Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji Debuts 2017 School Under The Sea

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji, one of the most renowned vacation destinations in the South Pacific, is pleased to announce the School Under The Sea Program, an innovative, educational, and experiential travel offering focused on learning, exploration, and deep immersion into Fijian culture. With this one-of-a-kind package, young guests at the hotel will enjoy an adventure-packed vacation filled with snorkeling, beachside walks, island excursions, a rainforest hike and more. The new program will be offered daily from now onwards, and invites children to embark on a unique and culturally educational travel experience.

School Under The Sea is an innovative, educational program that introduces children ages six to 12 to the natural environment and Fijian cultural heritage through the eyes of the resort’s marine biologists.  Kids explore the realms of an alternative sustainable future.  The goal of School Under The Sea is to expand the children’s horizons and help them better understand and appreciate the world around them while learning how they can conserve and protect it.

“A fantastic family vacation is the cornerstone for a lifetime of amazing memories.  With the new School Under the Sea program, we hope to make holiday decision-making easy for families by providing them with new and exciting programs while at the same time offering them luxury accommodations, world-class dining, and an unforgettable personal experience that is derived from the natural beauty of the island, and the warmth of the staff.” said Bart Simpson, general manager of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji.

School Under The Sea operates daily, with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions.  Parents can enjoy activities on their own, confident that their children are enjoying everything that School Under The Sea has to offer and are well taken care of.

For more information on the School Under The Sea visit fijiresort.com

Source: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort


Inside a private dinner with David Furnish and Lqd Skin Care

One of the standout events of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) was held on Saturday night, an exclusive private dinner hosted by LFWM Ambassador David Furnish, in association with Liquid Skin Care (Lqd®).

Liquid Skin Care is Australia’s leading prestige men’s skin care brand and is the Official Skincare Sponsor of London Fashion Week Men’s. Alongside David Furnish, Lqd® Skin Care co-founders Anthony McDonough and Chris Glebatsas welcomed a mix of fashion industry insiders, international press and retailers.

David Furnish commented “Massive thanks to Lqd® Skin Care for their support of LFWM. Their commitment to quality and innovation in mens skin care sits beautifully alongside the same qualities in British mens fashion.”

Sponsors such as Mercedes Benz, Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Vodka were on hand to ensure guests enjoyed the most debonair of dinners, catered by the renowned Cellar Society.

An extra highlight of the evening for invitees was an exclusive performance by Rosie Lowe (one of Sir Elton John’s hand-picked artists) and all guests received gift bags including a preview bottle of the soon to be launched Lqd Body Wash, along with Harrods Special Cuvee champagne.

The #DFxLqd dinner was yet another milestone for Lqd® as it continues its phenomenal global expansion, and a smart, elegant addition to an already remarkable LFWM

Source: Lqd Skincare


Australian Celebrities Thank Hugh – Logan

After 17 years playing the iconic character of Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is hanging up the claws. To celebrate the release of Logan on Blu-ray & DVD this week a handful of Australia’s media personalities, sports starts, celebrities and even politicians have sent their tributes, thanking Hugh for an incredible run as Logan.

Touting an MA 15+-rating, allowing fans to finally see Logan’s legendary berserk rage unleashed, Mangold brings a visceral and gritty realism to the story, based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

A black and white version of the film, entitled Logan Noir, gives the acclaimed story an all-new look and is exclusive to JB HIFI for pre-order only or available on iTunes Extras when purchased on Digital HD. While nearly 90 minutes of original content, including deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes documentary immerse fans into the process of bringing Logan’s final ride to life.

Australian’s can submit their own tribute messages to Hugh here


Paspaley South Sea Pearl necklace's incredible price at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction

The triple strand natural pearl necklace achieved HK$16,140,000 (approximately AUD$2,814,253) more than HK$2 million above the pre-sale high estimate.

The Christies’ Magnificent Jewels auction is considered one of the jewellery industry’s most prestigious sales events, showcasing items from Cartier, Harry Winston, Graff, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bvlgari among others.

The necklace consists of 237 natural pearls of remarkable quality, which are strung on three regularly graduated strands.

The colour of these natural pearls ranges from white to slightly cream, partly with attractive rosé and green overtones.

These rare overtones are due to an iridescence effect caused on the surface of pearls and greatly contribute to their beauty.

A unique pair of natural pearl and diamond chandelier earrings by Paspaley also sold above the high estimate for HK$6,420,000 (AUD $1,108,836) in the same sale.

The set featured 10 tear drop and button shaped virgin (undrilled) natural pearls.

The triangular diamonds in the earrings, totalling 12.74cts, were specially cut and set table-to-table to give the earrings a sense of volume from the side.

The pearl was discovered in the 16th century and was owned by 8 Spanish Kings, Joseph Bonaparte and Elizabeth Taylor among others.

Source: Paspaley


The Manicure That Doesn't Wreck Your Nails

Shellac had become my beauty crack. And the worse my nails underneath were for it.

For those not fluent in manicure speak, Shellac revolutionised painting your nails as only after a few minutes they were completely dry and then the colour lasted a couple of weeks. Brilliant! What a time saver.

But there was a serious downside.

Having your hands sit under a UV light isn’t the best thing for them at the best of times and when you do go to remove it from your nails, your natural nails are absolutely wafer-thin, crappy and in serious splitsville.

Anyway, for 40 bucks I spent at my local mani/pedi USA Nails salon, I decided to give SNS (Signature Nail Systems) a whirl.

SNS is a nail dipping system that uses a brush-on gel base on the nail, which is then dipped in a powder. The powder comes in a whole lot of colours – from natural to a french manicure look to lots of colours including my favourite – a very, very deep burgundy, nearing on black.

The powder actually strengthens the nails and is made up of organically-processed chemicals Benzoyl Peroxide, Titatum Dioxide and Acrylic Ester Polymer.

After my nails were brushed with the gel they were individually dipped into the coloured powder – two times – and they then dried incredibly quickly.

The result is very natural looking, not heavy and they feel very strong too.

The nail technician told me it should last longer than Shellac . . . so I’ll be interested to see how long and when it comes to removal, how my nails will be underneath.

So far, so good!