Article Archive

October 4, 2015

Black Opal Glimmers

10/03/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The AAMI Black Opal Stakes was the centre of action as thousands of well dressed Canberrans filled a sunny Thoroughbred Park last Sunday, March 8. Fashions on the Field caused a stir, with the stakes as high as the heels. Amongst the sea of great prizes, the 'Classic Ladies Race wear' trip for 2 to Paris was highly sought after. This year’s Fashions on the Field saw a record number of 112 individuals take to the stage, with entrants from as far as Queensland and Western Australia.


Idol to join Chris Isaak on stage

27/02/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Australian Idol finalist Mark Spano has won the eagerly-sought after spot as special guest support artist on the Chris Isaak Australian tour. The legendary Californian singer/songwriter met Mark when he was the Guest Mentor on an episode of Australian Idol late last year during a promotional visit to Australia.


What's hot on your head?

24/02/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Race day is the perfect opportunity to frock up in Canberra, grab your girlfriends, a bottle of Chandon and don an incredible hat. Headwear can be tricky and there is no shortage of options out there. So where do you start? Local millenary designer and race wear guru Angela Menz says to start with the basics. "There are a few basic rules when selecting a hat. You need to take your face shape, height and build into account." Oblong should try wider brims to add width to the face. Avoid too much height at the crown, which will lengthen the face.


Event wrap-up: Carnival in the City @ Multicultural Festival

23/02/2009 by Tessa Clarke

Caliente! The Hottest place to be last Saturday night was at Carnival of Canberra National Multicultural Festival in Garema Place. Approaching the festival you could hear the music, smell the flavours and feel the heat. Carnival’s spell made you want to samba on arrival and the intoxicating atmosphere flowed through the crowd in a contagious beat. Latino heritage was unleashed boasting Tango, Salsa, Reggaeton, Candombe, Danzon, Samba and Black Peruvian music starting in the afternoon and carried on into the early hours of the morning.


Hawker dining in Canberra's finest

23/02/2009 by Michelle Fielding

Owning a restaurant in Hawker was one of the easiest decisions ever made by long time friends and new business partners Geoff Brooks and Tim Jensen. Both grew up in the area, and still remember the days of attending college in the area. “We have both been in the Canberra dining scene for a while, and just hit that age and experience level where we were finding it hard to work for other people,” front of house manager Geoff Brooks said.


Win Film Tickets: Easy Virtue


Based on the 1924 play by Noël Coward, Easy Virtue marks the much-anticipated return of Australian director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Set in the late 1920s,featuring an impressive cast including Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas, Easy Virtue is effervescent entertainment telling the story of Larita (Biel), a glamorous young American woman who is swept off her feet by young Englishman, John Whittaker (Barnes), and marries impetuously.


Hoodoos to ring in Canberra's 96th

20/02/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

As the flagship event of the Canberra Festival, Celebrate in the Park 2009 is warming up to do the biggest yet, as Canberra turns 96 and we count down to the centenary. Aussie icons Hoodoo Gurus will headline the free event on Monday 9 March at Commonwealth Park's Stage 88. Avant pop goddess, Kate Miller Heidke and songstress Jessica Mauboy will play alongside the Hoodoo Gurus and lead an exciting bill of national and local musicians. In 2008, over 30,000 people celebrated in style as Canberra turned 95 at Commonwealth Park on Monday 10 March.


Flint wine dinner

17/02/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Flint @ NewActon presents 'Wine Dinner.' Treat yourself with the very best of the Willow Bridge portfolio, recently awarded 5 stars by James Halliday in the Australian Wine Companion 2008. Flint has matched these wines with an amazing 5 Course dinner influenced by time spent working in Bordeaux, to offer a modern French menu guaranteed to impress! Cost is $90 per person including wine. An evening not to be missed. Seating is limited.


Theatrical Italian Dining in Garema

10/02/2009 by Michelle Fielding

Located in the heart of Garema Place, La Scala and its Italian cuisine first opened in 1988 and has been there ever since. Named after the famous opera house in Milian, La Scala restaurant mimics the opera house’s interior with images of theatre masks being prominent on all the walls. Amongst many other things, passion and enthusiasm come through the décor of the restaurant, and the staff are always more than happy to help pick the perfect meal choice.


The Empire strikes back

09/02/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

After a much needed rest-year, The Cat Empire is back with a renewed thunder and the announcement of a whopping 16 show national tour. Canberrans can rest assure that The Cat Empire have our city firmly in their diary, with a show planned for Sunday 1st March at the Royal Theatre. Touring relentlessly for the last 8 years, The Cat Empire welcomed a stationary 2008. “We honestly took a break because we didn’t want to get jaded with touring,” front man Felix said.