Summersite Magazine launches in Surry Hills

Summersite Magazine launched on Thursday 3 March 2016 at China Heights, 16 Forster Street Surry Hills with an after party at Tios Cerveceria at 4-14 Foster Street Surry Hills.

Guest included the young and hip of Sydney including bloggers and people in the magazine industry. The space was filled with photography from the magazine. Drinks were provided by Young Henry’s and D&B’s Pourless Amour.

The magazine is about summer and fun. It is a thick coffee table magazine produced every six months. The magazine publisher peruses his own backyard, wanders the neighbourhood and explores the globe to discover summer in new destinations, people, brands and music. He chases the sun; seeking endless summer days, drifting into journeys, crossing borders, riding waves, finding friends and moving on again.

Defined by his gypsea lifestyle, he seeks our endless summer while discovering our new favourite places, brands and people. The dynamic crew of producers, photographers, stylists, writers and models hail from Australia, Bali, California, New York, Florida, Hawaii and Europe

Issue ONE of The SUMMERSITE features 248 glorious pages.

Special thanks to our ISSUE ONE partners: Fallen Broken Street, Billabong womens, Mr Simple, Simple Watch Co, Herschel Supply Co., Thrills, Afends, D&B’s Pour Les Amour, Young Henrys and Clean Coast Collective.


Jon Laurenson is the publisher and creative director behind Summersite Media and the debut of The Summersite – a travel and lifestyle print magazine. But that’s only what he’s up to right now.

He’s a bit of a visionary, a ghostwriter behind countless brands, products and ventures. You probably didn’t know that his first ever gig in the world of business was a job making and distributing boomerangs and brewing beer with a bunch of hippies in Perth, Western Australia. But that was when he was only 14. He just wanted to make a bit of cash and surf all day with his mates. Not much has changed really.

You might know that his history includes heading up sales and marketing for Arnette sunglasses in their boom time of the late 90’s and then co-founding Electric Visual in 2000. He put his head down, worked hard (but surfed harder), and turned a small time start up into a multi-million dollar brand. But no biggie really, he was chasing the next challenge and quickly moved to take on the fashion industry. As the distributor for Poko Pano Bikinis and Brixton he established a finesse for nurturing niche brands, something he’s continued to do with his involvement in Vampirate Surfboards, Fallen Broken Street, The Anchor Bar Bondi and Komune at Keramas in Bali.

The SUMMERSITE – ISSUE ONE available from March 1st 2016 in selected retail boutiques, hotels and online at

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Hendrick’s Gin brings the abandoned circus installation to the Spectrum Now Festival

Hendrick’s Gin has returned to The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now Festival from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 13th March 2016, in The Domain.

This year Hendrick’s Gin will be surprising and delighting festival goers with their aptly named ‘Abandoned Circus’ displays and Hendrick’s & Tonic serves – with a cucumber, of course.

These captivating exhibitions will be brought to life with Hendrick’s performers, who will welcome visitors into the wondrous world of Hendrick’s.

Also as part of the Spectrum Now Festival, Hendricks has partnered with gelato connoisseur, Gelato Messina. The talented team behind this gelato powerhouse have developed, and will be serving, a custom created cucumber sorbet, designed to savour with a wondrous tipple of Hendricks Gin & tonic. Festivalgoers can savour this gin and sorbet delight for FREE during the festival.

Hendrick’s Marketing Manager Jacqueline Nalder says, “The Abandoned Circus is designed to reward the inherent intelligence, inquisitiveness, humour and imagination of our existing and new consumers. Whether visitors are interested in sampling Hendricks, watching quirky performances or indulging in a new Messina flavour, there’s something to delight all of the senses.” 

Hendrick’s is one of the world’s most loved super premium gins. Handcrafted by William Grant & Sons, Hendrick’s Gin is proudly distilled in miniscule batches in the seaside village of Girvan, Scotland, with a unique mix of botanicals before being infused with rose and cucumber. It creates a flavour unlike any other gin in the world.

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