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From Russia with Love – Daria Plyushko

International fashion model Daria Plyushko has walked the runways of Paris and London, been featured in a worldwide campaign for Swarovski, and appeared on countless…

The Buckland – Studio Retreat

At the unassumingly named ‘Number 5’ guests don’t have to work at finding the perfect view. On the contrary, they are forced to stop, kick…

Chocolate Pies

Essentials has affectionately dubbed her Australia’s Goddess of Pie.  With this decadent hitlist of new specialty pie and tart recipes designed for the home cook,…

Red Obsession – Dal Zotto Wines

Dal Zotto 2009 Nebbiolo (this vintage sold out) Deciding exactly which vintage of Dal Zotto Nebbiolo to sample and review for this article was a bit…

Union City New

We’re loving Watershed Union, the Melbourne based New-York-loft meets Hamptons-destination-store (think Something’s Gotta Give) that specialises in vintage industrial furniture, lighting and homewares. The store…

Christina Hendricks’ Empowering Journey

Christina Hendricks has shown that her aura carries just as far amongst the French as it does amongst fans of Mad Men elsewhere on the…

Hero City Leningrad

In the Footsteps of Tatiana Metanova After an early morning flight over Russia’s vast tundra, laid flat like moss-green jigsaw pieces interspersed with connecting waterways…

Ham it up in Soho

She’s the talk of London town: award-winning designer Kit Kemp and partner Tim have just announced the launch of their Firmdale Hotels’ eighth property in…

Red Obsession – Class of 2014 + Jones Winery

I’ll admit it; I’m obsessed with wine. Not just any wine… Australian wine. Not always reds, but they tend to be a preference. The huge…

Geoffrey Michael Pâtissier

FIVE MINUTES WITH ALBURY PÂTISSIER GEOFFREY DIMITROVSKI  Tell us about the name: Geoffrey Michael Pâtissier?  GM: Geoffrey Michael are my first and middle names. My…

Essentials Magazine Australia:

Why? Because we love it! - Essentials Magazine Australia for the latest news and reviews on food, wine, hotels and more!

Real journalism, passion for historically significant photography and telling a great story is what we’re about. Visit Essentials Magazine Australia for the latest news and reviews on food, wine, hotels, art and design trends. Take a trip between the covers and you’ll find style with purpose – smart layout, crisp, colourful images and well researched an written articles. Essentials Magazine has a well established, dedicated readership from travel-savvy Gen-Xs to high income Baby Boomers, who enjoy an eclectic content mix of food, wine, arts and culture.

Essentials Magazine Australia was launched in March of 2006, and is the brain child of owner/editor Jamie Durrant, son of renowned Australian photo realist artist Ivan Durrant. Ivan Durrant also contributes to the magazine, writing Australian art features. Essentials Magazine began as a limited release tourism only publication, distributed across High Country Victoria, Australia. Today, the magazine is distributed nationally by Gordon and Gotch into over 2000 retail outlets Australia wide. Content wise, it today features both Australian and international culture, food, wine, art and travel articles..

In May 2012, Essentials Magazine launched a debut iPad magazine internationally. iMonitor, a global app ranking program run by McPheters, that assesses more than 5000 magazine and newspaper apps around the world, is seen as one of the leading ranking programs in the sector. iMonitor judges apps on navigation, stability and rich interactivity. Essentials Magazine was featured by McPheters as the highest-scoring new international magazine app (May, 2012). Essentials Magazine app for iPad scored 13, which put it in the 96th percentile for apps – a rank that includes major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Australian Gourmet Traveller and American Express Food & Wine Magazine. Essentials is currently available on Magzter in device formats including: iOS, Android, Kindle & PC.