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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Good Food & Wine Show 2019: WIN TICKETS

Are you a fan of the Good Food & Wine Show?

Well, look at that! WE HAVE TICKETS YOU COULD WIN RIGHT HERE! Read on for how to enter. (This applies to the Sydney 2019 show only, and is for show entry only).

Here is the lowdown on the 2019 offering...

From Margaret River to the Barossa, McLaren Vale to Mudgee, the Good Food & Wine Show, presented by Citi, is your ticket to exploring the best in food and wine from across Australia.

There are over 800 wine varieties on offer (YES!) and more than 250 exhibitors, this year’s GFWS will take visitors on a sensory journey, with plenty to sip, sample and discover!

Landing in Sydney on Friday June 21 – Sunday June 23 after launching in Melbourne and before moving onto Perth and Brisbane, the GFWS offers visitors a chance to be immersed in all things food and wine, see Australia’s Top chefs cook live, or to take a masterclasses and learn from the experts!

This year’s Sydney show sees the return of favourites and long-time friends, Matt Moran and Maggie Beer, taking the stage together in the Princess Cruises Theatre presented by ILVE, to create the perfect roast chicken. In addition to Matt and Maggie, GFWS presents a stellar line up featuring Australia’s top chefs; Miguel Maestre, George Calombaris, Anthony Puharich, Colin Fassnidge and Kylie Kwong. Across three days these chefs will provide inspiration, education and entertainment in the 500-capacity theatre. While chef, Alastair McLeod is back as host of these live cooking demonstrations.

Relax in the comfort of the VIP Lounge and enjoy wines from Margaret River, lunch designed by Matt Moran, and Maggie Beer desserts.

Or for something more intimate, visitors can enjoy a meal with their idol at the Chef’s Lunch; a three-course dining experience designed by celebrity chefs, with premium wines to match and have the chance to ask their long-awaited questions during the Chef Q&A. Enjoy this exclusive experience, featuring the official homewares partner, Salt & Pepper, who will be styling the chefs Lunch and the Princess Cruises Theatre.

An essential stop on your show journey is the Let’s Eat Citi Dining Pop-Up; the perfect place to take time out and refuel before you wander down Cheese Alley, meet the makers or shop directly from the exhibitors. Enjoy a meal from Sydney restaurants which feature on the Citibank Dining Program; Meat & Wine Co, Butcher and the Farmer, and Olio. Visitors will also get the opportunity to win a foodie adventure of their choice with Citi and GFWS providing a lucky winner the chance to decide between Rome, New York or Vietnam! Another reason to say ‘Let’s Go Eat’ with Citi!

If you’re a wine enthusiast, learn from the experts in a range of fun and engaging masterclasses. Visit the Riedel Drinks Lab where you’ll discover the best from the shows wine exhibitors with free sessions running each day. Or pay a visit to the Wine Selectors Cellar Door to expand your knowledge from Bubblicious Brunch to Shiraz Sizzle, there is something for everyone’s palette.

Looking for a little sparkle? Joining the show’s lineup this year is the Champagne Dame, Kyla Kirkpatrick. With a passion for Champagne and a wealth of knowledge to share, Kyla will showcase the finer things in life in her Champagne Masterclass or sip some bubbles in the Emperor Champagne Parlour.

Perhaps whisky is more your style! Then take a seat in the Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer; a 1972 vintage Leyland bus converted into a premium whisky lounge on wheels. Where you can sample the world’s most awarded Whisky; Glenfiddich 12YO Single Malt or learn how to pair Whisky & Cheese!

Plus, escape to Margaret River without leaving Sydney at Cape Mentelle’s Cellar Door experience at this year show. Taste the classic varieties that made this region famous as well as some experimental wines normally only available when you visit the winery.

This is just a sample of what’s to come at the 2019 GFWS, so get ready for the ultimate food & wine experience like no other. The perfect day out for novices and experts alike, this year’s Good Food & Wine Show is a culinary adventure.

Get ready for a great day out!

For more information and full event schedule visit www.goodfoodshow.com.au

Find us at facebook.com/goodfoodandwines

how or on Instagram @goodfoodshow

Sydney 21-23 June

Then: Perth 23–25 August and Brisbane 25-27 October

Tickets on sale now: From $27


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Friday, 7 June 2019

Dr Raewyn Teirney: One of the World’s Leading Fertility Specialists and Gynaecologists

Dr Raewyn Teirney is one of the world’s leading Fertility Specialists and Gynaecologists. 

She has spent the past 15 years helping thousands of people to conceive. And what an honourable role to have. Imagine being the person responsible for turning a couple into a family!

As someone who knows many couples who have struggled for years to conceive, and then the absolute joy and relief to finally be able to do so, I actually think people like Dr Raewyn Teirney are doing God's work. Even if you don't subscribe to any kind of religion, we can all agree that the gift the good doctor gives is life altering, and is one of the most treasured experiences in the world.

Dr Teirney currently works as a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) fertility sub-specialist at The Royal Hospital for Women, and in private practice with IVF Australia, at Bondi Junction, Alexandria and at St George Private Hospital, Kogarah.

She is a member of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Endocrinology (ESHRE) and is a Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Training Supervisor for the next generation of fertility specialists.

After many years of practice, Dr Teirney understands the frustrations many encounter in their bid to start a family and is renowned for her caring approach and the time she invests in her patients, exploring the plethora of conception options available.

She focuses on fertility issues affecting women living with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and fibroids, and has published extensively on PCOS, and lectured and trained many sub-specialists on the topic.

Dr Teirney specialises in:

• Female infertility and male infertility
• Fertility preservation in oncology
• Ovulation disorders
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POS)
• IUI Treatment (intra-uterine treatment)
• In vitro fertilisation: IVF
• Endometriosis
• Miscarriage
• Laparoscopic surgery

Dr Teirney obtained her MB ChB medical degree from Auckland University, and her Masters of Medicine in Reproductive Health and Human Genetics from The University of Sydney.  She completed her FRANZCOG training in Sydney at King George V Memorial
Hospital for Mothers and Babies and the Royal Hospital for Women.

With a special interest in fertility and infertility problems, Dr Teirney continued further sub-specialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as a clinical lecturer at Cambridge University and Bourn Hall IVF Centre, England – one of the world’s leading centres of IVF research and excellence, and where the world’s first IVF baby was conceived.

Dr Teirney obtained her Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) in 2002.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

conceiveplease + infertility support for both partners in the relationship

Infertility is one of the most heartbreaking experiences in life, and unless you've been through it, it can be hard to understand how upsetting the whole ordeal can be, even after you've triumphed as a couple and had your precious baby. That memory lingers, and you truly never forget the whole experience. And this also applies to the many people who experience trouble conceiving Baby Number Two, a common condition known as 'Secondary Infertility'. 

Enter, all-natural, holistic fertility kit conceiveplease, created by one of the world’s leading fertility specialists.

It's sold at www.conceiveplease.com as well as selected pharmacies, including Pharmacy 4 Less. 

conceiveplease supports couples who are struggling to fall pregnant to do so naturally, without turning to IVF.

The kit has seen amazing success with one couple who had really struggled with 'secondary infertility' becoming pregnant for the second time using the kit.

conceiveplease is the first of its kind as it targets both the man and the woman in the equation - after all it takes two to tango, right!

It’s really inclusive for the man, as he not only gets to take vitamins to improve his long term health, but this can include him in tracking ovulation and planning for intercourse.

The comprehensive booklet in the kit also offers lifestyle tips on how to keep things a bit romantic - those who have been through this journey know the whole thing can go from "hey, let's have fun making a baby" to "this is the pitts." It can turn from a romantic moment into a clinical and perfunctory act pretty quicky.

There’s even a meditation CD in there too. It has all bases covered!

Here is a success story (which we love!) and a gorgeous picture to prove it!

Name: Pru Sweeten

Age: 35

Occupation: Fertility Nurse and Fertility Research Nurse 

Lives: Woollahra, NSW

Husband's name: Andrew

Age: 38

Occupation: Medical Technology Sales 

How old were you when you first started trying to a baby?

I was 32 when we first started trying for a baby.

How did you find out about conceiveplease?

In my line of work, I knew I had to track my cycle and was aware of techniques to detect ovulation and to be able to detect the right time to conceive. I became aware of the kit through work circles and was lucky enough to be one of the first people to get my hands on it.  

How long were you trying for a baby before you turned to conceiveplease?

I decided to use the kit from the moment we decided to start trying for a baby as I knew it would improve my chances of a successful pregnancy. 

Did you find the kit easy to use?

I did. It is a bit of a no-brainer. A lot of women of reproductive age who have been trying to fall pregnant and have used a home-kit before will find this a lot easier than most to use. It’s only four steps and each one is clearly explained in the instruction booklet, so it’s hard to mess up really. 

Did you feel as though using the kit gave your husband a better sense of inclusion and involvement in the pregnancy? In what ways?

Definitely. It takes two to tango so it’s important that the men’s part of the process is included and conceiveplease allows for this. It increases the awareness of sperm health – a lot of the focus in other fertility products is on the female in terms of her reproductive health, but it is just as important for men to watch what they eat and exercise and include all the other factors to help improve sperm quality, such as taking the multi-vitamins.
Also, because it is in a pack and everything is included together in one box, it is so easy for couples to use together. In my experience, men are only told to get sperm-health vitamins if there is an issue, but every guy, in my opinion, should be taking them to improve their fertility fitness. It’s a very inclusive kit and it also means that your husband feels very included with your fertility tracking, taking your temperature and of the pregnancy in its very early stages. It makes it more of a team effort heightens the sense of excitement. 

You mentioned you turned to IVF after 12 months. Why was that?

I used the kit for 12 months when we were trying naturally for a year, but we sadly had two miscarriages. So, the kit did actually work for us twice, unfortunately those pregnancies just were not viable. We went down the IVF path as we knew that medical intervention could implant the most viable embryo for us. It is so important to remember though that IVF treatment varies so much for every couple. However, with our medical backgrounds, we knew for us as an individual couple, it was the best choice for us at that time. 

You actually continued to use the kit in conjunction to IVF treatment … how do you feel the kit complements the IVF process?

The vitamins are of use because you need them with both a natural and IVF conception (male and female). The meditation CD included in the kit really helps to de-stress you. You still rely on the pregnancy test when you undergo IVF, so that is essential in my view as well. All the education included in the booklet within the kit is relevant to everyone – no matter what fertility treatment they undergo.

The beauty of being able to purchase the elements of the kit separately, meant that when we decided to undergo IVF and no longer needed to track my hormones and temperature (as the clinic was doing all that for me), we could still buy the other essential items separately like the vitamins, the pregnancy testing sticks and the meditation CD, which really helped calm me down when I was nervous. 

Would you suggest anyone going down the IVF path use conceiveplease kit?

They wouldn’t need the entire kit, but they can buy the individual elements of it as mentioned above – the vitamins, the health and lifestyle booklet and the meditation CD. 

What do you think is so great about conceiveplease and the various elements of the kit? Can you talk a bit about how the various elements helped you in your journey?

I think in particular the LH tester was amazing because ovulation can occur at different times of your cycle – it can be early or later each month. The ovulation (LH) testing sticks are a real educational tool as they detect exactly when you’re ovulating, so you know exactly when to have timed intercourse. It is a really great way to feel confident about your conception journey. You know if you’re having intercourse at that time, that you’re giving yourself the best chance of conception in that month. 

How long did it take you to fall pregnant after using the kit and IVF (i.e.: how many rounds of IVF did you need?)

We conceived on the first attempt. 

When was your baby born?

My beautiful little boy Michael was born in August 2017

Thursday, 30 May 2019

'Aussie Inventions That Changed The World' HISTORY on Foxtel

The Foxtel History channel's newest original commission is screening next month, and it's a a beauty, and looks to be highly engaging... and should make us all feel like proud Aussies!

From life-saving devices to modern conveniences, 'Aussie Inventions That Changed The World' is an original EIGHT part series that reveals a raft of great Australian inventors who turned game-changing ideas into a reality and forever changed how we live. 

Historically, Australia has punched well above its weight on the world stage of timely innovations, scientific breakthroughs, and cleverly designed new technologies.  And yet amongst our national heroes the sporting, military and political greats have typically enjoyed the limelight, while our remarkable inventors have been largely ignored. This series sets the record straight.

Comedian, actor and brainiac Matt Parkinson heads up a team of expert co-hosts; science journalist Anja Taylor, inventor Sally Dominguez and historian and writer David Hunt, who explore the little known stories across eight themed episodes; Home Life, Communication, Wartime, Farm Smart, Medicine, Food Preservation, Airborne and Super Vision.

Matt and the team explore inventions that are loved by the world and born in Australia including familiar ones like the Bionic Ear, Wine Cask, Pacemaker and WiFi, along with other inventions known to few, such as the Telephane and Transporter.

Drawing on an eclectic mix of contributors, from inventors, engineers, historians and model makers, to a colourful range of invention re-builds, road-tests and experiments, the series is an active and contemporary journey into the past.  

'Aussie Inventions That Changed The World' delivers a unique view of these inventions by bringing them back to life. From the birth of the Black Box thanks to the unwavering perseverance of David Warren, which is now an essential component of air safety.  And the rebuild of Worsfold’s life-saving Transporter from World War One, then road-tested to understand its bespoke functionality. 

“What’s really exciting about this series is that it will remind Australians that, at our best, we are a progressive, innovative country. We thrive on challenges and these invention stories are all about people who backed themselves against the odds. Sometimes the best ideas are the ones that stand out from the pack.” Matt Parkinson said.

Group General Manager, Factual, Jim Buchan said, “It’s amazing how many Australians have contributed to inventing ingenious solutions to unique challenges.  Our latest commission is a fun, warm, feel good series celebrating our nation’s pioneering spirit: a spirit of inventive problem-solving and resourcefulness demonstrated by inspiring individuals throughout our history. 

“The producers SkinnyDip Pictures and Northern Pictures have done an incredible job with such an ambitious series, and our expert presenters have told these stories with real wit and candour.  My personal favourites may well be the rare interviews with Australian inventors.  Captured for posterity they reflect the very personal experience of some who improved daily life, while others achieved the extraordinary!”

Another trailer here:

'Aussie Inventions That Changed The World' will be available to stream every week or watch on HISTORY on Foxtel, from Monday, June 24 at 7.30pm AEST.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Ever Australia: Most Comfy Moccasins... Ever!

Winter is COMING!

And that means comfy footwear and warm feet.

One of the country’s largest UGG boot producers – Ever Australia – has added a new collection to its stunning range of footwear, and suddenly you have your perfect trans-seasonal footwear, sorted.

Using premium quality materials and the finest craftsmanship, Ever Australia has re-invented traditional footwear and has launched, drum roll please... the all-new Candy Moccasin range!

The Candy Moccasin range includes four beautiful colours (we tried it in the baby pink hue), breathable and extra water-resistant suede uppers, comfortable and very soft leather inners, and a hidden 3cm heel to add a little spring to your step. The flexible material makes the shoe comfortable to wear and with the PVC jelly-like sole. The makers say it’s like walking on clouds... and we totally agree.

Adding even more attention to detail, the design of the sole is inspired by Picasso’s abstract artwork and incorporates the Ever Australia logo. So very clever!

Complementing the sole, the ribbon on the top of each Candy Moccasin is also PVC, adding another distinctive feature to the traditional style.

Zoe Lu, Ever Australia Marketing Manager says, “We have re-created the traditional Moccasin style to reflect the contemporary wearer. Our customers love our quirky designs and we’re so excited to launch the new Candy Moccasins this March. The variety of colours and textures are the perfect way to add some fun to any outfit for day or night, and work or play.”

Influenced by trends from all around the world, with a creative design team and talented craftsmen, Ever Australia continues to develop unique designs of the highest standards for each wearer to express their individual style with distinctive pieces.

On sale now, the the Candy Moccasin range details:

RRP: $122
Colours: Yellow, Blue, Pink and Harbour Mist

See Josie's Juice Instagram HERE for more snaps.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Celine Dion Carpool Karaoke: VIDEO



James Corden cruises down the Las Vegas Strip with Celine Dion. They duet on 'All by Myself' and MY FAVE STALKER SONG (kidding) 'I Drove All Night', and they give away some of Celine's 10,000 pairs of shoes, to surprised passersby.

And: her signature hit!

“We wanted to do something massive, so we dressed them up as Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in their Titanic gear and did a spectacular Vegas-style Titanic ending to ‘My Heart Will Go On,’ ” says exec producer Ben Winston. “It’s one of the most ambitious things we’ve done on a Carpool, ever.”


'DIEGO MARADONA': Official Trailer VIDEO

Diego Maradona is a football legend, and although that word gets bandied about A LOT in both football/soccer circles, as well as sport in general, Maradona is the real deal.

And therein lies the distinction: are we talking about Maradona or are we talking about Diego?

In the third film from the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind SENNA and AMY and producer Paul Martin, 'DIEGO MARADONA' the movie is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself.

Trailer JUST in:

Maradona’s glorious run past England’s defenders on the field is the stuff of legend.

AND: that goal he scored minutes earlier with his hand – the celebrated “hand of God”, as he coined it, was the stuff of legend of mythical proportions. See that moment in football history here:

The commentary back then was both dramatic and kinda funny: “Cosmic kite, what planet are you from that you can leave so many Englishmen in your wake?” Then ensued sob of joy at such a feat, celebrated across Argentina as revenge for the Falklands War. Oh yes, remember that? The tension!

On July 5, 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples (as pictured above) for a world-record fee. For seven years he turned the football world upside down.

Says the film blurb:

He was the world’s most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.
On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.

But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch but, as time passed, darker days closed in.

'DIEGO MARADONA' is directed by Asif Kapadia.

'DIEGO MARADONA' releases in Australian cinemas on July 25, 2019

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Friday, 17 May 2019

Gino D'Acampo's 'Aussie Escape': WIN Tickets!

Gino D'Acampo is coming to Australia, and we can't wait!

I mean... look at this guy:

The funniest cooking segments we've seen on TV, ever! As seen on UK TV's show 'This Morning' on the ITV network, alongside the hilarious Phillip and Holly in hysterical lost in translation moments, expect more of this fun when Gino comes to town.

Want to win tickets? Scroll down for more below!

So what’s the format of the show? What can we expect?

Says Gino:

"Well the format of the show is... it’s a pretty crazy show! I spend two hours with the audience in the theatre, and it’s a very 'take every evening as it goes' kind of format.

"Nothing is prepared. Apart clearly from the food that I’m going to make of course, and I’m going to show people everything they want to know, and it is very, very free, very crazy, very loud, it’s very: whatever happens at the time.

"If the audience is willing to play, I’m the guy to play with... and you know, throughout the show, throughout the two hours, I have people in the audience with microphones because anyone can ask me a question, any kind of question at any time they want, they can interrupt me at any time they want," adds Gino. We LOVE this! Easy access to a very funny and talented guy.

"That’s what I want to achieve the most; I give myself to the audience, when I come here I’m all yours. Tell me what you want to know, tell me all the things you want, and I will tell you the truth. Whatever you ask me, I will tell you. So if they want to know something about the shows I do, if they want to know something about food, if they want to know something about my family, if they want to know something crazy about me, I don’t care! I’m there to create a relationship with the audience. It’s like going out for a dinner with some friends. Very relaxed, I say and do what I want, and it always ends up being a great night."

Continues Gino: "Usually I call up about three or four people on stage. I don’t mind if there are 10 people on stage! It very much depends on the evening. But mainly it's about an evening with Gino. I’m there to answer all the questions and to create… I’m there to have a night out, really. To be honest with you, it’s my night out, and yes the audience will be all strangers, but within five minutes they become all my friends."

The parts of Gino's appearances on ITV which have gone viral (see video above), is what we all love about Gino, his shining personality is the crux of all of his video snippets, all now viral.

There’s an authenticity about the ingredients that Gino uses for particular dishes and because he was born in Italy, it HAS to be authentic. In his world, you simply CANNOT put cream in a carbonara for example, you cannot bastardise this sacred dish.

Says Gino: "I think the thing that the people who watch my show love the most is the fact that I do not give up. I’m real to the traditions that I have and I try very, very hard to keep these traditions alive. It would be easier for me to just give up: ‘Yeah whatever, you want the real carbonara, yeah that’s fine, or, you want to put cream in the carbonara, that’s fine lets do that.

"But I don’t give up. I’m relentless and I think that’s what people like about me and those clips, they say, wow this is a guy that has been doing this for the last 15, 20 years and they can see that whatever I use in my recipes, say 20 years ago, is still very consistent to this day. So that kind of ‘real’, trying to keep the tradition alive, is what I think they like about it and me. And nowadays we are all kind of losing ourselves into this social media, internet world, not communicating personally with people, and for me it’s all about keeping those Italian traditions alive."

We have just seen Gino with Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix on the show ‘Gordon, Gino, and Fred’ for 3 episodes on the Seven Network, and we loved it. 

"Oh dear, oh dear!", exclaims Gino, laughing.

Apart from the roving campervan, which Gino reveals is "absolutely destroyed", a scene where Gino basically, er, farts on Gordon is... crazy! How DOES he get away with that?

"Well, Gordon and I… we have known each other for a very long time. We opened a restaurant in the UK together and you know we have a very mutual respect. I have many Italian restaurants and he comes to my restaurants, and he has a lot of restaurants and I go to his restaurants, and you know there has never been competition, there has never been any animosity between us. It’s just been a mutual respect for the last 15, 20 years. And that’s why when we work well together, there is no competition, there is no animosity, it’s just a joy. I just do whatever I like to do, I don’t really care about who they are and what they do, I live my life very carefree, let’s put it this way."

Currently writing book number 16, to accompany my new ITV series which is called 'Gino’s Italian Express', Gino was last in Australia over a decade agowhen he filmed I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.

"I didn’t see much of Australia when I did the show. I won the show. I was the one in the jungle for the most time. So out of 24 days, 21 days go those days I was in the jungle. So I didn’t see Australia at all. I think I am looking forward to the most is the connection with the audience. Australia for me is like another world. It’s something I haven’t discovered yet. And the funny thing for me is they know who I am but I don’t really know about Australian people. So I’m really looking forward to go there and to create this connection, that’s what I want to do," says Gino.

Abstract Entertainment is proud to present this Italian chef, celebrated author and television personality Gino D’Acampo, in Australia in October 2019. Show dates below:

Friday 11 October: Sydney, Enmore Theatre

Saturday 12 October: Melbourne, Palais Theatre

Thursday 17 October: Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre

Saturday 19 October: Perth,Regal Theatre

Gino D’Acampo's books are published in Australia via Hachette Books. 

Gino’s Italian Escape can be seen on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel. 

For socials, go here:

For ticketing and venue information, visit https://abstractentertainment.net/

Now, to enter our competition with ONE double pass up for grabs:

- Share this post on socials - share on Instagram, share on Facebook too

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- Tell us in as many words as you like WHY you would love to see Gino in action. The double pass is available to win at ANY of his Aussie shows. Entries must be received by the end of June 7, 2019.

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