Recipe: Scallop Aguachile from Chula, Sydney

Chula Scallop Aquachile

Chula is a Mexican restaurant that has recently opened up in Sydney, serving all kinds of Mexicana Cantina vibes with quality food to boot. Read more about the new restaurant here. Like this… Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes   Ingredients: 100g scallops 1 cup coriander 1/2 cup Lime juice 1/2 fresh Jalapeno chilli 1/4 […]

Christmas giveaway: Win a his and hers watch by Adrien Harper

Adrien Harper watch giveaway

From time-to-time, Sydney produces some quality works in the creative space and Adrien Harper is a striking testament to that. A Sydney label but a few years old, the design duo who founded it wanted to create minimalistic, stylish and easy-to-wear timepieces for men and women that will last the distance and not break the […]

The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney is this spring’s hot spot

Sydney Calyx Royal botanic Gardens exterior

The Calyx – in case you’ve never heard of it – is Sydney’s ultimate architecturally designed living garden of a venue that is all the rage this spring and it’s easy to see why. Located in the Royal Botanic Garden, The Calyx is a fusion of art, theatre and flora, immersed in greenery and makes the perfect […]

Madama Butterfly by Opera Australia is flying away after 20 years

Opera Australia Madama Butterfly Capitol Theatre Sydney set

It was 20 years ago that Moffatt Oxenbould directed Opera Australia’s since two decade-long production that is Madama Butterfly. The production has lived on between cities, bringing the joy of the Madama to audiences around Australia but now after a fair stint, Opera Australia is retiring the production, giving the Butterfly one last flutter before […]

There’s a beer festival coming to the Inner West at The Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel Leichhardt beer festival THE F

Leichhardt is known for its easy urban feel, Inner West coolness and proximity to more-or-less anything you’d need at a whim, so it’s no surprise it’s the new home to a beer festival in Sydney. The corner of Leichhardt’s Norton and Carlisle Streets is coming alive from 18-19 November for a beer festival, celebrating 12 […]

Make your own gin at Taste of Melbourne

Taste of Melbourne THE F 4

A gin-making masterclass at Taste of Melbourne is coming to Melbs from 30 November to 3 December at the MCG’s Yarra Park. MORE: See what’s on in Sydney this Good Food Month It’s encouraging invites crafty spirit-loving festival-goers to learn the art of distilling with an Archie Rose expert and take home a 200ml bottle of their own blended gin. The […]

Good Food Guide reveals Australia’s top dining destinations for 2018

Good Food Guide Awards logo

In what is ubiquitously Australia’s most beloved and prestigious totem of recognition in the world of gastronomy, the Good Food Guide Awards have named their winner and other notables for the coming year. Hint: they’re good. MORE: There’s a new Mexican restaurant with style, Chula, opening in Potts Point Ben Shewry’s Attica (VIC) received the night’s top honour […]

Tips to make the most of this Melbourne Cup Race Day

Melbourne Cup race track in Flemington on a sunny day

Tips to make the most of this Melbourne Cup race day can really help a lot of people involved. When it comes to horse racing, it really is hard to beat the Melbourne Cup. This 3,200 metre race can still feel like it is over in an instant, which is more or less how a […]

There’s a free cheese festival, Bon Fromage, coming to Sydney this weekend

Bom Fromage cheese festival Carriageworks Sydney

Last year Melbourne copped its own cheese festival, satisfying the cheese needs of thousands but this year, it’s Sydney’s turn. Carriageworks will come alive this weekend from 14-15 October, celebrating with half a tonne of European fromage, presented by the one-and-only Centre National Interprofessionel de l’Economie Laitiere (CNIEL) with the support of the European Union.  With […]

Opera Australia is selling Halloween costumes for as little as $2

La Boheme Opera Australia, Sydney Opera Huose THE F 5

Halloween is here in 19 days, so now’s about the time you hit the ‘panic’ button. That’s why Opera Australia has decided to be basically everyone’s saviour this year by putting on a sale to end all sales as they empty out their MASSIVE warehouse. The thing with Opera Australia is that every costume they’ll […]

Why the Eurail network is the best and most preferred way to travel Europe

Eurail train Backpackers at Milan train station, Italy

If you’re from Australia and you’re yet to travel to Europe, have you even travelled? In an age where over 47% of people aged 18-35 are influenced by social media to travel of 44% from friends alone, it’s hardly any surprise that Europe still has the biggest allure, with an estimated 8.4 million holidays taken […]

Vidal wines from New Zealand is taking wine to new heights

Vidal Legacy Vintage Hugh Critchton THE F wine waiter

Vidal is a New Zealand wine that will have you ‘please and yes and and more sir’–ing until Galadriel gets wind of the nectar and its no more for you. Until that days comes, it’s eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow. We might have to admit to the neighbours across the sea that they […]