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Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday World Tour

Real life barbie doll, Queen of Rap and Pop Princess Nicki Minaj brought the house down in Brisbane on May 19 as part of her Pink Friday World Tour. It was dynamic, fun, colourful and she had super cute costumes! She mainly played songs off Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, so unfortunately no throwbacks to her mixtape days. But still … Continue reading

NICKI MINAJ: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (Universal Music/Cash Money)

Divide and conquer is the game Nicki Minaj plays on her second album, splitting her time between brilliant hip hop and generic dance-pop while she (or perhaps it’s Roman) remains hell bent on complete world domination. In her own words, “Yo! I guess I went commercial”, a move that has alienated some of her original … Continue reading

Lady Elliot Island: The Secluded Paradise

There I was snorkelling in the brilliant blue water when I saw the green sea turtle: slow and dull on land but in the water cruising along beside me, the sun’s rays danced off its shell and made it sparkle. Lady Elliot is the closest thing to a deserted island on the Great Barrier Reef, … Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland ballet: a bright and colourful affair

Queensland Ballet brought to life the epic adventure of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, the story of a little Victorian girl who finds herself in a strange land. The modern ballet with its eclectic mix of music and some wonderfully choreographed dancing was a brilliant rendition of the classic tale. The fun begins right from the start … Continue reading

Mary Poppins the Musical: practically perfect in every way

I lost count long ago of the amount of times I watched the Disney classic Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The infectious melodies, magic tricks and enchanting scenarios would capture my imagination time and time again. So I jumped at the chance to see it live at QPAC. I knew the movie … Continue reading

Montenegro: Europe’s secret holiday destination

Everyone has heard of the Greek Islands and Italy’s Amalfi Coast, but Europe’s best kept secret is Montenegro’s coastline. The Budva Riviera is known for more than 15 picturesque beaches including the iconic Sveti Stefan. The time to go is April, right before the summer season begins, when you can have the beaches all to yourself before the big crowds … Continue reading

Parading Penguin Christmas Eve

It was a Christmas Eve to remember, celebrating not only with my family but also cute Little Penguins on Phillip Island, Victoria. The night was full of excitement and anticipation as we waited two hours on the windy Phillip Island beach for the sun to set and the penguins to come ashore for the Penguin … Continue reading

Go for it!: Vintage china collecting

Courier Mail, December 9, 2011 Fine vintage china collector Effie Sofios explains her love for pretty teacups and teapots to Aneta Nedimovic.Download Go for it – Vintage china collecting as a PDF.  

AMY WINEHOUSE: Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Universal)

The late, sultry songstress Amy Winehouse was a tortured soul that created beautiful music. Lioness: Hidden Treasures is a sample of some unreleased tracks she recorded in the last decade. Mark Ronson, together with Salaam Remi, compiled some of her best demos for this posthumously released album. There is no doubt however, that these songs … Continue reading

MZAZA: Journey Over Skin (Planet Distribution)

Mzaza is the musical holiday you need to get away from today’s mainstream (including ‘indie’) music. Journey Over Skin, the Brisbane band’s new album, takes you on a delightful musical journey that starts in Spain before trekking through France, dancing through the Balkans and partying in Turkey. Mzaza successfully weave together various melodies from across … Continue reading

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