Author: Lucy Harrington

Lighthouse Pub: The finer side of a Belconnen local

Wine, dine, cheer and dance at the Lighthouse Pub this autumn as their crowd-pleasing food and drinks menu is paired perfectly with sport on the big screens, live music and cruisy afternoons in good company. Affectionately known as the ‘Lighty’, this is Belconnen’s timeless local. Located on the shores of Lake Ginninderra, the Lighty is the ideal spot to dine with a view. Always bustling, you can enjoy lunch in the sun, beers and the footy, dinner by the lake or tearing up some rug of an evening. Venue manager, Andy describes the Lighty as a place that “anyone...

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Walt & Burley: Casual foreshore dining at its best

Who likes to eat with a view? I know I do! And it’s even better when the food is amazing and paired with a wine list that holds its own. If you’re not already onboard the Kingston Foreshore train, I recommend jumping on, ASAP! As the lakeside strip continues to expand, early-settling venues further establish themselves as prime spots to spend a lazy lunch, romantic dinner, or drinks with friends. Queue: Walt & Burley! Easily one of the best lake views from any dining spot in Canberra, Walt & Burley is diving full throttle into their third year with...

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Your guide to the ultimate summer road trip

It’s that time of year again. Canberra is warming up and the holiday season is edging closer and closer. What does this mean? Road trips! No matter where you are going or how long your journey may be, always hit the road prepared and ready to enjoy the ride. The road trip is half the fun after all. Step 1: Prepare the car This is your home for the next two…six…10 hours. Make sure the windscreen is clean, water jets are working, petrol tank is full and check your tyre pressure. Fingers crossed the air-con works because let’s face...

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Escape Rooms Canberra open (or close) its doors

Picture yourself locked in a room… the clock is ticking… you have 60 minutes to follow clues, solve puzzles and find the key to escape. Welcome to the new world of ‘live action escape rooms’ – part of a growing trend towards ‘real-life’ games. Each room poses a number of challenges and teams of two to six people must decipher messages to solve lingual, visual, mathematical, spatial and physical brainteasers. Escape rooms first appeared in Japan in 2007 and an increasing popularity has seen them pop up across the world. Originally based on ‘Escape the Room’ video games, the...

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Take the stress out of your formal prep

Graduating high school is an exciting time and getting ready for your formal can be stressful, second only to your treacherous year 12 exams. There is a lot to think about – where do I shop? What do I wear? How about hair and makeup, cars and afterparties? Have no fear; here is a guide to make sure you are ready for the big day! Remember, formals are not a competition about who spent the most money or even who looks the best. It is about celebrating, having fun, and spoiling yourself a little. Dress in a style that...

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