Let the world see you smile


“Smile and the world smiles with you,” wrote Stanley Gordon West — and how right he was. A smile is incredibly infectious; it is often the first thing we notice about another person, and it makes us feel better. 

Specialist orthodontist Dr Peter A. Scott knows this too, and for more than 30 years he and his team have been creating beautiful smiles on the Mornington Peninsula. Peter is also a consultant orthodontist at the Royal Children’s Hospital and offers orthodontic care to children, teens and adults in the inner Melbourne areas as well as across the Peninsula. 

The friendly team of experienced staff at Dr Peter Scott Orthodontist in Frankston will provide care and guidance to families and individuals throughout their entire orthodontic journey. With their expertise in child and adult orthodontics — braces, invisible braces, clear aligners (including Invisalign), removable and fixed functional appliances — as well as digital orthodontics, they will help you achieve a winning smile that will last a lifetime.

They specialise in the early assessment of dental development and facial growth. The ideal age for an initial assessment is seven to nine years, and early intervention where appropriate is recommended for the best outcome

No referral is required at Dr Peter Scott Orthodontist and interest-free payment plans are available. So what are you waiting for? Make an appointment today — and smile!


A: 13 Beach St, Frankston

T: 9783 4511

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Eating healthier in the New Year with Kate Save


The silly season brings delicious food, social occasions, and lots of wine and cheese. We can end up ‘treating ourselves’ more days than not. In the aftermath, we often find we have put on a couple of kilos, feel sluggish, and are ready to welcome back some routine. As part of this process, every New Year we set about making New Year’s resolutions. These usually relate to our health, such as ‘eat less junk food’, ‘lose weight’, ‘quit sugar’, or ‘drink less’.

People often avoid participating in life to the fullest whilst waiting for their ideal body or to reach their weight loss goals. Make 2019 the year you stop doing this. If eating healthier is one of your top New Year’s priorities, Be Fit Food is here to help you make that happen.

‘Eating healthier’ is always easier said than done but Be Fit Food can take the difficulty away and have all the meal prep sorted for you. Be Fit Food meals contain food from all five food groups. They are low carbohydrate, moderate in healthy fats and protein, high fibre, low sodium, and have no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. 

If you had a few too many mimosas and pavlova over the silly season, you may just need a bit of a reset. Be Fit Food’s ‘Be Rapid’ meal program is a perfect way to reset your metabolism in just two weeks. This can help you to kick-start the year on a positive note, get you in the right frame of mind for the year ahead and help you lose up to five kilos in just two weeks. 

No matter how silly you got over the silly season, you can get your mind and body back in the game and be the healthiest version of you for 2019. 

By Kate Save, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist 


A: 2/49 Mornington Tyabb Rd, Mornington

T: 1300 263 257

W: befitfood.com.au

Ride the new wave of fabulous fashions


Wave Women was established by two best friends in 2018 and offers a range of signature style products made to the highest quality. With 100 per cent cotton, double stitching and products that are true to size, you are sure to fall in love with the whole range. 

Wave Women products are inspired by surfing, snowboarding and the outdoors, with the collection offering a unique design. Delivering stylish unisex apparel that’s appropriate for everyday wear, the range of garments includes fitted and relaxed fit pieces, which are must-have staples for any wardrobe.  


This cool, easy, unisex collection is manufactured using the highest-quality material, which is durable and sturdy enough to withstand repeated washing. Whether you’re heading to the beach, hitting the shops or just enjoying a lazy morning around the house, Wave Women has the perfect piece for you.


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Merino knitwear for a Merry Christmas

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If you love adaptable, easy-wearing, effortlessly fashionable knitwear that also makes a great Christmas gift, Merino & Co’s MerinoSnug range is definitely for you. The MerinoSnug factory outlet in Carrum Downs houses three merino and natural fibre fashion brands — MerinoSnug, Hedrena and Only Merino — showcasing Australia’s best modern merino wool in everyday basics, apparel and accessories for women and men, as well as luxurious items for the home. 

From bale to retail, Merino & Co provides customers with the opportunity to learn more about the provenance of its garments. Each garment carries a QR-enabled swing tag that showcases the woolgrowers who contributed to the making of the garment, their sheep and the environment in which the wool was grown. The wool is then blended with other premium natural fibres and sustainably and ethically manufactured at the Carrum Downs factory. The factory is open to the public with a huge range of firsts, seconds and factory overrun discounted garments available for sale. 

A: 140 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs
T: 1300 030 718
W: merinoandco.com.au

Feed your skin a healthy diet By Laura Ballantyne


The epidermis (top part of your skin) is the body’s largest and fastest-growing organ. The food you eat breaks down and becomes the cells to create that epidermis.

Essential fatty acids play a vital role in maintaining the skin’s natural oil barrier. It is essential in keeping skin hydrated, and provides the skin with anti-ageing properties. Fatty fish such as salmon and tuna, flaxseeds, chia seeds and walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. 

Fat-soluble vitamins, most importantly vitamin E, may be effective in reducing UV damage in the skin. Avocados are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and vitamins E and C. Leafy greens such as spinach and kale are rich in vitamin E and packed full of essential minerals and vitamins for healthy skin.

Vitamin C plays a role in collagen synthesis and can have an anti-ageing effect. As an antioxidant, it fights off free radicals that can otherwise be damaging to the fibres that support skin structure (collagen and elastin). Berries, mangoes and oranges are rich in vitamin C.

Did you know Be Fit Food contains skin-nourishing foods? If you are unsure if Be Fit Food is for you, please come in-store for a free 15-minute dietetic consultation valued at $50 and receive a BFF drink bottle valued at $16.95. The most important contributor to skin health is water!

Laura Ballantyne is an accredited practising dietitian at Be Fit Food. For more info, go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)  

Design your perfect diamond ring online with Anny’s By Kate Sears


Anny’s Manufacturing Jewellers is a boutique jewellery store that provides the complete jewellery experience and has specialised in designing quality custom-made jewellery for 28 years in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. Now Anny’s has taken things to a whole new level with a website that lets you view 30,000 GIA-certified diamonds online from all over the world. Each has its own 360 video, so you can hand-pick the perfect diamond for your perfect ring. 

You start by choosing the shape you want — round, princess, oval, cushion, radiant, pear, heart — then the colour, carat, cut, price and clarity. Just like that, all the diamonds in Anny’s system that match your search criteria appear with their details and corresponding prices, and you can even zoom in on your choice for a 360-degree close-up view of the sparkling beauties. 

Once you’ve selected your diamond, you can proceed to the design stage to choose your setting. Here’s another chance for you to be creative as you nominate your preferred metal and style for your wedding ring and put them together with your diamond. Your very own design then appears on screen. Happy with it? Add to cart. Not happy? Head back to the drawing board until your heart’s content. Or click ‘Drop a Hint’ and send the link to the special person in your life.

If you’re still not sure, simply speak to one of Anny’s master jewellers, who will help you design a gorgeous quality piece that will last a lifetime and bring you endless joy, working with you every step of the way. Jewellery is very personal, which is why they stand by their promise “You Imagine — We Create”, and that’s exactly what these master jewellers do.

“Jewellery is our profession and passion; it’s not just a job for us,” says owner Harry.  “I have been making jewellery for a very long time; I always listen to what my customer wants and bring their imagination to life — my customer’s smile when they see their finished piece is always a very rewarding moment.” 

Anny’s can also repair, provide valuations, redesign or remodel your treasured piece. If you have old worn jewellery that needs a new lease on life, Anny’s can create something new and fresh using your loved jewellery.  Check out Anny’s Facebook and Instagram pages to see before and after videos/photos of remodelled jewellery. Anny’s also stocks a range of brands, including Dora wedding bands, Peter W Beck, Nikki Lissoni, Thomas Sabo, Tesoro, Ikecho pearls, Sekonda watches and Classique Swiss watches. The finest diamonds, precious gems and most exquisite jewellery is right on your doorstep.

For all of December, Anny’s has 25 per cent off all in-store jewellery (excluding online purchases, jewellery services/repairs and special orders). Further terms and conditions can be found in-store.


A: 92 Young St, Frankston

T: 9783 6226

W: annys.com.au

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Mornington’s plastic surgeon super-specialist


You may not think the Mornington Peninsula is Australia’s leading destination for research into cosmetic surgery — but you’d be wrong.  Specialist plastic surgeon Tim Brown has worked on the Peninsula for more than a decade and has recently changed the emphasis of his practice to treat only cosmetic surgery issues. Although he has more than 20 years’ experience in plastic surgery, there is now such a demand for his skills in cosmetic work that he has taken the decision to super-specialise.

He explains. “While I would like to continue treating the whole range of problems I have dealt on the Peninsula for the last 10 years, I can’t do everything.”

Tim now specialises in facial procedures such as face lifts, blepharoplasty, brow lifts and neck lifts to give Mornington Peninsula people complete facial rejuvenations. Focusing on the upper face (forehead, brows and upper eyelids), the middle of the face (lower eyelids and cheeks) and the lower face (the neck and jaw line), Tim delivers exceptional outcomes in a safe, supportive and technologically advanced environment.

He continues. “Surgery on the upper third of the face is usually a day case and recovery is less than two weeks, depending on the extent. On average, we see patients in their mid-40s. A lower eyelid reduction or blepharoplasty is designed to reduce the fat bags and also remove some of the loose skin that inevitably forms with time. Micro fat transfer can be of great help in reducing the groove that appears between the eyelid and cheek too. This surgery is performed as a day case and can result in bruising and swelling for two to four weeks, depending on each individual. Everyone’s neck is different, depending on their genetics, age and what they are trying to achieve.” 

Although Tim focuses on the three areas above, he believes it’s vital to look at the face holistically to produce a balanced and harmonious result. And that’s just what he does. Find out how today.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


A: Suite 2, Level 1, 40-42 Clyde Rd, Berwick

T: 8768 5000

W: timbrown.com.au

Five keys to a healthy weight loss By Kate Save

Weight loss shouldn’t be difficult if it is done correctly. Here are five rules to ensure that all the hard work you are putting in pays off!


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1.     Hydration — make sure that hydration is a priority by aiming to consume at least 2-3L of water every day (approx. 30-40ml/kg body weight). Thirst is commonly misinterpreted as hunger, leading to the consumption of more food than needed, when really a glass of water may be all your body is asking for. If you feel that you are hungry, have a glass of water first, wait 30 minutes and see if the hunger has subsided.


2.     Exercise — even though diet is the key to losing weight, exercise also plays a role: 80% diet, 20% exercise. So to ensure that your body is happy and healthy, aim to move your body for at least 30 minutes most days. This can be a run, brisk walk or even some yoga or Pilates. The combination of cardiovascular exercise and resistance exercise will give the best results, as the cardiovascular exercise burns fat whereas the resistance builds muscle mass, which increases metabolism. Daily exercise also improves mood and increases energy and metabolism for the day.


3.     Don’t cut out foods — if weight loss is the goal, yet you are depriving yourself of your favourite foods, it won’t work. Rather than cutting out chocolate altogether, it is better to include a small amount and enjoy it, or rather than trying a NO carb diet, try a LOW carb diet so your body is still receiving all the key macronutrients and will be less likely to crave certain foods.


4.     Mind your portions — portion control is key. Society tells us that we should eat more through serving size at a restaurant to serving size on a packet; even the size of plates affect the portion we consume. Try using a side plate or reducing the meat or carbohydrate portion of your meal and increasing the low starchy salad or vegetables.


5.     Don’t skip meals — the longer you go without eating, the hungrier you will be, so rather than skipping breakfast and lunch then eating your whole daily intake in a few hours in the evening, try eating 3-5 small well-balanced meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism going. Start each day with breakfast to kick-start your metabolism and boost energy levels for the day.


Want to take the guesswork out of weight loss and healthy eating? Try Be Fit Food! Order one of our low carb, high protein meal programs online today at www.befitfood.com.au,  call 1300 2 MEALS or visit us at our Mornington store located at 2/49 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington.


Kate Save is an accredited practising dietitian, exercise physiologist and co-director of Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more info go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)

Keep Christmas simple with Kis By Liz Rogers


Give the gift of health this Christmas with Australian-made organic products from Kis My Body. This creator of beautiful organic perfumes delivered in eau de parfum spray or perfume oil rollerballs make the ideal ‘kind to you and the environment’ gift for eco-giving.

Kis My Body perfumes contain only organic essential oils with organic sugar-cane alcohol or warm jojoba oil bases. The Mr Smooth range includes shaving and skin care products for men, and all Kis My Body packaging is recyclable. Diffuser-use essential oil blends are perfect for sweet-smelling celebrations. See website for stockists.


T: 9787 8825

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Get in shape for summer with BFF By Laura Ballantyne


We are fast approaching the days where we say goodbye to track pants and hello to bikinis! Be Fit Food can help you get into shape this summer!

Eat healthy proteins and fats, plant-based food and low carbohydrate

Different coloured fruit and vegetables mean different nutrients, which optimises your health. BFF meals have four to 12 different vegetables in each meal! They are also full of wholesome ingredients, containing no added sugar, low sodium and loads of healthy plant-based foods. Each meal is low in carbohydrates and includes high-quality protein and healthy fats to get that body summer-ready!

Plan meals and snacks

We all know the old saying, fail to plan or plan to fail! BFF takes the stress out of meal preparation and removes the guesswork from cooking. Remember to try not to go more than six hours without food. Skipping meals can cause you to overeat at your next meal and later in the day.

Stay hydrated

Not only is staying hydrated important to our health, it can prevent us from overeating. Aim for an average of two to three litres per day, and ensure you rehydrate post-exercise.

Stay active and socialise

Set yourself a goal of achieving the recommended 10,000 steps per day! Get outside and get some Vitamin D. Go for walks with your friends. It will make you feel better!

Laura Ballantyne is an accredited practising dietitian with Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more info go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)

Nursing in the ‘70s gone but not forgotten By Liz Rogers


Tyabb resident Clare Donovan has written a book. It was never meant to be a best-seller nor have wide recognition nor a huge print run. But it has achieved what the author set out to do. This is a book that gives readers an insight into what nursing was like in the 1970s and beyond and will remain as a chronicle on nursing long after this holistic-first generation of care-givers has passed on. 

Gone Nursing is about a time when things were done differently. It is also about a time when patients stayed in hospital for up to two weeks instead of two days, and each nurse looked after their patient one to one. Times have changed and so has the way in which care is delivered in hospital, which makes this read a ripper.

Clare explains. “We were hospital-trained, not university-trained. I did my HSC at Frankston High in 1970 and was going to be a teacher. Everybody in my family were teachers, but I didn’t want to go to university and my parents didn’t have the funds to keep me there anyway. A friend had ‘gone nursing’ and the stories she told made it sound interesting, plus it was a paid position, which I thought was fabulous! I went to live in the nurses’ quarters near Prince Henry’s Hospital in the city after growing up in Mount Eliza, then went on to Williamstown Hospital to finish my training. It was the ideal way to get out of home, and the work was challenging too. I still catch up frequently with those nurses. We have a very strong bond.”

She continues. “It took me a couple of years to finally put pen to paper because I wanted to cover other nurses’ experiences as well as my own. I had been working in the pharmaceutical industry after leaving nursing and was working full-time. I didn’t really have the space to write it until I retired, and it has been very rewarding because the response from other nurses has been huge. I’ve also had nurses of this generation tell me how interesting it is to see how it used to be done.”

Clare printed 250 copies of her self-published tome this year and has only a few copies left and will need a reprint. Dedicated to “nurses everywhere” for their “dedication and compassion”, Gone Nursing takes you through the ward rounds, exam time, nurses’ home, children’s ward, night duty, death and dying, and emergency codes for starters. But that’s only a snapshot. “It was only when I had a friend as a patient that the penny dropped. I realised that everybody belongs to someone and you never deal with a person in isolation. Nursing is about getting the whole picture and connecting. We never had any formal debriefing when something challenging happened. We relied on each other and that built real comradeship. I still have many of those friendships today.”

It’s true that advancements in diagnosis have brought about better outcomes for patients and many nurses are now nurse practitioners who have special training and can prescribe medicine, but Gone Nursing brings a refreshing understanding of what it was like to work alongside other student nurses who always had your back. It also highlights the importance of human connection. If you’d like to read more, email [email protected] to order a copy. 

Pink it up, people By Liz Rogers

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so now’s the time to find out as much as you can about breast awareness and share it with friends and family. Don a pink ribbon to show your support and to honour those who have survived the disease and those who weren’t so lucky. 

Whether you’re taking part in the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s pink ribbon breakfast to raise money, joining in with the McGrath Foundation in encouraging everyone to ‘pink up’ their towns in the quest to place more breast care nurses in communities, or just remembering someone you miss, October gives you the chance to look after your own breast health and encourage others to do the same.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women other than non-melanoma skin cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month puts women’s health at the forefront and encourages us to remember it’s not rocket science, girls! Checking for changes in your breasts regularly and being aware of any signs of unusual pain that doesn’t go away improves survival rates because early detection does matter.

Log on to canceraustralia.gov.au, nbcf.org.au or pinkribbon.com.au to find out more and to ensure you’re putting your breast health first. Today and tomorrow.

From February to December the Mornington Peninsula Women’s Cancer Group meets at The Bays Hospital in Mornington on first Wednesday of each month at 12.30pm, and at the Hastings Consulting Suite, 74 Victoria Rd, Hastings on the third Tuesday of each month from 10.30am-noon. All women with all cancers at all stages are welcome. Phone Jo on 0429 929 071.

Sustainable future the aim of biosphere reserve

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Biosphere reserves are areas where humans strive to live sustainably within their environment, share best practice approaches to sustainability and work in partnership with like-minded communities.  The Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve is designated under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere program, which recognises the area’s exceptional ecological values on the fringe of an expanding city.

The Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation advocates for conservation and true sustainable development, undertakes projects to protect and enhance biodiversity, co-ordinates Citizen Science events, and undertakes community and stakeholder consultation in conjunction with its partners.

Western Port is an area of high biodiversity with internationally significant Ramsar wetlands that support hundreds of threatened species.  It is also one of the fastest expanding peri-urban areas in Australia.

The Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation works with the community to create a sustainable future for the region — environmentally, socially and economically.  It does this through research, education, community engagement, partnerships and on-ground efforts, such as the Water Stewardship program.  For more information and a membership application form, go to biosphere.org.au, or drop into the office at 1/97 High St, Hastings.

Get out and walk for our bays


Fancy a picturesque stroll through wetlands or along the waterfront while raising money to help protect our marine environment? Then Walk For Our Bays is for you.

Organised by the Dolphin Research Institute, Walk For Our Bays is on Sunday, October 21, with 9.30am and 10am starts at the Western Port Marina complex. You can choose between a guided walk through the Warringine Wetlands or a dog-friendly stroll around the picturesque waterfront of Hastings. There will also be hot drinks, a sausage sizzle and community stalls open from 8.30am at the Marina Bar & Bistro, and free family entertainment including the Totally Wilde Magic Show, Faery Emma’s face-painting and boat rides with Western Port Coast Guard. 

Free marine education programs will be running throughout the event, so come and learn about the treasures that live in our backyard. Did you know that Victoria has the largest whales (blue), the largest dolphins (killer whales), fast-growing kelps (a metre a day), the smallest sea star, swarming spider crabs and oceanic dolphins coming to live permanently inside our bays?

Money raised by Walk For Our Bays will support the institute’s new ‘i sea, i care’ COMMUNITITES program that does not receive government funding. Your support will help to build a community that cares enough about our bays to change how we live around our coast. 

The institute is a community not-for-profit organisation that has been providing marine research, education and leadership for more than 27 years and acknowledges key event sponsors Mornington Peninsula Shire, Westernport Marina, Marina Restaurant & Lounge Bar, Westernport Holden, Peninsula Honda, Poyser Constructions and Mornington Peninsula Magazine. Go to dolphinresearch.org.au or phone 5979 7100 for event details and registration.

New treatment for depression launched in Mornington By Liz Rogers

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Are you someone who has trialled two or more antidepressants and still have the symptoms of depression? Perhaps you find it difficult to tolerate the side effects of some antidepressants. Or maybe you don’t want to take them at all. Then transcranial magnetic stimulation may be for you.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Mornington councillor Rosie Clark have just inaugurated an innovative depression treatment here on the Peninsula that aims to help the one in four Australians suffering from mental health issues each year. TMS Australia is now operating from OPTIMIND Psychiatry in Mornington; it offers an alternative to traditional forms of treatment for depressive illness and is having excellent results with people who have had limited or no response to treatments previously. 

So how does it work? TMS uses controlled magnetic pulses to activate the positive mood circuits in the brain (by stimulating the underactive area of the brain associated with the emotional centre). It is a non-invasive and painless procedure that involves activating this area repeatedly to encourage performance at normal levels. Unlike antidepressants, which can cause side effects including insomnia, nausea, fatigue and weight gain, or electroconvulsive therapy, which can cause headaches, memory loss and confusion, known TMS side effects include temporary scalp discomfort and headache. That’s it. No hospital stay, no anesthesia. The procedure has been researched and used for more than 30 years without presenting any significant safety issues. 

As one of Australia’s leading TMS experts, TMS Australia co-founder and medical director Professor Paul Fitzgerald explains: “We are currently seeing a shift in the way depression is being treated in Australia and around the world. The development of TMS provides us access to a very well-tolerated, safe and very effective treatment for a substantial proportion of patients who have not responded to or can’t tolerate medication therapies. TMS can make a real difference to the lives of many patients with depression and their family and friends.” 

OPTIMIND principal psychiatrist Dr Jeremy Stone continues: “It is great to be able to offer this previously unavailable treatment to Mornington Peninsula residents.” 

If you’re searching for an alternative treatment for your depression, TMS may work for you where other treatments have failed. For the majority of treatment-resistant depression patients, TMS can provide relief within six weeks and last for one year as stated by TMS experts. 

Give TMS Australia a call to see if you may be one of them.


A: 303 Main St, Mornington

T: 1300 867 888

W: tmsaustralia.com.au

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Achieve real results at Arete Aesthetics


Arete Aesthetics provides many non-surgical services such as IPL (intense pulsed light) for permanent hair reduction and skin rejuvenation; coolsculpting for permanent fat reduction; and cosmeceuticals, which are skincare products containing active ingredients that act to improve or treat skin concerns.  Anti-wrinkle injections are available to help soften and prevent the development of lines and wrinkles, as well as specialised peels for improving skin health and appearance, skin needling inducing collagen to treat wrinkles, lines and scars, and microdermabrasion exfoliating treatments to help to soften the skin and resolve congestion.

Many non-surgical anti-ageing services are offered, so the most appropriate and individualised treatment plan can be selected to cater to your individual needs and desires.

“Arete” is an ancient Greek word that translates to “excellence” and “goodness”, so to reflect that within its services, Arete Aesthetics only provides treatments that are supported by research and clinical studies. This is why Arete Aesthetics is able to confidently and safely provide such high-quality services.

Let Arete Aesthetics’ experienced and friendly team care for your cosmetic needs.

A: Level 1, 262 Main St, Mornington
T: 5973 4566
W: areteaesthetics.com

Siobhan’s here to care for your hair


Meet Siobhan Miller. She’s Hair On Barkly’s new salon expert in all things hair and beauty, and she has a few tips on how to care for your hair.

For starters, did you know silk pillow slips are better for your hair than cotton ones? They actually help avoid tangled hair and split ends.

We all know that excessive heat is really tough on hair, so Siobhan has a simple message: turn down the temperature on that hair straightener! “You can definitely still style your hair below 160C. By turning it down you will feel the difference in two weeks. A good-quality heat defence product will also help a lot.”

Organic honey is not only good for your insides, it's also amazing for your hair. Add two or three drops to your shampoo routine and feel the difference. 

Finally, if you’re suffering from hair loss, come and have a chat to Siobhan about some fantastic products available.

A: 3/74 Barkly St, Mornington
T: 5975 2397
W: haironbarkly.com.au

Fresh, vibrant skin for spring


The Spring Racing Carnival is upon us, so what better way to prepare your skin than with a clinical peel, lash and brow package valued at $85.

A clinical peel is a procedure in which PARC Beauty & Wellness therapists apply either salicylic acid or glycolic acid — depending on your skin's needs — in order to correct skin tone. A peel can help restore a youthful, vibrant appearance as it is used to remove dead skin from damaged upper layers, refining the skin’s texture. After the peel has been on your face for those 10 to 20 minutes, it will be removed. The acids used during the treatment are quite gentle and can also help eliminate oil congestion and stimulate natural collagen production.

PARC Beauty & Wellness is coupling this offer with an eyelash tint and eyebrow sculpt and tint to have you looking and feeling fresh for the spring racing season. Go ahead and feel transformed with the ultimate 45-minute package at PARC Beauty & Wellness. 

A: Cnr Cranbourne Rd and Olive Grove, Frankston
T: 9781 8449
W: parcfrankston.com.au/beauty-wellness-centre

Flaunt your legs this summer


Are you tired of covering up your legs? Well, we have the solution you’ve been looking for! Endermologie is the world’s No.1 treatment for cellulite, with more than 95,000 treatments performed every day in more than 90 countries. The technology’s been around for more than 30 years and is proven by more than 150 clinical trials, so you can be sure that it really works!

Peninsula Endermologie owner Niamh Hislop is passionate about sharing this technology with the Peninsula. “After I had my kids my legs badly needed some TLC, so I went looking for the only solution I know that works to get rid of cellulite. I couldn’t believe Endermologie wasn’t available on the Peninsula, so I made it my mission to make it available locally.”

The gentle mechanical massage gets rid of cellulite and stubborn fat deposits with zero risk and no downtime. Endermologie also delivers amazing anti-ageing facials and helps treat scars, swelling, fluid retention, lymphedema and myofascial and muscle pain.

To find out more, call Niamh to book your free consultation today.


A: 120 Humphries Rd, Mount Eliza
M: 0434 946 209
W: peninsulaendermologie.com
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Peninsula Hot Springs unveils new Bath House Amphitheatre


Internationally recognised wellness destination Peninsula Hot Springs is launching its biggest expansion to date, a new amphitheatre in the social Bath House. The facilities bring a new level of health, wellness, learning and cultural offerings to the Mornington Peninsula and cement the business’s position on the global health and wellness map.

Drawing on ancient and new therapies used across the world, Peninsula Hot Springs has tapped into the latest trends in healing for its expansion, with the inclusion of seven new hot spring pools, two cold plunge pools, an outdoor stage, food bowl, new café, wellness centre and cultural meeting space.

The new Bath House Amphitheatre also includes an Australian-first -10C Ice Cave, -25C Deep Freeze chamber and heated sauna experience known as Fire and Ice. The experience draws on the hot and cold therapy phenomenon, providing a unique well-being and healing experience for guests.

Positioned throughout the amphitheatre, seven new geothermal mineral spring pools have been designed to look out over the lake and stage area. Guests will be able to relax and take in the scenic surrounds or enjoy an array of entertainment on the new open air stage. Underwater speakers have been fitted into each pool for guests to enjoy the music and entertainment, even while floating in the healing waters. The selection of new pools includes an aquatherapy pool which will encourage guests to experience floating treatments.

Peninsula Hot Springs co-founder and CEO Charles Davidson explains that hot springs are fast being recognised in Australia as a means of healing, health and well-being.

“Across the world hot springs have offered wellness experiences that provide lasting physical and mental health benefits. Our new Bath House Amphitheatre will not only build on our current bathing offering but will also provide guests with a means to refresh and rejuvenate their mind, body and soul, allowing them to reconnect with nature and the community,” Charles said.

“Visitors will experience even more diverse globally inspired experiences that have never been seen before in Australia and in some cases internationally.”

The Bath House Amphitheatre will open for World Wellness Weekend on September 22-23. Guests can experience an array of activities and experiences over the weekend with the ‘wellness journey and bathe’ experience. From yoga and Pilates classes to sound bathing meditation; body clay workshops to forest bathing walks; tea ceremonies to Fire & Ice workshops, the weekend promises to be a mindful and immersive journey through wellness and its various aspects.

For more information and to book, visit peninsulahotsprings.com. Bookings are essential.


Let the world see you smile


“Smile and the world smiles with you,” wrote Stanley Gordon West — and how right he was. A smile is incredibly infectious; it is often the first thing we notice about another person, and it makes us feel better.

Specialist orthodontist Dr Peter A. Scott knows this too, and for more than 30 years he and his team have been creating beautiful smiles on the Mornington Peninsula. Peter is also a consultant orthodontist at the Royal Children’s Hospital and offers orthodontic care to children, teens and adults in the inner Melbourne areas as well as across the Peninsula.

The friendly team of experienced staff at Dr Peter Scott Orthodontist in Frankston will provide care and guidance to families and individuals throughout their entire orthodontic journey. With their expertise in child and adult orthodontics — braces, invisible braces, clear aligners (including Invisalign), removable and fixed functional appliances — as well as digital orthodontics, they will help you achieve a winning smile that will last a lifetime.

They specialise in the early assessment of dental development and facial growth. The ideal age for an initial assessment is seven to nine years, and early intervention where appropriate is recommended for the best outcome

No referral is required at Dr Peter Scott Orthodontist and interest-free payment plans are available. So what are you waiting for? Make an appointment today — and smile!


A: 13 Beach St, Frankston

T: 9783 4511

W: drpeterscottorthodontist.com.au

FB: drpeterscottorthodontist

Three high-protein healthy weight loss breakfast ideas By Kate Save

As we all know and have heard many times before, ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. And, believe it or not, it’s true (of course there are ‘horses for courses’ but this theory is supported by several scientific studies). Some studies show that by eating breakfast, it starts your metabolism for the day, and it leaves you eating less at the other end of the day when healthy breakfast foods are most likely not on offer. Some of these studies have even showed that if you have a high protein breakfast, you won’t be as hungry throughout the day (and hopefully your improved energy levels may result in you being more physically active too). No matter what time of the day you start eating, be consistent with your timing of meals so that you spread your protein out as your body can only efficiently metabolise around 20g protein every three hours. 

Eggs — two eggs will provide 12g of protein, which is a great start to the day or add an additional two egg whites to boost this to over 20g protein with only an extra 60 calories. Alternatively to boost protein you can serve your eggs with some ham/lean bacon/smoked salmon. For fibre and essentials vitamins and minerals, add some baby spinach and mushrooms to form an omelette; this will keep you going all morning, reducing that temptation for a mid-morning snack, assisting with weight loss. Including a slice of toast is completely optional, and a slice of high protein, low carb bread will bump up that protein intake even further.

Oats — porridge is one of the most underrated breakfast options. It’s relatively quick and easy to prepare; it’s a great source of fibre, increasing satiety.  If weight loss is the aim, keep the quantity of rolled oats to ¼ cup and make up with your milk of choice, chia seeds, nuts, LSA and seeds to increase the protein content. Adding a spoonful of protein powder or some high protein yoghurt at the end will further increase the protein to carb ratio to help to keep you full for longer. 

Chia Pudding — soak three tablespoons of chia seeds overnight in almond milk or soy milk and allow to swell overnight. This can then be topped with high protein natural yoghurt, some fruit and nuts. This will provide an excellent source of protein and fibre, which are essential for increased satiety, assisting with weight loss.

Variety is also important when it comes to staying on track with weight loss. Different meals contain different nutrients; therefore, by mixing it up from day to day, not only will your body receive different nutrients, it will also keep things interesting, helping to stay on track.

Kate Save is an accredited practising dietitian, exercise physiologist and diabetes educator.


From the source to you By Liz Rogers


Nestled in the Red Hill hinterland on a 2ha allotment with sea views is a secret. Deep within the Earth’s core is an ancient water source so creamy, sweet and pure that it delivers award-winning flavour that is set to knock other bottled water contenders off their perches.

Aqui-Live premium Still and Sparkling mineral water has arrived on the Peninsula and is soon to dive into the Asian, Northern European and US markets. This family-owned and operated business has been working hard at bringing nature’s gift to the world. Part-owner Olaf explains. “We knew there was a spring on the land when we purchased it, but the previous owners had never investigated the properties of the water. My wife Dayle and I noticed that the wildlife was going nuts around this 18m by 9m hole which just keeps filling up. There were huge red kangaroos. And the frogs — there were thousands of frogs. A health-conscious Swedish friend of mine tasted it one day when we were walking around the spring and said he thought we should have it tested. We did, and Aqui-Live was born.”

Here’s the breakdown of Aqui-Live’s composition. Excellent levels of magnesium (92mg/litre), a great balance of chloride, sodium, zinc, iodine and potassium plus the perfect pH level of 8.3 to establish ideal alkalinity and hydration make this “gift from the Earth” something to take notice of. Coming off the back of gold-winning performances for both its high-minerality still and added carbonation sparkling waters in the annual FineWaters Taste Awards in May in Ecuador, this Peninsula-born and bred business is keen to provide locals with its delicious product. It’s an ideal accompaniment to wine and fine dining because of its palate-balancing capabilities, which means the local restaurant scene is set to benefit too.

“Dayle spoke to a friend who is clairvoyant who said, ‘The water has been waiting for you’ and it’s true. We believe in this 100 per cent. It is nature’s perfection bottled. Hydrologists informed us that the source is the Palaeolithic Basement, a prehistoric catchment estimated to be around 600 million years old. The water comes to the surface without any drilling. It is filtered by 900m of untouched soil and rock, which results in an un-matched purity as measured in nitrate.  Tap water can have up to 45mg/litre nitrate; Aqui-Live only has 0.008mg/litre nitrate,” continues Olaf.

There’s more to this Peninsula business than natural charm and quality water. Both Dayle and Olaf have a deep commitment to donating 100 per cent of the Aqui-Live profit to build and run Hope House — a semi-permanent, free and safe house for victims of domestic violence — once their mineral spring has operated at capacity for a year. Olaf explains. “It was Dayle’s idea. We will continue to take a wage but are determined to make this facility available. We didn’t design, build or manufacture Aqui-Live – nature did, so we think it is only fair that we give back the benefits to an incredibly worthy cause.”

Raise your glass of pristine Aqui-Live Peninsula mineral water to that and drink in the goodness. Check out Peninsula suppliers, including Flinders General Store, Torello Farm in Dromana, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Go Vita in Rye and Soul Vegan Foods in Mornington, among others.

The secret’s out. 


A: Red Hill

M: 0417 766 164 

W: aqui-live.com.au


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