Escape: Venice, Italy

Ahhhh, Venice. There is so much written about this exquisite water city audaciously perched in the middle of a lagoon in the Veneto region of northern Italy, and rightly so. The beauty, the food, the light and the architecture make it one of Italy’s, and indeed the world’s, must-visit destinations. From cobbled laneways to crumbling…

Eat: Lemony, Garlicky Fettuccine with Basil and Tomato

Who doesn’t love pasta? It is one of life’s great culinary pleasures, and when it is simple to cook, tastes delicious and ready in 15 minutes it makes the perfect quick dinner option. Our lemony, garlicky fettuccine is a go-to staple, just make sure you use quality, fresh ingredients to get the best results. Ingredients…

Escape: Exploring Menaggio, Lake Como – Italy

Located on the western shores of Lake Como in Italy’s Lombardy region, is the picturesque village of Menaggio. This quaint town makes a great location for either a day trip or as a base for exploring the Lake Como region. There is a long, elegant promenade along the lake front which is perfect for early…

Live: Bringing a New Puppy Home – Top Tips for a Smooth Transition

Regular followers of our ELE Instagram will know that about 12 months ago we welcomed a new addition to the ELE family, a beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy. While she has made the sweetest addition to our lives we have learnt some great tips and tricks along the way to help ensure a smooth…

ELE Fashion: What to Pack for a Weekend Escape to the Sea

No matter where in the world you are now is the perfect time for a weekend escape to the seaside. In the Southern Hemisphere the weather is still warm but the summer crowds have dispersed, making it a peaceful, quieter time to head away. In the north, beautiful spring weather is starting to make an…

Eat: Creamy Pumpkin, Bacon and Rosemary Pasta Bake

As the nights draw in there is nothing more comforting than a creamy pasta bake. This recipe makes use of the abundant pumpkin available in season during autumn and combined with the bacon and rosemary makes it a delicious and warming dish. Ingredients 750 grams of pumpkin, cubed 350 grams of uncooked macaroni pasta 300…

ELE Beauty: Our Five Favourite Products for Beautiful Hair

Who doesn’t love beautiful, bouncy, shiny hair in perfect condition? In reality though for most of us achieving that ‘just visited the salon’ look requires some serious dedication. Lifestyle habits, pregnancy, age, diet, lack of sleep and stress can all take their toll on our locks. These are some of our favourite products to keep…

Live: Autumn Beauty, Easter and Luxuriously Long Weekends – Australia

Autumn is in full swing in Australia and with it gloriously sunny days, cool nights and the Easter long weekend. The four day break is the perfect weekend for gardening, market shopping, reading, long walks through the falling leaves and indulging in toasted hot cross buns. No matter where in the world you are we…

Live: Shopping on 5th Avenue, New York

Often described as one of the most expensive streets in the world, and the location for countless movie scenes, New York’s Fifth Avenue is a must visit on any trip to the Big Apple. Whether you simply want to wander along window shopping or drop some serious money in the designer boutiques and department stores,…

Eat: Pumpkin and Carrot Soup with Chive Flowers

Autumn has arrived in Australia and with it cool nights and crisp sunny days. We love the change of seasons and the cooler weather inspires us to spend more time in the kitchen. The soup is so easy to make and it packed full of goodness. Ingredients 2 brown onions, peeled and chopped roughly 1.5…