May 7

SYDNEY

WHAT:  Loco Love's Dessert Bar + Surprise

DATE:  Saturday 23 May 

MORE: 10 Part Raw Degustation by Loco Love featuring 3 Wild Kombucha Dessert Collaborations!

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WHAT:  Air Plant Hanger Workshop

DATE:  Saturday 16 May

MORE: Bring some luscious plant life indoors, by creating your own air plant hanger with a hand-painted design of your choice! 

During this workshop, you will be provided with a ready-made wooden hanger, and you will design your own artwork (using one of the templates provided, or try your hand at painting freestyle!). You will then choose your own air plants and assemble together your hanger, ready to take home! Run by the established artist Melissa Carey, this is an intensive workshop aimed at beginners, aged 18 and above.

What you get: one handmade air plant hanger per person, new crafty skills, a scrumptious homemade delight with herbal tea, chats and smiles. All materials and equipment will be provided (The wood used is recycled timber from old fences - some pieces will have rustic edge, some will be clean cut). It will be run by the established artist Melissa Carey, and held in her art studio, which is a haven of creatives/makers/designers all under one warehouse roof, located in Alexandria, Sydney. This workshop is for beginners, no experience needed, for ages 18 and above.

So come and be inspired, unleash your creativity, get back to your roots, learn new skills, get your fingers moving, and be immersed in the present moment. After all, that's what craft should be all about! Lock in your next craft session and take time out for yourself, or bring a friend for a unique night out! 

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MELBOURNE

WHAT:  Women's Business

DATE:  Saturday 23 May

MORE: Understanding hormones, the menstrual cycle and the importance of fertility (not just for making babies!) can be a lifelong learning process for a woman.

While age, life stages/milestones, and the surrounding environment have an affect on each of the above, there are important factors which all women should understand in order to best be able to manage each of these stages…and be in the best position to work with their bodies, not against.

During this three hour, focussed workshop with Dr Amanda Waaldyk (there are just 14 places), the following will be explored and discussed:

    • Breaking down our menstrual cycle
    • Understanding what is considered a normal period
    • Understanding PCOS, and how it affects our hormones
    • Endometriosis and how it affects our menstrual cycle, and fertility
    • Learning specific foods to eat that support each stage of your cycle and hormones; flow, follicular, ovulation and luteal
    • Breathing exercises we can do to reduce stress and hormonal fluctuations
    • Exercise – too little or too much? What types of exercise you should be doing to support hormonal health, and fertility for wellness.

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WHAT: Cragieburn Community Film Night

DATE:  Friday 15 May

MORE:  BACK TO EDEN

A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT ORGANIC GARDENING 

After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended for mankind in the garden of Eden. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilisation, irrigation, weed control, pest control, crop rotation, and PH issues. None of these issues exist in the unaltered state of nature or in Paul’s gardens and orchards. “Back to Eden” invites you to take a walk with Paul as he teaches you sustainable organic growing methods that are capable of being implemented in diverse climates around the world.

Entry: Free, gold coin donations accepted with proceeds going towards gardening supplies for the community garden.

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NEW YORK

WHAT:  A Current Affair

DATE:  Saturday 30 + Sunday 31 May

MORE:  THE BEST VINTAGE RETAILERS AND PRIVATE DEALERS UNDER ONE ROOF

In four short years A Current Affair has established itself as the premier west coast shopping event and is known for a curated, relevant selection of vintage from all eras. Christened “the best vintage on the planet” by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, A Current Affair has raised the bar on vintage shopping in Los Angeles, and is poised to do so in New York City this spring.

Currently held three times yearly in Downtown Los Angeles in the Penthouse of the Cooper Design Space, A Current Affair brings together over 50 of the best vintage retailers and private dealers showcasing the best in vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry.

Each event has features a robust roster of exhibitors, prominent supporters from the fashion and editorial worlds, food and beverage sponsors and eminent members of our host committee. Our guests are made up of industry figureheads, tastemakers and style enthusiasts, including Demi Moore, Nicole Richie, Hedi Slimane, Karen Elson, and Lena Heady.

A Current Affair is a major source of inspiration for designers with teams from Opening Ceremony, Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Band of Outsiders, Trina Turk, Ralph Lauren, Free People, and Mara Hoffman all regularly shopping the event. Prices range from $30-$3000, reflecting the vast array of goods on display- from heritage denim to estate jewelry.

Our home in Los Angeles is the Cooper Design Space, located in the center of Downtown LA’s fashion district. The debut east coast edition of our pop-up marketplace is set to take place in May 2015 and will be held in the 22,000 square foot Factory Floor event space at the historic Industry City Complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

A Current Affair was founded in 2010 by Richard Wainwright of NEW/FOUND, and Joey Grana, designer and owner of Scout.

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LOS ANGELES

WHAT:  The Shine

DATE:  Wednesday 27 May

MORE:  Comedian and past Shine presenter Kyle Cease is returning as our guest host, so get ready to laugh. Also, this month's keynote presenter is Scott Budnick, executive producer of The Hangover franchise, who started a nonprofit that advocates for fair policies in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Ojai indie band Dear Beloveds is performing, and we'll enjoy and uniquely enchanting meditation experience called DEEPSØNØS by HANNAH.

The Shine will be held at 305 Rose Ave. Space is very limited, so snag your ticket ASAP at theshinemovement.org. The last 5 Shines have sold out and this one will too. 

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WHAT:  CA Native Plant Horticulture

DATE:  Saturday 16 May

MORE:  The basics on gardening with California flora: why natives are valuable, about plant communities, plus planting techniques, establishment, irrigation, pruning and ongoing maintenance. Recommended for beginners; prerequisite to our Three-part California Native Plant Garden Design course. Lili is an award-winning horticulturist, educator and garden writer, and TPF’s Director of Special Projects and Adult Education. Long class; bring a snack.

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LONDON

WHAT:  Organic Coconut Oil Workshop

When: Tuesday 26 May

MORE:  Discover all the ways to use this wonderful nutritious oil and all its benefits. Learn how to use it for Cooking, as an alternative to butter, in your beauty regime and much more! Petrina and Natalie from Lucy Bee will guide you through why and how to use Coconut Oil for cooking, showing you how to:

- Stir Fry

- Bake

- Prepare a delicious Dessert

They will then explain how to use it as beauty product and all the benefits in your day to day life!

At the end of the cooking (and munching J) you will also enjoy a DIY Body Scrub short session and will bring home your very own mini scrub tub.

£10 including nibbles and a small jar of Lucy's Bee Coconut oil worth £6.39!

Book in store or online at wfmfulham.eventbrite.co.uk

In collaboration with Lucy Bee Organic Fair Trade Raw Coconut Oil http://www.lucybee.co/

Do you have questions about this organic coconut oil workshop: for cooking, beauty and wellness!?Contact Whole Foods Market Fulham

Please note: tickets are not refundable

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WHAT:  Dynamic Anatomy For Yoga

DATE:  Thursday 21 May

MORE: This unique anatomy course has been designed specifically for Yoga practitioners and students with a desire to enhance and develop their Yoga practice. As a participant on this bespoke course the aim is to give you an insight into the human anatomy relevant to movement practices, to provide you with the opportunity to look at your yoga practice from an anatomical perspective, and to allow you to develop your somatic understanding of your own anatomy.
The course explores movement based anatomy, and looks at the theory and practice of this on both living bodies, and real cadaveric anatomical protected specimens. It is designed to teach you living anatomy in a format relevant to yoga, allowing you to discover what is happening within the body during postures.
The course is designed to offer an insight into the anatomical structures involved in yoga, and to educate you as to the relevant living anatomy, allowing you to make more informed decisions on how you teach and practice.

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