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hint of nostalgia permeates Kelly Landry’s tone as she discusses growing up in Geelong. “We were outdoor kids. We had a great, big backyard and were always out riding bikes, skateboards and billycarts and we knew all of our neighbours … that’s something you don’t quite get in Sydney,” says Landry wistfully down the phone from her Bondi home, where she lives with her 18-month-old daughter Charlize and husband Anthony Bell. Landry is the middle child between an older sister and younger brother to parents Glenda and Owen, but to the Australian public she’s the bubbly personality seen in some far-flung destination on Getaway each week. After graduating from Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College, Landry left for Melbourne to pursue modelling and a degree in public relations. Admittedly, she didn’t have aspirations growing up to be one of Australia’s most recognisable television presenters. “When I was 12 years old we visited Sea World and I was obsessed with dolphins. I found out what one of the dolphin trainers did, and he was a marine biologist. So from about 12 years old that’s exactly what I wanted to be.” Nonetheless, the crossover into television from modelling was a natural progression: “I got to a point in my mid-20s when I thought this modelling thing has been really fun, and I don’t want a nine-to-five job yet, how can I extend this?” Not long after, opportunity came knocking when Channel Seven asked her to be a presenter on Coxy’s Big Break, where her sun-kissed good looks and chemistry with the camera impressed the network executives, who quickly snapped her up for Sunrise, That’s Melbourne and the Lotto draw. But it wasn’t just Channel Seven that took notice, with Nine poaching the rising star for a presenting role on Getaway. “[When I landed the job] It was pure elation. It was a dream come true.” The self-confessed action junkie has travelled to every corner of the globe with the gig. And while it might look glamorous, and perhaps make you a little envious watching Landry stroll the sand in a bikini on an unpronounceable island, she assures that behind the scenes, it’s hard work. “I certainly worked at it and nothing has fallen on my lap. I’ve worked very hard and sacrificed a lot of things in terms of missing out on things and working 14 to 16 hours a day and working for nothing. But that’s what you do when you want to achieve something and you’re following a passion.” Work has slowed somewhat for Landry since the birth of Charlize in 2011, allowing her to enjoy the fruits of her labour. While Landry admits the “first few months were a steep learning curve”, she says she “couldn’t be happier” with her life at the moment. Landry’s voice softens as talk turns to her husband, chief executive of Bell Partners accountancy firm in landry Sydney and on BRW’s Young Rich list, who she met returns to only a few weeks after giving up her search for the geelong “as perfect man. often as [i] “I had this notion in my mind that Prince Charming is going to ride down a beach on a horse in can” a sunset. I was slowly coming to terms with the reality that doesn’t happen. I said ‘that’s it, this year I’m focusing on myself and I just want to have fun by myself and be alone …’ then three weeks later I met Anth.” Their fairytale romance provided the perfect gossip fodder for celebrity magazines, which ran stories about their engagement six months after meeting. More fuel was added to the fire when they eloped to New Zealand with 50 of their closest friends and family. Landry is unsure what the future has in store for her, and while she won’t rule out more children, for now she is enjoying every moment watching her daughter grow up. She returns to Geelong “as often as [I] can” to spend time with family and hit up local hot spots such as Sticks & Grace café on Pakington Street and Westfield Shopping Centre. A possible foray into stepping behind the camera and producing is on the cards. But while she considers her options, Landry will be gracing the screen for Getaway again this year and zipping between Geelong and Bondi. “I’m really, really lucky. I’m grateful for it every day.” \ email@example.com WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK @
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FOOD \ KENDALL HILL REVIEWS ROSA’S KITCHEN
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n this line of business you can imagine how refreshing it is to front up to a restaurant untarnished by 21st-century kit. No Thermomixes, no Pacojets, no boil-in-the-bag sous-vide machines. Sometimes you just want food that’s cooked with a little passion. Dishes prepared using senses and technique rather than switches and technology. Which is precisely what you’ll get at Rosa’s Kitchen. You might remember Rosa Mitchell. She first made waves upstairs at the city library in a compact diner, also called Rosa’s Kitchen, where she ran a tight little Italian menu comprised of whatever she’d prepared on the day. She then popped up briefly in Williamstown and now, thankfully, the diminutive Sicilian is back in business again – tucked up the top end of town in a space once known as Luccatini’s. I’ve yet to find anyone who ate at Luccatini’s but Mitchell says the interiors were pretty hideous before they came in and gutted the place. Blue carpet, apricot walls (complete with classy blue marbling effect), wooden skirts and dadoes “and lots of very bad light fittings”. The pastel excesses of the ’80s have been atoned for with a mod-Melbourne makeover of polished-concrete floors, softly glowing wall lanterns and a brick feature wall daubed with white. There’s a hint of Movida chic in the blackboard menus and the red, yellow and black timber chairs (don’t they have the same ones at Movida Aqui?), which is understandable given she’s backed by the same talent-spotters behind Movida and Pei Modern. Her return is creating quite a stir. This is a dead-end lane, so you have to assume the constant stream of curious onlookers squinting into the shopfront and peering at my lunch are not just passing by but have come specifically to see what Rosa’s up to. (Why, there’s Martin Boetz, from Longrain, his face pressed up against the glass to check out the latest competition.) There are just nine items on the menu. Very concise. Mitchell, in butcher’s apron and red bandanna, is working the tables with a ready smile and a lively patter. I’m not quite sure why she’s waiting tables when she concedes they’re short-staffed in the kitchen today (Hello? Aren’t you the chef?) but neither service nor plates seem to suffer from the arrangement. She’s already done her fair share on the food front anyway, making almost everything on the antipasto plate from the pea frittata – really just fresh green pods set in lightly seasoned egg, the simplest of things – to pickled and marinated zucchini, fried ricotta, a little barley salad. I could eat a whole plate of the fried ricotta, but then I never met a fried cheese I didn’t lust after. There’s nothing groundbreaking here; just straightforward, satisfying flavour combinations true to Mitchell’s Sicilian heritage (the aniseed hit of fennel in the salami, for instance).
the pasta’s perfectly al dente
As much as possible, she’s using fresh veggies from her farm in the central highlands – chicory, beetroot, spring onions and capsicum right now – and buying from farmers’ markets too. Herbs from Skipton, baby endive and kohlrabi from the Yarra Valley. This is the right time of year for whitebait, and a starter special of lightly floured fingerlings, crusted with sea salt and spritzed with lemon, is just the thing to lift the spirits. Especially when paired with a willing Sicilian white like the muscat-scented Gibele Zibibbo. Most of the grapes listed are Italian; at least a dozen are Sicilian. Sommelier and maitre d’ Lazlo Evenhuis can conjure appealing wine and food matches if you let him. There’s another nosey parker at the window as we’re about to tuck into a saucy-looking bowl of spaghetti with mussels. He’s eyeing off our lunch as if it’s his,
apparently mesmerised by the flirty pink mussels. Using the universal sign language of food appreciation – a combination of thumbs up and nods – he asks through the glass if the pasta’s any good. I show him my clean cutlery to indicate we haven’t even tried it yet. Now buzz off. It turns out the pasta’s perfectly al dente and delicious in its humble sauce of onion, garlic, tomato and those fleshy mussels. The highlight of the stuffed calamari tubes are the green beans on the side, crisp and garlicky. The squid itself is tender and faultless but the stuffing – oregano, tomato, onions, capers, breadcrumbs and chopped tentacles – is gluggy, dense and not entirely loveable. But it’s a rare misstep. On a subsequent visit, when the place is heaving with lunchtime diners just before Easter and three dishes have already run out, we lap up a platter of orecchiette with cauliflower, anchovy and fried garlic crumbs, and marvel at the lightness of a small casserole of eggplant parmigiana. And that supple poached veal tongue, served warm and pink with pesto potatoes, is a plate I’ll come back for. To finish, a single cannoli filled with Marsala-laced ricotta, the ends crusted with pistachio. It’s as good as the one I had in Catania a year ago, which only adds to the evidence that Rosa Mitchell hasn’t lost that light Sicilian touch, or her passion to please. \ firstname.lastname@example.org TO READ MORE REVIEWS
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or the past couple of years I’ve been importers, distributors, sommeliers and making the most of the strong Aussie drinkers, one thing is clear – the Loire Valley dollar, tucking into cheap wines from and its wines are an industry secret. the major regions of France and Spain, such It’s fair to say the Loire doesn’t have the as Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rioja and the profile of France’s biggest regions, or Rhone Valley. Until recently the large plantings of what are considered LOIRE wines of another, lesser-known the “noble” grapes that include VALLEY region, the Loire Valley, have flown riesling, pinot noir, cabernet under the radar. WINES ARE AN sauvignon and merlot. Instead, I was in London recently and it’s a versatile region that makes INDUSTRY had dinner at a pub-cum-restaurant interesting, honest wines using SECRET called Green Man French Horn, lower-profile grapes. Grapes such which has an all-Loire wine list. The as cabernet franc, gamay, chenin food, such as rillettes scooped from a huge blanc and melon de Bourgogne dominate earthenware jar, was fantastic but it’s the the landscape around the winding river wines I remember most fondly. that flows into the Atlantic. Its wines are My interest piqued, a dinner soon after at characterised by bright, food-friendly acidity, Andrew McConnell’s Moon Under Water, character and high drinkability. where the cheapest wine in nearly all of the In short, the Loire’s wines are great to drink categories on the wine list comes from the and rarely require the exhaustive analysis that Loire, confirmed what’s slowly developing seems to go with expensive wines from France’s into an obsession. more posh wine regions. \ I’m not alone. After speaking to wine firstname.lastname@example.org
The long and windy Loire At just over 1000 kilometres long, the Loire is France’s longest river, flowing north from the Alps near Ardèche to Orléans before turning west through Nantes to the Atlantic. Wine production in the Loire starts in Sancerre, just before the river reaches Orléans, and continues through the Touraine, Vouvray, Chinon, Anjou-Saumur and Muscadet regions. The grapes change as the river wends its way towards the sea. Here’s what you’ll find in a bottle from the Loire’s better-known apellations. SANCERRE \ Home to steely sauvignon blanc and reds made from pinot noir (Sancerre isn’t too far from Burgundy). TOURAINE \ A wide range of grapes are planted here: whites will be primarily chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, and often blended. Reds and rosés will be made from gamay, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon or malbec.
VOUVRAY \ A region that makes only whites from the chenin blanc grape. These wines have the ability to live for decades. CHINON \ Most of the Loire Valley’s reds are made in and around Chinon from cabernet franc, also known as breton. Chinon produces a softer expression of cabernet franc than many other regions around the world and the wines will happily take a chill. ANJOU-SAUMUR \ Rose d’Anjou, the cheap, breezy pink from the region, is made with cabernet franc, while whites and sparkling wines will mostly be chenin blanc. The region is France’s third-largest sparkling producer. MUSCADET \ Made from the melon de Bourgogne grape that grows in vineyards near the sea, muscadet has a fresh acidity and saline character that makes a great match for oysters. “Sur Lie” on the label means the wine was bottled directly from the tank it was fermented in, without fining or filtration. \
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Step Off dance competition Be dazzled by the city’s youth as over 30 dance crews battle it out at the annual Step Off dance competition at the Dallas Brooks Centre, Saturday 13 April, at 6pm. Presented by Moonee Valley Youth Services and sponsored by the City of Melbourne, tickets are on sale now. melbourne.vic.gov.au/whatson
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henever I imagine myself doing anything illegal – like throwing litter out of a car, jaywalking, streaking across the MCG, double-parking, or not declaring my purchases to Customs officials (I was once stopped at Coolangatta airport for trying to smuggle in an entire Hungarian salami for my mother) – I immediately think the following; I will be busted. Everyone will know. My face gets itchy and blotchy when I lie, everybody will be looking at me. Hundreds of people do illegal things every day, but I know they’ll catch ME. The story will be smeared across newspapers like a thousand leaking permanent markers. Bystanders will fling mud and timbers from the remnants of all the bridges I’ve burnt. The digital record of my crime will be held in secret permanent files on some floating satellite and every prospective employer, credit agency or detective in the universe will know me on sight (and smirk) for the rest of my life. The shame would kill me. Crime doesn’t pay, especially if you’re paranoid and have a persecution complex. I’m sure the local grocer’s brother-in-law is involved with the Mafia. I’ve noticed the people across the road have visitors at all hours of the night and their energy bill is very high (don’t ask). I know the bingo at my mother’s aged-care facility is fi xed. These people can get away with it, they’re strategically cunning; I’m an idiot when it comes to being bad. I’d get caught and tossed in the slammer in less time than it takes to say, “Guilty, your honour.” Where, surrounded by people who genuinely belong there, I’d be singled out and politely referred to as the ‘‘psycho’’.
THE SUPREME COURT OF VICTORIA If I ever have to get into the witness stand, the Supreme Court of Victoria would be my preferred venue. The mere sight of the building as I drive by encourages me to sit up straight and focus. It’s an imposing structure; adjacent to the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and the County Court of Victoria, these buildings are known collectively as the Melbourne Law Courts. The feng shui here exudes order; a square block with a court positioned in each of its corners. In this precinct it’s easy to spot the unmistakable shine of legal types in black robes and wigs as they emerge from the courts to eat, wag their tongues or swing their stingers. \
when wigs, cher notwithstanding, were court in the act
This ‘‘Being-Busted’’ insecurity would explain why I’m jumpy got an around jails. I’ve performed ironic iconic stand-up comedy in old jails idea? – aware on a visceral level of email me the anguish embedded in the floorboards and stones and hoping that laughter would shift the ghosts. The Old Melbourne Gaol in Russell Street is a museum, managed since 1972 by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The first cell block was opened for prisoners in 1841, but frequent escapes meant the facilities were inadequate and by 1850 the jail was already crowded. The influx of bottom-feeders lured by gold in 1851 introduced a whole swag of new law-and-order problems. A new wing, with its own perimeter wall, was built between 1852 and 1854, using bluestone instead of sandstone. There are three floors of cells, many of them with information and specific details about inmates and life among some of the colony’s most hardened criminals. Between 1842 and its closure in 1929, the jail was the venue for 133 hangings, including the perfectly coiffed and bearded bushranger Ned Kelly. Dangerous criminals, petty offenders, the homeless, the mentally ill and even vagrant children were thrown into the same cells. This is a brutal, albeit fascinating, lens into our history that makes me feel a little queasy. But it’s the truth and thus it delivers a sense of the rodent-like passage we’ve come through, hopefully along the way having made constant and consistent improvements to our prison system. \ firstname.lastname@example.org
CARLTON COURT HOUSE
The word wig is short for periwig and first appeared in the English language about 1675 when Charles II brought this cool trend from the court of Louis XIV. Fashionistas tried to outdo each other with larger wigs – hence the term “big wig”. During this time all lawyers wore the full-bottomed wig – the spaniel look – but this was abandoned in 1740 in preference for the smaller tie-wig, which became – and still is – the hairpiece of choice for barristers. This wig has a fuzzed crown, with rows of curls known as buckles along the sides and the back and a looped tail at the rear. To date, no one has outdone Cher in the wig stakes. \
The mood shifts. The chatter fades. Anxiety levels heighten and the audience inhales. Anticipation – it’s show time! No, you’re not in the theatre; this is how a court case begins. The experiences are strikingly similar. There’s drama, pageantry and the knowledge that content and performance are of equal importance if you want to achieve the desired outcome in a courtroom, just as there is in the theatre. What a brilliant idea it was to transform the Carlton Courthouse into the Carlton Courthouse Theatre, run by La Mama. Built in 1887 by John Short to the design of architect G.B.H. Austin, the building is a single-storeyed Gothic-style structure – simple and elegant. \
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It’s unusual to find a romance that begins with the hero eating his lover’s ex-boyfriend. But there is little that is usual about Warm Bodies – the world’s first zombie romantic comedy (or zomromcom, to those in the know). Set in a post-apocalyptic future, this very funny and oddly sweet film sees the undead R (Nicholas Hoult) fall in love with the very alive Julie (Teresa Palmer). Falling in love isn’t the kind of thing zombies tend to do, so this simple act sends ripples through the undead community – who prefer to shuffle and groan about an abandoned airport. Jonathan Levine’s film has great fun playing with genre expectations, so much so that it occasionally feels like a spoof. But any daftness is redeemed by its potent black humour and Hoult’s wry, self-aware narration. His R is a curious beast, learning what it means to be human again via old records (“vinyl sounds better”), while gnawing on stockpiled brains. The film’s greatest success, however, is making its impossible premise work. The absurd romance between dead boy and living girl feels convincing, without sapping agency from the heroine. They come to feel like star cross’d lovers, kept apart by their respective tribes, and it no longer matters that one is rotting. While Warm Bodies might occasionally try a little hard to be hip, any irony is balanced against a genuine sweetness. In short, it’s a movie with heart and (lots and lots of) brains. \
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The second album from Melbourne duo (and former Perthites) Amy Franz and Hayley McKee is the best sort of throwback. Simple, fuzzy and fun, Crosswords is a reminder of the simple power of rock and roll. Swampy dirge Memphis is sinister and claustrophobic, Dragging the Fog is sparse and heartbroken, and opener Alligator is thrilling and raucous. Throughout, the duo offer a joyous mix of garage rock and 60s girl pop, best illustrated here by Heavy Step. Their decision to cover Smokey Robinson’s You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me – a track recently covered by retronauts She & Him – seems intended as a statement. While Zooey simpered her way through a syrupy take on the classic, this version is deliberately rough and ready. This isn’t fake-Polaroid hipster retro. If it’s retro at all, it’s in the sense that it recaptures the thrill of hearing an old song for the first time. For Super Wild Horses, the past isn’t a place to take refuge. Rock music wasn’t – and isn’t – supposed to be sweet, but raw, energising and gloriously messy. Crosswords is all of those things. \ TO READ MORE REVIEWS
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Is anyone still watching this? While the first season of this David Duchovny vehicle was enjoyable enough, it’s been driving in ever-diminishing circles ever since. Now halfway through its fifth series, any potential edginess has rubbed off, leaving a grubby, salacious and not terribly funny sex comedy. In this week’s episode, Hank (Duchovny) meets a penis-obsessed lesbian, while his buddy Charlie is sleeping with his son’s nanny in his ex-wife’s bed. As you do. Essentially, it’s part soap opera, part Carry On film and part soft porn. The unlikely scenarios might provide an uncomfortable glimpse into middle-aged male fantasies, but their execution is thoroughly juvenile. You can almost hear the sniggers every time someone says “dick”. If there’s one reason to tune in, however, it’s Rob Lowe. Lowe has recently proved himself the comic highlight of Parks and Recreation and he’s on excellent form here as a faded rock star whose “tiny dancer” is kaput. But, really, you’d be better off just watching his segments on YouTube. \
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A travelling circus provides the backdrop for a dark, funny and musical guide to nine of America’s most notorious figures. Written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, this classic black comedy stars men and women who have – successfully or otherwise – taken a shot at US presidents, including John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sara Jane Moore. This new Australian production features an impressive array of local talent led by Nadine Garner, but the real draw is Sondheim’s score. Taking in folk, ragtime, hoedowns, Broadway ballads and barbershop quartets, this is an unusual, varied and very stylish musical from the acclaimed composer. \
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ATTENDING \ It’s My Party. Melbourne cabaret legends Jon Jackson and the Big Opera Company reunite for a mix of standards, with a touch of grand opera. (Chapel Off Chapel, April 11-13) LISTENING \ Wavves Afraid of Heights. Superb, self-loathing surf pop. WATCHING \ triple j’s One Night Stand. Live broadcast of concert featuring local sensations The Rubens and others. (ABC2, Sat 13, 7pm) APRIL 10, 2013 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 11
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• Floor-to-ceiling windows for an abundance of natural light • Contemporary kitchen with Smeg appliances and dishwasher • Balcony perfectly placed to take in luminescent sunsets • Two bedrooms with mirrored BIRs, master with private ens • Basement car space, central A/C, remote-control blinds • Communal heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym
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payment of 1.5 per cent of the purchase price) to all employees, their spouses, children, parents and spouse’s parents. That means employees with a couple of driving-age kids could have up to eight company cars out and about, all of them being changed at least annually. It says much about the dismal state of the American car market. So what happens to all these cars when the company takes them back? I can’t speak for the US but locally they’re usually auctioned to the brand’s dealers. They’re then sold either as company demonstrators or used cars. It’s
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PERFECT FIRST HOME OR INVESTMENT • Cnr of La Trobe St and Spencer St • Opposite to Southern Cross Station • Free city circle trams nearby • Short stroll to Flagstaff Garden & uni • Studio apartment with balcony • With uninterrupted water view • Modern bathroom with laundry facility • Kitchen with stone bench top • Security foyer, gym, sauna & pool
GREAT VALUE CAN’T MISS OUT! • Fabulous 2-BR apt only 4km from CBD • Smart designed family bathroom • Approximately 55 sqm + 9sqm balcony • One car space on title • Shops & restaurants at ground floor • Public transport in front of building • A few steps walking to parks • The best investment option • Currently leased at $380 per week
ROCK SOLID THE BANK INVESTMENT • In the popular ‘The Bank’ complex • Enjoy the ultimate inner city lifestyle • Stylish design & convenient location • Spacious open plan living & dining area • Large bedrms with built in wardrobes • Modern kitchen with S/S appliances • Central bathroom with laundry facilities • Indoor swimming pool & BBQ area • 2-br with 1 car space also available
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2 BEDDER IN LIBERTY TOWER • Cnr of Collins St & Spencer St • Tram stops right across the road • Yarra River & harbor nearby • North-facing corner position • Spacious living with balcony • Bathroom with laundry facilities • Kitchen with S/S bench top • Double basin/ample storage space • Currently leased at $530 per week
THE LOCATION THE SIZE & THE PRICE • Sweeping city and bay views • 2 double bedrooms with BIR • Kitchen with Blanco appliances • Large terrace with iconic views • Secure off-street car space • Rooftop pool and gym facilities • Security video entrance • Split system heating/ cooling • Outstanding value for money
RARE FIND!!! CORNER 2 BR APT • In most sought-after CBD location • With all shops & transport at door step • Sacious cnr apt bathed in natural light • Large kitchen with granite bench-top • Fully equipped S/S appliances • Sparkling bathrm with dual access • 1 undercover secure car park • Top floor swimming pool and gym • Inspection is a must. Don’t miss it!
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UNINTERRUPTED WATER VIEW FOREVER! • Sought-after‘Boyd’residential complex • Enjoy coffee on your private balcony • Spectacular views of Docklands • Immaculately presented 3-bedrm apt • Large entertaining & lounge area • Main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe • Onsite care taker • Security entry, gym and pool • Two car spaces on title
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