Recipe: Margherita pizza with prosciutto and wild rocket

Da Mario Rosebery prosciutto pizza recipe

Da Mario is one of Sydney’s finest Italian food restaurants that know how to make a terribly good pizza. Just read about how amazing they are here. Here’s the recipe to make their margherita con ruchetta e crudo pizze.  Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: (For 1 pizza (approx. 270g dough ball)) 160g flour 100mL water […]

Meet the Drag Queen: Karen From Finance

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Karen is no ordinary queen. Yeah, sure, she puts on wigs, paints her face, pads-in her womanly bits with endless metres of foam; but it’s what lies beyond the façade and beneath the exterior that truly shifts what it means to be a drag queen in Melbourne’s growing scene. The on-stage persona of Richard Chadwick, […]

International opera stars to perform in unique Canberra gala

State Opera House of Saarbrucken Canberra

For the first time in Canberra, six international guest artists from the State Opera House of Saarbrücken in Germany will perform an exquisite repertoire with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra on 8 July only. This extraordinary international artistic collaboration between Australia and Germany promises to be an epic concert event. The Gala features world-class opera stars […]

3 Catalina Rose Bay cocktail recipes to set you right for winter

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Winter’s cold, so cocktails kind of take a back seat when it comes to deciding what to drink. Though if any of the recipes to come out of Catalina Rose Bay in Sydney have anything to do with it, that doesn’t need to be the case. Here are three refreshingly wintry cocktails to keep you […]

The Art Gallery of NSW is about the go down in history

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The NSW Government has some good news for fans of the Art Gallery of NSW: it’s about to join the ranks of the world’s greatest art museums. They are pouring $244 million in funding to support the expansion of the NSW Gallery, which will transform the much-loved and historic Gallery into one of the world’s […]

Dirty? Get clean with the new, exotic range of Molton Brown washes

Molton Brown body wash shower

Molton Brown is one of those crazy olde English establishments that has gone worldwide and taken the whole thing over in epic style. And they’re not going anywhere, thankfully. Since 1973, they have been known for their innovative and memorable soaps, body washes, eau de toilettes and other grooming products, each time there’s a new […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]