Over 30 of Australia’s most recognised TV personalities, sporting legends, singers and actors attended to help raise money for childhood diseases.

Impressive outfits, with a touch of denim, flooded the blue carpet at the Jeans for Genes Denim Dinner, held at The Star Sydney.

Streamed live on Facebook by TV personality, Scott Tweedie, celebrities including Michelle Bridges, Commando, Lincoln Lewis, Dan Conn and Leisel Jones came together for the annual event, which raises money for Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Australia’s most loved TV duo, Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur, hosted the event, encouraging guests to donate to the cause.

Renowned auctioneer, Scott Gibbons, also known as ‘Mr Sold’, led an exciting, live auction with guests bidding record amounts for unique auction items including the ultimate USA experience with Delta Airlines, a SMEG fridge coated in denim, and an original Nafisa Naomi artwork featuring Hugh Jackman and his signed jeans.

The aptly named Denim Dinner featured a never-before-seen chandelier made with over 100 celebrity-signed jeans, dubbed ‘the jeandelier’.

Guests were treated to show-stopping performances from the cast of Kinky Boots, Esther Hannaford and Erin Holland, which had guests dancing and raising money into the early hours.

Celebrities in attendance included: Erin Holland, Steve Willis and Michelle Bridges, actor and singer Johnny Ruffo, radio host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, celebrity personal trainer Cam Byrnes, celebrity personal trainer Libby Babet, TV personalities Candice Dixon and Sam Webb, actors David Berry and Joel Jackson, Seven’s My Kitchen Rules contestants, David Vu and Betty Banks.

Source: Jeans for Jeans Denim Dinner


MADHATTAN - Mad about the Milliner - to air on Foxtel soon

The fascinating new film Madhattan will have its’ small screen debut on Tuesday 18th July on the Lifestyle You! channel and be available on demand afterwards.

The story follows one remarkable woman’s journey from the Aussie outback of the remote Kimberley in Western Australia to the catwalks of New York Fashion Week.

Former jillaroo and camp cook-turned milliner, Felicity “Flic” Brown, started re-working her jillaroo mates’ hats in time for the Kimberley’s racing season each year. Selftaught hatmaker Felicity “Flic” Brown has come a long way since then.

Filmmaker Carolyn Constantine (Wide Open Sky, Winner Audience Award, SFF 2015) was drawn into Felicity’s unique and creative world after a chance meeting and the cinematographer turned director knew that Felicity’s inspirational journey and wonderful hats would be worthy of the telling.

Madhattan is the fascinating and often challenging story of her journey as she takes her magnificent feathered and flowered creations, inspired by the incredible natural beauty of the Kimberley region, all the way from the red dust of Broome to the bustling sidewalks of New York.

Along the way, there are trials and tribulations as she faces one obstacle after another to get her to the world’s most famous Fashion Week in the Big Apple, including a skin cancer scare that set her NY adventures in motion.

She says” I wanted to make a film about a strong, creative female character taking on the world from a remote place and hopefully it will inspire audiences to pursue their own dreams and goals”. As Flic so passionately states in the film ‘life is short …so just have a go’.”

The film also features a beautiful country jazz fusion soundtrack from former Go- Between composer Amanda Brown and acclaimed jazz artist Jonathan Zwartz.

A national screening tour is planned for the second half of 2017 to bring this inspiring film about this go-getting milliner to audiences around the country.

Join the conversation at #madhattan

Source:Lifestyle on Foxtel


Maggie in Japan Premieres August 2 on Foxtel's Lifestyle

Australian culinary icon Maggie Beer takes viewers on a gastronomic journey across three stunning locations in MAGGIE IN JAPAN, an exclusive new special premiering on Wednesday August 2 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Produced by Lingo Pictures for Foxtel, MAGGIE IN JAPAN follows the celebrated cook as she travels from Tokyo to Noto Peninsular and finally Osaka, inspired by her love of learning and the exciting new challenge of producing a Japanese-inspired feast for her friends back in her hometown of the Barossa.

With the help of both traditional and new wave chefs, Maggie immerses herself in the local food and lives of her culinary guides, experiencing the essence of Japanese cuisine and some of the unique cooking techniques found across the country.

In Tokyo, Maggie joins Koji Fukuda, a former head chef at Luke Mangan’s Salt and now owner of two restaurants in Tokyo. Koji invites Maggie in to his home during her Tokyo visit, preparing her an everyday family meal that provides inspiration for Maggie’s own Japanese feast.

She also meets Kanejiro Kanemoto of Nodaiwa, who is a revered shokunin. A shokunin is a craftsman who devotes his entire life to mastering one dish, and Kanejiro has been cooking eel for the past 60 years.

Finally, keen to get a feel for the younger and more modern chefs of Tokyo, Maggie visits Hideki Ii of Shirosaka, where she experiences food that is a creative interpretation of both Japanese and Western cuisines – including a Japanese-influenced pate’ to rival her own.

Next, Maggie travels to rural Noto Peninsula where she meets Australian chef Ben Flatt and his wife Chikako who run a typical Japanese inn, upholding the ancient traditions of Chikako’s family. Here, Maggie finds a land which has so many similarities to the Barossa, and yet the flavours are so different.

Once again, in Ben’s cooking Maggie finds an amalgamation of cuisines, with Ben’s Italian background cleverly influencing the dishes he makes.

Finally, after crossing the country and going south, Maggie arrives in Osaka.  Here, she enjoys a “Kappo” style meal at a Michelin-star restaurant, run by second generation chef Osamu Ueno.

After her whirlwind tour, Maggie heads back to the Barossa where she adapts her newfound knowledge to create her own Japanese feast.

The unique dishes Maggie creates clearly illustrates that her search to understand and perfect Japanese flavour techniques has paid off – and has made its way into her own stunning food creations.

MAGGIE IN JAPAN premieres on Wednesday, August 2 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.   Following its broadcast on Lifestyle, the 60-minute special will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s newly announced streaming service, Foxtel Now.

Source: Foxtel


Myer presents KATY PERRY WITNESS: The Tour

Myer today announced an exciting partnership with global pop superstar, Katy Perry, and is thrilled to be the principal and naming rights partner of the Australian leg of KATY PERRY’S WITNESS: the Tour.

Together with Myer, Katy Perry will bring WITNESS: the Tour to cities across Australia. In support of her new album Witness, the tour will begin in Perth in July 2018, concert dates have also been announced in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney throughout July and August 2018.

MYER one customers will have an exclusive chance to secure tickets to Katy’s incredible shows. Ahead of tickets going on sale to the general public, Myer can today reveal they have 8,000 tickets to give away in an exciting competition running exclusively at Myer from today until 29th July, 2017.

Myer Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Richard Umbers, said Myer‘s partnership with Katy Perry was a standout highlight of the Myer calendar.

“Katy is one of the most exciting and engaging pop stars on the planet and we are so thrilled to be partnering with her to create something really special for our Myer customers.”

Katy Perry promises that her WITNESS: the Tour will be one of the biggest and most memorable tours. Beginning in North America in September, the tour moves to Europe in May of next year, with Katy landing in Australia in July 2018. KATY PERRY’S WITNESS: the Tour will see Katy perform hits from her recently released album Witness which is currently number one on the Billboard charts in the US, and has now debuted at #1 in 46 countries around the world.

Source: Myer


Crystal Gives Guests VIP Access to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1 Race

Adrenaline rushes are inevitable for Crystal Symphony guests in Abu Dhabi this November, as Crystal unveils three exclusive ways for travelers to experience the most glamourous international event in the United Arab Emirates. During the “Indian Ocean Discovery” voyage, the ultra-luxury ship will arrive in Abu Dhabi on November 25 for an overnight stay just in time for the capital city’s Formula 1 Grand Prix at the famed Yas Marina Circuit. The 55-lap, approximately 190-mile race draws drivers from around the world to compete for the pole position. Crystal guests will enjoy VIP views for each lap, heightening the thrill of the event.

The most exclusive Crystal package for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix transports guests by luxury coach from the ship to Yas Island, where the Marina is located, and positions them in the heart of the action with Formula TEAM One Paddock Club™ access, with either Team Red Bull or Team Ferrari. Participants will walk the pit lane and enjoy premier seating in the air-conditioned upper floors of the pit building, as well as fine cuisine and beverage service throughout the day, open bar and access to the roof terrace to mingle with fellow VIP guests. Fares for this option are US$9,999 per person.

In addition to Abu Dhabi, the 17-day voyage begins with an overnight in Dubai and a maiden call in Doha, Qatar before cruising the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean en route to Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles; Nosy Bé and Maroantsetra (maiden call), Madagascar; and Mauritius/Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius. All-inclusive cruise only fares start at US$3,995 per person.

Source: Crystal Cruises