Christmas

20 gift ideas if you really want to sleigh Christmas this year

December 3, 2019

What makes the perfect Christmas gift? Something that tugs the receiver’s heart strings? something the receiver has already asked for? or something the receiver didn’t know they even needed in the first place? It of course depends on the individual (and the gift-giver), and that should be your first consideration when trying to find the […]

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Film Review: Last Christmas wears its tinsel-laced heart on its sleeve with an unashamed abandon

November 6, 2019

As much as Last Christmas is selling itself on the notion that it’s “inspired” by the musical catalogue of the late, great George Michael – or more specifically the Wham! festive classic that this film’s title has lifted as its own – it’s ultimately not as formidable as it wishes to be. That’s certainly not […]

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Our top picks for the perfect gift this Christmas

December 12, 2018

It’s hard to believe 2018, an exhausting year for many around the world, is already coming to a close. Just one look at any news media would tell you people around the globe put up with a lot this year, and that’s all the more reason to make this Christmas one that’s stress free and […]

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Film Review: Anna and the Apocalypse (UK, 2017) is funny, romantic, appropriately gory and deliriously catchy

November 29, 2018

When you think of zombie comedies, it’s difficult to look beyond the witty brilliance that is Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead (2004).  Whilst we’ve had our share of interesting takes on the walking dead in the years since, the arrival of Anna and the Apocalypse stands as the choreographed high-kick the genre needed.  Not […]

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Anna Polyviou has opened a gingerbread dessert pop-up at Shangri-La Sydney

December 12, 2017

Renowned Punk Princess of Pastry Anna Polyviou will be helping Sydney’s lush Shangri-La Hotel, at which she has long been an Executive Pastry Chef, charge into the holiday season with a special pop-up store which will be marked by an enormous four metre gingerbread train out the front, combining 2,000 kilos of gingerbread bricks, 500 […]

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Over 115 producers and providores join the lineup for Carriageworks Farmers Market (Sydney)

December 12, 2017

Those who are looking for quality produce ahead of Christmas should keep this one in mind. Carriageworks are bringing back their annual free-entry Christmas Farmers Market on 23rd December, rounding up over 115 producers and providores for an enormous market kicking off at 8am and wrapping up at 1pm. Focused on food and produce, the […]

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The best ways in and around Sydney to eat your way through Christmas 2017

December 8, 2017

We hope you’re ready for the holidays because in or around Sydney this December there is going to be plenty for you to eat and drink your way into 2018. Whether you’re scouting for a party venue or looking to tuck into the special holiday menus popping up around the city and beyond, we’ve got […]

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The best Christmas gift ideas in Australia for 2017

November 30, 2017

Gift guides popping up all over your feed is a good thing; it’s another sign that the holidays are finally here. 2017 is about to be done and dusted, but first you’ve got the Olympic sport that is gift-giving to get through. However you choose to celebrate the Christmas holidays, it’s going to be all […]

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Recipe: Bondi Harvest toss up their tips for healthy and simple dishes this Christmas

December 23, 2016

The count down to christmas is fast approaching, and for foodie enthusiasts it is one of the best times of the year, for obvious reasons: lots of freakin’ food. If it is your turn hosting this year’s Xmas lunch, or you’re in need of a head-turning dishes to add to to the table, then Bondi Harvest […]

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GPO Dessert Bar returns to Martin Place with Nutella donuts and chocolate truffle baby cakes (Sydney)

December 11, 2016

The GPO Grand have brought back their pop-up dessert bar ahead of the holidays, setting up right by Martin Place’s enormous Christmas tree to offer exclusive outdoor seating and a huge range of festive desserts. Under those Bulgari Christmas LED lights Sydneysiders will find the likes of Nutella donuts, loacker gelato, chocolate ricotta cannoli, salted […]

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Reynold Poernomo offers special Ferrero Rocher dessert for Christmas at KOI (Sydney)

December 11, 2016

In just a few weeks renowned dessert chef and new Christmas ambassador for Ferrero Rocher, Reynold Poernomo will be celebrating his Sydney based KOI Dessert Bar being open for a year. What has now become a Kensington Street staple opened late last year and has since become a platform for Poernomo’s inventive approach to desserts, […]

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Anna Polyviou’s epic gingerbread house and festive high tea take over Shangri-La Hotel (Sydney)

December 11, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel. Executive Pastry Chef, Anna Polyviou and her team of elves have outdone themselves this year with a life-sized gingerbread house full of lolly decorations on display, as well as a Christmas-themed carousel. The introduction of these annual decorations have transformed the atmosphere in […]

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The best Christmas day lunches in Sydney 2016

December 9, 2016

Sure, you could put your kitchen to the test with a long and laborious Christmas lunch, or you could head out and let some of Sydney’s best restaurants do all that hard work for you. The latter is definitely the better choice. While most shut up shop for the holiday period, many of the finest […]

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The Ultimate Australian Christmas Gift Guide

December 7, 2016

Somewhere in the world right now an overly enthusiastic music publicist is preparing a press release to let you know that yes, Michael Buble has a new release coming, and those dulcet tones could only mean one thing: Christmas! The traditional gift-giving time of the year is but a few weeks away and those who […]

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Here’s a list of the big pre-Christmas sales at Westfield this weekend

December 1, 2016

Each year Westfield shopping centres around Australia push into the Christmas holidays with an enormous amount of sales, all tied into what they call Super Saturday. The Saturday in question is tomorrow, where all 35 Westfield centres around Australia will offer over 200 exclusive offers from their major and independent retailers. To facilitate all your […]

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The top 20 Hip-Hop Christmas songs of all time

December 24, 2015

Christmas themed rap songs have been a part of hip hop culture since the early 80’s, and from The Treacherous Three and Kurtis Blow to Kanye West and Run the Jewels, there are actually some really good ones out there. To soundtrack your Christmas family get together we’ve gone through and counted down what we […]

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