Article Archive

September 1, 2015

Healthy food with a modern twist, As Nature Intended

22/08/2008 by Kylie O'Connell

As Nature Intended, seems like it would be more at home in Melbourne rather than Canberra, but this Organic Café and Wholefoods store brings something unique to the nation’s capital. Originally established at the Belconnen Markets, As Nature Intended has recently opened a second store in the New Acton precinct.


Sogni D'oro, Belconnen's new signature restaurant

01/08/2008 by Michelle Fielding

Establishing a fine dining restaurant in Belconnen was never going to be an easy task for the owners of the new Sogni D’oro. Located on the ground floor of the Waterside apartments in Belconnen, the restaurant with its Italian inspired menu has already provided another level of dining for the residents of the area. Although the aim for the restaurant is service with an emphasis on fine dining, the lunchtime menu is a little more casual with an atmosphere that does not intimidate the customers.


Olims makes triple win at AHA Awards

29/07/2008 by Rebecca Darman

The iconic Olims Hotel which has been entertaining Canberrans for over 80 years, made a triple win at the Australian Hotels Association awards held last month. AHA General Manager Steven Fanner offered congratulations to all winners, but made particular note of Olims, being one of two most awarded venues. “Olims has shown the value of refurbishing an existing venue by taking out not only the Best Redeveloped Venue award but also the Best Outdoor Entertainment Area and Best Sporting & Gaming Entertainment,” he said.


Chi-Koo with your Darlingheart

28/07/2008 by Sarah Malone

Two months ago Chi-Koo Kids made the move to Manuka from Mawson. The bigger, brighter, more accessible shop on Franklin Street is now very much at home amongst Canberra’s trendiest café and boutique district. Chi-Koo Kids Director Sharon, a vibrant mother of two, certainly has been busy. Amidst the relocation of Chi-Koo Kids and a huge winter sale, Sharon has somehow found the time to design her very own children’s fashion label, Darlingheart.


Flint, the new spark of Canberra's dining industry

25/07/2008 by Rebecca Darman

Head chefs and brothers Grant and Spencer Kells have brought to Canberra their love for cooking, refined skills and exciting flair with the newly opened Flint Dining Room & Bar. Located in the New Acton Pavilion behind the Diamant Hotel, the Kells’ restaurant combines top cuisine in a laid back atmosphere. “Good food in a casual environment is the best way to put it,” said older brother Spencer Kells.


El Dorado celebrates 21 years in Canberra

15/07/2008 by Sian Edwards

Serving up some of the largest steaks in the capital for over two decades, El Dorado in Dickson is celebrating its 21st birthday this year and is inviting everyone to take advantage of the crazy specials available in the month of July. Co-owners Chris and Johnny have been busy bringing the restaurant out of the 80’s with modern lighting, a new paint-job and carpeting in addition to some exciting new changes to the menu.


Winter sale heats up at Carmen Steffens

15/07/2008 by Sarah Malone

It’s well and truly that time of year again. The days are cold and short, the heating is set to high, and the shops are filled with all kinds of cosy knits and warm coats. Winter is well underway, and with winter comes mid-year winter sales! Winter is the time of year that fashion designers claim to prefer designing for. With winter fashion comes textures, colours (although too often these are just shades of black and grey), trims, and multiple layers of clothing.


Canberra knows it can dance!

14/07/2008 by Ben Graham

On Thursday the 10th of July the AIS arena was transformed into the year’s hottest dance studio as those crazy kids from So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) popped, tapped and krumped their way through the cold winter night. Series favourites Jack, Rhys Demi and Kate were joined by the other six members of the SYTYCD top 10 in the stage spectacular which is currently on a national tour. Each member of the top 10 family performed their favourite and most memorable routines from the first series as well as their favourite solo dances.


Girl in a Herd

07/07/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Win a double pass to see the Herd! The Herd have been around the traps for more than 7 years and their politically charged lyrics, anthem hits and carefree mentality have truly ingrained them into Aussie hip hop culture. The recent addition of lead female vocalist, Jane Tyrrell, marks a new, more complex sound for The Herd and a new era for the genre. With the release of their 4th album, Summerland, The Herd have hit the road, with a long list of shows lined up, and one just for us at ANU Bar on Friday, 8 August.


Laughing all the way to Belconnen

04/07/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

It's only been open for a matter of weeks, but HaHa Bar is well and truly the 'buzz bar of the season.' With a shift from the norm and a lean toward the creative, the Haha Bar team have created a haven for Canberra's urban crowd, in a superb lake-side location. We chat to HaHa Bar co-owner Aaron, and get the goss on this groovy little hub. What was the inspiration for opening HaHa Bar? The gentle buzz of caffeine, a restless imagination and an ethos of taking risks to enrich the surrounds we live in.