All posts tagged: pre trip

I’ve got this in the bag.

What to pack to wander the Weleda World By the time you’re reading this the bag is packed, the journey has started. Let’s hope that I have got this packing business sorted and everything I need is on the journey with me. On shorter trips I like to travel lightly, using carry-on only as much as possible. I love being free to explore from the moment I land. But by no means is this a small trip ‘I definitely haven’t packed lightly! My bag needs to be as ready for any adventure as I do.’ The Weleda team have an epic line up of activities planned – from working with the growers in garden harvests in New Zealand, visiting anthroposophic doctors in under privileged medical centres in Brazil and tending the Pomegranate and Sea Buck Thorn fields in Italy to sailing on the Sydney Harbour in Australia, attending the Organic Beauty Awards in Sweden and Espace day spa days in Paris. Everything in this bag needs to have me ready for any adventure. ‘Three months, …

The Global Garden journey. Here we go.

Pack your bags, let’s wander the Weleda World. From March to June it’s time to embark on a carbon-neutral journey to eleven Weleda bucket-list worthy locations around the world. Colourful pomegranate shrubs in Italy, gardens 1200 metres above sea level in Argentina…. I get excited just thinking about it. Weleda Global Garden is a modern-day version of the Roman ‘Grand Tour’. A journey of curiosity, exploration and discovery learning all about the stories and people behind Weleda. Let’s experience each Weleda location together – including biodynamic gardens, sourcing projects, biodiversity projects and anthroposophy. Together, we’ll meet the gardeners and growers, learning about the natural plant ingredients, bee projects, spa treatments, and Steiner himself. ‘I’ll be your virtual tour guide – your eyes, your ears and your hands so you can discover the Weleda Global Garden whilst I do.’ But, before we get started I bet you want to know where we are heading.     • Sydney / Australia                                      …

Packing a low-tox beauty bag

Hi Global Gardeners! Only one week to go before take-off… packing time has begun. Let’s get started with what’s going in the beauty bag. Three months on the road means I need to travel light. Only the beauty ‘best-of’s’ are coming on this trip with me. Luckily my ‘beauty regime’ is a pretty simple and streamlined exercise regardless of travel so cutting down the list wasn’t too daunting a task. And so…here’s my favourite toxin-free Weleda travel essentials that have made it into the beauty kit. ‘All of these products are free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants and raw materials derived from mineral oils. The ones that get a big tick from me are generally concentrated products that you don’t need much of to go a long way. Less packaging, less weight with maximum results are winners in my book.’ What’s in the bag Skin Food The is such an amazing all-rounder… dry skin doesn’t stand a chance against it. I like my products to be multi-purpose so I’ll be using this as an intensive …

What to expect on the trip of a lifetime.

There are many quotes along the lines of ‘No expectations, no disappointments’. But there’s no need to worry about that when it comes to the Weleda Global Garden trip. People have asked me what my expectations are for the trip… and to be honest I only have one. And that is to grow. A lot. Weleda, anthroposophic medicine, biodynamic farming not to mention film making, photography and editing are all new worlds for me. ‘My philosophy is to expect nothing and appreciate everything. To give everything my 100% best go and to be grateful for every step of this journey.’ Just because I’m trying to go into the trip without expectations doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have them! The Weleda team have got a great line up of experiences planned. I can’t help myself but share some of them with you. So, feel free to have great expectations… you will not be disappointed. Sydney / Australia Students will become the teachers when we learn about the importance of protecting nature’s hardest working pollinators at the Weleda …