Author: Talia Liolios

What the fizz is pet-nat?

On a sub 40-degree day there aren’t many reliable tools to get you through an unbearable heat. When it’s too hot for pool hangs and even the trusted zooper dooper melts too fast to serve it’s cooling purpose, this summer, we are grateful for pet-nat. A summer bevvie of choice with a bubbly personality to see you through the heatwave. Pétillant naturel [pet nat for short] is a fun, light type of sparkling wine exploding with fizz and popularity. Champagne comparatively has a more expensive, more prestige feel, great for special occasions, yet, when it comes to everyday sparkles...

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Mr Fray pop-up for the modern gent

After six months of brides saying ‘yes to the dress’ our friends at Mrs Fray are turning their attention to gents over one stylish weekend. From 14-16 February the bridal concept store in Campbell will be getting a Mr Fray makeover, the pop-up hosted by Sydney-based tailoring house Mawson Óssa. Mawson Óssa specialise in handmade, bespoke garments for work, weddings and special occasions. A limited number of private fitting appointments are available, and 20% off their trusted Holland & Sherry cloth merchant. To complete the look there will be a collection of jackets and t-shirts from Melbourne-based brand Informale,...

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Experience the artistic rivalry of Matisse & Picasso from gallery to table

National Gallery of Australia’s major summer exhibition, Matisse & Picasso is on display, showcasing the healthy competition between two of history’s greatest artistic rivals. First Edition Restaurant and Bar is also showcasing the artistic exchange through a culinary competitive menu inspired by the collection. Feed your mind and feed your soul by visiting the Exhibition before dropping in for dinner for the ultimate day of Matisse & Picasso. The Exhibition at NGA: Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso antagonistic relationship is one of the most important narratives in modern art, the pairs work is lingering memory of their compelling relationship....

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Canberra’s 4 craft beers in the top 20 GABS Hottest 100

A remarkable 2019 of craft beer was celebrated at the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer countdown over the long weekend. GABS is the biggest people’s choice poll in craft beer, positioning Canberra’s brew as a drop to be reckoned with. From ACT, 12 beers from 2 breweries (BentSpoke Brewing & Capital Brewing Co) were submitted into the digital competition. In third position (for the third year in a row) BentSpoke’s India Pale Ale ‘Crankshaft.’ Of their 6 beers in the list, many were in the top 30 placings. As for our adventurous friends at Capital Brewing Co, the brewers...

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ANTHEMS Music Festival at Stage 88

ANTHEMS Music Festival will return in 2020 with a star-studded line-up of Australian icons who will perform at Commonwealth Park in Canberra on 28 March 2020. Headlining ANTHEMS in 2020 is one of Australia’s most successful, influential and best-known bands, ICEHOUSE, led by singer / songwriter / producer / multi-instrumentalist, Iva Davies. During its illustrious career, ICEHOUSE has celebrated 28 Platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums and over thirty Top 40 singles Joining ICEHOUSE are the ARIA Award winning and BRIT Award nominees, The Temper Trap who have clocked up an impressive 150 million streams on Spotify and most impressively graced the stage with Coldplay and the Rolling Stones as well playing festivals, including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella. West Australian indie rock group, Eskimo...

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