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Accommodation, Art, general

QT HOTEL, SYDNEY x BERT

QT HOTEL, SYDNEY x BERT

  GONE TO GOWINGS – for Sydneysiders, this was the familiar catch-cry of one of the oldest department stores in the city. Gowings, established in 1868 by brothers John and Preston Gowing, was famed for providing anything and everything a man could require. From menswear to camping supplies to novelty […]

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Food

Fergburger seal at the entrance to the restaurant

FERGBURGER – FERG LOVES YOU

In amongst the retail strips, ski shops and tourist haunts of Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand sits possibly one of the most famous, single-store burger joints in the world. Skiers the world over speak of the famed Fergburger in almost reverential tones. The word had been spread […]

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Food, Hand Made

Some examples of different preserving jars.

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – 1910 BOTTLING AND LIFESTYLE

Stephen Hogwood spent much of his working life devising ways to sell things to people. Having plied his trade in advertising agencies across the globe, Steve had an awakening when working on the campaign for a well-known dog food label. Realising that more care and attention went into the production […]

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Booze, general, Hand Made

GETTING THEIR BIODYNAMICS ON – CENTRAL OTAGO WINERIES

GETTING THEIR BIODYNAMICS ON – CENTRAL OTAGO WINERIES

The Central Otago wineries of the South Island of New Zealand have forged a reputation for being some of the world’s great wine producers. The region is particularly lauded for the quality of the Pinot Noir that it turns out. However, apart from being quite capable of drinking these great […]

by × October 24, 2013 × 0 comments

Fashion, Hand Made

MONTEGRAPPA – HEMINGWAY AND THE LOST ART OF HANDWRITING

MONTEGRAPPA – HEMINGWAY AND THE LOST ART OF HANDWRITING

words: Jonathan Lobban photography: Jason Michael Lang In 1918, during the closing stages of the First World War, young American ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway was posted to Bassano Del Grappa, a partisan-occupied town at the foot of the Monte Grappa (Mount Grappa) in the Veneto region. He and his Red […]

by × October 18, 2013 × 0 comments

Booze, general

The old grain bondstore that is now home to 600 barrels of maturing whisky, Oamaru

THE NEW ZEALAND WHISKY COMPANY – THAT’S WHISKY NO ‘E’

OK, so that makes two of us who had no idea that New Zealand made whisky. However, before we get to all of that, it is time to clear up one very important matter, one that goes to the heart of any discussion about whisky. E or not to ‘e’ […]

by × October 10, 2013 × 0 comments

Booze, general

Ernest Hemingway. You talking to me?

NO WONDER THE BUGGERS DRANK – HEMINGWAY AND HISTORY’S OTHER GREAT DRUNKS

by Jo Thornely It’s a fairly widely-held view that creativity, alcoholism and depression are common bedfellows, no doubt with uncommonly hairy side-effects. Figuring out which begets the other is like crossing the road with a drunk chicken and a suicidal egg, but suffice to say a lot of writers, artists, […]

by × October 8, 2013 × 0 comments

general

Hugh Hefner in front of Hare Force One

THE PLAYBOY JET – FLYING HIGH IN HARE FORCE ONE

The Playboy Jet. The Big Bunny. Hare Force One. Hugh Hefner in front of Hare Force One In 1970, as his Playboy publishing empire was exploding… well, Hef needed to get places. Lots of places. What better way than in his own, bunny monogrammed, jet black DC-9? Of course, this […]

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Fashion, Hand Made

The entrance at 32 Old Burlington Street, London.

ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – MR HITCHCOCK

Walking through the doors into one of the most esteemed and fabled Savile Row tailors should, by all rights, be a daunting experience. As the small bell over the entrance heralds your arrival at Anderson & Sheppard, first impressions of the salesroom would seem to confirm this notion. The ornate […]

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Food, Recipes

THAI STYLE BBQ PORK BELLY AND SPICY BEAN SHOOT SALAD

THAI STYLE BBQ PORK BELLY AND SPICY BEAN SHOOT SALAD

In this day and age there really is no excuse for not lifting your game in the kitchen. But that doesn’t mean you need to get all Wylie Dufresne and include a canister of liquid nitrogen with your beer order next time you have some mates around. To help out, […]

by × September 20, 2013 × 0 comments