Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Bell Shakespeare Company presents

A Co-Production with Queensland Theatre Company
The Alchemist
by Ben Jonson
Directed by John Bell
With Patrick Dickson & Andrew Tighe

While the cat’s away, the mice will play! Lovewit leaves the city and a menagerie of shady characters – a conman, a hooker and one very bored domestic helper – takes over his home, creating hoopla for their own amusement and gain.

See Face, the servant, and his two friends, Subtle and Dol Common, juggle scams like plates on sticks! See them fend off suspicion with their wits brandished like swords! And witness, if you will, the alchemy of love and the world’s rightful order when the master returns to unravel the mayhem.

This is a show about the vices and vagaries of human nature, told through the antics of a trio of scammers including a charlatan disguised as an alchemist. Urban, fast-paced and vibrant, Ben Jonson’s greatest comedy revels in the zest for life among the bottom-feeders. Directed by John Bell, and featuring Patrick Dickson as Subtle and Andrew Tighe as Face, this is schtick in the city at its hardcore and hilarious best.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Black Malva Color Conditioner

Infuses brunette and black hair with cool, dark tones and diminishes red hues. Black malva helps provide moisture to hair, while black tea helps intensify deep hues and purify the scalp.

• Deep-conditions
• Leaves hair lightweight and manageable
• For brunette or black hair

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sydney Theatre Company and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers present

by Tom Stoppard

As the First World War raged throughout Europe, three of the most acute minds of the Twentieth Century – James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin – sought sanctuary in Zurich.

Enter Henry Carr. Minor British Consul official. Dedicated follower of fashion. Shameless self promoter. Performer in Joyce’s 1917 amateur production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Told from the perspective of this historical non-entity, Carr – comforted by the passage of time and the vagaries of memory – (inaccurately) places himself at the centre of events, elevating his own importance in a period of intellectual invigoration and rigor; a time filled with the promise of cultural and social transformation.

In this classic comedy, Tom Stoppard juxtaposes the ridiculous pomposity of the brilliantly unremarkable Henry Carr against the exuberance and wit of some of the greatest talents of the last century. This is Stoppard at his best: a medley of debates pertaining to literature, philosophy, history and politics, spun from dialogue that glistens with language games, puns and wit.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Yves Saint Laurent

Eye & Lip Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Care

This double-ended pen combines performance and convenience. At one end, the applicator “tip” targets the wrinkle to treat it effectively. At the other end, the unique “massage tip” increases the effectiveness of the product. Its unique soft and iridescent texture contains new-generation pigments and fill-in ingredients to instantly smooth the eye and lip contours. The entire face appears younger, with smoothed and relaxed features.
For all skin types, even sensitive skin.

Yves Saint Laurent

Radiant Touch

Instant highlighter. The best selling must - have take-anywhere pen-brush for adding a touch of light or banishing shadows and signs of fatigue from the eye area, the hollow of the chin, the contour of the lips and the sides of the nose.
All skin types.

Touche Éclat is part of YSL's Radiance Essentials.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sydney Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company present

By Ross Mueller

Somewhere in a busy city, Caesar wakes to discover he has forgotten his life. He has no memory of the past and no clear sense of the present.

He is concussed. Or so he is told by his doctor: the doctor who is also his lover. Flashes of... something... begin to haunt him. What is it? Hunger, mourning, sexual appetite? Why is he not in hospital? And what of the voices, the Blackberry, the brothers?

As chronology returns so does Caesar’s desire to rectify past mistakes. Except if you only know half the story, it is difficult to know where to begin…

As Caesar begins to unpick the mystery of his life, we begin to unpick the mystery of the world in which he and we exist.

In this sexy, shocking, sprawling tale of love and ethics, fates are intertwined; time jumps through memory; facts get torn into lies; lovers are blogged about and brothers fight with accordions.

A comedy with attitude, Ross Mueller’s
Concussion was developed through the 2008 National Play Festival and we are delighted to present the premiere season in partnership with Griffin Theatre Company.


Control Paste

Loose and piece-y, or stand-up and messy-new Control Paste gives hair a high-textured, low-sheen look that's smooth, not sticky. Leaves hair pliable enough to play with.

* Dry hair styling
* Pliable hold
* All hair types

Friday, March 13, 2009

Marc Jacobs Home

Marc Jacobs Home

Marc Jacobs' fondness for entertaining friends at home led to the premiere of the chic, contemporary Marc Jacobs Waterford collection in Fall 2006. Now, Marc steps into another realm of home decor with the launch of the Marc Jacobs Home fragrance collection. Taking inspiration from the ease of the limited-edition Marc Jacobs Splash fragrances, Marc Jacobs Home is the essence of modern simplicity. The luxurious, oversized glass bottles mirror the sleek, square silhouette of the Marc Jacobs Splash scents. Clean and modern, the Home fragrance collection expresses a casual, understated elegance that has become a signature of the Marc Jacobs aesthetic.

Top notes: wet cut grass, wild strawberry, clementine zest, dewy cypress. Mid notes: tropical rain, passion flower, sunshine flower, white orchid. Base notes: beech amber, musk, tree moss, teak wood.

Scent Decanter with Sticks

MARC JACOBS invites you home with a new fragrance collection. The MARC JACOBS home collection combines luxurious modern aesthetics with a classic fresh scent to enrich and refresh the ambiance of your home. The Home Scent Decanter is the utmost modern new home fragrance accessory to freshen any room in your house. The new formula allows the fragrance to travel through the sticks and scent the air inside your home.


Aveda Comforting Tea Bags

Steep yourself in comfort—wherever or whenever—with our soothing herbal infusion of licorice root and peppermint, in convenient tea bags. Calms your senses, promoting a sense of well-being.

• our signature Comforting Tea flavor, in a convenient form
• 100% certified organic blend
• no caffeine, sugar or added flavors

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany Somerset™ ring

Tiffany Somerset™ ring. Round brilliant diamonds, carat total weight .06. Sterling silver.


Bulgari has created a special ring for our 125th year anniversary, of which $60 will go to Save the Children's "Rewrite the Future" campaign. Made of sterling silver, the ring pays tribute to Sotirio Bulgari, the company's founder who began as a silversmith in the 1800s, and features Save the Children's logo engraved on the inside.