• Turandot Handa Opera Sydney Harbour review, THE F 1

    Handa Opera’s newest production is coming to Sydney!

    We all know Australian opera by Opera Australia is amongst the best in the world. Couple that with the award-winning and renowned home of it, the Sydney Opera House and you know it can’t get much better. Until it does. Atop a flotilla on the world famous Sydney Harbour itself, Handa Opera takes centre stage […]

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    Hilton Hotel South Wharf’s bohemian Summer Sleepover

    They turned the rooms of Hilton Hotel South Wharf and DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton into a summery, bohemian escape and it looks stunning! Melbourne interiors and homewares business Sage & Clare teamed-up with the Hilton brand to offer the hotels’ customers something different this season for their summer sleepovers. By adorning the walls of one room in […]

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    71 Christmas Gifts For Her She’ll Love

    Christmas is back! So to no surprise, your wallet is about to receive a beating. We’ve put together a handy list of gift ideas for your female friend, girlfriend, wife, mother or grandma that she can’t do without. Or, if you need gift ideas for him, try the men’s guide here. Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 $379. Buy […]

  • Man opening Christmas present

    74 Christmas Gifts For Him He’ll Love

    Christmas is back! So to no surprise, your wallet is about to receive a beating. We’ve put together a handy list of gift ideas for your male friend, boyfriend, husband, father or grandpa that he can’t do without. Or, if you need some gifts for her but are stuck, try the women’s guide here… Leica […]

  • Christmas Giveaway: Victorinox Desert Camouflage Swiss Army Knife

    Everyone knows what a Swiss Army Knife is, right? Dad has one, Grandpa has one, if you were that dweeb kid in secondary school, your scout leader had one and now – thanks to the people at Victorinox – you can have one, too! In amongst bringing out top-of-the-line travel luggage, they’re one of the […]

  • Christmas Giveaway: UE MEGABOOM!

    Throwing a party? YOU NEED THIS! The biggest of the Ultimate Ears (UE) range, the MegaBoom packs an audible punch right to your earholes. At 22.5 centimetres tall and supercharged with a whopping 90 decibels of pure sound with a gargantuan 20 hours of battery life, this is the ultimate Christmas party piece, primed and […]

LIFESTYLE

Essential car safety tips

Clearly, we’ve all heard enough of these to last a lifetime from both friends and family alike about always putting your seatbelt on to avoiding rash driving, but unfortunately it isn’t enough. The disturbing stats about how many thousands of people die from road accidents year after year is proof of that fact plus if […]

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Why you need professional help in your renovation projects

  Owning a home is a rewarding experience but it comes with its set of challenges. With time, your home needs renovations and repairs in order to eliminate any nonfunctional entities and more importantly, to suit your ever changing needs and lifestyle.   As important as it is to understand that your home will need […]

Flickerfest

Flickerfest is back!

Flickerfest is the innovative home of great short film and its set to sway, race, encapsulate and squeeze our hearts. You should head to Bondi where a multitude of gobsmackingly enthralling short films are ready to tell you stories you’ll never forget. We all remember the first five minutes of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, most of […]

Oscar Wylee eyewear

There’s one name for awesome eyewear and it’s Oscar Wylee

Oscar Wylee started in a garage. A couple of people, a mission for quality and a point of difference all their own. And it’s worked. Fast-forward some years, they’re working with one grand showroom right in the centre of Sydney plus another five stores around Sydney and Melbourne. They struck a chord with the Aussie […]

Penny Skateboards

Top 5 Places To Skate In Sydney

Skating has been around for about as long as people have longed to not have to walk (and surfers were bored in the off-season), so it’s no surprise you see it everywhere! And these days, with so many skateboarding location options and what to do it on, such winning choices of board like the really […]

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4 things you need to know about Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci operas

New year, new program and this one by Opera Australia is a stellar line-up. We’re talking La Traviata (from ‘Pretty Woman’!), Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca, La Boheme and the epic Carmen on the stage of Handa Opera on the Harbour. Prepare to have multiple heart attacks.   More notably and as the first cab-off-the-rank for the program, […]

Autumn leaves above skyscrapers in Southbank, Melbourne.

Playing tourist in Melbourne is topped only by the Skydeck

There’s no lying, Melbourne is a tourism haven. It’s got art, music, amazing food, great places to drink, some pretty sights and a whole lot of things to do alone, with a friend or a group of them that make for some well-sought-after memories. Like the Eureka Tower’s Skydeck, for example. You get in a […]

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The drink of champions at this year’s Australian Open

Sure, when you’re an athlete, alcohol isn’t your friend, but when Aperol decides it’ll be the drinks go-to for Australian Open guests, you’ll likely make an exception. Once again, it is Australia’s drink of the summer season and this year has partnered-up with Tennis Australia to become the official aperitif for the tennis fest. The orange of the brand […]

AustraliaDay

Where to celebrate Australia Day 2017!

The time has come to celebrate the greatest country in the world again and there’s no holding back this year. Let the beer flow, the lamb be cooked, the beaches be overrun and the flag fly high this Australia Day. Here’s where you need to go for all the above and more: The Australian Heritage […]

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Spending New Years Day at the Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel

If there’s one thing Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel in Sydney’s east does well, it’s style. It boasts waterfront city views in a secluded location, so is the perfect way to spend almost any occasion. So, when New Years Day comes along, it’s no surprise Sydney locals flock to its double storey beach frontage to drink the […]

Turandot Handa Opera Sydney Harbour review, THE F 1

Handa Opera’s newest production is coming to Sydney!

We all know Australian opera by Opera Australia is amongst the best in the world. Couple that with the award-winning and renowned home of it, the Sydney Opera House and you know it can’t get much better. Until it does. Atop a flotilla on the world famous Sydney Harbour itself, Handa Opera takes centre stage […]

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Ovation of the Seas a Culinary Wonder

Ovation of the Seas a Culinary Wonder.