Top 5 Milkshakes in the USA

Best milkshakes in America

There’s nothing like washing down a burger and fries with a good ol’ Milkshake. Whilst traveling through USA these past two years, I discovered that foodie culture is having an impact on the humble milkshake. Diners are serving fresh, new flavours that go beyond the standard milk/icecream/syrup recipe, created with real ingredients in unique combinations.

Read on for my favourite milkshakes in America, chosen for their distinct flavours and quality.
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3 Songs No Flash – Concert Photography Exhibition

Concert Photography Exhibition

Concert Photography Exhibition

The crème de la crème of Melbourne’s live music photography scene take to Ding Dong Lounge between May 20th-30th (extended until June 8th) to display some of their best work. For a limited time, Scott Boelsen, Jesse Booher, Katie Dutton, Rebecca Houlden, Lou Lou Nutt, Naomi Rahim, John Raptis, Brett Schewitz, Richard Sharman, Anthony Smith, Heidi Takla and Elleni Toumpas’s photographs will adorn the walls of the Melbourne venue with images the likes of Metallica, Black Sabbath, Madonna, Garbage, Marilyn Manson, Grinderman and more on display.

Ding Dong Lounge
18 Market Lane, Melbourne
Exhibition runs: Monday May 20th – Saturday June 8th, 6:30pm
(RSVP on Facebook)

My Madonna MDNA Tour photo from Los Angeles will be on display and available for purchase.

Madonna - Staples Center, Los Angeles

Madonna – Staples Center, Los Angeles

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Tegan & Sara – Melbourne Photos!

Tegan & Sara - live in Melbourne

Tegan & Sara – live in Melbourne

Last night I shot Canadian duo, Tegan & Sara live at The Palais Theatre in St Kilda. With support from local band, The Clubfeet, Tegan & Sara put on a lively show with their trademark banter and a setlist to please.

Check out a selection of photos on Flickr. Full gallery on Life Music Media.

New Look, New Website 2.0 2.0

Every girl deserves a makeover and was long overdue. I had changed, my work had changed and technology had changed since my last layout, and so I needed a new website to suit.

Welcome to Aurora Design 2.0! Other than aesthetic changes, the Portfolio section has been expanded with larger images, plus the addition of the Fashion & Travel & Lifestyle galleries.
You can now find my Offbeat Travel Guides in the main navigation – I aim to bring you more cool travel ideas soon, keep checking the blog.

What do you think of the new design? Comment below :)

Need a new Web Design?

If you are in need of a new website for your business or portfolio, whether it be HTML, PHP or WordPress please contact me to discuss a dynamic web solution to suit your budget.

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2013

Jessica Gomes - LMFF 2013

Jessica Gomes – LMFF 2013

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the world’s leading consumer fashion event took over Docklands last week. I covered LMFF for the 4th consecutive year, shooting a mammoth 10 runway shows for two publications; Life Music Media & Style Melbourne.

View LMFF 2013 highlights or view Full Galleries below:

Chapel St Street Style Photoshoot

Emily Purcell wears Dansk

Emily Purcell wears Dansk

To celebrate L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2013, I collaborated with the multitude of talent around Chapel St Precinct for this street style photoshoot.

Models and retailers came together to showcase the diverse range of boutiques around the uber-cool Chapel St area. Our photoshoot took place on Greville St, turning the street into a runway-cum-street party.

Labels featured: Alannah Hill, Autonomy, Bardot, cylk, Dansk, Leona Edmiston, Fool Clothing and Promise. View the full gallery in my Portfolio and on Facebook.

Moriarty live at The Spiegeltent

Rosemary Moriarty

Rosemary Moriarty

If there ever was a perfect venue for an artist, then this was it. Moriarty brought their unique blend of Depression-era gypsy blues to the ephemeral, The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne for a one-off show. Check out my full gallery on Life Music Media.

Spirit of the Black Dress LMFF

Spirit of the Black Dress

Spirit of the Black Dress – LMFF Opening Gala

The Spirit of the Black Dress marks the beginning of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. The opening gala featured an exhibition of the 10 winning black dresses featured in an editorial photoshoot and a runway show at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

You can view the full gallery on Style Melbourne. Check out more photos from LMFF in my portfolio.

Kookai AW13 Runway Photos

Kookai 2013 runway

Nicole Trunfio – Kookai 2013 runway

Kookai Australia launched their 2013 Autumn/Winter range with a bang, with an invitation-only runway show, ‘The Colour of the Night’ at Melbourne’s Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on Wednesday night. New York-based model, Nicole Trunfio lead the catwalk, showcasing Kookai’s distinctive range of colour-blocking, pleather panels and relaxed leather jackets.

Check out my full gallery on Style Melbourne.

Shelley Segal album launch @ The Toff

Shelley Segal

Shelley Segal

Melbourne singer-songwriter had a hometown launch of her two albums, Little March & An Atheist Album. Just before the show, we did a promo photoshoot at the hotel and then I captured the magic onstage at The Toff in Town.

Check out the full gallery on Flickr.