The always impressive Vivid Sydney will be casting a huge net of creativity over the city as of next week, presenting locals and visitors with yet again one of the most exciting programs in the entire country. Lights, music and ideas are the three pillars around which this program is curated, but there’s always so much more thanks to the local businesses which surround the various festival precincts. You’re going to need to fuel and re-fuel constantly if you want to get the most out of your Vivid experience, so keep this guide handy; we’ll be updating it as events around announced, and while we won’t be including every single Vivid-related activity, you can be sure we’ll keep you updated with what we feel are the best options all throughout the festival, from Friday 26th May to Saturday 17th June.... Read More | Share it now!
World Whisky Day is coming this weekend, and you better believe that some of Australia’s best drinking holes are going to be pulling out the rarities and underrated gems to celebrate. It’s the World Record Day of Whisky, and each year drams the world over are swirled, sniffed and sipped to toast to one of the most wonderfully diverse liquids of our time. There’ll be plenty of this going on around the country on Saturday 20th May (and beyond), but here are some of our top picks for the cities of Sydney and Melbourne.... Read More | Share it now!
Throughout May and June, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival returns with an enormous number and range of events highlighting produce of the region and beyond. Each year the festival returns with big, comprehensive programs ranging from cheese festivals and barrel burning celebrations, making for one of the best road trip options you’re going to get all year. We’ve sifted through the long list of mini festivals and events to bring you our top five.... Read More | Share it now!
Lavish long lunches rule when it comes to Mother’s Day options around Sydney this year. If taking your leading lady out to experience some of the best food the city has to offer, while letting the restaurants add their own little touches to each menu, sounds like your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon then we’ve got you. Here we’ve picked out some of our favourite Mother’s Day menus for those who’ve left their planning to the last minute, whether that be a genuine farm-to-table lunch in Paddington, a smorgasbord of smokehouse goodness in Barangaroo, or a generous Trukish feast in Balmain. ... Read More | Share it now!
Festivals dominate Sydney whenever winter approaches. Food & Wine festivals, light festivals, writers festivals, fashion festivals, beer festivals – you name it. On the produce side of things, the cool climate starts to bring in some incredible eats and drinks, filling you up with all kinds of intense flavours and fuel to help you make the most of what is now Sydney’s most festive time of year. We’ve picked out some our favourite happenings across the city, both big and small, so you can pack your calendar or plan your next road trip and live a little. ... Read More | Share it now!
Held from 31 March – 9 April, the upcoming 2017 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) sounds as if it will be the long-standing festival’s biggest yet. Currently in its 25th year, the annual festival has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small 12 event program back in 1993. Nowadays, the MFWF consists of more than 200 events, featuring world renowned food and wine experts including award-winning chefs, winemakers, authors, critics, fresh food producers, and more. ... Read More | Share it now!
It’s hot. Like really damn hot. It’s over 40 degrees right now as I sit here typing this and the threat of rolling controlled blackouts looms of the city and state because of how hot it is. As if they weather wasn’t erratic enough, Sydney is right now preparing for a record weekend heatwave that has so far seen electricity demand rise up to 14,700 megawatts. Load shedding (said controlled blackouts) is likely the only response to this attempt at staying cool, but there is something we can all do to help reduce this issue and that’s head on out to some of the city’s very best public pools so we can give those electricity companies a break. This is going to be as good an excuse as any, especially seeing that Sydney has some of the most picturesque watering holes in the entire country. Here are some of our favourites. ... Read More | Share it now!
The official day of love is upon us. Valentine’s Day comes but once a year, and for those who fully surrender to the traditional idea of roses and romance, it’s a perfect opportunity to put some of the city’s finest establishments to the test. Each year restaurants, hotels, spas, cafes and bars offer some of their most accessible and tempting specials, so from speed dating for the singles and classic romance for the couples to cocktail degustations and rainforest getaways, we’ve picked out 10 of our favourite options for Tuesday 14th February for you to get across.... Read More | Share it now!
Determined, passionate and diligent: three traits attributed to the red fire rooster, the tenth sign of the Chinese Zodiac and the symbol for 2017’s Chinese New Year celebrations. A wealth of Chinese culture and tradition surrounds each city around the world from now until early February, bringing with it a huge amount of things to do, see, and most importantly, eat. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite CNY happenings across Sydney and Melbourne to help you plan the festive days ahead.... Read More | Share it now!
Whether you want to eat or party your way through Australia Day, we’ve sought out some of our favourite events across the country (mainly Sydney and Melbourne) for you. Our official national day of celebration comes around this Thursday, but the various events around the country extend far beyond that, from Australia Day Eve (Wednesday) to the weekend, offering a great deal of things to do from chilling with world-class DJs on Sydney’s Darling Harbour or partying non-stop for almost seven hours with one of the greatest DJs in the world, to downing ribs and burgers or tucking into an experimental Vegemite dessert.... Read More | Share it now!