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Head Chef, Miss Songs, The Ville Resort-Casino
How does an Indonesian bloke come to be head chef of a Chinese restaurant, and not just any Chinese restaurant, but Miss Songs; The Ville Resort – Casino’s spectacular destination eatery?

Arie Prabowo’s story is a real cracker – the year was 2000 and Arie arrived in Australia from Java to study commerce.
Like so many students, while Arie was studying in Melbourne he worked in a restaurant kitchen.
He never imagined his career plans would be sidelined let alone abandoned; but after two years working in a Japanese restaurant before moving on to a French restaurant, Arie knew food was his passion, and restaurants his preferred workplace.

HEAR :Childish Gambino
Feels Like Summer

every day gets hotter than the one before / running out of water, it's about to go down /
go down / air that kill the bees that we depend upon / birds were made for singing, wakin' up to no sound / no sound
Starting off in sketch comedy, Childish Gambino was first spotted by Tina Fey, before becoming a writer for 30 Rock. He then appeared on the cult comedy Community, and  released a mixtape under his hip hop  name, Childish Gambino, created by an online Wu Tang Clan name generator. 
His raps went on to become more serious, the track This is America highlighted gun violence in the U.S. went viral in May, not long after that he released two tracks, Summertime Magic and Feels Like Summer, another social commentary on climate change.

You can hear Feels Like Summer on our Spotify playlist HERE…
and see the animated video full of celeb cameos HERE…


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Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival in style!!!
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WEAR  : Retro a Go-Go!

Want to rock a rockabilly vibe? Retro Maiden and Mayhem brings back 1950’s style with re-imagined fashion and accessories for those who love the fun of the fifties!!
Head to Willows Shopping Centre and browse their range of both full-skirt dresses, and fabulously flirty – we love this fitted drape back floral number from Dolly and Dotty – so get in there and get your twirl or your wiggle on!

You can also find them on facebook HERE…


YOU BEAUTY : Hello, Napoleon!
Australia’s own luxury brand, Napoleon Perdis, was once only available from department stores, until now, that is! 
This week Priceline stores celebrate the iconic range of signature makeup essentials joining their beauty brands, so you can get your Napoleon on around town!
While it’s too hard to pick a favourite from the range, you can’t go past the Pro Makeup Blending Sponge, it’s a fail-free sponge that delivers streak-free and flawless make-up.
Made from non-latex materials, it features a unique edgeless shape which effortlessly blends foundation and cream blushes, and a little handle to save those foundation fingers!
Rrp $12.00, get yours from Priceline stores at
Stockland and Willows
Mamamia...here I go again. Don't miss it!  
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TASTE :  Moon Magic!

The Townsville Chinese Club are hosting one of the biggest festivals in Chinese Culture – Moon Festival, a traditional celebration where farmers give thanks for heaven’s bounty.

Also called Lantern Festival, The Pavilion at the Ville Resort-Casino is the stunning setting where guests will enjoy a sensational three-course Chinese banquet from Miss Songs Asian Kitchen featuring three entrees, two mains,  plus an extra special dessert – Chinese Moon cake!
The Chinese Music Ensemble direct from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be providing entertainment, so book now for an unforgettable night! 
Sunday September 23 from 6.30pm – tickets: Adults $68, Children $35, to book call 4771 4000 or buy online at www.tecc.net.au
Add a pop of crunch to your salads, pizzazz to your pasta, and a burst of bold flavor to bowls of grains or veggies with Byron Bay-based Pimp My Salad that takes everyday meals to the next level with delicious mixes of superfoods, spices and activated seeds that are dehydrated, not baked, retaining all the goodness!

One lucky subscriber will win three Pimp My Salad flavours, Coconut Bacon - a meat-free vegan alternative to bacon, Cashew Parmesan - a dairy-free vegan alternative to cheese, and brand new flavour Hemp Parmesan, a dairy-free vegan cheese alternative  that can be used on veggies, salads, pizza, pasta, beans, soups and everything in between (with no funny business!)

You can check out the range at
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