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Uppercup: the world’s finest reusable coffee cup

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Products on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Uppercup is the world’s finest reusable coffee cup. Designed, developed and manufactured in Melbourne, the Uppercup was created by hospitality veteran James McKay to enhance our favourite daily ritual. Inspired by the notion that good design, creating products with real integrity, has the power to change our lives, it is simply stunning.

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Melbourne’s Neuw Denim collaborates with Paul Theobald

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Fashion on Saturday 18 February 2012

Neuw Denim recently shot a campaign at the iconic Melbourne barbershop, Dr.Follicles, to kick off the new season of Neuw Chinos. Featuring local designer Paul Theobald, here is a little film shot by Scottie Cameron that takes a closer look at the artist behind the chinos.

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Don Pachi Geisha: the most expensive coffee

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 26 January 2012

While we’ve seen cold brew popping up around town as temperatures rise, the crew at Coffee Supreme have taken cold brew to the next level with the limited release of their Don Pachi Geisha.

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Coffee Joulies

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Products on Wednesday 13 April 2011

As I come from Melbourne, the city of coffee snobs, I would probably never have a use for these Coffee Joulies. But I think these guys are really sweet and may be onto something here. So what is is? Well, ‘Coffee Joulies work with your coffee to achieve two goals.

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Tom Fruin’s Glass House in Copenhagen

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By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Friday 8 April 2011

New York-artist Tom Fruin shows us how one man’s trash can become one city’s treasure. His latest creation, the Kolonihavehus, is situated in the plaza of the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. Throwing back to the 19th century Danish tradition of Kolonihave — ‘little house with garden’ — Fruin’s sculpture is made from a thousand reclaimed pieces of plexiglass found in dumpsters around the city.

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Proud Mary cafe, Melbourne

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By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Tuesday 2 November 2010

We are spoiled for choice when it comes to the best cafes in Melbourne. It still amazes when I come across a spot that boasts the best coffee, the best atmosphere, and the best menu. It may often be populated by bespeckled, part-time bloggers and the like, but Proud Mary, in Collingwood has it all […]

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Thread by Skinny Nelson

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Events on Thursday 7 October 2010

I’m excited for my brand Skinny Nelson to be collaborating with photographer Mia Mala McDonald for our forthcoming photographic exhibition at the Somewhere and Someday Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney. Thread is an exploration of diversity and identity and how we choose to represent ourselves. The exhibition features a series of intimate portraits of some pretty extraordinary individuals — from a fortune teller to an Indigenous activist, to models and musicians.

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Melbourne’s Eastern Market

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By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Thursday 2 September 2010

If I had to give you a list of my seven favourite fashion boutiques, Eastern Market would be up there. Housing a strict code of black and white styles from imported labels, and some of Australia’s most unique and creative jewellery and accessory designers (Julia Deville and company), it’s no wonder those in the know […]

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Melbourne’s Cibi Cafe

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By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Wednesday 18 August 2010

Cibi, in Japanese meaning “a little one,” is exactly what you feel like when taking your chopsticks to your breakfast on a sunny Saturday morning in the backstreets of oh-so-cool Collingwood, Melbourne. It’s an exciting new experience tucking into a bowl of soba noodles for breaky or wandering around the Japanese trinket store connected to […]

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Travel Hedonism

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By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Saturday 3 July 2010

Take the lead from Mr and Mrs Crystal. This well-travelled, dynamic Australian couple are giving away their best-kept leisure secrets from their personal travel experience. It’s no shoestring tour, but if you’re looking for sunsets slurping champagne in St Tropez or majestic ten course meals in Marrakech, then the Travel Hedonism website is for you. […]

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Virr

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Fashion on Monday 21 June 2010

Sydney based label Virr believe that the company you carry, or more over, the accessories you carry have the power to define you. Virr’s classical, handcrafted leather totes, shoes and bags have that old world charm that makes modern metros and fashionistas week at the knees.

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Melbourne’s Vintage Garage

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By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Monday 7 June 2010

A few days ago I stumbled across a great new vintage store — Vintage Garage — that has popped up on Smith St, just near the heart of Melbourne’s ‘north side’ grunge fashion area. This cavernous boutique is maze of small dressing rooms brimming with carefully selected and collected vintage clothing and relics. There’s so […]

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Flowers by Joost

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Design on Monday 31 May 2010

You’ve probably wondered who was the inspired genius behind installations such as the gorgeous herb wall at the newly renovated Circa restaurant, GPO’s Christmas Tree made of 500 blue spruce filled oil cans, or one of the quirky, floral — industrial pieces sitting on the table in front of you at your pick of Melbourne’s […]

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Mamasita

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By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Monday 24 May 2010

The Mexican wave has finally hit Australian shores. Leading the pack is Mamasita, run by New York trained Matt Lane. Mamasita (hidden upstairs) is located in the French End of Melbourne’s Collins Street, yet embodies everything we love about authentic, unpretentious dining. The menu is made for sharing, with small tapas style Mexican classics such […]

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Colonel Tan’s, Melbourne

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By Jacqui Alexander in New Food and Packaging on Monday 17 May 2010

Colonel Tan’s is the latest food sensation creation by Cookie’s Karen Batson. The kitsch Thai menu is served at Revolver’s upstairs supersized loungeroom to the beats of a live — caged — DJ. Combining classic Thai dishes, such as Pad Thai and, my favourite, Beatle leaves with Chicken Nuggets and Kaffir lime, the whole experience […]

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