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Tag Archives: Sydney

The World’s Best Bookstores

Whenever I go abroad, there are few things I like better than hunting out a new, local bookstore. From multi-floored stores with endless rows of books offering every genre imaginable, to hidden havens of dog-eared tales nestled among crooked shelves, there’s a faint magic in discovering a city’s literary hideaway. Whether a dedicated bookworm or someone with […]

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A Girl Down Under: In which I book a one way ticket to Bali

As Shakespeare once famously penned – the course of true love never did run smooth – and never have truer words been spoken than when it comes to my love affair with the land down under. I recently wrote about what it felt like to face deportation from the place I called home, only to discover that […]

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Review: Leap In – Alexandra Heminsley

  As someone who was so inspired by Alexandra Heminsley’s Running Like a Girl that I ran the London Marathon myself, it was with a great deal of delight that I learned she had penned Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves and the Will to Swim. Not too dissimilar from Running Like a Girl – […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which I Face Deportation

I’ve been toying with writing this post for a while now. Of late, I’ve made a conscious effort to offer readers of my blog more than just a glimmer into my life down under; I’ve offered bits of blogging advice, travel tips and reading round-ups in the hope that those who choose to visit my site might find something […]

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Review: The River at Night – Erica Ferencik

  After finishing American Psycho, I was keen to read something that would offer a sense of escapism – and a great deal less gore than I had become accustomed to while reading Brett Eaton Ellis’s most notorious tale. And so, for my next story I chose The River at Night; American writer Erica Ferencik’s debut […]

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Six of the Best: American Greats

  With the recent results of the American Election, and the consequential fall-out the world over, it’s fair to say that the US of A has lost its favour many. A country I’ve had a long distance literary love affair with since I was a young girl, while Trump’s presidency may not be the county’s finest hour, […]

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Yoga Teacher Training: A Year On

  I still remember with absolute clarity my first day of yoga teacher training. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I first stepped foot in Power Living and what was to become one of the most magical and transformational journeys of my life was at its very birth. I had been in […]

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An Urban Retreat in Bondi

It was while I was at Wanderlust 108 earlier this year that I first came across Bondi Yoga House. The first of its kind in Sydney, Bondi Yoga House is an urban guest house and retreat nestled down a quiet street in Bondi, a safe yet short distance from the buzz of the beach. Offering year-round retreats, […]

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My Hawaii Hit List

Hawaii has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. With six islands renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and endless beaches, palm trees a-plenty and home to some of the best surfing conditions in the world, I jumped at the chance to experience this little slice […]

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The Year of Living Danishly – Helen Russel

Despite having lived in Australia for almost a year now and having fully integrated myself into a Sydney-sider’s lifestyle – from partaking in everything from sunrise yoga to surf lessons – when it comes to my online reading matter, it has remained quintessentially British. From Stylist Magazine to the Telegraph Online and everything in between, […]

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