Author: Sarah Newbery

A first luxurious look at the new Mercure Canberra Belconnen

Stepping into the foyer of the new Mercure Canberra Belconnen I was greeted by two things. The lovely staff on the front desk and (more excitingly) that “new building smell”. It’s similar to the “new car smell” that you experience when you’re the first person to take a demo car for test drive – you can sense the tangible excitement of the good times that await you. That’s the best description of Mercure Canberra Belconnen, which just recently opened late-January. With 125 rooms spread generously over 5 stories and an adjoining walkway to the Canberra Labour Club, the hotel...

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MACHINE: Film Review

If you could have a conversation with a dead person, who would you want talk to? It’s just one of the first things that Machine, in cinemas Thursday 12 December, touches on. The documentary looks at the many ways that AI is being used today and the impact it’s having – or will have – with the aim of amplifying researchers voices and bringing discussion surrounding AI and ethical standards into the broader social discussion. No longer is AI just a common theme in sci-fi movies, it’s becoming a real and ever-present part of our lives. From deeply intuitive...

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Watering holes with a waterside location

Welcome to summer baby! Long days, balmy evenings, icecream that melts before you can eat it and of course, drinking by the water. To celebrate the change of season, read on for all the places in Canberra serving long islands by the lake. Walt & Burley 70/17 Eastlake Parade Kingston   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Walt & Burley (@waltandburley) on Nov 12, 2019 at 4:34pm PST Summer mode: activated . Walt and Burley has got one of the best views of Lake Burley Griffin – watch as day drifts to night with a...

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Me Want Cookie!

If you can relate to the Cookie Monster, you’ll be excited to hear that next Wednesday 4 December is International Cookie Day! From local cafes and dessert delivery services, celebrate Cookie Monster style with our favourite cookies. Harvest 40 Marcus Clarke Street   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Harvest Coffee (@harvestiscoffee) on Jun 26, 2019 at 11:42pm PDT Home baked freshness right in the CBR CBD. Sometimes you’ll go to order one and you’ll be told that the cookies are just finishing up in the oven! Gooey salted caramel or choc chip – make...

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Your Best Snaps from Design Canberra 2019

Design Canberra is back for the 4th year in a row. It’s a celebration of new ideas, established and emerging local designers and, of Canberra itself as a global city of design. With over 200 events, exhibitions, activations, tours and talks there’s so many ways to get involved and experience this festival. We’ve rounded up some of your favourite moments of the festival, from student competitions to photography of some incredible Canberra architecture. Design Canberra concludes this Sunday, 24 November. If you haven’t gotten involved yet, don’t miss out on some of the penultimate events of the festival including...

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