From beauty routines to exercise regimes, mindful practices big and small, we’ve curated the many ways of doing wellness so that you can find what works best for you.
It’s never been more important to find what makes you feel good. A means of mind-body connection and a balancing act of sorts, wellness is an opportunity to define what it means to be our best selves. Intentional and personal, wellness looks different to everyone; for some, it’s a 10km run and others, a bubble bath (with a side of champagne, no less). Fundamentally, it’s about holding space for ourselves so, in the spirit of good intentions, join us as we unpack the different ways of doing wellness with the help of some friends from our David Jones family.
Admittedly, after the summer holiday season it can be a little hard to get your fitness regime going again. Yet sometimes all we need is a style incentive to inspire. Whether you’re stretching or breaking a sweat, it’s essential you’re armed with a workout kit that promises to keep the endorphins flowing. The right support can transform your time on the treadmill and Swiss-label On Running are out to do just that. Ultra-lightweight, their signature styles for men and women are all about soft landings and explosive take-offs – a feeling they describe as ‘running on clouds’. If you like a side of style with your activewear (or your idea of exercise is meeting a friend for coffee) look to athleisure staples from CK Performance and P.E Nation – performance-orientated enough to exercise and cool enough to wear beyond your workout.
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Short Sleeve Top
Pro Gold Limited Edition Massage Therapy Gun
Starting Block Legging
Ash Barty Hyperchrome Limited Edition Watch
“Listening to your body is a hard skill to master but the body is so clever at providing signs that it needs attention. I have learned to look out for tiredness, skin changes, hair loss and even changes in my nails as subtle clues that my body is not receiving what it needs.”
Anna Mitsios, Edible Beauty Australia Founder, Naturopath and Nutritionist, on listening to her body.
From kitchen heroes to pantry staples, feeling good begins with giving your body the nourishment it needs. As high-performance as your activewear, Vitamix’s Ascent® Series A2300I High-Performance Blender is one way to supercharge your day. Take your cue from The Beauty Chef’s Energising ADAPTOGEN Smoothie recipe and add a dose of glow-giving, gut-friendly support to your daily ritual. If it’s a quick fix you’re after, Edible Beauty’s Liver Support shot offers up a kick start to the body’s overall detoxification process. For an easy update on the appliance front, look to Philip’s AirFryer. The MVP of the modern kitchen, the AirFryer has added immeasurable nourishment and ease to our routines.
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Ottolenghi – Simple
Ascent® Series A2300I High-Performance Blender
Beauty Detox Shot – Liver Support
HD9650/93 Airfryer XXL Digital Black
Wellness is so much more than our physical fitness and as the past two years have taught us, social connection and feel-good treats play an important role in our overall wellbeing. After all, it’s all about balance. If joy is what your spirit needs, let colour lead the way. There’s a special kind of power a bold makeup look can conjure and vibrant shades will never fail to make us smile. Just take one look at M·A·C’s Art Library Palette and you’ll know exactly what we mean. On that note, with the right tools, the getting-ready component is always half the fun. For a salon-worthy blow wave, let Dyson’s HD07 Supersonic Hair Dryer act as your personal stylist. As the saying goes, ‘look good, feel good.’
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HD07 Supersonic Hair Dryer
Non 3 Toasted Cinnamon & Yuzu
Art Library Palette
“The past few years have taught me that I am a better mum, partner, daughter, or friend, the more time I can find to spend on myself. So finding and allowing time to do things for me is extremely important. Also, nothing beats the feeling after a long shower or bath, of slipping into my Skims robe and my Emu Mayberry slippers. If I’m going to do loungewear, I want to make it super cosy & chic.”
Liz Ormando, David Jones Footwear Buyer, on her self-care rituals
Self-care has taken on a new meaning in the last few years and at long last, we’re recognising just how important it is to create space for ourselves to simply just be. While the act of self-care is deeper than a spa day, nothing sets the scene for a moment of me-time quite like a luxurious staple. If it’s skin-deep nourishment you’re due for, look to Sisley’s Velvet Sleeping Mask With Saffron Flowers (crowned Master of All Masks in the 2020 JONES Beauty Awards) or Endota Spa’s Deep Hydration Moisturiser – a richly textured moisturiser with avocado, amla berry and organic rosehip oil. Make a night out of it with a lush hair masque from Aveda and Emu’s sought-after Mayberry slippers; the perfect accompaniment to a soothing cup of tea.
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Velvet Sleeping Mask With Saffron Flowers
FIVE MILE PRESS
Women’s Mayberry Slipper
Deep Hydration Moisturiser
Having spent more time at home than ever, our spaces have become our sanctuaries. There’s certainly an art to nesting and as we’ve learned, a link between our overall well-being and the surroundings we inhabit. Finding a sense of flow is made that much easier by curating a space that feels at once comfortable and a perfect reflection of you. Soothing design lines by Iittala and tactile touches like St. Albans Mohair Throw offer up just that. Truly grounding yourself in your sanctuary starts with a great nights sleep. Focused on delivering a sleep like no other, Sealy’s luxurious mattresses fuse modern technology and supreme comfort while MiniJumbuk offers up handcrafted Australian bedding products designed to enhance your rest. For an added layer of ambience look to Bose for sound and Glasshouse Fragrances for scent; the finishing touches on a moment of serenity.
Soundlink Colour Bluetooth Speaker II
Purifying Fan Heater
Diving Into Cyprus Candle
Luxury Down Adaptive Pillow
“In recent times the need to make my space feel like a sanctuary has been so essential. Sheridan’s Abbotson Belgium linen sheets bring me a sense of calm – I have never slept so well. I also always have a candle burning and love being reminded of overseas holidays, so the Riveria Candle by Sheridan is my go to – burns beautifully and transports me instantly to a place far, far away.”
Leisa Taylor, Sheridan’s Area Manager of NSW & ACT, on making your space feel like a sanctuary
Level Up Your Workout
For those setting active intentions this year, let Peloton lead you to your feel good. Designed to bring the excitement of boutique fitness to your home, their combination of cutting-edge tech with best-in-class instructors makes it achievable to achieve your goals on your schedule. Available in David Jones Elizabeth Street, Bourke Street and Chadstone stores, book an appointment to speak to a Peloton Expert and get a personalised walkthrough of the Bike and Bike+.