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  • Sydney's Five-Star Swissôtel Has Been Given a Multimillion-Dollar Makeover with a New Lobby Bar and Rooftop Pool

    The 369-room accommodation has unveiled a lavish new bar and a sky-high Euro-style swim spot with poolside cocktails.

  • Australia's First Capella Hotel Has Opened in Sydney After a Seven-Year Restoration of Its Historic CBD Building

    The 192-room Capella Sydney is now open within a nearly century-old sandstone Sydney building — with Italian Frette linen, a heated pool, spa and an ultra-luxe restaurant.

  • Vivid Sydney's 2023 Program of Lights, Installations, Tunes, Dinners, Venue Takeovers and Talks Is Here

    More than 300 activations and events are coming to Sydney, including Cat Power performing Bob Dylan, a dining pop-up on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and 50-plus light installations.

  • After Weeks of Controversy, Sticky Fingers Have Been Dropped From Bluesfest 2023

    The festival released a reluctant statement showing support for the band while announcing it'll be removing them from this year's lineup.

  • Sampa the Great Has Now Also Pulled Out of Bluesfest 2023

    Sampa the Great has joined King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in withdrawing from this year's festival.

  • 202 Elizabeth Is Sydney's Luxurious New Dog-Friendly Hotel That's Just Opened in Surry Hills

    Surry Hills has welcomed another boutique hotel — this time boasting a complimentary mini bar, rooftop hangout space and pet-friendly rooms.

  • Matt Moran Is Bringing His Farm-to-Table Cooking to Fiji and Taking Over the Kitchen at Two Luxury Island Resorts

    The acclaimed celebrity chef is bringing some of the Aria magic to Fiji.

  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Have Pulled Out of Bluesfest 2023

    "As a band and as human beings, we stand against misogyny, racism, transphobia and violence," the band's statement reads.

  • Part Time Rangers' Adorable New Peach Seltzer Is Raising Money for Penguin Conservation

    The drinks brand is also giving away a trip to Western Australia to take part in conservation with a penguin scientist.

  • Sydney's YCK Precinct Has Been Named Australia's First Purple Flag District for Its Vibrant and Safe Nightlife

    The Harbour City locale joins areas in England, Sweden and New Zealand in being recognised as a top-tier nightlife hotspot.

  • Ten Sydney WorldPride Events Worth a Trip to the Harbour City That You Can Still Nab Tickets To

    From multi-day party programs to appearances by Kylie Minogue and Kelly Rowland, these events will have you booking last-minute flights to Sydney.

  • The Art Gallery of NSW's Sydney Modern Project Has Arrived with Immersive Installations and Water Views

    This new Sydney art gallery spans four floors, boasts works from Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami, and has been called New South Wales' "most significant cultural build since the Opera House".

  • The Best Advice Ever: TLC's Chilli on Career Longevity, Cruisy Hits, and Staying Cute and Comfortable

    We chatted with Chilli from iconic 90s favourites TLC about staying timeless in both music and fashion — and the best advice MC Hammer ever gave her.

  • Riot Grrrl Pioneers Bikini Kill Are Returning to Australia in 2023 for a Run of Solo Shows and Festival Gigs

    The trailblazing trio will hit Hobart, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney on their first tour Down Under in over 25 years.

  • Post Malone Has Created His Own Rosé and It's Now Available in Australia

    There are only 10,000 bottles available in Australia.

  • Sydney Will Soon Be Home to a Two-Storey Spa with a Sky-High Relaxation Deck Overlooking Darling Harbour

    Sydney getaway alert: the new holistic spa treatment menu will sit alongside the previously opened infinity pool on level four of the hotel.

  • Huge News: It Looks Like US Burger Chain Wendy's Is Preparing to Launch in Australia

    The popular burger chain — not to be mistaken with the local ice-creamery — is making moves to bring its famous square burgers to Australia.

  • Thieves Coffee Is the Coffee Subscription Service Delivering Local Beans and Pods to Your Door Every Month

    Expand your coffee horizons and save by cutting down on trips to the coffee shop.

  • Bon Iver Is Headed to Australia in 2023 Which Will Mark Their First National Tour Since 2009

    Bon Iver's dreamy falsetto will be coming to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane — as well as festivals in Adelaide, Perth and Tasmania.

  • Afends and Female-Led Weed-Loving Magazine Broccoli Are Releasing a Fun Eco-Friendly Summer Collection

    This trippy new collab is made from hemp and recycled nylon.

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