DREAMWEAVERS :: Elise Cook

  It’s likely the name rings a bell- Elise Cook and her husband Domenic Palumbo have been popping up everywhere from The Daily Mail to the front of the local paper as they carve out a seriously dreamy existence, both on Instagram and in real life. They also happen to have a home-base in the…

That time… my body stopped working.

I remember crying to Patrick one afternoon- would I end up in a wheelchair? Would this just keep getting worse? Was this my life now? I’d worked so hard my whole life, worked up to five jobs at a time, owning two businesses, doing a full course-load at uni, bought a house, finally started writing and adventuring and living and for what? To be completely immobilized for hours at a time with no idea why? 

Eat, Play, Love Part 1/3.

this is a really good spot to clarify that the sweet, sweet wall out the front, which we and everyone else stood in front of to get a billion photos is in front of a busy road- like, to get the photo, you physically have to dodge cars and motorbikes and will quite possibly get told off by bemused locals for.

Pizzateca- Italian for ‘Soul Food’.

We met our waiter next, and while I didn’t catch his name he was a dead ringer for Matty J- mate, if you’re reading this, surely there’s a bit of a side-hustle to be had there. He was super chilled out and friendly, and didn’t judge us for not sussing out the menu for ages or for ordering half of the thing when we did. You rock, Matty J.

Doing a Creative Writing Degree.

The best bit is doing something I love, every day. I study my degree full-time, and being consumed by it feels intoxicating in the best possible way. If you’re struggling to enjoy what you study, or if you’re tossing up the idea of studying afresh, I urge you to consider doing something you love. It might not be writing, or painting, or artsy at all, but if it’s what you love then work will come, purpose will come, and both you and the world will be so very thankful for it.

seven brilliant apps that’ll up your instagram game.

Hello, my name is Chloe and I am an addict. I’ve always had an addictive personality, whether it transpired as sneaking lollies from the jar, foregoing social commitments in favour of Candy Crush or throwing all I have into whatever madness-project has taken over my mind at the time. My drug of choice, though, is…

The business advice I wish I’d been given!

On the eve of my second (third? fourth? It was the second one I started, back in 2015, and is coming off the shelf after doing a bunch of other things) business launching, I have the entrepreneurial buzz in a big, big way. Some people jump out of planes to get high, others take pills…

a seriously exhaustive guide to holiday binge-watching.

Okay, if you’re reading this in the first few hours of your uni / school / work / easter hollies then you’re probably still way too optimistic, imagining that you’ll spend the next however-long doing things like hiking, and working on your skincare routine, and being a functioning member of society. While you’re wasting time with…

comparison is the thief of joy.

I have never once loved another human for anything more than I have loved them for being themselves.  Think about that. Turn it over in your head, breathe in, breathe out, and listen to it. It’s likely the same for you, too. We all think we are so flawed, and through these flaws we make…

All your love (Or Near Offer)

Before I get stuck into this post, I’d like to clarify that I am a very emotional person. I’m talking full blown sobbing at sad movies / happy TV shows / advertisements that tug on my heartstrings. I can’t kill a spider or a fly because in the moment between spotting the critter and doing something about…

How to score a sweet Instagram collaboration opportunity or two*

*by someone who hands them out! Ah, Instagram. Once the place for pictures of every meal you ever ate and every bangin’ club photo that was snapped of you on a Saturday night (just me?), it has now evolved into a creative hub- an absolute feast for those who have their fingers on the lifestyle…