The John Olsen penthouse, nestled between the bustling Chapel street and the banks of the Yarra River, was definitely the perfect location to discuss the issue of stress and the Australian worker's tendency to push ourselves til we break.
Stress is a major cause of some of this country's most devastating medical conditions, such as stroke and heart disease, and is something most Australian's would rather just live with, than deal with.
We were given some fantastic tips on identifying serious stress issues and how simple life changes, from small amounts of exercise to nutrition, can potentially save your life.
Lifeline and Bupa's top stress-reducing tips:
1. Talk to someone you trust about how you're feeling
2. Have a health check with a GP you trust
3. Try and fit just a little bit of exercise into your everyday routine; whether it's taking the stairs instead of the elevator, exercise does wonders for your endorphin release!
4. Try and eat a well-balanced diet so you have the right vitamins and minerals in your system to repair the daily damage your body suffers
5. Make time to enjoy the activities you love
It all sounds simple enough, but making time for these steps can be a life-saving decision.
I hope everyone can jump on board on Friday, and grab themselves a fabulous pair of these Bach's Rescue Remedy slippers (they are like walking on clouds!)
Camilla and Marc have always been a brand that I have admired from afar, but have never had the occasion or opportunity to wear.
But their latest collection for the Australian spring/summer season has completely blown me away! From their use of pleating and beautiful rouching techniques, to the fabulous palate ranging from forest greens to neon pink.
I particularly have my eye on the wren dress (3rd down), and I will MAKE an occasion to wear it!
Trips to Bali are usually the perfect time for me to try beauty treatments usually restricted to the money and time-rich. Being able to experience a Vitamin C facial or multi-part body treatment for half the price of a normal visit back home is definitely one of Bali's draw-cards.
On my most recent visit I was super keen to experience an oxygen facial- a treatment that plumps and rejuvenates the skin using the power of oxygen- and spent a number of hours doing some in-depth research.
Our family friend Mary had the pleasure of the the glorious Karma Kandara's version and raved about it non-stop, so when I came across the recently opened Amo spa I was more than excited to see what it was all about.
Amo Spa is located opposite Potato Head, and next to Horn and was opened by an American former model-turned therapist. With other treatments such as Shellac nails and wedding packages available, Amo is the spa of choice for anyone wanting to take a break from the traditional Bali spa experience.
Its monochrome awnings modern interiors, juice bar and incredible array of beauty and fashion accessories make it a one stop shop for a whole afternoon of indulgence.