Things we like

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Rimowa luggage

Rimowa’s classic ‘Topas’ range was introduced in the 1950’s as one of the lightest and sturdiest luggage ranges in the world. Designed for tropical travel, it protected against high humidity and remains (relatively) unaffected by…

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Vivid Sydney 2017

Vivid Sydney is on again with a spectacular light show throughout the city and along the harbour foreshore. The highlight for me this year was the ‘Lighting of the Sails’ by Audio Creatures. Using the Sydney Opera House as…

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The Machine Show, Braidwood

The Machine Show—held in Braidwood over the weekend—brought motorcycle enthusiasts together for an event including a show and shine, swap meet, camping and other associated events. On show were a wide assortment of vintage motorcycles ranging from a…

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Akubra ‘Stylemaster’ hat

The Akubra ‘Stylemaster’ is an ideal autumn/winter hat. Available in a range of colours—Fawn, Black, Bluegrass, Mid Brown, Moonstone Grey, Navy and Loden—it’s traditional look adds punch to raw denim and leather jackets. Best worn with the…

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Austin Healey

Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker established through a joint-venture between Austin—a division of the British Motor Corporation—and the Donald Healey Motor Company in 1952. The Austin-Healey 100-6 was the second of the three Austin-Healey models later known as the Big Healeys. Introduced in 1956,…

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Scarpa hiking boots

Italian company Scarpa is a world leader in the production of hiking boots. Consistent innovation in usage of materials has maintained their prominence over the decades, often being the first choice for serious hikers. These are my first…

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The Real McCoy’s, Japan

One of the joys of visiting a true megacity is the depth of its niches. In Japan, practically every interest is explored and this means stores selling the highest quality denim, leather, lacquer and ceramics. A favourite of mine is The…

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