Category: All I’ve Done

I T A L Y

It’s been over a week now since I’ve come back from my three month European adventure, and no doubt the post holiday blues have started to set in. I wanted to share my amazing holiday with my readers through a photo diary of each beautiful country I got to explore. First stop Italy.

The Italians know how to live well. The locals embrace the finer things in life, family, faith, friendship, food and wine reign supreme contributing to the famous Italian dolce vita. The sweet life.

S I C I L Y

Being the Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily boasts the beauty of a rugged landscape, the robust flavours of regional cuisine and the relentless summer sun.

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P O M P E I I

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S O R R E N T O

This beautiful cost side town overlooks the Bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius. It’s profusion of sweet smelling citrus trees and laid-back local lifestyle are attractive elements for holiday makers.

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C A P R I

Beyond the glamorous veneer of chichi cafes and designer boutiques is an island of rugged seascapes, desolate Roman ruins and an unspoiled rural inland.

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T U S C A N Y

The fabled landscape of rolling vine-covered hills dotted with cypress tress and stone villas, Tuscany is one of those places that truly lives up to its hype. The embodiment of rural chic, Tuscany’s historically intact cities are home to a significant portfolio of the world’s medieval and Renaissance art.

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F L O R E N C E

Stunning Firenze is a Renaissance time capsule. A list of this lustrous city’s who’s who reads Medici, Machiavelli and Michelangelo, each adding to the treasure of galleries, museums and churches showcasing an array of magnificent Renaissance artworks.

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V E N I C E

Venezia is surreal. Where most cities have roads, Venice has canals, gondolas and Vaporetti. It’s a hauntingly beautiful place and its labyrinth backstreets exude and unique and almost eerie atmosphere.

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M I L A N

No doubt Milan is Italy’s fashion capital. It exudes the cosmopolitan, can-do atmosphere, the vibrant cultural scene and of course the sophisticated shopping.

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C I N Q U E  –  T E R R E

The picturesque five lands, where colourful coastal villages dot 18 kilometres of ragged cliffs and old walled vineyards tumble down the hillside almost to the water’s edge.

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P I S A

The world’s most famous leaning tower is more stunning than the novelty card it often plays out to be.

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R O M E

Pulsating, seductive and utterly disarming, Rome is special. The Italian capital is an epic, monumental metropolis that will steal your heart and haunt your soul.

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S M I R N O F F – S N O W – D O M E @ T H R E D B O

With the 2014 winter snow season well and truly underway in Thredbo, the Smirnoff Snow Dome is about to turn up the volume with three epic FREE parties hosted across August and September. Bringing the hottest tunes and artists to Australia’s very own winter wonderland, the Snow Dome will serve up Smirnoff’s best cocktails as it hosts three parties of the year on the slopes of Thredbo.

Throughout the remainder of the 2014 snow season, party-goers will be treated to free performances by some of Australia’s most successful music talent including Touch Sensitive, Sosueme DJs, Yacht Club DJs, Yahtzel, Alison Wonderland and Danny Clayton. Each act brings a unique, sound leaving party-goers dancing up a storm.

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Thredbo Snow Dome

WHAT: Free party feat. Touch Sensitive and Sosueme DJs featuring Danny Clayton

WHEN: Saturday 9th August, 5pm till late

WHO: Touch Sensitive and Sosueme DJ’s featuring Danny Clayton

WHERE: Smirnoff Snow Dome @ Thredbo (Thredbo Tennis Courts, next to Valley Terminal)

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WHAT: Free party feat. Yacht Club DJs and Yahtzel

WHEN: Saturday 23rd August, 5pm till late

WHO: Yacht Club DJs and Yahtzel

WHERE: Smirnoff Snow Dome @ Thredbo (Thredbo Tennis Courts, next to Valley Terminal)

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WHAT: Free party feat Alison Wonderland and Young Franco

WHEN: Saturday 13th September, 5pm till late

WHO: Alison Wonderland and Young Franco

WHERE: Smirnoff Snow Dome @ Thredbo (Thredbo Tennis Courts, next to Valley Terminal)

 

Thredbo’s biggest party nights will be presented in a giant snow dome structure and each event will transport partygoers to a fantastical world, complete with astonishing audio visual production to create an epic party environment! Simply add some best mates, a few days on the slopes of Thredbo and some killer dance moves for the perfect winter escape.

N E U W

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!

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C O C O N U T – R E V O L U T I O N

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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.

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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.

 

 

E L E V A T E V I T A L I T Y

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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
anxious
:: 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.

H O W L E R + K O O I N D A

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

 

 

 

 

M I N I

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.