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Blue Mountains Life August - September 2018

Blue Mountains Life magazine is the premier publication with its intoxicating blend of stories on this magnificent rural region that includes Bathurst, Orange, Hawkesbury and the of course the Blue Mountains. Features include people, homes, gardens, interior/exterior decorating, food, wine, fashion, health, travel and motoring. A bold and glossy, large-format magazine that delivers the who, what, when, where, why and how of one of Australia’s most affluent regions. Stunning photography and quality journalism all in one publication.

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indulge your senses this spring at ubika day spa

our philosophy at UBIKA is to plant the seed (and help nurture it) for your continued physical, emotional and spiritual growth. Inspired by the seasons, our surrounding of busy people, we have designed a Spa menu that will help hydrate, nourish, restore and regenerate so you can flourish. The UBIKA Spa menu features a diverse selection of therapies for both men and women that help regenerate and restore. Our treatments focus on the core elements we all need for growth: Hydration [water] Nourishment [food] Restore [repair and nurture] Regenerate [exfoliating, brightening] Treatments created by Spa Partner iKOU – Multi-award winning iKOU creates luxurious products using organic and wild-harvested ingredients sourced from the world’s most pristine environments. Proudly Australian made, iKOU Spa treatments connect Body & Mind with a fusion of Aromatherapy oils,…

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rest, relax, restore   live the life you love to live

THE iKOU STORY From the sanctuary of the Blue Mountains, an Australian couple spreads the relaxed holiday vibe throughout everyday life. Described as a “couple who live and breathe blissfulness”, iKOU Founders Naomi & Paul Whitfeld have created a brand that inspires health and happiness. “We always say this journey began in a flower petal bath in Ubud, Bali”, says Naomi. “We’d just finished a luxurious spa treatment that ended in a flower filled bath overlooking the Campuan Gorge. We said to each other ‘Why is it that when we are on holidays we do all these beautiful things, but when we get home we say we don’t have time?’ We decided from that moment to introduce moments of rest and relaxation into our everyday life, which later became the message we…

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Tourism is vital for our region and this point was rammed home with the latest tourism numbers. Central NSW and the Riverina regions have beaten the Blue Mountains in the latest Tourism Research Australia figures. The Central NSW area increased the amount visitors’ spend in the region by $14 million for the year ending March 2018. This was in stark contrast to the Blue Mountains region which saw spending increase by only $8 million for the same period. This meant the Central NSW region was ranked 28 while the Blue Mountains managed the 31st position. Visitors to the Blue Mountains region increased by 18,000 while the central west attracted 6,000 for the year. However, the Blue Mountains reliance on backpackers means that the average spend per visitor was only $512 compared to a massive $913 for…

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BLUE MOUNTAINS The much loved and revitalised Festival of Children’s Literature returns to the Norman Lindsay Gallery in Faulconbridge this September 15 and 16. This renowned Festival will be proudly presented by Westwords, promoting diversity through literature in Greater Western Sydney, and The Norman Lindsay Gallery. A highlight of the Blue Mountains calendar, the Festival promises to be better than ever and will be a great family-friendly weekend out for locals and visitors alike. Children and adults will be able to enjoy talks from some of the country’s favourite authors and illustrators. Featured speakers will include Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Gleitzman, Libby Gleeson and Emily Rodda with many more to be announced. DOG WASTE BAG Blue Mountains City Council is working with the community to install dog waste dispenser bags in dog off-leash areas, sports grounds…

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in the garden

LEURA IN SPRING The 2018 Leura Gardens Festival will highlight the beauty of spring in the Upper Blue Mountains with 10 glorious cold-climate gardens on show including new and returning gardens and a selection of old favourites. This year’s Festival, the 54th, will take place over two long weekends: Saturday, 29 September – Monday, 1 October and Friday, 5 – Sunday, 7 October. People can visit all 10 gardens for just $25 per person for an all-gardens ticket or $8 per individual garden. Festival attractions include the Music in the Gardens program held in the lovely gardens of the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort. Appearing for the first time in the Festival is the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra. Other performers include favourites such as the Heathens Choir of Blackheath and the Raguda Trio. More details of this not-to-be-missed…

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art events

SUBLIME AND TRANSIENT Sublime and Transient presents a series of paintings and drawings by Sanja Zemljacenko Herrmann, documenting her encounters with fleeting moments, of beauty and awe, of time and place, of mindfulness and reverence. The immediate environment surrounding the artists home, on the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park, where the transient nature of life is constantly echoed in the rapidly changing effects of light, of seasons and weather, and cycles of regeneration, has provided the inspiration for this body of work. Dates: 16 August - 9 September Venue: Braemar Gallery, 104 Macquarie Road Springwood. Open - Thurs to Sun 10am-4pm MOTHER VESSEL Blackheath Artist, April Erzetich presents her homage to the Mother Vessel this August in her second solo exhibition at GalleryONE88 Fine Arts, located in Katoomba’s ever-growing art precinct. Recognisable natural forms…