Playful with a touch of magic: Introducing Gwyn Olsen’s new wines

Earlier this week I was delighted to not only meet the Hunter Valley winemaker Gwyn Olsen, but was among the first to try the 2019 vintages of her range and her preservative free field blends during an intimate tasting and dinner at Botanic House.  

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Rolling Thunder Vietnam – Songs that defined a generation

The sensational Australian concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam – Songs That Defined A Generation returns for a strictly-limited tour in March-April 2020, including the Queensland Performing Arts Centre [QPAC] in Brisbane, Hamer Hall in Melbourne and the new Coliseum Theatre in Western Sydney.

The powerful production, comprising brilliant songs, stunning video footage and an emotive story, has become one of the most talked about musical and theatrical events since its world premiere in 2014.  It is a vibrant and stirring show with humanity and heart.

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Prince Charles on-set of “Bond 25” – No Time to Die with a cameo in the works?

Nicknamed “Bond 25”, it’s a full circle moment for James Bond when filming commenced at GoldenEye in Jamaica several months ago.  Its history to the franchise tide to Ian Fleming who created the character that enters principal photography of its 25th installment.   The first 007 film, Dr No, produced by Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, Fleming’s sixth novel,  was also filmed on location in Jamaica in 1962 starring Sean Connery, as well as Roger Moore’s first film taking over the role in 1973 for Live and Let Die.   The official credits  were released just days ago as they will appear in 25 languages when out in cinemas in April 2020. Click play to watch below.

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A final salute to Supernatural

From Games of Thrones,  to The Big Bang Theory to How I met your mother, to Dexter, Heroes, 3D Rock, Ugly Betty, Veronica Mars, Brothers & Sisters, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People and more!  

Supernatural has outlasted so many iconic shows on television, which is why it deserves one final salute as we wait for the 15th and final season to arrive down under as it begins wrapping up on air in the U.S…..

Jaaron Fritz: Comp Strategy – ‘Doing the basics well’

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One of the competitors representing New Zealand at the ICN World Championships being held at the Melbourne Fitness Show later this month.  After a successful stint in pro Water Skiing, he planted himself into the personal training space and is also a qualified nutritionist.  He shares with us his game plan for game day:

“I am 20 Weeks down in my Prep, I’m really looking to do the basics well, as all of the hard work has been done being this close to the show.”

He says his workouts run for about 45 minutes, describing them as a “short and sharp effort”.

Fasted Cardio 2 times a week and weights 5 times a week.

“At the moment I am looking to fill up with some more carbs leading into the show.   Am really focusing on  rest and recovery also.Mainly just doing all the little things well right now!”

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John-Mark Tokong Claims Thrilling Victory at 25th Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup QS1,500

Filipino superstar John Mark-Tokong (PHL) has taken out the 25th annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup World surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,500 event.   Tokong won the thrilling final against Hawaiian prodigy Noah Beschen (HAW) in pumping four-to-six foot surf at Cloud 9.

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The 2019 Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup is presented by Globe Telecom, Official Beverage Sprite, Supported by Jeep, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippines Department of Tourism, Office of Cong. Francisco Jose “Bingo” Matugas II, Provincial Government of Surigao Del Norte, Gov. Francisco “Lalo” Matugas, Municipality of Gen. Luna, Mayor Cecilia Rusillon.

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Chanel: Haute Couture & Ready to Wear

There was no need for stuntmanship in the usual stagecraft expected in their shows, The Haute Couture show was a nice subtle display of continuity as the first collection without Karl Lagerfeld.

For the most part, Virginie Viard sticks to the classic code of monastic austerity that relies on  refined, hand-sewn finishes –  seam binding, carefully arranged pleats, finely finished hems, scooping neckline forms, but using  a cascade of longer leaner drapery. 

Her signature is carefully inserted as the collection salutes the golden eras of the Chanel aesthetic, taking her time to introduce coloured tweeds, black cravats, and peeling off the layers of accessory embellishments that have been staples in recent years.  It’s a celebration of beauty and femininity staying true to the label’s function and form.

With the ready to wear collections last week, we’re seeing more of her imagination come through with the looks of tweeds for tweens and colour prints on rompers hitting the runway.   A complete 360 to the almost conservative approach in her previous show.   For Lagerfeld loyalists, it may be confusing, but we are fans of this very interesting fashion story….

 

 

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