The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-19T02:11:49Z Royal Caribbean Launches New Adventures from Barbados 2021-01-19T02:11:49Z royal-caribbean-launches-new-adventures-from-barbados  Royal Caribbean International will for the first time call Barbados “home” next winter, offering travelers fresh ways to experience the southern Caribbean on Grandeur of the Seas. Three distinct 7- and 14-night itineraries will each feature a unique lineup of bucket-list destinations – including three new ports of call in the islands of Tobago, Trinidad and St. Vincent. Showcasing the natural beauty and cultures of the region, weeklong sailings will island hop to a different destination every day or offer late-night stays in the famed ABC islands – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Grandeur’s longer escapes will tout an overnight stay in Aruba coupled with visits to Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, among others. “We are excited to grow our longstanding partnership with Barbados and introduce Bridgetown as Royal Caribbean’s newest home port. Sailing from the heart of the Windward Islands unlocks new memorable vacations to share with family and friends in breathtaking places, such as Grenada, St. Lucia, and now St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “The pink-sand beaches and unexpected adventures across Barbados also make it an ideal destination for our guests to experience even more of the Caribbean charm and culture before or after their cruise.”     “After the year the industry and region have had, this is a shining light to look forward to this coming winter season. We have wanted to see for some time more homeporting operations from Barbados, the incorporation of pre- and post-stay vacations which expose cruisers to the best Barbados has to offer and at a regional level, the development of new itineraries that elevates the cruise experience throughout the Caribbean,” said Senator the Hon. Lisa Cummins, Minister of Tourism and International Transport for Barbados. “So, we are extremely pleased to extend the welcome mat for Grandeur of the Seas to Barbados. We are looking forward to displaying our Bajan hospitality, wide range of accommodations, rich culture, diversity of experiences, world class cuisine, unique attractions, and especially want to share the warmth of the Barbadian people. These are the things that keep visitors coming back for more!”   Barbados is known for its rich history and celebrated for its kind and hospitable people – a defining Bajan trait passed on for almost 400 years and still strong today. Adventure-seekers looking to discover the Bajan island vibe will have diverse experiences to choose from across the country’s 11 parishes – a mix of coastal, rural and urban neighborhoods, some sophisticated and luxurious, others immersive and based in nature. Spanning 166 square miles between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, the island affectionately known as “Little England” is chock-full of natural and cultural heritage to satisfy wanderlust of all types. Royal Caribbean’s new 2021-22 winter cruises from Bridgetown, Barbados open for sale today. The itineraries depart on Sundays and ports of call for each are: ·       7-night Southern Caribbean Island Hop: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting Scarborough, Tobago (new); Port of Spain, Trinidad (new); St. George’s, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent (new); Roseau, Dominica; and Castries, St. Lucia ·       7-night Southern Caribbean Adventure: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting St. George’s, Grenada; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; and Port of Spain, Trinidad (new) ·       14-night Ultimate Caribbean: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting St. George’s, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent (new); Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba (overnight); Willemstad, Curacao; Port of Spain, Trinidad (new); Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Royal Caribbean’s inaugural season sailing from Barbados adds even more variety to the cruise line’s current 2021-22 winter season. New departure ports and destinations will bring a breadth of fresh experiences for travelers to make the most of their highly anticipated vacations. About Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionise holidays with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 16 consecutive years in the US Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.  Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, @RCIaustraliaandnz on Facebook and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, holidaymakers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com.au; or call 1800 754 500.   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 Name Ripley’s Larger-than-Life Octopus & Come See What’s New! 2020-12-17T03:48:12Z name-ripley-s-larger-than-life-octopus-amp-come-see-what-s-new Things are getting weirder at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! An all-new, interactive 7D Moving Theatre ride, fresh exhibits, new galleries, and ...  A nine-metre blue-ringed octopus atop the building that needs a name! Ripley’s is now accepting submissions for Soul Boardwalk’s newest resident at ripleys.com/octopus. One winner will be chosen at random to win $1,000 and four Lifetime Passes to Ripley’s Attractions in Surfers Paradise! Learn More at ripleys.com/octopus. We Invite You to Come See What’s New! The Believe It or Not! Odditoirum that the Gold Coast knows and loves now has four all-new galleries, dozens of never-before-seen exhibits, and a state-of-the-art motion simulator—Ripley’s 7D Moving Theatre. Give your audience a first look by setting up a V.I.P. media tour today or have us visit you in studio with one-of-a-kind exhibits. If interested, please contact Lisa Tucker to arrange your V.I.P. access: Lisa Tucker, General Manager P: 07 5592 0040 M: 0405 532 432 tucker@ripleys.com You’ve got to see it to believe it! ### About Ripley Entertainment Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 15 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books, and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada. Learn more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! by visiting Ripleys.com and following them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Maplecan Visas Announces Year-End Discount On Australian Immigration Consultation Fee 2020-12-16T05:58:18Z maplecan-visas-announces-year-end-discount-on-australian-immigration-consultation-fee Maplecan Visas, one of the most trusted immigration consultants in Dubai has recently announced an exclusive discount offer of 10% off on the Australian Immigration consultation fee. Following the upcoming Christmas and New Year season, the company aims to deliver a world-class consultation experience through its exciting year-end offer and provide assistance to those looking for immigration and PR visa. Due to the sudden onset of the COVID pandemic, the health of people, as well as businesses, have been severely impacted. The travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders disrupted the migration of people to international countries. Now that the market is reopening, Maplecan Visas makes the Australian immigration consultation affordable to help aspirants complete their immigration application process. Commenting on the offer, Mr Varun (Director) of Maplecan Visas said, “The year 2020 has been a different one for skilled professionals, students and other individuals planning to migrate to Australia. However, the upcoming year will be witnessed as the time for market reopening and immigration will be in full swing with the lifting of the ban on international travel. We believe that our exclusive offer will be helpful for the aspirants to realize their dream to live, work, and settle in Australia.” The offer announced by the company is valid for different visa options – Permanent Residence Visa, Work Visa, Visit and Tourist Visa, Study Visa, Family Visa, Refugee and Humanitarian Visa, and other special category visas. Maplecan Visas has a team of certified Australian immigration consultants who assists the aspirants throughout the process and take necessary steps to ensure that the application of the candidate fully complies with the eligibility and requirements of Australian immigration. Furthermore, it keeps a close track of the progress of the client’s application and maintains a rapport with specific embassies for seamless approvals. Being one of the most preferred immigration consultants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Maplecan Visas has created a proven track record of 100% client satisfaction. It has established a strong presence in UAE as well as globally with eight dedicated offices. About Maplecan Visas Maplecan Visas is an established Immigration consultancy in UAE. It has a team of highly skilled and trusted experts to provide the best advice to the clients about Skilled immigration and other processes. The company specializes in visa documentation and Permanent Residence and Citizenship programs. Furthermore, they maintain cordial relations with various Embassies, Consulates, and High Commissions located in UAE. For more information, please visit: https://www.maplecanvisas.com/ or follow us on Facebook/LinkedIn/Instagram RETREAT Magazine's Issue #20 has landed 2020-12-11T02:14:56Z retreat-magazine-s-issue-20-has-landed Retreat Magazine's Issue #20 has landed! For this issue, we have set out on a number of different journeys to inspire your next vacation. If you’re on the lookout for fresh destinations, whether you're a beach bum, surf enthusiast, or looking for the ultimate weekend getaway, we have you covered! Turn to page 126 for the ultimate insider’s guide to the world’s most luxurious desert escapes from the Arabian Peninsula to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. We also have the top European holiday destinations, exclusive villas that offer the utmost of privacy and luxury. If you’re dreaming of Greece, we have the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do on the beautiful island of Santorini. For those of us who can not yet travel, we have fun ideas to make a staycation at home, tips to turn your bathroom into a hotel-inspired relaxation station and ideas for hosting a resort-worthy 5-star brunch.   As we know that the perfect outfit can make your holiday paired with a great outlook, we have the smartest shopping and packing tips, the best style advice for home or abroad, and all the tips you’ll need to incorporate your favourite travel trends into your wardrobe today. What shoes are easiest to slip off in an airport line? We’ve got you covered! Our editors have also put together the ultimate capsule wardrobe and round-up of your must-pack shoes. In this issue, we also have a look at the best beauty tips, skincare advice and how-to guides for every type of trip, no matter the season. If the holidays and 2020 have left you in need of some R&R, we also have advice on starting a meditation practice to bring you into the New Year. Finally, as always, this issue is a celebration of everything that inspires our travels from the best cocktail to the best views to enjoy it, so we hope that it will entice you to dream of where your next travel plans will take you. Download the app on iTunes or Google Play and visit retreatmag.com and retreatshops.com for more! 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. Sydney says ‘bienvenue’ to new French Bistro dining destination, L’Héritage 2020-12-03T01:20:00Z sydney-says-bienvenue-to-new-french-bistro-dining-destination-l-heritage Mosman says ‘bienvenue’ to new French Bistro dining destination, L’Héritage – Opening December 10 2020     ‘Our menu is my personal interpretation of the meals I love to eat when I’m out in the local bistros of Paris,’ Julien Audibert-Lebon, Head Chef, L’Héritage   Mosman’s spectacular Chowder Bay is home to Sydney’s newest French bistro - L’Héritage. Situated in a historic building overlooking Clifton Gardens and Sydney Harbour and opening in December, L’Héritage will tempt Sydneysiders and visitors with classic French, home-cooked dishes matched with local and French wines. The new bistro will be open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinners and events.   L’Heritage is the fourth restaurant venture for owners, husband Pierre and his Sydney-born wife Alena Rayrolles. The couple already owned two Parisian brasseries as well as Frenchy’s Cafe, a much-loved Mosman destination.   They have now partnered with Pierre’s best friend of many years, Julien Audibert-Lebon, who will be Head Chef at L’Héritage, to realise a shared dream of bringing French heritage to the table in an Australian heritage location. This dream is the inspiration behind the L’Héritage brand.   French-born Julien began his career in busy Parisian kitchens when he was just 16. Since then he has worked side by side with leading chefs including Dominique Grel, Stephane Vieux, Jean-Michel Guilloteau, Pierre Hermé, Patrice Hardy and Marc Davis. After more than 25 years of cooking professionally, his love for the traditional cuisine of his native France is unwavering.   ‘With recipes and knowledge handed down through the generations, French cooking is my passion,’ says Julien.   L’Heritage has a quintessentially French interior with white walls and dark timber floors. The space is elegant and understated - the focus  here is on friends, family and fine food. The menu features classic French dishes and fresh daily specials, all prepared with the finest seasonal produce and Julien’s signature flair.   “I love creating dishes with balance and contrast. Hot and cold, crispy and soft, sweet and savoury. I love experimenting with flavours and textures that evoke your senses and memories,” he explains.   Breakfast options include fresh interpretations of French classics, such as Croissant Benedict, together with Australian favourites including granola served with organic coconut yoghurt and mango coulis.  (I would prefer the smashed avocado one because its so Aussie instead of granola)   Browsing the lunch and dinner menu transports diners straight to the heart of Paris. Dishes include classic French entrées like Chicken liver pâté, Escargots (snails) and Salmon rillettes.   Mains include Canard à l’orange (duck with orange duck jus), Entrecote frites (scotch fillet with chips), Bouillabaisse (seafood stew), Poisson du jour (fish of the day) and Gnocchi ricotta aux petits legumes (ricotta gnocchi served with vegetables). Sumptuous French desserts include Mousse au chocolat, Poire Belle Helene (poached pear with Chantilly cream and Belgian chocolate sauce) and a selection of house-made gelato.   Cheese lovers will enjoy the selection of imported French cheeses.   The drinks list includes selected Australian and imported French wines, together with traditional aperitifs and digestifs.   Bistro L'Heritage  7b Chowder Bay Road Mosman 2088  t: 02 9968 1658 e: info@l’heritage.com.au   Opening hours: Mon & Tues 8am -4pm Wed, Thurs & Fri, Sat 8am-10pm Sun 8am -4pm For more information visit: http://lheritage.com.au/index.php/home/   ENDS   Be social: Facebook: Bistro.l’heritage Insta: bistro.lheritage For further information please contact: Tracey@impressionsmc.com.au Tel: 0415 290023   4 good reasons to stay at Tasmania’s Historic 5 Star Boutique Hotel in The Derwent Valley 2020-12-03T00:57:59Z 4-good-reasons-to-stay-at-tasmania-s-historic-5-star-boutique-hotel-in-the-derwent-valley Idyllically located in the lush heart of the Derwent Valley, The Woodbridge   is the perfect place for those seeking a luxe stay in a heritage property just moments from the River Derwent. Love the location and like to know more? Here are 4 good reasons why The Woodbridge is the most wonderful place to stay.   1. The River: Guests wanting to get their river on can walk along the banks, swim, hydro bikes, paddle board or book a sea plane trip – and that’s just the beginning.  Additional bookable experiences include luxury guided fly-fishing (tailored to participants’ experience levels) as well as platypus-spotting kayak adventures. 2. The Accommodation: Created within a mansion that dates back to 1825, all eight one-of-a-kind guest rooms and suites at The Woodbridge have been lovingly restored and renovated and feature every creature comfort as well as stunning river vistas.   3. The Food: The Woodbridge takes pride in serving locally sourced seasonal produce, including fine local meats and seafood as well as the freshest fruit and vegetables. The breakfast menu is light, healthy and delicious, while the set menu dinner changes every evening and includes a soup taster with hot baked bread, main course and dessert. Specific dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free) can usually be accommodated with advance notice.   Keen to explore more of Tassie’s food scene? The Woodbridge is just minutes from The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery. The renowned restaurant and cooking school celebrates the state’s famed seasonal produce and helps support a community of local growers, farmers and fishermen.   4. The Drinks: Tasmania is known for its cool climate wines and the pristine waters that help create some of the world’s most prized spirits. Discover new favourites on a chauffeured wine, whisky, gin or vodka tasting at some of the nearby historic estates.  Stefano Lubiana Wines produces fine biodynamic, organic, vegan wines. Book a wine tasting, drop by for a light bite or pick up rustic European style picnic fare for a riverbank lunch. Or check out the new rum distillery 4 blocks away. ‘Guests tell us they love The Woodbridge for so many reasons. Whether they’re interested in local history and antiquities, art and culture, gastronomy or outdoor adventures or simply want to relax and unwind, we’re here to help them make the most of their time with us. Our concierge team can assist with everything from making bookings for local restaurants to arranging tickets for MONA (just 20 minutes away) and Mt Field National Park. We take care of everything, so our guests can make the most of their time at this unique and luxurious property,’ says owner, Laurelle Grimley.   www.woodbridgenn.com.au   https://www.woodbridgenn.com.au/activities/    www.facebook.com/woodbridgeonthederwent/   Woodbridge Rates 2020 Rooms from $395 per night with complimentary breakfast.    For further information/images/review stay bookings please contact Tracey Leitch tracey@impressionsmc.com.au  0415 290023   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