Author: Josephine Huynh

First Edition: Exciting spring dining at its best

If you haven’t ventured into the newly revamped dining offering, First Edition, you have yet to discover a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Aptly named, First Edition will have you wowed and in awe at first sight and first taste. Sporting a new design and luxe features, the space oozes extravagance, character and charm. Beyond being a convenient and relaxing area for travellers passing through, the diverse space offers a range of different restaurant and bar experiences for every occasion – local foodies and visitors alike! Have a casual coffee catch up with girlfriends, a boozy long lunch...

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Au Lac brings its royal vegan cuisine to Woden

Vegans and non-vegans alike will be thrilled to hear that the team behind the much-loved Au Lac, in Dickson, have opened a new chapter in Woden. For those who don’t know, Au Lac was Canberra’s first restaurant to specialise in vegan Asian cuisine. The menu features predominately Vietnamese cuisine, with notable influences from Chinese and Thai cooking. We caught up with owner Linh Lieu and manager Tony Nguyen, to learn about the Au Lac story and to try some of its famous vegan dishes. “I feel that when I became vegetarian, I had more energy. A lot of young...

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Gallery of Small Things brings art to Canberra backyard

The launch of Canberra’s newest gallery marks history as the smallest walk-in gallery space to showcase emerging artists. Opening its doors on 27 September 2017, the gallery of small things (GOST) is a beautiful representation of the supportive art community, offering a platform for artists and makers of Canberra and beyond. Founded and operated by local ceramicist Anne Masters, the less than six-metre space was created with a focus on the little things in life that make us happy, for those that want simplicity in a complex world and value the handmade. GOST’s ongoing program will be showcasing ceramics,...

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SNOWTUNES 2017 DRAWS BIGGEST CROWD IN FESTIVAL HISTORY

Australia’s boutique music festival in the snow, Snowtunes, once again successfully hosted the hottest music festival that cold and snowy Jindabyne has ever seen this past weekend. The festival completely sold out and hosted the largest number of people in their three-year history. Expanding from one-night-one-stage to two-nights-two-stages has proven to have paid off for festival organisers, with 5500 patrons braving the cold on night 1 to see the likes of SAFIA, Klingande, Tigerlily, Drapht, Trophy Eyes and Mitch James; and 5,500 returning on night 2 to groove to Gang of Youths, Oski, L D R U, Tkay Maidza,...

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A FASHFEST first for NYNE with Department of the Exterior

In this Q&A we talk to Susan Taylor from the Department of the Exterior in Manuka. This year, Susan, who left a career in law to open her contemporary and innovative fashion store 13 years ago, will be curating a show at FASHFEST featuring New Zealand label NYNE.  OutInCanberra chats to Susan about the label and the show. Why did you pick up the label NYNE? NYNE is an upmarket, independent New Zealand made women’s fashion label based in Mount Maunganui. We stock it exclusively in Canberra. The aesthetic complements so many of the other labels we sell in...

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