Sarah’s a media personality and journalist whose career has spanned politics, health advocacy, restaurant reviewing, opinion writing and trend forecasting.
She’s the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and hosted the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest rating show in Australian TV history.
She’s now the face and program developer for LifeStyle YOU®. You’ll also find her on Seven’s Sunrise every week and can follow her search for a Better Life via her weekly column in Sunday Life magazine. She’s also about to start writing her first book. Stay tuned…
She lives in Sydney, rides her orange single-speed bike most places and loves dark chocolate.
Let’s get to know Sarah …
Fashion mantra you live by: “A draped neckline is a girl’s best friend (it lengthens the neck, highlights a jawline and creates an elegant shape to any outfit).”
Must-have beauty products: “Trilogy Rosehip oil …fixes blemishes, smooths and is simply natural. Full-stop. I also love True Solutions’ tinted sunscreen. I wear it most days instead of foundation – it gives amazing coverage and doesn’t clog my pores. And I’m a bit in love with Pureology’s range of shampoo…no sulphates, vegan and “flavoured” with peppermint oil, which makes your scalp zing!”
Style muse: “Helena Christensen.”
Biggest indulgence: “Eating very good food. I spare little expense.”
Exercise ritual: “Every morning I exercise, even if it’s just a 20-minute walk to the beach. It’s the “every day” part that counts. Within in 10 minutes of waking I’m out of the house – doing yoga, jogging, sand running, swimming or light weights at the outdoor gym down at the beach. I don’t muck about. This is also important. There needs to be flow to keep the joy in it for me.”
Most loved book: “The Miracle of Mindfulness. It’s by a Vietnamese monk and is so elegant and true.”
Favourite LifeStyle YOU® show: “Anything with Gok in it…his energy is infectious. And he genuinely cares about women and their body image.”
Most played on your iPod: “Bon Iver.”
Last meal: “Oxtail risotto with broccolini with my mum who was visiting.”
Favourite saying: “Let it go…”
Worst habit: “Not letting go!”
Top beauty tip: “Oil. It’s all about oil. Eat plenty of it (flaxseed, hemp, Omega-3). And wear it (sesame oil on your body; rosehip on the face).”
Secret obsession: “Tetris. I can play it for hours.”
Best friend: “My dear mate Ragni. We met waitressing when I was 18 and have travelled and camped and argued together since then. I admire her immensely – she’s had three kids while setting up her legal practice, while still managing to be a wonderful, caring friend.”
Happiest memory: “Lying on a park bench in Milan, in the sun, eating ricotta and fresh tomatoes I’d just bought at the market.”
Favourite holiday spot: “The Australian desert. I love camping under the stars out there.”
First job: “Packing trays in a nursery, aged 11.”
Secret talent: “Um, I can milk a goat?!”
Greatest achievement: “Learning to meditate.”
Best chill-out tip: “Sit by the ocean for 20 minutes. And think nothing.”
Check out Sarah’s favourite LifeStyle YOU® show, Gok’s Fashion Fix now!