Author: Bethany Larsen

Hipster festival where beards are optional

Taste of Braddon is the perfect way to officially kick off the silly season in Canberra’s popular city suburb, Braddon, home of some of our favourite restaurants, bars, and nightlife memories! The festivity isn’t just about getting some much-needed wine tasting done but also about celebrating the culture of Braddon. Once the home of car dealerships, Braddon is now a premium Canberra destination where the hipster culture flourishes.  But don’t worry, you don’t have to grow your beard for this one! Taste of Braddon has something for everyone. With dachshund poodle and pug races on the schedule, dog lovers...

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We live in a generation of flakers

So many of my friends have probably just seen the title of this and thought, ‘yep, that’s definitely about me’. But the truth is, this isn’t about one particular friend, it’s about almost all of them, and also myself. Before I go on, please know I love you all to death… But, I can’t fathom why we all decided it was okay to make tentative plans and cancel on each other.  Think about it, if you make a dinner booking for 10 friends, how many do you think are likely to actually show up on the night? I’d say...

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Instead of seeking self-gratification from social media, do this!

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend on social media? How many times you check your Snapchat, Facebook or Instagram every day? Because I know for me it’s a lot! Hell, I have chronic pain in my hands from too much phone use and texting (that’s a story for another time). I’ve begun to realise that I am constantly turning to my phone for self-gratification and self-assurance. I hate myself for admitting this but sometimes when I feel down I find myself scrolling through old photos and uploading a #throwback post onto Insta and then relying...

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How to spot a Canberran at Splendour in the Grass

I bet I’m not the only one who is sick of the constant Splendour in the Grass social media updates and recaps this week. Seriously, let this be a warning to all, keep it up, and I WILL UNFOLLOW YOU, I just can’t handle the FOMO anymore! But yes, a lot of Canberrans made their way to Byron Bay over the weekend for the biggest festival in the country. Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Queens of Stone Age, Peking Duk, Vance Joy and more in the star-studded line-up, who wouldn’t want to take the opportunity to road trip up to the...

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