Category: Lifestyle

Summer Party Platters

By Isabella Ross Summer is the time for friends, family – and food of course! With the weather warm and sunny, outdoor party plans and events should definitely be on the agenda. With lots of delicious delights to choose from, here is our ultimate guide on designing the perfect summer-inspired party platters. The Classic Combo A staple at any event is the classic sampling platter, with lots of cheeses, crackers and fruit. But this platter can be elevated to the next level with some additional accompaniments. A delicious quince paste is a must as it can be paired with...

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Must-Have Recipes This Christmas

These are recipes by John Ross, a professional executive chef with over 30 years of experience. Fresh Oysters with Shallot Vinegar Dressing Ingredients 2 French shallots – (small oval onions) 90ml forvm cabernet vinegar – buy from quality grocery stores Salt & pepper to taste Garnish with fresh lemon slices Freshly shucked dozen raw oysters (Sydney Rock Oysters are ideal) Method Peel shallot, finely dice shallot small. Add salt & pepper. Add vinegar. Let it sit for an hour, and then serve so that the flavour matures. This is used as an accompaniment for raw oysters. Can be kept...

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What’s On This Summer

Isabella Ross With the current warm weather, now is the ideal time to start curating your leisure and lifestyle plans this summer season. Whether it is visiting some of Sydney’s iconic beaches, taking on some bushwalking and getting involved in local community events, there is definitely something to do for everyone.   Woolworths Carols in the Domain: Date: 22nd December: The perfect festive celebration for the whole family is the Carols in the Domain, being a classic and well-loved Christmas occasion for many Aussies in Sydney. Just bring your picnic blanket, an electric candle, your best singing voice and...

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Yoga Retreats: What’s On Offer in Australia

Isabella Ross All things wellness have catapulted in popularity over the last decade within metropolitan Sydney. In particular is the humble practice of yoga, which has been combined with a health–orientated escape to establish the marvellous yoga retreat. Whether you are a fitness fanatic or someone who just wants to have a getaway without the temptations of over-indulgence and excessive drinking, then why not look into this fun and relaxing escape.   Pinetrees Lodge – Situated in the World Heritage-listed surrounds of Lord Howe Island is the fabulous Pinetrees Lodge. For anyone who has visited this exclusively plush island...

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Breezy Beautiful Fashion

Isabella Ross Light Fabrics Soft, breezy clothing choices are ideal when it comes to the hot temperatures of summer. Whether it is linens, cotton, silk or chiffon there is no question that light-weight fabrics are a must-have for this season. Quirky Sunglasses Whether it is the iconic 50’s cat-eye style, square shape or aviator, sunglasses are a necessary staple all-year round. Sunglasses are important for both the protection of your eyes and also as a fashion statement. Simply pick a pair that suit your face shape and will compliment a good range of clothing choices.   Cool Tones Now...

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