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August 30, 2015

Ginger cleans up

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Parliament House’s much loved restaurant and caterer, the Ginger Room made a splash last week at the prestigious Restaurant & Catering Association Awards for Excellence. The hotly contested awards were presented at a black tie dinner at Parliament House in Canberra, with over 400 members of the restaurant and catering industry present.

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Foreshore @ Commonwealth Place

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

More than 7000 punters, fluoro clad and draped in the shelter of garbage bags, dumped their inhibitions and umbrellas at the door as they entered the lake-side domain to the sounds of Muscles, Midnight Juggernauts, Sneaky Sound System and more. The rain clouds may have deceived, but Foreshore music festival celebrated the first day of summer with massive dance acts powering out tunes, rain, hail, but no shine, until 11pm.

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Foreshore

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Water pistols, haviannas and oversized sunnies. Yes the music festival season is approaching fast, but don’t pack your overnighter and pile in the Kombi just yet- this summer its all happening right here at Commonwealth Place in our Nation’s Capital. December 1st will be jammed with the kicking beats of Sneaky Sound System, the thudding crunks of Muscles (Live), Fedde Le Grand, Switch (UK),Kid Kenobi & MC Shureshock and more. And it’s all thanks to a love-affair collaboration between Lexington Music and Friction.

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Dickson heats up

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

With a fit out to be rivalled, a talented team to be treasured and an innovative menu to be enjoyed, Firestone Pizzeria Bar in Dickson only opened 6 weeks ago and has already secured itself as a trendy Canberra destination. Owner Scott is certainly in the know when it comes to hospitality having worked in the industry for 15 years. His career has taken him around the nation’s capital, from kitchen hand at cafes to sous chef at Old Parliament House.

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Welcome to Canberra fashion

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The growth of exclusive Canberra boutiques has not only opened many doors for young local designers, but for shoppers it has unlocked a door to a new world of fashion, right here in Canberra. No longer is a timely interstate trip required to enjoy high end designer pieces, and quirky one offs. You can now do that right here in the Capital, with more boutique-style fashion variety than ever before.

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Winter style guide

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The cooler weather doesn’t just bring bouts of the flu and cold feet, it also ignites a warm fire in fashionistas and street smart Canberrans alike, that no heater could compete with. Tweed hats, leather gloves, chunky knitted scarves, and vintage suede ankle boots are all things that brighten the cold days and open up the doors to a warm world of Winter Fashion, where the outfits designer, and your wallet, bottomless.

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You’ll be in your Element

18/01/2008 by Amalia Ridwan

Hiding in between the fluorescent posters of the newsagency and supermarket at the Griffith shops, is a trendy little treasure that can often be overlooked. But once you step inside Element and are hit with the wonderful smell, you'll need to find your feet. Roland Cheung was browsing on the internet looking for a house when he came across Element; a restaurant and an opportunity he couldn't resist. Nine weeks later, he is the co-owner of a petit venue which has reinvigorated Griffith as a diner's destination.

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Two El Dorado Decades

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

If its good old fashioned service you’re after, you can’t go past El Dorado, serving heroic sized meals at great prices for 20 years. If you haven’t experienced El Dorado recently you’re missing out on a fresh and pleasant surprise. Coming into their 20th year, El Dorado boasts a new fresher fit out, vibrant team, and a brand new Chef with delicious tricks up his sleeve. Head Chef Petre Krsteski made the switch to Dickson’s relaxed dining haven a short time ago, leaving his position as Head Chef at Gooromon Park, in Hall.

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Diabetes 000 To the Rescue @ The Hellenic Club

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Steaming hot service men, women in lingerie and celebrity trainers Michelle Bridges and Shannan Ponton from Australia’s Biggest Loser, 000 to the Rescue had something for everyone, all while raising precious funds for Diabetes ACT. Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease and with one hundred new cases diagnosed in Canberra each month Diabetes ACT uses events like this to raise vital funds while having a bit of fun.

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Heat it up

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Some people like the zing and zang of the devil’s pepper, while some would rather turn up their nose and say ‘hold the chili.’ Whatever your preference, the chili pepper may be one of the most under-used peppers in the fruit & veg isle. Bursting with potential and rich in vitamin C, the chili pepper ranges in strength and taste and is used widely in cooking, from Italian to Indian. 

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