Article Archive

July 5, 2015

Here's our Newbie's Guide to Winter!

18/05/2015 by Maeve Bannister

Last year, I met a guy who, upon finding out where I was from said, “UGH! Canberra is the absolute worst.* It’s hot in summer and cold in winter.” Instead of dwelling on his strange idea of what exactly the weather is supposed to be (because, last time I checked, it’s actually quite acceptable that summer is hot and winter is cold), I’d like to focus on the last part of his statement, because he was quite right: Canberra is pretty cold in winter.


Breakfast by the Water at Walt & Burley

18/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

At Walt & Burley – located on the north-western edge of Kingston Foreshore – it’s hard to imagine a better place to enjoy a breakfast. As the early morning light decorates Lake Burley Griffin in rich yellow hues, the bustling precinct is filled with the sounds of people eating, exercising and enjoying the surrounding open spaces. With a new menu, Walt & Burley presents a mix of classics matched with more contemporary fare. Looking through the options available, there is plenty of room for all appetites and tastes: from sweet to savoury and from a snack to a feast.


Are these Canberra's Best Coffees?

18/05/2015 by Sarah Pritchard

There is a lot of difference between a good coffee and a bad one. The smell, the taste, the balance of foam and milk and, of course, the skill and passion of the barista. Here are five places to trust in the search for the best coffee.


Movie Review - Mad Max Fury Road

18/05/2015 by Sam Tremayne

Let’s get one thing straight: Mad Max – Fury Road is not a movie that holds your hand during a gentle night out. There’s no time to stand outside in the queue deciding on what size popcorn you’re after, just get in, sit down and hang on for the next two and a half dizzying hours of your life. We promise you’ll be exhilarated, entertained and exhausted by the end of it.


What your 'First Date' drink says about you

18/05/2015 by Justin Katz

We all know that first impressions stick - especially when you’re on a first date. It's a matter of make-or-break: whether tonight will turn into a potential relationship, or simply complete humiliation that will abruptly cut any further contact. Part of the nerve-racking process of the first date is ordering the first drink. This drink will implicitly say a lot about you and will be a contributing factor on whether your date will even give you a shot (no pun intended).


Recap: Fashfest Night 4 - The Engineer

17/05/2015 by Jemma Mrdak

In the fashion industry, breaking design limits and taking risks is a must. Moving design beyond the boundaries of what is possible and predicting the future is what makes one designer stand out from another. Tonight, each Fashfest designer, on the final night of shows, proved that they can do just that. Being the finale of Fashfest, expectations were high, and we weren’t disappointed in the slightest.


Recap - Fashfest night 3 - The Cartographer

16/05/2015 by Mel Swann

Crowds gathered for Night 3 of FashFest at the new, slightly warmer than last year's location of the National Convention Centre - a bigger venue for a much bigger show. Tonight was all about ‘The Cartographer’, or someone who makes maps. Incorporating the essence of land and exploring how reality can be manipulated, we saw a great example of how garments are constructed and changed.


Recap: Fashfest Night 2 - The Inventor

14/05/2015 by Amy Robinson

Anticipation and excitement carried over into the second night of Fashfest at the National Convention Centre. The theme of ‘The Inventor’ was brought to life through creativity, innovation and originality as designers stunned and awed onlookers with their series of masterpieces. Each collection was transitioned by a variation of moody, jazzy and, one could even say, mechanical sounds delivered by DJ Ced Nada, saxophonist Julian Fung and rapper Tak-Un-Da.


5 Things for the Weekend

14/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

Hooray! The rain has gone, and we’re in the middle of a bunch of those beautiful crisp and clear Canberra mornings. Take advantage of the clear skies and get out and about Canberra this weekend! There’s plenty to see and do! Enjoy! 1. X-Rated Science at Questacon. Tuesday from 7.00pm Get your naughty bits ready for a fun night out in one of Canberra’s favourite national instituions. Be seduced by science at Questacon’s next SciNight as it delves into some cheeky, adults-only topics for one night only.


Recap: Fashfest Night 1 - The Activist

14/05/2015 by Jemma Mrdak

An Activist: a rebel who encourages others to change the world and a mischief maker who incites open revolution. These thoughts were front-of-mind after attending Night One of Fashfest. Canberra’s biggest fashion event of the year shone an incredibly large spotlight last night on the city’s exciting mix of young, local and established fashion and artistic designers.