I may sound a little bias when I talk about the picturesque Northern Beaches, because we all know its so damn beautiful..BUT there are a few that take the cake for the most amazing spots on the beaches.
Collins Flat – Manly
This little beauty is tucked between the hustle and bustle of Manly and Sydney’s North Head. The absolutely gorgeous secluded beach is the perfect place to escape the crowds, enjoy a quiet swim and a perfect place for a bottle of wine to watch the sun go down.
Fairlight Beach – Fairlight
This beautiful beach offers an amazing mix of sand, water, rock pool and ocean pools.Very easily accessible and just around the corner from the super beautiful, Manly Wharf. This is the ultimate picnic spot, and the perfect place to spend on those...
We all have those days where its too hard to get our butts into gear, our active wear is in the wash and our TV remote is just SO much closer than our runners. BUT speaking from experience, the hardest part of the workout is actually making yourself do it. Plus trust me when I say you never EVER regret a workout.
Here are a few of my tips to get your butt into gear when your relationship with exercise is on the rocks.
Buy yourself new active wear
Set yourself up a serious workout playlist
Set your workout space up a few hours before you start, this way there’s not another excuse to stop before you’ve started
Prepare your workout prior to starting, this will give you a clear idea about what you need to be doing whilst you workout
As some of you might be aware we spend a whole bunch of time road tripping the north and south coast of NSW. Our all time most travelled and most visited place is Seal Rocks. Our little tropical oasis only 3 hours north of Sydney, its safe to say we have had our fair share of road trips mishaps and road trip nails.
In order to nail your next road trip here are a few items we suggest you have on your ‘must have’ packing list.
An EPIC playlist – view our road trop playlist here
Snacks, you could go healthy if you wanted to…but where’s the fun in that? (a packet of chips, starbust lollies and a mineral water are my go to road trip items)
A good book, my absolute favourite read to date is ‘First, We Make the Beast Beautiful’ by Sarah Wilson
A good pair of headphones, and if you like to sing along...
So my day begins around 6.30am (with a wishful thinking alarm on for 7am)…generally woken by puppy kisses from my main man, Alfie Young. I wish I was a morning person but some of us are just NOT morning people…and hey there is noting wrong with that!
Brekkie generally consists of a coffee, hot lemon water to wash down my supplements, and either chilli eggs with asparagus OR a berry smoothie. My all time fav smoothie recipes can be found here
Next Alfie and I set out on our morning walk, approximately 5km around our beautiful curl curl and freshwater beach including the curl curl dog park (Alfie has a memory like a sponge and will remember every single tub of water along the entire walk and proceed to sit in each and every SINGLE one). Even though passers by think its hilarious, I’d like to...
If you are ANYTHING like me, you go through phases of liking one thing and phases of liking the next…often resulting in you turning your room, office, wardrobe or apartment upside down ATLEAST once every six months. Yeah, well I am having one of those moments RIGHT NOW! (SOS, the bank account won’t like this one). So here we go, out with the old and in with the new.
my fav inspo bits and bobs right now.
A seasonal must – the fiddle leaf fig, they go perfectly with these $12 Kmart baskets. Who's the real winner now, bank account?!
Etsy printable wall prints. I’ve purchased many from this lovely lady and they only set me back about $8 a download. ( another big tick for the bak account)
BOY…we have missed the guts out of you! We are celebrating the long awaited arrival of summer with just the most perfect girls lunch ever. Here are Laine’s top picks for nailing your first summer girls lunch.
The perfect spot, outdoor is best....why wouldn’t you want to be sitting in the sun sipping on cocktails and celebrating summer. Take advantage of the great weather and enjoy the stinging hot days into the balmy evenings with the company of your posse.
DÉCOR DÉCOR DÉCOR. Its all about nailing the décor…our must have items are, Moroccan floor cushions…or basically anything you can lie, sit, sleep or eat on. MORE THE BETTER, especially after you’ve eaten yourself silly…you can sprawl out and enjoy the summer vibes. Moroccan throws, lace table runners, v...
HOLY MANGO, its mango season baby! Those delicious, juicy, tropical mangoes are one of our favourite things about summer. There is nothing better than sitting on the beach, in your Laine Uluwatu full piece peeling back the skin of a juicy mango. A mango for every meal of the day keeps the doctor away ;)….well maybe not but its definitely worth a try.
To celebrate their long awaited arrival, we have complied a list of our all time fav ways to eat mango for you to try out this summer. Mango is an incredibly versatile fruit, so make sure you keep reading to find out our favourite mango recipes, and I’m not kidding…there will be a recipe for each meal of the day, plus more! YAY!
The possibilities are endless…fruity ones, creamy ones, nutty ones, healthy ones, not so healthy ones…AND our favourite popsicle recipe of the summer... THE CHAMPAGE POPSICLE…Yes you heard me correct, keep reading for our ultimate champagne popsicle recipe. We also have a number of cocktail popsicle recipes that you ALL need to try this summer!
For us babes who spend our time by the beach and no place else throughout summer, more than likely munching on mango or eating a whole watermelon with a plastic spoon…we all are aware of how good a refreshing popsicle tastes after a hot day of sunning and salting. Keep reading to try our amazing and most favourite popsicle recipes for summer. Don’t worry, we have all you health nuts covered ;)
The struggle is real in summer, we want that bangin bikini bod, but we want those doughnut time salted caramel donuts even more. If you need ideas to cure your sugar craving this summer you need to keep reading…
Put the donut down…and try these delicious smoothie recipes instead, having a serious sweet tooth myself I swear by these super healthy smoothies and smoothie bowls! They keep you fuller for longer, taste like they should be naughty AND they are not salted caramel donuts. Winning!
Banana and Berry
1 ripe banana
1 Cup Frozen berries
½ cup of Oats + Chia Coconut
1 Tablespoon of Black Swan Greek yogurt + coconut
1 – 1 ½ cups of unsweetened coconut and almond milk
With summer fast approaching, so are the salty days by the beach, emptying the sand out of your beach bag and last but not least, the DREADED dry beach hair.
It is often too easy to get into the wake up, eat, beach, sleep REPEAT, meaning we occasionally give all things hygiene a miss (I mean the beach is like a shower, right?). HOWEVER, with all of the amazing things about summer, bad things come too. In this case the biggest bummer is the crazy dry summer hair than we are all prone to getting. BUT FEAR NOT! We have your back, continue reading to find out Laine’s top tips to keeping babylicious hair all summer long!
With too much sun, salt, chlorine and all things summer it also comes that crunchy, dry feeling when you go to run Baywatch style up the beach onl...