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2023 Christmas Gift Guide

From Christmas gift ideas for your fur baby, a stunning porcelain vase for yourself from Mud Australia to the new AirFly Pro Deluxe Edition that’s guaranteed to be your best travel buddy – we’ve compiled a comprehensive 2023 Christmas Gift Guide grouped by price...

Summer BACARDÍ rum cocktail recipes

Nothing says summer like a refreshing BACARDÍ rum cocktail. To kick start the summer festivities, here are four popular BACARDÍ cocktails made using the original BACARDÍ Carta Blanca as well as the flavour range.  Raspberry Mojito 50ml BACARDÍ raspberry rum 3...

OA live streams production of Aida

Opera Australia (OA) has announced the highly praised digital production of Aida will be live-streamed from Brisbane on December 11, starting at 7:00 pm AEST (8:00 pm for NSW, Vic, and Tas, 7:30 pm in SA, 6:30 pm in NT, 5:00 pm in WA).  If you can't make it for...

Martinez Sydney x St Rémy

The latest hotspot in Sydney's CBD, Martinez Sydney has unveiled a collaboration with St Rémy Signature, offering guests a limited-edition Cocktail and Canapé Menu just in time for the festive season. Available now until January 14th 2024, Martinez Sydney invites you...

‘Rude Food’ Fundraising Cookbook

The 'Rude Food' cookbook, is all about featuring a collection of delectably mischievous dishes by chefs, comedians, and celebrities while raising awareness and vital funds for ‘below the belt’ medical research led by the ANZUP cancer research organisation. ...
Freshwater Brewing Co. Summer Brunch

Freshwater Brewing Co. Summer Brunch

Freshwater Brewing Co. has launched the Endless Summer Bottomless Brunch - a good excuse to gather with friends, family, or colleagues for a Saturday seaside session. The brewery's latest brunch features a variety of Mexican-inspired bites and summer drinks to cater...

Colombo Social Bottomless Brunch

Colombo Social Bottomless Brunch

Plate It Forward venue Colombo Social in Enmore is launching an exciting Saturday lunch offering from 2 December 2023. Guests will be able to experience a Bottomless Brunch with a combination of traditional and modern dishes as well as a boost interpretation of Amma’s...

Bobby’s seafood opens in Cronulla

Bobby’s seafood opens in Cronulla

If you love Barra burgers, then you might want to check out Bobby's in Cronulla - a new seafood restaurant with a Mediterranean influence. Situated at the southern end of Cronulla's Esplanade, the restaurant follows a philosophy of serving ocean-to-plate dishes and...

Sydney lunches under $15

Sydney lunches under $15

Forgot your lunch? No sweat, we get times are tough, so here’s a guide to affordable Sydney lunches under $15 that won't exceed your weekly budget. Malay Chinese Noodle Bar (Sydney Place) Chicken, Beef, Vegetable or Bean Curd Laksa $15 Kosta's Takeaway (Rockdale,...

Ampersand’s new Purple Gin Soda

Ampersand’s new Purple Gin Soda

There’s a new ready-to-drink (RTD) gin in town - Ampersand’s Purple Gin Soda.  Following the success of Ampersand's Pink Gin Soda, comes a brand new higher strength (6 per cent) gin RTD just in time for summer. The Purple Gin Soda &, is a combination of...

The Botanist Gin x Vahy Christmas pack

The Botanist Gin x Vahy Christmas pack

The Botanist Gin has partnered with Vahy Artisanal Fragrance House to create a limited edition Botanist Gin x Vahy gift pack. This exclusive set includes a 200ml bottle of The Botanist Gin paired with the oceanic Isle of Blanc, priced at $250. Both The Botanist Gin...

Zephyr & Sailmakers launch new menus

Zephyr & Sailmakers launch new menus

This summer, Zephyr at the Hyatt Regency Sydney is offering guests a 'Taste of the Mediterranean' high above the busy streets of Sydney's CBD. The décor is inspired by stylish Mediterranean locales, featuring elements like citrus fruits, seashells, bougainvillea, and...

Charles Grand Brasserie Bon Bons

Charles Grand Brasserie Bon Bons

The Charles Grand Brasserie and sister restaurant, Loulou Bistro, Boulangerie & Traiteur have joined forces to create limited edition, luxury Christmas bon bons filled with four handmade petit fours. Each bon bon is $18 and includes the four chocolates or you can...

Celebrate Christmas or New Year’s here

Celebrate Christmas or New Year’s here

If you're contemplating where to celebrate Christmas or New Year's and find yourself in need of ideas, explore this list of Sydney restaurants that provide exclusive packages for Christmas Day and New Year's festivities. ESQ, Queen Victoria Building Christmas Day...

Melbourne Quarter free festivities

Melbourne Quarter free festivities

Melbourne Quarter has just unveiled an impressive lineup of complimentary, ticketed events, and activations set to take place within the precinct, marking the end of year festivities. Starting from Tuesday, 5 December and unfolding over two weeks, Melbourne Quarter...

Australian Ballet’s Majestic Swan Lake

Australian Ballet’s Majestic Swan Lake

The Australian Ballet's opening night of Swan Lake – ushering in its run from December 1 to December 20, 2023, at the Joan Sutherland Theatre – unfolded as a testament to the company's enduring commitment to classical repertoire while keeping with the times. Artistic...

The Finders Keepers returns 8 December

The Finders Keepers returns 8 December

Australia’s favourite design market The Finders Keepers is returning to Sydney, Gadigal land next week from 8 December to 10 December for their 76th market event. The market will host 170 makers and designers at The Hordern Pavilion, located across from Moore Park’s...

Galeries Christmas Gift Donation Drive

Galeries Christmas Gift Donation Drive

Sydney CBD's hub for fashion, art, and dining plans to mark the festive season differently this year with The Galeries teaming up with the Australian Red Cross for a Christmas gift donation drive. The drive aims to shift the focus from Boxing Day traditions to aid...

The Blue Room by Johnnie Walker

The Blue Room by Johnnie Walker

As Christmas approaches, Johnnie Walker is welcoming busy holiday shoppers to experience the Blue Room, a whisky tasting venue now open in Pitt Street Mall. This marks the first time a bar-style establishment has appeared in Sydney's inner-city shopping area. ...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup giveaway

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup giveaway

Head to Bondi Beach today and over the weekend for Reese's Peanut Butter Cup giveaway - there are 20,000 cups to be handed out to Sydneysiders for free. The giveaway hotspot is located near the four-metre-tall ‘chocolate’ shoe, pouring peanut butter into a huge...

The Botanist Gin Exchange at RE

The Botanist Gin Exchange at RE

The Botanist Gin – a certified B Corp business committed to sustainability and eco-friendly practices – is collaborating with sustainable venue, RE to launch 'The Botanist Gin Exchange’. Taking place during National Recycling Week and for the entire month of November...

Naked Tan launches Alpha Male

Australian sunless tanning brand Naked Tan has just released Alpha Male, its first at-home tanning product for men. Alpha Male is a 2-in-1 hydrate and tan mousse, offering a new approach to self-tanning for men. This is definitely one for the Christmas stocking! More...

Meals on Wheels Unforgettable Cake

Meals on Wheels NSW has partnered with acclaimed pastry chef Christopher Thé (Hearthe) to develop 'The Unforgettable Cake'. This unique creation not only features ingredients known for their potential cognitive benefits, such as beetroot, spinach, turmeric, olive oil,...

Healthy snacking by Grumpy Bums

Grumpy Bums, a new line of bake-at-home products devoid of added sugar, sweeteners, and refined sugars, came about as a response to concerning statistics about Australian packaged foods. A significant portion of these products currently on the market – approximately...

New Dr. LeWinn’s Cleanser Series

Leading cosmeceutical facial skincare brand, Dr. LeWinn's has introduced a new Cleanser Series to its collection of scientifically advanced solutions for skin health, beauty, and wellness.  The series, including the Daily Cleansing Balm and the Daily Polishing Powder,...
5 reasons to visit Whistler Blackcomb

5 reasons to visit Whistler Blackcomb

Forget the crowds in Europe! Head to Canada for your next holiday and enjoy the blue skies and fresh air at Vail Resorts’ Whistler Blackcomb during its summer and fall season. From hiking to bear watching, here are five must-do activities to enjoy at one of North...

Top Abu Dhabi attractions

Top Abu Dhabi attractions

If Abu Dhabi is on your itinerary for a short stop-over to or from Europe or is your final destination for a getaway, make note of these Abu Dhabi attractions to consider during your stay.  Abu Dhabi offers an extensive range of experiences that cater for various...

7 reasons to visit Western Australia

7 reasons to visit Western Australia

Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop – because Western Australia has a whole lot going on right now. From frolicking in a field of spectacular wildflowers to swimming with the gentle whale sharks in Nyinguulu (Ningaloo Reef), Western Australia...

Epic Australia Pass price rise

Epic Australia Pass price rise

We’re already seeing early signs of a good ski season in Australia. Resorts such as Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham are on track to open Saturday, 10 June* so now is a good time to grab your Epic Australia Pass before prices go up on 31 May. Passes are currently...

New cabins at Brunswick Heads

New cabins at Brunswick Heads

Are you looking for an affordable alternative for your next family holiday? You’re in luck, because Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene, located at Brunswick Heads has revealed six brand-new premium cabins available for hire. The new cabins have direct waterfront...

May the Fourth Star Wars travel trivia

May the Fourth Star Wars travel trivia

It's May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, so here's a little travel trivia for Star Wars fans that might inspire a trip to the stunning Persian Gulf, as Abu Dhabi was the iconic film location for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Travellers don’t need to leave...

New Dr. LeWinn’s Cleanser Series

New Dr. LeWinn’s Cleanser Series

Leading cosmeceutical facial skincare brand, Dr. LeWinn's has introduced a new Cleanser Series to its collection of scientifically advanced solutions for skin health, beauty, and wellness.  The series, including the Daily Cleansing Balm and the Daily Polishing Powder,...

Treat bites with Lucas’ Papaw ointment

Treat bites with Lucas’ Papaw ointment

With the arrival of warmer weather, outdoor activities are most likely going to ramp up leading into summer. Think beach outings, camping trips, park picnics, and backyard BBQs. Without sounding like the fun police, prolonged exposure to the elements can take a toll...

Dog Yog x Peanuts collaboration

Dog Yog x Peanuts collaboration

Your fur baby is going to go nuts over the new collaboration between Melbourne-based company, Dog Yog and Peanuts with their new range of doggy treats. The range includes a dog-friendly ice cream available in Apple Pie and Birthday Cake flavours, along with a Peanut...

Snack recipes for air fryers

Snack recipes for air fryers

So you’ve just bought a Sunbeam Air Fryer. Now it’s time to put your air fryer to the test. Air fryers are perfect for those looking for a healthier way to cook or are just time-poor and need a faster way to prepare dinner or snacks. Sunbeam has pulled together some...

Why pooches love Mimi & Munch

Why pooches love Mimi & Munch

Spoil your beloved fur baby with the flavours of Mimi & Munch's drool-inducing doggie treats, lovingly crafted from locally sourced, human-grade ingredients. Reward your four-legged friend while you’re on the move, with Mini & Munch’s convenient pocket packs...

9 reasons to use cast iron cookware

9 reasons to use cast iron cookware

Cast iron cookware is renowned for its exceptional cooking capabilities and has been favoured by chefs and home cooks for generations. But it’s also the environmental and health benefits that make cast iron cookware so attractive. Made to last for generations, quality...