LIFESTYLE, HEALTH & FITNESS

Chelsea Tuach, Professional Surfer

Chelsea Tuach, Professional Surfer

Chelsea Tuach embodies everything that is so right about women’s surfing right now. Smart, talented, driven, composed, powerful and beautiful, the list goes on. This young Roxy surfer from Barbados, is inspiring not only North American girls, but young female surfers world-wide since joining the WSL tour this year. Lunch with Liz caught up with this fellow Suzuki cars ambassador for a chat and the best Acai bowls in town, at Niche and Co in Kirra, during the Gold Coast’s Roxy Pro.

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NICOLE JOY, Author and Social Media Influencer

NICOLE JOY, Author and Social Media Influencer

With nearly 50 thousand Instagram followers, Nicole is a Gold Coast girl getting some attention. A model, author, designer, school teacher, raw food chef and following her own admissions to battling with food, a public spokesperson for healthy eating. Her website Nicole Joy Inspire, offers a rare honesty that many female followers have found motivating and relatable. Having published two successful cookbooks, ‘Life’s too short for diets’ and ‘Eat dessert for breakfast’, she is about to launch her own App, Healthy Pick, and has recently branched out into designing sports apparel. Lunch with Liz caught up with this raw food wizard at the best vegan restaurant on the Gold Coast, Greenhouse Factory, Kirra.

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EMMA BETTS, Living with stage 4 Melanoma

EMMA BETTS, Living with stage 4 Melanoma

When I met Emma at our photo-shoot, fair skinned, blue-eyed with stunning red hair, I thought ‘well here’s the perfect contrast to me, it’s easy to see why Melanoma Institute Australia paired us together for this campaign’. I spoke to camera first, about my connection to melanoma; A lifetime of fun in the sun as a competitive surfer through my teenage years and the moles that I have had cut out in return of my love for an outdoors lifestyle (all moles returned benign, but I continue to get regular skin checks all the same). Emma spoke next and everything became a bit of a blur after she opened with ‘I have terminal melanoma’. First was disbelief, ‘but you look so healthy and happy… and we’ve just been laughing together all morning, making jokes about our husbands and the awkwardness of posing for photos’. As Emma’s words flowed, I was reminded exactly why I started Lunch with Liz. To have that avenue to share the stories of ‘people of interest’! Emma’s successful blog, Dear melanoma, is an authentic glimpse into the roller coaster that is life with Stage 4 melanoma – the highs, the lows and the in-between. Lunch with Liz caught up with Emma at Darling & Co, Paddington’s newest venue, to share more of what is possibly one of the greatest love stories I’ve heard.
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Just how talented is my mate Nicka – Our Bali Wedding

Just how talented is my mate Nicka – Our Bali Wedding

Weddings are special occasions, emotional moments and in the blink of an eye, a memory! One massive tip I could pass on to any bride to be, is to have someone video your day. Our greatest post Bali wedding moment as a Mr & Mrs, has without a doubt been watching back our ceremony from the view-point of our guests.  We were so lucky that one of our friends, just happens to be a (bloody good) cameraman (with the most infectious smile). A massive shakas to Nicka, who has just set up his own company Desert Island Media. You can watch his film here…

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Tips for overcoming nerves

Tips for overcoming nerves

It seems like everyone is talking about the 70 Million Powerball Jackpot tonight and the question I am getting constantly asked today is ‘are you nervous’?

It’s the largest Lottery jackpot for the year and I am the lucky one with the job of presenting it live. Primetime. Nationally. So here are a few tips on how I overcome nerves… and how to win Powerball.

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