Eat: Healthy, Simple Lunch Ideas

We all know it is cheaper and healthier to make your own lunch to take to work or school, however it can often be hard to find the inspiration when you have limited time to get ready and get out the door. We like to pack quick and easy bowls filled with greens, protein and…

Live: Three Must-Have Products for Beautiful Skin

Over the years we have spent thousands of dollars on skincare products, from high-brands to budget buys and everything in between. It wasn’t until we finally found a great skin clinic and esthetician and got some good advice that we have focused our routine on a few key products that really work. In combination with…

ELE Hotels: Crown Towers – Perth, Western Australia 

Sophisticated luxury greets you as soon as you step in to the foyer of the new Crown Towers hotel in Perth, Western Australia. The sheer scale of the foyer, beautiful artwork and decadent yet understated style is impressive. The hotel commands beautiful views of the Swan River and the city and boasts a large lagoon style…

Eat: Bacon, Egg and Roasted Tomato Tart

This tart is one of our favourite to make, it is fairly quick and easy and is delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for an easy snack. Ingredients I large sheet of Shortcrust pastry (homemade or store brought) 4 eggs 2 rashers of short…

Live: Amisfield Winery, New Zealand

Just outside of Queenstown in the Central Otago region is the beautiful Amisfield Bistro and Cellar Door. Set in a stunning location with views of Lake Hayes and Coronet Peak the winery is lovely at any time of the year. Outdoor terrace dining amongst fragrant lavender in summer, or snug by the fire in winter…

Live: End of Autumn

Autumn is drawing to a close in the Southern Hemisphere and we have been lucky to have been blessed with some spectacular displays of fall foliage. These are some of our favourite images of the changing colours in Australia this season. Wherever you are in the world we hope you have enjoyed a beautiful spring…

Eat: Three Tomato, Basil and Bocconcini Toasts

One of our favourite flavour combinations is juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and bocconcini. This very simple snack is prepared in minutes and is delicious (and nutritious) any time of the day. 1/2 avocado 1/2 punnet of mixed tomatoes, sliced in half 2 large bocconcini balls, torn 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves Olive oil Salt…

Live: Growing the Perfect Hibiscus

There is something about hibiscus that conjours up thoughts of tropical climates and holidays in the sun. Fortunately these beautiful blooms, which come in numerous varieties, are fairly easy to grow particularly if you live in warm and temperate climates. The best time to plant hibiscus is in the autumn in a full-sun position. They…

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…