Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Haven for Health Retreat
























We all know that life is getting busier by the second, and most of us wished we had more hours in a day, however it is not possible. So, if time does not slow down, we must do it. We forget that we are human beings and we are not always kind to ourselves as we do not allow time to enjoy simple moments such as a break without thinking about the To Do list that is waiting for us. 

I have to say, I am the same. I am so bad that anxiety and stress can get in my way. Last year, after a big health scare I decided to change my life. I promised to myself that I was going to love myself more and I was going to be kind to my body and mind. I joined the gym, tried to stress less and spent more time with family and friends. 

There are so many ways we can De-Stress and one of them is to get away if we can. Change the environment and enjoy nature. That is what I did this week when I went to HAVEN FOR HEALTH, a retreat located in the Mudgeeraba Forest on the Gold Coast, Qld - Australia. Here you can go for walks, enjoy yoga classes, stay in one of the amazing rooms, swing over tall trees, have a massage, enjoy the tranquillity, breathe fresh air, and so much more. Also, find out about the amazing essential oils from Young Living, the smell of these oils are so good and they also have great health benefits. 

A lovely place with unique style in the Gold Coast Hinterland. A must go destination to relax and enjoy nature. 

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Location: Haven for Health
Yoga poses: Sharon Little

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Whatever You Go. Go With Style.


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Style is really important as it defines you. The way you dress say so much about you and that is wonderful. Feeling stylish and beautiful no matter where you go is a great self- esteem booster. It will get your spirits high. So make the most of it.

What is your style? 

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Weekend at the Carrara Markets

There are so many amazing things to do on the Gold Coast and one of my favourite things to do is to spend a day or two at the Carrara Markets. It is only open on the weekends, so make sure to visit next time you are on the Gold Coast for the weekend.


Handmade jewellery. These ones are from Crystal and Pearl Co.

 When I see a book store I have to get inside, and second hand book stores are like treasure chests. It attracts me like a magnet and I cannot wait to get in there and go through everything because you never know what you can find. 


Make sure to try the different cuisines and delicacies. 






Have fun! Where else you get to get inside a giant wooden kangaroo pouch? There are more than 400 stalls here, I could not fit them all in this post, so make sure you do allow yourself plenty of time to explore this amazing place. Just be aware that the market opens at 7 am and closes at 3 pm. 


What do you like the most about markets? Please leave a comment below. 

Thanks for visiting. 

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Photography and Creative Content: PhotosbyCris and TC
Location: Carrara Markets Gold Coast Qld Australia

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Arts Centre Gold Coast


The weather is dramatically changing on the Gold Coast. We still have sunshine, however the temperature is definitely dropping. I love all the seasons of the year as they are all unique, but in winter I love getting indoors and enjoy the cultural side of the Gold Coast.

Today, I will be taking you to the THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

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Located in Surfers Paradise, the Arts Centre is easy to access and it has plenty of car park as well. 


The exhibitions and events change throughout the year, so always visit the website if you would like to find out what is on. The art galleries are spacious and amazing artists get to exhibit here. If you love art like I do, a visit to the Arts Centre is always a feast to the eyes.
While there, make sure to check the movie theatre. There are plenty of films to choose from.


After watching a movie or two, stretch your legs and go for a walk around the centre, you will find art everywhere. 




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You will need time to enjoy the centre, the sculptures, paintings, movies, photographs, etc... I loved every minute while I was there. After all these activities I felt hungry, and the Arts Café went beyond my expectations. It offers a variety of foods and drinks.


Well, I chose a flourless gluten free orange and almond cake and it was to die for.  

What do you like the most while visiting an art gallery? I would love to hear from you. 

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

My Visit to the Farmers' Market

We had a beautiful Sunday yesterday! A few showers that did not stop me from going to one of my favourite places to shop on the Gold Coast - The Farmers' Market.

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It is located in the Arts Centre. Here you will find a variety of products. Fruit, vegetables, flowers, delicious food prepared right in front of you, olives, oils, dog food, etc... So, it is great to have a very good walk around and explore. It will entice your senses. 

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Here you will find the freshest produce in town. From the farmers to your table. I love the smell of the fruit and vegetable. You can feel and smell the quality.




Look what I found! These amazing olives were to die for. They are from Byron Bay, a gorgeous town in New South Wales surrounded by stunning beaches and rainforest. 


I was lucky enough to bring home a delicious handmade in Byron Bay black tapenade which is olive paste. I simply spread on a piece of bread and could not believe on the taste. The saltiness of the olives and the flavoursome paste texture in my mouth was simply to die for. In addition, it is gluten free, vegan and raw.


From there, we stopped in front of these amazing gluten free doughnuts stall. My children ate two each. They loved them so much, that they said they want to go back to the market next Sunday. These delicious treats were cooked right in front of us. You cannot get fresher than that. 



Delicious fresh bread. 


Try something new! 


Mouthwatering desserts!



These amazing cakes below are actually for dogs only. I am so jealous!


           You will also find different plants and flowers to take home.




Thank you so much for coming to the Farmers' Market with me. If you liked this post, please leave a comment below.

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Location: Farmer's Market (Gold Coast Arts Centre)
Opening hours: Sundays only from 6 am to 11:30 am

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