Ellie Parker, is a woman that I could sip juices with at breakfast, drink coffee with at brunch and enjoy a wine and a dance with in the evening (I have experienced the wine so far) if only we lived close by.
I love her daily posts of cute doggies and how they can change your life, yoga inspiration, delicious vegan meals, her blog updates, honest product reviews, her stunning Sydney outfit choices and her big smile with her bold lipstick.
I reached out to Ellie AKA @livewithelle to be apart of this segment because I just know you all will be inspired by her positive energy, big smile and creatitive writing as much as I am.
My favourite piece of writing so far by Ellie is her blog post on The 7 Easy Ways to Cheer Yourself Up.
So sit back with your feet up, tea in hand or wine whichever you choose and learn more about this gorgeous woman as she shares her story for this weeks #showtherealyou segment.
What is the story behind @livewithelle, why did you start?
It started off as a personal weight-loss blog, but it has turned into so much more. I started Eat with Elle because I was looking for one place where I could find recipes, beauty advice and everything else in an easy to read format and style. I’ve watched it grow over the past year and I am so excited for where it is heading – stay tuned for big changes coming!
Tell us more about the woman behind your blog? Ellie Parker?
Well, I’m 22, fiercely independent and love animals. I aim to live a wholesome, happy life and adore anyone that is an optimist in life. I studied Journalism and have worked at a few awesome places, including; World Animal Protection, Sky News, Women’s Health Magazine and most recently, Koala Mattress as a social media manager.
What is your ultimate favourite go to healthy treat?
Definitely frozen grapes. A friend showed me them once and I’ve told about a million people about them. They go even sweeter when frozen and are a serious summer treat hit!
Favourite beauty product on the market?
Ooo this is a hard one – I love all beauty products! If there was one product I couldn’t live without it would probably have to be my face mist toner. I love Jurlique’s rosemist toner. It sits on my desk every day and whenever I need a pick-me-up I just spray it and instantly feel better. PLUS my skin always feel soft and smells divine because of it.
If you were to go to a cafe would you order a juice, a coffee or a tea?
Definitely a coffee. I love my coffee waaaaay too much. For me, tea is for home and juices are on the go. But coffee is definitely meant to be consumed in a cafe, where you can sip on it for ages and enjoy it.
Favourite activewear to rock your bod in?
Definitely either my Slinkii marble tights (in white) or my Rumi X cute yoga shorts. Both of these brands are relatively new and are killing the activewear scene.
What is your favourite form of exercise to keep active?
I love yoga so so so much. If practiced correctly, you can have a banging bod and work up a real sweat from a decent yoga class. Make sure you stay hydrated during your class and always have a towel on hand. Don’t be afraid if you’re a beginner – yoga teachers are the nicest people in the world and are always there to offer a helping hand.
“Other people liking you is a bonus. You liking yourself is the real prize”. – Alex Elle
What do you think draws women to your social media platforms?
Firstly, I’m so honoured that women follow me at @eatwithelle, and I love the community we’ve created. I think they’re drawn to Eat with Elle because I’m just really honest. I only write about products and experiences that I love, and they can relate to me. If I have a crap day, I let them know – rather than having people laugh at me I’d rather laugh with other people about my antics. Not only that, but I write about a whole heap of topics that women are interested in, especially more beauty stuff lately which is great!
Who inspires you?
My parents. They both came from average Aussie families and have both formed their own extremely successful businesses and are just killing it at life in general. I couldn’t have asked for more inspirational role models if I wanted, and they’re both so generous and willing to give me advice on anything I might need.
What would be your ultimate date night with your man?
Anything that involves wine, cheese and an element of surprise. I really think people these days underestimate the power of surprising someone… for me that is what makes a date magical. It could be a surprise dinner date or skydiving, but the element of surprise in general is what makes the ultimate date night.
Want more from Ellie?
Snapchat – livewithelle
Website – www.livewithelle.com