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T H E  D O O R S
‘BEFORE YOU SLIP INTO
UNCONSCIOUSNESS’
P L A Y L I S T
including the lyrically poetic
‘THE CRYSTAL SHIP’
A compilation of our favourite Doors arrangements along with the compelling lyrics and inspiration behind these iconic tracks.

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S L I M  A A R O N S
THE JET SET ARCHIVES
‘Attractive people, doing attractive things,
 in attractive places’ 
 —  Slim Aarons mantra

Slim Aarons iconic photo of the Kaufman HouseSlim Aarons [called “Slim” because of his slender body] whose real name is George Allen Aarons, photographed many of the most famous faces of the late 20th century. Continue Reading →

—  C R O A T I A  —
The Country with Endless Appeal.

Take us back to the European Summer of June 2006 ~ hot, balmy days, with barely a whisp of wind, the sky so blue, the water in every bay, ocean, inlet; crystal clear in every shade of blissful turquoise.

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C O N N E R  H A T S
have made their way onto the heads and galleries of some very talented surfing / creative individuals on Instagram. On a recent girl’s Eco-surf adventure to Tonga, Chrystal Fitzgerald, Lauren L. Hill and  Ming Nomchong had a very sweet selection of Conner Hats packed for their journey.

Conner Hats in Tonga By Ming Nomchong Photo We are chatting to WILL CONNER, whose father Bill started crafting leather hats in the late 60’s in Florida USA.
He then immigrated to Australia and set up an iconic Australian company named BC hats. These are still made today in the Conner’s hometown of Byron Bay.

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 —  J u k e b o x  —  
‘ H U R T ‘
a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on
Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album
‘The Downward Spiral’.

In 2002 ‘H U R T’ was covered by JOHNNY CASH
to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hit releases before his death.
The song clearly includes references to self-harm and heroin addiction, although the overall meaning of the song is disputed. 

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B A M B U  I N D A H
is a boutique resort featuring traditional Javanese and Sumatran architecture, organic gardens and sweeping views of the Ayung River gorge.
Located along the Sayan Ridge 10 minutes from
Ubud, Bali in Indonesia.

Bambu Indah, Ubud Bali

The hotel is a stunning combination of bamboo buildings and antique Javanese teak wood bridal homes, each with individual design details to surround
you in beauty and comfort.
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“I closed my eyes and spoke to you in a thousand silent ways” — Rumi

 Y O G A :
WHERE TO?
  When in..?

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Handsome Citizens preferred Yoga Studios Bali, Australia, USA, Mexico and more


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L O V E   △
SERGE, BRIGITTE et JANE

First there was Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot.
They had a brief, passionate affair, both were married at the time.
Bardot, aged 34, was still a huge star, but her film career appeared to be over.
 sergeandbardot-bonnie-and-clyde-theredlist more.. much much more..

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C A F E   B A L I
The decor, food, service and thirst-inducing cocktails at this beautifully designed restaurant
overlooking Jalan Laksmana has been enticing our tastebuds on every return visit to the Island.

Hanging Lights at Cafe Bali, Seminyak In 2014 we had a 10 month stint living out on the Bukit Peninsula – Cafe Bali was our go-to after the long motorbike ride to town, for a refreshing
 Margarita  drink, tranquil vibes and comfy cool spot to let those jelly limbs revive after the long bumpy ride.  


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K A S H M I R
L E D  Z E P P E L I N
Its only our all-time favourite Led Zepp song.
Actually, pretty much our all-time fav song.
FULL STOP.

For your listening pleasure…

UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Photo of LED ZEPPELIN; L-R: John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham - posed, group shot, sitting on car bonnet - first photo session with WEA Records in London in December 1968. (Photo by Dick Barnatt/Redferns) All four members of Led Zeppelin have agreed that “Kashmir” is one of their best musical achievements. John Paul Jones suggested that it showcases all of the elements that made up the Led Zeppelin sound.
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GARANCE DORÉ
+
CISCO GORROW

on B A L I

Cisco_INBEDSTORE_10Above photo by Daniella Rech of Cisco in her Luxury Bali Villa Red Door

Garance is interviewing an Australian friend; Cisco Gorrow on her must see places to go and see in Bali. Cisco; a talented slashie : a model / certified Raw Food chef / Yoga teacher / + studying to be a health coach; originates from Germany, but her heart has a home in Bali, especially since she and her husband George Gorrow [Ksubi] have built a house there… Continue Reading →

—  J u k e b o x  —
‘DEVIL or ANGEL’
by  LOU DOILLON
Acoustic inspiration from the album
P L A C E S  

© Copyright 2012 CorbisCorporationFrench actress, model and now singer Lou Doillon the 31-year-old daughter of Jane Birkin and the half-sister of singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, spent her bohemian childhood entirely in the spotlight.
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S O R M A R I E
N I E V E S 

 A talented Longboard rider, is the essence
of beauty, grace and style.
Take a look at her surfing images and you will see why she is a huge source of inspiration for us.
C I T I Z E N S 
 O F   T H E   S L I D E
—  NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW  —

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C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E
—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

IMG_4209Lore, Mademoiselle of the Sea
is a unique label and creative project by
L A U R E  M Y R
the designer of surf skins & swimsuits for women seeking a stylish hassle-free salt water experience.

The label is the epitome of French chic, with elegance, style and originality at the heart of her designs.

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J O N I  M I T C H E L L
INTERVIEWS
with CBC

 We’re somewhat besotted with Joni Mitchell, so we loved loved loved these Interviews on this multi-talented artistic force.

Joni Mitchell, Handsome Citizens, Musician, Woodstock, CBC Interviews The now 70 year old, talks about her ‘Woodstock Experience’ and is extremely candid with Jian Ghomeshi, the amiable interviewer.
Incredibly interesting, sharp as a tack; and clearly still enjoying a durrie or two. The sheer force of her presence is mesmerising..

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I N D I A N  S U M M E R 
Byron Bay’s current state: that unseasonably warm and dry Autumn weather that sees us spending afternoons at the beach, listening to tunes like this and holding off on snuggling into those winter layers, just yet.

Morrison Hotel, front window and The DoorsT h e  D o o r s
Indian Summer was one of the first songs the band recorded. They played it on a demo they’d recorded in 1965. It was finally released in 1970 on the album Morrison Hotel.
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J O S I E
P r e n d e r g a s t
X
C i t i z e n s
o f  t h e  S l i d e

We last spoke with Josie in December 2014; since then some life changing moments have transpired for this uber graceful wave dancer.

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 — T u e s d a y  T u n e s —
SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES  
  B O B  D Y L A N  
 was originally released in 1965. 
 It was Dylan’s first Top 40 hit in the U.S.

BOB DYLAN

 The first line is a reference to codeine distillation and politics of the time —
“Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine / I’m on the pavement thinkin’ about the Government”…
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L O L I T A  M I G N O T
The enchanted life of a quintessential Sea Gypsy.

A ‘surf story’ about growing up on the Ocean
 C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E ♀
—  NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW  —

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O F
S W E D E N

Our love affair with all things Raw, Natural and Earthy was fuelled further after we chanced upon the Love Warriors blog. One of their creators and Photographer; Hannah Lemholt; has her own blog ‘Honey Pie Living etc’; both of which present those unmistakeable bohemian muted tones and simplistic aesthetic.

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