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I ferret out interesting and eclectic events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, so you don't have to do all the hard work. You can subscribe to my articles just for your city by clicking on Best of Brisbane, Sydney Selections or Marvellous Melbourne under Writer Topics below and then hitting the subscribe button at the top of the topic page.

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Spotlight
Those of us who call Brisbane home know that it's really a happening city with a lot going on. Well, Brisbane has just s... [more]
23/11/2016 - 14/12/2016
Newstead House — Brisbane's oldest surviving home — has a secret. Its recent Sunday dalliances with The World Food Marke... [more]
07/01/2017
There will be five, not twelve, really big days of Christmas this year as Eats and Beats, Logan City's lively pop up foo... [more]
18/11/2016 - 16/12/2016
It's unlikely that you'll stumble across Medley Cafe and Restaurant while you're wandering the streets of Kangaroo P... [more]
Christmas movies in Brisbane this festive season will be twice as nice as previous years, but don't worry, it doesn't me... [more]
10/12/2016 - 23/12/2016
Over the last few years South Bank has been at the forefront of Christmas fun in Brisbane, with a host of activities ran... [more]
20/12/2016 - 23/12/2016
It's got a West Coast California vibe, but it's happily ensconced in downtown Brisbane. It offers pizza, burgers and pas... [more]
I'm a big fan of high tea. Dainty morsels of flavoursome food, fragrant tea, fine china, and a glass of bubbly, all shar... [more]
Whether you're a newbie to Brisbane, a tourist just passing through or a long-time resident with time on your hands ... [more]
Let's face it, when it comes to rooftop bars Brisbane has a distinct advantage over southern capital cities that lay... [more]
I seriously doubt that there is any better smell than fresh coffee. I love that moment when you open a new bag of ground... [more]
A tin shed in the suburban streets of Newmarket may seem like an unlikely place for a hotbed of artistic creativity, but... [more]
What is it with pineapples? No longer happy with their natural place growing in dirt or sitting in fruit bowls or refrig... [more]
What constitutes the perfect day? One worth bottling, to be uncorked at some low point in the future when you're sadly i... [more]
You eagerly await your daily email newsletter's appearance in your inbox, you rapturously pore over its contents, and We... [more]
They say that timing is everything. Yesterday, after living in Brisbane for thirty years, I finally decided to take a to... [more]
It starts as a whisper that becomes a murmuring background to your anticipation. The muted babble, pierced occasiona... [more]
The bright lights and hustle and bustle of our Bris Vegas can sometimes wear a little thin. Thankfully we're blessed wit... [more]
Christmas decorations. They range from the traditional to the tawdry, the kitsch to the creative, and the religious to t... [more]
Basking on the sundeck of a 17m catamaran, sea breeze in your hair, salt spray in your face, dolphins gambolling alongsi... [more]
 
I used to live in the lovely western suburbs village of Sherwood. It's a leafy, friendly, quiet but vibrant corner of th... [more]
11/11/2016
Bonkers about beads? Potty about patchwork? Nutty about knitting? Then you'll be excited to know that Craft Alive, regio... [more]
11/11/2016 - 13/11/2016
The Brisbane Thai Festival, presented by the Thai-Australian Association of Queensland Inc., is Brisbane city's largest ... [more]
13/11/2016
Holey molars, Batman! Brisbane is heading for the biggest sugar coma ever when all the best elements of a laneway festiv... [more]
29/10/2016
Brisbane's Sunnybank boasts a slice of Asian foodie culture that rivals Chinatown in its scope and diversity. Fancy some... [more]
12/11/2016
Hola, Brisbane! All the sights, tastes and sounds of colourful Mexican culture are coming to Roma Street Parklands on Sa... [more]
22/10/2016
It took dinosaurs sixty-five million years to re-appear in Brisbane after their catastrophic extinction, but they must h... [more]
21/06/2016 - 09/10/2016
The fun and fabulous Stones Corner Festival hit the streets of this friendly pocket of Brisbane on Sunday 29 May 2016,... [more]
29/05/2016
Stones Corner has come a long way since its humble beginnings as Burnett's swamp and iterations as James Stone's spot fo... [more]
29/05/2016
I'm an incorrigible winterphile. All it takes is a few nights of dipping temperatures and crisper mornings and I'm searc... [more]
30/06/2016 - 17/07/2016
There are lots of things I love about my adopted city — jacarandas, outdoor cafes, summer storms, just to name a few — b... [more]
17/06/2016 - 10/07/2016
Readers, listen up if you want tickets to a very exclusive party. You can be on the guest list for Taronga Zoo's 100th b... [more]
01/02/2016 - 03/08/2016
LEGO, hard to believe, but it's been an essential part of an Australian childhood for more than 50 years now. And we all... [more]
14/05/2016 - 15/05/2016
I suppose you think that swinging is just for kids. But why should they have all the fun? At South Bank, next to the Whe... [more]
09/03/2016 - 13/03/2016
South Bank, befitting its status as the city's cultural hub is, as usual, the hot spot for Brisbane's New Year's eve r... [more]
31/12/2015
Fresh, juicy, red and tangy; who doesn't love tomatoes? While their flavoursome appeal is undeniable, they may not be th... [more]
20/02/2016
What do you get when you bring together 30 tonnes of Roma tomatoes, thousands of happy costume-clad revellers, musical e... [more]
23/01/2016
We know it's nearly Christmas but the only list you should be making and checking twice is the vendor list for the bigge... [more]
18/12/2015
We all know that Christmas is a time of love and good cheer but it can be a bit difficult to feel the Christmas spirit w... [more]
12/12/2015 - 02/01/2016
Dreamworld, one of the Gold Coast's favourite theme parks, is getting its Christmas sparkle on for one fabulous December... [more]
19/12/2015
One of the hallmarks of Christmas has always been colour; Yuletide in Brisbane brings us a colourful explosion of decora... [more]
18/12/2015 - 20/12/2015
IKEA isn't all about the flat pack furniture, inexpensive glass and tableware, practical and fun children's furniture an... [more]
11/12/2015 - 18/12/2015
If you're sick of the same-old, same-old Christmas gifts and would like to pop something different and original into you... [more]
12/12/2015
Some of Australia's best creatives and their unique, hand-crafted wares are coming to QAGOMA for their evergreen, festiv... [more]
28/11/2015
Celebrity cook, and the woman who introduced the term 'domestic goddess' to the world, Nigella Lawson, is undertaking a ... [more]
18/01/2016
Eats and Beats is Logan City's popular monthly pop up food truck and music festival. It's different from a host of other... [more]
20/11/2015 - 18/12/2015
Movies by the Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park's signature summer family event is set to return in 2016 with FREE movies a... [more]
02/01/2016 - 17/01/2016
What's green, made from more than half a million LEGO bricks and topped with a large, twinkling new star? It's a LEGO Ch... [more]
27/11/2015 - 27/12/2015
Brisbane's Myer Christmas Windows are very much a part of a traditional Brisbane Christmas, although not quite as iconic... [more]
11/11/2015 - 06/01/2016
It's easy to forget as we're scurrying around at ground level in Brisbane city what an interesting city Brisbane is, arc... [more]
23/10/2015 - 18/12/2015
Everyone loves a good Christmas movie. They range from the completely comic to the salutory life lesson but there's some... [more]
17/12/2015 - 23/12/2015
Technology seeps into all aspects of our lives and recently light projections seem to have become the new fireworks. And... [more]
11/12/2015 - 24/12/2015
South Bank in the midst of a Brisbane summer hardly seems like the place for a traditional Christmas market, but in Bris... [more]
11/12/2015 - 23/12/2015
Brisbaneites have a seemingly insatiable appetite for fireworks. From Riverfire to New Year's Eve we just can't get enou... [more]
17/12/2015 - 21/12/2015
Skyfall, reportedly the most successful British movie of all time, was always going to be a hard act to follow. Truckloa... [more]
If you're one of those nostalgic people who laments the demise of drive-in movies, or if you're a Gen X, Y or Zer who's ... [more]
Fresh from its highly successful outings over the last two years as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival and last summer... [more]
06/11/2015 - 22/11/2015
The Bulimba Festival, beloved by locals as well as many participants from both sides of the Brisbane River divide, has u... [more]
09/11/2015 - 15/11/2015
It's hard to believe that Night Noodle Markets, the signature celebration for the ever-popular Good Food Month could get... [more]
12/11/2015 - 29/11/2015
Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ... [more]
10/10/2015
Being a huge fan of the writer, Bill Bryson, I really wasn't expecting much from A Walk in the Woods, an adaptation of h... [more]
The Moreton Bay region is famous for its beaches, its history, its parks and its vibrant annual celebration, Redcliffe... [more]
28/08/2015 - 13/09/2015
Aaah, the 1920s; Great Gatsbyesque glamour, devil-may-care decadence, sumptuous parties flowing with champagne. It was a... [more]
25/09/2015
The Honourable Phryne Fisher, dazzling socialite and sleuth extraordinaire, requests the pleasure of your company at a 1... [more]
12/09/2015
It's described as Brisbane's night of nights and half a million Brisbaneites who crowd the river foreshores for a better... [more]
26/09/2015
Updated 20/8 - Please note this event is sold out While modern museums are, quite rightly, places of high tech wizar... [more]
20/08/2015
Up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the colourful kite kaleidoscope of one of Queensland's most popular... [more]
29/08/2015 - 30/08/2015
La dolce vita — the sweet life — is coming to Sydney this August with all the passion, pizza and pasta you'd expect from... [more]
30/08/2015 - 31/08/2015
The Stones Corner precinct has recently been reinvigorated as one of Brisbane's go-to destinations for foodie and craft ... [more]
20/12/2015
Thanks to the National Gallery of Victoria Sundays are when art and music intersect and the people of Melbourne are the ... [more]
05/07/2015 - 09/08/2015
Australia's love affair with flat pack furniture, Swedish design and allen keys is 40 years old. Yes, that's right folks... [more]
29/06/2015 - 05/07/2015
It's hard to believe but IKEA, that yellow and blue bastion of everything that we love about Sweden - design, simplicity... [more]
29/06/2015 - 05/07/2015
Pirates have landed in Brisbane, but rather than running for the hills, I recommend you make a beeline for QPAC's Concer... [more]
19/03/2015 - 22/03/2015
Believe it or not, South Bank's familiar concrete cultural edifice, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), is this y... [more]
19/03/2015 - 22/03/2015
Summer sales offering tantalising bargains are going on all across Melbourne at the moment but here's one you may not kn... [more]
23/01/2015 - 26/01/2015
I think the planets must have aligned or something because dinosaurs seem to be converging on Brisbane. In 2015 you can ... [more]
04/01/2015 - 05/10/2015
Brisbaneites be careful... be very, very careful. Sixty-five million years after their extinction it's dinosaur season i... [more]
27/03/2015 - 05/10/2015
It's funny how food and dining have recently become so much about fads and fashions. Not so long ago everyone who was an... [more]
It may surprise you to know that the National Gallery of Victoria isn't all about art — well, not just the painting, dr... [more]
01/02/2015 - 22/02/2015
If your kids have hit the holiday entertainment post-Christmas wall then I have a solution that will positively enchant ... [more]
04/01/2015 - 18/01/2015
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