Author: Manuela Crescenzi

Swipe Left or Right for Tindog?

I discovered Tindog with intent. There I was, just chilling feeling all entrepreneurial when I turned to my fiance’ and said “you know what?! There needs to be a Tinder for dogs.” A quick Google search later and wouldn’t you know it… it’s been done. Ugh sad face. Created by the folks at Holidog, Tindog aims to connect owners and pets with the ease of a swipe left or wipe. Now in the name of thorough ‘bloganism’ – blogging/journalism (I think I just coined a new term)* Dexter and I downloaded the app to investamagate. *EDIT: That term is already taken. Losing at originality today! To set up an account it’s fairly straight forward, you connect your Facebook profile, fill in pet particulars – ASL, upload images of pet and parent, write a quick bio and you’re away! Dexter had specific requests for his profile and knew exactly how he wanted to appeal to potential furpals #available. So with careful consideration we selected the following images from his Insta. So with careful consideration we selected the following …

Time to try #Pawleo

The whole world is going Paleo crazy. Not convinced? Just type #Paleo in an Instagram search. Actually, here… I did it for you: #Paleo. See what I mean? The word Paleo may even make some of you turn away in ‘over it’ exasperation. Please don’t. I’m not about to go all ‘Paleo Pete‘ on you. Paw fella has had a raw deal of late… Instead, I’m here to tell you about a great little Melbourne start-up called Pawleo. This time next week I will be shopping at Preston Markets for the first batch of PAWLEO. Squee! Get your orders in so I know how much to shop for. We are making our first delivery on Saturday 15th of August to Carlton, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Northcote, Preston and Thornbury. If you feel left out let me know and we can make a plan! The first batch will contain (and only contain) lamb pluck, ox heart, chicken, cooked egg (and shell), lentils, carrots, sweet potato, something green (maybe kale), turmeric golden paste I make …

Top 13 Puppy Essentials

Welcoming a new puppy home is one of life’s wonderful moments. Watching the tiny pups explore their new home is so much fun and it’s precious to see them adjust to you and their new surrounds. To ensure their transition is as smooth as possible we’ve put together a list of products to help guide you and ensure pup has all that it needs for those initial moments in their new home. Harness. Puppia have to be one of the most popular harnesses around for the small to medium dog. They’re durable, stylish and reasonably priced. To find stockists near you visit: http://www.puppia.com.au/ Dogtired Blanket. Every tiny pooch needs a blankie. The Dogtired blankets are not only gorgeously soft and kind to the environment, they’re also 20% off! Check them out here: dogtired.com.au Bed: Somewhere to snooze when they’re all played out. We love Fuzzyard, their beds are super comfy and warm whilst being decor friendly. Fuzzyard is loved the world over so visit their website to find a stockist near you. Dog tags: or a collar with your …

Eco Friendly Pet Cave

I (much like the rest of the interwebs) adore E.T.S.Y. I spend countless hours searching through shops from all the amazing artisans across the world. I find nothing more satisfying than discovering that one bespoke item that is un-replicated. Unique. Mine! As enjoyable as it is to find those pretty little things, only you have snapped up, it is far better to share them. So for this reason I thought it best to share my precious finds with you. Each week I will  post my shop or product of the week with you. Hopefully you and pooch will adore these products as much as I. This weeks E.T.S.Y shop under the spotlight is Agnes Felt by Agne’ Audejiene from Lithuania. Agne’ is a superstar with felt. Something I would like to try myself one day. Ange’ provides both cat and dog caves. Perfect for the pet who loves to burrow under the covers or find those hidden spots to snooze. Agne’ turned her love of felt into a nifty little business with unique pieces. Here a …

Picture of the exterior of The Scarborough Hotel

Lunch at The Scarborough Hotel

Drive South of Sydney for an hour or so and you’ll reach The Scarborough Hotel. A very special hotel that won’t disappoint. A little unassuming by the sidewalk. It’s not until you step inside you realise you’re in for quite the treat. The interior is rich! It’s restaurant, come front bar, come art gallery and it works! Step a little further inside, order a wine, turn around and take in that view! With the dog? Send the Mister or Mrs inside to order drinks. Head to the door by the right hand side (on the outside of the hotel) and make your way across the lush green grass to the furthest table to the right. Snap that baby up! In a group? Reserve the cabana in the far left hand corner. You’ll feel completely alone with the view of the ocean and the lush green hills that backdrop this great hotel. We prefer the above tables for that reason. You can take in the hotel, the hills and the ocean and be far enough from …

Food from The Winery

The Winery

Didn’t know The Winery was pooch friendly? Well.. you’re welcome. The savvy Sydneysider knows this place on Crown St in Surry Hills well. Think pretty lights, funky decor and a happening crew of patrons. The food is delish, cocktails are dangerous and they (in my opinion) have the best events in Surry Hills for girly brunches. Check them out for yourself here.

Bow Tie Collars by Stuff Steph Does

Consider yourself a bit of a D.I.Y maven? Then this post is the perfect little project for you. When dressing your dogue in full garb is not appropriate this small statement piece will suffice. So here are the tools to make this gorgeous little bow tie from the Stuff Steph Does blog. It’s a great blog! We highly recommend you visit. In fact you can visit the original post here. First things first, cut out your fabric pieces. These sizes are all guidelines. You can cut pieces bigger and have a bigger bow or a wider collar. It’s up to you! Check out this size guideline from Buggsy if you get stuck with measurements. Fold and press the fabric into the thirds so the edges are in the back on all three pieces. Fold the bow and the “tie” piece in half with the right sides together and sew the edges together. Trim your threads and flip right side out. A re-press may be in order as well. Accordion-fold the bow piece and slip it …