Recipe: Huon Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast

November 23, 2017



Lunch. Who has time for that?? Between emails, laundry & ferrying the kids to their next appointment (Swimming! Play dates! Doctor! Birthdays!) I’m lucky if I inhale an apple & neck an espresso. Trouble is, I get to 5pm – ravenous – and then wolf enough pasta to support a Tuscan village 😑


So this week I’m amping my lunch game with help from Huon Salmon.


Ethically harvested in the pristine waters of the Huon River, Tasmania, #huonsalmon is your quick & healthy lunch sorted. Harvested at night, so it’s fresher by day, this omega-3 rich fish is a one-stop-shop of energy, protein and seriously fresh flavour. Grown using sustainable and best practice farming techniques, the brand is the work of Peter and Frances Bender who commenced salmon farming in the ‘80s and continue the Australian-owned, family-run operation today.


Best of all: this tasty little lunch bite takes about 3 minutes to whip up and even less to devour (see IG Stories for how!) The edible flowers on top are just me gettin’ my fancy foodie on — optional, but totally not required.





Made With: Huon Premium Smoked Salmon



      • Huon Premium Cold Smoked Salmon
      • Rye bread
      • Avocado
      • Cucumber
      • Lemon


Serves 1 ravenously hungry mama



  1. Toast bread
  2. Slather avocado on toast
  3. Peel cucumber strips & add on top
  4. Top with Huon Premium Cold Smoked Salmon
  5. Garnish with edible flowers



This post was in collaboration with Huon Salmon.

For more tasty snack and meal recipes, check out their Instagram @huonsalmon.



BioGaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief

October 8, 2017

Biogaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief Photo by Hipster Mum


You know those pictures of sleeping babies curled around puppies or toys or their dad’s arm or a pack of double-coated Tim-Tams that are so cute they make your heart explode?

I never took pics like that of my girls. Because my girls never slept like that.

Actually, that’s not true. For the first week they slept like that… then they started crying… and crying… and crying… and crying.


They would cry in their crib.
They would cry in the pram.
They would cry in the car.


They would cry at 3am in the morning & my boyfriend & I would scurry out of our apartment block scared we’d just woken up 519 nurses and tradies & dash down to the local park where we’d walk for hours under the moon with a screaming baby strapped to our chests. Ah, good times.

I suspect now that my girls had colic, a stressful & mysterious trouble defined by “excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed” according to


Biogaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief Photo by Hipster Mum


BioGaia is a probiotic supplement for infant colic relief. The drops feature Lactobacillus Reuteri – a patented lactic acid bacterium that helps improve the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system of colicky babies.The drops can be given on the breast, added to breast milk or formula, and are best suited for infants 0 – 6 months. Best consult your healthcare professional with specific questions relating to your bub. Always read the label, use only as directed and please see your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.

For more information visit BioGaia Probiotic Drops

And rest assured, like most parenting, no matter what everyone is crying about today, it will pass.




Love Your Mother Tee — Rock Your Baby

Wooden Camera — Behind the Trees from My Messy Room

Card — My Messy Room

Crystal — Rock & Co

Diary — Little Paper Lane


Vive Active Pilates Studio Warringah Mall

October 6, 2017

Vive Active Pilates Studio Warringah Mall Guy Leech


Newsflash: self care is important BUT it doesn’t have to mean candles and a bubble bath.

For me, self care is moving my body, going somwhere different, getting a million tattoos and dyeing my hair green.

Turns out I found all of this (OK, minus the tattoos and green hair) at a brand new local pilates studio, Vive Active at Warringah Mall.

Done pilates before? You’ll love that Vive Active specialises in group reformer classes — yep, we’re talking those torture-device looking machines that INSANELY tone your body but don’t wipe you out (unlike heavy-duty cardio).


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New to pilates? Well, imagine stretching each little muscle in your body and challenging it with tiny weights while hanging out in Studio 54. Vivie Active offers a crazy ride that improves posture, lengthens muscles but also keeps you entertained with killer music (Frank Ocean, Drake) and wicked lighting.

The studio was founded by Guy Leech, iconic Iron Man, who was struggling with wear and tear on his body after decades of competitive sport.


Vive Active Pilates Studio Warringah Mall Guy Leech


“I thought I’d seen everything in the world of fitness. But I was legitimately amazed by what Pilates was doing for me,” said Leech.

Vive Active is a labour of love two years in the making for Leech, who sees the opportunity in the age-old quest to make fitness fun.

“We learned a lot from Soul Cycle in the States, a workout isn’t just about boosting your body, it’s needs to be entertaining and offer a lifestyle that sustains you beyond the class.”


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With a killer Instagram account @viveactiveau and connections with health and wellbeing chefs and gurus, I can see Vive Active becoming a new source of self-care.

Besides it’s already worked one magic trick that makes me feel young: it’s brought me back to the Mall 😆



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Vive Active Instagram — @viveactiveau