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Worth Their Time: Jordan Turner

Jordan Turner shares the tools and rituals that elevate his everyday, from healing music and mushroom lattes, to dirty martinis and 'moisturiser moments'.

Andrea Robertson

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In the latest in our series Worth Their Time, we speak to Jordan Turner.


The content creator, Creative Officer of T: The New York Times Style Magazine Australia, and co-owner of Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore, wakes up with puppy cuddles - the best start to the day we've heard yet in this series!


Dirty Martinis with a side of salt and vinegar chips, followed by an intentional evening skincare routine, are the ideal end to the day. What's in between those quite fabulous bookends? Read on to learn the tools and rituals that help Jordan elevate his everyday.

What is the first thing you reach for in the morning?


The first thing I am currently reaching for is my puppy! I’m being a strict parent and not letting him in the bed, so as soon as we wake up, (or rather, he wakes us up) I grab Augie for a snuggle on the floor. Best way to start the day.


Is your skincare routine a multi-step ritual, or do you aim for speed and efficiency?


At night time, it is a multi-step ritual that is all about winding down, chilling out and enjoying the personal ‘you’ time.


However, the AM routine is all about speed and efficiency, i.e. how much can I get done in the time that my puppy eats his breakfast? The answer is not very much, which is why I look forward to my PM routine so much. 


Let’s start with the AM routine:


+ Avene Antirougeurs Cleanser


+ Kit: (F)A.C.E. Serum


+ Liberty Belle Eye Do Eye Cream


+ ANTIPODES Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel 60ml

If I have a sheet mask on hand, I’ll swap out the serum moment for that.


Which ever will make the PM routine last as long as possible. I want to pretend I’m at a spa.

Once the PM face routine is done, I like to also do nourish my body’s skin.


I find that I can get really dry and I’ll do anything to avoid ashy skin so a heavy moisture moment is my MO.


+ Grown Alchemist Intensive Body Exfoliant, twice a week.


+ I’ll then use a dry brush once I’m out of the shower, I do this daily.


+ Kit: Body Nutrition Lotion, and I add a couple of drops of ANTIPODES Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil to really boost the spread of the lotion, and also the richness of the moisturiser. It’s bougie, but my skin the next day thanks me for it.

SPF - every day or only at the beach?


I don’t wear it every day. I wear SPF when I know I’m going to be out in the sun for long periods of time. It is always at the beach, or if I’m heading out to an event, or shooting outdoors.


My go to is the Standard Procedure SPF 50+ for body, and I use Liberty Belle’s Superstar SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen for my face. 



What’s in your ears right now? 


I am a big music buff. I’m currently revisiting Kelela’s debut album ‘Take Me Apart’. I first listened to it in New York in 2017 and it has become part of my DNA. It sits comfortably in my top 5 albums of all time. I have been repeating Chloë’s new single with Latto ‘For The Night’. The song is a perfect mix of early 2000s pop with Chloë’s signature heavy production.


I don’t really enjoy podcasts. I’d rather sit down and read a book. Since we’re talking about what is in our ears, I do love to listen to autobiographies as they’re usually read by the author.


I’m really enjoying Edward Enningful’s memoir ‘A Visible Man’ which he reads himself. It’s like sitting down and listening to them talk to you over coffee. It feels intimate and close, and I really enjoy experiencing a memoir/biography that way. 



What is your meditative practice?


I don’t have a mindful meditative process, but I always equate sitting down and listening to an album from start to finish as a healing process.


It is a time where I sit back, close my eyes and just enter a dream world and feel the music I listen to. It’s also how I envision a lot of my creative ideas, simply by just imagining what the sounds would look like.

What are your favourite inner health products?

Although this isn’t really classified as inner health, I do love having a Mushroom Latte to get the brain moving.


I feel such a clarity of thinking whenever I have a Lion's Mane drink. I can hear you thinking “Wow, that is so Bondi,” but I have turned so many people to the funghi side - it is really good, and really works. 

What does pure pleasure look like for you?

To be honest, pure pleasure is a bowl of salt and vinegar chips, a dirty gin martini, my partner and my dog on the couch watching RuPaul’s Drag Race or whatever TV show we’re currently obsessing over.


My partner and I both have pretty busy careers so we only get time to watch TV on Saturday evening, every week, and the chips and the martini have become our ritual treat.

How do you wind down at the end of the day?


It’s my PM skin routine, specifically the nights where I get to use the Antipodes mask and the LED mask. Without fail, every night, it is the moment in time I block out all the noise and wash away the stresses – and puppy bites – of the day. 




What did your screentime report from last week say?


I live on my phone and my computer for work so they’re really high. I’m editing a cover story for a magazine and editing other digital fashion content this week, plus using it as my TV.


I would imagine I’d be in the top percentage of screen time users. I’m curious to know what the analytics are but I don’t want to solidify the possibility of that fact.

You have a whole day just for you. How are you spending it?


We’re going to Primary Coffee in Potts Point for an iced long black and a croissant, before leisurely walking the dog at Beare Park.


Going to all the galleries in Paddington. Having lunch at Ursula’s Paddington.


Enjoying an infra-red sauna, listening to music, and ending the day with my partner, that bowl of salt and vinegar chips, the dirty gin martini and my dog on the couch. H e a v e n. 

What would your desert island items be?


+ Without a doubt, I’d have my favourite novel, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I would be extremely happy to read that every day for the rest of my life.


+ An endless supply of Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin to make my signature dirty martinis.

+ And SPF 50+, because I feel like you’d be spending a lot of time outdoors and skin, comes first.


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