Things On Our Radar This Week

We’ve rounded up the latest releases, travel destinations and cultural news.

Article by T Australia

Photography by Rae Begley.:Tears of the Moon" from Rae Begley's upcoming exhibition, "On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing". Photography by Rae Begley.

From renovated cellar doors to flights over Antarctica, from photography exhibitions to fashion collaborations, here are five things on our radar at the moment in the T Australia office.

Antarctica Flights
Photography by Kit Haselden.

How about a flight to Antarctica?

Antarctica Flights will return to the skies this November. Each flight provides a full day sightseeing experience from the air, with polar expeditioners on board to talk through the extraordinary environment on view. In addition to offering guests the trip-of-a-lifetime, Antarctica Flights is committed to protecting the planet. Recognising Antarctica’s significant vulnerability to climate change, the company is continuing to aid further research and education, as well as committing to carbon offset each flight in order to protect this unique, precious wilderness.

There is a total of ten flights to the white continent from November 2022 through to February 2023, and prices start at $1,199 for an Explorer Economy Seat and range up to $7,999 for a Business Class Deluxe. For further information, visit antarcticaflights.com.au

Ovolo South Yarra
Photography courtesy Ovolo Group.
Ovolo South Yarra
Photography courtesy Ovolo Group.

Ovolo offers solo travellers a “micro room” experience

Ovolo South Yarra has introduced its “Go Go Snug” rooms, designed for individual guests and solo travellers who are “on the Go Go”. The rooms have been developed those who are budget sensitive, but still wish to be indulgent and don’t want compromise on a luxury experience. Go Go Snug Room guests still have access to all of Ovolo’s signature perks, including a free mini bar in room, complimentary breakfast options, Wi-Fi, social hour, and the guest favourite loot bags. Starting from just $199 per night, learn more at ovolohotels.com

Rae Begley
"Memorial of Fragility". Photography by Rae Begley.

A film photography exhibition by Rae Begley

Australian artist Rae Begley uses purity of form, colour and composition to record authenticity in her film photography. From 10 August 2022, Begley’s exhibition at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf includes work developed during an artist residency with La Wayaka Current in the indigenous community of Coyo in the Atacama Desert, Chile, the driest non-polar desert in the world.

The photographs were made with a slow intensity of exploration through the physical act of walking and site-responsive connections to remote environments. Geological landscapes, otherworldly scenes and elements of human interference become found moments in time and space. There’s a sense of sculpture, installation and the discovery of architecture in decay present in the work which evokes environmental and philosophical questions.

Mount Pleasant
Photography courtesy Mount Pleasant.

Hunter Valley institution Mount Pleasant unveils new cellar door

Renowned Hunter Valley winery Mount Pleasant has re-opened its renovated and re-imagined cellar door and vineyard estate. Offering an expanded tasting area, a private tasting room, a separate members’ lounge in the adjacent barn and a bottle shop described as “a Disneyland for wine lovers”, the renovation was designed by award-winning architects and interior designers, Luchetti Krelle. The bottle shop houses some of Mount Pleasant’s oldest and most significant wines, where aficionados can purchase rare museum bottles, including the last vintage made by Maurice O’Shea in 1956. Book your experience at mountpleasantwines.com.au

Five Things On Our Radar This Week

We’ve rounded up the latest releases, travel destinations and cultural news.

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Oceania Cruises' "Sirena". Photography courtesy Oceania Cruises.Oceania Cruises' "Sirena". Photography courtesy Oceania Cruises.

From celebrity chef cooking classes to Iceland ocean cruises to drinks for Dry July (and not), here are five things on our radar at the moment in the T Australia office.

Iceland
Rekyavik, Iceland. Photography courtesy Oceania Cruises.

Explore the epic beauty of Iceland by water

Be the first to experience a brand new cruise itinerary onboard Oceania Cruises’ stylish “Sirena”. Taking in the epic beauty of Iceland, where timeless fishing villages nestle below towering peaks, this itinerary provides guests the opportunity to visit ports of call such as Seydisfjordur, Djupivogur and Heimaey. There’s also an overnight stay in Tórshavn in the remarkable Faroe Islands. The round-trip sail departs from Rekyavik on 7 July 2024.

This cruise was priced at $8,620 but the special OLife Choice price is now AU$5,220, which includes a generous package of pre-paid gratuities plus one of the following: shore excursions, beverage package or shipboard credit. Learn more at oceaniacruises.com

Christine Manfield. Photography courtesy Sydney Seafood School.
Christine Manfield. Photography courtesy Sydney Seafood School.
Christine Manfield Indian Cooking Class
"Christine Manfield's Indian Cooking Class". Courtesy Simon & Schuster Australia.

Learn how to cook from Christine Manfield

Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs (Paramount Restaurant, [email protected], Universal), a perfectionist inspired by complex flavours and a writer whose books have spiced up the lives of keen cooks around the world. An inveterate traveller, she has hosted bespoke gastronomic tours over the past twenty years to exotic destinations including India, Africa, Bhutan, France, South-East Asia, Italy and South America.

Join Manfield as she showcases some of her favourite recipes from her book “Indian Cooking Class” and shares her essential tips for cooking with spice. Recipes will include Black Pepper Prawns, Kerala Fish Curry, Green Bean, Pea and Coconut Poriyal, and Gunpowder Potatoes. Book tickets at sydneyfishmarket.com.au

FELLR Free Mango
FELLR Free Mango. Photography courtesy FELLR.
Fellr Free Watermelon
FELLR Free Watermelon. Photography courtesy FELLR.

Shaking things up for Dry July

Australian seltzer company FELLR has announced FELLR FREE, a non-alcoholic version of the beloved all natural, gluten-free refreshment – launched just in time for Dry July. Claiming to be “the same fizz, without the fuzz” FELLR FREE comes in two flavours: Watermelon and Mango. Alongside being all natural and gluten-free, the non-alc version is also sugar and carb-free. Have fun with friends, drive home, and feel great for brunch tomorrow. Find out more at drinkfellr.com

TAILS' Espresso Martini Cocktail, featuring 42BELOW vodka. Photography courtesy TAILS.
TAILS' Espresso Martini Cocktail, featuring 42BELOW vodka. Photography courtesy TAILS.

Shaking things up and ignoring Dry July

And if you’re not doing Dry July, then serving up delicious cocktails at home just got easier than ever with the launch of TAILS – an exclusive range of pre-batched, bar-quality cocktails. The range of four is each made using a premium spirit from the Bacardi portfolio, blended with top quality ingredients: the Whisky Sour (on DEWAR’S Blended Scotch whisky), the Gin Gimlet (on BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin), the Espresso Martini Cocktail (on 42BELOW vodka) and the Passionfruit Martini Cocktail (also on 42BELOW vodka).

Each bottle has an RRP of $40 and the range is available from Dan Murphy’s and First Choice Liquor, Ritchie’s IGA, Boozebud, Hairydog and independent retailers. Learn more at tailscocktails.com

An exhibition at "Over The Fence" at the Granville Centre Art Gallery. Photography courtesy Granville Centre Art Gallery.
An exhibition at "Over The Fence" at the Granville Centre Art Gallery. Photography courtesy Granville Centre Art Gallery.

A new exhibition examining connections and neighbourhoods

Granville Centre Art Gallery has partnered with Parramatta Artists’ Studios to celebrate how connections, neighbourhoods and community mean something deeper than the invisible force of a border. Artists Marian Abboud, Heath Franco, Rebecca Gallo, Tarik Ahlip and Linda Brescia, Gillian Kayrooz, Venessa Possum, Kalanjay Dhir and participants from the Youth Mentoring Program have created new works that explore their connections to the places they live, work or are from, shining a light on why Western Sydney is so special.

From the recreation of an old suburban backyard in Guildford with special memories to the sounds of twilight walks between a home in Parramatta to the studio in Rydalmere to an installation of collected branches and twigs which celebrates the song lines and country that they are from. Each work presented is a celebration of place and the role that it has in shaping us. The exhibition runs until 31 July. Learn more at cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Five Things On Our Radar This Week

We’ve rounded up the latest openings, travel destinations and cultural news.

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Miniforms Soda TablesPhotography courtesy Miniforms.

From vegetarian cocktail bars to stunning new watches to dreamy tables for the living room, here are five things on our radar at the moment in the T Australia office.

Backroom Melbourne
Photography courtesy Backroom.

A new hidden laneway bar with a vego menu

Ovolo Hotel’s Backroom is a hidden gem tucked away on Melbourne’s famed Toorak Road, launching next week. The perfect space for a post dinner tipple, late-night snack, or cocktail, entry is via a discrete concrete door on Toorak Road (next door to Lona Misa on street level), identified only by a singular neon martini glass sign. Be it a specific drink, region, brand or event, Backroom will open every Friday and Saturday evening as a space to showcase the finest artisans purveying the best liquid prescriptions from Australia and around the world. Opening on 1 July with its first collaboration concept, the ‘All-Australian Takeover’ will include quintessentially Australian beverage brands Feels Botanical, Regal Rogue and CAPI.

As part of Ovolo Hotel Group’s Plant’d initiative, the bar will showcase an entirely vegetarian menu, starting with dishes such as potato bread served with Feels Botanical Revel & Vegemite butter with shitake anchovies, fried artichoke hearts served with with Calabrian chilli pesto and Feels Botanical Vivify pickled rockmelon and Haloumi doughnuts with Feels Botanical Rousse, hibiscus and morita chilli jam.

Miniforms Soda Tables
Photography courtesy Miniforms.
Miniforms Soda Tables
Photography courtesy Miniforms.

A design icon in two new colours

Miniforms has just revealed this year’s new colours for their award-winning Soda collection by Yiannis Ghikas. Soda is now available in two new colours: Amethyst and Blue to accompany the original shades of Petrol and Amber. We’ll have one in each please.

James Richardson Furniture first debuted Soda on Australian shores in 2020, and the pieces have since earned iconic status for their strong, sinuous silhouette, contemporary colours and captivating glass-blown structure. Coming in at 20 kilos, the product is blown, drawn out and shaped by three master glassmakers from the island of Murano in Italy. jrf.com.au

North Bondi Kepos
Photography by Steven Wooburn.

A foodie collaboration all winter long

North Bondi Fish has collaboration with Kepos Street Kitchen to create North Bondi Kepos, a Middle Eastern inspired pop-up, opening on 30 June. Under the guidance of hospitality heavyweights Matt Moran and Kepos Street Kitchen’s award-winning chef Michael Rantissi, with a menu curated by Michael Rantissi, Kepos Street Kitchen will take over the North Bondi Fish kitchen to showcase the flavours of modern Israeli food. northbondikepos.com.au

Hermes H08 watch
Photography courtesy Hermes.

A watch that’s masculine-meets-feminine

Firmly embedded in the masculine universe of the house, the Hermès H08 watch combines tension and fluidity, robustness and delicacy. As sporty as it is elegant, it features a strong aesthetic dimension and plays with shapes and materials. The urban and contemporary look echoes the world of Hermès men’s ready-to-wear.  hermes.com

The Bar Intercontinental Double Bay
Photography by Jason Loucas.
The Bar Intercontinental Double Bay
Photography by Jason Loucas.

Bringing some glamour back to The Bar

Restaurateur and entrepreneur Maurice Terzini has evolved the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay’s food and beverage offering, with the opening of The Bar. Known for hosting the likes of Princess Diana, Bill Clinton, and Elton John, the restoration is the first step towards reclaiming the iconic hotel’s grandeur through a first-class service offering. The Bar will serve classic drinks and cocktails with table side service, and an Italian-Australian inspired classic menu, focusing on local produce, such as Sydney rock oysters, beef tartare, spanner crab and Pyengana cheddar Lasagnette, an American bar cheeseburger and a club sandwich. intercontinental.com

Five Things On Our Radar This Month

We’ve rounded up the latest openings, travel destinations and cultural news.

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Kittawa Lodge, which will soon host exclusive dinners with Danielle Alvarez, ex-chef at Fred's Paddington. Photography by Sammy Green.Kittawa Lodge, which will soon host exclusive dinners with Danielle Alvarez, ex-chef at Fred's Paddington. Photography by Sammy Green.

From truffle-centric dinners to vineyard day spas to weekend handbags, here are five things on our radar at the moment in the T Australia office.

Bentley's potato damper, truffle cream and urchin dish. Photography courtesy Bentley Group.
Bentley's potato damper, truffle cream and urchin dish. Photography courtesy Bentley Group.
Monopole's roasted swordfish, Champagne butter, truffle and Jerusalem artichoke dish. Photography courtesy Bentley Group.
Monopole's roasted swordfish, Champagne butter, truffle and Jerusalem artichoke dish. Photography courtesy Bentley Group.

Dinners built entirely around new season truffles

With truffle season looming, the Bentley Group have curated a series of dedicated truffle dinners at each of their venues: Bentley, Yellow, Cirrus and Monopole. Highlights include Bentley Restaurant + Bar’s potato damper with truffle cream and urchin (pictured); Yellow’s roasted oyster mushroom with borlotti bean and truffled broth; Cirrus’s scallop and truffle dumpling with sweet onion milk; and Monopole’s french onion and truffle vol-au-vent. Reservations can be made directly through each restaurant.

Longview's new day spa. Photography courtesy Longview.
Longview's new day spa. Photography courtesy Longview.

A new day spa with a side of pinot

Adelaide Hills vineyard, Longview has recently opened a luxury day spa – a first for a South Australian cellar door. The team has crafted an exceptional offering, true to the existing Longview ethos of flipping traditional concepts on their head to create the ultimate experience. The purpose-built day spa offers a range of treatments designed for guests to indulge in, including hot stone massage, organic facials and pregnancy packages.

Most products used in the day spa are made locally in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills including Swiss Wellness organic skincare range manufactured in Flaxley, Kindred self- essential oils crafted in Port Adelaide and the signature Longview scented Etikette candles made in Bridgewater. Following a treatment, guests can replenish on the day spa balcony (overlooking the Pinot Noir vineyard) with a choice of two grazing platters and a selection of Longview wines. Learn more at longviewvineyard.com.au

Weekend Max Mara's Pasticcino Venezia bag. Photography courtesy Weekend Max Mara.
Weekend Max Mara's Pasticcino Venezia bag. Photography courtesy Weekend Max Mara.

A new weekend clutch from Max Mara

Weekend Max Mara’s Pasticcino Bag, Modello Venezia was launched in Venice last week. This edition is crafted with sumptuous Fortuny textiles and colourful glass beads made in Murano – an homage to history, artisanship, and uniqueness of Venice. Its proportions are purposefully exaggerated and playfully attenuated, while its shape is vaguely vintage-inspired. The bag is completely unstructured save for its large metal spheres that clip together like giant gumballs.

Launched in 1983 as a casual outdoors weekend collection, Weekend Max Mara has evolved into an authentic Italian lifestyle brand with a unique identity and relevant personality. The Pasticcino Bag is no different – an instant mood-booster perfect for easy weekends, off duty moments, spirited parties or a spontaneous evening. Learn more at maxmara.com

Photography by Benito Martin and Jess Johnson, courtesy of "Always Add Lemon" by Danielle Alvarez, published by Hardie Grant Books.
Photography by Benito Martin and Jess Johnson, courtesy of "Always Add Lemon" by Danielle Alvarez, published by Hardie Grant Books.
Photography by Benito Martin and Jess Johnson, courtesy of "Always Add Lemon" by Danielle Alvarez, published by Hardie Grant Books.
Photography by Benito Martin and Jess Johnson, courtesy of "Always Add Lemon" by Danielle Alvarez, published by Hardie Grant Books.

Following Danielle Alvarez wherever she goes

This August, renowned chef Danielle Alvarez will take residence at Kittawa Lodge for her first culinary collaboration since departing as head chef at Fred’s Paddington. With six three-night packages for two people, Kittawa Lodge and Alvarez have curated the ultimate food and luxury experience, with Alvarez personally cooking for guests in their lodge. 

A secluded, ocean front 96-acre property on King Island, the award-winning Kittawa Lodge offers refined boutique accommodation, with panoramic views of the untouched rugged coastal landscape. Alvarez will cook private dinners for guests in their lodge as well as a dinner offsite in an exclusive and unique location. A selection of Tasmanian wines, beers and spirits are included throughout guests’ stay and matching Tasmanian wines will be served with each dinner.

Alvarez’s cooking focuses on using small scale organic producers for seasonal cooking, which aligns well with Kittawa Lodge’s ethos of storytelling through championing local produce. With just six packages available, experience intimate private dinners by Danielle Alverez while encountering the beautiful and spectacularly remote Kittawa Lodge. Learn more at kittawalodge.com

The STATE OF ESCAPE X Nigel Scott Escape tote in Blue Dark Blue. Photography courtesy State of Escape.
The STATE OF ESCAPE X Nigel Scott Escape tote in Blue Dark Blue. Photography courtesy State of Escape.

A limited edition collab tote bag perfect for airport lounges

The limited edition STATE OF ESCAPE X Nigel Scott collaboration reflects the synchronicity between Scott’s artwork and the painterly colour repertoire of State of Escape. A renowned artist and photographer, Scott’s paintings reflect his reverence for the ocean and fascination with deep blue.

The STATE OF ESCAPE X Nigel Scott collection will be available online and at the Ron Herman Sendagaya store in Japan from 11 June 2022. It consists of three distinct expressions from Scott: Blue Dark Blue (pictured), Blue Electric Blue and Blue Mid Blue, available in both the large Escape tote ($459) and medium Flying Solo tote ($419). Learn more at stateofescape.com

Five Things On Our Radar This Month

We’ve rounded up the latest openings, travel destinations and cultural news.

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The new cellar door at Devil's Corner Vineyard on the East Coast of Tasmania. Photography courtesy East Coast Tasmania.The new cellar door at Devil's Corner Vineyard on the East Coast of Tasmania. Photography courtesy East Coast Tasmania.

From 131 carat gemstones to absinthe to wine trails, here are some of the things T Australia is excited about this month.

Bulgari High Jewellery Event_Credit Daniel Goode
Photography by Daniel Goode.
Bulgari High Jewellery Event_Credit Fiona Susanto
Photography by Fiona Susanto.

This month, Bulgari unveiled its new MAGNIFICA High Jewellery and High-End Watches collection at a week-long event in Sydney. It was the first time that MAGNIFICA – the most extraordinary combination of rare gems, unrivalled craftsmanship and bold design from the Roman Maison – has ever travelled to Australia. Comprising over 150 stunning pieces, it was also the most precious showcase of high jewellery in the brand’s history to be exhibited locally.

The star of the collection, the incredible Imperial Spinel necklace, features a staggering 131.24 carat spinel gemstone, the fourth largest in the world by carat weight. These unparalleled gifts of nature are elevated by the incredible craftsmanship of the Bulgari artisans, working from Bulgari High Jewellery atelier in Rome under the inspired vision of Creative Director Lucia Silvestri. With their skilled, intelligent hands, they transform creative ideas and bi-dimensional sketches into amazing high jewellery artworks, some of which require up to 2,500 hours of handwork. Learn more at bulgari.com

Never Never Absinthe
Never Never Distilling Co.'s Australian Absinthe. Photography courtesy Never Never Distilling Co.

Australia’s most highly-awarded spirit producers, Never Never Distilling Co. have released Australian Absinthe, a distinctive interpretation of the legendary green spirit. The limited-edition Dark Series bottle was developed for Van Gogh Alive to kick off their collaboration at the most visited multi-sensory art experience in the world.⁠

The Never Never Distilling Co Australian Absinthe uses a unique blend of contemporary and traditional botanicals, including the ‘Holy Trinity’ of absinthe: wormwood, sweet fennel, and green anise, as well as lemon balm, aniseed, and hyssop. The 55% ABV spirit will be served exclusively over the bar at the exhibition, served traditionally using antique Absinthe fountains. There is also an extremely limited supply available online. The Never Never Australian Absinthe will sell for $95 RRP. Learn more at neverneverdistilling.com.au

Great Eastern Wine Week_Oysters
Melshell Oysters, available at the Great Eastern Wine Week in September. Photography courtesy Easy Coast Tasmania.

East Coast Tasmania Tourism has unveiled the program for this year’s Great Eastern Wine Week, set along 221km of Tasmania’s pristine eastern coastline. The festival will come alive from September 9-18, with over 60 food and wine events created in collaboration with the region’s best producers.

Highlights include the Black Tie and Blundstone cocktail party at the new Devil’s Corner Cellar Door, The Battle of the Vineyards at Furneaux Restaurant, and the Wild Abundance cooking with game workshop at Twamley Farm. There will also be a selection of masterclasses on offer, such as Flavours of the East Coast Wine masterclasses at Freycinet Lodge, Plumm Glassware masterclasses at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and VIP Whisky and Gin masterclasses at Spring Bay Distillery. Learn more and book tickets at eastcoasttasmania.com

The Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition. Photography courtesy Girard-Perregaux.
The Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition. Photography courtesy Girard-Perregaux.
The Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition. Photography courtesy Girard-Perregaux.
The Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition. Photography courtesy Girard-Perregaux.

Girard-Perregaux has worked with the Aston Martin F1 Team to create a new timepiece: the Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition. Blending titanium powder and carbon elements taken from two F1 race cars used during the 2021 season, the watch represents a first in the industry. The dial on the watch is presented in sunray ‘Aston Martin Racing Green’ and is adorned with cross-hatching, a motif that can be traced back to the Aston Martin ‘AM’ badge of 1921.

Limited to 306 pieces – the distance drivers Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will aim to cover on race day at the 2022 British Grand Prix – the model is now available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers. Learn more at girard-perregaux.com

Karen Elson
Photography courtesy Semi Permanent.

British-born singer-songwriter and supermodel Karen Elson will headline Semi Permanent, a festival of creativity and design in Sydney. On the festival main stage, Elson will give a talk about her career and creative process. Earlier this month, Elson released her third full-length album, “Green”, off the back of the critically acclaimed “Ghost Who Walks” and “Double Roses”. The combination signals a new direction and era for Elson and has resulted in a stunning piece of work, both in song-writing and sound.

Elson rose to fame as a model in her teens, having walked runways for Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Valentino and Gucci, and been the face of countless campaigns and graced magazine covers around the globe. She released a book, “The Red Flame”, with Rizzoli Publishing in 2020, a moving coming-of-age story chronicling her professional and personal metamorphosis. Following her decades-long success in the fashion industry, Elson has been a leading advocate for model rights in the workplace, campaigning for historic reform legislation that will protect models and other industry creatives. Find tickets to the event here.

Five Things On Our Radar This Month

We’ve rounded up the latest openings, travel destinations and cultural news.

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The Isla Motel. Photography by Anson Smart.The Isla. Photography by Anson Smart.

From stylish South Coast motels to luxurious Greek island getaways, these are the openings we’re excited for this month.

The Isla. Photography by Anson Smart.
The Isla, a new design-led motel. Photography by Anson Smart.
The Isla. Photography by Anson Smart.
The Isla swimming pool. Photography by Anson Smart.

Luxury motel The Isla has opened its doors in Batemans Bay, the charming NSW South Coast town. Stylishly sentimental and luxuriously designed, the motel plays homage to the quintessential Australian beach holiday, with a breath of fresh air. The 18 retro rooms have been lovingly-restored with stunning bespoke oak furnishings, terrazzo features, brushed brass accents and dreamy A.H Beard beds. In a nod to the motel’s 80s past, the old garage has been converted into a pool lounge that flows into a communal dining area surrounding a new pool. Instead of a minibar, guests will visit The Isla’s Cantina where bespoke vending machines offer carefully curated and locally sourced artisan products, such as Dangerous Ales beer, cocktails from Poor Toms Gin and ST ALi espresso martinis. Learn more at www.theisla.com.au

Myconian Collection’s luxury Mykonos hotel portfolio, O by Myconian Collection, will open in May. Photography courtesy Myconian Collection.
Myconian Collection’s luxury Mykonos hotel portfolio, O by Myconian Collection, will open in May. Photography courtesy Myconian Collection.

The countdown has begun for the May opening of the latest addition to the Myconian Collection’s luxury Mykonos hotel portfolio, O by Myconian Collection, the 11th boutique property for the family-run business, an institution since opening its first hotel in 1979. Enjoying a coveted location on Mykonos’ spectacular Ornos Bay, the five-star O by Myconian Collection epitomises the brand’s effortless elegance, warm Greek hospitality and luxury leisure offering. Ideally situated a few kilometres from town, O by Myconian Collection is the portfolio’s first absolute beachfront property, offering guests direct access to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Learn more at www.omyconian.gr

Nathan O’Keefe will star in "Cathedral" in May. Photography courtesy State Theatre Company.
Nathan O’Keefe will star in "Cathedral" in May. Photography courtesy State Theatre Company.

Award-winning Australian playwright Caleb Lewis will debut his ode to the underwater world, “Cathedral”, at Space Theatre in May. Starring beloved South Australian actor Nathan O’Keefe (Gaslight, Hydra), the play will take audiences on an immersive deep sea dive using soundscape and multimedia under the direction of rising star Shannon Rush (Limit). From Mount Gambier to Thailand to the North Sea, from soaring first love to shattering loss to ultimate hope, this powerful story ponders a diver’s life shaped by the ocean, and its power to both upend and heal. A thriller, family drama and epic journey of self-discovery, “Cathedral” is a life-affirming piece of storytelling that asks the question: do we turn away from our pain, or dive right in? Learn more at www.statetheatrecompany.com.au/shows/cathedral

A dish that celebrates a decade of the Sydney restaurant. Photography courtesy Chiswick.
A dish that celebrates a decade of the Sydney restaurant. Photography courtesy Chiswick.
Matt Moran, Pete Hatfield and Taylor Cullen celebrate 10 years of Chiswick. Photography courtesy Chiswick.
Matt Moran, Pete Hatfield and Taylor Cullen celebrate 10 years of Chiswick. Photography courtesy Chiswick.

Celebrating 10 years in the Woollahra community, Matt Moran’s Chiswick will unveil a program of activity this May with a special birthday menu, while the venue will come to life with a large-scale floral and produce installation suspended above the pergola by Wilder Florals and an overabundance of styled fresh produce spilling from the kitchen pass by Hermetica as a nod to Chiswick’s planted to plated ethos. Chiswick will also release a free digital recipe book of its most popular dishes from the past decade, as well as a special edition “finish at home” Providoor box. Find out more at www.chiswickwoollahra.com.au

Photography courtesy Parrtjima.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2022 has wrapped up its seventh successful year in the Red Centre and organisers have confirmed the much-loved free event will return from 7-16 April 2023. Celebrating thousands of years of culture, Parrtjima is the only Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world. With the theme ‘Sky Country’, Parrtjima 2022 took place at Alice Springs Desert Park and Araluen Arts Centre, and attracted more than 23,000 attendees. As well as 10 nights of free entertainment, this year’s event included exclusive Parrtjima experiences, such as a special Preview Night, Araluen Art Centre tours, Merne bushfood tours and a nocturnal tour at Alice Springs Desert Park. To find out more about the 2023 event, visit www.parrtjima.com.au