Valentine’s Day Wines to Love

Valentine's Day wines to love

I love Valentine's Day.I don't care if some think it's cheesy or commercial - I just love love and love any excuse to celebrate it.In our house, Valentine's Day tends to be a very low key affair. We usually put some music on (and leave the TV off), cook dinner together and open up a nice … [Read more...]

10 More Bliss Ball Recipes

10 more bliss ball recipes

Bliss balls!A delicious, healthy snack that can be prepared quickly and easily, and be kept in the fridge for up to a week.What's not to love?Seems I'm not the only one who adores these bite sized morsels of deliciousness.You guys went absolutely nuts for my Top 10 Bliss Ball Recipes … [Read more...]

Winter Rose Wine and Food Pairings

Yes way rosé! 5 pink wines to drink this winter (and foods to pair it with).

Who said rosé was purely a summer wine?Yes, it's lovely to enjoy a chilled glass of pink on a warm, sunny day but you can still totally enjoy rosé in winter.My first tip is to take the wine out of the fridge and allow the temperature to come up a little.I've never been a fan of ice cold … [Read more...]

Top 10 Soup Recipes

Pumpkin Soup

At the slightest hint of cooler weather, I find myself craving soup.Does anyone else do this?It's like my body goes, "OK sweet cheeks, winter's here. Time to get stuck into some warm, delicious, comforting food. Soup all day, errday!"The temperature has taken a bit of a dip in my … [Read more...]

Cheat’s Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Cheat's Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

We have a local café in our neighbourhood we love to wander down to enjoy breakfast when we can't be bothered cooking.We both pretend to read the menu, but we both know exactly what we're going to order... because we always order the same thing!Me: smashed avocado with mint, peas, radish and … [Read more...]

5 Fabulous Life Lessons from the French

5 fabulous life lessons from the French

When I finished up at my workplace of 9 years recently, my former boss gave me a gift.“For some reason, when I saw it, I knew I had to get it for you,” she said.The gift in question? How To Be Parisian (Wherever You Are) – a fun and spirited book about what it really means to be a Parisienne … [Read more...]

Easy Chia Pudding Recipe

Easy chia pudding recipe

We live by the 80/20 rule when it comes to food in our house.We eat healthy food as close to its natural source as possible 80% of the time and relax the eating arrangements 20% of the time.This works for us because it means we have a balanced outlook on food. We know we eat well most of the … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas Under $50

Christmas gift ideas under $50 | soniastyling.com

Hands up who's finished their Christmas shopping?Well done, permission to click away and put your feet up.The rest of us? Read on.This year I thought I'd put together a Christmas gift guide that features gifts all under $50.Let's face it: Christmas generally means we have numerous … [Read more...]

High Tea at The Flying Trunk

High Tea at The Flying Trunk | soniastyling.com

Ever done something you previously haven't done in such a long time and then you realise how lovely it is and wonder why you hadn't done it sooner?That was me. Last weekend. Sunday afternoon to be precise.The gorgeous owners of our local cocktail bar, The Flying Trunk, (who have become great … [Read more...]

Summer Cocktail Recipe

The QQ Cocktail Recipe from Turkey Flat Vineyards | aperitif | soniastyling.com

There's something about summer and cocktails that go hand in hand like Danny and Sandy."Rama-lama-ding-dong!" ...or whatever it is they sing at the end of Grease.Anyhoo. I attended the Turkey Flat City Cellar Door event the other week and they served this ahhmazing cocktail that featured … [Read more...]

Top 10 Salad Recipes

Top 10 Salad Recipes | soniastyling.com

"You don't win friends with salad!"Remember that episode of The Simpsons where they sang that line in conga-like fashion? Well, I never thought I'd say this, but... The Simpsons were wrong.As a former salad loather, I'm fast becoming a salad lover. I even order it in restaurants now. And … [Read more...]

Easy Weekday Dinners

5 easy weekday dinners | soniastyling.com

Thinking of what to have for dinner is one of life's most mundane tasks, don't you think?Day after day, week after week.It's hard work trying to constantly think of new meals to keep dinnertime interesting.So I've done the rounds of some of my favourite blogs (including this one!) to … [Read more...]