28 September 2014

That time I met Megan Washington

Flashback to 2010 real quick - I was 15 years old and in Year 9 of high school. I was going through this weird vintage hipster phase in my life, which I blame my countless hours on Tumblr scrolling through page after page. It's safe to say that I have moved on from that phase in my life and no longer spend hours on Tumblr and I've even stopped hoarding satchels and old-fashioned blouses. Haha!
One thing that I did keep with me from 2010 was the music I was listening to at the time. Weezer was my life and I had just discovered one of the most incredible Australian indie artists, Megan Washington

In early 2010, my brother gave me Washington's Rich Kids EP and I remember listening to that record non-stop (even though it only has 5 songs). I fell in love with Washington and quickly became her biggest fan. Her debut album I Believe You Liar was released shortly after and I obviously got my hands on it as soon as I could. Here's an excited selfie from 2010...


Fast forward to two years later. 

Record Store Day was on the 21st April 2012 and as far as I knew, I had nothing planned... But then, Washington announced a free meet and greet on short notice. This was one of her first free appearances/signing/meet and greets that she had ever done and I knew that I had to be there (emphasis on had). I took my brother and his girlfriend along with me and off we went to Newtown to spend Record Store Day!

We arrived at the venue, HUM; the place was quite small and the line wasn't too long. I remember seeing her for the first time and I got that feeling where you can't quite believe that anything is happening (you know the one). While staring at her like an idiot, I remembered the fan girl me listening to her for the first time in 2010 and how it was my DREAM to actually meet her in the flesh... then I realised it was actually happening. It was nearly my turn to meet her and I was shaking - not sure it was nerves or excitement, maybe both? 

It was time - Courtney and I walked up to Megan and said the usual "Hey's," "Hi's" and "How are you's" I was in absolute awe and I could not stop smiling at her. I was surprised that she was the same height as me and can I just add how lush she was in person? She signed some paper for Courtney first and then turned to me. She asked me for my name and signed my copy of her album which sounds straight-forward, but at the time I was so speechless that I could hardly spell my name! I thanked her too many times and asked if we could take a photo. (I also went through a time where I didn't like to show my teeth in photos...excuse that)



I probably thanked her even more times, then we had a chat about Record Store Day, hugged and she told me that "it was nice to meet you." We're best mates now, right?

In all seriousness, Megan Washington is extremely talented and an overall lovely person who deserves all the success in the world. Although I've only spent 10 minutes with her, I've known Megan for 4 years through her music, writing, speeches and performances. Now with 3 albums and yet another national tour announced for 2015, Megan Washington is still an inspiration of mine. Congratulations Megan on everything you have accomplished and see you in February next year in Sydney!

MEGAN WASHINGTON SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter: @WASHINGTONx
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8 September 2014

Getting fit the LAZY way!


If you're blessed with some junk in your trunk - awesome; if you're blessed with a cute little figure - that's awesome too, but whatever your aesthetic, your good health is so important to maintain above almost anything else.
For the past few years, I've been surrounded by people who live and breathe health and fitness (...maybe I'm exaggerating), where I have family members who are passionate about nutrition and friends who participate in sport on a professional level. Recently, I guess I was inspired to get on the health and fitness bandwagon because really what have I got to lose?
If you're thinking of making some changes to your body for whatever reason - this blog post is about what I've been doing for the past few months. Give it a read and get moving!


  • Know why you're doing this
    Get fit for
    yourself and do not work towards impressing someone else. Achieve your own goals whether you want to become the strongest woman you've ever been or you just want to look and feel amazing for the upcoming Australian summer.

  • Blogilates
    Get inspired by the amazingly talented Cassey Ho. Be motivated to get the right balance of cardio and toning, and learn how to make some cheap, clean eats - all on the one Youtube channel.

  • GYM
    Learn to love the gym. All the equipment is available to you, so use it to your advantage. Go regularly and you'll feel amazing after every session.

  • Endurance running
    Forget about trying to run as fast as you can - try running slower and for longer distances. Try running for 2 songs straight, then 3, then try 5 songs straight. You
    will surprise yourself.

  • Workout playlist
    Choose some upbeat songs that make you want to get up and move. Listen to songs that make you happy and your workout time will fly.

  • Cut out the obviously 'bad for you' foods
    Cakes, chips, Maccas, lollies, the list goes on. Know that you don't need them and that you are strong enough to go without them. Although if you really, truly cannot resist, look into alternatives!

  • Water, smoothies & tea
    The only drinks you will ever need - water, fruit & veg smoothies and tea. It doesn't have to be boring; get yourself a cute as f*** water bottle, custom make your own fruit smoothie, and take a trip to a Tea store and pick up a few different flavours. Experiment a bit and step out of your comfort zone.

  • Wear cute activewear
    Sometimes it's the little things that make you want to get out of bed in the morning and make you want to get some physical activity into your day. Treat yourself to a comfortable sports bra, running shoes that are too cute to even wear and a gym bag that is so on point.

  • Push yourself
    Here's where you can't be lazy (sorry!). Remind yourself why you're doing this in the first place and push yourself to achieve your own personal goals. Go girl!

Just putting it out that there that these are some of the things that I've been doing for the past few months to change my lifestyle. I am seeing the results and I feel better about myself more and more everyday. I'm not saying that following these tips and these tips only will improve your health, but by incorporating them into your life will make a difference. 
I hope you guys enjoyed this read. Have a wonderful day!




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1 September 2014

MONTHLY PLAYLIST | August

I can't believe that it's already September and the first day of Spring in Australia! Here's my favourite tracks from August and as always, you can follow me on Spotify to know what I'm listening to on the daily! x

1. Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo
2. Waiting Game - Banks
3. Gasoline - Troye Sivan
4. Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen (cover)
5. I Don't Dwank - Die Antwoord
6. Breathe In - Japanese Wallpaper & Wafia
7. URL Badman - Lily Allen
8. In Distress - A$AP Rocky & Gesaffelstein
9. Mykonos - Fleet Foxes
10. Sheezus - Lily Allen
11. Thinking Of You - Katy Perry
12. New Bitch - Iggy Azalea
13. Lighthouse - Wafia
14. Only Love Can Hurt Like This - Paloma Faith
15. Meadowlarks - Fleet Foxes