Interview: finding our true north with Wanderlust 108 festival director Jonnie Halstead

Wanderlust 108 is the world’s largest yoga and lifestyle event in the world and, in returning for it’s third Australian and New Zealand tour, is set to bring an air of inspiration and exploration to Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane and Melbourne. We cannot wait to dive into the concept of Wanderlust even further when it comes to town, especially when the day itself will feature a world first “mindful triathlon” as one of its major events. What this will basically involve is a 5km walk/run, a large-scale outdoor yoga class, and a guided meditation led by the world’s top teachers. To find out more we had a chat with festival director Jonnie Halstead ahead of the Aussie tour about the festival’s unique air of inspiration. ... Read More | Share it now!

How do we stay healthy with all these delivery services at our fingertips?

Technology has well and truly collided with our hunger for food and cravings for convenience. The emergence of food delivery applications like Foodora, Deliveroo and the latest, Ubereats, are making life incredibly easy: we can now scroll through hundreds of colourful, enticing food options from a huge range of cuisines, and have our choices hand-delivered straight to our front doors; whilst we carry on doing the more important things, like being A-grade couch potatoes.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Newtown Locals talk food and drink at the 38th annual Newtown Festival

Newtown Locals is a collection of the inner west neighbourhood’s greatest food and drink purveyors, and each year the group comes together at the annual Newtown Festival to offer up special collaborative dishes designed to showcase the communal spirit of the area. Once again, the community cook-offs will aim at providing some much needed funds to Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s First Response, and once again they will be dishing up some exclusives to help fuel the full day of live music, entertainment, markets, and general sense of Newtown being the forever thriving and unique hub it is. ... Read More | Share it now!

Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham (Mary’s, The Unicorn): My Splendour Bender

The team behind what is now one of Australia’s most iconic burger joints, Mary’s, aren’t messing around when it comes to overturning dagwood dogs and those weirdly shaped chip things to become reigning champions of festival food. Just the other week, the crew were invited up to mega-festival Splendour in the Grass for the second year in the row, setting up a stall at the Gold Bar and also bringing a mobile version of their Paddington pub The Unicorn to the Very Small Suburb. By all accounts, it was another huge success for co-owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, a necessary boost to the festival’s already stacked range of food options.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Bartender of the Year Charlie Ainsbury pours out the inspiration behind his award-winning cocktails

For those willing to go beyond the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street between the CBD and Taylor Square, you will find This Must Be The Place. This neighbourhood small bar is the combined success of two award-winning bartenders and cocktail connoisseurs, Luke Ashton and Charlie Ainsbury. Luke and Charlie have both claimed the title of Diageo’s World Class Australian Bartender of the Year Awards; Luke in 2013, and Charlie in 2014 and 2016.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Rene Redzepi (noma) talks foraging, Australian ingredients, fine dining, and more

Tonight SBS premieres noma australia, documenting René Redzepi’s journey of relocating noma, one of the world’s best restaurants, from Copenhagen to Sydney. The series uncovers how the Australian landscape informed menu ideas, especially foraged native ingredients. We got in touch with René to find out more about his experiences with the celebrated pop-up, how indigenous produce influenced his approach, his future plans, and more. ... Read More | Share it now!