Australian-made edible cookie dough delivered to your door: a public service announcement

For Melbourne-based siblings turned entrepreneurs, Chris, Alex and Jessica Reece, spoon-licking is no foreign concept. It is an impulse hatched from warm-hearted childhood memories of culinary delights, delicious kitchen creations, and endless days of mixing, baking and devouring mouth-watering cookies.

Inviting Australians to reminisce and relive their own childhood cravings, the entrepreneurial trio launched Cookie Doh Co. in 2017 to provide over 6000 postcodes nationwide with the spoon-licking joy of edible cookie dough.

Inspired by the American FMCG cookie dough phenomenon, Cookie Doh Co. sports 3 delicious flavours, Chocolate Chip, Apple and Cinnamon and Triple Chocolate, and is made from local shelved ingredients and Belgian Callebaut chocolate chips.

Cookie Doh Co. can sit unrefrigerated in ambient temperatures for up to 2 weeks and if refrigerated up to 3 months. Fun to eat on it’s own or as part of a cheeky kitchen creation Cookie Doh Co. can be squished, smashed, slurped or sprinkled in many indulgent treats including decadent sundaes, dreamy cookie sandwiches and delicious milkshake beverages.

Free from eggs and pasteurised substitutes, Cookie Doh Co. is safe to eat raw, anytime, anywhere. For more info and to order visit www.cookiedoh.co

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The perfect towelling beach throw-over from MochO

Part cape, part hoodie, part towel – MochO (my original Cho) is a poncho like no other. Inspired by the ocean and designed by lovers of it, this summer must-have will take you from swim to sand and beyond.

Conceived over a post-surf coffee by two busy women tired of changing in car parks and carrying around cumbersome towels and accessories, the MochO was created to bring practicality and luxury to the beach experience.

“We love the rituals of surfing… scanning the waves, applying sunscreen, waxing the board, the après aqua coffee, and we wanted MochO to be part of that,” says co-founder Emma Saddington.

“But we wanted to create something not just for surfers, but for all water lovers – a garment that would free up your hands, just as the ocean can free your mind.”

“As women, we think a lot about what we wear and know what makes us feel beautiful,” adds co-founder Abigail Sheridan.

“The MochO provides an‘Après Aqua’ option that has been missing. It celebrates the laidback beach lifestyle we love while still looking gorgeous and distinctly feminine.”

Proudly designed and made in Australia from the softest Portuguese velour terry towelling, each cape in the brand’s launch collection, Pacific Soul, features a generous hood for sun and wind protection, two concealed pockets with a sweet pop of colour and versatile press studs down the sides, which can be left open for a relaxed feel or closed to create a wearable change room.

Launching MochO has been a three-year labour of love for its founders – both busy professionals and mothers – and their start-up story is an inspirational one.

Priced at $220, the MochO is available in a range of sizes and lengths and four ocean-inspired colour ways. To see the Mocho collection and kickstart your summer in style, visit www.mocho.com.au

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Champagne Lanson unveil a limited edition ‘music box’

For 257 years, the House of Lanson and its expert winemakers have been crafting fine Champagne using the traditional (non-malolactic) method. Family run, and one of the oldest existing Champagne Houses, Lanson has carefully perfected its art, resulting in an impressive and diverse range of quality Champagnes.

In celebration of Christmas 2017, Champagne Lanson introduce their limited-edition Music Box to house the iconic Lanson Black Label Brut NV. The unique gifting case allows a smartphone to be docked in the top lid, enabling an amplified sound when music is played from the device, transforming the Lanson Music Box into a makeshift speaker.

The perfect start to any Christmas occasion and, the ideal gift for music and champagne lovers, the eye-catching Music Box combines visual elements synonymous with the Champagne House including the Maltese Cross and illustrated instructions, designed in the classic and sophisticated Black Label colour palette of black, white, red and gold.

Passed down from generation to generation, Champagne Lanson’s long-standing traditions, including ageing for at least 3 years, ensures every bottle is aged gracefully and shows the unique elegance.

All this waiting certainly pays off as every bottle is crisp, fresh and zesty, with exceptional fruit purity – a taste profile you simply will never get tired of. Lanson Black Label embodies the refined characteristics of the Lanson house style with freshness, power and elegance, making it literally mouth-watering, beautifully refreshing and the perfect aperitif.

The Champagne Lanson limited edition Music Box is sold as a gift set with the Lanson Black Label Brut NV and retails for $49.99 (on promotion for $40.00 for Nov and Dec). It will be available at Dan Murphy’s www.danmurphys.com.au from 9th November, 2017.

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November’s Birthstone: Citrine - exquisite designs from Plukka

Citrine, November’s birthstone, has been adored since ancient times. A member of the quartz family, its name is a reference to the stone’s warm, citrus hues.

Fashioned into talismans by the ancient Egyptians and rings by Roman priests, these fabulous gemstones have been given a creative and contemporary twist ina new range of citrine pieces by Plukka.

Shop this collection at www.plukka.com

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The Australian style scene gearing up for the MAAS BALL

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) has announced the inaugural MAAS Centre for Fashion Ball, to take place on 1 February 2018. The MAAS Ball will be a celebration of the Australian fashion industry and will prelude the two MAAS fashion exhibitions for 2018: Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715 – 2017 and Akira Unsaid. 

The MAAS Ball will be presented in partnership with NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER and will be co-hosted by MAAS Director and CEO Dolla Merrillees, together with Edwina McCann and Kellie Hush, Co-Chairs of the Australian Fashion Chamber.

The MAAS Ball will fundraise for the Australian Fashion Fund, a Centre for Fashion initiative that will secure acquisitions of Australian fashion to strengthen the Museum’s collection for future generations and support the sector via knowledge exchange between the best international talent and the Australian sector.

MAAS Director and CEO Dolla Merrillees said “The MAAS Ball brings together the Australian industry to celebrate the ingenuity, vibrancy and legacy of the sector. Fashion in Australia has never been so visible and applauded, from exhibitions celebrating its significance to politicians embracing it as a form of diplomacy.

While many events and institutions focus on international designers our focus is on championing and supporting the Australian fashion industry in an international context and through our collection of fashion, arguably the best in the country. We are taking this opportunity to consider the role of the Centre for Fashion in producing and preserving Australian fashion for generations to come,” said Ms Merrillees.

NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER President Alison Loehnis said “Australia has long been a very important market to us which is testament to the deep and abiding passion that Australians have for fashion.

We admire the genuine creativity, energy and dedication of Australia in the global fashion community and we are proud to be partnering with MAAS on the Centre for Fashion Ball, supporting the education, preservation and promotion of contemporary fashion while looking towards the future of our industry.”

The Centre for Fashion also plays a vital role in bringing to Australia outstanding examples of fashion and craftsmanship from around the world.

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715 – 2015, an exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), features some of the world’s most iconic menswear designers and will open exclusively in Australia at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney from 12 May – 14 October 2018.

Akira Unsaid celebrates Akira Isogawa’s unique design process over 25 years in fashion, from his formative years in Kyoto through his journey to Sydney and will open exclusively in Australia at the Powerhouse Museum from 8 December 2018 – 4 May 2019.

In addition to NET A PORTER and MR PORTER, The MAAS Ball is generously supported by time partner IWC Schaffhausen, Bentley Sydney, Bird in Hand and Moet & Chandon.

For tickets and more information visit https://maas.museum/event/maas-ball/

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