A Melbourne and Sydney bar have been named two of the world’s best

Black pearl Bar Melbourne cocktail bartender Chris Hysted Adams

It’s pretty often these days some amazing feat of Australian ingenuity, taste, sophistication and talent gets recognised internationally, because we really are quite awesome, BUT these are especially good. Two Australian cocktail bars have nabbed a spot in the top 50 ranking of the world’s best bars in Europe, giving tastemakers from around the world […]

Recipe: Barzaari muhallebi-arak sorbet, candied fig, meringue, rose dessert

Barzaaris Muhallebi

Muhallebi Muhallebi is a milk-based rice custard, historically from Cyprus, Greece and the Middle East. It’s simple and versatile and delicious. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: 6 portions Ingredients: -4 cup milk -1/2 cup rice flour -1/2 cup caster sugar -2 vanilla -2 cinnamon quill Method: -Remove vanilla from its pod, cutting along the […]

Hilton Sydney’s latest spring seasonal table cocktail: cumquats

Glass Brasserie Hilton Hotel cumquats spring table

The Spring menu continues at the Hilton Sydney this month and their dine-in restaurant, the Glass Brasserie, are getting even more creative. MORE: See what Hilton Sydney can do with asparagus in a cocktail The menu has moved on from vegetables to fruits, mirroring Sydney’s own gradual transition to the warmer months of Spring. The […]

Why new Jaybird RUN True Wireless Sport Headphones are your new best friend

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Runners take note – headphone technology leader Jaybird has launched a new wireless model specifically with you in mind. Designed using insights gained from top runners around the world, Jaybird RUN True Wireless Sport Headphones offer a secure, lightweight and comfortable fit, and they’re sweat proof, water-resistant and skip-free. They also look pretty damn sexy. […]

Good Food Month Sydney: Matt Stone’s Brunch Series

Matt Stone Good Food Month Sydney THE F

It’s Good Food Month in Sydney! That means 31 days of food, celebrations, drinks and all the good stuff that goes along with it. Even Dan Hong and co are getting involved with a big shindig in Hyde Park Sydney. If they’re not your speed, though, then Matt Stone’s brunch series has to be right […]

What to know about French wine from French Vine

White wine chardonnay

French wine is a thing of great style, finesse taste and elegance. Or so it goes. But what it lacks is one thing unique to Australia – the Australian palette. So when Australian and former Wallaby player David Lyons went over to France to get acquainted with the stuff, he knew the idea that popped […]

Melbourne Cup Guide: Where to celebrate in Sydney on race day

Mrs Sippy Veuve Cliquot champagne party winter soiree party 9

It’s almost Melbourne Cup time, the pinnacle of the spring racing season. It’s time to don the suits and dresses, take out some large wads of cash and – if you can’t make it to Flemington – head to any one of the seemingly hundreds of quality venues in Sydney and Melbourne that are putting […]

The Intercontinental Hotel Sydney is ideal for the best parties

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It’s true that Melbourne goes hand-in-hand with stunningly edgy rooftop bars and venues with all kinds of views around the city, but don’t discredit Sydney just yet. There aren’t as many in the city, but the ones that are there really leave one helluva mark on the city’s nightlife. The latest and greatest? The rooftop […]

5 things you need in your gym bag

Man running exercise gear

You can’t get away with not going to the gym anymore. People secretly judge you and actually going truly does make you feel better about yourself, so making sure you have the right tools in your bag to get you there, through and back is vital. Here’s a breakdown of what the pros use… A bag You’ll […]

Win: A case of rosé wines from Dan Murphy’s

Rose wine from Dan Murphy's

Rosé wines aren’t going anywhere! Good thing, because we’re giving away a box of six different ones from Dan Murphy’s. Last year gave rise to the famed ‘frosé’, frozen rosé wines mixed with sugar to make a slushee, but this year is all about the traditional pink drop that has worked its way into the […]

Visit West Hollywood and stay at The Jeremy

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West Hollywood isn’t slammed with hotels, but the ones it has set the bar high when it comes to what to expect from Californian accommodation. The Jeremy West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard is one of them, bringing a brand new, well-polished, light, airy, Scandinavian feel to the strip that can’t be contended with. The Jeremy […]

WIN: A Morphy Richards a:spect kitchen kit

Morphy Richards aspect kettle toaster Scandi black

The thought of a bloke in the kitchen isn’t one that comes naturally, but one that is made so much more simple thanks to the stunning range of kitchen appliances from Morphy Richards. In-keeping with the trend that is ‘Scandi’ Morphy Richards, one of Australia’s largest and most successful homewares and equipment retailers, has produced […]