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artwork: Ailie Banks Picture this: you have a home. It’s your dream home. It doesn’t matter what that might look like to you, it could be sleek, shiny surfaces or ornate fireplaces and lush curtains draping all over the place or a snug little cottage, surrounded by gumtrees. It’s yours. Not only is it yours,…

How we stopped pushing, and found more happiness in our relationship.

Before I jump into the point of this post ( did someone say #clickbait?? haha, trust, I’ll get there), I’d like to set the scene with three things to note. My partner- holy shit, how old am I??- Patrick and I have one of the most chilled-out relationships in existence. We’ve been together for five years, and…

Ten reasons that travelling in a JUCY van is the best way to travel!

A hotel on the esplanade, overlooking a beautiful lake or ridiculously close to whatever attraction you’re after is quite often a little out of the student / young folk budget when you’re on the road for more than a few days. There’s something so sweet about camping by or stopping for lunch in spots that you know you could never afford to gaze at with bricks and mortar around you.

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…

How to clothes-shop on EBay like a professional stylist*.

*By absolutely no means am I a professional stylist, what a ridiculous and misinformed claim. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me where I got my dress / skirt / necklace / bag from and I replied with a gleeful grin and ‘EBay’, I would have an extra $5 this week…

The Great Ocean Road(trip)

I honestly believe that every South Australian over the age of about nineteen has, at least once, uttered the words ‘I really have to do the Great Ocean Road one day’. Honestly, for a lot of my friends (and until a couple of weeks ago, myself!), that’s about where it fizzles. It all becomes a…

Let’s talk about sex(y photos).

Once again, the topic of leaked nudes is all over the media. Honestly, I feel a little bit desensitised to the issue these days- funnily enough though, it’s the lack of feeling I have about it that makes me fired up as all hell. No prizes for guessing which aspect of the conversation I find…

A tribe of Australian Instagram accounts you want to be following.

Instagram is unashamedly my all time favourite form of social media, and probably could be listed as a hobby on my resume, too. There’s something so golden about seeing people’s lives through rose tinted glasses, and experiencing the way that they do life with pretty filters and strategic angles- bloody love it.  Some accounts are…

One for the small town kids.

This is an ode to the boys and girls that came from the middle of nowhere, and found themselves as small fish in a big town sea. You might have spent your toddlerhood on a station, kindergarten in the bush, (in my case) the first eight years of your life in a tiny seaside town…

The Chloe Jane Netflix weekend binge guide.

For some of us, it’s the last weekend of holidays; and the realisation has just dawned that we have packed the past two weeks with productive, worthwhile activities- meaning that we are running n fumes in terms of how much pop culture / lame but excellent movies / cult tv sows we have consumed. For…