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      How to keep our brains active.

      As we are about to spend more time at home, practicing social distancing and helping Australia to get the Coronavirus under control, we've been thinking about how we will spend more time at home.

      We all have our 'Senior moments', we forget a word, can't find our keys or can't recall a familiar name.  

      Memory changes are common, but the good news is that there are plenty of things we can do to keep our brains active and keep those annoying memory lapses at bay.

      There's good basic health habits we can practice.

      • staying physically active
      • making sure we're getting enough sleep
      • don't smoke
      • maintain social interactions
      • limit alcohol to one drink a day
      • eat a balanced diet low in saturated and trans fats.

      There's also fun things we can do, like crossword puzzles and sudoku.  With this in mind, we have added a to our website.  Visit each day for a new one and keep that brain active!

      What to wear on Christmas Day

      If you’re like most of us, the last thing on your Christmas to-do list is organising an outfit.  That leads to the inevitable last-minute rush and then throwing together an outfit while you’re under pressure.

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      Planning Your Christmas Menu?

      Planning Your Christmas Menu?

      Planning your Christmas menu?

      At this time of year when we begin to wrangle the fairy lights, thumb through the Women’s Weekly with newfound determination, and wonder what exactly verjuice is (Maggie Beer could not be reached for comment), creating a Christmas menu can be a daunting prospect.

      Remembering a few key tricks when planning your feast, however, might just keep the stress at bay and get us one step closer to being Nigella for a day.

      Let location be your guide

      Christmas at home brings with it the confidence of knowing the quirks of your cooktop, the available fridge real estate, and how many appliances you can run simultaneously without courting a state-wide blackout. But if you’re heading to an outdoor or unfamiliar venue for Christmas, banish uncertainty by focusing on simple dishes that can be prepared or cooked in advanced, transported easily, or served cold, lest you encounter a dodgy oven and deflated pav.

      Don’t be afraid to delegate

      Missing a classic catch in the backyard test because you’re stuck at the stove is no fun at all. Whether you visit, Skype, or Facebook your fellow diners before December 25, get together as early as you can to create your complete menu and negotiate the to-do list, so everyone has a chance to bat on the day (or sip champagne with their feet up). Remember that Christmas is a team effort, and you can never have too much ice.

      Stock up on nibbles

      Pigs in blankets? Devils on horseback? Wombats in track pants? Ok, that last one is possibly made up, but there’s no reason not to get creative and invent some nifty new nibblies to tide the hungry crowd over, with the help of kids or grandkids at your table. When in doubt, nuts, antipasto, and seasonal fruits, are easy and delicious options that never fail.

      Do it your way

      Every Christmas is as unique as every family, and as in fashion, there are no hard and fast rules. Whether you have your heart set on a seafood buffet, vegetarian smorgasbord, or five-course pudding degustation, what truly makes Christmas special is sharing the experience with those we love.

      Things may not always go to plan, but never forget there are few dishes that can’t be salvaged with a generous application of gravy (or custard), and a culinary disaster usually makes for a good story at next year’s Christmas.

      With the menu taking shape, it’s time to choose your Christmas outfit! Check out our new arrivals for chic and comfortable looks to have you feeling fabulous this festive season.

      Do you have any tips, tricks, recipes, or holiday hacks to recommend? We’d love to hear them!

      Tulio x

      The Story Behind Your Kaftan

      The Story Behind Your Kaftan

      Summer is coming fast, and fashions are changing to fit with the times. One of the best and most stylish ways that you can stay cool this summer is by adding¬†kaftans¬†to your summer wardrobe. In areas of the globe where temperatures can reach 40 ¬įC¬†degrees, people of that region have figured out how to adapt to the heat well. Their clothing is no exception. Kaftans, with their light material and their loose-fitting comfort, lend to some of the most stylish summer and¬†cruise wear¬†you can get.

      Kaftans are traditional to Africa and the Middle East. However, its origins are much older than even those modern-day regions. Originally a product of ancient Mesopotamia, these robes are designed to cover the whole body. Additionally, kaftans can be worn either dressed-up or dressed-down, making them one of the more versatile articles of clothing available. While these pieces are just coming into style in western culture, they have been around in eastern culture for a long time. Morocco stylised and made it their fashion accessory of choice between the 14th and 17th century.

      Today, as globalisation shapes every move we make, let kaftans spice up your wardrobe and keep you cool.

      The design of the kaftan is made not only to be easy fitting but also to keep cool trapped underneath the fabric. All the while, the usually-breathable fabric makes it easy for hot air to escape and cool air to stay beneath the fabric. Additionally, its full-length coverage provides perfect protection from sunburns, so it is especially ideal for the fairer-skinned beauties of the world looking for cruise wear.

      How can you spice up the versatile kaftan? There are many ways. One way, which is often used in countries where the kaftan is traditional, is to wear a decorative belt around the middle. Not only does this emphasize your figure, but it also keeps loose bits of the garment from being snagged on things. Additionally, a range of jewellery can be worn to accent the kaftan. Both chunky and simple jewellerry bring out the beauty of the garment. Accessorize as you’d like to make these pieces yours!

      Don’t forget to check out our line of kaftans for the summer. They will help you keep cool and look cool at the same time.  Here at Tulio we love our kaftans.

      All about Bra's

      We thought we'd talk about bras. Do you hate them? The consensus here at Tulio is that we'd love to be able to go bra free! We bet it's the first thing you whip off when you get home.

      It't so difficult to find one that is comfortable to wear all day long, and looks great too.

      It’s a fact that 80% of women wear the wrong bra size, 70% wear them too small, and 10% too big. This can affect us in many ways.

      1. It can ruin the look of a favourite top, causing lumps, bumps and unsightly bulges.
      1. It's bad for our health. An ill-fitting bra can cause many health issues including, headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, indigestion, poor posture, abrasions and breast pain.

      It is really important to go and be measured by a specialist fitter when purchasing new bras. Most big department stores will have qualified staff to help you. Our biggest tip; allow time, you will probably have to try many on before you get the right one for you. Don’t be shy either, the fitters have seen it all before and should make you feel really comfortable.

      Here are some of the tell tale signs your bra isn’t fitting you well: 

      1. It’s uncomfortable.
      1. The centre panel doesn’t fit snugly against your skin.
      1. You‚Äôve got several small boobs bulging out, or you end up with a one big ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†boob in the middle ‚Äď aka the mono boob!
      1. The cups wrinkle and there’s space between the cup and your boob.
      1. The straps dig in, or fall off the shoulder.
      1. If you’ve had the same bra years, you probably need a new one, as the bra will be stretched and there’s every chance your shape will have changed too.

      If you are top heavy and slightly chunky around the waist, you can look a bit like a barrel shape, just by having a bra fitting and wearing the correct bra, will separate your boobs from you belly and give you the waist you have always dreamed off, without stepping foot in the gym! So ladies, our advice is go and get fitted; then when you buy your beautiful new Tulio dresses and tops, they’ll hang perfectly on your body, showing you and your clothes at their best.