The ultimate Mardi Gras party Spotify playlist

Sydney Gay lesbian mardi Gras Floats

Mardi Gras is here in Australia and there’s all sorts of reasons to be excited. GAYTMs are all over Sydney, the pride is pumping through LGBTIQ people and their families, fighters for marriage equality are feeling more empowered than ever and sales of stilettos for drag queens are spiking through the roof in preparation for […]

Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Sydney

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There are so many things the Pullman Hotel name is synonymous with. Luxury, style, affordable creature comforts and now; Mardi Gras!  MORE: Read our review of the Pullman Sea Temple in Port Douglas This year, you can scrap watching Pat Abboud, Faustina Agolley, Joel Creasey and Em Rusciano broadcast the whole unveiling on float-after-float on SBS […]

What’s on at this year’s Mardi Gras Laneway party

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Sydney knows gay. So when Mardi Gras descends on the city each March and celebrates with the annual pride march down Oxford Street, the official after party and backs it up with Laneway at the Beresford by Merivale, you know the glitter season is on. Each year, Laneway turns out the gay community’s finest in […]

Top 5 cocktails to see out summer

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Summer is almost over (cue sad face) and that means less sun, more clothes, no more beach and a sad farewell to summer, fresh, fruity cocktails you can’t stop drinking. Cruel world. So, to make the most of the last hurrah that is the end of February, here are the top five cocktails from some of […]

Canon’s ‘Show Us What’s Possible’ with Aquabumps at Bondi Icebergs

AQUABUMPS Bondi Beach with Canon

Of all the stuff that goes down at Sydney’s famed Bondi Icebergs cafe, bar, restaurant and pool, this is probably the coolest. Recently, the camera people at Canon Australia put the call out to creative artists across Australia with the launch of Show Us What’s Possible, inviting them to push the boundaries and pitch remarkable […]

Celebrate Pancake Tuesday the only way with Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Tella Balls Dessert Bar by Lily Chen

It’s a short February in 2017, but the only thing that makes it that much better is that the 28th signals the one day of the year you’re actually allowed (God says so) to binge eat on flat, pan-cooked cakes and pikelets as part of the fast in the lead-up to Easter! It’s Pancake Tuesday! Tella […]

The Messiah is finally coming to Sydney and Melbourne!

Handels Messiah Brandenburg Orchestra THE F 2

The Brandenburg Orchestra is one of those Sydney institutions that offers something different. Debatably it belongs in Melbourne where the independently-crafted music scene is much more a burgeoning force, yet it remains to command the slice of town that is its’ and this season is back with one hell of a show-stopper. Handel’s Messiah is […]

Score Sydney VIP tickets to the Heineken ‘Great Taste of Summer’ celebration

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Whether you’re a beer lover or not, Heineken has unequivocal proof that their latest concoction, Heineken 3, isn’t a mouthful! They put it to the Australian masses: try the beer and if you don’t like it, get your money back. The offer was valid with every purchase of a six or 12 pack of the […]

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

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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 […]