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THE SOLUTION TO A SIMPLE, MEANINGFUL, WELL-DESIGNED LIFE /

F Ê T E / LIF E

I S S U E N o. 3 3 “ …imagine an event that is all about

heartfelt emotion, sharing time with friends and family and being present in the moment. Rather than losing sight of what is important, a considered celebration, with only the details that matter, means the attention will be focused on what really counts.”

F É T E / L I F E I S S U E N o. 3 3 $14.9 5 I N C G S T


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COASTAL LIVING /

Coastal Living’s relaxed and curated approach to life,

brings a sense of calm and order to the home. Inspired by their Mornington Peninsula location, each piece is chosen on the qualities of unique design, quality workmanship and a neutral palette. The range offers solutions for key and accent pieces to create beautiful, design-focused interiors for the home.

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CREATE THIS LOOK BY USING ITALIAN TERRAZZO ON THE FLOOR , SUCH AS OUR FENICE TERRAZZO. FOR THE PATTERN ON THE WALLS, USE A SIMPLE WHITE SUBWAY WALL TILE 100 X 200, L AID IN A HERRINGBONE PATTERN. DESIGN BY ARENT & PYKE / PHOTOGRAPH BY FELIX FOREST /


INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS /

Create a bathroom that delivers form and

function with the talented design team at International Ceramics. Delivering the best in tiles and stone from Italy, Spain and around the world, familyowned and operated, they offer years of experience in both sales and construction, making the design and decision process simple.

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F Ê T E / L I F E / There has never been a truer saying than ‘trust your gut'. When you feel that things are not quite right, it’s worth going the extra mile to seek out answers and to ensure the best quality of life, whether in respect to health, family, relationships home or work. There is no better feeling in life than when you know within yourself that you have reached a point of equilibrium, where life is balanced and harmonious and where serenity overcomes the waves of anxiety and stress that our daily lives bring to the fore. Often this will mean that research and investigation is needed. While it is easy to stay in a rut by accepting your fate, a little short-term discomfort can go a long way to achieving ultimate happiness, contentment and inner peace. It’s important to do the work to reap the rewards. This issue we turn our focus to wellness, finding that inner joy radiates from the inside out and encompasses our physical, mental and emotional well-being. We look at solving niggly health issues, keeping tabs on expectations of ourselves and others and staying true to our values no matter how challenging that may be at times. We are each here for a fleeting time and while life is too short to not be the best version of ourselves in all areas, it’s the journey we take on the road to discovery where we often find that magic place of acceptance, inner health and happiness. JANE CAMERON AND ANNABELLE KERSLAKE

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CONTENTS Fête/Life Issue No.33

HOME / DECORATE 08.

FEELS LIKE HOME

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MIX AND MATCH

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ONE SIMPLE THING

28.

THE BATHROOM VANIT Y

HOME / CARE 36.

FOOD INTOLERANCES

SELF / HEALTH 46.

GET WELL

54.

DR LIBBY WEAVER / SEVEN REASONS TO STOP DIETING FOR GOOD

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LISA MESSENGER / FIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR PEACE ON A BUSINESS TRIP

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ELEANOR GAMMELL / HOW TO BE SERENE

LIVE / SHARE 64.

A MINIMALIST EVENT

LIVE / EAT 84. 100.

BLACKSMITH GATHERED CAFÉ

COVER PHOTOGRAPH JENAH PIWANSKI COVER STYLING JESSICA SMITH EDITORIAL ANNABELLE KERSLAKE ANNABELLE@FETEPRESS.COM.AU EDITORIAL ASSISTANT JESSICA SMITH CREATIVE JANE CAMERON JANE@FETEPRESS.COM.AU ADVERTISING ANNABELLE KERSL AKE / 0418 826 671 ANNABELLE@FETEPRESS.COM.AU RETAIL STOCKIST ENQUIRIES REBECCA KIDMAN / 0402 435 580 REBECCA@FETEPRESS.COM.AU BUSINESS AND DISTRIBUTION EMMA HENDERSON / ACCOUNTS@FETEPRESS.COM.AU FETE PRESS PO BOX 276 BALHANNAH SA 5242 HELLO@FETEPRESS.COM.AU TELEPHONE 08 8398 0292 VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE NOT N E C E S S A R I LY T H O S E O F T H E P U B L I S H E R. W H I L S T ALL CARE IS TAKEN IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS PUBLICATION, THE PUBLISHER ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS AND/OR OMISSIONS. © COPYRIGHT FETE PRESS 2019. NO PART O F T H I S P U B L I C AT I O N M AY B E R E P R O D U C E D WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHER, FETE PRESS.

THE BATHROOM VANIT Y / P28


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STORY / ANNABELLE KERSLAKE PHOTOGRAPHS / STEFANIE KEELER PHOTOGRAPHY

HOME / D E C O R AT E FEELS LIKE HOME We look to homes that possess the latest and greatest design features and materials to inspire. For most, however, it’s the things we do with what we already have that can often have the best outcomes. The little things made up of weekend projects and thrifty, smart choices that make a house feel like home…

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D I S P L AY /

Keep details in a calm, neutral palette for a pleasing display. Mix-and-match details as needed for a shelf filled with both practical and beautiful pieces, all working together harmoniously.


home / D E C O R A T E

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FEEL /

A known mood booster, natural light, can change the whole feel of a home. When rooms are bathed in light everyone benefits. Carla Thompson has lovingly brought this philosophy to life in her home, “The one thing I love most about my home is all the natural light.� Carla explains. Her home, a 1920's beauty, has the perfect bones for a light-filled space, featuring huge windows in every room. Natural light brings happiness to a house and is good for your mental health. This home has light in spades and when purchased by Carla, presented a blank canvas, filled with history and character. With a wash of white walls, this home has an etherial feel, a collection of simple and thrifty decorating objects sit proudly alongside quality pieces and vintage finds. Together they create a much loved and lived in home. Clutterfree, this style of decorating makes life easy and helps to keep the home clean and tidy. A home when full to the brim, leaves no space to add that unique or special find. To create the perfect interior space, it takes care, thought and time, curated with pieces you truly love, from vintage stores or more expensive pieces which may need to be saved for. By layering neutral tones and textures and offsetting a clean white base, plants and natural light do all the work to add life and vigour to the rooms. Clutterfree and a minimalist aesthetic make this space a much loved and welcoming home.

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home / D E C O R A T E

I K E A / Korken Jar with Lid

M A R I M E K K O / Oiva

1.8L $3.99, ikea.com.au

Teapot 700ml $109, marimekko.com/au_en

P A N A F T E R / Buhera Flat

Basket Medium $95, panafter.com.au

THE ESSENCE OF HOME /

Jocelyn Jars from $20.37, theessenceofhome.com.au

E C C O L A / Kitchen Paper

O K A Y . / Weighted Lines 35°37’35.5”N 137°15’53.7”E (Gifu) Woodcut Relief Print $1,500, okay.co.com

Stand $30, eccola.com.au

P A P E R P L A N E / Cink Bamboo

Dinnerware in Rye NZD$19 each, paperplanestore.com

HEYDAY STORE /

Mudhavi Butter Cloche $75, heydaystore.com.au

THE KITCHEN / 01. PLANTS

04. S H E LV I N G

07. TILES

An interesting plant can be a real showstopper on the simplest of displays. When paired with an organically shaped pot the combination becomes a true work of art. Choose easy-care plants that won’t need a lot of water if placing them on higher shelves.

Milk-washed, solid timber shelving provides the perfect blank canvas to display favourite pieces. When set against white subway tiles this tactile detail offers the ideal space to decorate with simple, utilitarian pieces.

Subway tiles are a classic choice for a contemporary home that won’t go out of fashion. Their subtle white on white grout adds pattern and texture to a simple space.

02. ART

Position a favourite piece of art pride of place… so much time is spent in the kitchen, an artwork brings personality and ambiance to a frequented space.

05. CANISTERS

Glass canisters never go out of style and make a striking display when housing neutral ingredients. Black, removable labels add just enough detail to elevate these humble pantry staples.

08. CONTAINERS

Ceramic vessels add a milky palette to a display. Combining form and function, olive oil and salt and pepper can be stored in these beauties which are as functional as they are beautiful.

06. BASKETS 03. CERAMICS

Textured or patterned ceramics in the same subtle colourway are a clever way to introduce detail without making the display overtly busy. It's the subtle combination of texture and pattern, in a range of neutrals, that give a display a modern, eclectic vibe.

Include woven baskets for another element of texture. They are also handy for storing knick-knacks that inevitably wind up in the kitchen without a home and need a sneaky place to hide.

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home / D E C O R A T E

1 K C H A I R S / Lilla Åland

Chair in Birch from $516, 1000chairs.com.au

C I T T À / Pinstripe Linen Napkin

$12.90, cittadesign.com

I N B E D / 100% Linen Tea Towel in Chestnut $22, inbedstore.com

PROVINCIAL HOME LIVING /

PROVIDER STORE /

P A P A Y A / Malmo Cup $9.95 each, papaya.com.au

Japanese Tōki Candle in Brick $69 each, providerstore.com.au

Birgit Glass Vase $64.95, provincialhomeliving.com.au

S H E L I G H T S / Aeson Industrial Pendant Light Medium in Black $189, shelights.com.au

COASTAL LIVING /

Thin Plates Small $10, Medium $15, Large $25 and Extra Large $40, all coastalliving.com.au

THE DINING ROOM / 04. INTERESTS

06. RUG

A textured, natural fibre rug softens warm, honey-toned floorboards. A cosy addition to define a dining space, creating an inviting hub for friends and family to gather.

Dried foliage or florals are on trend and perfect for a more muted hue. Easy care and low maintenance they still bring a natural beauty to any living space.

A station for a favourite pastime in the dining space is always a good reminder to spend time doing what you love, especially in your downtime. A record station means the vinyl is always on hand, ready to bring ambience and joy to the room. A vintage collection also adds decorating interest to a minimalist space.

03. ARTWORK

05. CHAIRS

Display favourite memories en masse with matching frames and a large white mount – a clever way to display special moments, keeping them uniform, without causing havoc in a neutral interior.

Birch, spindle-back chairs make a statement while enhancing the minimalist styling of a room. A striking and iconic design, they add personality to the most simple setting.

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LIGHTING

An industrial pendant light adds punch to soft organic hues in a room and doubles as a focal point for a space. 02. FOLIAGE

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[ BRUSHED BRASS DETAILING CAN ADD WARMTH TO A WHITE INTERIOR ]

[ HERITAGE FEATURES IN A HOME CAN BE GIVEN A NEW LEASE ON LIFE WITH A FRESH COAT OF WHITE PAINT ]

[ PL ANTS MAKE GREAT DECORATING PIECES. FOR A DASH OF PERSONALIT Y, TRY PATHOS, CACTUSES AND SNAKE PLANTS ]


FIND YOUR STYLE /

Choose a cohesive look through every room, with colour, shape and design trends. This will allow items to be mixed and matched around the house, changing up a look and adding a sense of calm and tranquillity to a space. TO SEE MORE OF THIS HOME CARL A-NATALIA.COM


BONDI WASH /

Bondi Wash combines Australian botanicals with natural

ingredients to create products that are gentle, effective and beautifully fragrant. Launched in 2013 by Bondi mother of three, Belinda Everingham, who became sensitive to the chemicals in products she used in the home and wanted to create effective natural alternatives to products laden with synthetic chemicals. All the range is 99%-100% derived from nature. The range draws on the active features of Australian botanicals such as the antibacterial properties of Tasmanian Pepper and Sydney Peppermint and the antioxidant rich skin nourishing properties of Flame Tree and Lilly Pilly. Scents are designed around uniquely Australian bush oils and are created like a perfume with top, middle and base notes – designed to bring natural sensory pleasure as you go about daily life. Their range includes products for the Body, Baby, Home and Dog and their newest products include a Fruit & Vegetable Wash, a Deodorant and Body Sprays. Their Flagship stores in Gould Street, Bondi and Oxford Street, Paddington are open for testing all the scents, discovering Australian flora and experiencing the product range.

BONDIWASH.COM.AU 76 GOULD STREET, BONDI NSW 2026 39 6 OXFORD STREET, PADDINGTON NSW 2021


STORY / ANNABELLE KERSLAKE PHOTOGRAPH / AVENUE DESIGN STUDIO

HOME / D E C O R AT E MIX AND M AT C H When minimalist interiors need a punch of personality, consider clever and often thrifty ideas to bring life to a space… while the look may appear easy, thought and planning needs to be applied to master a relaxed eclectic look. There are a multitude of pitfalls that need to be avoided to pull it off! A few simple guidelines will have you well on the way to making this look work, creating an effortless, eclectic ambiance.

MIX AND MATCH CHAIRS /

No matter what seating

A COMMON THEME

heights are the same,

When choosing the ideal combination, pick chairs that have at least one thing in common. Consider colour, shape, size and wood tone as elements of cohesion to create an eclectic look without it feeling chaotic. When working with chairs that are a bit too odd, a simple coat of paint in the same colour will create unity between them.

makes the final cut, always ensure that seat or very similar, so that no guest sits lower than everyone else. CREATING PERSONALIT Y

An eclectic look can be achieved with a variety of upholstery fabrics – mix up textures but keep the colour unified using subtle changes in tone. A neutral palette is best for simplicity and modernity. Consider paring opposites

SCALE, FORM AND

– for example, modern

FUNCTION

designs with vintage

Different styles can be cohesive when the chairs are of similar scale. The chairs at the head of the table are an exception to the rule which, if a little larger, can add a statement and focal point. If using a bench on one side, consider using the same style of chair on the other side of the table, creating an element of uniformity between the two sides.

relics. If pieces have been collected over time, there is a strong chance the timber would have faded resulting in a more organic ambience, offering warmth to a space. Although the timbers don’t need to match, they should be harmonious and complement one another. As the collection builds, always opt for pieces that offer contrast and harmony to the space.

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RECYCLED TEAK TRAY / LOVE TEA ORGANIC PYRAMIDS / PONTINI CUP WHITE / WHITE RAW VASE / SPECKLE MILK JUG, PINCH POT AND OVERSIZED CUP / ECRU LINEN NAPKIN


OSCAR & WILLOW /

Oscar & Willow provides a complete selection of furniture,

lighting & home accessories in natural materials, textures & neutral tones. Their collection of woven baskets, European linens, hand made ceramics and Australian designed furniture allows you to immerse yourself in a world where simplicity and quality collide. Now with their newly renovated store on King William Road, they are able to showcase a larger range of quality furniture pieces where you can meet with their in-house interior stylists and have them assist you to produce a beautifully curated home. Simple living at its finest.

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STORY / JANE CAMERON PHOTOGRAPH / JANE CAMERON

LIVE/ RELAX ONE SIMPLE THING SCENT UPLIFTING FOR THE SOUL

“Scent can hurtle us back in time, remind us of loved ones, comfort and inspire us. When I was faced with a challenging time in my life, I decided to replace unhelpful habits and routines with uplifting and positive changes. One of the first things I did was choose a new scent – one that represented a fresh start with endless opportunities. As I applied this uplifting perfume each morning, I used that time as an opportunity to set new goals and focus on the future. Those tough times are long since gone but every time I inhale this beautiful fragrance I am reminded of my strength and resilience."

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TOP TIP / ADOPT A SIGNATURE SCENT THAT REFLECTS YOUR PERSONALITY AND UPLIFTS YOUR MOOD EVERY TIME YOU WEAR IT.

01.

Tacit Eau de Parfum 50ml $130, aesop.com/au

02. In the foreground, Tort Hoops Dark NZD$52, sophiestore.co.nz 03. In the jewellery box, Tort Hoops Light NZD$52, Blondie Bangle NZD$24, both sophiestore.co.nz 04. Luna Single Tassel Earrings in Black $25, etsy.com/au/ shop/MaypoleDesign 05. Sage Jewellery Box in Natural $129, countryroad.com.au


PHOENIX /

‘Let Freedom Rain’ – Refined by design, NX elevates the essential

elements of showering. With five unique and exquisite collections, there is something to suit all sensibilities, while delivering equally invigorating and calming shower experiences. The brand-new additions of Iko and Orli feature HydroSense® – groundbreaking technology from the Phoenix design and engineering team. With HydroSense®, water is transformed.

Inspired by nature, their patent

pending HydroSense® technology delivers curved sheets that disperse midfall into dense, cascading droplets. The internal engineering ensures a fully immersive shower experience and the sense of total escape. All NX Showers are backed by a lifetime warranty, which is a testament to their design and engineering quality.

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STORY / PHOTOGRAPHS / JANE CAMERON

HOME / CLEAN MORNINGS RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK WITH A TIDY B AT H R O O M VA N I T Y THE BATHROOM VA N I T Y /

It's one space that can easily get out of hand – the bathroom vanity. A resting ground for half-used samples, impulse buys and unwanted gifts. A repository for the unloved, unneeded and plain ugly. But it needn't be that way… As a necessity that's used multiple times every day, it makes sense to ensure it's functional and beautiful, something that brings joy and peace of mind every time it's opened. 01.

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Hemnes High Cabinet with Glass Door in White $199, ikea.com.au


CABINET

A glass-fronted cabinet encourages a tidy display of contents

COSMETICS AND SKINCARE

Whether in a container or on a tray, keep like with like so everything needed for each task is at hand.

D A I LY U S E

Considered purchases of everyday items keep open displays unified and aesthetically pleasing.

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

If the kids' morning hairstyles end in tears make life easier by keeping elastics, clips and brushes together – this kit can be used anywhere in the house.

TOP TIP / WHETHER IN A CONTAINER OR ON A T R AY, K E E P R E L AT E D ITEMS TOGETHER SO THAT THEY CAN BE E A S I LY R E L O C AT E D T O A BENCHTOP IN FRONT OF A MIRROR BEFORE APPLICATION EACH MORNING. NO NEED TO KEEP GOING BACK AND FORTH TO RETRIEVE EACH PIECE AS IT'S REQUIRED.


[ KEEP SKINCARE ITEMS GROUPED TOGETHER FOR A STREAMLINED APPLICATION PROCESS ]

Medik8 Gentle Cleanser 150ml $52, Pore Refining Scrub 75ml $59, Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect Anti-Ageing Moisturiser 50ml $119 and Medik8 Retinol 10TR+ Intense 15ml $105, all adorebeauty.com.au / Kye Tray in Black $29.95 and Calo Fash Washer in Pale Grey $12.95 each, all countryroad.com.au / Container Small in Clear $30, hayshop.com.au

[ WA S H B R U S H E S R E G U L A R LY USING SHAMPOO THEN CONDITIONER, RINSING WELL AND ALLOWING TO DRY T H O R O U G H LY B E F O R E U S E ]

Assorted Brushes and Tools from $2 each, kmart.com.au / Rice Powder Blush and Bronzer in Roma $44, ereperez.com 01 /

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04 / REUSE AND REPURPOSE / SAVE FAVOURITE FOOD CONTAINERS AND AFTER WASHING, USE F O R E V E R Y D AY S TO R A G E O F I T E M S S U C H A S V I TA M I N S. S I M P LY A P P LY A L A B E L I N S I D E E A C H L I D D E TA I L I N G C O N T E N T S, DOSAGE OR ANY OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS. GOOD HEALTH NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD.

[ CLEAN AWAY ALL TRACE OF MAKEUP AND EVERYDAY GRIME ]

Container Small in Clear $30 and Large $40, both hayshop.com.au / Ginkgo Micellar Water 200ml $32, ereperez.com / Calo Fash Washer in White $12.95 each, countryroad.com.au / Cotton Buds in Black $5, muji.com/au

[ TOOTHPASTE AND TOOTHBRUSHES PRETTY ENOUGH TO BE KEPT ON SHOW ]

Marvis Whitening Mint Toothpaste 85ml $15.95, saison.com.au / Toothbrush Holder in Black $39, urplace.com.au / Eco Bamboo Toothbrush $19.95 for a set of four, kappi.com.au


home / C L E A N

SORT IT how to make a difference

Sort like with like so that everything needed for a task is readily at hand – hair styling equipment and accessories with elastics and clips corralled away neatly in small containers, skincare products stored on a washable surface or in a container, spare shampoos, conditioners, body and hand washes kept in a container for quick stocktakes and shaving gear on a small tray which can be moved

Z A K K I A / Glass Jar Medium

COASTALLIVING.COM.AU /

Black $52, zakkia.com.au

Waffle Towels in Light Grey from $20, coastalliving.com.au

G R O W N A L C H E M I S T / Shaving

R E M O D E R N / Bentu Hui Toothbrush Holder Set $90 (does not include toothbrushes or paste), remodern.com.au

K A P P I / Reusable Safety Razor in Matte Gold $59.95, kappi.com.au

H A Y / Container Large in Brown

C I T T À / Extra Pur Paper Wrap

$40 each, hayshop.com.au

Soap in Cotton Flower $10.90, cittadesign.com

O N E S I M P L E C O N C E P T / LED

Illuminated Two-Side Makeup Mirror $89, onesimpleconcept.com

wherever it's needed. HAIR BRUSH / COMB ELASTICS / HAIRCLIPS SERUMS HAIRDRYER STRAIGHTENERS

SKINCARE

Gel in Sandalwood and Sage $38, grownalchemist.com/au

CLEANSERS EXFOLIATERS WIPES MOISTURISERS NIGHT CREAMS SERUMS MASKS

NAILS POLISH REMOVER FILES

U R P L A C E / Soap Dish In Black

$39, urplace.com.au

NAIL SCISSORS CLIPPERS COTTON BUDS WIPES

SORT IT OUT /

S H AV I N G

As with any area that needs organising, a ‘divide and conquer' strategy is a good one to embrace.

RAZOR CREAMS / GELS AFTERSHAVE

COSMETICS / FACE FOUNDATION CONCEALER POWDER BRONZER BLUSHER HIGHLIGHTER EYE SHADOW MASCARA EYE LINER EYELASH CURLER GLOSSES LIPSTICKS LIP LINERS

TEETH TOOTHBRUSHES TOOTHPASTE DENTAL FLOSS

COSMETIC BRUSHES / TOOLS VITAMINS / SUPPLEMENTS PERFUMES / FRAGRANCES SANITARY ITEMS DEODORANTS

Take out everything and give the cabinet a jolly good clean. Mild, soapy water and a sponge should do the trick but a scourer and old toothbrush may be needed for hard-to-clean surfaces.

ROUTINE /

With each minute precious on busy mornings, an organised bathroom makes all the difference to stepping out the door on time. The key to a streamlined procedure is to identify your routine then plan around that.

If it's a shower first, clean towels should be stored close by. If teeth cleaning is next, keep all items required together in handy With everything now in clear sight, sort reach. Move on to skincare, with each step through and remove anything out of date – most cosmetics have a little symbol that in the process positioned in order of use so looks like a jar with the number of months you don't have to think. When it's time for it should be kept – anything dirty, scrappy makeup, pull out your kit and get the job or unusable needs to be binned. Unwanted, done. Wrangle unruly hair, knowing exactly unopened items could be offered to friends where the brush and those evasive elastics and clips are waiting. and family or if sealed, donated to a local charity. Opened, half-used multiples can If possible, allocate a container for each be can be married up together or discarded person in the household and keep the kids' if beyond their safe use by date. in an easily-accessible position – it will Keep medications separate from everyday items – they're best stored in a container of their own away from moisture with any expired or unknown drugs that have come loose from their packaging, returned to a pharmacy for safe disposal.

encourage independence and a sense of achievement if they can get ready by themselves each morning. With everything in its place, washing and grooming can be done on auto-pilot, creating a calm and orderly start to the day.

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BRUSHES

Repurpose a glass from the kitchen for brush storage.

T R AY

Keep everything needed neatly stored in a moveable container.

TOOLS

Coral smaller items such as tools, lipsticks and liners in a container of their own.

COSMETICS MINIMISE

To keep products to a minimum, look for ones that work double-duty such as a bronzer and blusher.

Stash all make-up together and only keep what's used and in-date. Anything older than 12 months should be replaced.


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OUT OF SIGHT /

[ STORE HAIRCLIPS, ELASTICS AND BRUSH TOGETHER TO ALWAYS KNOW WHERE TO FIND THEM ]

[ THERE ARE MANY NATURAL DEODORANTS WORTH A TRY ]

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[ K E E P N A I L-C A R E I T E M S IN A CONTAINER THAT C A N E A S I LY B E TA K E N WHERE NEEDED ]

Sure, it's nice to have the pretty things on show, but what about the less-than-lovely products you need to use each day? Decant where possible and if they can't be hidden away in a closed cupboard, stash them away in a plain container, instantly the room becomes calmer and more unified. If there's room under the sink, save time – and energy – by keeping cleaning products where they'll be needed. These can be stored together in a bucket – disinfectants, glass cleaner, floor wash, sponges and scourers –simply whip out the pail and tackle cleaning jobs there and then. No chance to procrastinate if it's all readily at hand. For larger vanities, bulk orders of toilet paper save money and time shopping. au.whogivesacrap.org produces recycled and bamboo toilet paper, donates 50% of their profits to people across the world who don't have access to adequate sanitation and they deliver straight to your door. No need to struggle with that extra-giant package of paper ever again. If space is limited store toilet paper next to the loo – a washable vessel keeps things hygienic as it can be disinfected periodically. Match rolls to the decor, keeping plenty on hand – double-length rolls make changing it less of a drag, especially if you're the one tasked with this endless chore.

[ DISPL AY FAVOURITE PERFUMES TOGETHER ON A TRAY ]

A compact rubbish bin or bag inside the vanity will encourage a tidy space. By keeping it small it will need to be emptied regularly which is a good idea in a damp and enclosed space. TOWELS /

O P PO S I T E PAG E

T H I S PAG E

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Kuggis Container $4.99, ikea.com.au

02. PP Pen Case S $4, muji.com/au 03. Natural Almond Mascara $34, Chamomile Eye Palette in Mother Earth $43, Oat Milk Foundation in Latte $46, Rice Powder Blush and Bronzer in Roma $44, all ereperez.com 04. Natural Vegan BB/CC Cream in Medium $47.95 and Natural Vegan Mineral Lipstick in Blood Berry $37.95, both gemmavendetta.com.au 05. Technakohl Liner $35, maccosmetics.com.au 06. Vegan Elf Brushes and Tools from $3 each, Cosmetic Pencil Sharpener $3, Pencil Sharpener in Black $3 and Slant Tweezer $5, all kmart.com.au 07.

Hay Container Small in Clear $30 (lid not shown), hayshop.com.au

Wooden Hair Brush $24.95, PP Case M $2.50 each muji.com/au / Kuggis Container $4.99, ikea.com.au / Stripes Mini Scarf in Camel and Black $32, sophiestore.co.nz / Skinny Tort Hair Slides $12.95 for six, seedheritage.com.au

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A RESTRICTED DIET eliminating triggers

While our list of intolerance's was long, other’s may not be so extensive. There is not much that I can’t make out of these ingredients! SHOPPING LIST PINEAPPLE STRAWBERRIES

Casting my mind back to the first few years After conducting a range of blood tests the of my daughter’s life, a few things really

diagnosis was a range of food intolerances

stand out in my memory… her adorable

which were literally raging a war within her

golden-brown curls, cute as button

body. The elevated intolerances, in her

features and quirky personality. There

case, were quite vast and would have been

was however one more characteristic

present for the majority of her life so far.

that never sat well with me… lethargy.

The inflammation and other side effects

Even as a toddler, I recall how her overwhelming lethargy would effect all aspects of her daily routines, from joining in with group play, to undertaking the simplest of instructions. Everything was an effort and the simplest of tasks would feel like we were both climbing a mountain which in turn would create frustration and exhaustion. I can distinctly remember thinking this just is not ‘normal' for a healthy happy toddler… As time passed her increased anxiety started to take hold, I always presumed

was a warning sign that her body was not coping as it should be. The solution was an elimination diet to rest the gut from foods that she had an elevated intolerance to, allowing gut health and microbiome to restore. Presented with an extensive list of foods that had to be eliminated for a three month period was quite daunting – from dairy, wheat,

anxiety disorder with a vast range of therapies and techniques, eventually turning to medication. As a ten-year-old her anxiety was now well-managed and emotionally and socially she was thriving, but physically I knew she was struggling. Despite leading a healthy lifestyle and following a strict low-carb meal plan as was recommended by doctors and paediatricians, we experienced no improvement… increased inflammation,

GREEN APPLES BLUEBERRIES GINGER GARLIC BROCCOLINI CARROTS SWEET POTATO BABY SPINACH LEEK CELERY ICEBERG LETTUCE CUCUMBER AVOCADO CORIANDER

name a few. I was sceptical as to how we

MINT

would cope with these changes in our busy

BASIL

life but also knew we had to try.

COCONUT YOGHURT

that contained the eliminated ingredients.

EGGS COCONUT FLOUR COCONUT SUGAR

While this left us with a bare pantry, I also

COCONUT MILK

felt quite liberated at this new, simplistic

ORGANIC DARK CHOCOL ATE

approach. We decided to take it on as a

ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM

challenge to see how creative we could

CUMIN

become by substituting ingredients and

GROUND CORIANDER

experimenting with flavours and spices

PAPRIKA

to ensure our meals weren’t boring. The

TURMERIC

added bonus was food shopping became

SEA SALT

streamlined and once we had found some

OLIVE OIL

new favourite alternatives they became our go-to staples.

COCONUT OIL MAPLE SYRUP

weight gain, skin irritations and she

CHICKEN BONE BROTH

was plagued by brain fog and lethargy.

POWDER (ORGANIC AND

Watching her trying so hard with literally no reward, my beautiful ten-year-old was clearly not living her best life and it broke my heart. A mother’s instinct is a powerful thing and despite all medical professionals telling me that we just had to keep doing what we were doing I knew there was something still not right. As a last attempt to find answers I decided to visit a naturopath who specialised in nutrition and gut health.

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BANANAS

nuts, soy, corn, gluten, potatoes just to

the lethargy was a side effect of the anxiety I started by working through the pantry and giving away or discarding any food and never thought to investigate further. Our attentions turned to treating her

GRAPES

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SPICED CHICKEN / RECIPE BY ANNABELLE KERSLAKE

CHICKEN

METHOD

7 5 0 G O R G A N I C F R E E-R A N G E

Preheat the oven to 180oC.

CHICKEN BREAST 2 TEASPOONS CUMIN

Cut the chicken breast into pieces and coat with olive oil. Rub over

2 TEASPOONS SMOKEY PAPRIKA

the mixed spices and sprinkle with sea salt. In a non-stick pan, over

2 TEASPOONS GROUND CORIANDER

medium heat, brown the chicken pieces. Once browned on the outside,

2 TEASPOONS TURMERIC

transfer onto a lined baking tray and place in the oven for 15 to 20

2 TEASPOONS CINNAMON OLIVE OIL SEA SALT

S M A S H E D AVO C A D O 2 RIPE AVOCADOS

minutes to cook through. While the chicken is in the oven, mash the avocado with the back of a fork in a bowl, add roughly chopped coriander, olive oil, sea salt to taste and set aside.

1 HANDFUL OF CORIANDER

Cut the ends off the broccolini, then in a non-stick pan over medium

1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL

heat, sauté the garlic, olive oil and chilli for a few seconds, before

SEA SALT

adding the broccolini and tossing in the pan until cooked through.

BROCCOLINI

Remove the chicken from the oven and serve with the broccolini and

2 BROCCOLINI BUNCHES 1 G A R L I C C L O V E , F I N E LY C H O P P E D PINCH OF CHILLI FLAKES OLIVE OIL SEA SALT

TO SERVE LIME WEDGES COCONUT YOGHURT

smashed avocado. Enjoy with a squeeze of lime juice and a dollop of coconut yogurt, if desired.


[ AVOCADO IS A SUPERFOOD PACKED WITH FIBRE AND ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS, SUCH AS POTASSIUM, WHICH HELPS PROMOTE HEALTHY DIGESTIVE FUNCTION ]

[ CUCUMBER HAS ANTI INFL AMMATORY PROPERTIES ]

[ BROCCOLINI MAY REDUCE LEVELS OF INFL AMMATION AS WELL AS CREATE FAVOURABLE CHANGES IN GUT BACTERIA ]

[ CORIANDER MAY STIMUL ATE THE GUT AND INCREASE THE PRODUCTION OF STOMACH ACID, HELPING PEOPLE WITH CONDITIONS SUCH AS INDIGESTION, CONSTIPATION OR INTESTINAL GAS, ALSO P OT E N T I A L LY R E D U C I N G MUSCLE SPASMS IN THE GUT ]


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WHAT DO GOOD BUGS LIKE TO EAT? by naturopath, Kathy Sedun

QUALITY PROBIOTICS FERMENTED FOODS FISH LEAN MEAT CHICKEN EGGS OLIVE OIL FLAX SEED OIL (COLD PRESSED) PA PAYA / PAW PAW GRAPES BROCCOLI

Coconut became our best friend – coconut

As we embark along the three month

milk, coconut flour, coconut sugar these

process it has been an amazing experience,

ingredients saved my life when it came to

identifying the links between food

(THE BEST OF THE BEST)

avoiding the list of eliminated ingredients.

intolerances, gut health and mental health.

TURMERIC

I have to say, despite the initial overwhelm

Now the inflammation is on the decline,

OREGANO

at the amount of changes that were ahead

energy levels are up, her balance and

of us for our daily meal plan, the key was

coordination have improved and

to not get stuck in old habits and start

motivation is sky high, I can see that

SWEET POTATOES BONE BROTH PLAIN YOGHURT

GINGER ALL RAW NUTS AND SEEDS GREEN TEA

with a clean slate. It felt liberating to have

focusing on gut health is the way forward

a minimalist pantry with very simple fresh

to enable my daughter to thrive mentally,

FENNEL

ingredients and organic pantry staples

physically and emotionally. And while there

GREEN PEAS, SNOW PEAS

and spices to work with.

KIWI FRUIT BEETROOT

SPINACH SWEET CORN

I knew that by the process of elimination

CHICK PEAS

I was now in a position that any meal that

WHOLEMEAL SOURDOUGH

came from my kitchen was free of toxins

BREAD

and allergens. As a family we embarked

GRAPEFRUIT POMEGRANATE BROWN RICE

INSULIN SOURCES GARLIC LEEKS ONIONS ASPARAGUS BARLEY HONEY TOMATO RYE

RESISTANT STARCH SOURCES CASHEW NUTS WHITE BEANS LENTILS

POLYPHENOL SOURCES BLUEBERRIES RASPBERRIES CHERRIES STRAWBERRIES

on the change and while the first few days were daunting, once in a routine,

going back to basics has done wonders for her outlook on fuelling her body and taking care of herself – all very important tools for a young girl moving forward into her teenage years.

it actually simplified our meal process.

My one wish is that all those years of

We stick to four or five favourite dinners

watching her body battling the ‘healthy'

and rotate them depending on time and –

foods she was consuming, baffled as to

where possible – make extra so that

where we were going wrong, could have

lunch the next day is covered along with

been avoided. After several years of asking

additional fresh fruit and vegetables.

questions, the idea of food intolerances

While the initial reason for embarking on the journey was to reduce inflammation and weight gain, the first thing I noticed

was never suggested to me… unfortunately even what appears to be the healthiest diet may still be causing your body harm.

was the increase in energy levels and elimination of brain fog. My daughter was able to function like you would expect a ten-year-old would, with boundless energy and a positive outlook on life, especially her ability to problem solve and work through ‘road blocks'. The change was nothing short of a miracle, with this increased energy of course came a

PLUMS

willingness to be more active, which

GRAPE SEED

in turn has helped stop the weight gain

CRANBERRIES

in its tracks.

TEA

will be a time in the near future where most of these foods can be re-introduced,

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COCONUT FLOUR /

T H E N AT U R O PAT H S AY S …

Gluten-free, rich in fibre and MCTs, it may promote stable blood sugar, good digestion, and heart health.

Kathy Sedun is a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and registered nurse based in Adelaide, South Australia. With over 25 years of experience as a health professional, her aim is to dramatically improve her patients' quality of life.

THE MICROBIOME – YOUR BODY’S ECOSYSTEM

Your gut microbiome harbours one of the most complex ecosystems on earth. Over three million genes are involved in this system with its major influence on maintaining your health and immunity. The microbiome is primarily bacteria. These bacteria break down your foods and produce a range of by-products that are essential for your health. Everyone’s microbiome is unique, but those with the greatest amount of bacterial species, or diversity, will have the most robust health.

NUTRITIONAL YEAST /

A highly nutritious vegan food product with various potential health benefits. It can be used to add extra protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to meals. Studies suggest that nutritional yeast may help protect against oxidative damage, lower cholesterol and boost immunity.

The relationship of you as host to your microbiome can be both nourishing and hostile. When you eat, you feed it. Even exercise will improve the function and composition of this thriving ecosystem. Your diet, lifestyle, and environment will determine its diversity, stability and resistance to disruption that may lead to dysbiosis. We rely on our microbiome’s important bacterial functions for our health. One key function of these bacteria is the fermentation of short chain fatty acids which serve to maintain the gut barrier, keep the pH stable, support detoxification, regulate energy, liver metabolism, and inflammatory processes. The favourite food source for gut bacteria is fibre. If your diet is lacking in fibre, the species of bacteria that can live off proteins will increase in numbers. This is an unhealthy situation as these bacteria are in the detrimental category. The relationship with your microbial functions can turn hostile when in the presence of dietary indiscretions, excessive alcohol, circadian disruption, medications, and/or a sedentary lifestyle. Loss of gut diversity reduces the ecosystem resilience and immune

PICO VEGAN ORGANIC COCONUT MILK CHOCOL ATE /

Rich in polyphenols, full of antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium and is natural anti depressant. PICOCHOCOL ATE.COM

tolerance, leading to increased level of inflammation. For some people, the chronic inflammation in the gut leads to allergies. Allergies are one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in Australia with 20% of the population suffering with either food intolerances or allergies. Food reactivity occurs when a person’s immune system reacts to a food substance that is harmless to others. There are two general types of reactions… One is the IgE response that involves immediate and severe reactions to a food, resulting in possible anaphylaxis. People with this type of reaction require long-term avoidance of that food under strict medical supervision.

GLUTEN-FREE OATS /

A great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.

The IgG response falls under the sensitivity/reactivity area. The possible symptoms include bloating, abdominal cramps, headaches, fatigue, rashes, hives, sinus congestion, mood changes, and/or brain fog. As these symptoms may not occur until four hours to three days later, it becomes very difficult to identify the specific triggers. BUT YRATE

This superstar of your gut is produced by the good bacteria in your intestines. It keeps your gut lining healthy, supports blood sugar balance, stimulates serotonin, decreases

COCONUT SUGAR /

Rich in iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, along with some short-chain fatty acids like polyphenols and antioxidants.

inflammation, and helps control appetite. Foods in the ‘resistant starch' category are needed to keep your butyrate levels at optimal. These include oats, bananas, chickpeas, lentils, red kidney beans, rye bread and brown rice. To improve your microbiome, I recommend dietary adjustments to ensure you are feeding your ‘good bugs' a diet they will thrive on. KATHYSEDUN.COM.AU

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COCONUT MILK /

Stimulates weight loss, lowers cholesterol and boosts the immune system.


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CARROT AND CORIANDER SOUP / RECIPE BY ANNABELLE KERSLAKE

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

6 CARROTS, PEELED

Peel and roughly chop the vegetables.

1 L ARGE SWEET POTATO 1 LARGE BROWN ONION 3 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL

Heat a large soup pot over high heat, add the olive oil and vegetables and stir until brown. Add the mixed spices, sea salt and a dash of

1 TEASPOON GROUND CUMIN

extra olive oil if required. Then add the liquid stock and bone broth

1 TEASPOON GROUND CORIANDER

powder and bring to the boil.

1 TA B L E S P O O N O R G A N I C F R E E-R A N G E CHICKEN BONE BROTH POWDER 1 LITRE ORGANIC CHICKEN STOCK 1 TIN ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM 4 TABLESPOONS COCONUT YOGHURT 1 BUNCH CORIANDER 100G ORGANIC COCONUT FL AKES

Once vegetables are cooked through, take off the heat and vitamise with a stick blender, add the tin of coconut cream and mix through. Lay the coconut flakes on a lined baking tray and lightly toast under low heat of a grill, be careful to not burn as they brown quickly! Serve in bowls with a dollop of coconut yoghurt and a sprinkle of toasted coconut and fresh coriander leaves.


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CHICKEN BURGERS WITH SWEET POTATO FRIES / RECIPE BY ANNABELLE KERSLAKE

CHICKEN BURGERS

METHOD

1 LEEK

Preheat the oven to 180oC.

2 CELERY STICKS 500G CHICKEN MINCE 2 EGG YOLKS 3 TABLESPOONS COCONUT AMINO SAUCE AVAIL ABLE FROM HEALTH STORES COCONUT FLOUR FOR DUSTING 2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL

Finely chop the leek and celery, then sauté over medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt until translucent. Allow to cool. In a large mixing bowl mix the sautéed vegetables with the raw chicken mince, egg yolks and coconut amino sauce. Shape into burger patties and dust in coconut flour.

SWEET POTATO FRIES

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook the burgers

6 SWEET POTATOES

in small batches until browned on both sides. Then transfer them

1 TEASPOON CUMIN

to a lined baking tray and place into the pre-heated oven, cook for

1 TEASPOON SMOKEY PAPRIKA SEA SALT OLIVE OIL

SALAD 2 COS LETTUCE HEARTS 2 LEBANESE CUCUMBERS 2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL 1 TABLESPOON BALSAMIC VINEGAR

TO SERVE M AYO N N A I S E HOMEMADE OR STORE BOUGHT

20 minutes or until cooked through. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice into chips. In a mixing bowl toss the sweet potato with olive oil, sea salt and spices, then evenly spread over a lined baking tray and place in the oven while the burgers are cooking. Bake fries for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through. Rinse lettuce and cucumbers and dress with olive oil and vinegar. Plate burgers, chips and salad and serve with a dollop of mayonnaise.


WHAT TO AVO I D by naturopath, Kathy Sedun

AVOID ANTIBIOTICS IF NON ESSENTIAL CHLORINATED TAP WATER ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS LOLLIES SOFT DRINKS CHEMICAL ADDITIVES MARGARINE ALL COMMERCIAL COOKING OILS WHITE BREAD CHIPS PIES, PASTIES, SAUSAGE ROLLS PIZZA SAUSAGES CRUMBED OR BAT TERED FISH HOT CHIPS / FRIES WORST OF THE WORST QUINOA ICED COFFEE CAKES, BISCUITS, PASTRIES CHOCOL ATE MILK OR WHITE SWEETENED YOGHURT ADDED SUGAR BREAKFAST CEREAL CORDIAL MUESLI BAR DOUGHNUTS

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self / H E A LT H

STORY / JESSICA SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS / JANE CAMERON

GET WELL Once upon a time popping the occasional multivitamin would have been enough to make us think we were being healthy – whether we knew what was in it, or could feel the benefits, or not. “At the Beauty Chef, we work closely with

Today, many of us are seeking respite

The gut microbiome, a combination

from overwhelmingly busy lives, looking to

of trillions of microbes, has been found

a team of scientists, microbiologists,

combat symptoms that aren’t specifically

to influence everything from immune

naturopaths and nutritionists to develop

linked to illness or disease, but that we

response to weight and even mood.

beauty supplements that work

know ‘aren’t quite right’. Many are turning

If the balance of good to bad bacteria

synergistically together.

to alternative and natural health solutions,

is out, or if the gut lining is damaged or

also known as complementary medicines,

‘leaky’, the effects can be widespread.

to target complaints such as fatigue,

Studies have linked increased intestinal

lack of energy, digestive issues, anxiety

permeability to inflammation that can

and stress.

lead to multiple health problems, ranging

The new brand of wellness incorporates a multilayered approach drawn from many sources including western, eastern and

from food allergies and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, through to serious chronic conditions and diseases.

plant-based medicine, much of which is

A direct link between the brain and the

supported by new and ongoing studies

gut has also been discovered, with the

and findings on the workings of both body

carried by the likes of the vagus nerve,

the ‘health is wealth’ message and with

hormones and neurotransmitters. This

the wellness industry well and truly

connection, known as the gut-brain axis,

booming, our health is no longer purely

can be affected by the composition of the

the domain of traditional medical

gut microbiome – another reason to make

authorities. The new generation of

sure the microbes living inside of us are

wellness products have become widely

the good kind.

easier than ever to source, how do we know what’s what, not to mention what’s right for us?

Carla Oates, founder of The Beauty Chef, produces a range of ingestible beauty products with the tagline, ‘Beauty begins in the belly’. Carla believes that healing the gut and then cultivating and

ALL ABOUT THE GUT

The gut has been the focus of many recent findings, with discoveries still being made about the importance of this organ system and just how crucial it is to our overall health. It’s said that some 70% of our immune system is actually located in the gut, so it’s no wonder that many new supplements specifically target this area.

bio-fermentation process, Flora Culture™, which supercharges the nutrients in our superfood formulas, increasing their bioavailability and creating a natural, broad-spectrum probiotic to help balance digestive health and promote glowing skin from within.” Carla also recommends a process of gut healing for anyone with symptoms

two communicating via chemical messages of immune response and inflammation

and psyche. As more become attuned to

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maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is essential to well-being and has all kinds of benefits for the body – not least being clear and nourished skin. “I truly believe in the power of food as medicine, so it’s been wonderful to witness more and more studies shining a light on the intimate link between what we eat, the state of our gut and our overall health and well-being,” says Carla.

in the body. “There are some very obvious signs that your gut isn’t functioning as it should be, like bloating, nausea, diarrhoea, constipation and IBS,” says Carla. “But if you have problems with hormonal imbalance, skin issues, your energy levels, mood, allergies and more, it may come as a surprise to realise how much your gut may be playing a part”. As well as including probiotic-rich lactofermented foods and supplements, Carla recommends diet changes to assist in gut healing . “If you’re looking to heal your gut it’s important to avoid refined sugars, additives and preservatives, refined flours and processed foods, alcohol, charred or burnt food as well as gluten and dairy – which are both common gut disruptors. Generally speaking, my best advice is to keep things simple, focusing on a wholefoods diet.”

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STRESS BUSTER /

The MY TRIBE TYPE range includes a

While ‘adaptogen' may be the supplement

number of adaptogenic blends that can

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plant-based remedies actually have a long

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Ayurvedic medicine. As the name suggests,

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it is believed that these substances may help the body to adapt to stress and anxiety, restoring balance and regulating adrenal gland function. Each adaptogen has its own qualities – some are used for anxiety, others to boost immunity or improve energy – but all adaptogens are typically used with the aim of restoring balance, either mentally, physically or emotionally. Adaptogens are plants… herbs, roots or botanicals, often in powdered or capsule form but sometimes whole. Depending on their composition they can be consumed as part of a meal, mixed into a smoothie or hot drink, or brewed into tea. Amanda Daniel, Director of MY TRIBE TYPE, founded her company after discovering how beneficial adaptogens were in her own life. After years of chronic illness and long-term stress Amanda took her health into her own hands and began experimenting with food as a remedy, including adaptogens. As time went by Amanda found she could cut back on prescribed medication and had increased energy and stamina. She also credits adaptogens with assisting in her stress response, building up protection and allowing her to process stress differently. “I don’t react as I used to,” she says. “I get some space to think things through in a logical way, I’m empowered and see a future. Having the energy to do the things I want to do, and having a clear head to make good choices is what adaptogens did for me.”

THE GOOD OIL

Essential oils form another vein of plant-based wellness therapy, bringing new meaning to the age-old adage of stopping to smell the roses. The use of essential oils for therapeutic and medicinal purposes dates back thousands of years – there are pictorials on ancient Egyptian temple walls depicting the extraction and use of essential oils and essential oils and aromatic plants are mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible. Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants, with each oil having its own unique characteristics and properties. Whether applied to the skin – most often

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Courtney + Babes, discovered essential oils eight years ago when suffering morning sickness during her first pregnancy. After realising their efficacy she continued to grow her own oil collection and established oil rituals and routines in her daily life.

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blended essential oils for wellness

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Q&A WITH DR LIBBY / WHY HAS ALTERNATIVE AND NATURAL MEDICINE SURGED RECENTLY? I T H I N K P R I M A R I LY B E C A U S E T H E R E ’S S O M U C H M O R E INFORMATION AVAIL ABLE TO US T H E S E D A Y S . W E ’R E E X P O S E D T O SO MUCH BETWEEN THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA AND KNOW SO MUCH MORE ABOUT HOW TO T A K E C A R E O F O U R S E L V E S . I T ’S WONDERFUL THAT PEOPLE ARE TAKING A PROACTIVE INTEREST IN T H E I R H E A LT H A N D W E L L-B E I N G AND THAT THEY FEEL ALTERNATIVE AND NATURAL MEDICINE CAN SUPPORT THEM WITH THAT. I ALSO T H I N K T H A T M A N Y P E O P L E D O N ’T N E C E S S A R I LY H AV E D I S E A S E S, Y E T T H E Y D O N ’T F E E L W E L L O R THEY LACK ENERGY OR THEY HAVE NIGGLING SYMPTOMS T H A T D O N ’T M A K E T H E M S T A Y HOME FROM WORK. AND OFTEN CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE D O E S N ’T H A V E A N A N S W E R FOR THESE SCENARIOS THAT MIGHT BE CAUSED BY POOR LIFEST YLE CHOICES, NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES AND THE CONSTANT, RELENTLESS OUTPUT OF STRESS HORMONES. SO MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE SEEKING COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE SUPPORT FOR SUCH AILMENTS. WE ARE FORTUNATE TO LIVE AT A TIME WHEN WE HAVE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY CONVENTIONAL AND COMPLEMENTARY ST YLES OF

MUCH HIGHER THAN THIS COULD BECOME A PROBLEM LONG TERM.

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OF OUR LIVES HOWEVER IT

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OR REGIME?

AS THE NUTRITIONAL QUALITY

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OF THE SOIL CONTINUES TO

IF WE TAKE THEM! SO IF YOU K N O W Y O U ’R E S O M E O N E W H O I S L I K E LY T O F O R G E T TA K I N G THINGS, TRY TO SET UP A

THAT ARE BEST PRESCRIBED BY A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AS PART OF A CONSULTATION, TAILORED TO THE INDIVIDUAL. I T ’S N O T A L W A Y S B E N E F I C I A L TO TAKE NUTRIENTS WHEN YOU D O N ’T K N O W O F A D E F I C I E N C Y . HOWEVER, THERE ARE NUMEROUS NUTRIENTS THAT CAN BE BENEFICIAL TO SUPPLEMENT A N O U R I S H I N G WAY O F E AT I N G. VITAMIN C, FOR EXAMPLE, IS NOT A VITAMIN THAT WE STOCKPILE IN THE BODY SO WE NEED TO KEEP CONSUMING IT TO ENSURE W E H AV E A C O N S TA N T S U P P LY. I T ’S R E A D I L Y A V A I L A B L E I N A NUMBER OF FOODS, SUCH AS CITRUS FRUITS AND CAPSICUM, HOWEVER, GIVEN ITS KNOWN IMMUNE SYSTEM AND SKIN BENEFITS, SUPPLEMENTING IT CAN BE A GREAT ADDITION TO A N O U R I S H I N G WAY O F E AT I N G. CHOOSING A FOOD-BASED

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SUPPORT FOR A PERIOD OF

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STORY / DR LIBBY WEAVER PHOTOGRAPH / JANE CAMERON

SEVEN REASONS TO STOP DIETING FOR GOOD Most of us have been taught that body shape and size are simply a matter of calories in versus calories burned. With this kind of approach, it makes sense that we would think going on a diet to lose weight would be the best thing for us. Culling our calorie consumption will inevitably lead to us shedding that body weight we are so desperate to lose – right? Unfortunately, this is not the case for far too many people. Don’t get me wrong, many people could do N O . 0 3 / T H E D I E T I N G M E N T A L I T Y C A N with cutting down on their consumption of P R E V E N T Y O U F R O M L O S I N G W E I G H T highly processed foods that are laden with When we consider food as either ‘good' or ‘bad', often we extrapolate this to imply refined sugars and trans fats and low on we are either ‘good' or ‘bad'. For example, nutrients but reducing our calories can I’m ‘good' when I am eating well and I am increase cortisol (our long-term stress ‘bad' when I choose foods that aren’t so hormone) production and could result At the most basic and fundamental level, nourishing for me. This black and white in your body storing even more fat than it the way that you feed yourself is the way approach is part of what causes people to did before the diet. This is partly because you demonstrate care for yourself. If you’re fall off the wagon – they’re all in or they’re one of cortisol’s actions is to break your constantly judging yourself based on how well and truly all out! But real life happens muscles down. This means that when you look, what you ate today, the number in the grey. It is daily habits and choices you start eating the way you used to, on the scales every morning and how you that will get you closer to your health and your metabolic rate is slower and you failed to stick to that daily exercise plan, wellness goals, not being ‘good'. There gain more than when you started. how do you think that translates in terms is no wagon to actually fall off, there is of the quality of your life, your level of NO.02 / FOR MANY PEOPLE, WEIGHT simply your life. And it is what you do every self-care and often the way this harshness CHALLENGES AREN’T ABOUT THE FOOD day that impacts on your health not what with ourselves spills out in the way we At the heart of any addiction, whether that you occasionally do. Yet when you eat a communicate with those we love? Aside is an addiction to food itself or simply an poor quality food and judge yourself that from the distress that comes if that diet we addiction to constantly judging yourself you’ve ruined it (you haven’t – you just ate try doesn’t work or if we put all the weight based on the size and shape of your body, too much ice cream, for example), it back on after we’ve finished, here are some regardless of its shape and size, is the usually leads to more poor quality choices. additional reasons to stop dieting for good. belief in your own deficiency and the The judgement you pass on yourself is assumption that it can be fixed with far more destructive that the food itself, NO.01 / DIETING CAN COMMUNICATE TO an external substance or regime. as the judgement keeps you going back YOUR BODY TO STORE BODY FAT INSTEAD OF BURNING IT for more poor quality choices. People eat unresourcefully for many When you look at the biochemistry of the body, all of the billions of reactions that are taking place inside us every second of every day, it’s not so simple. And research has confirmed that not all calories are created equal.

Your body has many ancient mechanisms that wire it for survival. While modern life might have changed significantly to the way it was for our ancestors, our biochemistry is still much the same. Historically, food scarcity (or a significant calorie reduction) indicated to the body that there was a drought, war or some other natural disaster that meant food might not be available for a while. Under these circumstances, do you think your body is going to continue allowing you to burn body fat as a fuel? No, it’s going to want to store anything it can to prepare for a future where food might not be available for long periods of time and slow our metabolism down so we’re not burning as much energy throughout the day. Our body doesn’t realise that there’s actually an abundance of food available to us and we’re just choosing to minimise our calorie intake.

reasons. It can be a biochemical reason, such as low blood glucose, that leads someone to polish off too many sweet foods for afternoon tea. It could be emotional, such as when someone feels rejected when a colleague gives them what might be constructive feedback that they perceive is highly critical (leading them to feel like they’ve let their colleague down), and they try to (unknowingly) block the pain of this perceived loss of approval by eating. Or it can be both. Often it is both. With any system that addresses weight, unless it also explores what is literally at the heart of someone’s situation, rather than the size of their thighs, it won’t work. It is time to stop dieting and start nourishing. It’s time to stop counting calories if you currently do this. If you need to count anything, count nutrients and amp them up and count synthetic substances and omit them.

NO.04 / DIETS JUST DON’T WORK

It is well known that the majority of people who go on diets, end up regaining any weight they lose plus more… 83% in fact and they typically regain it within a two year period. At the heart of this effect is a precise scientific process which on the surface may appear harmless yet underneath, it is a yo-yo cycle that bounces between strict deprivation and a free-for-all with food. If people try to lose weight by shaming and depriving themselves, weight loss will not necessarily occur… they simply end up shamed and deprived.

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NO.05 / RESTRICTIONS CAN BACKFIRE

NO.07 / IT’S FAR MORE HELPFUL TO FOCUS

For some people, strict food rules and diet labels can lead them to place unnecessary pressure on themselves to be perfect in yet another area of their lives and adds to their perception of pressure and ultimately, their stress levels. Please know that I am not referring to medicallyindicated diets, such as a gluten-free diet for people with coeliac disease, where strict and lifelong adherence is absolutely necessary for great health.

ON YOUR HEALTH THAN YOUR WEIGHT

HAVE RATHER THAN WHAT

When we’re focused on eating to maintain (or change) our body shape and size, we tend to think about eating less. But no amount of exercise can work off a lousy way of eating. I can’t emphasise enough the importance of prioritising a nourishing way of eating.

YOU CAN’T /

When we are stressed, our biochemical response is to release adrenaline (one of our stress hormones), which triggers the ‘fight or flight’ response. This inhibits the parasympathetic nervous system, which is also known as our ‘rest and digest’ response (because nobody’s going to stop for a snack and a nap when a tiger is chasing them). When we are running on stress hormones, our body requires fast burning fuel, so instead of burning body fat, we are predominantly using glucose (sugar) for energy. The impact of this could be poorer sleep quality, decreased ability to digest and absorb the nutrients from your food and sweet cravings that may make it harder for you to make nutritious choices – which then can then lead you to feel guilty and experience more stress! While our food choices certainly impact whether every cell in our body receives the nutrients they need to function properly, our beliefs and feelings about these food choices also have the power to affect our health and happiness. If this resonates with you, I can’t encourage you enough to reflect on whether the labels you use are serving your health, and please remember, a diet does not define you – you are so much more than your food choices! NO.06 / WHAT YOU EAT IS ONLY ONE IN NINE FACTORS THAT LEAD TO BODY FAT STORAGE

While you can’t eat like a piglet and expect your body fat to co-operate, if you eat in a nourishing way and exercise regularly and body fat still poses a problem for you, then your answer is probably not in the calorie department. There will be other aspects of your biochemistry that need to be addressed. There are eight factors besides calories that underpin whether the body will store or burn body fat as a fuel. They include stress hormones and sex hormones, your nervous system, liver, thyroid, insulin, gut bacteria and emotions. Figuring out which is the key for you will be much more resourceful and beneficial to your health than simply focusing on what you put in your mouth.

While our macronutrients (protein, fats and carbs) provide us with energy (measured in calories or kilojoules), it is the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that allow us to extract and experience this energy. And whole, real foods contain both. This shift in focus will help give you great energy, vitality, happiness and freedom, as well as optimal health. Besides, you have to be healthy to lose weight, not the other way around, as so commonly taught. If health becomes your primary focus, once you’ve got to the heart of what’s holding your body fat storage challenges in place, weight loss will become effortless. And I don’t say that lightly. I want to encourage you to view any weight loss goals/plans/ ideas or concepts with a long-term focus on health. Instead of creating goals such as I want to be ‘xyz’ weight – consider I want to have more energy, I want to be physically fitter, stronger, able to run around with my grandchildren/children and so on.

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DIETS TEND TO FOCUS ON WHAT Y O U C A N ’T H A V E A N D D E P R I V I N G YOURSELF OF CERTAIN FOOD GROUPS OR T YPES OF FOODS. THIS WORKS FOR SOME ( A LT H O U G H I S S T I L L U S U A L LY N O T I D E A L N U T R I T I O N A L LY ) W H I L E OTHERS FIND IT DEFL ATING. SO, INSTEAD FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN HAVE. THIS ALSO WORKS W H E N Y O U ’R E L O O K I N G A T C H A N G I N G YO U R WAY O F E AT I N G G E N E R A L LY. T R Y N O T T O T H I N K A B O U T W H AT YO U M AY B E N E F I T FROM AVOIDING OR REDUCING AND INSTEAD FOCUS ON INCREASING WHOLE, REAL FOODS ( E S P E C I A L LY V E G E TA B L E S !).

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY / INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR S O M E O N E E L S E ’S G U I D E L I N E S TO FOLLOW, LISTEN TO YOUR B O D Y ’S M E S S A G E S . I T ’S F E E D I N G INFORMATION BACK TO YOU (VIA THE SYMPTOMS YOU EXPERIENCE) ABOUT HOW IT FEELS ABOUT YOUR FOOD, DRINK AND LIFEST YLE CHOICES. LEARN TO DECIPHER ITS MESSAGES AND WHEN YOU NOTICE A RECURRING S Y M P T O M T H A T Y O U D O N ’T L I K E , A S K Y O U R S E L F , ‘W H A T M I G H T M Y BODY BE TRYING TO TELL ME?' U S U A L L Y I T ’S A S K I N G Y O U T O EITHER EAT, DRINK, MOVE, THINK, BREATHE BELIEVE OR PERCEIVE D I F F E R E N T LY.

EXPLORE WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO, DESPITE KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW / U S U A L L Y I T ’S N O T A L A C K OF KNOWLEDGE THAT LEADS SOMEONE TO POLISH OFF A PACKET OF BISCUITS WHEN THEY O N LY M E A N T T O E AT T W O. I T COULD BE EMOTIONAL (YOU HAD

INSTEAD OF DIETING, CONSIDER UTILISING THESE CONCEPTS /

(THERE ARE STRESS HORMONES

FOCUS ON WHOLE REAL

M O R E T H A N Y O U N E E D O R Y O U ’V E

FOODS / EAT FOR NOURISHMENT, NOT FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT OR LOSS. WHEN YOU EAT IN T H I S WAY I T S T R I P S S O M U C H OF THE CONFUSION OUT OF

A H A R D D AY A N D A R E T R Y I N G TO COMFORT YOURSELF WITH FOOD), OR IT COULD BE BIOCHEMICAL PRESENT DRIVING YOU TO EAT M I S S E D A M E A L A N D Y O U ’R E S O HUNGRY YOU COULD EAT YOUR OWN ARM). LEAVE JUDGEMENT AT THE DOOR AND INSTEAD BRING C U R I O S I T Y T O W H A T ’S D R I V I N G YOUR FOOD CHOICES.

WHAT TO EAT. BE WARY OF PACKAGED FOODS THAT PURPORT T H E M S E LV E S A S H E A LT H Y. T H I S I S U S U A L L Y J U S T M A R K E T I N G . I ’M NOT SUGGESTING THAT THERE A R E N ’T N O U R I S H I N G P A C K A G E D F O O D S, H O W E V E R, G E N E R A L LY S P E A K I N G, I F YO U E AT I N A WAY THAT PRIORITISES WHOLE, REAL FOODS AND MINIMISE PACKAGED F O O D S , Y O U ’L L B E E A T I N G I N A MUCH MORE NOURISHING WAY. A F T E R A L L, T H E R E I S N O SUCH THING AS JUNK FOOD. T H E R E ’S J U S T J U N K A N D T H E R E ’S FOOD. AND AS HUMANS, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO EAT FOOD.

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think the added stress is worth it.

available to rent) to yoga rooms in airports

According to a survey of Collective Hub

like San Francisco, Miami and London

readers, 92 per cent of 22 to 44-year-olds travel regularly as part of their work and in their free time. As an entrepreneur, practically every week I’m on a plane to a speaking gig, conference or to mentor a start-up founder in another part of the country. The good news? You can take the pain out of staying away for work (or play) and begin to see travel time as an enjoyable experience. Here’s how to keep your peace on a business trip, from the planning stage through to the arrival gate. NO.01 / UPSKILL IN THE AIR

Stepping onto a long-haul flight? Instead of feeling frustrated, take your mind to another level. I love using extended journeys, whether it’s by car or plane, to dive into a new subject, research an exciting avenue or explore a different industry. Currently, as I plan Collective Hub’s digital evolution, I’m watching video talks by tech greats – Studio CX, the in-flight entertainment system on Cathay Pacific Airways has a selection of TED talks. A friend taught herself to code on a flight from Sydney to Dublin. Use your downtime to wise up. NO.02 / SEND AHEAD

When jetting to a business meeting, it’s easy to ‘pack’ your deck on your laptop – but what about physical samples? On a

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Gatwick (download a yoga app like Alo Moves and take a class virtually). In need of a shower afterwards? Check out the airport lounges with shower facilities, no matter whether you’re in first class or economy. NO.04 / KEEP IT SIMPLE

Use technology to streamline your travel bookings, especially if you’re a manager with multiple staff members jetting to multiple destinations across the calendar year. For your phone, apps like TripCase allow you to live-track flights and send you alerts if you face a delay or your departure gate changes. A lot of virtual assistants also specialise in organising travel for their clients, from booking flights to travel itineraries and transport to and from the airport.

MEDIA PL ATFORMS TO FOCUS ON D O N ’T H A V E A N Y A P P S O N Y O U R SMARTPHONE HOME SCREEN THINK THREE TIMES BEFORE YO U S AY Y E S TO A N Y T H I N G SCHEDULE BL ANK SPACE IN YOUR CALENDAR FOR REST IN YOUR WORK SPACE, SWITCH PILES OF PAPERS FOR PL ANTS GO PAPERLESS WHEREVER YOU CAN CLEAR OUT YOUR CLOSET – GIFT, SELL OR DONATE THINK ABOUT REDUCING YOUR GADGETS CONSIDER STORAGE OPTIONS DECLUTTER YOUR (VIRTUAL) CLOUD WALK WITH BARE FEET IN THE GRASS JUST BE

NO.05 / DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

If you’re a frequent flyer, things will go wrong sometimes. You can’t always control a situation, but you can control your reaction, whether it’s seeing a flight delay as a positive, (‘I finally have time to call my mother!') or using the loneliness of solo travel as motivation to network (it’s amazing who you can meet at a departure gate). If you’re a hot-headed traveller, download an app like Headspace in advance – their guided meditations can ease anxiety, insomnia and a fear of flying.

trip to America, I travelled with 200 copies of Collective Hub’s print mag. The secret? Send as much ahead as possible. I know founders who have their entire luggage sent ahead using a service like Send My Bag so they can skip the carousel line. If you’re on a research trip and get carried away gathering ‘inspiration’, services like Luggage Free will send it home for you.

Lisa Messeng er is the founder and CEO of Collective Hu b, an international speaker, best-selling author and an authority on disruption. LISAMESSENGER.COM COLLECTIVEHUB.COM

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self / H E A LT H

STORY / ELEANOR GAMMELL PHOTOGRAPH / SHARYN CAIRNS

HOW TO BE SERENE Nowadays, almost all of us wish we could be calmer. It’s one of the distinctive longings of the modern age. Across history, people have tended to seek out adventure and excitement, but the desire to be more tranquil and focused is the new, ever more urgent priority. At The School of Life, we look at eight basic causes of agitation. In our view, the path to being serene, to experiencing greater calm, involves attempting to consider each one of these causes and to return to them on a regular basis. NO.01 / PANIC ABOUT PANIC

NO.03 / BEING TOO HOPEFUL

NO.05 / CAPITALISM AND FALSE GL AMOUR

A lot of agitation is caused by an

As strange is it might sound, a major

It is inbuilt in capitalism that the best

unrealistic sense of how unusual

source of agitation is optimism. The

things in life cannot be the free ones.

experiencing difficulty is. We are oppressed expectation that things will go well creates

Capitalism is keen to tell us things that

by unhelpful images of how easy and

anxiety because, at some level, we know

are inexpensive cannot be good and

normal it is to achieve success.

that we can’t quite count on our hopes

that everything worth having costs

coming to fruition. And of course, as

a lot of money – more than you have.

We need to change our points of reference about what life is like. We need – in the

things turn out, quite often they don’t.

This is a profound cause of a lack of

broadest sense – better art, a kind that

To restore calm we need to become

calm in our lives. It means that we are

takes us more truthfully into the realities

strategically pessimistic. A lot of good

continually agitated by the worry that we

of relationships, the workplace and our

projects fail, most things go wrong,

can’t afford the things that will make us

3am panics.

at least half our dreams won’t work out.

happy. It’s a very understandable anxiety.

Healthy pessimism dampens unhelpful

But it is unhelpful – based on a falsehood.

and impatient expectations.

We need to remind ourselves – on a regular

We need to make sure we are surrounded by accurate case studies of the ordinary concerns of daily life. NO.02 / TAKING TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY

We over-personalise our fates, taking too much credit in the good times and, then, too much blame in the bad ones. It’s tempting to take all the credit when there

It’s worth adding that a pessimistic worldview does not have to entail a life stripped of joy. Pessimists can have a far

When more wisely considered, it turns out that many lovely things are, in fact, within

optimists, for they never expect things

our reach. A capacity for appreciation, not

to turn out well and, so, may be amazed

money, is the key to a certain kind of calm.

by modest successes.

is a triumph. But the corollary is that we

NO.04 / WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE ARE BOTHERED ABOUT

humiliated and beaten.

We don’t like admitting it, but quite often

is not your own work. You did not invent the world. You are not personally, entirely responsible for your condition. The

we don’t really know what it is that has caused us to get so agitated. It can feel like an insult – we are upset and we don’t know why.

suffering is real, but remember that it is

Let’s imagine an explosion of annoyance

less personal than we tend to suppose.

at the dishwasher being left in a mess by

To be calm, we must reduce the weight we carry around from our proud and unrealistic modern individualism.

may often have much more to offer us.

greater capacity for appreciation than

are entirely to blame when we are The key point is, much about your fate

basis – that inexpensive, simple things

one’s partner. An argument ensues with complaints about the constant household chaos. But though one’s anger has locked on to the state of the dishwasher, perhaps the root cause lays elsewhere, for example, in a tense situation at work, or in an unresolved discussion about sex from the night before.

NO.06 / THE PROMOTION OF KINDNESS

Fear of humiliation is a fundamental cause of anxiety. And it is based on our assumptions of how other people will react to us in different situations. The worry, of course, is that they will be harsh and mean. Our failings and imperfections will be met with mockery or indifference. A world in which people are nicer is going to be helpful in a very particular way, it will reduce the fear of failure and humiliation. People who might belittle you for unimportant reasons are, themselves, fraught with insecurity. They threaten to attack because they are so fearful that others will mock them. The promotion of kindness lessens the level of fear of others that circulates in society.

We need to spend time on self-knowledge. We have to try to isolate the genuine cause, which might lie quite far from the surface eruption.

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self / H E A LT H

GRATITUDE FOR THE SMALL THINGS / The standard habit of the mind is to take careful note what’s not right in our lives and obsess about all that is missing. BUT IN A NEW MOOD, PERHAPS AFTER A LOT OF LONGING AND TURMOIL, WE PAUSE AND NOTICE SOME OF WHAT HAS – R E M A R K A B LY – N O T G O N E WRONG. THE HOUSE IS LOOKING BEAUTIFUL AT THE MOMENT. W E ’R E I N P R E T T Y G O O D H E A L T H , ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. THE A F T E R N O O N S U N I S D E E P LY REASSURING. SOMETIMES THE CHILDREN ARE KIND. OUR PARTNER IS – AT POINTS – VERY GENEROUS. THE WEATHER HAS

NO.07 / PERSPECTIVE IN SPACE

NO.08 / PERSPECTIVE IN TIME

B E E N Q U I T E M I L D L A T E L Y . W E ’R E

We naturally exaggerate our own

We should regularly seek out places that

THE MOMENT.

importance. The incidents of our own lives loom very large in our view of the world. Yet, really, we are minute and entirely dispensable. The world would trundle on much the same without us. It is very helpful to be reduced, from time to time, in our own eyes because this calms the urgent, disturbing (and very normal) sense

speak to us of the extended passage of

GRATITUDE IS A MOOD THAT

time. Think of the contours of a mountain

GROWS WITH AGE. IT IS

or our oldest architecture. It’s important

IN FLOWERS OR A QUIET

to actively consider the scale of history, to make oneself think of how much has happened, of how the world has changed. And from there, one is better placed to return to the unavoidable demands

that it really, really matters what we do.

of the present.

On an evening walk, look up at the stars

Distressing levels of agitation are normal.

and consider the unimaginable extensions of space. The sight has a calming effect because none of our troubles, disappointments or hopes have any relevance or consequence whatsoever

The pursuit of calm is not a way of avoiding engagement with the challenging and difficult parts of existence. An ideal society would systematically calm us down by installing some form of regular reflection

from the point of view of the universe.

on these strategies. Until then, we have

We need to be reminded of how little

to take responsibility for ourselves.

weight our concerns would have when seen from almost anywhere else, for the kindly reason of reducing our anxiety and helping us feel a little calmer about our lives.

QUITE ENJOYING OUR WORK AT

E X T R E M E LY R A R E T O D E L I G H T EVENING AT HOME, A CUP OF TEA OR A WALK IN NATURE WHEN O N E I S U N D E R T W E N T Y-T W O. THERE ARE SO MANY LARGER, GRANDER THINGS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT: ROMANTIC LOVE, CAREER FULFILMENT AND POLITICAL CHANGE. HOWEVER, IT IS RARE TO BE L E F T E N T I R E LY I N D I F F E R E N T BY SMALLER THINGS IN TIME. G R A D U A L LY, A L M O S T A L L O F O N E ’S E A R L I E R , L A R G E R ASPIRATIONS TAKE A HIT, PERHAPS A VERY L ARGE HIT. ONE ENCOUNTERS SOME OF THE INTRACTABLE PROBLEMS OF INTIMATE REL ATIONSHIPS A N D T H E G A P B E T W E E N O N E ’S PROFESSIONAL HOPES AND AVAIL ABLE REALITIES. WE O B S E R V E H O W S L O W LY A N D E R R AT I C A L LY T H E W O R L D A LT E R S IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION. A N D S O , ‘L I T T L E T H I N G S ’ START TO SEEM SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT; NO LONGER A PET T Y DISTRACTION FROM A MIGHTY D E S T I N Y, N O LO N G E R A N I N S U LT TO AMBITION, BUT A GENUINE PLEASURE AMIDST A LITANY OF TROUBLES, AN INVITATION TO BRACKET ANXIETIES AND KEEP S E L F-C R I T I C I S M AT B AY, A S M A L L RESTING PLACE FOR HOPE IN A SEA OF DISAPPOINTMENT. WE APPRECIATE THE SLICE OF TOAST, T H E F R I E N D LY E N C O U N T E R , T H E LONG HOT BATH, THE SPRING M O R N I N G – A LWAY S K E E P I N G IN MIND HOW MUCH WORSE I T C O U L D, A N D P R O B A B LY W I L L , B E A G A I N O N E D AY.

The School of Life regularly runs How To Be Serene classes at its branches in Sydney and Melbourne. This article is adapted from The Book of Life, the online brain and library of The School of Life. THESCHOOLOFLIFE.COM

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LIVE / SHARE EVENTS WORTH C E L E B R AT I N G D Special events mark significant milestones in family history, a time when loved ones gather to share in friendship, celebration and tradition. Too often society dictates that extravagance is the way to show you care. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of the planning, but what begins as a novelty can soon take its toll, with time and energy consumed by budget, planning and logistics. Take a different approach and imagine an event that is all about heartfelt emotion, sharing time with friends and family and being present in the moment. Rather than losing sight of what is important, a considered celebration, with only the details that matter, means the attention will be focused on what really counts. The Fête team have combined years of event experience in creating simple, meaningful, well-designed events. Based out of a private, Adelaide Hills venue and in line with our ethos and aesthetic, the Fête Events team leaves no detail to chance.

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TABLESET TING NO.01 / Fête/Events considered approach to formal events – a minimalist, white backdrop of industrial materials, softened with natural linen textures, matt surfaces and classic white seasonal blooms. In our signature, monochromatic palette, this classic setting has timeless appeal and will be fondly remembered for years to come.

THE DETAILS / TABLESET TING NO.01 01. TABLE 02. TABLECLOTH 03. NAPKINS 04. BENTWOOD CHAIRS 05. CERAMIC VASE 06. FLOWERS 07. CUTLERY 08. DINNERWARE 09. TEALIGHT HOLDERS 10.

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THE DETAILS / TABLESET TING NO.02 01. TABLE 02. HERBS 03. SALT WELLS AND PEPPER GRINDERS 04. GOURMET PRODUCTS 05. BOARD 06. WINE GLASSES 07. WATER GL ASSES 08. GLASS ICE BUCKETS 09. CHAIRS

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A MINIMALIST EVENT top tips for a great time

If the decision to hold a special event fills you with overwhelm and anxiety, there's no need to procrastinate – there are many ways to simplify the process for the better. KEEP THE GUEST LIST SIMPLE STICK TO THOSE NEAREST AND D E A R E S T . I F Y O U ’R E A ' P E O P L E PERSON' AND HAVE A L ARGE

I K E A / Hektar Pendant Lamp

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A U R A H O M E / Kali Dinner

T A S T E O L O G Y / Black Lava Salt

Plate in Graphite $79 for a set of four, aurahome.com.au

$29, Truffle Salt $29, Garlic Olive Oil $29, Red Balsamic $25, Black Pepper $29 and Rock Salt $29, all tasteology.com.au

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE WHOM TO INVITE AND WHOM TO LEAVE OUT. THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO COME UP WITH A CRITERIA AND STICK WITH IT. MOST PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THERE ARE LIMITATIONS.

DO BE AFRAID TO BREAK FROM EXPECTATIONS YOUR SPECIAL EVENT YOUR WAY. B E C O N S C I O U S O F W H AT IS EXPECTED AND WHAT YOU R E A L LY WA N T. F O R G E T T I N G

M O D E R N P A R T Y / Entrée Fork,

Dinner Fork, Entrée Knife $1.50 each to hire, Dinner Knife, Soup Spoon, Dessert Spoon and Teaspoon all in Brushed Black $1.50 each to hire, all modernparty.com.au

C B 2 / Black and White

M O D E R N P A R T Y / Invento

Gingham Napkins $12.42 each, both cb2.com

Flute $1.20 each to hire, Wine $1.45 each to hire and Banquet Tumbler $1.20 each to hire, all modernparty.com.au

THE CONSTRAINTS OF EXPECTATIONS AND I N C L U D I N G O N LY W H AT I S IMPORTANT TO YOU WILL MEAN THE WHOLE EVENT PROCESS IS SIMPLIFIED.

NO GIFTS PLEASE UNLESS YOU'RE JUST STARTING OUT AND COULD USE A HAND WITH SETTING UP A HOME, THE COMPANY OF FA M I LY A N D F R I E N D S O N A SPECIAL OCCASION SHOULD BE MORE THAN ENOUGH. NO

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Crush Me Pepper and Salt Grinder in Nature Oak $110 and Salt Me Salt Jar in Black Oak $59, both nordicrooms.com.au

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CHOOSE NATURAL OR REUSABLE DECORATIONS MINIMISE WASTE AND

A MEMORABLE EVENT /

A minimalist wedding is all about intention, where only that which has a purpose or special meaning is included, focusing the attention of the day right where it should be – on the people who are celebrating. A simple venue that acts as a blank canvas allows the simplicity of the styling to shine and is key to achieving a truly great event.

Flavourful food based on seasonal, local produce, presented with flare and served by friendly, knowledgeable staff keeps everyone happy and gets people talking. A shared meal around a table enhances conversation, whether it be life-long friends, long lost family or a table full of newly acquainted singles, the event will be filled with the joyous buzz of conversation and laughter.

Simply choose a setting, decide on any extras then know that every detail has A monochromatic colour palette keeps been actioned. Arrive on the day knowing things modern while carefully considered that everything has been completed to settings reduce waste and unnecessary exacting standards, leaving you stress-free detail. Lighting creates ambiance… the to relax and enjoy every moment as it twinkling of candlelight or the soft glow unfolds – a streamlined approach where from low table pendants is all that's needed guests are the priority and the atmosphere to create a spectacular effect. and emotion created set the scene for a truly memorable occasion.

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EXPENSE TO CREATE A SIMPLE, PERSONAL AESTHETIC.

DEVICE FREE ASK YOUR GUESTS TO GO DEVICE FREE FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT… ENCOURAGE CONVERSATION, INTERACTION, THE EXPERIENCE AND EMOTION O F T H E D AY. O F C O U R S E, A SNEAKY PIC HERE AND THERE TO MARK THE OCCASION DOESN'T COUNT.

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FÊTE/EVENTS / MENU DESIGNED TO MATCH ANY EVENT FOOD IS SUCH A BIG PART OF LIFE – THERE ARE FEW GREATER PLEASURES THAN ENJOYING A MEAL WITH FRIENDS A N D FA M I LY – T H E SIMPLE ACT OF EATING, DRINKING AND SHARING IN CONVERSATION WITH THOSE WE LOVE, CELEBRATING THE E V E R Y D AY – A S W E L L A S L I F E ’S G R E A T M I L E S T O N E S – WITH A SENSE OF STYLE AND OCCASION.

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TABLESET TING NO.03 / Fête/Events' light-hearted look, for those who love to party – twinkling lights and a relaxed, modern-country setting that pops against the all-white barn interior. White-on-white – a bold twist for maximum impact with a minimalist approach. Rustic tables and fresh foliage brings the outdoors in.

THE DETAILS / TABLESET TING NO.03 01. TABLE 02. PL ANTS 03. CERAMIC VASES 04. BOT TLE TABLE NUMBERS 05. GLASS CARAFES 06. WINE GLASSES 07. CHAMPAGNE GL ASSES 08. WATER GL ASSES 09. SALT WELLS AND PEPPER GRINDERS 10.

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THE DETAILS /

When it comes to the details, a simple, monochromatic palette brings all elements together – functional, purposeful and interchangeable to suit any setting. From an understated invitation design to hand-picked spirit labels or coordinated drink and food stations, it's the small decisions that create great effect. When it comes to stationery, a printed invitation immediately conveys a sense of occasion, setting the tone for the day and offering a tangible, memorable keepsake for family and guests alike.

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While digital technology undoubtedly has a place in our modern world – for environmental, time and cost savings – it is still undeniably special to receive a printed invitation or a hand-written thank you card in the mail. Quality, sustainable paper stock with matching envelopes and personalised details for each guest impart a degree of thoughtfulness, just one element in a cohesive and well-considered event.


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TANGO FILMS / “Tango Films began in 2014 as a way to translate a love for art, design, film and culture into the world of weddings. We create memories that can span generations, through art that freezes in time every emotion, every friend or family member, every iconic dancefloor moment, every cultural tradition, every tiny thing that you didn’t notice on the day." LOCHLAN TANGAS

WE ARE GREAT AT…

becoming family with our clients. We are actually great at poppin' Champagne! We love the moment we take our couples away after their ceremony and sneak a bottle of Champagne to their locations shoot before the reception. Poppin' bottles is definitely a highlight. WE ARE WORKING ON…

scoring a gig somewhere crazy, like Morocco. WE WISH WE'D KNOWN…

how emotionally intense this industry is. We literally take our work to sleep and almost edit in our dreams. WE ARE SETTING OUR SIGHTS ON…

continually experiencing the new. New locations, new ideas and new stories. We love culture and we love a love story. Regardless of the setting, it’s the inner relationship between the couple which is imperative to create a narrative to drive our films home.

PHOTOGRAPHS / JAKE MAHER / DAWN THOMSON

WE WOULD LOVE TO…

hold a workshop and share our experiences to the next gen.

TANGOFILMS.COM.AU INSTAGRAM @TANGOFILMS_AU

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THE SCALA SERIES /


NORDIC ROOMS /

A beautiful and comfortable range of seating designed by

by Wirth for Aarhus Theater’s recently renovated Scala foyer. The ‘Scala’ series of stools, barstools and benches is lightweight, flexible-use seating fashioned from certified oak with all of the quality that goes with Danish craftsmanship. The seating has cushions upholstered in delicious fabrics or covered with naturally elegant leather. The bench is designed to allow you to use one or two cushions, depending on the function.

NORDICROOMS.COM.AU


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SHELBY'S / “Shelby's is a health brand inspired by pleasure, set out to prove you can have it all. We want to empower people to indulge without insecurity. We believe in healthy hedonism. It’s a new kind of indulgence, one that’s sustainable – a little pleasure goes a long way towards good health. A sensory experience that positively impacts both the mind and body. It’s having both clean ingredients and indulgent taste, it’s the best of both worlds. Where pleasure meets living. Where health meets pleasure." S H E L B Y, F O U N D E R

WE ARE GREAT AT…

making snacks that have clean ingredients, indulgent taste and less sugar.

R AV E N S TO V E TO P K E T T L E & T E A P OT $149, G I N G E R F I N C H.C O M.AU / T H E O T I M B E R R O U N D B OA R D $79.95, T H E O T I M B E R S H A L LO W B O W L $99.95, L I N E N S H I R T I N W H I T E $119, A L L C O U N T R Y R O A D.C O M.AU / B R O O K S B A G I N N AT U R A L L E AT H E R $195 / VA R DAG E N C A R A F E W I T H L I D $2.99, I KE A.C O M.AU / S T E LTO N B L A C K K N I F E, S T E M O N L I N E.C O M.AU

WE ARE WORKING ON…

new #shhnacks! We just launched our new Cookie range that is vegan and gluten-free so we will be developing new flavours of these along with new flavours of Dipped & Dusted Almonds and our Peanut Butter range. But, we are also working on some new product lines that really excite us! WE WISH WE'D KNOWN…

that creating products that were indulgent but free from refined sugar, gluten, sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners would be a challenge. But the challenges along the way make for a better end result. WE ARE SETTING OUR SIGHTS ON…

educating more Australians about the lifestyle that is Healthy Hedonism. WE WOULD LOVE TO…

Empower more Australians to indulge without insecurity. That is what we are trying to achieve with our #shhnacks, previously before Shelby’s customers needed to make a choice between indulgent taste and clean ingredients. SHELBYSHH.COM INSTAGRAM @SHELBYS_HH

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INTRODUCTION / JANE CAMERON PHOTOGRAPHS / LILLIE THOMPSON

LIVE / E AT BLACKSMITH Those of us lucky enough to have enjoyed a family getaway as a child, might just remember the excitement, the sun, the water, the fun. Just three hours out of Melbourne, Mulwala has been a holiday destination for families since the early ‘60s, those looking to escape the city in pursuit of guaranteed sunshine and fun on the water – skiing, fishing and boating.

THE DETAILS / ADDRESS / 84 MELBOURNE STREET L AKE MULWAL A NSW 2647 TELEPHONE / 03 5743 2901 OPENING HOURS / MONDAY AND TUESDAY CLOSED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 11A M-9P M

Located in this regional Australian town near the banks of Lake Mulwala is Blacksmith, a relaxed, unpretentious bar and provedore. Friendly, warm and inviting, Blacksmith was envisioned by local, Liz Bayles. Through a love of her hometown, she wanted to create a building, space and ethos for her regional community that stood strong and bright, a nostalgic look back at a bygone era but a new and exciting destination for visitors and locals where everyone could enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Their client's needs skilfully interpreted by The Stella Collective, lead designer, Hana Hakim explains, “I am an outsider looking in on a collective memory shared by my Australian friends of their childhood summer road trips. To me the charm is undeniable and I wanted Blacksmith to reflect this in an updated way, for the next generation to make new memories with their own families."

FRIDAY 11AM – L ATE SATURDAY 8AM – L ATE S U N D AY 8A M-9P M CONTACT / BL ACKSMITHPROVEDORE.COM @BL ACKSMITHL AKEMULWAL A

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS /

Any window can be converted into a servery, ideal for barbecues in the backyard or summer drinks in the courtyard. Add a weatherproof shelf and a few bar stools for an instant party.


DESIGN The Stella Collective

Blacksmith was designed to not only blend but also enhance the environment of its neighbouring mid-century motels, hotels and tourism sector. The design needed to be available to all people, whether in kaftans and swimwear or dressed up for a celebration. People needed to feel appropriate, comfortable and welcomed in the space. The approach from the main street is a simple white pavilion that reveals golden dry-pressed brick, sand-dune walls, textured tiles, warm walnut timbers, and white onyx stone. The faรงade and interior finishes blend seamlessly between summer and winter palettes, creating a resort-like getaway. Entering from the lake, guests step off their boats onto grassy shores and are welcomed through arched doors, greeted with a menu that includes local wines and cheeses. Wood-fired pizzas, grazing meat and cheese boards, speciality coffee and curated gourmet goods are served by friendly staff who look like they're all having fun. CONTACT / THESTELL ACOLLECTIVE.CO @STELLACOLLECTIVE

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SUNGLASSES

Marmont Sunglasses in Black to Tort $199.99, valleyeyewear.com TANK

High Neck Knit Tank in White $99.95, witchery.com.au

SCARF

Polka Dot Wool Scarf in Black $120, skinandthreads.com

PULLOVER

Nikita Dolman Sleeve Pullover in French Navy $99.95, decjuba.com.au

SERUM

Mukti Age Defiance Day Serum $109.95, muktiorganics.com

BANGLE

Alya Bangle in 9ct Yellow Gold $710, nataliemariejewellery.com

CLUTCH

Zip Clutch in Black $109, thehorse.com.au

PANTS

Espionage Wide Leg Pant in Gold $595, zimmermannwear.com

FL ATS

Ruby Simone Slingback Point Flats in Black Micro $19.99, theiconic.com.au

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SET THE TONE /

Warm, golden tones create a relaxed environment for a leisurely drink or two. Graphic patterned tiles in complementary colours juxtapose against one another bringing interest and vitality to the space.

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HIDES OF EXCELLENCE /

Mongolian Sheepskin Rug in White $154, hidesofexcellence.com.au

P A P E R P L A N E S T O R E / Kinto

Alfresco Utensils in Black NZD$7 each, paperplanestore.com

P O P & S C O T T / Anchor Ceramics Small Low Undercut Planter in Pale Grey $105, popandscott.com

C O A S T A L L I V I N G / Resin Loop

C O U N T R Y R O A D / Theo Timber Round Board $79.95, countryroad.com.au

R O B E R T G O R D O N / Terra Dinner Plate in Coast $45.95 and Terra Side Plate in Coast $29.95, both robertgordonaustralia.com

Scoop Salad Servers in Slate $120, coastalliving.com.au

N I G H T W O R K S / Duomo Original Wall Sconce $695, nightworksstudio.com

M I L K & S U G A R / Huck High Tumbler in Smoke $44.95 for a set of four, milkandsugar.com.au

IDEAS FOR HOME / 01. EASY ACCESS

04. BOARDS

07. COMFORT

Turn any window into a servery with clever lift-up windows– no matter how big or small the space.

Rustic boards in a variety of timbers, shapes and sizes can accommodate for any style of meal.

02. WALL LIGHTS

05. EN MASSE

Wall-mounted lighting is unobtrusive and out of the way, especially useful in a busy area.

Anything looks great when displayed en masse – a mix and match of dinnerware in two tones adds interest but still looks considered.

Soften hard surfaces and materials with tactile materials – a sheepskin is durable and adds a little comfort when sitting on a metal barstool for extended periods.

03. PENDANTS

Hanging lights focus light where it's needed while drawing attention to interesting displays or necessities for the meal.

06. ACCESSORIES

Keep utensils and other accessories in the same colourway for a unified display.

08. BARSTOOLS

Guests will linger longer if the barstools are comfortable. A back offers support and a little more stability when sitting at a raised height.

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ON THE MENU / PIZZA THE ITALIAN ........................... $22 CAL ABRESE SAL AMI, MOZZARELL A, DRIED CHILLI OREGANO SWEET BYRNE ......................... $22 ROASTED SWEET POTATO, FOURME D’AMBERS BLUE CHEESE (FRENCH), MOZZARELLA PAUL HOGAN .......................... $23 CHILLI BBQ PRAWNS, GARLIC BUTTER, MOZZARELLA, DRIED AND FRESH CHILLI AND OREGANO MARGHERITA ........................... $19 CHERRY TOMATO, BABY BOCCONCINI, MOZZARELL A, OREGANO AND FRESH BASIL H E R B E R T ’S B R E A D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1 2 HERBS, GARLIC BUT TER, SALT BLACKSMITH ........................... $26 SAN DANIELE PROSCIUT TO, SHAW RIVER BUFFALO MOZZARELL A, ROCKET AND EVOO BUTCHER ................................ $24 SAL AMI, CHORIZO, HAM, MAPLE BACON, THYME, SPANISH ONION AND RED SAUCE H&P ........................................ $22 GRANDMOTHER'S HAM, SUNSHINE COAST PINEAPPLE, MOZZARELLA

CHEESE CHEESE BOARD / 1...................$14 CHEESE BOARD / 2 .................. $21 CHEESE BOARD / 3 ................. $32 CHOOSE FROM A FRENCH SOFT, ENGLISH HARD OR FRENCH BLUE CHEESE (OR ALL THREE!) ADD A CURED M E AT O F T H E D AY (+$9). S E R V E D WITH CRACKERS, QUINCE PASTE AND B R O O K LY N B R I N E N Y C D E L I P I C K L E S

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LINEAR STANDARD /

Linear Standard was born out of a reoccurring need

and desire to source and specify well designed, well priced, well curated and aesthetically considered small architectural and interior hardwares that had once been frustrating to specify. Founded by a Melbourne based husband and wife team, they come with over 25 years combined experience working in their chosen construction and interior architecture fields respectively. With this professional eye and knowledge, their range has been carefully edited, filtering out the mass undesirables, to only include pieces that exude good; design, quality and craftsmanship, whilst maintaining accessibility to all budgets. Linear Standard brings a refined and minimalist collection of small architectural and interior project hardware needs to the market, from cabinetry handles and knobs, hooks, and exclusive small bespoke wares designed and made by its founders. Specifying hardware is such an important part of any project and can be overwhelming, Linear Standard provide a streamlined offering for your project and strongly advocate:the attention to little details really do make all the difference and can ‘make something remarkable’.

LINEARSTANDARD.COM.AU

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Symfonisk Bookshelf Speaker in White and Black $149 each, ikea.com.au

Symfonisk Table Lamps With Speaker in White and Black $269 each, ikea.com.au

IKEA / SONOS Integrating music into our homes is a sure way to improve well-being and quality of life. The SYMFONISK range is a collection of wifi speakers created in collaboration between IKEA and Sonos, making everyday life easier and more efficient, a clever combination of technology with home furnishing pieces, seamlessly merging cutting-edge design with high-quality sound.

FORM MEETS FUNCTION /

The new IKEA and Sonos SYMFONISK range is designed for how people listen out loud, together. Decorating pieces integrated with technology that are also affordable and easy to use means that smart-home technology is now available for everyone. The table lamp in this ingenious range has a built in wifi speaker making it simple to furnish any home with sound. The wifi bookshelf speaker, doubles as a sturdy shelf that can easily be styled into a room – tuck it away, or keep it on show! Both design pieces will integrate into any home, decluttering the space with fewer devices and cords and delivering amazing sound. The lamps and shelves are both compatible with Sonos’ own product range and can be steered through the Sonos app. Available in-store and online now at IKEA Australia. IKEA.COM.AU INSTAGRAM @IKEA_AUSTRALIA

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INTRODUCTION / JANE CAMERON PHOTOGRAPHS / JENAH PIWANSKI

LIVE / E AT G AT H E R E D CAFÉ When seasoned hospitality professionals, Sam and Celeste Gant, were approached to establish a food offering in a heritage brick woolshed in Footscray, they weren't to know that it would take over three years to have their planning permits approved. It was all worth the effort and angst because together with architects, Ewart Leaf, the Gants have created a beautiful space in which to feature their modern Australian brunch and lunch options.

THE DETAILS / ADDRESS / 90 MARIBYRNONG STREET FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011 EMAIL / HELLO@GATHERED.NET.AU OPENING HOURS / M O N D AY-F R I D AY 7AM-4PM SATURDAY 7.30AM-4PM SUNDAY – CLOSED

The design team have accentuated the beauty and rawness of the building paying homage to its history. Spectacular large windows in the seven metre high space, draw in ample natural light, highlighting the considered interiors that have been designed to have impact but will stand the test of time. A seasonal menu caters to local offices and residents featuring charcuterie, small farm fresh produce and Melbourne-made cheeses – free-range and organic where possible. Generous, flavoursome takeaway options including Middle-Eastern inspired salads which change daily, toasties, roast chicken and fresh baguettes offer the local workforce an array of choice.

M A I N S PA C E - WA L K I N O N LY CONTACT / GATHERED.NET.AU @GATHEREDCAFE

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LIGHTEN UP /

Simple sheer curtains in a soft grey, natural fabric allow light in while adding structural detail to the space. Coupled with an interesting bookend, books make an easy display, adding warmth and a human element to the room.


DETAILS Background

Born and raised in Adelaide, Celeste made the move to Melbourne eleven years ago where she met her Geelong-born partner, Sam. Together the two have a one-year-old daughter, Arkie and manage catering and events business, Pot & Pan Culinary Tailoring which focuses on local, seasonal food. In 2015 they opened the first of their two venues in West Melbourne, Gather & Tailor, followed by an event hire company, Pepper Sprout Hire. Clearly not ones to rest on their laurels, this ambitious couple have taken Gathered CafÊ in their stride, opening in August this year. English-born Head Chef, Olivia Oldfield-Beechey, lived in Berlin for a number of years which is reflected in European-influenced dishes like Raclette and Welsh Rarebit. Coffee is Seven Seeds, one of the first small batch coffee roasters in Melbourne and drinks are local – StrangeLove sparkling drinks and Supagreens pressed juices. CONTACT / @POTANDPANMELB @GATHERANDTAILOR @PEPPERSPROUTHIRE

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SUNGLASSES

Prana Rays 1809830 Aviator Sunglasses $149, sassandbide.com/au

HAIRCLIPS

JACKET

Hairclip Pack in Tort $14.95, seedheritage.com

Cropped Denim Jacket in Quicksand $129.95, seedheritage.com

EARRINGS

PolkaCo Tassel Earrings $110, eccola.com.au

SHIRT

Linen Oversized Shirt in Gum Leaf $149, trenery.com.au

FRAGRANCE

Take The Moment in Aquatic $99, narrativelab.co

PANTS

Darted Culotte in Antique White $179, countryroad.com.au

BAG

Venture Chain Crossbody Bag in Black $269, oroton.com

SNEAKERS

Margo Leather Trainer in Natural $179, jigsawcothing.com.au

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DETAILS Interiors

With a strong vision on what they wanted to achieve, Celeste and Sam were grateful to find kindred spirits in Ana Calic and Toby Ewert from Ewert Leaf, who managed to interpret their clients' vision for this new eatery. A calming palette of green, timber and grey is complemented with a variety of textures and mediums including leather to make the space feel warm and inviting. A local brass artisan, Studio Tops, made the bespoke signage, hooks and hand towel dispensers – for this couple, the small details are just as important as the larger considerations. Custommade furniture is complemented with special pieces from Modern Times, finishing the space with soul. CONTACT / E W E R T L E A F.C O M . A U @EWERT_LEAF


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ARRIVAL HALL /

Harto Nina Table Lamp $430, arrivalhall.com.au

M I L K & S U G A R / Wilder Pot Tall in Soft White $64.95, milkandsugar.com.au

M A P L E M A Y / Marble Basics

Rectangular Tray $170, maplemay.com.au

C I T T À / Teapot with Coloured Lid in Amber $39.90, cittadesign.com

1 K C H A I R S / No.14 Vienna in Black $325, 1000chairs.com.au

D E S I G N S T U F F / Ferm Living

C O . C O / Mint Home Mika

S U N N Y P A C K / 1000Ml Amber Glass Round 32-400 from $5.54 each, sunnypack.com.au

Ripple Glasses Smoked Grey $89 for a set of four, designstuff.com.au

Salad Servers $29.99, cocoxo.com.au

IDEAS FOR HOME / 01. EASY ACCESS

04. EN MASSE

07. HANDLES

Rippled glass still allows light through but creates a mottled view offering some privacy.

Menus in folders look great en masse but any household or home office filing would look equally as smart when stored inside multiples of the same folder.

Leather draw and cupboard pulls incorporate texture and a tactile element to otherwise hard surfaces

02. MULTIPLES

Even simple amber bottles look stylish when displayed in a group. Use them to store home-made sauces, fermented drinks or leave them empty, ready to use as vases.

08. KICKPL ATES

For high-traffic areas a stainless steel kickplate Unique sculptural pieces bring extends the life of a door. personality to a space as well Easy to maintain it adds an as function. utilitarian element to a space. 05. HANDMADE

03. PEEP HOLE

06. READY TO GO

A double swinging door allows traffic through from both directions. A peep hole minimises accidents especially during busy times.

A tray stacked with glasses makes entertaining any number of guests easier.

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ON THE MENU / C R E A M E D C O R N ...................................... $ 1 5 WITH SMOKED CRÈME FRAICHE, BACON AND A POACHED EGG R A C L E T T E ....................................................... $ 1 5 STEAMED BUT TERY POTATOES WITH CORNICHONS AND FRESH GARDEN HERBS A D D P O R C H E T T A ...................................... $ 5 AVOCADO TOAST WITH STRACCITELLA PICKLED C A R R O T S R I B B O N S ............................... $ 1 5

TOASTIES MEATSMITH MORTADELL A , GUINDILLAS WITH MANCHEGO MEATSMITH PORCHET TA WITH LEMON SEASONAL BITTER GREENS GREMOL ATA AND RACLET TE SMOKED ROAST CHICKEN, WITH CHIVES, TARRAGON SMOKED GARLIC AIOLI AND CRISPY CHICKEN SKIN (WITH ICEBERG N A T U R A L L Y ) ................................................. $ 1 2

SALADS CAN ADD PROTEINS – PORCHET TA / ROAST CHICKEN / BOILED EGG FREEKAH, APPLE, FENNEL, PEA SHOOT AND ALMOND WITH A DELICIOUS DRESSING WITH LA CASSETTE VINEGAR WITH COOKED DOWN SHALLOTS AND LOTS OF HERBS ROAST BEETROOT, SPICED SWEET POTATO, MEREDITH FETA, FARO, ORGANIC ROCKET, ROAST ALMONDS AND POMEGRANATE GREEN BEANS, SORREL, HAZELNUT, LEMON DRESSING BROCCOLI WITH BURNT LEEKS, MEREDITH FETA AND SMOKED A L M O N D S ....................................................... $ 1 5 108

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ASSER & CO /

Asser & Co was born of a vision to showcase quality interior

brands which focus on crafting pieces from natural materials with an edgy vibe and a relaxed modern aesthetic. They proudly represent House of Orange from Melbourne, HK Living from Holland and Cultiver bedlinen from Sydney. Offering a value add concept, Asser & Co is a working studio within a friendly retail space. The studio caters to both retail and trade, and is highly experienced in providing interior solutions with exceptional customer service. Asser & Co is passionate about creating unique and practical interiors with personality, offering an extensive range of homewares, lighting and furniture. They offer everything from everyday ceramics through to luxurious sofas and the original Frankie Bunk Bed. Asser & Co place their emphasis on building great relationships, offering functional and timeless products, and of course great design.

ASSERCO.COM.AU

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Talk to us about how we can work together on your next project. We travel nationwide, working with clients from all industries. Contact Annabelle Kerslake at annabelle@fetepress.com.au or on 0418 826 671 to discuss your next project and how we can help you. GRAPHIC DESIGN / PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING / INTERIOR STYLING / BRANDING RETAIL ST YLING / HOME ST YLING / ORGANISING

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