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Jonathan Leeming

With media in his blood, Jonathan is also passionate about music, scuba diving, adventure sports & travel. And whilst he’s not addicted to coffee, it’s usually best to speak to him after he’s had one.

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An illegible menu! Seriously, what will they stink of next?

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 July 2014

I’m lucky enough to live and work between Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, among the hippest and most desirable parts of Sydney. But I have to say, I’ve had just about enough of this ‘hipster’ craze, where everything either has holes in it, has been deconstructed, is worn super-loose or ultra-tight (I can never get it […]

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Riva Lofts: a design hotel in Italy’s beautiful, historic Florence

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By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Riva Lofts, nestling quietly on the banks of the Arno river in Italy’s beautiful, historic Florence, is variously referred to as a design hotel and an architect’s hotel, and offers luxurious relaxation amidst traditional architecture, beautifully juxtaposed with a modern finish.

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MONA in Hobart, Tasmania: the largest privately-owned museum in Australia

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By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Tuesday 3 June 2014

On a recent trip to Tasmania, I had the opportunity to visit MONA, which after hearing so much hype and doing an abundance of background reading, I predicted would be a highlight of my already-amazing trip. I wasn’t wrong.

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Cover your eyes in style with the new Holbrook LX sunglasses from Oakley

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Fashion on Friday 16 May 2014

I remember when I first had a pair of Oakley sunglasses as a child, they were sporty black wraparounds, perfect for skiing and snowboarding. Soon after their release, imitation pairs were springing up in markets all over the world, making the Oakley name famous, and cementing the Californian brand’s place in sunglass history.

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Hi-Steppin’: the new single from Terry McDermott and The Bonfires

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Music on Tuesday 29 April 2014

I’m always on the look-out for new music and this awesome new track, Hi-Steppin’ by Terry McDermott & The Bonfires, certainly piqued my interest. An up-tempo pop-rock hybrid featuring vocals from Terry McDermott – runner-up from Season 3 of The Voice in the US – it follows on from Pictures, his number one in the US iTunes Rock Chart last year.

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One for the cellar: The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Shiraz

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Food and Packaging on Sunday 6 April 2014

Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. To my mind, there’s something missing from the old motto. Wine. So, what better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of rock and roll legends, The Rolling Stones, than – ahead of their sadly postponed Australian tour, their first in almost a decade – team up with Dan Murphy’s […]

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Interview with Julian Hamilton from The Presets

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Music on Saturday 5 April 2014

Ahead of Groovin The Moo 2014, the ‘musical odyssey’ that kicks off around regional Australia on April 25, we were lucky enough to be able to catch up with Julian Hamilton, one half of Australian electro-pop duo The Presets, who are amongst this year’s headliners.

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Sunset Cinema at Sydney’s North Sydney Oval

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Events on Saturday 1 February 2014

Positioned as ‘the perfect urban escape and the ideal way to soak up the best of summer’, and with its 2014 season screening five nights per week until March 9, the Sunset Cinema sits on the hallowed turf of North Sydney Oval: the home of the first outdoor cinema in Sydney.

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Superb cocktails and dining at Sydney’s Rabbit Hole Bar

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By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Saturday 1 February 2014

The Rabbit Hole Bar on Elizabeth Street in Sydney’s CBD takes its name from the hole down which Alice plunges in Lewis Carroll’s famous book. Doug Laming, the 25-year-old manager and co-owner, chose this name not because of the bar’s location – tucked away below street level – but as a result of the weird yet wonderful culinary and alcoholic creations that can be found there. Specifically, the vast array of incredible molecular cocktails.

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Handmade wooden iPhone cases by the Alto Collective

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Products on Tuesday 14 January 2014

I love these handmade wooden iPhone cases from the Alto Collective in Canada, a KickStarter project that has significantly exceeded its $17,000 fundraising goal. Designed for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, the cases are made from a polycarbonate case with a handcrafted wood veneer bonded to the back, making them thin and light, but more durable than most full wood cases.

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Spring Street Social in Sydney’s Bondi Junction

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Food and Packaging on Friday 13 December 2013

You have to look carefully to find the discrete doorway and staircase leading down into the latest addition to Bondi Junction’s bar scene, Spring Street Social, which opened its doors in September this year and was followed in November by the opening of its sister venue, the live music and arts space, JAM Gallery.

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Interview with Australian electro-pop duo The Presets

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Music on Saturday 7 December 2013

Julian Hamilton (vocals) and Kim Moyes (keyboards), aka Australian electro group The Presets, both have the gentle, unassuming air of two people who don’t realise they’re famous. But they really are. We recently spoke to them about their music.

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The Cottage Bar & Kitchen, Sydney

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By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 November 2013

The leafy terrace of The Cottage Bar & Kitchen, located in the beautiful Sydney suburb of Balmain, gently hints at the wine bar inside, which feels like your grandmother’s farmhouse, containing an eclectic mismatch of kitsch and vintage furniture yet serving impeccably fresh and exquisitely presented cocktails.

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Exploring Tasmania: Hatherley Birrell Collection

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By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Upon arrival at the Hatherley Birrell Collection, I immediately realised what a hidden gem this is. It’s marketed by husband and wife team, Jack and Rebecca, as art plus design plus accommodation ‘in that order’, which makes sense: as well as owning this incredible boutique guesthouse, they also run a design company together on the […]

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Exploring Tasmania: MUDbar at the Old Launceston Seaport

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By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Monday 21 October 2013

I was lucky enough to spend an hour talking to Don Cameron, who over the past thirty years has owned and run five restaurants (four with his wife Mel). Their most recent endeavour is a break from the norm: they bought MUDbar at the Old Launceston Seaport earlier this year, whereas all Don’s other restaurants […]

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