Two Minutes with Jess & Stef Dadon | How Two Live

By Pip Jarvis
4th Feb 2014

Super glam globetrotters with wardrobes that will turn you green with envy, Jess and Stef Dadon are the power duo behind lifestyle blog How Two Live. The Melbourne sisters took a rare break from seeking out the latest fashion finds to let us in on their journey to the top of the blogosphere and share their favourite local hotspots for stand out accessories, a caffeine hit and a tipple… or three.

TUL: So…. why did you get into blogging?
We started our blog (in July 2012) as a way to keep in contact when Stef moved to Paris for six months.

TUL: Did you ever imagine you'd develop such a following?
No way, we still laugh about it.

TUL: Is blogging now your full time job, or do you still have day jobs? If so, what do you do during the 9 to 5 grind?
We do both have our own things on the side, but we've got big things planned for How Two Live in 2014. so we're pretty sure it will slowly consume our lives.

TUL: What are your favourite shopping destinations in Melbourne?
We love hitting the boutiques on Flinders Lane – some favourites are Alice Euphemia and Lady Petrova.

TUL: Best place to pick up accessories in Melbourne?
Fashiondacci, hands down.

TUL: Favourite places to shop around the globe?
Le Marais in Paris, Shoreditch in London, Nolita in New York.

TUL: Best hidden gems of Melbourne?
We're not giving away our secrets!

TUL: Best way to spend $50 in Melbourne?
Exploring the cocktail menu at Eau de Vie.

TUL: Best way to spend $500 in Melbourne?
Exploring the cocktail menu at Eau de Vie…and having no recollection of it the next day.

TUL: Latest Melbourne discovery?
The Olsen Pool Club on Sunday afternoons.

TUL: Favourite date destination in Melbourne?
A picnic at The Stables of Como.

TUL: Best way to spend a lazy Sunday in Melbourne?
Eating and shopping on Bridport Street in Albert Park.

TUL: Where do you pick up your daily brew?
Brother Thomas in the CBD.

TUL: Would you rather give up coffee or wine?
Wine…we can make do with beer and spirits.

TUL: Describe Melbourne in 5 words…
Coffee, food and fashion obsessed.

TUL: Yoga, pilates, or gym… How do you keep fit?
A combination of all three.

TUL: Where was your last overseas trip?
We just got back from a pretty big trip which included working in London, a family reunion in Israel, and chilling on the beach in Hawaii.

TUL: Where is your next?
Hopefully Tokyo and Seoul.

TUL: Dream holiday destination?
Anywhere with a pool and an ocean view.

TUL: Favourite city in the world (other than Melbourne, of course)?
It would probably have to be Paris, we have a lot of family there and it's like our second home.

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