Zara D’Cotta: Six reasons to eat with seasons

Great article on healthy eating and why it’s important to eat with the seasons from Aussie blogger, Zara D’Cotta.

Zara D’Cotta started OhMyGoodness (OMG) following her breast cancer diagnosis just before her 30th birthday. This life-changing experience inspired her to take a leap of faith and leave her career in corporate communications to combine her passion for health and wellbeing with her love of storytelling.

Zara noticed a push towards locally grown food; a desire to build our sense of community; the growing importance of wellbeing and interest in finding new and fun ways to exercise.  OhMyGoodness (OMG), her ultimate guide to healthy living, is now followed by 30,000 Australians who love its guides to the hottest healthy eating spots, fitness trends, travel adventures and beautifully styled whole food recipes.

One of Zara’s key healthy eating tips is to eat seasonal produce. In a recent blog post, she explained why.

Mother Nature is a very clever lady. She knows what foods are best to nourish and sustain us through each season, making sure they are abundant and ripe for the picking at…

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Inspirational Woman: Olivia Wollenberg

Olivia Wollenberg is a British foodie blogger, best-selling author and super force behind Livia’s Kitchen. Having been diagnosed with severe food intolerances, Olivia turned her desire for “f… Source: Inspirational Woman: Olivia Wollenberg

Pro Pick: Mascara Mania with Ere Perez

Mascara Mania – All about the lashes – with Emmily Banks and Ere Perez @ereperezmakeup @depthsofbeauty #mascara

Have you ever rushed out of the house forgetting to add a lick of mascara and spent the entire day feeling naked?! I know you know what I’m talking about!

Whether you love a little makeup or a lot, mascara is one of those miracle cosmetic products that few of us could bear to live without. By enhancing the shape of the eye and defining the lashes, all it takes is a few little licks and you’re instantly feeling more awake and ready to face the day.

Enter: Ere Perez’s gorgeous range of natural mascaras!

  1. Volumizing Waterproof mascara – the only natural waterproof mascara on the market!
  1. All-Day Sunflower Oil mascara – a long lasting brown to accentuate length and add shine.
  1. Natural Almond Oil mascara – glossy black to strengthen, lengthen, condition and stimulate growth.
  1. Lash & Brow Aloe Vera Gel mascara – clear multi purpose for a clean, wet…

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Inspirational Vegan: James Aspey

James Aspey is one of Australia’s best known vegans.  Having beaten cancer, he decided to get healthy and went vegetarian. His journey led him to become vegan, and to his Voiceless365 campaign for which he took a year’s vow of silence in support of voiceless animals. Here he tells us about his journey and life as a … Continue reading Inspirational Vegan: James Aspey

Holy Matcha! Have you discovered the wonder tea?

If you ask what are the health benefits of matcha, you may as well just ask what aren’t they! Because frankly matcha tea seems to be the answer to almost everything health-related.  It’s just so incredibly good for you, apparently!   Zen monks have sworn by it for centuries and they live a VERY long and healthy life! … Continue reading Holy Matcha! Have you discovered the wonder tea?

20 life skills all kids should have by 16

In this digital, convenience-centric and consumable age, children are spending more and more time in front of screens and less time with parents, learning manual, useful life skills that will help them to live independently (hence they don’t leave home until they’re well into their 20s or later!). Consequently, skills we all took for granted as … Continue reading 20 life skills all kids should have by 16

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: International Day of Recycling

May 17th is the International Day for Recycling. It’s an important day to be environmentally aware and recall the strategy of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It’s amazing that some people still can’t be bothered to recycle or don’t believe it’s worth doing. It’s also ridiculous that we produce so much that can’t be recycled, or … Continue reading Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: International Day of Recycling

Inspirational woman: Annalise Braakensiek

Read our interview with the fabulous @annalisebraakensiek – all about natural health and beauty…

Beautiful Australian model, designer and presenter Annalise Braakensiek is one of our most gorgeous neighbours in Sydney and a long-term fan of Ere Perez. With an incredible 2.4 million Facebook followers and another 22.5k on Instagram, this super-talented lady is as influential, as she is gorgeous; speaks six languages; has her own stunning range of jewellery and a line of sleepwear and lingerie.

She has just signed with Spanish sunglasses brand, Flamingo, and has her own collection set to launch in October this year at http://www.flamingoaustralia.com.

Annalise grew up on a biodynamic farm and is naturally dedicated to healthy living, a devoted yoga fan, pescatarian and cruelty free advocate.  She’s a committed supporter of the Starlight Foundation, Cancer Council and Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre and prolific animal rights advocate, having campaigned on behalf of PETA, the Human Society International (HSI), and the RSPCA.

What does being naturally beautiful mean to…

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Amazing almond blossom

Amazing almond blossom of the Lecrin Valley

The Lecrin Valley

No matter how many years you spend living in or visiting the Lecrin Valley, you will never tire of the amazing spectacle every January and February when the almond blossom is in full bloom.

The new blossom heralds the spring, bringing the Lecrin Valley and surrounding hills to life at the end of the winter. It’s so incredibly beautiful with the soft pink flowers contrasted against the rugged rockiness of the Andalucian landscape.

Photos by Danielle Gouwens @ At Home in Andalusia 

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Keeping the ‘tache? Here’s how to nurture it…

We’re almost at the end of Movember, so how many of you newly hirsute men have grown accustomed to your moustaches and want to carry on nurturing them? Moustaches are IN in a big way, but if you’re not confident in your moustache-wearing or moustache-grooming ability, then Stephen Handisides, male grooming expert and founder of … Continue reading Keeping the ‘tache? Here’s how to nurture it…