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Edit or's Notes Here we are, on the edge of our seats

wines (we figured it would be rude

hoping that issue two lives up to our

not to at least have a little taste). We

first issue! We have had just as much

were blessed with the most perfect

fun putting this issue together. This

sunset to end our shoot.

issue didn’t involve an overseas trip but we did manage to sneak away for

As we have compiled our second issue

a night. Fellow mums out there will

of Luminary we have thrown around

know the bliss of having a bed ALL

so many ideas of what we wanted to

to yourself.

share with you all. We have had many discussions over who we are writing

We could not have brought you this

this magazine for and why we are

issue without Brindabella winery

on this journey bringing you this

opening their doors to us. They were

magazine. We want to thank you for

so very generous letting us take over

reading and we hope you are inspired

the grounds for a day to shoot. The

you along the way. Thank you for

grounds were stunning as were the

coming on this journey with us.

Li l l y & T a s h


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FE ATUR ED

Heidi Dulieu is a holistic wellness coach and fertility mentor. On page 36, Heidi shares her five tips for reducing chemicals and living a low tox life. www.heididulieu.com

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Natasha Lorenzen DESIGNED & WRITTEN BY THE LUMINARY TEAM PHOTOGR APHY BY N ATA SH A LO R ENZEN STYLING B Y L I L LY E D M U N D S

The Team

FE ATUR ED

This issue's inspirational person is Annalisa Ferrari from Ferrari Kitchen. On page 26 Annalisa shares her story about life as a culinary fanatic. www.aferrarikitchen.com

CR E AT I V E D IR EC TO R

Natasha Lorenzen FA S HI O N ED I TO R

Lilly Edmunds FE ATUR ED

I N S TA G R A M @ L U M I N A R Y. M A G HELLO@LUMINARYST YLE.COM. AU

We get some beauty tips from Dr Nigba Talib, Hollywood's favourite Naturopathic Dr. www.healthydoc.com


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Brindabella Winery

The next time you find yourself in Canberra we highly recommend you spend the afternoon at the Bridabella Hills Vineyard. The new owners have injected a youthful energy into the vineyard with live music, bean bags, fire pits and outdoor games.


We spent a day frolicking in the sun and taking in the breathtaking views whilst shooting our winter issue. We can't wait to go back when we're off duty to sink into a bean bag in front of an outdoor fire and sample some of their delicious wines, yummy food platters and just soak in that view. It has the perfect vista to watch the sun go down over the mountain ranges. If you have a special occasion coming up and feel like lashing out, why not arrive in style with a helicopter rides to the venue.

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M I S S L I L LY - T H E W I N T E R E D I T

Introducing

The Signature Collection Miss Lilly has launched a new Signature Collection for winter. The Signature Collection delivers an ode to the frock and skirt. With short and long styles to choose from, delivering feel good fabric and a focus on premium stitching and detailing. The look is fresh, combining Miss Lilly’s trademark femininity with a touch of otherworldly romance.

Navy is the new black this season. This season Miss Lilly has pulled lots of gorgeous tones of blue together to lift the colour palate for winter. Navy is classic and the teal chosen in our signature collection is a great universal colour. Our winter range this year includes slightly more tailored pieces than previous winter ranges with pops of colour.

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T U RQU O I S E I K AT C A PE $69.95


DESSERT ORCHID BOHO DRESS $89.95 NAV Y LINEN OVER A LL S $149.95 S I G N AT U R E CO L L EC T I O N B O H O BLOUSE $149.95


DESERT ORCHID KIMOCAPE $79.95 MAUVE MALLOW KIMOCAPE $79.95 B E A D ED B R ACEL E T S: K AY EL L E D E S I G N


S I G N AT U R E CO L L EC T I O N B ER RY B O H O S K I RT $ 1 6 9. 9 5 T S H I R T: C O N F E T T I R E B E L S L U M I N A RY M AG A Z I N E

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T E A L EM PR I E PL AY D R E S S $ 1 59. 9 5 BERRY BOHO BLOUSE $149.95

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MAUVE BUDS BOHO DRESS $89.95

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MOSS LINEN TOP $99.95 N EC K L A C E S & C RY S TA L B R A C E L E T S: K AY E L L E D E S I G N S

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Trend

Watch

No wardrobe is complete these days without a pair of trainers and this trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere in a hurry. Let’s be honest why would it? Who isn't going to love rocking comfortable foot wear?

The Soccer Shoe

The Classic

We love the palette and the slight height in the heel in the Alexander Wang B Ball Soccer Shoe by Adidas.

This style never goes out of fashion. White tennis shoes like Adidas or Converse Chuck Taylor are a great staple.

The Platform The Slip On Slip ons tend to be more slim line than other trainers. We love the metallic tones of these slip ons by Holster.

The Platform is everywhere at the moment and perfect for those on the petite side. These are a great alternative if you want to add a few inches to your height. L U M I N A RY M AG A Z I N E

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Staying Cosy

Keeping feminine It's easy to hide under puffer coats as the weather starts to cool but winter doesn’t have to be all about black coloured clothing and heavy jackets. I wanted to share with you this issue my tips to stay cosy while still looking feminine.

Start with the basics Invest in some decent woollen thermal vests. This will keep your core warm all day. Think about what necklines you wear most. This type of garment has become a lot more fashion focused so you can get a variety of lengths and necklines making it easier to hide them under your clothing. I find the department stores tend to have the best selection for day to day wear. Get yourself a couple of pairs of thick knit stockings. Again stocking don’t just have to be black or nude these days. Colours to keep your eyes out for include, burgundy, rust and charcoal. I have had some great luck at the department stores and H&M for these stockings. Voodoo.com.au have some new colours this season including navy and the most gorgeous teal. Stores that trade in the Northern Hemisphere tend to have a larger range of stockings as their climate calls for it. Check out Next online (www.next.com.au).

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outerware Tr y b e l t i n g y o u r dress to give your waist some definition under your jacket.

Once your core is all toasty and warm, throw on your favourite dress. I love wearing bright colours and florals in winter as fashion can tend to be drab in the cooler months. You now need to layer up. I find that cropped jackets like a leather jacket or denim jacket works really well. Another great look is a chunky knit cardigan over your dress. Long line cardigans look great over dresses and keep you cosy.


accessories

Hats are right on trend this winter with woollen broad brim hats and baker style hats being popular this season. Statement earrings are also a great way to bring some colour into your outfit as are scarves. Adding these extra details really finish off your outfit.

footware

There are heaps of great flat boots around this season. A short boot can look great or a classic flat knee high boot.

THe Good Shoe Shop w w w.thegoodshoeshop.com.au


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A D A Y IN THE LIFE OF A

c i t a n a f y Culinar

Annalisa Ferrari is a creator of culinary experiences. If

she’s not baking bread for her wholesale business and cafe, she's teaching Italian cooking classes and operating her food tours in Italy. Here is a little insight into her world‌

It's no surprise that Annalisa fell in love with food at an early age. She had an idyllic childhood, the kind you would read about in fairy tales. She grew up on a farm in Italy with an olive grove, winery, fruit orchard and lots of animals. Food was a huge part of her childhood.

"We had rabbits, pigeons and chicken that we used to eat. The small winery (which produced terrible vino) was more of a hobby for my babbo (dad) and the olive grove produced enough delicious olive oil for a whole years consumption.

My Nonna Romelia lived with us and would let me cook and experiment in the kitchen. My babbo would take me to the local markets to shop for grocercies and meats for our Sunday lunches, my mum then pulled it all together with a fabulously decorated table setting and mouth watering displays of all the food we prepared and created."


W H AT DOE S YOUR T Y PIC A L DAY LOOK LIK E ?

I wake at 2am every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. I go to my shop and bake my schiacciata bread and sourdough. At 6am I drive to the city to deliver bread to my wholesale clients. Then I come back to open the shop at 8am and I serve coffee and breads. My staff arrive at midday and I often teach a cooking class for adults or for children. I love teaching classes more than anything. I then leave my staff to clean up the mess, I am terribly messy! I relocate to my office and answer emails about my food tours in Florence, pay bills and do the boring admin stuff.

Then I go home, make dinner for my kids, hang out with them laugh, scream when they get annoying and often they tuck me in as I go to sleep before them. Then I get up find my kids sleeping beside me in my bed, kiss them on the head and do my 2am all over again. If I am doing a food tour in Florence I don't need to wake up at 2am but I often don't go to bed until then...a whole different story :) .

W H AT D O YOU LOV E MOS T A BOU T YOUR JOB?

I love teaching my classes, making people laugh and showing them how imperfect a perfect dinner can really be. I love my schiacciata bread as its a symbol of my past, my present, my struggles and my success - the dough of this bread runs in my blood. I love and cherish every time I get to take people with me to Florence on my food focused tours and bring together my love for teaching cooking, my love for schiacciata and the city I adore all in one place.


"I'm ok with fear, I know I won't have any regrets at the end of my life."

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TELL US A BOU T YOUR COOK ING TOUR S TO ITA LY ?

The trips are the essence of what I love: my Firenze, my Friends, my Family and Food. Since my last name is Ferrari its safe to say the F words are important to me!

All my trips have been dedicated to women so they can have a bespoke, boutique experience. I never take more then eight ladies at a time, which makes things very personalised and special. Some times a group of friends book the whole tour, other times I get a mix of women from around the world. A lot of work goes into these five night tours to make sure my guests feel relaxed and have fun.

My operators are often friends I have known since I was born who now have wineries, hotels, farms and are expert mushroom hunters, olive oil makers, chefs, cooks and environmentalists. All of these contributorstheir passion and our life-long friendships allow the tours to be fabulous passion-filled experiences (there goes that F word again!). In the future you can expect there will be more tours available including some shorter three day trips and a new exciting project for young adults.


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Mos t S u c c e s s c om e s wi t h f a i l u re


W H AT D O YOU LOV E TO COOK FOR YOUR FA MILY ?

Dinner is our favourite time of the day it's not just what we eat but the actual ritual of sitting down together. I wake up in the morning and before we have even had breakfast my first questions to the kids is: what would you like for dinner?

We love to have a pasta to start. Coco, my daughter is crazy for fresh pesto and Felix, my son loves ragu alla bolognese (8 hour meat sauce you all call spag bol). After the pasta we have some green beans with olive oil or broccoli in the same way, a cheese plate, bread from my shop, salad and a bit of salami or prosciutto if we have some.

Dinner can't be dinner without each of us sharing the best part of our day followed by some dessert. We often have ice cream drizzled with melted   dark chocolate sauce which also becomes a favourite part of the day. Although we hate cleaning up with a passion none of us would compromise this sacred time.

W H AT A DV ISE D O YOU H AV E FOR SOMEONE S TA RTING THEIR OW N BUSINE SS? All I know is that I love what I do and if I did not it would not be possible for me. I know things change very quickly and that I have had to make decisions that are very difficult in order to keep the business going. Mistakes are inevitable, I have made so many, I only count the ones I make twice so I never make them again! I have two kids and am also a single mum, I have learned that guilt is useless and unnecessary. I have learned that my children are super capable and have thrived having more responsibility for their lives. They are becoming incredibly independent and so fun to have around. I feel its not how much time I spend with my loved ones but the quality of the time I spend with them that makes all the difference.

Dinner rocks! I N S TAG R A M: @ A F ER R A R I K I TCH EN W W W. A F ER R A R I K I TCH EN .CO M ISSUE#1

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Photo by Lisa Musico, The Orchard Studio

Photo by Lisa Musico/ The Orchard Studio


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HOW TO LIVE A

Low Tox Life

Have you ever stopped and considered just how many chemicals you and your beautiful family are exposed to every single day? Holistic Wellness Coach, Heidi Dulieu shares some simple ways to start removing them from your lifestyle.

Five Steps To Your Lifestyle Detox Did you know the average newborn baby has almost 300 known toxins in his or her umbilical cord blood according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Other research shows that 70-90% of disease is caused by lifestyle and environmental factors. That doesn’t leave much room to blame your genetics. In fact, you may have heard the phrase ‘genetics loads the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger’. This can all feel a little overwhelming, but there are some simple ways to start removing them from your lifestyle.

Use cast iron cookware and pots and pans without non-stick coating to avoid ingesting non-stick chemicals. These products are an investment piece but well worth it for your overall health.


Drink filtered water. There are very real amounts of sex hormones from dumped and bio-processed pharmaceuticals finding their way into our public water source as well as run off from farms in the forms of pesticides and nitrates. Dump the chemical household cleaners and use simple, natural products to clean, like white vinegar and water, or essential oils and water in a glass spray bottle. It works. Avoid perfumes and personal care products like face, nail and body products with ingredients that say “fragrance or parfum� (those are code words for chemicals like Phthalates and Parabens which can disrupt your hormones and wreak havoc with your endocrine system). Download the Think Dirty app or consult the EWG database for a full list of products with ratings according to their level of toxins). Fragrances are in most products including laundry detergents, candles and reed diffusers so go for natural plantbased alternatives.


Shop for organic dairy and meat products as dioxins build up in the animal fat and tissues. Also, consult the Dirty Dozen list for fruits and veggies and buy organic as much as possible. Pesticides aren’t easy to wash off. Soak your fruit and veggies and use lemon essential oil or other safe fruit and vegetable cleaners. Remove plastic from your life as much as possible! Aim to shop for glass or metal food storage containers and water bottles instead of plastic ones. Much better for the environment too. A simple approach is to remember that what’s good for our bodies is often what’s good for the environment too. Be mindful about using chemicals, artificial or synthetic things and make an effort to understand more about what you’re putting in and on your body. Your body is your home, so take care of it! It’s the only one you get. Your health and wellness will thank you for it in the long term.

Heidi is offering an exclusive toxicity quiz and a FREE 30 minute wellness consult to all Luminary magazine subscribers.


Heidi Dulieu is a Holistic Wellness Coach and Fertility Mentor. She also consults as a Wellness Educator at the Clean Living Collective to help educate and empower women to live a cleaner low-tox lifestyle. Her mission is to see NATURAL become mainstream, HEALTHY become the norm and WELLNESS part of everyone's daily lifestyle choice.

LUMINARY TIP Bees wax wraps are a great alternative to plastic. Check out page 50 for our tutorial on making your own.


Keeping our bodies healthy and strong in can be a real challenge. Did you know tea was originally drunk for its medicinal qualities? It was only in the later years when the west discovered tea that they drank it purely for pleasure. That's probably why we crave a cup of tea whenever we feel sensitive and need comforting.

We love this flowering bulb tea from Tea by Birdy.


BEAUT Y

Wit hin

The secret to flawless skin starts in the gut. We're going to go ahead and say this is the only book you should be buying, this is your ultimate beauty bible'. We first heard Dr Nigma Talib speak on the pod-cast, "Goop" about aging from the inside out. We found her words fascinating and ran out and bought the book immediately. After reading it, we believe its a must-have bedside table book. Dr Nigma is a London / Los Angeles-based naturopathic physician and aesthetician and a leading advocate of a holistic wellness routine. Her client list reads like a celebrity guest list and if you have any doubts take a look at their glowing testimonials on her website. She generously has allowed us to share some pearls of wisdom from her book.


W H I C H FA C E A R E YO U ?


Are you suffering from wine face? Or is cheese your vice? Check out Dr Tabib's diagrams and identify which problem foods you should be cutting out of your diet...

w ine face A single glass of merlot can be great for you, but drink too much and your skin will get thirsty, wrinkly and flushed, says Talib. Not to mention wine is full of sugar and causes dehydration. She advises to limit your drining to four times a week if you have to and never drink two nights in a row.


suga r face Are you a sweet tooth? Dr Talib says that your sugar overload can cause fine lines and wrinkles on your face. It can also cause issues with your collagen (the protein that keeps your skin plump, uplifted and free of deep wrinkles). Talib says you can have sugar once in a while, but stay away from it as much as possible. When a sugar craving hits try having a glass of water, it can often help the craving pass.


dair y face You don't have to be lactose intolerant to be affected by dairy. Talib explains dairy can cause inflammation, puffiness, dark circles under the eyes, boating and blemishes on the chin. If you really want some milk, try an alternative like unsweetened nut and seed milks such as almond milk or coconut milk.


gluten face Not everyone might be diagnosed with celiac disease, but there are still many of us who are sensitive to it, according to Talib, who adds that gluten triggers chronic inflammation, which causes dark spots, patches, puffy cheeks and a spotty forehead. Talib writes that if you have the symptons of gluten face nothing will make your skin looks as good as it can except removing gluten from your diet.


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PROPAGATING

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V E S S E L S FO R PRO PAG AT I N G PL A N T S

WOOD TOPPED VESSELS: W I L LOW WO O DS CR E AT I V E


TAKING C ut ti n g s How to cultivate your

very own indoor plant collection.

We love indoor plants. We wanted to share with you just how easy it is to have a green thumb!

Many plants can be propagated from a cutting which is a small piece of plant taken from a 'parent' plant. By following the correct steps, your humble cutting will soon be a flourishing plant. (See page 44 for steps on how to cut)

Propagating your own plant is not only economical but a great way to extend your range of plants. You’ll soon be eyeing off your friend’s indoor plants and asking to borrow a pair of scissors!

There are two main ways to propagate plants. Plants with a stem that tend to be woody prefer to go straight into soil, where as plants with a softer stem prefer to grow roots in water before they are potted. There are simple steps for you to follow to ensure your plants thrive. L U M I N A RY M AG A Z I N E

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STRING OF BANANAS

PH I LOD EN D RON

STRING OF PEARLS

SPIDER PLANT CHINESE MONEY PLANT

JADE

B OTA N I C A L S

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PL A N T S T H AT PRO PAG AT E I N WAT ER :

PHILODENDRON

This trailing plant is easily propagated because of the number of stems it shoots out. As a stem gets too long just snip it off below a node. Philodendrons respond well to having a 'hair cut'.

STRING OF PEARLS

This delicate variety prefers to grow roots in water. After cutting a piece (minimum 10cm long) trim off the bottom pearls to save them rotting in the water. Place in a small vase and wait for the roots to develop. JADE

Jade comes in many varieties. This larger leaf variety grows roots extremely quickly when placed in water. It is happy in water for some time but will only grow more leaves once in soil.

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WE LOVE THIS HAND CR AFTED VESSEL F RO M W I L LOW WO O DS CR E AT I V E


PL A N T S TO PRO PAG AT E I N S O I L :

CHINESE MONEY PL ANT

The best way to take a cutting from this plant is to push the soil back slightly from the main stem. You will see a fork in the main trunk. Snip one of the small off shoots to start your cutting.

STRING OF BANANAS

Although this plant has a softer stem it prefers to be propagated straight into soil. Use a skewer to make a hole in the soil before you push the cutting in, as you don’t want your stem to snap.

SPIDER PL ANT

When spider plants mature they shoot out smaller baby plants on a shoot. You will see the underside of the small plant has tiny little roots or bumps. These tiny plants simply can be trimmed off the parent plant and sat on soil. HERBS

There are many herbs that will take root from a cutting such as rosemary, lemon verbena, lemon myrtle and lavender. Just clip the stem under a node, remove the leaves 2/3 of the way down and place into some soil. Don't forget to water it well.

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STEPS

to propogating your plants... STEP ONE:

STEP T WO:

On your chosen plant identify where you will take the cutting from. Some plants don't require a node to root in water but common house plants such as pothos and philodendrons will have a node and aerial roots which will allow the plant to grow in water.

We've chosen a monstera adansonii to take our cutting from. You'll want to identify an aerial root in good condition that isn't hard and shriveled. It will look like a small bump on the plants stem. Once you've identified the root cut below it with a sharp pair of scissors. A 1/4 inch will do.

HOT TIPS FROM WILLOW WOODS CREATIVE

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STEP THREE:

Fill a propagation glass with room temperature water and place the cut end first into the water until the aerial roots are under the water line. It's important to change the water every few days and to make sure the root is always submersed.

STEP FOUR:

To grow, your new cutting wants to be warm, so place your propagation vessel in a window that gets plenty of indirect sunlight. Depending on the time of year it can take anywhere from L U M I N A RY M AG A Z I N E a week to a month to root. Be patient and you will be rewarded with a healthy new plant.

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W H AT YO U N E E D : 25G PINE RESIN 2 TBSP JOJOBA OIL 50G BEES WA X PELLE TS PA INT BRUSH FA B R I C BA K ING PA PER BA K ING PA N JAR S AUCEPA N

The pine resin, jojoba oil and bees wax pellets can be purchas ed at t he w w w.ecow arehous e.com. au


S teps

Cut fabrics into shapes and sizes that will suit your needs. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Place beeswax, tree resin, jojaba oil into a jar and heat in water in a saucepan. Lay baking paper over a baking tray. Place fabric on the paper. Once the ingredients have melted paint the mixture evenly onto the fabric. Ensure the mixture is evenly coated on both sides and place in the oven for two minutes. Remove after two minutes and make sure fabric is completely covered, even the edges. If not, repaint and place back in the oven. Hang the wrap on a air dryer using pegs to dry for five minutes.

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LUMINARY TIPS

Make sure you choose fabric that is 100% cotton. Different fabrics react differently when placed in the oven. Use pinking shears to cut around the edge of your fabric, this will stop your wraps fraying. Prevent the mixture clumping on the paintbrush by keeping it in the wax mixture when you are not using it. Try not to overload your brush with the mixture but make sure all of the fabric is covered. If you put too much of the mixture on your fabric press another piece of fabric on top to soak up some of the excess wax mixture. Before you cut the fabric have a think about what you want to cover. Consider some smaller ones to go over the top of jars or ramekins for left over salad dressings or dips or larger ones cut into a circle for your favourite salad bowl.


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Brindabella Winery w w w.br indab ellahills.com. au @brindabellahillswinery

Confetti Rebels w w w.confe t t ireb els.com. au @confetti_rebels

Converse w w w.conver s e.com. au @converse

Cool Clutch w w w.co olclutch.com. au @cool_clutch

D r N i g b a Ta l i b w w w.healt hydo c .com @drnigmatalib

Frankie C w w w.fr ank iec .com. au @frankiec_designs

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Holster w w w.hols ter f ashion.com @holsterfashion

Karen Eramus w w w.k arener asmus.com @karenerasmusillustration

Kayelle Designs w w w.k ayelledesigns.com. au @kayelle_au

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