Music
Alex Shaw
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Alex

Black Star, the new cafe Powerhouse

The name Black Star has become quickly synonymous with some of the most popular pastries in Sydney; and their new cafe is set to become yet another culinary powerhouse, literally. The fresh Black Star institution is situated just next door to Sydney’s renowned Powerhouse Museum, making it a prime attraction for exhibition enthusiasts and Ultimo office workers alike. But don’t let the cafe’s status as the latest edition of a relatively young company fool you into thinking they haven’t got the staples down pat. The bacon and egg roll is perfectly cooked and brought to life with a tangy twist in. [READ MORE]

Restaurants
Mira Bedania
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Mira

Devout dining in Sydney’s Thai scene

Known for being one of the best in the west, Holy Basil has branched out from the central Asian restaurant hub in Canley Vale and scattered its blessings upon Sydney’s CBD. [READ MORE]

Cafès
Ryan Auberson-Walsh
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Ryan

Coffee by the horns

When passing through dense CBD corridors in Sydney, there’s a limited possibility you could stumble across some coffee action that’s as good as that in Melbourne. There’s the odd coffee shop bustling with caffeine-crazed commuters around the railway corridors, but buried in the northern end of the city is an iconic little place whose main focuses are coffee, coffee and coffee. [READ MORE]

Cafès
Ryan Auberson-Walsh
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Ryan

Southwest Sydney’s cafe food of Angils.

A lot can be said for a man who introduces great coffee to a region of Sydney long untouched by inner-west coffee connoisseurs in favour of something a tad closer to the city’s art-filled laneways and beachside barista hangouts. [READ MORE]

Fashion
Amin Rad
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Amin

You’d be barking mad not to check it out

Catching up with Tanya Stevanovic, owner and buyer of Newtown’s high-end fashion boutique Pretty Dog, is a charming experience in its own right. Just wait till you see the clothes… Tanya is the ultimate purveyor of style and taste. With twenty-four years of retail fashion experience, it has always been her passion. Pretty Dog is a haunt for the style savvy seeking independent Australian and international designer wares. Pretty Dog hosts an eclectic mix of exquisite clothes and accessories. Tanya handpicks everything in store and chooses unique collections from labels such as Kate Walker and Tales of the Fallen, House. [READ MORE]

Drinks
Lily Gruenewald
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Lily

The Vegetarian Guide to Suckling Pig

The vegetarians among us will understand that there are a few times on your travels when you will have thrown your hands up and let the meat eaters do their thing. In Ubud, Bali, this situation is unavoidable as the lure of the famous Babi Guling draws travellers in. [READ MORE]

Restaurants
Ryan Auberson-Walsh
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Ryan

Something special in Canley Vale

Canley Vale is essentially the lesser-known, quiet underachieving brother of Asian cuisine behemoth Cabramatta. And he’s currently going through puberty, becoming more and more well rounded as the months go by. [READ MORE]

Fashion
Larissa Shearman
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Larissa

Popping tags in Sydney’s Inner-West

Sydney’s Inner West is an area known for its quirky vibe and unique fashion culture. There’s the popular, cool hubs like the vintage stores in Newtown (Cream or Holy Kitsch spring to mind), but there are awesome finds in other, lesser explored suburbs that only the locals seem privy to. Words by Larissa Shearman [READ MORE]

Fashion
Ryan Auberson-Walsh
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Ryan

The grandest Christmas shopping of all…

You need to see Berlin’s Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) if it’s the last thing you do before Christmas Day – quite literally. [READ MORE]

Cafès
Ryan Auberson-Walsh
WRITTEN BY
Ryan

Tiny packs a large, hazelnut punch

After first visit to Piccolo Me, it’s difficult to determine whether they take their name from a translation of the Italian word for small – their adorable hole-in-the-wall setup and a pint-sized coffee hit both coming to mind – or that of the lesser-known woodwind instrument.  Much alike the Pied Piper leading a trail of tiny beings behind him, the growing café chain’s specialties seem to wield a similar power, beckoning foodies near and far. Success for them is in the menu; their unique creations not found anywhere else in Sydney. One key item reappears several times as you scan. [READ MORE]

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