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August 16, 2018 - No Comments!



Nine years ago, began an intimate gathering on the southern coast of Costa Rica, where individuals were seeking a connection, a way to leverage their higher consciousness with natural harmony.

Where rainforest mountains meet the beach, we dance enclosed within an exotic paradise.

I cant find the words to say, looking back on photos my heart feels warm, full of love. exasperated by the amazing effort of the envision family to create such a sacred space. Based on 8 pillars, Permaculture, Spirituality, Movement, Art, Music, Community, Health and Eco building. At this festival no vendor can use or sell single use containers, no plates, cutlery, cups, straws, cans or bottles. we carried out own camping mugs, bamboo cutlery, drink bottles… and used banana leaves to eat off. Mind Blown.

Silence fills the festival grounds until 4 pm. During this time you meander, beneath the palm tree’s leaves, where tents and pitched, hammocks are hung and stages are built, people can learn about permaculture, healing, do yoga, go to the beach, plant trees, have a drink (or go to the alcohol free bar and have an elixir), rest or rave, eat fresh local fish or eat vegan food. Music was amazing, from Xavier Rudd to Matanza, Be Svedson, Mike Love and more… peaceful melodies and deep bass heavy genres, uplifting beats in the jungle and live music as the sun sets on the beach each day. This is just the tiniest taste.

Words cant describe how grateful I am to be a part of the Envision Family.


July 6, 2018 - No Comments!


One of the most gorgeous and sublime adventures I've embarked on - surrounded by nature, Forest, Sky, Sand, Sea and Reef. Immersed in all the colours, sounds, smells, textures - and tastes!

One thing I didn't get the chance to really share live during my stay was the incredible dining experience of each and every location. From - Julaymba at the Daintree Eco Lodge, Orpheus’ catering to Miss Songs at The Ville Townsville. Our dietary requirements were met with a smile (how unusual!) and our tastebuds were very, very impressed with all the local produce and simple yet experimental dishes.



Amongst the cool, damp forest air and rustling fern leaves, at the base of the Daintree Rainforest; the worlds oldest rainforest. We wander, learn, wine, dine and rest and relax beneath her calming canopies.

I am so facilitated by edible gardens, flowers and foraging for food. On a bush walk around the property we learnt about things to eat and not to eat around the rainforest. Harvesting brain powering Gotu Kola, digestion-stimulating ginger and diuretic cats whiskers flower - all the detoxing things! We may have been persuaded to lick an ants butt, full of vitamin C!

Julaymba restaurant was unbelievable. Something about the tranquil surroundings surprised me when I sat down for a carefully curated, seasonal degustation … I suppose we presume that Australian culture doesn't lend itself to a certain cuisine, but Julaymba really encapsulated quintessentially Australian flavours and foods like quandong, lemon myrtle, barramundi, coral trout, local bananas and more.

The next day with a picnic we set off to Cape Tribulation. A beautiful place, bursting with nature of all sorts. From Rainforest to River to the Great barrier Reef, we were in the crossfire of Natures great wonders. 

Nostalgic are rock pools to me, I found myself at ease by the trickling fresh water weaving around wet rocks and pebbles. We picnicked below the lichen and moss covered canopy, the sun dancing through tiny spaces between leaves, shining beams down into the clear pool's pebbly river bed.

Daintree ice-cream Co… mmm this ice creamery was recommended by some friends of mine! Its certainly unsupecting, a little shack nestled into an orchard! Four flavours in each cup, each a delicate, seasonal sensation harvested from the properties very own Soursop, Mango, Passionfruit and Coconut trees.  Quoted as “The most scenic ice-cream company ever” - Lonely Planet. They also are involved in many conservation programs for wildlife in the region.

Before we know it… A helicopter flies us over Rainforest to Reef, we are reminded again of the unbelievably diverse beauty of Northern Queensland. We leave the Daintree and arrive at Orpheus Island.





Off the helicopter, my feet leave a buzzing and vibratory vivid experience, stepping down onto solid ground. Grounding. An island with no cars, complete calm. An uncanny wave of relaxation swept over us as were greeted by beautiful open space, tropical trees, clear turquoise water and friendly faces (a few at that, it seems theres hardly anyone on this island!)

Every evening the glorious sunsets that went on forever. Blue to yellow to orange, red to pink, and the finale, a vibrant but fading fuchsia, violet, navy… black but starry skies. Beaming moon. Beautiful.

As for the food, I can't find the words to describe how healthy and light yet happily indulged I felt. Brekkie, well…. yum.  Also, Someone knew, somehow - that I love butter in my coffee 😉 Lunch everyday was themed, I LOVED this concept. We enjoyed Lebanese lunch, Indian lunch, and a picnic lunch which we took on a boat - on our own, out along the reef to a private beach… with soft white sand, beautiful boulders, clear turquoise water…you get the rest. Dinner each night was nothing short of impeccably simple, delicious, light, tasty, innovative, experimental, satisfying yet somehow filling. and unlike many places - I would wake up  the next day feeling fresh! Not full!



Something different! A Quick stay before we headed back to rainy, cold Sydney…It's the middle of winter here in Australia - remember! But its always sunny in Queensland …

Greeted with personalised robes, a flower bath and a fruit mandala… I’m feeling fancy. From our gorgeous, light and bright suite we could see down to the pool, striped and mod - feeling like I've entered a time machine, its 1979 and I’m ready for a night on the town! … or a delightful dinner at Miss Songs asian-fusion….


February 13, 2018 - No Comments!


It had been on the list for many many years, finally, with great company and my wildthingsgallery Tipi, we were on our way, to the beginning - of the rainbow.

Friday started off with a bang, literally. It was hot, dry, windy and cloudy… suddenly lightning struck a hill just 400m from the camping, starting a blazing fire up on the very dry hill. The skies went black with ash and cloud as confused faces wandered into the laneways of campsites. I’m sure the party was going off inside - I turned to Tash and said “whats the evacuation plan in a place like this?” Just moments later the rain started to pour, fire engines screeched in and the blaze was put out. The heavens opened up, the sun shone through the clouds... and as if it was all part of the show, a huge rainbow appeared followed closely by a hot and smokey pink sunset. Welcome to Rainbow.

I was blown away by incredible DJs and live acts, Cacao ceremonies, yoga, talks and more. Ive never come  across so many amazing handmade stalls. From my new found love VESICA bottle, feather earrings, macrame necklaces and parasols and pirate hats. Morning Missions for coffee, Day Time Dancing and Nightfall Nonsense…I found myself tall, wandering through edible community gardens, nibbling on kale, i found myself small, inside artworks, inside pianos perhaps. I found myself up high climbing, down low dancing and in the middle under the misters at the market stage.

Natascha and I - inspired by Arnhems new eco-concious range - set out to make a conscious effort throughout the whole experience and (subtly) to get our friends on board.

Rainbow had made such a wonderful effort with separate, slightly comical bins, clearly labeled labeled ‘cans”, “recyclable plastics”, “bio-degradable/cardboard”, “compost”, and “total waste of resources” (non-biodegradable matter)

Some stalls had reusable cups and plates, which you could take back to the recycling centre, where you wash up your dishes and hand them back.  We noticed theme camps we entered had signs warning patrons to please help them keep the stages “MOOP” free. (MOOP “matter out of place” a concept adopted from Burning Man.)

However, to be honest this didn't stop people from leaving a mess absolutely everywhere and this is what persuades me to write this. After seeing such a downright awesome effort to hold a waste-free festival, I saw far too many party-goers ignore the signs, literally, just leaving trash all about. On a greater scale, especially at festivals, we become a community because we all have something in common. A true love for music, art, community, dancing, expression, creativity, and more… it would be so wonderful if our compassion for the earth we live on started to become a common interest too.

It may not be appropriate to wander around every commercial music festival with a camping cup attached to your belt and a thermos bottle on hand for obvious reasons. My visit to Burning Man 2017 definitely taught, or reinforced a thing or two about how to harness sustainability and make eco-conscious while partying.  It really makes a difference with these two things alone. Have your cocktails, Tea, Coffee, juice or smoothie in your cup, and fill your water bottle from the taps whenever you need. This idea was completely new to me last year, now suddenly this tiny little change has crept into my everyday life. I always use the same bottle, and have a beautiful ceramic keep-cup for my coffees.

Doing this will start to literally REDUCE the amount of rubbish you create from non-biodegradable packaging, REUSE cups, cutlery and your water bottle. RECYCLE anything and EVERYTHING that you possibly can in the correct manner. It feels GOOD!

February 9, 2018 - No Comments!



Our trip begins as we make haste away from the skyscrapers of Dubai, through the rolling sand hills of the desert and into to the rocky mountain range of Hatta. Captivated by the gorgeous purple, grey and blue ombre mountains. At the foothills of the mountains is Hatta dam, where the curiously turquoise waters are home to many actives such as canoeing, rowing and boating beneath these beautiful landscapes.

With some time to spare Saffron and I came across an Arabic Teahouse just outside the city, in the old town, somewhat similar to a souk or Medina. We find ourselves greeted by sincere smiles, and sensational smells - not just of delicious food, but copious amounts of sandalwood burning above a wishing well. We sit down at the cosiest looking table, where the sun peaks though the lush, green over hangings. The teahouse is white, blue and dainty, but surrounded by terracotta walls. Its decorated with old photographs and memorabilia. Waitresses and kitchen staff wander around in polka-dot dresses while some men play music. Our tea blooms beautifully as we watch in awe, orange flowers submerging from the coiled green tea leaves. The perfect distraction while our most middle-eastern feast is being prepared. Falafel, pitta, dips - galore … and we attempt to finish it all! What a beautiful first meal in Dubai.


Time for a day at the beach, a salt water fix was needed! We found ourselves to be far more productive than imagined. The sun wasn't too hot that afternoon. So you would have curiously seen us Lounging in hammocks overhanging the beautiful still sea, with surprisingly fast wifi, ploughing through emails and getting it done! My kind of afternoon


its 530am in the middle of the freezing cold desert. after being picked up from our hotels we all congregate around a deflated ballon, soon to be filled full or air and fire. Up, up and away, 40000 ft. in the air we watch the most gorgeous sunrise over the desert. eagles fly around and sand dunes swirl in the most peculiar patterns as we come closer and closer. down, down, down and off to breakfast in the desert…

Into our old school safari land rovers and over the sand dunes we go. Famished, i can see a mirage-like setting on the horizon. Much to my surprise this was no mirage, infact through the palm trees we found ourselves greeted pleasantly with rosewater blessings, fresh gooey dates and arabic coffee as we wandered, weary-eyed into this little slice of heaven. Pillows and blankets lined the floors, tables of fresh arabic breakfast and toasty drinks. The air was still cool although the sun seemed high as we nibbled and sipped our coffee.

Our little breakfast camp was surrounded by the sandy park where we would begin our safari. With the warm wind in our hair, we cruised through the desert. Stopping to see elks, camels, lizards and many peculiar holes, for those nocturnal critters and wondrous oasis of ancient trees and other flora.

FROM ABOVE The city from above is so impressive, from its palm trees (literally palm tree shaped islands) to its skyscrapers.


I had the chance to visit my cousins who live in dubai, and they recommended Tajin, a beautiful moroccan restaurant where they choose to break their ramadan fast! i was captivated by the beautiful live musicians playing traditional instruments while we nibbles on olives and dips, and ate delicious traditional vegetable curry.


After 4 days of amazing arabic food, I started to feel like i needed a good-ol beetroot juice and maybe a salad. Tom & Serg hit the spot. A little bit of everything. A Macro/healthy food menu, Aussie style coffee, NYC industrial location and i think i was feeling a fairly LA interior vibe… it was delicious! Familiar indeed!


Were 30 floors up inside the Buj Al-Arab, if you weren't already impressed by the whacky, colourful interior, fountains and gold foiled columns, you’d be stunned by this gloriously grand and righteously royal spa, surprisingly tranquil… and covered on mosaic. Stunning! That afternoon seemed quiet, and there was no one around, saffron and i had the spa, sauna, and ice plunge pools all to ourselves…


On our last night we chose to have dinner on a rooftop where we could sit and enjoy the view of the sunset behind the worlds tallest building. After all we had only driven past it each day, but not yet marvelled in its glory! A delicious 5-cuisine asian restaurant covered all our cravings.


September 24, 2017 - No Comments!



 The only way I could describe my personal experience of burning man is one of three ways, simple and snappy to more in depth.

  1. It is NOT a "Festival". It is an Outer Space Mission.
  2. Sure, There are destinations all over the world where you may travel and experience the wonders, the diversity of culture, sublimity of nature and the eternal richness of history. However there seems to be no where you else you could possibly go where people treat eachother with so much genuine love. So much genuine compassion. Utterly admirable acceptance and total forgiveness.
  3. Last but not Least, The 10 Commandments. Will give anyone a more in-Depth Explanation of this wonderful world. These were introduced in 2004 as guidelines for the newly formed Regional Network. They were were crafted, not to dictate how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.

Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.



Here are a few selects of my favourite moments captured on film over the 10 day experience. Head to my Front Page or Life Without Andy for the full story.



September 24, 2017 - No Comments!

All Things Great (Greece)

I actually cannot write a full story about Greece because it is simply too magnificent for words.

I was completely stopped in my tracks and lost for words, speechless and utterly taken away by the beauty. My appetite was nurtured by the mezze-style dinners and gorgeous local desert wines made from grapes that grown in the mineral rich volcanic soil. Olives picked just over the fence and the deepest, richest green olive oil I've ever seen. As I walked the streets or if i had a minute to go for a run, I couldn't help but stop and pick the tennis-ball sized, sometimes even semi-dried figs from the trees and nibble on grapes hanging along the aside of the road. My Tastebuds were singing and I was feeling surprisingly guilt-free after the strangely subtle sweetness of flaky baklavas, drowned in honey. The Beaches were incredible, The highly salinated water made floating so pleasantly effortless although it definitely ate a few centimetres off my hair. However, It was well worth the minor hair loss to experience the other-worldly scenery. Santorini’s mars-like red beaches and Milos’ magnificent moon-esque landscapes definitely took the cake for me.

Most importantly My company was what made my trip so dang special. Ari, Dean, Michael, Nico, Phil, Peter - thank you for making my first experience of Greece so damn authentic, so full of culture, smiles, laughs and fucking good times.

In a Nutshell - The Greeks were friendly and welcoming everywhere I went. The dance floors were pumping in Mykonos. The sunsets were otherworldly in Santorini and the beaches were breathtaking in Milos. That is all.

September 21, 2017 - No Comments!


September 18, 2017 - No Comments!

BODY SHOP Forever Against Animal Testing

Wherever in the world you may be, It's Not just a Lovely smelling place... As you wander past The Body Shop you'll be delighted to see, that they are taking a stand against animal cruelty!

The Body Shop are the first global beauty brand to fight against animal testing in cosmetics. 80% of countries still allow animal testing. Animals continue to be used in testing, and I'm sure you along with everyone else want to end it, forever!

We need YOU!  Help us get 8 million signatures to present to UN General Assembly in 2018.

You can hop online or hear any store to sign the petition!

August 25, 2017 - No Comments!



After being the only rainbow in the village all weekend, I tapped back into my love and appreciation for street wear. It seemed apparent that when in Berlin there is no such thing as going out in your "comfy" black boots. So lace up your most technically supportive runners, also a black leather bum-bag slung over one shoulder was evidently essential. Suddenly... It came to me. Ah- Ha! A pair of black Raf Simons trainers accented with a splash of dull colour caught my eye. Then it dawned on me, why would i want to experience anything other than sheer comfort if I'm dancing for hours (days).

Deep in the towering Mitte beneath the soaring scape of soho house lays a conceptually impressive store - The Store.

High end street wear and fashion, Lifestyle, Natural cosmetics, books, film and cameras, an eclectic record collection and not to mention Roi Perez, taking care of the Phonica section, spinning groovy vinyls in store.

Last but not least, The Stores most popular attraction - the Organic and Locally sourced Cafe run by Aussie Chef Scott Buchanan.

If out doesn't sound good enough already, London based Idea Books curate The Store's book collection and every magazine is hand-picked individually

There is such an eclectic variety of things available at The Store. But I certainly wasn't overwhelmed- rather inspired byte interesting and conceptually well curated collection.

I absolutely adore Vetements and Balenciaga. They are so gorgeous and wonderful... The devil on my shoulder was about to let Forest green lace over the knee Vetements stilettos nearly made the cut...but then little angle is like… Woah, we’re tryna be real here.


1. Lost in Berlin ( we're all a bit lost in a new city, and that's the point - so here's how to be strategically lost and actually find cool shit along way)

2. Raf Simmons (Whats that? You like raving and walking everywhere? Enough said.)

3. Egyptian Magic (hydrate that scaly skin of yours - the climate is Berlin can be pretty harsh. Oh and PS yes you are extremely dehydrated - especially if it's Monday)

4. Hunza G swim (after hours of dancing in the dark you probably need some vitamin d and it's a good idea to work on that tan while you find your face again in one of Berliners beautiful bushy parks) I picked red of course because Berliners seem to love to mostly… sometimes(always) wear black and red.

5. Brutalism (token oversized white slogan tee) Our Brutalism t-shirt is an ode to our building, the Brutalist masterpiece that houses The Store Studios on London's The Strand

6. A Vinyl Ofcourse - Phonica Earth Traxx  (info) this record maintains that banging Berlin vibe, with a touch of chill, (flutes included) although it is techno its still lax enough to play at any hour of the day.

And so there you have it ... 6 Summer Essentials from The Store. Be sure to pop your head in if you are wandering about the streets of Berlin! Even if you aren't going shopping, have a squiz at The Store's cleverly curated concepts and get Inspired !


I'm ever so sad but simultaneously glad to say - See you soon Berlin!

July 2, 2017 - No Comments!

4 Keys to a Calm Mind


In this crazy, whacked out, fast paced and ever-changing life we lead - we tend to get a little caught up with irrelevant issues. I know, myself that i tend to get lost and forget that Simplicity is Key - the less i have, the happier i am. For example, when i head out on camping trip away from the big city - with just a car and whatever I may find on the road...the possibilities seem endless! My mind runs free and I have not a care in the world! This is what I'm talking about...


 Impressive in her power and grandeur! We all marvel at the mountains don't we? I find myself calm, centred and effortlessly experiencing a higher sense of self awareness when I have spent some time just breathing, and observing my immediate surroundings in nature. From the grains of grit amongst my seat, to the singing of birds in trees. The waves and rustles of the leaves amidst the clouds that swirl and sweep across the sky.


 I dance. This is my outlet. I believe that once you find that movement or creative drive within you that acts as your release: be it emotional, physical or both - you have found something that will make you happy for the rest of your life. Whether its dancing, running, swimming, playing violin, singing, painting - do whatever feels right to express your feelings and work through whatever it is that does not serve you.


 When I find the down time and I happen to be in the right frame of mind to read… Not only do i feel inspired, to delve deeper into the knowledge studied by others and educate myself in fields other than my own - but i feel a brighter sense of being wash over me. Reading enriches a higher sense of understanding, most importantly - from another point of view. This outlook from another person not only teaches you - but perhaps shows you another way of looking at things, people, places or events… you can then take this perception of whatever it may be and put it into practice in your own reality. Mind blowing i say! I find myself reading the most random things. Novels to Textbooks, Thesauruses to Encyclopaedias. Articles, other blogs, poems, art critiques and more. Self Study is very important... use that noodle!


 This one speaks for itself, and no - I'm not telling you to sit on a cushion, light candles, count your breaths and tell your mind to hush. Just take some time to enjoy being still. Most Importantly spend some time to be alone, with yourself. I find my alone time, whether it be a few days, or a few weeks is when i really grow and evolve as a person. Even if it means a short while away from your best friend or significant other. I find you can loose your sense of self ever so easily in a relationship, so this is my fourth and final key - Solitude is Bliss.


April 28, 2017 - No Comments!

Dear Friend takes Coachella 17

D E A R  F R I E N D  @  C O A C H E L L A

Coachella III
With spirits high we flew across the world to reunite a notoriously mischievous
group of friends for the launch of Dear Friend at Coachella 2017.
friends travelled from far and wide - Adin, Jono, Dom, Jian, Jordan, Roberta, Tahnee, Kayla and I from Australia, Charlie from London, Jack, Barron, Jordan Barrett, Georgia, Jordy, Ben, and more from NYC. Looking back on the weekend now I really appreciate how we easily assimilated as one group, each individual seamlessly connecting the pieces of the puzzle as if everyone had always been friends. I want to extend out a really big thankyou to all our wonderful friends - for coming together from near and far to support Jono and Adin and the launch of Dear Friend. Ironically over Coachella I witnessed many new friendships form and develop. Not only is Dear Friend a Brand, but it is a platform in which our circle of much loved friends can be extended, come together, share skills, experiences and continue to cross paths on our unique global journeys.
So in the name of Dear Friend, I Thankyou all for the memorable experience. I cannot wait to see where it takes you boys.
The festival itself was wonderful as always - big gooey trippy art installations and impressive light shows really highlighted the juxtaposition of this green grassy, Palm- filled oasis surrounded by immense rolling sand dunes and rough mountainous terrain. It is truly beautiful.
I happened to stumble though The Antarctic, have you ever been? - it's an INTEL / hp Observatory style dome, where a highly subjective and very psychedelic 10 minute digital show sucked you through space and time, from the boulders of Joshua tree into the complexities of DNA, a journey through a molecular and cellular systems. Through worlds of swirling yellow and orange Fibonacci patterns, kaleidoscopes, jelly, astronauts, caterpillars and shooting stars. The Dome had a 500 person capacity and some very icy air con, which I used to lure in my guests... I proceeded to drag multiple groups of my friends there to "cool off" during the day- much to their surprise. I truly loved it and I have to admit it was one of the highlights of my weekend, when it was all too much in the thick of it a quick 10 minute single focus meditation was much needed.
On the musical side of things Nicholas Jaar played a enchanting downtempo set, kicking it off with a bang - playing "No" my favorite of his new tracks. I was so intrigued to see that he sang live while he played! I had no idea his tracks utilized his own voice. It was beautiful!
All else aside Kenrdrick Lamar took the cake for me - at first I didn't like his new album too much, sceptical that he had fallen down the commercial hip-hop rabbit hole. It didn't take me much convincing to realize he has simply taken the next step by putting his own spin on the sounds that are so popular at this time in Hiphop - and now I'm Hooked on his new Album 'DAMN'. Needless to say his set featured a series of Kung Fu Short Films which where artistic ...and simultaneously comical - I think he was going for shock value. Additionally he sang a song while performing an illusionist trick... It really was quite the show.
Kaytranda was certainly a good boogie, along with Tale of Us, Sasha, Hot since 82, Solomun and whoever else was playing at the Yuma Stage / Rave Tent as I like to call it (where we spent most of our weekend) I travelled back in time as New Order put on a groovy disco show. SchoolBoy Q played all the bangers and of course had A$VP Rocky and Tyler the Creator as guests .
 Smiles all round, we had a wonderful time.



March 23, 2017 - No Comments!


With an eye for style, and a deep desire to add a little extra oomph to the humdrum world of Menswear young Sydney Siders Adin Taylor and Jono Friend put their heads together and bring DearFriend to you.
Now, with powers combined DearFriend is an ingenious collaboration of the boys unique and distinctive styles. Presenting Wearable garments with a signature style of refined patterns, fabrics & illustrations.
"For a Friend of a Friend of a Friend."
One Lovely Sunny day in Venice - California, I took some Behind the Scenes snaps of
Jordan Barrett and Adin Taylor - during the filming of the DearFriend Video Look Book.


March 14, 2017 - No Comments!

converse x Vfiles

Fresh Kicks!

I was lucky enough to be invited along to Converse x VFILES event in NYC. A very Diverse and International group of influencers gathered have their very own unique experience of customising Chucks to celebrate the ‘Chuck Taylor 17’.

Now this wasn't just your average, paint-a-picture on the already-made converse situation - i was more than surprised to find out we were working with VFILES designers - Who had provided their very own, unreleased fabrics. We chose owr own combination of fabrics from swatches. I spent a while flicking through vintage salvaged denim from japan, heavy wax canvas, thermals, 3D spacers, tech fabrics and more. We all watched as Our fabrics were cut to size, labelled and paired with our own choice of Converse Star, labels and Sole Colour, then sent off to be assembled! The Real Experience. After that we headed off to the VFILES event where young, alternative up-and coming as artists performed … had to finish off with a bang. Cant wait to see how my Custom connies turn out!

January 9, 2017 - No Comments!


I S M E E N  behind the  S C E N E S  ft.  W I L L O W  B E A T S

Ever since the day my ear drums were tickled by Naryana and Kalyani’s enchanting vocals and bass driven beats, They pulled strings of my heart and inspired an appreciation for Other Worldly music within me. Over the years i have bumped into the team at gigs, festivals and even around town in Byron, not only do i love them for they're wonderful music but for the depth and individuality that they both radiate, which seeps into each and every track by Willow Beats.

The dynamic synergy between vocals and production in Willow beats enkindles a very Unique, Deep and Ethereal sound that has evolved drastically since they won Triple J unearthed/Parklife competition in 2012. I was lucky enough to catch them in Sydney at they're recent show at Hudson Ballroom, where they premiered their new Album Dvaraka. The intimacy of the venue was wonderfully involving for everyone as Kalyani transformed the room into a Femme Fortress with her Fiery and Enchanting Performance. Seeing as these two have recently been galavanting around the world, touring and embarking on spiritual exhibitions through india- I decided who better than to begin my Interviewing Journey?!


Kalyani is a strong and empowered young woman, aged 20 years old, she is fearless. Standing her ground and voicing her beliefs with confidence, through her creative medium - her lyrics. During her show on Friday she stopped to explain the meaning of her song Guardian.

 “Beauty is a construct of our time. My beauty is ancient, so is yours.”  She pleaded to the audience full of diverse individuals in every shape and size. I asked her more about her ideologies around body image and her eloquent response blew me away.

 “ Remember that humans are closely related to monkeys? Us humans are pretty special, but not removed from the rest of the world…. After all, We are part of the earth! Sometimes when I am feeling insecure I try and think about my beauty in relation to the beauty of a tree or the ocean. It helps to think about my body that way. The most important thing i learnt is, Don’t believe the lies they’re telling you about what you are meant to look like.”

Below is an interview that i had the pleasure of sharing with Naryana and Kalyani. These two have such an inspiring story and so much knowledge at their dispense for both you and I, its pretty lengthy - but even the more worth it. I hope you Enjoy.

Ive been a Willow Beats fan since the very begining, as each album came out i noticed a progression in your style - Was there a pivotal point in your lives that marks where your music shifted away from quite bass-heavy dubstep into the more recent shamanic house and electronica vibe? 

KALYANI: It was a gradual shift as our tastes evolved over time and I became more involved in the process. I am a very traditional songwriter. I grew up on Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Bjork.     I never wanted to write about the every day for Willow Beats. Narayanas production has such an ethereal nature. Music is all about escapism and we wanted to create the ultimate places of escape in this project.

NARAYANA: It’s been a gradual drift. We decided we’d rather make music for people to listen to as opposed to music to party to. I think each EP has had less and less heavy tracks on it. Also from a production standpoint I have to listen to a track on loop for a long, long time tweaking bits and pieces till I’m happy with it. Dark heavy music starts to grate on the psyche pretty quickly. 

2. Give me a little insight into the story behind the single Dvaraka pt. II? 

KALYANI: Dvaraka pt. I and II are inspired by the people of Tarawa which is an Atoll in the Pacific ocean. Their home is gradually being flooded by rising sea levels. Their relationship with nature is being distorted. The ocean used to give them life - fish to eat. Now it’s slowly killing them as their crops drown.  In Dvaraka pt II I sing about the transcendental aspect of nature. When all the humans are dead, there will still be vines climbing up buildings and flowers blooming on crumbling skyscrapers. That’s very beautiful to think about.

NARAYANA: What is now Dvaraka pt. II was basically the after thought to another song, kind of an extended outro. This allowed me to drift away from what I thought was the “Willow Beats” sound. I was basically just playing around being silly. We both really ended up liking it though.                     I started off with that Tropical House-ish tom drum bass line. Basically built layers and layers of harmonies on top. That’s the basis of the production. Even the melodic leads are the same bass line with harmonies up an octave. The shakers are re sampled through a walkman. Giving the track a kind of grainy memory nostalgic feel.

3. Kalyani, What Inspired you to travel to India? What particular experience during your past/recent travels to India have inspired your latest album? 

I am part Indian. I have grown up with Vaisnavism which is an Indian philosophy. My mother grew up in a small village in India attending an ashram. Before I started music I studied Bharatanatyam which is north Indian classical dance. It is the dance of Shiva, a very disciplined form of dance where one creates straight lines with their body.     My first introduction to music was in the temple room, singing traditional songs of prayer. We would take turns leading, one of us playing the harmonium, one of us playing the mrdanga, and sing together for god. Group chanting is a very special experience and I still attend the temple for bhajan as much as I can. 

4. Narayana - Tell me a little bit about your background and studies in music   

I started playing guitar in grade 7. After school I studied contemporary music performance at uni. Halfway through I broke my wrist which forced me to find another outlet. I swapped into composition and that’s where I got serious about production. All through my life I’ve dabbled in production software though. I’ve used Fruity Loops, Reason, Logic pro, and now Ableton J.

5. What was it like growing up in the beautiful town of Murwillumbah? Being born there myself, I really appreciate the diversity of the community and I feel connected when I visit. But I would like to know more!?

KALYANI: Murwillumbah is a beautiful town in the tweed valley. It has a delightful combination of cane farmers and long time hippies. It sits next to Wollumbin, a very sacred mountain for indigenous people. Being indigenous (I am descended from the Pyemmairenner people of north eastern Tasmania), I feel a deep connection to the land. It brings me joy and inspiration.      I have made good friends with the land as I have lived very closely with it. My family home has no doors! I lived in a shed in the forest until a month ago. The earliest memories I have of writing songs are in the ocean and river. Swimming clears my head and lets God (inspiration) flow into me. 

NARAYANA: Growing up in the Hari Krishna community was pretty special I think. I’m still best friends with most of the kids I grew up with! I remember having a lot more freedom than kids are given these days. I had many adventures exploring up creeks, making bombs out of soda bulbs, making pen head arrows, glove gun wars etc etc.    In high school I had a huge sense identity as a musician. I played guitar and that’s what everyone know me for. That’s what I knew me for! There wasn’t really another kid who could match me! I think that could only happen in a little town.

5. I often visit your Emma (Kalyani mother, Narayan's sister) at her store in Murwillumbah, She tells me stories of your beautiful property which you all shared together. Briefly Tell me about your upbringing/spirituality and family? 

KALYANI: After my Dad left, Mum had to raise my brother and I by herself. We didn’t have any money or a place to live, but my generous Grandma had a 5 acre property so we moved in with her and Mum got to work building my brother and I a place to live. She built us a toilet by digging a big hole. She bought bits and pieces from the op shop to build us a bathroom. She got to work designing clothes and set up a little store in Murwillumbah.     I have never felt like I lacked anything. Necessity has made me creative. Anything we need we build it with our hands. We grow food and make our own clothes. All my clothes I wear onstage are either from the op shop or made by a friend.    All the Willow Beats music is made in homemade studios. Work hard and do it your self. 

NARAYANA : yeah we grew up on a 5 acre property, I’m actually living on it right now! It’s basically a big gum forest gully. I Remember so many adventures traversing it as a youngen. I spent a lot of my time looking for thunder eggs and trying to catch various birds. I remember once telling my mum I wanted a pet eagle. She humoured me and took me up to the top of our hill. We tied our little dog to a stump as bait and waited for hours...    My upbringing was very fantastical. My mum would read me The Hobbit and other fantasy novels. There was a big dead tree near our house. I was utterly convinced it was a giants walking stick. The giant would wake up at night and collect his walking stick putting it back every morning before sunrise.

6. What is one thing each of you wished people asked you about more often? 

KALYANI: I would like to take this opportunity to talk about veganism. It’s the easiest way to slow down climate change. I have never eaten meat in my life; people ask me if I ever wonder what it tastes like. If your dog died would you fry it up and eat it? That’s what meat is! Death.     I don’t like being harsh but it really is a harsh reality that you must face and make an informed decision. Even if you can’t cut meat out of your diet completely just try and eat less meat. Every little attempt to make ourselves better makes a big difference to the planet and the animals we exploit. I am not perfect but I am trying. 

NARAYANA: Hmmm I think I could nerd out on production techniques for ever. I’m always down to talk about collecting field recordings or ways of slicing natural sounds into rhythmic expressions.   I really do feel like a wizard when I open up my laptop. The possibilities are endless and everyone has a different way of making electronic music.

7. I feel your music is full of symbolism and imagery that seems to allude to your own life experiences. For each of you, which track resonates most and why?

KALYANI: Elemental encapsulates my beliefs. It’s my little ode to mother nature. She has taken care of me so nicely. It’s one of my most empowered songs and I can tell I was in a really good space when I wrote it. 

NARAYANA: My favourite at the moment is called “Be Kind to Yourself”. Lyrically it’s about looking after your body. I feel like if this song adds value to even one person’s life, then I’ll be happy. I’m very proud of the production on this track as well.

8. I truly believe in this day and age, with social media and all other aspects of the internet, That if you have opportunity, it is so important to share positive influence and set a good example for young women out there. 

In reference to the song Guardian, tell me what message you want to convey to young women?

KALYANI:  Love yourself. I am slowly learning how. Its hard to look in the mirror and say “you are perfect right now, you don’t need to change”, but time is fleeting. Don’t waste it. I promise the more love you show yourself the more beautiful you become inside and out.     Young girls, don’t give all your love to someone else when you are not ready. Only give it away once you have enough to share. 

NARAYANA : I think that people with any kind of voice or influence need to be spreading a positive message. Art throughout the ages has had different roles and different messages and sometimes it’s important to show the darker sides of things. I think humanity now is at such a critical point culturally and environmentally that we need to spread messages of empathy and evidence. Our consumerist lifestyles aren’t sustainable. I believe artists should be promoting ideals away from consumerism.

9. Describe yourself in three words


10. What was your most embarrassing or most interesting experience you've had on stage?

KALYANI:  I used to get heckled a lot for the way I looked. I remember being 14 on the stage and having men yell at me to shave my legs. They were confronted that I was unashamed of my body. It honestly never upset me though; the fact that they were so horrible just affirmed that I should NEVER conform to their standards. I would say fuck off and keep singing.      I don’t get it much anymore though. I think people are learning, and if I did I would stop the show and say get the fuck out or I will not continue. People forget that you are a human with feelings when you are on the stage sometimes. I am sure you understand that - (Mimi) sharing so much personally on a public platform.     The last thing I want to say to girls is to be aggressive; you have to. You have to be twice as aggressive as boys. Stand up for yourself; you don’t have to put up with anything that makes you uncomfortable. 

NARAYANA : I was singing blue once and this one guy in the crowd was screaming the lyrics back at me. Honestly like a punk singer. It was so hard trying to stay zone with that! I think I cracked up more than sang.

January 6, 2017 - No Comments!

I’m not an artist, i just make smoothies…

      M A T C H A


 M A D N E S S

A match made     in heaven. Inspired by one of my favourite cafes in Los Angeles- Alchemy Health Food and Juice Lab. I was trying to practice a little self control and NOT get one everyday, until of course, with the help of Tanya - i realised how simple it was to make at home!

This smoothie is a great sweet craving fix! Low in fructose with no added sugar. We achieve yummy sweetness by using naturally sweet ingredients.

  • 1 tsp matcha
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp spirulina or Greens powder
  • 2 tsp cacao nibs
  • 4 Tbsp dried mulberries
  • 1 mejool date
  • handful of fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp hemp protein
  • 1 heaped Tbsp macadamia nut butter, or any nut butter you prefer (not peanut)
  • almond/coconut mylk ice cubes. i like to freeze my mylk into ice cubes to achieve a slushie-like consistency. if not you can just add regular ice cubes with mylk.
  • Enjoy with a sprinkle of your favourite granola or cereal !

I love to top my smoothie with plain toasted Buckinis, and a few fresh mint leaves.

S A V O U R Y  G R E E N

This one is inspired by my frivolous visits to the all famous Cafe Gratitude in LA. I'm not a fan of fruit in smoothies at the best of times. So this one is a winner. Its like a super fresh and light, cold, spicy avocado gazpacho, perfect on a hot and busy morning

  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • one pinch cayenne/chilli
  • 1/2 avocado
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 handful of kale
  • pinch of salt












January 5, 2017 - No Comments!


Far From the tantalising frenzy of LA. Where I dance as distraction, underlying passion. Away with my worries and transient sense of self. With a few Friends by my side, I find myself amidst the cacti, grounded in a sea of small urchin like spines and spikes. I Relax, I breathe, taking in the unusually gorgeous surroundings. I am inspired as i lay … and sway in my kaleidoscope cocoon, in my mind i swim with the stars as they swell just beyond the dust.

Joshua Tree is one of my Favourite little Get- Aways. Only a short drive from LA and you are in a desert-dreaming, cacti-filled wonderland. I always find the most incredible little 1970s houses and modern Make-Do Hippie Homes to stay for a few nights.

I tend to wander around the national park or relax and explore my immediate surroundings wherever i may end up. However, In town there are a few very sweet Vintage and Thrift Stores. A wonderful health food store full of herbal tinctures and oils, local artists paintings and nick nicks, along with snacks, food for cooking and everything else organic. Next door is The Natural Sisters Cafe, serving the most impressive, delicious, organic and gluten free sandwiches. They are piled so high with goodness, exploding with so many sprouts you can't even find the toast... So, in short i am never low on supplies.

















January 4, 2017 - No Comments!


 ( R A W  V E G E M I T E )

Friend or Fo, Were all familiar with our very-aussie pal Vegemite. Aside from its high vitamin B content, the rest of the ingredients disinterest me. The Spread is very high in sodium, and contains colourings and preservatives. I personally love that salty flavour, especially with avo on toast. So one day i decided to make my very own, much tastier version of vegemite, that packs more of a vitamin punch than the original! I love to get my ingredients from The Source Bulk Foods. These Ingredients make one full, medium sized Jar of Spread.

All you need is a blender or food processor (ideal) and :

  1. 1 CUP  Black Tahini
  2. 1/2 CUP  Nutritional Yeast
  3. 1/4  CUP  Tamari
  4. 3 Tbsp  Apple Cider Vinegar
  5. One Recycled  Airtight  Jar (glass)
  6. Blend and Spread!

Tahini is a wonderful base for spreads and sauces, the flavour of sesame seed pairs well with savoury or sweet. It is high in B vitamins, iron, calcium and magnesium - The Wonder Seed! Nutritional Yeast (depending on which brand) contains around 14 minerals and     17 vitamins - including a full spectrum of       B vitamins. This ingredient is essential as it creates the spreadable texture and adds a lovely cheesy flavour to your Vegan Vegemite! Tamari is simply Wheat Free Soy Sauce -  i add it for that salty taste, and AVC with its alkalising and antibacterial properties is for that final bitter kick.

p.s Make sure your recycled airtight jar is clean before you add your blended Vegemite, and please keep it refridgerated!

Ingredients from The Source Bulk FoodsPlatter from The Wylde

xo meemo

January 3, 2017 - No Comments!


My dear little Kath is far from just a pretty face. This unstoppable pocket rocket shares her passion for Health, Fitness, Fashion and Food via her instagram @kathebbss and her blog She is also a Qualified Personal Trainer, Has her very own Smoothie Stall, killer personality and Absolutely on-point style. You may even have seen her Fanta Campaign floating around Sydney on busses.

The world of Social media has changed our generations way of life, by providing a platform that encourages individuality, and supports free-lance professions. It can even become be a full time job, but for some of us - like Kath and i,  we have the urge to continue chasing that dream we were always passionate about, and instead of curated chaos, share our journey real every-day lives instead.

So lets hear some inside information on fashion, health and fitness from this multi-tasking wonder woman!!

So, Kath - Tell me a little bit about where you grew up, and “what you wanted to be” when you finished school?

I am a Sydney girl born and bred! Iv’e lived in the inner west my whole life between Abbotsford and Drummoyne. My mum is from a small town north of NSW called Grafton and my dad from Dublin in Ireland, he came to Australia on holidays when he was 23 then never left. I also have 3 siblings, two younger sisters and one older brother. Me and my siblings grew up very close. Emily is 18 ,Ellen 14 and Liam 20. There was never a quite or dull moment in my household, my parents are both very creative people- they actually met doing shows together- because of this we were always encourage to sing, dance, act and play! I remember almost every night putting on concerts with my siblings for whoever was around to watch. I also grew up dancing which was and still is a major hobby/passion of mine. All my life I have suffered from severe anxiety, this was especially hard growing up as I had no idea how to deal with it or ever what it was (I just thought something was wrong with me). I had no energy to focus on anything else, this really effected my schooling and dancing as I was very inconsistent. It wasn't in till I was about 14 I learnt how to mange my disorder so it wouldn't stop me from living a normal life. By the time I had taken a hold of things and started to feel like a “normal” teenager I began to think about things such as my “future”. I was terrible at school, not naughty but it was just not for me - I think this had a lot to do with missing so much of it- I felt dumb even when I would try really hard and just couldn't engage. I started getting heavily back into dance at this time too, I was frustrated as I lacked a lot of technique due to time lost but I decided I was going to work at it in till I got good enough to go into full time after school. This was the plan in till my last year of high school.

During year 12 I started getting into health and fitness to condition my body for dance and actually ended up falling in love with that lifestyle so much more. I had a lot of old mental blocks come back that year and I feel as though fitness saved me from myself… I was addicted. For once I was competing against myself instead of someone else. I loved the feeling of training, smashing goals and trying new things. Cooking also became something I started to quite liked as well. I would take unhealthy foods I liked and try to make them healthy. This new love of health food also sparked the start of “The Smoothie Bowl Shack”. Because of all this I decided I was going to keep dance as a hobby for now and pursue this new journey life had given me. So as soon as I graduated high school I started my cert 3/4 in personal training, and made plans to grow my smoothie shack business. I always knew I wanted to be doing something creative but I never planned what it would be. I just like to go with the flow, staying focused and let the universe decide the rest.

Have you utilized social media to assist in fulfilling your passion for Health, Fitness, Fashion and Food ? Do you think it has helped to elevate your profession or has it taken away from it?

Social media has enable me to share the things I am passionate about (Fashion, health, fitness, food) to an audience. Things such as instagram are great- if used correctly- in inspiring young creatives and spreading a good positive message. I never planned on social media being a job for me but it has defiantly opened up doors i never thought were possible as well as widening my eyes to new exciting things.

It has also helped me with promoting my other business “The Smoothie Bowl Shack”. I think social media is a great means to promote anything- its the new age! These days not as many young people are watching tv but majority of them are scrolling through social media all day long. Because of this I will happily admit to have utilised it in order to advertise things like my smoothie shack as well as hopefully inspire and educate others. In short, social media thus far has most defiantly help me pursue the things I love most in life, allowed me to be able to spread a positive message and created a job I never thought was possible.

So, You are pretty well renowned for having an awesome, quirky vintage inspired style. Tell us your Top 3 Places to Shop and what you look for when trauling through all the odd bits and bobs at markets and op shops.

I have a thing for bold and colourful statement pieces. When I find something really quirky it actually inspires me, I use these moments to piece together new looks I had never planned for. I let my eye do the work and just go for whatever i’m feeling, I don’t follow trends, get self conscious, or feel the need to wear something “outside the box” (whatever that means), fashion is an expression of self and because of this I wear exactly what I want.

Its hard to pin point a particular shops as I usually like certain different “pieces” of clothing that I match with other random stuff, suppose to a whole collection. If I was to name a few I would say ‘U-turn’ fashion, there are many around the inner Sydney and I always seem to find amazing designer vintage there. I also hit up a lot of charity stores, you have to have a little more time when going to these as theres more to go through, but for me thats the fun part! Charity stores are also great since you are giving back a little in the process.

In saying this I have actually through collaborating with brands developed an eye for new collections, I love brands that are completely their own and bring something new to the table. Also, Websites such as ‘asos’ are sick, as they are a portal to a huge range of diverse styles. I also use an app called “depop”, this app is great as you can just search items you want and usually find  what your looking for (if not cooler) It's also very affordable because it is all second hand clothes.

So You have a Smoothie Bowl Stall at Glebe Markets - what inspired you to start this?

I was in my last year of school, had no idea what I wanted to do when I finished and always had this idea of working for myself. My interest in nutrition was also very new at this time. I was (and still am) always looking for fresh, colourful and healthy food options when I’m out.

My sister and I were at Glebe markets op shopping one weekend, and as per usual I was hungry - hah. Whilst lurking around the food stalls looking for something I realised there was nothing really ‘healthy’ on offer. It was a nice sunny day and I remember saying to my sister something along the lines of “ah wouldn’t a smoothie bowl go down so well right now?”..light bulb moment! I stopped and then thought..why don’t I just do it myself!

This then became my new project. I wasn’t enjoying Year 12, so instead of wasting time during class waiting for time to pass I decided to sit at the back with my laptop and write up a plan, create a menu and eventually pitched the idea to the organisers of the markets. It took some time until we were allowed to do a “trial” run for a week. Looking back on that first week makes me laugh so much! I started out with one very small ‘mix and go’ blender machine, which could only make one bowl at a time, but we still managed to pump out a fair few.. it was a hit!

Do you Drink a lot of smoothies? What is your favourite At-Home smoothie Recipe?

I have the biggest sweet tooth so smoothies have been my saving grace when I decided to change my way of eating. I prefer to make my smoothies extra thick and eat them in a bowl with a spoon just like ice cream hmmm, but I usually go with something that has berries in it. I love berries as they are high in antioxidants and lower in sugar.

At-home smoothie recipe: - 1 cup of blueberries

- 1/2 a frozen banana

- 1 cup of spinach

- 1 cup of kale

- 1 tbs of chia seeds

- 1 cup of good quality almond milk

- optional= scoop of plant based protein

Like myself - you train almost everyday - what motivates you to get up and get moving?

I love it! Working out is my favourite time of the day as it’s my “me” time! I motivate myself by writing down new fitness goals and smashing them. It wasn't always like this so I understand why others beg the question but honestly my advice would be to just find a way of moving that you love- this does take a little time to figure out. You also need to understand that sometimes you aren't going to be motivated and on those days its important to push through that mental block in order to keep things going. My motto on those days is “you will never regret a workout”…“LETS GO”, I say this to myself and then just crack on with it.

Explain What a regular day in the life of Kath looks like?

Everyday is so different because I work so many different jobs. It changes between shooting, writing, creating new content for my blog, going to different meetings, personal training and organising things for my smoothie bowl shack. A couple of aspects that pretty much stay the same is getting up at 5/6am to workout! I start my day with a good training session 6 days a week and look forward to that time before heading off to whatever needs to get done that day.

How long had your been Personal Training for before your work on social media platform kicked off? Was there a specific turning point/place/person that assisted you with this shift?

I had only just started my career as a personal training before my social media work. I started modelling for culture machine when I was 16 years old and Yasmin manage me from Bali. When I had just finished year 12 Yasmin (my manager and owner of culture machine agency) invited me on a trip to LA with a few other creatives. I decided to go on the trip and it honestly changed my life. I not only met some beautiful humans that will remain my friends for life but this trip also kicked off my social media work. The culture machine crew then also moved to Sydney at the beginning of 2016. Having such a close group of friends that I loved and that were so creative really inspired me to pursue things I never thought were “worthy” of a career path (acting, fashion, blogging ect).

Name 3 things on your Bucket List you would like to achieve in the next 3 years!?

- TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL! I want to see as much of the world as I can as I have not yet done

enough exploring.

- Jump out of a plane- I am so scared of heights/free falling and want to over come it. - Be doing everything I am now career wise on a bigger scale.

What is something you wish people asked you about more?

I wouldn't say theres something that I am dying for people to ask me besides I am a very chatty person. But I do love educating people on good nutrition, fitness/exercise tips and wellbeing. Thats something I put a lot of research into and am very passionate about. I love helping people as I have been through a lot and want to see more people feeling good about themselves. We live in a society today were we are lead to believe we are never good enough. The truth is you cannot please everyone so you are better off pleasing yourself. I know this is so much easier said than done (trust me I battle with my mind everyday on self love) but respecting yourself is one or if not the most important thing! Through this you will attract the right people and learn to look after yourself not because you “have too” but because you WANT TOO.

I noticed you spent quite bit of time in Bali? I love it there, but haven't been in a while - Could yo u tell me a few of your favourite places to go to: 

EAT: CRATE CAFE! Honestly went there everyday. The food is so fresh and the staff are the best. Made me feel great walking in their every morning. Defiantly top notch smoothie bowls as well which everyone knows is my favourite food.

TRAIN: Motion fitness hands down.It was different to the kind of training I do at home but I actually loved it so much! Its a mixture of body and light weight exercises, fun beats and amazing trainers. They also have such a wide range of classes such as cardio based, pilates, toning and yoga, which is great. My routine in bali was a 7am class followed by a 8am class at motion (but I'm a freak haha).

BEACH:  If you have time definitely venture to Nusa Lembongan! The white sand and crystal blue water is beyond beautiful. Its just a really nice and chill island to hang and relax.



January 2, 2017 - No Comments!


A long awaited adventure was finally on the horizon....

Adin and i set out to explore Europe last August. Quite a while ago now, It seems my writing has disappeared. Aside from being indescribably astonished and inspired the whole trip, heres what i can remember .

Personally i love places with character, places that clearly show their cultural evolution and history as you walk though the streets. Having never been to spain, Barcelona encapsulated a wide array of diversity in its architecture that was so fascinating to me. I was lucky enough to find a very cheap, and particularly perfect Air Bnb in the alley ways of Gracia. An attic with access to our own a private 280’ degree rooftop balcony. We wandered the streets in the heat and explored all of Gaudi’s Buildings, the somewhat psychedelic nature of his design accented a strange synchronicity throughout barcelona, From Segrada Familia to all the way Park Güell. At night we aimlessly wandered the streets in Awe, sitting in squares as hundreds of people congrugated for drinks and dinner, poking our heads in little bars, loungy hideouts with live music and more. During the day other Activities involved Getting competely lost in the maze of the Gothic Quarters, walking staring straight up in admiration of residents balconies dripping in plants and damp washing.  Liberating for me it seemed to be Laying on the beach topless as all women in Europe seem to- how wonderful it feels to swim in the ocean and surrounded by the soft swirls of the sea swishing around my breasts undisturbingly.

We wandererd home to enjoy drinks on our rooftop, lounging in deckchairs as the sun went down, hanging up sweaty clothes to dry and eaves dropping on neighbours partying, or having dinner. Surrounded by the sweet murmur of many different languages. I love being lost in translation. The mystery of strangers conversations sparks my imagination as i listen closely to their tone and exclamation.

Over the course of our very short 3 days in the city we found (ofcourse, considering The very Routine nature of adin and i) our number one stop shop for all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Flax and Kale was recommended to me by one of my lovely spanish followers. It is mostly Plant based, offering something for everyone, fresh juices, insane smoothies, innovate spreads and creative plates. Flax and Kale has plentiful gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo options. As you dine you can sit down stairs you watch views of Ciutat Vella out the window, at the community table in the Library or even for something even more simulating - sit on the roof around their veggie garden while you eat meals made from the planter boxes beside. Not only is the menu fantastic, the quality of the food is beautiful and the New York Inspired Venue speaks for itself.

Over the course of our very short 3 days in the city we found  (ofcourse, considering The very Routine nature of adin and i) our number one stop shop for all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Flax and Kale was recommended to me by one of my lovely spanish followers. It is mostly Plant based, offering something for everyone, fresh juices, insane smoothies, innovate spreads and creative plates. Flax and Kale has plentiful gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo options. As you dine you can sit down stairs you watch views of Ciutat Vella out the window, at the community table in the Library or even more fascinating sit on the roof around their veggie garden while you eat meals made from within. Not only is the menu fantastic, the quality of the food is beautiful and the New York Industrial Inspired Venue speaks for itself.


Although i was Sceptical - under Adin recommendation we jetted off to ibiza. I have to say i was very opinionated at first, i had a preconceived idea that Ibiza would be like Vegas on the Beach...Ugh. Admittedly, I do really love going out dancing - so in my mind it was a quick 3 day trip, see some incredible DJs, reset and head back to mainland spain for more exploring.

Three hours had passed since we landed, we ate at Wild Beets beautiful little Vegan, Plant Based cafe. I used their wifi to find a Yoga Class at near-by newly opened resort. I attended am AWA yoga class which took place in a gorgeous, timber, open-air studio in the middle of a luscious green field - It reminded me of yoga i used to take in the forest in bali. The class was tough as it was in Spanish!! I felt so welcome despite not understanding a single word. The wonderful teacher promoted me where she could- but i loved the anticipation.

We headed off to our accomodation in Cap Martinet . Airbnb seemed to really be working in our favour this trip- the villa was, beautiful, simple, with ocean views and only a short walk to a semi private stretch of pebble beaches. By the end of day one Adin and i were thinking about extending our three day trip to a week. The Villa was owned by two French Sailors, aged 58 and 68. Yet they looked about 40, i would say due to a severe lack of any stress whatsoever. Danny and George have been living in Ibiza fore the past 30 years. We became friends instantly. Adin and George Hit it off during the tour de Villa, and i was so fascinated by their strong characters and hilariously thick french accents that i just couldn't get enough. So it was Settled, i said.. “Were not leaving”. Not only did our new French Friends take us under their wing, they showed us the island from their very local perspective, took us on their friend Norberts Catamaran to Formanterra, Found us the islands Best Paella delivered to us by water taxi (it was pricy but my god it was delicious) and on the last night they even took us out to a lovely late dinner on the water before chauffeuring us to amnesia just in time to see Amine Edge & Dance set at 3am.

Ontop of all this, To our absolute surprise, Adin and i discovered wonderful Organic Grocers and cafes to eat in town. Biorganic where we shopped for everything for the villa, from our veggies to our crackers, coffee, snacks and even takeaway meals if we were on the go. Kinda like a mini About life, but better.. and in Ibiza.

By chance, Virgina the owner of EMONK IBIZA, a label i had worked with years ago- played utmost importance in our trip. She went out of her way to help us find all the best restaurants and more. She took us to the drumming circle at Benniras beach, one of the highlights of our trip- where old-school hippies gather on the beach and drum the sun down between the monumental rocks out at sea. I was so surprised at the diversity of the community we had been exposed to in Ibiza. The healthy/yogi/hippie lifestyle especially caught me off guard, but when i thought about it i realised, from this pocket of paradise stems the epicentre of the Hippie Movement in Spain. Ibiza was a popular destination for hippies in the 60's. In that time, it became the scene of sporadic full moon-parties, and all those earthy, loving activities you attach to that lifestyle. Its only the more fascinating that this community continues to thrive here as the islands commerical and underground music scene has boomed- ofcourse attracting party-goers of a different kind.

Last but not least- as i could banter on for pages and pages. Ibiza Old town. Where Cathedral of Santa Maria d'Eivissa from the 14th century, is perched at the top of the Dalt Vila, through winding, weaving, cobblestone corridors, and white painted alleyways where restaurant tables spill out on the the street and mix with the sounds and smells of wining and dining tourists and locals. All these vastly different aspects to the island had me breath taken. I fell in love with the place but more importantly the wonderful people who we were so lucky to meet, who went out on a limb to showed us around, and make our trip so magical.


Next on the List was Morrocco. We only had 3 days which wasn't enough time before Adin and i had work in london, so we picked Marrakech as our sole destination. I was lucky enough to have found a friend who owned Le Riad Yasmine right in the centre of the Medina. It was hands down one of the most beautiful accomodations i have ever stayed in. being an original building, It really encapsulated moroccan design and architecture, which is so inspiring to me. We spent early mornings adventuring through medina lost amoung The gorgeous Terracotta red walled alley ways, wandering past piles of fresh olives, dates, figs, meat cures, jewels, bowls, shoes, hides and more. Being of Arabic decent (my father is egyptian) and having been to Egypt many times, the Arabian way of life is no shock to me, i love that as you step outside your door the hustle and bustle is eminent. You have to be on your guard. Scooters wiz past, The Stall holders Barter, Cars Beep, donkeys trot , dust fills the air… its so stimulating, all senses involved. We visited historic buildings and Yves Saint Laurent's Marjorelle Jardin. The hottest part of the day was spent laying by the pool at Riad Yasmine, playing with their curious kitten, Bowie. The Evenings were spent wandering the Souks (markets) and dining at beautiful locally sourced, morrocan inspired restaurants recomneded by our (yet again) french friends. The food in Marrakech was impeccable. I have a gut feeling - literally,  its that fusion between the french cuisine and traditional morrocan food that sent my tastebuds on a journey of their own. My favourite little place was NOMAD. A Rooftop Restaurant in the middle of the Souks. An interesting, eye-opening  View and A delicious meal.





January 2, 2017 - No Comments!


We all love the thrill and excitement of travelling, exploring vast cities, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. But there is nothing more frustrating than the debilitating feeling of Jetlag. The past two years i have been flying back and fourth from LA to Australia, sometimes 6 times a year, and i think I've finally got the hang of it. No Matter where you are flying, these Natural Tips and Tricks should help you beat that Jetlag.

Jet lag is the cause of your body clock and rhythm being all out of whack, so its best to try and shift your sleeping patterns just prior to your trip, and most importantly make sure you get enough rest.

The night before you fly, try to sleep slightly earlier or later (earlier if you’re traveling east, later if you’re travelling west)

  • My number one tip is try your best to sleep on the plane! I know this may seem hard, its uncomfortable, especially if you're tall. So here are my Natural remedies to help you relax and hopefully nod off.
  • My Biggest Secret is Melatonin tablets - Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone released in your body that helps you fall asleep. Tablets or tinctures are taken to increase available melatonin and therefore help you sleep. They are available online (if you're in Australia) or in supermarkets/chemist stores in US. When you are buying supplements make sure they are a trusted brand, good quality, high potency, and contain all or mostly natural ingredients.
  • For an even more Natural option - Some foods naturally boost your Melatonin. So on the plane pack a fruit salad or snacks with cherries, pineapple, oranges, bananas and oats (to name a few).
  • Increase your Fluid intake and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Just for the day of the flight/ while your on the plane, as it will dehydrate you! Drinking Lots of herbal tea such as valerian root or chamomile tea will help to relax you and your belly.
  • Lavender essential oil. I am Big on Aromatherapy and soon you'll be hearing much more from me in this field. Lavender Essential Oil is wonderfully relaxing, i remember as a child my mum put it on my pillow and temples to help me sleep at night, so this trick has some history too!
  • Try to ingest lots of ginger for a few days after your flight to get that metabolism back in order and keep you full of healthy energy - ginger can be consumed in tea form, freshly cut and steeped in boiling water or grated finely and used in cooking - get creative!
  • Now i know I'm Nuts at the best of times,  but my favourite thing to do, straight off a long flight is go to a class or to the gym. I feel so refreshed and energised after i get my heart rate up, get those endorphins pumping and sweat it out! But… a workout/yoga might seem completely ridiculous if your feeling exhausted, so as long as you take a leisurely stroll or get out in the sun for a minute - you'll feel fab.
  • JUICE! its best to let your metabolism during/ rest after a long flight. but of course you wont always find good quality fresh juice wherever you may be, i whenever i travel i take @bareblends, Bare Greens with me, its simply a powder form Organic Green juice full of energy boosters and alkalising greens such as - matcha, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina, silica, apple and mango.  All you do is stir it through a cup of filtered water with a squeeze of lemon or lime and Hey, Presto! Organic Juice!

Safe Travels!

January 1, 2017 - No Comments!



O N  T H E  R O A D

W I T H  M E L O D Y :


 this wonderful day was spent on a farm in the Byron Hinterland with Melody. This particular farm was a Peculiar one. A Donkey, an Emu, a Dog, a Kangaroo and a few sheep roamed around with complete free range of the property like a pack. Pigs were in their pen, Shaggy Goats shared a piece of land with some Deer, Big Horses, Shetland ponies and a Bore hung out in the cool shade of the Stables. Meanwhile rare birds from all over the world sang and fluttered in their big enclosure.

A circus!

styled by Sarah Humphrey


December 13, 2016 - 10,252 comments


A U T U N M  I N  N Y C

From far far away in the land down under to a city where buildings soar perpetually, penetrating the sky line. I touch down with a buzz in my heart and a skip in my step - every time without fail, straight off the red-eye, regardless of little sleep. I Love NYC, As Strange as it seems Little old quiet, meditating, bohemian, nature loving-me. But With that many people, energies, auras and all - hundreds of floors up above you, how could you possibly feel grounded? That is the best part.Almost all my best friends - although from different eras of my life, all from Australia, happen to reside here.




My New York family really are my home away from home. All on different journeys, paths of their own - young, adventurous, bold characters who are all completely unique in  their jobs and personalities yet all like-minded people, Supporting each other in the big city.

My New York family really are my home away from home. this little schpeel is really just a thankyou-very-much, i love-you-all-so, i am so grateful that everytime i go to my favourite city, i feel so welcome. Needless to say, secretly i know, that really i love this place because of my dear friends - indeed the energy of the city would still remain perhaps from the quartz that lies deep beneath the subway. seeing little waves that tickle at my toes when i take my first step onto the cold hard concrete…but it wouldn't be the same without you all.



December 12, 2016 - No Comments!


P E P P E R M I N T Y - N E S S

Quick Tip!

Other than its wonderful breath freshening effect,  Peppermint Essential Oil (when ingested) is known to be is effective at killing anaerobic bacteria in the mouth, and aiding digestion.

I keep one in my purse wherever i go and especially when i travel. Instead of chemical-filled chewing-gum, this bad boy freshens your breath and even gives me a little energy boost too!

December 10, 2016 - No Comments!


B L U E   B O Y S  I N...


A place i want to spend some more time. Uniquely temperate and somewhat solemn. Summer 17 ill seek a new experience