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March into Merivale 2014
[ 0 ] February 18, 2014

March into Merivale 2014

Owning and operating 25 bars, 12 restaurants, 10 event spaces, 3 accommodation hotels and a music company, business giant Merivale is now one of the biggest hospitality and entertainment companies in Australia. Starting out as a fashion house over 45 years ago the Hemmes family of entrepreneurs including hospo pin-up boy Justin Hemmes appear to […]

Lost Picnic - Centennial Park
[ 0 ] February 12, 2014

Lost Picnic – Centennial Park

There’s a new breed of festival coming to Sydney Centennial Park next month. It’s like the suave, sophisticated older brother of the regular fist pumping, bass thumping dubstep heavy former inhabitants to frequent the park. Creators Simon Beckingham and Wade Cawood are colliding the wonderful worlds of good tunes, great food and drinks in one elegant […]

Australian Open of Surfing
[ 0 ] February 12, 2014

Australian Open of Surfing

Manly will be buzzing this weekend as the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing festival comes to an end. Pulling together some of the world’s best surfers plus skateboarding, live music, art and fashion this is the country’s biggest ever action sports and youth culture festival. Best of all – it’s free! In amongst watching elite athletes compete […]

10 Questions with Mike Enright
[ 0 ] February 12, 2014

10 Questions with Mike Enright

He’s been crowned ‘Bar Manager of the Year’ twice, managed all of the Merivale empire’s bar portfolio and has an incredible amount of respect amongst the Australian bar tending fraternity. Now, Mike Enright is sharing his love of booze and hospitality at his own bar – The Barber Shop. We caught up with Mike for […]

Arabian Nights
[ 0 ] February 12, 2014

Arabian Nights

Starting this Valentine’s Day and every Friday until 24th March Zeta Bar upstairs at The Hilton Hotel will be transformed into an exotic Arabian Nights themed bar. Last weeks launch party gave those who attended a sneak peak at what we can expect. Two friendly camels named Ginger and Baldy greeted people as they stepped […]

10 Questions With Danny Russo
[ 0 ] February 5, 2014

10 Questions With Danny Russo

Danny Russo, the newly appointed Head Chef at Star Bar , is passionate  for all things Italian. Inspired by his childhood growing up in Italy he brings Italian food with a modern twist to the menu. We caught up with Danny for a chat about his favourite restaurant to work in overseas, favourite childhood memory and […]

Four Friends
[ 0 ] February 5, 2014

Four Friends

In life, we have to have love, friendship, respect and freedom. There’s a new cafe in Crows Nest called Four Friends that takes it’s name for the ancient Buddhist tale about four animals- the elephant, the monkey, the hare and the bird who work together harmoniously for the greater good. That’s the vibe of Katze […]

Australia Day Guide 2014
[ 0 ] January 22, 2014

Australia Day Guide 2014

Australia Day is one of the most important days of the year for us “Aussies”. It’s a time when we commemorate the establishment of the first European settlement, when 11 ships from Great Britain arrived at Port Jackson, now known as Sydney Harbour. It’s a time when the Australian flag is worn in more ways […]

10 Questions with Ben Fitton
[ 0 ] January 21, 2014

10 Questions with Ben Fitton

Ben Fitton, Executive Chef at the new Cafe Del Mar has had an extensive career as a chef, both in Australia and overseas. Training under the likes of Gay Bilson and Janni Kyritsis, we caught up with Ben for a chat about what inspired him to become a chef, how the Australian food scene compares to overseas and […]

Mr Moustache
[ 0 ] January 15, 2014

Mr Moustache

Once you’re there you won’t want to leave but finding Mr Moustache is more of a challenge. Head to the new Adina complex on Hall Street, walk past the queue for Gelato Messina, don’t stop, guava crème brulee awaits those with a sweet tooth. Keep going past the hanging pasta at A Tavola. No, we’re […]

The (new) Village
[ 0 ] January 15, 2014

The (new) Village

Local sophistication whatever your inclination “I should have brought a man with me”. My first thoughts after viewing the menu at The Village in Potts Point. Our waiter is not only attentive but appears to read minds. “The large share dishes are just that – large. Yes, they are generous pieces of meat to share” he […]

Cranky Fins Holidae Inn
[ 4 ] January 15, 2014

Cranky Fins Holidae Inn

One of my favourite old school films of all times is Gidget starring Sandra Dee. It’s an adaptation of Frederick Kohner’s book published in 1957. It follows the adventures of a teenage girl named Gidget who learns to surf in Malibu and falls in love with a hunky rebel named Moon Doggy, leader of the […]

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