Entries by Sue Wallace

Carmen Sizzles on Cockatoo Island

You can’t get a much more picturesque setting than a production of Opera Australia’s Carmen on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, complete with fireworks and motorbike stunts. The spirited, toe-taping, much loved Bizet music and Opera Australia’s talented singers and dancers add up to a very special night of musical entertainment in an outstanding place. […]

Ten Things to Love about Dallas

  From eclectic art precincts to spectacular gardens, Dallas, the third-largest city in Texas, has it all. It’s a fabulous holiday destination, great for a short break and as a handy springboard to other cities in the US. Here are just a few attractions and activities you won’t want to miss in what’s often called […]

Lapland – Where We Want To Be

A new Arctic adventure now combines the tradition of a native Sami Lavvu – teepees used whilst herding reindeer, with the comfort of a luxury Arctic cabin. It is located on an Arctic nature reserve in the spectacular Laponia World Heritage Site. The new accommodation, opening for its first guests this January, takes the experience […]

Lord Howe – Where We Want To Be

  Lord Howe has always fascinated me. It is those stunning photos of blue water, sandy beaches and towering mountains that intrigue. It’s enough to make you want to book a ticket, jump on a plane and kick off your shoes the moment you hit the beach. Lord Howe, ranked the world’s fifth-best region to […]

Melbourne’s Arts Scene Set to Sizzle

Get set, Melbourne is bringing back the arts in a big way. From new musicals to opera,  it’s set to sizzle. Here’s a round-up of what to put in your diary now lockdowns are lifted. Musicals The countdown is on – the spectacular Moulin Rouge! The Musical opens at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre mid-November. After months of delays […]

Chanel Blockbuster set to Open in Melbourne

Fashionistas are in for a treat with the fabulous fashions starring in Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto set to open in December at Melbourne’s NGV. It  is the first exhibition in Australia to exclusively focus on the significant contribution to twentieth-century fashion culture by the renowned French couturière Gabrielle Chanel who died in 1971. This major […]

Bathing Shed for Hands

  New Bathing Shed products can help with dry chapped hands due to so much washing. There has never been more focus on washing our hands, with the average Australian now washing them more than eight times a day. No wonder it often leads to dry, chapped skin and a need for extra antibacterial protection […]

Rutherglen’s Quiet Revolution

It may be one of Australia’s oldest wine regions but Rutherglen has much more to it than fabulous cellar doors and vineyards. It’s a chic and contemporary getaway destination, with new attractions and dining options. It’s also got a brand new website making it easy to tailor-make itineraries to suit any taste, appetite or style. […]

Fancy a Skinny Dip?

Australia is home to seven of the World’s Best Skinny Dipping Spots, according to a new study. To celebrate all things summer, the dating reviews website MyDatingAdviser.com has ranked the top skinny dipping locations across the globe and found that Australia is home to some of the best. Naughty but nice and you won’t see […]

Sheraton’s Taste Port Douglas

Great news for foodies – Sheraton’s Taste of Port Douglas is back. Sheraton will bring together some of Australia’s most inspiring chefs and industry leaders to deliver an unforgettable culinary experience over four unique locations. Kicking off in October, these appetizing events will serve up the best in food and drink with a strong sense […]