39 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Tea with Jules with Interior & Lifestyle guru Steve Cordony
Steve Cordony is a master of interior style and life styling. What a treat to have him for my latest episode of Tea with Jules. I first met Steve when he waved his magic style wand over our house for a shoot we did with Belle Magazine Australia where he sits as Style Director at Large. He struck me as kind, generous with information and meticulous with his impeccable taste, and he has absolutely lived up to that first impression. With so many of us spending so much time at home right now, it is lovely to hear Steve talk about how he gives his home a soul. Steve shares with me how growing up he always felt that coming out, might be a risk or an unachievable dream to have his own perfect image of home life. Remaining neutral, was safer. He believes that everything happens for a reason at the right time, and with a moment of complete honesty with himself and those around him, he was released into his truest identity. Once he stepped into that, the sky has been the limit. We talk about the secret sauce of a successful relationship, what is the soul, finding purpose and of COURSE I wouldn’t let him get away without asking him some very important home styling questions! I loved this chat and Steve’s wonderful insight into life, love and career. He is a true gem-I hope you enjoy too. Oh, and please check out his and Michael’s current dream home renovation Rosedale Farm. It is serious #housegoals
43 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
Tea with Jules with Surfing Legend, Sally Fitzgibbons
‘I don’t know what’s on the other side of this, but I trust that I can pick up the pieces’ My next guest on Tea with Jules is surfing legend and my friend from the south coast, Sally Fitzgibbons. I remark this in the interview what strikes me the most about this wonderful woman, and it’s her true depth. Sally is an athlete by trade but a seeker by heart. She is in constant learning from the world around her and any conversation with her leaves you feeling uplifted and inspired. Her relationship with the ocean is spiritual and you can see the profound impact it has on her life both when she is surfing it’s waves or watching on as she reads and anticipates what mother nature will do next. It’s her meditation, her connection and her power. We speak about fear, permission to pause, our addiction to forward momentum and the brilliance in the ordinary. We really go there and I can honestly say, this has been one of my most favourite chats to date. I can’t wait for you to tune in and see what this sun kissed, smiling slice of sunshine has to offer us. I promise you will finish wanting to either take your shoes off and find some sand, or exchange some, as Sal calls it ‘intentional energy’ with someone you love. Go grab a cuppa and enjoy Sally Fitzgibbons on Tea with Jules. xxFor the visual of the chat:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=791QHi3N1nE&t=10s
59 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
TEA WITH JULES with author, educator & parenting & resilience specialist Maggie Dent.
CALLING ALL PARENTS!This is a special Tea with Jules episode just for you. Trust me – get your pen and paper out and takes some notes on this one. Maggie Dent joins me for an insightful and in-depth conversation on (one of the toughest jobs of all) parenting. She is known as Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators and it is easy to see why. Her warmth, calm nature and wisdom had me hanging off her every word.Maggie has written 11 books on all things parenting and hosts the ABC podcast ‘Parental as Anything’. Her website is an incredible resource helping us all to navigate the many challenges we face as parents. A mum of FOUR boys, and an engaged grandmum, Maggie’s life experience covers teaching, counselling, working in palliative care, funeral services and suicide prevention. From this Maggie has come to advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities.I reached to my community for their burning questions for Maggie and I tried my best to cover off as much as I could in our chat. We cover a lot of ground. From toddler tantrums, parental pauses, co-parenting as a team, her roosters and lamb theory, screen time and teaching our kids to be safe digital citizens, singing silly songs, structure, predictability and boundary’s, helping our teenagers find their spark, modelling behaviour for our kids and probably the highlight…..why Maggie is sending me into fart training! The bottom line of this conversation is, the best thing we can ever do for our kids is to love them fiercely and unconditionally. Oh – and Maggie’s parting words to all parents everywhere – YOU’VE GOT THIS.Please, if you are a parent or know a parent who might need some sound, sensible advice in raising their kids (that’s all of us right?!), watch this interview. Then watch it again. The link is in my stories or search Tea with Jules on YouTube.Enjoy xFor all things Maggie:https://www.maggiedent.comFor Tea with Jules in visual form:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWR9y1nK99w
36 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Tea With Jules with Sam Moran
What an exciting day this is! Due to many reasons (COVID lockdowns, the world turning upside-down, writing a book, raising 2 boys and well…life!) it has been over a year since I shared a Tea with Jules episode with you all. Late last year I felt the time was right to boil the kettle again and invite people into my home to have honest, heartfelt conversations about life, love and career. My first guest is my dear friend Sam Moran. He has been a children’s entertainer for 22 years, bringing joy and fun to our homes via his show ‘Play Along with Sam’ and his time as the yellow Wiggle. What I love about this chat with Sam is his openness about all the stages and phases of his life so far. He talks about the power of letting things go, how smart kids really are and the level of sincerity they need from their entertainers. Sam also, opens up about his relationship with depression over the years and how important it is to deal with the ‘meh’ feeling that can creep in slowly. I can’t tell you how much I learn about people and about myself through these conversations. It’s not just sharing tea, it’s a ceremony of exchange – human to human. I love that we are back in the Tea with Jules saddle and that we get to experience this together. Follow the link in my stories to watch the full episode or listen to the podcast. #teawithjulesWatch Tea with Jules here!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIo6T3iI71w
29 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
TEA WITH JULES - Ben Higgs, the battle with mental health and how we can make change
‘There’s no shame in asking for a hand. Accepting that you need help and asking for it is the brave part. Giving someone a hand is just as brave.’ Ben Higgs Welcome back to Tea with Jules 2020. We continue on with the brave series, learning that bravery comes in all kinds of forms. Ben Higgs is the founder of The Rise Foundation. A foundation that exists to educate and teach the everyday practical tools we can use so people no longer have to suffer with mental illness or poor mental health. I have seen close up how serious mental health can be, so I do not treat this subject lightly. Neither does Ben. He sees his role to be an educational light to those suffering and those living with people suffering. Even though he has experienced his own battles, he does not think he is the poster child for mental health, nor does he want to be. He simply sees there are hurting people who need help to get through their days and has put up his hand to do what he can. With mental health becoming a subject we are increasing facing head on and many men and women are embracing their struggles openly and publicly, we are normalising issues that were once seen as a weakness. That is the point of this chat. To hit this head on. To gather as communities and rally together to see change. I hope you will get some practical, helpful tools from Ben to be on the look out for cracks in the perfect persona people put together and start asking the simple questions of Are you ok? And how can I help? Here is a link to Ben’s foundation and other helpful facilities in the show notes if you need to reach out. There is always someone there, no matter how you feel. The Rise Foundation Beyond Blue R U OK? Black Dog Institute
36 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
TEA WITH JULES Angela Ceberano on anxiety, entrepreneurship and miscarriage
Angela Ceberano has been my friend for over a decade. We first met when my husband Guy signed to the music label BMG (later becoming Sony Music) after winning the very first Australian Idol! Ange was his assigned publicist at the label. The first thing I noticed about Ange was her Hollywood actress looks and her kind nature. I was very new to the world of the public eye, so anybody who showed me genuine kindness and was down to earth, I clung to! We grew closer over the years and it has been a pleasure to watch Ange blossom into the business mogul she is today. With all her music industry and PR knowledge, she decided to start her own agency. She named it Flourish. She and her team handle huge clients on all things publicity and branding. She has also recently released her very own range of candles called Marco and Co. which she lovingly named after her beautiful horse Marco. As a busy entrepreneur and working woman, Ange has had her fair share of challenges. Earlier this year, her husband Phil and her went through a heart renching miscarriage. She was brave enough to share her thoughts and feelings around that in our chat. Running your own business, juggling staff, a marriage and all that goes in between has lead Ange to take some time to reflect, pause and really take head of what is important in life. Her mission is to inspire but to also encourage people to find a lifestyle that is right for them. This includes rest and doing things you love. She believes it feeds your soul and fuels your passions. I couldn’t agree more. This is Angela Ceberano for Tea with Jules the Podcast. For the visuals for this podcast you can watch Tea with Jules with Ange, along with many more episodes here:Tea With JulesFor more on Angela you can find her hereYouTube InstagramFlourish PR
28 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
TEA WITH JULES - Leane Flynn on living with ovarian cancer
I first heard Leane Flynn speak at 2 events I attended earlier this year. Her story sparked inside of me an urgency to get her message out as far and wide as I could, so I invited her for tea. I'm grateful she came to willingly deliver what I think is vital information to women everywhere. Leane was suddenly diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in April 2017. There were no obvious signs, no pain or convincing warnings that a large tumour was growing on each ovary and another tumour was growing between Leane’s diaphragm and liver. She had put her consistent bloating and frequent need to urinate down to menopause. After the appropriate surgery, she was diagnosed with Stage 3C advanced ovarian cancer. As a wife and mother of 3 daughters, her life was understandably turned upside down. She went through all of the emotions and the doctors recommendations for treatments, but the cancer has been relentless and has returned since her initial diagnosis and treatments. She continues to fight the good fight and encourage women to be aware of the signs their bodies may be giving them. To really grasp the understanding of some facts about ovarian cancer, I turned to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation website (www.ocrf.com.au) and included some of their helpful information around the disease.‘Raising awareness won’t save lives. In order to save the lives of Australian women, we need to first fund the innovative research that will find an early detection test, and then focus on widespread adoption. Currently, only 20–25% of women diagnosed with advanced-stage ovarian cancer will survive beyond five years. But with an early detection test, that would skyrocket to over 90%. Every year, an estimated 1,600 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The vast majority of these are at an advanced stage, as there is currently no early detection test, and symptoms are frequently misdiagnosed or not reported. The only way to definitively diagnose ovarian cancer is by taking a tissue sample during surgery. In Australia, one women dies every eight hours from ovarian cancer. Although tests and scans can show abnormalities, they cannot provide a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The only way to currently confirm a diagnosis is by taking a biopsy during surgery and looking at the cells under a microscope. Ovarian cancer is the eighth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian females, but the most lethal gynaecological cancer. Over 50% of the community incorrectly believes a Pap smear will diagnose ovarian cancer.’ The best way we can help as a community and individuals is to help fund research that will find an early detection test. As we have learned, raising awareness won’t save lives. Leane has put up her hand to be the voice of this horrific disease. Her mission, alongside www.ocrf.com.au is to see funds raised and for ovarian cancer to have early detection available for women. I hope you are as moved as I was by this chat with Leane – she was so generous in sharing her emotional journey, and I am forever grateful to her for this.This is Leane Flynn for Tea with Jules The PodcastFor the visuals that join this podcast you can visit the Jules Sebastian channel here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPRXmFFjSbM
26 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
TEA WITH JULES - Rabia Siddique on Equal Justice PART 2
This is PART 2 of Rabia Siddique's story. If you missed the first part, you can watch it here https://julessebastian.com/tea-with-jules-rabia-siddique-on-equal-justice-part-1/
28 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
TEA WITH JULES - Rabia Siddique on Equal Justice PART 1
Continuing along with our brave series on Tea with Jules, I could not go past the story of my next guest. As we sat and shared our tea, I was more and more taken with her tale of courage, determination and passion. Rabia Siddique begins her story in suburban Perth growing up as a Muslim. Her life changed forever when she became the victim of abuse and decided at a very early that she wanted to dedicate herself to helping others access justice in a way that she wasn’t able to as a little girl. She committed herself to helping others find their voice. The law was her vehicle. After joining the British Army as a military lawyer, she served in Iraq and was sent to negotiate the release of two kidnapped British soldiers. I’ll let Rabia finish sharing what unfolded while in negotiations. It’s an edge of your seat kind of moment.Rabia believes her higher purpose and calling is to serve people who live in parts of the world where they can’t access justice and equality is a foreign concept. What a purpose! She lives this calling out with a conviction that is rare and important for humanity. I decided to split this episode into two parts as Rabia’s story is detailed and beautiful and I didn’t want you to miss a thing. The next episode will follow soon. This is the epic journey of a brave woman, soldier, Muslim and mother. To really grasp the intensity of Rabia’s life, you really have to sit and absorb this conversation. So please, make your cuppa really hot, and enjoy PART 1.For the visuals on this episodehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe1dqLjt6pU
16 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
TEA WITH JULES - Tash Sefton on social media, ageing and the business of fashion.
Tash Sefton is a fashion and online business force. Her website Where Did Your Style Go teaches us how love clothes and how to love ourselves in them. When she joined me on Tea with Jules, I was not expecting the conversation to take the course it did – but I couldn’t have been more happy with where we went. We got down to the real deal and talked about topics that affect us all. Social media is something I have been thinking a lot about lately and have been trying to navigate my way through feelings of overwhelm and insecurity, so I was happy when Tash opened up to share her thoughts around living her life online, and how she found her true calling after hitting rock bottom. We talk about ageing in a ‘forever young’ industry and how Tash views this as a positive and uses it to learn and know more. Tash is at a fearless place in her life, and it shows. She is unstoppable. This is a powerful conversation and I think is an important one for all of us to hear. Now go grab your cuppa and listen in.Here is Tash Sefton for Tea with Jules The Podcast.For the visuals:TEA WITH JULESFor more on TashWhere Did Your Style GoInstagram
18 minutes | Aug 31, 2019
TEA WITH JULES - Carla Zampatti 50 Years a Fashion Icon
To say it was an honour to have Carla Zampatti for tea is an understatement. With 50 years of designing women’s fashion under her belt, Carla is the authority on style. Her designs transcend age and era. She is equally cool as she is elegant. We chat about how she has withstood an ever changing, ever moving industry and what makes a successful business. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did. What an inspiration! This is Carla Zampatti for Tea with Jules the podcast.To see the visuals that go along with this chat head over to my channelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEstB9KYPQ4For everything Carla Zampatticarlazampatti.com.au
27 minutes | Aug 18, 2019
TEA WITH JULES: Three Birds Renovations transforming houses into dream homes and the reality of family and business.
‘Don’t let perfect get in the way of better’ ~ Three Birds Renovations Get ready to renovate and delve into the creative minds behind these three inspiring womenBonnie, Erin and Lana together make up the Three Birds Renovations as they transform houses into heavenly dream homes. We chat about how three best friends and busy mums decided to run a business together and the journey of learning to balance work and family life. They each bring to the table different talents within creative design, planning and marketing, and their respect for each other’s strengths within their business was one of the many incredible words of wisdom they shared with me. So grab and cuppa and be inspired by three friends turning a dream into a successful business and life.For more on the birds:WebsiteInstagramYouTube
27 minutes | Aug 10, 2019
TEA WITH JULES: Cake Queen Katherine Sabbath on backing yourself, taking risks and making beautiful things!
The sweetest episode of Tea with Jules yet! I first met Katherine Sabbath when I was hosting an event for Pandora, and Katherine was commissioned to make the yummy desserts. We chatted, I loved her immediately, I ate the cake and that was it! Fwwends - awww!I was struck not only for her incredible talent for building cakes, but her genuine passion for it. I had a million questions for her (mostly things like, 'how do you work an oven?' and 'can I pretend to have made this cake, and bring it home to impress my children?' so, I invited her for tea - and she brought CAKE!!Katherine is a colouful, insightful and thoughtful human. She believes in the the power of backing yourself, taking risks and making beautiful things!Hope you enjoy the conversation. xTea with Jules the visuals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVd1nz2NfWI&t=35sAll about Katherine Sabbath:Website: https://katherinesabbath.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/katherine_s...Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherinesab...
34 minutes | Aug 3, 2019
TEA WITH JULES - Alex Perilli on faith, coming out and finding himself.
My friend of over 3 decades, Alex Perilli joins me for this deeply connected conversation today. As some of you know about me, I grew up in a Pentecostal church in Adelaide. It’s a place that I hold very dear to me. It’s a place that helped mould me into the human I am today. The environment set me up with strong values and morals and a connection with God that I cherish and call upon daily. For me, it was a wonderfully positive experience where I made life long friends and even met my future husband! It is in this church that I met Alex. A life of the party, talented and all round awesome guy. He is magnetic, kind, thoughtful and fun. We were instant friends (albeit – we were 5!), and have remained close since then. Unbeknownst to myself and our close knit community of friends, Alex was in a battle we never saw – a struggle with his sexuality. His journey to get to this place of honesty was big, complicated and difficult. He is one of the best people I know, and him coming to share his story was one of the most emotional days I have had in the history of Tea with Jules. Just a side note – we talk about some heavy stuff in this chat, mostly about faith and sexuality – it might trigger someone listening or watching on, but stick with us. I truly believe that this will bring comfort and strength to anyone who might be experiencing something similar to Alex. If you are triggered and feel like you might need someone to talk to please do not hesitate to reach out for help. I’ll add some links in the show notes. You are never alone. This is my friend Alex Perilli for Tea with Jules the Podcast.If you are struggling and want to reach out, here are some great sites you can use.https://au.reachout.com/
22 minutes | Jul 28, 2019
TEA WITH JULES: Em Carey - the girl who fell from the sky
Em Carey is just plain special. She has the sort of spirit that rises again and again no matter the adversity or challenge..and she has had plenty of those! This girls story is a complete silencer. It actually took my words away. Em is an angel who fell from the sky to walk among us! Intrigued? Yeah, this story will knock your socks off. This is Em Carey for Tea with Jules the Podcast.https://www.emcarey.com/
38 minutes | Jul 20, 2019
TEA WITH JULES: Jaynie Johnson on raising a child with additional needs and letting love rule
Mother of 3 beautiful children and Founder and Director of Blacklist Jaynie Johnson and her husband, Nate started the business 11 years ago and have built a loyal following in the creative space. I love their description of what they do - 'We create art. By dreamers, for dreamers.' Make sure you check out their work. I first met Janie a few years ago and I was struck by her calm and positive nature. She’s one of those people who seem to glow from the inside out. The more I got and get to know her, the more impressive she becomes – not only because she oozes coolness, but she has a strength and wisdom that is rare. When Jaynie and Nate became pregnant with their second child Dare, they were to discover at birth that he was born with down syndrome. I’ll leave it to Jaynie to tell the unfolding of life after Dare, but I think you will agree with me that this family know how to do family right. Their goal is to raise their kids to be resilient, kind and loving humans, to show them that anything is possible in life, no matter what the circumstance. Jaynie is an example that building a successful business along side raising a strong family unit is very possible. I want encourage anyone listening that knows somebody raising a child with additional needs, to pass this interview onto them. I know they will benefit from hearing Jaynie’s story. She is wise beyond her years, and has experienced first hand all the emotions that go hand in hand with living a very full life. You will love Jaynie, she is a true light. Here is Jaynie Johnson for Tea with Jules the Podcast. Nathan Johnson – @blackliststudio Jaynie Johnson – @blackliststore
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2019
TEA WITH JULES: Neale Whitaker on fighting fear, finding confidence and what he wants to be remembered for
If the word ‘dashing’ could morph itself into human form-it would come the shape of Neale Whitaker. When you invite the former editor of Vogue Living and Belle Magazine, into your freshly built house, it comes with a mixture of sheer terror and equal amounts of curiosity for what his opinion might be. When he entered the kitchen I went into a minor meltdown about if we had put the dishwasher and the bin in the correct position in the kitchen! As we all know from Neale's legendary position as judge on The Block-these sorts of things can rob you of some costly points. Once I realised I wasn’t in fact on an episode of reality TV, but having one of the loveliest humans to grace the planet for a tea and a chat, I was put instantly at ease by Neal’s charm and charisma. His knack for interiors and style is unmatched but his deep level of thinking and firm grip on reality makes for beautiful conversation. We go deep on life matters and Neal reveals his truest heart. We talk about fighting fear, building and loosing confidence, the moment he realised he was gay and what he wants to remembered for. This chat got me good. I was blown away by Neal's wisdom, calm nature and his genuine want to impact others for the better. He even offers some incredible relationship advice! I have been focusing on the subjects of self worth, self confidence and what success means to people in this series of Tea with Jules. Everyone's answers have been very helpful to hear and Neal's thoughts are no exception. I will take what he said and apply them in my own life. I sincerely hope you love this chat as much as I did – both Neale and I didn’t want it to end – but he had to catch a flight – so I couldn’t let him miss that! It's a tear jerker - you've been warned!
26 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
TEA WITH JULES: Samantha Wills on kindness, leadership and the force being female
Samantha Wills is one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. The first time I met her I was asked to style her for the cover of The Collective magazine. I was already a wreck with nerves come the day of shooting, but Samantha made the day so easy with her down to earth nature and cool, casual approach. Not to mention, the girl looks good in ANYTHING!Samantha is someone I have always wanted to have on Tea with Jules, and when I heard she was in town (she lives part time in New York city!), I jumped at the chance to gather her pearls of wisdom. She didn't disappoint.Samantha is an inspiration to not only budding entrepreneurs but any woman who wants to be brave in life and business. She explains that kindness and assertiveness can co-exist (yay!) and that authenticity and empathy makes a great leader. We talk about how she believes that the force is female and how we as women can contribute to that force.She is kind, funny, passionate and BOSS. You don't want to miss this.Now, go ahead - get your cuppa and join the conversation. Enjoy! xFor more on Samantha Wills designs:https://www.samanthawills.comFor more on the Samantha Wills Foundation:http://www.samanthawillsfoundation.orgTo read Samantha's blog post on Why the Force has to be Female:http://www.samanthawillsfoundation.or...
34 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
TEA WITH JULES: Eleanor Pendleton on battling self doubt and finding her worth
Eleanor Pendleton is intimidatingly beautiful, insanely cool and just to top it off, she’s really, really, lovely. She is the brainchild behind the beauty site and online magazine grittypretty.com and has build a cult following amongst beauty lovers. The site is dedicated to all things make up, skin care and hair. It’s a stunning site – make sure you check it out. Elle and I have has similar upbringings in terms of being raised in smaller towns by stay at home mum’s and stable families, but as we know, not everything is always smooth sailing in life. That’s what makes it beautiful. Elle shares her story on her rise to the top and the sacrifices she has had to make along the way to get there. What I love about Eleanor is that she is raw and honest and doesn’t hide behind anything shiny (except for maybe her immaculate skin!)– she is so real about what life looks like. It’s imperfect, it’s messy and she is very aware that everybody is fighting their own silent battles. She has fought her own battles, with confidence and self worth that she was so brave to talk about with me. I never take for granted the exchange that happens when I am chatting with someone. People’s stories are precious and I try to handle them all with care. Eleanor is no exception. She is insanely loveable, so very smart and has a determination to change the world for the better Here is Eleanor Pendleton for Tea with Jules the Podcast.Website: Gritty PrettyInstagram: @eleanorpendleton
25 minutes | Jun 15, 2019
TEA WITH JULES: Lorna Jane Clarkson on loving YOU.
Lorna Jane Clarkson is a household name. An icon. An empire. Lorna's curiosity to find the perfect activewear, birthed the brand into what it is today. Living by 3 words, move, nourish, believe, Lorna has been able to build a successful business inspiring women and men to live a healthy lifestyle right across the globe. We chat about what it takes to own a business and keep it alive, surviving the hard times and why she feels it's time to speak about things she has never shared before. Lorna is everything you want her to be. Warm, down to earth and someone who walks the walk.I absolutely loved my chat with Lorna. I know you will too.Grab your cuppa and enjoy!For more on Lorna:https://www.lornajane.com.auFor Lorna's Book Love You:https://www.lornajane.com.au/-collect...