When The Nice Guy Wins

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There is a misconception going around, that nice guys always finish last. These are the kind of guys that carefully take into consideration how a girl feels, usually being the friend first before they show any kind of interest.

And it’s a tricky place to be in, because usually they are the sensitive type, not likely to puff out their chest and think with their penis. So naturally, as women, we tend to look past them and stick to what we know, focusing our attention on the ones that deserve it least. Read more ›

Why You Don’t Owe Your Choices



Processed with VSCO with b1 presetPeople love giving advice on what they think you should do. I come from a loud and proud Greek family, so believe me, I know this to be very true. But sometimes, advice can also mask itself as judgement, based on the values a person has and thinks you should have too.  This can be especially hard when you grow up in a certain environment, only to find yourself growing away from it and moving into something different. To throw a spanner into the works, you find yourself lost amongst different groups within this environment. For your reading pleasure, I have separated these and will list below.

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A Story About a Bird

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Snapped by me from my balcony. I love it when you have photos that match perfectly..

At times you need the words of someone else, to better describe how you feel. Enter author Paulo Coelho, who despite not being everyone’s cup of tea, is someone with a true gift for taking the complexity of life and narrating them in his own magical and relatable way. One book of his that I particularly like, is Eleven Minuets, about small-town girl Maria (oh the irony), and the lengths she will go to in order to leave her home in Brazil and become ‘successful’. Without ruining too much, she does leave, and instead of becoming a famous model gets lured into the world of prostitution in the picturesque city of Geneva, Switzerland. I’d like to share an exert from the book, which although speaks highly about love, to me spoke volumes about something else.

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Why We Need To Stop Waiting


Standard chat with my Brother.

It hit me suddenly, and quite unexpectedly; a realisation that summed up my dating life for the past four years.

I have always been a romantic at heart, the kind of cliché that laps up terrible Rom-Coms and believes the best in the worst kind of situations. Being even more of a typical single-girl, last night I went to the movies by myself, to see the not-so-terrible Italian film The Space Between. In a nutshell, the film follows ex-chef Marco, as he tries to come to grips with the loss of his best friend Claudio after he’s killed suddenly in a car crash. When Aussie girl Olivia, comes to his home-town Udine, everything is shaken the hell up, and she becomes the ray of sunshine he didn’t know he needed. Read more ›

BLONDE- Translated to Brunette


Frank and Maria.

Even though the hype has died down, I thought I would praise Frank and his latest album Blonde in my own way. Truthfully, I’ve heard mixed responses from different people, many who are disappointed that it didn’t have the same upbeat sound as Channel Orange. The man’s a lyrical genius though and I believe that Blonde speaks so clearly and so poetically to his experiences in love and life. It’s the kind of stuff you can listen to over and over and actually need to in order to really understand the meaning behind each song. So what I’ve done is picked a few of my favourite lines and will relate them back to my own personal love stories. Read more ›

My Mati- Into The Fire

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Camp fire, our rad accommodation and Jen reflecting out into the fog.

Last weekend, I spent some time away from the city and in the wilderness with my two gal pals. Truth be told, I have a love-hate relationship with city life. On one hand, I love and crave the energy that the buzz of a city brings, while a big part of me is easily overwhelmed by too much of it. As a sensitive soul, I constantly read that nature is where I should be dwelling in my free time. Some of my fondest memories overseas were just of me walking through green paths and being surrounded by trees and not much else. Nature has the ability to provide in abundance by doing very little, whilst big cities even small ones like Brisbane, are often demanding and draining. Read more ›

Real Recognises Real- Vanny

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A contagious smile-snapped by me.

This is a new thing I’m trying out here, whereby instead of talking about me, I talk with someone I admire. I met Vanny four years ago at my Brother’s cafe, where we worked together for a few years sharing dish duty and constantly getting in trouble for talking too much. Even though she is a few years younger than me, I never noticed the gap, and honestly I wish I was half as cool as her when I was 22. Read more ›

What I learnt- 6 Months of Travel


Waiting time- snapped by me in some airport..somewhere.

Last year I made a split decision that would have a pretty big effect on the rest of my year. After spending many months being unhappy in my general life situation, one night I found myself driving past an adventure store and promptly did an illegal U-turn to try and make my way to it. Half an hour later, I walked out with a backpack and idea that I would be spending some time backpacking through South America. Yes it was impulsive, and I’m sure many people would have lumped me into the typical Gen Y-eternal-wanderlust seeking category, but I didn’t really care. Nor did I particularly care that my parents weren’t too pleased about the whole idea, and that I would be putting my non-existent career on hold to go chase some South-American fantasy. I made a choice that felt so intuitively right at the time that all of that outside noise just seemed irrelevant. Read more ›

My Mati- Why Blue Is the Warmest And Coldest Colour


Venus after Botticelli by Yin Xin and blended with my hand because I like the colour of my nail polish and it’s sort of relevant.

The colour blue is calming, often reminding us of places we’ve been that make us feel still and at ease. Whether facing the sea, looking up at the sky or maybe sitting in a painted room, it soothes the soul instantly. There’s a darker side to the coolness of blue however, an aloofness that doesn’t have to be seen. We can feel the sharp, crisp sting of this calming hue, all the while mistaking it for tranquility. You see I love the colour blue, I just hate to feel it as deeply as I do. Read more ›

People & Places- Alma Mexicana

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A musician and beautiful singer performing at AM

Nothing makes me happier then when someone brings the love they have for their culture and connects it to a business. That’s exactly what Carla Esquivel did when she created her boutique Alma Mexicana which translates to Mexican Soul. When I went along to her Paddington store last Friday for a special Frida Kahlo night, it didn’t take long to see just how much heart Carla had injected into her business. For starters each piece is designed and made by Native Mexicans so you’re not only getting something authentic but you’re also supporting a local initiative. Read more ›