The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-12-17T03:56:48Z Spy Platypus In The Wild 2020-12-17T03:56:48Z 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 2020-12-03T03:48:34Z 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. 2021 interiors predictions with Justine Wilson 2020-12-02T00:43:44Z 2021-interiors-predictions-with-justine-wilson 2021 is set to be all about and earthy and raw interiors. Justine Wilson, leading property stylist and founder of Vault Interiors predicts that interior styling in 2021 will come back to nature. Whether it's broken stone to natural elements of rattan and cane and the use of recycled materials, next year it all about embracing raw-looking designs with crisp white interiors. Justine Wilson says, “There has been a major shift over the past 12 months to getting back to nature, looking for ways to be more sustainable and generally becoming more minimalistic when it comes to styling. For many that feeling of nature combined with neutrals creates a sense of calm and prosperity, at least it does for me!” Justine’s top five interior trends for 2021 include: 1. Broken stone/crazy paving: This will be a big trend, it's where slabs of stone like terrazzo, terracotta, marble, or slate tiles are broken into random pieces and laid in a haphazard way creating a natural-looking pattern. It’s an earthy look that’s was popular in the 80’s, and that I see it used in modern boho-style homes, hotels, and retail spaces. 2. Natural elements: Rattan, cane and woven materials will continue to dominate, especially in furniture and lighting design. These raw-looking natural designs will be paired with crisp white interiors. 3. Rendering interior walls: The use of a sand bag creates a rustic effect similar to what you would find in the Greek islands or externally like on a Spanish revival style home. Think white or beige as the colour of choice, but this will be applied inside in main living areas and bathrooms. 4. Curves and arches: These will be very popular, especially in furniture and joinery design. New build homes will have arched doorways and windows as key design features. 5. Recycled timber beams: These will be big, I see these being integrated in ceiling design to create the look of a rustic warehouse or farmhouse style but paired with modern colours and joinery. They will also feature in external architectural elements such as pergolas or outdoor breezeways. “When it comes to interior accents colours, these will remain inspired from natural elements and earthy tones so think olive tones, rust tones, soft blues and beige and sand tones,” adds Justine. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Change your mood with GO2’s 100% Natural Inhaler Sticks 2020-12-01T03:36:19Z change-your-mood-with-go2s-100-natural-inhaler-sticks GO2, the inhaler stick that’s been changing the mood of a nation one sniff at a time is launching in Australia. The 100% natural essential oil inhaler sticks have been formulated to help users to relax, fall asleep, focus and energise, perfect for hard-working consumers, parents with small children, athletes and even students struggling to juggle a social life and their studies. The brainchild of UK brothers Marc Shipman, a former freestyle wrestler and entrepreneur, and Benjamin Shipman, the GO2 range of inhalers have been created in conjunction with aromatherapy experts, industry leaders and university researchers. Marc says, “Having felt the strains of trying to juggle various aspects of my own life personally, from running a successful business to being there enough for my family, I couldn’t have discovered essential oils at a better time. We spent over two years extensively researching essentials oils and perfecting our blends to ensure that we could provide an easy and affordable solution that works.” GO2 controls and checks the geographical origin of each plant, the distillation process, and the essential oil itself. The 100% natural, synthetic-free and cruelty-free inhalers can be used by anyone, anytime and are scientifically proven to work. The GO2 Essential Oils Range: ENERGY…LIVE LIFE | RRP $9.95: Formulated to support performance, whether it’s for sports or just a plain old recharge. The ENERGY inhaler features eucalyptus to uplift and promote clear breathing, peppermint to stimulate and aid focus, and lemongrass to combat feelings of fatigue. Try it before a workout, sports match, or just to kick off the day with a boost. FOCUS…YOU GOT THIS | RRP $9.95: Enable the brain to work with 100% clarity, concentration and stay on the ball. The FOCUS inhaler combines rosemary to support memory function, peppermint to stimulate and aid focus, and lime to naturally uplift the body and mind. Try it before a test or at school, use at work, or keep it handbag or book bag ready. B.CALM…AND BREATHE | RRP $9.95: Promote inner peace and feel the tension melt away. The B.CALM inhaler features cardamon to promote feelings of calmness and warmth, lavender to relax and soothe the body and mind, bergamot to promote inner calm, and sweet orange to deeply relax and promote wellbeing. Try keeping it in the car for tense traffic moments or use it at the office or home when stress hits. SLEEP…NIGHT NIGHT | RRP $9.95: This innovative inhaler stick is for those who want to naturally promote sleep with ease. The SLEEP inhaler combines lavender to relax and soothe the body and mind, red mandarin to support restful sleep, and frankincense to promote a sense of inner peace and contentment. Perfect for everyday use or try packing it along on holidays and airplane journeys. “To date, we’ve had so many people worldwide, from all walks of life, who are living with our GO2 inhaler sticks day today who have given us such an incredible feedback; it’s helped everyone from parents to teenagers, students to athletes quite simply everyone!” said Marc. The GO2 range of 100% Natural Inhalers are available now at an RRP of $9.95 from selected pharmacies Australia-Wide and Online. www.mstx.com.au JURA’s awarding winning year! 2020-11-19T23:37:15Z juras-awarding-winning-year JURA Australia is thrilled to announce two new awards! Today, they have just been awarded Best Coffee Machine in the 2021 ProductReview.com.au Awards for their popular JURA S8 machine, plus they have also taken out the top position in Finder.com.au’s Best Coffee Machine Fully-Automated category for their premium GIGA 6 - which earlier this year also won the Good Design Award for Product Design Domestic Appliances. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s Managing Director says, “We’re so excited to announce these two new awards for our household category, especially as they are both based on real customer reviews and tried and tested by the experts. The Swiss engineering and attention to detail that goes into our fully-automated coffee machines are what really sets the brand apart from the competition. It’s no surprise to us that both the S8 and GIGA 6 have been recognised by the Australia coffee-drinking community, both models have been extremely popular this year with these models selling quicker than we can get them instore.” About the ProductReview.com.au Annual Awards: The ProductReview.com.au Annual Awards highlight products and services that have been well regarded by the ProductReview community. These awards are judged independently and impartially by the ProductReview Data and Content Team and awards cannot be bought, nor be influenced by commercial relationships. The winners represent the best and most reliable purchasing choices available to Australian consumers in 2020. The JURA S8 was awarded Winner of the Fully Automated Coffee Machine for 2021 due to the fact it scored a Star Score of 4.3 stars overall as well as the positive reviews posted during 2020. The S8 notably also scored 4.9 stars for its build quality, ease of use, and milk frothing. About Finder.com.au’s Best Espresso and Coffee Machine list for 2020: Finder.com.au’s 7 best espresso machines in Australia for a range of budgets are compiled by their editorial team selecting the products on the list based on actual customer reviews. For each category, they carefully selected parameters based on their research and identify the espresso machines with the highest review score within those parameters. Finder.com.au described the JURA GIGA 6 an ultra-automatic espresso machine with every bell and whistle you could possibly want. It makes 28 different types of coffee and has two grinders that can hold two different types of beans at once. Even though it's an automatic machine, the settings are fully customisable, so you can adjust the temperature, foam and strength of your coffee to get your perfect brew each time. 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. Neutralise brassy tones with SheaMoisture’s new Purple Rice Water Collection 2020-11-12T01:09:48Z neutralise-brassy-tones-with-sheamoistures-new-purple-rice-water-collection Give colour treated hair a second chance to look salon-worthy shiny! Naturally brighten and neutralise brassy tones thanks to SheaMoisture’s new Purple Rice Water – Strength + Colour Care Collection. Available now at sheamoisture.com.au or Priceline stores nationally. Formulated with once forbidden Purple Rice, an ingredient once withheld from the public by the wealthy and royals in Ancient China, dating further back to the Heian Period, it is combined with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract. The new mineral-rich cleansing and nourishing formula helps to remove dulling residue and combat unwanted brassy tones, while softening and detangling. All products in the new collection are sulfate, paraben, phthalate, petrolatum and mineral oil free, are not tested on animals and are colour safe. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Shampoo | RRP $19.99: Purple Rice combines with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract in this mineral-rich cleanser that removes dulling residue, while restoring shine and strength. For extra-luxurious moisturising, it also includes certified organic Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil into this rich blend. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Conditioner | RRP $19.99: Lock in moisture and nurture strands back to health. Once forbidden, Purple Rice combines with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract in this nourishing formula to help combat unwanted brassy tones, while softening and detangling. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Masque | RRP $24.99: This treatment masque infuses brittle strands with intense hydration to restore health and strength. Helps to brighten hair while diminishing warm, brassy undertones to preserve radiant colour, leaving strands looking their brilliant best. The new SheaMoisture Purple Rice Water collection is available now at Priceline stores nationwide or from www.sheamoisture.com.au. Create wildflowers instead of waste this National Recycling Week with EcoTools 2020-11-10T01:57:54Z create-wildflowers-instead-of-waste-this-national-recycling-week-with-ecotools National Recycling Week has arrived! This year beauty lovers around the country can get involved by updating their makeup brushes with EcoTools®. Australia’s leading eco-friendly makeup tool collection is now available in compostable packing, infused with plantable seeds to create beautiful blooms, not waste. The new packaging is FSC® certified, which is considered the “gold standard” designation for wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable. Over the coming months the new packaging will roll out across the entire EcoTools® range, some of the products will be in old packaging until stores and the warehouse run out of inventory, so that they do not produce excess waste Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Director – the Australian distributors of EcoTools® said, “EcoTools have long been known for being the go-to for sustainable makeup brushes and tools, that are high in quality at an affordable price. Globally, the brand have been working to increase the level of sustainability – the new-look product and packaging does just that.” The eco facts about EcoTools® products: By 2021 all packaging on shelf will be made out of their FSC certified paper, made with plant-based materials, printed with soy ink, and sealed using biodegradable glue. Each pack will include a plantable seeded sticker. When planted the paper packaging will naturally decompose. All brushes are made using cruelty-free bristles, recycled aluminium and renewable bamboo materials. The sponges are made using USDA certified EcoFoam™ technology which is a sugarcane bio-based material. All bath and body items are made using ethically harvested plant-based or recycled materials The range is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, PETA certified and never tested on animals. “Although EcoTools® were unable to eliminate plastic by 100% at this stage, the designers have worked hard to reduce the brand's plastic in packaging by 88% compared to prior Ecotools® packaging. All the plastic packaging is made of recycled PET,” says Erica. Ecotools® Full Powder Brush – RRP $19.99: The Full Powder brush is designed with a large, dense, incredibly-soft head to evenly distribute and blend pressed powders for an everyday, matte look. Ecotools® Perfecting Blender Duo – RRP $19.99: The Perfecting Blender Duo is designed in two sizes and densities to create a camera-ready look. The Large Base Blender is soft and flexible to create light, buildable coverage. The Mini Detail Blender is firmer for more precise coverage. All new packaging will be rolling out into Priceline & Big W stores and online in the coming months. The new Ecotools® products are available online now at www.ecotools.com.au About EcoTools®: Founded over a decade ago, EcoTools® has always been passionate about the use of sustainable materials. Each makeup brush is made from bamboo and recycled aluminium, with cruelty-free synthetic bristles. The packaging has been constructed using tree-free paper and vegetable-based inks. And, with every new product innovation, the brand endeavours to further reduce its carbon footprint. EcoTools® believe that when an individual truly feels beautiful, the world becomes a more beautiful place. Justine Wilson’s 2020 Christmas styling tips and trends 2020-11-04T03:28:03Z justine-wilsons-2020-christmas-styling-tips-and-trends Seven weeks to go until Christmas! With many households putting up the tree early this year, Justine Wilson Founder of Vault Interiors Property Styling shares her trends and expert tips to get the house ready for the festive season. According to Justine, there are three key trends we should expect to see throughout homes across the country including, a cooler toned Christmas, a twist on the classic elegant palette and a return to a more rustic, cabin, farmhouse style of decorating. “Like many others, I have already set up and styled my home for the festive season. With the year we’ve all had its time to bring some joy and fun back into our lives and let’s be honest, it takes a bit of effort to put up the decorations, so why not enjoy them for longer!” said Justine. Justine believes that duck egg blue, mint and navy will be the big accent colours this year. Think cooler-toned hues paired with white snowy, frosty flocked trees, garlands and wreaths with the main metallic colours for this scheme being silvers and whites. Justine says, “This is a more glam approach to Christmas styling, so I see things like white feather boa’s in place of standard tinsel and finishing materials like sequins and pearls and glitter being prominent on the ornaments.” She predicts that burgundy plum and magenta will also be popular tones for decorating, a twist on the traditional bright cherry red usually seen in Christmas accessories. “This look is a nod to a more classic palette and will be very elegant. I see this being paired with dark green or real trees, lots of gold accents with serving ware and ornaments also. Plus, you can still bring in glittery elements like gold deer statues, brass candlesticks and mercury glass décor to create a cohesive look,” said Justine. When it comes to the style of decorating, expect to see a return to a more rustic, cabin, farmhouse style. Justine explains, “Think of big leafy garlands in evergreen tones, realism in the greenery mixed with twigs, grapevine and pine cones. This look will be very paired back and simplistic, think a green pre-lit tree without many ornaments or very sparse ornaments, lots of runs of green woodland style garland on tablescape and lots of candles. Almost a turn of the 20th-century approach to decorating!” Justine’s top 3 stylist tips for making the most of your decorations: 1. Ensure you “fluff “out your tree if it's an artificial one: This means fluff out the individual branches when you set up your tree. They get squashed and crushed when in the box or being stored so it’s imperative to get it feeling full again. It’s a tedious process but makes your tree feel more realistic and will hide any empty gaps. My suggestion – wear gloves it can be scratchy! 2. Place inexpensive baubles deep into the tree: We often forget to style the back that you don’t see, or the inside of the tree so remember to do so. Lumping all the ornaments on the outer branches will make the tree feel bare and unbalanced – so if you want a full looking tree, place levels of ornaments within the tree. This will create visual depth and interest if there are many layers. 3. Add extra sparkle: There are many wonderful prelit trees if you choose an artificial tree, but sometimes they don’t have the sparkle/ twinkle function, just flat LED lights. I recommended adding a pack of battery operated twinkle lights in addition to your normal lighting, this gives the tree added dimension, movement and the twinkling feature reflects light around the tree, bringing the ornaments to life, and creating a more magical appearance overall. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au SpaScriptions introduce new summer Superfoods gel masks 2020-11-02T03:04:11Z spascriptions-introduce-new-summer-superfoods-gel-masks SpaScriptions are excited to introduce their new Superfoods Gel Face Masks to their ever-growing range of facial masks this summer. The new mask collection featuring key ingredients, blueberry, watermelon and avocado, has been developed by an expert team of researchers and chemists, combining advanced technology with high-quality ingredients, at an affordable price. The 15-minute facial therapy at home treatment masks help to restore dehydrated, tired skin to its former glory, is suitable for all skin types and readily available from spascriptions.com.au and Big W nationally. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Director, the Australian Distributors of SpaScriptions says, “Our SpaScriptions brand has taken off in Australia since we launched it back in 2019. With at-home beauty solutions becoming more of a ritual than a treat these days, the new range of Ph balanced and hypo-allergenic masks will treat skin to the delicious benefits of Superfoods in lightweight, cooling wash-off gel masks that helps to improve the health and appearance of skin. The perfect addition to get through the warmer months, and they are so affordable!” About the SuperFoods Gel Face Masks: SpaScriptions Blueberry Gel Face Mask: A powerful facial treatment designed to improve the health and appearance of the skin thanks to the blueberries packed with antioxidants, Vitamin A, C & E for brighter skin. SpaScriptions Watermelon Gel Face Mask: Designed to hydrate the skin and deliver essential nutrients. This power pack mask works to improve the health and appearance of the skin. SpaScriptions Avocado Gel Face Mask: Rich in fatty acids that are essential to moisturisation, this avocado infused gel mask is formulated to rehydrate the skin and improve the appearance. The new SpaScriptions SuperFoods Gel Mask pack of 3 masks + applicator is available at an RRP of $19.99 now from spascriptions.com.au or Big W nationally. Follow them @spascriptions Innovation award winning agency founder shares his 2021 predictions 2020-11-02T02:23:42Z innovation-award-winning-agency-founder-shares-his-2021-predictions On Friday night, Ayre Real Estate took out the Innovation Award at the prestigious Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) Awards for Excellence in 2020. Held virtually due to Covid, the 18 month old agency group, founded by Adrian Wilson and alongside business partners Craig Donohue and Kate Sommervelle, were awarded for their innovative approach to the Sydney City apartment market. Ayre Real Estate launched in June 2019, with offices in Sydney’s Hyde Park and Millers Point precincts with a promise to deliver an apartment focused agency for the city and inner-city apartment market. Earlier this year they were also awarded Best New Office of the Year in the national Real Estate Business Awards. Adrian Wilson says, “We’re thrilled to have taken out the Innovation Award this year. Our approach to the Sydney City property market is unique and being apartment-focused really allows us to provide our clients whether they be vendors, buyers, landlords, or tenants with the highest level of service and expertise in the area. I’m really proud of what our growing team has been able to achieve to date and of course be recognised by our industry peers. Here’s to a bigger and better 2021!” Adrian’s top five predictions for 2021: Clearance rates to stay strong (circa 70-75%) provided stock remains around the same levels. Government stimulus and interest rates to be attractive and spur buyers to act. Improvement of Covid cases linked to more people out and about looking at property as an investment option. Less income being spent on travel and entertainment so more disposable income being spent on renovating or upgrading. Market stabilising until the end of job keeper and mortgage relief. About the REINSW Awards for Excellence: Now into its third decade, the Awards for Excellence is a prestigious and respected industry awards in NSW and recognises the best, bravest and brightest work across the industry. REINSW President, Leanne Pilkington, said this year the Awards for Excellence was bigger than ever despite the COVID-19 pandemic which brought the industry’s usual working practices to a virtual standstill. There were 11 agency categories and 12 individual categories in 2020 including a new Business Development Manager category and the Residential Property Manager’s Award being renamed to the Tim Anderson OAM Residential Property Manager Award. 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 The Greenwall Company awarded Australian Institute of Horticulture Award of Excellence 2020-11-02T02:04:05Z the-greenwall-company-awarded-australian-institute-of-horticulture-award-of-excellence Mark Paul, creator of Australia’s first greenwall over 30 years ago, sustainability innovator and founder of The Greenwall Company, has been presented with the 2020 Award of Excellence by the Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH). The former Horticulturist of the Year has this year been recognised for inspiring research and development of recycled materials being used in greenwalls. Mark Paul says, “It is wonderful to receive recognition of the ongoing research and development we are doing to make our greening solutions, particularly our EcoPillow’s, even more sustainable on our journey to reclaim the built environment. “We’ve been using broken down PET bottles for years, but more recently have found ways to incorporate polystyrene and ground coffee waste into our soilless media. We have proven our media, which is lightweight inorganic media, stands the test of time, and does not breakdown – this is evident in some of our oldest greenwalls, which are over 30 years old, and still going strong. Our media is 400kg per cubic metre, which makes it suitable for all of our products, from greenroofs to eco gabions and greenwalls,” said Mark. The many benefits of greening spaces with Mark Paul’s soilless designs include: EcoPillow’s are lightweight and when wetted out are 60kg/sqm Can be installed indoors or outdoors without limitations of dimensions and luminosity Countless creative possibilities: no two installations look the same. Guaranteed aesthetic impact! Biodiversity Thermal isolation of any surface, resulting in great energy savings Absorption of pollutants and noise, greatly improving acoustics Increase of relative humidity and air oxygenation Can be moved to a new location Carbon is withdrawn from the atmosphere, reducing the greenhouse effect Made from reused and recycled materials Low maintenance, only requires quarterly maintenance Has a dedicated irrigation system Doesn’t require large structural support to house them Thanks to the new advancements in the EcoPillow design, Mark and his team have recently been able to create large scale planters, minus the pot or planter box as well as a unique new way to grow a cactus garden, also minus the pots. Recent projects include a variety of home greenroofs from across metropolitan Sydney and Melbourne. Michael Casey, President of the AIH said, “On behalf of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, we congratulate you on the wonderful work that you do in supporting and raising awareness of the importance of horticulture in today’s world. Your pioneering work in Green Wall technology was awarded with you receiving the AIH Horticulturist of the Year in 2012. Your current research and development of recycled materials in Green Walls is inspiring and for this alone the AIH and the industry congratulate you for your work.” About The Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. They pride themselves on the fact that their walls and roof gabions are built from 94 percent of recyclable materials that would otherwise be destined for Australian landfill. Tested, designed, re-designed, and mastered to ensure they will last the lifetime of the building on which they are installed, further reducing waste. The Greenwall Company have now installed their greenwall systems in over 200 projects and will continue to work towards the goal of reclaiming the built environment. www.greenwall.com.au 360 PR now representing pureTAN® 2020-10-25T23:14:28Z 360-pr-now-representing-puretan-r 360 PR are excited to announce that effective immediately they will be representing the iconic and pioneering Australian tanning brand, pureTAN®. The brand was recently acquired by Chemcorp International, the owners and distributors of leading beauty brands including 1000 Hour, Real Techniques, EcoTools and SpaScriptions to name a few. Launched in 2003, pureTAN® was the original salon-profession spray tan in a can. Developed by salon-tanning experts Danielle and Michael Fletcher, the brand was formulated to provide customers with a natural, nourishing tanning product that wouldn’t dry out the skin or leave a lingering fake-tan smell. In 2020, pureTAN® remains true to its original ethos. The hydrating, plant-based formulation comes with a product promise of no nasty chemical ingredients including no Parabens, no Sulphates, no Animal Testing, and no GMOs. And the brand’s unique Base Blend technology, which works with individual skin tones, ensures the perfect tan for everybody, every time. For any questions or product requests, please contact Lisa Solomons from 360 PR – lisa@360pr.com.au or 02 9571 4448/0416 175 518. Melanie Burnicle (Beauty Boss Business) awarded 2020 Stevie Solo Entrepreneur & Podcast of the year! 2020-10-21T00:34:55Z melanie-burnicle-beauty-boss-business-awarded-2020-stevie-solo-entrepreneur-podcast-of-the-year Melanie Burnicle, Founder and Director of Beauty Boss Business has taken out the Gold Award for Solo Entrepreneur of the Year and Podcast of the Year in the prestigious 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Melanie Burnicle, Founder of Beauty Boss Business says, “I am so thrilled to have won these amazing awards. When the pandemic hit our industry hard in March, I decided now was the time to create the business and education platform I had always dreamt of, but never had the hours in the day. I guess you could say, thanks to Covid my passion project is now live.” Melanie owns and runs agency/production company 2Twenty2 Group, which she founded in 2014 contracting artists for short-term projects, in 2017 she realised there was a need for an industry body to look after the make-up artists in the region, so she founded The MAGAP and its awards platform. In 2020, during the pandemic she released her podcast Brilliant Brains and Beautiful Minds, chatting with business owners, CEO’s and experts who candidly open up about the honest truths of running a business. Most recently she has launched her 7C Strategy online course that teaches business foundations modules to those who are great at their craft but not so great with business. “Learning so much throughout my career and on my personal journey, something shifted for me in the last couple of years where I now feel I have a voice with enough knowledge that’s worth sharing with others and be able to do some good in an industry which has brought me so much joy throughout the years. So here we are!" said Melanie. About the Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. http://www.StevieAwards.com. To listen to her podcasts go to: · https://open.spotify.com/show/5z0W3QHSFA9D6IjaGnVs3t · https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/brilliant-brains-beautiful-minds-by-melanie-burnicle/id1519706031 For further information go to: www.beautybossbusiness.com & www.themagap.com Introducing Australia’s latest at-home spa essentials collection…BATHEFEX! 2020-10-20T05:12:52Z introducing-australias-latest-at-home-spa-essentials-collection-bathefex The BATHEFEX range features a signature collection of Epsom Salts, as well as complimentary cleansing bars and me-time treatment masks to revive and nurture the skin. The range has been developed to celebrate the joy of bathing and its ability to transform the mind and bring welcome respite for sore muscles. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Manager, the creators of the new Australian brand based in Sydney says, “BATHEFEX believes in the art of bathing, it is a ritual we live and breathe. We are excited to re-launch this brand into the market. They are affordable, readily available and contain sought-after ingredients, wrapped up in beautiful packaging”. BATHEFEX Epsom Salts are the heroes of the brand – there are six Epsom Salt Bath products in the range, each with its own unique blend of essential oils, for various relaxation, recovery and wellness benefits + a soothing Foot Soak to relieve sore and tired feet. BATHEFEX has worked with local suppliers, to source ingredients including essential oil blends for its salts and is also working toward transitioning the rest of the range. The BATHEFEX product range includes: BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - BREATHE EASY 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - TUBEROSE + JASMINE 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - ACTIVE RECOVERY 1.4KG - RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - LIME + LEMONGRASS 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - FRAGRANCE FREE 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT BATH - LAVENDER + GREEN TEA 1.4KG – RRP $12.99. BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT FOOT BATH 750G – RRP $8.99. BATHEFEX SOFTSOLE EXPRESS EXFOLIATING FOOT PEEL – RRP $9.99. BATHEFEX REPAIRING HAND MASK – RRP $7.99. BATHEFEX NOURISHING LEG MASK – RRP $9.99 BATHEFEX EPSOM SALT SOAP BAR – LAVENDER, LIME & LEMONGRASS or FRANGRANCE FREE – RRP $2.99. The complete BATHEFEX range is available online now from bathefex.com.au, Big W, Blooms The Chemist, Chempro & selected independent Pharmacies. LeVel Lemonade Expands! New magnesium boosting Lemon&Raspberry flavour 2020-10-20T03:39:23Z level-lemonade-expands-new-magnesium-boosting-lemon-raspberry-flavour After having sold more than 700,000 bottles since its introduction last year, LeVel Lemonade has today announced the launch of their new variety of their “better for you” lemonade. Taking lemonade to a new level, the new Lemon&Raspberry addition to the range boasts a full 160mg of magnesium, plus it also includes 100% of your daily intake of Vitamin C, whilst being low in sugar. Caitlin Read, sports dietitian, yoga teacher and exercise physiologist who works with elite athletes says, “It is essential to ensure you meet your daily magnesium and vitamin C requirements. These two essential nutrients play an important role in maintaining energy levels, reducing feelings of fatigue and normal psychological function. Vitamin C also plays a key role in keeping our immune system firing.” LeVel Lemonade is a premium carbonated formulated supplementary sports drink that is ideal for both the sport and fitness fanatic along with the health conscious. Chrish Graebner, Founder of LeVel Lemonade says, “The flavor and crave factor of this range of drinks is what makes it stand out from other wellbeing options in the market today. I like to think of it as the angel on one shoulder telling you to pick the good for you option and the devil saying just indulge when you’re at the fridge, the beauty of these drinks is now you can have your Lemonade and drink it too.” The magnesium and Vitamin C contribute to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue as well as normal energy metabolism and psychological function. In addition, vitamin C is an antioxidant that works to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals. “As a dietitian, I wouldn’t normally recommend a carbonated drink to my clients but due to the ingredients and low sugar content, this is a “better” option, and who doesn’t love a refreshing pink lemonade,” adds Caitlin. Stand out features of LeVel Lemonade: High in Magnesium – LeVel Lemonade contains 50% of your daily magnesium requirements. Low Sugar – LeVel Lemonade is 97.5% sugar-free. High in Vitamin C – The tangy drink will provide the 100% recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! High in Fizz – LeVel Lemonade has been carefully designed for consumers who like carbonated soft drinks but are looking for a healthier alternative. ​​​​​​“We are really excited about the new flavour and hope it takes some of our older consumers back to their childhood treat on a summers day. The current lineup has performed well and with the warmer months now upon us, our consumers can enjoy a lemonade a day, without the guilt or expanding waistline,” says Chrish. LeVel Lemonade will be launched in Caltex and EuroGarage (Formerly Woolworths Petrol) nationally for a promotional price point of $3.00 or online from October 2020: www.level-lemonade.com @levellemonade #levellemonade