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. ACS Distance Education Releases A New Course - Ecotherapy 2021-03-22T23:54:15Z acs-distance-education-releases-a-new-course-ecotherapy Media Release                         22 March 2021  ACS Distance Education Releases A New Course - Ecotherapy ACS Distance Education has recently released a new 20-hour short course- Ecotherapy. This course helps you to understand how interacting with nature can benefit human health and wellbeing; and gives you a wide range of different types of ecotherapeutic activities you can draw upon in order to respond to a person’s therapeutic needs. You will develop a fundamental understanding of ecotherapy and forge a foundation to continue developing your knowledge and understanding of the subject post study. Experiences with nature can be through any of the sensory modalities – sight, touch, sound, smell, or taste. The experiences could also be through our sixth sense of ‘proprioception’ i.e. awareness of our body being in a natural environment. There is no single definition of ecotherapy, but it tends to refer to activities that include: • Support the individual or group by a therapist • Doing something in a green environment • Exploration and appreciation of nature and the natural world around us • Spending time with others and interacting with them at your own pace and in your own way What's inside this course? Lesson 1.  Nature & Scope of Ecotherapy Lesson 2.  Theoretical Perspectives Lesson 3.  Clients in Ecotherapy Lesson 4.  Outdoor Ecotherapy with Plants Lesson 5.   Outdoor Ecotherapy with Animals Lesson 6.  Indoor Ecotherapy Activities Lesson 7.   Creative Arts Ecotherapy Activities Lesson 8.  Complimentary Therapies and Activities How do our 20-hour courses work? You can enrol and start the course at any time. Study when and where you like. You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop. There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can then download your certificate upon successful completion of the course. For more information on this course, please visit our website: https://www.acsbookshop.com/product-ecotherapy-short-course-7081.aspx     If you have any queries or would like to arrange an interview or a review copy of this eBook, please call or email the ACS head office on the Gold Coast on (07) 5562 1088 and ask for our Media and Marketing Officers (admin@acs.edu.au). About ACS Distance Education … Established in 1979, ACS Distance Education is a leading Australian Distance Education provider and eBook publisher offering over 600 courses via correspondence, online or on USB and over 100 eBook titles. The Institution has many global affiliates who licence ACS content. 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 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 Can you imagine sharing a tap with 1000 other people? 2021-02-10T04:15:36Z can-you-imagine-sharing-a-tap-with-1000-other-people Spatap company is sending Portable Taps to Schools in the South Pacificto help alleviate the hygiene problem. The “Spatap'' is a portable tap fitting made from silicone that transforms any ordinary bottle of water into a flow controllable water saving tap.  The portable tap can then be used for handwashing with soap and water or many other hygiene and washing tasks. See Spatap in Action: https://youtu.be/xe8YlLlEmWAThe “Spatap,” fits on to many different sizes of bottles, a standard plastic 1.5 litre bottle of water can dispense upto 60 handwashes with soap when the Spatap is attached, this is perfect for students in rural schools that are lacking basic infrastructure and plumbing.  The “Spatap” inventor Stuart Mason says, “Hygiene conditions were horrific pre-COVID with many communicable diseases running rife in schools, now with the pandemic the problem has magnified.” Mason continues, “Try and imagine sharing a tap with 1000 other people, that's the reality for most of the schools we are trying to help in the South Pacific. Many communities lack something as simple as a tap and piped water, the situation is dire. We're doing what we can, but the task before us is enormous and we need help with funding, believe me, you wouldn't want to touch that 1 tap, let alone drink or wash your hands with it.”Spatap company is supplying the Spatap Portable Tap via the Rotary Club of Bribie Island Hand Hygiene For Health Project (HHFH). The project transforms classrooms and schools into hygienic places in a few hours, the hand washing system is managed by the students and teachers, empowering them to continue the practice by supplying a portable tap, a hygiene workshop and the skills needed to practise regular handwashing with minimal water.See Spatap & Hand Hygiene For Health: https://youtu.be/rkfOVkESBrY  Stuart says, “We have everything in place from manufacture to shipping and distribution through the Rotary network, but we need a serious boost in funding if we are going to help everyone that needs it.” Schools can get involved by asking the students and parents to donate a “Spatap” to a child or classroom in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea or Nauru. Also there is a corporate branding opportunity for businesses and individuals to help by donating a “Spatap”. The cost for a Spatap portable tap is only AUD$15 and you can give as many as you feel comfortable with. Currently according to the UN there are 2 Billion people in the world that don't have something as commonplace as a tap. 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 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 ArchiPro's The Best of 2020 Architectural Projects 2020-12-16T01:25:13Z archipro-s-the-best-of-2020-architectural-projects-1 The Best of 2020 Architectural Projects, Products, Professionals and Articles  In 2020, over 1.1 million users have spent more than 75,292 hours on the platform -that's equivalent to more than eight and a half years of viewing time. During their time online, they have viewed 6.9 million pages and engaged with ArchiPro's content over 340,000 times - saving information, downloading files and contacting professionals and product suppliers.  The ArchiPro community has spoken. 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Whilst providing an excellent platform for Architects, Designers, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Builders, Contractors, Photographers and anyone with a stake in architecture to promote themselves easier, operate in a networked platform, find work, design better buildings and ultimately build better cities. To learn more about ArchiPro and services, visit https://archipro.co.nz/professionals. 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. 2021 interiors predictions with Justine Wilson 2020-12-02T01:43:44Z 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