The November Edition
Inspiring beyond delight this month's edition of Intrinsic-orama, we bring to you the Soul Journal. Open the deeply rich purple, pink and gold cover and begin a soul searching journey that is sure to last a long time. The journal is divided into three sections to guide your self-discovery, so light a candle, grab a pillow, breathe, and begin the journey.
Awaken to a sensory experience of Sabon's Body Scrub in Vanilla Coconut. It is love at first use with this body scrub: the deep salt coated in macadamia, almond and soya bean oils combining to create an exfoliating scrub that leaves us with smooth skin and a happy smile. Sabon aims to nurture the soul, something we can attest to after coating ourselves in all of this vanilla coconut-y goodness!
L'Artisan Parfumeur brings us a gorgeous gold bottle filled with summer memories, laughter, passion and imagination. The scent? Premier Figuier – the first of the fig theme, capturing the whole nature of the tree, from it's sweet smelling leaves and milky sap to the fruity, succulent figs and woody branches. A quick spritz of the fragrance and feel your mind and soul surrounded by a fruity, earthy air.
Revive your spirit. Add excitement to your soul. Have South Africa's wilderness all to yourself. Lion Sands brings you the Chalkley Treehouse. Yes, a treehouse built around a magnificent 500 year-old Leadwood Tree, with gorgeous views of the surrounding plains. You may even spot elephants less than 200 feet away when the moon is full. Guests are left on their own, ready to sleep under the stars with the sounds of hyenas' chattering and come sunrise, birds chirping. An experience never to be forgotten, guaranteed to touch the soul.
Jump onto Bungalow's website and you'll be met by a plethora of colours, block-prints, and homewares that you'll just have to have. Founder Minna Hildebrandt has always been fascinated by the beauty and colours of India, having travelled throughout India and South Asia for the past fourteen years. This Madras Purple Starlamp is just one of the many absolutely gorgeous items that Bungalow delivers, to help turn your room into the oasis you've always wanted.
Enjoying time spent in the living room, bedroom and office space is simple with Diptyque's home candles. Beginning in Paris - bien sûr - more than forty-five years ago, Diptyque creates beautiful home fragrances, such as the Thé and Tubereuse Rouge, that are sure to soothe the mind and soul. And just to confirm the love affair – they even have a special RED edition in Rooibos Vanilla, 10% of proceeds going to the charity we all know and love.
It's time for active living, to wake up full of energy, determination and positivity. This is what the team at Lorna Jane believe and have been striving to achieve for the past twenty years, creating active wear that makes women feel good, look great and which activates their lives. New at the store is the Contrast Performance ¾ Tight and we can tell that it's made for women by women – the waist can be worn up or folded down to adjust your tummy coverage, it is shrink and fade resistant and the soft elastic waist with a drawstring allows for a flattering fit with great comfort.
Make yourself comfy as you write in your soul journal with Anthropologie's vibrant, pretty pillows! We could see ourselves snuggling up to any of the pillows from Anthropologie, though the Orimono Pillow, Flower and the Yoruba Bolster have definitely caught our eye! Find yourself on a journey to Japan with the prints on the Orimono pillow evocative of Japanese yukatas. Better yet – no two pillows are exactly alike! The world trip continues to Africa, where the traditional kente cloth inspired the Yoruba Bolster. Full of bright colour and gorgeous patterns, it is sure to make any room light up with life!
We all know that de-cluttering both the environments we live in as well as the stresses in our mind lead to a free and happy soul. It can be easier said than done though, which is why we are oh-so-excited about Mary Carlomagno's Secrets of Simplicity (Chronicle Books, 2008). Through this interactive journal, Mary helps to work out our true priorities, making sure we create change to live the lives we want.
Mark your calendars – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is set for Australia June 2011. Throughout the visit, His Holiness will be exploring six perfections – generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration and wisdom – all of which provide the basis for the Bodhisattva way of life. A Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Shantideve is the most widely practiced and respected treatise in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, so we recommend you get in quick for tickets!
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