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May 27, 2015

Causing a Le Spectacle

09/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

A sassy minx causes a spectacle for all the right reasons. So fabulously dressed, people can’t help but stare in envy at the sheer sophistication she exudes. She’s wearing a pair of oversized hot pink sunnies and they make her strut like a catwalk queen holidaying in the Bahamas. Sunglasses have been around since the '50s and many style icons have used them as part of their signature look. Jackie O’s famous oversized sunnies can now be seen cool again on the likes of Nicole Ritchie, who revels in the vintage style.

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Coolest party on the block

08/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Summer love in a car park? No, it’s not in the back of a Camira, it’s dancing under the sizzling sun to a mammoth line-up of musical talent from around the globe. The boys at Lexington Music haven’t forgotten about us. Post Foreshore Summer Festival and looking into ’08 this dynamic duo are presenting a live mash-up of hip-hop, funk, dance, electro and house acts at the Annual Trinity Block Party.

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Lior gets more Divine

07/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Graceful melodies and reminiscent lyrics make Lior one of the best male solo artists in our nation, while intimacy and mood make Canberra’s Tilley’s Divine Café such a gem. You may wonder what a café/bar has to do with Lior’s musical vibe but when Lior graces Tilley’s mini theatre on his album launch tour, you’ll understand why this complementing relationship is so important. Lior’s sound is a rootsy mix of styles and with a head full of new material from his upcoming album ‘Corner of an Endless Road’ his Canberra show promises to permeate vibes of contentment.

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Flying Food

21/12/2007 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Grilled prawns at a restaurant may sound delightful, but how about catching them in your mouth as the cook throws it at you? This may not be your idea of an intimate dinner but teppanyaki doesn’t claim to be that, instead, the Japanese style of cooking serves as a dinner-show and is truly an entertaining experience. This unique style of cooking uses an iron griddle to cook food such as prawns, beef, omelette and rice. The word ‘Teppanyaki’ is derived from ‘teppan,’ which means ‘iron plate’ and ‘yaki’ which means grilled.

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'Lock In' New Years Eve

19/12/2007 by Natalie Tsirimokos

'LOCK IN' New Years Eve with Transit Bar featuring 2Dogs (Resin Dogs DJs), D'Opus + Roshambo, Downtown Brown, Pornstylus + Smish. 2007 is fast drawing to a close and to celebrate what has been a momentous year for Transit Bar, we are inviting you to join them to close out 2007 and usher in the new year with no-holds barred style and finesse.

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A Pandemic Concept

18/12/2007 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Pandemic Apparel, the fashion brainchild of Canberra based young hipsters, Sandro, Maxx and Nick is street wear based on youth movements and a bizarre love of Pandas. Their unique concept and edgy threads saw this dynamic trio handpicked for the Homebake music festival 2007 fashion incentive, where these budding young visionaries got to expose themselves (and their giant stuffed panda bear) to a national market. “Homebake meant the opportunity to unleash our work on a larger sample. We believe we were chosen due to originality and completeness of concept,” Sandro said.

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Unique dress, dynamic New Year

18/12/2007 by Natalie Tsirimokos

We chat to Alan, fashion entrepreneur and co-owner of Manuka boutiques ‘Things of Desire’ and ‘Wings of Desire’ and get the inside tips on how to find the perfect New Years Eve dress for that special party. What should women wear for a smashing NYE party? Wear a glam black dress. Look for a well designed piece in a good quality black and team it with chunky silver pieces, which are huge at the moment and look great with black.

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Get intimate with Tom Findlay (Groove Armada)

18/12/2007 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Don’t wait to recover after New Year’s parties, get into the swing of 2008 with a very special performance by Tom Findlay of Groove Armada at Academy Club, January 4th. Friction intimate has stolen Tom away from Groove Armada’s jam packed schedule of summer music festival’s like Summadayze and The Falls Festival and has thrown him into the dark corners of Academy Club, where you can expect an exclusive and intimate performance.

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Summer Flavours

21/11/2007 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Josh Copland, Knightsbridge Penthouse mixologist, has recently been named one of Australia's 10 hottest bartenders of the year in the Cosmopolitan / Galliano Hottest Bartender 2008 competition. Not just a pretty face, Josh is also in the cocktail know and tells us what we should be filling our glasses with this summer. What ingredients are sizzling this summer? As far as spirits go there has been a real resurgence back to Gin, with a wave of premium Gins hitting the market recently Hendricks, Martin Millers and Tanqueray are all very popular.

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