Bridget is the founder and naturopath behind Clemence Organics, Australia’s only certified organic and naturopathically formulated skincare range. Bridget started selling her custom made skincare products in her naturopathic clinic in 2014 but very quickly grew the business to an internationally renowned brand and the most awarded natural skincare range in Australia. She lives in the Blue Mountains, NSW with her husband, 2 children and dog Rudi. We catch up with Bridget and find out how she spends her weekends.
My daughter plays basketball and as the team manager Friday nights are taken up with organising the team and our games. We will then typically meet up with my husband and son after the game for a meal at our favourite Indian restaurant Arjunas Katoomba or another local favourite. We’re a bit spoilt for good restaurants in the Mountains and so you really can’t go wrong.
As a trail runner, I will typically use the weekend mornings to hit the trails and get some serious kms under my belt. Living in the Blue Mountains, we are surrounded by National Park and some of the most stunning tracks. I typically run with a couple friends and we use the time to catch up on our week and all the ins and outs of running our businesses. After the run we’ll head to our local café Hounslow Blackheath for a hearty brunch and several chai’s.
Having a new home set up for entertaining we will often invite friends over to share a meal with us. My favourite thing to cook is curries and so I’ll normally make 2-3 curries, poppadums and raita, all ahead of time, so that when my friends arrive we can just chat, eat and share some nice red wine. If we don’t eat at home we’ll head out to one of our favourite local restaurants, Blaq or Ates.
If I’ve got my running hit Saturday morning I’ll use Sunday morning to catch up on chores around the house and spend some time in my garden. If it’s the second Sunday of the month I’ll head to our local growers market to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious French cheeses and some gluten free donuts. Our markets have a lovely local vibe and it’s very much a social event.
Typically a quiet one, getting things in order for the week to come. We’ll sit down to a family dinner and then watch a movie together. I also love to have a long luxurious bath on a Sunday evening using our Rosehip + French Clay Bath Soak, dragging out my time in the bathroom with a full skincare routine using some of my favourite Clemence products like our 2 in 1 Face Exfoliant + Mask and our Ultimate Body Oil.