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Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint Magazine Winter 2015

Peppermint is an Australian quarterly print magazine focused on style, sustainability and substance. Covering slow food, ethical fashion, natural living, health and beauty, diversity, social entrepreneurs and more, it was created for the rapidly growing number of individuals who appreciate design and creativity, but also care about social and environmental issues and things that matter. With diverse, carefully curated content and beautiful photography – including fashion profiles and shoots, inspiring and informative editorials, and thought-provoking features – Peppermint is a celebration of all that’s good in our changing world.

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4 Issues

In this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

Follow your dreams! Quit your job! Buy a new car! Find your one true love! Believe and the money will follow! You can do anything! There’s a lot of inspirational pep talk floating around at the moment, with the purpose of assisting us in the pursuit of happiness; you only need to look up #inspiration on Instagram to see the 32 million tagged posts (I’m guilty of hashtagging my own snaps). And while some of it is definitely worthy of driving a happy revolution, I can’t help but feel that it’s all still very ‘me’-centric. In many ways, it’s still the same belief that if we only get this, or do that, or have this, we will ultimately be happy. I recently did an online course on ‘The Science of Happiness’ through…

1 min.

NIRRIMI FIREBRACE photographer I’m a 22-year-old nomadic photographer, writer and mama chasing human connection, life lessons and my dreams. I march to the beat of my own heart with my best friend (my daughter Alba) by my side. Kindness is... my secret weapon. It’s so powerful that when I use it, I can never lose. theroadishome.com MELINDA HALLORAN writer I’m a freelance writer based in sunny Brisbane. When I’m not penning stories, you’ll find me with a cup of tea in hand, dreaming of adventures near the equator. Kindness is... a thoughtful intention. It warms the heart like a bowl of homemade soup or a bear hug on a bad day. melindahalloran.com KIRSTEN HYAM writer I’m a Perth-based subeditor and freelance writer who enjoys singing loudly in the car, loathes spotting typos on restaurant menus and dreams of being a…

4 min.

Compose yourself... How we love hearing from you, dear readers! Your kind thoughts and words – however big or small – are what inspire us to keep doing what we love. All writers published in this issue’s Letterbox will receive a frankincense, lavender and geranium body butter, shea and cocoa butter soap and moisturising lip balm (worth $79.50) from Certified Organic, fair trade skincare brand Mokosh. Based in Fremantle, WA, all Mokosh products are made from pure, ethically sourced ingredients, and are free from preservatives, fragrances and palm oil and its derivatives – providing an extra-nourishing treat for parched winter skin! mokosh.com.au GET IN TOUCH AT HELLO@PEPPERMINTMAG.COM Dear Peppermint, As my fingers grace through your carefully-put-together pages, I seem to find myself hidden between the lines of each heartwarming article. As a young adult, I…

9 min.

swirl girl One of Sydney’s own resident ceramicists, Milly Dent has been making waves of late with her trademark indigo swirls. Handpoured in her studio, Milly’s pottery is ‘usable art’; each vessel is a delightful combination of matte porcelain and glossy marble textures, splashed with patterns reminiscent of Bondi’s rolling surf. Moulded into plates, cups, tumblers and bowls of all shapes and sizes, you can find your own piece through select independent stockists. millydent.com cream of the crop Many of us spend the better part of the day dressed in our work garb – some of us more time than we’d prefer! But Cream Workwear uniforms are made to embrace the same values as you. Designed with those who work with organic produce or natural beauty in mind, their fully customisable garments include chef’s…

4 min.
peppermint loves roopa pemmaraju

“When I relocated here, the first thing I was attracted to was the art... and I thought it would be amazing if I could produce different types of textiles with it.” “I’M DEEPLY, MADLY IN LOVE WITH AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART,” explains India-raised, Melbourne-based Roopa Pemmaraju. Her fascination with the shapes, colours and motifs from the work of Aboriginal Australian artists, combined with a deep respect for the artisanal skills and natural handwoven fabrics from her own country, led the experienced designer to start her eponymous label back in 2011 – bringing together elements from two very different cultures to create a story and aesthetic that’s all her own. At first glance, Australia and India seem worlds apart. But both countries have used ancient artistic traditions for centuries, albeit to very different ends.…

5 min.
wanderlust festival

A celebration of yoga, music and mindfulness, Wanderlust is much more than your average festival! Started by three American college friends before spreading its good vibes to our side of the world, this unique event is designed to help you laugh, relax, rejuvenate and ‘find your true north’ through a range of inspirational speakers, workshops and activities. We spoke to husbandand-wife team Australian Festival Director Jonnie Halstead and Brand Manager Jacque Halstead to find out what we can expect from their four-day Sunshine Coast extravaganza this October... Why does a mindful living festival appeal to so many people? Jonnie: We all lead such busy lives. We seek ways to create calm and space amidst the urban madness and routine that bombards us with information and stress. We challenge ourselves to try new…