T-Shirt Journals - Melinda (P. 3)

There's a lot of story behind this t-shirt. When my boyfriend bought it for me, I had never met him.

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T-Shirt Journals - Nam (P. 2)

It feels good. You can't go wrong with organic cotton. Not every t-shirt I own is organic cotton, but I'll definitely buy it again. It's a good material, and it doesn't shrink after putting it in the wash.

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T-Shirt Journals - John (P. 1)

A black t-shirt is the laziest, easiest way to be stylish; effortlessly stylish. It offers a timeless look from the 60's, all the way up until now. It never goes out of fashion. I pretty much had the same..

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YEVU West African Wax Prints

Inspired and born in Ghana, YEVU showcases a beautiful collection of West African prints.

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All garments are constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Their range is über colourful and ethically produced. How satisfying!

Here are some photos from their lookbook.

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I visited their pop-up store in Surry Hills in October, but they sold out before I could get my hands on them. But check out this place. Doesn't it look just FUN?

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We'll have another chance to snatch up their amazing gear some time near Christmas. Check back in for updates, especially if you're looking for that one amazing summer get-up!

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As Return Co., we also feel strongly compelled and inspired by West Africa, and are seriously looking forward to designing a West Africa-inspired collection.

But for now, thanks to YEVU for their astonishing work in bringing us closer to an amazing culture.

 

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Organic Wine that won't break your wallet #1

Just bought these for $30 at Stanmore Cellars. Organic red wine made in the Orange region of Australia.

Tamburlaine Shiraz & Cab Sav

You can learn more about organic wines on Tamburlaine's website, but basically wines are organic when: 

  • produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and artificial fertilizers on the farm, and;
  • Does not contain wine additives which are residual in the end product (with the exception of some sulphur dioxide to prevent spoilage & premature oxidation.)

Australian Certified Organic

Our good friend is a wine guy (buyer, educator & seller) at the The Oak Barrel so we're excited to get more organic and biodynamic wine to try. Will share them here when we do :)

 

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With a cup of Raw Spiced Hot Chocolate, so it begins

Welcome to our first post!

No doubt, I'm über excited about this.

Our first video post should be up as soon as I get a Mac OS upgrade - I'll be editing everything in a true DIY style, on iMovie 11. Ghetto.

In the meantime, check out these awesome pots on how to make raw spiced hot chocolate. What!? Yes..

Raw Spiced Hot Chocolate

Photo via  Choosing Raw .

Photo via Choosing Raw.

I consulted these two recipes (1, 2) and came up with my own based on ingredients I already had available at home.

Raw Spiced Hot Chocolate (raw, refined-sugar-free, gluten-free)

Serves 1

  • 1½ cup organic soy milk
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 1½ tsp raw honey
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cardamom 
  • a sprinkle of cayenne
Photo via  Choosing Raw .

Photo via Choosing Raw.

You can replace raw honey with any kind of honey, but in order to get all the (anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal goodness out of it, try picking up a jar next time you're in a health food store.

Though we're really beginning to feel the first chills of Autumn in Sydney, it really isn't so bad when you have the perfect warm, chocolatey, and spicy cup of goodness.

I especially recommend adding sprinkling a little bit of cayenne in the end. Cacao & chili just goes so well together they must be distant cousins.

Stay tuned for subsequent rawsomeness!

Ryo