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Henry of Harcourt ciders

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By Jill Pope in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 23 December 2010

Cider is the new beer. Everyone knows this. But the problem is, just like beer, now the market is flooded with the full gamut of low and high quality drinks in a variety of appetising and not-so-appetising flavours. So how does the discerning cider drinker choose? One brand remains true to its roots — Henry of Harcourt, who produce traditional apple ciders and perry (pear cider) an hour north of Melbourne.

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B*Witched C’est La Vie video

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By Jill Pope in Video on Thursday 23 December 2010

Sometimes good things are good, but sometimes crap things are great. This video is definitely great. Featuring a modern day love story between a hedgehog and a cat, set to the debut single — C’est La Vie — from everyone’s favourite relegated-to-my-mid-90s-suppressed-consciousness Irish girl group B*Witched, this video demands nothing more than to sit back […]

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Pat and Stick’s Icecream Sandwiches

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By Jill Pope in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 16 October 2010

As the weather heats up, queues outside ice cream parlours and gelaterias grow as everyone’s minds turn from warming up to cooling down with their ice confectionary of choice. Strangely, given their tantalising combination of biscuit and icecream, the humble ice cream sandwich is an often overlooked option in the quest for the big cold delicious. Good friends Pat and Stick are bringing this forgotten treat of old back with their handmade gourmet icecream sandwiches, made fresh in Sydney.

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Melbourne’s Shebeen Bar

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By Jill Pope in Cool Travel on Thursday 14 October 2010

First world problems such as ‘which imported beer should I drink tonight?’ will soon have more wide-reaching consequences with the imminent (fingers crossed) opening of Shebeen, a new Melbourne watering hole cum international development from entrepeneur Simon Griffiths.

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The Lifted Brow

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By Jill Pope in New Illustration on Thursday 16 September 2010

The Lifted Brow is a biannual publication from Melbourne and Brisbane containing a melange of writing, illustration, music, and a lot that falls in the gray area in between.

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Scribbler Too

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By Jill Pope in Cool Websites on Thursday 16 September 2010

This neat website in the vein of jacksonpollock.org gives you a blank page, the ability to create intricate sketches with the click of a mouse and subsequent hours of amusement. Modern day etch-a-sketch? Yes please.

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Mark Ronson’s Bike Song: from album Record Collection

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By Jill Pope in New Music on Wednesday 15 September 2010

This clip for the second single of Mark Ronson’s highly anticipated new album, Record Collection, due for release on September 27, is the perfect backdrop to the catchy beats of The Bike Song.

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Spanish Moss: online vintage fashion

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By Jill Pope in New Fashion on Friday 3 September 2010

Sorting through the racks at op and vintage shops can be tiring, right? Given time is money, and you and I have little of either, shopping for one-off vintage finds at Spanish Moss makes sense. With a few clicks you can connect with the beautifully curated collection of amazing ’80s jumpsuits, ’40s kimonos or ’70s caftans as well as their signature range of new clothes – American Gold.

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