Noosa Food & Wine Festival Announces Program of Events

Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2017 has answered every food and wine lovers’ dream with an exciting program of events, which goes on sale on Friday 17th February.

Seventy events will take place across the four-day event, which will run from 18th until 21st May. A total of 45 visiting chefs from Australia’s best restaurants will flock to this year’s festival, which will have a presence across two festival villages – Noosa Main Beach and The Woods. Noosa’s top restaurants will also enjoy local collaborations as they play host to a number of visiting chefs.

With more than 50 wineries and 100 food producers taking part in this year’s festival, there really is something to suit every tastebud and budget – 13,000 tickets will go on sale across a range of events, with more than 40% of the tickets priced at less than $40.

Festival Director, Maria Crews, says this year’s festival is shaping up to be the best one yet.

“We are thrilled to announce our jam-packed program of events for this year’s festival, which showcases the breadth and depth of Australia’s best chefs, winemakers and producers. The festival is a mixture of fun, relaxation and pure enjoyment as well as good food and wine – all in one iconic destination, Noosa.

“Visitors will be spoilt for choice with each event we have on offer – there is something for everyone, every tastebud will be tantalised!”

The full festival program will go on sale on Friday 17th February at www.noosafoodandwine.com.au.

Source: Noosa Food & Wine Festival


Beauty Set Come Out to Celebrate Lancôme X Jaesuk

Last night, Lancôme announced its collaboration with internationally renowned illustrator, Jaesuk Kim.

The partnership is a natural fit for Lancôme; the synonymous Parisienne elegance paired with the modern beauty and joyful style of Jaesuk’s approach, aligns perfectly with the brand. Sun Studios, played home to, what can only be described as, an evening to remember.

The very essence of Lancôme was captured, through an inspired voyage of the senses.

As guests sipped on French Champagne, they were treated with a multitude of art shows, from a 7 metres wide projection of Jaesuk’ s finest artworks to a very theatrical performance of live illustrations.

In celebration of this beautiful collaboration, Jaesuk Kim has designed a series of customised illustrations exclusively for Lancôme.

In 2017, the brand will launch the limited edition cosmetic bags, and pouches for all your beauty essentials. The first of these collaborations launched last Sunday 12th of February, exclusively at David Jones until 5th of March.

Source: Lancôme


Qantas Wi-Fi to Get a Workout With Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on Board

Qantas customers on Wi-Fi enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board to provide content in 2017.

With speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional inflight Wi-Fi, Qantas will offer customers video and audio streaming when the service is switched on its first aircraft in late February this year. The rest of the airline’s fleet of domestic Boeing 737 and Airbus A330 aircraft will follow from mid-2017 onwards.

The faster connection speeds – which enable streaming – are made possible through the nbn Sky MusterTM satellite service and represents a significant upgrade over older satellite technology accessed by most airlines around the world.

The service uses idle data capacity, with the signal reaching the aircraft as it flies through the satellite’s 101 spot beams across Australia. Qantas Group Executive of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Olivia Wirth, said that fast, free internet will open up a huge range of options for customers inflight.

“We know that email, online shopping and general web browsing will be popular uses when we switch on Wi-Fi, but what a lot of people relish about flying is being able to catch up on their favourite TV shows or watch movies they didn’t get to see at the cinema,” said Mrs Wirth.

“Foxtel and Netflix both have huge catalogues that are expanding all the time, so there will be no shortage of entertainment on board.

“The usage data from the collection of albums we already have on our aircraft shows that music is a great way for passengers to relax as they watch the world fly by.

Spotify will open this up so you can listen to virtually any song you like,” she added. While Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify are all paid subscription services, they will offer free access to Qantas customers on and off the aircraft for between three days and one month after their Qantas flight.

Source: Qantas


Bella Hadid Announced as New Female Face of TAG Heuer

Does Bella Hadid really need any introduction? Last year was a banner year for the young American top model who, from tomorrow, will be the new female face of luxury Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer.

Voted “Model of the Year” in December 2016, this fashion icon had the fastest growing fan- base of followers on social media networks in 2016; now a rising star in the world of fashion, she is handling the demands of her extraordinary lifestyle and stratospheric fame with poise and maturity. She knows exactly what she wants, what she likes, and what she wants to achieve.

At the tender age of 20, beautiful Bella has chosen to work with TAG Heuer; this is not just an opportunity for the luxury Swiss watch brand to welcome a fresh, young face, but also for the model to collaborate on projects which relate directly to one of her favourite hobbies: photography.

With 10 million followers on social media, she has learnt how to express herself through images, sometimes light and subtle, sometimes profound and mysterious, but always with a clear artistic sense which is deeply personal.

She speaks the language of the Millennials, the generation with whom the Swiss watch brand is currently reconnecting, driven by its CEO Jean-Claude Biver, also Chairman of the Watch Division of LVMH Group.

At the event, Jean-Claude Biver said: “I am delighted to welcome Bella into the family of TAG Heuer ambassadors.

Having Bella on the team enables me to reconnect TAG Heuer with the Millennials and young generations, and also with the brand’s avant-garde spirit, the spirit which drives us to do things differently, to innovate and to dare.

The TAG Heuer family has a real team spirit. We need someone like Bella to help us capture the bold and confident spirit of young people today. Thank you for joining us, Bella, welcome to the team!”.

Source: TAG Heuer


Montana Cox Announced as the Face of Bendon AW17 Campaign

Today, iconic Australian intimates brand, Bendon Lingerie announced Australian model Montana Cox as their new face. The autumn-winter 2017 campaign, shot by Nicole Bentley sees Cox pose candidly in the new season collection, showcasing the beautifully engineered pieces through to the dynamic sport collection.

“I have always been a huge fan of Bendon Lingerie, so I’m very excited to be working with the brand. The pieces are so beautiful and seriously comfortable, I didn’t want to take them off, said Cox. “Bendon’s philosophy of supporting natural beauty really resonates with me – I think it’s important for women to feel beautiful and confident at all times and that starts with what you’re wearing underneath. A well fitted and stylish bra can make all the difference.”

Bendon lingerie has a proud 68-year history based on innovation well ahead of its time and today celebrates a collection of classic, timeless and fashionable underwear and separates. This season Bendon introduces the much anticipated Undercover Slimmer, a range which uses advanced technical engineering to create the sleekest silhouette.

The new Bendon collection is available in Myer, selected boutiques and online at bendonlingerie.com from February 2016. Bendon lingerie starts at $44.95 for a bra and $19.95 for briefs. The Bendon Active range starts at $39.95.

Source: Bendon