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St Alexanders Kitchen – 130A Alexander Ave Thomastown

Posted in aussie greatness, Eating in all in splendour, freakin cheap, Keep an eye on it, new eatery, we like. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2012 by streetcredthread

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Inspired by the vintage Brunswick culture, the Saleh family have opened up a hidden gem just under our noses, in the heart of Thomastown. No matter what season the outdoor courtyard with its iron-wood heaters, makes it perfect for an after work sip or a satisfying hearty meal in the colder months. The courtyard walls are drenched with street art and the landscaping is extremely organic and playful with its white picket fences, vintage lawn furniture and fairy lights draping above like a blanket of twinkling stars. The decor is an eclectic collection of old and new. Modern stainless steels mixed with vintage furniture such as old typewriters, television sets and brass trinkets surround the room.

Taking their experience from working in such restaurants as Grossi Florentino on Bourke and The Italian now on Collins the menu is saturated with integrity. Everything from the pasta to the strawberry eton mess is home-made and delicious. The menu throughout although supplying traditional meals has a modern urban twist. Examples of this include; the mouth watering stacked pancakes with orange mascarpone and mixed berry compote or the traditional florentine served with sauteed spinach and herb mushrooms on a potato rosti drizzled with hollandaise.

Being the food connoisseurs that we think we are, we thought we’d try something for the vegetarian and the meat lover. Taking Mark Saleh’s recommendation, we were lucky enough to indulge in the vegetarian risotto made with butternut pumpkin, fried eggplant, spicy zucchini, goats cheese and tangy lemon zest. Although absolutely scrumptious we couldn’t resist the sight of the rustic sausage and peppers pizza. But it wasn’t over there, being the undeniable sweet lovers that we are, dessert wasn’t even a question. To satisfy our sweet tooth we couldn’t go past the white chocolate Nutella pizza served with vanilla bean ice-cream (We are still salivating thinking about this now!).

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By this time we were extremely satisfied, even more so upon receiving our bill, on the discovery of how incredibly priced our banquet actually was! With prices from as little as $3.50 for breakfast (fruit toast with condiments) to the most being $15 (seafood pasta) for a main, you will encounter a delectable meal at an affordable price.

What we really loved most about our experience was the great atmosphere and vibe the Saleh family has brought to St Alexanders Kitchen. It was great a pleasure and honor to see the unity of this talented family and we will surely be returning soon.

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Samantha Wills

Posted in aussie greatness, effing amazing., global trend, Keep an eye on it, Shop Online!!, Stores we adore, the big guys., we like. with tags , , , on June 27, 2011 by streetcredthread

Australia’s hottest new export – Samantha Wills jewellery – is taking the world by storm. Growing up in Australia’s east and moving to Sydney later on, she started her empire at the early age of 21. Six years down the track, and the likes of Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Eva Mendes all swear by her jet-set creations. 

Her new collection is called ‘A Decadent Solstice’ – Also join the VIP section at www.samanthawills.com to receive 50-80% off when you shop online. 

Ode to Kate Moss – Mario Testino

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, BOOKS, Interviews, Keep an eye on it, Shop Online!!, the big guys., we like., wonderfully famous. with tags , , , , on June 16, 2011 by streetcredthread

Mario Testino is the ultimate fashion photographer of our generation. Working for the likes of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry, the Peruvian-born photographer transcends fashion in his imagery and creates works of art. 

His latest compilation of photographs – shot of life-time friend Kate Moss – could be his greatest work yet. In a limited edition bound book, he has composed over 100 images in both black and white and colour of the model. 

Kate Moss has also contributed to the book with her own personal essay regarding her friendship and work relationship with Testino. 

This book is the consequence of two decades of extraordinary friendship, and phenomenal glamour, this iconic collaboration is an intimate insight into the lives and minds of two of the world’s definitive style leaders. 

Mario says “I met Kate very early on. Shortly after her first Galliano show I went backstage to congratulate her, only to find her crying: she was disappointed that she had only been given one outfit to model in the show. My answer to her was this: “In life there are perfumes and colognes. You need to use lots of cologne as the scent fades away; with a perfume you just use a drop and it lasts all night. You are a perfume, you will go on and on.” Little did I know just how true that would become! And that I had made a friend for life.” 

In a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the industry’s most private figures, Kate Moss also gives her insights into her life with the celebrated photographer, expanding on both their professional and personal relationship. 

“Mario took me to a new level of glamour. I don’t think anybody had seen me as any kind of sexy model before he did. He was the one that transformed me. Before him I was just a grungy girl, but he saw me differently. He’d seen me in a pair of heels, getting glamorous – and he was the first to start taking pictures of me in that way. He changed the way people thought about me as a model, for sure. Later other people started working with me in that way, but he was the first.”

As huge fans of Kate Moss and Mario Testino, we are definitely ordering a copy of this amazing work. http://www.taschen.com sell the book online. Check out some of the images; 

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A Break from Fashion…

Posted in An excellent cause, Keep an eye on it, the big guys., we like., wonderfully famous. with tags , , , , , on June 14, 2011 by streetcredthread

Dalai Lama in Australia

 

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet visited Melbourne this past weekend, and I was one of the lucky people who went and listened to his teachings at the Melbourne Convention Centre. 

Speaking on the paths of buddhism, how to control anger, jealousy and greed, discussing the situation between China and Tibet, the situation in Mongolia, having faith in more than one religion and the art of meditation, it was a full on seminar, but totally worth the 6:30am wake up. 

The day started with guided meditation from a different monk – Vietnamese, Tibetan and Mongolian – followed by each countries chanting and prayer. His Holiness would then enter – the whole audience standing as he did so – before greeting everyone with a ‘good morning’ and a giggle. 

He made no claims as to being a god and did not preach one word. He acknowledged China’s portrayal of him as the devil, however still spoke of the country with great respect and admiration. 

He was teaching in Canberra today, and tomorrow arrives in Brisbane to do a three day seminar on dealing with loss and grief after being affected by the floods. The public conversation is sold out, however www.dalailamainaustralia.org still has private tickets for sale. 

It is not something you want to miss. 

 

It’s that time of year.

Posted in aussie greatness, effing amazing., freakin cheap, Keep an eye on it, Melbourne Designers, Stores we adore, we like. with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2011 by streetcredthread

TIGERMIST’S MEGA FIVE DAY SALE!

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER OUR 5 DAY SALE WILL BE HELD AT BOTH TIGER MIST BOUTIQUES! A STOREWIDE SALE FOR THE FELLAS AND THE LADIES! THIS IS OUR BIGGEST SALE TO DATE!! ALL DRESSES, TOPS, TEES, DENIM, JACKETS YOU NAME IT’S ON SALE! 

SO GET DOWN TO GRAB A BARGAIN AND STOCK UP ON YOUR WINTER WARDROBE!

DOORS OPEN AT 9AM THIS WEDNESDAY AND THE SALE ENDS THIS SUNDAY!

GUYS JEANS 20% OFF
SALE RACKS FOR GUYS AND GIRLS: $19.95, $29.95, $39.95, $49.95, $59.95, $69.95!!!

Yeah so this is definitely a sale you don’t want to miss. We all know how good the stock is down at Tigermist in Eltham, and this time round it’s in both Eltham and Ivanhoe stores, which only means double the bargins and double the brands. Get down and see all the lovely girls even if your not after a  bargain (who isn’t, anyway?) for a chat.

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Win a Trip to Paris to see Coco Chanel’s house !!

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, collegefashionista, competitions, effing amazing., the big guys., we like., wonderfully famous. with tags , , , , on May 18, 2011 by streetcredthread

Teen Vogue and Chanel have teamed up for a contest you won’t want to miss. The prize is a once in a lifetime chance to visit the legendary apartment of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel and meet Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup. Oh, and did we mention this was in Paris? Sign me up!

To enter, all you have to do is select one of five shades from the Chanel ROUGE COCO SHINE collection and tell us in a video (one minute or less) how your personality captures the essence of the selected shade. Win this and it’s “Bonjour, Paris!” One lucky reader will be living the dream of every couture connoisseur. Visit www.collegefashionista.co.uk or www.teenvogue.com/chanel for more details!!

THANKGOD IT’S HERE

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, aussie greatness, effing amazing., Keep an eye on it, Melbourne Designers, Shop Online!!, Stores we adore, we like. with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2011 by streetcredthread

We have all been waiting for it, anxiously. The girls from the Tigermist boutique stores in Eltham and Ivanhoe have launched their new label, Rise of Dawn. It is now being sold in both stores, and at Mrs Madame in Templestowe. Check out their facebook page to view the collection, where you can also pre order and phone order! (excellent).