For a new dining destination, colourful fashion, an excellent beauty buy and bespoke fitness classes. Follow the 'BEQ Loves' list for a round-up of where to visit, what to covet and buy each month. Here's the ultimate list for August, curated by editor Trudi Brewer.
Brush up on your Italian, and forget that no-carb diet for one night.
We are hitting Newmarket's Wine Cave to sample some of Sapori's finest wines selected from growers and wineries throughout Italy and what is wine without a generous helping of pizza? The tasting event involves three different wines and a table full of cheesy, delicious pizza - yum.
Get your gal pals together on Wednesday 8 August 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Start planning your spring wardrobe today.
Newsflash: The super talented artist and BeautyEQ Influencer Evie Kemp has joined forces with one of fashions finest, Maaike. Collaborating for the first time, Kemp has designed 'The Rebel Flower' inspired by the colours of summer. Famous for her use of bold, clashing, colour combinations Kemp has designed a Marimekko inspired print using shades of pink and red peppered with electric blue. The collection includes a wide-leg jumpsuit (which our style director Louise Hilsz will be wearing) and an elegant flowing kimono, perfect for a summer garden soirée or party by the pool.
Check out the 'The Rebel Flower in stores now.
Bespoke group training with friends.
If your workout mid-winter is not cutting it, try a group training fitness class. Rapidly on the rise in popularity, 'training with friends' has lots of benefits. Ideal for boosting motivation, on these chilly mornings, and this style of workout can be tailored to suit everyone's fitness levels. The other plus, when you sign up with friends you commit to the workout, which helps you keep on track with your exercise routine. And when it comes to getting a sweat on, what's trending I hear you ask? HIIT (high-intensity interval training), dance cardio classes, and old-school step class is back. The team at BeautyEQ have rustled up a yoga-inspired fitness group - and so far we are hooked. A fusion of barre, pilates, and strength training with a bit of yoga thrown in for flexibility - that's our Monday night sorted. Check out our trainer below, Maria Munkowits, or visit Studio Three for timetable options.
For anyone who has dry frazzled locks from bleaching or lightening their hair - I do. New this month is an extension to the Olaplex family that you will love. When Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector hit salons it was a game-changer for limp, coloured locks. For repairing split ends and breakage, this weekly strengthening treatment works at the core of each strand to repair and restore damaged locks. New this month, the latest innovation from the brand, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner. This means you can have that same hair-bond building technology in the shower with you every day. Both are free of silicone, sulfates and parabens, these new formulations are also vegan as well as gluten and nut-free.
Find a salon that stocks Oleoplex No4 Shampoo, $55 and No5 Conditioner, $55, here