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Lauren Vadnjal


Lauren Vadnjal

Lauren is the editor of Concrete Playground.

  • The Weekly Cap on Opal Fares Is Set to Drop to Make Your Commute a Bit Less Costly

    Spend more than $50 a week on public transport? You could save an extra $13 a week.

  • Four Pillars Is About to Release Its 2019 Batch of Bloody Good Bloody Shiraz Gin

    The distillery has acquired a big bunch of Victorian shiraz to make more of the cult favourite annual release than ever before.

  • A Cold Front and Some Fierce Winds Have Hit Sydney So Batten Down the Hatches

    And it's even started snowing in the Blue Mountains.

  • Electric Playground

    Friday 24th May - Saturday 15th June
    @ First Fleet Park

  • How to Navigate Vivid Sydney 2019's Bright Lights

    This year there are eight light precincts to explore — here's a rundown on each one.

  • Milk 'n' Sugar Dessert Market 2019

    Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May
    @ Overseas Passenger Terminal

  • Melbourne Will Host a Huge New Annual Winter Arts Festival from Next Year

    It will combine Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night and move them to a new winter timeslot.

  • Carriageworks Wild Night Market 2019

    Friday 19th July
    @ Carriageworks

  • The City of Sydney's Plan to Help Revive Sydney's Nightlife Has Been Given the Green Light

    24-hour trading in the CBD, later opening hours for bars in local areas and a brand new cultural precinct in Alexandria have all been given the go-ahead.

  • An Interactive Neon-Lit Playground for Kidults Is Popping Up at Circular Quay During Vivid

    Samsung is letting you unleash your kidult onto illuminated dancefloors, viewing platforms and a 6.5-metre slide.

  • The Best Parties Happening Throughout Vivid Sydney 2019

    Vivid isn't all about the lights — it's also a prime time to check out a slew of international DJs and dance the night away under immersive art installations.

  • The Golden Century Team's New Modern Restaurant Will be a Homage to Pipis and XO Sauce

    XOPP will open on the mezzanine level of Darling Square's new Exchange Building this August.

  • Australia's Best Winter Festivals That Will Make You Actually Want to Go Outside

    From nude swims in Hobart to all-nighters in Melbourne, these arts festivals are made for winter weekenders.

  • Splendour in the Grass Announces 2019 Lineup Led by Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper and Tame Impala

    Dust off your gumboots — it's a big one.

  • A Severe Thunderstorm Is Set to Hit Sydney This Afternoon So Stay Indoors

    Stay safe and dry out there — we're expecting lots of rain, hail and wind.

  • Butter Is Launching Eight New Fried Chicken Sandwiches from Sydney's Best Chefs

    Over eight weeks, you'll be able to try sandwiches filled with everything from curry katsu to sweet chicken skin and ice cream.

  • In-N-Out Burger Is Popping Up in Sydney Today

    Go. Queue. Now.

  • Gauchito Gil's Malbec Day Sydney 2019

    Sunday 14th April
    @ Carriageworks

  • Wholegreen Bakery

    24 Arden Street

    T (02) 9664 2211

  • Potts Point Institution Billy Kwong Will Close Its Doors Forever This Year

    But it's not all bad news — chef and restaurateur Kylie Kwong plans to open a new, more casual eatery later in 2019.

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