Category: culture

Saint Laurent’s story “pure haute couture”

Ze Fashion Party before screening of the film Saint Laurent at the Palace Cinemas last night was a little light on fashion, (there was none) but made up for it with delightful pastries and chocolates – and plenty of French champagne and red and white wines.  There were also hair stylists and make-up artists to […]

Friday March 13th, 2015 in absolutely french, culture | No Comments »

50 Shades of Drivel

Forget about reading those popular movie reviewers: Here is the first reaction (review) to the film “50 Shades of Grey”, by my astute, wise friend, renowned Adelaide divorce lawyer, Diane Myers. “Dear nadine The movie was dreadful I yawned through most of it Just a bit of tantalising and bondage The actors looked gorgeous as […]

Friday February 13th, 2015 in culture | No Comments »

Marie’s art on Danish Royals’ chocolate box

Hallett Cove naïve artist Marie Jonsson Harrison has pulled off an international artistic coup, with her  artwork printed on the prestigious limited edition series for SV  Michelsen Chocolate-box in Denmark. The leading chocolatier visited an exhibition of Marie’s work in Denmark last year and promptly commissioned her to create the lid of the chocolate tin for […]

Sunday February 1st, 2015 in culture | No Comments »

Beloved Literary Legend dies

One of Australia’s top-selling novelists, Colleen McCullough, who wrote that salacious best-seller, The Thorn Birds, has died on Norfolk Island, aged 77. It was the story of a celibate priest trapped between his vows of the Catholic church and his passionate love of a woman. The American paperback rights worth $1.9 million alone allowed her […]

Saturday January 31st, 2015 in culture | No Comments »

A Holy Metamorphosis for former premier

Could it be called a Holy metamorphosis when former South Australian premier, Lynn Arnold was ordained an Anglican priest earlier this month. He,  who presided over SA Cabinet ministers from September 1992 to December 1993, will preside over a parish and minister to the spiritual needs of his flock as the Reverend Lynn Arnold. His […]

Friday December 19th, 2014 in culture | No Comments »

Trusty Xmas treat for time-poor ladies

We women have always been great at multi-tasking, so it seemed natural that at the end of a consultation, my local GP, Dr Helen Roxburgh, flashed her iphone to show a quick Christmas dessert, which she whipped up recently for a family event after a heavy day at the surgery. The base of this delicious treat is […]

Friday December 19th, 2014 in age & aphrodite, foods | No Comments »