Author: Lucy Harrington

Phone banning at live events?

It’s 2017 and your mobile phone is pretty much an extension of your arm, if not, your soul. Calls, texts, alarms and alerts all keep you simultaneously moving through the real world and caught up in everyone else’s. Although there are endless arguments for the benefit of accessible information and as a means of communication and connectedness, phones can make people hugely anti-social and distract users from present company and experiences. It is because of the constant and often subconscious need to be connected that constantly checking your phone has become increasingly frowned upon. An increasing number of artists...

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Caffeine 101

“I drink caffeine because I’m tired and I’m tired because I can’t sleep because I drink too much caffeine because… well, I’m tired.” Does this sound all too familiar? Trust me, you are not alone! A recent study, published in February 2017, found that caffeine intake is associated with altered sleep quality. Researchers determined that it can be difficult to untangle caffeine use due to daytime sleepiness or daytime sleepiness due to disrupted sleep caused by caffeine. Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world. It can be found in a wide variety of consumables, including coffee, tea, energy and soft...

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Celebrate World Gin Day

Lay back like Snoop Dogg and sip on some gin and juice as Canberrans unite to celebrate the heaven that is juniper berry juice – affectionately known as gin. World Gin Day takes place this Saturday, June 10, and will be celebrated internationally. Events close to home include Muse Canberra’s Four-Course Gin Dinner and Jim Murphy’s Market Cellar’s World Gin Day Tasting 2017. We have scouted out Canberra’s top spots to get a gin fix that will expand your horizons past the ‘tanqueray and chronic’. Tipsy Bull With a focus on Applewood Distillery Gin this weekend, Tipsy Bull is...

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Chifley’s at Hotel Kurrajong: Bringing heart back to the table

Step into the humble and welcoming halls of Hotel Kurrajong to revel in the delights that Chifley’s Bar & Grill continues to serve up. Hotel Kurrajong is a jewel in the crown of Canberra, fitting perfectly in the heart of Barton. The entire building has a beautiful, old school charm. The bright and bubbly staff will make you feel at home in the classic and timeless setting as they serve up mouth-watering food in this stunning location. The restaurant is cleverly divided into intimate sitting spaces, despite the bright and open layout. The interior transitions seamlessly out onto the...

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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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