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Six senses of winter 12

winter 12

SALT TAKES A FRESH APPROACH to the powers that we use to experience the world. We look at items that evoke us to see, hear, smell, taste and touch and we’ve tossed in an extra just for fun – feel. 
 
feel
 
 
 
Illustration courtesy of twigseeds studio, twigseeds.com.au
 
see
 
 
Topical, controversial, explosive and insightful, this Oscar-nominated documentary exposes the repercussions of gas drilling (hydraulic fracturing).
 
With the vast majority of Queensland now slated for gas mining, it is time to educate ourselves about the vast ramifications of the technique known as “fracking” used by gas companies to extract the coal seam gas from the ground.
 
And what better way to do it than via an inspiring and compelling film that covers multiple states and numerous families’ documented experiences with this environmental outrage across the US.
 
Filmed mostly on a handheld camera, the film documents the gas companies’ denial of responsibility, heartbreaking personal accounts of debilitating health issues and evidence of toxic water supplies and devastating environmental damage.
 
Director Josh Fox is deserving of every accolade he has received for this brave and important documentary. 
 
review by libby munro
 
hear
 
 
Just as the title suggests, the pocket-rocket with a “pistol for a mouth” Miss Gin Wigmore is paving her road to success with Gravel and Wine; as the gravel in her extraordinary voice and the party-soaked atmosphere of this album is seducing everyone from her New Zealand homeland to the tough critics of the US.
 
Her unique sound can at once break your heart and have you stomping your feet with exuberance.
 
With thumping bass drums, horns and honky-tonk keys, the album is a musical delight ranging from catchy, sexy, empowering, dance numbers to soft, brooding, shiver-invoking ballads.
 
review by libby munro
 
taste
 
 
Guilt-free, fruity ice blocks are for the taking (and licking) thanks to the team at Ice Block! Handcrafted from all natural and nutritious ingredients, these frozen goodies contain less than or equal sugar to a ripe banana.
Flavours range from the holiday-vibe mojito (lime and mint) to the seasonal fruit salad or the smooth kulfi (an almond, pistachio and cardamom milk ice block).
 
Available at The Cooking Company, 20 Lanyana Way, Noosa Heads. 5447 4480 or thecookingcompany.com.au
 
smell
 
 
Leave behind potent perfumes and get back to nature with an aromatic essential oil blend.
 
Combining citrus hues of bergamot, mandarin and lemon with ylang ylang, geranium and rosewood, Joy from Young Living is a fragrant mix that inspires romance and nostalgia.
 
Its calming scent and complex inner workings make it an uplifting necessity this winter.
 
A 15ml bottle of Joy will set you back $80. Available at Kansha Natural Therapies, 6 Mary Street, Noosaville. 5473 0724 or  kansha.com.au
 
touch
 
 
Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation experience during June, July and August when Noosa’s leading day spas join forces to launch Noosa Destination Relaxation.
 
This luxury initiative offers clients specials such as a 60-minute “Spa Discovery” visit for $135 or an in-depth “Spa Experience” for only $185.
 
Participating spas include Aqua Day Spa at Sheraton Noosa Resort (5449 4777), Ikatan Day Spa (5471 1199), The Spa at Noosa Springs (5440 3355), One Spa at RACV Noosa Resort (5341 6900) and Stephanies Ocean Spa at Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa (5473 5353).
 
Heal, unwind and de-stress as you’re pampered from top to toe.