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RUN THE TAN + JARDIN TAN

Regular visitors who run the tan, a 3.8km track that loops the Botanic Gardens and King’s Domain, have reason to run a little faster with the opening of a new Shannon Bennett-backed cafe – Jardin Tan. Think modern Vietnamese with lots of timber spaces and edible decoration. The outdoor kiosk area seats around 100 and… 

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SheEO

What is a SheEO you ask?

I recently discovered a new term for female CEOs – SheEO. It’s possible I’ve been living under a rock because a quick internet search yields several results for SheEO. Some involve businesses doing admirable work to address the under-representation of women in business or start-ups so I’m apprehensive to critique the word. From a marketing… 

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HOW TO PLAN FOR A BLOG CONFERENCE

In two weeks time I’ll be heading to the annual ProBlogger Training Event in Queensland. Described as two days of “practical, actionable tips to help you take the next steps in your blogging journey” there’s also plenty of informative sessions for those of us working in the digital space too. It will be the second… 

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Frank Body Scrub

FRANK BODY SCRUB: DID IT WORK?

One of the more popular beauty posts I’ve written was this one about Frank Body Scrub. I’ve questioned what’s so fascinating about applying a disturbingly messy coffee scrub to our bodies and the only thing I could come up with is cellulite. Cellulite is a little bit like The Bachelor, you might watch it but… 

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orange and almond cake

ORANGE AND ALMOND CAKE

This week I mentioned putting aside any almond meal you might have left over after making almond milk. Today I’ll sure you why. I present you with a quick and painless orange and almond cake. It’s easy to prepare, something you can whip up for gluten and dairy free friends and more importantly tasty. I… 

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Almond Milk

Everyone’s crazy for almond milk right now. I’ve always been quite partial to soy but since a doctor recommended I try out a FODMAP diet and avoid soy, I’ve wondered about the alternatives (FODMAPs is an acronym referring to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. Complex names for molecules that some people poorly absorb). The amount of alternatives tends to… 

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REALITY A DAY UPDATE

A quick update on the Reality a Day or #RealityADay challenge. Over the weekend I had an epiphany. Instead of just completing this little social media highlight reel experiment with less followers, why not get something out of it? And so I decided to donate $1 per follower lost to the Save the Children charity;… 

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