Friday, October 31, 2008

Riverside Lyric Ensemble Inc presents

The Musical

Based on the story from the classic Verdi opera, one of the most thrilling, romantic and tragic tales of all time, AIDA is a new musical brought to the stage by the team that produced Disney’s The Lion King. Featuring the pop legend Elton John's brilliant, modern pop score and the electrifying lyrics of Tim Rice, AIDA is a story of a forbidden love that never dies.

An epic tale of love, passion, loyalty and betrayal, it chronicles the love-triangle that consumes Aida (a Nubian princess stolen from her country and sold into slavery), Amneris (an Egyptian princess and Aida’s mistress) and Radames (the soldier who is betrothed to Amneris, yet falls in love with Aida). Also featured is the cunning Zoser (Radames’ father who is poisoning the Pharoah to make way for Radames to take the throne), and loyal Nubians Nehebka and Mereb (Radames’ servant).

Says Elton John: “AIDA is not opera. It's truly a pop musical with spoken dialogue and all kinds of recognizable song types: urban-based rhythm and blues, gospel inspired songs, ballads and, of course, Crocodile Rock songs!” Winner of four Tony Awards and with a Grammy Award-winning score, AIDA features such contemporary musical hits include ‘My Strongest Suit’, ‘Elaborate Lives’, ‘The Gods Love Nubia’, ‘Easy as Life’ and ‘Written in the Stars’.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Louis Vuitton

2009 Agenda PM Day Calendar Refill

This refill, designed for the smallest ring agendas, features one page per day.

. One day on one page
. Month at a glance pages at the front of the refill
. Loose leaf refills
. Specifically sized for use with the Agenda PM

Monogram Canvas Card Holder

Beautifully crafted from Monogram canvas, this elegant little case discreetly holds credit cards or business cards. Each transparent holder pivots into the classic cover.

. Monogram canvas
. Cross-grained leather lining
. Seven pivoting transparent cardholders
. 3"x 4"

Monogram Canvas Poche Toilette 26

Louis Vuitton's chic Monogram canvas cosmetic case is the ultimate fashion statement and the perfect accessory for your travels. The sleek sihouette allows the pouch to slip neatly into your day or travel bag, yet still provides ample room for all of your essentials. The largest of the cosmetic cases in Monogram canvas boasts a spacious interior with gusset sides for easy storage.

. Monogram canvas with natural calfskin trim
. Golden brass zip closure with leather tab
. Zip top
. Washable lining, gusset sides
. 10"x 9"x 2"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Opera Australia presents

The Makropulos Secret
Leos Janácek

She is tired. She is world-weary. And she is utterly, eternally beautiful. Elina Makropulos has drifted through so many people’s lives, leaving a trail of broken hearts and unanswered questions. Who is this beguiling heroine, and what is her secret?

Cheryl Barker was deeply moving in Janáček’s Jenůfa. Now she makes her Australian role debut as a very different woman: the chilling, thrilling Elina Makropulos. With her comes Peter Wedd, who made such an impressive debut as Laca in Jenůfa, Catherine Carby as Kristina, Andrew Goodwin as Janek and the redoubtable John Pringle in the role of Jaroslav Prus.

Completing the award-winning team is brilliant director Neil Armfield and Opera Australia Music Director Richard Hickox, who will conduct Janáček’s elusive, lyrical score.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Spring Summer 2008

Hudson Twenty Shirt $149

Alamo Jacket $299

Copenhagen Jean $149

Subway Contrast Belt $79

Monday, October 13, 2008

Opera Australia presents

Billy Budd
Benjamin Britten

Teddy Tahu Rhodes wowed audiences and won awards for performances from Don Giovanni to Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire. Now he makes his role debut as Billy Budd.

This internationally-acclaimed production, conducted by Richard Hickox and directed by Neil Armfield, returns to Sydney with John Wegner as Claggart and one of the world’s great Britten interpreters, Philip Langridge, as Captain ‘Starry’ Vere.

Billy is foretopman on the HMS Indomitable. His simple goodness incenses Claggart, the vindictive Master at Arms. It is up to Captain Vere to adjudicate between right and wrong, good and evil. If only it were that straightforward.

Using a huge orchestra and an all-male chorus, Benjamin Britten creates a score which is so simple, so evocative and yet, when the time comes, so overwhelming. Don’t miss this exceptional production.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Brighter Smoother Skin

The perfect travel skin revitaliser. Revitalise your skin's complexion on-flight with this great value Turnaround Treatment Bonus Set. Including Turnaround Concentrate 30ml, Turnaround 15-Minute Facial 30ml and All About Eyes Rich in 7ml.

Take The Day Off
Make Up Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips

Makeup remover for lids, lashes and lips. Unique, two-way formula that loosens the grip, then speeds the departure of the most persistent, eye makeups, mascaras and lipsticks. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

Superior, fast acting cleansing and makeup removal for the delicate eye and lip areas. Removes eye makeup thoroughly, without pulling or tugging eye area skin, even waterproof formulations. Suitable for contact lense wearers. Ophthalmologist tested.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Astral Restaurant

Caviar and quail egg with gold leaf by Sean Connolly at Astral.



NV Albert Mann Cremant D’Alsace, Alsace, France

crème, yoghurt mousse, apple
2006 Quinta do Ameal Loureiro, Ponte de Lima, Vinho Verde, Portugal

cumin, tomato confit, eggplant caviar, basil, béchamel foam
2006 Petaluma Viognier, Adelaide Hills, S.A.

crisp globe artichokes, white asparagus, smoked speck & fresh W.A. truffles
2004 Lawsons Dry Hills Riesling, Marlborough, N.Z.

served pink, potato & gruyère terrine, girolle mushrooms,
glazed onions, French onion consommé
2004 Pirramimma Tannat, McLaren Vale, S.A.


foie gras, brussel sprout leaves, smokey red wine jus
2007 Kawarau Estate Pinot Gris, Central Otago, N.Z.

selection of cheese from the trolley
($15 upgrade)
2003 Peter Lehmann ‘The Mudflat’ Shiraz - Muscadelle, Barossa Valley, S.A.

smoking pre dessert

mandarin olive oil sponge, vanilla cream, ginger & orange jelly
2005 Bimbadgen Botrytis Semillon, Hunter Valley, N.S.W.

Tea, coffee & handmade petits fours

$125 per person
Matching wine $85 per person