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July 24th, 2013

I’m so sad to be leaving Miami. Honestly one of the best places I’ve been to.
I will miss all the amazing people I have met, so great friendships have been made.
Bye bye beautiful Florida! — at The Florida Keys.

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Hit’em up style… MiGlami Style!

July 23rd, 2013

Dressed up in 60′s MiGlami at Miami Swimwear Fashion Week.
‪#‎mbfwswim‬ ‪#‎provacator‬ ‪#‎dolceandgabbana‬ #Armani ‪#‎hermes‬ ‪#‎bergdoffgoodman‬ ‪#‎miami‬ ‪#‎usa‬ ‪#‎fashion‬ — at The Raleigh Mercedes-Benz Swim Week.1002476_10151782413130799_1231538347_n

10 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS – 10. Ian Thorpe – Cook For Your Life App and Cook Book

December 23rd, 2011

My top gift idea for this Christmas is sending an app to a friend or family member with an iPhone or iPad. It’s also a great last minute gift!

The app.

You can gift any app, but I am also giving you a recommendation of a fantastic app that is out now and fantastic for someone who loves to cook. It’s Ian Thorpe‘s latest project called Cook For Your Life.

Ian Thorpe is known for his incredible swimming achievements – but not everyone knows that he loves to cook, so this is where Ian’s passion for tasty food has led him to develop simple, beautiful, easy-to-prepare, protein-rich meals to keep him in great shape.

In this, Ian’s first cookery app, he shares those recipes, as well as his philosophy on diet gleaned from experts in nutrition and performance that he’s had the privilege of working with during his years of elite sporting success.

Ian Thorpe – Cook For Your Life is only $2.99 in the iTunes app store and features:

* Over 75 recipes covering sides, vegetarian, seafood, poultry, lamb, beef, vegetarian, pork and desserts.
* Shopping list funtionality
* Favourites builder to create your perfect menus
* Video from Ian Thorpe
* Imperial & metric settings
* Oven timer

Example recipes included in Cook For Your Life:

* Vegetable stir-fry with miso
* Green envy vegetables
* Mrs Joyce’s Lebanese fish
* Grilled salmon with roast capsicum pesto
* Chicken larb san choi bao
* Three-day chicken
* Spicy beef and lentil burgers
* Lamb steaks with herbs and harissa
* Japanese pork with onion dressing
* Vanilla pannacottas with berry coulis

Click HERE to view on Apple website.

The book.

Ian Thorpe – Cook For Your Life

Ian Thorpe is an incredible Australian. He has achieved more then most people on the planet, but still maintains to be a real person underneath that powerful physique. A new addition to his impressive portfolio is the cook book, Cook For Your Life.

I’ve bought this book for my mother (because she doesn’t have an iPhone!) and flicking through the book I have found a heap of recipes I’ve book marked for both mum and me to make. This book is incredible and the photography and food styling is so beautiful and real.

Ian has put together a selection of recipes which require the best and freshest ingredients, which ultimately means you and your family benefit. The meals are nutritionally structured, combining a range of vegetable, proteins and legumes. Reading through each recipe, you will notice there is a similar structure, this is the key to his own health.

As soon as I give the book to my mum on Christmas day (and then steal it back for me to finish reading!), I will put up some posts of the recipes and photos. I can’t wait to cook the way Ian Thorpe cooks in his own kitchen, the way that athletes eat and the way I should eat.

As I write this post, I have had 2 chocolate muffins. Oh dear!

The book is available online and at all good book stores for $39.95.

Click HERE to view book on publisher website.

Attn MEN: Shopping For Suits Made Easy. Don’t Leave The House.

September 2nd, 2010

Forget buying your tailor made suits overseas! Thanks to Pernac, you can now buy great quality, tailor made suits at home.  Literally! Pernac.com.au allows you to design and create your own suits that fit you perfectly.  Whether you need suits for work, a fashionable suit for the races, something to get married in, or even a new coat or shirt, it can all be done online with a click of your mouse. For me that’s heaven – because I hate buying suits – I don’t have the patience to stand there waiting to pin me up!

Pernac.com.au allows you to choose from hundreds of high quality fabrics and style options.  The site lets you build the exact garment you want. Want a fitted three button suit jacket with double vents?  No problem. Prefer a two button jacket with a peak lapel? That’s fine. You’d rather have no back pockets on your pants and a brightly coloured jacket lining? Simply tick the box. It’s simple, quick and I get exactly what I want! EXACTLY.

For perfect tailoring you can visit the Pernac shop in Melbourne or a measuring partner in other states and be professionally measured. You think it’s going to be expensive right? Traditionally yes, but the guys at Pernac can create the average tailor made suit which costs the same as a similar quality, off the rack suit. It’s really a no-brainer because you get exactly what you want!

French men have been buying their tailor made Pernac suits for many years now.  Marc Corley brought Pernac to Australia and runs the Australian division of the business. “This is great for men who really don’t enjoy shopping.” Explains Marc, “They can get measured up once and then re-order new suits, shirts and jackets from their computer without ever having to venture out to a shopping centre.”

Whether your body shape resembles that of a giraffe or a hippo, Pernac can make you quality clothing that fits perfectly and doesn’t cost the earth.

Hop on to www.pernac.com.au today and step into something that truly fits – I’ve done it and I’m EXTREMELY impressed.

CARTOON BOOTYLICIOUS HOTTIE – Beyonce Knowles

July 5th, 2010

CARTOON BOOTYLICIOUS HOTTIE

Delicious DESTINY’S CHILD lead singer, Billboard, MTV Video Music and Grammy Awarded chart topping solo artist sensation, silver screen DREAMGIRLS leading lady and fabulous face of big brands PEPSI, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and L’OrealBEYONCE KNOWLES!

FUN FACT: Beyonce’s SINGLE LADIES (Put a ring on it) video was nominated for a total of nine awards at the 2009 MTV Music Awards (winning the award for Video of the Year as well as an additional two awards) but its loss in the Best Female Video category led to controversy during the ceremony when Kanye West stage crashed winner Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech and claimed Beyonce should have won with “one of the best videos of all time!”

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The Success Known As Monica Trapaga

April 19th, 2010

Business women, entertainer, writer, presenter… the list goes on. A lovable and warm personality, Monica Trapaga is a face we all know, no matter how old you are.

She was part of Play School for over 10 years, filmed over 300 episodes of Playhouse Disney, has had 3 successful bands, her own solo shows, a voice that is powerful and clear, a successful store in Sydney’s Inner-west, nothing stops this women!

When I arrived at her stunning home, words cannot describe the sort of home I was about to enter. The giant converted warehouse, with enormous antique timber double doors open up to a home with warmth, intrigue and difference.

I’d never seem a home like it, artworks, sculptures, crucifixes, candles, the use of timbers and other natural materials, metal and fabrics create a home beyond anything I have ever seen. The long dining table, like something you’d read about in the Bible, the high ceilings, open plan living and staircases that lead to multiple levels, up and down and all over the warehouse. This stunning home really showed me the kind of person and the creativity Monica has inside of her.

Here is a brief snap-shot on Monica Trapaga.

What projects are you currently working on or have in the near future?

Just finished a big band tour with James Morrison and Doug Parkinson which was hilarious, warm and energising for me.  I just had an absolute ball.  I am now about to go to Brooklyn for 3 months to write my next book which is a follow up to my latest “She’s Leaving Home”.

What is your favourite piece of clothing or accessory?

It’s my Betsy Johnson cupcake dress and my Betsy Johnson platform shoes.  Frivolous and “oh so girly”.

Do you have one feature in your home you love most?

My husband, of course!

And I love our old factory floors.  They are beautiful old parquetry.

Which foods and drinks most excite your taste buds?

Liqueur 43 – Spanish liqueur made from oranges and vanilla, excellent teamed with fresh lime juice and a shot of Cointreau.  As for food… fresh figs, very ripe white peaches, sharp cheddar or manchego cheese, and I’m crazy about horseradish

What is your greatest extravagance?

Travel! I’m always planning the next trip

Greatest lesson learnt?

To cook! I come from a great line of cooks and use things they taught me every day.

What advice would you give someone if they were thinking of a career in your industry?

Get a day job!

How do you maintain a life balance between work and home?

I never think of my work as work… and I only take on projects that I love.

As May West said – “Enjoy what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life”.

Which celebrity wardrobe would you love to raid and why?

George Clooney – all those Armani suits!

www.monica.com.au