Mercato e Cucina, Gladesville

Mercato e Cucina, on the notoriously busy Victoria Road, is a well-conceived oasis of Italian goodness. Walking in off Victoria Road is like stepping into a better, more Italian, world with friendly service, good quality food and…

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Gingerella Ginger Ale

One of summers’ most refreshing (non alcoholic) drinks has got to be ginger beer and its fiery cousin ginger ale. Gingerella Ginger Ale is produced by socially responsible New Zealand firm All Good and has one of the kitschiest labels we…

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Audi RS5 Cabriolet

In this latest instalment of our XvY reviews, Brad and Dennis take a box-fresh Audi RS5 Cabriolet south through Sydney’s Royal National Park onto the charming town of Berry to compare notes on Audi’s latest…

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Guide to summer in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, on New Zealand’s majestic South Island, is charmingly located on Lake Wakatipu. The towns’ pebbled beach offers stunning views down the turquoise coloured lake with mountains rising straight out of the water. Queenstown feels both peaceful and…

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Nomad, Surry Hills

Nomad [16 Foster Street, Surry Hills], co-owned and operated by Al Yazbek and Rebecca Littlemore, is housed in the old Spence & Lyda warehouse. The renovation has made the most of the historic warehouse, with…

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Drakes London ties

Drakes London knit ties are must in any stylish wardrobe. Well proportioned and of exceptionally high quality, these ties are knitted on 100 year old looms, with hand sewn spots.

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Berkelouw, NSW Southern Highlands

Berkelouw Book Barn, located just outside Berrima in the NSW Southern Highlands, is the iconic home of the Berkelouw Book Business. Built early last century, the Book Barn has recently been renovated to highlight its exposed timber…

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Brother Baba Budan, Melbourne

Brother Baba Budan is a superb CBD coffee house from Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters, serving their espresso, filter and cold drip brews. Vintage chairs cover the ceiling with wooden benches, metal stools and various coffee paraphernalia…

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Jonah’s Whale Beach

Jonah’s is a stunningly positioned restaurant high above Whale Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Start your visit with cocktails against a backdrop of breathtaking views on what has got to be one of the best restaurant terraces in the world. Follow…

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Old Town, Chinatown

Old Town is one of a new breed of Chinatown restaurant that delivers tasty Hong Kong style food with a stylish fit-out. Gone are the formica tables and tiled floors, these being replaced with a…

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Red Wing boots

Red Wing‘s work boots make for superb motorcycle boots being both stylish and functional. These cherry versions have continued to look better and better as they gained various nicks and scratches. The style is the 9011…

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Boating on Sydney Harbour
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Boating on Sydney Harbour

Boating on Sydney Harbour is one of life’s true pleasures. Sunshine, a beautiful harbour and the perfect runabout make for a memorable day. Add in good catering, swimming in the harbour, jumping off the rocky cliffs…

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Lanyon Homestead, Canberra

Lanyon Homestead lies at the foot of the Brindabella Ranges and is one of Australia’s premier historic properties. The precinct’s centrepiece, the 1850’s Homestead, has been lovingly restored and furnished with a cafe in one of…

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Middle Park Hotel, Melbourne

Middle Park Hotel is a charming, modernised version of a public bar and hotel located in the a quiet part of town just 0.6km from the waters of Port Philip Bay. The rooms . The rooms are…

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Eveleigh Farmers Market, Redfern

Eveleigh Farmers Markets is home to Sydney’s award winning Farmers’ Markets with fresh, seasonal organic produce from local NSW based farmers and artisan food producers. A variety of goods are for sale including seasonal fruit and vegetables,…

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Spice I Am, Surry Hills

The appropriately named Spice I Am, serves a spicy Thai cuisine including a delicious crispy pork belly with Chinese broccoli. Dishes are typically HOT, with the pork belly being one of their milder dishes. Spice I Am…

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