18 Oct 2018

We visit Yamba


 

We took a drive to Far North NSW and made a stop at the lovely little coastal town of Yamba. Where we meet our stockist Alisha of Willow Botanica…

Equilibrium Candle. Mandarin, Basil & lime

Alisha’s favourite product.

Equilibrium Scented Soy Candle featuring the fragrance of Mandarin, Basil & Lime.
It’s slightly sweet and so fresh. Makes my house smell clean even if it isn’t!!

 

Urban Rituelle Organic Vegetable Soaps

Best coffee in Yamba?

Drift. They also make amazing cauliflower tacos!

 

 

Urban Rituelle in-store at Willow Botanica, Yamba NSW

Alisha’s business journey...

I have been a florist ever since I left school. I purchased my first flower shop when I was 24. I knew nothing about running a business and made a lot of huge mistakes but managed to build the shop from a one woman show to a team of 7.

Most recently, I spent 2 years in Sydney, working for a large flower company in a corporate role. As much as I learnt and experienced, I realised the rush and pressure of city life wasn’t for me. Which brings me to Willow Botanica, the store I have always dreamed of having. I love being in Yamba, in my store, talking to my customers (which fast become friends!!).

Urban Rituelle in-store at Willow Botanica, Yamba NSW

 

Willow Botanica’s best-selling product...

Flourish Organics Hand Cream     

Urban Rituelle in-store at Willow Botanica, Yamba NSW

 

Urban Rituelle in-store at Willow Botanica, Yamba NSW

 

Where will we find Alisha if not in-store?

I love fishing!!
My Dad and I have a permanent 3pm Sunday fishing date :)

 

Yamba NSW

 

A must see or do on a visit to Yamba

Walking the length of Pippi Beach to Flat Rock (or all the way to Angourie if you’re up to it). It truly is a magical soul cleansing place.

 

If you visit the beautiful town of Yamba, be sure to drop in and see Alisha at her beautiful store Willow Botanica. Make sure to mention we sent you!

You can also follow Willow Botanica on instagram: @willow_botanica


28 Aug 2018

Tourists in Toyko

Join us as we explore the city and snow,experience ancient Japanese rituals & hug a hedgehog.


Room with a view, Park Hyatt Tokyo

44th floor across the mega metropolis of Tokyo

 

Our Japanese distributors, Sanwa Trading

Urban Rituelle's Japanese distributors, Sanwa Trading.

Our partnership spansover 10 years now.

 

 

Jack & Marie in Yokohama, Tokyo


Jack & Marie in Yokohama, Tokyo

They bring the surfing & outdoor lifestyle of Byron Bay to the streets of Tokyo. Follow them @jackandmarie_official     
Summer Holiday Hand Cream
Summer Holiday Fragrance Diffuser Set

 

 

Franc Franc Department Store, Shinjuku


Our Weekender Collection

Franc Franc Department Store, Shinjuku.
Follow them @francfranc_official

Weekender Alpine Loft Scented Soy Candle
Beach House Cocoa Butter Soap

 

 

Scented Offerings Love Hand Cream


Essentials for exploring Tokyo

• subway ticket
Scented Offerings Love Hand Cream

I always carry one of my favourite hand creams with me. The non-spill tubes are perfect for travelling & multi-task as a body moisturiser and hair taming serum!

 

 

Tourists in Tokyo

Tourists in Tokyo

 

 

The Japanese Ritual of Bathing

The Japanese Ritual of Bathing

 

Inside a traditional JapaneseOnsen, a steamy bath house, with snow outside.

Beyond cleansing the body, the bath is viewed as a time and place to wash away the cares and worries of the day.

The ritual of bathing is a cherished tradition in Japan. It is akin to a meditative practice - a time to renew, revive, relax and cleanse the soul.

The very hot water in the natural Onsen’s contain healing minerals & come from a natural hot spring well under the ground.

 

 

Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen

A charming village at the bottom of a ski resort.

 

 

Tokyo Insider

Tokyo Insider

• You can buy almost anything you need from one of the 1000’s of vending machines: hot coffee, cold beer, t-shirts, noodles & ice cream.
• Catch a bullet train up to the mountains at speeds of 300km/hr.
• Experience Harajuku & it’s one of a kind Harajuku girls.
• You cannot get a bad meal in Toyko, they are not only delicious but so instagram worthy.
• Fit in cuddles with a hedgehog with coffee on the side at a Hedgehog café.
• Experience the rich culture of old temples & Shinto Shrines underneath the ultra-flashy shiny metropolis of modern Tokyo.

 

 





22 May 2018

Discover... Sri Lanka. An Island of Magic & Majesty


 

 

Take a journey with us to the island of smiles..


Marissa Beach, Sri Lanka

Paradise Found, Mirissa Beach

The perfect breakfast spot to watch the early morning surfers roll in.

 

 

The Island of Smiles, Sri Lanka

The Island of Smiles

Sri Lankans are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.

 

 

Wellness Cleansing Bar

Washing away the day’s salt & sand

Wellness Cleansing Bar
Lemon Myrtle Lemongrass & Muddled Mint

A 100% natural wholefood blend of coconut & almond oils along with shea & cocoa butter + skin conditioning olive fruit oil & avocado oil for the softest of skin.

 

 

Morning rituals, Sri Lanka

Morning Rituals

Don’t miss the Pinnawala elephants washing in their local waterhole in Udawalawe National Park. Magical!

 

 

From a bed amongst the palm trees, Sri Lanka

From a bed amongst the palm trees

Sounds of the ocean balanced with local wildlife & tuks tuks..
STAY: Jasper House, Hirekitiya Sri Lanka

 

 

Hiriketiya Beach, Sri Lanka


Hiriketiya Beach

The biggest decision is which board to take out..

 

 

Equilibrium Hand Cream

Travel Treat

Doubles as a body moisturiser if you need to pack light.

Equilibrium Hand Cream     
Mandarin, Basil & Lime

 

 

Hike Little Adams Peak, Sri Lanka

 

Hike Little Adams Peak

Travel through the countryside by train to Ella for the phenomenal views of tea plantations and spectacular mountain ranges.


It’s only natural I carry Flourish Organics Lip balm with me to keep my lips hydrated & protected.

Flourish Organic Lip Balm     
Lemongrass

 

Experience, Sri Lanka


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