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Six Senses

Six senses of winter 2009

winter 09

salt takes a fresh approach to the powers that we humans use to experience the world. We look at items that invoke us to see, hear, smell, taste and touch. We have also thrown in a sense of our own to the standard five … feel. 

 
touch

 


THIS PETITE BOTTLE OF VITAMIN SERUM  ($39) by all natural, Australian cosmetic company Jovita is a beauty necessity for your skin in the winter months. The essential ingredient to this vitamin serum is the Australian Kakadu plum, which has the richest source of natural vitamin C in the world. This bottle of vitamins will be your age defying friend through the dry winter months. Jovita, Oasis of Bliss, 40 Glen Kyle Drive, Buderim, 5452 7509 or www.jovitaskinsproducts.com


taste
 

 
THE ALPINE BERRY FARM based in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales have won a swag full of gold and silver badges for their jams, marmalades and jellies. Indulge in the perfect winter breakfast with a pot of steaming hot tea and a plate of well-buttered toast laden with jam goodness.  Buy a five pack of Alpine Berry Farm jams which includes blackberry, strawberry, five berry, blood orange and raspberry for $12.95. Available at Australian Tru Blue, which specialises in Australian boutique produce, Shop 2/33 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, 5438 0035. www.australiantrublue.com.au


see


 
GET READY FOR A SENSUAL FEAST with this beautiful award winning film from Lebanon. Sexually charged and delicately moving, Caramel uses modern women and relationships to articulate the issues facing a country torn between an ancient religion and modern culture, politics and youth. 

The film feels like a throw-back to the warmer more sentimental films of the 90’s that use real people and a tender sideways glance to speak volumes. Set in a beauty salon in Beirut, we meet a group of diverse and fascinating women and meander through time with them. 

Ladies, this is a great movie for a girl’s night in, or it has enough grit and drama for a romantic evening on the couch.

Review by libby munro

 
hear

 
 

I HEARD ABOUT www.kiva.org after a friend sent me a gift certificate as an engagement present. It’s now my absolute pleasure to ‘pass it on’ to all of our salt readers. The Kiva initiative is a powerful movement sweeping across countries and giving struggling entrepreneurs loans and opportunities that they would never of dreamed of achieving. 

As explained on Kiva’s website ‘Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website’, empowering individuals (like myself, I helped a grazier in Kenya) to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. Once you hear thanks from your first lender, you’ll want to pass on this website also. 

Website review by kate johns


smell

Unscrew the cap and inhale a bouquet of dark fruits from a red wine of our local Sunshine Coast region. Local Montville winemakers the Thompson family have just released a winter red wine, 2008 Barbera which is the ultimate food wine characterised by low tannins and natural acidity. It’s the perfect tipple to match Italian flavored meals.  $24.50 per bottle and is available at Flamehill Vineyard, 249 Western Avenue, Montville, 5478 5920.


feel
"After the game,
the king and the pawn go into the same box."
~ Italian Proverb