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

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  • 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.

  • Professor Brian Cox: Horizons — A 21st Century Space Odyssey

    Saturday 15th October
    @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • VineHop 2022

    Saturday 12th November - Sunday 13th November
    @ The Briars

  • R.M.Williams Has Launched a Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

    With the special release celebrating the 90th birthday of the iconic brand, now is the time to nab your slice of Aussie history.

  • Cheesy Laneways and Wine-Centric Masterclasses: the 2022 Good Food & Wine Show Highlights According to Concrete Playground's Editors

    The foodie fave is back for its 2022 run, and it's bringing a star-studded culinary lineup.

  • Vivid Ideas: Gretchen Carlson and Lisa Wilkinson on Speaking Out

    Sunday 29th May
    @ Sydney Town Hall

  • You and a Mate Could Win Tickets to the Australian Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis'

    Looking for more rhythm and blues? Go in the running to win money-can't-buy tickets to the premiere event on the Gold Coast.

  • Get the Look: All the Deets on the Designer-Approved Products from Our Latest Style Video

    We've done the high and low so you can recreate a stylist-approved living room at home.

  • Win an Arty Night Out for Two at The Other Art Fair Melbourne

    Score tickets to a night of creative delight, plus a voucher to put towards a piece of art to take home.

  • A Chilli Affair

    Friday 22nd April - Sunday 1st May
    @ South Melbourne Market

  • This Luxe New Zealand Accessories Brand Has Opened an Australian Flagship Store in Melbourne

    It's now much easier to get your hands on these sustainably made Aotearoan leather accessories.

  • Summerfield Winery

    5967 Stawell-Avoca Road
    Moonambel

    T (03) 5467 2264

  • Festival of Footy

    Friday 11th March - Sunday 20th March
    @ Yarra Park

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