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Armistead Maupin & Untold Tales

18 July 2019 | Arts

Have you read any of Armistead Maupin’s books such as Mary Ann in Autumn (2010) or  The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014)? ? Have you watched the Tales of the City miniseries on Netflix? It’s the story of a young and naive Mary Ann arriving in San Francisco and taking up rooms in the guest house of the  slightly eccentric Anna Madrigal. Until a week ago I had never encountered his work and this delightful story. “ The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin” is a well researched and touching documentary and  worth a look. It tells of a man from a very conservative background who became a champion for LGBTQI rights.

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Armistead Maupin & Untold Tales

Have you read any of Armistead Maupin’s books such as Mary Ann in Autumn (2010) or  The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014)? ? Have you watched the Tales of the City miniseries on Netflix? It’s the story of a young and naive Mary Ann arriving in San Francisco and taking up…

18 July 2019 | Arts

Michael Hutchence – a Heartfelt Documentary

Richard Lowenstein took ten years to make this documentary about the life of Michael Hutchence, lead singer of the Australian band INXS. Hutchence died at the age of 37 in 1997. He committed suicide. A charismatic, gifted musician, Hutchence is remembered by friends, family and industry greats such as Bono…

16 July 2019 | Arts

Avedon Women

What does beauty look like? What makes a good photograph? How do you respond to the idea of a classical beauty, a model quality? With a focus on women (and men) and beauty this week,  how do we bring together ageing and concepts of beauty? Attractiveness?- is this  beauty- who…

9 July 2019 | Arts

Life-Style


Trending Now in Home Styling

Spend an afternoon hunting for a new sofa at any major homewares centre and you’ll soon discover the three key trends in interior design and decoration.  Open Elle Decor or check on – line sites such as theinspiredroom.net  and you’ll see imaginative and vivacious styling. The right mix of colour,…

11 July 2019 | Life-Style

Snippets in July

Heat waves in Europe and black frost and floods here in Melbourne. Another month has flown and it’s time to gather some snippets…if you’d like to contribute a paragraph and/or photo please email them through..nora@viva70.com One In the UK recently it struck me how companies spent significant time and resources…

4 July 2019 | Life-Style

Tips for Staging a Home for Sale

Some weeks ago a local gallery was closing its doors and I decided to visit its final sale of artworks. A very stylish woman, probably in her mid 50’s  was loading her car with  paintings and sculptures, lots of them.  As she headed into the gallery to pay for her…

26 June 2019 | Life-Style

Living Well


The Privilege of Caring

Today is a bad day at the” zoo.” There have been numerous phone calls from medical centres, hospital, pacemaker makers, surgeons rooms and our family member who lives with dementia. He’s due to have surgery next week and in the background there’s a flurry of activity to organise paper work,…

17 July 2019 | Living Well

Weekly Rap – July 19th

My week started with lunch at a local winery with friends…not a bad opening to a soggy week in Central Victoria! One of the joys of starting Viva70 is meeting so many new people doing interesting things. Graeme Leith is owner of Passing Clouds Winery, a wine maker, screen writer,…

16 July 2019 | Living Well

Weekly Rap – July 12th 2019

Dear Readers This week it dawned on me that unless you read viva on the website viva70.com you miss out on my weekly chat …Agh!  Weekly rap is the weekend hurrah……Please check out the viva mag online… there are now 120 articles published from our creative contributors and moi.This week …

12 July 2019 | Living Well