Karise Eden - My Journey album

A Heavenly Sounds tour for The Voice winner Karise Eden

You probably heard that unmistakable, jaw-droppingly beautiful voice belonging to just-turned-20 year old Karise Eden on hit TV show The Voice. Maybe you bought a copy of her album ‘My Journey’. Some of you may have even come to meet her and … Read more


Yummiest creams, lotions and general deliciousness

Natural, luxurious ingredients. Creamy. Moisture drenched. Orange blossom and ginseng. Fig and licorice. Ginger peach. green tea and lime leaf. Sound delicious? It’s enough to make you hungry. My wonderful sister and brother in law gave me a gorgeous birthday … Read more


Operatic treasures and the mother of all garage sales

Greetings from a very sunny Adelaide – where all things entertainment seem to have descended! The deservedly famous Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Film Festival, Soundwave Festival and world music extravaganza WOMADelaide are all going on and the city is crawling … Read more

Please donate to help those affected by the flooding

Please donate and help those who have lost everything

The past few weeks have been heartbreaking. The severe weather has brought the type of destruction, in both Queensland, Australia and Rio, Brazil, that you’d never wish on anyone. Here in my home of Australia, I know that the sadness … Read more


A Christmas Gift Guide

For the first time ever, I’m starting my Christmas shopping early this year. Through mutual agreement, my huge family (parents, three siblings, plus partners and several children each) decided that we would Kris Kringle. To ensure good gifts, Ma Brown … Read more

To buy or not to buy, that’s the consuming question

To buy or not to buy, that’s the consuming question

Yes, this is the BUY section. Yet this is a story about possibly not buying. Before you click away in disgust, in search of hot bargains and purchasing tips from elsewhere, let me tell you some quick and interesting facts … Read more

French Connection

Getting the French Connection

Fabulous Spring Fashion. I just LOVE it when those rare moments occur. You walk distractedly past shop after shop, not looking out for anything in particular. Maybe you’re just on your way to the dentist. This Saturday I was taking … Read more