ITS MONDAY ✨ MEET OUR MODERN DAY WOMEN SERIES ✨ continuing with creative beauty Olivia Vlachou of @olympiacreative ✨ Her identities are vast and varied, from brand manager, event stylist, photographer, PR & marketing consultant and recently ‘digipreneur’ with the launch of a web-based aggregator platform @allthedressesau She’s even been a university lecturer, stationer and wedding planner in previous lives! All this whilst being a loving wife, passionate family woman and devoted to her strong and loyal social media following.... Olivia replies to every single person who reaches out to her individually. She sounds too good to be true, but I can assure you within five minutes of meeting her it’s evident she’s the real deal ✨ How does she do it? What’s her secrets to success? ✨ CLICK ON LINK IN BIO ABOVE TO READ OLIVIAS STORY ✨ #meetourmoderndaywomen#perthwomen#femmepreneur#perthwomeninbusiness#womenempowerment#olympiacreative#allthedresses
BREAKTHROUGH 🧘🏻♀️Day 21 of my commitment to a daily meditation practice as an Ambassador for @greengoodnessco #100daysofhealthy campaign. I feel like I have hit a breakthrough! It came over the weekend when I realized that incorporating the ritual of meditation into a daily routine has meant it now just forms part of my day without consciously having to think “how can I fit this in?” 🕖 The realisation came through the upheaval of moving house on the weekend (with the exception of a few hours of reprieve on Saturday morning at brunch) Even with all going on, I woke up early each morning and without giving it a second thought, went for my morning walk and practiced meditation at the same time. I used my headspace app one morning @headspace and the other days practiced an open eye meditation. It felt natural, and it was something I looked forward to getting out of bed for.... 🤸🏽♀️ #healthyroutine#dailyritual#meditation#dailypractice#livingthegreen#headspace#theperthwellnessfestival
ON THE MOVE 📦 Literally! Moving house is never an easy experience and no matter how organised you think you are, there just never seems to be enough time! We planned ahead with chef-made meal deliveries and @youfoodz was it! 🥗 Knowing with my kitchen upside down the last thing we’d feel like doing is preparing dinner and my biggest concern was getting my healthy food fix! @youfoodz summer menu has started and tonight clean chicken and steamed veggies - into the steam oven for 10 minutes and dinner is served 🍲 #DoYoufoodz#YFsummermenu#dinnermadeeasy#summerlovin
LAUNCHED | Yesterday, I was honoured to join nine successful young business owners from the Creative, Design, Events & Digital Industries as we were treated to a morning of great food, laughter and uplifting conversation officially launching the Mercedes Benz Diesel Motors Perth @mercedesbenzdieselmotors Ambassador Club for 2018. As the first of many exclusive events this year, our host @theperthcollectivepr did so in style with a surprise ‘private dining experience’ at @gazetteperth whilst exclusively having the whole venue to ourselves @print_hall We were lavished with gifts from @kailisjewellery and a stunning setting provided by @eventartillery It was great to get to know you all and look forward to exciting experiences together in 2018 @olympiacreative @mon_palmer @_rebecca_marsh @featherhorse_ @ashleighjade05 @tanmuia @jarredbriotti @janelledruvins _ @tazzwright_ @theperthcollective ✨WATCH MY INSTASTORIES FOR MORE INSIGHTS ✨ #dieselmotorsmb#dmmbambassador#mercedesbenz#gazetteperth#printhall#perthevents#theperthcollective
MEET OUR MODERN DAY WOMEN MONDAYS ✨ This week we interviewed Digipreneur, Wellness Wonderwoman and Mum to adorable little Jack, the Goodness Goddess herself Rachel Dowdy from @greengoodnessco 🌿 She left the corporate world behind to start her wellness empire almost 4 years ago before it was a dot.com trend, and if that wasn’t enough.... last year took the online world by storm expanding into website development, through opening a holistic digital marketing studio to broader industry! Is there anything this ‘Modern Day Woman™️’ can’t do? ✨ How does she do it? What’s her secret? ✨ Click on the website link in the BIO above to read Rachel’s story 🌱 #meetourmoderndaywomen#livingthegreen#perthinterviews#inspiringwomen#empoweringwomen#goodnesstribeperth#femmepreneur
BESTIES ✨ Every girl has them, needs them and life would never be the same without them 👯♀️ I’ve had a weekend full of laughter and antics with life-time friends so I’ve felt inspired to come up with my own list of ...... YOU KNOW A BEST FRIEND IS FOR LIFE WHEN:
1. You can have entire conversations via GIFs, MEMEs or Emojis and be completely on the same page.
2. Your bum never looks big in this...
3. You can go without speaking for months but when you do, it’s like time has stood still.
4. You both think you look the same as you did 10 years ago.
5. They have supported you through all the fad diets, food trends, allergies and intolerances but still ask what you want for dinner?
6. You are friends with their parents on Facebook and they are friends with yours.
7. There’s chunks of your early 20s that neither of you remember.
8. You can tell each other anything and never be judged but you will have the p*ss taken out of you on a regular basis.
9. There’s always a “remember that time” story that gets brought up and never gets old.
10. You send this list to them and ask them what they think.
#bestfriendgoals#bffgoals#bestfriendsforlife#weekendvibes 📸 taken by @fracturearch
GROWTH MINDSET 🌱 Looking forward to hearing the inspirational Author and Founder of Melbourne based Wellness Company @wellineux Amanda McMillan as she leads her interactive workshop at the upcoming #theperthwellnessfestival based around the levels of mindfulness and how to apply a growth mindset to your daily life. I’ve always believed having an open mind is wonderful but when we gain the tools to know how to apply this is when the real development starts ✨ On the day, we build our very own terrarium to take home as Amanda explains what each level signifies. Hope you can join us on Sunday 4th February at Friday’s Studio in Leederville 🌿 Tickets available by heading to the @ecoluxevents or @bareandwilde instagram pages and clicking on the website link in bio. Early Bird Tickets end on Tues 16th January 🌴 #ecoluxeworkshop#perthwellness#ecoluxevents#goodnesstribeperth#wellineux#growthmindset#terrariumworkshop#bareandwilde 📸 This beautiful terrarium made by my niece & nephews 🌵
LOST IN THOUGHTS ✨ Day 13 as a #100daysofhealthy Ambassador for @greengoodnessco 🌿
MY CHALLENGE daily meditation.... and honestly this is a lot harder than I thought.... 🙄
WHY? Some days are easier than others, I’m finding my mind is constantly thinking, planning, strategising... my enthusiasm for this years’ plans seem to be overstimulating my thoughts as I sit down to meditate 🤯
TECHNIQUES I’ve been practicing visualisation of my thoughts being clouds passing by... that seems to work momentarily... then I catch myself making to do lists 📝 Might need to try some others?
WHAT NOW? I’m learning to let it go. Learning to let go of the thoughts but more importantly, the guilt I feel when I’m unable to find stillness on those days.
Learning that’s it’s ok and some days will feel better than others.
Being kind to oneself as sometimes the perfection is in the imperfection. ✨
📸 taken by @fracturearch #douth#yallingup
IN MY KITCHEN 🌱 Grilled peach, fennel, cucumber & mint salad 🥗 Feeling inspired I’ve been testing and creating recipes in preparation for my upcoming workshops through @ecoluxevents Summer salads are a favourite in our household, so here’s my latest creation:
- Whole fennel chopped (raw food option as is, otherwise roast at 170C for 15mins)
- 2 yellow peaches sliced and brushed with maple syrup, grilled via griddle pan or dry frypan on high heat
- 2 bunches of mint, leaves only
- 2 Lebanese cucumbers chopped
Dressing: Equal parts EVOO, lime juice and 2 teaspoons of maple syrup 🥗
THE WRAP📝 How does it drive? handle?? Whilst I’m certainly no “tech expert” what I can tell you is how it feels to me 🖤 Having always had a “thing” for fast cars (perhaps the dare-devil in me coming out) the very first car I bought at age 18 was a Honda Prelude coupe... I saved for 2 years and worked 3 jobs to afford it! Since then my love grew to convertibles of which I’ve owned 2 different models over the span of 8 years.... even with that behind me nothing has compared to driving this SLC300 @mercedesbenzdieselmotors redArt edition coupe. It grips to the road like a koala to a gumtree not to mention the way it handles around corners is just magic ✨ My week of test driving is almost over but this little baby has left a lasting impression 🖤 #dmmbambassador#dieselmotorsmb#mercedesbenz#itsalifestyle
“MEET OUR MODERN DAY WOMEN SERIES” continues in 2018 ✨ Every Monday we will interview an inspiring woman and share her journey in a movement which allows women to embrace multiple identities and celebrate the magnificent multitasking beings we are. Today we’re with MUSICAL EXTRAORDINARE Claire O’Shea @dj_fadj 🎧 Leaving her Finance Broking career behind Claire, a mother of two gorgeous little girls, became one of Perth’s first and now most successful professional DJ’s and has since expanded into Business Management by opening a Talent Agency representing other Female DJs ✨ How does she do it? What’s the secret to her success? ✨ CLICK ON LINK IN BIO to the full article on Claire’s story ✨#meetourmoderndaywomen#womeninbusiness#empowerment#perthwomen#femaledj#fadj
THEMES ✨ Currently searching for interior themes for our upcoming house build (slab goes down in 2 weeks - yikes 🤗) Whilst the building theme is “Modern Industrial” using as many recycled and up cycled materials as we can, I’m feeling a undertone of oriental inspo coming on for the interior theme.... (hmmmm perhaps that’s my Asian roots coming through 🙄) We’ve been shopping for Inspo and came across these delightful little pieces and had to share them with you.... #interiorinspo#gettingexcited#buildingsoon#notsponsored
THE ELUSIVE BALANCE 🧘🏻♀️ Studies show it takes 30 days to form a new habit and 90 days to turn that habit into a lifestyle. In my life long quest to find that elusive “balance” in life.... practicing stillness has always been a challenge of mine. Being a type A (achiever) has its advantages but it’s common for us to “burnout” and it usually happens suddenly so for this reason I’ve committed to @greengoodnessco #100DAYSOFHEALTHY campaign and set my intention to a daily meditation practice. I’m 5 days in and so far so good. I’ve started using my @headspace app again to get myself into the right mindset and to keep me on track.... #sofarsogood#livingthegreen#TMDWpartner#meditation
CURRENT ESSENTIALS ➰ Heading back to the city after a wonderful break by the beach. Feeling revived and putting my Christmas presents to use preparing for #urbanlife 👩🏻💻 One of my fave gifts, this neoprene clutch by ethical fashions’ Melbourne based designer @reticule.au Their prints derived from original artworks by emerging Australian artists. They’re meaningful, original but most of all beautiful 🖤 P.S Totally lusting over these German Travertine tiles if you look closely you can see the fossils in them...🐚 #abstractart#reticule#melbournefashion#citylife#ethicalfashion#TMDWpartner#travertine
THE PERTH WELLNESS FESTIVAL 🌴 START YOUR 2018 JOURNEY WITH US 🌿 Whether you’re new to wellness, a long term enthusiast or you’ve just made a new year resolution to enhance your health and wellbeing, this is an event not to be missed this year! Through my wellness events business EcoLuxe Events @ecoluxevents I am joining forces with my beautiful friend, Amy, founder of @bareandwilde to bring to Perth its very first high-energy, life-loving and soul-nourishing event - The Perth Wellness Festival.
Join us for a fun and inspiring day dedicated to your self care drawing upon 4 important pillars of wellness: movement, mindfulness, nutrition and stress management.
Your ticket will include:
• A fresh coconut upon arrival
• Nourishing whole food lunch and refreshments provided by local Perth health food
• 3 x workshops presented by influential wellness educators/businesses @sodashiskincare, @wellineux and @themoderndaywoman_.
• 45 minute mat pilates led by Lisa, founder @bodyworks_subiaco
• 45 minutes of yoga led by Wendy, founder of @yogaworx, Cottesloe and CBD @statebuildings @comotreasury .
• Mini Bare & Wilde wellness box (aka well packed goodie bag) to take home
• Wellness market stalls displaying a selected range of our favourite Perth local
businesses who make an impact in the health and wellness space (see tags to find out who they are!)
We cannot wait to welcome you into our Wellness Festival to inspire you to take your health and wellness to the next level in 2018 🌱
TICKETS ON SALE NOW - HEAD TO ECOLUXE PAGE FOR LINK IN BIO @ecoluxevents - EARLY BIRD ENDS 16th JANUARY 🥥