It’s interesting to note that the Aussie box office slipped 3% to $1.09 billion in 2011 with US films taking an 82% share. Local pics slid to just 4% of the box office with “Red Dog” accounting for half of the $45 million takings. Last year there were 44 local titles compared with 192 American releases. Looking at those figures it says to me we need to make more appealing Australian films for the homegrown movie goers.
Sydney-based contemporary abstract artist Anthony Morrison is hoping his first exhibition for 2012 will illuminate all who come to see it – and, especially, those who end up owning any of the featured works. Titled “Illumination”, and showing at Harrison Galleries in Paddington from 4 – 23 February 2012, the exhibition will feature a series of over a dozen paintings which demonstrate the energy, joy, colour and light of the natural world while alluding to something more metaphysical and meaningful.
Australian women are causing an e-tail revolution and it is not surprising when e-tailers like StyleTread the savvy online shoe store are offering Australian customers the A-Z of shoe brands from local and international names. We no longer have to wait to go overseas or even leave the house just go to www.Styletread.com.au
It’s going to be a big year in cinema during 2012. In my opinion the films to watch out for are The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which I think will be the best of all the Lord of the Rings franchise; The Amazing Spiderman starring Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) looks set to take big box office grosses; and the last instalment in the Batman series The Dark Knight Rises with a great returning cast Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, will be terrific and will blow audiences away.
Danné Montague-King is a scientist, cosmetic chemist and worldwide leader in the field of skin rejuvenation. He has worked with some of the leading physicians and surgeons throughout the world to elevate the importance of proper skin care for healthy skin maintenance, surgical alternatives, scar revision and pre & post-operative care. After 40 years in the skincare industry and the success of the DMK range of skincare and clinic treatments, Danné introduces DMK Cosmetics – a new dimension in corrective makeup.
If you feel like getting away and enjoying peace and tranquility on a lake setting then The Retreat at Lake House in Daylesford is your destination. Nestled amongst its own gardens and with direct access to the lake foreshore, the retreat offers the opportunity for a more private getaway within the fabled Lake House grounds.
Café del Mar offer up some big names on this latest Balearic twin set. A brand new 26 track collection of which 12 are exclusive to this set – for an excursion over two CDs that marks the return of the original ‘early days’ spirit of the Café del Mar label.
Almost exactly forty years ago, Keith Jarrett’s association with iconic German label ECM began with the recording of a solo piano album. Facing You (1971) was soon followed by the initiation of the solo concerts, evenings of piano improvisations, documented now on a range of influential live recordings.
My business is selling and managing property in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. My everyday involves meeting with prospective clients to discuss the value of their property and the best strategy to achieve their ultimate goal-a sale, as well as showing prospective buyers through our currently listed properties. I liase with valuers, investors, banks, buyers, sellers and journalists regarding values and the market constantly. Our business also manages investment properties for clients, securing tenants, ensuring the best possible return on their investment and maintaining their properties.
The legacy of Fairfax & Roberts began in 1858, and has since set the standard in Australian jewellery craftsmanship of the finest quality. Maintaining our own exclusive on-premise workshop of international standards, every piece of jewellery is designed, crafted, and set by the very best artisans. Bespoke pieces are meticulously created using traditional tools and manufacturing methods much like artisans prior to the 1900s. The result for our customers is a unique aesthetic culture which recognises that every crafted jewel is one of a kind.