Thursday, June 28, 2018

Maximum Joy


Picnic presents Maximum Joy

Picnic Touring & Events are dizzy with pride to finally announce their first foray into the world of music festivals and as you may have guessed, Their not about starting small. Featuring the Australian debuts of the legendary Joe Claussell, Minimal Wave label boss Veronica Vasicka and some of the most impressive names from the Music From Memory camp, we invite you to join us for an EPIC one day dance; to feel, experience and get lost in Maximum Joy!

From down in the dive bar all the way up to the rooftop, they be invading the entirety of Kings Cross Hotel, right in the heart of the battleground for Sydney’s night life. With an army of the city’s premiere party institutions, record and fashion labels, Maximum Joy promises a first class offering of live electronic music, DJs, performance and installation.

“After ten years of running one of Sydney’s most loved underground dance parties - from warehouses to Sydney Opera House and literally everywhere good in-between - plus close to two years as the weekly entertainment booker at what has become a premier music destination, Harpoon Harry’s, Maximum Joy is the next logical step for Picnic.

With nine international acts, and over 25 local DJ’s and live acts plus a handful of Sydney’s (and the world’s) best promoters, record labels and fashion labels putting their unique stamp on a stage each - this epic one day dance is unlike anything that’s come before it.
Debut Australian performers from New York’s house god Joe Claussell and the queen of Minimal Wave Veronica Vasicka set the bar for the most intelligent, educational and confident one day event to hit our city

Right in the middle of the lock out dead zone, Kings Cross we set our sights set on your comfort on winters day in the cosy and rambling surrounds of the epic Kings Cross Hotel. Maximum Joy, by name and from July 1st - definitely by nature. “– Carly Roberts, Director of Picnic Music

Thursday, June 28, 2018

G-Star Launches RAW Suit Collection


G-Star RAW and Pharrell Williams offer a creative and egalitarian solution to the monotony of strict office codes by launching the brand’s latest capsule collection – the G-Star RAW Suit. By taking patterns of Savile Row tailoring and applying it to the classic coverall design, the G-Star RAW Suit Collection becomes a symbol of equality and empowerment.

“Like everything we do at G-Star RAW, this collection is rooted in our dedication to finding fresh and unique takes on the every day. I love the unexpected combination of mixing traditional workwear styles with tailoring prints, but more than that I love what it represents: a democracy of fashion,” Pharrell Williams said.

The G-Star RAW Suit collection features five classic stripes and checks for both men and women. The collection is available instore and online as of now.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018



2016 Barbera ‘Terzini’, Piemonte Italy
This is the first of several bag in box collaborations we have coming through as we endeavour to change the prejudice against cask wine. With increasing wine prices from both Europe and Australia we are looking at ways of keeping wines that are well farmed and direct from producers under ten dollars a glass. It’s getting harder to find wines that offer both good provenance, quality and value. In particular the lower priced wines tend to have an ingredients list that raises eyebrows.

This first multi vintage blend we have collaborated with is from Carussin a Piemontese producer that farms bio-dynamically, exclusively imported by Giorgio de Maria Fun Wines. It is made from 100% Barbera d'Asti predominantly from the 2016 vintage with no additions aside from a low dose of sulphur at packaging. The quality of wine is DOCG Barbera d’Asti, however we asked the producer to declassify the wine to make the price point even more accessible.

The Barbera genuinely offers a sense of place and reflects the grower who produced it, which is such a rarity in a cask wine in Australia. We are excited to offer this to our clients at $9 a glass.

“I love the idea of making great wine accessible. Anything that can make well farmed wine from revered regions such as Piemonte more affordable with less edifice the better. This bio-dynamically grown Barbera is an example of working with the farmer to reduce the footprint and costs of the wine on the way to Australia, makes the wine more affordable.” – James Hird, Group Sommelier (The Dolphin Hotel, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta, Bondi Beach Public Bar, The Bucket List, Hotel Harry)

In addition to the Barbera we are currently working on a Rose, White and Orange wine with several producers to release in the upcoming months. It’s wonderful to begin these collaborations and hopefully break down some of the ill will against bag in box.


Icebergs Bar – 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta – Shop LG09 The Hub 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach Bondi Beach Public Bar – 80 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
The Dolphin Hotel – 412 Crown Street, Surry Hills



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