Backstage with tenor Teodor Ilincai from ‘Tosca’ by Opera Australia

Teodor Ilincai Tosca Opera Australia THE F2

In the most dramatic incarnation of Puccini’s Tosca to date, Opera Australia and director John Bell are pulling out all stops in its latest production. Set in a throwback to World War II, the story of love is a war drama that draws you in from the first notes and holds you fast, as a gripping story of […]

Mardi Gras ‘must haves’ this festival

Marco Marco

Mardi Gras fever has taken hold of Sydney and other small, but generous pockets of LGBTIQ-friendly communities around Australia so we’re throwing light on some of the fine pieces of attire you can nab for a steal from Daily Jocks before the parade turns up and the official after party goes well into the night. […]

Where to celebrate National Margarita Day this year

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The world’s most loved South American export after Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony, the margarita cocktail, has its own national day of celebration and it’s life. Tequila, salt, lime juice and Cointreau mixed together into a glass of happiness has never made you happy and this year on 22 February, drinking them all day is […]

Orange FOOD week is coming up

100-Mile Dinner Orange FOOD Week

Australia’s longest running regional food and wine festival, Orange FOOD Week is returning this March. It’s one popular occasion with the return of the below signature events that continue to bring back thousands of locals and visitors each year. The F.O.O.D Week Night Market What: A friends and family favourite, with over 50 stalls representing Orange Region’s […]

Ermonela Jaho in ‘La Traviata’ by Opera Australia will crush you

Ermonela Jaho and Adrian Tamburini in La Traviata

It’s funny; Hollywood movies these days try so hard, pour-in millions of dollars and use some of the world’s greatest ‘talent’ to have the same affect on you as the script of an opera written 154 years ago does. Such is the power of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on show at the moment by Opera Australia. Sure, […]

Say hello to Mrs. Sippy, Sydney’s LA style eatery

Mrs Sippy Sydney THE F 4

It will save you an airfare and having to navigate the joke of reality that is Donald Trump, but Mrs. Sippy is the Double Bay version of LA cool we all know and love. It’s down the road and sports some seriously chill vibes, with its airy interior, relaxed fare and casual atmosphere. It’s nice. Mrs. […]

Bondi Sands has a new product for men to make you sexy

Bondi Sands The Island THE F Sydney Harbour 5

Bondi Sands is the name is staining your skin a caramelised-orange in lieu of actual vitamin D this summer and this year, they’ve turned it up. Now offering a male-only exclusive option for dudes, Bondi Sands’ messaging is simple: guys care about the way they look, too. It came about as an idea the company’s founder […]

5 things you need to know about Tosca

The full season of opera by Opera Australia is well and truly into the swing of things and next cab off the rank is everyone’s favourite, Tosca. The eternal story of war, love and betrayal at a fast pace has carved a reputable name for itself in the annals of history and these are the […]

5 best Valentine’s Day deals at The Star Sydney

Valentine's Day dinner

The Star is Sydney’s (one of) most premier entertainment, eating, relaxation and cultural hubs that this Valentine’s Day is turning it all out and giving you what you need without having to think. Dinner and chill? Don’t mind if you do. Balla Take your loved one for a memorable five-course menu with a backdrop of […]

Opera Australia x Mazda opera in the Sydney Domain

Mazda Opera Australia Domain Sydney THE F 1

It’s amazing to see what bringing together four of the country’s greatest sopranos and tenors, coupling them with ten of the world’s most well-loved arias and putting them on a giant stage in the middle of a park will do. The result? 25,000 people in Sydney alone enjoying the vocal talent of some truly gifted […]

The rarest moment in Australian Opera

King Roger Opera Australia THE F

It’s really not often you hear an opera in Polish, especially in Australia, but Opera Australia took it upon themselves this season to produce just that. King Roger is the Polish language masterpiece written in 1926 by Karol Szymanowski that takes-on many points of contention for many people, regardless of what you think about opera. The […]

Menulog is taking over Sydney with simple style

Menulog at home zone THE F Sydney 2

Celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the rooster is now a hell of a lot easier thanks to Menulog, which with this Lunar Markets in the city, launched its ‘At-Home Zone’, making easy food even easier.  Think bean bags, chilled vibes and nothing but easy relaxation at the markets with the uniquely Menulog zone, […]