Street Art, Gorillas and Paddle Ball with Mulga

Sometimes the best part of living in, or visiting, a city is just taking a walk around. The architecture, people, cafés and bars all combine to give a place it’s particular feeling or vibe, and street art has an especial effect on how we experience one city to another. Where skeptics see concrete blocks, street artists see blank canvasses; these guys breathe life into the dullest of corners. One guy who knows a lot about injecting colour into city walls is our resident street artist, illustrator and designer Joel Moore, or Mulga.

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Introducing Gift Vouchers

Xmas time has come around once again and the warm and fuzzy feelings of generosity are setting in. It’s time to get your thinking caps on and work out what will really stoke out those closest to you. But christmas shopping isn’t always straightforward – we all know those people who are impossible to buy for, or just seem to own everything already – and that’s where we step in. 

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Healthy body, healthy mind with Sophie Palmer

Sophie Palmer(@sophiepalmeryoga) is one of our resident yoga and meditation experts at Loqules. After a successful career in the corporate world, Sophie felt as though something was missing and made a significant life change to follow her passions to do what made her happy. She’s now using what she personally learnt through this experience to help others find balance and happiness in their lives through yoga and meditation. We caught up with Sophie to get some insight into her inspiring story.

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Top 3 wine bars with Mike Bennie

Mike Bennie (@mikerism101), our resident Wine Guy here at Loqules, is constantly travelling the world’s finest vineyards as a freelance wine and drinks writer, journalist and presenter. He’s an active wine judge in Australia and overseas and a co-founder of the artisan and sustainability-focused Rootstock Sydney food and wine festival.

Mike has a passion for chasing down interesting, unique, boutique, artisan wine producers, focusing on great wines of the world and the loosely-defined category of ‘natural wines’ from biodynamic and organic vineyards. As one of our Loqules, we asked him to give us the scoop on his current top 3 wine bars around the world and what we should try when we visit.

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Top 3 places to ride with Kate Peck

Kate Peck (@katepeckme) is a VJ for MTV Australia, model + ambassador for Myer and co-producer/host of ‘A Model Adventure’ on National Geographic People. When she’s not working, you’ll find her fuelling her passion for motorcycle riding, whether riding them, perving on them or reading about them.

As one of our Loqules, she’s offering up the experience to ride hard, fast and free down the southern coal coast of New South Wales. We thought we’d ask her more about her love for riding and have her share her top 3 places to ride around the world.

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Welcome to Loqules

We’d just finished up interviewing Fletcher Dragge in Hermosa. For the past 60 minutes he’d been talking about Pennywise and the part that they played in the 90’s punk rock movement I was documenting in the documentary ‘One Nine Nine Four’. After the interview, he asked us if we’d like to hear some new Pennywise songs to which we nodded. This actually meant walking into their band room, him putting me on the drum kit and just telling me to play as fast as I could while he sped through some very Pennywise-esque riffs. No vocals. No bass. No timing (I have no idea how to play the drums).

After getting bored from my lack of ability on the drum kit,  he asked if we now wanted to get lunch with him. Of course we did! We walked out to separate cars, us in our hire car and Fletcher in his hotted up beast. He told us we’d get Sushi and to just follow him. So we get in the car and he just gasses it. Matt a good driver in his own right, tries to keep up. Initially we lose him but see him in our sites and gaining on him, then he quickly chucks a right no indicator of course and gasses it again. We just couldn’t keep up with him.

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