Sorry for the lack of posts recently! I have been super busy and my mum has been in town so I haven’t had time to blog. Tonight, before The Voice starts, I am going to post some updates. Green tea in hand, the next 30 mins is blog time!
Coconut is natures Gatorade!! Its tasty, nourishing, hydrating, full of electrolytes and is a quick and easy drink for when you are on the run.
There are numerous health benefits that coconut water can provide you with. To start with it is full of calcium, magnesium and potassium, it is a pure liquid (the second after water) and is 99% fat free and low in sugar and carbs. It is said Coconut water aids digestion and has great anti-fungal and anti-macrobial properties that can help cure diseases.
Why I love coconuts:
I love coconuts because they are so versatile! For afternoon tea I just made a green smoothie with coconut water and a bunch of other yummy goodies. You can use the flesh of the coconut to make yoghurt, to thicken dishes or simple scoop it out and eat it with a spoon - Delish! I also use coconut oil to cook in my stirfry’s, I add it to my carob and chocolate slices and it makes a great all over body moisturiser.
Where you can get them:
Coconuts have become readily available and you can now purchase them in most of your local supermarkets like Coles, Woolworths, Thomas Dux and About Life. You can also buy them in crates from Suveran on Bondi Road, which will save you some $$.
Today I flew home to the Gold Coast to surprise my Gran for her 70th birthday. My sister and I attempted to fly out of Sydney last night but as soon as we began our descend we had to pull up and take off back into the sky because the weather had deteriorated and we were unable to land. We returned all the way back to Sydney and thankfully got on the first flight out this morning.
Take 2. We landed on the GC and rushed straight home to make it in time for Gran’s party. I was so excited to see her and was so happy that I could spend this special day with the people I love the most.
I haven’t been home in about 6 months…each time I come home I am reminded of how much I love this place. Mum and Dad’s place is nestled in a valley in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, it is so quiet on the property and the tranquility and peace makes me feel so relaxed.
Today was a long day. I began by Waking up at 5:30am for a drive up North for a big shoot today. Unfortunately I cannot reveal anything about the shoot but what I can say is that it was the first time I have done something like this and I am anxious to see the final product.
The team I worked with today were definitely one of the best crews I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Professional and super friendly, I felt relaxed, comfortable and had so much fun on set.
Today I learnt so much, I was a little out of my comfort zone but enjoyed the fact that I wasn’t 100% confident in what I was doing because that is when the real lessons are learnt.
A HUGE shoutout to the crew and our client for a fun and productive day.
Last night I attended the launch of the ground breaking new gastro-Pub, The Merrywell, situated in the Westend Precint of Crown Casino in Melbourne.
International Chefs & superstar,s Grant McPherson and Sam DeMarco, aka 'The Troublesome Two' have made their mark in Australia with the opening of The MerryWell, an addition to the Melbourne entertainment and food scene where good times are on tap!! This is the newest hot spot for after work drinks, THE ULITMATE BURGER (trust me on this one), a palate pleasing meal, a cocktail list to rival the best bars in Melbourne or a celebration with friends.
The launch last night was so much fun, the place was packed out, the music was pumping, drinks flowing and food a plenty. Guests sampled the cocktails, tested some items on the menu and devoured the delicious desserts.
Despite having an early start this morning (5am airport pickup), I couldn’t help but stay dancing and chatting with friends well past midnight.
Thanks to all who came and I look forward to seeing you at The MerryWellsoon :)
"It's not impossible, you just haven't found a way to do it."
Yesterday I had a moment. I was sitting in the car on the phone to my mum and I just broke down. I have been working really hard lately and had got so caught up in my own little world that I got to a point where I was feeling a little fragile.
My mum is always the first person I turn to when I need some advice. She is full of wisdom and a conversation with her instantly makes me feel better. Through my tears and silly little complaints she stopped me and said: ” Jesinta, it’s not impossible, you just haven’t found a way to do it.”
This one little phrase put so many things into perspective for me and I wanted to share it with you because next time you feel you are stuck in a rut and nothing is possible just remember it is… you just need to find out how.