May 2024

Beauty-Inspired Activities for the Ultimate Beauty Girl

When we first hear the word beauty, it’s easy to get swept up in the superficial connotations. However, the concept of beauty is so much more than this and reflects how we are within. This means that true beauty is encompassed by how we take care of ourselves, nurture our mind, body and soul, act and contribute to the community around us.

So here are our top 5 healthy and soulful restaurant and activity recommendations that will fill your cup and tap into your beauty within.

Free to Feed

Founded in 2015, Free to Feed is a non-for-profit social enterprise that creates employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers through the creation of shared food experiences. Book a cooking class with participants from all walks of life and countries with rich culinary histories. Free to Feed has distributed over $1.4 million in employment wages to people seeking asylum and refugees in the Melbourne community, which is an amazing achievement so book a cooking class, listen to their stories, form treasured connections, support a worthy cause and learn a new dish or two! Book here.

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Glam Theory

Who said paint & sip only applies to artwork on a canvas? Treat yourself and your friends to a basic two-hour makeup course in Heathmont, as you sip in style and enjoy a grazing platter. Founder Eliza Madeline and her team of qualified makeup artists will have you looking and feeling your best as you cruise through the (often daunting) world of makeup. The best part? You are the canvas and get to leave looking your absolute best! May we suggest booking a night out after or perhaps seeing a special someone… Classes are $85 (makeup is supplied, just bring your own foundation and mascara!) and can be booked here.

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The Lume’s Sound Bath Meditation

Take a moment to detox from life’s daily hustle and bustle with a sound bath meditation at The Lume. Be guided through your meditation by crystal singing bowls and gentle percussion played by sound therapists. This class will require no movement, mental energy, or physical effort and is therefore a great class for those short on energy, mobility and in need of a mental refresh. Each class also has a nature-inspired theme which can be discovered via the booking session. Classes can be booked online for $35 however it is limited in availability and therefore we recommend booking in advance. There are also Yoga and Pilates classes on offer. Explore your options and book here.

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Small Graces

Going local is currently something of a trend. However, Small Graces’ founders Diego Portilla and Rebecca Howell have always been committed to using local, ethically sourced ingredients and produce that has undergone nominal processing. With most vegetables being sourced from Central Victoria’s Goornong, eggs from Victoria’s Burd Eggs and bread from Seddon’s Sourdough Kitchen, you can rest assured that this food is truly healthy, nourishing and feeds the soul, not just the stomach. Check out their Instagram here.

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Heal Thyself Co.

According to Heal Thyself Co., ‘Food was made not only to help us survive but also to thrive.’ This Yarraville café serves happiness and health on a plate, by using high-quality, organic produce and committing to sustainability where possible. Enjoy satisfying treats such as fried tofu bowls, smokey corn fritters and antiox acai bowls; they’re not simply items to complete your daily meal plan, but food for thought and your wellness. Do yourself a favour and book a table for breakfast or lunch here.

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