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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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    Go Home On Time day

    Did you know that today is Go Home On Time day? It is a protest day against working overtime organized by The Australia Institute. 20,000 people signed up on the website to take part and according to a survey of 2400 participants only 55 per cent of people leave work on time. I find this… Read more »

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    Feeling Down

    Life can be tough sometimes. It can make you feel small and bad and really negative. I had one of those days yesterday. I just felt miserable. I woke up to face yet another weekend without my partner – we have been in a long-distance relationship for a while now, not by choice, but due… Read more »

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    A weekend in Royal National Park

    The Royal National Park is a beautiful national park just about 50 km from Manly. For me, it is a perfect place to go even just for a daytrip or a weekend away since you get there pretty quick (if you have a car). It is the second-oldest national park in the world, having been… Read more »

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    20 things I want to blog about

    I never have a problem to come up with something to write about. My problem is not having enough time to write about all the ideas I have. So here is my bucket list – 20 things I want to blog about. Things, that already floating around my head [let’s see how many of them… Read more »

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    Selfishie #selfies

    It’s a phenomenon. It’s everywhere – omnipresent as smartphones. In the city, at the party, with Mr. X, on the beach, in the bush, overseas on holidays, at the dinner table. It has even been added to the Oxford Dictionary last year. I am talking about “a photo that is taken of oneself for the… Read more »