Travel

Easey’s and Superfluid are bringing pop-ups to Reunion Island Pool Club

October 19, 2018

Melbourne’s watery rooftop oasis is almost here, ushered in with the launch of Reunion Island Pool Club, re-shaping the former open-air digs of St Jerome’s – The Hotel into a breezy mecca of swish plunge pools, pop-ups from local hospitality heroes, and more. The sprawling and highly anticipated venue, a first for the Australia, officially […]

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These hotels are letting guests spray paint rooms for the sake of art

October 19, 2018

Australia’s beloved Art Series Hotels have just introduced a slick new concept for hotel guests looking for a little participatory art project for dabble in. From now until December 30th, Melbourne gems The Blackman and The Olsen, and Brisbane’s The Johnson, will offer a “Colour Your Stay” package where guests can grab a spray can, […]

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Flight Review: Does Economy X make a difference on Virgin Australia’s Sydney to Perth service?

October 19, 2018

If any domestic service calls for a slight upgrade, it’s the coast-to-coast flight from Sydney to Perth. While not exactly a gruelling long-haul, the five hour service is testing enough that a little bit of extra comfort goes a long way. We tested Virgin Australia’s Economy X product on the service to see if the […]

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Five Aussie acts set to make waves at SXSW Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas

October 19, 2018

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is an annual conference held in Austin, Texas, and is the number one hot spot for eyeing down your fav new artists. Mixed with a bunch of industry legends and newbies from around the world, artists perform in front of industry professionals, media and fans at venues ranging from […]

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Young Henrys have just released a new hemp infused craft beer

October 19, 2018

Craft beer rockstars Young Henrys have hooked up with Byron Bay clothing brand and hemp advocates Afends to release one of the first legal hemp beers in Australia, and the first to use brand new water soluble hemp oil technology. Simply dubbed the Hemp IPA, the beer was brewed to reinforce Afends’ initiative of promoting […]

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“Cocktail Porter” is Australia’s first premium online cocktail subscription service

October 19, 2018

Australia’s first premium online cocktail subscription service has launched, paving the way for Cocktail Porter to deliver bartender-designed cocktail kits directly to front doors across the country. A concept birthed in Sydney, Cocktail Porter was founded by Cameron Northway of Sweet&Chilli and Bondi restaurant Rocker, aimed at pushing a modern, on-demand product for those wanting […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jordie Lane, Emily Wurramara & more amongst 180 acts announced for Folk Alliance 2019 in Montreal

October 19, 2018

In its 31st year, the annual Folk Alliance International Conference announces their offical showcase lineup, being held from February 13-17, 2019, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The conference is a gathering of the folk music industry and community. It crosses a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Indigenous, […]

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LP’s Quality Meats and Porteno have opened a pizzeria in Newtown

October 18, 2018

Some of the Inner West’s greatest culinary minds have come together to open a pizzeria on King Street, Newtown. This is a big deal. Talks of Bella Brutta (meaning “Beautiful Ugly”) began earlier this year, speaking of a pizza diner spearheaded by co-owner Luke Powell of Chippendale institution LP’s Quality Meats along with the crew, […]

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Hotel Review: The Fleming interprets Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry with style

October 18, 2018

Boutique hotels are at their best when you can see the sincerity in their design. Soulful touches and nostalgic nods to the property’s primary source of inspiration, whether that be a neighbourhood, a concept or a nearby institution, is always appreciated and is what ends up the most memorable part of any stay. The Fleming […]

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Grant’s unveil new Triple Wood Blended Scotch in Australia

October 17, 2018

Supplier of Australia’s second Scotch of choice Grant’s Whisky have launched a brand new blended scotch sporting a fresh new look and name as part of a global re-branding exercise. Grant’s Triple Wood Blended Scotch Whisky was unveiled this week at Grant William & Sons offices in North Sydney, its eye catching amber colour and […]

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Virgin Australia to launch seven new international lounges

October 17, 2018

Starting from next week, Virgin Australia will roll out a total of seven new international lounges across the country and in New Zealand, significantly expanding their network and adding to the airline’s existing 12 premium domestic lounges. Australia will get three new international departure lounges, while New Zealand will have four. Award-winning British lounge specialist […]

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What to expect when the legendary Employees Only opens in Sydney

October 17, 2018

Out of all the excellent new openings populating Sydney’s hospitality scene before 2019 kicks off, few are as high-profile as this one. Employees Only, the award-winning speakeasy born in New York’s West Village and often referred to as one of the world’s best, is finally ready to open it’s doors in Sydney’s CBD. It will […]

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8bit and Gelato Messina are giving away free food for a month

October 17, 2018

Free food lovers rejoice, as both 8bit Burger and Gelato Messina are kindly giving away freebies in Sydney and Melbourne, for a whole month. Not only that, but the free food is all from exclusive creations in partnership with Liven to celebrate the launch of their own cryptocurrency. Hence, the food is cryptocurrency themed (wtf). […]

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Kraken Screamfest brings cocktails, face-painting and a horror film to Sydney this Halloween

October 16, 2018

The infamous Ritz Cinema in Sydney will be transformed into a terror abyss straight from the depths of the ocean as The Kraken Black Spiced Rum takes over the venue this Halloween – Wednesday October 31st. Guests shouldn’t expect the typical movie-going experience at the Kraken Screamfest. Horrors from the deep like mutant mermaids and […]

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Giant squid on a stick is Melbourne’s newest street food

October 16, 2018

Fancy a giant squid on a stick? Get on down to Footscray where new quick service restaurant IKA8 is hoping to add their take on South East Asian street food to the suburb’s already diverse casual dining scene. Giant squid dishes cooked openly on the fire grill or fried in oil will be the signature […]

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Chiswick Restaurant to host a Graham Norton Prosecco pop-up and degustation

October 16, 2018

To celebrate their seventh year of forming a wine-inspired relationship, New Zealand’s Invivo Wines and UK comedian Graham Norton are planning a fine-dining pop-up degustation event with a bottomless supply of their new Graham Norton Prosecco at Chiswick Restaurant in Sydney on Sunday October 21st. Made from 100% Glera grapes from the Veneto and Friuli […]

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A magical Disney themed bottomless brunch is on it’s way to Australia

October 15, 2018

Get out your glass slippers, pull on those ball gowns and pre-book your Uber so you don’t risk your carriage turning into a pumpkin. Why, might you ask? Because a Disney themed brunch is on it’s way to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and you most definitely do not want to miss out. Whether you plan […]

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Five things you must do in New York City before the end of the year

October 15, 2018

There are few places in the world which change as regularly as New York City. The dynamic, kinetic centrepiece of the U.S is rightfully one of the most common answers to the question “what is your favourite city in the world?”, with it’s unmatched landscape of world-class restaurants, museums, comedy clubs, public parks, and distinctive […]

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Mary’s Pizzeria launches in Sydney’s The Lansdowne Hotel

October 15, 2018

Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, the brains behind Sydney icons Mary’s and The Unicorn, along with Mary’s Group Executive Chef Jimmy Garside, are doubling down on their pizza options at The Lansdowne Hotel with the launch of Mary’s Pizzeria. Described as the “Mary’s Burger” of the pizza world, the new venue has been fitted into […]

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Party your way to a dream ski trip to Canada this Halloween

October 15, 2018

Whether wizard, witch or vampire everyone is invited. On 27th October, Network Canada’s famous Halloween shaker Halloween International – Devil’s Night is set to return to Sydney’s Greenwood Hotel. In addition to 3 DJ areas, the party has several Canadian activities lined up for guests, from bull-riding (Calgary Stampede style) to snowboarding in the Canadian Rockies. They’ll […]

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