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Held on the 03 July 2016, I had partaken in one of the most physically demanding event of my life! I got two of my lovely workmates, to run in a marathon. I completed mine in 3 hours. Our first half-marathon.
I felt a rush of accomplishment, from the start to the end. Who knew I would have survived a 21K run! Showcasing Nike’s superb event coordination, before the run hundreds of women were catered to get their nails done, hair braided, stylish tattoos and get a healthy breakfast prior. Afterwards they had massages for runners, food trucks and beauty stylists.
For all the volunteers and pacers along the way, I applaud your enthusiasm though out the event. It certainly created an enjoyable experience, such professionalism! Even if you have never done a run before, half-marathon even, you should definitely have this down in your bucket list.
A way overdue post, we are now in Winter in Sydney… but I wanted to share the pictures I took of this beautiful experience. Before I bombard you with photos, this event allowed the public to enter privately owned gardens. Some that have not been opened to the public for years.
These gardens were magnificent! Historic and grand as they were, some stretched for acres and acres. E and I wandered through these magical gardens, mind you it was so lovely that you would not be able to take any awful shots. Every garden had their own theme, from European to Asian influences it was truly remarkable. The Autumn season brought out the colors and the serene mood for the event.
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Who better to play the character of Stella Goldschlag in Blood Poison, directed by Jennifer Hagan, than 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards best actress nominee?
Australian actress, Belinda Giblin stars as Stella in a “90 minute tour de force” at The Studio, Sydney Opera House. This setting allows the audience to further delve into her story, as she confides to us her tragic accomplishments, within the comforts of her living room. She brings us back to Berlin whilst waiting for an old friend, where citizens are surrounded by the war, living in fear and distrust. World War II, to be exact. It was outstanding watching Belinda holding the play by herself, portraying the constant physical and mental torture endured by Stella.
For the survival and love for her family and herself, she decides to become a “greifer” for the Gestapo. In other words an informant against the Jews, though Jewish herself. Her decision goes all against her culture, traditions and morality as her human survival instincts sets off. Whilst watching her, I got to see from her perspective why she chose to do what she did. Eventually as a spy, Stella became known as Blonde Poison due to her Aryan appearance – blue eyes and blonde hair.
The whole play from start to finish, was extraordinary constantly I was conflicted with her. Belinda’s emotional acting explicitly demonstrates the relentless struggle within Stella. From a loving daughter, adored friend and neighbour to a betrayal of all sides. Her actions will make you question, what will you do when the time comes?
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Tauer Perfumes is a niche, luxury fragrance that screams refined elegance and beauty. Men’s Biz located at The Strand Arcade, Sydney, was ever a gracious host celebrating the brand’s Australian launch. It was in a perfect location, in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere and I was floored with the immaculate presentation of the Tauer perfumes.
Eleven cobalt blue, handmade Tauer glass bottles were showcased. With the help of our charming hosts, we talked away about our ultimate favourites. Taking my share on the scrumptious canapés and cocktails provided. Through the night, I could not take my hands off one particular perfume. No. 14 Noontide Petals – soft hints of vanilla, jasmine, ylang and sandalwood. The other scents were just as attractive; you could say I turned into one happy Tauer fan!
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DATES: 13 MARCH 2016
Ever since turning pescetarian, I have been on a look-out on places and events that caters to this life-style of mine. Be it a variant of vegetarianism or vegan, I am open and excited for these opportunities. That is why I did not want to miss out on this year’s Sydney Vegan Festival.
The whole day consisted of talks from inspirational individuals/businesses who had turned 360 to veganism (e.g. Gigi Pizzeria), where you can pop in and out of the two rooms. In other talks, there was activities, cook shows and motivational talks from those who have devoted their whole life from meat. It was truly insightful and I advocate those, who are open-minded to seek another way of eating and living.
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DATES: 10 – 12 MARCH 2016
Late post, about an eye-opening expo! I never got the chance of visiting this event last year, so this year I made sure I secured myself some tickets. The three days are packed with various artists, local and international about 200+. I’m not 100% sure, whether they were rotated around. E and I attended on the Friday and got to see the many talented artworks as well as performances they had lined up for the evening.
You can absolutely get a tattoo in the expo, each artists have a few artworks ready on hand.
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DATES: 10 – 13 MARCH 2016
Food, wine and good company, this is one of those events where it incorporates all the good elements and makes it truly unforgettable.
I cannot get over the fact that they use cards called Crown Bank, where you can load money into it (cash and/or eftpos) so you don’t have to worry about loose change. Plus all the prices were in whole numbers, not those nasty 20 cents and 40 cents added afterwards. Quick and efficient, it made the experience twice as enjoyable.
Each day you will be presented with differing menus, from Sydney’s 12 trendiest restaurants accompanied by locally and internationally produced wines. V and I had to miss out on the butterfly box, just because we wanted to dive into our cocktails. It was amazing, I highly recommend the Thievery and the sweet passion fruit cocktail from 666 Pure Vodka.
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