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The BEST of 2013
December 18, 2013|DietExerciseFinanceLifestyleMental Health

The BEST of 2013

With 2 weeks remaining of the year it made me think of all the new brands, businesses and concepts I tried in 2013. Below are some of my favourite picks and by sharing these with you I hope you see how amazing and beneficial they can be to your world. There are such successful and innovative companies out there, its so lovely to freely share them without them being endorsed or paid for. I simply want to share with you how talented they are!

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FITNESS:
If you’re a mum on the go with toddlers, pre or post pregnancy and still want a workout you cannot beat Centennial Health Club
http://www.centennialhealthclub.com.au
This gym caters for you. Its half indoor/outdoor, rock climbing and the worlds best trainers. I indulge in a body sculpt class twice a week for 30min with my little 2yr old Edison besides me and its so much fun. This is one gym where walking in with your bubs is not frowned upon.

FASHION:
To keep up with latest trends and not pay through the roof check out Threads and Styles
http://www.threadsandstyle.com.au
I’ve enjoyed working with them through TV appearances this year and love their individual touch and outfits they choose. They cater for shapes and sizes and are growing on social media. For any woman of any age, no matter what you do its a great company and takes the fuss out of you choosing.

SKIN:
ThrivePR
http://thrivepr.com.au
gifted me the amazing facial and body products called Bio Elixia and I’ve never looked back, my skin has never felt so amazing plus they have amazing creams for your body, and scrubs for in the shower.
https://www.bioelixia.com/au/our-products
Great present to indulge in or gift.

FOOD:
On 2 different scales, my husband and I fell in love with Guzman and Gomez http://www.guzmanygomez.com
Delicious made to order mexican food. I’ve smashed plenty of vegetarian mini burritos and their amazing nachos. Also I fell in love with All About Life, fresh organic food and juices and I feel so cleansed walking out of their shops.
http://aboutlife.com.au/store/

RELAXATION:
I recently had the best pregnancy massage at Endota Spa in Paddington, Carman is the wonderful lady you want for your treatment. Wow I’ve had plenty of massages in my professional career and she topped them all. http://www.endotadayspa.com.au/paddington

FAVOURITE BRAND:
I fell in love with 2 clothing brands this year JORGE
http://www.jorgeclothing.com
for their easy going, flowly tops and printed pants and also black milk clothing http://blackmilkclothing.com
they make the best printed and outrageous, one off tight leggings that expand to fit any size.

BABY CLOTHING:
You cannot go past SaatchiMia,
https://www.facebook.com/saatchi.mia
An extremely talented girlfriend of mine makes one off hand made baby clothes that are adorable and super reasonable and cute. Lots of my friends with bubs and expecting have received goodies off me that I’ve bought from her. If you’re after that unique touch and soft appeal SaatchiMia is your brand for baby clothes.
Wishing everyone a bright and joyful Christmas and festive season. May whats left of 2013 be filled with choosing to always see your glass as half full.

Remember your attitude opens the door to your thinking!
Encourage. Inspire, Lift Up. xx

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Elka Whalan
With her vibrant personality and positive attitude ELKA WHALAN (nee Graham) has successfully made the transition from Dual Olympic Swimmer to media personality.