Author: Josephine Huynh

Five minutes with Enlighten 2017 Creative Director Nicole Warren

Touted as the original Vivid, Enlighten celebrates art, culture, music, performance and innovation. Held in Canberra’s iconic Parliamentary Triangle, the event site is transformed into a buzzing hub of activity with spectacular architectural projections on iconic national attractions, complemented by a range of free and ticketed interactive performance and installation works. At the launch of the iconic event, we sat down with Enlighten 2017 Creative Director Nicole Warren to chat about the envious role, what people can expect and all things inspiring and creative.  What is a day in the life of the creative director of Enlighten like? It’s...

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Orexi by Baxevanis: Simple, refreshing and true to its home

With Canberra’s international fare continuing to become more and more diverse, ‘authentic’ is a word that’s thrown around so liberally. The evolution of the city’s dining scene is a milestone in itself, and it’s great to have so many different cuisine options at our fingertips, but how many are really an accurate representation of its home? For those in search of authentic Greek food, bypass the chain stores and fast food street vans, and make your way to The Hellenic Club in Woden to taste Orexi for yourself. Boasting a menu of traditional and modern dishes that challenge our...

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Local trio make their mark on US music scene

Fresh off the back of touring across the US and taking Sundance Film Festival by storm, local Canberra boys Drawing North are back in town! Taking five minutes out of their hectic schedule to have a chat with us, we talk about all thing music, memorable moments and their anticipated new record set to rock LoBrow Gallery and Bar next Friday, 24 February. How did Drawing North start out? I happened to be in a carpool situation one evening with Po who was singing along to Fall Out Boy. He and I talked about wanting to perform music so...

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Tallow & Thyme: Wholesome, hearty food

As warm and inviting as it’s owners Jane and Andrew, Tallow & Thyme is a cute and quaint spot in Braddon to enjoy a wholesome meal prepared with love, alongside a warm cuppa while watching the day go by. The menu is fresh and light and is great for the health-conscious or those with dietary requirements. As well as the café menu, the cafe offers ready-made meals and stocks a range of pantry items from specialty brands, and the team can even work with you to develop a personalised meal plan! “The Tallow & Thyme philosophy is simple. It’s...

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Alice Sutton: Taking Edition to the world stage

After competing nationally for one of three spots in the Australia-Korea Foundation Emerging Designer Exchange Program, local designer Alice Sutton is set to take her label Edition to the world stage. What is the Australia-Korea Foundation Emerging Designer Exchange Program for those who don’t know? The exchange program creates ties between Australia and Korea through fashion. The program is run by QUT in Queensland and Seoul National University, and it helps us to manufacture and create connections with Korea. There are three Korean and three Australian designers selected, so I will work with one of them to create a...

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