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“It’s a dreamlike place, especially late at night when it starts to empty out or first thing in the morning. Escalators and corridors go on forever. It feels like being on a giant cruise ship in the middle of Manhattan.”

An encounter between two strangers in an empty Manhattan movie theatre, a short film by New York-based director Yoonha Park, starring American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside.

Music by American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and choreography by Justin Peck.



A twist on the classic Greyhound, a pretty pink cocktail in time for Valentines Day via:

What you will need:
2 cups vodka
2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
2 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice
Ice, as needed
Blood orange slices, to garnish

Step 1: Combine the first three ingredients in a pitcher and store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Step 2: To serve, pour over ice in a rocks glass, and garnish with a slice of blood orange.

Makes about 12 cocktails


A playlist for all the lovers on Valentines Day. xx

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I Feel Love – Donna Summer
Familiar Feeling – Moloko
Day Dreaming – Aretha Franklin
I Remember You – Chet Baker
I Need You – Sylvester
Slowly Surely – Jill Scott
All I Do – Stevie Wonder
One Love – Massive Attack
Time After Time – Step By Step
Circles – Rufus & Chaka Khan
Crazy On You – Heart
Take Me With U – Prince & The Revolution
Why Can’t There Be Love? – Dee Edwards
La Ritournelle – Sebastian Tellier
Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears
Got To Get Your Love – Clyde Alexander
Finest Dreams – Richard X (featuring Kelis)
Gotta Have Your Love (D&B Mix) – Virtual Suspects & Gwen McCrae
You Make It Easy – Air
I Can’t Help It – Michael Jackson


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ASK FALLON: My husband is leaving me for our Interior Designer

Dear Fallon

My husband is the founder and owner of a successful Tech Firm in San Francisco where we have lived for the past ten years in our beautiful house in Pacific Heights. Last year we bought an apartment in New York so we can have a home away from home when we are there for business (I’m the screenwriter for a popular daytime soap) and my husband asked me to hire an Interior Designer to help give our pied-à-terre a much needed make-over. After months of searching a friend recommended “Izabel” (no surname, she is only known by her first name) a Brazilian Model/Interior Designer who had recently transformed her home in Palm Springs. Now three months into the project our New York apartment is in complete disarray and my husband tells me that a) he is selling our beautiful house in Pacific Heights; b) he is selling his business; and c) he is leaving me and moving to Brazil with our Interior Designer Izabel. He tells me the only thing I get to keep from our ten-year marriage is the is the unfinished New York apartment. What do I do?…read more


When I was in Art School I was friends with a girl who would change the colour of her hair almost every month, from fire truck red, to electric blue to a shade that can only be described as resembling the most-perfect pink Persian fairy floss. With the change in hair colour also came a change in make-up, my most favourite being the day she walked into class looking like someone had painted multi-coloured stripes over her eyes with a paint brush. The playlist below reminds me of her.

Soma – The Strokes
Girlfriend Is Better – Talking Heads
Natural’s Not In It – Gang Of Four
Let’s Go To Bed – The Cure
Walking On Thin Ice (Felix Da Housecat’s Tribute Mix) – Yoko Ono
I Heard It Through the Grapevine – The Slits
Sound And Vision – David Bowie
Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
Cities in Dust – Siouxsie & The Banshees
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Fell In Love With a Girl – The White Stripes
DJ – David Bowie
Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks – The Rapture
Why Can’t I Touch It? – Buzzcocks
Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy) – Devo


What you will need:
1-3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 tablespoon sparkling wine
3 drops of chilled basil oil to garnish

Step 1: Pre-chill a cocktail glass by placing it into the freezer for 5 minutes

Step 2: Add 3 drops of the basil oil into the prepared glass and set aside

Step 3: Place the gin, grapefruit juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Step 4: Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then add the sparkling wine

Step 5: Strain the mixture into the prepared cocktail glass and serve immediately