#SheDiscovers What’s New This Week!

June 14, 2019

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#SheSociety rounds up this week’s newest finds

Crazy Rich Asians comes to Netflix!

A delightful modern-day fairy tale that took the world by storm, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) to Singapore to meet the insanely wealthy family of her boyfriend (Henry Golding), only to find huge cultural differences and disapproval.

Check out the trailer here!

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Husk Distillers opens to the public!

After much anticipation, beloved spirit makers Husk Distillers, the famed creators of Ink Gin and paddock-to-bottle agricole rums, has unveiled its new cellar door, cocktail bar and cafe in the lush Northern New South Wales town of Tumbulgum. Owners and founders, the Messenger family, will open Husk’s gates to the public for the very first time on Thursday June 13.

It was back in 2012 when Husk Distillers produced its first bottle of agricole rum, capturing the unique flavours of the region by using the family farm’s home-grown sugar cane. Unlike most run-of-the-mill rums, which are made from molasses, Husk’s golden-hued sugar cane by-product was a new expression of Australian rum, and became known for its reflection of provenance. Bound by the limited harvesting season for sugar cane, the barrel-ageing timeframes, and their determination to stick to an ethos of closed-loop production, Husk’s head distiller Paul Messenger was forced to diversify into the (far quicker) world of gin production. Little did the family know that, as a way of passing time while their beloved rum aged to perfection in the barrels, they would soon be creating the now world-famous purple-hued Ink Gin.

Husk is also running distillery tours from Wednesday to Sunday for those keen to learn more.

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Nike X Stranger Things

Set in the summer of 1985, this season of “Stranger Things” finds small-town Hawkins, Indiana, in the midst of change (no surprise). The show’s core protagonist group is on the cusp of high school, grappling with themes of love and friendship, and tackling a looming danger.

As in the prior two seasons, 1980s nostalgia informs the Hawkins scene. This extends to the costuming, where classic Nike footwear and brand marks are common. Off-screen, this nostalgia is the impetus for the Nike Stranger Things collection, highlighting the Cortez, Blazer and Tailwind.

The sporting world in 1985 was also undergoing a radical change — energy was reverberating from the summer games in Los Angeles and pro basketball was swinging firmly into its showtime era. At Nike, 1985 was the year visible Air began to take shape (realized two years later in the Air Max I) and when the iconic Dunk emerged on collegiate basketball courts. Meanwhile, the Cortez, Blazer and Tailwind remained sport and style staples, granting a timely authenticity to the Stranger Things collection.

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