17 episodes

Host Olivia Cummings is the founder of the jewellery brand Cleopatra’s Bling.

Cleopatra’s Bling travels around the world, meeting fascinating creatives, craftspeople, and cultural experts to inspire our artisanal collections. This podcast invites you into those intimate conversations which bring tradition and practices from the past into the present.

Cleopatra's Bling Podcast Olivia Cummings

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Host Olivia Cummings is the founder of the jewellery brand Cleopatra’s Bling.

Cleopatra’s Bling travels around the world, meeting fascinating creatives, craftspeople, and cultural experts to inspire our artisanal collections. This podcast invites you into those intimate conversations which bring tradition and practices from the past into the present.

    Interview with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's Pat Nourse

    Interview with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's Pat Nourse

    Imagine trying to feed one of the world's most famously foodie cities in the middle of a pandemic. With COVID-19 forcing us to cover our mouths, that's exactly what Pat Nourse with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival somehow managed to do. Pat and his team not only found creative ways to bring incredible food to people, he also delved deeper into writing about food once more.
    Against a backdrop of chirping native birds Olivia talks with the one man who knows more about the world's best restaurants than just about anyone. They share their favourite eateries with each other (and us!), discuss how the table was a place to put down our weapons and lean across cultures, and give insights into what defines Australian cuisine.
    Check out the MFWF March edition (March 25-9 April). Tickets on sale in February via mfwf.com.au.
    Mentioned this episode:
    Cacom Bánh Mì Bar Miksa Adana City Wine Shop Romeo Lane Lee Ho Fook Cumulus Inc. Showtime Barbecue Public Wine Shop Very Good Felafel Etta Anchovy Gerald's Bar Jayden Ong Winemaker  

    • 42 min
    Goddess of Love and War, Inanna

    Goddess of Love and War, Inanna

    Cleopatra's Bling brings you some insights into one of the ancient deities that has inspired our collections, Goddess of Love and War, Inanna. With each episode in this new historically oriented series, we give an insight into the folkloric and cultural practices that inspire our artisanal jewellery collections.
    Join us as we describe the various symbols of this creative and destructive goddess, including the leashed lion and the horned helmet.
    Plus, listener questions. Olivia answers the query, "Where and how to start when founding your own jewellery line?"
    Ask yours, with the subject line "Podcast Question", here.
    Cleopatra's Bling Podcast was produced by Zoltan Fecso. Original music by Cameron Alva. Research and scripting of this episode by the Cleopatra's Bling team. You can discover Cleopatra's Bling designs, here.

    • 6 min
    Interview with Everyone at the Table's Julie Marr

    Interview with Everyone at the Table's Julie Marr

    Julie Marr is the founder of Everyone at the Table or "EAT", an adventuring Canadian who started a new chapter of her life after renovating a cooking studio in Altamura, Italy. She simultaneously created a new home for herself in Oria which lies in the country's boot heel. There, with her partner Francesco, on land lush with pears, olives, figs, pomegranates and almonds she makes pasta by hand, educates herself about the local traditions, and hosts magnificent dinner parties.
    Olivia and Julie reminisce on their lives spent under the Italian sun, with the EAT founder sharing cinematic stories of the emotional and transformative journey of moving abroad, and what it has meant to her to live in this diverse, Mediterranean culture.
    Cleopatra's Bling Podcast was produced by Zoltan Fecso. Original music by Cameron Alva. You can discover Cleopatra's Bling designs, here.

    • 38 min
    The Seven Headed Serpent, Muš-saĝ

    The Seven Headed Serpent, Muš-saĝ

    Cleopatra's Bling brings you the story of a seven headed serpent, known to the Sumerian peoples as Muš-saĝ. With each episode in this new historically oriented series, we give an insight into the folkloric and cultural practices that inspire our artisanal jewellery collections.
    Join us on a journey to ancient Mesopotamia, where the God of harvest and war - Ninurta - is worshipped. Learn of the reason why he wields a staff wrapped in a powerful beast, and what he symbolised to the Sumerians.
    Plus, listener questions. Ask yours, with the subject line "Podcast Question", here.
    Cleopatra's Bling Podcast was produced by Zoltan Fecso. Original music by Cameron Alva. Research and scripting of this episode by the Cleopatra's Bling team. You can discover Cleopatra's Bling designs, here.

    • 5 min
    Interview with Birth and Postpartum Doula, Kalifa Doucet

    Interview with Birth and Postpartum Doula, Kalifa Doucet

    Kalifa Doucet of The Earth Doula is a birth and postpartum Doula who focuses "on the spiritual connection to mother and baby", working to facilitate the kind of experiences that pregnant people would like to have during birth and its aftermath. Originally based in New York, Kalifa now works with families in Melbourne, providing not only birth and postpartum care and advice, but also delivering nutritious vegan meals, lactation cookies and tea, and soothing and empowering massages. Her clients describe her as a "trusted best friend" and a "radiant sun, full of joy and peace".
    Olivia and Kalifa met on Olivia's birthday earlier this year, in the midst of a chilly Melbourne day, to discuss all things birth and pregnancy over coffee.
    Cleopatra's Bling Podcast was produced by Liam Gough. Original music by Cameron Alva. You can discover Cleopatra's Bling designs, here.

    • 56 min
    The Mother of Cradles, Aisyt

    The Mother of Cradles, Aisyt

    Cleopatra's Bling brings you the story of a Goddess of the Yakut People: The Mother of Cradles, Aisyt. With each episode in this new historically oriented series, we give an insight into the folkloric and cultural practices that inspire our artisanal jewellery collections.
    Join us on a journey to frozen tundras studded with diamonds, where the locals drink reindeer milk, and worship the a deity said to have emerged from the great World Tree.
    Plus, listener questions. Ask yours, with the subject line "Podcast Question", here.
    Cleopatra's Bling Podcast was produced by Zoltan Fecso. Original music by Cameron Alva. Research and scripting of this episode by the Cleopatra's Bling team. You can discover Cleopatra's Bling designs, here.

    • 7 min

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