The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-20T02:49:54Z SheaMoisture’s Autumn/Winter Treatment Picks 2021-04-20T02:49:54Z sheamoistures-autumn-winter-treatment-picks A change of season signals the time to change up how you treat your hair. With the weather getting cooler by the month, SheaMoisture Australia shares their top treatments to get through Winter with hydrated, moisture-rich hair. SheaMoisture treatments have every hair concern covered! SheaMoisture’s Autumn/Winter treatment picks include: SheaMoisture Silicone Free Miracle Masque – RRP $24.99 This radiance reviving treatment elevates the magic of natural ingredients in a miracle formula that nourishes the scalp, restores moisture, reduces frizz, and enhances flexibility, softness and shine to hair. An innovative blend of Sugarcane Extract, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Marshmallow Root allow this formula to mimic all the efficacious benefits of silicones without the risk of build-up. SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Leave-In Milk – RRP $24.99 The healing blend of Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil combined with certified organic Shea Butter and Baobab Oil, effortlessly detangles each strand of hair after shampooing or during a co-wash. It instantly provides slippage to improve manageability of natural styling. Manuka Honey also draws in and infuses hair with hydration to replenish follicles that are dry, lifeless or straw-like in look and feel. SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Multi-Action Leave-In – RRP $24.99 This multi-action leave-in absorbs quickly to hydrate, recondition and smooth abused hair, as well as preps for easy styling and protects brittle hair from further damage. Certified organic Shea Butter, reparative Manuka Honey and Yogurt are blended together in a lightweight treatment that fortifies the hair with strand supporting proteins in a natural protective layer, while fighting frizz and the appearance of split ends. SheaMoisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie – RRP $24.99 Enriched with certified organic Shea Butter, this conditioning enhancing smoothie smoothes split ends and tames stray flyaways to transition damaged, over-processed hair to gloriously shiny, bouncy curls! Specially formulated for textured hair types from wavy to curly, Coconut Oil is used to hydrate and protect hair against breakage and replenishing lost oils, while Neem Oil imparts brilliant shine and adds volume and definition to dull, lifeless curls and coils. Get this #1 seller onto your hair for amazing results! SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Protein Power Treatment – RRP $24.99 This Protein Power Treatment with Mafura and Baobab Oils is powered by reparative proteins and butters, in a nutrient-rich strengthening cream to naturally reinforce and revitalise over-processed, abused hair fibers. Certified organic Shea Butter combined with ultra-moisturising Manuka Honey and Yogurt in a deep conditioning formula, fortifies weak strands, combating breakage and split ends to leave hair looking smooth and healthy. SheaMoisture’s range of treatments are available now from Priceline stores nationally or online at sheamoisture.com.au. Follow the brand @sheamoisture.australia and join the #sheafam. SpaScriptions Welcome Sheet Masks To The Range! 2021-04-20T00:36:06Z spascriptions-welcome-sheet-masks-to-the-range Just in time for Winter 2021, SpaScriptions Australia are introducing their first sheet mask into the range of skincare solutions, combining nature and science, and designed to target specific skincare needs. The new SpaScriptions Superfood and Collagen Masks have just been released nationally into Big W and online at spascriptions.com.au. At an RRP of just $9.99 for a pack of five sheet masks, pampering and DIY masking at home has never been more affordable. SPASCRIPTIONS SHEET MASKS – SUPERFOOD: RRP $9.99 Formulated with Watermelon, Kiwi and Avocado extracts, this paper mask moisturises and cleanses the skin with the power of superfoods. Watermelon hydrates the skin and boosts radiance, the Kiwi extract helps to brighten and rejuvenate the skin, while the Avocado is rich in fatty acids that are essential to moisturisation. SPASCRIPTIONS SHEET MASKS – COLLAGEN: RRP $9.99 Formulated with Glacier Water, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. This paper mask promotes youthful, plumped skin and helps restore its natural PH balance. The Glacier Water, a natural mineral cocktail, helps to restore the skin’s pH balance, the collagen protein works to create youthful, plumped skin, while the Hyaluronic Acid intensively hydrates the skin. About SpaScriptions: SpaScriptions range of skincare products have been developed by an expert team of researchers and chemists, each formulation combines advanced technology with high-quality ingredients for a skincare range that fits into customers’ existing skincare routine. The new SpaScriptions Sheet Mask pack of five is available now at an RRP of $9.99 from spascriptions.com.au or Big W nationally. spascriptions.com.au @spascriptions Tegan Martin to launch Rochway’s new Beauty Sleep – An Australian first! 2021-04-19T00:40:45Z tegan-martin-to-launch-rochways-new-beauty-sleep-an-australian-first Rochway are thrilled to announce that they have partnered with former Miss Universe Australia, model and presenter, Tegan Martin to launch Rochway’s Beauty Sleep, the first natural sleep tonic in the Australian market that combines powerful natural sleep aids with innovative probiotics. Available in a delicious natural berry liquid, Beauty Sleep is formulated with sour cherry and calming herbs valerian and hops to encourage quality sleep to reset the body and mind. The unique formula also includes marine collagen and probiotics fermented with Rochway’s exclusive BioRestore™ fermentation process for optimal gut health and whole-body wellbeing. Tegan Martin, Rochway Beauty Sleep Ambassador, someone who knows how important it is to get quality zzz’s to reset the body and mind says, “There have been times in my life where I was having too much sleep, alongside phases where I just wasn’t getting enough. It’s been a personal work in progress learning about how to get to the source of what is influencing my sleep patterns. From improving my physical health to learning how to calm my racing mind at night, sleep will always be a major priority for me. I started trialing the Rochway Beauty Sleep a few months ago, and have finally found something that I can take every night to naturally fall into a deep restful sleep and wake up feeling refreshed each morning.” According to The Sleep Health Foundation, a recent study showed that over half (59.4%) of respondents overall reported experiencing at least one sleep symptom three or more times a week which included trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking too early and not being able to get back to sleep. In addition, significantly more female respondents than male respondents reported “often or always” worrying about getting a good night’s sleep (31% vs 21%) and being overwhelmed by thoughts when trying to sleep (35% vs 25%). Beauty Sleep is packed with essential goodness to naturally aid sleep and reinforce the body’s daily rhythms of sleep. It is well reported that while slumbering, the body is busy repairing cells and releasing hormones that support skin regeneration and rehydration. The three key ingredients in Rochway’s Beauty Sleep to enhance this include: 1. Marine Collagen to regenerate and rehydrate the skin. It is also responsible for maintaining skin elasticity, skin texture and minimising the appearance of wrinkles and signs of ageing. Plus, it supports the skin to keep it firm, plump and glowing. 2. Sour Cherry is rich in the vital sleep hormone melatonin, a central part of the body’s sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin promotes healthy sleep and helps to orient the circadian rhythm. It also contains proanthocyanidins that can help the body convert the amino acid tryptophan into serotonin. 3. Calming herbs Valerian and Hops top off the Beauty Sleep formula, promoting relaxation and calmness to promote a natural slumber. Key facts about Rochway Beauty Sleep: Supports good gut bacteria Marine collagen & BioRestore™ process increases absorbance of collagen Sour cherry and calming herbs support natural and good sleep Australian made 99% sugar-free Naturally flavoured Free from gluten and dairy Taken one to two hours before bedtime, the new Beauty Sleep product completes the brand's journey to wellness ethos, by now providing Australians with 24-hour gut health solutions across the range. Rochway’s new Beauty Sleep probiotic liquid is available for pre-order now at rochway.com.au at an RRP of $49.99. The official launch will be in June 2021. About Rochway’s BioRestore™ Process: Beauty Sleep is made using Rochway’s unique BioRestore™ fermentation process. Papaya fruit and leaf undergo five stages of fermentation using six multi-strain, gut-loving probiotics, resulting in a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex to help beautify from the inside out and support whole body wellbeing. The six strains of probiotics used in the BioRestore™ fermentation process include Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium lactis, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii). www.rochway.com.au 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. 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 Australian Skincare paving the way for conscious beauty with palm oil and cruelty-free certifications 2021-02-11T05:09:36Z australian-skincare-paving-the-way-for-conscious-beauty-with-palm-oil-and-cruelty-free-certifications-1 Each product is designed to enrich your skin with the highest quality ingredients and essential nutrients, ensuring nourishment, hydration and all ‘round good vibes for you and your skin without harming the planet in any way.  With the belief in being kinder from paw print to footprint, Butt Naked is proud to boast products free from animal-derived ingredients and palm oil. Due to the harmful effects caused by the deforestation and production of palm oil, and in turn to Orangutan habitats, Butt Naked has alway been a palm oil free zone but has now officially become certified palm oil free by The Orangutan Alliance.  Instead of using palm oil or a sustainable palm oil (there’s still no guarantee it’s being sourced in an ethical way), Butt Naked opts to use coconut oil and brassica oil to mimic the effect of traditional palm oil, both of which are 100% pure and natural.  The main push to become officially certified comes from Butt Naked’s desire to be completely transparent with consumers on how a product is made to what it’s packaged in, providing a more conscious and ethical way of shopping for skincare.  By labelling themselves as palm oil free, this company can help to raise awareness of the alarming issues facing the environment and its inhabitants due to unsustainable palm oil production whilst at the same time promoting ethical alternatives.  The love for furry friends and the need to do right by them in all aspects drives Butt Naked so much so that they also donate 5% of all profits to the Melbourne no-kill animal shelter, Save-A-Dog Scheme.  Butt Naked products are available on The Iconic, at select David Jones stores or online at buttnakedbody.com.au.   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 Hommey Cushions: We’ve Got Some Pretty Cushy News 2021-02-02T01:49:48Z hommey-cushions-we-ve-got-some-pretty-cushy-news A house isn’t a home without a Hommey that’s probably why we’ve managed to sell 1,000 cushions in just seven weeks. Although we have plenty of comfy places to rest on our laurels (that’s a weird saying isn’t it? I mean laurels are sticks basically - we’ll stick to our fluffy cushion, see what we did there? OK moving on), we are constantly working on ways to delight our customers.  First, for our new comfort-seekers, allow us to introduce ourselves, we’re Hommey; purveyors of cushy and comfy cushions. But we aren’t a one-trick pony though we offer an extensive selection of options; choose the size - from quaint and cute to full-body, hide-in-during-a-rainy-day and everything in between. Choose the type of fabric...don’t worry there’s no wrong answer here, they are all addictively soft cloths like felt, velvet and boucle. Choose your shape; round, rectangular or square. And that’s not even the extent of the options we offer, don’t take a word for it, take a look at our great features. We are very proud to have had our products featured in Real Living, Urban List, Broadsheet and MamaMia. But the thing that we are most proud of is our 99% positive customer rating! OK, I think that covers the introductions, so let’s move on to the fun stuff we have in the works! New Collection...LOADING We love our current selection of cushions, and our customers do too! But we are creative folks here at Hommey cushions, so we are always working on the next exciting idea! So stay tuned we’ve got an amazing new collection launching in the coming months.  Get Ready for Collabs! We love collaborations, and we are working with both artists and other homeware brands, to bring you completely new products. At the moment it’s a bit hush-hush, so if anyone asks you didn’t hear from us...but make sure to keep an eye out for some exciting new things to come! Gold Coast Made, Handcrafted Softness We believe in offering the highest quality possible, the perfect balance between suppleness and support and we stand by our products with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. We even offer free shipping within Australia!  Wondering how comfy you can get? Get in touch with us, we’ll help you choose the perfect cushions for your home, she-shed, man-cave or tree-house! 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 ANGELUVE Brings Sustainable Fashion And Spirituality Together 2021-01-21T06:39:25Z angeluve-brings-sustainable-fashion-and-spirituality-together ANGELUVE, a conscious fashion brand based in Sydney Australia, was founded on the principle of spirituality and sustainability. It’s on a mission to empower people to live an authentic life of passion and purpose and to create a positive impact in the world through conscious and sustainable fashion.   The impact of fashion on the environment is increasingly understood to be a problem, and the company wants to be part of the solution. The company is committed to making ethical and sustainable products that respect people, animals, and the planet. Each collection is carefully curated using sustainable materials that are friendly to the environment such as organic cotton, recycled fabrics, and plant-based fibres. This ensures its clothes do not cause any harm to the environment.   More than a clothing brand, ANGELUVE is a state of mind and a way of life. The brand sets out to make a positive difference by empowering people’s lives and valuing conscious living. The brand’s inspiration behind its design comes from spirituality. Its goal is to create unique products and experiences that nurture individual spiritual growth, as well as raise people’s awareness around how they can live a life of passion, purpose, possibility, and potential.   The versatile collection features a range of soulful pieces of clothing that celebrate love, faith, positivity, self-belief, freedom, empowerment, and all things spirituality. Throughout the collection, inspirational slogans are used to serve as a reminder and to empower the wearer. The products are also energised with high vibrations of love and light. By choosing conscious fashion, wearers are spreading love and radiating positive vibes through the clothes. The company is also committed to social and environmental sustainability and gives back to the community. A portion of sales goes towards charities with good cause including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Thread Together, and Green Fleet. It takes pride in building a better world that is inspired by sustainability, ethics, and spirituality.   For more information, visit https://angeluve.com