Now that the festive season is well and truly upon us, it’s time to get thinking about entertaining with an epic spread whilst also looking our best for our guests. The holidays are when we’re most prone to overindulge and it’s hard to maintain a healthy balance and stick to our goals, so we’ve devised the perfect plan to ensure you’ve got the best of both worlds and can treat yourself without the guilt!

Gourmet Dinner Service 

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Gourmet Dinner Service is heaven sent for those of us who are busy and just don’t have the time or energy to cook! They offer freshly made meals straight to your door, prepared by their delightfully French executive chef who comes from a Michelin star background, how’s that for impressive?

Gourmet Dinner Service delivers delicious dishes for you to enjoy as well as catering for special dietary requirements with gluten free, diabetic, vegetarian, low GI and dairy free options so there’s something for everyone.

The best part is they have a special Christmas Entertaining menu which literally has all of your Christmas food prep sorted. The menu includes a variety of traditional and modern items for your holiday feast including Australian Tiger prawns, specialty glazed hams, free range turkey in various sizes (which you can get cooked to your liking), salmon fillet with tomato and black olive crust and Riverina lamb rump to name a few of the luscious mains. They also have an array of sides on offer including glazed julienne carrots, roast kipfler potatoes and broccoli with garlic oil as well as covering all your condiments of course – with traditional gravy, cranberry chutney and basil & pinenut sauce to give the dishes that extra kick!

All your party finger food is completely sorted with Gourmet Dinner Service. Highlights include delectable Italian risotto balls with bacon and mozzarella, delicious smoked salmon terrine and tempting tomato and goats cheese tarts. The dessert selection is positively divine with options such as salted caramel tarts, delectable chocolate fondants, zesty lemon tarts as well as traditional Christmas puddings and mince pies.

The whole menu selection comes clearly marked with all dietary requirements when ordering, so you can pick and choose your favourite dishes and avoid any intolerances, for a hassle free bespoke banquet.

All you need to do is heat and eat, and enjoy the convenience of having all of your Christmas entertaining needs fulfilled!

Schkinny Maninny


Schkinny Maninny Juice Cleanse is the perfect solution to give our bodies a health kick and detox pre or post party season. It includes a variety of nutritional juice cleanses that are all packed full of fruit and vegetables to provide us with all the vitamins and minerals we need as well as releasing all the harmful toxins from our bodies. In short, it leaves you with glowing skin and a sleek physique just in time for the festive season!

The Schkinny Maninny program was spawned by self-confessed health junky and exercise addict Catherine Craig. She wanted to find a happy medium between extreme non-nutritional detoxing and continuing to enjoy the naughty things in life and that’s how Schkinny Maninny was born.

There is an array of juice cleanses currently on the market but Schkinny offers a few points of difference that makes detoxing (dare we say) fun. An esky filled with six fresh juices is delivered to your nominated address daily, so you know that they are at the peak of freshness.

Each juice has nifty little name and lists all of the ingredients and its benefits, which keeps up our morale and reassures us about the great things happening to us as we cleanse! You receive motivational and inspiration emails each day letting you know what you will be feeling and why as well as the benefits of those side effects – all done in a humorous and uplifting way.

You also receive some seeds to chew on for those who are really missing the solids, detox teas as well as some pampering bath salts. Three to five day cleanses are quite popular as this gives you just enough time to make you feel amazing and look your best ahead of any big events!

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Sasha Tsibulya
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