Archive for February, 2012

February 29, 2012

March is ‘Art month Sydney’

Each March Art Month celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art in Sydney by throwing open the gallery doors, putting art in unexpected places and presenting over 200 exhibitions & events.

There are tours, tutorials, parties and an amazing amount of workshops to get your creative little hands into some paper mache. Some events have already sold out so be sure to book in now….. Here is a list of what we believe are notable events:

Precinct Parties: 8th March Mick Gallery Paddington 6-10pm, 9th March Artereal Gallery Project Space Rozelle 6-10pm, 15th March Sullivan + Strumf Fine Art Waterloo 6pm – 10pm, 22nd March White Rabbit Gallery Chippendale 6-10pm, 23rd March Chalkhourse Gallery Surry Hills 6-10pm.

Art Cycle: #1 Inner West Trail 3rd March 11am -4pm, #2 Bourke Street Cycleway 10th March 11am-4pm, #3 CBD/Chippendale 17th March 11am-4pm, #4 Paddington 24th March 11am-4pm.

Artist Run Initiative Tours: Newtown 10th March 2pm, Chippendale 17th March 1pm, Surry Hills 18 March  1pm

Artists Speed Dating: 15th March

Click on the pretty pictures for more details on that event, or for all events head to:

February 28, 2012

Street Style: Milan Fashion Week

Source: Valentine Avoh for Luisa Via Roma 

February 27, 2012

James Vincent McMorrow – “Early in the Morning” Australian Tour

Warm, heart-felt and incessantly beautiful, James Vincent McMorrow’s debut record “Early in the Morning” is nothing short of a masterpiece. Already released throughout Europe and the States, Dew Process have pulled off a major coup by bringing the Irishman’s music to Australia.

Self-recorded over five months while holed away in a small cabin by the ocean, McMorrow also played all the instruments on the album. mesmerizing and rapturous, this will astound even the biggest music skeptic with its pure brilliance. I cannot help but compare him with Bon Iver, who just won two Grammy awards.

“Early in the Morning” can currently be streamed here, with the album ready for full release on the 2nd March. To celebrate the release, McMorrow will be touring the East Coast soon after. Don’t miss a chance to see this man live.

Wednesday April 11, The Vanguard, Newtown.


Who is Hughster? Check out his and other r&h guest bloggers profiles here.

February 26, 2012

Street Style: London Fashion Week

Source: & Harpers Bazaar

February 24, 2012

Congratulations ToniMay!!

A big congratulations to our talented friend Laura Byrne, the winner of the Grazia Australia and 100 Squared competition. She’ll be setting up shop for the month of March showcasing her new collection DAWN at Westfield Pitt St Mall. Come and celebrate with us all next Thursday night for the launch of ToniMay!

Be there or be square[ed].


February 23, 2012

Bondi Hardware

Bondi’s trendiest new warehouse eatery

Situated on Hall St, right in the heart of Eastern suburbs comes the latest and greatest coolio hang out Bondi Hardware.  Located at what was once the local DIY store warehouse, Bondi’s newest on trend restaurant and bar has stayed true to its original legacy by decking out its dwellings in old school cool raw industrial materials. Rustic tools adorn the walls, weathered workbench style furnishings fill the floor and service with a smile seems to be complimented nicely with a cosy ambiance that makes you feel like you’re at home. Well, a home that has been interior decorated by a hipster tradie.

Since opening the doors in early December 2011, Bondi Hardware has been one of the busiest joints on the Eastern side of town and with the deliciousness prevalent across all menu’s;  breakfast, lunch and most importantly a wine infused dinner it’s not hard to see why. Culinary stand outs include the baked Moroccan eggs with eggplant cous cous and minted yoghurt, the death by cheesy goodness pan-fried prosciutto wrapped bocconcini with tomato and lemon and last but not least the slow roasted spiced lamb shoulder salad. All meals are well priced and more importantly well portioned; it is nice to finally see a trendy eatery doing decent sizes that leave you in a happy place of sweet satisfaction.  Don’t forget to cap your delectable taste bud experience off with one of the cleverly named cocktails. Highly recommend is the loco coco, served in a whole coconut and worth every dollar of its novelty value.

Where: 39 Hall Street Bondi Beach
Hours:  Mon – Wed Midday-10pm Thurs – Fri Midday to Midnight Saturday 9am to Midnight Sunday 9am – 10pm

Phone:  (02) 93657176

Reeve xx

Who is Reeve? Check out her and other r&h guest bloggers profiles here.

February 22, 2012

Street Style: New York Fashion Week

Source: Refinery29

February 22, 2012

Rozelle Rozelle

Can you believe stylish kids like this just wander around with us mere commoners? We found this graceful beauty grazing at Rozelle markets on Sunday…

Stay tuned for more erratic and impromptu street style shots!


February 20, 2012

Interview – Willow & Blake

From the moment we discovered the brilliant jack-of-all-traders Willow & Blake, we fell in love with their witty anecdotes, sharp wit and their attention-grabbing feature articles. Rain&Hale took a few moments to discuss all things WB with the enigmatic Jess Hatzis, one of the Melbourne-based wordsmiths who have managed to both constantly challenge and keep us chuckling in recent months.

 R&H loves W&B.

Who, what and why is Willow & Blake? Give us a rundown on the line-up and what business has been like since going “Full-time”.

Who: An undisclosed amount of individuals. 
What: A writing agency, with a penchant for producing content that doesn’t make people put their fist through their computer screen.
Why: Computer screens are expensive.
How’s life?  Let’s just say, we are going to find it very difficult to work for someone else, ever again.

How did Willow & Blake start, and what are your inspirations?
To be blunt, most online content sucks, and we were sick of it. 
Online ‘publications’ became mass production facilities, churning out articles like they were golf balls. I don’t know how long a golf ball takes to make but they all look the same and the one time my dad tried to make me play golf I spent the entire time plotting the theft of a golf buggie.

Do you have any sagely advice for those who want to start a career in writing?
Read & write. Sounds simple huh? You’d be surprised how many people I stumble across that claim to be writers, yet have never read a single line of work from some of the greatest authors in existence. It shits me to tears. You cannot grow as a writer until you start reading. Right now I’m digging “The Old man and the Sea” by Hemmingway – his writing style is incredibly simple, yet he manages to lace in so many intricacies to each story. It’s quite a skill and one I wouldn’t think to try had I not read his work.

World domination aside, where do you see Willow & Blake in the future?
We just want to keep writing things that make our readers think, perhaps one day from the comfort of our private villas in Bali.

Hailing from Melbourne – the fashion capital of Australia – what are you guys digging fashion-wise at the moment? Shout out time…
Yesterday I stepped out donning a black dress, short at front, long at back, high neck, long sleeves, black and gold cape, black nails and tattoos showing throw peep holes. Sometimes I’m so Melbourne, it makes me ill. 
When I’m not channeling Morticia Adams, I’m diggin’ florals – especially in the form of your hot “Don’t stop me now shorts”.
I have a big fat crush on the cowgirl trend at the moment – we are all utterly obsessed with Wildfox.

W&B loves R&H.

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Who is Hughster? Check out his and other r&h guest bloggers profiles here.

February 18, 2012

Kombi Camping @ Splendour!

Well now that we know Splendour is getting their gear together for another blow out year, we need to think about accommodation, and  we couldn’t dream of a better collaboration than this…

If you’re willing to pay the price… Do it on eBay (and then let us stay with you).