Chinese New Year in Melbourne: What’s on for the Year of the Monkey

On a casual stroll along Southbank Pedestrian Bridge this month you might spot some illuminated pandas playing under a bright rainbow, or a 14-metre-long phoenix at Harbour Esplanade; that’s how you know that Chinese New Year is well and truly here, and Melbourne’s celebrations are just starting to kick off. While the city certainly has lit up for the Year of the Monkey, there are plenty of venues joining in on the celebration, offering everything from lion dances to special banquets. Here are some of our favourite happenings in Melbourne this month for the Year of the Monkey. ... Read More | Share it now!

Chinese New Year in Sydney: What’s on for the Year of the Monkey

Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) is celebrated on February 8th this year, bringing in the Year of the Monkey and a multitude of celebrations across each city around the world. Sadly there won’t be a CNY parade in Sydney this year as there usually is (those damn road closures!) but there is still plenty on around the city which you should be paying attention to. Here are just some of our favourite happenings this year, at various precincts around the city.... Read More | Share it now!

Spotlight on Mudgee NSW: cherries, chocolate, cheese, and wine – a weekend away in Mudgee

Just under four hours outside of Sydney lies the Mudgee region, where you’ll find a unique food and wine scene that lends perfectly to a weekend away. The most famous wine destination in NSW has long been the Hunter Valley but in recent years areas like Mudgee have been steady gaining more and more attention, focused in on the more intimate, tailored experiences and adaptability that comes with having a smaller, more tight-knit community of wineries. Perhaps the best indication of this is that the communal spirit between Mudgee’s various wine makers that is evident from the way each talk about the region and one another, promoting rather than competing.... 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!

Sydney’s best summer pop ups 2015/16

Okay, aside from that FREAKIN’ TORNADO earlier this month, Sydney is still one of the best cities in the country when it comes to idyllic summer days. Something about that sun spreading across Sydney Harbour is enough to fill you with the desire to go out and make the most the most of your day, eating some of the best food and drinking the best drink you can find. That’s the best thing about this relatively new spat of pop-up venues; some of the city’s greatest food and drink outlets are able to experiment with various concepts and locations, offering some of their best creations to help you make the most of summer.... Read More | Share it now!

Top five New Years Day parties in Sydney for 2016

It’s New Years Eve in Sydney, of course you’re supposed to kick on. Summer in the city often means that an outdoor party – whatever the size – is the only way to spend the first day of the year, and 2016 will be no exception when it comes to some of biggest events of the month. Here are a few parties and events you should get across if you want to do a Sydney New Years Day justice. What hangover?... Read More | Share it now!