KERRIE HESS X LADUREE

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Celebrated Australian illustrator Kerrie Hess has lent her hand to this sweet project for luxury French macaron house, Ladurée. Available now, a unique Kerrie Hess illustration will adorn the luxurious Ladurée macaron boxes, embracing the Sydney skyline and featuring her iconic Shopping Girl in signature tones of pink and green toting Ladurée shopping bags. The collaboration with Kerrie Hess and the launch of Australia’s very own flavour of macaron follows the recent opening of Ladurée’s second Australian store in Sydney’s leafy Woollahra. The 111 Queen Street Woollahra store joins Westfield Sydney which opened in 2012.

Commenting on the collaboration, Kerrie says: “I have such fond memories of visiting Ladurée while I was living in Paris; my home was just one metro stop away from the Champs-Élysées store. To be asked to create an original design that was fashion- forward and true to the Ladurée aesthetic while celebrating my country was such an honour and an opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up”.

Kerrie Hess illustrations have been featured in VOGUE, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar magazines and she has also drawn for countless fashion labels, billboards and book covers around the globe.

The Kerrie Hess ‘Sydney’ Ladurée gift box is available from 11th May for $36 for a box of eight macarons, and will be available for purchase at both Westfield Sydney and Woollahra stores.

FINE FETTLE FLECKS

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Looking for a healthy snack? Look no further than, Fine Fettle FLECKS that are a unique take on a trail mix, with the goodness and flavour of added veggie bits. One half home-grown vegetables, the other half a mix of seeds and nuts, FLECKS are coated in an all-natural marinade, rich in flavour and then dehydrated. Free from any added bad stuff like gluten, oil and preservatives, FLECKS are portion controlled and are rated with 4.5 or more Health Stars, making them your new go-to healthy snack.

FLECKS are ideal for around-the-clock snacking or a better-for-you party snack alternative. They’re also the perfect topping for your favourite dip and will add texture and taste to both salads and soups. FLECKS undergo minimal processing and are dried – instead of baked or fried – which helps to maintain nutritional goodness and concentrate the natural flavours of all the ingredients.

Fine Fettle’s range of FLECKS comes in a selection of flavours including Dukkah, Tamari, Barbeque and Thai – jam-packed with Australian produce like capsicum, zucchini, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, onion; almonds and seeds including sunflower, pumpkin and sesame.

Fine Fettle FLECKS are available in independent grocers and health food shops across Australia. Fine Fettle FLECKS 30g single packs RRP $2.40-$3.00.

For more information visit www.finefettle.com.au

WOODY.P SET TO OPEN NEXT WEEK

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One of the most anticipated openings is almost here with the launch of Woody.P. Positioned on Flinders Lane, the city’s most dynamic food precinct, Woody P is an exciting new addition to Melbourne’s bourgeoning range of restaurants and drinking spots. Opening its doors next week, the highly anticipated venue will offer a fun, relaxed social destination that will cater to a broad range of dining experiences.

Spearheaded by Head Chef Clinton Camilleri, Woody P offers a produce-driven menu defined by the following mouth-watering yet simple Mediterranean & Italian flavours. While the food will win the hearts of many Melburnians, Woody P’s beverage list also plays a very strong suit. Further paying homage to the city’s rich European heritage, the wine list offers a developed and thoughtful range of varietals, focusing on local appellations. The cocktails will be developed around an aperitvo style of drinking culture, showcasing the best aperitifs from home and abroad.

Woody.P is set to open before the end of this month. For more info visit http://www.woodyp.com.au

T2 MATCHA

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The latest addition at T2 is Matcha is a fine, powdered Green Tea traditionally used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is hailed as a super food being high in antioxidants, chlorophyll and fibre. In fact, a study found that one serving of Matcha has 137 times more disease fighting polyphenols, called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than 10 cups of regular green tea. T2’s Matcha tea can help to detoxify the body because it helps shed the body of toxins and waste, raises the metabolism and possibly help with weight management, reduces gas and potentially helps with treating inflammation in the gut, energizing while offering a calming and relaxed feeling. So if you’re looking for something a bit different, head down to your  nearest T2 for their Matcha.

For more information visit www.t2tea.com

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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