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I know this post is a little cheesy but I couldn’t help but share it anyway. 2.5 years ago I started my juice business at Marrickville Market – on that same day I met the man to my left selling dips at the stall next to me.

On Saturday, we surprised 115 of our friends and family at our wedding – which was meant to be our engagement party! This photo was taken about half an hour before the ceremony, as we walked to the venue.

I think back to that first day at the markets and how I thought I wouldn’t sell a single juice, let alone sell all of them and meet the man I would one day marry.

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in Travel

The architecture of the French Quarter is, for lack of a better word, breathtaking! It is the perfect marriage of treasured history and the reckless abandon lifestyle of the undeserving modern world. Whiffs of that warm caramel pralines laced the air of New Orleans. Streets are lined with Southern comfort foods where omelets are dressed up in crawfish étouffé, day drinking is not only allowed on the streets but encouraged. Fleur de lis adorned the balcony railings, exposed bricks and narrow alleyways kept the secrets of old world’s past. If you end up on a quieter street, take a slower pace and listen to the whisper of 1832 revisiting you as you turn the corner past an old Creole mansion on Royal Street. Ferns and turquoise make love here after a night of too good jazz and Sazerac. A gentleman greets you and gestures for you to come sip and soirée at his tree-canopied wine bar.  You, corseted or not, are standing in the same balcony above the saloon where the girls and their madam once accosted men and were fined $5.00. Welcome to New Orleans.

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If you are spending this Thanksgiving with your partner’s friends and family, and wonder what you should bring to the party, here are some of my favorite foods from around LA that have been tried and tested! They are so good, get ready for that Christmas invite!

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in People

The story of Taylor Morris & Danielle Kelly is a story of fulfilling that promise ‘for better or for worse’. In 2012, then 23 years old Taylor Morris was on his tour in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED that exploded and blew off all four of his limbs. His girlfriend stayed by his side and chronicled their entire journey in a video that will make you believe in the beauty of human resilience in the face of great love.

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in People

It is hard to put into words the overwhelming sadness that envelopes you when you see NY Times photographer, Todd Heisler’s Pulitzer winning photo, at 5:00 in the morning. You are not in your bedroom. You are in that room where the stars and stripes draped the coffin. You are sitting in the pew, watching the scenes from Heisler’s photos unfold. The sun has not risen, and all is not well in the world.

U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. James Cathey was killed in an IED explosion. His wife Katherine was only 23 years old, pregnant with their first child.

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