Stylish shops and cute cafes

William McInnes and holidays

The 53-year-old author and actor removes his glasses and wipes his eyes. William McInnes has just shared the intimate details of some last moments with his dying wife, film-maker Sarah Watt. We, the audience, accept the privilege with quiet humility after a frolic of a night following his animated...

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Perfume Notes

“A perfume is more than an extract, it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique.”   Giorgio Armani         I’m in a sensory cloud of late. Rose absolute, patchouli, pink pepper, jasmine, amber. Mmmm. Bourbon, cedar, vetiver, sea salt, vanilla, burnt...

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Enough

I have enough and I am enough. What a liberating thought! It plants me in the now. I feel the calm. Gratitude seeps in. We are always minding the gap of insufficiency, doubt, and worse despair. You can direct your gaze upwards or you can look down into the...

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A Noosa Easter, Anzacs and A case of the Blahs

I’m emerging from a patch of blah, where inspiration has been sorely lacking. Work has been a treadmill, beach runs a fatty-boom-boom grind, and deciding what to make for dinner…well, bewilderment. I admit, I’ve been a bit sh***y too. Then Pinterest popped this at me.   And I smiled...

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Passion

How we all want to keep passion flowing. Do you find yourself drawn to people, places and things that exude a bit of oomph, sparkle, depth, that extra-extra? Don’t we love inspiration. Just scrutinise the people having fun, those that have a glint in their eye. You want some...

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A Robust Life!

When America’s top cancer specialist sanctioned (moderate) coffee and wine-drinking in his best-selling book of rules on how to avoid illness and prolong your life, many twinkled with happiness. Here is my latest very cool cold-pressed coffee find for hot Noosa days. Check out a list of the new...

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