MANY 6160; Discover Creatives

IMG_3466Fremantle, it’s been my nemesis for many years. And I know that could come to a shock to some, because I love incense for a start, and candles, crystals, all things hippy, I am laid back and casual – Freo is all me. I love old buildings, I mean it’s a photographer’s dream! It’s full of cute little boutiques AND markets…but it was always so far away for me and guaranteed every trip had me lost on the road and the streets, EVERY trip! Being lost frustrated me and so…I decided I didn’t like Fremantle.

Lately I’ve really been giving it a go though, being a lot closer, and of course, I have been delighted – of course I have!! All of a sudden I am in love like a love sick teen. So my invite to the MANY 6160 building to be shown around was something I was not going to pass up – as now being lost in Fremantle is a positive…especially while I have google maps on my phone.

If you have set foot in the MANY 6160 building then I am sure you have already been delighted by the senses, tastes and visuals…but what struck me as different was the makers upstairs. Yes, that’s right, a place for creatives to hire out and get all their work done (rather than doing it all in their tin sheds out the back) a place to also converse with other creatives rather than being by yourself all day. Basically…if I want something like a stool or a table made from recycled wood and you don’t have the handy skills to do so (I don’t have the handy skills to do so lol) – these guys upstairs can do it for you!

A few of my faves from the day…(Click each to check out their websites)

  • Peaches & Clean – a no chemical, great for your skin, vegan business – candles, coffee scrubs, soaps – yes, all the lush stuff!
  • A good looking man – (and he is – he looks like my Dad when he was 30!) one of the makers from upstairs, constructing some amazing pieces with recycled (coloured) wood! Really really funky stuff!
  • Respoke – Another maker, designing light fittings and large constructed pieces out of bike parks, you have to see it to believe it!
  • Kate & Abel – Hats, hats and more hats (plus a lot of quirky things that I wanted…Mexican rugs…MiGoals stationery…etc.) Oh and Washi tape – loads of it!
  • Owned accessories – 3d printer, need I say more?
  • Antipodium – a collection of beautiful pieces AND offering a 10% discount if you mention Where the styled things are!!

Click through the gallery below for more…

That’s not to say that I didn’t love every single retailer and maker…they all served a really great spot in my heart and I can see so much potential for me to use either their services or purchase from them. Have a look through the gallery above for what is in store and DON’T MISS OUT on the Blogger Emporium (markets) happening at Many 6160 on July 5th 10am – 4pm! (More on this in a few days).

Head over to MANY 6160 and have a squizz – you won’t be dissapointed! They ALSO do workshops with studio bomba – make a terrarium, a flower crown, learn how to handwrite!!!! I need to leave before I make this blog post too long….just go there! 🙂

Oh, the places you’ll go!

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Congratulations, today is your day! You’re off to great places, you’re off and away!

Dr Seuss is a genius! He makes you think like a 5 year old, and sometimes that is just the thing we need to continue down the path of success. I was given the book “Oh, the places you’ll go” a little over 6 months ago – and have been hooked ever since. Continue Reading

Winter face – Kosmea + LaMav

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Oh winter! I hate you already! No but seriously…not only is it causing 1970’s foxy brown afro hair, but it’s also drying out my skin as the chill of the cold air blasts through my face while crossing the highway going to work every single day! Winter and I have a love/hate relationship, I love it when I am sick and snuggled up on the couch with soups and tea, or just in general having a lazy DVD day. But…let’s face it, those things are few and far between – EVERY other day is spent running around in the rain getting soaked through and freezing my face AND butt cheeks off! Continue Reading

Koko Black

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First day of winter yesterday…I am not impressed! Even though I am not happy with the drizzly skies, loss of motivation and cravings for warm homely fattening foods – fashion however has taken a distinct turn. Continue Reading

Cruelty Free Lipsticks

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Being so cruelty free conscious lately, and trying to go chemical free for at least my skin (as a start) has been somewhat hard, I’ll admit that I am still fumbling in the unknown as when I started looking in to lipsticks for this particular blog post, I was still finding that insect blood is used for pigmentation in really rich red lipsticks. Continue Reading

Dancing in the Dark

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Like a magpie, shiny things capture my attention in a mesmerising stare, I find myself flocking to anything sequinny and gold. Glistening sleeves only add to a simple black outfit and the Dancing in the Dark top from St Frock is a certain for business in the front party in the back. Continue Reading

6 Tips for a winter juice cleanse!

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Easter is still haunting me weeks later, all of my hard work went straight out the window as my bloated belly gurgled it’s way through the days and my OCD (obsessive chocolate disorder). Exercise has been no problem but the chocolate, bread, and huge meals have been, I was craving another juice cleanse! (Especially the Chai Vanilla mm mm mmm) Continue Reading

Things that I do that probably everyone else does too but I think it’s just me that does it?

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Rather long title right? I feel like…I had a week off work, Easter was damn good, I may have eaten a little too much and fell off the health AND blog bandwagon so it’s time to ease back into it again with some general knowledge on life… Continue Reading

Blogography – The Blogger’s guide to Photography

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Photographer first, Graphic Designer second, Blogger third, this was how my ‘careers’ were numbered not so many years ago, but with time, they have slowly realigned. Photography has been a BIG part of my life, since I was 8, in fact I feel like it has set me up to take my place in the blogging world. I was a professional photographer for well over 10 years, shooting weddings, portraits and eventually fashion. Continue Reading

Pure Glow Cleanse

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My biggest challenge…giving up food for 3 days and replacing my diet with cold pressed juice! I am the kind of person who says “Food is your friend” and have never been on a shake diet or thought it was necessary. I was a skeptic as I scoffed at most cleanses or detox diets because I really didn’t feel it was necessary. This year I HAVE taken on a healthier outlook on life, albeit, previously my lifestyle was all about getting as much food as I can into my mouth – didn’t care what it was!! Just fill my belly so I was happy.

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In spite of my “cleanse fear”, I thrive on a challenge and Pure Glow Cleanse was willing to set the challenge for me.

2 days before the cleanse, I meticulously took the advice from Annette from PGC and cut out my caffeine intake, I also had no meat from Wednesday onwards and I ate very light meals, no sugar and limited salt – I didn’t want my stomach going crazy.

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I started out day 1 with a pep in my step, the first juice Sunrise Elixir based on lemons, cucumber  and aloe. I spilt my juice one all down my clothes and car seat – go me haha. i’ll admit Juice 1, not my favourite. I don’t enjoy lemon a whole lot so even though this one was super refreshing and left a delicious after taste – I did struggle to get this one down. It does however perk you up ready for the day. (2 days after the cleanse though I am actually wanting to sip this juice again?)

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Second juice Glowing Greens had a refreshing tang, It’s also more of a smoothie so you can chew a little. A whole bunch of Leafy Greens, Apple, Pear, Avocado, Parsley & Lemon. I did enjoy this one and I was hungry enough to finish it all – loved the avo in there.

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Juice 3, the Green Guru was a little lemony again however the sweet red apples cut out the sour. Also in this juice is mint, cucumber, celery, cos & kale. By juice 3 I was starting to crave food…but I was determined to keep going through day 1!

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Oh lovely Good Karma, juice number 4, I was certainly happy to see an orange juice to cut me away from the greens! I personally find this tastes like orange juice, which was great because I love orange juice, even though this has no orange in it – my mind playing tricks on me maybe? Carrot, Lemon, Apple, Ginger, Tumeric and Grapefruit.

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I was hoping for a juice to suppress some of the cravings I was feeling (I was never really HUNGRY…I just really wanted to eat cheese?) Cucumber, Apple, Mint and Lime, I treated this as my ‘dinner’ as it did fill me up, then I counted down the next 2 hours with baited breath…

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…for number 6, lovely Chai Vanilla Dream oh how I love you! This baby, I was sipping here and there because I needed something less juicy and more whole. I LOVE CHAI! Literally…could live off it forever. So this milky drink really did satisfy me for dessert, I speak highly of it, it was my favourite and I looked forward to it every night!! Brazil nut, almond, cashew, date, chai spice and vanilla – it’s a match made in heaven!

Day 1 was easy, I thought I could do this for weeks, I was a little lethargic at first and had a very slight headache for a little while as my body got used to it all. Day 2 was a tad harder and I was feeling a bit cranky by it all, night time I went to be early so I could stop thinking about food. Day 3 was probably the hardest day for me, I was on the home stretch so I thought about cheating on it a lot because “i was so close” but I stuck to it! Phew! It was hard, I will put my hands up and admit that this was something I personally thought I COULD NEVER do, but day 4 has me feeling great as I step back into my eating lifestyle with a very small breakfast. 2 days after the cleanse I am missing the juices? I feel like I want to have juice for breakfast instead of toast…toast has made me feel heavy the last 2 days now!

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It actually was great for me because NOW I think “I can take on the world” or at least be healthier. I kind of wish I did this to start with in January when I decided on a better lifestyle, it sure as hell kicks you into gear and gets you ready…I feel like now I CAN go without certain foods, and I CAN be happy with a few more salads rather than McDonald’s!

Things to watch for and a few tips when on the PGC 3 day’er:

  1. I missed toast, cheese and cups of tea’s with milk, and it was purely taste, comfort and chewing based.
  2. I did get cranky here and there but I don’t have that gurgly feeling in my belly anymore, and I have lost a bit of weight too – BONUS.
  3. I did wee a LOT during this cleanse…for obvious reasons. Don’t take any long trips!
  4. HOWEVER having just the one kidney I know that the PGC would have helped to flush out any toxins, or especially chemicals that I had in my body (from working in a glasshouse).
  5. Don’t forget to have a few herbal tea’s and filtered water in between – warm tea helps and filtered water will flush out the toxins.
  6. People say stay away from food, the temptation is definitely there but at the same time, if you keep your goals clear and want to make a difference…you stick to it for that reason alone! I found smelling foods made me feel happy…I opened up the peanut butter jar a few times and had a good whiff! Bunnings sausage sizzle almost drove me crazy though…
  7. Take pictures of your progress and tag them on Instagram (details below) they LOVE to repost them and encourage you to keep going!! Hashtag #pureglowcleanse too and head over to other people – I gave a few others encouragement and they did the same, it was like a little cleansing community!
  8. Oh and EASE into day 4, 5 and 6 with light meals, do NOT hit the takeaway stands and ruin everything you just did. It also might make you feel incredibly sick. Lovely salads, cooked vegies and nutritious meals are best. (I don’t recommend rice, I had a lot of rice yesterday for dinner – stupid girl! Now all I want is a lovely Buddha juice!!!)

So, there you go, I made it! I am damn proud of myself. Pure Glow Cleanse really is a great kick to a healthy lifestyle, and the girls are truly amazing – they literally bounced out of their seats when I picked up my juices and told me “YOU CAN DO IT” as I left. Positivity surrounds these 2 and I left feeling damn good and determined! I didn’t want to let THEM or myself down.

Thinking of taking the plunge? Pure Glow Cleanse is ready and chilled for you, they can deliver to you or if like me, pick up. They have dates available you just need to send them an e-mail to enquire. They are Perth based and super excited to meet you – [email protected]

If you have any questions, just post them below, I’d be happy to answer them on my experience! Don’t forget – YOU CAN DO IT! High Fives all round!

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