The last day of 2015 is here, and what a year it has been all round. In February Life Retreat was launched by three women; a mother and her two daughters. We all share a passion for health, nutrition, well-being & natural living. Since then we have worked to bring the vision to life and make Life Retreat a platform for amazing blogs, beautiful products and so much more.
Part of our vision was to use Life Retreat as a place of giving, and so over the Winter months we organised a charity blanket drive. “Help Life Retreat To Keep SA Warm” is an initiative we have been running for a few years, but 2015 was the first year that Life Retreat played a large part.
The idea is simple: we manufacture tens of thousands of scarves and blankets and distribute them to various charities, orphanages, animal shelters, old age homes and more. We hire unemployed and disadvantaged men and women to help us manufacture such a large number.
We hope 2016 will be our biggest year ever for this charity initiative!
You can check out our Charity Blankets in our online store.
Life Retreat’s Online Store
The launch of our Online Store alongside our blog was one of many proud moments in 2015.
Another part of our vision was to create a store that sells hand-picked products, items that have been tested, reviewed and recommended by the Life Retreat team. These products cover a wide range of lifestyle categories, from Beauty and Makeup to Memorabilia, from Clothing to Technology and everything in between!
Among our growing number of products (almost seven hundred to date!) are things that have been designed by the team themselves.
Beauty, Make-up and Fashion
We have a dedicated team that all have shared passions, and we try to cover as much to do with a healthy and happy lifestyle as possible.
That’s why when it comes to product or range launches we are right there! We attended the Vince Camuto Summer 2015 launch, we showcased some of the most stunning make-up products available (Get The Summer Look With Becca Cosmetics) and we took more than a few health challenges (My Garnier Come Clean Challenge)
It has been a year of new experiences for the team and we shared those experiences in what are some of our favourite blogs from the year.
Welcome To Onjala features some of the most incredible photographs of one of the most incredible places in Africa, The Onjala Lodge.
It is impossible to cover everything from the past year but we hope you have enjoyed reading just a selection.
We also hope you will continue to interact with us throughout 2016 – your comments and suggestions inspire us in new ways all the time.
Happy New Year!
The Life Retreat Team