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VIDANTA CRUISES TO SET NEW STANDARD IN LUXURY CRUISING

Vidanta, Grupo Vidanta’s luxury vacationing brand, has announced its entry into cruising, transforming the industry by bringing new levels of luxury, comfort, and exclusivity to the Mexican coastline. Vidanta Cruises’ first ship, Vidanta Elegant, will welcome members and guests aboard later this year, with its first voyage in the fall of 2019. This endeavor further distinguishes Grupo Vidanta as the only provider of luxury accommodations in Mexico operating both on land and sea. The launch of Vidanta Cruises marks Mexico’s first-ever luxury cruise line. Voyage itineraries are currently being finalized andRead More


THE DRY COMMENCES PRODUCTION IN REGIONAL VICTORIA

Filming has begun on the feature film adaptation of Jane Harper’s bestselling novel The Dry. Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Glitch), Keir O’Donnell (Ray Donovan, Fargo) and John Polson (Mission: Impossible II, The Sum of Us) join Eric Bana (Munich, Chopper, Dirty John) in the production from Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories. The Dry is an Australian crime thriller based on Harper’s internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning novel. Robert Connolly (Paper Planes, Balibo) will direct from the adapted script he co-wrote with Harry Cripps. Bana plays Federal Agent Aaron Falk – his first AustralianRead More


Single Release: Maya Rose – See You Again

Emerging fast as one of Victoria’s freshest new voices in R&B is Maya Rose. With her debut single, ‘See You Again’, the vocalist brings depth in tone and range to the table, resulting in a striking offering. Dripping with melody and that 90’s R&B vibe that has seen a resurgence thanks to the international success of young artists including CXLOE, Wafia, and Kehlani, Maya Rose’s sound is instantly welcoming; inviting the listener to lose themselves in each beat and vocal sway. The 20 year old, who has been in the studio withRead More


Single Release: Stara – I Like Being Alone

Sydney based Electronic artist STARA has just released her stunning new single ‘I Like Being Alone’.  STARA artfully blends elements of Electronic, Hip Hop and Dance music to forge her unique sonic. She meticulously crafts a bold, dusky soundscape that borrows from many musical realms and seamlessly comes together to form one complex melting point. STARA debuted in 2016 with the release of project ‘CHAPTERS’. The collection of four tracks from the project gained over 1 million online streams and was aired on radio stations all over the world. The young songstress then dropped her debut EP ‘Simulacra’ inRead More


Ads-Up Gala 2019

The stars came out recently at the Ads-Up Gala, co-sponsored by Ultra Mobile, to support refugees being resettled in America. Ads-Up Co-founders Ben Winsor and Australian fashion designer Fleur Wood were joined by hundreds of guests and celebrity appearances by Laura Brown, InStyle EIC, Rose Byrne, Australian actress, Donna Karan, the international fashion designer who founded DKNY, and Luke and Nicole Warne Shadbolt, influencers with a global audience of over 2.3 million. Ads-Up and Ultra Mobile (https://www.ultramobile.com) announced its partnership earlier this month to supply political refugees who cannot go backRead More


THE 25TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE

James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli confirmed the start of principal photography on the 25th official James Bond film begins on 28 April 2019. From Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, the film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. Metro Goldwyn Mayer will release the 25th James Bond feature film domestically through their United Artists Releasing banner on April 8, 2020; through Universal Pictures International and Metro GoldwynRead More


Billie Eilish Australian Tour 2019

Following a phenomenal Coachella set recently, pop sensation Billie Eilish will land in Australia next week to take her anticipated When We All Fall Asleep, World Tour around the country, and hit Groovin The Moo stages for the very first time. Gigantic demand saw fans snap up tickets to the star’s shows in record time; in Brisbane, back-to-back Eatons Hill Hotel appearances were upgraded to a Riverstage performance on Tuesday 7th May, with additional tickets released in Auckland to satisfy demand. Due to the popularity of Billie Eilish’s Australia-New Zealand concerts, and withRead More


5 biggest trends in engagement rings according to Fairina Cheng

Engagement rings are no longer the sole domain of diamonds and bling. 2019 is all about unique gems, rosy colours and a different approach to design. Jewellery designer, Fairina Cheng (fairinachengjewellery.com), shares the 5 biggest trends in engagement rings and ideas for creating your own piece of custom jewellery. 1. Mixed metals Where white gold has been the classic choice for many years, rose gold is now emerging as the choice-du-jour. Its soft feminine hues make it highly complementary to a wide range of skin tones. Combining rose and whiteRead More


VRC AMBASSADOR GEORGIA CONNOLLY TO SADDLE UP FOR CHARITY

Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Ambassador Georgia Connolly will saddle up in the annual women-only Magnolia Cup at Goodwood, the first Australian to take up the reins in the race at the world-famous British racecourse. This year the Magnolia Cup will benefit Wellbeing of Women, Britain’s leading women’s reproductive and gynaecological health charity dedicated to saving the lives of women and children across the United Kingdom. Georgia will turn amateur jockey for the race, held on Ladies’ Day during the Qatar Goodwood Festival, where she will compete against high-profile women from the worldsRead More


NGV partners with Hutong Dumpling Bar for winter Friday Nights series

In a new collaboration, Melbourne’s Hutong Dumpling Bar takes over the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV’s) Gallery Kitchen for the 2019 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces NGV Friday Nights series, transforming it into a Shanghai-inspired dumpling bar. Each Friday night features a headline act, showcasing the best of Australia’s vibrant and diverse musical talent.  This season’s headliners include performers such as self-made Melbourne performer Maribelle, soulful Sydney vocalist Thandi Phoenix, Brisbane’s Young Franco, Sydney’s NGAIIRE and songwriter and producer GRAACE. NGV Friday Nights full line-up: Friday 31 May – Husky Friday 7 June – Amaya Laucirica Friday 14Read More