Author: Alex Dickens

Courtyard by Milk Crate: A hidden oasis

Amidst the cold concrete buildings of Canberra’s CBD is a café injecting new life into the nine-to-five routine of local corporates. Courtyard by Milkcrate is just a short walk away from its previous Marcus Clarke street address, boasting an open, Hamptons-style feel that is just perfect for soaking up the sun in the warmer months. It’s concept, menu and design have been executed under the guidance of owner Hakan Demir and his knowledgeable team. “I wanted to create a casual space that was nice and fresh, but still really cosy – a place where people feel comfortable to sit,...

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The District: A suburban gem with a difference

Every suburb in Canberra has that one meeting place that is an essential part of the community. You head there for a drink after work, a tasty meal when you don’t want to cook, a weekend brunch treat or a coffee on your way past during the day. For Crace residents, The District has become a pillar of the community since day dot, and over the past three years, Gerry Sanfrancesco and his team have secured their place in the centre of the community with award-winning service and an even better menu. “I’ve been in the hospitality industry for...

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A defining moment for millennials

As a millennial, life isn’t easy. My generation may be the most educated and have grown up with the greatest exposure to advanced technology, but why do previous generations have a preconceived judgement that we are more advantaged, increasingly lazy and enjoy way too much smashed avo? Stepping into the Defining Moments Panel Discussion: Are Millennials History, or History in the Making?at the National Museum of Australia, in partnership with ABC’s Radio National, I was ready for a discussion that would empower me and my fellow millennials to go out into the world armed with the knowledge of our key...

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7 new foodie destinations and even more to come!

Living in Canberra in 2017 is one of the most exciting times to be in this amazing city. The skyline is changing shape, we’re building outward and upward, public transport is about to include the first phase of the already famous light rail and new restaurants, cafes and nightlife destinations are popping up left, right and centre to meet the demand of the modern Canberran lifestyle. This week we are rounding up and shining a light on the newest kids on the block and those rumoured to be opening their doors very soon.   Now open …   Lolo...

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Your foodie guide to ANU Reunion Pop-Up Village

As you wander into the ANU campus for another semester the aroma, beats and chatter coming from the Street Theatre side of campus are sure to lure you into the new Reunion Pop-Up Village. Comprised of a collection of demountable buildings linked via a boardwalk, this is the place to connect with new students, reconnect with a group of classmates or chill out with your work colleagues over a bite to eat and a cheeky drink or two. Instead of you having to pop your head in and ponder over where to eat and drink when you get there,...

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