Author: Zoe Heacock

A Greek affair at the National Multicultural Festival

This weekend marks the 21st birthday of the National Multicultural Festival, the best celebration of cultural diversity in Australia. The event will take place in the city’s Garema Place over three days between Friday 17th and Sunday 19th. The annual Festival represents almost every cultural heritage in the world and welcomed more than 280,000 visitors last year. Since it’s beginning in 1996, it has evolved into one of the biggest occasions on Canberra’s event landscape. The Greek community is one example of the many cultural displays that the festival boasts. The Greek Glendi has been a significant part of...

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Canberra beauty and pamper guide

Finding a beauty salon worthy of your loyalty can be tricky in Canberra, so we’ve comprised a list of some of the best ones in the city to guide you through all your beauty needs and keep you looking prepped and primed all year round!   The Lab 26 Eloura Street, Canberra city 6230 4143 With over a decade of combined experience under their belts, the girls from The Lab offer clients a fresh and unique approach to beauty. Specialising in brows, as well as lash tinting, facial waxing and make-up, this quirky little salon will make you feel more...

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Canberra’s best baos

Bao down b*tches and make way for the best baos in the city. If this dish is unfamiliar to you, stop what you’re doing and head to one of these places right now! Baos are those delicate, fluffy, folded-over steamed buns usually filled with pork belly, pickles and crushed nuts. Originally a Taiwanese street snack, they’re popping up all over Canberra restaurants and here are some best places to find them:   Eightysix | Braddon Eightysix in Braddon is constantly changing its menu, so you’re always in for a surprise. In the past, they’ve served a mouthwatering duck bao with...

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Creating a liveable and activated city

Looking back at the Canberra skyline 10 years ago, that humble little city is almost unrecognisable today. With new suburbs being excavated, each new apartment building taller than the last and precincts creating cultural and community hubs on the north and south side of the city, our ‘cool little capital’ is quickly becoming a fully-grown city. To give you the low-down on some of Canberra’s newest developments, here’s part three of what’s on the horizon for our ever-changing skyline.   Republic Cameron Avenue, Belconnen Republic is set to be ACT’s largest mixed-use precinct and Canberra’s first urban estate, situated...

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Canberra’s best Airbnbs

If you’ve got friends or family coming from out of state, a quirky way to experience a different side of the capital and get a real sense of the Canberra lifestyle is to bypass the hotels and live in the comfort of a real Canberra home! Here are some of our city’s best Airbnb offerings. Top-floor apartment in Barton Sleeps 4 5 ★ $197 per night The modern and spacious top-floor apartment is in a great location close to all the national institutions, galleries, museums, parks and restaurants. Minutes from the city centre, airport, train and bus stations, it...

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