sketch bar

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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    CITY JAUNT: Cogee to Bondi

    Sometimes it is good to leave the bubble. Note to myself: Go over to the city more often. We tend to stay around the Northern Beaches because everything we need is right here and it is a beautiful place to be in and mingle, a perfect spot to meet up with friends, and so easy… Read more »

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    Surfing. Bloody hard.

    I have always wanted to learn how to surf. And I felt I came closer to this dream when I moved to Australia. I started learning in January this year, so about eight months ago. I took a few lessons, I bought a board and I tried, I tried and I tried again. I went… Read more »

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    Travel makes everybody a more awesome person. You see the world, try new things, meet new people and friends, fall in love, visit wonderful places, learn about other cultures – but then it’s all over when you come home. This disillusioning and sobering moment when you realise you are back on your own ground. I… Read more »

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    Belated Dry July

    Better late than never. I wanted to do Dry July but then the World Cup (I mean – Germany won!) and Holidays in Brazil thwarted this plan of a booze-free month. Although this is can’t be an “official” or fundraising challenge now, it is a personal challenge for me. Being German and not used to a quite regular… Read more »

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    Hipster Paradise?

    Manly is known for its laid-back surfie culture, action packed activities like mountanbiking, shark diving, motorbike riding and – its hipsters. There is mustaches and beards everywhere. I guess the reason being is to symbolise ultimate manliness. But I do not go for men who wear a mustache that looks like an ironic facial accessory… Read more »