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Photoshoot fun & Frozen The Musical

Novotel Darling Square x CalmlyKaotic

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind few months since we popped up to Sydney to stay at the Novotel Darling Square for a sneaky little photo shoot collaboration with Leo! We had a blast doing the shoot, but was most excited to have the opportunity to stay semi-regularly at our fav hotel in the best part of the city (and to bring you all the best things to do with a Toddler in the CBD – follow up blog…

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Lifestyle Travel

Sydney City Mini Break: Novotel Darling Square

Novotel Darling Square

We love to get away on mini breaks, it’s amazing how just getting out of the house for even one night recharges the battery and feeds the desire to explore. A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to check out Novotel Darling Square for a little mid-week getaway with Leo. It’s been more than a decade since I’ve visited this pocket of the city and I was blown away with how it’s changed. The location…

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Kitchen Lifestyle

New kitchen Love

caesarstone x calmlykaotic

It’s finally complete and I could not be happier with our beautiful kitchen! We started our latest reno in about March ’18 and ended up going for about 3 months without a kitchen. It’s very much like us to go bull at a gate and didn’t anticipate things taking a little longer than expected. But we got there in the end and it was well worth the wait. If you’ve been following our reno over at House of Lark you…

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Lifestyle Travel

Our Pre-Baby Staycay at Quay West Suites Sydney

Mitch and I recently had the privilege of staying at Quay West Suites Sydney for a special pre-baby staycay. It’s a special window of time for us, with bub only 8 weeks away we’re making the most of time together. Enjoying each other’s company without distraction, eating at beautiful restaurants without looking at the time, sleep-ins, and the little things like grabbing an overnight bag and just walking out the door not to return for a couple of days. Quay…

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Kitchen Lifestyle Motherhood

Here’s why I’m not eating meat in my Pregnancy

why im not eating meat in pregnancy

I get un-approving looks when I say I’m not eating meat during my pregnancy. I acknowledge that there’s things in meat that you can’t readily get elsewhere, like B12 which is why I take a supplement for that. But I am getting my Iron, protein, calcium etc from alternative high grade sources such as organic leafy greens, beans and nuts etc. It’s so important to support the body during pregnancy, by eating foods that are high quality, organic, non-complex (in…

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Lifestyle Motherhood

This is why I’m abstaining from coffee during pregnancy

coffee during pregnancy

Coffee is bad news, it does not care for our wellbeing… It enjoys long walks and socialising but is quietly sabotaging our health. Let’s face it, coffee is our best frenemy. I feel like I need to start this post by saying, I’m not having a go at coffee drinkers… I would never… coffee lovers are a passionate people, and I’m not here to get between a sleep deprived mumma and her daily fix… after all I use to be…

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Life Lifestyle Motherhood

What is “Rounding” and why it’s a non-negotiable part of my Pregnancy Wellbeing Plan

What is Rounding

This past week I was in Byron Bay, for one of Tim Brown’s rounding retreats. If you follow along on instagram you might have seen that I was in Manly in March for a similar retreat and it was that experience that made me really realise the importance of this kind of self-care. I decided, upon receiving the exciting news that I was pregnant, that I was going to do everything I could for myself and my wellbeing during my…

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Fashion Lifestyle Travel

2018: Year of New Beginnings & Fresh Inspiration

Calmly Kaotic 2018

What a huge year! I can’t actually believe it’s over and with 2018 only days away I thought I’d share with you what’s coming for the new year… Well, lots! We’ve got wheels in motion for all sorts of fun and games with more property developments and travel, but what I wanted to share with you here is what you can expect to see & read across the blog & my socials. It’s time to set some intentions, and propel…

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Food Lifestyle

Starting Summer off Right with HelloFresh

One of the revelations I had while overseas this year, from the US to Europe, is that Australia has the most epic food ever. Not that we haven’t found amazing food everywhere we’ve been, but as far as fresh produce and an abundance of vegetarian/vegan food options Australia is by far my #1. All hail smashed avo! Since moving to a mostly plant based diet I’ve become super aware of menu options and what’s actually available to us, and it’s…

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