Lifestyle

All about embracing that unique Australian lifestyle, discovering new destinations, tastes or the best advice in fitness, productivity and much more.

Buy one get one FREE today at Subway Beach Road
Buy one get one FREE today at Subway Beach Road

Subway Beach Road, Surfers Paradise is today celebrating a fresh new look with a great promotion buy one get one free offer.

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount Pictures.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin talk all things Rocketman

Watch Elton John and longtime Lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin talk about seeing Rocketman for the first time at the Cannes world premiere.

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Citadines Connect Sydney a refreshing take on an airport hotel
Citadines Connect Sydney a refreshing take on an airport hotel

Citadines Connect Sydney a chic new business hotel perfect for frequent travellers passing through the iconic gateway city of Australia.

Australia's Most #Lykable Dog has been found
Australia’s Most #Lykable Dog has been found

The official winner of the Australia’s Most #Lykable Dog title was the ever-smiling Sean the Tibby Pug who “lights up the room and brings joy to whoever he is around”

Talking the road to Eurovision with Darude
Talking the road to Eurovision with Darude

We caught up with legendary DJ and producer Darude who’s in Tel Aviv ahead of last night’s semi final performance at Eurovision

George Calombaris just called Perth’s RQCC the Met Gala of Australia.
George Calombaris just called Perth’s RQCC the Met Gala of Australia.

George Calombaris Reportedly referring to Perth’s Royal Queensbury Championship the Met Gala of Australia while in WA filming.

There are heaps of reasons to get in the garden. To start with, gardening is a great form of physical exercise, with all the bending, pulling, digging and carrying. Then there’re the benefits to your mental health and wellbeing, which are all backed by research and evidence. Also, you get to sit back and take in the rewards of all your hard work as you relax in your back or front yard after a long day of working out your green thumb. But what if you’re pressed for time and you want to create an edible green wonderland? Fear not, because there are ways that you can make your garden self-sustaining. Read on to find out more. Irrigation Systems Irrigation has changed the shape and course of humanities’ time on this planet. So the first step in creating a garden that can fend for itself is to invest in some irrigation supplies from SunshowerOnline. An irrigation system linked to a timer will ensure that your garden gets all the water it needs, at the same time every day, to keep it growing and thriving. You’ll need to keep an eye on the weather though — because if your irrigation system waters your garden before a heavy downfall you can run the risk of drowning your plants. So just remember to disable the timer system on days when there is heavy rain forecast. Lay the Foundations Right The foundation of any blooming, booming garden is healthy and rich soil. Now some people are lucky to live in areas where the soil is packed full of nutrients already and most plants just thrive naturally, but others may not be so lucky. If you’re one on the unlucky ones, you’ll need to invest time and energy into your soil. Begin with compost — you can make your own out of your vegetables, fruits, and other food scraps. If you're unsure where to start check out this guide to composting. Once you have some delicious, healthy soil, your garden will be able to take care of itself. What to Plant? You’re spoiled for choice here. There’s a range of edible plants and herbs that can all grow happily in the Australian climate. A surefire winner is tomatoes, which are easy to grow and look after. You can also try your hand at cucumber, chillies, carrots, pumpkins, strawberries, blueberries or even larger citrus trees like limes and lemons. You can also plant vines like kiwi fruit or passionfruit. Keep in mind that some plants grow in different seasons so you’ll need to pick your planting times carefully. Consider garnishing your garden and your plate with some edible herbs — basil, oregano, parsley, thyme and rosemary are all hardy plants that can thrive with very little attention. Keep the Weeds Away While a self-sustaining garden is the goal you’ll have to put in some work here and there, and one thing you can’t avoid is weeding. Weeds take up valuable garden and soil-space that is better utilised by your actual edible plants. Get in the garden every week or two and pull out anything that you didn’t plant yourself or that you don’t want growing in your garden. This leaves all the room for your green babies. A Growing Conclusion The first step to a self-sustaining garden in a decent, timed irrigation system. You’ll want to ensure that you have healthy, rich and nutrient-dense soil as well. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to what to plant — with a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs available. Finally, you’ll still need to put in a bit of work to keep the weeds at bay. Happy gardening!
How to Create a Self-Sustaining Edible Garden

There are heaps of reasons to get in the garden. To start with, gardening is a great form of physical exercise, with all the bending, pulling

10 Weird and Wonderful Beers to find at GABS

The GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival is working its way back for another huge year and it’s time to get your tastebuds ready for some of the

New Victoria’s Secret Angel Alexina Graham!
Taking 5 with Victoria’s Secret Angel Alexina Graham!

Charismatic and beautiful are two words that are commonly used to describe Alexina Graham. She was born and raised in Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

New Victoria’s Secret Angel Grace Elizabeth!
Hello, Victoria’s Secret Angel Grace Elizabeth!

Grace Elizabeth, declared the modern reincarnation of the original supermodel by Vogue, V Magazine and GQ alike, she’s becoming an icon in her own right

New Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin!
Getting to know Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin a native of Budapest, Hungary, was discovered at age 12 while running errands with her mother in a nearby village.

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New Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin!
Meet the new Victoria’s Secret Angels

Anew group of Angels just received their wings, The newest names joining the list of VS Angels is Barbara Palvin, Grace Elizabeth, Alexina Graham.

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The Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream Sandwich

Easter is right around the corner and Sydney’s Tramsheds are celebrating with some delectable masterpieces fit for the occasion

Taking The Drop Festival with Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew
Talking The Drop with Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew

Wayne resides on the Gold Coast, and his current venture sees him as a significant stakeholder in the music festival “The Drop Festival”, which is the

The barefoot carefree and multi-talented Olivia Siebel
The barefoot carefree and multi-talented Olivia Siebel

Today we chat with the lovely and multi-talented Olivia Siebel; She’s barefoot and carefree a focussed and talented Freelance writer, actress, published author and model.

Bedding Blocks - How Does Your Sleeping Area Stack Up?
Bedding Blocks – How Does Your Sleeping Area Stack Up?

Creating the perfect environment to optimise sleep is worth the effort and investment. A good night’s sleep will improve your daily performance

What flowers should you get for your friend who is terrible at keeping flowers alive?

When you go to the trouble of buying flowers for a loved one, you want…

Did somebody say Silent Disco Yoga ?

Breaking hotel norms seems to be something W Brisbane embraces daily with their bold style…

I Scream, You Scream, Ben & Jerry’s Screams for Free Ice Cream on Free Cone Day, returning April 9!
Are you ready for FREE Ben & Jerry’s Tomorrow

Ice Cream lovers are you ready because the best time of year is upon us…

Beats steps out with High Performance Wireless Contender
Beats steps out with High Performance Wireless Contender

Today Beats by Dr Dre introduced Powerbeats Pro, completely wireless headphones that deliver that world-class…

Stephanie Gilmore talking Life, Success and The Gold Coast
One such talent is the current female world surf champion, Stephanie Gilmore. Much more than…
Celebrations All Around for Brisbane Marriott
We're in a celebratory mood, and we're not the only ones, We recently got to…
Tipple: Gin Lane – Watermelon & Basil Gin and Tonic
The seasons are changing and summer is fading, but today we have a sweet and…
The Byron at Byron to host ‘Down Under Answers Symposium’

Next Week, fifty five travel agents from America who specialise in selling Australia to the…

BLOG: Sir Richard Branson on the Brexit crisis
  The EU Council has granted the UK government’s wish. An extension of Article 50…
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the Muslim community the day after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
New Zealand offers a lesson in the darkest of times
We've all been moved and horrified by the images of recent events in New Zealand,…
Five Aussie dogs  to follow on Instagram
Five Aussie dogs to follow on Instagram
The latest instagram trend to hit 2019 comes as a furry surprise, with mans best…
The Chakra Checklist – A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga
Yoga has slowly made its way into mainstream fitness and is now an activity offered…
Amigos it's time for La Diosa Mexicana
Amigos it’s time for La Diosa Mexicana
Gold Coasters it's time to say 'salud' at La Diosa Mexicana the newest dining hot…
Did someone say 50cent wings and Football?
Did someone say 50cent wings and Football?
We've been enjoying a nice and prolonged end to summer, and now the year can…
As Summer fades here’s some Tasty food finds
Well as the sunshine dips over the horizon and summer ends. We're heading into the…
The Creme Egg Block is Here
The Creme Egg Block is Here
We've been known to stash, inhale or devour a Cadbury Creme Egg or two. But…
Mondays are tough but how about a FREE Dinner
Mondays are tough but how about a FREE Dinner
Mondays they feel more oppressive than any other day of the week, but we may…
Subway serves up delivery deal to Aussies
Subway serves up delivery deal to Aussies
We've all been there hungry with the want for something fresh, tasty and delivered and…
The Beer InCider a killer music, beer and food festival.
The Beer InCider a killer music, beer and food festival.
Melbourne and Brisbane the countdown is on until The Beer Incider Experience which is rolls into…
Saint Helens leads the way as Kirra takes it up a notch
We've always known there is something in the water at Kirra, but now there is…
Bleach Festival 2019 a new era for the Gold Coast
Bleach Festival 2019 a new era for the Gold Coast
The eighth annual Bleach* festival is set for April 17-28 and is aiming to herald…
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Inside Virgin Galactic’s Historic First Space Flight
aking to the skies above the Mojave desert, Virgin Galactic conducted its fourth powered test…
The Island Getaway in Our Backyard
owever such places are not always accessible or time achievable if you only have a…
The Brisbane Break
Positioned in the heart of South Bank, the hotel is a stone's throw away from…
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Holden Acadia, It’s not just about the journey, but how you arrive…
ummer is the time of year when the family car is receiving a one of…
Harvest Buffet, The Star Gold Coast, Venue
Have you been to Harvest yet?
With a new year upon us and the manic festive season in the rearview and…