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Wisdom of the Ages


I was thrilled to be invited to speak at Wisdom of the Ages, an event organised by Tina Jensen to be held at Hub Melbourne this Friday the 8th of March, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

I’ll be reading a letter, sharing a story, to my 18 year old self – “If I knew then what I know now…”

All are welcome and you can find further details and ticketing information by clicking this link.

Image © Sandi Sieger

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My Pick of Pretty Homewares

Earlier this month, the folks at Freedom Australia asked me to share a few of my favourite picks from their current collection on their Facebook Page. And so I thought I’d share them with you, as well – because who doesn’t love pretty home wares?

Sandi Sieger Freedom AustraliaSandi Sieger, a writer from Melbourne and the Editor-In-Chief of Onya Magazine shares her top Freedom picks.

1. I’ve been looking for a comfortable, functional chair for a while, but one that also adds a bit of colour to my bedroom. This looks like the perfect fit – bright, classic, and a little bit retro. Love. http://bit.ly/zgpoz8

2. I love wall prints and I love New York. I’m pretty sure this map was made to hang above my desk. Thank you, Freedom. http://bit.ly/10Ql1z9

3. I am truly obsessed with this rug. I’m expecting my first baby next May and this will be on the nursery floor. http://bit.ly/W3F4m6

4. I’ve just bought some new crisp white bed linen and it’s calling for some colour and life – these lucid cushions are truly gorgeous. http://bit.ly/X1C50g

5. I love the Deckhaus Planter. I can always, always do with more in the backyard. http://bit.ly/UJ4CJr

I Do, I Write, Press

Oh, looksy, it’s me!

I’m very, very thrilled to announce some exciting news… I’ve got a new writing gig and it’s with a company and publication I admire and respect greatly; Forbes.

As of, oh, well, now, I can add Forbes Travel Guide Correspondent to my bio. And I couldn’t be more excited.

I’ll be writing about (one of) my favourite cities in the world, Melbourne. Blogging, answering questions and providing expert advice.

You can view my profile here.

Sandi Sieger, Startle/Forbes Expert, Travel Correspondent


The Month With All The Interviews

I was so grateful to be interviewed and featured on three brilliant websites this month.

The first was Melicious where I chatted to writer and talented gal Melissa Wellham about what inspires me, what I do, time-management and why I have no idea as to what I’ll be doing in five years.

The second was in the go-to guide for women who want a fabulous life – The Modern Woman’s Survival Guide. I spoke to Amy Cassel about this very blog, why I like creating and pioneering in the online space and how I keep the plates spinning without allowing them to smash.

The third interview was with the gorgeous Rosemary Slade, a fellow editor and super blogger at Lashes & Lattes, where we peeked into my wardrobe, uncovered my five fashion essentials and chatted all things fashion and style.

I hope you enjoy reading them.

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The Hills Collective Project

A few months ago, I was thrilled to be involved in an initiative called The Hills Collective Project. Celebrating artists and creative talent in the Dandenong Ranges, the project was founded by Bianca Lentini and also turned into a book, which I was asked to edit. It was a great experience for me – being involved in a project that celebrates the talent and creativity of my local area and showcasing what the hills really has to offer – right from initial meetings, through to shortlisting artists, to then editing the book; the process was incredibly rewarding.

My favourite featured artist? Axel Axelrad – a puppeteer and the creator of Ossie the Ostrich, not to mention many other iconic Australian puppets.


Pure Nonsense Interview

Many thanks to Rebecca Jade McGuire of Pure Nonsense for interviewing me last week. It was pretty much the most fun interview I’ve ever done. If you’d like to read it, you can do so here.


Chasing Aphrodite Profile

Thanks to the team over at Chasing Aphrodite for featuring me in their ‘Stuff That I Love’ section a couple of weeks ago.

You can read all about what I’m seeking and chasing here.




jack + bill

I was thrilled to be a panelist on the jack + bill initiative run by PR big guns Porter Novelli, along with Alex-Zabotto Bentley from AZB Creative and Briony Carland and Peter Kent from Porter Novelli Melbourne.

I loved meeting new faces and designers behind the great fashion, jewellery and accessories design talent we have in Melbourne.

Below are promos that featured in Ragtrader and Mumbrella, and also a vlog I shot prior to the event on July 30th.

Check out my vlog below, or via the jack + bill blog.


Geelong Independent Marketing Breakfast

Yesterday morning I presented at the Get Business Savvy Marketing Breakfast in Geelong. Any guesses on what I spoke about? Ding, ding, ding – social media and its power, influence and potential.


Best Australian Blogs of 2011, featuring ME!

It was wonderful to open my inbox this morning and find an email from the Sydney Writers’ Centre informing me that I’ve been nominated for the Best Australian Blogs of 2011. So, in the spirit of sharing (and in the hope that you’ll vote for me), I’d love it if you, my dear readers, would consider voting for ‘In The Thick Of It – Sandi Sieger’ by clicking the picture above, or this link.


BlackBerry BBM Hero Video

It’s no secret that I love my BlackBerry. So when, earlier this year, I was asked to feature in a BlackBerry BBM Hero Video, I naturally said yes.

Talking about why I love BlackBerry Messenger and why I can’t live without my BlackBerry? That’s about as easy as slipping on my favourite Gerogio Armani heels.

You can watch the clip here.


TAV Student Summit 2011

Last Friday I presented at the Tourism Alliance Victoria Student Summit, held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

I was thrilled to be asked to speak to the 700 strong crowd on the first five years of my career, my story and social media.

I had a fantastic time – I loved meeting the attendees and I also loved hearing the other presenters speak.


Coveted Canvas Interview

The lovely Tammi Ireland from Coveted Canvas in Perth interviewed me earlier this week about all things beauty – specifically, my beauty routine, and why I use the products I do.

Click on this link to check it out.