Sunday Sundown returns to Coogee Pavillion rooftop this summer

Merivale Coogee Pavillion Sunday Sundown party

You know it’s summer when the Sunday Sundown sessions at the Coogee Pavillion by Merivale fire-up. It never disappoints. Think sun-soaked Sunday afternoon sessions with drink specials, quality tunes and especially at the Coogee rooftop, sensational views. This year, the Sunday Sundown sessions are back and better than ever with the annual live music series […]

The Body Shop’s #PLAYFORPEACE Party

Body Shop Play Peace

There’s no denying that the extraordinary magical powers of a new face mask to add a peaceful sense of calm to your chaotic work week. And now, your body scrub may brighten not only your complexion but also the lives of Syrian refugee children through The Body Shop’s annual Christmas charity collection. Teaming up with […]

English pubs your thing? Then The Duke of Clarence is one to know

Duke of Clarence Sydney food

The Duke of Clarence, a 19th century-inspired English tavern by Mikey Enright and Julian Train that will open next Monday 4 December. Put it in the diary. Nestled in the alleyway next to the duo’s award-winning bar, The Barber Shop, The Duke of Clarence will offer a quintessentially British experience in Sydney’s CBD, with all the bells […]

Where to enjoy Aperol around Australia this summer

Aperol Spritz Sydney cocktails THE F

Aperol is the drink of summer. And if it’s not your drink of summer, then it needs to be. Why? Well, that’s easy. Since 1919, the official aperitif and spirit of the Australian Open 2018 will again take it’s famous Club Aperol beyond centre court so that drinkers across the nation can share the taste of summer together. […]

Seventeen: The new restaurant and Deli opening in Walsh Bay this December

Seventeen cafe restaurant Walsh Bay Sydney food

Everyone else is moving in to Walsh Bay and Barangaroo, so it makes sense for Seventeen to stake its claim in the prestigious part of Sydney that is Walsh Bay. Seventeen is the result of the inherent knock-on effect that restaurant owners have, sprouting from the loins of the owner’s other project, El Phoenician. MORE: […]

Who needs a good food guide when you have Gault & Millau

Gault Millau restaurant guide awards Sydney 1

There are food guides, then there are food guides and Gault & Millau (take a stab at pronouncing that) is the one you need. It’s a small tome, packed with over 700 pages of food and restaurant reviews, guides and tips, compiled by a bunch of writers who not only know their stuff, but have to […]

The urban hangout that is Eastside Kitchen and Bar needs to go on your list

Eastside Kitchen Bar Chippendale bar

It was only a while ago they shocked Sydney with a chocolate cake that stood a mouth-wateringly impressive 17 centimetres tall and now, the Eastside Kitchen and Bar is doing it again – albeit healthier. They’re all about keeping it experimental, sustainable and local in what they bring to the table – and their little slice […]

Craving an Aperol Spritz? Catalina Rose Bay’s got your back

Aperol Spritz Catalina Rose Bay Sydney 1

This summer you can kiss the negronis goodbye and sub them out with an Italian Aperol Spritz, the official drink of the hot season. As the heat turns up, so do the quality of the drinks at Sydney’s most loved waterside restaurant, Catalina Rose Bay. With rising popularity of the orange Italian liqueur, demand does […]

Why injecting vitamins ain’t all bad – and is more popular than ever

Rehab Wellness IV drip shot West Hollywood

There’s a different attitude to needles these days. Sure, you’re not meant to jab them into yourself on a whim and fancy at home, but gone are the days where the old hypoderm was a doctor-only administered treatment for vaccinations and blood samples. The likes of Rehab Wellness – just down the road from The Jeremy […]

Where to watch a movie about the story of Coco Chanel

Coco Como

Following the wildly successful Dior exhibition at NGV this spring, Melburnians continue to be treated to an abundance of fashion archival riches with Coco at Como: Mademoiselle’s Life Story. Francophiles and fashionistas alike gathered at Como House on Thursday evening for the opening of Paris to Provence: Festival Franc?ais de Melbourne 2017, presented by Mercedes-Benz Toorak and featuring […]

Why Soul Cycle will change your take on exercise – and life in general

SoulCycle class

There aren’t many exercises out there in the world that could blur the lines dividing exercise, therapy and religion, except Soul Cycle. It’s an American phenomenon that had already taken off in its own right. But then, a Kardashian found it and the whole world naturally had to follow suit. Now fast-forward eleven years and […]

A day in the life of a modern Opera Australia diva: Stacey Alleaume

Merry Widow Opera Australia Stacey Alleaume

Stacey Alleaume is a soprano singer for Opera Australia whose tenure to-date has been more than impressive. Currently performing the role of Valencienne in the soon-to-come production by Opera Australia, The Merry Widow, she epitomises the modern day dive (not in the Mariah Carey or Naomi Campbell way) as she wows with her stunning vocals. Well-practised from […]