It’s been 10 years since the saddest day for opera

Luciano Pavarotti At Poplar Creek

Back in 1983, Dame Joan Sutherland – after who the Sydney Opera House’s largest theatre is named – and the world’s most famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti joined forces to bring crowd to tears. Some 27 years before, Opera Australia was founded to occupy the Sydney Opera House and take-on the world’s operatic stage. It’s been […]

Graham Norton now makes his own wine for Cellarmasters – and it’s good!

Graham Norton wine

Graham Norton – the name we all know and love from the comedy talk show by the same name – has decided that’s now time in his long and fruitful life to branch out further afield. And everyone’s glad he did. He’s lent his name to the world of oenology, turning his no doubt well-refined […]

Good Food Month Sydney: Celebrate with Dan Hong and Mitch Orr

Chef Dan Hong Mitch Orr Sydney Good Food Month

October in Sydney is Good Food Month, so there’s heaps to excited (and hungry) about! For the whole month, the city will come alive with so many offerings for food and bev lovers the city-over, it will be like World Class Cocktail Week all over again, only with less hangovers. Two pretty sensational names in […]

There’s a new flower shop right in the city at Palings by Merivale

March into Merivale 2017

Palings Flowers is here, bringing a bespoke flower service in the heart of the CBD. Located next to Lorraine’s Patisserie in the ivy Sydney laneway, Palings Flowers is open for business as of early September, heralding a vibrant season for Merivale, with an exciting series of events, activations and experiences across its ever-expanding portfolio of venues. This […]

Australia’s first Oktoberfest German bier parades are here

Get ready for the biggest Oktoberfest party outside of Bavaria during six weeks of celebrations at Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Cafe? and The Bavarian beginning on Saturday, 16 September. The annual festivities begin at midday at Munich Brauhaus The Rocks in Sydney, Munich Brauhaus South Wharf in Melbourne, and Bavarian Bier Cafe? Eagle Street Pier […]

The East London Paddington is an east-west fusion that will blow your mind

London Paddington Cantonese restaurant Sydney table

The London Tavern in Paddington is one of those locals’ hideaways that up until recently, stayed that way. It’s tucked away off the beaten path, conveniently on a corner, isn’t massive, but is nice enough to want to go to and consists of a pub on the ground floor and a sensational Cantonese and generally […]

Oktoberfest in Australia: How to celebrate the World’s best Beer Festival

Oktoberfest Germany beer festival

Oktoberfest is fast approaching and that means Beer, laughs and a whole lot of Lederhosen, but what do we know about it past Beer & Lederhosen, and how do you celebrate it in Australia? What is it? Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volkfest (Beer Festival) and is held annually in Munich, Bavaira, Germany since 1810, […]

Get tickets to Wine Island Sydney here

Wine Clark Island Sydney Harbour September sign close

Wine Island is coming back to Sydney, overtaking the Harbour to bring the best of a grapevine to the thirsty mouths of many and it’s damned good. With a superyacht in tow, Wine Island will serve-up a three-day wine-lovers’ idea of heaven from 10 November to 12 November, transforming the stunning Clark Island into Australia’s most […]

WIN: a wine hamper by French Vine

French vineyard wine

Because wine is good for any part of all year, French Vine is giving you the chance to win a wine hamper to keep, throw a party with or just drink alone in a dark room. Up to you. French Vine is a new luxury online wine destination of wines curated by former Wallaby player […]

Christian Dior celebrates 70 years of haute couture only at NGV Melbourne

Dior exhibition 70 years haute couture NGV Melbourne Christian

Stop what you’re doing – the highly-anticipated Dior exhibition has landed in Melbourne. To celebrate seventy years of haute couture, the House of Dior has treated Melburnians with an exquisite never-before-seen exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. From the outset, prepare to be dazzled and stunned. MORE: Take a look back at the exquisite Viktor […]

The winner of the Archibald has been announced and you’ll love it

Mitch Cairns Agathe Goethe Snape Archibald Gallery NSW

As an artist, it’s one of the most coveted prizes available: The Archibald Prize is awarded each year to an artist who creates the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’. It’s something that many receive and scores more never do, […]

Recipe: Koi Dessert Bar’s spring fresh fruits pear cake

Koi Dessert Bar pear spring fruits cake

Cooking time: 40 minutes Preparation time: 45 minutes Servings: 1   Ingredients: 500 g pear puree 150g sugar 800g soft pear cream 150g milk chocolate 15g gelatin leaf Method: Mix sugar and pear puree until warm (do not bring to a boil) Soak gelatine in ice water to make it soft Once gelatine is soft add it to […]