• Travel

    How to holiday like the Monarchs

    With Pippa Middleton having just gotten married and the Queen about the celebrate her birthday, it’s time to note how the other half live so you can do it, too! Aberdeenshire, Scotland – The Queen loves to spend her summers at Balmoral Castle, which has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since 1852. […]

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    You can now take art off the walls at the Gallery of NSW and it’s OK

    If you grew up watching the Pink Panther and hoping that one day you could walk into one of the world’s most renowned art galleries and take some sensational works, then now is your time. IKEA is on its third round of artwork capsule collections this year that take what is well and good about […]

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    Jamie Oliver is shaking up the Australian food scene and it’s great

    Jamie Oliver is back! Part out of his touted love for Australia, but primarily because the Keystone Group went into receivership, which put his six ‘Jamie’s Italian’ restaurant in Australia right in the firing line. It would be a strange sensation, bidding in a business war to take back the company with your own name on it, […]

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Turns out you actually need a CROSS pen in your life; here’s how to win

In this world of computers the need for being the one to answer anyone’s desperate plea, “does someone have a pen?” with a confident “yes” is becoming less-and-less a thing. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen. Being the man who can effortlessly flick out a fine writing apparatus to save the day has something to […]

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Wednesday truffle wheels at Salt Meats Cheese is a steal

There’s a little place in Broadway in Sydney that you need to add to the list. It’s called Salt Meats Cheese and they do easy, quick, delicious, accessible Italian food – think pizzas, pastas and cocktails alongside wine – that on Wednesdays offers something altogether unique. The ‘truffle wheel’ comes out on Wednesday evenings, which is […]

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1821 will change everything you’ve come to know about Greek food

1821 for Greece is significant for two reasons: for one, it’s the year of the country’s independence, so y’know, a big deal, but for two, it’s the name of a Greek restaurant in Sydney that will floor you. It’s the baby of owner Jim Kospetas, that took the best of Greek food, added a unique ‘contemporary […]

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Lunch in Melbourne with Vincent Van Gogh

When you’re celebrating iconic artists like Vincent Van Gogh, it’s got to be with a bang, and that’s exactly what Sofitel Melbourne On Collins set out to achieve. Inspired by the National Gallery of Victoria’s newly opened Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Van Gogh & The Seasons, we were treated to a dining experience like no […]

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6 tips to ensure your home stays snug this winter

Winter is coming – and not just in Westeros, either. Across Australia, temperatures are dropping, the coffee shops are filling up, and people are retreating inside for a bit of warmth and security. While this season certainly has its downsides, it also means hot cocoa, winter markets, and snug nights at home on the sofa. […]

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5 winter traveller’s tips for visiting Australia’s style capital, Melbourne

In Melbourne, winter is never a good reason not to go out. It makes sense really, given the changeable nature of its weather and climate. Nevertheless, during the colder months, art and culture in the city seem to explode. As temperatures drop, people don’t stop enjoying outdoor activities, but they do embrace more theatre, gallery […]