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May Staff Picks

May Staff Picks

| On 29, May 2014

We love a lot of things here at Creative Drinks, from movies to makeup to music. Here are a few of our favourite things from the month of May.

Jill: Ever since seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jill has been loving director Wes Anderson. She has now watched every movie of his, with Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom being particular favourites. Jill has also recently been introduced to the beauty of the affogato – coffee with ice cream! – and can’t stop drinking them. Great movies + delicious treats = a perfect month.


Bianca: Bianca has been listening to the Amen Dunes album, Love. She says “I was introduced to this gem by a friend and it evokes all sort of strange, elemental lo-fi emotions I never knew I had. I would coin it as psychedelic folk rock and deserves a serious listen with this hazy, cooler weather.”

Alex: Alex has been listening to a new album too – Heroes by Sabaton!


Giulietta: She’s got two faves this month; novel The Claimant by Australian author Janette Turner Hospital, and cocktails from Fourth Wall located in the Valley (fun fact: Fourth Wall were finalists in the Brisbane’s Best Cocktail Bartender Competition!)


Georgia: Georgia’s a big fan of Uber, the ridesharing transportation company. It’s a cheaper, convenient and safe alternative to a taxi. Georgia says the drivers are always good for a chat too. For more information visit Uber’s website here. She also love Green Beacon’s current batch of Submariners Cider.


Laura: This month Laura has been visiting Plenty cafe in West End. Located on Montague Road, right beside the Art Shed, Plenty celebrates “an abundance of locally grown food, and the people who produce it.” She said her favourite dish is definitely the rhubarb pancakes, which look absolutely delicious.


Gabrielle: With a grand total of four favourite things this month (in her own words – “I just love stuff!”) Gabbi loves The Little Larder in New Farm for breakfast, Sunnybank for Asian cuisine, anything and everything by author Michael Chabon, and the Eat Street Markets!


Saskia: Topping Saskia’s TV list this month is Orphan Black. If you haven’t watched this series yet, we both beg you to start! Tatiana Maslany stars as not one, not two, but five main characters, with a few extras here and there as well. Intrigued yet?


Ellee: A few May highlights for Ellee have been the fashions from the Cannes Film Festival (in particular Blake and Cate above), Will and Grace re-runs, home-made sweet potato chips with pesto aioli, and listening to while studying.


Nikki: Nikki’s faves are “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, Oban scotch, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, cyber stalking Adam Driver, and being able to fit in my jeans.” Perfect!


Alicia: Alicia says her current favourite thing is the grassy area of Southbank paired with a Strauss coffee and a bite to eat from the Wednesday food markets in the CBD (like a banoffee pie). She’s currently reading Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson, a book about discovering your talents and changing your life.


Dani: Dani loves TV show Workaholics and being employed. Congrats to Dani on the new job! The two may sound related but if you watch Workaholics you’ll know work is the last thing they do. She has also been visiting The Bird’s Nest, a new restaurant in West End.


Ratu: This month Ratu met up with the QPAC publicity manager to have a chat about their latest events, and he saw the second issue of Sartre magazine come out! To read the latest Sartre click here or pick up a copy from any good cafe. He’s also been celebrating these awesome favourites with cocktails from Kwan Brothers in the Valley.


Juliette: Juliette says “my current favourites are ‘Luna’ by Bombay Bicycle Club, Jako Japanese & Korean Restaurant in Toowong, House of Cards (better late than never), denim jackets, Peanut butter and banana on toast, and The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy.”


Sophie: Throughout May Sophie has been playing Blood Orange’s latest release Cupid Deluxe. She says “The music’s bril. Like modern Prince, lots of saxophone,” and you can find more of their music under the names Lightspeed Champion and Dev Hynes. Check out the Palo Alto soundtrack, too!


Amy: My favourite has definitely been my new Gossling lippie. I saw Gossling with Vance Joy earlier this month and she mentioned onstage that she has a new lipstick collab with Australian brand Shanghai Suzy. The lipstick is a gorgeous coral colour featuring Gossling’s new album artwork on the lid. So cool!

We’ll be back next month for the June staff favourites, but in the meantime let us know what your favourite thing has been in May.

Image credits go to all organisations pictured as well as AFP, Buzzfeed, and BBC America.