Author: Jess Polak

Afternoon Delight

I’ve become a spontaneous adventure aficionado over the past couple of months with last-minute trips turning an average day in the life of Jessica into something a bit more grammable. Working in hospitality with a weekly roster as well as Australia’s ever-changing weather has forced me to become a bit more flexible with my plans

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The Rebirth of Board Games

Growing up, you would have experienced at least one game of Monopoly that ended in cheating, a few broken friendships and no one actually winning the property magnate crown. There was also your standard games of Cluedo and Battleship, but we were lucky enough to play the official Pokemon and Jumanji board games (no hordes

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When Pigs Fly

Chinese New Year Pig Lanterns

The Chinese New Year has just passed and in its true multi-cultural fashion, Sydney has put on a show. Lighting up the city with lanterns based on the twelve animals of the zodiac, walking down the harbour was a more pleasurable experience than usual with these larger than life statues. Each featuring their own little

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Escaping The Heat

Bondi to Coogee Walk

While those in the northern hemisphere are rugging up against the winter winds, their southern counterparts are slowly melting into pools of sweat as heat-waves mark the beginning of summer. Now I’m all for a beach day, but sometimes the thought of getting sand in every nook and cranny of your body then dealing with

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International Reconnaissance

old film

Back in my day, when internet speed was measured in kilobytes and the closest thing to Netflix was a Blockbuster store down the road, finding international films were no where near as easy to find compared to our modern day lives. Growing up in Australia with a Polish household, bootleg TV series were passed around

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Love Letter To Poland

polish winter

Being born as a first-generation Australian meant that my childhood was filled with traditions different to my Aussie classmates and my out-of-school activities weren’t your typical sport training and music lessons (although I did learn the piano growing up, with a Polish teacher of course). Instead, I learnt traditional Polish dancing which I would be

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Top Lifestyle Picks | October 2017

wollongong beach

Another month down for 2017 and it almost feels as if time is speeding up with Halloween just next door and Christmas around the corner. Those of you who, like me, live in the Southern Hemisphere are now exchanging coats for light cardigans and sweatpants for swimwear as the weather invites you down to the

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