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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Kate Branch in Assisi, Italy






















When I was 18 (1998 people!) and backpacking around Europe- I headed to Assisi for St the Francis feast day. When I saw the tomb of St Francis I was amazed. This amazing person actually existed. One day I will travel to Jerusalem, but in the meantime I will never forget the feeling I had that day. Christmas is a time to celebrate amazing people like this 🎄 🌸🦋

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas concert

The best thing a school can have is a thriving community. And we have that 10 fold. Thank you to all the teachers and parents at St Mary's who made this beautiful concert possible. It was the Branch families first "Christmas concert" and it was cuteness overload!



























Sunday, December 3, 2017

Emerald city hotel Christmas party





















It was a great time at the Emerald city hotels management group Christmas Party at Kirribilli. What beautiful weather, tasty food, and great music. The CEO Jean Claude Branch gave a great speech celebrating the success and growth of 2017 and stated he looked forward to more growth in 2018. 


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My workshop Xx


Oh my! Find social media and branding for your business overwhelming? Thinking every day “What can I post on facebook," or "Why doesn't my Insta look like that?"? Check out my workshop North Sydney Community Centre this March. https://www.northsydneycentre.com.au/…/how-to-launch-your-b… Kate Branch Xx


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Beautiful Hua Hin



Want a beautiful and spiritual trip for your family in Thailand. Well I am no expert, but am happy to share our amazing experience in Hua Hin. Hua Hin (หัวหิน) is a seaside resort city in Thailand. It is popular with Thais, having become quite fashionable as a weekend getaway spot for Bangkok residents, as well with foreigners and as an ex-pat retirement or holiday home location. 
Our Beautiful holiday in Hua Hin was inspiring. We are a family of four and love Thailand immensely. It has every thing you would like great food, family friendly fun, and beautiful spiritual adventures. We booked an amazing place via Air BnB. Thanks Antoine! We captured some great angles on our drone! 






































The condo we stayed in was amazing. Although Hua Hin is developing rapidly, there is a commitment by the local and provincial authorities to avoid the kind of overheated blight that has affected other beach resorts in Thailand. The tranquil fishing village was turned into a royal resort and consequently became popular among Siam's nobility and upper classes.
The 5 km long beach itself is pretty, and the sea is relatively clean. However, most of the beach can completely disappear along certain parts of the coast during high tide. Besides just sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming, visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, caves, peaks, waterfalls, shops, seafood and nearby national parks. The town is clean, warm and laid-back, making it ideal for families and couples.





















I will always draw on the strength that I felt on my recent trip to Thailand. In Hua Hin we discovered a temple on turtle mountain. Mid way we met this beautiful Buddhist Nun. I still wear the protection amulet from her today. And the Monks loved Luke and Sophia too. Which was a beautiful thing to see. We had an amazing family holiday in Hua Hin. Thanks again Thailand, It warms my heart ❤️

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Switching to Leica

















I am so excited! Im like a kid in a Candy store. I have switched to Leica and now shoot with a Leica T. I originally trained on a hasselblad, then switched to Canon when digital came around (yes I went to university in the year 2000! And we trained in the dark room)
I actually miss those days. It was much more romantic, anyway I digress. I am selling my Canon 5D Mark II and will be listing it on ebay this Sunday (sydney time). I hope it goes to a great home.
I am a sucker for an auction (so australian!) So yes, I have started the bidding at .99c.
G.A.M.E . O.N!
(I am the type of person that will buy 20 raffle tickets for a meat raffle, just because I like the rush before the draw- I'm not that fussed on meat)
Yes folks- go and google Cannon 5D Mark II and see what they are worth.
I will share on instagram and facebook when the auction is live.
Good luck
Kate Xx

Monday, September 11, 2017

Creative strategy and creative content for Golden Milk

We all know I created a kickstarter campaign to raise money for Ms Hoa in Vietnam. It was not only a life changing experience, but it opened up my world to turmeric and curcumin. And thats why I love creating content and working on creative strategy for golden milk. Its like revisiting an old friend. Not to mention that me and one of the co-founder's Naomi got along like a house on fire. 
How long did we chat in that cafe? 
More about the brand? Well like I say. You are the brand and so I would like to share more about Michael and Naomi. 

Their journey started almost 15 years ago, somewhat by accident, maybe it was just destiny.

One of our co-founders, Michael, was a travelling on a fairly exhausting schedule back and forth from the UK.

On one particular trip he hadn’t slept for almost 30 hours, got off the plane and went straight back to his desk in London. This punishing schedule did nothing for his immune system and overall health and it was at this point that he realised something had to change.

Michael’s journey to find a solution to his general health problems led him to countless Western medicine practitioners in search of answers as to why he was always so tired and run down. He saw practitioners from London to the United States and all over most of Australia.

Long working hours and a fast paced lifestyle, along with a lot of flying, meant Michael’s immune system just could not cope with the stress of everyday life.

Eventually Michael thought there had to be a better way, so he turned to alternative medicines and natural products. A healthy lifestyle, lots of sleep, a lot less work and a focus on consuming fewer processed foods, Michael has now found a road to recovery.

Naomi, our Managing Director and co-founder shares a similar outlook on life. She loves the healthy, clean living philosophy too – but still enjoys a cheeky glass of wine or two. Golden Milk was something Michael and Naomi discovered on their journey towards a healthy lifestyle, but they found the ingredients were often difficult to source and very messy and time consuming to prepare.

The result of many countless hours in the kitchen is our delicious drink we call Golden Milk by Golden Soul. They say laughter, sunshine and enjoying life is the best medicine - we hope you enjoy life and our Golden Milk just as much as we do too.

So I look forward to working creatively for this brand. And having a cup or two myself. 
Kate Xx



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Bali Yoga Retreat. Yes Please!


I am a yoga retreat junkie- if there is a downward dog in a beautiful location to be had- Im there! But Yoga is not just about the postures and breath. Connections are made between amazing people. Okay Im not going to lie, its never 100% perfect. There is always that person that falls asleep in Yoga Nidra and snores loudly who bugs me. Im no saint! 
But generally every yoga retreat I have been to I have connected with someone amazing. And there is one in on October. In Beautiful Bali. 
Join a great group of people from the 21-28 October for an exclusive 8 day escape held in a luxurious jungle hideaway. Less wellness retreat and more wholesome holiday. Expect champagne on arrival, a nutritionist designed menu cooked by our in-house chefs, daily meditation on the grounds of a local temple, infinity pool five steps from your bedroom door, on-site pampering and much more. This is a holiday that you will return from feeling completely renewed and refreshed, where you don't have to think about or organise a thing - you just need to arrive, relax and enjoy a full week devoted solely to you and your wellbeing. What turns a yoga retreat into a lifetime experience. Its facilitator. 
Ashley Hunt leads amazing Yoga retreats. Because she is transparent about the struggles that lead her to meditation in the beginning. Ashley claims she is no healer or a guru. She is  just a real person who has seen tremendous effects from a regular meditation practice. Before meditation Ashley claimed she had zero confidence. She cried often and let people treat her like rubbish because she had no self worth. She was uninspired and unmotivated, and lacked direction and purpose. I think we can all relate to a time when we faced confidence challenges, or at least have a loved one who did. 
But a daily meditation practise turned that around and prepared her for the next challenge. Rheumatoid Arthritis. The mindfulness tools that Ashley had developed over the years kept her strong, and saved her from giving in to the illness. Despite it, she is able to live a full and happy life. So I could not recommend a better retreat. One that transforms you.

Enjoy, Kate Xx