Late last week, in partnership with beloved beauty brand - Clarins - we were delighted to host an intimate event, all about firming up our routines in 2020.
Held at the gorgeous Shelter in Double Bay, the event kicked off with nourishing juices and smoothies (the Clarins Energy Juice of pineapple, orange, turmeric, lemon and mint, and the Clarins Energy Smoothie of mango, banana, coconut, dates, turmeric, maca powder, almond milk and sunflower seeds), under a canopy of summer sun, on a table laced with natural linen and sunflowers.
The agenda? To take a deep dive into our routines for 2020, focussing in on health, beauty and wellbeing.
Once we were sufficiently hydrated, guests headed into Shelter's renowned boxing studio for a short but highly effective cardio session.
With infectious music, mood lighting and high-impact moves, we let go of anxieties and expectations as we embraced strength and clarity.
After sweating it all out, we were ready to head into the Clarins luncheon for an inspiring panel session and health-focused lunch.
The panel - which was hosted by The Grace Tales founder Georgie Abay - consisted of four women who left the room inspired and motivated.
With the following women sharing their thoughts on wellbeing, beauty, parenting and health, it was certainly a powerhouse session:
- Kirsten Shanks, founder of Orchard St
- Canna Campbell, financial planner and author
- Louise Keats, food and nutrition writer
- Charlotte Turner, head of training, Clarins
These accomplished women were honest and insightful about their wellness practices and what makes them tick. From Canna’s tribute to the friends in her life, to Charlotte’s tips on how to make every skincare application a moment of wellness, to Louise’s thoughts on raising her children in nature and Kirsten’s notes on dealing with overwhelm, the session was not short on inspiration.
As well as coming together for connection, community and conversation, the event celebrated Clarins' Extra-Firming Neck & Decollete cream, which features new and improved plant-powered formula with advanced firming technology.
Formulated to visibly reduce horizontal and vertical neck wrinkles, skin slackening and age-related dark spots, the cream’s youth-preserving formula is powered by Sunflower extract, which provides an immediate lift effect to sculpt the fragile area.
The formula draws on Clarins’ plant-based expertise, and even includes the brand’s first Australian ingredient, Kangaroo Flower, combined with Organic Mitracarpus plant extracts, which work together for maximum impact.
Guests experienced the range first hand, by trying the cream over lunch (it helps that the texture is lightweight and non-oily). The lunch drew upon more of Clarins’ plant-based philosophy, as guests enjoyed alternate serve salads of kale, mung beans, zucchini, carrot, cherry tomato, cabbage, radish, sweet potato, capsicum, sprouts, soft herbs, kimchi, cashew & turmeric dressing, and grilled zucchini and corn, eshallots, white bean, celery, coriander, mint, parsley, lemon & olive oil dressing. Served with sourdough miche, it was the ideal way to nourish our bodies.
We so enjoyed this morning of celebration (on Valentine’s Day, no less) and look forward to many more moments of wellness and wellbeing as we firm up our routines in 2020 and beyond.