Six packing tips for an easy holiday.

Need some simple tricks of the travel trade? Heading overseas for a short trip and want the packing to be as smooth as a Qantas landing?

I have done my fair share of travelling over the years and have learnt some things the hard way. I’ve even left my passport at home and managed to make it home and back to the airport again before my plane took off!

Some travel blunders are completely not your fault (unlike said passport disaster), so it’s good to be extra prepared for all the ‘just in cases’ that travelling can throw your way.

I’ve put together my six top travel packing tips to help make getting ready for your holiday a lot more fun and stress free. I’m off on a trip myself this week, so I’ll be checking in on my own post to make sure I don’t miss a thing. Make sure you read right to the end so you can see the check list for carry on baggage!

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International Women’s Day

Jules Sebastian

Happy International Women’s Day to every woman. 


This day has made me reflect on what we as women bring to the table. I believe it’s all sorts of things at all sorts of times. Right now for me, this season has been about being with my kids and taking on the role of mother like never before. Some days I have never been happier sitting at swimming lessons, and making sure homework is complete, and other days I feel I should be doing and achieving more on a career front. Both are equally as important, but sometimes the balance leans far more in one direction than the other. I try hard not to see this as a pause in my life, but an investment far greater that I’ll ever know. 


My mission, is to give what life hands me my full force, no matter the season, and to be fully present, loving and kind in every situation (which I completely fail at sometimes, by the way!). Life has given me two beautiful boys to raise. My time has been well spent with them. I hope they see a woman who is every bit soft as she is strong. That they see that their Dad treats her with respect, consideration and encouragement. I hope they grow into men who love women the way they should be loved.

To women across the globe today-I salute you, I cheer you on and I celebrate you in whatever season you might find yourself in. 


#internationalwomensday

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The untold stories of brave kids in Australia

‘Learning about food insecurity through the Sanitarium Good Start Breakfast Club has been an interesting and heartbreaking journey for me. To think about kids in this country going to school with no food in their tummies (and sometimes no lunch packed either), is a harrowing thought. I have found myself every morning, being very thankful for the packet of Weet-Bix in my pantry and that I am able to provide a nutritious breakfast for my kids on a daily basis. I absolutely do not take this for granted.

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Good Start Breakfast Club

If I told you that 1 in 5 kids in Australia go to school hungry, would you believe it? When the good people at Weet-Bix approached me to help put my voice to the national food crisis we have in this country, I honestly didn’t know much about it, I actually didn’t even know it was happening! I know from the work we do in The Sebastian Foundation, the need within some family units is huge, but I was blown away to learn more about what food insecurity was, the organisations that are doing something to help and how we can make a change within our own communities.

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Why I love voeu naturals

I could not have been more excited when voeu Skincare told me they were working on a Naturals range! Even though I love the core range and use it daily, I was interested in trying out something that used naturally derived ingredients.

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Tea with Jules with Rhian Allen

Rhian Allen is an entrepreneur, mum and all round healthy eating and meal prep goddess. She joins me for some tea and we discuss being a busy mum, taking care of our bodies, what to do with a fussy eater and running a multi million dollar business. Grab your cuppa and enjoy the chat – she is FAB!

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Winter Skin Care Tips

Ahhhh winter! Remind me why we love it again?! I can name a few things that I do love about the cooler months….electric blankets, open fire and endless warm mugs of tea. On the flip side we are talking…soggy umbrella’s, freezing Saturday mornings watching soccer and dry, chapped skin! Although I can’t do much to help your umbrella watching soccer situation, I can however, offer some fun facts on keeping your skin silky smooth and soft in the winter months.

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Autumn/Winter Shopping at Westfield Chatswood

Was that crisp air I felt today?!

With summer finally waving goodbye, I am getting ready to embrace the cooler months ahead. I love dressing for autumn and winter because it’s all about layering up, wearing knits and knee high boots.

I recently headed to Westfield Chatswood to get started on my autumn/winter shop and was blown away by the choice of retailers and the fact that I was able to deck myself out in so many different styles all without leaving the building. I wanted looks that were on trend and were going to keep me going through the season changes.

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