The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-12T01:44:36Z How to choose and style crystals for every room of the house 2021-04-12T01:44:36Z how-to-choose-and-style-crystals-for-every-room-of-the-house Justine Wilson, author of the Crystal Connection, shares her tips on how to incorporate crystals into the different zones of the home. A crystal collector herself, with over 100 displayed throughout her own home, Justine encourages those just starting out with crystals to select a piece that speaks to them as the best rule of thumb. “Crystals can be used in any space that looks pretty and feels right to you, there is no right or wrong way to work with crystals. They are as beautiful as they are mythical, so just enjoy bringing them into your home, and thus you will get a feel for the visual and spiritual impact they can have on your space,” says Justine. Entryway: A nice stone to have at your property’s entryway is rose quartz. You will often see this at top end day spas as it promotes a sense of self-love, relaxation and a peaceful experience. Having a stone like this will also signify to your family and guests that it is a welcoming, loving environment to enter. Study: Amethyst is a wonderful stone to have in creative spaces such as studies, workshops, or even mediation zones, as it can promote mental clarity and assist in opening up and promoting your spirituality. It can help stimulate new ideas and inspiration so it’s wonderful for any space when you need to focus, work or create. Another great one for a work zone is citrine, as it can assist in attracting wealth and abundance - so a wonderful stone for any business endeavours. Living Rooms: Agate is a great stone to have in living areas as it is very versatile to incorporate, you could have an agate artwork, agate bookends on a bookshelf, or agate coasters. Agate also comes in many different colorways so it will work with any interior scheme. Agate is also a grounding stone that promotes maturity and stability, and I think it’s nice to feel grounded in your main living space. Kitchen/Dining: Clear quartz is a great stone for these zones as it is a master stone in many ways. Clear quartz can be programmed for any intention and is a nice one for a kitchen or dining area because often you are also creating something from scratch, so it will work alongside your mood and energy. Quartz can change the feel of the space depending on the vibe and meals you are creating, i.e you could be having a fun night with friends, ask the stone to assist in creating joy and happiness. If it is a serious family dinner, ask the stone to guide you with clarity on the right words to say to your family members to resolve the issues. Bedroom: A great stone for your bedroom is labradorite as it is a protective stone that can restore energy, promote rest and help to recharge you. It can also assist in revealing your true emotions, which we all need sometimes in order to deal with things or to take the right path of action. Any stone (blues and black stones are great for this) that are protective will also work in bedrooms. About the Crystal Connection: The Crystal Connection, a 200-page coffee table book is a sensory and emotive visual guidebook that demonstrates a profound love for crystals and is not only inspiring but will connect the reader even more with their own sacred home space. The Crystal Connection is available now at an RRP $45.00. Currently $34.40 from amazon.com.au and booktopia.com.au. Follow them on Instagram @crystalconnectionbook Start your journey to wellness with Australian made Rochway probiotics 2021-04-07T00:41:04Z start-your-journey-to-wellness-with-australian-made-rochway-probiotics Introducing Rochway, the Australian-made brand leading the wellness revolution with cutting-edge probiotic products formulated with the highest quality probiotics and locally sourced ingredients, backed by years of clinical research. The new range of advanced probiotic complexes are formulated with their unique BioRestore™ fermentation process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex to support gut health, immune function, the nervous system, and beautiful hair and skin. Launching with 12 products across the range, in liquid, powder, or capsule form, the journey to wellness starts today with all products available online now at rochway.com.au. Carel Crous, Rochway New Business Development Manager & Head of NPD says, “At Rochway we have been producing probiotics since 2006, with our brand stocked in more than 2,000 pharmacies and health food stores throughout Australia and our products exported to more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. “The fact that our products are manufactured locally at our own TGA approved manufacturing facility in Queensland, using our exclusive BioRestore™ process, enables us to produce the highest quality and most advanced probiotics to meet all relevant Australian standards to the highest degree. We can also test and trial new formulations and introduce additional ingredients and formulas at a fast pace to keep up with consumer demand and new trends coming to market.” Key facts about Rochway Probiotics: Each Rochway product is fermented using their unique BioRestore™ process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex. All products are naturally free from dairy, gluten, lactose, GMO, and added sugars. Ingredients have not had the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Rochway’s probiotic products support gut health, immune function, the nervous system and beautiful hair and skin. The Product Range: SUPERFOODS: Kakadu Plum with Probiotics and Vitamin C Powder | RRP $22.95: Probiotics + Kakadu Plum + Vitamin C = gut health and skin goals, formulated for total daily wellbeing. Bio-Fermented Blueberry Concentrate | RRP $31.95: Bio-fermented blueberries with six raw probiotic strains creates this probiotic + antioxidant powerhouse to beautify the gut and skin. Bio-Fermented Coconut Water Concentrate | RRP $31.95: Rich in naturally-occurring electrolytes and six raw probiotic strains to help hydrate, plump and glow. Top of Form IMMUNITY: Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Concentrate – Natural Berry | RRP $31.95: The brand's most-loved immune product in a natural berry flavour, made with fresh olive leaves bio-fermented with broad-spectrum probiotics. Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Concentrate – Natural | RRP $31.95: Bio-Provide a double-action approach to immune system health, combining six raw probiotic strains with immune-boosting olive leaf. DIGESTION: Papaya Leaf Capsules | RRP $36.00: Packed with antioxidants and digestive enzymes, which help to break down food and macronutrients during digestion, ultimately helping to reduce digestive issues. Probiotic Daily Broad-Spectrum Capsules | RRP $34.95: A daily probiotic capsule containing 25 billion good bacteria using 3 different probiotic strains to support digestive health and immune function. Bio-Fermented Papaya Leaf Concentrate | RRP $34.95: The superfood-rich elixir, which takes full advantage of the digestive health benefits of papaya leaf, the ultimate gut-support elixir. Bio-Fermented Papaya 35 Fruit & Leaf Extract | RRP $34.95: Uses the same bio-fermented base as all other Rochway bio-fermented liquids, without any extra fuss. This one is all about the papaya, using both the fruit and leaf to make the ultimate gut-support elixir. Beans and Greens Probiotic Powder | RRP $29.95: Super-charged greens and probiotics for everyday wellbeing and vitality formulated with 10 billion good bacteria plus six green superfoods in every serve. ANTI-INFLAMMATION: Bio-Fermented Turmeric with Ginger and Black Pepper Extract | RRP $31.95: Turmeric, ginger and black pepper are the ultimate triple-threat in this anti-inflammatory, digestive-support elixir. PLUS: Colloidal Silver | RRP $29.95: Made from filtered water and electrically charged fine silver particles, this tasteless and odourless colloidal silver is made to the highest purity and premium quality standards. The new range of Rochway probiotics are available online now from rochway.com.au. Media release: Too Peas In A Podcast at Yarraville Laughs 2021-03-17T23:03:40Z media-release-too-peas-in-a-podcast-at-yarraville-laughs-2 Annabel Crab from the ABC and Chat10Looks3: “I started listening as I was running around, catching trains, doing stuff and before I knew it I had listened to about four episodes… Every single podcast I cried... The way they laugh together is so wonderful, you can’t help bursting into laughter... I love the opportunity to hear their voices... I love hanging out with them...Their capacity to find joy in things… is wonderful.” Mia Freedman on Mama Mia Out Loud: “The happiest thing I’ve listened to in a long time and it really shouldn’t be... Their laughter is like balm for my soul. I can’t even explain how much I love listening to it.” On Mothers Day Eve - Saturday, May 8 - Too Peas In A Podcast will finally make its way to the Yarraville Laughs stage, with Kate and Mandy giving their honest, down-to-earth take on life’s trials and tribulations that have earned tham an international following. It’s been a full year since Yarraville Laughs - like every other venue and promoter in the country - had to reluctantly announce the cancellation of its shows which were close to being sold out. One of those shows was to be the live debut for two of the funniest mums on the planet, Kate Jones and Mandy Hose, who were to record their breakout podcast, Too Peas In A Podcast.Fast forward to 2021 and these hilarious women were Victoria’s nominee for Australian Of The Year, have signed a book deal with Penguin Books and tripled their audience throughout the pandemic lockdowns - uplifting their audience with their irreverent banter about raising their respective additional-needs children, both mothers of twins! They also managed to squeeze in a sold out show at Sydney’s Comedy Store.The audience will be taken on an emotional rollercoaster of tears one minute, laughter the next (and often at the same time), as the two chat about parenting twins with disabilities and additional needs. While indeed, the topics they delve are not necessarily laughing matters, Mandy and Kate’s natural ability to cut through the crap and let the audience see the funny side of their emotional ups and downs is contagious.As challenging as 2020 was for so many, Too Peas In A Podcast at Yarraville Laughs promises hilarious anecdotes which are totally relatable, such as drinking gin out of teacups in the afternoons, accidental swearing during remote learning classes, playing remote tricks on teachers - all while wearing pyjamas day in, day out.As Kate says, ‘I think we provided a bit of a lifeline - not only for ourselves, but for our listeners.‘During the pandemic, no one was talking about educating kids remotely with additional needs - only us.’And for the grammar geeks amongst us, it’s well worth a listen to hear their explanation of the almost unforgivable spelling in the title, Too Peas in a Podcast.This is a rare opportunity to be part of the recording of one of this country’s true podcast sensations, so come and see them live, find out what is so a-pea-ling!Listen to Too Peas In A Podcast HERELISTINGS INFO:Too Peas In A PodcastSaturday, May 8The Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen St Yarraville.18+ EventBookings: www.yarravillelive.comPh: 03 9689 6033Doors open: 6pm (dining); 7.15pm (show only)Show time: 8.00pmTicket Options:Supper & Show $99.00 + bfReserved Seating Section A $59.00 +bfReserved Seating Section B $49.00 +bfGeneral Admission (standing) $39.00 +bf MEDIA CONTACT:Jameson & CoErin Jameson - 0419 323 663 / erin(at)jamesonandco(dot)com Easter Styling Tips with Justine Wilson 2021-03-17T01:40:49Z easter-styling-tips-with-justine-wilson According to Justine Wilson, leading Property Stylist and Founder of Vault Interiors, holiday decorating is not just for Halloween or Christmas! Justine believes Easter is just as important when it comes to styling the home for special occasions and one that has been overlooked in the past. Easter 2021 is all about pastels, florals, bunnies and eggs. “These icons are all associated with the holiday season, so why not enjoy bringing them into your home and creating whimsical displays. You can style up a storm, and easily create a magical experience to share the holiday with friends and family,” said Justine. Justine’s top five tips for styling your home this Easter include: 1. Faux florals: These are inexpensive and can be found at any hobby store, variety store or dollar shop. For Easter, I like to select soft blues, pinks, and whites so the display feels like a spring day! These have a big impact and are easy to install, I use faux florals on my tablescape, on my stairwell, and as a filler for any other key vignettes. They often bend easily and require no fastening other than wrapping or manipulating them into the shape you require. 2. Bunnies: It wouldn’t be Easter without some cute bunnies, these figurines can be sourced at target, Kmart, homewares shops, or at places like TK Maxx. I have all different sizes and shapes, from grass look ones, to pretty glass ones, and simple ceramic ones. They create pretty displays and can be styled on any surface. 3. Eggs: From glass eggs, grass eggs, foam eggs and even wooden, or my favourite – chocolate eggs! It doesn’t matter which you choose, however by integrating some eggs it's an easy and fun way to bring the Easter look to life. They can be used for entryway vignettes, kitchen clusters or in main tablescapes to really signify and celebrate the holiday. 4. Don’t focus on one area: With seasonal styling is best to have little pops of décor all over the home for a magical experience for your family and your guests. I like to have an Easter wreath on the door, something on the stairs, some décor in the kitchen as well as the living and dining rooms. 5. Use pretty food as part of your display! This could be sugared almonds, candies, easter eggs, cupcakes or cakes or really any tasty treat that suits the theme. Decorating with food is a wonderful way to jazz up your table and of course delight your guests. “Remember, any key entertaining areas of your home are great places to decorate. If you continue the styling theme throughout your home - you will create more of an event-like experience!” adds Justine. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Media release: Get set ... Synch! 2021-03-11T02:39:02Z media-release-get-set-synch Just over one week before his solo east coast tour, Taxiride frontman Jason Singh’s unmissable soaring vocals can be heard on high rotation on TVs around Australia, as one of the band’s most popular tracks - Get Set - provides the soundtrack to Visit Victoria’s latest tourism marketing campaign to promote vibrant Melbourne.The Top 5 classic anthem remains one of Taxiride’s most recognisable songs, and is the perfect choice to encourage interstate visitors to “get set” for Melbourne, from where the band hails.The Visit Melbourne ads, which showcase the best of the Victorian capital, surrounding neighbourhoods and regions, hit the screens while Jason has been rehearsing for the forthcoming tour, which coincidentally will see him perform the hits of Taxiride, along with his solo material and a selection of favourite classics from late March and throughout April.Bringing two sets of solid 90s nostalgia across twelve cities and towns in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, Jason Singh plays Taxiride (Hits, Bits & Beyond) features the dynamic frontman in acoustic mode, with his powerhouse vocals front and foremost.The Hits, Bits & Beyond show will see Jason perform all the iconic hits that saw Taxiride at the top of the Australian music industry, including of course, Get Set, Everywhere You Go, and the most played song on Australian radio in 2002, Creepin’ Up Slowly. His set will also include material from deep within the Taxiride catalogue - such as Skin, Saffron and Worlds Away."I'm proud of everything I've done," Jason says, "Taxiride is where it all started for me and to have one of our hits used to represent Melbourne and Victoria’s many attractions is a great honour. I’m also excited about getting back on the road and playing a collection of songs I've rarely, some never, played live.”With a studio album, a covers album and a string of singles including two dance club hits, Jason will also feature a variety of his solo material, which has seen him tour extensively with a long list of accomplished artists including Mariah Carey, Rick Astley, HANSON and John Farnham.Stories, influences and insights from over 20 years of touring; you can be sure, as Jason Singh plays Taxiride, that each show is set to be a different ride. CHECK OUT ONE OF THE VISIT MELBOURNE ADS HERE:CONNECT WITH JASON SINGH:www.jasonsingh.com.au www.jasonsingh.com.au/tour Facebook: @jasonsinghtaxirideInstagram: @jasonsinghtaxiride MEDIA CONTACT:Erin Jameson+61 419 323 663 | erin(at)jamesonandco(dot)com JASON SINGH TOUR DATES AND VENUES:Friday, March 19Arcobar - 18+8 Arco Lane, Heatherton, VIC03 9551 1424Tix: $30 - phone bookings only (dinner & show)Doors: 6.30pm (7pm dinner)Show starts: 8pm Saturday, March 20Volta Arts and Culture - 18+15 Field St, Ballarat, VIC0419 379 757Tix: $30 + bf - EventbriteDoors: 7.00pmShow starts: 8pm Thursday, March 25Brass Monkey - 18+115A Cronulla St, Cronulla, NSW02 9544 3844Tix: $76.50 (includes dinner) - Oztix Doors: 6.30pmShow starts: 8pm Friday, 26 MarchThe Bridge Hotel – 18+119 Victoria Road, Rozelle, NSWTix: $30 + bf - MoshtixDoors: 7:30pmShow starts: 8pm Saturday, March 27Centro CBD - 18+28 Stewart St, Wollongong02 4225 3556Tix: $30+bf (show only); $55+bf (dinner & show) - TryBookingDoors: 6.00pmShow starts: 8pm Sunday, March 28Lizotte’s Newcastle - 18+31 Morehead St, Lambton, NSW02 4956 2066Tix: $30+bf (show only); $72+bf (lunch & show) - lizottes.com.auDoors: 12pmShow starts: 2pm Friday, April 9The Lounge (Royal Hotel) - 18+1259 Sandgate Rd, Nundah, QLD07 3051 7619Tix: $29.90+bf OztixDoors: 7.30pmShow starts: 8:30pm Saturday, April 10Wallaby Hotel - 18+45 Railway St, Mudgeeraba, QLD07 3558 3316Tix: $29.90+bf OztixDoors: 7.30pmShow starts: 8:30pm Friday, April 16Sooki Lounge - 18+1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, VIC03 9754 7567Tix: $30.00+bf OztixDoors: 7.30pmShow starts: 8pm Friday, April 23Railway Hotel Murchison- 18+4910 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Murchison East, VIC03 5826 2552Tix: $30.00+bf Eventbrite Doors: 7.30pmShow starts: 8pm Autumn Styling with Justine Wilson 2021-02-25T00:44:47Z autumn-styling-with-justine-wilson According to leading property stylist Justine Wilson, Autumn 2021 is going to be all about adding layers to your home in warm tone accents of chocolate, terracotta, rust, orange and coral. Lighting, updating outdoor spaces and adding greenery should also be on the priority list. The founder of Vault Interiors suggests keeping it simple by changing the light bulbs, installing an umbrella to make the most of outdoor spaces, or clipping branches from changing trees to disperse in pots and vases through the home. “As we head into the cooler months, we ultimately spend more time indoors so it’s a great time to refresh your interior spaces to be both cosy and inviting. With many of us spending more time at home these days also, investing in sprucing up your home will be money well spent, and create an inspiring place to enjoy,” advises Justine. Justine Wilson’s top Autumn styling tips and trends for 2021: Add layers to your home: This means adding extra rugs, such as sheepskins or layer rugs on top of each other for added depth. Add blankets and throws plus extra plump cushions to your living and bedroom room spaces, this will create warmth and texture. Faux fur, wool and thick fabrics like velvets are great materials to up the cosy /snuggly factor. Add warm tone accents: When it’s cold outside you want to visually warm up your interiors so opt for rich earthy tones which are also bang on trend and echo the changing leaves and colours of nature. Colours like chocolate, terracotta, rust tones, mustards, coral or orange tones are a great way to achieve this. Consider new scatter cushions, pop coloured artwork, or accessories like books, vases and candles in these tones to add a hint of warmth and to dress up your spaces. Lighting: Lighting is a great way to battle the changing seasons, as the light fades earlier, consider adding extra floor or table lamps to your home. Ambient light always creates an inviting ambience. Also, consider swapping your cool tone bulbs to warm white for additional glow. If you don’t have enough space to inject additional lamps, opt for candles. Candles in hurricane vases or grouped in a large cluster on a tray are perfect for this season and look really pretty also. Outdoor spaces: Don’t overlook your outdoor spaces as we head into autumn, the weather can still be nice enough to enjoy a dinner party or bask in the remaining sun. Ramp up the lighting by way of candles, lanterns or fairy lights. Consider installing umbrellas, pergolas or shade cloths to help to protect from the elements. Invest in an outdoor heater or add an outdoor fire pit for magical autumn evenings with friends and family. Add greenery: Adding fresh flowers or large leafy green stems in the cooler months is a great way to keep things fresh. It’s an inexpensive way to inject colour and life into your home. Large vases of clipped branches from changing trees are a beautiful way to reflect the seasons and bring the outside in. Plants can be brought into key areas to add a decorative element and also assist with oxygen flow in the room. Fresh flowers on your entry tables or coffee tables will certainly add beauty, colour and create a visual focal point. For more styling tips go to their new website: www.vaultinteriors.com.au JURA Australia announce pre-sale for the highly anticipated E8 Piano Black 2021-02-22T03:38:10Z jura-australia-announce-pre-sale-for-the-highly-anticipated-e8-piano-black JURA has redesigned its bestseller and are launching the latest generation of its E8 in the Australian market from 1 April 2021. With inquiries already coming in for the new machine due to the successful launch overseas and the latest Roger Federer campaign, JURA Australia have allowed customers to pre-register for one of these highly anticipated machines. Enjoy the full aroma of coffee that’s in a league of its own – always freshly ground and freshly extracted. The new E8 mid-range JURA coffee machine is loaded with features including the new extra shot function, 17 different beverages and one-touch automatic cleaning with new mini tabs. George Liakatos, JURA Australia General Manager says, “We thought the original E8 was packed with features and clearly so did our customers worldwide as it has been the best-selling model globally for the last 5 years. The new generation E8 really takes automated coffee machines to the next level. It’s not only packed with features but sophisticated in design and easier to use with the machine set up to make 17 coffee specialities, a new Extra Shot button and simplified one-touch maintenance with our new cleaning tabs.” For the new E8, JURA has combined features previously reserved for its premium segment with the advantages of the most successful automatic coffee machine in its history to create an entirely new machine. JURA E8 – Key Features: The Professional Aroma Grinder is a new, quiet grinder with a perfected cutting geometry which allows the flavours to fully unfold, thereby increasing the aroma by 12.2% compared to conventional systems, maintained for the service lifetime. 17 different coffee specialities can be prepared at the touch of a button, including a Cortado. Those who like their coffee more intense can pep up their cappuccino or flat white using the Extra Shot function. The machine will grind, tamp and brew twice to ensure the coffee is not over-extracted. Thanks to the innovative fluid system, automatic milk system cleaning takes place at the touch of a button with new mini tabs An intelligent algorithm identifies your drinking habits and ensures the start screen displays either two or four of your favourite drinks The ability for Siri to prepare a coffee via the J.O.E.® coffee app from compatible phones and tablets. Easy programming, simply touch and hold each beverage to enter programming mode to completely customise drinks from coffee strength, temperature, amount of water and amount of milk. The JURA E8 in Piano Black will be available from 1 April 2021 for an RRP $2290 online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected electrical retailers, department stores, independent and specialty outlets. Customers can pre-register for the E8 from today here: https://au.jura.com/en/homeproducts/machines/E8-Piano-Black-INTA-15372 About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries Media release: Effie's back! 2021-02-21T23:00:00Z media-release-effies-back Outrageous comedy queen, EFFIE returns to the Yarraville Club in 2021, bringing her new show - fresh from its debut at Adelaide Fringe - ‘Hello Good Thanks - Better Out Than In”, to be staged on two nights - Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10Who better, than Effie, to make us see the really funny side of the year we’d rather forget?In Effie’s own words, “In 2020 the world stopped spinning. The sh*t hit the fan and there was no toilet paper to clean it up. And we were all sent to our rooms. Me? I’d been in physical lockdown, sexually that is, for most of my life. Then I got married and made up for lost time. I don’t wanna brag, but in 2020 my hot husband Shane Bradley Cooper and I clocked up a lot of ‘Rooting Frequent Flyer’ points. Hello? I went from Bronze to Platinum in nine months.“But thank God we're all finally out. Out of the house. Out of the pantry. Out of the fridge. Seriously it was so bad I thought about writing a COVID memoir called ‘Eat, Pray, Eat.’ Right now we need a good laugh more than anything. Come and see my new stage show, ‘Better Out Than In.’ And let me lift youse up where youse belong!”Tickets are on sale now through yarravillelive.com LISTINGS INFO:Friday, April 9 EFFIE - Hello Good Thanks - Better Out Than In (18+) The Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen St Yarraville. Tickets (excl. BF): $99 (Dinner & Show); $39/$49/$59 (Show only)Bookings: www.yarravillelive.com Ph: 03 9689 6033Doors open: 6.30pm (dining); 7.45pm (show only)Show time: 8.30pm Saturday, April 10EFFIE - Hello Good Thanks - Better Out Than In (18+) The Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen St Yarraville. Tickets (excl. BF): $99 (Dinner & Show); $39/$49/$59 (Show only)Bookings: www.yarravillelive.com Ph: 03 9689 6033Doors open: 6.00pm (dining); 6.45pm (show only)Show time: 72.30pm MEDIA CONTACT:Jameson & CoErin Jameson - 0419 323 663 / erin(at)jamesonandco(dot)com How to be happily single & avoid depression this Valentine’s Day 2021-02-10T01:17:02Z how-to-be-happily-single-avoid-depression-this-valentines-day WHILE Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a day of joy and romance, many single people spend the day feeling lonely, depressed and suicidal. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that relationship problems are the top cause of suicides today and psychologists worldwide suggest that Valentine’s Day on February 14 is the start of an annual rise in suicide rates that peak in April. It doesn’t have to be this way however as there are many positives to being single, as Gold Coast author Louisa Pateman shares in her new book Single, Again, and Again, and Again… “It takes courage to be single and it’s a big myth that when you meet ‘the one’, you will live happily ever after,” Ms Pateman said. “Your ultimate goal should be happiness - single or not. We all have our own unique life journey. If I had waited for ‘the one’, I wouldn’t have had such an amazing life.” Louisa, 47, has travelled to 73 countries, had multiple properties and chose to have her son solo using a sperm bank at age 37 after stressing out about her biological clock ticking and having more than 13 failed relationships since the age of 21. A civil engineer for 25 years, she created exciting and rewarding life experiences through travel, investing and spending time with girlfriends. “I spent 20 years looking for my soulmate and my son, Nicholas, is now the love of my life. I wouldn’t give him up for any man,” she said. Her tips for being happily single include: Embrace/ accept your situation for what it is and what you have Learn to be present- enjoy the moment Find other single people you can relate to but don’t exclude yourself from couple situations. Find opportunities where you can be around people you can connect with, who have lived part of your journey Love yourself and appreciate your self worth. You determine your own worth by what you will and won’t put up with Find inner contentment and the good in all your challenges. Don’t be a man/ woman hater or shun couples. If you are bitter, resentful or hold grudges from past relationship failures, that bitterness permeates your present experience. Find exciting and rewarding life experiences that you can do on your own. When you come out of a relationship, write down a list of all the things you want to do without a partner and do it, like going on a girl’s retreat or writing a book (eg. I was up 10pm to 2am most nights when writing my book). Stay optimistic about life. Have an attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for what you have - big and little things. List things you’re grateful for and realise things aren’t that bad. Look at life from a macro perspective and realise how small your issues are in the overall scheme of things Remind yourself that not everyone in a relationship is happy. You may be better off than some people who don’t have the courage to be single Ms Pateman’s tips are also in line with Singles Awareness Day (or Singles Appreciation Day), which is celebrated on February 15 each year. “It is a celebration of love in all forms recognising the love between friends, family and loving yourself. You have to accept you are where you are,” Ms Pateman said. “I’m not saying you can get rid of your desires. I’m saying if you don’t have courage to live a rewarding life on your own, life could pass you by and you could miss out on a lot of opportunities.” For more details or for a copy of the book Single, Again, and Again, and Again…, visit www.louisapateman.com ENDS ___________________________________________________ MEDIA CONTACT ONLY: AA Xpose Media Director/ Photojournalist Aldwyn Altuney ph: 0409 895 055 Jason Singh announces 2021 tour 2021-02-04T22:30:00Z jason-singh-announces-2021-tour One of Australia’s best male vocalists, Jason Singh has announced his first tour since 2019, performing the hits of his band, Taxiride, along with his solo material and a selection of favourite classics throughout March and April, 2021.Bringing two sets of solid 90s nostalgia across twelve cities and towns in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, Jason Singh plays Taxiride (Hits, Bits & Beyond) features the dynamic frontman in acoustic mode, with that his powerhouse vocals front and foremost.Bidding wars, exotic overseas studios and years of international touring established Taxiride as one of Australia's biggest musical exports, with Jason Singh and his impressive set of pipes and sky scraping pop sensibility at the helm.Garnering two consecutive Number One platinum selling albums, nine Top 40 hit singles including the Top 5 hits “Get Set”, “Everywhere You Go”, and the most played song on Australian radio in 2002, “Creepin’ Up Slowly”, Taxiride were at the top of the Australian music industry.Twenty years later, including a hiatus, a reunion and an established solo career, it's time to join Jason Singh as he continues the ‘Ride’ in a series of shows taking you on a journey beyond the hits."I'm proud of everything I've done," Jason says, "Taxiride is where it all started for me. I’m excited about playing these shows and getting to play a collection of songs I've rarely, some never, played live.”The HITS BITS & BEYOND show will see Jason perform all the iconic hits along with material from deep within the Taxiride catalogue - including "Skin", "Saffron" and "World’s Away".With a studio album, a covers album and a string of singles including two dance club hits, Jason will also feature a variety of his solo material, which has seen him tour extensively with a long list of accomplished artists including Mariah Carey, Rick Astley, HANSON and John Farnham.Stories, influences and insights from over 20 years of touring; you can be sure, as Jason Singh plays Taxiride, that each show is set to be a different ride. www.jasonsingh.com.au www.jasonsingh.com.au/tour Facebook: @jasonsinghtaxirideInstagram: @jasonsinghtaxiride MEDIA CONTACT:Erin Jameson+61 419 323 663 | erin(at)jamesonandco(dot)com LISTINGS INFO:Friday, March 19Arcobar - 18+8 Arco Lane, Heatherton, VIC03 9551 1424Tix: $30 - phone bookings only (dinner & show)Doors: 6.30pm (7pm dinner)Show starts: 8pm Saturday, March 20Volta Arts and Culture - 18+15 Field St, Ballarat, VIC0419 379 757Tix: $30 + bf - EventbriteDoors: 7.00pmShow starts: 8pm Thursday, March 25Brass Monkey - 18+115A Cronulla St, Cronulla, NSW02 9544 3844Tix: $76.50 (includes dinner) - OztixDoors: 6.30pmShow starts: 8pm Friday, 26 MarchThe Bridge Hotel – 18+119 Victoria Road, Rozelle, NSWTix: $30 + bf - MoshtixDoors: 7:30pmShow starts: 8pm Saturday, March 27Centro CBD - 18+28 Stewart St, Wollongong02 4225 3556Tix: $30+bf (show only); $55+bf (dinner & show) - TryBookingDoors: 6.00pmShow starts: 8pm Sunday, March 28Lizotte’s Newcastle - 18+31 Morehead St, Lambton, NSW02 4956 2066Tix: $30+bf (show only); $72+bf (lunch & show) - lizottes.com.auDoors: 12pmShow starts: 2pm Friday, April 9The Lounge (Royal Hotel) - 18+1259 Sandgate Rd, Nundah, QLD07 3051 7619Tix: $29.90+bf OztixDoors: 7.30pmShow starts: 8:30pm Saturday, April 10Wallaby Hotel - 18+45 Railway St, Mudgeeraba, QLD07 3558 3316Tix: $29.90+bf OztixDoors: 7.30pmShow starts: 8:30pm Friday, April 16Sooki Lounge - 18+1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, VIC03 9754 7567Tix: $30.00+bf OztixDoors: 7.30pmShow starts: 8pm Saturday, April 24Railway Hotel Murchison- 18+4910 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Murchison East, VIC03 5826 2552Tix: $30.00+bf EventbriteDoors: 7.30pmShow starts: 8pm Ayre Real Estate Open Circular Quay Office 2021-02-01T23:28:44Z ayre-real-estate-open-circular-quay-office Sydney’s apartment experts, Ayre Real Estate, have this week opened their third inner-city office to keep up with demand in the area. The opening of the new Circular Quay office underneath the renowned Quay Grand building will service the resurgence of residential living in the precinct, and the growing number of prestige apartment developments nearing completion. Adrian Wilson, Ayre Real Estate Director and Principal says, “We’re expecting to see interest in residential property in the Circular Quay precinct to return to levels seen in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Whilst Circular Quay has always been a popular choice, over the past 20 years there was a clear shift in new development trends to Hyde Park, Mid-city and Barangaroo precincts, however with the likes of premium developments such as Opera Residences, Loftus Lane, The Harrington Collection, One Circular Quay and now Sirius, 2021 will be firmly focused on harbour foreshore living.” “In particular we are very excited about the upcoming settlement of both Opera Residences and Loftus Lane in the coming months, both projects are of incredibly high quality and are set to be iconic residences and we are taking a lot of buyer and tenant registrations of interest for these buildings coming up to settlement.” To kick off the year and the office opening, the team at Ayre Real Estate – Circular Quay have re-sold the sub-penthouse in Sydney’s Loftus Lane for $5,400,000 off the plan. Director Craig Donohue completed the sale after it was purchased at the sales launch back in 2017. The team have also welcomed new sales agent, Emma Vadas and agent support member Grace Mooney, to keep up with demand in the area. Current listings in the area include: 1302/71 Macquarie Street, Sydney: Superior 3-bedroom east facing apartment in the Opera Residences $7.395m 502/15 Young Street, Sydney Stunning 3-bedroom north/east facing apartment with large terrace in Loftus Lane $5.6m 904/71 Macquarie Street, Sydney: Luxurious 2-bedroom east facing apartment in the Opera Residences $5m 71 Macquarie Street, Sydney: Prestigious 2-bedroom apartment in the Opera Residences $4.55m About Ayre Real Estate: Ayre Real Estate has been founded by multi-award-winning Real Estate Agent, Adrian Wilson, a pioneer in the Sydney City apartment market with nearly 20 years’ experience and perhaps one of the most strategic thought leaders in the industry. The Sydney City apartment specialists deliver apartment focused services that are smarter and simpler, yet deliver beyond expectations for both owners and landlords while elevating the lives of the clients and communities they work in. ayre.com.au Valentine’s Day Styling With Justine Wilson 2021-02-01T01:00:14Z valentines-day-styling-with-justine-wilson According to Sydney Property Stylist Justine Wilson from Vault Interiors, Valentine’s day doesn’t just have to be for the lovers! She believes whilst it’s great to celebrate couples, in 2021 singles can join in the fun, plus it’s a great excuse to just have some fun and be playful with home décor! Justine Wilson, Founder of Vault Interiors says, “Styling for Valentine’s Day is a great way to celebrate with your family, friends, partners or pets, why not spread the love! The more you spread your display through your main areas of the home, the more it feels like a styled event and will make a memorable day for you and your loved ones.” Justine’s top 5 styling tips to get your space feeling all loved up: 1. Incorporate pops of red and pink in your décor to create a traditional Valentine’s feel. You can do this in many ways, such as including coloured or heart-shaped cushions or cosy coloured throws on your sofa or bed. Consider adding lots of pretty faux or real flowers across your main surfaces, tables or coffee tables. Also, you can add colour by hanging paper or glitter shape garlands and use colourful table runners or coloured candles sprinkled around - to get the look. 2. Use food to create a Valentine’s buffet or centrepiece. This will be appreciated by your soul mate or your friends. There are many cute Valentine’s products such as themed chocolates, candy, cookies to cupcakes and cakes that you can display. They will look pretty and are also delicious! Consider Cutting strawberries into hearts, or watermelon into fun shapes. Or, use marshmallows, peppermints and lollies, along with fruit and baked goods to create a Valentine’s themed Charcuterie board. 3. Use balloons or wall decals to create a fun vertical display. Large paper flowers, heart decals or pretty balloons can all be mixed for maximum impact. Think about spelling words like love, XOXO or Valentine’s, or even be mine with balloons or garlands to make a wonderful backdrop for that perfect insta shot. There are plenty of cute ones available online, or it’s a fun and easy DIY project also. Using decorative items like this will create a fun sense of occasion for your loved ones. 4. Faux flowers make wonderful garlands to adorn your buffets, entry ways or tablescapes. These are fairly inexpensive, last forever and can also be reused for other events or parties in the future, just swap out some of the colours. Take a base green like faux ivy and use that to weave in other Valentine’s coloured flowers like peonies, hydrangeas or roses. I like to add extra sparkle by introducing metallic tones such as gold or silver, you can spray paint faux floral leaves such as palm fronds or other big leaves for the best impact. 5. Create little pockets of fun decor around your space to enhance the fun. Consider grouping candles and fun displays of chocolates on a hall table, cute lolly bars in your kitchen or use heart-shaped bowls and pink or red design books on your coffee table. You don’t have to spend a fortune on seasonal décor, consider what you already have in these colours or spray-painting old candlestick holders in a soft pink tone for an instant uplift. “You can often find themed things already if you shop your home. For example, you could display a bowl of pink or red Christmas baubles as a simple way to style a surface. Lots of people are starting to style Valentine’s day themed trees as a way to extend the Christmas fun, just swap out the ornaments,” adds Justine. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Justine Wilson launches her first book - Crystal Connection 2021-01-27T01:10:50Z justine-wilson-launches-her-first-book-crystal-connection Justine Wilson, award-winning Property Stylist, founder of Vault Interiors and lover of crystals has just released her first book titled Crystal Connection. The 200 page coffee table book is a sensory and emotive visual guidebook which demonstrates a profound love for crystals and is not only inspiring but will connect the reader even more with their own sacred home space. Justine Wilson, Author of Crystal Connection says, “I am beyond excited about launching my first book, it’s something I’ve always dreamt of doing. The crystals finally aligned and I’m so proud of The Crystal Connection as it really embodies all of my passions. “I’ve been personally collecting crystals over the past 10 years and now have a collection of over 100 personally. The magnetic and attractive power of the stones is what drew them to me initially and in times when I’ve needed it, I’ve experienced the deep impact they have had on my mood, lifestyle and home.” Justine Wilson has a Bachelor of Interior Design and over ten years of experience in the field ranging from set design, custom interior design, property styling and photography styling. In 2010, she founded her own interior styling business, Vault Interiors, and has enjoyed an ever-flourishing and increasing company working with a range of some of Australia’s most prestigious real estate clients to create higher-value spaces and is a regular on the media circuit. About Crystal Connection: Features over 100 different crystals 200 page hardcover coffee table book All crystals shot by Steffen Burggraaf-McCabe Published by The kind Press Justine’s top five tips on how to incorporate crystals in the home include: 1. Beautiful crystal clusters – place your crystals in a cluster on a coffee table, or on top of a stack of books to create a gorgeous addition to your home. Pair it with a candle and some fresh flowers for a pretty vignette. 2. Crystal candle holders – crystal tealight holders or candlestick holders are a great way to add crystals to your home, they look great as a table place setting and glow at night when the candles are burning. 3. Crystal bookends – these look fantastic on shelving and add a point of difference to your home. 4. Crystal water bottles – these have become a big trend with the idea that the individual properties of the crystal infuse with water and assist you in daily life. Crystal coasters are also beautiful and very popular. 5. A collection group – these make beautiful décor anywhere in your home, it’s about pairing similar colours together and in different heights to make a visual statement. You can also take these crystals into your office space for a nice accessory. “Crystal magic has been harnessed for healing, meditation and rituals across cultures and the globe for lifetimes, now you can not only use them to transform your mood but also any space in the home and beyond,” says Justine. The Crystal Connection is available now at an RRP $45.00. Currently $34.40 from amazon.com.au and booktopia.com.au. Follow them on Instagram @crystalconnectionbook Spy Platypus In The Wild 2020-12-17T04:56:48Z spy-platypus-in-the-wild Rathmore is just over an hour from Hobart and is a fabulous place to spend a few days...“Take a walk to commune with the platypus, walk among the sheep and talk to the farm animals. We want you to soak in the atmosphere.” Richard and Cally Lyons, owners of Rathmore in Tasmania’s Central Highlands   Rathmore is a picture-perfect historic farm stay property an hour from Hobart with a Georgian homestead,  revived shearers’ quarters and rustic cottages accommodating up to 25 guests.   It’s also one of Tassie’s best spots to see up to seven elusive and near-threatened platypus. Rathmore’s expansive lake, fed by the Dew Rivulet is home to a paddle of the iconic mammals and guests are encouraged to take up an oar in the property’s private row boat or kayak to spy them.   It’s simply part of the authentic, old-fashioned country hospitality that guests experience with hosts Richard and Cally Lyons.   The beautifully restored 1828 Rathmore House offers four guestrooms with private use bathrooms available, period dining room, sitting room, scullery and conservatory. While over at the former Shearers’ Quarters there’s room for four couples, families or large groups thanks to a master bedroom with private-use bathroom and three deluxe rooms with en-suites, all with access to a messroom with fireplace, Wi-fi and laundry facilities.   For a rustic stay for up to six guests, opt for the former Shearer’s Cooks’ house, a one-bedroom cottage with twin single beds (originally shearer’s stretchers) and a double sofa bed in the living area.   There’s a range of catering options at hand, from formal dining experiences to campfire cook ups of succulent Rathmore grass-fed lamb or beef followed by complimentary marshmallows to toast over the coals. For those self-catering, breakfast provisions with homemade jams are a staple with leaf teas and ground coffee. With enough notice, Cally can even arrange hampers of cheese and charcuterie platters for a rustic lunch in the barn, sumptuous Stables long lunch or campfire dinner or an insta-worthy picnic along the banks of the rivulet.   Rathmore now offers Safe Stays with plenty of space to social distance across its 37 hectares and guaranteed private-use bathrooms.   At Rathmore time stands still, so unwind properly and go fishing for trout, take a guided bushwalk or just sit back and wombat watch. At night, there’s always the stars to count as this is nature at its best.   www.rathmore.com.au/ https://www.instagram.com/rathmoretasmania/ www.facebook.com/rathmoretasmania and www.facebook.com/ShearersQuarters/   Rathmore is just over an hour from Hobart and there is much to explore in this bountiful Derwent Valley neighbourhood.   Rathmore Rates 2020 for two persons including Breakfast provisions Elegant Heritage bedrooms in Rathmore House with private-use bathrooms from $180 per night Rustic Chic Shearers' Quarters rooms with ensuite or bathroom from $120 per night Rathmore Cottage rustic accommodation from $225 for up to six persons. Note: 10% GST is applicable.     What’s on at Rathmore inspiring, nurturing, soul-nourishing escapes that ignite, connect and liberate your creative spirit!   Shutterbug Walkabouts Photography Escape 6-8 March 2021 capturing wildlife, peace and tranquillity while enjoying Rathmore’s authentic country hospitality and ambience with Coreena Veith’s  expert tuition and guidance. Second Shutterbug Walkabouts Photography Escape   15-17 October 2021   6 night Creative Retreat 18-24 April 2021 with Sydney watercolour and ink artist Ingrid Bowen’s mentoring and landscape immersion- an art and landscape lovers adventure. Hollow Tree and Mt Field in the Valley of Love (the Derwent Valley) will be perfect place for arboreal relationships to bloom!   5 night Pastel Workshop  2-7 May 2021 with well-known Deloraine artist and brilliant art teacher June Wilson. Gold Coast participant in June’s previous Rathmore Art Retreat commented ”I learnt more in 3 days with June than I did in weekly lessons over the past 10 years”!   Blues in the Barn                                                    13 March 2021   For further information/images/review stay bookings please contact: Tracey@impressionsmc.com.au Tel: 0415 290023 3 ways to get creative with coffee this Christmas 2020-12-03T04:48:34Z 3-ways-to-get-creative-with-coffee-this-christmas 22 sleeps to go until Christmas Day! According to JURA Australia, now is the time to start meal prepping, sharing a cocktail amongst friends, and even getting creative with homemade gifts - all featuring coffee from their award-winning S8. JURA Australia’s top 3 ways to use coffee this year include: 1. Homemade gifts: Make mum a coffee scrub by simply mixing, 1 JURA espresso, 2 tbsp ground coffee, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp desiccated coconut. Or, be adventurous and create coffee-infused homemade candles, other than the coffee grounds you’ll need, wax, a wick, a container and a skewer. 2. New Christmas cocktail: The team at @gastrology.co have created their new JURA espresso mudslide cocktail just in time for the festive season. All you need is 2 shots of JURA espresso, 2 shots Irish cream, 3 shots of vodka and ice. Firstly, mix the ice, cooled espresso, Irish cream and vodka and shake for 10 seconds and pour into glasses, then top with coffee ice cream. Enjoy! 3. Cooking with coffee: @lisaeatworld’s latest coffee-infused recipe is the Coffee Balsamic Vinaigrette. The ingredients include 2 tbsp brewed JURA coffee (cooled), 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 shallot, minced and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Simply whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and add more oil and honey to balance according to taste. About the JURA S8 – RRP $2,790: A 4.3” high-resolution colour touchscreen display. 15 different specialties at the touch of a button including flat white. Graphics and animations show every step of preparation. Professional fine foam frother for the ultimate smooth milk texture. Control via smartphone or apple watch with the JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E ®) Coffee App. Built with premium materials including a bean container cover made of hand-polished die-cast zinc. JURA’s range of fully automated coffee machines are available now online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries.