Rudimental is performing at this year’s Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Heineken Grand Prix melbourne

Heineken is popping the virginity on the Melbourne International Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park Lake this year and doing so in great style with news UK band Rudimental will join them in their massive undertaking, trackside.  The much-loved band will be supported on the day with a stellar line-up including rising star Hayden James. […]

Meet GITA: the incredibly cool new way robots are doing life for you

GITA robot drone carry all THE F

They want to understand the new needs of young generations. And they’ve hit the nail right on the head with the advancement of what is the coolest development in drone technology and personal chaperoning: GITA (pron. j-eeta).  You might have seen this video go viral on social media lately… It’s easy to see why. A personal drone […]

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

Beresford Hotel THE F

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 things to get out of a visit to Okinawa (Sponsored)

Okinawa is one magical place. So magical in fact, they’ve made movies about it and it’s renowned around the world as being the one place that actually holds the key to prolonged youth regardless of age. Sounds good, right? If you don’t know that much about Japan, you’ll be curious to learn that Okinawa is the […]

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, […]

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 reasons Okinawa should be your next holiday destination

Shuri Castle's Una Forecourt at the Seiden Main Hall in Naha on Japan's Okinawa Island

There’s not much you wouldn’t be impressed to see in Okinawa, Japan’s tropical southern island prefecture. Did you know it’s the only place on earth where in excess of 900 centenarians (people over 100 years of age) live? It’s true. Did you know it’s the birthplace of karate? If you ever watched ‘Karate Kid’, you’d […]

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 […]

Wines you need on hand this Valentine’s Day

Man holding red wineglass on sofa

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, your mind goes to one of three places: sex, food and wine. Most important being the latter. If you know what’s good for you, invest in something quality drops to impress the squeeze and enjoy the day into the night. Champagne Duperrey Vintage Brut 2011 Champagne Duperrey Vintage Brut […]

Exciting news for the most famous opera by Opera Australia: $2 tickets!

To celebrate Opera Australia‘s 200th performance of the most performed opera in the world, La Traviata, they are offering 200 tickets for sale for a mere 200 cents (that’s $2, if you don’t know). Get excited! Verdi’s La Traviata has continued to attract huge audiences since it was written in 1852 and this season Opera Australia will kick […]