Wow: The Valley Muster and Kimberley Moon Experience next May

Save the date and start planning an unforgettable Kimberley experience at the 18th edition of the Ord Valley Muster held in Kununurra in north east Western Australia from 11 to 20 May 2018.

The ‘Muster’ is considered is a bucket-list must-attend event that evolves year on year. Nowhere else in the world can black-tie dining under a starry sky, Indigenous food, culture and dance, intimate dinners in secret locations, challenging bike ride, art exhibitions, a local talent quest where everyone has a go, rugby matches, a country rodeo and laugh-out-loud comedy be experienced in a 10-day window.

Last year, the ‘Muster’ attracted 15,000 people who attended a variety of events over 10 days with the Kimberley Moon Experience, the region’s biggest party, attracting 3,500 people plus 600 who were dressed in their finest at the sit down black-tie dinner on the banks of the Ord River.

The Kimberley Moon Experience will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018 and has been headlined by Australia’s biggest artists in previous years including Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian and Eskimo Joe.

The breathtaking ancient landscape of the Kimberley with its magical energy deserves to be listed as a star attraction alongside the top Australian talent who’ll be announced in the coming months. It’s so impressive that visitors are urged to stay and explore nearby attractions including the Mirima National Park, El Questro, Lake Argyle, Purnululu National Park, or take an adventure down the Gibb River Road, a river cruise along the Ord, the life force of the region or a scenic flight in order to really appreciate the vastness and beauty of the world’s last wilderness frontier.

The Ord Valley Muster is a nine-time Festival and Events winner at the WA Tourism Awards and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, again in 2017 and the Kimberley Moon Experience in 2008. In 2015, the Ord Valley Muster won ‘Best Regional Event’ at the Australian Event Awards.

Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Ord Valley, Lake Kununurra, spectacular fresh water gorges, national parks and stunning reserves, the Muster rewards visitors with magical and distinctive experiences. The host town Kununurra is situated some 800 kilometres from Darwin and more than 3,000 kilometres from Perth.

More information including talent line up, travel packages and ticket sales will be announced soon.

The Ord Valley Muster will take place from Friday 11 May to Sunday 20 May 2018 in and around Kununurra, Western Australia.

Source: The Ord Valley Muster


Sally Fitzgibbons Unveils Her Latest For Global Beauty Brand, Burt's Bees

Australia’s golden girl and surfing heavyweight, Sally Fitzgibbons has today unveiled her first, much anticipated ‘Be a True Force of Nature’ campaign for iconic beauty brand Burt’s Bees, with a national roll out across digital now live. The leading natural skincare brand and the champion of surf and natural living, represent the perfect unison of two true forces of nature.

Directed by Mike Calvino, the ad was shot over 2 days in Sally’s home town on the South Coast of Gerroa. In heading back to the place where her surfing journey began and where she chooses to spend most of her downtime, the setting reflects Sally’s personality as well as her love for the ocean; a true natural beauty which is the heart of Burt’s Bees.

The cinematography captures Sally during first and last light over the water, showcasing rich natural colours. The beautifully shot content gives an insight into Sally’s inspirational lifestyle and portrays the iconic Australian outdoor lifestyle.

Sally, who has always been drawn to the power of the ocean and was chasing the World Championship title in Hawaii, is the epitome of women’s health and her new role truly reflects this.

“Immersed in nature with no distractions is such a pure experience. I love the simplicity of nature, just like I love Burt’s Bees. It’s all natural, and it keeps my lips protected in all conditions. Being surrounded by water is when I feel like a true force of nature,” said Sally.

Burt’s Bees Marketing Director, Joy Delis said Sally is a leading icon for women and healthy, natural living. “Sally’s drive, courage and connection to nature make her perfect to tell the Burt’s Bees ‘Be a True Force of Nature’ story,” Delis said.

One of Sally’s favourite products in the range is the new Burt’s Bees All-Weather SPF15 Lip Balm, which she showcases in the campaign. “Whether I’m surfing, jogging or doing yoga on the beach, lip sunscreen is vital.” said Sally.

The Burt’s Bees All-Weather SPF 15 Lip Balm is formulated with Zinc Oxide which is a physical, mineral-based sunscreen that reflects UV rays naturally. The balm’s formula moisturises lips with nourishing ingredients Beeswax, Meadowfoam Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter and Olive Fruit Oil.

Unlike some natural SPF formulas that can produce an uncomfortable white cast on the lips, Burt’s Bees All-Weather SPF 15 Lip Balm is formulated to provide 100% natural protection without an unsightly tradeoff. The result is all-weather protection and, superior moisturisation that your lips will love.

 

Burt’s Bees products are available in David Jones, Myer, Big W, Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, selected pharmacies and online at www.burtsbees.com.au. Burt’s Bees All-Weather SPF15 Lip Balm RRP $7.95

Source: Burts Bees


Introducing Luxury Eco Yoga Mats from Yoga Design Lab

Yoga Design Lab launches it’s newest collection of eye-catching luxury yoga mats made from natural tree rubber and recycled plastic bottle microfibres. Just in time for holiday shoppers looking for that fashionable yogi gift!

Described by Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue as ‘stunning works of art’, Yoga Design Lab is a young Bali based yoga brand that is shaking up the industry with sophisticated technology and uber-colorful designs.

‘The goal was to create a beautiful, highly-functional product with the smallest eco footprint possible. Countless yoga mats end up in landfills because they’re made from non-recyclable, hazardous materials. We wanted to help change that.’
-Chad Turner, Founder/Designer

How is the Microfiber Made?

It is a total closed-loop supply chain, so you can be savasana-assured that your mat has been ethically sourced and manufactured with conscious awareness.

Bales of plastic bottle wastes will be supplied by recycle collectors. Workers of the yarn manufacturer separate the colored bottles from the clear ones while every bottle, including the labels and caps, are inspected for foreign materials.

The sorted PET bottles are then sterilized clean, dried and crushed into small chips so they are completely free of harmful foaming agents and plasticizers. The chips go through a heating process that allows them to pass through the spinneret until they end up being wound up like yarn threads in spools.

The fibers are drawn into smooth strings, and then go through a crimping machine which will give the polyester yarns the fluffy wooly texture. The crimped polyester yarns is dried, baled and pass quality control before they are considered fit for selling.

About Yoga Design Lab

Blending fashion­-forward design elements with innovative functionality and bio­-renewable consciousness is key to the Yoga Design Lab approach.

In 2014, Canadian surfer/yogi, Chad Turner, sold all of his belongings and moved to Bali with the idea to create beautiful yoga mats. The young brand produces visually stunning, eco­-friendly yoga products designed to inspire.

“I was seated in the back of a packed yoga class while on vacation in Ubud, Bali. Looking around, all I saw was a sea of unoriginal, massed produced, solid colored mats. My thinking was, there must be a way of creating a highly functional product that was also aesthetically beautiful. So the journey began. Long story short, I sold my stuff, packed up a couple bags and moved to Bali with the goal of creating a stunning line of yoga products that inspire more people to get excited about yoga.”
– Chad Turner, Designer/Founder Yoga Design Lab

From insulated stainless steel water bottles, to yoga mats comprised of biodegradable natural tree rubber and recycled plastic bottle microfiber, to the water based inks used in the printed designs, we can all make a difference with the products we buy.

Source: Yoga Design lab


Star Wars: Awaken the Uniqlo wardrobe force within

Yes. Not content with just watching the films, you can now actually wear them.

This month you can awaken the force within, with the release of UNIQLO’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi collection.

The entertainment phenomenon that resonates across borders and generations has joined forces with UNIQLO to create a range of graphic tees and sweatshirts.

Designed for big & little Jedi, the all new collection follows the epic journeys of Rey, Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker, the Star Wars galaxy and the latest film saga.

It’s time to rule the galaxy with Star Wars X UNIQLO! Available in stores and online from the 11th of December.

Source: Uniqlo


MAC announces Sia for #Vivaglam

Let the world see you…in the unstoppable colour of Viva Glam Sia! This iconic campaign’s newest spokeswoman has broken pop’s artistic boundaries with her avant-garde style and exhilarating vocals – accompanied by soulful songwriting that inspires countless fans to raise their own voices. Sia unveils a warm, vivid red lipstick that’s as loud as you dare to be.

Every cent of the selling price of viva glam lipstick goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by hiv/aids.

The MAC aids fund, the philanthropic arm of MAC cosmetics launched in 1994, is a leader in the global fight against hiv and aids, supporting organizations in more than 96 countries and territories that are working to combat the epidemic and improve the lives of people living with and affected by hiv/aids. The MAC aids fund is supported exclusively by a consumer-based model that directs 100% of the selling price of Viva Glam lipstick to help fight hiv/aids. To date, the campaign has raised more than $470 million usd.

Source: MAC Cosmetics