CHRISTOPHER HAGGARTY

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CIRCUS, COMEDY, COCKTAILS AND COLOUR

Posted on May 4, 2021 at 3:45 PM


From soaring stilt walkers, slinky snake charmers and sassy showgirls, to contact jugglers, comedy magicians and cocktails with a curio twist – party-goers are in for a multisensory feast of cirque senses when Showtime at Archie Brothers ('Showtime') parades into Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane next month.

 

Raising its curtains on 7 May 2021 in Alexandria (Sydney) – and on 8 May 2021 in Docklands (Melbourne) and Toombul (Brisbane) – and continuing every second Saturday night of each month up until 13 November 2021, Showtime will unveil a kaleidoscope circus of live immersive entertainment, with Unusualist magicians, tarot card readers, roving circus performers, burlesque dancers and face painters to bedazzle even the most avid of party-goers.

 

Brought to you by Funlab - the masterminds behind Holey Moley Golf Club, Strike Bowling Bars, B.Lucky & Sons and Sky Zone, Showtime will also offer up Archie Brothers’ signature selection of wondrous ‘‘kid-ult’ activities to keep guests guessing throughout the three-hour spectacle Guests will be able to wine, dine and game with gusto - winning tickets arcade-style and trading them for wacky prizes including pop vinyls, gaming consoles, and 90s retro paraphernalia.

 

A circus-themed ‘leisure-tainment’ wonderland, Archie Brothers plays host to 135 arcade and ticket games including Mario Kart and Willy Wonka, theme-park activities including Dodgems and Coney Island, trippy virtual reality experiences, bowling, The Claw, and some of Australia’s best interactive XD motion theatres.

 

And who could forget Archie Brothers’ spectacular interiors - a tasty treat for the senses! Upon entering through red velvet drapes, the scent of popcorn and fairy floss heavy on the air, Showtime guests will look out to a sea of colourful flashing arcade game signs, to the soundtrack of DJ-spun tunes.

 

For parched punters, the tricked-up Archie Brothers cocktail bar - built to resemble a vintage carousel - will be serving up a signature Showtime Disco Mirror Ball cocktail, the perfect accompaniment to a night of surprise and awe. Served with two cans of Red Bull, the tasty tipple blends a serving of passionfruit, cranberry juice, triple sec, whiskey and lime.

 

With a range of ‘loaded’ shakes and cocktails, Showtime guests will have the choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic options including the Candy Stand milkshake topped with whipped cream, a Nerds and giant lollypop.

 

To tantalise taste-buds during Showtime, Archie Brothers’ new Randos Sandos menu will offer a hybrid of circus, theme park and American-diner grub mains and morsels - from a range of mouthwatering sandos and pizzas, through to share grub and comfort food sides.

 

Indulge in the eight-hour hickory-smoked Brisket Sando or carb-load with the Cheese Steak Sando - a potato bun roll sandwiching Grass-fed Tasmanian Wagyu beef, charred capsicum, sauteed onions, hand-stretched Victorian mozzarella and red and black cracked pepper. Lighter but equally scrummy options include Corn Ribs, Slider Tros, Mac & Cheese, Onion Rings, and plenty more!

 

Showtime at Archie Brothers will take place on the second Saturday of every month until 13 November 2021. This is a not-to-be-missed event. Secure your spot for the evening by booking your game card online at www.archiebrothers.com.au/booking


HOST A BARBECURE THIS NATIONAL BBQ DAY!

Posted on May 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM


BarbeCURE is a national awareness and fundraising campaign aimed at inspiring the Australian community to help find a cure for all cancers, one BarbeCURE at a time.

Everyone loves a barbecue – it brings people together.

On May 16, National BBQ Day, Cure Cancer in partnership with Barbeques Galore are asking the nation to turn on their BBQs and bring their friends, families, communities, and colleagues together for a BarbeCURE - an Aussie barbie that raises money for cancer research.

Barbeques Galore are also getting behind the grill on National Barbeque Day for cancer research. Visit your nearest Barbeques Galore store to join in one of their sausage sizzles, or fundraising activities, all raising funds for some of the world’s brightest cancer researchers.

Every four minutes, an Australian finds out they have cancer. Our early-career cancer researchers are determined to continue their work to find a cure.

Funds raised via the campaign will support our cancer researchers and help them to continue their vital work.

Over the past 4 years BarbeCURE has raised $973,000 towards life-saving cancer research. Help them reach $1 Million, this National BBQ Day!

#barbecure @curecancerau @bbqsgalore www.barbecure.com.au

 

The antioxidant your skin needs but can't produce

Posted on April 29, 2021 at 8:30 AM


Considered one of the most versatile antioxidants in modern dermatology, Vitamin C is touted as skincare’s brilliant all-rounder. Assisting in the treatment and management of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, surface texture and skin tone, it serves as an effective line of defence against harmful reactive oxidative species (ROS) caused by lifestyle and environmental factors.

 

Unlike plants and most animals, Vitamin C cannot be synthesised by the human body due to the absence of an enzyme called L-gulono-gamma-lactone oxidase. While we are able to obtain supplementation from our food and skincare, not all Vitamin C derivatives are created equal which makes the ingredient notoriously hard for consumers to navigate.

 

On a mission to educate and empower consumers with science and knowledge, Australian GP and co-founder of Evidence Skincare (ESK), Dr. Ginni Mansberg, recommends L-Ascorbic Acid as the only evidence-based form of topical Vitamin C shown in studies to reverse the signs of premature ageing.

 

“Although some manufacturers will bond Vitamin C to other chemicals such as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Ascorbyl Tetra-Isopalmitate to improve its stability and absorption, L-Ascorbic Acid is the only reliable form of Vitamin C on the market with strong, documented evidence supporting its anti-ageing benefits,” said Dr. Ginni.

 

Containing 10 percent L-Ascorbic Acid, a concentration which balances strong evidence for high skin tolerance and product stability, the Reverse C Serum and C Serum Lite by Evidence Skincare (ESK) is formulated to combat UV-induced free radicals, improve collagen synthesis, reduce hyperpigmentation, and protect against sun damage.


“As a highly unstable molecule, L-Ascorbic Acid must be formulated at a pH of 3.5 or less to penetrate the skin’s waterproof barrier and remain stable. “It must also be packaged in an opaque, airless bottle to ensure its long-term effectiveness and protect from oxidisation,” said Dr. Ginni.

 

Formulated to meet these particular requirements, the Reverse C Serum combines 1% Tocopherol (Vitamin E) which evidence suggests increases the effectiveness of L-Ascorbic Acid. C Serum Lite, an option ideal for oiler skin types, is formulated in an anhydrous base to provide optimal skin penetration without the added hydration.

 

“Vitamin C is a must-have ingredient for all age groups,” said Dr. Ginni. “It protects your skin from free radicals created by excess exposure to the sun, cigarette smoking, and other environmental pollutants. “It also combats inflammation and other cellular processes that accelerate ageing in the skin.”

 

Ideal for morning use, the Reverse C Serum ($95 RRP) and C Serum Lite ($90 RRP) is manufactured in Australia and available globally at www.eskcare.com.



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