Forever on the hunt for mindful makers of likeminded style essentials, we are thrilled to host conscious footwear brand, Nim Soles online at MAURIE + EVE. Create by graphic designer and wonderful mother of two, Elyse Middleton, these season-less soles are designed to wear on repeat, every day, from desk to beach to lunch and all moments in-between.

M+E: Nim Soles are made from 100% Eva Foam – talk to us about this material, where it’s sourced and why it’s considered pioneering in the category of footwear.

EM: Our slides are produced with a high quality EVA foam (ethylene-vinyl acetate), which is BPA free and does not contain chlorides, heavy metals, phenols, latex and other toxic substances found in PVC. It is also formamide free and contains glutamate composition and biological complex enzyme, making them more efficiently biodegradable.

This material has so many amazing qualities making it perfect for footwear. These include being 100% water repellant, very light weight, easy to clean, soft and flexible (with the ability to form to your foot over time), and excellent rebound and longevity. All this results in an incredibly comfortable shoe that is super versatile, wearable and long lasting.

We do however, acknowledge that EVA foam is not a carbon neutral, material and in an effort to help minimise our impact as much as we can, use minimal, plastic free packaging using only recycled and biodegradable materials. Further to this, we are partners of One Tree Planted, planting a tree for ever pair sold.

M+E: You’re a graphic designer, how have these principles aided your creation of Nim Soles?

EM: Nim has been a real labour of love, from the initial idea to branding, sourcing, web design and marketing. I’m a one woman show and being a graphic designer has definitely helped me to do all these things myself. I still have a lot to learn, especially from a business and marketing point of view, and am just feeling my way through it all as I go.


“They are a wear with everything, go anywhere shoe. I literally live in mine! Around the house, gardening and feeding the goats, going to the beach, out to lunch and everything in between. If you could only have one pair of shoes in your wardrobe, this is them.”

M+E: What gap does Nim fill in the footwear market?

EM: They are a wear with everything, go anywhere shoe. I literally live in mine! Around the house, gardening and feeding the goats, going to the beach, out to lunch and everything in between. If you could only have one pair of shoes in your wardrobe, this is them.

M+E: Describe the Nim aesthetic in 3 words.

EM: Minimal. Neutral. Relaxed.

M+E: Describe the Nim customer in 3 words.

E: I don’t know if I could put them into just 3 words, but to me the Nim customer is someone who values comfort, style and versatility. You want to look good but also feel good.

M+E: Album/artist on repeat?

EM: I can never go past a bit of Amber Mark but my 3 year old daughter is obsessed with Harry Styles … so that’s usually what we’re listening to!

M+E: Last random act of kindness?

EM: I’m very proud to be partnering with One Tree Planted and pledging to plant a tree for every pair of Nim’s sold. Just a small way we can try and give back and do our bit to reduce impact.

A wise person once told you …?

EM: Nothing worth doing is easy!

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We chat with Bali based model and MAURIE + EVE girl, @alenlarionova on sweet peaches and post-COVID island life.


M+E: We miss travelling to beautiful Bali. How has the lifestyle change, post-COVID?

AL: When COVID hit , Bali turned from its bustling self to an almost creepy, quiet place. These days, it’s just expats living here and sadly many businesses have closed. This said, many have opened, too. I am conscious of supporting local wherever possible, small coffee shops and neighbourhood eateries.

M+E: Your favourite spot(s) to eat, drink and beach in Bali? 

AL: So many choices! My favourite cafes are Remix and Doppio. Uluwatu beaches are my most treasured, Karma Beach particularly has pristine white sand and minimal people. Most of my photos are taken here.

M+E: We have loved collaborating with you across some gorgeous content. Which M+E piece are you currently wearing on repeat?

AL: I absolutely love collaborating with your beautiful brand. Right now, I’m sitting at Remix answering. this Q&A in my Sage Inari Dress. I also love the Body Sun Dress – an easy day-to-night choice.  

“Definitely Europe — Spain or Italy. I am craving the sweet taste of peaches and nectarines … such delights do not grow in Bali unfortunately.”

M+E: If you could travel anywhere, tomorrow, where would it be

AL: Definitely Europe — Spain or Italy. I am craving the sweet taste of peaches and nectarines … such delights do not grow in Bali unfortunately.

M+E: Is your wonderful blonde hair all natural and how do you keep it so shiny?

AL: Unfortunately, I am not a natural blonde! My hair is actually light brown so I’m at the salon every couple of months to keep it light. To protect and promote shine, I make my own hair masks that hydrate and strengthen.

M+E: Beauty ritual you swear by?

AL: Morning face massage with Gua Sha … and a fresh light tan on my face. P.S don’t forget to use sunscreen 🧴

M+E: Your most treasured possession?

AL: I am obsessed with flowers, I always have fresh flowers at home and the wilder they are, the more attractive they are to me.

M+E: Last random act of kindness?

AL: I sent flowers to my friend who was pleasantly surprised.

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MAURIE + EVE Founder and Designer, Kelly Davies-Green shares her most loved audiobooks. For wherever you are, tune in and tune up your connection with the world around us.




How to avoid a Climate Disaster: Bill Gates

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide to certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.


Let my People Go Surfing: Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard—legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.—shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth.



Kiss the Ground: Josh Tickell

Josh Tickell explains an incredible truth: by changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, regenerative agriculture diet, we can reverse global warming, harvest healthy, abundant food, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, pets, bodies, and ultimately our planet.


Letting Go - The Power of Surrender: David R.Hawkins

Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author’s clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.


The Power of Now: Eckhart Toll

In The Power of Now, Tolle shows readers how to recognise themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living present, fully, and intensely, in the Now.


The Awakened Family: Dr Shefali

A journey to transcending your fears and illusions around parenting and help you become the parent you always wanted to be: fully present and conscious. It will arm you with practical, hands-on strategies and real-life examples from my experience as a parent and clinical psychologist that show the extraordinary power of being a conscious parent.

Pictured left: Kelly Davies-Green and son Ryder.





Synonymous with a flawless complexion and that It Girl glow, no one knows how to prep and prime skin quite like Byron based hair and makeup artist, Ash Penfold. A long term advocate of the now popular gua sha, Ash has released her very own tool - The Base Camp. Cut from Tiger’s Eye  and with a unique, contour-loving shape, it’s our top pick for this ancient Chinese ritual.

We chat with Ash on the short and long term benefits of gua sha, plus top serums to integrate with your practice at home.

M+E: The Base Camp tool is gorgeous. Talk to us about your choice to use Tiger’s Eye gemstone of all stones available?

AP: Thank you so much! I wanted a stone that I’ve always been drawn to (as I’ve been using gua sha for years). I hadn’t seen any in Tiger’s Eye, and the more research I did, the more I fell in love with it.

M+E: And the shape … there are many gua sha shapes on the market, why have you elected the shape that you have?

AP: I played around with many shapes. I particularly liked this shape as it has the forked edge which hugs the contours of the face easily. Also, it felt uncomplicated and easy to use.

M+E: How and when did you first discover the tool, and have you been using it daily ever since?

AP: I’ve been using gua sha on myself and models for years. I first discovered the ritual when I was really into Korean beauty and skincare … they use a myriad of face tools for anti-aging and many other benefits.

“Short term I see a dramatic difference in puffiness and clarity. Long term a more sculptured jaw and cheekbone. I particularly like to work on the brow area.”

M+E: What differences have you noticed in your skin/facial features?

AP: Short term I see a dramatic difference in puffiness and clarity. Long term a more sculptured jaw and cheekbone. I particularly like to work on the brow area.

M+E: What is your favourite serum/product to use alongside Base Camp?

AP: I switch it up a lot, but a few of my favourites are the Go-To Hero Face Oil. RMS Beauty Oil and the Glow Recipe Watermelon Dew Drops.

M+E: Do you use Base Camp on all talent when onset – are the effects instantly noticeable?

AP: I always prep the skin with gua sha –it immediately de-puffs the face (which is perfect if the model has just flown in). It also gets the blood flowing which gives me a really fresh base to then go in with makeup.

M+E: Any plans to bring out another/gemstone variety, or any further products to the Base Camp family?

AP: We have many exciting things in the works. Stay tuned!

M+E: Greatest beauty secret shared with you?

AP: Start with the skin. Spend time on this step; makeup will sit better on the skin and you’ll inevitably need less.

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Like most brilliant ideas, Sun Juju was born out of necessity. Founder, Ella Liascos’s necessity for non-greasy, reef safe sunscreen kind on skin and planet.

Serious about the brand’s promise to preserve our precious oceans, Ella has spent the last two years investing the time and resources into truly, plastic free infinitely recyclable packaging.

Did you know post-consumer plastic packaging is still single use, and only 9% of the world’s plastic is actually recyclable? This opposed to 75% of all aluminium ever created still in use today. Hence why we need to do a little bit more than ‘break up with the cup’ and make use of colour coded bins. Real change begins far beyond this with the people and products we choose to challenge and importantly, support. So, for us, it’s no summer without Sun Juju.

In honour of the brand’s upcoming Spring 21 launch, we sat with Ella to learn ‘why sunscreen?’, SPF 30+ versus 50+ and the dreamiest holiday playlist.

M+E: Of all the beauty products to apply your wonderful values and aesthetic to, why sunscreen?

EL: I’m from WA and live in Byron Bay, two sunny coastal places where sunscreen is a daily ritual. In my efforts to make more sustainable and low-waste choices, one of the things I’d been looking for (but couldn’t find anywhere) was a plastic-free sunscreen that was both reef safe and didn’t feel greasy to wear.

To be considered truly reef safe I believe a sunscreen should be plastic-free. Micro-plastics are a major threat to the reefs. 11.1 billion plastic items are entangled in corals currently and 89% of corals containing plastic show visual signs of disease. The ocean is an important place to protect because it absorbs 50 times more CO2 than the atmosphere and helps regulate our climate.

M+E: What are you most proud of, of the product you have created?

EL: The fact it’s a product I truly love and that’s much lighter on the earth than what’s currently available. Also, that it will contribute to supporting the Climate Foundation’s marine permaculture project.

M+E: How long has Sun JuJu been in the making – how many years/months of research were invested into the regenerative side of the business?

EL: Two years now, it feels like an eternity!

“SPF50 offers a slightly better UVA protection which are the rays that get you even in winter and cause long term skin damage.”

M+E: How often should we be applying sunscreen, in your opinion … and even through winter?

EL: Everyday! It’s the number one way to keep the skin looking fresh … aside from antioxidants.

M+E: You have elected 50 SPF. What are your thoughts on 30+ sunscreens – a common choice for those typically wanting to avoid the typically thicker 50+ consistency?

EL: In terms of consistency SPF30 and SPF50 aren’t dissimilar. They also have equal protection from UVB rays. However, SPF50 offers a slightly better UVA protection which are the rays that get you even in winter and cause long term skin damage.

M+E: If you could escape on a holiday anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be and what is the first thing you’d pack?

EL: I’d head straight to the Mediterranean and pack a camera to capture it all. Gosh I miss it over there!

M+E: Your ultimate holiday playlist/artist/album?

EL: ‘hinterland sunset’ or ‘mondo mondo’ playlist on Sun Juju Radio (Spotify).

M+E: If you could walk in the shoes of any man or woman (past or present) for a day, who would it be?

EL: David Attenborough. He seems to have had such a colourful life, so connected to nature and has seen the whole world.

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Meet our most recent 1% For the Planet partner, Rainforest Rescue. Just recently we invested in the organisation’s Rescue Fund to help urgently protect threatened land (some containing species found nowhere on the planet except, sometimes, in fossil records!) now and forever. Here we take 5 to learn a little more about the efforts of this amazing organisation and the mammoth difference just $5 can make.

M+E: In a sentence define the key objective of Rainforest Rescue?

RR: Rainforest Rescue is a DGR-registered not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1999. Our vision is to ‘Protect Rainforests Forever.’ Our Mission is to rescue vulnerable rainforests by buying threatened properties, and in doing so we achieve the below:

  • Restoration of damaged and fragmented habitat through reforestation
  • Conservation of the biodiversity and cultural heritage of rainforest
  • Learning from the forest, sharing and raising awareness

For many decades, the globally significant yet unprotected Daintree lowland rainforest of Australia has suffered significant degradation through land clearing (for development and agriculture). Continuously evolving for as many as 180 million years, the Daintree is the most ancient rainforest world-wide by far. It needs to be protected, forever. It is an extremely unique and biodiverse wildlife haven, home to species found nowhere else on the planet except, sometimes, in fossil records.

From threatened cassowaries to primitive flowering plants, the Daintree is an irreplaceable conservation refuge with 395 endemic species listed as either rare or threatened. We have rescued 36 Daintree properties so far and there are some 150 more properties that we intend to buy back, replant and protect by 2040.

Since inception, Rainforest Rescue has planted over 315,000 trees to regenerate damaged rainforests.

M+E: How can even the smallest donation to Rainforest Rescue make a change?

RR: Rainforest Rescue is not government funded and relies on the goodwill of good people, likeminded businesses such as MAURIE + EVE, and philanthropic trusts and donations. Each ensure we can rescue and restore more Daintree properties and plant more and more trees.

For example, for as little as $5, a square metre of unprotected Daintree lowland rainforest can be protected, forever.

M+E: How has MAURIE + EVE’s donation been put to work?

RR: Maurie + Eve has put funds towards our Rainforest Rescue – Rescue Fund! This means that you are helping us increase our ability to buy an urgent and threatened property and save it forever 🙂

For more information on how you can make a difference, visit here.





Boost your powers with this nutrient brimming belly warmer for the winter ahead. Provided courtesy of Jana Brunclikova - Founder of The Secret Kitchen.


  • 4 quarts filtered water
  • 2 carrots or a bunch of ends
  • 1 onion, or several tops and bottoms
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Parsley stems
  • Cabbage core
  • Cauliflower core
  • Kale or collard stems
  • 1 inch of turmeric root
  • 1-3 cloves garlic, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Celtic salt, to taste


  • 6-8 Quart Stock pot with lid
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Fine mesh filter
  • Canning funnel
  • 3-4 quart canning jars with lids


  1. Trim any rotten or old bits off the vegetables, stems and ends. Dispose of these. No rotten or mouldy veggies in the stock!
  2. Chop all the good bits coarsely
  3. Add chopped veggies and spices to your stock pot
  4. Cover with water (about 4 quarts)
  5. Bring to a boil for 20 minutes
  6. Turn down to simmer. Simmer for several hours on low, partially covered
  7. Filter into clean quart mason jars
  8. Cover, label and cool. Refrigerate and store in the refrigerator. Use within 10 days

You can scale the recipe up or down to make as much broth as you want. Change the vegetables with seasonal availability.

How to Use This Healing broth liquid:

  • Drink it straight; warm broth is delicious
  • Use it for any soup
  • Us it to pan-sauté vegetables for added flavour and to cut down on fat
  • Add a cup (as part of the water called for) to boost the flavour when cooking rice, quinoa or kitchari

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With health and wellness forever front of mind, we chat to Naturopath, Herbalist and Founder of The Secret Kitchen, Jana Brunclikova on top ways to boost immunity and charge metabolism as we hit the pavement a little less come wintertime.

M+E: Share with us your top three food sources/ingredients to fight immunity.


  • Garlic –Add some fresh garlic to your stir fries, pasta dishes and even salad dressing – not only will it enhance flavour, but it also contains unique immune boosting properties. Garlic has a long history of use as both a food and a medicine, and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties
  • Ginger –Not only does ginger add delicious flavour to many dishes, it is traditionally used to help relieve some symptoms associated with the common cold and it’s warming properties make for a great home remedy during the colder months
  • Mushrooms –Varieties such as shiitake, maitake (‘hen of the woods’) and reishi are packed with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins B, C and D and bioactive compounds called beta-glucans (known to support immune defence)


“One cup of cooked kale provides nearly 90 per cent of your daily-recommended intake of vitamin C, a necessary nutrient to keep your metabolism (and strong immune system) humming. In fact, research shows that low levels of vitamin C can slow your fat burn by as much as 25 per cent …”

M+E: What are some easy ways we can incorporate these into our daily food routine?

JB: If you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood-thinning medications, talk to your doctor before increasing your garlic intake. A common way to use garlic is to press a few fresh cloves and mix with extra virgin olive oil plus a pinch of salt. Mix in soups and any food combinations you like.

For the extra-brave/determined to do everything possible (and for those with sensitivity to internal garlic absorption) to avoid getting sick, old traditions recommend crushing a few cloves and putting them in socks to let the garlic absorb through your skin.

Easiest way to increase your ginger intake is to make a tea from fresh root:

Once your water is boiling, add ginger pieces, remove from the heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the ginger and discard. You can also add medicinal honey such as manuka once the water has cooled for extra antimicrobial properties.

Use fresh shiitake mushrooms like you would common mushrooms (such as chestnut or white mushrooms). Stuff, stir-fry, steam, deep-fry, make a soup, make a risotto or blanch and add into your salad.

M+E: And what are some simple ways to boost metabolism as we hit the pavement a little less through the cooler months?

JB: It’s common throughout winter to crave more comfort foods/meals, many of which contain greater carbohydrates than we actually need (cue the winter weight gain!). While there is nothing wrong with adding some rice to your stir fry or quinoa alongside a stew, make sure you are mindful of your portions. ½ cup of cooked grain or other carbohydrate (like potato) is generally all you need. Bulk up the rest of your meal with veggies and remember to always make sure you have something green.

High in fibre and low in calories, kale is a perfect seasonal food to add to your diet. One cup of cooked kale provides nearly 90 per cent of your daily-recommended intake of vitamin C, a necessary nutrient to keep your metabolism (and strong immune system) humming. In fact, research shows that low levels of vitamin C can slow your fat burn by as much as 25 per cent … Try making your own kale chips for snacks/movies in the cooler months:

Lightly coat chopped kale leaves with olive oil spray and sprinkle with savoury yeast flakes for an extra cheesy flavour (or any herbs and a bit of salt if you like); put on a baking sheet and bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 10 minutes.

M+E: Your top two easy mid-week meals during winter? 

JB: Soup broths as you can add any aforementioned immune boosting ingredients, plus turmeric for antioxidants, lemon for extra C, apple cider vinegar for healthy gut flora and alkalinity, and greens for fibre and nutrients. And don’t be afraid to spice it up!

Herbs and spices are loaded with substances called phytochemicals. These chemicals are non-nutritive, meaning that they don’t add any energy to our diet, but help program our cells to work more efficiently. Specific phytochemicals have specific actions. Some with the most immune boosting actions are found in onions, chili, thyme and rosemary.

M+E: What are some simple ways we can start incorporating more plant based foods into our diet, and what are the benefits?

JB: Nature is made of five elements (ether/space, air, fire, water, and earth) and we, too, have these elements within. It is the expression of these elements that makes each living being unique.

You are what you eat – simply grow your own garden or eat seasonal produce (support your local farmer or regenerative farm). Making conscious nutritional choices based on foods from Mother Earth is a way to tune into your body, build a deeper connection and enhance awareness. Our souls are expansive. When we fuel our body with plant-based nutrition, cleansing of stress and toxicity and creating an inner experience of love, we find our natural essence. Our physical, mental, and emotional bodies are primed to let ourselves play in the earth and express our talents, gifts and abilities without limitation.

M+E: Your very first cookbook and ‘can’t live without’ recipe source today?

JB: The Secret Kitchen Book is designed to help understand how our bodies work together with the power of nature and its cycles. I would like this book to be an inspiration to shift us from rule based eating to intuitive eating. Ancient wisdom, folk remedies and naturopathic insights are weaved into a collection of recipes, film photographs and poetry to share a memory of the fields of wildflowers where I grew up. You can find it, here.

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Long-time friend of MAURIE + EVE, Ty Williams is a mixed media artist focused primarily on the sea. It is little wonder then, that the MAURIE + EVE brand makes a well suited subject for his coastal vision to wave its magic. The most recent collaboration, the Setting Sun Oversized Shirt features all our favourite fixtures – the yin yang, precious earth and hands connected each a gentle suggestion for people and planet.

Here, we chat with the Cali-based artist on dream collaborations and random acts of kindness.

M+E: Your art reflects a deep respect for the ocean/coast, what it is about the sea that inspires you – that stirs something in you?

TW: The Ocean is the most reliably constant source of joy in my life (and has been since I was very little). It’s truly everything. I think about it all the time.

M+E: If you could describe your recent M+E print in one word, what would it be?

TW: Light-hearted.

M+E: If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?

TW: Japan (specifically to go to an Onsen).

M+E: Album on repeat?

TW: John Andrews and the Yawns / Cookbook

M+E: Most treasured possession?

TW: My time.

M+E: Your dream collaboration?

TW: I would love to paint some walls at schools … murals in general are my favourite thing to do. It’s always nice to paint outside, and it would be fun to collaborate with young people.

M+E: Last random act of kindness?  

TW: I wash the dishes every morning – but I don’t think that’s really kind or random … but my partner appreciates it, I think.

M+E: Love of your life?

TW: Mashed Potatoes.


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Travel without moving in relaxed silhouettes and an open agenda. Dresses that double as gowns and longer-style Kimono cuts designed to be worn three-ways. The mood is grounded yet romantic, soft yet sensual.

Take the escape you deserve.

Photography // @angiecouple
HMUP // @juanurenha
Styling + Production // @lucystars
Talent // @laiacosta_ + @valerieaureliaa