Dining

Brunch at the Espresso Room, Northcote

Brunch – noun
A late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch. Thanks Wikipedia ha!

Actually brunch is one of my favourite things. It combines a normally long sleep in, with just enough time to excuse an eggs benny as an appropriate dish past noon. Once finished it’s generally time for another nap, which is another one of my favourite things to do.

Back to where this tale begins. Fresh off the plane from Hawaii, we headed to the Espresso Room in Northcote. A great space, located on the corner of High Street in Northcote with a tram stop right out the front – perfect.

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The space is my idea of heaven with an industrial chic feel. Love the use of the graffiti art within the cafe and the seating is perfect.

They even have their own deli section, so you know what you are getting is fresh off the slicer!

We started with ordering smoothies as it was such a warm day and the smoothie list was  welcomed with open arms. Smoothies are $9.50 each and are massive!

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The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie – $9.50

I chose the Detox – spinach, kale, mint and cucumber. Perfect to get some nutrients into me post flight.
@chefjordanbird went with the Anti-Inflammatory – tumeric, mango, banana, coconut water, honey and cinnamon.

Next we had to decided on what we were going to eat! This is always the tricky part, lucky I spotted the specials board as a dish quickly grabbed my eye.

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Haloumi & Fig – $17.50

The Haloumi & Fig dish consisted of Turkish toast topped with haloumi, poached eggs, caramelised figs and basil pesto. The moment anyone mentions haloumi, I’m on board!

I found the dish tasty, and loved how the sweetness of the caramelised figs worked with the salty haloumi. The Turkish bread was soft and toasted to perfection.

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Eggs on Hash – $17.50

Of course I had to order something with hollandaise, it’s a cheeky accompaniment to any breakfast dish.

Eggs on Hash was so delicious, I loved the crispy hash brown and they didn’t shy away from using many slices of delicious smoked salmon.

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Buttermilk Pancakes – $16.50

No brunch is complete without something a little sweet on the side and of course, I had to get a totally instagramable dish – the Buttermilk Pancakes.

Oh boy, these. These are the pancakes of the gods. So fluffy, so soft and not too sweet. The infused mascarpone was perfect alongside the fluffy goodness. I also loved that there wasn’t an excessive amount of cocoa crunch, it was just right.

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The Brunch Gang!

Hang on a second, what about the coffee. One of the most vital drinks, one that Melburnians have perfected? I hear you asking, don’t worry read on to hear my thoughts on that!

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Of course I had to try the coffee, after all they roast their own beans on the premises. How cool is that! I ordered a small soy cappuccino to take away and it was perfection.

Smooth, creamy and utterly delightful. I highly recommend you adding a coffee to your order.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Espresso Room, Northcote. The food was wonderful, well priced and plentiful. I highly recommend you pop along and try this place for yourself.

Have a browse of their menu http://www.theespressoroom.com.au and check them out on instagram @espressoroomnorthcote.

Thank you for having us guys! We will be back soon!

Let me know of any places you would like me to check out next!

Renee
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Dining

Lunch at Sault Daylesford

Daylesford is one of my favourite places in Victoria, I love the town that is always bustling but still maintains the small-town charm.

Two weekend’s ago, we returned to Sault Daylesford after dining there nearly two years ago when Chef Santiago Fernandez was in residence.

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Sault is located on the most beautiful properties with Lavender bushes scattered with a path leading to a stunning chapel overlooking the lake.

The restaurant itself, is a charming cottage and as you enter you are welcomed by a delightful fire and seating before you turn to your left and the big windows overlooking the property catch your eye.

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By coincidence we were seated at exactly the same table we sat at previously, which worked for me as I wanted that brilliant natural light for my photos.

I had emailed several days in advance to request seating by the window however didn’t hear back.

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We decided to have the Winter 2018 7 course tasting menu for $110 per person with the optional cheese course which was an additional $10 per person.

Freshly baked bread was swiftly delivered to the table and was served with the most delicious ricotta butter. I think one of my favourite things about eating in a fine dining restaurant is the butter. I never normally eat this at home so love having it as a little treat when out.

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First – Heirloom beetroot, Holy Goat piccolo cheese, basil, Pedro Ximènez glaze

This was a stand out dish that excited me for what was to come. The cheese had a different texture to it but once you cut through it, the delicious creamy Holy Goat piccolo cheese was utterly dreamy.

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Second – Cured Kingfish, finger lime, wild rice, truffle, lemon

The Cured Kingfish was a standout, I loved the generous serving size and the use of the finger lime as the citrus. Those little bursts of tart were heaven. Unfortunately, I could taste the truffle at all.

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Third – Trout, potato crisps, fennel ketchup, nasturtium berry, leaves

The trout was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. The crispness of the potato matched the dish perfectly. I found the flavours subtle which was perfect as the trout really was able to shine.

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Fourth – Quail breast, pancetta-wrapped quail leg, sprouts, black barley, quail egg, pickled walnut, quince aioli

I found this dish delicious but very common. Most fine dining places do something similar with quail, and while it’s not the easiest to work with I’d love to have seen a little more creativity. The black barley was a good choice to add some texture to the dish.

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Fifth – 48 day house-aged beef sirloin (served medium rare, peak whiskey mustard, baby onions, beef jus

Another great serving size, the beef melted in my mouth. The beef jus it was served with was flavoursome and the peat whisky mustard was perfect. Sometimes the dish can be simple, and in this instance simplicity was all that was needed.

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Optional Cheese Course – Fromage d’Affinois, caramelised onion and bee pollen ice-cream, Waldorf garnish

I’d be lying if told you I didn’t order this because of the reference to bee pollen. One of my favourite dishes I ever had was at Marque in Surry Hills, Sydney. It was so simple with honeycomb and I thought maybe this would be similar – I don’t know why ha!
This was something else though, I loved the caramelised onion and bee pollen ice-cream, savoury yet sweet and went perfectly with the Fromage d’Affinois.

The Waldorf garnish was cute too – I liked how they did that!

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Sixth – Granny Smith apple sorbet, poached rhubarb

Classic flavours that work perfectly together to cleanse the palette and prepare you for what will undoubtedly be a rich chocolate dessert. The sorbet wasn’t too tart which was great and the rhubarb had a great amount of sweetness to it.

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Seventh – Chocolate, white rum ganache, chocolate coffee crumb, poached pear

This was an extremely decadent dish which unfortunately I couldn’t finish – purely because I’m not a big lover of chocolate desserts (however my Husband loves this!). I really enjoyed the chocolate coffee crumb, a great technique was used here and it tasted great. Peat was a great choice to help break through the sweetness of the chocolate and white rum.

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No petit fours were served which was disappointing however it didn’t put a dampener on the meal.

What I love most about Sault is that you never leave hungry. Serving sizes are generous and I find the menu affordable for such great food.

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After lunch we took a stroll around the property to walk off lunch, it is incredibly relaxing to be surrounded by such beauty and fresh air.

You can find more about Sault, including menus here.

If you are in Daylesford, Sault is where you should dine at. I’d happily go back in a heartbeat, I’m serious – put this on your list of must do’s.

Renee
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Beauty, skincare

Product Review – Kiss Ready Lips

On Saturday the lovely Louella from Kiss Ready Lips, sat down with us for Meet the Makers and to tell us a little more about herself. You can find her interview here..

A little recap, I met Louella at the Sydney Finders Keepers in December last year and fell in love with her positivity. Just watching her explain how her products worked and why she created them, made me so interested – I quickly snapped up one of the gift sets, a scrub and a lip balm!

Louella crafts all the products by hand. After being impressed with the nutritional and healing properties of the chia seed, this paved the way for Louella to learn more about the superfood and see how it could be incorporated into skincare and beauty.

I absolutely love the Rose Omega Face Balm, with its silky smooth texture and the gentle exfoliation from the oats…more about that soon!

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Louella also has Kiss Ready Baby and Mama under the umbrella which includes lighter versions of the oils specifically made for baby’s skin and nursing mums.

All products are vegan and cruelty free too!

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Omega Rose Face Balm – $58AUD
As I mentioned above, I absolutely LOVE the Rose Omega Face Balm. It is so dreamy. It has a creamy texture that melts when you apply it your face. It has finely milled oat flour which acts as an extremely gentle exfoliator.

It has a subtle scent of rose, which reminds me of some Turkish Delight.

I use this as my second cleanse, due to my use of waterproof make up, however I find it cleanses extremely well and could be used as a first cleanse.

You can also use this as a lip balm and on dry patches of skin such as elbows, knees and feet.

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Omega Rose Face Mist – $26.95AUD
I like to keep my bottle of Omega Rose Face Mist in the fridge, to use as a little facial treat when it’s warm or when my face starts to feel a little dry from the heating.

It’s nice to use as a little stress-reliever too as the scent of rose is quite calming.

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Light Chia Oil – $25.00AUD
The hero of the family, the Light Chia Oil is made up of 4 ingredients;
* Sweet Almond Oil
* Chia Oil, sourced within Australia
* Rose Geranium extract oil
* Rosemary extract oil

Another multi-purpose product, the Light Chia Oil can be used is multiple ways. Since my operation I’ve been using it on my scars (along with other oils I have) and also I like to use it on the ends of my hair.

It comes with a handy dropper, so easy to apply just the right amount.

Superfoods Antioxidant Face Mask – $50AUD
This mask lives up to its name with an antioxidant rich combination of green superfoods such as chia, spinach and kale – it smells very green, it reminds me a little of a vegetable soup.

Green in colour, it comes as a powder which when mixed with water becomes a paste which you then apply to your face. The benefits of this is the mask, when in powder form, is more potent and rich in vitamins. It’s also a great way to minimise waste.

I am a big fan of this mask, I find it leaves my skin feeling smooth, soft and plump.

Kiss Ready Lips is a great little Australian brand, created by someone who is extremely passionate about what they are doing. Although I am a big fan of Louella, she is also very supportive of myself and what I’m doing for small business’s. For this I’m incredibly grateful.

If you would like to check out the Kiss Ready range, simply click here.

You can also find Louella on Instagram – @ kissreadylips

As always, any questions please feel free to reach out – I love to chat!

Renee
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Dining, Food Reviews

Breakfast at No.19 Society, Ascot Vale

No.19 Society in Ascot Vale has been doing the rounds lately with the Melbourne Foodies, and for good reason. Decked out with a stylish interior, fab coffee and instagram-worthy food shots, its one not to miss

No.19 Society is brought to you by the people behind Pinkie (my absolute fave) in Ivanhoe and St Rose in Essendon – Domenic and Diana Caruso.

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Coffee is by Five Senses and it’s good, very good. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the coffee as my Husband started drinking it before I could take a photo!

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I am actually in love with the coffee machine, matching the rest of the interior with pops of gold and beautiful in white.

Stunning interiors by creative directors, Biasol who are located in Cremorne, Victoria. Biasol also worked on the other cafes, Pinkie and St Rose.

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Alongside the concrete flooring and walls, you are met with gorgeous pops of turquoise from the seating that runs right alongside the right-hand side of the cafe. It’s a stunning colour!

What I also love is the use of plants. Just like Pinkie in Ivanhoe, there are plants everywhere here. You can see them hanging down from the kitchen space but also behind the register/coffee machine.

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We ordered the following dishes;

  • Chocolate Brioche French Toast
  • Corn fritters with bacon, cream fraiche and a poached egg

I ordered a side of haloumi for the fritters too as I had been craving it all week!

The Chocolate Brioche French Toast is all over Instagram at the moment, and I can see why. It’s absolutely stunning, presented in such a beautiful way. Highlighting the use of chocolate in several ways.

What was the best thing about it? Although it looks sickly sweet, it wasn’t!

I thoroughly enjoyed the pear, it was poached to perfection and nicely spiced.

The Corn fritters were presented as a large pancake size fritter, which sadly meant the middle wasn’t quite cooked. Perhaps if they were smaller in size, they may cook more evenly.

They were sitting on top of a corn puree, which lacked a little seasoning however it went really nicely with the fritters and the cream fraiche.

My poached egg was cooked perfectly, the perfect amount of gooeyness that you want the moment you cut into it!

Bacon was the perfect amount, and super tasty too!

I really enjoyed our breakfast and would be keen to pop in again shortly. I’ve got my eyes on the breakfast ramen – it looks so good!!!

Also, keeping with tradition, the smoothies look fab too. Lucky it’s only down the road from the Husband’s work so I’ll be able to pop in again soon!

Have you tried the No.19 Society? What’s your favourite dish?

Renee
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What's on Melbourne

My Blue Tea Event – Prahran Market

On Saturday I was invited to attend a private event with My Blue Tea, held at Prahran Market. I was introduced to Lee, the Founder of My Blue Tea and she walked us through the different ways you could use the powders in the kitchen.

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I love supporting small business’s and I thrive when I meet someone so passionate about what they are doing. You can see Lee and the team put so much effort into the afternoon, with a delicious spread of different foods from savoury to sweet prepared for us to enjoy.

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We started with a sample of the Butterfly Blue Pea Flower Tea. Simply put, the Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers are brewed to get this gorgeous colour.

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We were then shown a very cool trick, where if you add lemon to the tea the water quickly turns from blue to purple. Very cool! Definitely one to show your visitors when they are over for afternoon tea.

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Lee spoke about the therapeutic benefits and how the tea can be used. The use of Butterfly Blue Pea Flower has been used for quite sometime, especially in Ayurveda, Asian and Middle Eastern Medicine due to it being an extremely potent antioxidant.

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You can purchase either a crushed powder or the actual Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers from the My Blue Tea Website ,as well as many other yummy powders such as Pandan, Hibiscus and Kaffir.

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Above is a capture of the very delicious Pandan Green Velvet cupcake, made using Pandan powder. In the background you will see what was a delicious Vegan Pandan Panna Cotta. Pandan can possibly assist with aches and pains – plus it tastes so good. I remember having a cocktail at Ms G’s in Potts Point Sydney, called What’s in your Pandan?

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The Blue Velvet Cupcakes were crowd favourites and I have linked the recipe from the My Blue Tea website here.

I feel anything with cream cheese is a winner, and these cupcakes….I think I will need to make up a batch!

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Also on offer were two ice teas, I didn’t get what was in them – I was too busy drinking them. I am sure though, you could make any infused combination using the Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers.

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I definitely had eaters regret with this stunning cheesecake – I didn’t have any! I was too full from all the other delicious sweets, I had no room left. My Husband, Jordan, did try it though and mentioned he loved it. It was the perfect consistency and shows just what you can do using the Butterfly Blue Pea Flower to naturally colour your foods.

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Chef running through how different dishes were made, especially the yummy vegan desserts.

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As I mentioned above, I love supporting brands passionate about their why. I absolutely loved meeting Lee, she radiated positivity! This is a great little Australian brand from Port Macquarie, and I’m glad to welcome another friend.

If you are looking for a natural way to colour your smoothies, desserts, salad etc then head over to My Blue Tea and check out the range. Lee also has a bunch of receipts up if you are needing any inspiration!

Instagram: @my.blue.tea
Website: http://www.mybluetea.com.au

Thank you again Lee and Team for having me!

Renee
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Dining

Brunch at Pinkie Ivanhoe

We had previously dined at Pinkie Ivanhoe a few weeks back and absolutely loved it. I mean how could you not, the interior is to die for – think pops of pink, my type of heaven!

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I also love the little tagline’s they have on everything, from coasters to the coffee cups and the signage. Its fun, something different and makes for some great photos!

I should mention, that while the takeaway coffee cups are the cutest, the coffee inside is also really good. While we are spoilt for choice in Melbourne for places to enjoy a good coffee, I really enjoy what Pinkie serves.

I am so in love with the interior at Pinkie. The designer did an amazing job combining pops of pink with the slate counters and concrete flooring. Inside is full of natural light, a photographer’s delight, and a mixture of live and fake (mostly live I’m told) plants hanging from the ceiling.

Seating is comfortable, and while the interior isn’t too big, you don’t feel too cramped nor does the noise levels bother you.

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Outdoors, I love the use of the wood to enclose the space without taking away the natural light. The outdoor area is dog friendly and they even have pink dishes for the doggies to enjoy some water out of while the fur-parents enjoy some food!

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Last time we visited Pinkie, I enjoyed the Schwarzenegger Smoothie (amazing!) and the Beetroot and Hibiscus Latte (so pretty!). My Husband enjoyed a Poke Bowl which he mentioned was quite tasty.

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I was extremely excited to be invited back to Pinkie, as this time I could actually enjoy solids and not just liquids!

Pinkie has a great menu, with something for everyone. Serving sizes are good and you won’t leave feeling hungry. I love that they put little spins on their dishes too. Quirky, like the rest of the cafe.

We started with ordering drinks. A Cappuccino for my Husband and a Coconut and Tumeric Latte for myself.

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I assumed the latte would have just come with normal milk so requested soy but was pleasantly surprised to learn they actually use coconut milk in the latte! Problem solved!

When it came time to order, it was pretty tough as everything sounded so good!
We settled on the following;

  • Sweet and Salty Pancakes
  • Salmon on Rye with Cream Cheese
  • The Cheeseburger

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Let’s start with the Sweet and Salty Pancakes, OMG! These look to be a fan favourite and I can see why, they are beautifully presented and taste AMAZING!

I loved how the pancakes weren’t too sweet. Sometimes you order pancakes and they can be so sickly sweet, not Pinkie’s – they are perfect! In between the pancakes were slices of banana and the most delicious salty white chocolate crumble.

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The Salmon on Rye with Cream Cheese was my favourite, one I didn’t even share with my Husband. I wanted it all to myself. Think perfectly cooked salmon and the perfect poached egg that oozed out gooey goodness when cut.

The dill and lemon were a great on the side and provided that extra zing. The dish was light but filling, as I am thinking about it now I really want to go back ASAP so I can enjoy it again!

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When I think about what to order, I think about how it will photograph (I’m all about that insta-life) and burgers are risky choice. Sometimes they just aren’t very attractive.

Well, not Pinkie’s Cheeseburger. Look at the juicy wagyu patty, melting cheese and Sriracha aioli, so good! The wagyu patty had a delicious blend of spices, and reminded me of Chinese sausage a little. It was just so juicy too.

The chips were crispy, and plentiful! The burger also came with bacon.

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A great shot below of the kitchen, my Husband loves being able to watch what is happening in there. Also, how beautiful are the glass squares!

With bellies full of delicious food, we ordered 2 final takeaway coffees – for photographic purposes haha and braved the Melbourne weather to get some final photos outside!

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Coffee in hand, over 100 photos taken we were finally ready to head home.

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Thank you for having us Pinkie, we absolutely loved it.

All the waiters were just so friendly and lovely to us. We can’t wait to return!

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I hope you enjoyed my Brunch review at Pinkie Ivanhoe!

As always, let me know any thoughts of feedback you have!

Link to my Zomato Review
Link to Pinkie Ivanhoe

Renee
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Business in Focus

Meet the Makers – Polly from Sage Cosmetics

Sage Cosmetics is made up of an awesome duo, Polly & Lu. I’ve been following their journey for sometime now and was there cheering them on when they launched their newest baby, their website, a few weeks back.

Sage Cosmetics are based in Sydney and offer workshops, where you can learn how to make your own skincare. They even offer Bridal Showers and Hens Parties, which I think is awesome – I wish I could have had that for my Hens night!

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As I mentioned, they recently launched their website where you can pick up essential oils, gift packs and even products such as packaging for making your own skincare.

You can locate the website here, and they are offering 10% off for my readers! Use code HAPPYSAGE to receive your discount.

As part of the Meet the Makers series, today we are catchin up with one half of the duo, Polly, to learn a little more about Sage Cosmetics.

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R. Since we started following each other, I’ve been able to watch your journey which took an exciting turn 2 weeks back when you launched your website! I’m loving the feel of it, you both have done an amazing job! Being such a dynamic duo, what lead you to starting your business?

P. Lu and I have worked together for over 8 years in the natural cosmetics industry and were always each other’s wingman, we just clicked. Lu actually hired me (great choice) and taught me everything I know! At the end of 2017, when Lu was on maternity leave, our previous employers moved the business interstate, making us redundant. It was, in a word, devastating. But in hindsight, a blessing in disguise. We wanted to continue using the knowledge we had gained over the years and share our passion for natural cosmetics and ingredients. Both having natural skills in teaching, we wanted to inspire and coach others to make products with confidence.

R. Two girl bosses kicking ass, I love it! Your classes look like so much fun, I can’t wait to get up to Sydney and join in on the fun. With planning classes and running the business, what does any given day look like for you both?

P. As we are both mums to toddlers, our days are messy and unpredictable to say the least! We try hard to work during work hours, and commit to our family lives in between. Our work days really pack a LOT of intense work into the hours we have to care for our children, but with more than a fair share of questionable jokes and loud belly laughs. Our days off are filled with park dates, kids yoga, non-toxic paint spills, dog walking, summer beach days, being waaaay too noisy in libraries, museum madness and plenty of gardening.

R. I love that even though you are running a pretty hectic business, you are still setting aside time for your family. I think the temptation when you start a business is the freedom to work your own hours but rarely does it end up being a 8 hour day – more like 12+ hours. Therefore I think it is so important that time is set aside for the family – awesome stuff! If you weren’t running the business, what would you be doing?

P. Well who knows. It really feels now like this was the thing I’ve been waiting for, and I never even knew it. I trained and practiced as a Naturopath for many years, and loved being in clinic, but my sensitive personality found it hard to take care of myself while taking care of others. I don’t believe I would have come back to that line of work, but my intimate knowledge of the body, natural health, ingredients and a true love of coaching, brings the perfect combination to this venture. Creating, teaching and inspiring others in this field brings me insurmountable joy, as does working with my brilliant business partner Lu, who is beyond supportive.

R. You mention your knowledge of natural health, how important is the use of organic/natural ingredients to you and your brand?

P. As a person with extremely sensitive skin, I’ve been using natural products for many, many years. For me, it’s the only way to go, and I love being able to help people in the same position to be able to create products that are specially customised to suit their unique skin condition, type and scent preference. We truly believe that there are so many great natural products out there, that there is really no need to use synthetic ingredients. All our products are 100% natural, and every ingredient in our recipes is there to nourish and benefit the skin. And for us, that’s what it’s all about!

R. Apart from the launch of the website, which I absolutely love, are you both working on anything new or exciting?

P. We’ve spent the last 5 months creating our classes and building our website and online store to be a place not only to purchase your ingredients for handmade natural skincare, but to learn all about them. We are so excited to see how people go making and customising the recipes we have available. We are also working on our Recipe Kit concept, which will be kinda like Hello Fresh for skincare. You’ll receive all the ingredients you need, an easy to follow recipe and access to instructional video content. We think it’s going to be A LOT of fun.

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R. Oh my, the Receipe Kit sounds so cool. I will defintely want to be part of that, lucky I’m subscribed to your newsletter so I can keep my eyes open for when it launches! Next, tell me a little about you interests/hobbies outside running your business.

P. Well, to be honest, I’m a real nanna at heart. My hobbies include gardening, crocheting and baking. I love doing arts and crafts with my 3 year old son and playing cards with my parents. Lu is way cooler than me. Her passion is music, she’s an awesome musician and hosts a radio show called Foreign Dub Airways every Sunday arvo.

R. To be fair, I think both interests sound equally cool, nothing like a little baking on the weekend. I bet being in the studio on air would be a total buzz for Lu too! Having a purpose and a why is so important, have you figured out yours?

P. I think for both Lu and I, our why involves our families, but also perhaps even more, ourselves. We could quite easily work for others, but we know that to be truly fulfilled, pursuing this dream of ours is so important. We know how much we have to offer others by sharing our knowledge and the satisfaction of working hard to benefit our little families is incredible.

R. I honestly love that. I love how you recognise that while youre both doing this not only for your little families but also yourselves. Any self-care tips?

P. As working Mums, looking after ourselves is the best way to look after our families. So self-care is so important. I make sure I look after my mental health by checking in with a health practitioner frequently. I journal, meditate and exercise regularly. The thing I love best of all is having a “selfcare Sunday” ritual, vaporising relaxing essential oils, applying a clay mask to my face and an oil treatment to my hair and listening to podcast. Time out, intentional focus on self and a good natural beauty treatment can do wonders!

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R. I’m a massive fan of #selfcaresunday, it’s my favourite time of the week. I love how it can mean something different for everyone, as long as you are taking some time for yourself and doing a little check in – that’s what it’s all about.
Any tips for those wanting to move away from mainstream beauty products and into green beauty – where should they start?

P. For us, green beauty is very much about DIYing. We teach others how to make professional style cosmetic products from their home, and we practice what we preach. My beauty regime is solely handmade products created specifically for my very sensitive skin type. For anyone wanting to follow the same path, I would recommend taking time to get to know your skin type, understanding that although natural, not all products will suit you, and trying to simplify! Single ingredient skincare is simple, sustainable and effective. For example, using Almond oil as a makeup remover or Jojoba oil as a moisturiser.

R. The biggest thank you Polly for taking time out to have a chat. I absolutely loved hearing how you both focus on balance in your lives and I’m excited to be following along your journey as you continue to grow and teach those your natural ways.

Don’t forget, Polly and Lu are offering 10% off for my readers! Use code HAPPYSAGE to receive your discount at checkout.

Have a fab weekend,

Renee
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