Where are the best places to live in Australia?

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australasia

Buying a home is an exciting experience at any phase of life. Whether it is your first home, or your retirement home, choosing the right home on the right land is one of the most important decisions you will make for you and your family. With the real estate market seeming to get more complex […]

How to make the most of the Vogue and GQ Fashion Night Out

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The Vogue and GQ Online Shopping Night is on tomorrow at midday and it’s about to get real. It is all about 12 hours of discounts and deal that you’ll freak out over, so it’s time to get planning. Don’t go in blind, unprepared when it comes to knowing what you want to buy and how […]

Jamie Oliver is shaking up the Australian food scene and it’s great

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Jamie Oliver is back! Part out of his touted love for Australia, but primarily because the Keystone Group went into receivership, which put his six ‘Jamie’s Italian’ restaurant in Australia right in the firing line. It would be a strange sensation, bidding in a business war to take back the company with your own name on it, […]

Turns out you actually need a CROSS pen in your life; here’s how to win

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In this world of computers the need for being the one to answer anyone’s desperate plea, “does someone have a pen?” with a confident “yes” is becoming less-and-less a thing. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen. Being the man who can effortlessly flick out a fine writing apparatus to save the day has something to […]

Lunch in Melbourne with Vincent Van Gogh

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When you’re celebrating iconic artists like Vincent Van Gogh, it’s got to be with a bang, and that’s exactly what Sofitel Melbourne On Collins set out to achieve. Inspired by the National Gallery of Victoria’s newly opened Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Van Gogh & The Seasons, we were treated to a dining experience like no […]

5 winter traveller’s tips for visiting Australia’s style capital, Melbourne

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In Melbourne, winter is never a good reason not to go out. It makes sense really, given the changeable nature of its weather and climate. Nevertheless, during the colder months, art and culture in the city seem to explode. As temperatures drop, people don’t stop enjoying outdoor activities, but they do embrace more theatre, gallery […]

Where to get your nails done in Melbourne

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If you haven’t heard of the explosive beauty brand 3INA (pronounced MEE-NA), then become acquainted ASAP. Since 3INA’s huge success at its first store in London, it is already taking on the world in countries such as Greece, Italy, India and Sweden. The beauty cult also graced us with their colourful presence in Melbourne last […]

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliaci are operas you need to see

In the Melbourne leg of the ultimate coming together of two operas from two different composers, the emotion runs strong. Just watch the trailer above. Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci explore the different, yet inimitably intertwining stories of a murder on Easter Sunday while a mother mourns, the loss of a son, a lover making her final position known […]

Spanish baroque music in Sydney like you’ve never seen before

If there’s one thing you should know about the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in Sydney, is that it’s good. And they manage to produce a sound as stunning as the best orchestras around without as many in the assembly as the likes of the Sydney or Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. With a lot more charisma. Their latest performance […]

How to get red carpet-ready hair

Jules Tognini Philips hairdresser

Logies season is long since over, but that doesn’t mean the need for a quality do isn’t far away. The hair guy at Philips, Jules Tognini knows how to get the red carpet ready look and you should take heed. Three tips to get your hair red carpet ready: 1. Get your hair cut a week […]

An exclusive peek at the majesty of the World Class Cocktail Week menu

Diageo // World Class Cocktail Week Launch Dinner

There’s one thing to know about World Class Cocktail Week in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from 7-13 May: you want to go. With over 100 events between the cities, uncountable numbers of awesome bartenders who’ve dedicated their lives and lustre to the art of the alcoholic cocktail and some of the country’s best restaurants and bars […]

Cocktails at ‘The Ugly Duckling’ are a must this World Class Cocktail Week

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There is in Melbourne, tucked away in Richmond – as Melbourne does so well – a cocktail bar called The Ugly Duckling, which is in fact, as far from accurate a name as can be. They’re participating in this year’s World Class Cocktail Week – a celebrating of all things ‘cocktail’ – and doing so […]