• Barangaroo House Smoke Bea

    Bea at Barangaroo House is open in Sydney and people are loving it

    Matt Moran has opened his new restaurant, Bea, on the middle floor of the new Barangaroo House in Sydney and it’s all kinds of great. In a 180-seat strong offering to the newly developed and as-good-as-done billion dollar development that is Barangaroo, the House of Barangaroo is a three-tiered haven of gastronomic fancy that people […]

  • Pharrell Williams & Louis XIII are doing their bit to save the planet (sponsored)

    People are ruining the World. It’s a fact. Global warming, pestilence, the sex trade, pollution, lack of recycling… The list is endless. It’s a wonder the Earth hasn’t thrown in the towel and collapsed in on itself entirely. There was a quote in the 2008 film starring Keanu Reaves, The Day the Earth Stood Still that rings […]

  • Glamping Hub Nomadic Belle tent

    Top 5 places to spend holidays away in NSW this January

    With forced annual leave at plenty of work places, Christmas time off and more of a reason ever to get the hell outta town for a bit for that much-needed R&R, the time to escape is now. And with so many options out there of places to go and call ‘home’ for a few days […]

LIFESTYLE

Geo. F. Trumper’s art of wet shaving

The remarkably old school practise of stropping is now a figment of the past reserved for those of the era or those who fancy the odd beating of a piece of leather. It sharpens the razor blade before a shave and keeps the blade clean. But who cares?! With a new product I’ve recently discovered […]

A world of pretty dresses: Cathleen Jia

Design, dresses, creativity and all things pretty are in her blood. As a young girl, obsession with Barbie dolls and creating uniquely ‘designed’ dresses and garments were her bread and butter. Nowadays, Melbourne cocktail and bridal dress and gown designer Cathleen Tan focuses her attention on more lucrative options, but hasn’t lost that childhood pizzazz […]

Such is the life of a photographer: Meagan Harding

There’s a certain something about Meagan Harding that makes her stand out from the rest. Is it her exquisite demeanour with a lick of real Australiana? Is it her easily noticeable sense of style? Her warm and hilarious personality that is only too happy to approach and be approached? Or her penchant for occasionally being […]

Lqd Skin Care for men

My skin screams with joy, writhes with excitement and thirsts for its Lqd. Australia has been smacked with a new player in the men’s skin care market that rivals oily, poorly made, chemically enhanced and unnatural alternatives available that in fact do nothing. It offers manageable, fragrance-free, chemically and dermatologically tested skin care perfection, the likes of […]

Fashionopolites gather at Nuffnang’s Fashionopolis

nuffnangfashionopolis.com.au The who’s who of fashion blogging in Australia – and those who could be bothered footing the bill or making the interstate trek – gathered today at Melbourne’s cosy, typically ‘Melbourne’ side street cafe-come-function room the Thousand £ Bend. And what a day they had. MCd by David Krupp, country manager of the prestigious blogger […]

Are you coming to Fashionopolis? 12 May ’12. Be there.

Love fashion? Love Fashionopolis. Do you live fashion, know how to write, adore clothes and fancy yourself a blogger? Or better yet, care to do so? Then you’ll love this event. Lagerfeld himself wouldn’t miss it… were it not for his being on the other side of the planet. It’s the industry’s first fashion-focused event […]

I have a thing for Mister Mode

In its second year since relaunching in 2011, Mister Mode took to the streets of Melbourne for the enjoyment of many a pre-loved fashion fan. Held last Saturday night at 222 Johnston Street in Melbourne’s north-of-the-river suburb of Collingwood, the Fashion Night Market welcomed in the city’s fashion conscious and socially savvy in a celebratory […]

Love the loved at Take2

The ornate, yellowing cornices of spaciously generous Northcote Town Hall stared down at the bustling men and women below as they lovingly fondled pre-loved vintage pieces brought together from the furthest reaches of Melbourne’s households by the stallholders at Take2 Markets. One sleepy Sunday, the queenlike quartet of Irish Rivera, Ilker Kale, Chris Rivera and I made the trek from our […]

Bangin’ Bang & Olufsen

With a new president and CEO and a constantly growing global network of retail and branding, it seemed only fitting that Bang & Olufsen reopened its Melbourne CBD store for the enjoyment of digital enthusiasts and top quality electronics lovers recently. Zagame’s Maserati and Ferrari cars were parked auspiciously out the front of the beaming, pristine new store, […]

Hair, nail and beauty lovers unite!

Salon Melbourne is the country’s biggest hair, beauty and nail lovers gathering of epic proportions and took place last weekend at Jeff’s Shed for the enjoyment of countless people. I paid a visit to the expo on Saturday 31 March 2012 and found that apparently this year with new director Julia Erben and more exhibitors […]