Consciousness
Event: Victorian Fair Trade Festival

Event: Victorian Fair Trade Festival

The Victorian Fair Trade Festival & Fair Trade Fortnight August 4th – 17th, 2017 This year, a global event celebrating ethical business is coming to Melbourne – the Victorian Fair Trade Festival. The Festival will allow visitors to learn more about fair trade and how their purchases can directly contribute to the fight against poverty and exploitation. The...
Retreat Here - Healthy Holidays and Wellness Retreats for Travel Lovers

Retreat Here – Healthy Holidays and Wellness Retreats for Travel Lovers

The beautiful beach view at Nihiwatu in Sumba – image credit: Nihiwatu Retreat Here We chat with Retreat Here founder Sabijn Linssen about wellness retreats, her favourite hotels and top travel picks in 2017.   1. Sab, tell us about your background and why you started Retreat Here? I created Retreat Here as a passion project...
Foodie Profile: Baking and Business with Sweets for Tilly

Foodie Profile: Baking and Business with Sweets for Tilly

The Sweets for Tilly team. From left to right, Rachel, Jacqueline and Nancy – Image credit: Jodie Hutchinson Photography Sweets for Tilly In our latest Foodie Profile, contributor Amelia Harris chats with Rachel of Sweets for Tilly much loved for their bespoke cakes, macarons and sweets; about baking and business.    1. Who is Tilly? Tilly was actually my...
Re-visiting Locavore Restaurant Ubud

Re-visiting Locavore Restaurant Ubud

Locavore Restaurant Ubud Re-visiting this award-winning gem on the island of Bali.   Locavore is always at the top of my list whenever someone asks me for a restaurant recommendation in Bali. I first visited the Ubud based restaurant in 2015 and I haven’t stopped talking about it since. In 2016, the restaurant was ranked number...
4 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact Today

4 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact Today

  4 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact Today There are countless efforts and initiatives in place to remind us about reducing our environmental impact. Think Earth Day (April 22), Meatless Monday, World Environment Day (June 5) – the list goes on. But apart from an occasional day each year, what can we do to...
Reground Melbourne

Reground Melbourne

(Left) – Ninna Larsen, Founder Reground and (Right) Kaitlin Reid, Co-director Reground – image by  Matthew Kovacs   FOODIE PROFILE WITH NINNA LARSEN OF REGROUND In our latest Foodie Profile we chat with Danish born, Melbourne based Ninna Larsen. Ninna is the founder of Reground, one of Melbourne’s newest and inspiring sustainability businesses. Melbourne’s cafe’s are an...
Food Volunteering Melbourne

Food Volunteering Melbourne

    We are very privileged to be living lives where our worries include what new restaurant we’ll try next. For some people less fortunate than us, we all know this is just not on the radar. Volunteering in our home town or while travelling abroad can give us perspective on the real challenges facing...
Learning the Art of Hygge

Learning the Art of Hygge

  LEARNING THE ART OF HYGGE There is a good chance that at some point last year (2016), you heard the term ‘hygge’. Perhaps you stumbled upon an article or a book about it. In fact, the latter is highly likely. According to the Guardian, 2016 saw nine book releases with hygge in the title....
Melbourne for Conscious Foodies Food Guide

Melbourne for Conscious Foodies Food Guide

STOCKISTS Melbourne for Conscious Foodies is currently being stocked at the following locations: MELBOURNE The Boroughs Store – 345 Lygon St, East Brunswick Safari Living – 579 High St, East Prahran Shokuiku – 120 High St, Northcote Auction Rooms – 103 – 107 Errol St, North Melbourne Rudimentary – 16/20 Leeds St, Footscray Candied Bakery...
Conscious Christmas Gifts

Conscious Christmas Gifts

  Christmas is such a special time. I love the traditions and the excitement that builds in the lead up. It is also a time where people seem to embrace this concept of giving. When I was in primary school, the festive period was a time when we were also made aware of others less fortunate than...
Native Australian Bush Food

Native Australian Bush Food

Quandong – image source: theleafstore.com.au   As an Australian I feel like I should know more about native Australian bush food. It feels wrong that I know so little about the produce that literally grows in our backyard. So, in my latest overview food piece I’m focusing on native Australian bush food. I prepared all...
Travel: Masseria Potenti

Travel: Masseria Potenti

1. Chiara, you and your family own Masseria Potenti, a boutique hotel in Puglia, Italy. Could you tell us about the property and its history? Our Masseria is a hidden resort in the heart of Salento, Apulia Italy. It is housed in a sixteenth century Masseria (farm house that you can find only in Puglia and in some...