You Are Here: Home » Lifestyle (Page 3)

Traditional Traditions

The season of celebration is upon us! You get a whiff of Silly Season straight after Father’s Day when the shops decide to fill their shelves with Christmas decorations. We all whinge our way through September saying it’s way too early to start thinking about Christmas. But then October 1 hits and the conversations instantly start about who’s hosting various end-of-year celebrations and who’s bringing what ...

Read more

Silly Season is Here

Oh Christmas... All of a sudden you are here and I’m still waiting for the year to start. I know we all say it, but I swear the days are passing quicker and the Christmas decorations are getting put up earlier each year. I was very confused in Kmart in October when the Christmas paper had equal sharing room with the Halloween masks near the counters. Christmas this year is going to be amazing for us. I cann ...

Read more

Dr Tim O’Dowd // Changing Nutrition Advice

In 1977 – the year Elvis died – the best-selling songs were Queen’s “We are the champions” and “Don’t cry for me Argentina” by Madonna. In the UK, it was the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, marking 25 years of her reign. I’m sure there were many other notable events, but the one that stands out for me, above all the rest, was extraordinary. The US Government decided to take over from grannies and mothers everywhere ...

Read more

Pineapples For Days

There are so many clever things you can do with pineapples to give your tropical soiree some punch: Pictured, above, whole pineapples are fun as the pins in a game of outdoor ten-pin bowling. Again, add spray paint for extra fun. Pictured left, OK, so this idea is not using actual pineapples, but you can make the cutest tropical dessert table goodies with doughnuts and green cardboard – cut it into pineappl ...

Read more

Go Troppo

Nothing says summer celebration more than a tropical party theme. Here’s how. The weather’s warm, the days are long and with the end of year comes many, many more reasons to celebrate! If you’re looking to put some vibrancy into your next soiree and create some bright, fun memories, there’s no better theme than to go, well, troppo! Tropical party theming has been around for ages but is seeing a resurgence v ...

Read more

The Big Q // Best Gold Coast For Family Hangs and Why?

Mal Lees, 1029 Hot Tomato: “Broadwater Parkland is a great family area. So is the hill at Burleigh Heads. Great at sunset.” Cr Pauline Young, City of Gold Coast: “Burleigh Point - need I say more?” Missy Robinson, The Rebel Collective: “Down on the Broadwater by Charis Seafood – a great place to walk with the dog and grab an ice cream.” David Ridden, Granddad Jacks: “Burleigh Hill on a Saturday or Sunday af ...

Read more

Recipe // Chocolate Mousse Cups

This is such a perfect, easy to make ‘bring a plate’. Not only will it appeal to even the fussiest kids, it suits most dietary intolerances (being egg, nut, dairy and gluten-free). Don't be put off by the avocado. My kids both dislike avo but love this decadent chocolaty treat. Bonus points - even toddlers can help make this and older kids can easily handle making this from start to finish! Raspberry sauce ...

Read more

Top 10 Nut-Free Bring-a-Plate Ideas

Bring-a-plate events should be embraced as learning opportunities so our kids grow up celebrating the sharing of food and the kindness surrounding that.   From a very young age, children love to play food games - they make mud pies, have tea parties and mimic the rituals of adults. Our role as parents is to ensure that a love of real food, and sharing and celebrating with food, is nurtured and supporte ...

Read more

Make it Memorable

In a world full of ‘things’ maybe the gift of a memory is more valuable in the longer term? Finding the ideal pressie is always a challenge. The best part of giving, for me, is the look on the recipient’s face as they discover their gift. In a world full of stuff and things I find myself pondering the ideal experience for the recipient, rather than that ideal ‘thing’. Experience gifts are fast becoming the ...

Read more

Behind the Brand // Rope Buoy

We love gorgeous homewares that are ethically made, so you can imagine how excited we were to stumble across Rope Buoy. We chatted to brand founder and former fisherman, Neddy Van Dyck, about the story behind Rope Buoy, his journey to success and the tips and tricks he wants to share with other working parents. What was your inspiration to start your own business? I came up with the idea when I was living i ...

Read more

Copyright © 2017 haven magazine. All rights reserved.

Scroll to top