Choosing flowers and colours that you would not traditionally think go together creates an eclectic…

Live: Exploring Barangaroo – Sydney, Australia

If you are visiting Sydney, make sure you take the time to wander down to Barangaroo, the recently developed precinct adjacent to Sydney’s CBD. Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the area is home to the corporate offices of numerous banks, law firms and large Australian companies which are housed in beautiful offices with…