The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-01-17T22:37:48Z New Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers 2018-01-17T22:37:48Z new-cosmetic-and-jewellery-organisers Compactor Home introduces their new Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers designed to enhance home storage solutions. The assortment of jewellery and cosmetic organisers offers innovative and beautiful home storage solutions in strong, transparent polystyrene, which eases the task of protecting and sorting your favourite items. Nick Barnes, CEO of McGloins Supertex, the Australian distributors of Compactor Home says, “Compactor is the market leader in Europe and defines storage as being the first step in the interior decoration process. Compactor is set to make a great impact on the Australian market as their products are designed with an emphasis on functional details and quality materials.” The innovative range comes in 6 different designs to help ease your home organisation: Small Cosmetic Organiser RRP $10.99 Large Multi Purpose Organiser RRP $16.99 2 Drawer Cosmetic Organiser RRP $25.99 3 Drawer Cosmetic Organiser RRP $44.99 9 Piece Lipstick Holder RRP $6.49 Round Jewellery Organiser RRP $15.99 The Compactor Home Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers are available now at Harris Scarfe stores and selected Howards Storage World. JURA Australia celebrates 10 years with Roger Federer 2018-01-10T06:49:25Z jura-australia-celebrates-10-years-with-roger-federer JURA Australia celebrates 10 years with global brand ambassador Roger Federer Today saw Roger Federer, current world number two tennis champion and JURA global brand ambassador, celebrate JURA Australia’s 10th anniversary and officially open the new headquarters in Melbourne. Roger has been the global brand ambassador for the Swiss fully automatic coffee machine brand since 2006. In 2018, he will feature in their new Australian TVC, print and digital campaign for the release of the highly anticipated JURA S8 machine, available from April 2018. When asked about JURA’s development in Australia, Roger Federer, JURA Global ambassador says, “In my opinion JURA has gained a lot of momentum in the past ten years. The team has done a great job in building awareness for automatic coffee machines and the brand. Today, JURA machines can be found in many premium stores. Australians seem to love freshly ground, freshly brewed specialty coffees. “I enjoy Cappuccino in the morning and an Espresso after a meal. And I also started drinking Flat White which originates from Australia and can be prepared with JURA machines at the touch of a button. So, JURA has not only brought automatic coffee machines to Australia, they also brought the Flat White from Australia to the rest of the world,” adds Roger. 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. Emanuel Probst, CEO of JURA Global says, “The progress in Australia over the past 10 years has been phenomenal. We’re predicting 2018 to be a big year for the Australian market. The combination of a holistic marketing campaign with our global ambassador Roger Federer and the launch of the new JURA S8 in March will be the platform to take the brand to the next level.” The new JURA S8 is all about big choice and compact design. This exciting new coffee machine combines the best of the compact class with elements of the premium segment, including a hint of the GIGA. Even the most demanding coffee connoisseurs should prepare themselves for this new release in March 2018, the most exciting JURA coffee machine launch to date. Australians are going to love the S8’s impressive range of specialties and the stunning result in a cup. For more information or hi-res imagery, please contact 360 PR: Lisa Solomons – 02 9571 4448 – 0416 175 518 – Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – dermaviduals Creator & Global Director Dr Hans Lautenschläger in Australia 2018-01-09T02:50:30Z dermaviduals-creator-global-director-dr-hans-lautenschlager-in-australia Dr Hans Lautenschläger, creator of dermaviduals, a unique, customised skin care range developed based on the principles of corneotherapy will be in Australia from Tuesday, 16 January. Presenting over the three day International dermaviduals Symposium, Dr Hans Lautenschläger will deliver the latest corneotherapy innovations and treatments. The science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin is the principle of corneotherapy and the underlying foundation of dermaviduals. The range was developed in Germany in 1994 by Dr Hans Lautenschläger – an international leader in pharmacology and chemistry. “We recognised that lifestyle factors such as indirect exposure to pollutants, chemicals, pesticides and surfactants impact negatively on our skin. Based on this, our team have developed a customised dermatological skin care solution designed to optimally maintain the natural skin barrier and prevent premature ageing,” said Dr Hans Lautenschläger. The full list of the speakers at the symposium include: Adam Downer, Costhetics – Importance of Social Media in Marketing & how to harness all things digital for your strongest marketing presence Simon Murray, Frog Coaching
– From owning a job to owning a business Rebecca Miller, The Skin Whisperer – How to build a dynamic team Robyn McAlpine, Expert Skin Therapist
– What’s behind the Expert Skin Therapist? Dr Hans Lautenschläger, KOKO dermaviduals – the dermaviduals difference and what’s new John Appleton, Your Health
– Why DNA is not your destiny Rene Serbon, Dermal Systems – Melanogenesis Jennifer Brodeur, JB Skin Guru – LED and entrepreneurship Morag Currin, Oncology Training International – Oncology Aesthetics & modifying your treatments to support cancer patients Skin Experts Panel Discussion - Dr Hans Lautenschläger, Morag Currin, Florence Barrett-Hill, Jennifer Brodeur, Rene Serbon & Simone Vescio dermaviduals is now available in over 115 clinics across Australia. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers to mineral makeup. For more information go to: 5th International Corneotherapy Symposium Opens in NZ 2018-01-09T02:34:01Z 5th-international-corneotherapy-symposium-opens-in-nz This Friday will see the opening of the 5th International Corneotherapy Symposium, held at the Sky City Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand. Held over three days, attendees will take part in presentations and discussions with leading corneotherapy experts from around the world. Dr Hans Lautenschläger, creator of dermaviduals, a unique, customised skin care range developed based on the principles of corneotherapy will be a key guest speaker. Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals New Zealand says, “The annual Corneotherapy Symposium is always a highly anticipated event on our calendar. Being able to learn the latest innovations and new treatments from the best around the world, including our founder, ensures we are at the forefront of skincare technology for the year ahead.” The science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin is the principle of corneotherapy and the underlying foundation of dermaviduals. The range was developed in Germany in 1994 by Dr Hans Lautenschläger – an international leader in pharmacology and chemistry. “We Recognised that lifestyle factors such as indirect exposure to pollutants, chemicals, pesticides and surfactants impact negatively on our skin. Based on this, our team have developed a customised dermatological skin care solution designed to optimally maintain the natural skin barrier and prevent premature ageing,” said Dr Hans Lautenschläger. The full list of the speakers at the symposium include: Dr Hans Lautenschläger, Ph.D. Organic Chemist, Cologne, Germany. Florence Barrett-Hill: Independent educator, Madame Chair I.A.C, New Zealand. Dr. Ben Roediger: Department head, Centenary Institute, NSW, Australia Dr. Siouxsie Wiles: Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Professor David Cameron-Smith: Associate Director, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Professor Chu Chia-Yu, MD, PhD. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Craig Rodger; The Chef. Founder of NZ's first LCHF restaurant, Author of ‘What The Fat’ Auckland, New Zealand. Rachel Robertson: NZARBP Vice President & Entrepreneur, Wellington, New Zealand. Trudy Fleming: ASLMS fellow, Light based hair reduction expert, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Ghita Lanzendörfer-Yu, PhD: Freelance Online editor, Germany. Rene Serbon: Independent consultant and educator, Penticton, Canada. dermaviduals is now available in over 47 clinics across New Zealand. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers to mineral makeup. For further information go to: Justine Wilson on incorporating Ultra Violet in the home 2018-01-08T21:41:18Z justine-wilson-on-incorporating-ultra-violet-in-the-home PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet has been announced as the PANTONE Colour of the year, it’s clear that it is on trend with the moody, rich and deep colour accents that are set to take over 2018. As a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, complimentary deep pinks, plum, purple and violet go hand in hand with the already growing interior trend of Regency Glam. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors says, “PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet has a rich design history in that it was used to signify luxury, indulgence and wealth. Purple is an extremely dominant colour and it will fast become a must have colour in every home as it appeals to both men and women.” Justine shares her top four tips on how to incorporate PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet into your own interior scheme: Crystals make amazing decorative tools, and as a nod to the colour of the year amethyst is the perfect addition to your home. They look beautiful on sideboards, coffee tables or bookshelves; predicting 2018 will be a big year for both crystals and PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, so it’s a great way to combine both trends. Flowers add a natural decorative touch to your home, to help incorporate the colour of the year Justine suggests using some stunning orchids in a deep purple that will make a wonderful addition to your entry console. They are delicate, pretty and luxurious, orchids are the perfect flower to decorate your home with. Bedroom Decor: Injecting a pop of purple into your bedroom is as simple as adding a few scatter cushions and a throw in variations of the deep purple. If you wish to liven up your walls try to select an artwork that has the same hint of purple and you will have an on trend and beautifully styled haven. Feature Wall: It’s a bold move to paint a deep colour feature wall but if you’re brave enough you will have a dramatic talking point and it will set the tone for a space of luxury. Pair the wall with some metallic accents in either cushions or furniture pieces; add in some faux fur and you will have a vibrant and rich looking space. For further information, images or to speak with Justine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – BURGER 10 OPENS 2ND STORE IN RANDWICK 2018-01-03T14:28:10Z burger-10-opens-2nd-store-in-randwick-1 Sydney, NSW, JANUARY 4, 2018– After a successful period in the inner Western suburb of Glebe, Burger 10 has found its second home at Randwick ‘s jewel crown ‘The Spot’ on 45 Perouse Rd opening its doors on Friday, 12 January 2018, 11:30am. In celebration of the grand opening, Burger 10 is offering 50% DISCOUNT ON YOUR TOTAL BILL from opening weekend, 11:30 am Friday the 12th until the close of trade Sunday the 14th January 2018.  They’ll bring their award-winning multi-national burger menu with them along with new and exciting features such as Fried Chicken, Nachos & Quesadillas, soft serves, and milkshakes. The creative concept invites you to taste your way around the world. The menu features 10 uniquely crafted burgers bringing the flavours of ten different countries from the likes of China, Thailand, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Australia, Mexico, Japan, Morocco and of course America. “We at Burger10 are very excited at the prospect of branching out into the Eastern Suburbs market during this burger boom; Burger10 has a broad menu of handcrafted burgers, salads, shakes and signature sides. It has something for everyone and we look forward to serving the community and provide the best possible value to locals.” Burger10 Randwick grand opening is taking place on Friday, 12 January at 45 Perouse Road and will feature a 50% DISCOUNT ON YOUR TOTAL BILL and treat bags for kids, so hurry and don’t miss out! Burger10 would like to invite you, the media, to come down and join us and help celebrate this momentous occasion.  Marc Edward Agency appointed to launch YesTelco Australia 2017-12-18T00:40:32Z marc-edward-agency-appointed-to-launch-yestelco-australia Marc Edward Agency (MEA) broadens service offering and launches Communications division with founding client, YesTelco Australia. MEA today announced the strategic shift to integrate a Communications offering into the business model to provide more effective and efficient solutions for clients. “Over the past year clients have increasingly looked to MEA to provide integrated creative solutions. The team have achieved great success in developing strategic campaigns for clients which extend activations to ensure experiences live on and touch a wider segment of consumers. Our Communications division is a natural business expansion from this work done to date.” says Nigel Hickey, Managing Director. The new MEA Comms division launched with founding client, YesTelco Australia. The telecommunications service provider has appointed MEA as PR and Experiential agency of record for its launch to market in early 2018. YesTelco Australia has appointed MEA as PR and Experiential agency of record, following a competitive pitch. YesTelco Australia CEO, Rob Fleifel, felt that culturally both businesses were a good fit, with each approaching their respective industries with a unique approach and service offering. Big Wet Offers Summer Specials with Myer/Coles Gift Cards, Filter Rental 2017-12-18T00:37:10Z big-wet-offers-summer-specials-with-myer-coles-gift-cards-filter-rental Natural spring water delivery service Big Wet is offering a great deal on its freestanding water filter and chiller rental. Customers can now rent a freestanding water filter and chiller for just $49 per month. This offer is available for a limited period and includes installation, filters and servicing. The special includes freestanding water filter and coolers with hot, cold, room temperature and cold water dispensers.  The offer covers installation and plumbing parts, twin system filtration and six-monthly servicing. Big Wet will also replace filter cartridges every six months. They offer full warranties on all parts and equipment. Big Wet Spring Water services bottled water coolers in Victoria. Coolers under rental contracts are serviced and maintained by Big Wets team of professional route service managers. Customer-owned coolers can be serviced for a nominal charge by booking a service through the company. Big Wets filter division provides a service presence in all states and territories of Australia. Filter systems under rental contracts are serviced and maintained by Big Wets team of professional service personal. Customer-owned filter systems can be serviced on a fee for service basis or under a service contract. In another summer deal Big Wet has announced a special refreshment bundle for its new customers. When customers rent a freestanding hot and cold water cooler for just $49 (plus GST) for one year they will get four 15-litre spring bottles, cup holder and a sleeve of cups absolutely free. They also get a $25 Coles/Myer voucher. Customers have to nominate the freestanding cooler or bench top cooler with the order. This limited time offer gives a saving of up to $100. The deal is available online through the company’s website or phone orders. Customers must also sign up for an ongoing direct debit facility in order to qualify for this deal. There are no contracts or hidden fees in this offer. Big Wet delivers quality bottled water, free of charge, to all of metropolitan Melbourne including the expanding Northern suburbs, Bayswater and the Yarra Ranges, Geelong and the Bellarine peninsula, plus the regional area of Gippsland and the Bass coast. The refreshing quality water is popular in homes and offices around the region. The company has customised solutions available like water filtration, water bottle delivery and cooler delivery. They will pick the empty bottles and keep track of ongoing needs. Their online store has a range of products that will take care of water needs for homes and offices. With busy lifestyles and to manage complex office needs having a bottled delivery service makes things simple. The cost effective service from Big Water ensures there is constant supply for quality water. The company has the necessary equipment and expertise that allows them to service the Melbourne region effectively. Big Wet sources water from two deep underground springs from picturesque hills of Daylesford Victoria. They deliver sustainable one-stop solution for all bottled water related needs. The spring water employs a team of reliable delivery staff that is committed to providing courteous personalised service to all its customers. They will deliver the bottled water on a regular monthly cycle and also make frequent trips when arranged. For more information: To call: 1300 699 965 'Pop' an Aussie Prosecco on ice this New Year 2017-12-15T02:54:05Z pop-an-aussie-prosecco-on-ice-this-new-year THE festive season has begun and the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) suggests Australian consumers choose Aussie Prosecco to enjoy in moderation with family and friends during celebrations these holidays.   WFA Chief Executive Tony Battaglene explained the variety has been growing in popularity since the first vines were planted here some 20-plus years ago.   “It’s a global phenomenon, gaining a loyal following from those who appreciate its crispness. It works very well with food and our climate, and is a standout choice for those looking for a celebratory toast,” Mr Battaglene said.   There’s also a more pressing need for people to become familiar with and support Australian producers of the Prosecco variety.   Mr Battaglene said Australian Prosecco was on the European Union’s hit list for the next round of Free Trade Agreement negotiations, and the Italians are using it as a way to try and stop Aussies using this and other grape variety names on our Australian wine products.   “This is just the start,” he explained. “If the EU wins the fight to stop Aussies using Prosecco then we will see other grape varieties fall. They are also targeting Nero d’Avola, Dolcetto, Montepulciano, Barbera, Brachetto, Dolcetto, Fiano, Greco di Tufo, and the list goes on.   “They tried this before in 2013 but we stopped them through the courts. It wasn’t an easy battle, and we are getting ready to roll up our sleeves and again go into bat for Aussie producers.   “Now our Prosecco Road producers in Victoria and others around the country are rallying together again to support the WFA campaign. We have been working with the Australian Government and highlighting how dangerous such a move by the Europeans would be in terms of impinging on our rights, the cost to the Australian economy and livelihoods of our producers.   “WFA fiercely defends the rights of Australian producers to use Prosecco and we are getting ready for the fight of our lives. We want Australian consumers to get behind us too and that’s why enjoying an Aussie Prosecco during the holidays would be a great show of support.”   Australian Prosecco producer and WFA member Ross Brown, Executive Director of iconic family brand Brown Brothers, said we cannot give up the fight and hand Italy the rights to the variety.   “For our Australian producers to be denied the right to use the name Prosecco would be akin to losing Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc,” Mr Brown said.   “Aussies know their favourite wines by the grape variety and we produce great Prosecco which we are rightly proud of.   “So we say to Australians: ‘Select Australian Prosecco these holidays and help us show our competitors that we mean business.’”     In the King Valley the Dal Zotto Family planted Australia’s first commercial Prosecco vines almost 20 years ago. The variety now accounts for 50% of its production, with plans in place for a major expansion in 2018 to meet the growing demand.   “Any move now to ban the use of Prosecco would be devastating to our business and to Australia’s growing reputation for producing outstanding varietals,” said WFA member Michael Dal Zotto, who co-owns with brother Christian the vineyards his father first planted.   “This is a strategic move by the Italians, through the EU, to prevent other countries sharing in the huge growth opportunities emerging for Prosecco in both domestic and international markets and it’s unfair and not on.”   Notes: Australian Prosecco is currently worth an estimated $60 million. Growth projections estimate it could rise as high as $200 million in the next few years. Aussie in-store music leader, Marketing Melodies partners with Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand 2017-12-14T05:57:34Z aussie-in-store-music-leader-marketing-melodies-partners-with-spotify-backed-soundtrack-your-brand-1 ● Marketing Melodies selected as exclusive ANZ reseller for Swedish business Soundtrack Your Brand ● Soundtrack Your Brand offers a leading subscription-based music streaming service licensed for commercial and public spaces ● Recent study shows 9.1% sales increase when in-store music matches brand Melbourne: 14 December, 2017 – Marketing Melodies, Australia’s most progressive and truly independent in-store music provider, today announces an exclusive reseller agreement with Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand, for the Australia and New Zealand markets. Soundtrack Your Brand was founded in Sweden in 2013, with a mission to kill bad background music. Its flagship solution, Soundtrack Business, is a music-streaming platform licensed for commercial and public spaces. Some of the company’s multinational customers include McDonald’s, TAG Heuer, as well as TONI&GUY, along with thousands of small-to- medium businesses across 100 countries. Marketing Melodies is Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of background music, digital signage and other retail technology, catering to over 4,600 retail stores including Witchery, The Just Group, Grill’d, Kathmandu and Optus. The reseller agreement will see Marketing Melodies exclusively provide access to Soundtrack Your Brand’s technology and grants retailers and business owners access to the world's largest music library for commercial use, for the first time in Australia and New Zealand. For retailers and restaurateurs, ambient music can have a profound impact on dwell time and sales. Soundtrack Your Brand recently partnered with The Swedish Trade Federation to complete the world’s largest ever study into the effects of music in commercial settings. The study found in-store music that matched the brand resulted in an average 9.1 per cent increase in overall sales, compared with playing randomly selected popular songs. Results also showed an average increase in sales per food and beverage unit categories, including 15.6 per cent sales growth in desserts and 11 per cent in sides when brand fitting music played, indicating people prefer to spend more time in a venue with brand-aligned music. Key features of the Soundtrack Business solution includes: Users can schedule their playlist sequence so that music suits different times of the day and creates different moods; Managers of various retail locations can control music across as many sites as needed. Managers can make changes to a single location’s playlist or instantly update the music in all stores; A remote app allows staff to fine-tune the volume or skip songs in order to adjust the playlist to changing conditions in real-time; Users have access to ready-made soundtracks, which are professional selections of music specially made for business identities. They are always updated, will never go silent and are never repetitive. The solution combines data analysis with hands-on expertise to deliver content that fits individual brands, boosts sales and makes staff happier. Marketing Melodies Founder, Dean Cherny, said: “We understand that thousands of businesses in Australia and New Zealand have been inadvertently using Spotify illegally, not realising the platform is a non-commercial service. Through our partnership with Soundtrack Your Brand, we can offer access to a growing music catalogue of millions of songs across 180 music channels, which are continuously updated with fresh sounds and specially designed for differing commercial environments. “This is a game changing development, and we’re thrilled to channel this solution through to retailers locally,” continued Mr Cherny. In 2016, Soundtrack Your Brand expanded from the Nordics into over 100 countries worldwide. Since the beginning of last year, the business has seen revenue and user base growth by close to 400 per cent. Meysam Majd, Global Partner Manager said: “Background music today is sold as a utility, and there’s rarely much thought going into what music brands are playing and why. We’re dedicated to improving the background music experience for retail owners, staff and consumers alike. Our business has been undergoing an aggressive growth strategy, and we are constantly scoping out potential partners in regions we’ve not yet entered. When we chose to expand into Australia and New Zealand, the team at Marketing Melodies was an obvious alignment. They are a proven market leader in the category, and we are delighted to have them join us as our exclusive ANZ partner. “We look forward to helping local retailers take their background music to a whole new level, legally,” continued Mr Majd. The Soundtrack Your Brand solution is available via Marketing Melodies from today. For more information, please visit (use the following voucher code for one month free: marketingmelodiesxsyb). Any sales enquiries should be directed to Dean Cherny via or +61 3 9016 3576. ENDS Notes for Editors About Marketing Melodies and other retail technology, catering to over 4,600 retail stores. About Soundtrack Your Band digital signage services Marketing Melodies is widely recognised as Australia's most progressive and #1 truly independent in-store music provider. Marketing Melodies also offers Soundtrack Your Brand is a Spotify-backed company founded in 2013 on a mission to kill bad background music. Headquartered in downtown Stockholm, the company has spent the last couple of years building the world’s best music streaming service for businesses. The company provides businesses with a state-of the-art music platform and a scientifically proven content curation model, crafted by connoisseurs and perfected with technology. Research from Soundtrack Your Brand and The Swedish Trade Federation Download the full study findings, here: Marketing Melodies Media Contacts Jennifer Gillis or Ashleigh Manion at DEC PR or +61 2 8014 5033 Soundtrack Your Brand Media Contacts Sven Grundberg +46 (0)70 288 36 39 2018 Greening Predictions by Mark Paul 2017-12-13T22:54:32Z 2018-greening-predictions-by-mark-paul Mark Paul, Horticulturist and Founder of The Greenwall Company predicts that 2018 will be all about lightweight planters and maximising greenspace. Thanks to their new lightweight gabion design set to launch in the new year, Mark Paul and The Greenwall Company now have a greening solution for any space. Mark says, “I’ve been testing and trialling new ways of greening spaces keeping in mind they need to be cost-efficient, space saving and last the lifetime of the building or surface they are applied to. “I believe our new lightweight gabions, which can be created into any shape or size are the solution architects, builders and designers have been looking for. Designed using 96% recycled materials, they are not only adaptable but also sustainable.” Key facts about the next generation lightweight gabions include: A replacement option for concrete planters with traditional heavy media Fraction of the weight and associated costs of old fashioned planter boxes All plants and plantings and hidden structure Perfect for drainage and storm water run off Made from local recycled inorganic media and fabrics “We are currently doing a 17M3 lightweight gabion structure for a new kindergarten to take a mature Ficus platypoda. The storm-loaded weight should now be around 7,000kg as opposed to 60,000kg for conventional containment and media. The installation cost is a fraction of the cost saved in concrete and steel,” says Mark. About The Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company are the pioneers of greenwalls and green roofs in Australia. Founded by Mark Paul, a horticulturist, designer and advocate for greening cities, The Greenwall Company use award winning design techniques across both residential and commercial projects, bringing greenwalls to a new level of integration within the urban environment. Their vision is to reclaim the urban environment, wrapping facades of buildings with epiphytic and lithophytic plants creating living, breathing architectural function. For further information, images or to speak with Mark Paul from The Greenwall Company please contact: Rachel King – 360 PR: P- 02 9571 4448/0423 833 814 or New Cafe Opening in Westgarth 2017-12-13T01:43:14Z new-cafe-opening-in-westgarth Now open in Westgarth at the site formerly home to Merricote, local couple Miroslawa Kotowska (chef) and Michael Coates are bringing a focus on high-quality producers to Westgarth's coffee & brunch scene.    Named after their backyard chooks at home in Thornbury, Michael & Miroslawa's hunt for producers started with the humble egg.  Their menu has all the things they love to eat and share with friends and family. Miroslawa said "We wanted to use Gippsland Pastured. Eggs (formerly Greg's Eggs). They're the eggs we buy when our girls aren't laying.  We love our chooks, and wanted to use eggs that came from really high welfare girls like ours."   "Greg & Felicity have really low stocking densities.  It actually takes about a year for the chooks to get back to the same piece of paddock as they're moved about in mobile tractors.  16-21 girls per hectare.  Not the 10,000 the mass produced 'free range' eggs have" "From that point, we knew we wanted to use free range, traditionally smoked bacon from Uncles Smallgoods in Dandenong, an institution for Melbourne's Polish community" Michael notes.  " while I love smoking, something I learned from Miroslawa's family, I couldn't do the volumes we need.  Uncles smoke the traditional way, over a real fire, not dust or pellets.  You really can taste the difference." "I do get to contribute to the menu with our own smoked salmon though.  I also cure and smoke our ocean trout, and bake our own rugbrød (a danish rye sourdough) to go with the trout.  That dish takes us about 3 days to prepare.  While I can contribute the ingredients, it's Miroslawa balance of flavours that makes the dish" This attention to detail extends to their coffee, roasted by Small Batch in North Melbourne, and brewed on a Specht Design customised La Marzocco.  Miroslawa & Michael have a love of filtered coffee, and so offer batch brew & pour over as well.  "I've really been enjoying the El Pilar Guatemalan over ice on the hotter days" says Michael. The coffee is served in handmade cups by Preston ceramicist Yesha MacDonald. "We had our dining table covered in different shaped, sized & coloured sample cups from the usual suspects, and we didn't love any of them.  We went to a sale a few blocks from home being held by Yesha & her friend Adele, and fell in love.  This was Yesha's first cafe order, and she did an amazing job working with us to make all the cups to our spec."   Little Flock proudly displays a list of producers in their window which also includes: Saskia Beer free range chicken.  Cape Grim Grass Fed Beef - We use beef from 5yr+ old cattle that have really developed great marbling and flavour. Brasserie Bread - using their Single Origin Emmer Sourdough from grains grown in country NSW Little Flock is open from 7-3 Tuesday - Friday, and 8-3:30 on Weekends. They will be closed public holidays, but otherwise open over the Christmas/New Year period. They currently seat 46, and offer a covered courtyard out back.   Images available on their Instagram page.  High resolution images available on request. For more information, please contact  Michael Coates 0407 323 145 81 High St Northcote New Aqua de Soi Candle Range 2017-12-12T22:28:32Z new-aqua-de-soi-candle-range Scented candles can set the mood of a room, lift your spirits, send you into a state of relaxation and increase your overall wellness. The SOi Company have created a beautiful range of soy candles now available in Australia – introducing Aqua de Soi. Exotic and refreshing, these candles will remind you of sweet summer holiday memories, or send the travel bug into overdrive! The Aqua de Soi collection was inspired by a passion for fragrance, love of exotic travel and a strive for clean living and all their scents reflect that. The luxurious candles are hand poured using 100% soy oil for a longer, cleaner burn. Each candle comes with decorative tin that is designed to match the essence of the fragrance. The candles are currently available in the following scents: Agave Blossom: This fresh scent is a combination of saguaro cactus blossom, blue agave and desert lily. The floral scent is light and will remind you of summer days in the garden. Sea Glass: With the perfect blend of white lilac, drift wood and a touch of sea spray, this scent is sunshine and the seaside in a tin. Perfect for relaxing on a sunny afternoon. Apricot Sandalwood: For something a bit more dynamic, this candle combines earthen woods, rich tobacco and golden apricots. Accents of wood violets and Persian rose are added to compliment this exotic fragrance. Features of Aqua de Soi candles: Approx. 60 hour burn time – 40% longer than wax candles Hand poured 100% kosher soy oil Reusable tin once the candle has burned out Each candle is triple scented with a variety of aromas One candle can fragrance a large room The SOi Company is a North California based company that creates all natural soy candles that are richly scented and designed to enhance your overall wellness. They use their passions to create their products, using the highest quality ingredients. Their collections of candles aromas aim to complement the décor and ambiance of your home. The new Aqua de Soi collection is now available at selected gift stores and pharmacies nationwide at an RRP of $39.95 each. Website: Social Media: or @mcgloins.supertex JURA's Espresso Martini Party Season Tips 2017-12-12T21:49:24Z juras-espresso-martini-party-season-tips A national study by Swiss engineered and designed coffee machine brand JURA Australia has revealed that one in four Australians cannot survive the day without a coffee*. However, this holiday season, getting your daily caffeine hit is set to be as important as the cocktail mixer for your Espresso Martini that night! Thanks to JURA’s innovative Z8, you can ensure the best quality coffee for your guests, whether it’s in a coffee cup or martini glass. The intuitive operation of JURA’s latest machine and across their entire range ensures consistency all at the touch of a button. George Liakatos, Head of Sales JURA Australia says, “You’d be amazed by how many JURA coffee machine owners have contacted our customer service team to ask which is the best setting for an Espresso Martini. Day or night coffee has such a great culture in Australia, some would say on par with Italy and we’re confident that our machines deliver a world-class result every time.” JURA Australia’s Espresso Martini recipe: Jura Z8 30ml Kahlua 30ml vodka 30ml espresso Coffee beans to garnish Simply prepare an Espresso by touching the 4.3inch touch screen display on your JURA Z8 then mix with the Kahlua and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and then strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with a few coffee beans and serve! The Z8 from JURA boasts an unbeatable standard of coffee. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) facilitates the superb development of flavour for Espresso or Ristretto, ensuring the perfect flavour you desire – a key factor to making or breaking the true quality of an Espresso Martini. For short coffees, perfect for the cocktail mixer, the world’s first automatic speciality coffee machine for the home features a one-touch lungo function. This uses a special preparation method to additionally combine the coffee with hot water during the extraction process, resulting in full-bodied, deliciously light specialities. The JURA Z8 is available now from major retailers including David Jones, Myer & Harvey Norman at an RRP of $4,490.00. About JURA Australia: 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. Roger Federer is JURA’s global brand ambassador – a natural fit with the brand by sharing their common values of Swiss origins, performance, precision, prestige and a passion for excellence. *JURA Brand Awareness Report by McCrindle – June 2017 P. Princi Food Services - Carrying Forward the Legacy of Seven Generations of Princi Butchers 2017-12-11T06:47:10Z p-princi-food-services-carrying-forward-the-legacy-of-seven-generations-of-princi-butchers In the world live 70,000 million farm animals, which use in their diet a third of the cereals produced on the planet, 90% of soybean meal and 30% of fish catches. Rarely, cattle feed on grasses and fodder. To maintain all this livestock, big plantations are needed, which in turn demand fertilizers and pesticides. All this, of course, has serious consequences for the planet earth and human health. However, there are Perth butchers committed to the health of their customers and the planet. Joe Princi is very selective about the farmers he works with and looks for those using chemical-free fertilizers such as the new Grow Safe mineral based fertilizer and livestock free of injections, chemicals, and added hormones. All the product features heavy marbling to ensure unique flavor. “We invest heavily in our products and I regularly visit all the farms where our livestock is grown to ensure I understand the fertilizer program, genetics program, breeds, handling of stock, history of the farm, pasture quality and of course, the feedlot,” Joe said. Joe is drawing from his unique skill set of farming, butchering, exporting and retail to bring a new Western Australian premium product to market from his Perth butchers shop. Consumers are increasingly appreciating locally grown, quality product and their appetite for premium local meats are no different. About P. Princi Food Services For seven generations the Princi family has been providing quality meat and smallgoods to Western Australians families, restaurants and caterers. The family owned and operated business operates Princi Food Services from it's factory in O'Connor where it supplies to many of the State’s best-known restaurants. The company also sells direct to the public from its store on Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield. What sets Princi apart from the rest is the hands on, passionate approach to everything they do – from working direct with farmers to grow the product, to butchering and preparing meats and smallgoods Perth in their own factory. Princi Food Services are dedicated to bringing back the farming, flavouring and ageing techniques of their forefathers for the enjoyment of all Western Australians. CONTACT: Contact name: Joe Princi. Phone: (08) 9314 2494  Email: WEB:  Address: Retail store: Shop 11a Beconsfield Shopping Plaza 115 Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield WA 6162