After five years Cockatoo Island’s famous pop-up bar will shut down and relocate next month (Sydney)

After five glorious summers, the team behind one of Sydney’s most endearing, long-lasting pop-up bars, and one of Lonely Planet’s “Top 50 Bars in the World for 2015”, The Island Bar will be waving goodbye to it’s iconic location on Cockatoo Island, with last drinks set for February 29th of this year. The bar’s owners Marco Faraone and Mike Edkins chose not to renew their lease with Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, instead moving their charming blend of shipping containers, pizza ovens, astro turf, and European beach-side style furniture to an undisclosed location in time for next summer.... Read More | Share it now!

The Zin House – Mudgee (NSW)

A trip to Mudgee is simply not complete without The Zin House in sight. Kim Currie’s acclaimed, hatted country restaurant has been embraced by locals and visitors alike since it opened in 2014, rapidly building a glowing reputation for the kitchen’s unwavering dedication to seasonal, local produce, many of which is hand-picked from the surrounding garden and skillfully crafted according to set menus. Much of this produce is picked from the 1000 acre organic and biodynamic Tinja farm property, included in the sweeping view from this charming house on the hill; a view which also includes the Zinfadel vineyard (after which the restaurant is named) and the nearby Lowe Wines.... Read More | Share it now!

Streets will bring an Ice Cream Jumping Castle to Sydney this month

Propped up at Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, from 20th Jan to 22nd Jan, an unmistakable ice-cream inspired 14mx14m jumping castle will be giving Sydneysiders and visitors to change to bounce their way to a free treat from Streets legendary range. Titled the Streets Ice Cream Jumping Castle, the three-day pop up will be encouraging people to take a break and have a little bounce on what is perhaps the most gleefully summer-appropriate jumping castle to ever hit Sydney.... Read More | Share it now!

Converse announce Chuck Taylor All Star Sex Pistols Collection

Fans of UK legends Sex Pistols can now jump all over the new Converse collection, which features colours, materials, and graphics inspired by the iconic band and their many albums. The classic Chuck Taylor All-Stars in the collection set a high standard for footwear collaborations this year, featuring some of the most instantly recognisable references to Six Pistols along with highly detailed stitching and graphic overlays.... Read More | Share it now!

Spotlight on Meriton Festival Village 2016 – Hyde Park (Sydney)

Sydney Festival is back for their huge 40th year anniversary, once again propping up their central hub in the leafy surrounds of Hyde Park, this year presenting a re-brand of sorts as what was once known as Sydney Festival Village now becomes Meriton Festival Village. Not much has changed aside from the name though, and thankfully last year’s spacious layout is recreating almost exactly, with a few changes here and there, and an even bigger focus on providing families with a tempting all-day pop-up bursting with entertainment and hospitality.... Read More | Share it now!

MasterChef Dessert King finds new kingdom in Chippendale with Koi Dessert Bar

MasterChef fan favourite Reynold Poernomo has achieved what many of his fellow contestants have yet to do, and opened up his own restaurant within a year of appearing on the popular reality TV show. His venue, Koi Dessert Bar, in the Kensington Street, Chippendale quarter of Sydney, is a two-level dessert-focused restaurant, with a ground floor café and an upstairs lounge and bar area, also offering savoury Indonesian dishes.... Read More | Share it now!

The Argyle plans trio of beach-themed parties to celebrate summer (Sydney)

Renowned venue The Argyle in The Rocks has announced a big trio of parties spread across this month, all designed after iconic beach locations around the world. Taking place over three big weekends, each party will draw inspiration from either Rio, Miami, and Ibiza as they transform the unique hot spot into a medley of thick deck chairs, palm trees, and beach balls.... Read More | Share it now!

Sunrise Asian – Elizabeth Bay (Sydney)

Widely referred to as a “Chef’s Secret”, Sunrise Asian is a name well known amongst the A-list of Australia’s kitchen-heads; from Neil Perry to Peter Gilmore, some of the country’s finest have been regulars to Fiat Malaniyom’s business for years, relying on him and his team to source hard-to-find produce and rare native ingredients from around Australia, many of which have been used to create some stand-out dishes at restaurants like Quay and Rockpool. It then comes to no surprise that Sunrise Asian’s brand new stand-alone restaurant in Elizabeth Bay is attracting all kinds of attention from food lovers across Sydney, doubling as a store for fresh Asian groceries, pastries, and various other produce.... Read More | Share it now!