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Winter is Coming

by Carly Jacobs
Winter is my favourite season. I love soup, cardigans, blankets, hot cups of tea and a free pass to not be as vigilant about my bikini line. Here’s what I’ve been doing so far in the lead up to winter. It’s been a rather delightful week really. * Making roasts * Doing face masks * Drinking red wine * Exercising in the morning to warm myself up * Drinking lots of white and chai tea * Lathering my Read the rest!
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9 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From a Bali Detox Retreat

by Carly Jacobs
 This post is sponsored by Luxury Retreats Bali A few weeks ago I jetted off to beautiful Bali for a 5 day detox retreat to review the experience for a client of mine. When she first asked to me come I jumped at the opportunity and immediately booked my flight. Then I started quietly freaking out about doing a detox. I had visions of myself bent over a toilet bowl for 5 days straight and rueing every mouthful of p Read the rest!
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Stop Blaming Your Tools

by Carly Jacobs
I have a mate who’s having a bit of a struggle with his creative endeavors and he refuses to see what the problem is. He’s a musician by trade and a very talented one. He has that lanky, languid, long-haired, slightly broken look about him that ensures he is constantly surrounded by young women who are begging for a heartbreaking. He also has these soulful eyes that make all the mother’s want to Read the rest!
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Autumn Wishlist 2014

by Carly Jacobs
I simply adore the cooler weather. I’m not built for heat. My wellness guru Morgan says this is because I’m ‘very pitta‘ in the terms of the Ayurveda practice, which means that I’m already full of fire so leaving me out in the open in summer is like death by Tabasco sauce. This is apparently why I get so stabby on 30 degree days. Here I was thinking that I only liked winter for the sou Read the rest!
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The Every Day List

by Carly Jacobs
Image Us humans don’t always know what’s good for us. Truthfully we probably do know but our brains like to sabotage us sometimes. I know sometimes my brain is all ‘Let’s drink 5 pints of beer on a Tuesday afternoon. TASTY FACE!‘. Then I end up drunk at the pub,  yelling at a stranger about my theories of feminism on Game of Thrones at 11pm on a weeknight. I know what works for my bo Read the rest!
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Retail Recommendation: My New Favorite Clothing Store

by Carly Jacobs
What delicious rainy weather we’re having in Melbourne! I just got back from a 5 day detox in Bali with Luxury Retreats Bali (stay tuned for my review next week!) and I’m feeling incredible. It’s the most relaxed and focussed I’ve felt in years. Namaste! First up on my agenda when I got back was a trip to the post office to pick up a dry body brush and some scented candles I ordered. Before Read the rest!
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Why Don’t You… Grow Fresh Basil?

by Carly Jacobs
Image Why don’t you…? Go to the pool? Swim a few leisurely laps? Relax in the sauna afterwards? Make homemade versions of your favourite treats? Pop tarts? Donuts? Croissants? Drink ginger tea with your meals? Give your digestion a helping hand? Go to bed early? Make a cup of chamomile tea and snuggle down with a good book? Make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and share them with someone you Read the rest!
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So You Had Sex and Now She’s Pregnant. How is That Her Fault?

by Carly Jacobs
Image I was having lunch with some friends the other day and the conversation steered towards one night stands. One of my friends told us about her cousin who’s ‘life is over’ because of a one night stand where the girl said she was on the pill ‘but wasn’t’. Now he has to ‘hand over half of his paycheck’ every week until the kid turns 18 because of an ‘innocent Read the rest!
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5 of the Strangest Health Rituals in History

by Carly Jacobs
If someone had told me a week ago that it was a good idea to pour a pot of salt water through one of my nostrils and out the other one I would have been all ‘Bitch please!’ *hair flick*.  It was much to my own surprise that I found myself doing that very thing this morning. Observe. Now there’s a reason why I did this… and that reason is Morgan. She’s the yoga teacher and wellness gu Read the rest!
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What to Pack For Bali

by Carly Jacobs
It’s been a super busy week in Smaggle Land. Firstly, after 8 weeks of hard-core and flawless running training (seriously I didn’t even skip one session) I had to ditch my finale 10km run because I got struck down with the sleepy flu virus from hell on the same day my monthly friend came to visit. So the only activity I’ve been fit for this past week has been moaning on the couch in the foetal pos Read the rest!
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