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Libby Curran


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  • Now Open: The Ritz-Carlton Has Brought a Taste of International Hotel Luxury to Melbourne

    The soaring new CBD hotel boasts a sky-high infinity pool and a dazzling lobby perched way up on the 80th floor.

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Huge 2023 Program Is Dishing Up a Month of Chuckles

    Get your comedy kicks with a hefty lineup of more than 600 shows, featuring sidesplitting talent from around the world.

  • This Aussie Distillery Is Elevating Easter with a New Edition of Its Hot Cross Bun-Inspired Rum

    The Grove's latest limited-edition release tastes like a hot cross bun in a glass — and it's available to order now in time for your Easter celebrations.

  • RISING Just Revealed the Stacked 185-Event Arts Program It's Bringing to Melbourne This June

    More than 400 artists will help bring this year's citywide fest to life, serving up 12 days of visual art, culture, music, performance and food.

  • Artist Bruce Munro Is Bringing Two New Dazzling Light Installations to the NSW-Victorian Border

    A two-part project with works planned for either side of the Murray River, 'Light/State' marks the artist's next luminous large-scale spectacular.

  • The NGV Is Getting a World-Premiere Pierre Bonnard Exhibition with Scenography by Architect India Mahdavi

    Launching June 9, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces showcase will feature more than 100 of the iconic French artist's works, alongside many more from his contemporaries.

  • Tiny Away's New Victorian Tiny Stay Is Nestled Among the Vineyards in Heathcote Wine Country

    The aptly named Vineyard Retreat is eco-friendly yet packed with creature comforts — and located just a short stroll from a cellar door.

  • Sunnymead Hotel Is the Cheery New Stay Bringing Year-Round Sunshine to the Great Ocean Road

    An old-school motor inn has been reborn with a summery retro colour palette, and now sports 20 rooms, a day spa and a modern Asian restaurant.

  • First Look: Melbourne Is Getting a New Multi-Sensory Cocktail Exhibition You Can Sip Your Way Through

    The Australian-first 'Art of Mixology' has commissioned six celebrated artists to reimagine various cocktails as immersive, interactive installations.

  • Two's Ordinary, Three's Not a Crowd at QT's Throuples-Friendly Valentine's Day Dinners Around Australia

    Book a table for three on February 14 and you’ll score free oysters at most QT hotels around the country — or you might win a sleepover for three.

  • Rydges Melbourne Is Getting a Huge Makeover Complete with Refreshed Rooms and a New Rooftop Terrace

    Relaunching this autumn, the new-look hotel will feature 370 rooms and apartments, plus a hefty collection of event spaces.

  • Hilltop Hoods, Mashd N Kutcher and Sampa the Great Will Headline Ability Fest's Hefty 2023 Program

    Also hitting Birrarung Marr for Dylan Alcott's fully accessible music festival: Paris, Meg Mac, DZ Deathrays and more.

  • Ugly Vodka Is the Innovative New Booze Brand Turning Imperfect Apples Into a Sustainable Sip

    This nifty new drink hails from the minds at 80proof Liquor and music festival crew Untitled Group.

  • The Yarra Valley's Levantine Hill Estate Is Getting a New $20-Million Fender Katsalidis-Designed Hotel

    The boutique accomodation will feature 33 rooms decked out with private spas and fully stocked wine fridges.

  • Raise a Glass: Melbourne Was Just Named One of the Five Best Drinking Cities in the World

    According to drinks publication 'Punch', the Victorian capital is among the world's most travel-worthy drinking destinations for 2023.

  • Game, Set, Feast: Here's Which Chefs and Restaurants Are Popping Up at the 2023 Australian Open

    Come for the tennis, stay for top-notch eats by Supernormal, Stokehouse, Nomad and more.

  • Coming Soon: The Ritz-Carlton Is Opening a Luxe 80-Storey Hotel in Melbourne's CBD

    On track to open in March 2023, the towering hotel will boast a sky-high pool, 257 rooms, and a culinary offering led by Michael Greenlaw and Mark Best.

  • South Australian Brewing Legends Pirate Life Are Opening a South Melbourne Venue in 2023

    Slated to open in the middle of next year, it'll make its home in a former mechanics garage with a fitout by Studio Gram.

  • Melbourne Is Now Home to a Colourful Mini Parthenon Replica Called 'Temple of Boom'

    Add a visit to the NGV to your next Melbourne trip — the structure will be adorned with continually changing murals by local artists, and play host to a program of gigs and events.

  • Australia's Most Stunning New Venues Have Been Named in the 2022 Eat Drink Design Awards

    A tiny music-listening bar, a sleek laneway restaurant and an airport cafe are among the country's most stylish new hospitality venues.

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