• Teodor Ilincai Tosca Opera Australia THE F2

    Backstage with tenor Teodor Ilincai from ‘Tosca’ by Opera Australia

    In the most dramatic incarnation of Puccini’s Tosca to date, Opera Australia and director John Bell are pulling out all stops in its latest production. Set in a throwback to World War II, the story of love is a war drama that draws you in from the first notes and holds you fast, as a gripping story of […]

  • 100-Mile Dinner Orange FOOD Week

    Orange FOOD week is coming up

    Australia’s longest running regional food and wine festival, Orange FOOD Week is returning this March. It’s one popular occasion with the return of the below signature events that continue to bring back thousands of locals and visitors each year. The F.O.O.D Week Night Market What: A friends and family favourite, with over 50 stalls representing Orange Region’s […]

  • 3 things to get out of a visit to Okinawa (Sponsored)

    Okinawa is one magical place. So magical in fact, they’ve made movies about it and it’s renowned around the world as being the one place that actually holds the key to prolonged youth regardless of age. Sounds good, right? If you don’t know that much about Japan, you’ll be curious to learn that Okinawa is the […]

  • Ermonela Jaho and Adrian Tamburini in La Traviata

    Ermonela Jaho in ‘La Traviata’ by Opera Australia will crush you

    It’s funny; Hollywood movies these days try so hard, pour-in millions of dollars and use some of the world’s greatest ‘talent’ to have the same affect on you as the script of an opera written 154 years ago does. Such is the power of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on show at the moment by Opera Australia. Sure, […]

  • 5 things you need to know about Tosca

    The full season of opera by Opera Australia is well and truly into the swing of things and next cab off the rank is everyone’s favourite, Tosca. The eternal story of war, love and betrayal at a fast pace has carved a reputable name for itself in the annals of history and these are the […]

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    5 reasons Okinawa should be your next holiday destination

    There’s not much you wouldn’t be impressed to see in Okinawa, Japan’s tropical southern island prefecture. Did you know it’s the only place on earth where in excess of 900 centenarians (people over 100 years of age) live? It’s true. Did you know it’s the birthplace of karate? If you ever watched ‘Karate Kid’, you’d […]

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Celebrate Pancake Tuesday the only way with Tella Balls Dessert Bar

It’s a short February in 2017, but the only thing that makes it that much better is that the 28th signals the one day of the year you’re actually allowed (God says so) to binge eat on flat, pan-cooked cakes and pikelets as part of the fast in the lead-up to Easter! It’s Pancake Tuesday! Tella […]

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The Messiah is finally coming to Sydney and Melbourne!

The Brandenburg Orchestra is one of those Sydney institutions that offers something different. Debatably it belongs in Melbourne where the independently-crafted music scene is much more a burgeoning force, yet it remains to command the slice of town that is its’ and this season is back with one hell of a show-stopper. Handel’s Messiah is […]

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Score Sydney VIP tickets to the Heineken ‘Great Taste of Summer’ celebration

Whether you’re a beer lover or not, Heineken has unequivocal proof that their latest concoction, Heineken 3, isn’t a mouthful! They put it to the Australian masses: try the beer and if you don’t like it, get your money back. The offer was valid with every purchase of a six or 12 pack of the […]

Teodor Ilincai Tosca Opera Australia THE F2

Backstage with tenor Teodor Ilincai from ‘Tosca’ by Opera Australia

In the most dramatic incarnation of Puccini’s Tosca to date, Opera Australia and director John Bell are pulling out all stops in its latest production. Set in a throwback to World War II, the story of love is a war drama that draws you in from the first notes and holds you fast, as a gripping story of […]

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Where to celebrate National Margarita Day this year

The world’s most loved South American export after Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony, the margarita cocktail, has its own national day of celebration and it’s life. Tequila, salt, lime juice and Cointreau mixed together into a glass of happiness has never made you happy and this year on 22 February, drinking them all day is […]

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4 lighting options you should consider to enhance your property in 2017

Consider giving your interior a makeover by redesigning the lighting layout throughout your property. Introducing different lighting colours, brightness and spectrum angles can really change the ambiance of your room. Here a few lighting design options that you should consider in 2017. EVA LED light If you want more flexibility with your lighting options without […]

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Pipes and plumbing: what the noises in your pipes are telling you

Are your pipes making odd noises? If so, this could mean that there is something wrong with your plumbing. Of course, plumbing makes noises all of the time, but there are some sounds that should cause greater concern than others. Below, we are going to take a look at some of the common plumbing noises […]

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5 genius ways to weatherproof your home

Preparing your home for any extremes in weather is a great way to increase the energy efficiency in your home and simultaneously decrease your bills. Sometimes, it’s not the best option to keep the freezing air con or the energy-sucking heater running all day long. We’ve compiled 5 genius ways that you can weatherproof your […]

100-Mile Dinner Orange FOOD Week

Orange FOOD week is coming up

Australia’s longest running regional food and wine festival, Orange FOOD Week is returning this March. It’s one popular occasion with the return of the below signature events that continue to bring back thousands of locals and visitors each year. The F.O.O.D Week Night Market What: A friends and family favourite, with over 50 stalls representing Orange Region’s […]

3 things to get out of a visit to Okinawa (Sponsored)

Okinawa is one magical place. So magical in fact, they’ve made movies about it and it’s renowned around the world as being the one place that actually holds the key to prolonged youth regardless of age. Sounds good, right? If you don’t know that much about Japan, you’ll be curious to learn that Okinawa is the […]

Ermonela Jaho and Adrian Tamburini in La Traviata

Ermonela Jaho in ‘La Traviata’ by Opera Australia will crush you

It’s funny; Hollywood movies these days try so hard, pour-in millions of dollars and use some of the world’s greatest ‘talent’ to have the same affect on you as the script of an opera written 154 years ago does. Such is the power of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on show at the moment by Opera Australia. Sure, […]

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You’ll want to get onto the latest sunglasses trend

What you wear on your face says a lot about you. It’s a personal statement about you and where your own level of style is at; so when it comes to opening yourself up to the world and all its judgement, you want to make the right decision. Sunglass Hut has cottoned onto this and […]