Author: Jess Lilley

A Weekend Getaway to Hyams Beach

Are you in need of a holiday and need to get away from your daily grind here in Canberra? Well, you’re in luck, as Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay is your go-to place. Just a three hour drive from Canberra’s CBD is the destination for the beach with the whitest sand in the world, so if you don’t have your summer tan on, don’t worry the sand will be whiter than you and you’ll be feeling like a tanned, relaxed goddess. Set on the NSW coastline of the Shoalhaven region, the charming seaside of Hyams Beach is just the...

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New Look for The Lighthouse Waterfront Pub

If you have ever studied at the University of Canberra, you will know how crazy O-week used to be at The Lighty. However, that has all changed. The Lighthouse Waterfront Pub have officially re-branded themselves with a new, fresh, and sophisticated look. Those dirty floors and outdated bar area are no more! The Lighthouse’s new facelift sports greenery, a trendy paint job, and refined wooden bar stools and tables instead of those crazy keg barrels! The Lighthouse Waterfront Pub now feels like a well defined gastro pub and bar in the heart of Belconnen, overlooking the lake, the light...

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The ideal bag for a busy #GirlBoss

Local Canberra designer Kristy McPhillips and her brand Sash & Belle are smashing it when it comes to handbags for the everyday busy girl boss. Launched in 2014, Kristy had a dream of wanting to be her own #GirlBoss with a business of her own – and be a force to be reckoned with on the entrepreneurial scene. From always searching for a bag that wasn’t quite there, she fell into handbag designing to create the ultimate nappy bag when she was pregnant with her first child. Instead of sticking with the trend of the ‘cutesy’ nappy bags for...

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First look at Foundry Coffee Co

Tuggeranong’s new coffee joint Foundry Coffee Co. is the best new place to head to for an amazing cuppa in the south of Canberra. Bringing a new light to Tuggeranong, Abode Group have come up with the concept of Foundry Coffee Co.  As the area’s coffee scene is quite limited when it comes to barista-made coffee, Foundry Coffee Co. is a unique offering located at 150 Anketell Street.  The team is excited to share their coffee knowledge to the Tuggeranong area, so workers and residents alike can grab a quality coffee on the go. To celebrate the opening, Foundry Coffee Co. is offering FREE COFFEE...

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We’ve found the best Turkish in Canberra

So where are you taking your date for Valentine’s Day? Unless your loved one is keen for yet another takeaway dinner on the couch, I’m sure your date would appreciate being wined and dined on this special day. And what a better way to do that than with a delicious cuisine in a location that transports you to another country. Turkish Pide House in Woden offers beautiful food in a stunning and sophisticated location and is the perfect option for those struggling to decide on a Valentine’s dinner destination. Since opening in 2000, 18 years of traditional Turkish service...

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