Love Peking Duck? Then get yourself to Lotus The Galeries immediately!

Lotus the galeries

Tucked away on Level 1, The Galeries on George Street in Sydney’s CBD is Lotus The Galeries. Unassuming yet sophisticated, this venue has been one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets and our only regret is not knowing about it sooner. The menu boasts some of the best Shanghainese dishes with a nod to Cantonese cuisine and […]

Take a tour of Buckingham Palace this winter

At the time of year when the British Royal Family’s headquarters of Buckingham Palace isn’t usually open to the public, they’ve decided to do something different. The State Rooms are open for tours with friends and family. Now you can see in real life the gilded ceilings and glittering chandeliers, providing a magnificent setting for […]

What’s on for Christmas at the Royal Palaces in 2021

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Christmas

It’s been a while since any of the Royal palaces and estates were open, but now they’re on, there’s a whole spread of events tog et excited about this Christmas. Christmas decorations will transform the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and a special display at Windsor Castle will bring together […]

Sydney, it’s time to get out again and enjoy new waterfront Mexican-inspired venue Tequila Daisy at Barangaroo

Tequila Daisy at Barangaroo

It’s warming up, the days are longer and we’re all starting to come out of hibernation after the Sydney lockdown, so what better timing for Tequila Daisy to officially open its doors to Sydneysiders looking for some harbourside fun and a mouth-watering Mexican menu, to boot! Oh, and of course there is a very long […]

UK Coffee Week: 5 other espresso martini cocktails to try

It’s UK Coffee Week and there’s no better way to celebrate the occasion than with some delicious caffeinated cocktails courtesy of the masterminds at The Bottle Club. Cinnamon Espresso Martini An autumnal take on the traditional Espresso Martini, a Cinnamon Espresso Martini is just the thing you need to get you through those rainy days […]

Iconic Surry Hills Italian restaurant Mille Vini relaunches this October

Stop what you’re doing. Italian wine, cocktail and dining venue, Mille Vini will reopen its doors on Crown Street this Thursday, 21 October, after an extensive interior facelift and new menu and drinks offering. With a new menu and fresh new name and look, Mille Vini’s new menu has a strong emphasis on classic recipes from all Italian […]

What to expect this Christmas at Kew Gardens in London

From Wednesday 17 November 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022, Kew Gardens in London is doing Christmas and it needs to be on your list of things to do to end the last two years of nightmare. Now in its ninth festive year, this year’s trail features a host of seasonal favourites alongside pioneering new […]

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is back in 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground

The Mardi Gras parade in 2021 was a success! Sure, it was no one way parade to the biggest after party the country knows, instead more circular in nature, but it worked so well, we’re doing it again. The parade falls on Saturday 5 March 2022 in Sydney and this year, the annual Sydney Gay […]

Opera Australia is hosting a New Years Opera Gala on Cockatoo Island

Can’t believe we’re here again, already in 2021, but we are and now is the time to plan what you’re doing for New Years Eve 2021. Naturally, if you’re in Sydney, you’ll be by the harbour, watching the epic fireworks every year, so why not do it in operatic style? Opera Australia has added another […]

Barangaroo’s new Mexican-inspired restaurant Tequila Daisy

Located harbourside at Barangaroo, Tequila Daisy is the newest venture by husband and wife duo Rebecca Lines and Hamish Ingham, replacing the former Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro. Designed by Luchetti Krelle, the waterfront space has been transformed into a bright and bustling 200-seat eatery that is primed for good times. With colourful tones of […]

Picnic with the Queen: Buckingham Palace opens gardens to public

Buckingham Palace garden

Buckingham Palace, official residence and mothership of the British Monarchy is trying something new. The Palace Gardens, the largest privately owned garden in London, is now ticketed and open to the public for picnics, walks and sun-soaked (if you’re lucky) enjoyment! Alcohol’s prohibited, but picnic baskets, blankets and nibbles can be brought – or purchased […]

Lockdown in Sydney: where to get your takeaway

Coogee Pavillion Sydney food

We might not be allowed to leave home for a bit, but never fear! Merivale’s long list of restaurants and venues are making good use of online orders and takeaway. Think Peking duck pancakes from Mr. Wong, wood-fired bread from Totti’s and The Paddington’s famous roast chicken. Check out the Merivale website. Mr. Wong: Menu […]