NGV’s latest acquisition: Lavinia Fontana’s Mystic marriage of St Catherine, c. 1575

The first woman painter of Europe of massive repute – just before everyone’s favourite Artemisia Gentileschi – Lavinia Fontana won plenty of prestigious commissions and became the first woman admitted into the illustrious guild for painters in Rome, the Accademia di San Luca. If Italian Baroque is your period, then you’ll no doubt rejoice in […]

4 local options for your 2022 Valentine’s Day in Sydney

Coogee Pavillion Sydney food

If ever there was a time to prove to your SO you’re into them, it’s now. Well, not now, but this February. Valentine’s Day is on 14 February, so get planning. We’ve been speaking to friends and getting all the words of mouth about some trendy places to consider, so, here you go… Furever Valentine’s […]

Superstars in Sydney for Opera Australia’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Marriage of Figaro Sydney Opera

It was in 2019 when Melbourne-born superstar soprano Stacey Alleaume took to the stage in Opera Australia’s The Marriage of Figaro as Susanna alongside Paolo Bordogna, tenor. It’s now in 2022 that the illustrious Australian opera company is bringing back the legendary tale – with Stacey in the role she performed all-too-well – that brought […]

A new two-level floating bar and restaurant in Southbank: Yarra Botanicals Melbourne

Yarra Botanicals Melbourne

Opening in March 2022, there’s a new bar and restaurant in town a floating botanical garden oasis on the Yarra River offering casual pub-style eating and drinking with stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline. The new outdoor pontoon bar and eatery will span across two levels with Melbourne’s cityscape as the backdrop and has been […]

Best bottomless brunches in Sydney this summer 2022

Angelos Cabarita food wine

If there’s one thing we Sydney-siders do well, it’s brunch. Whether venues are slinging mimosas or sangria, cheese boards or tacos, if it’s bottomless, then sign us up! On the lookout for the booziest way to cure your boredom this weekend? This guide to Sydney’s best bottomless brunches will leave your social calendar fully booked, […]

Heading to Wespac Openair Cinema? Swing past the Hendrick’s Gin Garden

Westpac Openair CInemas

Westpac’s Openair Cinema’s back – now that we’re allowed – and that means two things: good movies and an excuse for good drinks. So, if you’re going, consider finishing the night off with Hendrick’s in their latest Gin Garden instalment. Sydney’s iconic 350-square-metre movie screen has once again risen from the harbour at Mrs Macquaries […]

Melbourne Midsumma: queerest celebration of all things LGBTIQA+ this summer

After the fucking nightmare we’ve endured over the past better part of two years, it’s time to party. And where better to do it in the park, surrounded by friends, lovers, potential lovers, queens, queers and their friends? It’s time for the annual Melbourne Midsumma Festival in Alexandra Gardens from 23 January to 13 February […]

Edinburgh: celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Holyroodhouse

Holyroodhouse exhibition

In Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, a major exhibition showcasing some of the finest paintings in the Royal Collection will be staged at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Queen Elizabeth has reigned for 70 years and amongst the massive celebrations planned for Her Majesty, this exhibition will put on a show befitting […]