Category: Lifestyle

Easter Craft Ideas

Tita Smith    As the air chills and the leaves drop, Easter is the quintessential excuse for indoor relaxation with the basic necessities – food, family, and free time. So what better way to spend your spare time than with these creative craft ideas that will keep you occupied and entertained all-day long. Origami Bookmarks For adults wishing to catch the next chapter of their favourite book, these Easter-themed bunny bookmarks are a minimal solution to keeping the little ones occupied so you can catch a break. It may just even encourage them to pick up a book and...

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Walk your way to a healthier heart

Tina Wu The health “burden” of inactivity is a recurring issue in Australia and certainly not a surprising one. According to the Department of Health, adults spend an average of 39 hours per week in sedentary activity, with almost 10 hours just at work. However, a new study from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has found that nine in 10 Australian adults could reduce their risk of heart disease by walking as little as 15 minutes more each day. By increasing the amount of moderate activity every day, such as brisk walking, the risk of potential...

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Dive Into Pool Design

Isabella Ross Greek-inspired Surroundings: There is nothing more relaxing and aesthetically pleasing than Mediterranean themed décor – especially when it is featured in outdoor design. For the furnishings, look for soft, sandy coloured timber as this can be easily paired with white seat covers and pale blue accents that will have you reminiscing of the Santorini scenery. Nothing says Greek chic more than the classic bougainvillea plant. Well-known to grow frequently amongst the cobblestone villas and pathways of Greece, this bold, pink vine flowering is the perfect way to bring the Mediterranean to your pool area. Simply plant a...

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Easy Refreshing Cocktail Recipes

Isabella Ross   Raspberry Fizz This beverage is always a crowd favourite, thanks to its sweet and tarty taste. With a hint of raspberry and good source of bubbly, this fizzy cocktail can easily be made in big batches for garden parties and entertaining. 1-tablespoon caster sugar 2-teaspoons lemon juice ½ cup frozen raspberries 750ml bottle chilled champagne Fresh raspberries and lime wheel Combine frozen raspberries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Discard solids. Place in fridge for...

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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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