After the joys and indulgences of summer holidays – Sun, surf and sea for many…It is always a shock to put on shoes and if like me, too many cocktails have made work clothes a little snugger.
Back to work doesn’t have to mean no more sun, fun and outdoors – A Magazine has a few healthy ideas for you to enjoy the healthy outdoors, with some great eating options and getaways that may help shed the summer kilos, whilst prolonging that holiday feeling…
Lord Howe Island is a great escape from the scorching temperatures of the big city as it has a year round temperate climate, making it the perfect place to head to for fresh air and fitness. There are bikes to ride, volcanoes to climb and spas to relax in… The perfect post silly season break.
City Swimming & Dining
If you are city bound there are a few new spots in Sydney that give you that wonderful holiday feel right in the middle of the city – From Martin Boetz’ Rushcutters that serve up healthy food, straight from his farm.
Or head to the beach, a few laps of Bondi either along the beach or by sea and then head into the new North Bondi Fish for delicious seafood, bikini clad with sandy feet…
Carrying on with the beach theme, there is nothing more quintessential about an Australian summer than heading out for a few laps of Sydney’s best seawater pools and check out this beautiful recycled beach kiosk at Melbourne’s Torquay beach.
People I love
As summer continues to bloom, look out for Saskias new Grandiflora fragrances – Michel and Sandrine evoking the magic and mystery of the Magnolia.
I also love the philosophy behind Alexx Stuarts food blog if you need any pointers on how to detox your busy lives…
Lastly if all else fails trying to get back into a healthy fitness regime then head into the Queensland hinterland to the amazing Gwinganna lifestyle retreat for a total rejuvenation of mind and body… As someone once described Gwinganna to me …“It’s like heaven on a stick”… and not the chocolate ice cream covered one!
Susan Harte, Founder of A Magazine.