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Kevin Sheedy's latest book now available

Across more than 1000 games as a player/coach, Kevin Sheedy has seen it all—both on and off the field. The Long March combines a series of punchy essays in which Kevin Sheedy reflects on his illustrious career and the future of our great game as it continues its long march up the east coast of Australia.

A relentlessly outspoken leader, educator and provocateur at the forefront of football’s evolving landscape, Kevin Sheedy pushes the boundaries on topics as diverse as Australia’s Indigenous history, rugby and Israel Folau, and winning premierships. Other topics in The Long March include the evolution of Greater Western Sydney, the concept of a night Grand Final, the role of the media, tanking, and the MCG’s place in the hearts of football purists.

The Long March details the players and personalities who’ve influenced Kevin Sheedy’s career, from Ron Evans, Max Basheer, Ron Casey and Mike Sheahan, to Eddie McGuire, James Hird, Paul Roos and Warwick Capper. Outside of football, life-changing meetings with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Oasis star Liam Gallagher, legendary cricketer Sir Donald Bradman and spin-king Shane Warne are also described.

Controversial, knowledgeable, philosophical, and political, The Long March captures the musings of a football master as he offers a no-holds barred perspective on life as he knows it. The book also includes photos from Kevin Sheedy’s personal collection.

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2nd April, 2013


High Fashion & High Tea

Yesterday's High Fashion & High Tea hosted by Fashionista's Australia and Park Hyatt Melbourne High was a stunning success.

Held in the deco-themed hotel's lavish Trilogy Room, guests were treated to beautiful food, fashion and Chandon bubbles.

The event was hosted by Fashionista's Australia's Emily Power and Antonia Acott, and was an official L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival event.

The 'Shop the Runway' fashion show featured autumn/winter designs from Megan Park, Camilla, Leonard Street and Michaela Menichelli - worn on Chadwick Models - and guests were able to shop the runway straight after the parade in a beautiful 'avenue of retailers'.

Attendees were also treated to a luxury pampering session with reigning Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Biba Creative Director Frank Apostolopoulos and his new Biba Apothecary Concept products, and a makeup experience with Master Makeup's Dean Nixon, a former David Jones season launch cosmetics director who specialises in tutorials.

Fashionista's Australia would like to thank Fiji Water, Biba, Master Makeup, bellabox, Chadwick Models and Chandon for their support at the wonderful event.

Learn more about Fashionista's Australia here.

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18th March, 2013


MarketLife autumn edition available now

MarketLife edition 14 is here and it’s full of great tips for autumn, including an egg-ceptional vanilla pannacotta recipe from talented young chef Julie Thai that is perfect for Easter—this clever dessert is served in a chocolate shell with a dollop of lemon curd, so it looks just like a boiled egg.

There is also a delicious Moroccan swordfish dish from delicious. food editor and cookbook author Valli Little, an interview with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s Great Cheese Platter event host Will Studd on how to pair cheese and wine like an expert, and fashion-blogger Cheryl Lin’s fab finds for looking stylish this autumn.

Find out what fresh produce is at its best this season, what events are on and where to get delicious handmade fudge by picking up your copy of MarketLife—out in the Herald Sun yesterday or grab one from the Market Head Office on Elizabeth Street.

1st March, 2013


Toscano's Family Table, available now

Toscano’s Family Table is a sumptuous new book capturing the colourful history of Melbourne based greengrocers Toscano’s, a family business established in 1950 by Italian immigrant Pasquale Toscano. The legacy of the Toscano family is detailed alongside treasured family recipes, lovingly curated by Pasquale’s granddaughter Joanne Toscano, in collaboration with her father Joe, her mother Anne and other family members.

With mouth-watering dishes such as seafood linguini, truffle fettuccini, roast lamb shoulder and mango tiramisu, Toscano’s Family Table is overflowing with 70 classic Italian dishes with modern twists. The conversational style of the easy to follow recipes, along with the detailed serving instructions, is like having a Nonna in your kitchen, guiding you through the steps.

Much more than a recipe book, Toscano’s Family Table includes three generations’ worth of expert tips and practical advice on selecting and preparing fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts. From the way fresh herbs can instantly transform a dish and improve your cooking, to the correct storage methods for sweet potatoes and tomatoes.

The detailed history and descriptions of hundreds of types of fresh produce including information on new and different varieties, makes Toscano’s Family Table an engaging kitchen resource, essential for anyone who loves cooking and eating good food.

Toscano’s Family Table is available now (RRP $50).

1st May, 2013


A celebration of Australian art and artists

Special guests including John Olsen, Garry Shead, Wendy Whiteley, Charles Blackman, Tim Storrier and John Firth-Smith gathered recently to celebrate the release of Artists in Conversation by Janet Hawley.

Official launched by Edmund Capon, AM, OBE, with words from Sydney Morning Herald journalist Judith Whelan and Australian Galleries owner Stuart Purves the launch was a celebration of Australian art and artists.

Artists in Conversation is a beautifully presented collection of essays examining the creative output of some of the greatest Australian artists over the last century. It also includes chapters on international artists including Picasso’s muse Françoise Gilot and the Chinese contemporary artists’ boom.

Spanning continents and decades, Artists in Conversation brings to life the creative talents of more than 30 artists including Brett Whiteley, Ben Quilty, Margaret Olley, Bill Henson, John Brack, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Adam Cullen, John Wolseley, John Olsen and Albert Tucker, among others.

Each essay is based on personal encounters; numerous conversations in the artists’ studios and homes, meals shared in cafes and many days spent travelling with the artist. It’s this environment that allows for the most honest and revealingly frank dialogue, and this is what gives Artists in Conversation its greatest appeal.

Artists in Conversation is available now. RRP $39.95

3rd December, 2012


Alan Jones launches Ken Rosewall’s new book Muscles

Last week Alan Jones and special guests, Tony Roche, Wally Masur and John Newcombe, celebrated the release of the new book Muscles: The story of Ken Rosewall, Australia’s little master of the courts in Sydney.

There are few professional tennis players who have been as successful as Ken Rosewall. During an extraordinary tennis career lasting more than 25 years, Rosewall won an extraordinary 18 Grand Slam titles across the four majors—eight singles, nine doubles and one mixed doubles.

Muscles tells the story of a young boy with an extraordinary talent who grew up to become one of the game’s most dominant players from the 1950s through to the introduction of Open Tennis in 1968 and well into the 1970s. At 5’7” (170cm) Rosewall was small in stature, with a wiry frame that saw him affectionately nicknamed Muscles—because his rivals often joked that he didn’t have any. Fast, agile and tireless, Rosewall will always be remembered for his unparalleled style and flair on the court, as well as his copybook backhand.

Muscles is available now. RRP $39.95

3rd December, 2012


TVN’s Racing Network TVC

The television commercial promoting Telstra’s and TVN’s Racing Network exciting new iPhone app for racing fans, was conceived and storyboarded by The Slattery Media Group’s editorial and design team.

The Racing Network Official App streams exclusive live coverage and race replays of Melbourne and Sydney racing, and also offers results, form guides, live odds, horse profiles, commentary and the latest racing news.

SMG has a long and productive relationship with Telstra and the racing industry, and we also have redesigned the relaunched website, which offers racing fans access to all the information available on the app and more.

View the commercial here.

2nd November, 2012


A tribute from John Olsen

"This book gives a far greater insight into the artists’ hearts and souls than those scholarly art books that discuss the aesthetics of art — but where is the artist?

No one has written so consistently and so well about the artist as a person as Janet.

She shows that huge complexity of the artists’ make-up, a strong ego, yet underneath lies a child-like vulnerability.

She encourages all the artists to explain in their own words — why they paint, how they paint, what they paint… & how their creative process happens… this is an invaluable record.

Artists in Conversation is a marvellous entrée into the real world of artists."

John Olsen 22-11-2012

14th December, 2012


Sale or return: The latest ACCC app helps shoppers know their rights

The latest app developed by The Slattery Media Group has been released today. Produced for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the app helps consumers know their rights when it comes to refunds, lay-by and warranty inquiries.

Released for iOS and Android, *ACCC Shopper *can help users with answers to common shopping queries such as ‘Can I get a refund if I change my mind?’; store your receipts as photos on your phone; set reminders for lay-bys, warranties and gift vouchers; and find out what claims like made ‘made in Australia’ really mean.

In each scenario, the app explains the customer’s rights based on Australian Consumer Law.

With a range of features, ACCC Shopper is a must-have app for your phone.

Download ACCC Shopper for iOS or Android.

5th December, 2012


Artists in Conversation

Artists in Conversation brings together the life and creative talents of more than 30 artists in the new book from journalist Janet Hawley. Drawn together from thousands of interviews with Australia’s greatest artists, Artists in Conversation offers a rare glimpse into the lives of the people behind the canvas.

"The big difference about my interviews, is that they are very personal meetings… I encourage the artist to speak, in their own words, about why they do what they do. I don’t impose theories upon them, nor critically judge their art. It’s their chance to explain the mysteries and motivations.” Janet Hawley said.

This beautifully presented book provides indepth interviews with Australian artists Brett Whiteley, Ben Quilty, Margaret Olley, Bill Henson, John Brack, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Adam Cullen, John Wolseley, John Olsen and Albert Tucker, among others. It also includes chapters on internationally acclaimed artist and Picasso’s lover and muse Françoise Gilot, and the Chinese contemporary artists’ boom.

Often spending numerous days with each artist travelling or in studios, each essay is a personal encounter allowing the most honest and revealing dialogue — one that ultimately sets Artists in Conversation apart from other Australian art books.

Janet Hawley allows each artist to explain the inspiration for their work along with the struggles and doubts with each piece.

Well known for her writing at the Daily Telegraph, The Australian, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Janet Hawley is a multiple award-winner for her art features and profiles, including the highest journalist prize in Australia, the Gold Walkley.

Artists in Conversation is available 1 November 2012. RRP $39.95

1st November, 2012


A Lifetime of Cooking, Teaching and Writing from The French Kitchen

A Lifetime of Cooking, Teaching and Writing from The French Kitchen is the culmination of 40 years’ devotion to food and the new book from Diane Holuigue. Across more than 752 information-packed pages, Diane seeks to demystify the art of cooking, explaining the logic behind the technique.

“I want you to be able to find simple recipes or ideas for family meals, more intricate dishes for your dinner parties, and even make technical masterpieces if you want to enter competitions. My duty is to guide you, to take you as far as you want to take your learning,” Diane Holuigue said.

More than just a cookbook, this new release blends work from Holuigue’s previous books The French Kitchen, The Clever Cook, and Postcards from Kitchens Abroad. With chapters covering soups, starters, shellfish, fish, poultry, meat, vegetables, desserts, breads, cakes and biscuits, as well as 230 never-before published recipes, it's the perfect one-stop cookbook.

Having taught an estimated 64,000 students in her Melbourne cooking school The French Kitchen, Diane has been described as “one of the world’s greatest cooking teachers,” by Jill Dupleix, food writer of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

Dubbed a ‘living legend’ for her services to the hospitality industry, Diane trained at Le Cordon Bleu and L’École de Perfectionnement Lenôtre in Paris. She has contributed to many of Australia’s major culinary journals and was awarded Best Overall Contribution in Food Print Media at the inaugural Food Media Awards in 1995. She is the author of 13 cookbooks.

A Lifetime of Cooking, Teaching and Writing from The French Kitchen is available on 1 November, 2012. RRP $89.95.

29th October, 2012


Introducing Stallions At Stud 2012

This is the fifth edition of Stallions At Stud, Australia’s annual registry of performance, pleasure and sporthorse stallions.

Importantly, it is the first edition published by its new owner, The Slattery Media Group.

The Slattery Media Group is one of Australia’s leading publishers. Its portfolio includes the Victoria Racing Club, Racing Victoria, Arrowfield Stud, Oakbank Racing Club, the Australian Football League, Tennis Australia, Football Federation Australia and Cricket Australia.

This year’s edition of Stallions At Stud has an upgraded fresh, professional look and considerably more editorial content aimed at the equestrian market.

The book, in coffee-table style, features more than 100 of the best stallions available to equestrian breeders, in full colour with vibrant images. It’s not only an important tool to help select the right stallion for a mare, but also a wonderful reference guide to the best bloodlines in the world.

Insightful editorial features of Stallions At Stud 2012 include:

• Stallion and stud index.
• Kyra Kirklund’s dressage secrets.
• World Endurance Championship coverage.
• Black Caviar’s sire at work.
• Australian Quarter Horse Association High Point Horses of the Year in profile.
• Feed special—how to feed your stallions, mares and young horses.
• Life After—racehorses in retirement.
• Turning the girls on—the life of a teaser stallion.
• Horse-breaker John Patterson’s life with horses.
• The intriguing world of the stud farm nanny.

Stallions At Stud 2012 is 168 pages, full colour—RRP $14.95.

To learn more about Stallions At Stud 2012 or to place an order visit our online store.

2nd October, 2012


Cup Day Racebooks

The Slattery Media Group publishes the racebooks for the Emirates Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 6 and the other three great race days at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival—AAMI Victorian Derby day (Saturday November 3), Crown Oaks day (Thursday November 8) and Emirates Stakes day (Saturday November 10).

The Cup day book, of more than 250 pages, has extensive profiles—with photos—on the big-race runners and details of all the attractions, as well as the usual in-depth racing information. The books for the other glamorous race days have full form and details of the Flemington, country and interstate meetings.

You can buy the racebooks on line at a winning saving of 20 per cent—$6.40 instead of the usual $8—but you must order them before October 19. Go to here for details.

21st September, 2012


The Hardy Amies website goes live

The newly updated Hardy Amies website has just launched and The Slattery Media Group (SMG) was responsible for updating the existing site to include an Online Shopping functionality.

Hardy Amies, a London-based company with an Australian distributor, is a premium designer and wholesaler of business and formal shirts, neckties, bow ties, cufflinks and pocket squares.

It was the company’s first venture into eCommerce: the complete product catalogue is now available for purchase online. SMG integrated new features such as an intuitive zoom function over each product; the ability to send out special online offers and a payment gateway managed through PayPal. We also integrated with the Hardy Amies CRM to collect visitor data.

Visit the website here.

20th September, 2012


Stallions At Stud

Picaro_PM_-_004.jpgThe Slattery Media Group is the new publisher of Stallions At Stud, the extensive guide to performance, pleasure and sporthorse stallions in Australia.

This beautiful coffee-table book will be out in September.

Stallions At Stud features more than 200 stallions representing 72 breeds and associations, and is the most informative, comprehensive and entertaining guide to breeding horses.

The book, full-colour gloss printed on high-quality stock, is supported by the expert design and editorial experience of SMG.

Stallions At Stud will be sold throughout Australia and New Zealand at a RRP $19.95 and will be available in all newsagents, saddlery stores and online.

For further information regarding Stallions At Stud, including advertising rates, contact Tanya Fullarton on or Madelena Rehorek on or phone (03) 9627 2619.

3rd July, 2012


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