5 of the Best Free Recipe Apps

5 of the Best Free Recipe Apps - inspiration to get you cooking up a storm, with highlights on the coolest features and great recipes to try.

I often get stuck in a food rut where I feel I am eating the same meals repeatedly. I have a small collection of cookbooks that I occasionally turn to – my favourites incude Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Super Foods and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem – but increasingly, I find myself turning to free recipe apps for inspiration. There are so many benefits when switching to cooking apps, for one thing you increase counter top space and best of all there are no more sticky pages from messy fingers! As technology improves, so do the amazing features, making cooking more accessible and […]

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Five Grams: Jubilant June

Five Grams: Instagram collection by Hapless & Hopeless. June 2016

June was a month of celebration: marking my 30th birthday with delicious brunch dates and a decadent cocktail party, then later celebrating the hubby’s birthday at Werribee Mansion. With winter setting in, Instagram was a sea of cool tones, soft knits and a few snaps of glorious (but crisp) sunny days. Five Instagram Faves 1 | Thick cut bacon, Gruyere potato hash brown and Beetroot relish at the Wide Open Road cafe, Brunswick, Vic. 2 | Styling fluffy cotton is my new interior obsession. 3 | I never say no to lemon gifts. 4 | Sartorial street shot at the […]

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Film Review: Florence Foster Jenkins

I was very lucky to see an exclusive pre-screening of Florence Foster Jenkins thanks to Australian fashion label Trenery and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The illustrious Meryl Streep plays New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, who became an opera singing despite her complete lack of singing ability, rhythm and enunciation.  This biographical film follows Florence’s oblivious determination to sing opera on the stage, with the help of her loyal husband St Clair, played by Hugh Grant and with the accompaniment of pianist Cosme McMoon, played by Simon Helberg. Streep’s dry wit is delightful in this role […]

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Five Grams: April Blooms

April represents change for me: in London it is relief from the cold as Spring arrives, in Melbourne it’s the vibrant colours of Autumn and today, the last day of the month, it is my nephew’s birthday, which always makes me feel old! This year, though, April has been the start of party planning, as I have decided to host a Long Winter Lunch for my 30th birthday in June. As such my Instagram feed is bursting with flowers as I try to gather inspiration.

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Get Smarter: 1 book, 15 mins

Blinkist caters for the time-poor and resource restricted, hiring expert writers to condense their ever-expanding online library of non-fictional literature in order to help you to read it in a fraction of the time. Simply put, they want to help you read more, do more and learn more, in less time, boldly claiming that they can make you smarter in just 15 minutes! But how exactly?

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Five Grams: February Leap

That mystical quadrennial date, February 29th, has arrived and whilst few understand the purpose of a Leap Year, the day itself is revered as though it is magical. What a great excuse to spark some joy in your life.  – do we say Happy Leap Day? Is that a thing?

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10 Tips on Choosing Art for your Bathroom

10 tips for choosing artwork for your bathroom

Decorating is a great boredom buster and thanks to Pinterest for it’s constant inspiration {read that as distraction!} my bathroom has most definitely come a long way. With the big DIY stuff done I’m now focusing on the finer details of bathroom styling and I’m looking to give it some pizzazz. I decided it needs artwork! 10 TOP TIPS: How to Choose Art for your Bathroom 1. Work with your existing decor It’s important to isolate the general theme of your bathroom decor, for example: is it rustic, using natural materials like reclaimed wood? Or is it sleek and modern with […]

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Five Grams: Jan Edit

Gorgeous handmade jewellery from Tasmania, by Bellebird Handmade. This chunky Macrame bangle with copper link is gorgeous. My latest purchase!

January was actually pretty darn good. No New Year’s resolutions meant I didn’t once feel like a failure! Instead it was filled with good food, weird weather, friends welcoming new babies and one drunken night that still makes me laugh/cringe.

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