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The power of thanks.

[A three minute read] I first discovered the power of gratitude a few years ago. After a particuarly unfulfilling New Years Eve, I decided that in the new year I would want less and thank more. This is not to say I had no goals – it just meant I practiced being happier with what […]

The 5 minute stress SOS.

[A three minute read] Stress is like a vortex, taking us to a place where our usual logic can’t be found. Our energy is empty and it feels like our world is crashing down. Stress is a condition of the mind, one that can only be overcome with the mind – our greatest asset in […]

The cloakroom guide.

[A three minute read] Recently I received a lastminute.com request to organise a cloak room the day before a cocktail event for 300 guests at Standard Bowl, a bar in Sydney. Cloak rooms are one of those elements of events that seem minor, but without a logical and efficient system guests will remember the cloak room chaos rather than how ace the […]

7 event travel essentials.

[A three minute read] Travel is a part of our job description as event managers and I still remember my first business trip (escorting Ronald McDonald on a road show but that’s another story…) I felt so glamorous, confident, grown up and ready for adventure. The gloss somewhat wears off when you are working 16 hour […]

Flow in Colombia.

[A three minute read] I write this from the back seat of a mini bus, halfway between Cartagena and Santa Marta along the Colombian Caribbean Coast. Long distance buses in foreign countries are not something I usually say “yay!” to. In my mind, I imagine being wedged between chickens and screaming children for hours on end […]

Keep calm with carry on.

[A five minute read] After locking in my South American adventure, I realised I would be on 10 flights in 30 days. Sydney – San Francisco – Cancun – Medellin – Cartagena – Santa Marta – Bogota – Los Angeles – Sydney. I was not keen to drag a suitcase though cities with haphazard footpaths, […]

The winner is: Rio 2016.

[A five minute read] I just finished watching the Rio Opening Ceremony and now have a massive #workcrush on Marco Balich, the Italian Executive Producer calling the show. If I was on the IOC, I would declare Rio the winner before a single athlete laced up their shoes. Balich so articulately conveyed life in 2016 across […]

Killer travel apps.

[A one minute read] Apps make travel a lot easier, more efficient and fun. I discovered a few great ones during my South American adventure and thought I would share. 1. Splitwise. For trips where multiple people and sharing and splitting costs. Track expenses in Splitwise and it will calculate who owes who. Works across multiple […]

Disconnect to reconnect.

[A three minute read] I was recently asked to share my predictions on industry trends. After considering food, colours and theme trends, I realised the biggest ‘trend’ extends beyond aesthetics. Over the past few years, I have noticed the increasing number of delegates/guests who are physically present but mentally distracted during events, seemingly due to technology, high workloads […]

Less is more.

[A three minute read] Nearly two months ago, I moved out of my lovely inner city apartment. I left comfort, security and routine behind to become a temporary nomad. I had never been one to collect copious amounts of ‘stuff’ yet in the months leading up to the move, I felt the need to purge everything […]

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