Author: Liz Parkin

Must try Espresso Martinis in Canberra

It’s Saturday Night and you’re feeling fine, but your energy levels are disagreeing with you like a vegan at a BBQ cookout. The only option to ensure you’ll still be standing in Garema place at 2am is Mother Nature’s caffeine kick. But what kind of drink will get you going without feeling like your heart rate is at an emergency kind of level (Vodka Redbull is reserved strictly for 5am) – enter Espresso Martini! The perfect drink to carry you through the night on a high. We’ve collated the options and have made a list of Espresso Martini’s in...

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Celebration of Liquid Gold Returns

You can’t buy happiness but you can certainly buy beer. Everyone’s favourite excuse to wear extra AF clothing with over the top size beer glasses is back. Oktoberfest! The festivity traditionally celebrated throughout Germany has hit the shores of ACT for its second time. Last year the festival was full to the stein brim out with four thousand people at the parliamentary triangle, turned Bavaria for the weekend. This year the celebrations will take place on Saturday 20 October down at Patrick White Lawns. If endless amounts of beer and food wasn’t appealing enough to you, the event boasts a huge...

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DIY Smoothie Bowl

Been wracking your brains on how to get the perfect Insta smoothie bowl without the $18 bill to follow? Here’s our perfect DIY Smoothie Bowl you can whip up regardless of what’s hanging in your freezer. Even better, it’s VEGAN FRIENDLY.   These bowls only take 5 minutes to make and are a fun way to experiment with your creative side. We like our bowls extra creamy and frozen, so be sure to always have some fruit ready in the freezer for your smoothie bowl creations!   This recipe can be altered with various frozen fruit   –       1 frozen banana...

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Finding the Perfect Selfie Lighting in Canberra

We all know ‘Golden Hour’ is the perfect time to snap that flattering AF selfie. But we set out to find the best spots around Canberra which boast the best lighting for the incessantly popular selfie. FYI for those who don’t know, Golden Hour is the period shortly after sunrise and shortly before sunset. This time of day generates a soft golden light with hues of red which is most flattering to be photographed in. Golden hour distributes the perfect diffusion of light from the sun making the picture-perfect Instagram shot that you are looking for. Here’s our list...

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Gig Guide: What’s on in August

Canberra’s music scene is ramping up in the month of August.  We’ve put together a list of gigs you should be snagging a ticket to. Xavier Rudd, UC Refectory, Thursday 2 August: Multi-instrumentalist folkie favourite Xavier Rudd is touring nationally on the back of his ninth studio album Storm Boy.  Known for his music as much as the poetry of his lyrics, expect a spiritual gig you can still dance to. Ticketing deets here. The Preatures, The Basement, Friday 3 August: These guys have recently jumped on the touring circuit alongside teen heartthrob Harry Styles, and are heading around...

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