Ainslie Murray’s Top Ten

Ainslie Murray’s Top Ten

Hello. Here are ten things I’m currently coveting and seriously loving hard right this minute. Although the Headspace app, linen sheets, anything written by Seth Godin and Alpha-H Liquid Gold (face-changing) are long term stayers on my list of forever favourites; these ten bad boys are sparking major joy at the moment and have me gushing to all my mates about their greatness.

  1. THE ‘HOW I BUILT THIS’  PODCAST
    I love Guy Raz’ podcast, so very much. He chats with successful entrepreneurs and innovators on how they built their brands from the ground up. It’s a hugely motivational and insightful listen as they discuss their triumphs and (many) failures. Fave eps to date: Sara Blakely of SPANX (girl crushhhh) and Joe Gebbia’s tale of a little business he started in his living room called Airbnb. Tune in, why doncha?
  2. TINY GENTLE ASIANS AND THREE BIRDS RENOVATIONS INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS
    Sometimes you just need a good ol’ belly laugh. Tiny Gentle Asians is a delightful (and harmlessly fun) IG account that delivers me a deep dose of LOL, daily. Just as the name suggests, it’s a heavenly curation of pint-sized Asian babies teamed with hilariously unexpected, witty copy. Laugh out loud kind of stuff. Also bringing the joy is Three Birds Renovations – it’s all the home inspo you will ever need in life. These three glorious women have swapped the boardroom for the building site, flipping houses like it’s nobody’s business. Get it, girls.
  3. BYREDO BLACK SAFFRON FRAGRANCE
    A longtime lover of these fragrances this particular scent is heaven, bottled. Byredo’s marketing collateral says Black Saffron is reminiscent of the creator’s childhood trips to India and it inspires brightness and warmth to the wearer. And oh heck does it ever, in all its floral/saffron/woody/vetiver glory. Nothing better than a sweet fragrance; be it a candle (big fan), essential oil or Eau De Parfum that puts a smile on your face and a sass in your stride. Wearing this also most definitely, one hundred percent makes me more productive in my day (not true).
  4. UNROLL ME
    If like me, you are subscribed to 4591 mailing lists that you mostly don’t care about but there is the occasional sale notification and new restaurant reco so you stay tuned in JUST incase – you are going to worship at the altar of this genius little platform. Unroll Me allows you to receive all your subscription emails in ONE email round-up every week and you can click on what you fancy reading or scroll right on by the ones you don’t. It means way less inbox anxiety. Life-changing.
  5. LONI JANE’S SUPERFOOD BURCHA
    Love this woman – every Monday she makes me want to turn Vegan but then by Tuesday I remember how much I love cheese. Either way, her Feel the Lean’ e-book is loaded with the best, full flavoured Vegan recipes even the most devout animal eater will enjoy. Currently into ‘Superfood Burcha’. I soak it overnight in coconut yoghurt and serve with berries and bee pollen in ze morning. Delish! Recipe here.
    Side note: Speaking of vegan greatness, I am utterly obsessed with The Clean Treats factory in Alexandria. Amazing! Go there.
  6. THE NEVERENDING THREE-WAY MESSAGE THREAD I HAVE WITH TWO OF MY BEST GUY MATES
    It brings me endless joy, occasional shock and prudish horror and some great distraction from real life/work. Sometimes a little too much.
  7. RETROSWEAT
    A g-damn 80’s dance party and ab-tastic workout in one. This place is good vibes meets good glutes. The lady pumping up the jam and running the class is delightful Shannon Dooley. She’s fun and loud just like these classes. Grab some friends, a neon leotard, and grapevine your way to one of their weekly night classes.
  8. THE OCCASIONAL LASH LIFT
    Not a fan of lash extensions and high maintenance beauty routines (lies), a lash lift is the best thing since the invention of laser! Magically enhancing your own lashes, a lift will have them looking lush for around 8 weeks with zero upkeep! LL’s also makes you look ridiculously awake and mascara laden, all of the time. My Lash Lifter of choice is Kristen Fisher Eyebrows in Double Bay.
  9. TRUFFLE, ANYTHING
    From pasta to cheddar – I try not to discriminate. All things truffle, come at me.
  10. SYDNEY WEEKENDERS
    Any opportunity to escape the rat race and hit the old refresh button, I’m in! Adventuring on the weekend is my most favourite thing. From overnighters in Jervis Bay or the Southern Highlands to day trips exploring the Kiama to Gerringong coastline or the Royal National Park (which is loaded with picnic spots, swimming holes and epic walks) in Sydney’s south.

Ainslie Murray is just one of the many clever (and super busy) cookies that took the time to contribute to our Calling the shots ebook.

 

 

 

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