The Best Perth Local Last-Minute Holiday Gifts in 2021!

♥ Last minute gift ideas from Perth businesses? We’ve got you sorted! Image by Boris Pavlikovsky.

Left your gift shopping to the last minute again? Don’t worry we’ve all been there! Christmas / holiday shopping can be super stressful, especially for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family who already seem to have everything!

Our solution? Gift cards! But not a boring old Coles / Myer gift card, we love giving our friends and family gift cards that help to support local Perth businesses – and in turn make THEIR holiday season even better too.

But where to buy from? Well, that’s why you are reading this article, right? Here is the ultimate list of our favorite Perth businesses you can purchase the perfect gift-card from – some wellness-y, others less so – to help you have a stress-free Christmas this year!

Fringe World

Probably the ultimate gift for Fringe fanatics, a Fringe voucher could mean a comedy show, a dramatic play, a musical spectacular, a scary sea-container experience, or whatever your giftee chooses to see for the upcoming 2022 Fringe season. You could even gift a Fringe Friends subscription voucher! Tickets & gift cards available to purchase here.

Image by @thenakedbarista_

Coffeefusion

Do you have a caffeine addict in your life? Coffeefusion is an Online Coffee roastery which places an emphasis on learning about coffee and how to get the best out of your coffee at home. Why not perk up their day with a Coffeefusion Barista 101 course so they can perfect making their own coffee at home?

If you are feeling super generous, you can also gift a prepaid coffee subscription that you can select for 3, 6, or 12 deliveries of delicious, locally roasted coffee. There’ll be plenty of caffeine-induced love from the recipient coming your way with this one!

♥ Dreamy Darcy, one of the fantastic instructors at Bike Bar!

Bike Bar

For the uninitiated, Bike Bar is a cardio party! These high-energy and fun classes would be perfect for those exercise addicts in your life who live for group fitness. For those who like to mix it up, Bike Bar now has 4 different styles of classes on offer, with the new BB Tone, BB Aerobics, BB Yoga and the OG BB Ride. They are located in Applecross and Claremont and you can grab gift vouchers for each studio here to help your friends get started on their 2022 resolutions: Claremont or Applecross!

♥The Empowered Centre

Empowered Centre

A gift card for the Empowered Centre in Midland is the ultimate treat for those who love to try new things! This fitness center has a great range of unique classes, many of which you can’t find anywhere else in perth. From aerial yoga, bungee fitness, fusion yoga, Kangoo fit, and aerial hoop classes to name a few, you’ll find the perfect class for the fitness enthusiast who is always craving a new thrill. You can buy gift cards for class passes or memberships in store or they can post them out to you, find their contact information here.

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Get Chunky

Get Chunky is the ultimate destination for those with a sweet tooth. New locations are popping up all over the place, so your lucky giftee won’t have to travel far to enjoy some sweet cookie goodness – they even have vegan options. You can buy gift cards in store at their Mount Lawley, Vic Park or their new Freo stores, and while you are there, why not enjoy a cheeky cookie yourself? View locations here.

♥ The Jungle Body Tribe

The Jungle Body Tribe

Jungle Body is probably the most fun you can have while getting fit! I mean, where else can you box to Beyonce, squat to Salt n Pepa or shake it to Shakira?!

All fitness levels are encouraged as just FOUR moves are used per track and they also give you lower intensity alternatives in case it’s a move that doesn’t work for you! Plus, the work-outs are in the dark, so no one can see if you accidentally go left instead of right (been there, done that!).

There are Jungle Body classes popping up all over the place, but the most central (and my personal fave) is The Jungle Body Tribe who run their sexy sessions out of Vic Park and Leederville. These classes would be perfect for anyone, I love going with my besties, mum, and sisters. You can buy class passes as a gift here.

♥ Pretzels as far as the eye can see…

Pretzel

For those that love a little snacky-snack – and lets be real, that’s pretty much all of us – look no further for gifts than Pretzel. These pretty-as-a-picture pastel pink stores have been popping up all over Perth and the crew make the pretzels by hand all day long so they’re fresh AF! Stores are located in Northbridge, Fremantle, Cannington, Joondalup, Mandurah so you should be able to find one close by. You can buy gift cards here, but be warned – they are SERIOUSLY addictive.

Planet Books

Perfect for the bookworm in your life, a giftcard for your local bookstore will make them do all the hard work by letting them choose their favourite summer read, while you get all the kudos for getting them the perfect gift! I love the selection at Planet Books and you can even buy their gift cards online, making this gift even easier! This is truly the perfect gift, as there is something for EVERYONE at Planet Books – buy here.

♥ Mickey J, Comedian

Comedy Lounge

There is nothing better than a good old laugh, and experiential gifts will leave your loved ones with less clutter, and more priceless memories. The perfect place to create some memories is at the Comedy Lounge! What more could they want than to experience a night of live stand-up comedy in the heart of the Perth CBD? Plus, not only are you supporting a local business, you are also supporting local comedians and performers. Gift cards for the Comedy Lounge can be used for tickets as well as food and drinks at the bar, to help someone enjoy the ultimate night out. Purchase gift cards here.

House of Hobby

For the creative people in your life, how about a fun workshop where they can finesse their skills or learn something new? House of Hobby offers a range of different workshops from pottery, painting, sewing, and heaps more. Guided by experts and with all equipment provided, these workshops are a great gift idea. Plus with every workshop participants will enjoy free-flowing sparkling, wine, mimosas, and bottomless OJ, tea and coffee for a non- alcoholic option, as well as a delish gourmet grazing platter.

Get your gift cards here!

The Purist Collection

We all have that person in our lives that loves all things natural and organic, and I have the perfect gift for them! Local gal, Emily Bathgate, started The Purist Collection after some health issues in her family and now puts her Naturopathy qualifications to good use by specialising in natural skincare, teas, and candles, as well as naturopathic therapies.

A gift card from The Purist Collection can be used on any of their gorgeous products, ebooks, naturopathy consults, or workshops. Purchase here.

Greenbunch

There is nothing better than receiving the gift of fresh flowers to add some colour and joy to your home. So obviously the next step up from that is letting someone choose their own favourite floral arrangement, potted plant or other gorgeous gift from the range at Greenbunch.

They have a stunning selection or floral arrangements to suit all tastes, as well as pot plants, vases, plant care products, seriously cute cookies, and heaps more!
Purchase a gift card for your flower fiend or green-thumbed friend here.

Your Local Cafe

There is nothing better on the weekend than going out for brunch at your favorite cafe, so why not gift someone that experience? Most cafes have gift cards or vouchers available, ask in store to find out what they can offer.

Or if you are seriously in a rush and you prefer to buy online, here are some of my fave spots (with direct links to purchase gift vouchers!):

Grouch and Co
The Little Bay
Bread in Common
Chinta
The Cat Cafe Puurth
The Wild Fig
Toast

While this list has some of my favourite Perth businesses to support, we each have our own favourite Perth spots, so why not ask your favourite local business if they offer gift cards that you can give to your loved ones this holiday season? I just know they will appreciate your support!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe festive season while supporting some fantastic local businesses!

Be well,

Leah

xoxo

The Ultimate Wellness-y Holiday Gift Guide for 2021.

Jasmine Alexa ‘Paint the Sky’ Shirt – $149 (details below!)

2021 is nearly over and what a year it has been. It’s definitely time to wind-down, relax, and spread some joy to our nearest and dearest friends & family.

One of the things many of us have learnt after this whirlwind of a year is how important self-care is for not only your physical health, but your mental health and wellbeing too. Self-care can come in many forms, from enjoying getting sweaty at that heart-pumping spin class with friends, to getting an extra 15 minutes of snoozing in the morning (my personal favourite), to buying yourself a special, little present that makes your heart happy.

With that in mind, we have put together a lovely collection of ways to give the gift of self-care to your favourite people (or maybe yourself) this holiday season.

Lingerie set from Kat the Label

Lingerie Loving

Looking cute is a form of self-care. There, we said it – sometimes we feel our best when we are looking our best, and there is no shame in that.

We challenge you to not feel hot AF (or make your lover feel sizzlin’) in a gorgeous lingerie set from Kat The Label (and not just from the summer heat!).

These stunning sets range from sizes XS-XL (up to L in bottoms – which is around a size 14 Australian) and have a huge range of styles and colours to suit just about anyone. Locally designed in Byron Bay, Australia, Kat The Label pieces are designed to enhance your femininity, and boost your sensuality and confidence with their gorgeous designs.

We particularly love these festive options, the Dahlia and Maverick sets, perfect for gifting to your girlfriend, besties, or a cheeky gift for yourself!

The Base Collective Beauty Sleep Bundle. Photo by @fantabhome

Sweet Dreams

If you are like us, all you’ll really want these holidays after an intensely busy year is a good, long, restful sleep! That’s exactly what the Beauty Sleep Bundle from The Base Collective is designed for. This dreamy trio of products is designed specifically for restless sleepers and features the calming properties of Magnesium and Organic Lavender Oil to enhance relaxation and help you nod off to dreamland.

The Beauty Sleep Spray in particular is an absolute GAME CHANGER, and we recommend three spritzes onto your tummy or chest half an hour before bed – it’s been sending us into the sweetest of deep sleeps for the past few weeks now, and it’s already the latest product to be welcomed into our ongoing, never-want-to-be-without-it, routine.

It’s also suitable for all skin types and is vegan and cruelty free, so you can rest easy knowing that whoever you gift this to will be good to go.

The Muse S – from $549 AUD

For those that have a loved one that is super-sleep deprived, stressed or burnt out, and want to help them find a way to easily drop into the ultimate zen state, then we recommend the Muse S, which is a revolutionary sleep aid that utilises EEG technology (a fancy way of saying it tracks brainwave activity) to help you to understand and track how well you focus, sleep and recharge to improve concentration during the day, and enhance sleep at night.

The Muse S Headband also comes with their ‘Digital Sleeping Pills’ program, which sounds pretty cool and is even cooler in practice. This program helps you nod off to sleep, and also helps you quickly fall back to sleep if you wake up in the night. What more could you or your stressed-out gift-recipient need?

This is a pretty special pressie, and we can guarantee that if anyone on your gifting list received one of these – with regular use their stress levels will be decreased, and feelings of joy will be up-levelled.

Find out more and shop here. A full review will be coming soon!

We love these gift ideas for new mums, busy work-aholics and other sleep-deprived loved ones (which, let’s be honest, probably includes yourself!).

Photo of The Ritz Carlton Perth by @sullivang_

Gorgeous Getaways

While it is a bit tricky for those of us in WA to plan for holidays while we are waiting for the borders to officially open, the good news is that WA is a WA-y better spot for a holiday anyway! So why not gift your nearest and dearest with a luxe staycation at the stunning Ritz-Carlton at Elizabeth Quay, overlooking the sparkling Swan River.

The Ritz-Carlton has the perfect romantic staycation package available for that special person in your life who deserves the ultimate in pampering. Fingers crossed they choose to take you with them 😉 Lucky holiday-makers will enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hearth Restaurant for two daily, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, late 12 noon checkout, as well as free-standing bathtubs and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city and river – bliss. From $669 per room, per night.

Learn more and book your holiday at home for the holidays here!

Inika’s stunning Rosy Glow Gift Set – $99

Glow Up Gifting

We love a gorgeous makeup set, particularly when they come in stunning packaging (who doesn’t get sucked in by a pretty box!) and this set from premium mineral makeup & cruelty-free/vegan brand Inika Organics has most certainly caught our packaging-loving eye.

Their Rosy Glow set comes with Radiant Glow Veil which can double as a hydrating primer and finishing illuminisor – and will have your recipient receiving compliments galore – and their gorgeous and highly-pigmented Mineral Baked Blush Duo in Burnt Peach. This set suits a range of different skin types and is the perfect gift for your beauty loving friend to help them enhance their holiday glow naturally & ethically.

ASPAR Body Spa Rituals Gift Pack – $49.95

Serene Spa Days

The gift for those who love a relaxing ritual during their down time, why not try a gorgeous set from Aurora Spa Rituals? Their range of botanically active products have been created with care and expertise by therapists at the award-winning Aurora spas.

We particularly love these two sets, the Relax Home Spa Kit and Body Spa Rituals which will turn any bathroom into an ultra relaxing, luxurious, at-home oasis.

Ritz-Carlton Robe Hamper – $280

The Ritz-Carlton has also come to the spa-party with some great products to complete your loves staycation (see above!). The Ritz-Carlton Spa Travel Hamper features skincare and beauty products by LaGaia Unedited, or complete the spa experience with the bespoke Robe Hamper featuring a luxurious Ritz-Carlton bathrobe, People4Ocean sun-care products, and calming lavender drops. View these luxe gifts and more ideas from Ritz Carlton here.

Skin to Skin, Mum & Bub Box from Vatea – $98

Bundles of Joy

For those with loved ones who have new little loves in their lives why not a gift that is both for them and their new addition? The Skin to Skin, Mum and Bub Box – all natural and organic of course – from VATÉA is the perfect gift during pregnancy and for new mothers. Featuring Loving Baby Massage Oil, infused with key oils of chamomile and lavender; Gentle Baby Balm which is a essential multi-use product for new mums and bubs and can be used as bottom balm, nipple balm and healing balm; Pure Body Oil designed for supple skin and helps prevent stretch marks; and Soothing Oil Wash to soften and support any dry skin.

Jasmine Alexa ‘Embrace’ Bike Shorts – $89.99

Self-care in Yr Activewear

Ok, so this one may be the PERFECT “self-gift”, because there is nothing better than brand-new activewear, especially to help you get motivated to exercise after a bit of overindulgence over the festive season.

Local Australian activewear brand Jasmine Alexa focuses on sustainably designed and created pieces, the majority of which are made locally in Melbourne. We have our eyes on a few pieces from their range, namely the Embrace Bike Shorts and the Comeback Crop for a cute matchy-matchy look that would suit a wide range of workouts.

Plus, you can combine these with their Paint the Sky oversized shirt (pictured at the top of the article) for a fun post-workout class brunch look. It’s also the perfect throwover to protect your skin while basking at the beach (and make you feel like a fashionista while you’re at it).

Giving someone a thoughtful gift that will help them prioritise their well-being lets them know that you care. Plus, there’s nothing stopping you from giving yourself one of these gifts, either. (We won’t tell!)

The festive season is fast-approaching, so we hope this list has helped spark some gift ideas for the ones you love, to help everyone on your list relax and recharge this festive season, and put their well-being first.

Article by Leah Worthington & Annette Gohl.

How to Use Self-Care to Manifest Love in 2022.

Photo from Jordanna Levin’s Instagram

It seems somewhat counterintuitive to set out on a quest to find love by focusing on who you are on your lonesome, but when it comes to manifesting a Higher Love, i.e a love that lifts you up rather than has you falling, then the only thing you need is something you already possess, yourSELF.

Too often we walk into a new relationship or at the very least a dating experience, looking for our potential suitor to tick a bunch boxes, fill a few gaps and make us feel something we convince ourselves is impossible to feel without them. But if you know anything about manifestation, you’ll know that like attracts like and if you want to become a love magnet (I mean, who doesn’t) it all starts with an acute sense of self awareness.

You’ve likely heard the terms self-care and self-love thrown around in the context of body brushing, journaling and eating your greens, but true love and care for oneself comes down to knowing who the bloody hell you are! Most of us don’t…

I describe it as your personal vibration. When your personal vibration is strong, you feel like the truest version of you. You feel confident, comfortable, your posture is probably nice and tall and your words flow with ease. When your vibration is weak you feel stuck and stagnant, you can’t find comfortability in anything and you’re likely not the witty and clever gal (or guy) you know you can be.

Self awareness is about knowing what strengthens your personal vibration and what weakens it (and I’m not even talking about relationships, yet). My vibration is strong when I’m around certain people, when I’m working in my business, when I integrate enough ‘me time’ into my week and when I’m doing the things that bring me joy. My vibration is weakened when I spend too much time on social media, when I fall into the comparison trap, when I spend too much time with people who drain me, or when I force myself to do things because I feel ‘I should’.

Once you know what it feels like when your vibration is strong then day to day you aim to choose things that keep it vibrating at their frequency. When it comes to love and dating this is helpful in two ways. When you’re vibrating at a strong frequency:

– You naturally attract people vibrating at a similar frequency to you! Score.

– You can use it as a barometer to determine whether someone you’re dating is bringing you closer or further away from that true authentic version of you. Make sense?

If you really want to manifest a Higher Love in 2021 you need to ask yourself 3 questions:

1. Who am I?

2. What lights me up?

3. And how do I want to feel in love?

And then prioritise the answers to those questions in all of your pursuits in love. Self awareness really is your greatest superpower.

Jordanna Levin is is an author, podcast host & self-love & manifestation expert. You can read more about Jordanna’s wellness routine here!

The Best Australian (And New Zealand!) Free Youtube Yoga & Fitness Classes!

While luckily here in Perth we are safely out of lock-down and can enjoy going to the gym without masks (thank goodness!), I still love a home workout for those days you can’t be bothered to leave home, but still want to get the body moving. I have put together some of my favourite Aussie fitness YouTubers to help you workout at home, and the best part, for free!

♥ The Jungle Body also sell a range of cute merchandise

The Jungle Body

The Jungle Body is a biz based on dance and cardio-based workout classes that combine fun and fitness with great music. Started by Perth-born Tara Simich, you can find classes all around Perth and in over 20 countries around the world!

But for those times you can’t get to class (*cough* another lockdown *cough*), you can check their Youtube channel for some fitness-inspo. They also have some videos floating around on their website like this one. The best part about The Jungle Body workouts is that you can do them with minimal equipment; all you will need is a yoga mat and 5kg dumbbells. Failing that, you can always get away with a towel and a couple of tins of beans!

♥ Photo of Sjana Earp by Emily Abay.

Sjana Earp

If you use Kayla ItsinesSWEAT app, then you may already know Australian yogi Sjana Elise Earp. What you might not know is that Sjana has a great YouTube channel packed with yoga and guided meditation-videos, perfect for a wide range of abilities, from beginner to experienced yogis.

Sjana’s sunny attitude and encouragement really makes you feel like you are nailing that downward dog, and help to try your best each time you step onto your yoga mat. It’s also nice to move along to an Aussie voice, as most of the popular yoga YouTubers are American (no hate to Yoga with Adrienne of course!) My recommendation is this morning/before bed yoga sequence for beginners. Love any exercise I can do in my PJs without leaving my bed!

♥ Photo of Sam Wood & trainer Sarah Boulazeris


Sam Wood

Yep Sam Wood, former Bachelor, who you may know also now runs an online workout and weight loss program, 28 by Sam Wood. Luckily for us though, he also has a goldmine of free workout video on his Youtube channel. His videos range from short ones that just give you an overview of a routine, to longer work along-with-me type videos. I also love his “live” full-length workout videos that feature some cheeky cameos from family members… oh the joys of working out at home! He also has a playlist of videos using equipment, that are perfect if you have a home gym or if you want to follow the videos at the gym. My favourite is this workout you can do with your dog! The cutest.

♥ Photo of Korrie Gammer

Korrie Gammer

I first came across this radiant being while taking part in onboarding for a new role at lululemon – I’m lucky enough that the company I work for values mental & physical wellbeing very highly, and as such the remote team I was joining took part in a live yoga class with Korrie early one morning, to get us prepped for a day of absorbing information.

And it was incredible. Korrie’s voice, fluid style of teaching, and ease & grace is evident – and it flows effortlessly through the screen and lands softly in the body.

I was excited to learn afterwards that Korrie has a treasure trove of free yoga classes – available on Youtube under her brand, Yoga by Korrie, and she adds a couple of new gems every month. Definitely a new favourite of mine, and someone that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone who needs to weave a little bit more relaxation into their day.

So there you have some of the best homegrown and free online workouts to help you get your butt off the couch when stuck at home, or just to help you incorporate some different workouts into your routine.

Who did we miss? We’d love to hear your fave Aussie fitness influencers who are offering up free online classes – leave a comment below or come say hi on Instagram at @wellnesswa.


Leah is a freelance content creator from Perth who loves her dog, trying weird fitness trends, beach days and avocado toast. Follow her Instagram @leahonthedoor

Daily Wellness Routine: Jordanna Levin, Author, Podcast Host & Self-Love + Manifestation Expert!

First up, briefly tell us a bit about yourself and what you do!

I’m an author and podcast host who believes that self awareness is your greatest superpower. With a background in journalism, I like to take big topics often deemed a little woo woo) and make them relatable, practical and digestible, so that they appeal to broader audience, but also because everybody deserves access to some deep ah-ha moments!

What time do you wake up most days and how many hours of sleep do you aim for?

I rise at 5:30am most mornings. I’ve always been an early riser but I also have a kitten who has decided 5:30am is an appropriate time to walk all over my face. I like to get 8 hours sleep in so I’m usually in bed by 9pm.

What’s your morning routine to set you up for a great day?

I always start with a homemade cup of oat milk chai in bed (Oatly is my fave oat milk!). Then it’s some type of movement whether it be a walk up to the lighthouse, a studio yoga class or an at home pilates workout – I use HUSTL for these.

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

I’m never any good at answering questions like this because each day is different.

I start with an oat milk chai. Breakfast is usually a slice of My New Roots Life Changing Bread (Google it – or just click the link) with some avocado and Oomite (delicious miso-based vegemite alternative available at cafes all over Australia). Lunch might be a salad with a can of Sirena tuna or some sauteed vegies, sauerkraut & cashew cheese. I’m not a big snacker but sometimes in the afternoon I’ll make a hot cacao with medicinal mushrooms in it. Dinner is always different it might be a chicken and vegetable soup, sauteed greens and baked salmon or some sort of veggie pasta dish. I’ll always finish with a square or two of dark chocolate. My current 
favourite is Pico Mint Crisp.

Tell us about your daily beauty routine! What are your non-negotiables for looking and feeling your best?

I take skincare VERY seriously. In the mornings I cleanse with Go-To Properly Clean, then I apply a Vitamin C serum of some kind – at the moment I’m using Sunday Riley. I spritz with a toning mist like Mukti Rose Blossom Hydrating Mist and then apply a hydrating serum like Mukti Hylauronic Marine Serum. I’ll spritz again and then apply Go-To Face Hero the most incredible face oil! Then I finish off with Go-To tinted Zincredible which is the best SPF I’ve found.

I don’t wear much make up during the day. I instead get a lash lift and tint every 6 weeks, and a little tint on my eyebrows. I cover up any imperfections with RMS Uncover-Up and apply Trinny London’s lip treatment Anna.

At night it’s much the same but I’ll remove the SPF from my day with Go-To Fancy Face, an excellent oil cleanser, then I’ll follow with Go-To Properly Clean again for a good deep double cleanse. 3 times a week I use Go-To’s Exfoliating Swipeys and follow with Go-To Face Hero and their Very Useful Face Cream.

I swear I’m not sponsored by Go-To just absolutely obsessed with their product line – !!

My only other extra beauty tips are that I use an LED face mask 3-4 times a week and I’ve just started having PRP treatments aka Vampire facials (Google it, AMAZING). I also use an infrared sauna 4 times a week – mostly for joint pain but you also can’t beat the glow it gives your skin.

Do you take any supplements, vitamins or special wellness elixirs? If so, we’d love to know!

I’m obsessed with Life Cycle Medicinal Mushroom tinctures. I add them to everything. I currently use Lions Mane, Reishi and Chaga.

In terms of supplements I’m always taking Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc and Fish Oil. I also love rubbing Magnesium oil or cream on at night before bed for a restful sleep.

Do you have an evening wind-down ritual?

Yes! Pukka Herbs Night Time tea always helps me wind down. I rub Magnesium oil or cream on my belly and soles of my feet. If I’m finding it particularly hard to switch my mind off I play a sleep story or some soundscapes through the Calm app. I set a timer so it switches off after 30 minutes. I’m telling you, having Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, or Harry Styles read you a bedtime story is something you never knew you needed!

What are your top 3 wellness non-negotiables?

– Water
– Infrared Sauna – I have really bad rheumatoid and saunas are the only thing that ease the stiffness in my joints.
– Rest – so underrated but 100% a non negotiable for me.

Your absolute favourite healthy cafe in Byron Bay is?

My favourite healthy café in Byron Bay is High Life.

♥ Dreamy smoothie from Vagabond, Byron Bay

Best place to get a green juice or smoothie in your city?

My favourite place to get a green juice or smoothie in Byron is Vagabond.


Favourite farmers market or healthy place to shop for healthy goodies.

Best Farmers Market on the Northern Rivers are Mullumbimby Farmers Markets.

What’s your fitness routine & favourite way to get sweaty and where’s your go-to?

During lockdown I became obsessed with Hustl. and their online workouts (I even started teaching yoga for them). They do a combination of pilates and circuit training, but it’s the only at home workout that I’m excited to get up and do every day (even though we’re allowed back in the studios). When I want to get outside I do the Byron Bay lighthouse walk! It never gets easier but it always gets more beautiful!

♥ A cute set from @arcaa_movement

If you could only wear one brand of activewear for the rest of your life it would be…

OMG so hard! Hmmm I can’t pick one. My favourite leggings are Lululemon. I love the crops from Arcaa Movement and always lust after Nagnata activewear.

What’s the one beauty or wellness treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

I’ve recently started having PRP treatments and I am obsessed. They basically take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. Then they inject your own platelets back into your face to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. Look it’s not a pleasant experience AT ALL, but it has amazing results and it doesn’t involve any toxins or fillers. I always recommend having PRP with a doctor and not a beautician. I see Dr Mayada Zaki.

Other than that it would hands down be Infrared Saunas and I go to Trybe Wellness in Byron Bay (its directly across the road from my house) or if I’m in Sydney or Melbourne I’ll go to Nimbus & Co.

You’ve got a big event in 7 days time that you need to look incredible for. What’s your plan of attack to look & feel your absolute best?

Definitely no fasting or restrictive eating. I’d probably up my water intake and pop my LED mask on daily. I’d be sure to get in a few sauna sessions and just make sure I’m eating lots of fresh foods. The day of the event I’d apply a Go-To Transformazing Sheet Mask and depending on what time of year it was I might consider throwing on a self tanning mousse like Three Warriors or Eco Tan a couple of days prior. On the day of an event I like to make sure my body is silky soft so I use Bare Body Beauty’s Scrub in a Tub, it makes your skin so silky smooth and then I’d apply a body moisturiser or body oil. My favourite body oil is AYU it smells like heaven and it often means I don’t need to wear a fragrance.

What’s your dream wellness vacay?

I have always wanted to go to Aro-ha Retreat in New Zealand!

And lastly… do you have any top secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

Dry Shampoo! Can’t beat it! Minimal Alcohol, it’s so dehydrating and minimal sun exposure (unless you’re wearing natural sunscreen).

Thank you so much to Jordanna for sharing her beautiful routine! If you’d like to follow what Jordanna is up to, or check our her books, head to her Instagram for more information!

Be well

xoxo