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Up next: A double dose of Frenchspiration


Friday, October 20, 2017

Oui, oui, a Francophile is me. I must admit, I leave a little bit of my heart behind whenever I depart France. So, I'm excited to tell you that next week we're planning a double dose of Frenchspiration: A podcast of my chat yesterday with Jane Webster, author of "French House Chic", AND a chance to win her gorgeous ...

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Weird spells & holy places


Friday, October 13, 2017

Let's be honest with each other... Do you ever need a holiday after returning from your holiday? Heaven, help me. I'm pooped after turning a work trip to the Jamestown Show South Australia (what a triumph, helloooo Elon Musk!) into a family holiday. Mother Guilt, gets me every time, but boy was I dazzled by our Aussie landscape. I ...

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Make a passion happen!


Friday, October 6, 2017

My amazing aunt Rosslyn. I love to meet people on my travels who've managed to morph an everyday passion into an extraordinary journey. It's inspiring and a helluva lot of fun. So, how do they make it happen? To answer this question, I consulted my very own role model, my aunt Rosslyn (see pic). The woman's amazing. After a double knee ...

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Go forth & dazzle!


Saturday, September 30, 2017

"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." So said Edith Head, the world's greatest Costume Designer. Now I know this is NOT breaking news however, one thing I've learnt over my years on the small screen is that to feel good in front of a camera, you should highlight your assets and disguise your flaws. I didn't invent this ...

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Regional tourism is the new black


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Elton John is going Regional! Yes, my Tiny Dancer, our Rocket Man is devoting his latest tour of Oz to our regional towns. For him, it's a way to embrace the 'yes' vote, but we both know it's because regional tourism is the new black right now and boy, are we ready to show him a good ...

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Spring has sprung


Friday, September 15, 2017

Spring is bubbling all around me at the moment. The fluoro-yellow canola is out on the farm, the bulbs are just revealing their faces, and one of the great gardens of the world has me inspired. Cue: Paul Bangay. Paul is one of the world's greatest Landscape Designers and, through no fault of his own, a dear ...

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