Author: Jess Lilley

De Challie Haute Couture debuts at FASHFEST

The count down is on! With FASHFEST 2017 just over two weeks away, OutInCanberra caught up with showcasing designer Hajar Gala, founder of De Challie Haute Couture, who will be curating a beautiful show of gowns from her Canberra studio to debut at this year’s FASHFEST. The show promises to be breathtaking. Here’s the low-down on what to expect and the story behind the label: Why did you start De Challie Haute Couture? I had the dream of establishing my own couture house ever since I started my formal training as a couturier in Europe. This inspired me to open...

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TEXAS THURSDAYS AT THE MEATING ROOM

As we walked into the Meating Room at Weston Creek, co-owner Hamish Walker, greeted us at the door – a bit delirious, dishevelled and beaming with unstable excitement, as you would be if you’ve been on the job smoking meats since 3am! The dedication and passion that lit up his face, as well as the way he spoke so fervently about the venue and its new meat smoker was as genuine as you could get. Texas Thursdays is the most recent, and wildly popular theme night at the Meating Room, thanks to its meat smoker that takes pride and...

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WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO BELL SHAKESPEARE’S THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Bell Shakespeare’s National Tour is heading to Canberra for the production of The Merchant Of Venice. This dark humored production, together with its lewd romantic troubles, takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice. Win a double pass for the opening night, Saturday 14 October, by answering our question below! For your chance to WIN a double pass for the opening night, Saturday 14 October, answer the question below!   Playing at Canberra Theatre Centre from 14-21 October Facebook: facebook.com/BellShakespeareCo Website: https://www.bellshakespeare.com.au Twitter: @bellshakespeare Instagram: @bellshakespeare ©2017 Canberra Theatre Centre. All Rights Reserved.   For your chance to WIN a double...

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A family-friendly adventure in Wellington, NZ

Wellington is home to half a million people, so it’s no surprise that the colourful, coastal capital has plenty of attractions for you and the whole fam! Wellingtonians are the masters of fun, food and festivities and love welcoming visitors, especially families to enjoy all that the city has to offer. If you’re looking for an overseas adventure without the long travel time, Wellington is only a three-hour flight away from the east coast of Aus, which is just about the same amount of time that it takes to watch a Lord of the Rings movie!   Eat and...

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A guide to Wellington, NZ: Couple’s retreat special

The little city with a big heart sits at New Zealand’s southernmost point on the North Island and is becoming a hot destination for all the lovers out there. With breath-taking views, secluded spots, over 55 art galleries and plenty of romantic restaurants for wining and dining, Wellington is the perfect place to woo your special someone. The creative energy, culture, history, nature and cuisine makes it a city where couples can both relax and enjoy life, but also explore and discover all of Wellington’s special destinations. Eat and drink A romantic dinner in Wellington wouldn’t be complete without...

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