Coastal Living

Has Corona Virus changed the way we live

Has Corona Virus changed the way we live

Amanda Scali   2/07/2020 11:28am

It’s safe to say that a lot of us have been spending a lot more time at home in 2020, due to Covid-19. It might be because you are working from home, less nights out at your favourite restaurants or that International travel is off the cards for the year.
With more time at home, it gives us time to look at the space we live in and how we use it and make the best out of it.
Getting a good night’s sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep

Amanda Scali   23/06/2020 12:16pm

Sticking with our theme of healthy living at the moment, today we are going to focus on getting that much-needed rest to keep us healthy and happy.
Getting a good night's sleep is critical for our health, but if you've ever had insomnia due to stress or other factors, you will appreciate just how frustrating it can be to get some quality shut-eye.
Here are our top tips for getting a great night’s rest.
Traditional bone broth

Traditional bone broth

Amanda Scali   16/06/2020 5:53pm

Looking after ourselves during the winter months is vital for our overall health, especially this year.
There is something quite cathartic about making a bone broth, and they have many benefits and healing powers.
Some of the health benefits are:
It is highly nutritious.
It may protect the joints.
It may help fight osteoarthritis.
It may help reduce inflammation and heal the gut.
It may aid sleep.
It may support weight loss.
This recipe is simple, but you do need a bit of time to work through the process.
Giving your house street appeal that gives a wow factor!

Giving your house street appeal that gives a wow factor!

Amanda Scali   10/06/2020 4:00pm

Is your beautiful home being let down by a tired street view?
Are you looking to spruce up your street appeal and to give your house that wow factor?
You might be looking to sell your home, or just give it a bit more love and street cred. 
Fixing it up can be easy but knowing where to start can be a bit harder.
Your curbside appeal is incredibly important, especially if you’re selling your home. It is the first view that a prospective buyer will see when they arrive at your house to view the property.
You want it to be love at first sight when they arrive.
Keeping healthy as the weather turns

Keeping healthy as the weather turns

Amanda Scali   10/06/2020 9:47am

As winter well and truly sets in here in Adelaide, you might be looking for ways to keep your family and yourself as healthy as possible.
With recent events and Covid-19 health might be at the top of your mind. Investing in your health is a long-term investment in your family’s future. And the investment will have you feeling and looking great.
Here are our top tips for staying in tip, top shape this winter.
Delicious beetroot and fetta salad

Delicious beetroot and fetta salad

Amanda Scali   26/05/2020 2:13pm

The first half of 2020 has been a little bit stressful, to say the least, but we are not down and out yet, and it doesn’t mean that the second half can’t be our best year yet.

Are you looking to add some healthy dining options at home to get your health and wellness back on track?

Having some awesome and wholesome salad recipes in your repertoire can be a great way to add some vegetables and goodness to your weekday lunches or a quick and easy meal for dinner.

Supporting your friends through hard times

Supporting your friends through hard times

Amanda Scali   19/05/2020 2:10pm

To say that 2020 so far has been a bit of a doozy would be an understatement, from bushfires to floods and then to something that no one could plan for or comprehend going into it, it has been a tough year for a lot of people, and we are not even six months into the year.

Covid-19 has thrown up so many challenges for everyone. From work issues to varying degrees of personal upheaval, I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t been touched or affected.

You might have many people around you going through a hard time right now, but the good news is that there are ways you can help and support them.

Here are some ideas of the way to support your friends through these crazy times.

Light and bright

Light and bright

Amanda Scali   13/05/2020 2:06pm

We have all been spending a lot more time at home recently, and you might be looking for simple and easy ways to brighten your home and make it feel more homely.

Making the space we live in feel cosy and comfortable can also help us deal with stress and brings an excellent sense of calm into the home daily.

Soft lighting, greenery and sunlight can help lift our moods and provide an ambience of home being a safe and inviting space to be in.

Here are some ideas for getting your home light and bright as we head into the winter months.

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Amanda Scali   4/05/2020 11:37am

There is a chill in the air as the Autumn weather kicks in and winter is on the way. And you might be looking for easy to prepare and hearty recipes to enjoy at home with your loved ones.

It’s soup weather and what better way to celebrate than with a bowl of hearty minestrone soup.

Not only is this dish super warming, but it is also healthy and filling.

This dish pairs perfectly with blustery cold nights on the couch, snuggled up with someone you love.

Ways to reduce your stress daily

Ways to reduce your stress daily

Amanda Scali   29/04/2020 11:44am

You might be feeling a little bit on edge or downright stressed during this time of upheaval. It might be that you are trying to juggle home-schooling your children, a personal or professional financial crisis, or both.

Stress can manifest in strange ways in our bodies. And it’s vital to be mindful of stress. If we are more mindful of our stress and look for ways to manage it better, we can hopefully reduce the impact on our bodies.

Here are some tips for reducing stress in your day to day life.

Buying property in uncertain times

Buying property in uncertain times

Amanda Scali   21/04/2020 11:47am

It feels like the world has stopped; events are being cancelled, venues are closing, and new restrictions by the government are applied constantly.

While everyday life is changing rapidly, buying a new property or an investment property might still be on your radar as you look to invest in your future.

It can be a hard decision to decide when is the right time to go ahead with that prized property purchase.

Here are some points to consider.

Comfort cooking

Comfort cooking

Amanda Scali   15/04/2020 11:50am

If you are looking for some comfort in cooking a delicious and warming meal at this crazy time, then you’ve come to the right place.

We all no doubt has certain foods that make us just feel good and having roast lamb cooking in the oven on a weekend night as the weather cools and the days get shorter can be a great sense of comfort.

This lamb is delish and super easy to organise. Served best with your favourite Autumn veggies and a big side of family time and love.