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Kings Domain X French Connection

WE’RE HOSTING A MANPER DAY.

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Featured  |  Glenn Chap – @chap55

With busy dudes in mind, French Connection and Kings Domain Barber Shop would like to offer customers a one-stop shop to freshen their look.

When  |  Saturday December 3rd

What’s in it for you?
Head down to Kings Domain and with every cut you’ll receive 30% off French Connection, complimentary beer, soda water, coffee and an exclusive pamper pack.

Wait, there’s more: upload a pic of your ‘do’ to Instagram, follow @frenchconnection_au
and go in the draw to win a $250 French Connection gift voucher.

See you there!

Shop Glenn’s Look

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Long days and sultry nights are right around the corner and to celebrate we are giving customers the chance to win the ultimate summer getaway.

To kick off your seaside adventure spend a night at QT Bondi. Designed by notorious Australian designer Nic Graham, the QT Bondi hotel is conveniently located on the edge of iconic Bondi Beach. QT Bondi boasts spacious rooms with bespoke furnishings; perfect for a sleek coastal retreat.

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Whether you want to relax in your bikini or wine and dine with ocean views, Bondi has an abundance of options. Be sure to try Orchard Street Elixir Bar for a holistic offering of herbal tonics, raw treats and nut milks. For a night of coastal opulence head to Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. The chic, sun-lit dining room is host to an assortment of delicious dishes including Burrata and Blackmore Bresaola.

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all,  enjoy a scenic flight over the Sydney Harbour before landing at your final destination: Jonah’s Whale Beach Hotel. Jonah’s Whale Beach Hotel is the ultimate island hideaway, located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Jonah’s offers luxurious rooms with sweeping views of the ocean. Enjoy a glass of champagne upon arrival and a 3 course dinner at Jonah’s award winning restaurant.

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Did we mention we are also throwing in a $500 wardrobe from yours truly? You heard us.
So if we had you at ‘ultimate summer getaway’ head in store or online and sign up for your chance to win.

 

Greedilulu: A Mecca for Perfectly Imperfect Interiors

We recently teamed up with bespoke homewares retailer, Greedilulu, to shoot our spring collection. Greedilulu, nestled in the seaside town of Mornington, features a range of artisanal products inspired by ocean living. Like Greedilulu, our spring collection takes its cue from the sea with boyhood blues, nautical accents and lightweight fabrics to ease you into summer. After a successful day of shooting we sat down with founder, Megan luiz, to find out her secret to success.

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French Connection: What inspired you to start Greedilulu? 

Megan Luiz: After six years at home with my young family, looking for a creative outlet, being enamoured by the beauty of handmade products and the diversity of global art forms, I felt like opening a store in Mornington would be the perfect opportunity to channel my interest in this field.

FC: Where did the name come from?

ML: For me, when designing an interior space, the space needs to encapsulate the love and personality of the family living in that home. Greedilulu, the name of our childhood beach cottage, was a place where growing up I shared many fond memories with family in South Africa. Therefore naturally, I felt it was a fitting name for our store.

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FC: Describe Greedilulu’s aesthetic and style?

ML: Greedilulu is a celebration of unique artisanal product, both locally as well as internationally sourced, grouped together in a contemporary setting. It has an eclectic tribal inspired aesthetic that celebrates the concept of perfectly imperfect interiors.

FC: Where do you see Greedilulu in 5 years’ time?

ML: I would like to see our collection continue to evolve and develop. Ultimately, I would love to open up a sister store and branch out into a full interior design service.

FC: What’s your advice to people starting a new business?

ML: Believe in yourself, enjoy the roller-coaster and remember why you started.

FC: What key trends will you be sporting this summer season?

ML: Natural fibres, linen, texture and pops of colour with a tribal twist. 

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Frosé: The New Black

Rosé has long been a popular summertime tipple, but there is a new cool kid on the block. Frosé (Frozen Rosé) is the refreshing pink drink that is causing quite a stir. We’ve carefully curated an easy-to-follow recipe that will send your taste buds into a frenzy this summer.

Ingredients:
1 x 750 ml bottle of full-flavoured Rosé with a Pinot Noir or Merlot base
¼ Cup plus 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice
Strawberry Syrup
½ Cup Sugar
½ Cup water
2 Cups hulled Strawberries (quartered)
Garnish
Sprig of mint or lavender

Instructions
1) Freeze bottle of Rosé in ice cube trays over night
2) Add sugar and water to a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in hulled strawberries. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Strain mixture through fine sieve and remove strawberry pulp.
3) Blend strawberry syrup, frozen Rosé and lemon juice in a blender until desired consistency is reached.
4) Serve with a sprig of mint or lavender and enjoy

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Photography: Erin McGinn

LONDON CALLING

The event of the season, London Fashion Week, is here and Heathrow Airport is gridlocked
with fashions elite. With New York Fashion Week in their wake, celebrities, fashion editors,
bloggers and digital influencers alike are marching into London
one pair of Jimmy Choo’s at a time.

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London, its just got that live now die later attitude. With a seemingly infinite list of things to do and see, after a weekend in London you’ll need a week in the Bahamas to recover. So let’s get started, we’ve put together a list of things for you to squeeze into your schedule, perhaps between Burberry and Christopher Kane?  

It just so happens that Totally Thames, a festival that celebrates the history and culture of London’s River Thames with artworks and events staged along the river’s banks, coincides with London Fashion Week. Make sure you sneak a peak of “Floating Dreams” by artist Ik-Joong Kang. The colossal, illuminated box appears to float ethereally on the Thames while sporting hundreds of drawings completed by Koreans who fled south after the country divided.

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If London Fashion Week’s got your inner shopaholic all rowed up, then start your Sunday at the Brick Lane Markets: you’ll find anything from cheap leather goods to stunning silk silhouettes. Be sure to grab breakfast on-the-go from one of the many Jewish bagel shops. If you’re looking for more of a fine dining experience, make a reservation at Dishoom. Inspired by Bombay café culture, Dishoom is an Indian restaurant that will have your taste buds wishing they were sipping mango lassies in Mumbai.

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Why not finish off London Fashion Week with a Parlour Cocktail from one of the most instagrammeable restaurants in London, Sketch. Famous for its candy pink dining parlour adorned in artwork by British Artist David Shrigley, Sketch will transport you into a strange and magical adult wonderland.

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You often hear about the ‘London Look’ but have you seen the ‘London Dress’? To celebrate London Fashion Week we are offering customers an exclusive Fashion Week dress ‘The London Dress’. For those who can’t be there in person, you’ll be there
in hot-spirit in our London Dress.

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