Avalon Beach House is open again and definitely worth the drive

Avalon Beach House restaurant cafe cake

Drive about an hour north of Sydney and you come across a little beachside suburb called Avalon. It’s far, but when you’re hungry and in the mood for a cruise, the Avalon Beach House scene is a beach-lovers’ idea of foodie paradise. Located right on Avalon beach, the relaxed-vibes cafe-restaurant and bar is as welcoming as […]

James Batchelor stretches time and space in his new dance work REDSHIFT

James Batchelor RedShift Chunky Move Melbourne

From 23 November to 2 December, dancer James Batchelor will be putting his reception of Chunky Move’s prestigious Next Move 2017 commission in his presentation of the world premiere of REDSHIFT.  Noted as one of Australia’s most formidable young dance makers, Batchelor is pulling out all stops this season to answer such interpretive porognostications without clarity as […]

Chivas has partnered with designer Andrew Simpson to try something new

Chivas has a special following. For those of good whisky taste and with a palette to appreciate what it’s about, the Chivas name is synonymous with style, older world vibes and the kind of luxuriousness we’re not all afforded. Until now… They’ve partnered with a guy called Andrew Simpson of famed industrial design house Vert Design […]

Mazda Opera in the Bowl hits a 10-year milestone on a high in Melbourne

Mazda Opera in the Bowl

Since 2007, Opera Australia has dazzled and delighted over thirteen thousand music lovers, singers and opera-curious alike with the vocal talents and stylings of their cast and costume department in the annual Mazda Opera in the Bowl. This year in 2017, it’s back again, taking over the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to fill the Melbourne city skyline […]

What to look forward to in 2018 from the Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company is one of Australia’s most prestigious dance troupe companies that operates around the country and internationally, having made dance and its name almost one in the same. MORE: All about the ‘Frame of Mind’ showcase by Sydney Dance Company Next year, 2018, brings a raft of sensational productions from the dancers who’ve […]

Film review: Ali’s Wedding

Alis wedding film review

It’s an interesting time for the release of Ali’s Wedding, billed as Australia’ first Muslim romantic comedy. But the film by director Jeffrey Walker (the second Bronson on Round the Twist, for those who remember)  is sure to generate an equal amount of laughter and thoughts on racial and religion identity in Australia. The lead character Ali – […]

Film review: Australia Day

Australia Day film review

Australia Day has become a day of celebration for many around the country, but Kriv Senders’s film Australia Day is a different thing altogether. The director uses the day off for many in the middle of a warm summer in Brisbane to portray three stories – a terrified Chinese woman  without the English skills to tell a gruff […]

Queens Park Shed and Centennial Homestead is getting fired up for summer

Trippas White Group Centennial Park Baracca BBQ Sydney lawn

When summer hits, you hardly think of spending the warm days and balmy nights anywhere but near the water, but the Trippas White Group is changing that. Right in the heart of Centennial Park, inner Sydney’s premiere nature and city reserve, the Centennial Park Homestead and the Queens Park Shed are turning up the summertime […]

Sydney’s 360 Bar and Dining is hosting a degustation wine dinner to try

Sydney City Skyline

If there’s one thing you can identify from the Sydney city skyline whether you’re at home or abroad, it’s the centre point tower. It pokes proudly into the sky and from within, offers panoramic views of the city near and far that 360 Bar and Dining has capitalised on for years. Operating from one of […]

The Wilmot puts The Primus Hotel Sydney on the gastronomic map

The Wilmot Primus Hotel Sydney restaurant tables

It once stood proud as somewhere people would basically go to pay for and complain about Sydney’s water and sewerage, but these days the Primus Hotel in the heart of Sydney’s city is anything but. Inside, tucked away behind its rich marbled columns, vast expanse of a ceiling and dimly lit by its colonial-looking skylight […]

Devil’s Corner presents ‘From The Wild’ at St. Jerome’s Hotel Melbourne

Devils Corner Melbourne food wine St Jeromes rooftop

The best of Tasmania was on display in Melbourne recently in a gastronomic celebration of all the best fare the southern state has to offer. And it was good. Hosted in partnership with local Tasmanian producers to bring a taste of the Tasmanian wild to Melbourne, Devil’s Corner winemaker Tom Wallace and producers from Freycinet Marine Farm, Ashgrove Cheese […]

Australian at-home care and recovery is the best from CarePilot

Care Pilot man in wheelchair leaving hospital

It’s an undeniable truth that as we age, our bodies begin to give out, our mind gets fuzzy, our eyes go hazy and our hair goes grey, but those truths aside, it doesn’t mean it’s all bad. A lot of people post-70 report a richer, more diverse life with a greater amount of variety than […]