Celebrating the arrival of their new line Black Rope, NEUW held a Black Rope Party at the Abbotsford Convent over the weekend. It was an expected night of drinking Sailor Jerry and Tomoka Beer, with live music performances by Citizen Sex and DJ stylings by Handsome Steve. Black Rope is dark, edgy and inspired by the early days of punk, so fittingly, the night was shrouded in mystery. Check out the social snaps from the night below!
Encouraging a new way of thinking about the humble coconut, Australian owned and operated Coconut Revolution have conveniently covered all your coconut needs from skincare, haircare bodycare and dietrycare.
The coconuts used to create Coconut Revolution products are harvested from the Tapee River basin area in southern Thailand. The oil is cold-pressed from the coconut without any chemicals ensuring the retention of all its naturally occurring nutrients.
The Coconut Revolution range of cosmetic and food products are made with the all-natural goodness of cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil. Around the world, coconut oil is used as a traditional medicine to treat a diverse range of health problems. Only now, coconut oil is now gaining overdue recognition as an invaluable contributor to a healthy lifestyle together with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
How the Coconut Revolution skin and body range cares for your skin:
A Great Moisturiser:
Coconut oil has a high moisture retaining capacity so it acts as an excellent moisturizer for your skin. You’ll also smell wonderful.
An Effective Emollient:
Coconut oil contains mostly fats, so it acts as an emollient providing a softening and soothing effect for small wounds and itchiness or dryness.
An Excellent Skin Nourisher:
Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids which are absorbed into the skin, where they can be directly utilized for nutrition and energy. This provides all the energy your skin needs to heal and maintain itself.
Antiseptic & Anti-Microbrial Effects:
Coconut oil limits the amounts of microbes on the skin, cleaning up various conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and many other skin infections.
A Natural Treatment For Acne:
Coconut Oil has the ability to cure your acne, by killing the bacteria, which causes the problem (acne vulgaris). It also possesses skin-healing properties for wounds like acne and pimples.
Keeps You Looking Younger:
Improves the quality and appearance of skin by eliminating dead skin cells and reducing flaking skin.
The Perfect Massage Oil
As we know the oil can be absorbed into the body very easily, this means it can be a superb massage oil.
Cassie Mendoza-Jones, founder of Elevate Vitality will be presenting her signature Elevate Your Vitality webinar on Monday the 19th May. The webinar is targeted at those who are struggling for energy to make through the afternoon of crazy sugar cravings, draining ‘brain fog’ and chest tightening anxiety, the webinar will present participants with healthy inspiration to help them get back on track.
As Cassie Mendoza-Jones explains, exhaustion, fatigue, sugar cravings and anxiety appear complex but it can often be as simple as the foods are you eating and the foods are not eating, as well as incorporating nourishing herbal medicine and lifestyle practices, that can make a huge difference in your day and energy levels.
The Elevate Vitality Signature Webinar aims to shed light on these simple ideas:
:: That you can feel alert, happy and positive when you wake up each morning
:: That laziness isn’t a sign of fatigue
:: That food can be your friend, not your foe
:: That you don’t need to feel anxious most days of your life
:: That 3pm slumps aren’t cool (even if you’ve been thinking very, very, very hard all day)
The purpose of the webinar is to offer participants powerful yet simple ways to help them elevate your vitality, reduce
anxiety, and improve their overall energy throughout the day.
What you will learn in the Elevate Vitality Signature Webinar:
:: Why looking after your digestive system is key to a happy mood
:: How to naturally reduce stress and anxiety
:: How to easily boost your energy
:: The key herbs you need in your life if you ever feel stressed, anxious or depressed
:: The best best best ways to improve your mood
:: The number one thing you can do to speed up weight loss
:: How to heal from adrenal fatigue in a few simple steps but why you can’t rush it
The Elevate Vitality Signature Webinar is for you if:
:: You need some support to reduce anxiety and depression
:: You want to learn how to use food as medicine to heal your body and mind
:: You want to learn how to use simple kinesiology techniques to connect with your spirit and soothe your soul
:: You love my eBooks, meal plans or past webinars, resonate with me and my message of gentle healing, want
to connect again and learn more
:: You think you’re too busy to look after yourself properly
:: You have a history of feeling fatigued, flat, drained, stressed, overwhelmed, weepy, teary, exhausted and
:: You love all things health and wellness and are always up for deepening your knowledge
Registrations for the webinar close on Thursday 15 May, 2014.
For more information on The Elevate Vitality Signature Webinar visit the website.
In conjunction with this years Good Beer Week, Howler, Kooinda Boutique Brewery and Two Bright Lakes invite you to a night of award winning craft beer and live music, served in Brunswick’s favourite arts hub.
Craft beer and independent music are no doubt a match made in heaven. Complementing this unison, Kooinda’s boutique brews will be supplying the beverages, whilst independent record label Two Bright Lakes will be supplying the musical talent.
The nights musical menu will include the likes of Total Giovanni, Banoffee, Martin King and Speed Painters. Spanning genres from ‘slo-mo disco’, modern RnB and Milano synth boogie, the evening’s lineup will be capped off with DJ sets from both Two Bright Lakes and Andras Fox.
The event will take place at Howler Bar in Brunswick on Sunday the 25th of May from 7pm. Tickets can be purchased from The Good Beer Week website and are $20. This is going to be a super cool event, with a great lineup and even better warehouse bar scenery.
Howler & Kooinda Brewery Presents
Lineup: Total Giovanni, Banoffee, Martin King and Speed Painters, Two Bright Lakes DJs and Andras Fox (DJ set)
Date: Sunday 25th May
Time: 7:00pm- 1:00am
Address: Howler – 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056
Tickets: $20 http://www.goodbeerweek.com.au
The New Original Mini Cooper was unveiled on Thursday nights, Dance Mini launch party. The Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, was occupied with the likes of cool cat hipsters and genuine Mini aficionados doting over the exciting re-launch of this iconic car.
Darren Sylvester teamed up with Mini Australia to create a unique dancefloor for the brands biggest car launch in ten years. The dancefloor reacted to dancers movements as well as the music throughout the night. The funky tunes on the night were supplied by Naysayer & Gilsun, Animals Dancing and Pleasure Planet DJs.
With a large disco ball on entrance, a flashing techni-colour dancefloor and light up Mini letters, the brand did not hold back. They threw an excellent party and launched their be-loved car into Melbourne’s coolest and most trendiest crowds.
If you’re a fan of MINI, good tunes and excellent parties, then you missed out on a rad night.
My top three picks for keeping motivated with your fitness routine over the winter months;
Born out of the belief that being fit and healthy is a passionate choice for life and that fashion and function can coexist. Co-founders of Vie Active, Noa and Bryan draw their inspiration from a lifelong obsession with active sports, high-performance athletics, and their dedication to a healthy lifestyle. The Vie Active range includes unique details like flat seams, concealed pockets and zips to help keep you focused on every stride. Their modern designs, eye catching prints and innovative layering pieces offer luxurious sleekness and breathability to take you from workout to brunch with ease.
With creative backgrounds and a shared passion for design co-founders Sarah, Rob and Pete developed the opportunity to create the beautiful Kamuka mats which merge both functionality and aesthetics. Kamuka prides themselves on producing high quality, digitally printed mats that are produced in house, in Sydney. Inspired by nature and produced with environmentally friendly, water-based inks, Kamuka mats are both a work of art and a functional item for active practice.
Bio-Oil is your winter skin essential. With its unique formula, Bio-Oil blends Vitamin A, which is recognised for its age-fighting abilities, and Vitamin E, which is known for its moisturising aptitude, and safely delivers these ingredients onto the skin via its breakthrough carrier, PurCellin Oil. Bio-Oil’s natural-based, non-irritating formula can brings your dry winter skin comfort, hydration and radiance. Each of the four plant oils used in Bio-Oil also have their own skin benefits; Chamomile Oil is great for sensitive skin thanks to its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties; the astringent and energizing benefits of Rosemary Oil make it excellent for stimulating dull, lackluster skin; antibiotic and detoxifying Lavender Oil helps heal skin while stimulating cell regeneration for renewed freshness and Calendula Oil is cherished for its gentle, skin-caring uses. It’s an all round essential for your winter wellness regime.
With the winter months well on their way, it’s no doubt hard to stay fit and motivated. We had a chat with Australia’s Leading Female Trainer, Rachel Guy, to find out the best ways to stay motivated and in shape during the winter chill.
During the winter months how do you keep yourself motivated to stay fit?
Motivation is internal. I also spend time with like-minded people and ensure I still see my trainer every week so I don’t deviate off the path! My membership site was purposely build to keep people ON TRACK year round which eventually becomes a lifestyle.
Where are the best places to train during winter?
Well regardless of the time of year, my preference is always lifting weights so in the gym!
What are your favourite fitness exercises at the moment?
Deadlifting, Dumbell Shoulder Pressing and Sprinting
How often would you recommend training for those of us working full time? Is it better to train before or after a long day of work?
40-50mins of solid work is more than enough if you are lifting weights. 20mins if you are doing interval training. Most people spend too long in the gym doing exercises or training inefficiently.
Can you share some exercises that people can easily do at home without being exposed to the winter chill?
I have a whole body weight training e-book on this but to pick my top 3 exercises I would say Squatting, Push Ups and Glute Bridges.
What are your three favourite workout tracks?
Hardest question ever! Depends on my mood. My favorites on my current playlist are Disturbed – Down with the Sickness, Marilyn Manson – This is the New Shit and Atreyu – Honor
What is the best way to recover from a day of hard training?
A good re-feed and sleep. Most trainees underestimate the importance of massage and recovery methods. A good sports massage is not pleasant!
During winter what are some of your preferred meals that still keep you feeling healthy and energized?
I love bone broths and a good old fashioned chicken soup! Also a massive fan of slow cooking. I often do lamb shanks or osso bucco.
What are your favourite brands to workout in?
Be An Athlete (BAA) or Under Armour.
Finally for those looking to get back to the gym, what benefits can they begin to see in their bodies with regular exercise?
I could write a book on this but here is a list of the top 10 benefits:
1) Drop Body Fat
2) Build Muscle
3) Better Sex
4) More Energy
5) Feel better in themselves
6) Make better food choices
7) Improved Sleep
8) Improved overall wellness
9) Less injury prone with increased strength
10) Improved self confidence
N A T U R E + S C I E N C E = B E A U T Y
Jurlique introduces their new and improved purely white skin range. The three beautiful new additions to the Purely White Skin Brightening range includes the New & Improved Purely White Skin Brightening Essence, the New Purely White Skin Brightening Eye Correcting Cream and the New Purely White Skin Brightening Facial Treatment Mask.
Discoloured or uneven skin tone can often add years to our skin’s appearance. Everyday factors such as UV exposure, environment and ageing can trigger the production of melanin. And once produced, melanin moves to the skin’s surface, darkening cells. Thankfully though, the Purely White Skin Brightening range by Jurlique is powered by VitaBrightKX, which offers natural solutions to help brighten and hydrate skin without the harsh chemicals common to brightening formulas like kojic acid and hydroquinone.
Purely White Skin Brightening range multi brightening benefits:
- Even Skin Tone
- Reduce appearance of fine lines
- Improve moisture balance
The new Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening range will keep your precious skin luminous, hydrated more youthful looking.
For those who don’t know Yoga 213, it is the clever combination of fluid yoga practice whilst holding postures to loud Hip Hop. Introducing Hip Hop Yoga. Their classes work your entire body with an emphasis on arms, legs and core. Their music is set to a loud beat ranging from old and new hip hop, acoustic, electronic and reggae. Think Notorious B.I.G, Jay Z, R.Kelly and Frank Ocean. Yoga213 is set to hold a 20 day yoga challenge from the 10th to the 30th of May. Purchases can be made online, and the cost is $160. With a range of classes to choose from including, Hip Hop Vinyasa, Chill Hatha, 45 minute power Vinyasa and a chilled Yin Yoga, there’s all the more reason to take part in their 20 day challenge.
“Downward Dogs to Snoop Dogg, Pigeon pose to Gangster’s Paradise, Sun salutations to Salt ‘n’ Pepper, Warrior I to Warren G, Navasana Boat pose to Notorious B.I.G. This is Hip Hop Yoga.”
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