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Great coffee and all-day breakfasts at Sketch Bar Manly

Where the locals get their coffee, friends hang out for a late brekkie and lovebirds enjoy a tapas night Located on Pittwater Road, Sketch is where you want to stop and get your morning coffee before heading to work on the ferry. Owner Leo knows his regulars by name and doesn’t have to ask twice for their… Read more »

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How to Stay Focused When Working From Home

Working from home can be the greatest: You save money on public transport, don’t need to iron clothes or style your hair. Having just started my life as a freelancer, I soon came to realise that working from home also has its occasional downsides. Certain weeks are slower than others, some days you’ll find it much harder to stay focused… Read more »

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5 Deliciously Healthy Protein Ball Recipes

Preparation and organisation is the key to successful clean and healthy eating. It’s much easier to cook healthy meals and prep healthy snacks when your fridge and pantry are stocked with healthy and natural foods. As a gym junkie and group fitness instructor, I love a healthy protein snack in between classes, after a big session at F45… Read more »

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5 Activewear Brands you might not have heard of yet – but you definitely need to know

If you’re anything like me, then at last two thirds of your wardrobe are filled with activewear. And I love wearing it. And shopping more of it. When I need a new blazer for work or jeans, I usually return from the mall with two more activewear items instead. Sounds familiar? Well, you’re probably one… Read more »

Protein Powders

My Favourite Protein Powders

When it comes to protein powder, there are so many (too many?) options out there that it can get a little confusing and overwhelming to choose the right one between all these fat burners, WPIs, soy proteins and everything in between. But once you know how to select the right protein for your body, protein shakes and… Read more »

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Stop Counting Calories!

Like the majority of normal human beings, I’m not always responsible with my eating habits. Some days, I’ll choose chips over salad and put all the toppings on that baked potato. Because it makes you happy when it tastes good, right? I am not a big fan of diets, yes, they might work for some, but I rather… Read more »

Protein Smoothies

5 Delicious and Healthy Protein Shake Recipes

It’s time for some yummy protein shake recipes! Whether you are following a meal plan or simply want to add some new flavours to your shakes and smoothies while eating clean, it’s always great to try a few new flavours and recipes, especially when you’re like me and get bored quickly if you have the same shake twice… Read more »

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S.A.S.H.E.D. The Label – blending functionality with fashion

For me as a yogi, F45 addict and group fitness instructor, I love finding leggings that make a statement, are comfortable and high quality. S.A.S.H.E.D. The Label is one brand that ticks all these boxes for me. S.A.S.H.E.D. stands for Soon | All | Shall | Have | Empowered | Desires and is a label that believes “that nothing can stop a… Read more »

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Manly to Spit Bridge – A Scenic Walkway

Sydney’s Popular Coastal Track from Manly to Spit Bridge Total Distance: 10 km Total Time: Approx. 3 hours 10mins Download the map With its mix of bush and coastal views, the tourist-favoured 10km walk from Manly to the Spit Bridge near Mosman makes you feel like you’re a world away from the hectic city life…. Read more »

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Chic Beach House: 10 Interior Design Ideas to Beach Up Your Apartment

I feel so lucky to live in Australia – this country has some of the world’s most distinctive and diverse natural environments and is blessed with thousands of beautiful, stunning beaches. Having the beach right at my doorstep, I am used to always having sand everywhere on the balcony and on every part of my… Read more »

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    Drinking only before 4pm – a ridiculous new rule for Manly’s East Esplanade?

    Until now, there drinking was banned from the East Esplanade at Manly Cove, a.k.a. “The Office” at any time. Now, booze will be allowed before 4pm, after “a committee of police, councillors and community members called for the move.” Sorry, but it does not make any sense. For those working, this new rule is ridiculous…. Read more »

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    10 Places I Want To Visit Before I Die

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do” (Mark Twain) There’s an entire world out there to see and experience. And travel is the only true way of understanding the world. I wish I could travel more. I have a dream to go… Read more »

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    Just Breathe

    I am a big fan of yoga. It does not it only improve posture and flexibility, it also helps feeling more energetic and relaxed and in have a healthy mindset in general. I try to go to yoga two times a week and have experienced a lot of times how it calms me down when… Read more »

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    Let’s Meetup!

    Meetups are booming. Particularly in the tech and social scenes. A group of people in a room discussing interesting topics or a group of people sharing an outdoor/sports activity can be found on a regular basis every week. But Meetups is not just a website that lets you attend or create local meet up groups… Read more »

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    Not Girly

    I’m generally pretty happy with my appearance overall, but I would never consider myself as stunning, beautiful or great looking. I do not float through life on a cloud of attractiveness, confidence, and charm. And sometimes that funny thing called self-doubt creeps up on me and makes me feel gross, small and very, very uncool…. Read more »