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

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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.

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Sustainable Slimming at Chiva-Som

Chiva-Som invites guests to lose weight and begin a journey towards a healthier lifestyle as they embark on a Sustainable Slimming Retreat at this benchmark resort destination for Thai health and wellness experiences.

Guests will undertake a comprehensive and tailored program of physical activities to assist in losing weight in a controlled and healthy manner whilst Chiva-Som’s expert culinary team support the regime by creating nutrient rich cuisine and qualified physiotherapists guide guests towards correct posture and increased flexibility.

Upon completion of this specialty retreat, guests will be equipped with the necessary tools, knowledge and a sense of empowerment to sustain optimal weight going forward.

The 14-night Sustainable Slimming Retreat is priced from $17,165 per person twin share in an Ocean Room for travel 1 March to 30 April 2018 including:

  • 3-7 Days Cleansing Diet
  • 1 Detox Supplement Set
  • 1 Fitness Assessment
  • 1 Nutrition Consultation
  • 2 Maya Massageor alternate with Manual Lymphatic Drainage (45 min)
  • 2 AcuSlimor alternate with Shiatsu or Seiketsu Shiraku Acupuncture
  • 2 H2O Therapyor alternate with Oxygen Power Fitness
  • 2 Holistic Healthselecting from Chi Nei Tsang, Ear-Ab Reflex, Cranio – Sacral Therapy or Acupressure Reflexology
  • 2 Metabolic Breathing Exercise
  • 4 Personal Training
  • 5 Super Stretch (25 min)
  • 1 Chiva-Som Spa Haven Cleansing Cocoon
  • One daily treatment per night of stay selecting from Thai Massage, Invigorating Massage, Relaxing Foot Massage, Oriental Scalp Massage, Chiva-Som Skin Haven Body Polish
  • 3 wellness meals

Chiva-Som is situated within seven acres of tropical gardens in the Royal city of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand, 185 km south of Bangkok. The resort remains a popular destination for Australians offering guests a total lifestyle transformation to achieve wellness and longevity with a full range of health and wellness Speciality Retreats, integrating naturopathic and conventional medicines.

All components are set and overseen by expert health professionals including consulting doctors, naturopaths, fitness instructors, spa therapists, nutritionists and alternative health practitioners.

For bookings of the Chiva-Som Sustainable Slimming Retreat contact your travel agent or a Chiva-Som Specialist on 1300 857 437.

Source: Chiva-Som


myDNA Breakfast Launch- Personalised Health

Lifestyle and health media and influencers attended an exclusive breakfast for the launch of myDNA.

myDNA is an Australian genetic interpretation company that decodes the information in your genes to help you to live better.

Our DNA tests can reveal how your body will uniquely respond to some medicines, what you eat and drink, and how you exercise. It’s personalised health.

Guests were offered the opportunity to trial the myDNA tests and treated to a stretching and fitness session lead by Tim Robards & Belinda Norton- followed by a sit down healthy breakfast.

Key guests included Tim Robards, Fiona Falkiner, Natalie Roser, Dan Conn, Lisa Clarke, Scott Watters and Belinda Norton.

For further information, please visit the myDNA website:  https://www.mydna.life/

*Melissa was the MC at the breakfast launch

Source: myDNA


Fashion helps out with annual breast cancer lunch

To raise funds and awareness of the the Garvan Institute, the Riley St Garage is holding an inspirational lunch to raise funds for Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

October, of course, is breast cancer awareness month, and is definitely a time for all of us to think about what effects it has on women and men around the world.

This one day event will feature a panel of speakers including the brilliant Dr Samantha Oakes who is the inspirational Head of the Cancer Cell Survival Group at Garvan.

Doctor Oakes won the Young Garvan award for ‘Edgiest Idea’ in 2016, after she discovered a way to trick cancer cells into thinking they are sick, so they can be targeted by the immune system, therefore revolutionising cancer treatments. “Every day we are making inroads to understanding the causes of breast cancer and how to treat it,” Dr Oakes told vogue.com.au

“However what we have also learnt is that a breast cancer that forms in one patient is unique from the next. Every time we hear about a new ‘breakthrough’ for breast cancer, it means we may have helped at least one person survive.

It’s another piece of the big puzzle that makes up this horrible disease. That’s  why we need to keep raising awareness, keep raising money to continue to invest in research and provide new treatments for this complicated set of diseases.

The ‘management’ of various grades of cancer has been extraordinary but what the most exciting find? “In recent times, cancer immunotherapy has been a game changer for the treatment of advanced disease, curing patients with melanoma that once had no hope,” adds Doctor Oakes.

“However at the moment, only a small number of patients benefit, and we do not understand why. For patients with advanced or high grade breast cancer, the same is true, but worse, even fewer respond.

“The trick now is to learn how to make more of these patients with high grade breast cancers respond and this is one of the main projects I am working on.” I also asked Dr Oakes how rewarding working in  an industry that does save lives make her feel.

“My job is highly rewarding because everyday I get into the Kinghorn Cancer Centre lifts and ride together with patients who are undergoing treatment for various types of cancer.

“I know that what I am doing will hopefully one day help save someone like them. Some breast cancer patients are already benefiting from the work I did over the last 10 years.

“The flip side is that I wish I could help them today. It makes me sad that I can not help all patients now, but this gives me the added motivation to work even harder to make sure that one day we can look at breast cancer (and others) as a chronic curable disease.

“I want my daughter and son will never have to suffer or lose loved ones to cancer like I have. Life is all about making a mark on the world for the better.”

Some if the most recent stats in Australia on the amount of women (yes, and men) who have/had/survived breast cancer are fascinating.

The estimated number of new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2017 is 17,730 with 144 males and 17,586 females; the approximate % of all new cancer cases diagnosed in 2017 is 13%; the Estimated number of deaths from breast cancer in 2017 is 3,114 with 28 males and 3,087 females and the Estimated % of all deaths from cancer in 2017 is 6.5%.

Most importantly, the chance of surviving at least 5 years (2009–2013) is 90% and people People living with breast cancer at the end of 2012 (diagnosed in the 5 year period 2008 to 2012) was 65,976.

Early detection is obviously vital and Doctor Oakes suggests we all do the following. “Know your breasts, look at them, feel them, do your breast self exams. Look for changes, lumps, changes in the skin texture, reddening, soreness, tenderness or any change that you think may be abnormal. If you detect anything go see your doctor as early detection is KEY to the best outcomes.”

Dr Oakes says the awareness of breast cancer is made even greater when big companies get on board – the likes of a fashion retailer like Cue is just one strong example.

“The support of big companies help the spread the importance of awareness and CONTINUED support for research,” adds Dr Oakes.

“Education is key and the bigger the networks the easier we can get the message out. Cue Clothing Company is a proud Australian brand producing quality clothing for beautiful women.

“I love Cue and their support for Breast Cancer Awareness and my research. Cue Clothing make women feel beautiful including me. I am proud to be supported by Cue Clothing Company.”

Dr Oakes says If you want to hear more about her important research, anyone can come to the Riley Street Garage Breast Cancer Awareness Event for Garvan.

Hosted by fashion blogger Tash Sefton, guests will munch into canapés and Laurent-Perrier champagne on arrival followed by a 3-course share menu accompanied by a selection of wine from JoJo’s Jetty and gifts from Estée Lauder companies.

The Petersen Family Foundation who are have a long affiliation with Garvan & Kinghorn Cancer Centre will be a major sponsor at the lunch. The foundation is dedicated to funding important medical research and are passionate supporters of Garvan.

A raffle will include prizes from Cue, KitchenAid, Laurent-Perrier, Laser Clinics Australia, Frank Provost, Happetite, artwork from Fiona McClean along with beauty hampers from Estée Lauder Companies with all proceeds going to Garvan – the Institute whose mission it is tomake significant contributions to medical research that will change the directions of science and medicine and have major impacts on human health.

To see Samantha Oaks and her team speak join us at Riley St Garage in Surry Hills at noon on Saturday 28th October, where Cue will proudly match all funds raised on the day.

For menu, information and bookings, tickets are $185pp which includes a $50 tax deductible donation. Book now on 9326 9055 or www.rileystgarage.com.au

Go on. Grab a table, book a seat, learn something and help raise awareness along the way!

By Melissa Hoyer