Recipe: Tia Mint Americano cocktail

Coffee Cocktails

A refreshing Tia twist on the classic Americano. Preparation: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Ingredients: 50mL Tia Maria Double shot espresso 10mL sugar syrup 6 mint leaves Splash of sparkling water Method: In the cocktail shaker add Tia Maria, espresso, sugar syrup, mint and ice. Shake well and double strain over cubed or crushed ice in a highball […]

Why you need to try the new Metaxa 12 Stars

Metaxa 12 Stars silhouette

Greek, smooth and strong, Metaxa 12 Stars is the stuff of your dreams. Well, maybe not all of your dreams but while Achilles is still moaning about his heel, Metaxa 12 is likely to outpace his place in your heart. Created in 1888 by the man Metaxa himself, this nectar holds more power and mystery […]

3 Catalina Rose Bay cocktail recipes to set you right for winter

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Winter’s cold, so cocktails kind of take a back seat when it comes to deciding what to drink. Though if any of the recipes to come out of Catalina Rose Bay in Sydney have anything to do with it, that doesn’t need to be the case. Here are three refreshingly wintry cocktails to keep you […]

Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit is bringing classic style back

Mariah Flyknit sneaker

Nike is kickin’ it caj style with the return of the Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit from its sports wear range, which went live on 22 June via SNKRS and at select global retailers. The Air Mariah officially released in 1988 and set in motion a period of Nike design that pushed running cushioning to a whole new level and included […]

The Art Gallery of NSW is about the go down in history

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The NSW Government has some good news for fans of the Art Gallery of NSW: it’s about to join the ranks of the world’s greatest art museums. They are pouring $244 million in funding to support the expansion of the NSW Gallery, which will transform the much-loved and historic Gallery into one of the world’s […]

Recipe: The Matron’s hot gin punch

Hot gin punch

Preparation: 10 minutes Serves: 6-8 Ingredients:  700ml Hendrick’s Gin 700ml Cold, English Breakfast tea 700ml cranberry juice 150ml port wine 1/3 dup brown sugar Peel and juice of 2 oranges Peel and juice of 2 lemons 5 cinnamon quills 7 cloves 1 star anise Method: Add all to pot and bring to a hot drinking temperature, do not allow […]

3 ways to make your shower that much more invigorating

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Because a shower that isn’t, isn’t a shower at all.

Dirty? Get clean with the new, exotic range of Molton Brown washes

Molton Brown body wash shower

Molton Brown is one of those crazy olde English establishments that has gone worldwide and taken the whole thing over in epic style. And they’re not going anywhere, thankfully. Since 1973, they have been known for their innovative and memorable soaps, body washes, eau de toilettes and other grooming products, each time there’s a new […]

Bellobox: Keeping you looking good this season

Winter Bellobox subscription grooming box

New season, new Bellobox delivery; the seasonal drop for men, jammed with products to keep your face in-check and everything else feeling fine is back for winter and as great as ever. Bellobox is the male off-shoot of the women’s Bellabox, which does the same thing, offering its seasonal subscribers a drop of the latest […]

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour welcomes back the classic ‘La Bohème’

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If you loved Opera Australia’s latest production of the Puccini classic ‘La Bohème‘ the first time, then prepare to begin the countdown until next season’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour; La Bohème is back! Announced recently, Opera Australia is continuing its hugely successful Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour series with the announcement today of a new three-year […]

The Glenmore is helping to get your whiskey rocks off this Rye July

Glass of Whiskey with Ice

The Glenmore Hotel hosts its fourth annual Rye July series to celebrate all things whiskey this July. So, if you’re a whiskey-lover or are looking to become a connoisseur in spirit, the Night of Whiskies on Thursday 13 July is just what you need.  The Glenmore’s cosy middle level will be turned into a whiskey wonderland. “This […]

Recipe: Roasted Brussels sprouts with crispy onion

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Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1kg Brussels Sprouts, stem removed and cut in half lengthways 1 red onion, finely sliced 4 large cloves of garlic, finely sliced 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp salt squeeze of fresh lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius fan forced. Place the garlic, onion […]