The Plus Ones is a global entertainment publication and magazine with one single goal – to showcase Earth’s best experiences. Be it the arts, music, parties, festivals, fashion or anything in between, we are purveyors of FOMO.
Armed with our team of over 150 event journalists, The Plus Ones have covered, reviewed, and showcased thousands of launches and events in Australia and elsewhere over the years.
Through our event calendar, festival guides, listicles, reviews, and more, our team helps craft and curate the social lives over 80,000 newsletter subscribers and millions in readership to date.
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Our Sydney team:
Theresa is a worldly American expat who co-founded The Plus Ones. As the Editor-in-Chief, Theresa manages a team of 100+ writers and journalists nationwide to curate and showcase Australia’s best experiences. Originally from a farm in the U.S.A., Theresa has lived in Wales, England, New Zealand, and is now an Australian dual citizen. She comes equipped with a Bachelor’s in Classical Civilization (minor in Linguistics) from the University of Illinois and the University of Wales. A public speaker and woman of many hats, Theresa also runs Braidiance, where she teaches custom hair braiding workshops, and works closely with The Socialites to create exciting, unique events and experiences.
Ace Mamun is the CEO of The Socialites, a multi-national lifestyle network of nearly 100,000 members, and Director, Sydney/Global Head of Marketing of The Plus Ones. A published author, Ace has a decade plus experience in creative, media, advertising, entertainment, and publishing, having worn the hats of Art Director, Head of Strategy, Editor-in-Chief, Event Organizer, Emcee, and more. With a goal to connect the world, Ace is also an ambassador of InterNations, the world’s largest expat network, runs a creatives’ network with thousands of members, and an influencer network with followers in the millions.
Sydney Editorial Team:
Lara Benedict – Arts Specialist
Lara would much rather be on a beach with a cocktail at nearly any given moment, though she will settle for just the cocktail.
Caitlin Martin – Lifestyle Specialist
When she’s not globetrotting, Caitlin Martin loves to scope out Sydney’s hidden gems, with a camera and coffee in hand. Follow her adventures @caitlineliseeee.
Abi Andrew – Lifestyle & Fashion Specialist
Abi is a Fashion Marketing graduate, she believes you can never wear too much leopard print or drink too much white wine. Follow her on Instagram @rincess_abi.
Orlaith Costello – Food and Beverage Specialist
F&B Specialist. Usually seen with a flat white in hand or on her way to a craft beer or whiskey tasting. Needs to stop buying books and start reading them.
Proud glutton, beer snob, sustainability enthusiast and collector of silly socks. Aspiring ‘Cool Aunt’ who collects eccentric artifacts from her world travels.
Khanh Hoang – Music Specialist
Khanh grew up in Hoi An, a UNESCO Heritage listed village in Central Vietnam. He migrated with his family to Australia when he was 9. He is an academic, music lover, sports lover and a former table tennis (not ping-pong!) champion. Follow him Instagram on @ironandwhiskey.
Lover of all things retro, you can find Fab in a majestic movie palace or hogging the mic at a karaoke bar. Follow her on Instagram as she paints the town red @fab_pinup.
Liv Steigrad – Performing Arts Specialist
Liv is a creature of warm weather, negronis, and writing. She can usually be found elbow deep in a pile of chicken wings. Check out her musings @callmememphisjones.
Alicia Tripp – Theatre Specialist
Alicia Tripp is the Theatre Specialist for The Plus Ones, reviewing the premiere concerts, symphonies, operas, ballets and stage shows in Sydney. She is a seasoned arts and music critic, as a former journalist for the ABC Limelight magazine and State of the Arts. She has a degree in Media & Communications, English and Music from the University of Sydney.
Sydney Journalists Team:
Tania Doumit | Loreta Blair | Kate Lowe | Ben Xerri | Cristina Toscan | Nada Mak | Natalie Salvo | Jonhy Le | Pierre Laba Sarkis | Georgia Rae Collins | Ayla Haverkamp | Jenny Hu | Bridgett Leslie | Kate Whittaker | Nei Ra | Keeli Belle Royle | Dave McGettigan | Lucy Doyle-Noble | Benjamin Dempsey | Jane Jago | Thomas Westenberg | Monique Bringolf | Denise Schopp | Yarran Gatsby | Olivia Culver | Jaimee Hassos | Anastasia Lloyd | Jessica Del Roario | Liz Blue | Natalie Cupac | Joanita Wibowo | Christian Agnew | Maxim Tkachev | Maryanne Lok | Kate Bettes | Hannah Li | Temarre Evans | Patricia Vera Mendoza | Clarissa Zhu | Laura McCann | Ben Squires | Amalia Kewenter | Olena Prusenkova | Emma Bishop | Tylah Jones | Rosie Pentreath | Madelaine De Leon | MJ Quisumbing | Alicia Tripp | Matthew Kahn | Stephanie Turek | Hayley Hunter | Abbey Farlow | Max Gay | Olivia Grace-Curran | Anvi Sharma | Marlene Di Marte | Ruthy Scheinberg | Elise Meng | Natasha Kelly | Silvia Cheung | Orlaith Costello | Michelle Ann Madregallejo | Jean-Paul Harriette | Samantha O’Neil | Jacinta Rets | Kristen Danielsson | Jemma Jones | Yen Loh | Ryan McGoldrick | Angharad Rees | Rebecca West | Carolynne Marshall | Antoinette Milienos | Isabella Arena | Alessia Sirangelo | Eleanor Luther | Nia Nguyen | Alaisdair Leith | Aiden Lewis O’Dea | Harry Russell | Roydon Ng | Monique Pitzer | Albert Lin | Joy Adan | Elizabeth Foster | Kevin Rodrigueza | Jill Antonio | Benjamin Samuels | Jessica Mudditt | Erica Enriquez-Clemente | Geraldine Fernandez | Aobh O’Brien-Moody | Kaylah Natoli | Vee Naidoo | Elli de Ryckman | Justine Stratton | Liv Waelde | Beatrice Giorgi | Renee Wardle | Patricia Harbour | Caitlin Hely | Riona Day | Aidan Wondracz | Tierney Kelman
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