Author: Luke Keioskie

Canberra’s edgy new festival takes off

Open up your world with Floriade Fringe, an alternative utopia where art truly is for art’s sake. Kicking off on Thursday 19 October and running to Saturday 21 October at Haig Park in Braddon, Floriade Fringe will feature an exciting combination of creative talent from Canberra and across Australia. This inaugural event will see Haig Park adorned with an intricate gateway that leads to a site dotted with caravans and containers, where the ideas of the future and artistic exuberance and expression take centrestage. The program for Floriade Fringe is being co-curated by local producers Chenoeh Miller and Gavin...

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Hail to the chief of the Americana breaky!

Milkys Diner is a slice of Americana in the heart of Canberra, offering a new breakfast experience for Australian diners. Occupying a cool corner in the courtyard off Moore Street in Civic, the first thing that hits you is the music.  A real jukebox playing CDs (remember those?) pumps out the best retro hits and sets the scene for a truly vintage experience.  Then the flashing neon catches your eye, bordering a white and teal colour palette the designer had yet to see in Canberra, and you’re drawn to the huge murals of Betty Boop and a cross between...

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Celebrate Floriade and feed your sweet tooth

Celebrate Floriade and the start of Spring with something sweet and new. QT Canberra’s signature restaurant Capitol Bar and Grill has created a series of bespoke desserts that reflect the season’s floral flair. The menu is inspired by Floriade, with a selection of carefully chosen and artfully arranged fruits and florals, including: a rose and vanilla panna cotta with macerated strawberries and a rose petal garnish; Perrier Jouët and elderflower spring berry fizz with yogurt sorbet and an elderflower garnish; as well as a refreshing mandarin sorbet with a soft coconut mousse, garnished with lemon thyme and Kalamansi lime...

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Monaro Mall’s new sweet spot

Could Canberra Centre get any sweeter?  Yes! Details of the next stage of Canberra Centre’s Monaro Mall development have been revealed, with the announcement that luxury South Australian confectioner Haigh’s Chocolate will be opening their first Canberra boutique. Haigh’s Chocolates is Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker, keeping sweet tooths happy since 1915.  They pride themselves on being chocolate ‘bean to bar’ specialists, committed to the art of premium chocolate making sourced from plantations around the world.  Haigh’s produced a mouth-watering 750 tonne of chocolate last year, and the company holds international UTZ certification for ethical and sustainable practices.  The new...

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How you can be a light in the darkness

Today, 35 Australians will be given devastating news.  But in their darkest moment, you can show them they are not alone. Now in its 10th year, the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night is a unique event bringing people together in more than 100 locations across Australia, to raise awareness of blood cancer. Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in our country – it kills more Australians than breast cancer or melanoma. Blood cancer and related disorders can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. The equivalent of one person every 41 minutes...

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