Danielle Cormack has been in the public eye since the '80s, playing iconic characters in iconic shows and films like Gloss, Xena: Warrior Princess, Shortland Street, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives and Wentworth. Her most recent project will see her co-directing upcoming local performances of the play Every Brilliant Thing, once described by the Guardian as "one of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression". The actor will direct remotely from Australia via a Zoom-style set up (hello 2020), working with Jason Te Kare and Anapela Polata'ivao on productions in Auckland and Gisborne. Ahead of the shows, Danielle shares a few of her favourite things...
New Zealand designer Lucy Edmonds is creating the most delicious ceramic female bust vases and mini boob incense holders. Handmade by Lucy herself, I love the imperfections and texture in each piece. A reminder that is where beauty truly lies.
Best of the bone
Bone broth...I have about three cups everyday. High in collagen and super good for joints, skin and gut health. In New Zealand, try broths and soups from A Bit Dressy - check them out on insta.
I take them everywhere. Listening to podcasts, audiobooks when I’m on my walks, or music when I’m out riding. They are robust and the sound is great.
Felt slippers designed in Denmark but made from NZ wool. The minute I get home I put these on - they are orgasms for your feet. Get the ones with the leather sole, they last for years.
I’m currently using Evolution Botanicals chaga mushrooms. I’m a sucker for any powder or potion that promises immunity, energy and longevity. I put a teaspoon in my smoothies or in my tea. Every little bit helps the cause right?
I have a monthly subscription. I’m avoiding the front page news as it’s too overwhelming right now, so I’m sticking to the arts and opinion pieces. I do the crosswords everyday too.
With an extensive range of active products to choose from, and being highly affordable - a skerrick of what other cosmeceuticals cost - this brand is now a constant in my beauty regime. Most importantly, they don’t test on animals or ask others to do so, which is must when I’m choosing my products.
I’m up for backing any enterprise that shares profits with organisations that support positive social change. Their garments have been ethically and sustainably made - WIN WIN.