Pachamama is the goddess of fertility, generosity and the feminine in Andean cultures in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. In Quechua and Aymara, ‘pacha’ is the word for the world, cosmos, time and space, while ‘mama’ means mother, making ‘Mother Earth’ a common English translation.
The Sydney Latin American Film Festival created the Pachamama Festival in 2014 as a platform for people from diverse cultural backgrounds to renew their connections to nature, in a world seemingly at war with nature. It begins as a blank canvas each year and is filled by offerings of music, film, dance, food and storytelling in celebration and respect for a living earth that sustains us. Read More
Rosie Mansfield is a qualified Nutritionist based in her adopted home of Manly Beach, Sydney. Check her 5 easy ways to break an unhealthy eating pattern.
“Start a food diary
Pretty much the most affordable, simple and effective habit changing aid. Observe your eating (and drinking) patterns to begin the ground work to positive change. I like to do one once a month to simply stay on track. Download a free food diary here. Read More
Stan Veniaminov is a personal trainer based in Bondi, Australia. Read about his tips on how to keep fit and stay healthy when on a vegan diet.
‘I think being vegan and fit can be bit tricky, but as long as you focus on eating food high in nutrition, especially essential amino acids, then you will be fine.
Lets take breakfast for example. First of all when I wake up during 1st hour of being awake I drink around 1-1.5L of water to make sure body is well hydrated and energised to kickstart my daily activities. Then, after 2 hours, I make breakfast, usually smoothie or acai bowl, loaded with oats, bananas, peanut butter or walnuts, chia seeds, crunchy granola (my fav) and plant-based protein (PranaOn is my fav). Read More
Photographer Becca Fitzgerald visited us recently with her friend and model Anna-Sofia at our office in Bondi. In only 20 minutes, they received a professional makeover by Ere, and participated in a vibrant photo shoot. Read Becca’s story here.
“What’s better than a routine run to the office where you end up getting a make-over by one of the best in the Biz?
A trip to Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics with our model Anna turned into just this, an impromptu make-up session with Ere herself, followed by a photo session with me. Ere and Anna’s rapport was in harmony, the perfect opportunity for some Friday afternoon fun. Read More
This look is all about the eyes… and how to make them light up!
Whether you have brown eyes, blue, green, amber, hazel, turquoise, aqua, grey or any variation in between, this is a tried and tested natural look that will allow your eyes to be the focus and catch the light.
Perfect for a low key event, casual day off, brunch or afternoon tea, monday morning at work when you want to start the week fresh-faced and invigorated… we love this look for its subtlety and understated clarity. Natural beauty is our best thing and this look is just that! Especially when you want to give your skin a break from foundation and let it breathe.
For a natural look that is effortless and casual, for bright eyes even on cloudy days, follow these simple suggestions and enjoy. Read More
Light is an ephemeral quality that we just can’t live without! The rising and setting of the sun are the only events that happen every single day, no matter what. As they say, the sun always rises! Around the world, whether northern or southern hemisphere, light defines our lives and our lifestyles. As seasons change our worlds get darker in the mornings, lighter in the evenings, days stretch to midnight or fall short at 5pm. We are in a constant state of adjusting to how much light there is outside. This affects what we wear, how we eat, when we exercise, and what activities we can enjoy outdoors. This fluctuating state is universal and it can be said that in spring time, wherever you are in the world, as blossoms appear on trees and the air warms up, really, what we are most grateful for at the end of a long winter is more light in our lives. Light makes things grow – plants, trees, the food we eat; light also has an amazing ability to increase our mood and lift our spirits (just ask anyone who has suffered from Seasonal Adjustment Disorder). Read More
Discover this colourful recipe by Maz Valcorza. Maz has a passion for food, and she loves creating delicious, organic, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free recipes.
‘This hearty meal is infused with aromatic spices and sweetness from dried fruit. It’s packed with protein and beta-carotene and will satisfy your hunger for sure! Read More
Check this article by Mexico-based blogger Ainoha Aguirre Moura and see how we can all be part of a more sustainable new life.
“Some actions begin as a test and end up becoming a habit; others behaviors, which transform themselves into powerful actions that define us, making us feel proud of ourselves…
These small changes usually have something in common: They come to stay. Read More
We’re always so happy to collaborate with beautiful brands, and Edible Beauty is definitely one of them. Anna Mitsios, founder of Edible Beauty, firmly believes that we can all be beautiful by nurturing our body, mind and soul. Discover here one of her most recent bog post, where she shares how to take care of yourself and your body during pregnancy.
“Whilst there is an abundance of information regarding foods to avoid during pregnancy, there lot of confusion around what women should be using on their bodies. This is equally important given we can absorb approximately 60% of what we put on our skin and given the placenta is not the barrier we once thought. Read More
We all like a little bit of glamour. There are days when you dress down, go about your normal life, wear a neutral palette of clothing and makeup, and then there are others when you just want to stand out! We’ve got 2 great looks for when you want to glam up a little, dress to impress or just throw caution to the wind and step out into the night. For cocktails, parties, dinners, weddings – we’ve got you covered.
Look 1 – The lips have it
Be a little daring, a little provocative and let your lips do the talking! For a little black dress, a cocktail party or black tie event or even to cook a delicious dinner at home, while dancing, in your own kitchen. There’s always a reason to splash out and let your hair down.