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Wine Island – A Drop in the Harbour

Every year, an idyllic island in the middle of Sydney Harbour plays host to a phenomenal three-day pop up paradise, devoted entirely to the love and appreciation of wine: Wine Island. The Plus Ones had the pleasure of drinking in…

‘Return to Rio’ Festival – Music, Magic and Mayhem

Daringly dubbed the “Ultimate Weekend Away”, Return to Rio had set our festival expectations very, very high. In the months leading up to the main event, we’d heard rumours of the countless other-worldly wonders we’d experience at this 3-day musical utopia,…

A Bathtub Bar by Hendrick’s Gin presents the new Hendrick’s Orbium

A bespoke Hendrick’s Gin bar has popped up on The Tilbury deck in Woolloomoolooo, and is custom designed out of a glorious Victorian-style bathtub. Reminiscent of something delightfully other-worldly, it has a name as complex as its extraordinary appearance: The…

Bang Bang Izakaya – A taste of Tokyo

If you’ve never been to Tokyo, there’s a fun way to feel just like you have. Enter through the bullet-sprayed roller doors to Bang Bang Izakaya, Steam Mill Lane’s new street-style eatery — locked and loaded with Japanese food, drinks, and…

Crinitis Italian – New “Leggera” Light Menu

Criniti’s Restaurant Darling Harbour welcomed us for a phenomenal tasting experience, featuring 3 courses: starters, mains, desserts, and drinks to boot. Seated in the refreshing al fresco area, my guest and I enjoyed a picturesque view of the revolving waterfront ferris…

Three Blue Ducks – Mexican Week

What better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than by feasting on an all-Mexican menu at Sydney favourite: Three Blue Ducks Restaurant, Bronte. The eastern suburbs establishment welcomed us for a tasting — featuring everything from Grilled Octopus Ceviche to spicy…

SooZee23 Grand Opening: A Taste of Taiwan

In an interesting change from bringing us bubble-tea, the team behind the well-loved Chattime chain have launched an exciting new Taiwanese restaurant called SooZee23. At their grand opening, The Plus Ones were invited to enjoy a taste of its uniquely…

La Traviata – An Opera Australia Triumph

The opening night standing ovation says it all. Opera Australia’s musically and dramatically emotive production of La Traviata is a triumph. The quintessential Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi wrote La Traviata (‘The Fallen Woman’) together with librettist Francesco Piave in 1853….

Husqvarna Motorcycle Fashion Show

Sydney Motorcycle Convention. The smoky scent of new leather and the cool metallic tang of machinery hang heavy in the air. The hall stretches out in every direction, populated by sleek machines, racks of riding leathers, screens flashing various brand…