Recipe: Primus Hotel Sydney’s winning espresso martini

PHS Espresso Martini w Nitrogen

Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 30 mL infused vanilla Belvedere unfiltered vodka 30 mL cold dripped coffee 20mL Kahlua 10mL Frangelico shaken on ice Method: Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and serve in chilled martini glass and garnish with 3 roasted coffee beans. Note: […]

Here’s how Archie Rose Distillery is your new favourite tattoo parlour

Archie Rose Distillery gin Japanese Winter cocktail 2

Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. has teamed with Horisumi-Winter to create the second of four rare gins in collaboration with tattoo artist, Horisumi. It’s great. It has been created to conjure the familiar scents and emotions of the colder months – the freshness and purity of winter air and the clarity of aromas whilst using […]

The Breitling Superocean 44 special

Superocean 44 Special

Breitling has a new watch that is freaking sick. It’s the Superocean 44 Special and stars a black ceramic bezel, black dial, stainless steel case on a rubber strap with a tang type buckle. It will set you back $5,300. The other option of a blue ceramic bezel, blue dial, stainless steel case and bracelet is […]

6 tips for avoiding the common issues of hosting a birthday party

House party

No matter what the reason for planning a party, we all secretly hope that it will be talked about for weeks after the event. This is perfectly natural. If you put a lot of work into a birthday or anniversary bash, you want people to be dazzled. The only problem is that the weight of […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

Best indulgent winter reds to keep you warm this winter

Close-Up Of Bottle Pouring Wine In Glass At Home

Everyones loves a good glass of wine and there’s no time better to knock some back than in winter when you want that extra cuddly, warm indulgence of a good drop. There are thousands of varieties and vineyards out there that try to make what’s ideal for winter in Australia, but none come quite as […]

6 desserts around Sydney that will subdue your itchy sweet tooth

Le Bailli de Suffren hotel France Sable abricot frais, mousse au jasmin et sorbet abricot 9

Dessert is life. Thankfully there are a helluva lot of restaurants and cafes around Sydney that do the sweet stuff well and have really made a name for themselves because of it. We did a round-up of the best ones available in Sydney that are worth such a visit, you’ll never want to leave… KOI […]

3 wine-fuelled dinners you have to try at The Newport by Merivale

White wine chardonnay

This July, running right through to September at The Newport by Merivale about an hour north of Sydney, there are some dinners taking place that are worth the trip. The Newport Bottle Shop will hold three long table dinners, hosted by Franck Moreau, the first Australian Master Sommelier graduate from the Court of Master Sommeliers […]

The best red wines this winter by McWilliam’s and its new McW range

McWilliams Wines

In winter, we turf the white wines and anything chilled, opting for a more full bodied, warming experience to bunker down and snuggle with in front of the heater as the wind chill outside goes mental. McWilliam’s wines have some sensational options for doing just that with. Their new range, affectionately entitled the McW range is […]

Sometimes a chill dinner at Mrs Sippy Double Bay is all you need

Mrs Sippy Double Bay Chefs Table Sydney table dinner

Nestled along a thoroughfare of Double Bay, Mrs Sippy sits gorgeously ready to receive you. Complete with fresh and minimalist décor, flowers to make your instagram account pop, and soft lighting to bring the mood just where you want it, Mrs Sippy knows how to treat you right. The menu is sensational. We’re talking house […]

Recipe: Tia espresso martini cocktail

Coffee Cocktails

Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 30mL Tia Maria 30mL vodka and or rum shot of espresso 5mL sugar syrup Method: Fill the martini glass with ice and set aside to chill In the cocktail shaker add all the ingredients and ice, shake well until a frothy top forms Remove ice from the chilled martini glass, then […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]