Get your children ready thanks to keys 2 drive


Let me be frank – it’s only thanks to Excel Drive that I’m finally as ease with my children having their driving license. You see, when my eldest got his learners permit, we were all pretty excited he was growing up, and before we knew it, would be able to drive himself around. I certainly would not miss transporting him and his smelly belongings back and forth to Sunday football. Over the next two years my husband and I alternated his driving lessons between ourselves and when he finally turned eighteen, felt we had adequately prepared him to transition to his p-plates. Meanwhile, my daughter had just turned 16 and successfully passed her learners test, so was ready to start her own driving journey.

My son took his test and passed and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to see him out on his own. Now, I’d always heard that p-plate drivers were high risk, but as I said, I thought our son was well prepared, alas an accident indicated otherwise. He was fine but it certainly made me more hesitant to take my daughter driving, so I did some research that could minimise her risk. The keys 2 drive program was just the ticket, which provided an approach that would better prepare my daughter. Even better, Excel Drive offered the lesson for free so there was no reason not to book immediately. Both my children are now driving on their own, and I feel confident that it’s Excel Drive who’s helped their safety.


Category: Services

Start your holiday with Melbourne airport transfers


There’s really no question that getting to the airport can often be a real headache. Whether you’re fighting your way through traffic and then finding an overpriced car park miles away, resulting in you having to drag your luggage all the way to check in, or somehow convincing a friend to make the drive for you, the start of your holiday is far from relaxing. Personally I travelled interstate regularly for business and was sick of the drama, so organised Melbourne airport transfers for myself.

VHA Chauffeur were professional, timely and easily more competitive than the price of parking, so booking with them regularly has been an easy decision. I find their services heavily alleviate the stress of airports and have nothing but praise for them.

Category: Services

A team of experts in AdWords management


Given the user-friendly nature of Google, I figured that creating and managing my own AdWords campaign would be completely manageable, and at first it was. However, despite being adequate at developing my campaign, I had limited knowledge as to the success, level of conversion and whether or not the money I was spending was actually being returned. I guess I definitely overlooked the importance of outsourcing my campaign to a team that were experts in AdWords management.

After Traffic Box took over for me, my campaign became instantly more refined and targeted and yielded a far better conversion. If you’ve got AdWords on the go for your business I would highly recommended their services.

Category: Web Services

Office vending machines for sale


There’s nothing like getting to about 3.30 in the afternoon at work and being able to duck down to our office vending machine for a snack. It’s easily the best new addition to our office and probably the most loved destination for a break and a chat. Personally, I’d recommend that all offices provide some sort of vending machine to their employees.

SVA Vending are our provider and I know they have a good range of vending machines for sale. It’s not just snacks, but also drinks and the option of healthier snacks if you so desire. There’s really no reason not to get a vending machine, so what are you waiting for!

Category: Business, Services

Good point of sales systems are crucial to any restaurant


Having worked in the hospitality industry my whole life, I’d like to think I know a thing or two about what makes working at a certain establishment great. One of the major factors is most certainly the point of sale systems a business has in place. Speaking from experience, restaurant staff have a notably high turnover, so it’s crucial that the POS is easy to learn as to not waste time.

Personally the best I’ve ever used has been by Ordermate. As a staff member I found it great to use, and management would also often praise it for the back of house features it offered. It definitely added an element of ease to everyone’s day and it’s something I think all restaurants and cafes should consider.

Category: Business, Services

For a spa Melbourne can love, there’s one place to go


Six months ago I took on the best, and probably most stressful, job opportunity of my life. There’s no question that it has been difficult getting ahead, but I was pretty confident that my contributions and work towards the company were invaluable, and following my six month revue – this has been confirmed.

So, I figured it was about time to treat myself, so I visited the spa Melbourne residents loved. Masque not only had the most stress relieving deep tissue massage I’d ever had, but had a multitude of other treatments that thoroughly eased my work tension. Following a day of relaxation and rejuvenation I felt fully revived to take on work and will be visiting Masque again without hesitation.


Truly the best house and land packages Mernda, Doreen or indeed Victoria wide.


When it comes to decision-making in my life, I like to be sure the decision I ultimately make is well informed. As a result, from a new pair of shoes to a new car, I thoroughly investigate and research all of my options before buying or deciding on anything. So, you can only imagine the level of planning that went into buying my new home.


After months and months of preparation I can safely recommend that for the best house and land packages Mernda has on offer, you cannot look past Katandra Rise. Not only is the location superb, but the local amenities and surroundings are second to none, so I have since purchased a lot. Take it from me, if you’re looking for the best, Katandra rise is the way to go.

Category: House and Land

For the best rugs, there’s only one place I go


As an interior decorator, over the many years of my job, I’ve collated a list of my favourite suppliers for certain items. From pillows to lamps, I know exactly who I’ll be visiting first depending on what the tone of the space I’m decorating is. My supplier of rugs, regardless of how I’ll be styling, always seem to fit into a space perfectly and it’s probably the first place I visit when I start planning how I’m going to decorate.


From modern to more traditional, Hali has exceptional quality, hand-made rugs that are perfect to bring warmth and sometimes colour to any apartment, home or office. I not only love using them in my work, but would highly recommend them to friends and family. So for the best rugs, you know who to see.

Category: Home

Search no more for the best microdermabrasion Melbourne has to offer



Traversing through the terrain that is adolescence can be tricky, likely to be worsened by hormones and acne. For most, acne will pass once puberty passes, however for some – including myself – you’ll be left with scarring and enlarged pores. To be honest, my first solution has been a consistently full face of makeup; however I was recently suggested by a friend to look into microdermabrasion Melbourne. I jumped online and came across Avenue Advanced Skincare and next thing I knew, I was on my way to clearer skin and increased confidence. The whole team were professional and welcoming and I knew I was in good hands. Following my first appointment, I can already see the change, and cannot wait to continue my skin journey.

Category: Beauty

From truck wheels to hydraulics, Topline has you covered


I learnt early on in business that it is of the utmost importance to establish good working relationships with your suppliers to help foster your success. One business I’ve been working with pretty much since day dot is Topline Industries, whose professionalism and quality never cease to impress me. I just think having a regular supplier of certain goods is fundamental to running smooth and efficient day-to-day operations, thereby alleviating the need to waste time searching for something that may be essential.


I guess for a bit of context, the industry I work in requires me to have a fleet of trucks in working order at all times, which is why I say a quality stream of supplies is essential. If one truck gets damaged to the point where it is out of action until it is repaired, it could slow up business and be extremely detrimental in the long term. We have a reputation to uphold and don’t want it to be damaged because we couldn’t make a delivery on time due to unforeseen circumstances. Again, this is why my decision to work closely alongside Topline Industries has been so beneficial. From truck wheels to axles, they always have what I need in supply and are able to get it to me in a timely manner allowing me to get on with business as usual. I whole heartedly believe that my business wouldn’t be the success it is now, had I not forged this relationship.

Category: Business, Machinery