60 years on, the Porsche 911 continues to be one of the best sports cars on the market. Porsche is keeping the 60th-anniversary celebration rolling with the 911 S/T, a stripped-down 911 aimed squarely at the purist 911 fan. The naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter, 517-horsepower flat-six is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a lightweight flywheel and clutch. The purist camp will enjoy a total of 70 pounds less weight than the manual 911 GT3 Touring, making it the lightest 911 you can buy new. 0-60 comes in 3.5 seconds with a terminal velocity of 186 MPH. A revised aero package is optimized for a sleek look and the road, with a Gurney flap on the retractable rear spoiler.
The interior is trimmed in Classic Cognac cloth seat centers and black pinstriping, and two-tone semi-aniline leather trim in black and Classic Cognac. 1,963 911 S/Ts will be made, with deliveries beginning in Spring 2024.
The exclusive Heritage Design Package adds Shoreblue Metallic paint and Cermica wheels, with the original Porsche crest from the first 911 throughout the exterior and cabin.
Buy from Porsche.
(Images provided – Porsche)
Previously Louis Vuitton collaborated with Supreme when it came to skateboards but now they’re releasing there own range. The LV 2021 skateboard collection consists of two decks one with LV’s signature monogram and the other using a watercolour motif used throughout LV’s spring collection. They are designed by menswear director Virgil Abloh. $3485 AUD.
“…finished with Monogram-engraved wheels and Monogram screws demonstrating the House’s minute attention to detail…”
“…The vibrant watercolor pattern decorating the board is a theme echoed across the Summer 2021 Collections…”
This haute-couture beauty by Mercedes is breathtaking. At nearly 6 metres this electric (all-wheel drive) car optimizes the luxury focused brand of Maybach. With 24-inch alloy wheels, rose gold-painted centre lock and art-deco inspired look, we can not wait for the Revelation of Luxury: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.
Photo: Off the Table
Award winning mushrooms grown in 1891 Railway Tunnel in Tasmania Grown in a 1891 Railway Tunnel in Tasmania.
Tunnel Hill Mushrooms Hidden under the surface at Mt Rumney on Hobart’s Eastern Shore in Tasmania is an old 1891 railway tunnel. It was opened in 1892, and closed in 1926. Since the closure of the railway in 1926 the tunnel has be used by the Defence Department during WWII to store records from Anglesea Barracks, as well as the University of Tasmania to house recording devices for cosmic ray testing, In the late seventies a Hungarian gentleman by the name of Pasztor purchased the southern end of the tunnel with the desire to run a restaurant there, yet it never reached fruition.
Repurposed in 2000, the railway tunnel is now a unique growing operation .“Tunnel Hill Mushrooms” produces premium food, as Producers Dean and Anita Smith cultivate three types of oyster mushrooms, grey, white and tan oyster mushrooms picked fresh to order. The railway tunnel has optimal growing conditions for cold loving winter strains of oyster mushrooms.
Owner Dean Smith
Visit the unique Tunnel tours to learn how oyster mushrooms are grown and stored as you walk through the mysterious re-purposed train tunnel on a railway line that ran from Bellerive to Sorell between 1892-1926. The tunnel is the perfect environment because of its stable year-round temperature and low light. Tunnel Hill Mushrooms supplies to some of Hobart’s top restaurants, including The Glasshouse and Franklin.
Now we all know how cold it can be down in Tassie, so when you’re next down in the Apple Isle why not treat yourself to some luxury and stay in one of these beautiful pavilions at Freycinet. The Freycinet Lodge’s Coastal Pavilion is nestled among the bushland on the shores of Great Oyster Bay Tasmania.
You’ll be able to check out the amazing wilderness that Tassie has to offer with your own private deck while relaxing in an outdoor tub. Or lay inside a solid oak lined king bed and view through incredible curved glazing so as to not lose sight of the beautiful cascading mountains and bay.
Photos: Dianna Snape.
Why not go on a Tasmanian gourmet cheese crawl ?
There’s an immense number of cheese producers in Tasmania, and the fabulous news is that a number of them are open to visitors for tastings, meaning you can base your entire holiday around a spectacular gourmet cheese crawl. With so many small scale producers making artisan cheese with particular attention paid to the tradition of the cheesemaker’s art, this potential unctuous cheese odessy is a must to for foodies, and would be a journey to remember.
The elements of pure air, the cleanest water on Earth, mild temperatures, high rainfall and verdant pastures create an ideal setting for a world-class cheese industry in Tasmania that a foodie’s dream come true. It is no surprise that in 2013 Lonely Planet named Hobart in their list of top 10 foodie cities in the world. Dedicated cheesemakers are present all over the island and continue to thrive and innovate with a variety of cheeses and styles that take this industry to another realm. Looking for some unique flavors such as Wild Wasabi, Lavender, or Bush Pepper? Look to the northern region of Tasmania. Some of the best cheddar in all of Australia can be found in Tasmania. In other areas can be found triple creme Brie, buttery goat cheese, grass-fed cow milk cheese, organic sheep milk cheese….the list goes on and on. If you are really adventurous, try tracking down the whisky cheddar…
We have selected our top three picks to get you started:
BRUNY ISLAND CHEESE COMPANY
One of the most famous artisan cheese-makers on the Apple Isle, the Bruny Island Cheese Company matures its cheese meticulously in a small Island dairy. The company is run by Nick Haddow, who spent 10 years working with specialist cheese makers in many different countries around the world, with this said, the variety of cheeses produced have a distinctly Tasmanian character. a wide range of cow’s milk cheeses on offer, like their mature French-style 1792 (named after the year the French first arrived in Tasmania)Having trouble choosing your cheese?, then order a full cheese platter and have a picnic under the Eucalyptus trees, alternatively they offer quick tastings. They also make their own beers, which they will happily pair with cheese for you advocates for sustainable, ethical dairy farming, which is a big tick, in our eyes.
Address: 1807 Bruny Island Main Road, Great Bay, TAS
THE WICKED CHEESE COMPANY
Renowned for its soft white cheeses, the Wicked Cheese Company uses of only the purest hormone-free and chemical-free milk from grass-fed cows. The company has many awards under its belt, including the Supreme Cheese Champion Trophy from the 2008 Royal Melbourne Show for its Triple Cream Brie.
Take a trip to the factory in Richmond to see how the cheese is made, partake in a tasting, and indulge in the product ranges at wholesale prices.
Address: 1238 Richmond Road, Richmond
BAY OF FIRES CHEESE
Perfected over centuries, the Bay of Fires Cheese maestro is a thirteenth-generation cheese-maker, originally from England, where his family still make fromage today, who has made his home in Tasmania. For cheddar advotees Bay of Fires is the cheese monger for you. Their traditional cloth bound cheddar won or placed in the Best Cheddar Cheese category at the Australian Grand Dairy Competition for three years running. The cheese is aged for at minimum, a year on a pine board during which time it is given a massage by hand every three weeks. Understandably an award winner.
Address: 25824 Tasman Hwy, St Helens TAS 7216
In the iconic movie Scarface from 1984, Tony Montana (played by legendary actor Al Pacino) wore a very unique and today discontinued 28mm quartz Omega ‘La Magique’ limited to only 261 pieces worldwide. The watch was released one year before the movies premiere.
The “La Magique” is an 18k yellow gold timepiece, with sapphire crystal, and a gold chain bracelet.
The watch is sometimes called ‘The Phantom’ because of its transparent dial, which creates the effect of the watch’s hands floating over the wearer’s skin, hence the name ‘La Magique’
So if you want to channel your Cuban gangster you can buy it here second hand for a cool A$30,892.20
“In This Country, You Gotta Make The Money First. Then When You Get The Money, You Get The Power. Then When You Get The Power, Then You Get The Women.” Tony Montana
Now if you ever wanted to be the centre of the universe this watch would definitely help. The huge Jacob & Co. Astronomia measuring in at 43.4mm is opulence at its best. Encased in a rose gold case and powered by the exclusive Jacob & Co. , the manually-wound JCAM19 calibre watch operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour. Precious stones represent the seven planets – White Granite for Mercury, Rhodonite for Venus, Red Jasper for Mars, Pietersite for Jupiter, Tiger Eye for Saturn, Blue Calcite for Uranus and Lapis Lazuli for Neptune. The timepiece performs one full counter-clockwise revolution every 10 minutes. If your stars are aligned you can pick one up for $460,000 AUD (approx.) Buy here.
12 gold-plated signs of the zodiac
It takes a lot to impress NFL star Tom Brady, but this latest edition to his previous 6 Super Bowl rings did. This ridiculous large ring consists of 319 diamonds, which includes 15 karats of white diamonds and 14 karats of yellow diamonds. The 319 wasn’t a random number either, the Buccaneers picked it to commemorate their 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Of the 319 diamonds, the eight emerald cut stones on the right represent the fact that the they won eight straight games to win the Lombardi Trophy.
The ring also includes one feature that no NFL team has ever had on a ring: A removable top. They wanted to commemorate the fact that they were the first team to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium, showing Raymond James Stadium underneath it.
“I think this is by far the most incredible ring that’s ever been made and it’s commemorating a very special team that came together at the most important moments,” Tom Brady
Out of all the Vogue: 73 Questions Shows this would have to be the best one so far. Liam Gallagher of Iconic British band of the 90’s Oasis. Unlike other celebs that have featured there was one attempt—no rehearsal, no advance peek at the questions, just Liam strutting his stuff on a field on a summers day in a parka jacket, Legend! I think this question summed up the Gallagher brothers:
Most underrated band of the 90s? “Oasis” Most overrated? “Blur’
The PORCINI LAMPS collection is a collaboration between two Adelaide interior designers Jacquie Hagan and Madeleine Potter, called memaké.
“The Porcini range grew from a subtle exploration into the elegantly simple form of the mushroom. A series of organic shapes and forms were reinterpreted to form these beautifully crafted and sustainable pieces. Bringing the role of artisan back into design, the Porcini design represents a spirit of craft and the handmade.
The range consists of two designs, the Porcini Stem, comprised of a standard lamp and table lamp, and the Porcini Canopy, comprised of various sized pendant lamps. The lamp shades across the entire Porcini range are interchangeable, to achieve multiple size combinations. Using naturally sustainable materials; Tasmanian Oak, a non-endangered timber species sourced from Australian sustainable forests finished with natural Australian beeswax, and 100% pure new wool upholstery, which is both biodegradable and renewable.”
Photo: Joel Johnston
Now for the man that has everything, why not pick him up a copy of this stunning piece of literature the Esquire Handbook of Style: A Man’s Guide to Looking Good, and now who doesn’t want to look good.
“Each year, the editors of Esquire produce a special issue of the magazine devoted to men’s style called The Big Black Book, which has been wildly successful. Using the same pragmatic, highly illustrated approach, and laced with Esquire’s trademark humor, Esquire The Handbook of Style brings readers vital information on every aspect of a man’s wardrobe, from suits and shirts, to shoes and neckties, to watches and other accessories. The style-minded reader will find useful advice on suit fabrics and cuts, the right kind of trousers for his build, the essential outerwear to own, how to dress properly for an occasion, how to tie a tie, how to pack for a trip, grooming strategies, and much, much more. A compact and sophisticated accessory in its own right, Esquire The Handbook of Style will be the style bible for the well-dressed man for years to come.”
This beauty designed by Sideshow Media is a clothbound hardcover with embroidered satin tip-in and bellyband, 224 pages, 5 x 7 inches, 2-color interior with portraits of style icons from Marlon Brando to Jay-Z.
(Image: Umar Shahzad ©)
So just you have just retired from you’re high flying executive job and they give you the obligatory Gold watch, well the last thing you want to do in retirement is wind your watch, you would rather be playing a round of golf, or sunning yourself on a beach in the Bahamas, sipping Pina Colada’s, well what you need is one of these beauties a Stockinger Watch Winder Cabinet. Now this has class written all over it. According to ablogtowatch.com, “Each individual Beluwo watch winder can be programmed for a specific watch based on a database of model specifications that currently includes information on over 8,000 watches. The winders further employ a 16 hour active phase along with 8 hours of rest, and are set using a smartphone or tablet computer.” The Cabinets can be fully customized, and are available in various materials such as wood, carbon fiber and metallic exteriors and placed anywhere in your mansion. Two other great features is that the watches are set to face upright (the 12 o’clock) position when they are not winding but most importantly operate virtually in silence. The Watch Winder Cabinet collection pieces start at 3,600 (AUD). Now you can truly enjoy your retirement in peace, Chin-chin! Photo courtesy of ablogtowatch.com.
Now who doesn’t love a good Coffee Liqueur? Well Australian Mr. Black Coffee is one of the best. From designer Tom Baker and distiller Philip Moore of Distillery Botanica of which it is brewed (Erina, New South Wales). The liqueur has 25% ABV, and 1100 mg of caffeine per litre it has more caffeine than most (Liqueurs) but won’t probably give you a hit as much as your morning coffee. “By emphasizing the purity of coffee flavour Using a rare blend of three beans from different sources that are each roasted and brewed separately and then blended for a maximum range of flavor and balance.” It took a long process (approx. 9 months) to finally get the right blend and it is more like a coffee than a desert (and no added sugar). The coolest thing about it is that the more you drink the more of the bottles artwork is revealed, an illustration by Australian artist Dale Bigeni. $45.
Images: Mr. Black
Well we here at TheNews weren’t born and raised in San Diego, but after checking out this restaurant we wish we were. The Born and Raised Steak House in Little Italy is as high roller as it gets! The 10,000 foot square space, 45 foot cocktail bar (with 26 taps) 250 seater is pimped out in brass-plating (of course), walnut paneled, tufted leather booths and lush marble tops. Now lets get to the food, foie gras-topped Tournedos Rossini, Steak Diane, and rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, dry-aged bone-in New York strip rested in the tricked-out kitchen’s 40-square-foot glass-enclosed dry-aging room and butcher shop. The hyped tableside carts will offer a rotating selection of dishes prepared while you watch, including beef tartare and shrimp Louis, plus Martinis, Manhattans and Rob Roy cocktails shaken at the table.
45 foot cocktail bar (with 26 taps)
Enjoy your steak under the watchful eye of their patron Easy E
When you finished why not take in the panoramic views of Little Italy from the rooftop.
Photos: Born & Raised.
(And their logo reminds us of an Australian State (not steak))
So you’ve won the lotto and are thinking of a new motor, something that stands out so you can show off to your friends (and also make them jealous), well it doesn’t get more bling than this Mercedes Benz s550. Well sorry to disappoint it’s not real, it’s a sculpture by Brooklyn based artist Jordan Griska, aptly named “Wreck” is a life-size Merc made from 12,000 individual polished pieces of mirror-finished stainless steel, and took almost two years to complete.
“Beauty, technology, and engineering collide with death and reality”
Photo courtesy of Jordan Griska.
So that weddings coming up, or a movie premiere (Wedding Crashes maybe?), or just feel like dressing up to get some milk from the corner store, then The Black Tux is for you. Renting a tux online has never been so easier or stylish. Made in full canvas construction with 100% merino wool for a better drape these beautifully fitted suits will get you out of a spot in style. They’ve made it easier to try tuxes by partnering with Nordstrom, giving you a styling advice to find the perfect fit so you’ll always look sharp. With a try-on program and free delivery and replacements (US) you can’t go wrong.
“Every suit and tuxedo is made with natural, breathable fabrics that look better and don’t leave you feeling stiff and boxy.”
What has been touted as the world’s longest art gallery is somewhere you wouldn’t expect a metro in Sweden’s national capital Stockholm. It has 100 stations is 110 kilometres long and over 90 art installations by 150 artists which had been created starting in the 1950’s. There you’ll find stations each with different visual feasts decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings with eye-poping colours. Check out some of the amazing art from the gallery here. And you can also purchase prints by photographer Conor MacNeill aka TheFella (above photo). Enjoy!
(Image: ‘Secret Hell’ by Conor Macneill ©)