Cassie Harwood is a style director at Salon Ruggeri NYC on East 37th educator for Aussie hair product range evo, which launched in the U.S. in 2011 and is available at B_Space. Hailing from Adelaide, Harwood, 27, spent a decade working at Hair Machine, the best salon in the city of churches before relocating to New York two years ago. Billabout’s Pete Maiden chatted with Harwood about her career at the midtown salon, and tested her skills the old-fashioned way: he got a haircut.
Here to help us: breaking down the role of Aussie government officials– A Q&A with LA Consul General Karen Lanyon
Karen Lanyon is the Australian Consul-General in Los Angeles. Appointed in July 2012, Lanyon’s distinguished 20-year career as an Australian government representative has spanned across Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia and Singapore. In her current California post she looks after seven U.S. states, including Alaska, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. Billabout founder Pete Maiden sat down with Lanyon at the 31st in Century City to discuss her career in promoting Australia to the rest of the world, new selling points and egalitarian spirit.
Sydney boy Luke Milton was a professional rugby player back home before he got into personal training and moved to the U.S. In 2009, Milton founded his signature Training Mate program of group fitness with an Aussie twist. In September, Milton opened Training Mate West Hollywood, a gym on Santa Monica Boulevard that specializes in high-intensity workouts and encourages you to have a laugh with your mates.
Bowral born, now Bondi bon vivant, chef Guy Turland (pictured above) has found a way to combine his love for the beach with his passion for food. Bondi Harvest is a cooking show that matches the prototypical Sydney beach bum lifestyle with fresh and diverse dishes. On a recent trip to New York, Billabout sat down with the surfer-chef hybrid in B_Space on Mulberry Street to chat about one of our favourite subjects – food.
The Presets are one of Australia’s best live bands. They fucking rock.
Insta-national: Annabelle Smith sits down with Billabout to talk all things social media.
Australia has had formal diplomatic representation in New York City since 1918. Phil Scanlan AM, the current Consul General, took up the position in 2009. An established businessman and founder of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, Phil and his wife Julie sat down with Billabout’s Pete Maiden to discuss his role in promoting Australia in the U.S., his expatriate life and the unique Aussie spirit.
Wayne Blair, 41, is an Indigenous Australian writer and actor, and director of the award winning film The Sapphires. A story about an all-female Aboriginal music group that entertains US troops in Vietnam in 1968, check out The Sapphires trailer. Billabout caught up with the talented Australian at the B_Space store in New York. The Sapphires opens in the U.S. on 22 March.