Author: Alessandra Laurie

A weekend away in Kiama

If you’re looking for a weekend coastal getaway to escape these frosty Canberra days, Kiama is the perfect destination for you. Kiama (NSW) is a sleepy little coastal town, approximately 2.5 hours away from Canberra. The location is perfect to jump in the car on a Saturday morning for an overnight trip or if you have a little more time, a two-night stay will serve you well because there are plenty of things to see and do…   EAT & DRINK Milk & Honey is a great spot to kick off your day in Kiama. This café is located at the top...

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Failsafe summer makeup hacks

We all love to have a bit of fun with makeup, but when it comes to getting ready every day, it’s best to keep it simple with a few fave essentials. At this time of year in the capital the mercury is rising above 35, and it’s hard to walk out the door without feeling like your face is melting down your crisp white shirt and ruining your day. I’m a big believer in less-is-more, and in summer my tip is to lean towards products that look fresh throughout the entire day but are also buildable for the night without being too ‘cake-face’...

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Some Café: Collector’s understated hidden gem

What better way to soak up a sunny spring afternoon than to grab a pal, hop in the car and take a short trip up the highway to head out for lunch. Last weekend I did exactly this. After scrolling through its Instagram feed, full of charm and character, our mission was to check out the highly talked about venue that is Some Cafe, and I can assure you it did not disappoint. This hidden gem is located in Collector, NSW which is about 45 minutes from Canberra up the Federal Highway, making it a perfectly positioned pit stop...

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