Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour welcomes back the classic ‘La Bohème’

La Boheme Opera Australia, Sydney Opera Huose THE F 5

If you loved Opera Australia’s latest production of the Puccini classic ‘La Bohème‘ the first time, then prepare to begin the countdown until next season’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour; La Bohème is back! Announced recently, Opera Australia is continuing its hugely successful Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour series with the announcement today of a new three-year […]

The Glenmore is helping to get your whiskey rocks off this Rye July

Glass of Whiskey with Ice

The Glenmore Hotel hosts its fourth annual Rye July series to celebrate all things whiskey this July. So, if you’re a whiskey-lover or are looking to become a connoisseur in spirit, the Night of Whiskies on Thursday 13 July is just what you need.  The Glenmore’s cosy middle level will be turned into a whiskey wonderland. “This […]

Recipe: Primus Hotel Sydney’s winning espresso martini

PHS Espresso Martini w Nitrogen

Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 30 mL infused vanilla Belvedere unfiltered vodka 30 mL cold dripped coffee 20mL Kahlua 10mL Frangelico shaken on ice Method: Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and serve in chilled martini glass and garnish with 3 roasted coffee beans. Note: […]

Here’s how Archie Rose Distillery is your new favourite tattoo parlour

Archie Rose Distillery gin Japanese Winter cocktail 2

Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. has teamed with Horisumi-Winter to create the second of four rare gins in collaboration with tattoo artist, Horisumi. It’s great. It has been created to conjure the familiar scents and emotions of the colder months – the freshness and purity of winter air and the clarity of aromas whilst using […]

Queen of Broadway: The Ethel Merman Story

Queen Broadway THE F Melbourne Cabaret Festival 3

To bring to life one of Broadway’s most iconic divas, translate her larger than life personality to an intimate cabaret space and performance is no mean feat. Jon Jackson took the bull by the horns and did just that in his Melbourne Cabaret Festival show Queen of Broadway: The Ethel Merman Story at Chapel Off […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

6 desserts around Sydney that will subdue your itchy sweet tooth

Le Bailli de Suffren hotel France Sable abricot frais, mousse au jasmin et sorbet abricot 9

Dessert is life. Thankfully there are a helluva lot of restaurants and cafes around Sydney that do the sweet stuff well and have really made a name for themselves because of it. We did a round-up of the best ones available in Sydney that are worth such a visit, you’ll never want to leave… KOI […]

3 wine-fuelled dinners you have to try at The Newport by Merivale

White wine chardonnay

This July, running right through to September at The Newport by Merivale about an hour north of Sydney, there are some dinners taking place that are worth the trip. The Newport Bottle Shop will hold three long table dinners, hosted by Franck Moreau, the first Australian Master Sommelier graduate from the Court of Master Sommeliers […]

Sometimes a chill dinner at Mrs Sippy Double Bay is all you need

Mrs Sippy Double Bay Chefs Table Sydney table dinner

Nestled along a thoroughfare of Double Bay, Mrs Sippy sits gorgeously ready to receive you. Complete with fresh and minimalist décor, flowers to make your instagram account pop, and soft lighting to bring the mood just where you want it, Mrs Sippy knows how to treat you right. The menu is sensational. We’re talking house […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]

Cocktail class series at Barangaroo Sydney that will sort out your weekend

Making cocktails bartender mixologist

The Streets of Barangaroo launches its ‘Shake It ‘Til You Make It’ cocktail class series on Saturday 1 July and it’s gonna be good. Six venues across the precinct, including 12-Micron, love.fish and Untied, will be hosting cocktail masterclasses from Saturday 1 July – Sunday 2 July. All in an effort to bolster guests’ knowledge […]

What it’s like at the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Macbeth’

Macbeth Melbourne Theatre Company

The Melbourne Theatre Company has dared to modernise recent adaptations of Shakespeare, including Hamlet and Queen Lear, to great success. This year’s production of Macbeth is no exception. Director Simon Phillip’s modern portrayal of Shakespeare’s 411-year-old tragedy demonstrates that play’s themes of politics and power are no less relevant today, albeit in different ways. The […]