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beauty spot: battling winter skin

beauty spot: battling winter skin

Winter is definitely here now in Australia and the combination of dry heating and the start of a head cold has sent my face into a bit of a freak out. I also periodically suffer from eczema around my eyes and it has decided to […]

lusting for: lisa eldridge rings

lusting for: lisa eldridge rings

I have been a huge fan of Lisa Eldridge for years – basically everything I know about make-up comes from her! One of her trademarks is the gorgeous gemstone rings she stacks on her fingers and now she’s launched her own collection. It’s absolutely gorgeous […]

down the aisle: you’re engaged! now what?

down the aisle: you’re engaged! now what?

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Guess what – me too! I’m looking forward to sharing this journey with you and trading tips and tricks to keep us sane in the lead up to the big day. Despite being together for almost ten years, we had actually planned […]

in the news: harry and meghan’s royal wedding

in the news: harry and meghan’s royal wedding

Who doesn’t love a royal wedding? Despite having moved back from London to Australia a couple of months ago, I still feel a certain affinity for the UK and the royals. I was particularly excited for this wedding, because I was a longtime reader of […]

at the theatre: harry potter and the cursed child

at the theatre: harry potter and the cursed child

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** Last month, I was one of the first people to get to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and now that reviews are officially allowed, I can’t wait to tell you about it! (Full disclaimer – […]

at the theatre: hamlet

at the theatre: hamlet

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** I was lucky enough to have tickets to Hamlet last night and I have to start by saying it was worth every penny! (And yes, I got one of those tickets that cost a lot of pennies…) […]

eating out: lantana

eating out: lantana

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** Sometimes I need a little taste of home. When I do, I head to one of my favourite Australian cafes for brunch. Lantana was one of the early players in the Australian coffee and brunch invasion, and […]

eating out: chick ‘n’ sours

eating out: chick ‘n’ sours

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** When I heard that there was a new restaurant in Dalston serving fried chicken and sour cocktails, I knew I had to try it out! Chick ‘n’ Sours does exactly what the name says. The menu is […]

eating out: patty and bun

eating out: patty and bun

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** I love a good burger and when I set off on a mission to find the best burger in London, one name kept coming up – Patty & Bun. We went to the cozy James Street location […]

eating out: duck and rice

eating out: duck and rice

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** Duck & Rice was one of the most hotly anticipated openings of 2015, and last night, I popped in with a few friends to check whether it lived up to the hype. The pub/restaurant is the latest […]

eating out: dishoom

eating out: dishoom

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** If I want Indian food, I just need to cross the street from my flat. But if I want Indian food and a night out, I head to Dishoom in Covent Garden. Dishoom is inspired by the […]

eating out: bone daddies

eating out: bone daddies

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** Back before we lived in London, one of the highlights of our visits here was dropping into Bone Daddies in Soho for ramen. Now that we live here, we are at risk of becoming regulars! I’m going […]