June Staff Picks
Amy Clarke | On 27, Jun 2014
Last month we had a great selection of things we’ve been loving at Creative Drinks (if you missed the post, check it out here!) and this June has been even bigger and better. Here are some of the best bits that got us through the chilly month.
Kristina: Kristina has been reading the second book in Teri Terry’s dystopian trilogy, Slated. She says “it’s about a girl who’s memories were wiped because her past actions suggested terrorism behaviour. Since she was under 16, she was offered this ‘second chance’.” Her other notable mentions are the Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation, and the new video game Child of Light.
Ruby: Cafe Lady Marmalade in Stones Corner has been at the top of Ruby’s list lately, as well as TV show Veep (“too good for words”) and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
Alicia: Alicia has been watching Sorted Food on YouTube. The channel consists of four British guys who cook self-proclaimed ‘beautiful, sexy food’ – and it really is. Check out the introduction video on their homepage and you’ll be instantly hooked. Alicia has been cooking her own creme brulees and creme caramels too, delish.
Saskia: It’s been all about Orange is the New Black and True Blood for Saskia lately, as well as Black Bird’s delicious cocktails on Eagle Street Pier. She has also been reading Someone Knows my name, which she says everyone should read, and swooning over Tony Bianco lace-up thigh high boots.
Alex: With another book favourite, Alex has been reading the autobiography Life by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. He says, “also, after detuning my bass guitar and putting it through an overdrive pedal, I’ve been having a lot of fun playing along to Electric Wizard’s ‘Come my Fanatics’ and ‘Black Mass’ albums.”
Nikki: Chocolate crackles, Allday’s song Jock Killer, George Orwell’s 1984, buffalo wings from Yard Bird Ale House, and “still fitting into my jeans!” are Nikki’s June faves.
Ellee: Ellee has been listening to the new Alt-J track, Hunger of the Pine, and loving Lana Del Rey’s album Ultraviolence, which she says is pure old school, melancholy brilliance. She’s working her way through David Lynch’s films. She says “apart from the Twin Peaks series, Mulholland Drive is my favourite and thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants their mind blown”.
Giulietta: Foodie Giulietta has been frequenting Bird’s Nest Yakitori and Bar at West End and drinkingÂ Hochkirch’s 2010 Riesling and Chow House’s vanilla fig sour cocktail. She has been re-reading the Harry Potter series in order to prepare for Harry Potter trivia, too!
Melinda: With all the new and exciting bars opening up around Brisbane, Melinda has been loving Greaser Bar and Kwan Brothers.Â She also loves browsing the DIY pages of Pinterest for inspiration.
Georgia: “I’m going to Japan on Sunday,” Georgia says, “so I’ve rediscovered Studio Ghibli films – My Neighbour Totoro is just the sweetest. Banks’ new single Drowning has been my study soundtrack, and Fat Dumpling on Brunswick Street is my nÃºmero uno place for those tasty little fellows!”
Jill: Jill has been watching The Voice (GO ROBBIE!) and loving a few fashion pieces – winter knits from Country Road andÂ Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots.
Amy: My favourite of the month is 100% How To Train Your Dragon. I went to an advanced screening of the sequel and fell in love all over again. I have been listening to both movie scores non-stop as well – Forbidden Friendship and This is Berk are ones I tend to stick on repeat a lot. JÃ³nsi of Sigur RÃ³s has great songs on both OSTs too!
How has your start to winter been and what have you been digging this June? Let us know and look out for July faves soon!
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