Off on a (relaxing) adventure!

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I’m not very good at relaxing. I always have to be doing fifty million things at once in the fear I might get bored and…. self combust? I’m not sure what I think will happen. But after working far too many 70+ hour work weeks in a row, my body had a little breakdown and […]

Giveaway: Win 1 of 10 digital magazine subscriptions!

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The lovely guys at Zinio recently contacted me and offered Love Swah readers the chance to win one of 10 one-year digital magazine subscriptions! So who are Zinio? They are a digital magazine company with literally thousands of top magazines from around the world.  You can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your […]

WIN 3 copies of my travel + dessert zines!

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Welcome to the first competition on Love Swah! Woo! Today I am giving away 3 copies of my travel + dessert zines of your choice! And if you aren’t the lucky winner fear not, every entrant will be emailed a 20% off coupon to use in my Zine Store! Please read about my zines and MCA Zine […]

Weekends Away: Canberra

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I was recently invited by Rachel (aka CreamyMiddles) to accompany her on an all expenses paid weekend away in Canberra – yes please! This is all part of a great marketing concept known as The Human Brochure – they invited 500 humans to come and experience Canberra first hand and then spread the word online (using the hashtag […]

Wanderlust: Inspiring Travel Videos

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I’ve been seeing some amazing travel videos springing up on Vimeo lately and have been bookmarking each to share them with you. They sure are giving me itchy feet to explore the world again! I’m excited my new camera has HD video – I am looking forward to creating travel and food videos in the […]

High Tea at Bistro Fax, Radisson Blu

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Disclosure: This high tea was provided by Groupon for my review I love high tea and always jump at the chance to try out a new place around Sydney. The guys at Groupon offered me the chance to try out one of their current restaurants that were being offered and when I received an email advising me of […]

Eating in Vietnam Part 2

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Here is Part 2 of my eating in Vietnam photo-log. This covers from Hoi An up to Hanoi, via Halong Bay. I was awoken at 4am in Hoi An to go on a sunrise bike ride. I was initially a bit shakey and nearly rode a woman off a bridge into the river. Oops! I managed to make […]

Eating in Vietnam Part 1

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I have slowly started trawling through the 1000+ photos I took in Vietnam and will be sharing more with you soon. Turns out I took so many photos of food in Vietnam I will have to do this post in 2 parts – Vietnam is a foodie paradise after all! Fresh tropical fruit is in abundance and […]

How to find a cheap flight

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I often get asked by friends and family for my tips on nabbing a cheap fare. Sometimes you get rewarded for planning ahead and careful organisation, other times you just get lucky and manage to grab an awesome fare! Regardless, these ideas will help make securing a cheap deal much easier. Image source ♥ Book early […]

Astonish Patisserie, Adelaide

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Several food bloggers and I (Tara, Sophie, Mel, Christine and Megan) were in Adelaide prior to the start of EDB and decided we needed to trial one of Adelaide’s many dessert bars. After a quick scour through Urbanspoon a few days prior, we settled on the newly opened Astonish Patisserie. We were warmly welcomed and […]