Travel & Lifestyle

Nike

Nike ready the futuristic ISPA Air Max 720 for release this week

March 11, 2020

The smaller challenges in city life, like fighting for space on a crowded train or stretching out to keep a door from shutting, are the inspiration for the forthcoming Nike ISPA Air Max 720 release. Designed to be unique, pragmatic and futuristic, the eye-catching new drop comes from ISPA, a program spearheaded by Nike Sportswear’s […]

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Q Dining

Circular Quay’s Q Dining nods to autumn flavours with new menu

March 11, 2020

Circular Quay favourite Q Dining prides itself on using Australian native ingredients and a bounty of fresh local produce. And with a new autumn-indebted menu, newly appointed Exec. Chef Steven Hartert is set to further that dedication to produce. Promising prime views of the harbour yet set back from the crowds in the heart of […]

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BWS Arts n Crafts

BWS debut craft beer and painting class is hitting Sydney this week

March 11, 2020

The team at BWS are launching a debut ‘Art n Crafts’ event in Sydney this week, putting their own little spin on the “paint and sip” trend that has been sweeping the globe. Taking the traditional craft beer tasting and adding a whole lot of creativity, the class will welcome anyone over the age of […]

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Milo

Nestle has gone and created plant-based vegan Milo

March 10, 2020

In some of the least expected news of the week, beloved chocolate and malt powder MILO has announced a plant-based alternative. Simply titled MILO Plant Based, the new powder has been created in response to more Aussies turning to dairy alternatives. Using the same core ingredients as the original MILO, those being malt, barley and […]

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Chicago is live music mecca this year as it celebrates the “Year of Music”

March 7, 2020

House, blues, hip hop, gospel, and just about every other culturally important form of music you can think of. It’s all in the Windy City. And it’s everywhere, and anywhere, as it should be. Chicago is one of the most sacred cities in the world when it comes to music history. From legendary jazz clubs […]

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Is flying from LAX to Sydney with Virgin Australia’s Economy X worth the upgrade?

March 5, 2020

Last month, I flew Virgin Australia from Los Angeles to Sydney, and was lucky enough to enjoy an Economy X upgrade en route – which means a great deal on board their Boeing 777 service. So, in 2020, what does that upgrade – which sits between Economy and Premium Economy – mean? And most importantly: […]

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True Art Deco Splendour: Why it’s time to visit the Empire State Building, re-imagined for 2020

March 4, 2020

There are a few buildings around the world that everyone and their dog are familiar with; so ingrained in popular culture that we feel like we know it intimately. The Eiffel Tower. The Sydney Opera House. Big Ben. And the Empire State Building. And the truth is, we all know a little bit about all […]

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Alex Dyson

Tour Talk: Alex Dyson is hosting a music-themed tour of Europe this year

March 3, 2020

Former Triple J host Alex Dyson has been tapped by ever-adventurous tour operators Busabout to help launch a music-inspired Eurotrip. Alongside the ever-growing trend of music tourism, the epic 11-day trip will scour the continent for contemporary music highlights from cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. It’ll conclude with a full four days at the […]

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Boys on Bikes at Mardi Gras

Sydney celebrated ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

March 1, 2020

Oxford Street became a rainbow river running through the centre of Sydney last night as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 parade chorused through the city. Over 300,000 spectators flocked to the Surry Hills street to watch the celebration of “What Matters”, the theme of this year’s LGBTIQA+ festivities. Leading the parade were […]

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Sam Smith Sydney Mardi Gras

Photo Gallery: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 (29.02.20)

March 1, 2020

Sydney celebrated the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in style last night. Bruce was there to capture the beauty of this vital celebration. Check out his photos below.    

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AirAsia

AirAsia now has an unprecedented ‘all-you-can-fly’ unlimited pass

March 1, 2020

AirAsia has long been the go-to for affordable travel. The carrier’s extensive network has played a huge role in democratising adventure, connecting dots from little known regions of Vietnam to the big cities of Australia. Now, they’ve taken that further with the “Unlimited Pass”. Announced today, and subsequently sending social media into overdrive, the all-you-can-fly […]

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so melbourne

Accor’s trendy SO/ brand set for Australian debut in Melbourne

February 28, 2020

SO/, the sleek, stylish and design-forward spin-off brand of Accor’s iconic Sofitel, is finally coming to Australia. Debuting down under with SO/Melbourne, the new 288-room hotel is slated for a 2023 opening date and, in-line with other SO/ properties around the world, promises to be bold, fashionable and luxurious. The hotel will be positioned on […]

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Five Favourites: Singapore Chef Wayne Liew’s must-eat spots

February 27, 2020

Eating your way through Singapore is a rite of passage for any worldly traveller. From hawker centres to highly regarded fine-dining, this kinetic hub of all things food, shopping and art is boundless. The internet can never have enough Singapore food articles, given the plethora of what’s out there, what’s been immortalised, and what’s constantly […]

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Here’s everything you should do for your first time in Bangkok

February 27, 2020

Bangkok is exciting. Sure, you’ve heard that one before, but it should be repeated at all times. It’s one of travel’s most reliable facts. Bangkok is this irrepressible beast of a city, as diverse as it is chaotic. You’ll never run of things to see and do here, which makes planning a trip a bit […]

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Summer in San Diego: 7 things to do in 2020 in the Southern Californian city

February 27, 2020

With San Diego turning 250 last year, the city and its surrounds have been shaping up a massive year of openings, new attractions and familiar favourites that ensure the coastal Southern Californian destination remains at the top of everyone’s vacation lists, as we head into Summer 2020. Here’s a guide to what you need to […]

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Air NZ

Air New Zealand want to put bunk beds in Economy Class

February 26, 2020

Air New Zealand is currently working on a world-first lie-flat prototype for economy class travellers. Dubbed the “Economy Skynest”, the product has spent three years in R&D, with the input of more than 200 customers at the airline’s Auckland-based Hangar 22 innovation centre. Now it seems like what is essentially six Economy bunk beds is […]

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Small City, Big Vibe: Reno, Nevada is more than Burning Man’s gateway

February 26, 2020

“The Biggest Little City in the World”: ambitious nickname for Reno and a loaded slogan for anyone who dares doubt the vitality of Las Vegas’ overshadowed sibling. Once the divorce capital of the USA, due to the blunt efficiency of Washoe County Courthouse, this Nevada hotspot flows with a lively cosmopolitan culture, rapidly emerging hipster […]

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Flight Review: Delta’s upgraded Economy service from JFK to LAX proves they’re best in class

February 26, 2020

One of the US airlines who are repeatedly proving themselves to be the best in market are Delta, with rapid improvement of their fleet, as well as the services they offer on and off the aircraft. Little things like being able to track your bag in their fantastic App will finally remove the question, “did […]

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Marley Spoon

Matt Preston hooks up with Marley Spoon for “ultimate dinner party” boxes

February 25, 2020

Matt Preston has come on board in collaboration with Tanqueray and Marley Spoon to curate a limited edition home delivery dining box, elevating the ready-to-make dinner party concept with fine ingredients and inventive recipes. A first of it’s kind, the dinner box will be available in two exclusive menu variations, sticking to creative interpretations of […]

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Mardi Gras: QT Sydney is going full RuPaul for partygoers

February 24, 2020

From today and throughout Sydney’s Mardi Gras celebrations, the seductive-glam of QT Sydney will be a hotbed of rainbow love letters, glitter stations, DJs and more. That’s for from it though. Between 4pm and 6pm on 29th February, QT will be leveraging their partnership with MINI Australia to zip guests straight to any Mardi Gras […]

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Gram Pancakes

Pancake alert: Famous Japanese chain ‘Gram’ opens in Sydney

February 24, 2020

If you’ve ever joined the long queue of hungry locals and tourists aching for their chance to try jiggly soufflé pancake at Gram Café & Pancakes in Japan then you’ll know that their Australian debut is a big deal. How big? Certainly bigger than the towering triple-stack of wobbly pancakes the chain has been pumping […]

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The Cut

Sydney steakhouse The Cut beefs up bar and restaurant menus

February 24, 2020

Stalwart Sydney steakhouse The Cut has added a little more meat to its bones. Mainly it’s bar. The restaurant, dipping into a suave space in the city’s historic The Rocks area, has refocused its offering by placing a larger emphasis on it’s considerable bar. Accompanied by a sweeping menu makeover (don’t worry, the signature slow-cooked, […]

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LAX ferries rideshare & taxi passengers away from the terminal with “LAX-it”: Three months in, does it save time?

February 24, 2020

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been undergoing a number of welcome changes over the last couple of years: long overdue upgraded terminals, new walkways connecting terminals post-security, and a wide range of enhancements designed to make the experience of being at one of the world’s busiest airports all that better. Higher quality food, […]

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Hotel Review: Portland’s Jupiter NEXT sets the benchmark for modern boutique hotels

February 20, 2020

One of the most iconic hotels in Portland is the Jupiter Hotel, a refitted motel designed for hip, creative guests – the sort who might be attending a show at the equally iconic Doug Fir Lounge, a music venue that sits underneath the accommodation. In June 2018, some 14 years after it opened, the hotel […]

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Amari room

Amari Pattaya Review: The tranquil side of Thailand’s resort city

February 20, 2020

Much has been written about Pattaya’s notoriously party-minded Walking Street, but to think the chaotic stretch of neon lights and nightclubs defines this otherwise quiet beachside city would be just plain wrong. Pattaya, located along the eastern gulf of Thailand, is a perfect postcard of peace and genuine escape from the capital city of Bangkok. […]

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Meatstock Sydney

Program announced for annual Meatstock Sydney festival

February 19, 2020

The mighty Meatstock, one of Sydney’s most popular food festivals, is entering into its fifth year as it plans a massive return to Sydney Showgrounds. The annual carnivore carnival, now stretched to three days of bottomless BBQ, bands and booze, has a few new changes in store as well. In addition to the now classic […]

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Contiki Vegan Tour

Tour Talk: Contiki launches first-ever vegan-only trip to Europe

February 19, 2020

Stalwart tour operator Contiki have announced their first-ever vegan-friendly European itinerary, conceived in response to the growing health movement which has seen an estimated 500,000 Aussies turns towards a vegan lifestyle. Travellers wanting to head out on guided tours around Europe without having to worry about the lack of animal-free alternatives can rest easy knowing […]

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Tasting Australia

Why Tasting Australia is so important for Adelaide in 2020

February 17, 2020

This April, the annual Tasting Australia will once again spread across Adelaide and its bucolic surrounds to celebrate the best in food, wine and culinary talent. Most importantly, the premier event’s program has been curated by the best talent in the business, put together to help guests fall in (or rekindle their) love for the […]

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W Brisbane WET Deck

W Brisbane will host a floating cinema in their pool throughout March

February 17, 2020

Lifestyle hotel and local haunt W Brisbane is set to flip the idea of an open-air cinema throughout March when it launches its own take on the popular night out. As part of a new “Float in Cinema” series, the property will be using their famous WET Deck as they transform the space into a […]

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How to get to the Grand Canyon without a car (and other adventures in Arizona)

February 14, 2020

I’ve always been flabbergasted by America’s undying reliance on the car. Unless you’re in a city like Chicago or New York which has a heavily ingrained public transport system, if you tell someone you’re getting from point A to point B without a car, they look at you with confusion. The concept just seems so […]

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