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Six Senses

six senses of summer 2009-2010

summer 09/10

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 and we’ve thrown in a sense of our own … feel.



 See this product work like a magic wand on your fine lines, wrinkles and scars to erase them. This beauty product, called ‘Erase a line’, combines both Vitamin A and glycolic acid to allow new skin cells to emerge without the aged or existing wrinkle prone epidermal cells. In cosmetic therapist Grace Kovac’s words: “It’s a really unusual product, and often I’m left speechless. It’s not really a serum or a moisturiser, it just polishes you and leaves the skin buffed – I had a client the other day who wanted to try one and she came back the next day and asked for three!” We won’t bore you with the scientific mumbo jumbo of this product – let’s just say that it works! $105 for 30ml. Available at Grace Kovac, Noosa Life & Health Fitness Centre, 5/5 Gibson Road, Noosaville. 5447 1172.

 If it means anything to you (it does to me), six Emmy Awards (including Outstanding Drama Series) and the two Golden Globe Awards (including Best Television Series – Drama) will tempt you to give this series a red hot go. MADMEN is the hottest show on US television at the moment. The lead actor John Hamm has been described by the public as more influential than Barack Obama – in Who magazine nonetheless – so it is time to get on the bandwagon.

MADMEN is a compelling look at the prestigious and ruthless New York advertising world of the 1960s when sexism, homophobia, and dubious family values were rife and smokers were enjoying the last guilt-free years of the cigarette. It is aesthetically astonishing and the writing is second to none. If you can get over choking on your herbal tea at some of the misogynistic content it is well worth the time.

Review by Libby Munro

There are few better ways to appreciate a region than tasting one of its local wines. Local vineyard Flame Hill has a perfect summer white wine that has been described as a ‘superb verandah quaffer’ by owner Sharon Hogan. This summer white has notes of tropical fruit supported by a delicate lemony zest and is perfectly matched with a chicken and mango salad. It sells for $18 a bottle and is available directly from the cellar door at Flame Hill, 249 Western Avenue, Montville. 5478 5920.

There is nothing better than the rich aroma of freshly ground coffee to start the day. ‘O’ Organic Espresso is a Viennese roast of the finest Latin American fair trade, organic and Rainforest Alliance coffees. Coffee connoisseurs can now sip on their coffee with a clear conscience. It’s $32 per kilogram and is available in reputable coffee shops. For more information contact 0412 393 447.  

This petite hydrosol mist pump spray bottle by Jovita is a handbag necessity for this summer. When you feel your face wrinkling and cracking from the sun, whip out this little beauty and you’ll be sprayed with a burst of all natural re-hydration while conditioning your skin. It’s $22 and available at or Oasis of Bliss, 40 Glen Kyle Drive, Buderim. 5452 7509.

Illustration courtesy of twigseeds studio



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