Pizzateca- Italian for ‘Soul Food’.

Let’s clear one thing up straight away- when I go out to eat, I do not go for the food. Sure, a big bowl of delicious organic pasta or a salad with impossible ingredient names is a good time, but I am a student and honestly, mi goreng tastes pretty good to me too. When…

Doing a Creative Writing Degree.

‘Ello ‘ello! Today in things I didn’t really ever think I’d do a blog post about: the ins and outs of doing a degree in creative writing, what it ‘gives’ you and why I love it so very much. I guess that the fact I never thought I’d blog about this is telling, in that it’s…

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…

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…

How to turn your little home into your big love.

If you live in a house you call your own (that is, without mum or dad around to pick the towels up off of the floor or cook you dinner), then you understand how easy it is to fall in and out of love with your space. Some days it’s a sanctuary, a habitat which…

The Beach is for Everyone.

My love affair with the beach is absolutely hereditary. A little less ‘The Graduate’ and a little more like passing on a precious heirloom, all of my memories of my mum at her happiest involve a bottle of Palmer’s Coconut Suntan Oil, a faded pink-and-white-striped beach umbrella and sun, sand & crystal blue for as…

Please (please) stop asking when we’re getting engaged.

My sweet boyfriend Patrick and I have been together for four years this June. We’ve managed to tick off a lot of coupley-type things in that time; living together, a quick jaunt overseas, a joint savings account, buying our first home, adopting our two pups, pretty consistent banter about who’s turn it is to put…