Category: All I’ve Done

A C T I V I A

Celebrating the launch of the new Activia fusions range, fitspos and yogi’s alike took part in a Barre Body beginners class at Bondi Junction. As well as an intimate fused cooking demonstration by the ‘Healthy Cook’ Dan Churchill, guests discovered the Activia Fusions range. The fresh and healthy fusion of sunshine inspired flavours in the new Activia Fusions range was perfectly demonstrated in the Barre Body studio. The new flavours included the Activia Fusions Lemon and Ginger, which combines a classic characteristics creating a spicy essence for the tastebuds, while the Lychee and Pink Grapefruit conjures visions of balmy summer nights and pool-side glamour. Activia yoghurt tub contains unique Bifidus ActiRegularis probiotics to reduce that ‘blurgh’ feeling. The launch event was all things health, happiness and well-being combined.

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R B M A

Uncovering upcoming artists and bands, as well as niche brands and events has always been an aim for All I’ve Heard. So it’s no surprise that we’re such supporters of the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA). The Red Bull Music Academy is a series of music workshops and festivals, traveling across the globe whilst providing a platform for those making a difference in the modern music scene.

The Australian leg of the RBMA has seen a Red Bull hosted stage at last years Splendour In The Grass, while their monthly club nights have seen the likes of De La Soul, James Pants, Daedelus and Exile on Australian shores. Continuing its monthly club nights into April will see the Australian debut of Seven Davis Jr,  a future soul veteran who has spent much of his career behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.

Known as Seven, he’s been active across the music industry for the last 15 years. The California-based all-rounder has focused on his writing and recording, whilst anonymously assisting other artists with their own careers. Seven’s music has now found its way into the hands of Kutmah. In July 2013 his track Thanks was featured on Kutmah’s Worldwide Family Vol. 2 compilation for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. The gospel-trained singer’s momentum has built from there, with his current fusion of R&B, funk and house.

After taking Europe by storm, Australia is next on the cards thanks to the RBMA. You can catch him at the Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Thursday the 10th April with supports from Cassius Select, EdSeven (Lioness) and Forty Love (Post). Then on Saturday the 12th of  April at Melbourne’s Boney, supported by the likes of Australia’s RBMA NYC 2013 participant Julien Love, Funk Bast*rd (Darker Than Wax) and Harvey Sutherland.

Keep in mind all the RBMA club night events are free on a first come first serve basis, so RSVP’s are essential! So you’d best click the link below and get in early!

http://www.dashtickets.com.au/tour/47

Thursday 10th April:
Goodgod, Sydney, 8pm Seven Davis Jr + Cassius Select + Edseven (Lioness) + Forty Love (Post)

Saturday 12th April:
Boney, Melbourne, 9pm Seven Davis Jr + Julien Love + Funk Bast*rd (Darker Than Wax) + Harvey Sutherland (Live)

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G T B L I F E

Guerrilla Theatre Brand is the latest Melbourne-born, globally connected brand on the block. Appealing to cultural creatives all over the world, the brand officially launched its debut collection at the SoHigh Gallery on Chapel Street last night.

The brand’s philosophy is inspired by great music, parties and street culture. Emitting the vibe of a laid back house party, the Guerrilla Theatre Brand launch hosted  the coolest of crowds, trendy tunes, American inspired street food and of course red drinking cups.

The Americana-meets-street-aesthetic launch displayed a collection drawing on cues from youth culture, story telling and old-school comics. The showcase was an edit of everyday essentials delivered in monochrome, denim washes and original prints. Designed and printed in Australia each Guerrilla Theatre Brand piece has a original tale to tell.

Imitate performances by Triple J regulars Jackie Onassis, festival-favorite DJ Prequel and Melbourne icon DJ Flagrant added to the nights cool house party aesthetic. Guerrilla Theatre Brand will be an unstoppable, revolutionary lifestyle-concept set to take the street-wear scene by storm. Watch this space.

 

F I N N

FINN COLD PRESS are the curators of an honest range of organic, cold-pressed juices and smoothies, with a focus on taste and genuine health benefits. Their range comprises of a variety of beautiful, organic products, flooding your body with pure liquid nutrition.

Their hand-crafted, naturopathically designed range, are balanced with nutritional elements and every quality ingredient is included for a reason. The FINN COLD PRESS cleanse range offers three distinct cleanse varieties, each distinct and nourishing in their own cold-press way. They include the Signature, Nourish and Purify Cleanses. All offering a powerful body cleanse, with a celebration of organic fresh produce.

FINN COLD PRESS also collaborate with local naturopaths and holistic nutritionists, to develop a wholesome offering. They are committed to applying naturopathic principles to create nourishing drinks that are balanced in both function and flavour.

More importantly each FINN COLD PRESS juice is made with love x

Begin your FINN pathway and purchased an original cleanse online now.

L I G H T S P A C E

With a clear vision in mind mother-daughter team, Susan and Clare, are excited to open their second yoga studio together in Balwyn, Melbourne.

With the aim of being something beautiful yet offering a point of difference from their first yoga studio, their second studio took a lot of time and careful planning. The outcome is a truly beautiful space, designed and styled by up-and-coming Melbourne Stylist Phoebe Bell from Sage x Clare. With tree-top views, an abundance of natural light, and a welcoming ambiance, Light Space Yoga studio has been designed to create a sanctuary for Melbourne yogis.

The motivation for this space came from Susan and Clare’s desire and belief that yoga should be a complete time out for your body and mind.

“We wanted to create a sanctuary where people could come and practice yoga, feel at home and stay for a herbal cuppa and a chat!”

Offering great yoga and changing peoples lives in the process. The space has a peaceful and welcoming feel, in which people are likely to attend more often leading to regular yoga practice.

Susan and Clare’s main focus through their yoga studios has been to offer yoga that is targeted towards modern lifestyles. They offer a Basics Program that runs on a four-week cycle, which is a great way for beginner students to learn about the key foundations of yoga practice, and for experienced yogis to sharpen their knowledge. By offering these programs, students become more comfortable on their mats, get a good grasp of the fundamental alignment principles for a whole lot of key poses, and develop their practice more quickly.

The Yin classes have proved to be the most popular at their ‘daughter’ studio. Yin is a slower paced, calming style of yoga which targets the connective tissues in the body.

“Everyone walks out of the room feeling like they’re floating!! We know how important a yin practice is, but to be honest, it’s popularity has surprised us and it really goes to show how much people want and need a bit more ’still time’ in their busy lives.”

The Melbourne yogi community is growing from strength to strength, and it is no surprise that the Balwyn community has been so welcoming to their beautiful new studio. Susan and Clare have been very humbled by the all the lovely feedback and support.

“We’ve been blown away with the support we’ve received, and for now, we’ll just be working on making sure we continue to offer great quality and life changing yoga to all those who have supported us by coming along to our classes!”

Light Space Yoga is now open and is a tranquil setting to enjoy your next yoga practice.

This article was featured in Couturing.

W H I T E N I G H T

The good people of Broadsheet Melbourne have put together a sweet itinerary of must-see events throughout this year’s White Night festival. If you’re unsure of what to do this weekend, these events will be sure to take you from dusk till dawn. White Night takes place this Saturday the 22nd of February, from 7pm to 7am.

7pm
Bells, Bells, Bells

Hear the bells at St Michael’s Uniting Church, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Federation Bells chime in unison to signal the start and finale of White Night. Make a visit to the NGV International where you can see the Melbourne Now exhibition, listen to the music outdoors, or get the kids busy with some family-friendly activities. On your way out, don’t miss the Tattooed City projections on the walls of the NGV. Alternatively, if you want to start big, head straight to Client Liaison at the Northern Lights Music Stage and boogie to some synth-pop-meets-swing.

8pm
City Wonderland

The skies will be starting to darken enough for the Wonderland precinct to start lighting up properly. See as your usual commute route and its office buildings are transformed into a moving mass of light and colour by The Electric Canvas. Head towards RMIT to check out Purple Rain and be absorbed in the amazing visual and sound installation.

9pm
Molecular Kaleidoscope – Virus One Billion Times

Biomedical animator Drew Berry has blown up images of human virus cells a billion times and animated the cells into a giant 360-degree projection that will be projected on to the State Library’s dome. Herpes, HIV, papilloma, polio, small pox and the flu are never nice things to think about, but you’ll be amazed at how fascinating and even beautiful these nasty diseases can be when shifted from a medical narrative to an artistic one. If all that microbiology makes you hungry, Taco Truck, Beatbox Kitchen and more food trucks will be waiting in the Wonderland precinct.

10pm
Get Creeped out at the Cabinet of Curiosities

Among the spectacles in this over-18s-only venue at the Forum Theatre will be Lisa Roat’s Monkey Heart featuring footage from her own heart surgery and gnarly videos of artist Stelarc’s body suspension acts and videos of surgeries he’s done to his own body.

11pm
City of Lights

Check out the Crepuscular Beam by Paul Collison and Russell Goldsmith. Not unlike Hobart’s tower of light by Ryoji Ikeda switched on as part of Dark MoFo last year, visitors will be able to walk through the lights at Alexandra Gardens and the light will be visible for miles out of the CBD. Also check out The Vortex – a portal of light on the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge guiding your way to south of the river.

12am
Boogie down at I Could Have Danced All Night

Featuring 12 different styles of dance from Bollywood to West African, midnight is all about go-go as dancers from Anna’s Go-Go Academy bust a move on stage and take you through each shimmy and groove.
After that you surely will have worked up an appetite for a midnight snack. There are plenty of eateries that will be staying open (subject to demand on the night), including Chin Chin, Nieuw Amsterdam, Shebeen, The Toff, Supper Inn and plenty more; along with scattered mobile food vendors like White Guy Cooks Thai, Smoking Barry BBQ, Hoy Pinoy and Yogurddiction.

1am
Jazz sounds best after midnight. Boasting some of the best jazz musicians in the country (Eugene Ball, for starters), The Hoodangers bring a bit of everything from turn-of-the-century New Orleans jazz to pop, but always with a vibrant energy. They’ll be taking the J + R&B Music Stage at Bourke Street Mall from 1am.

2am
Spend a good hour or two at ACMI. Entry is free to the ongoing exhibitions as well as the ones held for White Night. Get euphoric at the Vladmaster Viewmaster Experience. Everyone in the audience will be handed a ViewMaster viewer and a set of disks. Participants will then be guided through the simultaneous experience with narration, sound effects and cues to change images. After that, sidle over to Title: Sequence, a compiled program of some of the most epic and inventive opening title sequences in film ever produced.

3am
Wander around the bucolic surrounds of the Queen Victoria Gardens and discover Arcadian Reverie, a multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring works from a mix of local and international artists inspired by the pleasure gardens of the 18th century. Take your time with it – there are hidden artworks between flowerbeds and behind trees to find.

4am
Next, check out the FashGif projections nearby at Rainbow Alley where Greta Larkins’ runway gifs will be taken off Tumblr and onto to the streets. Then make your way down to Young Prayer, an installation that will involve an electric guitar repeatedly lifted and dropped in a bizarre representation of punk and rock’n’roll culture at St Michael’s Uniting Church. We suspect there won’t be much left of the guitar by 4am, but it’ll still be worth seeing.

5am
See authors at work as they reach the last few chapters of The Book Of The Night. Writers will have their progress projected on a screen as they write. At 5am, it will be blogger and online editor of Writers Bloc, Sam van Zweden’s turn.

6am
Fraser A Gorman & Big Harvest is the last act on the bill at the Northern Lights Music Stage, so you know there’s going to be big energy. Walk back along towards the Yarra as the sun rises at about 6.30am, or head towards the Princes Bridge where the illuminated White Night letters will have transformed from monochrome to a full burst of colour.

7am
You made it. As the bells chime for the last time you’re probably feeling a satisfying sense of camaraderie with the sleepy-looking people standing around you. Time to head back and get some sleep (and tell all your friends who stayed home what they missed).

(These words are courtesy of Broadsheet Melbourne and I do not claim them in anyway)

N I G H T M A R K E T

Queen Victoria Market’s Night Market is the original night market and the place to meet every Wednesday night of summer. For all things global street food, vintage fashion, eclectic wares, wine bars and live music, the night market has your summer fix covered.

Set beneath the historic sheds, you will find limited edition pieces ranging from jewellery, fashion and accessories to homewares, ceramics and prints. The Night Market also boasts one of Melbourne’s most impressive food line ups with over 60 foodies serving up street food from across the globe. Running every Wednesday night until March 26th 2014,  you’ll find a little bit of everything at this Melbourne Summer mid-week tradition.

Words courtesy of the Night Market Website.

Y O G A

One Hot Yoga is a contemporary studio that separates the core teachings of yoga from the cultural practices that have historically surrounded it, such as offerings, chanting, Sanskrit, mystics, deities and gurus. Our name reflects our accessible, evidence-based approach.

“One” is the first and lowest whole number. It means unity.

They aspire to serve the yoga Melbourne community with a beautiful space and inspired teaching techniques.

  • 36 River Street, South Yarra
  • E: one@onehotyoga.com.au
  • M: 0409103674

Check out my review of One Hot Yoga on Coutruing now.

Words and images courtesy of One Hot Yoga

L O R N E

Situated on Louttit Bay, Lorne is a seaside town along Victoria’s well-known Great Ocean Road. Officially beginning in Torquay, The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre winding stretch of road notoriously known for its epic views of picturesque Victorian coastline. Lorne is located roughly 140 kilometres from Melbourne and is about an hour and 50-minute drive from the CBD.

Well known amongst local Victorian’s as the Surf Coast, Lorne is no doubt a hot spot for surfers of all calibers. With endless stretches of beach to claim, the opportunity to catch a gnarly wave is endless. Lorne’s beach is not only for surfers though. Surfers, locals and tourists all share the clear aqua coloured bay, under the watchful eye of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving club.

Along with its pristine coastline Lorne’s national parks are also a must see. There are a number of scenic bush walking tracks on offer, all complete with their own waterfall backdrop. The Lorne information centre will provide helpful maps in order to navigate your way around the various national parks. In particular the Erskine Falls are not to be missed. The Falls are a 17-minute drive from Lorne’s town centre but if you’re feeling adventurous the Erskine River walk will get you there in 7.5 kilometers, roughly two hours and 15 minutes! If you’re after something to substitute your routine run with, the Doug Stirling Walk is an easy three-kilometer run with some epic coastline views.

If you do indeed decide on trekking the entire 7.5 kilometers to the Erskine Falls, the recently refurbished Lorne Sea Baths have exactly what you need. A fully equipped heath, fitness and leisure facility, the Lorne Sea Baths strive to provide patrons with optimal comfort and convenience all with a nature beach backdrop as you enjoy their amenities. In particular over the summer season, the sea baths host daily yoga classes as well. Classes are available to students of all levels of yoga experience. Sessions times run from 7:45am and 9am, until the 2nd of February.

Despite its array of sport and leisure activities, Lorne definitely boasts some hip eateries and social venues as well. Always packed and blasting some mellow tunes is The Bottle of Milk is Lorne’s very own take on the humble Grilled burger. Filled with some juicy goodness, these burgers are pure wholesome yumminess and should definitely be on your things to eat in Lorne! Two doors up from The Bottle of Milk is a newly opened fresh-faced café called Shells. Always greeting their customers with a friendly face, their food is modern and tasteful, which accompanies their funky décor and overall vibe. If you’re craving some spicy and exotic Mexican, then Mexican Republic provides you with all the flavors of Mexico in one mouthful. Their fresh and tasty menus are to either share or have all for yourself, complimented with none other than Mexican beers and Spanish wines of course.

More than just a regular seaside settlement, Lorne has become a hip and upbeat beach town bustling with good vibes and all the right people. If you’re looking for something that’s got it all, Lorne is hard to be beaten.

 This Lifestyle piece was featured on Couturing.