If you haven’t had a chance to watch Food inc yet, either watch it now or read this review to give you some insight into the ideas and discussions that are featured in the film. You may just put some time aside to watch it. In my opinion, the movie is valuable to everyone! http://vanessamegan.com/blog/food-inc-movie-review
Happy New Year!
There is nothing as inspiring as the start of a new year to reflect, refocus and set meaningful goals. Last year one of my closest girlfriends and I sat down and planned a joint bucket list – a list of goals we wanted to achieve in 2012. We had a lot of fun throughout the year. breaking out and having new experiences. I’m currently doing the same for 2013. This year I want to learn a language. I...
For anyone living on or visiting the Gold Coast, we have a suggestion (must add) for your to do list. I was lucky enough to find THE most indulgent spa treatment centre on the Coast just a couple of weeks ago…. spaQ located in the QT hotel in Surfers Paradise has gone far beyond my expectations and past experiences. Yes, I have had a few spa treatments in my time and this one tops the...
Gift ideas under $30
With the secret santa list growing at a rapid rate, I thought it would be timely to list a number of ideas for gifts all under $30. 1. Lantern Cookery Classics - 19.99 each The perfect kitchen companion. I want to collect them all. My favourite chefs paired with a super cute looking cover. 2. Country Road Ady Votives Gift Set - $17.95 Country Road always produce the most amazing gift sets...
Have you heard about the amazing benefits of buying organic produce? Well if you haven’t there are many places to find out online. Just search “benefits of organic produce” in Google and you will find an overwhelming amount of information. Would you drink pesticides from your garden shed? Then why would you eat fresh produce that has been sprayed with chemicals and pesticides? I...
Everyone seems to be so excited for summer, me included. With the hot weather approaching quickly, what is the first thing I thought of…. Food. We have created some nice soup recipes through winter. I am on my last batch of soup this week and it was definitely not as satisfying eating soup in out the humid weather today. I am so looking forward to creating some delicious salads this...
1. Sass and Bide One Fine Day Necklace 2. Dannijo Esterella Earrings 3. Gemma Redux Scalloped Stone Necklace
The Body + Soul Workout
For me workouts that appeal require very little equipment and can be completed outdoors in the fresh air. I am a newspaper junkie - can’t get enough of them and particularly love mulling over the Body + Soul section. I came across this fantastic work out and knew you would all love it. It combines cardio and strength for one super awesome session. It is a challenge each time to improve the time...
Style icons come in all shapes and sizes
I have a confession. I have a new style icon that proves big things come in small packages. Alexander Wang’s gorgeous niece has been making her mark on street style with her fabulous outfits of late. She is super adorable and has impeccable taste…. (or should I say her uncle does!) Follow kate in...
Hump Day Pamper
By now you will all know that we love a mid-week DIY pamper. Tonight I am going to indulge in a DIY facial. Facials help maintain radiant skin and depending on your products, they can target different problem areas in our skin. I wanted to share with you a non-expensive DIY facial that you can do anytime. Step 1: Wash your face with a good cleanser. I use the Priori CoffeeBerry Revitalising...
Cauliflower Pizza Base
If you have a pizza stone use it for this recipe. If you don’t, get one! Once you have tried this recipe, you will have clean pizzas regularly. Base - This is enough to make one pizza (30cm diameter or two small pizzas) 1/2 head cauliflower (grated it should be approximately 2 cups) 1 egg (egg white only if you are being super clean) 1/4 cup cottage cheese (optional) 1 teaspoon...
I was recently at dinner with a girlfriend whose opinion I value very highly. She asked me what my plans were for the week / weekend and after tirelessly listening to my long list she advised me that I have to stop, I have to start saying no and I have to start learning to enjoy ‘me’ time. It was one of those ‘ah’ moments where something really clicks and I knew I had to make changes then and...
Summer shopping list
1. Nowhere Krasner Tshirt 2. Ellery Wrap Around Skirt 3. Sass and Bide On the Verge Shirt 4. Witchery Printed Textured City Short 5. Tony Bianco Alamo Heel 6. Zimmermann Elixir Underwire Bikini 7. Seed Freida Pony Hair Purse 8. Country Road Aurelia Sandal 9. OPI ‘Red my Fortune Cookie’ Nail polish 10. Camilla Amulet Floor Length Tie Neck Dress YES, I AM...
I have been searching for some good iPhone Apps to motivate me in health and fitness. Below are some basic, informative apps where you will find daily tips and affirmations. Comment below if you have a favourite wellbeing app so we can check it out! - Health Tip of the Day (my favourite): this app is brought to you by Lisa Best. Visit her website and blog http://healingwithholisticnutrition.com...
One thing I can’t get enough of lately is rosehip oil. Since wellbeing has been in a public spotlight, the talk of rosehip oil as a part of our daily beauty routines has amplified. This little gem in a bottle is full of fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that hydrate and improve the appearance of your skin. With Miranda Kerr swearing by Rosehip Oil as a part of her daily routine - I...
Watch and Learn
As we welcome you on our journey towards building knowledge on food, fitness, fashion and general wellbeing and happiness, we would like to share some insightful articles and documentaries that have helps us along the way. You can find them by clicking the links below. Life Wasted (article) - This article is a great motivator. It covers many areas that we should focus on to perfect our way of...
We love to celebrate the diversity of talent in Australia. So much so that when we hear that a favourite brand originates from the land we call home, we practically squeal with joy! Designer Johnny Schembri has been no stranger to the public eye lately with his label, by johnny. His brand encapsulates high end fashion pieces at a fraction of the price. We are lusting over his latest collection...
Fish is a vital part of every diet. It is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and is low in fat and high in protein. Just be careful of the high levels of mercury in some fish. Find other great tips here. Over the next couple of months my goal is to create a habit of having at least two meals of fish in a week. How do you manage to introduce fish into your meal plan? Here is my...
Conquer the Hills
After running over 5km of hills on Wednesday morning at 6am our trainer posted this picture…. I completed something I never imagined I could do and it was so fulfilling. Now it is your turn .. Overcome your fear and conquer some hills! Note: You can relate to physical and emotional hills :-) Follow kate in may www.kateinmay.com ...
Clean Pumpkin Soup
I have been craving pumpkin soup lately. This afternoon I decided to get into the kitchen and make a clean version for my lunches. This recipe made 4 serves. 4 cups Butternut Pumpkin - cut into small chunks 2 small carrots chopped 1 brown onion - cut into small chunks 1 teaspoon of nutmeg 1 can of cannellini beans 2 cups of vegetable stock Pepper Place the pumpkin, carrots and onion in...
Jason Wu - Resort 2013
And look where pintrest took me…. Enjoy our favourites from Jason Wu, Resort 2013. After this last whirlwind of a fortnight, I have finally had a chance to log into my printerest to search for some inspiration. This is one of my favourite things to do, while listening to some fun girly music. My creative ideas and new blog topics come to mind. How could anyone call this...
After a few weeks of falling off the health bandwagon, I am so ready to get healthy again. With the help of my fellow kateinmay partner, Renee I am pumped to increase my fitness, healthy foods and feel wonderful again. I am a health blog junkie and the latest craze appears to be green smoothies. Green smoothies are packed with chlorophyll, a plants equivalent to the human blood. Chlorophyll...
Tuna Fritters is one of my favourite recipes. If you are not the biggest fan of tuna, it is a great way to start loving it! Ingredients: 425g tin of tuna in springwater (drained) 4 eggs 1 clove of garlic (chopped) 1 brown onion (chopped) Olive oil Method: Fry garlic and brown onion in nonstick frypan for 5 minutes (use a dash of olive oil if needed). Mix tuna and 4 eggs in bowl. Add...
In 2008 we were introduced to the movie “Yes Man”, a tale in which a man decides to say yes to everything for a year. In doing so he expands his horizons, builds character and lives a more fulfilling life. Whilst we aren’t encouraging you to be quite so drastic (hey we all agree that some things don’t deserve a yes and that sometimes saying no is a beautiful talent) we...
Meg and I have a special talent when it comes to cleaning out our cupboards and selling old clothes to make some extra pocket money. I am doing my winter cupboard raid, before we go to the markets/sell on ebay and I came across some old clothes (I now fit into the pants after 12 weeks of bootcamp) and matched it with a bag I got in Florence last year. I think I may just keep these ones. I love...
Lentil & Tomato Mix
This afternoon I decided to cook up some healthy snacks for my lunches. Being prepared is key! With a pretty empty pantry, I put together what I could and came up with an incredibly healthy and tasty dish. I separated it into small containers to make up well-balanced snacks. Method In a fry pan saute 2 cloves of garlic and half an onion. Add a can of drained, brown lentils and a can of diced...
Banana & Peanut Butter Cookies
Banana & Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients ½ cup almond meal 1 cup oats ½ tsb baking powder ½ cup Natvia (natural sweetener – from Coles) 1 egg, beaten 2 tbs of 100% natural peanut butter (you can get this from Mrs Flannerys) 1 banana, mashed 1 tsp vanilla extract Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees Mix all dry ingredients (almond meal, oats, baking powder, natvia) in a bowl Mix...
This week we love: 9 July 2012
After following the treasure yourself project by Lori Jai, we have decided that it is paramount to be positive and thankful about what you do have. Each week we are going to try and do a segment on the things we love and give you an insight into our lives and some of the things we are grateful for. 1. Training for Bridge to Brisbane with family and friends I saw in Saturday morning with the In...
Sass and Bide: Sing, Brother
Our favourites from the Sass & Bide Sing, Brother collection. Follow kate in may www.kateinmay.com www.facebook.com/kateinmay | @kateinmay | Instagram:@kateinmay
Anja Rubik: Natural | Effortless | Beautiful |...
She is not a typical beautiful. Her her features are abstract, her shots are natural and I can not even imagine the time she would put into sculpting that body. I find it hard to peel my eyes away when I see this woman. So cool, simple and effortless, yet powerful and totally influential. The one and only Anja Rubik is great motivation to be your best. Commit to and work hard towards everything...
1. Sportsgirl Kit Clutch 2. Mimco Pablo Hip Bag 3. Alexander Wang Prisma Flat Pouch 4. Alexander McQueen De-Manta Studded 5. Poupee Couture Frame Clutch 6. Proenza Schouler Lime Tiki Clutch Follow kate in may www.kateinmay.com www.facebook.com/kateinmay | @kateinmay | Instagram:@kateinmay
I am falling more in love with my knitted sweater every day! It is comfortable, stylish and easy to throw over almost any outfit. Whether it is a day time catch up with friends or a casual evening event, you really can not go wrong. Below are some great knits we have found. Best of all they are all affordable! Click on the links under the images and grab yourself the perfect knit to get you...
Eating out: Home Store + Cafe, Ashgrove
As many of you all now know, I am a breakfast feign. After trying to get together for a couple of weeks, the girls and I decided to head to Home Store + Cafe on Stewart Rd at Ashgrove for a breakfast catch up. The store itself is one of my favourite concepts, a homeware store and cafe all-in-one, extremely aesthetically pleasing. The store is child-friendly for any mums out there and is also...
Over a lovely breakfast with some gorgeous girls this morning we decided that this year will be the year that we do Bridge to Brisbane. We have decided that we will do the 5km and we will do it as a team. To get started we are going to start going for a jog together one evening a week and try and all motivate each other to get fit. I find that training with like-minded friends motivates you to...
I’m a list maker, straight up. I’m pedantic and find it so empowering to cross off an item of a list when completed / purchased / achieved. It goes hand in hand with my stationery obsession and thanks to the hints from one of my best friends who manages a Kikki-K store, my personal space has become inundated with cute list products. These are my favourites at the moment. All...
Train in the rain.
I went to training this morning, you may think I am crazy… I did as well when the rain started pouring down when stepped outside. However, now I feel amazing and proud that I did not let the rain interfere with my goals. Below are some benefits (not all too serious but definitely good points) and tips for training in bad weather thanks to http://blog.jiwok.com Benefits for training in the rain: ...
We HART you...
Jessica Hart, the Aussie talent who is taking on the world and showing us that fashion has no boundaries. We are forever lusting over the many facades of the blonde haired beauty. Whether she is glamming it up for the racings, grunging it for a day shopping or frolicking in a bikini: this girl never gets it wrong! Follow kate in...
Easy & Clean Chicken Curry
This Chicken Curry recipe is from scratch, super easy and super cheap! Ingredients: Two chicken breasts, sliced 1 litre of water 1 cube of chicken stock 3 tomatoes, chopped 1 tbs Curry powder (I used the Clive of India Authentic Curry powder brand) tsp cumin (add two if you love it) ½ cup of chickpeas Cracked pepper 1 tbs natural or greek yogurt 1 tbs of cornflour (optional) Method: ...
A penny in my pocket
Agh… it is the middle of the year and my saving is not going so well for my end of year trip. I don’t have great tax returns to rely on any more and I really need to tighten the belt. I came across an amazing article on the internet with 6 great tips for saving little bits of money and it is true, every cent does count. It’s not rocket science but they are great tips and I guess...