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  • Win a Spectacular Night Out in Melbourne Complete with '& Juliet' Tickets, Hotel Stay, Drinks and Dinner

    We've got theatre tickets, pre-show drinks, dinner and a one-night stay in the city to give away to one reader and their lucky plus-one.

  • Fireside Yarra Valley 2023

    Saturday 8th July - Sunday 23rd July
    @ Healesville

  • Go Behind the Scenes with a Brilliant Aussie Pair from Exuberant Musical '& Juliet'

    The warm, dynamic and talented duo of Amy Lehpamer and Yashith Fernando give us an inside look at the spectacular musical taking over Regent Theatre this winter.

  • Beginning with Gin: Three Winning Wintry Cocktails to Make Ahead of World Gin Day

    If you begin with gin and add a few simple three-step cocktail recipes, you've got the makings of a standout lineup of sips this World Gin Day.

  • Swimming Australia World Championship Trials

    Tuesday 13th June - Sunday 18th June
    @ Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre

  • Score a Double Pass to the Swimming Australia World Championship Trials Plus Dinner and a Night's Stay

    You and a mate could be cheering on our aquatic superstars in their race to make it to Fukuoka this year (then enjoying fine French food and a night away from home).

  • The Mighty Sunday Roast

    Sunday 16th July
    @ Victoria by Farmer's Daughters

  • Mike White and Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation

    Saturday 10th June
    @ Aware Super Theatre

  • Eight Retro-Inspired Motels to Book if You're After a Nostalgia-Laden Holiday

    These are the classic retro motels in Australia for when you're searching for your next nostalgic holiday spot.

  • Stay of the Week: Woodland Cabin at Logan Brae Retreats

    A plunge pool perched above a sweeping vista, wildlife wandering freely, luxe furnishings and expert styling: everything is special here.

  • Cosmo's Midnight Share Their Summer Highs, Creative Influences and Love of Disco Ahead of For The Love 2023

    "We've extended our listening into more recent decades to see how the natural progression of disco leaned to house and pop — and what we can take from those eras that is so timeless and exciting."

  • Six Ways to Have a Romance-Heavy Valentines Day This Year (Even If You're Not Loved Up)

    Whether you have a lover or not, there are more than a few ways to add some romance to your life this Valentine's Day.

  • Loved Up? You've Got the Chance to Score a Luxe $500 Date Every Day Until Valentine's Day

    Looking to go big this February 14? Grinders Coffee Roasters is covering the bill with daily $500 giveaways.

  • Five Festival-Season Hacks for Guaranteed High Vibes, According to Beyond the Valley's Taylah Hume

    Looking to juice as much fun out of festival season this summer? For these hot tips, we turned to an expert.

  • Automated Brewers, Parilla Grills and Charcoal Smokers: the Go-To Gift Guide for Your Favourite Hands-On Foodie

    If you know the next master brewer, a die-hard foodie or a passionate at-home entertainer, we've done the legwork this gifting season.

  • Six Ways to Easily Elevate Your At-Home Summer Cocktail Hour

    Brightly hued glassware, salty snacks and stand-out sips: your cheat sheet for a deliciously boozy (and aesthetically pleasing) summer arvo.

  • Charcoal Chicken, Authenticity and a Cult Following: El Jannah CEO Brett Houldin on Succeeding in the Hospitality Industry

    "Our customers know people by name, they can tell you a lot about their last food occasion, their first experience — that cult-like behaviour is growing with us as we expand."

  • Instruments of Dance: The Australian Ballet's Drew Hedditch on Preparing to Hit the Stage With the Soon-to-Come Triple Bill

    We sat down with the coryphée to chat cross-company collaboration, developing as a dancer and why this is the ballet for you if you're green to the scene.

  • Making Moves: Sydney Dance Company's Mia Thompson on What it Takes to Become a Full-Time Dancer

    The Brisbane-born artist sheds light on how she got her start, her international moves and the power of being on stage.

  • Luxe Threads and Smooth Sips: Eight Outstanding Gifts for a Dad That Enjoys the Finer Things in Life

    Whether it's your dad, father figure, leading legend or simply someone you'd like to spoil, here's a roundup of premium gifts to give this September.

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