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Modern Art Monday Presents: Frank Bowling, Night Journey

Night Journey
Photo By Gail

Night Journey (196970) belongs to Frank Bowling’s Map series (196671), a group of mostly abstract paintings composed of broad fields of color into which the artist placed the continents of Australia, South America, and Africa. Here, the barely discernible shapes of South America, in red at center left, and Africa, in blue and pink and center right, hover in his luminous composition. The yellow area between them evokes the Atlantic Ocean, the maritime highway that facilitated exchange and, most importantly for Bowling, the slave trade. Using the conventions of modern painting about 196970 in New York, where he worked at the time, the artist evokes the displacement and migration of Africans.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

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Product Review: Bundaberg Brewed Soft Drinks!

Bundaberg Beverages
All Photos By Gail

Summer may be freshly behind us, but you can still drink like it’s summer — whether you prefer cocktails or mocktails — with the delicious variety of real ingredient, non-alcoholic beverages from Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. A family-owned brewery in business for generations (based in their home town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia) Bundaberg soft drinks are now available in the states. This is cause for celebration!

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks are best-known for their world-renowned Ginger Beer (Regular and Diet), and their other sparkling craft beverages in flavors like Lemon Lime & Bitters, Root Beer, Pink Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Passionfruit, Peach, Pineapple & Coconut and Guava, just to name few. We received samples of the Lemon Lime & Bitters, Peach, and Pink Grapefruit, and here is our report!

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Do you like Vodka? I sure do. Vodka has a quality I appreciate, in that it tastes delicious with virtually any mixer. If you want to make a killer Pink Greyhound, try using Bundaberg Pink Grapefruit as your alternative to fresh juice, and tell me if you can even taste the difference — because I could not. It tastes sweet and tart like fresh grapefruit juice with a light effervescence. This is my new go-to drink!

Lemon Lime and Bitters

A good friend of mine (who served as the attractive ‘hand model’ for the above photo) does not drink alcohol, but she loves to order a “Seltzer with lots of Bitters” whenever we go out, and she absolutely flipped over the Lemon Lime & Bitters flavor. She compared the taste to natural Ginger Ale. While I am not fan of bitters, I tried a sip and it was truly tasty and refereshing!

Bundaberg Sparkling Peach

Nothing says summer like the taste of a fresh, ripe and juicy Peach, amiright? Bundaberg’s Premium Peach Sparkling Brew (you can even see the tiny bubbles on the glass) tastes like a fresh peach in soda form! We love these soft drinks and can’t wait try other flavors

The Worley Gig Gives Bundaberg Brewed Drinks a Grade of A+!

Please visit This Link to learn more about Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, to find a store that sells them in your area, and also to get some amazing cocktail recipes!

Noosa: The World’s Most Delicious Yoghurt

Noosa Yoghurt Containers
All Photos By Gail

Previously on Worleygig.com, we have made a claim that Noosa brand Finest Yoghurt is, in fact, the World’s Most Delicious Yoghurt. I’m confident that I have the background and experience to make such a claim, because I’ve been eating yoghurt since the days when it tasted like a cup of sour cream with a blob of jam at the bottom. Yoghurt is a food that I have been sampling for multiple decades, through every fad and every taste sensation up to and including yoghurt that masquerades as a fancy dessert and the current jump-on-the-bandwagon craze, Greek yoghurt. So, when I say that Noosa makes the best tasting yogurt I have eaten in my life, you can take me at my word.

Noosa Lid Close Up

Of course, I’m sure that Noosa would prefer it if, rather than than taking my word for it, you would try for yourself. Recently, the good folks at Noosa were kind enough to send me perhaps a dozen cups of their yogurt to eat and enjoy. I am going to share with you today the reasons why I love this yogurt so much and to suggest that you would probably enjoy it very much as well.

Noosa Beach
Noosa Beach: It Looks Nice

Although it is now made on a dairy farm in Colorado, Noosa is named for a Coastal Area in Australia where the yoghurt was first created.

Noosa Peach Yoghurt
Noosa Peach Yoghurt: So Creamy

Perhaps what stands out most for me is Noosa’s wildly appealing, almost velvety consistency. It has the thick richness of Greek yogurt but is lighter and creamier. Noosa also comes in a ton of delicious natural and fruit flavors including Mango, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Honey, Lemon, Tart Cherry (each of which I have tasted personally ) as well as Blueberry, Passion Fruit and Plain.

Noosa Raspberry Yoghurt
Noosa Raspberry Yoghurt, Eaten at My Desk

Each container of Noosa has just the right amount of added fruit and juice to make it lightly sweet and flavorful but to keep the true, tangy essence of real yoghurt. Calorie counts per cup range from 240 to 290, with a fat content that ranges from 11 to 14 g (which is one reason why it tastes so freaking good).

Here is a true story of how I made potentially an entire family into fans of Noosa Yoghurt. Since I had so much in my fridge, I brought a container of Raspberry flavored Noosa to the office to share with my boss. I advised him that it would be the best yoghurt he had ever eaten. After two bites he agreed, declaring, “This is the best yoghurt I’ve ever tasted!” He immediately visited the Noosa website, where he happily discovered that Noosa is sold at several supermarkets in his town. Then he went home and asked his wife to buy some for the family. Voila, New Fans!

Noosa yoghurt comes in 8 ounce resealable containers, so it makes a satisfying midday snack or dessert. And if you want to save a bit to eat later, you can conveniently replace the plastic lid on the cup and know it will be fresh and tasty when you come back to it. As a bonus, if you are a person who has a need for reusable 8 ounce containers, these make perfect little containers for leftovers and small household items (always remember to recycle).

Noosa is the only brand of yoghurt I will ever buy. Please visit Noosa Yoghurt Dot Com to learn more about Noosa Finest Yoghurt and to download a Money Saving Coupon to use towards your next purchase!

Pink Thing of The Day: Giant Pink Slug!

Giant Pink Slug
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Yes, it exists; an eight-inch long, flourescent Pink Slug! These eye-catching creatures have been spotted only on Mount Kaputar, a 5,000-foot peak in the Nandewar Range in northern New South Wales, Australia. Read more about how they probably got there at This Link!

Thanks to both Michelle and Zombo for the Tip!

Opera Gallery Presents Streets of the World

Streets Of The World Invite

From LA to London and beyond, so many cities around the world embrace a thriving and vibrant Street Art scene. Leave it to Opera Gallery (with its global presence) to realize that it just makes sense to curate  a group show representing the artists of the world who never stop creating in innovative ways in an effort make sure that you never stop thinking about why things are the way they are. Because when you really get it, you know that Street Art isn’t just about creating a distraction, or making something that’s nice to look at; it’s about conveying a message.

Faile Fortune
Faile / Fortune (Click on any Image to Enlarge for Detail)

Streets of the World collects the work of 40 global contemporary  artists that have emerged from the Street Art Movement. A number of the participating artists, such as Banksy, Kenny Scharf and Os Gemeos, represent International Household Names of Street Artists. Others, including Ron English, Logan Hicks, and collectives The London Police and Trustocorp, exhibit regularly at Opera, so we were already familiar with, and fans of, their work. But many others were exciting  discoveries. Overwhelming new favorites are selected works by How and Nosm (from Germany), Interesni Kazki (Ukraine) and Spain’s Sixeart. There is so much to see at this exhibit, and Opera has accented every wall — including the stairwell and the entire basement space — with exciting paintings, sculptures and collage.

Ron English Star Skull Street
Ron English

Trustocorp Grocery Case
Trustocorp (One of 4 Featured Works by this Collective in the Show)

In fact, we took so many cool pictures at last Thursday’s opening, it was hard to select just a few for this post. Please hit the jump below to see more work from this Do Not Miss Exhibit!

Streets of the World will be on exhibit at the Opera Gallery, Located at 115 Spring Street in New York through May 30th, 2012.

See Tons more Photos, along with a Full list of Participating Artists and their Represented Regions, After the Jump!

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