We finally tight the knot last November. It was by far the best day of our lives, with everything being just as spectacular as we thought it would be. It all started at our accommodation, The Big Yarra View, a stunning large property sitting on 55 acres, at the heart of the Coldstream, near the Yarra Valley. Ben and I stayed at the property with the bridal party the night before, but at different sections of the house. The girls and myself were up by 3am, jumping in the shower to start getting ready for the big day, as the make-up artist, the absolute…

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It’s both easy and hard to miss The Little Ox on New Street in Brighton (just off North Road). Easy because it’s not where you’d expect to find an excellent cafe , right next to an Auto Service shop, with not much else around but housing. Hard because of the beautifully designed outdoors. There are large tall wooden garden beds, outdoor tables, black and white stripe outdoor roller blinds. There is a graffiti style mural on the side of the wall, which leads you right to the cafe. I went to Little Ox for the first time in December 2015. Ever since, it has become…

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If you’re looking to make something different and yummy in the kitchen try this great risotto recipe. I am not too sure where this recipe is from but I’ve been making it for the past 4 years and love it! Prep time 15 mins, Cook time 35 mins RECIPE – SERVES 4 PEOPLE INGREDIENTS: 3 cups diced pumpkin 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3/4 cup arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 Continental Chicken Stock Pot 2 cups hot water 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley leaves 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan…

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Fiji! A complexion of over 300 small tropical islands was the destination of our honeymoon, 2 days after the big day. We truly had the most amazing time. We flew with Fiji Airways, a just under 5-hour flight from Melbourne to Nadi, Fiji international airport. It felt really quick as I slept the whole way (great sleep). Once at the Fiji airport, holiday mode kicked in as we walked to a group of three men dressed in long brown skirts and blue short sleeved shirts with white flowers/leaves playing their guitars and singing Fijian traditional songs and saying “Bula, Bula “. Bula…

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My first Sigma Beauty delivery arrived late last week. I purchased their brow kit, one of the eye-shadow pallets and the brush washing glove from their website as they had sales on. This was my first purchase with them online and I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I started getting a little worried when I wasn’t able to track my order after 2 weeks of purchase, considering the website stated 5-10 business days delivery. I contacted customer service and they advised me that international orders are non-trackable and take longer. I was a little disappointed that this wasn’t made clear…

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