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October 10, 2015

Ice magic

08/09/2008 by Sarah Malone

From September 18 - 28 the Canberra Theatre will be transformed into a frozen world of fairytale ice magic for the Imperial Ice Stars’Cinderella on Ice. 14 tonnes of ice, five kilometres of pipe work and 2,500 litres of anti-freeze will create an exquisite ice rink on the theatre stage for 13 shows of spellbinding spectacle and dazzling entertainment. The Imperial Ice Stars are the world’s leading theatrical ice skating company, comprising Olympic, World, European and National championship skaters.


Get crafty at Olims and win!

08/09/2008 by Rebecca Darman

Canberra’s very first Craft Beer Festival will be held next Saturday 20 September at the historic Olims Hotel in Braddon. The National Capital Craft Beer Festival will feature top Craft Beers and Brewers from all over Australia so beer enthusiasts and the beer curious can explore the craft of brewing, and sample some A-grade ales.


Floriade NightFest, partying on into the night

03/09/2008 by Sarah Malone

The popularity of Floriade just can’t be contained within the daytime anymore! This year for five nights only the stage is set for Floriade NightFest, a night time spectacular. Floriade NightFest will feature floodlit flowerbeds, bustling night markets, local gourmet food, free regional wine tastings, and swinging live music. There’s outdoor film screenings, fun roving entertainers and a stylish NightFest Glow Bar under the stars.


Canberra's restaurant Du Jour

29/08/2008 by Michelle Fielding

Du Jour owner and executive chef Chris Ross is overwhelmed by the positive response the restaurant has experienced since opening only five months ago. Located in the beautifully restored and stylish New Acton Pavilion, Du Jour provides a fresh and exciting mix of modern Australian cuisine with French and Asian influences in a colourful contemporary space. Originally a pastry chef by trade, Chris is enjoying the experience of being a new restaurant owner in Canberra.


Anise: Relaxed dining at its finest

25/08/2008 by Tara Nichols

For a warm, friendly and inviting dining experiencing, Anise Restaurant on West Row in the city will more than fit the bill. Located in the iconic Melbourne Building, Anise is situated among some of Canberra’s finest restaurants and wine bars. Opened in September of 2001 by husband and wife team Jeff Piper and Justin Kavanagh, Anise offers patrons a relaxed dining atmosphere with modern Australian cuisine.


The divine is in the detail

25/08/2008 by Sarah Malone

One visit to Escala in Manuka certainly proves that the divine is in the detail. Established in 1999, Escala is Canberra's foremost destination for divine European footwear, covetable handbags and alluring accessories. Owner Gail Lubbock and the Escala staff are friendly and personable, putting time and effort into every customer and fitting. The shoes speak for themselves with craftsmanship and quality combined with fashion and style in every piece.


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.