Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, in the rugged Australian bush

Zac Editor

By Zac in Cool Travel on Sunday 11 August 2013

I recently stayed at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. If you picture sheer luxury intertwined with rugged Australian bush, that is what’s on offer. Here’s the inside view on this quite remarkable resort.

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Fleetwood Macchiato: Sydney’s own slice of coffee nerd heaven

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Jai Pyne spent a good seven years as frontman of (arguably) one of Australia’s best indie bands – The Paper Scissors. Now that band is done and dusted, he’s allowing another passion to shine through. We caught up with Jai to talk all about his newish Sydney cafe Fleetwood Macchiato, located in inner-city Erskineville, and his love affair with everyone’s favourite pick me up.

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Charlie & Co: Burger heaven in Sydney

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 July 2013

No matter what time of the day, a good burger is a good burger. We are firm believers in this and it is with no shame that we confess to having eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at Charlie & Co Burgers in Sydney. It’s a magical place where chili, beef, chicken, bacon, cheese and tasty […]

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For Love and Design: an art project to fund a long distance relationship

Sean Alves Reader Find

By Sean Alves in New Illustration on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Boy meets girl, they fall in love but due to unfortunate timing, they are separated by the distance of a vast ocean. I am that boy, here in Sydney, and my partner Cathy now resides in London. My plans are to get there as soon as possible so we can start working on some joint […]

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Small House, Sydney: Grand architecture in the smallest of spaces

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Just a short walk from our Sydney Surry Hills office is Small House, a four story wonderland, comprised of 28 precast concrete wall panels which stand on a block of just 7m x 6m. Designed by Domenic Alvaro for himself and his wife, Small House took the approach of building upwards and made it work […]

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102-year old ship is a floating forest off the coast of Sydney

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

This incredible 102-year-old floating forest is the result of 40 years of mangrove tree growth in Homebush Bay, Sydney. The SS Aryfield is an abandoned ship used in WWII that was left in the bay to deteriorate after the ship wrecking yard closed down. The massive ship’s rusty hull is now home to lush vegetation, […]

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Pelicano: Peroni’s pop-up bar event in Sydney

Ben Urquhart Contributor

By Ben Urquhart in New Events on Wednesday 5 June 2013

The recent wrap of Sydney’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was an obvious reason to celebrate. Our friends at Peroni partnered with Double Bay-based Pelicano to open a pop-up bar in the middle of the city’s CBD for four days over the event and closed the event with a party on the Friday evening. It looked […]

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Wolf Peach Clothing: t-shirts by Sydney tattoo artist

Elise Boyd Editor

By Elise Boyd in New Fashion on Tuesday 28 May 2013

We’re always keen to show cool Australian designs – especially when they’re on nice, quality t-shirts for both guys and girls. Wolf Peach Clothing, started by Christabel, a tattoo artist in Sydney, puts her awesome, twisted monster drawings onto shirts.

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Blaxland Riverside Park Sydney: Become a child again

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Friday 24 May 2013

Blaxland Riverside Park in Sydney is a child’s paradise, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only ones that can play there. Created by JMD Design, the 20,500 square meter park is an open, flowing space which makes use of the natural lay of the land. Incorporating slides, rock climbing walls, tunnels, nets and swings, the […]

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Victor Churchill: a unique butcher in Sydney

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 21 May 2013

If the drab decor of your local butcher is getting you down, we’ve found you the ultimate solution. Victor Churchill in Woollahra, a suburb of Sydney, is a meaty experience that will leave you spinning with wonder. Think custom-made copper and glass shelving, rich timber wall panelling, a marble slate floor and a floor-to-ceiling glass […]

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Skylight House: Victorian terrace turned modern icon in Sydney

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Thursday 16 May 2013

Looking at the front of this Victorian terrace, many people would pass it by without a second thought. Being part of a conservation streetscape, not much could really be done to the facade. This, however, is completely untrue for the inside of the home, which has been dubbed Skylight House. Designed by firm Chenchow Little, […]

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OutsideIn Festival: Returning to Sydney in 2013

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Friday 10 May 2013

We know that you all love to party, so it’s with great pleasure that we announce the return of OutsideIn Festival: an amazing day of mind-bending music at Sydney’s Factory Theatre. Curated by Astral People and Yes Please, last year’s inaugural festival saw a sold out crowd get down to the likes of Flume, HTRK, […]

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Optus RockCorps: 5 questions with The Potbelleez

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Wednesday 24 April 2013

AdvertisementLast week we were hanging out at Sydney’s Optus RockCorps to bring to bring you all of the action from in the crowd and backstage.

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Review: Optus RockCorps at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Wednesday 24 April 2013

AdvertisementAfter a hard time working to earn their tickets, the Optus RockCorps volunteers were certainly an excitable bunch. Having to push my way through the packed out line of music lovers waiting to get in, I somehow found my way to the crew entrance and walked into the pavilion.

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Antidote: an aesthetically pleasing Sydney cafe/bakery

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Friday 19 April 2013

Mmm! I’m loving the caffeine fixes at Antidote, just as much as I fancy their bakery treats and chilled green teas. What’s more, the place is aesthetically pleasing. There’s no impersonal counter when it’s ordering time and the baristas greet you by name and approach you when your order is ready. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill, […]

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