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8.8

Rimowa luggage

Rimowa’s classic ‘Topas’ range was introduced in the 1950’s as one of the lightest and sturdiest luggage ranges in the world. Designed for tropical travel, it protected against high humidity and remains (relatively) unaffected by…

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Vivid Sydney 2017

Vivid Sydney is on again with a spectacular light show throughout the city and along the harbour foreshore. The highlight for me this year was the ‘Lighting of the Sails’ by Audio Creatures. Using the Sydney Opera House as…

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Routeburn Track, New Zealand

The Routeburn Track, situated on the south island of New Zealand, is a 32 km or 2-4 day track winding through beech-forested valleys, alongside pristine green rivers and snow covered mountains. The route takes you…

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Bistro Moncur, Mosman

Bistro Moncur has been a long-time favourite with eastern suburbs diners for the consistency of the cooking and superior service of the floor staff. Expanding to a second location in the newly renovated Buena Vista…

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The Machine Show, Braidwood

The Machine Show—held in Braidwood over the weekend—brought motorcycle enthusiasts together for an event including a show and shine, swap meet, camping and other associated events. On show were a wide assortment of vintage motorcycles ranging from a…

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8.4

Guide to a week in Tokyo

Japan is almost endlessly fascinating as so little of what you experience being familiar. The Japanese have a different approach that is evident in all your small interactions. From the service culture you experience daily…

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8.2

Himeji Castle, Japan

Himeji Castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture. It comprises a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. Dating back to 1333 when Akamatsu Norimura…

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Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura is a coastal city one hours train ride south of Tokyo. The former capital of medieval Japan, modern-day Kamakura is a resort town featuring dozens of Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines. Its most recognisable landmark…

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8.0

Akubra ‘Stylemaster’ hat

The Akubra ‘Stylemaster’ is an ideal autumn/winter hat. Available in a range of colours—Fawn, Black, Bluegrass, Mid Brown, Moonstone Grey, Navy and Loden—it’s traditional look adds punch to raw denim and leather jackets. Best worn with the…

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8.0

Austin Healey

Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker established through a joint-venture between Austin—a division of the British Motor Corporation—and the Donald Healey Motor Company in 1952. The Austin-Healey 100-6 was the second of the three Austin-Healey models later known as the Big Healeys. Introduced in 1956,…

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7.7

1904 Bodega, Tramsheds

This week featured another good experience at Tramsheds in Forest Lodge. This time around, 1904 Bodega. Billing itself as a tapas and wine store, 1904 Bodega is the latest offering from the ever reliable team behind Surry Hills dining…

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