…and to do a writing project. The treatment is with a family run business, it’s tiny and very basic. Just simple, like they bring you hot water to shower with and it’s very modest. I’ve been before and it’s really beautiful.
The other day I went to the Minyon Falls, and to see the waterfall up there is really nice. There are so many birds where I’m living, all around the house I’m surrounded by trees and really close to the ocean. So it feels like there’re animals all around, like a healthy little ecosystem.
It was expensive, but we saved up and I was working at a vegetarian Thai restaurant. Dad set that initiative for us, to have a goal and work toward it. Her name is Tiki and she’s 32, living in Melbourne at my mum and dad’s place. I can’t ride her because of her age, but I go out to the paddock and sit on her bare back. I just feed her and brush her. My sister and I are very close, so being horse crazy was just one of our similar interests. She’s only 16 months older than me and she’s an environmental lawyer.
…that’s why I am partnering with [skincare and beauty range] Santé by ENJO. They just make sense and it’s an important step – one little humble step so I can walk the talk. For me, being environmentally aware has always been a passion of mine. I think growing up in a household where we always had quite a green farm and aware of the fact that we’re citizens on the planet, I feel very blessed to have lived in such beautiful parts of Australia like Kakadu and falling in love with nature. So conservation and supporting organisations that share that passion is something I’ve enjoyed taking part in.
I tried it for about three months before we collaborated so I could get a sense of the product. To be honest I was quite surprised by how well it worked. The technology of this very fine fibre essentially gets right into all the pores and it lifts everything, gets to all the impurities and oils, and it really only needs water. It’s all reusable too, just throw it in the washing machine. It means I don’t have to use a cleanser, so no plastic and extra chemicals going into the drains and into the oceans. I just use this.
She’s cool and beautiful. I’m using her Hand and Body Cream and the Rose and Chamomile Face Cream. All the perfumes are really nice, too. I’m also using a sunscreen that’s very cool, it’s called Greenfoot Hammer. At the moment I’m using Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream.
…last night, and my AngelMy angel, it’s from Topanga in LA. Do you know Palo Santo, it’s ceremonial, you burn it, to clear spaces, it’s similar to sage.
It’s so beautiful. I also like to swim, just dip in and out, I don’t swim laps so much. I can surf… well, I can stand up but I’m not a confident surfer. I just don’t spend enough time practicing.
I spend a lot of time reading, scripts mostly. But right now I’m reading a great book by Joseph Campbell, he’s a brilliant writer. It’s called Letting Go. It’s all about how we hold pain in our bodies, and how to release it. I don’t read much fiction. I love delving into other things that I’d like to learn about. It’s all very psychological and philosophical at times. Like the Eckhart Tolle, I feel like if the whole world read [his book] A New Earth, it’d be a big step [forward].