Living in Australia means we are a lengthy flight away from any international destination. First class in the Qantas Airbus A380 boats impressive features that make any long haul flight enjoyable. Bypass the lengthy queues and get immediately checked in and boarding the aircraft. Once welcomed to your seat expect prestige beverage selections like fine champagnes such as Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc De Blancs 2000 with undertones of peach, the silky liquid gold will go down easily. The first class suite is just that, a suite, with seclusion and space to make you comfortable. The seat completely transforms to a flat bed with a padded mattress allowing you to get some much needed sleep before arriving at your destination. The suite has a second seat should you wish to dine with someone and a premium menu prepared by Neil Perry renowned for the Rockpool Restaurant group. Expect dishes like Stir fried king abalone mushroom with Shanghai noodles and broccolini and of course Rockpool style braised duck leg with grilled mango, asparagus, potato and cabbage gratin with BBQ sauce or seeded mustard. All first class passengers are provided with a SKII skincare pack for in flight hydration and pyjamas.
Arwin Kraze has skirted the issue of whether he is painfully protracted, recklessly impulsive or both. He is the subject to the expectations of a much larger audience with the release of his new series of acrylic artwork. Working out of his Malvern studio the feature film script writer turned artist is known particularly for his eclectic mix of mysterious art. The layering on canvas is what brings his work together and gained his reputation as a lost gem in the local art world. Some of his earlier pieces have a take on artistic simplicity almost an incompleteness. The artist says he is true to his form by thinking outside the box and just doing his own thing. With the likes of David Hughes and Richard Healy as Arwin Kraze art owners these pieces are only set to increase in value. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the sound of the drums to the iconic St Kilda town hall for the Inaugural Skinny Duck fundraiser event. Guests were treated to a 14 course canapé selection prepared by some of Melbourne's finest chef's from the likes of Jacques Reymond, Adam D'Sylva from Coda, Tony Twitchett from Taxi and Daniel Wilson from Huxtable. Cheekily dubbed Skinny Duck by the imminent arrival of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck restaurant, the proceeds of this $120pp went to food rescue charity Fareshare which feeds underprivileged Victorian's.
For every $100 donated Fareshare are able to prepare 200 nutritious meals for those in need, which are distributed to soup vans, homeless shelters and food banks. This not- for- profit organisation operates by the generosity of volunteers preparing food in the kitchen and private donations. To donate or find out more about Fareshare
Lamb puttanesca wrapped in kataifi pastry with lemon yoghurt and mint - Daniel Wilson
Lidia Misev is a Melbourne based freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has a keen eye for fashion and styling.