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Saturday, October 13th, 2018


Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park has been renamed

What’s in a name? Ask Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta or Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou. Better known as Lady Gaga and George Michael, the musicians are just two of the many famous faces who have stayed at Sheraton on the Park over the past 24 years. Now, the iconic five-star hotel known for its service culture and deep community roots is thrilled to reveal its new name Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park. The hotel will celebrate Sydney’s first-ever Sheraton Grand with a star-studded event in its new-look Grand Ballroom on November 15 which followsRead More

New luxury tropical resort – The Ville in Townsville

Work on the $44million redevelopment of The Ville Resort-Casino, Townsville is now complete with the hotel’s Resort Rooms and Suites, lobby, state-of-the-art functions space, pool precinct, and five new dining outlets open to guests. The renovation, completed in stages over the past two years, brings the total investment of The Morris Group in The Ville to $114million, having bought the property for $70million in 2014, and its total Queensland tourism portfolio to $260million. From secluded luxury island getaways on the Great Barrier Reef, to scenic helicopter adventures, and soul-enriching eco-experiences of the Daintree, theRead More

Dionne Warwick to attend Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is thrilled to announce five-time Grammy award winner and soul icon Dionne Warwick will attend Lexus Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington on Tuesday 6 November, 2018 as a special guest of the Club. Best known for her hit singles Do You Know the Way to San Jose which features in the VRC’s 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival campaign, Walk On By, and I Say A Little Prayer, the global superstar will catch all of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day action from the Birdcage at Flemington, and will also make a separate surprise appearance as part ofRead More

Australia’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar announced

Outstanding Australian film Jirga, written and directed by Benjamin Gilmour, produced by John Maynard and starring Sam Smith is Australia’s Official Submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Jirga is currently screening in cinemas around the country. Director/writer Benjamin Gilmour said, ‘We are thrilled about the honour of representing Australia. For us it’s the recognition of what Jirga has to say and the fruits of human cross-cultural collaboration.  Being selected for the Oscars is also about the company our film is in. I hope Jirga will now reach a much bigger audience.’ Producer/distributor John Maynard said, ‘Following the Cinefest OzRead More

Film Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

Director:    Drew Goddard Cast:    Dakota Johnson, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Cynthia Erivo, Lewis Pullman Rating:    MA Running Time:    141 Australian Distributor:     20th Century Fox   All hell breaks loose in writer/director Drew Goddard’s stylish thriller, Bad Times at the El Royale. Lake’s Tahoe’s El Royale sits straddling the Nevada/California border in the late 1960s. Before the East side lost its gambling license, the El Royale had been a hot spot and Rat Pack hangout, but lately bellboy/desk clerk and bartender Miles (Lewis Pullman) is prettyRead More

Buckle | 1922 Spring / Summer Accessory Trends

With spring well underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to step up your accessories game. Swap heavier, darker attire in favour of crisp whites, tans, florals and pastels. Men’s style connoisseurs Buckle | 1922 have all the right  products for a lighter, brighter you this season. Opt for a tan or brown belt for a more casual look. Paired with a pastel suit or worn to jazz up your favourite pair of shorts, a woven or embossed belt is a winner for the warmer months – changing yourRead More

Muck Boots releases Bergen Tall Boot in limited edition Dog Print

Style meets function in Muck Boots’ lightest weight boot to the market, the Bergen rain boot collection. Their exclusive slip-resistant compound will keep you safe on wet surfaces while the 6mm neoprene foot bed will keep your feet happy all-day long. Muck Boots’ range consists of a variety of women’s styles all available for purchase via Swanndri: Key Features: 100% waterproof Waterproof Gusset extends to allow easy entry into the boot and extra rooms for pants to be tucked in Dual density overlay Fully moulded heel cup 6mm neoprene footRead More