Here are my top 10 favourite blogs and sites. They range from food, spirituality, fashion, writing, art, children and education, people and life, creativity and so on. I love reading and learning new things from them and hope you do too…spread the joy!
Foodie Blogs & Sites
Noodlies uncovers authentic, culturally diverse food and culture around Sydney. Thang Ngo is a regular blogger who is from Western Sydney and blogs about good quality food, cafes, restaurants and eateries that are unpretentious and affordable.
“Thang Ngo reports on popular restaurants as well as hole-in-the-wall eateries which still serve exciting authentic food. Vietnamese, Chinese, Lao, Thai, Cambodian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Italian, Chilean, Korean… he’s eaten, blogged, and lived to tell the tale.” SBS
Jacqui G is Australia’s version of Martha Stewart! Her passion and love for baking is evident in everything she cooks. Her food presentation has great finesse and she’s a regular blogger. Her blog also includes wonderful recipes.
Good Things is a collection Liz’s favourite recipes, together with quirky stories; news on food and cooking; postcards and morsels from her travels; and snippets about her Magyar heritage. Her focus is recipes for all seasons. What I love best about this blog site is that it’s conversational and has wonderful anecdotes, you feel that you’re right there with Liz as she takes you on foodie adventures.
This is a glamourous blog by Nicole Warne, which not only has beautiful photos from her fashion shoots but also amazing photos of her travels, often taken by her photographer boyfriend, Luke Shadbolt. Many photographs of her travels focuses on the scenery rather than the focus being on her. I also like how she writes short anecdotes about her travels and is often reflective about life, whereas a lot of fashion / model type blogs and sites often display nothing but “vanity.” I don’t think this blog / site gives that impression. Her website also includes vintage shopping – bags, shoes, tops, bottoms, dresses etc.
Books, Writers & Spirituality
Walter is a writer, a spiritual tourist and a lifelong dilettante. He’s a regular blogger who blogs every week about authors, writing tips, writing events, spirituality and new book releases. What I like best about this blog is that he’s genuinely trying to help emerging writers and authors. His blog often has useful life and writing tips that can help everyone.
Art and Design
This is my favourite art and design web page. It has unusual photographs, architecture, geeky gadgets and homewares and so on. I find it inspiring and highly creative.
Geeky (great things to learn)
Lifehacker provide tips for technology and for life which you can use to make yourself more productive. Their tips are sorted into seven main categories Communicate, Design, Fix,Money, Organise, Travel, and Work. I think this is a great website, full of information and things for you to learn from.
Children and Education
This website has great quality information about parenting and education, with a focus on social and emotional wellbeing of children. There are online seminars, information about children with special needs, latest articles about raising children with emotional intelligence, parenting tips and popular parenting and book reviews.
Retail, Shopping and Business solutions
This is a wonderful blog and website by Nancy Georges which includes topics such as marketing, social media, retail solutions, business ideas and ways to improve customer service and your business. I find this very informative and I particularly love the events Nancy puts on as she is a wonderful host, always full of ideas. I particularly love her positivity.
Creative mornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. The organisers put on wonderful monthly events with great creative speakers who share their ideas with the public. They often broadcast these monthly talks on this website because places for these events are limited and often sell out within the hour.