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stay fresh

Somehow in the city it’s summer in the city Somewhere in the city it’s summer in the city Freedom Fry – Summer In The City Styled and Shot by Dina El-Hakim for The Music.

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keep calm and love gelato

While temperatures rise (and sometimes drop) in Melbourne, one thing you can be sure of is that you will inevitably encounter a beautiful gelato or two this summer. As the latest freelance contributor to The Music’s Eat/Drink page, I tested out 3 places last week. All the gelato was exquisite, and my favorite was Messina, which never disappoints. I’m excited to … Continue reading

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never too late

Thank you for making 2014 a great year with your support and love. Φ My favorite highlights: Romy + Jacob, who paved the way for more fashion shoots My big leap Down Under for a WHV Spring Fashion Week in Melbourne – so fab Meeting and collaborating with Dave Vale Family week in Kuwait The Snag … Continue reading

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how to support the Australian economy – part 4

 …my heart goes pitter pat. Φ These treats were bought at the magnificent Big Design Market held over at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on December 5, 6 and 7. Links provided below the board. Happy Holidays! xoxo Dina Featured Image by Nik Harrison for Big Design Market. Makedo – Smart + creative. For kids or adults ;) … Continue reading

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the twenty-four seventy

A little side note… I’ve been wanting the 24-70 mm lens for a few years now. Retailed at quite a hefty price, and me being a prime girl (24, 50, 85, 105), I kept putting it off, planning to get it once I’ve “made it”. But I knew it was a staple lens to have in one’s … Continue reading

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how to support the Australian economy – part 3

…eat well, travel often. Φ this instalment is about my recent Queensland adventures. from koala hugging to friendship bracelets to sailing, i got pretty busy supporting the Australian economy up in Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns. Φ here are a few snapshots of the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and of the quaint town cedit Palm Cove. Shop Part … Continue reading