• Food
  • Penne Arrabbiata With A Twist


    Penne Arrabbiata With A Twist Arrabbiata is one of those really simple but really tasty dishes I just can’t seem to get enough of. The thick tomato sauce that’s laced with a subtle kick of heat and garlic undertones is a wholesome flavour combo that’s especially perfect with the carby goodness of pasta. It’s fresh, […]

  • Food
  • Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon and Harissa Yoghurt

    sweet potato soup

    Sweet Potato Soup with Harissa and Spiced Bacon You’d have to fight hard to convince me that there’s something more satisfying that a hot and hearty bowl of sweet potato soup on an a dreekit/miserable day. In my totally unprofessional opinion, you just cannae beat it. Soup is a simple, much-loved delight that has become […]

  • Beauty
  • Latest Beauty Trends For Autumn/Winter 2016

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    AUTUMN/WINTER BEAUTY TRENDS – Guest Post – Peter Minkoff Peter is a beauty and fashion editor at HighStyleLife magazine located in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a beauty consultant  few fashion events in AUS and UK. Beside beauty and fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics and […]

  • Musings
  • Shower Thoughts

    shower thoughts

    Showers. They provide me with a freshness, both literal and figurative, that allows the beginning of each day to feel as if it were a clean slate, a new beginning of sorts. They’re a luxury too often taken for granted: Sometimes they’re a chore you’d rather leave till later, a monotonous detail in a mundane […]

  • Food
  • A Spud Appreciation Post: Potato Butter Curry


    Convinced there’s nothing better than a good ol’ chicken curry? Think again… I’m a long-term member of the potato fan club, if you must know. Whether it’s mashed, fried, chipped, boiled, crisped, baked or hassel-backed, the humble potato is a food staple that I just can’t seem to move away from. Unlike many other veggies, […]

  • Musings
  • What It Feels Like To Watch Life Pass You By

    when life passes you by

    What career did you want to have when you grew up? Was it an astronaut? A movie star? A librarian? Whenever I was asked that question as a girl, I always answered with the first thing that came to my lips. A teacher. For unknown reasons it stuck with me throughout my childhood and seeped […]

  • Food
  • Why Meat-Eaters Should Appreciate Veganism


    Food is an art form. If you’re not fascinated by how foods can be manipulated into something extravagant and refreshing, then you’ve missed out on one of life’s many pleasures. The pleasure of experimenting with just one humble ingredient to create variety of textures, tastes and temperatures is something no other species has ever done. […]

  • Musings
  • When It Feels Like You’re Drowning


    We all have down days, the ones where you wake up dreading the day before you. We all have those occassions where we just feel, well… sad. We all have those moments where we just need to let go of our emotions and have a good cry. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, […]

  • Musings
  • Why I Write


    When I was a child, I wanted to be a writer. What kind of writer? I had no idea. I thought to be a ‘writer’ you had to be successful and to make mega bucks from physical copies of your work. When I was a child, I genuinely thought that my writing was good enough […]