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Things To Do Today In London: Friday 26 January 2018

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 26 January 2018

by Kyra Hanson @ Londonist

Get yourself to a museum late at the V&A, NHM or The National Gallery.

The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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8 best Vietnamese eateries in Singapore, picked by ST's food critics

8 best Vietnamese eateries in Singapore, picked by ST's food critics


The Straits Times

There's no need to travel to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi for a good bowl of pho, or your favourite banh xeo Vietnamese pancake. Singapore now has plenty of Vietnamese eateries with a range of food offerings from across Vietnam. Take your pick from salads and spring rolls, to noodles and banh mi, as well as other main dishes and desserts.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Forget Tinnies, Wine In A Can Has Arrived In Australia

Forget Tinnies, Wine In A Can Has Arrived In Australia

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

Is it just us, or does nothing say ‘Straya quite like these four words: wine in a can? Well team, listen up because wine in a can is finally here and your next beach party-picnic-BBQ just went up a level.

Finally, Aussie boozers (read: wine drinkers) have been given what they damn deserve. No more cup holders with stakes jabbed into uneven ground, no more awkwardly placing your wine bottle in the esky to cool your chardy in the sun, no more corks and all of the convenience.

BWS are the ones to thank, with tipples like pinot gris, savvy b and chardy from Crafters Union, and even a French rosè (!!) by Le Chat M Pierre sitting pretty in a freaking can. We should mention, there’s even a legit Italian prosecco. Trust us, we’re as excited as you are.

Wine in a can (and prosecco, champagne, okay we will calm down now) are available from, well, this weekend.

Speaking of 'Straya, how's your slang?

Image credit: BWS

How to say 'all the best' in Vietnamese

How to say 'all the best' in Vietnamese


WordHippo

The Vietnamese for all the best is tất cả các tốt nhất. Find more Vietnamese words at wordhippo.com!

You Can Get Too Faced’s New Chocolate Collection At MECCA Tomorrow

You Can Get Too Faced’s New Chocolate Collection At MECCA Tomorrow

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

Like make-up? Lurrrv chocolate? You can now enjoy the best of both worlds.

Boutique makeup brand, Too Faced, is launching their new Chocolate Gold collection at an exclusive pre-sale tomorrow, and we’re high-key very excited about this.

Chocolate Gold collection we say? Yup, but you can’t eat it (our first reaction, too). You’ll simply smell like a sweet Godiva chocolate factory, and we’re totally okay with that.

MECCA Maxima at Highpoint is hosting an exclusive Too Faced pre-sale event this Saturday 20 January. It's a chance to test products to see if you like the new collection. Apparently, the store will transform into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, complete with chocolate treats, glittering gold decorations and a DJ to kick-start the party (no Oompa Loompas, sorry!).

The first 400 customers who spend over $85 on Too Faced products will also receive a Chocolate Gold makeup case, Chocolate Gold pin and a Better Than Sex Mascara deluxe sample #trendy.

Even better, the first 285 customers to enter the store will receive a MECCA Maxima chocolate bar with one containing a hidden, prize-winning ticket. The lucky winner will walk away with the entire Too Faced Gold Collection. Niiiiiiice.

The Details 

Where: Highpoint Shopping Centre When: From 7am, Saturday 20 January For more info,click here.

After you get your makeup fix, head over to the Australian Open to people watch, obviously.

Image credit: MECCA

Croydon: The Borough Making a Big impact in Music and Football

Croydon: The Borough Making a Big impact in Music and Football

by Jordy Dikala @ Blog - South London Club

Croydon is really unlike any other part of south London. Firstly, some of you reading this may not even consider Croydon to be a part of London, the debate over where Croydon is has been a matter of fierce debate for decades.  The strange Cristiano Ronaldo postcode (CR) coupled with the fact that there are trams there really separates Croydon from the rest of the southern part of the capital.

Foster & Dobbs Closes

by PDX Food Dude @ An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

Foster & Dobbs, the NE Portland gourmet food/wine/deli has closed for good Not sure how I missed this closing until now. When Foster & Dobbs first opened in 2005, it made an impact just because it was the first “gourmet” food store anywhere in northeast Portland. Over the years they worked hard on making it a - Read more...

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Jacksonville man dishes secrets on good Vietnamese food

Jacksonville man dishes secrets on good Vietnamese food


jacksonville.com

Eric Nguyen has trouble naming his favorite Vietnamese dish.

A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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A Brief History of the Old Royal Naval College

A Brief History of the Old Royal Naval College

by Jordy Dikala @ Blog - South London Club

Greenwich Park is one of the most unquestionably beautiful spots in all of South London. So beautiful that you guys actually voted it the best park in South London when we asked you a couple of months back. Every park needs an attraction and the Old Royal naval college is indisputably the architectural centrepiece of the Greenwich Park area. It has been described as the ‘finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’.

The Queen Vic Brazilian Festival Is Back Next Month

The Queen Vic Brazilian Festival Is Back Next Month

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Here's some news to cheer you up, Melbourne: the Queen Vic Market market is bringing back its epic Brazilian festival in February.

This thing launched late last year, and it was actually the city’s first ever dedicated Brazilian festival—surely a massive city council oversight (lift your samba game, Robert Doyle). It’s called VIVA Brazil, and it’ll be running at Queen Vic over the weekend of 24-25 February.

The line-up is still pretty hush hush, but you can expect the usual belly-shaking mix of colourful feathers, samba dancers and Brazilian drummers, capoeira dance battles and epic DJ beats. Last year they also stacked the line-up with some pretty tasty food trucks: think Brazilian BBQ from Cope Food Truck and Copacabana International, plus a bunch of craft stalls and boutique vendors.

Now, where did we put our sequined headdress...swear it was around here somewhere.

THE DETAILS

Where: Queen Victoria Market When: 10am – 3pm Saturday 24 February, 10am – 4pm Sunday 25 February For more info, click here.  

Get around it, people. There's a boozy Harry Potter brunch coming to a secret Melbourne location. 

Image credit: Queen Victoria Market 

11 Stories That Will Inspire Your Next Culinary Trip To LA

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Los Angeles is hot hot hot, both in temperature, attractiveness and food scene. Add phenomenal hiking, buzzing concert venues, outstanding hotel and accommodation options — we’re looking at you, Airbnb — and recreational pot (there, we said it) and you’re set for the kind of good time that keeps you coming back again and again. […]

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Crossrail Is Coming: What's Happening When?

Crossrail Is Coming: What's Happening When?

by Geoff Marshall @ Londonist

Pace yourselves - it's not all happening at once.

13 Of The Best Breakfasts South Of The River

13 Of The Best Breakfasts South Of The River

by Ellen Anderson @ Blog - South London Club

Gone are the days of just pouring some milk over cereal and being done with it. Eating out for breakfast is in vogue, and we think it’s about time you try some of the options out there. Breakfast can mean anything from a Full English, waffles, a smoothie or even just a cup of coffee. We aren’t here to tell you what you should order, but we are here to let you in on the secrets of a top breakfast in South London. Whether you fancy changing up your usual breakfast routine, want a pick me up before work or you’ve got a hangover, South London has some brilliant spots to break the fast in style.

Uber Competitor Taxify Launches In Melbourne Today

Uber Competitor Taxify Launches In Melbourne Today

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

The game has officially changed as of today, no longer is Uber you’re the only competitor to the taxi throne with Taxify expanding into the world’s most liveable city.

Taxify is Europe’s fastest growing ride-share app and is launching in Melbourne off the back of their success in Sydney so far.

CEO of Taxify Markus Villig said “Following huge popular demand for Taxify in NSW with tens of thousands of app downloads in just the first day of launching, we are excited to expand to Melbourne. With locals looking for alternative ride-sharing options, Taxify is dedicated to providing competition and choice to both riders and drivers in Australia. Whilst Taxify will be cheaper than other ride-share providers approximately by 5%, we also offer a better deal to drivers with substantially lower commissions.”

Ahead of their launch, they’ve already had more than 10,000 drivers registered to take you to where you need to go in Melbourne. The company only takes a 15% commission from drivers which apparently is almost half of that taken by Uber. In turn, this allows Taxify to keep a lower fare rate and more cash for the driver.

To celebrate their launch Taxify is offering a 50% discount to Melbourne riders for the launch period.

You can download the app now for iOS and Android, and to find out more about Taxify head here.

In other transport news; have you seen Melbourne's new generation trains? We took a look inside here.

Image credit: supplied

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat


Orange County Register

The scent of Little Saigon hits me in the face. An intoxicating perfume of jackfruit and bananas and the vanilla-y scent of pandanus leaves wraps itself around me in a warm, tight embrace. It’s a s…

Carlo Lamagna to Open Manga, Le Pigeon Spinoff and More

by PDX Food Dude @ An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

Back from a bad fall with a broken leg, bruised ribs, and a dislocated shoulder. The worst is a broken finger, which makes it very difficult to type. Lots of news to catch up on over the next few days. Exciting news for fans of Filipino food or ex Clyde Commons chef, Carlo Lamagna Carlo - Read more...

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23 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

23 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

by Pippa Knight @ The A List | The Urban List

You know it’s a Melbourne summer when you've got multiple, weather-dependant backup plans. Will we be burnt to a crisp this weekend? Will a raging torrent of water run down St Kilda Rd? Only Jane Bunn knows. Lucky for you, there are a ton of amazing events this weekend, no matter what happens overhead. Let's get started. 

Here are 23 awesome things to do in Melbourne this weekend. 

All Weekend

Canadian Club Racquet Club

Guys, the Canadian Club Racquet Club is back for another year of being the perfect chaser to the Australian Open. What does that mean for you? You can sip on Canadian Club, dry, and fresh lime as you kick back and watch the tennis. Game, set, match. Plus, our fave food trucks will be in attendance, too. We're talking: Biggie Smalls, Doughnut Time, Hunky Dory and more!

What: Canadian Club Racquet Club Where: Birrarung Marr Upper Terrace When: 15 - 28 January

Strange Neighbour Darkroom Classes

Feeling like getting a bit creative? Strange Neighbour are offering a beginner’s introduction to the darkroom. After this weekend course, you'll be able to process and print your own film independently in the darkroom. It'll set you back a cool $385, but really a handmade Insta feed is beyond priceless. Amiright? 

Where: Strange Neighbour Studios, 395 Gore St Fitzroy. When: 20 - 21 January For more info, click here.

Colour Your Way To California

Kids got artistic talent? Here's where you cash in. Visit California are hosting a giant digital colouring wall in the CBD this weekend. Kids can go crazy drawing whatever they want, and the creations will be broadcast on big screens in Queensbridge Square. The best bit? There's a family trip to California up for grabs, flying Air New Zealand. No cheating, parents.

Where: Queensbridge Square, Southbank When: 20 – 21 January For more info, click here

The Odditorium Circus 

Good news, guys. The Odditorium is extending their Melbourne run. Turns out we love weird entertainers and circus cabaret. Starting at $25, you can get a seat this weekend to see a mixture of magical, circus tricks and high-kicking entertainment. Get in quick, this is a three-night limited run. 

Where: The MC Showroom, 48 Clifton St, Prahran. When: 19 – 20 January For more info, click here.

Supernormal Natsu: NGV Garden Restaurant Takeover

Come down to the NGV and enjoy a pan-Asian, evocative culinary experience, celebrating the smells, tastes and sounds of Natsu (Japanese for ‘summer’). With a Japanese hibachi grill on the terrace, and Andrew McConnell designing the menu, you just know this thing's gonna be delicious. The pop-up restaurant runs for 10 days and brings art, music, performance and dining together as part of the NGV's Triennial Exhibition.

Where: National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. When: 19 – 28 January, 6pm – 12am For more info, click here

Hunky Dory AO Festival Pop-up

Come and check out this FREE Australian Open festival event at Birrarung Marr. You can watch live tennis on giant screens while tucking into Hunky Dory fish and chips. First on our to-do list will be the delicious Smoked Salmon Sliders being served up. Get around it—there'll be music, games, food and plenty of live tennis to watch. Where: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne When: 15 - 28 January For more info, click here

Collingwood Arts Precinct Intermission

Who doesn’t love all things strange and wonderful? Come down to Collingwood Arts Precinct for a sensory adventure through three storeys of an abandoned school. Sounds weird...but also kind of intriguing. This will be an art event to see, with 37 street artists on board, dishing up some cutting-edge concept art. 

Where: 35 Johnston St, Collingwood. When: 13 - 21 January For more info, click here

Pop-Up Park: Werribee City Centre

For six weeks over the summer the Werribee City Centre will be transformed into the ultimate free summer destination. Yep, live music, movies, food and much more. Each Friday night there'll be a different live headline performer. Grab a bev at the bar, relax and enjoy. Saturday nights will see the park transformed into an outdoor cinema with two different movies, beanbags and popcorn. Sunday arvos will be food trucks galore.

Where: Werribee City Centre When: 19 January - 25 February  For more info, click here

General Assembly: Yarra Valley by the Yarra

Listen up, Foodies. For Victoria’s best produces and bevvies, come down to the Yarra this Saturday or Sunday. Cider, wine or gin, it's all on offer at General Assembly. They're bringing the best of the Yarra Valley to the CBD, for two days only. Ciders from Napoleone, wine from Punt Road and gin from Four Pillars? We're so there. 

Where: 29 South Wharf, Melbourne When: 20- 21 January, 12pm onwards  For more info, click here.

Spin Circus Festival 

Get in quick and buy a ticket to Spin Circus Festival 2018, because it'll be a weekend full of performers, workshops, food and good vibes. Rock up Friday and leave on Monday for your ultimate all-inclusive circus-training weekend. Can’t make it all weekend long? Don’t worry, there are day tickets too if that’s more your thing. 

Where: Sokil Eco Arts Retreat, Breakfast Creek Road Wensleydale 3241, Vic When: 18 - 22 January  For more info, click here.  

Play Me, I’m Yours At Preston Market

Well played, Preston. Literally This weekend there are dozens decorated pianos scattered about Preston, free to be played by one and all. Preston Market is throwing a bunch of events over the summer, but this one sounds extra cool. It's called ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’, an installation artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. Don't forget to swing by the market while you're in the neighbourhood. 

Where: Preston Market, Central block. When: 19 January - 4 February   For more info, click here.  

Matthew Sleeth's Rosebud Series: Photos of a Candid Summer

Go get those nostalgic feels from Matthew Sleeth's Rosebud series—photos spanning the memories of summers gone by. You can see the collection at the Town Hall Gallery in Hawthorn. It's a good reminder to soak up the sun while you can—literally and metaphorically. Memoriiiiieeees....

Where: Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn. When: 20 January - 11 March For more info, click here.

Melbourne Museum Turned Inside Out

Melbourne Museum is getting seriously trippy with this new exhibition. You'll experience extraordinary and beautiful collection items, but also be drawn into the stories behind these strange and wonderful things. This will definitely be an out of world experience and something new for the Melbourne Museum. Tickets will only set you back $10 too. 

Where: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carton. When: Till 11 February  For more info, click here

Supafish Sunset Sessions

If you're looking for a great place to hit up before the Australian Open, we've got you sorted. SUPAFISH are hosting a Sunset Session with Corona, pairing great beers with great tunes and a killer sunset. It's like one of those Carona commercials where people seize life and stuff, but for reals. With a live DJ, discounts, giveaways and your first Corona on the house, your Sunday-sesh is sorted.

Where: SUPAFISH, Southbank Promenade, Southbank. When: 19 January, 4pm For more info, click here

Saturday 20 January 

The Vegan Makers Market

The Mermaid Sorority Makers Market have officially moved to bigger digs for their all-Vegan Design and Makers Market. We can promise each and every stall here is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and ethically sourced up the ying yang. With 100+ stalls, live music and food trucks to boot, you won’t want to miss this one. Did we mention it's free entry? 

Where: Frankston Basketball Stadium, 90 Bardia Avenue, Seaford. When: 20 January, 10am – 3pm For more info, click here.  

Ballarat Beer Festival

The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems. Beer. And here's a festival dedicated to the good stuff. Get down to the beautiful shores of Lake Wendouree for the ultimate beer event, with over 150 different brews to try from across Australia and the world. There'll be a soundtrack of Australian bands filling your ears with good tunes, while you fill your belly with your favourite brew. Drink responsibly, peeps.

Where: Lake Wendouree, Ballarat. When: 20 January  For more info, click here

James Irvine Guest Shift

James Irving is officially one of the best three bartenders in the country, and this is the Melbourne leg of his national Bacardi tour. He'll be at The Black Pearl this Saturday with his signature cocktail, the Bocado—a fruity mix of Bacardi Gran Reserva Ocho Años rum, vermouth, sherry, banana and rosemary. Wrap your lips around the Bocado and let us know what you think.

Where: The Black Pearl, 304 Brunswick St When: From6pm For more info, click here

The Fete of the World: Co-Ground Social Enterprise

Come down to Brunswick Co-Ground Coffee for a showcase and celebration of some of Australia’s very best social enterprises. It's a free night of delicious drinks, nibbles and groovy tunes from a fantastic DJ, in partnership with StartSomeGood. Plus you'll be helping support a better social economy and a better world. Yay for good things!

Where: 29 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. When: 20 January, 2pm – 10pm For more info, click here

Backyard Bricks At Section 8

Melbourne’s favourite laneway venue, Section 8, is having a celebration of street art, live music and clothing this Saturday, and it's gonna go OFF. Section 8’s carpark walls will be getting a fresh coat of paint by a street art dream team. There'll be good tunes, Melbourne’s best-selling wares from local labels and don’t forget, entry is free. It's on 1pm till late.

When: 20 January, 1pm til late Where: Section 8, 27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne. For more info, click here

Sugar Mountain

A festival with wicked music, art, food and drinks. That's all we can ask for, right? Sugar Mountain will launch ‘Welcome to Sugar Mountain’ this weekend—a collaboration between Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whisky and Welcome to Thornbury. You'll see delicious foodie goodness from Messina, Pasta Face, Sparrow’s Philly Cheesecake, Twisted Fisherman and more. Go on, buy that ticket.

Where: Melbourne’s Art Precinct. When: 20 January For more info, click here.

Beast of Bollywood

Gte hungry, people. Taking inspiration from 90s Bollywood, the THE B.EAST are throwing an American-style greasy eats food and booze feast. It's free entry too. For a night filled with meat, music and dancing, you can't miss this one. The fun kicks off at midday, so get in early. 

When: 20 January, Midday to Midnight. Where: THE B.EAST, 80 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Melbourne. For more info, click here.  

Sunday 21 January

Rum Diary Tiki Challenge

This is the ultimate bartending challenge, and you are invited to attend. Come down to Rum Diary Bar to see Australia's four bartending finalists creating the cocktail of their dreams. This is the kick off of Rum Diary's 5th bday, and you can be sure it will go off with a bang. Cheer on your fave, then settle in with a Dark & Stormy. Night sorted. 

When: 21 January, 6:30pm Where: Rum Diary Bar, 334 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. For more info, click here

Found With Love

So, it’s a bit like a wedding expo and a bit like a party. It’s a new thing, and we think it sounds great. Found With Love is an intimate gathering of all your wedding needs. Come in the afternoon for a relaxing drink, enjoy some delicious food and connect with people who could become part of your big day. This is the way to go if your planning your wedding. So, get in quick and grab yourself a ticket for only $21.50, spaces are limited.

Where: The Line, Footscray. When: 21 January, 3 -7pm For more info, click here

Did you hear the news? There's a huge adults-only bouncy castle coming to Melbourne

Image credit: Michelle Jarni | Rum Diary 

Baseball player Nori Aoki buys onetime home of John Wayne pal for $2.456 million

Baseball player Nori Aoki buys onetime home of John Wayne pal for $2.456 million

by Marilyn Kalfus @ Orange County Register

Iverson, who was a well-known Newport Beach car dealer, built the house in 1972.

The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs


Council on Foreign Relations

Sunday marks fifty years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. To mark the anniversary of the war that changed America, I am d…

7 Legendary High Streets of South London

7 Legendary High Streets of South London

by Martin Turner @ Blog - South London Club

A good high streets is often representative of its surrounding area. In the metropolis that is London, we see high streets everywhere. Some distinct, some not so distinct. When a high street is good though, it can easily be enough to encourage people to live in that area, or for locals to frequent it far more than they would normally to socialise or shop around. Here's a list of 7 of our favourite high streets in South London that we think are worth mentioning for their combination of: long history, architecture, community buzz, cultural standing, and...of course...their amazing independent businesses!

Wineries That You Can Crash At After A Few Savvy B’s

Wineries That You Can Crash At After A Few Savvy B’s

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Wine tours are fun, but they’re less fun for the DD. Someone’s gotta be the responsible one, right? Well not at these places. These are wineries that double as hotels. No need for buses, designated drivers, or spitting into silver buckets. You can guzzle pinot and Savvy B’s to your heart’s content, then crash upstairs in a double bedroom with vineyard views.

Here are our favourite wineries with accommodation in Victoria.

Grapevine Glamping | Cofield

Wahgunya

It’s a nice image, right? Glass of Cofield Quartz Shiraz in one hand, good book in the other, kicking back in your own luxury bell tent surrounded by nature stuff. That’s what’s on offer at this boutique Rutherglen winery. They call it ‘Grapevine Glamping’. Pro tip: grab brunch at the Pickled Sisters Cafe.

Villas & Vines | Polperro Winery

Red Hill

Polperro is a working, 25-acre winery, tucked among the trees at Red Hill. A few years ago they built a series of luxury private villas. You get a complimentary brekky, a deck with vineyard views, roaring fires and your own personal spa. Ask the concierge about dining packages, and discounts for the nearby Peninsula Hot Springs.

Designer Luxe | Jackalope

Merricks North

Jackalope on the Mornington Peninsula has won just about every hotel design award there is in Australia. This isn’t your cute, B&B style accom. It’s more Blade Runner meets The Ritz. Super mod detailing, rain showers, double vanities, custom-made bath products—spend a bit more and you even get a deep-soak Japanese bathtub.

Vineyard Suites | Lindenderry Red Hill

Red Hill

After a day sipping vino at Red Hill cellar doors, this is probably the place you want to rest your head. Luxury Travel Magazine voted Lindenderry one of the most romantic hotels in Australia. We recommend a Balcony Suite or the Vineyard om, and make sure to order a hand-packed picnic basket.

Mornington Views | Port Phillip Estate

Red Hill South

Port Phillip has a renowned cellar door and six luxury suites, if you want to spend the night. Expect fancy flourishes like eggshell tubs, Missoni bathrobes and Aesop products in the bathroom (that’s when you know a place is luxe). Our tip? Wait till winter. They run discount romance packages during the colder months.

Private Lakeside Villas | Crittenden Estate

Dromana

These are pretty special. Crittenden Estate has built three luxury private villas, each of which sits over a tranquil lake. You can fall asleep to the sounds of water lapping outside your window, then wake up to a handmade breakfast hamper, stuffed with local eggs, bacon, tomatoes, Red Hill Muesli, bread, condiments and local Delgrosso apple juice.

Old-School Estate | Chateau Yering Hotel

Yarra Glen

There’s no school like the old school, right? Well about an hour out of the CBD, there’s a vineyard that looks like it’s been time-warped straight out of the 19th century. Chateau Yering sits on a 250-acre estate, and it’s got 32 suites which can only be described as ‘regal’. If you’ve seen the movie Marie Antoinette, you’ll know what you’re in for.

1920s Homestead | Oakdene

Wallington

There’s only three rooms at Oakdene winery, but they’re going for quality over quantity. Each one comes with breakfast at Mr Grubb (the vineyard’s cafe) and some pretty sweet views. Make sure you spend an afternoon at Oakdene’s ‘Upside-Down’ cellar door. Their Shiraz is pretty awesome.

Cute Cottages | Toms Cap

Willung South

You probably haven’t heard of Toms Cap. It’s a tiny little vineyard in central Gippsland, surrounded by the Strezlecki Ranges, the ninety-mile beach at Woodside and the stunning Tarra Bulga national park. Take your pick from four secluded timber-built cottages. They’re simple, but super cute.

Gourmet Escape | Lindenwarrah At Milawa

Milawa

Love this place. Lindenwarrah is a tranquil country house, deep in Victoria’s high country, surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the state (not to mention the best food). Set up camp in one of the beautiful suites, and spend your days drinking at Brown Brothers nextdoor, or stocking up at the Milawa Cheese Factory.

Spa & Shiraz | Balgownie Estate

Yarra Glen

Private spa baths overlooking the Yarra Valley? This place has got Valentine’s Day written all over it. Start with a trip to the famous Balgownie Cellar Door (the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Shiraz are standouts), then chillax in your private suite, with views over the winelands.

Luxury On The Murray | Cape Horn Vineyard

Echuca

Cape Horn recently built a two-story, five-bedroom vineyard villa complex, and it’s looking pretty sweet. The private suites are all beautifully appointed, but it’s really the setting and the Murray River views that set this place apart. Keep an eye out for live acoustic sessions on the lawn.

Can't get away? We tracked down the cheapest wines in Melbourne that are actually good

Image credit: Jackalope 

Williamstown’s Getting A Huge Food Truck Fiesta This Week

Williamstown’s Getting A Huge Food Truck Fiesta This Week

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Buckle up, Williamstown. Dozens of Melbourne’s best food trucks are heading over the West Gate this week, and they’re coming your way.

It’s called Food Truck Fiesta—a four-day food truck party at Williamstown Seaworks. Here’s a little taste of the big names involved: Billy Van Creamy, Mr Burger, Nem n’ Nem, Pasta Face, St. Gerry’s, Gorilla Grill, Sliders On Tyres and Roadrunner Fried Chicken. And that’s just for starters. Deep breaths, guys. It gets better.

Rock up on January 27 and you’ll find not only a banging Triple J Hottest 100 session, but ALSO a ‘Pupper Appreciation Party’. Attendees are encouraged to bring their pooches for a day of pet pampering and all the cuddles you can handle.   

“This is the final Food Truck Fiesta of our summer series, And given it’s a long weekend we expect large crowds,” says Fiesta organizer Sammy Swayn said.

Given there’s puppies and food involved, large crowds seems like a safe bet.

The Details

Where: Williamstown Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place When: Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 January For more info, click here

Australia, the time has come: we present your new Bachelor

Image credit: Food Truck Fiesta 

The Best South London Borough: The Results

The Best South London Borough: The Results

by Ellen Anderson @ Blog - South London Club

Over the past week, we have collected almost 800 votes in the name of choosing your favourite South London Borough and the public have officially spoken. We knew this wasn’t going to be an easy battle, and we can guarantee that the results will divide opinion, but it had to be done. We’d like to thank everyone for voting and having a say in this divisive debate. Without further ado, here is the countdown to your favourite South London Borough…

Psst! We Know Where You Can Get $5 Vegan Burgers Tonight

Psst! We Know Where You Can Get $5 Vegan Burgers Tonight

by Kate Bartels @ The A List | The Urban List

Vegan burgers. To some people, they're an unholy monstrosity. To others, they're the most fun you can have with a falafel. Well, guess what—there's a place in Melbourne doing $5 vegan burgers, and you can get your grubby mitts on them tonight. 

Yep, head down to A Fan’s Note on Nicholson St tonight to grab delish, mouth-watering, eyes-popping-out-of-your-head burgers. 

They’re calling it a fight against overprices burgers, and that’s one fight we can get behind. FYI, if you haven't checked out A Fan's Notes yet, we highly recommend you do. It is so choice. The vegan roast nights on Thursday are a particular favourite. 

PS. Ignore Google—the venue is open tonight, they just haven't updated their opening hours. 

The Details 

Where: 787 Nicholson Street, Carlton North When:  Monday 22 January 4pm onwards For more info, click here.

Need some post-burger skin love? Check out this new organic skincare shop we found in Prahran.

Image Credit: A Fan's Notes | Jenna Fahey-White

Options for auctioning commercial real estate finally become a reality

Options for auctioning commercial real estate finally become a reality

by Allen Buchanan @ Orange County Register

How can a property owner ensure he or she gets the best price in the shortest period? Consider an auction.

London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

London's Best Exhibitions To See Right Now

by Tabish Khan @ Londonist

We sift through them all and present the finest.

A Peek Inside Melbourne’s Brand New High Capacity Trains

A Peek Inside Melbourne’s Brand New High Capacity Trains

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Getting to and from work is an absolute chore at the best of times, but you’ll be glad to know while you’re staring blankly out the train window listening to Atlanta Monster of a morning there’s work going on to produce Melbourne’s newest fleet of trains. And they’re all purpose built here in Melbourne.

The High Capacity Metro Trains project has just finalised the new design for the fleet of 65 new Melbourne trains.

These trains will be running on the Pakenham/Cranbourne lines once they’re up and running and will head all the way to Sunbury once the Metro Tunnel is open for business. They’ll initially consist of 7 carriages and will be able to hold almost 1,400 passengers with provision to increase their size to 10 carriages in future which could hold up to 1,970 people.

You can have a look around one for yourself next month where they’ll set it up at Birrarung Marr for 8 days.

The Details

What: Walk, stand, look around Melbourne’s new generation of train When: Friday 9 February – Saturday 17 February Where: Birrarung Marr, lower terrace along Yarra River For more info head here.

All images supplied by Daniel Bowen. For an in-depth look and explanation of the new design head to his website here.

Image credit: Daniel Bowen

You Can Watch Shawshank Redemption In A Melbourne Gaol Next Month

You Can Watch Shawshank Redemption In A Melbourne Gaol Next Month

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

This event sounds all kinds of spooky.

Australian cult cinema experience company, Beyond Cinema, are staging a very special screening of the 1994 classic Shawshank Redemption…inside a mystery Melbourne gaol.

And that’s not all. The movie and reality are going to blend together into some weird meta-art sort of sh*t. Ticket holders will be emailed details about the character they’ll be playing on the night. When you rock up, you’ll be treated like a prisoner (there’s a bunch of actors playing the guards). No word yet on whether Warden Norton is going to make an appearance, but bring your Bible just in case.

Scenes from the cult hit will be re-enacted during the night, along with a screening of the film itself. So far, all we know is that it’ll be taking place in a Melbourne gaol (probs Pentridge, we’re guessing? Or the Old Melbourne Gaol), and that it’ll be taking place in Feb.

You can sign up for pre-release info and tickets here. Spaces are limited to 300 inmates lucky guests, so don’t dilly dally.

Remember guys. Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Goddam. We can feel the tears coming already…

The Details

What: Interactive Shawshank Redemption Screening Where: Location TBD When: February To sign up for tickets, click here.

Heads up—there's a kitten adoption garden party in Melbourne next week. Man, we love this job...

Image credit: Shawshank Redemption

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

After the storm comes the sun. Wait, what are we saying? We've been spoilt with hot and sunny weather all weekend. The stars must be over their grudge from last week. Whoop whoop!

Take the opportunity to go out with someone you've been crushing on, or use your savings to buy something totally unnecessary. Whatever it is, make it count. Because you never know when the stars will change their mind and bring down the hammer of Thor. Here's what's in store for you this week. 

Aries

Recently you've been feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. Take a chill pill, Aries. You’re only human. Your never-ending to-do list will get done. All you gotta do is put your head down and focus. We’re seeing a big reward for your hard work in the future.

Taurus

Your ambition is making you antsy, Taurus. Hold your horses! Don’t make any rash moves like buying an indoor plant that you're sure to kill. Think hard about what you want, talk to your supportive squad and make a game plan.

Gemini

Gem, you might be feeling like no one is paying attention to you lately. Wahh, don't be a baby about it. Do something about it. Offer up a nice gesture to a friend, like taking them out for a juicy burger. (Wanna take us?!) Don’t get this confused with buying their love...it's all about the giving. 

Cancer

Cancer, have you been feeling like your life is perfect lately? Coz it has been. And we’re sorry to break it to you, but life’s gonna start to get a little harder now. The only way to get through this? Stick to your daily routine and eat lots of cake. Don’t get distracted by things that will only waste your time (like eating anything other than cake).

Leo

What has gotten into you lately, Leo?! Stop being so lazy. Put a plan into action and get your shit together. It’s the bloody end of January. Sheesh. Once you start knocking things off your to-do list, you’ll feel like your old, energetic self.

Virgo

You’ve been working hard lately, Virgo. Take a breather, because big things are about to fall into place, either at work or with family. And once it does, we give you full permission to ENJOY IT. That’s why you work so hard in the first place, to enjoy stuff like tiramisu afterwards. DUH.

Libra

Alright, Libra, stop makin’ it rain. You won’t have any cash left the way you’ve been spending money. Challenge yourself to budget this week—ever heard of that? Try making dinner at home and check out some of these TV revivals from the comfort of your couch. Your wallet will thank you.

Scorpio

Good onya, Scorpio! You’ve been keeping all your finances in order and now you’re ready to make some moves. Whether it’s with dating, work or family now's the time to take the bull by the horns and go for what you want 100%. So if you’ve been crushing hard on someone, why don’t you, like, ask them out?

Sagittarius

You’ve got a lot of energy boiling up this week, Sag, so why don’t you use it to be proactive about your goals, or ticking off that lengthy to-do list. But don’t use that energy to pick a fight with a friend or a partner. That will just get you nowhere and you ain’t got time for that.   

Capricorn

Lucky you, Cap, you’re being rewarded for keeping on-track with your priorities. We’re gonna go ahead and say that what you’ve been wishing for is gonna come true. (Not that we’re a Genie or anything.) So if you’ve been dreaming of buying a new car or wishing for a boozy Harry Potter brunch, then you might get it. Use your wishes wisely.

Aquarius

Feeling a little cheeky, are we Aquarius? We must say you’re looking quite attractive this week. Use this confidence to get shit done. If you’re single as a Pringle, now’s the time to strut your stuff. Werk. It. 

Pisces

Damn, you’re a mess Pisces. Why don’t you stop multitasking and get it together, mate? Go to a yoga class to reel in your focus or maybe let off a little steam at your local gym. Damn, we’ve never seen you like this before…

Image credit: Gabrielle Stjernqvist

8 Best Cafes and Coffee in Chiang Mai

by Jamon @ Backstreet Academy

Chiang Mai is a chill-out jewel of the North, with a manageable population, enough space to go around and a great many interesting things to...Read More

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Best Vietnamese Desserts: Hien Khanh | Best of L.A. 2017: Your Key to the City

Best Vietnamese Desserts: Hien Khanh | Best of L.A. 2017: Your Key to the City


L.A. Weekly

While food courts rarely offer surprises, there are exceptions, including one located in a supermarket food court in Rosemead. A display case filled wit...

A Brief History of Peckham

A Brief History of Peckham

by Jordy Dikala @ Blog - South London Club

As you all are very much aware by now, we’re pretty big on South London and we’re not afraid to say it. It’s unquestionably the most relevant part of the capital with the most interest places, monuments and people. Today we’re going to dive into an area that could reasonably lay claim to be the ‘capital’ of the South London (although Brixton, Greenwich & Lewisham would also have a solid case). Peckham may have suffered from an unfair reputation in the past, but today the town is a vibrant and elegant place to spend your day.

Denver's five best Vietnamese restaurants

Denver's five best Vietnamese restaurants


Westword

Denver has an abundance of Vietnamese restaurants, all devoted to a culinary canon that marries French and Chinese cooking into dishes that are delicious whether you're eating noodles on the street or chowing down at a formal feast. Dozens of pho shops dot Federal Boulevard and South Havana Street, and...

7 Waterstones In London That All Book Lovers Should Visit

7 Waterstones In London That All Book Lovers Should Visit

by Laura Reynolds @ Londonist

Not all bookshops are created equal.

BEST VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT: Pho is For Lovers | Best of Dallas® 2017: Your Key to the City

BEST VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT: Pho is For Lovers | Best of Dallas® 2017: Your Key to the City


Dallas Observer

Dallas Observer is the definitive source of information for news, music, movies, restaurants, reviews, and events in Dallas.

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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What’s On This Australia Day In Melbourne

What’s On This Australia Day In Melbourne

by Kate Bartels @ The A List | The Urban List

Ahhh, Australia Day. A god-sent public holiday where we celebrate our great nation by generally being rowdy and forgetting all responsibilities. And it's totally acceptable (and maybe even a little bit encouraged). This is Melbourne though people, and we have (a bit) of class, even on Aus Day. There's also a tonne of events on to help you celebrate in style—with the mandatory snag in bread, of course.

Here is a bunch of things to do this Australia Day, so dust off your southern cross t-shirt and get cracking.

Club Aperol At The Australian Open

If you’re heading to the Australian Open this Australia Day, stopping in at Club Aperol is a must. It may scream Italian vibes and send you right off to the Mediterranean in one sip, but hey—you can’t really say no to bean bags, chic outdoor seats and the perfect Insta pic.

Where: Rod Laver Arena When: 10 am For more info, click here.

Yoga In The Park

We all know what a long weekend in Melbourne means—drinking, eating, drinking, eating...you get the drill. Lucky for you, there’s an awesome yoga class happening on Aus Day, so you can eat your third antipasto platter for the weekend and not feel guilty. It’s pay as you feel too, so you can save some extra coin for another espresso martini.

Where: Edinburgh Gardens When: 10am For more info, click here.

Kudditji The Master Of Colour

Head down to the Laneway Arts Space and check out the jaw-dropping exhibition by Kudditji. He’s an Aboriginal artist and has been dubbed one of the most important of our time. It’s open nice and early, so there’s plenty of time to soak in some culture before bev o’clock.

Where: 148 Barkly St, St Kilda When: 10am For more info, click here.

Australia Day Festival At Kings Domain Gardens

If a family day out is more your vibe, heading to the day festival at Kings Domain Gardens should be right up your alley. You’ve got enough food to keep you full all weekend long, and entertainment for the kiddies galore. Just remember to slip slop slap—who knows what kind of egg-frying day we're in for. 

Where: Kings Domain Gardens When: 11am For more info, click here.

Australia Day Parade

Get right into the Aussie spirit and head along to the Australia Day Parade. Let your patriotic flag fly as you watch group after group march down Swanston Street. There’s a huge range of acts on the bill, ready to blow your socks off. BYO blue and red face paint.

Where: Swanston St When: 11am For more info, click here.

Australia Day At The Bush Inn

Okay supper Aussies, this one's for you. Think cheap jugs of beer, even cheaper snags and a good old-fashioned meat raffle right in the heart of Toorak. Go on, get that Aussie flag out and tie it around your neck.

Where: 505 Malvern Road, Toorak When: 12pm For more info, click here.

The Emerson Rooftop Presents Australia Day

When it comes to partying, these guys don't mess around.  They’re offering up a snazzy little pack which includes a sausage sizzle, (would be rude not to), rooftop tunes and of course—dranks. All of the dranks. 

Where: The Emerson When: 12pm For more info, click here.

Weekend BBQ At Meat Market

These guys are celebrating Australia Day the only way they know how—awesome riverside views and huge BBQ. They’ve got all your favourites like chargrilled chicken, prawns, kangaroo and some mouth-watering salads to match. Mmmmm. 

Where: 53 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf When: 12pm For more info, click here.

Tropicana Australiana Day

Okay, so not only are these guys throwing an awesome party with the likes of Slum Sociable and Total Giovanni spinning tunes, they're also giving you a sweet $100 Skwosh swimwear voucher with your ticket. Yep, it’s a pretty sweet deal!

Where: Riva St Kilda When: 2pm For more info, click here.

Australia Day Fiesta At Robert Burns Hotel

We wouldn’t really call this event Australian, but with delish temptations like a huge paella cook up and a DJ all night long, how can we resist? If sipping on martinis on Aus Day makes you feel all kind of weird, there’s an outdoor bar serving Colonial Brewing Co Port Melbourne Beers. Now we're flamin' talking. 

Where: 376 Smith Street, Collingwood When: 4pm For more info, click here.

Midsumma FRIYAY Edition

One word: Ping-pong competition. Okay, that’s three words, but it’s sold us. These guys are known for their wildly fun and inclusive parties, open to all walks of life. There’s also set to be pizza, a BBQ and special guest DJ’s. Check the event listing for all the deets. 

Where: 222 High Street, Northcote When: 5pm For more info, click here.

Fireworks At Docklands

Grab your picnic blanket, pack a cheese board, and finish your day checking out the awesome fireworks display at Docklands. In true Melbourne fashion, there’s tons of food trucks and artists to keep you satisfied.

Where: Harbour Esplanade, Docklands When: 9pm For more info, click here.

Slip n' Slide At Mt Baw Baw 

Mt Baw Baw are getting in on the Australia Day action this year, with a seriously wet shindig kicking off on Friday (we'll explain). They're setting up a giant slip n' slide on the mountain, complete with Aus Day-themed games, local music acts, a BBQ and a public bar. It's running all long weekend too. 

Where: Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort When: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 January  For more info, click here

DJs At The Village Belle 

Looking for somewhere to boogie this weekend? The new-look Village Belle in St Kilda is throwing a huge line-up of Aus Day DJs sessions. Think names like Piero, DJ Havana Brown, Ian Gough and Gaz Kempster. Settle in for the ultimate afternoon sesh.

Where: The Village Belle When: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 January  For more info, click here

Sweet Treats

What to bring when you're told not to bring a thing. Nope, we're not talking Cadbury Favourites (although they are pretty sick). We're talking a new Lamington Gelato Cake from Piccolina. You can get it in cake form, or a 14-serve Lamington Gelato Log (!!), which will set you back $65. Hungry for more? Zumbo Patisserie is whipping up 6 different lamingtons, 2 Aus-themed slices and custom Zumbaroons for Australia Day. Swing by their South Yarra store to pick up all the goods. 

Giant Adults-Only Bouncy Castle 

Nope, that's not a typo. Melbourne is getting the world's biggest inflatable obstacle course on Australia Day. It's called The Monster, and it's come all the way from the UK. You'll find it at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Hurry though, it's not in town for long. 

Where: Grand Pavillion, Melbourne Showgrounds When: 26 – 28 January For more info, click here

QT Melbourne

Oh boy, these guys have really got into the spirit. They’re celebrating in true Aussie style, hosting a BBQ on the rooftop and they promise it will he some of thr yummiest food you’ve ever eaten! If meat isn’t your thing, don’t worry— they still have their full menu on offer. Chuck a snag on the barbie!

Where: 133 Russell St When: 2pm For more info, click here

St Kilda Burger Bar

Droooool. What do you get when you combine Aus Day combined with true Melbourne irresistables? You get true blue Aussie lamb burgers and lamington milkshakes, that’s what.  The bottle shop attached will be open all day, so you can pick up your mandatory bottle of vino.

Where: 10 Brighton Rd, St Kilda When: All Day For more info, click here.

Fish And Chip Friday At Hunky Dory's

Forget lamb or a snag on the barbie, the guys at the legendary Hunky Dory's rekon fish and chip friday is the way to go. If you're heading to the Australian Open on Aus Day, be sure to pop by and pay these guys a visit. Munching on a perfectly crispy potato cake while watching some sweet backhands sounds like our idea of a good time. All Hunky Dory stores are open tomorrow too if you want to swing by for a cheeky meal. 

Where: Australian Open When: All Day For more info, click here.

If you're looking for a way to burn all those sausages in bread you're no doubt going to devour, give North Walls a go. 

Image Credit: Piccolina 

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PSA: There’s A Pinot And Puppies Party On Next Month

PSA: There’s A Pinot And Puppies Party On Next Month

by Pippa Knight @ The A List | The Urban List

There are very few things that generate as much raw happiness as puppies. Well...possibly a big glass of pinot. Can you imagine what would happen if we put the two together? 

Well guess what, guys. It's happening next month. A day where homebodies who want to stay in with their pooch and drink wine will emerge from their lairs and socialise in public. 

Vinomofo is partnering with The Ascot Lot and Gumtree Greys to bring you a day full of puppies and pinot noir. Gumtree Greys will be bringing along some greyhounds in need, ready for you to pet, love and maybe even adopt on the day.

All friendly pooches are welcome to come and enjoy the fun things, which include dog treats, multiple 'nawwww's, and puppy-friendly pinot.

But what about us? What do we get...apart from the endless attention of adorable puppies? You also get wine, WINESCREAM, food trucks and the sweet knowledge that entry to this shindig is completely FREE.

Puppers, wine and zero money. This is The Dream. 

The Details

What: Puppies and Pinot When: Saturday 17 Feb, 11am Where: The Ascot Lot, 448-466 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale. For more info, click here.

image credit: Vinomofo

This Melbourne Café Is Taking Their Kids Menu Up A Notch This Month

This Melbourne Café Is Taking Their Kids Menu Up A Notch This Month

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

For too long the kid's menu at cafes and restaurants around Melbourne has been an afterthought. Pies, chicken nuggets, and other uninspiring dishes have been all that’s been on offer to the kids of Melbourne, but luckily Death To Nuggets is looking to end all of that by aiming to improve the relationships that kids have with food.

From January 22, Top Paddock in collaboration with Death To Nuggets will be introducing a new kind of kids menu. One that focuses on the seasonal and nutritious, but with a playful twist. It aims to be food that kids will want to eat and that their parents will want them to eat as well.

The collaboration between Top Paddock and Death To Nuggets comes from a shared desire to give kids the option to eat and share good food against a backdrop of the rising rate of childhood obesity in Australia.

“Nathan and I both have young kids. We know that pushing back against the easy, cheap processed choices can be hard. Our view is if everyone in the system does a little more, whether at home, or eating out, or at a Government level, we can make improvements. This menu is a small step, but we hope it will encourage others to join in.”

The menu includes:

Not Coco Pops | A healthier alternative to your favourite unbelievably-bad-for-you cereal. Nesting Egg | A poached egg in a tasty nest. The Top Picnic | An indoor picnic for one. It includes edible ants. Strawberry Pudding | A nutritious chia pudding.

The dishes are priced between $9 and $11 and the team will provide some colouring in while you wait.

Did you know that there's a kitten adoption garden party on in Melbourne this week? Find out all about it here.

Image credit: supplied

Moonlight Cinema Is Hosting A Spice Girls Sing-A-Long Sesh

Moonlight Cinema Is Hosting A Spice Girls Sing-A-Long Sesh

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Get ready to ‘zig-a-zig-ah’, people. Moonlight Cinemas has just announced possibly the greatest sing-a-long of all time.

It’s all to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Spice World (aka Richard E. Grant at his bloody finest). Moonlight will be screening Spice World on Friday 9 February, and audience members are encouraged to sing-a-long as much as possible, regardless of actual musical talent.

Dressing up is optional. But if you have a spare Union Jack bodycon dress lying around, feel free to go nuts.

As always with Moonlight, make sure to pack snacks, blankets and pillows. Because even a 90-minute movie can seem really long when you’re sitting on your elbows. If you’re feeling super extra, Gold Grass is always a good call.

Say you’ll be there.

The Details

Where: Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens When: Friday 9 February For tix, book here.  

All that girl power really works up an appetite. Good thing Neil Perry just created a Vegemite burger

Image credit: Spice World

A Brief History of the Catford Broadway Theatre

A Brief History of the Catford Broadway Theatre

by Martin Turner @ Blog - South London Club

With the gradual, yet steady closing-down of local cinemas and theatres that has been happening in Britain for decades, we thought it a good idea to use our platform to pay homage to one of the oldest theatres in South London that has survived this unfortunate decline in entertainment venues, and continues to showcase cutting edge theatre and events to this day....

The top 5 Vietnamese restaurants in the DMV

The top 5 Vietnamese restaurants in the DMV


DC Refined

The question of which restaurants serve the best Vietnamese food can’t always be answered easily. It depends on what you want – pho, banh mi, beef soup…etc. So here we’ve rounded up some of the best Vietnamese dishes in the restaurants where they are popul

Melbourne Aquarium Is Giving Away A Free Wedding

Melbourne Aquarium Is Giving Away A Free Wedding

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

We’re currently knee deep in wedding season, and while weddings at wineries and hidden Melbourne warehouses with exposed brick are cool and all, there’s nothing quite like getting married while sharks and stingrays float around you.

Right now, Sea Life Melbourne is offering the chance to win a wedding package valued at $12,000 which includes venue hire of Sea Life Melbourne, the Ocean Theatre and Fish Bowl, as well as a three-course meal and drinks package for 60 guests—and they’re also throwing in the celebrant.

If this sounds right up your alley you can enter the competition here. They’re accepting entries up to 5pm on 14 February.

If you can’t wait and want to organise a wedding at Sea Life Melbourne asap, head here for more info.

Are you currently planning a wedding? Here's everything you need to know about how to make the perfect day.

Image credit: Moon

24 Reasons To Workout With Your Partner

24 Reasons To Workout With Your Partner

by Grace Noles @ The A List | The Urban List

Some days you just lack motivation at the gym. Nothing’s going right, you’re tired AF and your usual gym playlist just isn’t cutting it today—this is where you need a gym partner. Someone to pull you out of your slump and get your A into G!

And, who better to join you on the rack than your partner? You’re beyond comfortable around each other, you’re already working out together at home (wink wink), they instantly put you in a better mood, and let’s be real—who doesn’t want to gawk at their beau lifting some weights?

Here are some ways and reasons to workout with your number one!

They can spot you. Everyone needs a spot now and then, no one wants to ask a random at the gym—thank-you but no thank-you. This is where your partner comes in. They make workouts fun: doing anything with your partner is fun—whether it’s riding a rollercoaster or sitting on the couch watching a re-run of The Bachelor. Having your partner at the gym may just help you finally enjoy it! You can take selfies together: you CAN be couple goals! Snapping a post-gym pic with your bae will motivate both of you and fill everyone else with a pang of jealousy that they’re not quite as cute as you two. They won't judge you: they’ve seen you at your best and they’ve seen you at your worst. Seeing you mid squat, dripping with sweat will probably make them love you even a little bit more. They’ll push you to your hardest: no one wants the best for you more than your SO. There’s no way they’re letting you skip that last set of reps, and trust us you’ll thank them for it later. They will see the hard work you’re putting in: one of the greatest things about working hard in the gym is showing off your new bod to your partner. It’s even better when they actually see you putting in that effort! No lame excuses: nope, no skipping the gym today because you CBF. They’re dragging you there and making sure you do at least a half-assed workout today. Train together, stay together: that’s the motto. Working out increases positivity and affection towards one another! Cheat meals together: working hard = cheat meals. Make your favourite thing to do together not make you feel so guilt-ridden. You’ve both been working hard, time to reap the rewards! Arguments about dinner are non-existent: no more bickering when one of you wants a salad and the other neeeeds pizza. You’re both going to be feeling healthy AF and wanting to eat chicken and broccoli for every meal! You’ll be able to try new things: trying a new exercise at the gym is possibly the most frightening thing ever. What if you do it wrong, what if you look DUMB? Your confidence to try new things will skyrocket with your beau there and, if it doesn’t work out quite right, at least you can both laugh it off! There’s strength in numbers: having a gym buddy is such a confidence booster. You’re more likely to smash out personal bests and record reps with someone there to cheer you on the whole way. You can hold each other accountable: “I'll be up in the gym just working on my fitness, he’s my witness”, Fergie has a point—your partner will keep you in check with your workouts!  Personal trainers may be cheaper: some personal trainers offer special couple deals, which means saving big bucks when it comes to those expensive training sessions. Cheaper supplements too: Protein, pre-workout, post-workout—it’s all expensive. Split the bill with ya partner and you’ll both be saving some moolah for the next date night.  You can get a bit more intimate: having your regular gym buddy spotting you during a squat is just plain awkward, your partner will be a-okay with those up close and personal spots. Memes: you can tag each other in all those hilarious gym memes clogging your timeline. Sure, it may annoy your entire Facebook friend list but at least it makes you two happy. You’re going to be so proud of them: seeing gains on yourself is one thing, but when you notice how much fitter and stronger your partner is looking, you’ll be beaming with pride over how hard they’ve been working! Your libidos will be through the roof: it’s a fact, you’re welcome. You’re spending time together: you won’t have to spend two hours apart while you workout, it’s great bonding time! There’s nothing wrong with a date night at the gym. You’ll have more appreciation for each other: seeing the person you love work so hard will definitely make you respect them so much more. Presents will be a piece of cake: New gym gear, a fresh tub of protein, latest FitBit. Eassssssy! Massages! You have your own personal massage therapist waiting on hand and foot after a tough session. You’ll both be happier, healthier, stronger, and more in love than ever. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

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Yeasty Boy | Neil Perry Just Launched A Vegemite Burger

Yeasty Boy | Neil Perry Just Launched A Vegemite Burger

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Ever tucked into a meaty cheeseburger and thought, ‘This thing could use more yeast’?

Well, Neil Perry and the crew from Vegemite are here to answer your prayers. They’ve just collab’d to produce Australia’s first ever Vegemite burger.

Let’s break this thing down. It’s a top-quality Burger Project beef burger, which means Cape Grim patties, gooey cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce and mayo, sandwiched between a pillowy soft Bread Top milk bun. The final touch? A schmear of black, salty, yeasty Vegemite.

“Vegemite is synonymous with our Australian way of life,” Neil Perry says. “Its unique taste, smeared on a soft milk bun, alongside our premium beef patty, has resulted in an intense depth of flavour we think burger aficionados will love.”

Want to get your mitts on these bad boys? They’re launching at Perry’s Australian Open pop-up today, followed by all Burger Project stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The promo lasts until 28 January.

Is it just us or are Vegemite getting seriously creative with their collabs? This is the latest in a long line of weird, spin-off creations. Who can forget the questionable Vegemite Cadbury experiment, or last year’s nightmare Vegemite ice-creams...

The Details

What: Vegemite Burger Where: Burger Project stores in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney When: Available till 28 January For more info, click here

Image credit: Burger Project 

8 Best Gin And Tonics In South London

8 Best Gin And Tonics In South London

by Ellen Anderson @ Blog - South London Club

Gin and Tonic seems to have made a recent comeback when it comes to sophisticated drinks, although hardcore G&T fans will say it never went out of fashion. Often known as a classy tipple, although it doesn’t always end that way. London has welcomed Gin with open arms since the early 17th Century, under William of Orange and we are more than willing to encourage that tradition.  Here is a roundup of the best places to sip on a perfectly mixed Gin and Tonic in South London, with only the very best making the cut.

The 17 essential Vietnamese restaurants in Los Angeles

The 17 essential Vietnamese restaurants in Los Angeles


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5 Best Beaches in Cebu

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Body found in Newport Beach park

Body found in Newport Beach park

by Deepa Bharath @ Orange County Register

The call came in at about 7 a.m. and the Orange County Coroner was at the scene. The person has not been identified.

Reader Survey 2017: Best Vietnamese in Portland - Portland Food and Drink

Reader Survey 2017: Best Vietnamese in Portland - Portland Food and Drink


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Where do you go if you want the best Vietnamese food in Portland Oregon? 702 readers voted in the 2017 survey of their favorites.

Pho in Singapore: The best Vietnamese restaurants to slurp a bowl of beef or chicken noodles

Pho in Singapore: The best Vietnamese restaurants to slurp a bowl of beef or chicken noodles


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Need soupy noodles? Find out who makes the best Vietnamese pho in Singapore - located everywhere from Ann Siang and Tanjong Pagar, to Joo Chiat and the CBD

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam


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A long, narrow country squeezed in between the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders, Vietnam is a land of striking landscapes that range from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains

12 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Australia Day Long Weekend

12 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Australia Day Long Weekend

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Hear that, Melbourne? That’s the sweet sound of a long weekend approaching. As you might have guessed—Melbs is going into meltdown over the next three days. There’s ice-cream gelato parties, food truck fiestas, $1 pork buns, Corona sessions and the buffet to end all buffets. Netflix on the couch is NOT an option.

We’ve already wrapped events on Aus Day, but here’s 11 more things to do this Australia Day long weekend. Get around it.

All Weekend

Corona Sunset Sessions At Crown

It might actually be illegal to drink Corona without a sun setting behind the bottle. (We’re just going by their commercials.) Well Crown seems to agree, because they’re hosting a wicked Corona Sunset Session from 19 January to 4 February. Check it out on the Riverwalk. There’s buckets, banging tunes and all the Mexican food you can eat. Not a bad way to spend a Friday.

Where: Crown Riverwalk, Southbank When: Till 4 February 2018 For more info, click here.

Beer Ice-Cream At Tallboy & Moose 

Not a typo, guys. Tallboy and Moose has teamed up with the legends at Billy van Creamy to bring Melbourne a couple of very special beers...in ice cream format. There are two new beer ice-cream flavours (A Russian stout with cream and a Kiwi fruit sour sorbet) plus the classics like choc and vanilla. You can even get beer ice-cream spiders. Now we've heard it all...

Where: Tallboy & Moose, 270 Raglan St Preston When: All weekend For more info, click here

Ascot Lot ‘Straya Day Festival

Melbourne’s newest food truck park has decided to go all out for Aus Day this year. They’re throwing a three-day festival, full of food, booze and Triple J’s Hottest 100. Kicking off on Friday, you can expect Aussie-themed food trucks like Boss Burger and Meat Me Here’s boutique sausage sizzle. There’s also Pimm’s Cups up at the bar, and your pooch is welcome too.

Where: Ascot Lot, 448-462 Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale When: Friday (5-10pm), Saturday (11am-10pm), Sunday (11am-9pm) For more info, click here.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

One for the musical buffs out there. The cult Aussie flick has come to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, and tickets are available as we speak. Priscilla’s early reviews have been stellar, and you know the costumes are gonna be OTT to the max. Grab Mum and Dad, lock in a date and go get your glam on.

Where: Regent Theatre, CBD When: No rush, guys. It’s running in Melbs till 15 April For tickets, click here.  

$1 Pork Buns At Misschu

Bank account feel like it’s been hit with a recession? You need Misschu’s epic $1 pork buns this Australia Day. Handmade buns, filled with mouth-watering BBQ pork char sui...and each one will cost your precisely $1. The deal is running at all three Misschu locations, and expires on Sunday. Get in quick.

Where: Misschu (CBD, South Yarra and South Melbourne) When: Till Sunday 28 January For more info, click here.

Friday 26 January

We’ve already wrapped up a bunch of epic events happening on Friday, but here’s a few more to keep things interesting:

Kaiju krush Table Tennis Tournament

Happy hour drink deals, giant Jenga, Connect Four, $10 cocktails and (you guessed it) the ultimate Kaiju Krush Table Tennis Tournament. Yeah, you’re probably gonna want to check this thing out. If you win the comp you get to take home the actual table tennis table...plus a couple of slabs of Kaiju Krush. Winning.

Where: Holliava, 36 Swan St Cremorne When: Friday 26 January (Happy Hour runs from 4pm – 6pm) For more info, click here.  

Australia Dinner Buffet At Melba

You’re gonna need bigger pants for this. The Langham’s Melba buffet is throwing a huge Australia Day bash, with enough courses to destroy an average African hippopotamus. The Aus-themed dinner includes: Tasmanian oysters, spit-roasted Aussie lamb, Damper with Yarra Valley venison, sprinkled lamingtons and Rosella rocky roads. Just don’t fill up on spuds. Rookie mistake.

Where: Melba, Southbank When: 5pm – 11pm, Friday 26 January For more info, click here.

Saturday 27 January

Bondi Sands Pool Party

PSA: The ultimate Bondi Sands pool Party is being held at Caulfield Racecourse and it’s looking like the event of the season. What does a pop-up pool party at the Caulfield Racecourse look like? Try relaxing pool-side summer lounges (oooh), live DJs dropping *phresh* tracks all day long (aaah) and a gourmet summer barbecue where chefs will literally be throwing shrimp on the barbie around the clock (SHUDDUP AND TAKE MY MONEY). The day couldn’t get me ‘Straya if it tried. Check out all the details here.

What: Bondi Sands Pool Party Where: Caulfield Racecourse When: Saturday, January 27th

Sunday 28 January

Midsumma Pride March

Midsumma’s iconic Pride March is back again this Sunday. If you haven’t got involved with the festival yet, now’s your chance (we know—there’s a LOT going on in Melbs right now). The whole thing will kick off at 2pm with the classic Dikes on Bikes, followed by thousands of marchers taking over the streets of St Kilda. Make sure to hang around for the post-Pride celebrations in Catani Gardens. It’s running till 7pm.

Where: The march will run from the Ian Johnson Oval to Catani Gardens, St Kilda When: From 2pm, Sunday 28 January For more info, click here.

For The Diary

Pierre Roelofs Dessert Evenings

It’s Melbourne’s fanciest dessert degustation, and it’s back on next month. Grab your pen and chuck this in the diary: February 22, 23 and 24 at Mina-no-ie in Collingwood. The king of pastry, Pierre Roelofs, will be hosting a multi-course dessert tasting. The menu changes every time, but you can guarantee two things: flavour and calories. Bookings essential.  

Where: Mina-no-ie, 33 Peel St Collingwood When: 22, 23 & 24 February For more info, click here.

Town Mouse's Farewell Wine Sale 

Yep, it’s true. Carlton’s beloved Town Mouse is shutting up shop. But they’re determined to go out with a bang. Visit the restaurant from Thursday 1 February and you’ll get a four-course tasting menu. They’re even busting out the Mouse’s epic wine collection, and selling it off for reduced prices! Get in and snap up a bargain.

Where: The Town Mouse, 312 Drummond St Carlton When: 1 February – second week of March 2018 For more info, click here.

Kate Moennig Australia Tour

Music fans, lock this one in pronto. American actress and DJ Kate Moennig will be spinning the tracks in Melbourne as part of her Australia tour next month, and tickets are up for grabs right now. It’s all part of the Good Together Festival. There’s even a chance for an exclusive meet and greet. Get around it.

Where: Room 680, 680 Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn When: 9pm, 16 February 2018 For more info, click here

Hungry for more? We've got an Australia Day events wrap right over here

Image credit: Crown Melbourne 

Heads Up | The NGV Just Launched Triennial EXTRA

Heads Up | The NGV Just Launched Triennial EXTRA

by Pippa Knight @ The A List | The Urban List

Just when you through the NGV's Triennial exhibition couldn't get more extra...they go and launch this thing. A free 10-day, after-dark program, stuffed with cutting-edge cuisine, live music, performance art, talks and good times. They're calling it Triennial EXTRA. Makes sense, we guess.

It’s a bit of everything, really. Art. DJs. Bars. Food. Ideas. Dance. Design. A late-night celebration of the very best Melbourne has to offer right now. It is a journey through current ideas about far-reaching topics that impact us all. 

Let's start with the food, shall we? Andrew McConnell is taking over the NGV’s Garden restaurant, turning it into Supernormal Natsu—a smoky, Japanese pop-up. Chefs will be grilling yakitori on a charcoal hibachi grill, there’s gonna be cold soba salads, seafood on crushed ice and a variety of veggo-friendly dishes.

Every night will begin with a line-up of summer party DJ sets in the NGV garden (think names like Tex Perkins, Adalita, Dan Sultan and Saskwatch). The gallery has also commissioned dance group Chunky Move to perform a guided journey through the Triennia, featuring five new and exclusive routines, along with live performances by Melbourne’s Polyphonic Voices. 

Of course, all your favourite Triennial exhibitions will be open late as well. Browsing and pondering are actively encouraged. 

Triennial EXTRA will be running till the 28th January. It kicks off from 6pm every night and runs until midnight. 

The Details

What: Triennial EXTRA When: 18 – 28 January Where: NGV Melbourne. For more info, click here

Did you hear? There's a boozy Harry Potter brunch coming to a secret Melbourne location. 

Image credit: NGV

Houston Chefs' Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants

Houston Chefs' Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants


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Cultural diversity shines in Houston, especially in the food scene. One genre that is very well represented is Vietnamese cuisine. Readers ask all the time which restaurant serves the best Vietnamese food, but it's a question that can't easily be justified with one answer. Restaurants can be known for great...

5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

by Kate Bartels @ The A List | The Urban List

Heyyaaa Melbs! We know, the struggle not to jump out the window and never come back to the office is seriously real right now. Sigh. Still, aren't you lucky to live in a city where there is so much happening for you all week long? Get out and about, put a smile on your dial and soak up the sunshine before it disappears.

Here are 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

All Week

Pimm’s On The Rooftop

The Richmond Club Hotel is (dangerously) offering up Pimm’s on their awesome rooftop, which overlooks Richmond. Kick back, take in the summer rays, and act like you're having a day off every day of the week.

Where: 100 Swan Street, Richmond When: All Week For more info, click here.

Tuesday 23rd January

Kikki.K Love Mural

This one is pretty awesome. To get you keen for V-Day and spread some luurrrve, Kikki.K will be giving away free tote bags and pins to the first 100 people that rock up. If that wasn’t already reason enough to get down to the Avenue Bookstore, you'll have the chance to get your hands dirty and add your own heart design to bookstore's mural wall. Yay for love and free tote bags!

Where: 91 Swan Street, Richmond When: Tuesday 23 January, 12pm For more info, click here.

Wednesday 24th January

Nigella Lawson On Why Food Matters

Everyone’s favourite celeb chef Nigella is coming to Melbourne (pinch us we're dreaming). She'll be chatting to us about the deeper meaning behind our food and it’s connection to pleasure, meaning, belonging and creativity. You might just want to eat your burger and get on with it, but foodies and health nuts will find this one super interesting. Juicy. 

Where: Melbourne Convention Centre When: Wednesday 24 January For more info, click here.

Crab Lab

This is maybe one of the best-kept secrets of the CBD—Crab Lab is bringing together some of the best comics from TV and radio, plus a bunch of other things to keep you entertained. If you weren’t already sold, it’s free entry, free popcorn and cheap beers.

Where: 20 Corrs Lane, CBD When: Wednesday 25 January For more info, click here.

Thursday 25th January

Aperol Summer

The heading says it all. But wait, it gets better. The Palmz Rooftop at The Carlton Club is being transformed into a summer oasis, and its got a menu to match—packed with different Aperol goodies. They obviously love Aperol Spritz’s as much as us, and they’re offering them up for 12 bucks. Run, don’t walk.

Where: The Carlton Club When:  Thursday 25 January For more info, click here.

Here's one for the diary: Vinomofo are throwing a Puppies & Pinot party next month

Image credit: What'sOn Melbourne | Carlton Club 

Top 5 Meals In Colliers Wood

Top 5 Meals In Colliers Wood

by Ellen Anderson @ Blog - South London Club

Fancy eating out today? We thought so. Well, luckily, there is a plethora of meal choices just waiting for you and they’re all nestled in Colliers Wood. There aren’t many places that are home to pirate themed restaurants, Belgian cafes and Caribbean paradises. But Colliers Wood has stepped up to the plate to fill that gap in the market and we have picked out our favourite 5 restaurants that all Colliers Wood residents have to try out. So, what are you waiting for?

In Pictures: Victoria Station's New Ticket Hall

In Pictures: Victoria Station's New Ticket Hall

by Will Noble @ Londonist

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15 of Our Best Vietnamese Recipes

15 of Our Best Vietnamese Recipes


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15 of Our Best Vietnamese Recipes is a group of recipes collected by the editors of NYT Cooking

The Hayward Gallery Is Back With A Massive Exhibition

The Hayward Gallery Is Back With A Massive Exhibition

by Tabish Khan @ Londonist

A cattle ranch and an Amazon warehouse mess with our minds.

Mi Kho: The best vietnamese noodles you never had · i am a food blog

Mi Kho: The best vietnamese noodles you never had · i am a food blog


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Saucy, sweet, and savory, these dry mixed Vietnamese noodles are loaded with shrimp, sausage, and all the good stuff!

9 Independent Art Galleries in South London

9 Independent Art Galleries in South London

by Martin Turner @ Blog - South London Club

South London has always been known for having a strong culture in the creative arts. From famous musicians and songwriters through to artists and architects, the creative arts sector has always been strongly supported in South London since time anon. None of this could be possible if it wasn’t for the great support that the sector has had through various institutions. Not least of these are the vast array of independent art galleries that exist all over the area, that help to promote and showcase work of artists living in South London. We happen to know quite a few of these, and thought it good to share with you some of them to check out if you are into buying art or are an artist and are looking for the perfect place to showcase and sell some of your work...

Restaurant fundraiser to add to almost $400,000 donated so far to Turpin children

Restaurant fundraiser to add to almost $400,000 donated so far to Turpin children

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As the outpouring of concern continues, people locally and globally donate money, dolls, iPads, cards and other gifts.

Giselle Proves The Ultimate Romantic Ballet

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Soft and otherworldly.

There’s A Huge Adults-Only Bouncy Castle Coming To Melbourne

There’s A Huge Adults-Only Bouncy Castle Coming To Melbourne

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s usually weird when adults want to have a go on the bouncy castle. Kids cry, everyone’s uncomfortable, it’s just generally not a great idea. But not this time.

This time the world’s biggest inflatable (adults-only) bouncy castle/obstacle course is coming to Melbourne, and you can bounce like nobody’s watching—the way nature intended.

It’s called The Monster. A 270m inflatable platform, comprising 30 individual obstacles, each more fiendish than the last. Apparently, it can take up to 20 minutes to get through, depending on your level of bounce-expertise.

The whole thing will be popping up at The Grand Pavilion at The Melbourne Showgrounds over the Australia Day long weekend. When this thing launched in the UK, over 30,000 people turned up, so yeah, it’s gonna be big. Here's a sneak preview:

What makes The Monster even more challenging is the fact you’ll be tackling it with a stomach full of burgers and beer. Yep, there’s gonna be street food, food trucks, craft beer, cocktails and DJs galore. You can still grab tix over here.

Just try not to vom in The Monster. That’s kinda frowned upon.

THE DETAILS

Where: The Grand Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds When: 26 – 28 January 2018. For more info and tickets, head here.

If bouncing's your thing, check out the giant inflatable labyrinth currently sitting in Fed Square

Image credit: Josh Miller | Instagram 

The Best Vietnam Dishes To Try | Wendy Wu Tours Blog

The Best Vietnam Dishes To Try | Wendy Wu Tours Blog


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To experience the heart of Vietnam you have to try its foods and here we take you through some of the most well-known and most popular meals

9 Best Vietnamese Street Food Experiences - Backstreet Academy

9 Best Vietnamese Street Food Experiences - Backstreet Academy


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Bonfire Night in South London: What’s on, where, and when

Bonfire Night in South London: What’s on, where, and when

by Martin Turner @ Blog - South London Club

That notorious night of the year is once again approaching...Bonfire night, The 5th of November, or Guy Fawkes' night, has plenty in store for us this year with captivating firework displays set to light up the sky all across the city. Check out our list of the fabulous displays happening south of the river and order your tickets quickly so you don't miss out!

11 Great Vietnamese Restaurants in South London

11 Great Vietnamese Restaurants in South London


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London is well-known for having some of the best Vietnamese restaurants this side of Saigon, however there are many beyond the more commonly known establishments in East London. South London is home to numerous different cuisines, and we're not saying Vietnamese food is our favourite, but it certain

Call for Valentine’s Day Events

by PDX Food Dude @ An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

First call for Valentine’s Day event list 2018 As notices are flowing in, we are starting to build the Valentine’s Day restaurant events list for the greater Portland area. If you would like to add your restaurant, just fill out this quick form. If you want to check out the list so far, you can - Read more...

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London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants

London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants


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Spice and rice.

January 12, 2018 – Portland Restaurant Closures So Far

by PDX Food Dude @ An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

So far this is a pretty normal year for Portland restaurant closures for 2018. I’m surprised there haven’t been more. If restaurants are having financial problems, they usually do their best to make it through the holidays, which tend to be more profitable. House of Louie We reported on this closure last week. The last - Read more...

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Reader Survey 2017: Best Vietnamese in Portland

by PDX Food Dude @ An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

The Best Vietnamese food in Portland? Everyone seems to have an opinion It wasn’t until writing up these results that I realized my consumption of Vietnamese food this year is zero. I’m not sure why, as I like the cuisine, especially a bowl of pho on cold afternoons. Without a conscious decision, I’ve been drawn towards - Read more...

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8 Aussie True Crime Novels To Binge Read This Summer

8 Aussie True Crime Novels To Binge Read This Summer

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

Put down that damn Jodi Picoult novel because we’ve dug up the best Aussie true crime books on the market just in time for Christmas, and Jodi’s latest heartbreaking courtroom drama is going to have to wait. Hours of bookshop research have told us that Australia is home to some pretty insane, real-life murder mysteries, and paired with a hot cup of tea and a few choccie bikkies, they make for a delicious night in this festive season.

Here are the best Aussie true crime novels to binge read these holidays.

1.   Tall Man: The Death Of Doomadgee

This little number is based on the suspicious death of an imprisoned indigenous man in 2004. Set in the deep north of Australia, on Palm Island, middle-aged man Cameron Doomadgee is arrested for being a potty mouth in front of a white police officer. Less than an hour later, he turns up dead in the jailhouse as a result of ‘tripping over’, except according to the autopsy - that makes no sense. Commissioned by the pro bono lawyer who represented Doomadgee’s family, this is an unforgettable read about power struggles, revenge and justice.

2. Huckstepp: A Dangerous Life

This Australian story is a true crime classic and a must-read for anyone interested in real-life Aussie murder mysteries. In it, Huckstepp investigates the murder of a sprightly young lady who caught the country’s attention from the first moment she appeared on television, accusing New South Wales detectives of murdering her boyfriend. This is a fantastically written true story of a gutsy gal who paid the ultimate price on her quest for justice. Bum-bum-boooooow.

3. Joe Cinque’s Consolation

The description of this page-turning puzzler makes about as much sense as pineapple on pizza, but for that reason it’ll take you only half an afternoon to demolish. In 1997, a young ANU law student apparently makes a plan to slaughter her beloved boyfriend upon the conclusion of a dinner party she’s hosting at her house. Disturbingly, several of the dinner guests are aware of it, however none of them thought to warn old mate Joe who dies in his own bed of a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin. I dare you NOT to go and buy this book now.

4. Snowtown: The Bodies In Barrels Murders

Some call the Snowtown murders Australia’s most notorious criminal case, and for good reason. In 1999, bodies were discovered in barrels inside at bank vault in the South Australian destination of Snowtown. One of the first reporters on the scene was former police reporter, Jeremy Pudney, who pieces all the bits of the puzzle together in order to get to the bottom of the Snowtown murders. The book covers not only the lives of the victims, but of those convicted and the strange circumstances that led them to get away with such violent crimes for so long. It’s tantalisingly spooky and equally horrifying.

5. Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery

The Somerton Man case remains one of Australia’s most well-known mysteries. In 1948, a body is discovered on a beach in Adelaide, well-dressed and unscathed, and with only a half-smoked cigarette by his side. Due to the fact that he had no identification with him, we still don’t know who he was or how he died these six decades later, what we do know is it was turned into a bloody good book that explores the ins and outs of how the mystery man could have turned up dead on the beach, and why the crime was never solved.

6. The Killing Of Caroline Byrne: A Journey To Justice

One night, during the mid-nineties, stunning Sydney model Caroline Byrne dies after she lands head-first into a crevice at the bottom of The Gap in the Sydney Harbour entrance (fecking ouch!). Was it suicide? Was it murder? All we know is it’s the story of Tony Byrne’s determination to find out the truth of his daughter’s death that hooks us in and leaves us wanting more. More well written crime fic, not unjust murder that is.

7. Gun Alley

Gun Alley is an enthralling story of how botched police work, trial by media and lynch-law hysteria led to the conviction and subsequent hanging of an innocent Australian man. The pages in this cracking book delve into the reasons why this confronting conspiracy was targeted towards an innocent person, and reveals vital and never-before-seen clues that, after eighty years, point to the real killer. Phwoar.

8. Searching For The Beaumont Children

Probably don’t pick this one up if you’re a parent yourself because the Beaumont Children mystery is one of the saddest and devastating of its kind in Australia. On January 26 1966, three siblings left their Adelaide home and set off for the beach. By the end of the day, none of the children had returned home and the ‘Beaumont Children Case’ remains Australia’s most famous (and gut-wrenching) unsolved mysteries. This book will have you burrowing down conspiracy rabbit holes all over the internet for days.

Prefer to listen over reading? Here are the best true crime podcasts you should be throwing into your ears.

Image: Snowtown culprits 

Just Announced | Carl’s Jr. To Open 30 Restaurants Throughout Victoria

Just Announced | Carl’s Jr. To Open 30 Restaurants Throughout Victoria

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Well, your fast food options in Victoria are about to get a whole lot more complicated. Today Carl’s Jr. has announced that they have plans to open a restaurant in Victoria in 2018 and have plans to build a further 30 throughout Victoria following that.

If you’re not familiar with Carl’s Jr. you might be familiar with their stream of controversial ads that have drawn a few complaints over their time. The Californian burger chain was established more than 76 years ago in Southern California, and has grown to have stores all over the world—and now has our fair state directly in their sights following their launch in New South Wales and Queensland.

Items you can expect on the menu include their famous Angus beef ‘Thickburgers’, and their hand-scooped ice cream shakes. As if we needed another notch in our belt.

More news as it comes to hand.

If looking at Carl’s Jr. makes you put on weight here’s a list of Melbourne’s best vegie burgers.

Image credit: Carl's Jr.

The Flat-Out Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Denver

The Flat-Out Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Denver


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The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: the everything-food-and-drink list to end all lists....

Things To Do On Sunday In Melbourne That Aren’t A Sunday Sesh

Things To Do On Sunday In Melbourne That Aren’t A Sunday Sesh

by Kate Bartels @ The A List | The Urban List

We get it. The allure of the Sunday Sesh. Listening to some delicious beats while sipping a Savvy B in the sun. It's probably the best way to spend your last day of freedom, but there are alternatives. Particularly if your bank balance (and your liver) need a break. 

Before you panic, check out our list of 10 things to do in Melbourne that aren’t a Sunday sesh. We promise you’ll still have a good time, and you might even have enough energy for a Monday morning HIIT session. Stranger things have happened. 

Check Out An Exhibition At NGV

There’s always an awesome exhibition on at the NGV. From a Dior showcase to some phwoar art installations, you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll leave the NGV feeling at least 11% more cultured and 100% more satisfied. Plus, when you rock up to work Monday you’ll have plenty of artistic knowledge to brag about while everyone goes on about how many Aperol’s they chugged during happy hour. Whatever you do—check out the new Triennial Exhibition. It's a game-changer. 

Catch A Film At Cinema Nova

Melbournians love anything that’s off-beat, so to speak, which is why heading to Cinema Nova is the perfect Sunday afternoon delight. You can catch films from all over the world, and it’s positioned right amongst the hustle and bustle of Lygon Street—so you know a pre-movie gelato is on the cards. See you in Readings, biatches. 

Jump On The Scenic Railway

We bet you didn’t know Luna Park’s scenic railway is one of the world’s oldest roller coasters. (Then again, it doesn't exactly feel...new.) The very mention of the rickety old roller coaster is probably enough to make thrill seekers roll their eyes, but along with a laugh (and the tick on your Melbourne bucket list), you can get some awesome views of St Kilda. Afterwards, take a stroll along Acland Street or plonk yourself in Catani gardens with minimum chips. Watch out for seagulls. 

Walk The Tan

Every true Melbournian is well and truly aware of how bloody beaut the Botanical Gardens are, but did you know that they’re good for more than a boozy afternoon picnic? Yeah, us neither.  A walk around the track will take you about 50 mins, depending on fitness, and you’ll be able to soak up some cool city views to boot. Take a picnic blanket and settle in for a cheese platter afterwards, just remember to bring the active wear. Saaaaah South Yarra. 

Be A Big Kid At Acmi

Battle the kids out of your damn way and have a ball at Acmi. This is basically a museum for all things film, TV, video games and digital culture, and it's always got a new exhibition for you to oohh and aahh over. A Monday headache from too much screen time is better than a Monday headache from too much vino…we guess, anyway.

Go Wild At Werribee Zoo

How long since you've been here—really? Across the west gate nestled in right next to Werribee Park is the very cool Werribee Open Range Zoo. This safari-style zoo isn’t like a regular one, you jump on a bus and are whizzed around an African savannah-type space, checking out zebras, giraffes, hippos and lions just doing their thang.

Watch The Sunset At Rucker’s Hill

We’re almost positive you’ve been over to Northcote for one of their yummo cafes, but put down your turmeric latte for one sec and head over to nearby Rucker’s Hill. It offers a bloody awesome sunset view of the city (we understand why the locals have kept this under wraps). Whoever said you needed to be at a rooftop bar to get a cool sunset Insta pic has just been SCHOOLED!

Learn To Cook At South Melbourne Market

If you're like us, and your UberEATS obsession is taking over your damn life, we recommend heading to a cooking class at the South Melbourne Market. It'll sharpen up your skills. God knows they haven't been used in a while. Pro tip: you should also check out Hola Con Lola, a nearby Paella Cooking Class (yep, you read that right). Includes all the Sangria you can chug. 

Tee Off At Holey Moley

If you haven’t at least heard of this Willi Wonka alternate universe looking mini golf, you better get your Sunday adventuring butt to Holey Moley, STAT! This isn’t your average mini golf—the best way to describe it is very, very Instagramable. There are a ton of awesome cocktails too—and we’re pretty sure we heard someone say it’s not considered a Sunday Sesh till your third drink. So you're in the clear. 

Take A Barista Course

So let's get this straight, we live in the self-proclaimed coffee capital of the world, but most of us don’t even know how to make a decent brew!? It’s a damn abomination, and YOU have the power to set things straight, one Sunday at a time. There are plenty of places that offer up awesome short courses, and they’re tons of fun. You’ll have a new skill to brag about, too. Did someone say latte art?

Catch A Sporting Match

It’s no secret that us Victorians loooove their sport, but when’s the last time you checked out something other than the AFL? There are plenty of other top-level sports on for you to feast your eyes on, from the Australian Open to the Festival of Sails, or jump in and have a go yourself at something more low key. Barefoot bowls anyone?

Go Get A Psychic Reading 

Sounds weird, but we promise it's a lot of fun. Spellbox in the Royal Arcade (the fancy one, just of Bourke St) do daily psychic sessions. You can book your psychic based on whatever you think sounds best—Tarot reading, palm stuff, predicting your future using magic beans. We dunno how they do it, but everything they told us has 100% come true. Not even kidding. 

Pick Some Berries In Country Vic 

Suuuuch a good way to spend a Sunday. Just pick a sunny afternoon, do a little Google research, grab the car keys, and you're off. Usually late summer is the best time for berry picking (it gives the sun long enough to ripen all those lip-smacking raspberries), but the seasons do depend on the crop and location. Check our ultimate guide for all the info. 

 All that exploring is bound to earn you some cake. Grab some at Iki-Jime

Image credit: Holey Moley | Annika Kafcaloudis

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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The Feed | All The News You Missed This Week

The Feed | All The News You Missed This Week

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

The city has come alive this week because, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have noticed that the Australian Open is in full swing. What's upppp Federer! 

Melbourne has taken the opportunity to step up its food game. Probably to show Sydney how it's done. (Uh, yeah we just dropped that.) Check it out for yourself, here’s all the foodie news you missed this week. 

You better get yourself a Lona members card, coz they're offers wallet-approving food and drink deals all week. It’s a no-fuss membership signup too, check it out.

Eat, drink and water taxi your way to the Australian Open. Pure South Bar and Kitchen is offering epic meal packages so you can have a full belly before watching fit people do active things. Includes a water taxi to Rod Laver too. 

On that note, why don’t you grab an Australian Open themed burger, complete with a tennis ball bun #nomz

Bang Bang at the Rifle Club will be launching Sunday Spritz sessions from 21 January. They’re serving FIVE different varieties, so pencil in a solid afternoon sesh. YUM.

Speaking of spritz, Melbourne’s only Club Aperol is now open at Riverland. Until 19 February, Aperol spritzes will be available in glasses ($12) and jugs ($45). Yeah, we said jugs.

Piccolina Gelateria just added a bunch of new flavours to the menu, including mascarpone & fig jam, lychee & passionfruit, banana, chocolate & peanut croccante. Drooling? Us too. 

FYI: One of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants, IDES is now open for lunch on Saturday and Sundays, 12-2pm. Check out the latest menu!

Arbory Afloat, the waterfront eatery and beer garden, announced that it's extending its summer vibes till 30 April. Head down for the Australian Open to watch Federer snag another title on the big screen. 

Australia’s first ever Vegemite burger landed, and it definitely doesn’t sound as bad as last year’s Vegemite ice-cream. What were they thinking?!   

Churro snack packs are now a thing in Melbourne, and we're ordering more than our bellies can handle.

ICYMI: We laid out 5 new Melbourne cafes you need to visit in 2018. You’re welcome.

We asked a Canadian where to find the best poutine, and you’re going to need to book a flight to North America to try this pile of deliciousness.

Are you one of these 7 people we can't stand at the Australian Open? Be Honest. 

Image credit: Michelle Jarni | P.S. Bar & Kitchen 

News: Bocuse Dies, Bunk Closes Original Store and More

by PDX Food Dude @ An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

Bunk Sandwiches Closes Original Morrison Location, Pizza Jerk to Move In Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood have closed the original Bunk Sandwiches location on SE Morrison Street. Back when it opened, Bunk was like a siren, calling me from NW Portland to hassle with lousy parking and lines out the door to get what was - Read more...

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Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

by Mikaela Burnett @ The A List | The Urban List

Essential Oils are fast becoming THE most talked about subject, but why the heck is this you ask? What is so special about these delicious smelling oils? Well, we’re glad you asked. It turns out there’s a reason they’re more popular than Kylie Jenner’s lips. We live in quite the chemical shiz-storm nowadays people.

Essential oils are not only 100% natural, BUT they are 100% awesome. There are loads of them and they have more uses than Kim K has Twitter followers. And you can use them to replace almost everything you’re currently using. Which is amaze! Because being healthy is WAY more fun than being not healthy, right? Plus, if you have kiddies you'll feel way more chilled knowing that there’s nothing toxic around. As we said there are a ridiculous amount of oils available, but because ain’t nobody got the time to read about all of them right now we just picked our top five for you...

Lavender

This baby is so much more than just an old people smell, it’s actually human catnip. And I’m sure we could all do with some catnip (wine only does SO much). You can use it to help you have the best sleep of your life! Pop a few drops in a diffuser with some Frankincense on your bedside table. Or if you don’t have a diffuser try putting a couple of drops on the underside of your pillow.

Lavender is awesome for bites, burns and pimples! For bites, try mixing a few drops with tea tree oil and peppermint oil. And if you’re somebody who burns themselves often leave a bottle in the fridge to apply as ASAP as possible to the part of your skin that’s melting. If you’re stressing the eff out or your anxiety is going through the bloody roof try using lavender as a way to calm yourself down. You can take it internally or just rub a few drops into your temples and the back of your neck. Or try mixing it with a carrier oil and blackmailing your significant other into giving you a full body massage.

Lavender oil is an absolute life hack if you have a small teething terrorist. Mix a few drops of Lavender and Frankincense with a carrier oil in a glass roller bottle and roll the blend along their jawline. You can also roll this blend on the bottom of their feet when they go full Toad Mode (also try rolling it over your whole entire body when TM is happening... because what a perfect moment to be comatose).  

Frankincense 

Ahh Franky, the King of oils. This guy is good for pretty much every problem in the world. Anxiety? Franky. Bad skin? Franky. That annoying guy that just WON’T get the hint? We’re not sure, but Frankincense could be the answer. Frankincense is really bloody cool! It has the power to enter a cell and decide whether or not it’s worth saving. If it is, it will renovate that cell until it’s good as new. And if it isn’t, it will just get rid of it. Imagine all of the nice shiny cells you could have! If it’s good enough for Baby Jesus then it’s good enough for us.

It works wonders for troubled skin! Especially if you have any scarring left over from being an awkward 15-year-old. Just mix a couple of drops with a carrier oil (we recommend either fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil) and massage into a freshly cleansed face twice a day. You will usually notice a dramatic difference within a day! Which is always a fun time. You can also try applying a drop to your thumb and pressing it to the roof of your mouth. Why? Because the roof of your mouth acts as a direct route to your Pituitary Gland which (long story short) controls most of our hormone functions. And Franky loves to do nice things to your hormones.

Massage into sore joints, limbs and appendages for incredible pain relief and repair. Frank is renowned for his inflammatory properties and is often used to support the symptoms of Arthritis. Frankincense can be used to help relieve anxiety, depression and mood swings. So just get that bottle and sniff the heck outta it. 

Lemon

When life gives you lemon oil you say, “Hey thanks life, that’s a really nice thing you did. I can do heaps with this! You da best man”. And then you can try these things with it...cleaning! Not often is that word used with such enthusiasm! But lemon oil is the bomb-diggity to clean with. In a glass spray bottle add a 15 drops of lemon oil, half a cup of white vinegar and fill the rest with distilled water. Replacing your chemical-filled cleaning products with homemade essential oil ones is not only cheaper but it’s better for your health (like, HEAPS better). You can also add a few drops to your water every day (in a glass water bottle only because the essential oils like to eat plastic because it’s full of nasty stuff). Lemon oil naturally cleanses the body and aids with digestion.

Lemon oil is an excellent air cleaner and purifier. So try adding some drops to your bin, in your diffuser or just on the kitchen bench to get rid of any smells. We LURVE the way this smells! LURVE. If you accidentally leave your washing in the machine for ten days without putting it on the line (don’t act like you haven’t done this before/every week), adding a few drops to the end of the wash cycle will completely get rid of that smell of neglect and laziness. If you are love the flavour of lemon try adding a few drops when whipping up a smoothie, bliss balls, cakes, sautéed veggies, cakes or cakes. We prefer cakessss. 

Peppermint

The smell of Christmas and mouthwash! Need we say more?! Good for a lot of things but not so great for putting near eyeballs and other balls...or lady flowers. Here’s some places you CAN put it and ways to use it say “See ya never” to those headaches!

Rub some of the oil onto your temples (which BTW are probably further back from your eyes then you think...we recommend Googling where your temples live) and even a little bit behind your ears and the back of your neck. Peppermint oil is pretty much the opposite to Lavender. Instead of being human catnip it’s like having a cup of coffee injected into your bloodstream. So, if you’re needing a little pick-me-up rub some on yourself topically, sniff straight from the bottle, put in a diffuser or try adding a few drops to the bottom of your shower to realllllllly open those eyeballs up of a morning. 

If you or your child is suffering from a fever try rubbing some peppermint oil (diluted with a carrier oil for children) into the soles of your/their feet. You’ll be amazed at how quickly that fever drops! If you’re into oil pulling (which you should be because it’s fab) try adding a few drops of peppermint to your coconut oil! Your mouth will feel super minty fresh without all of the yucky harsh chemicals. Suffer from sinus issues or have a cold/flu? Peppermint has amazing natural antiviral properties. Put some in a diffuser or massage a few drops onto your chest with a carrier oil. 

Orange 

Orange you glad we didn't miss this one? Orange you wishing you didn’t read this far? *crickets* Rough crowd. Anyway let’s just get straight into it! With just one sniff of this oil and you’ll be THAT guy who is super positive and happy and ugh... THAT Guy. Orange is an incredibly uplifting and motivating smell. If you couple it with peppermint you’ll be able to clean the whole damn world you’ll be so motivated! 

Obviously orange is a delicious flavour (duh, obviously) so why not try adding it to water, soda water, treats or smoothies? Sticky surfaces shake in their boots when they know orange oil is coming their way. And we all know how fond sticky surfaces are of their boots (and how good orange oil is at making them disappear). 

There are hundreds of amazing oils with incredible qualities! These are literally just the tip of the iceberg (it’s a really bloody big iceberg). You can thank us laters! 

10 Wellness Trends You’ll Be Seeing In 2018

10 Wellness Trends You’ll Be Seeing In 2018

by Rosie Gregory @ The A List | The Urban List

Wellness—no longer a term reserved for the alternative health crew or fitness fanatics. In 2018 wellness is all about accessibility, longevity, future proofing your health and taking genuine care of yourself, holistically. As much for the high-powered CEO as the time pushed mum, these trends indicate a shift towards choosing to nourish the mind, body and spirit to increase energy, revitalise stressed out bodies, hack productivity and move towards a more effective society.

Here are 10 of the wellness trends that will be bringing you to all new levels of healthy and well in the year ahead. 

High Tech Plant Food

As plant-based diets become increasingly mainstream, the tech world is responding by bringing their scientific swagger to upgrade, manipulate and advance our veggie ingredients. Whether you're vegan, plant-based or just trying to lift your leafy green intake, this tech isn’t just changing the game, it's creating a whole new frontier, with production techniques set to revolutionise our fresh produce.

From new varieties of nut mylks and non-dairy indulgences (move over smashed avo on toast, avocado ice-cream is coming), to sashimi grade “not tuna” made from tomatoes and “bleeding” vegan burgers. Eating your 2&5 has never been more exciting.

Super Powders And The Rise Of Collagen

The convenience backed trend that began to emerge in 2017 will be fully flourishing in 2018, with super powders making holistic health more accessible than ever before. The real MVP (that’s Most Valuable Powder) will be collagen—one of the cleanest sources of protein, that not only fights back against wrinkles and boosts skin and hair health, but also assists in gut healing.

From collagen peptide to gelatin and bone broths, collagen products are sweeping the popularity ranks.  For Australian made and owned brand, Nutra Organics, the expanding knowledge of the health benefits of collagen and gelatin supplements has seen sales triple just within the past five months.

Closely following are adaptogens, helping to boost mental stamina, soothe stress and balance hormones, these ancient herbs will be gaining widespread acceptance making them the new pantry staples. From energy boosting maca, to adaptogenic ashwagandha and antioxidant loaded cacao, there’s no shortage of use for them—whizz them into your smoothies, add to your pancake mix, sprinkle on your porridge, but expect to see super powders everywhere!  

Moringa

If you were a big fan of the turmeric and anti-inflammation trend of 2017, then you will be obsessed with Moringa. This natural leaf powder supplement, derived from a small tree found in India, Pakistan and Nepal, has been used for generations in eastern cultures as a traditional remedy and is set to become the biggest superfood of 2018 thanks to its highly powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and tissue protective properties.

The bright green powder is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with protein, iron, Vitamin A, E, C and calcium, which is touted to help fight free-radicals, lower inflammation and protect the liver. 

Digital Detox

Taking time to unplug and disconnect from the technological world will rise in priority in 2018. With smartphone addiction becoming a reality and IRL connections shifting up the popularity ranks, expect to see a move in trends to get you to put down the tech and disconnect from the Wi-Fi.

Ironically created to help connect us, technology obsession is now leading to increased stress, anxiety and isolation from constantly being powered up and attached. Digi-detox weekends, switching on the OOO and heading offline for timed periods will become a new norm. A welcome sigh of relief is expected from insta-boyfriends everywhere who can finally eat their food while it's hot. 

Self-Care Everyday

It’s time to upgrade from #SelfCareSunday—2018 is all about embracing self-care rituals every day, as we begin to understand that through actively taking care of ourselves, we are better equipped to support our families, friends, colleagues and community. Despite its rep to be all about face masks, this marks a shift to understand that “me-time” isn’t selfish, or a luxury, but a necessity.

Self-care will evolve this year to incorporate healthy everyday rituals that help to keep our minds and body’s balanced, energised and revitalized. First step? Get clearing that schedule and unapologetically unplug.

Digital Fitness

Not satisfied with just taking over our schedules and wardrobes (praise the #athleisure trend), fitness will now be taking over your home with the digital fitness scene and streaming services set to explode in 2018 and beyond. With better technology, access to world-class trainers, and the digital capture of that feeling of being in your fave workout class, all without leaving the comfort of your living room, the fitness business is now globally scaling to reach more people than ever before.

From top international studios offering their own individual streaming services of classes and sessions, to streaming platforms offering an array of workout formats and even live sessions you can tune into, excuses of “you can’t get there” soon fly out the window. 

Biohacking

No longer just reserved for the tech crew, we are taking to hacking to a whole new level—to our health. To counteract our, at times, less than optimal healthy lifestyles, biohacking is the way forward to provoke better health.

From the standards of bulletproof coffee spiked with MCT oil, intermittent fasting, ketogenic and paleo diets, expect to see new waves of biohacking with cycle syncing (tracking and hacking your menstrual cycle) and nootropics (supplements that reduce brain fog and stress levels) emerging onto the hacker scene. It’s all about adapting and optimising biology to work better, not harder, for you. 

Infra-Red Saunas

While not a new invention, one gaining serious cache in 2018 will be the rise of infra-red saunas. Unlike a traditional sauna, the infra-red variety use infra-red wavelengths to heat the body on a cellular level, rather than blasting warm or steamy air into the space around you.

From athletic recovery, relief of muscular aches and reduced joint pain, to detoxification and relaxation, the holistic, wellness benefits of infrared saunas are bringing in the trend seekers and performance seeking fitness fiends to sweat it out, as they chill out. 

Embrace The Spiritual Side

If you think being spiritual is just checking out your horoscope in the weekly mag, expect 2018 to bring a shift to the woo-woo side with a greater exploration of spirituality in modern life. As meditation and mindfulness integrate fully into the mainstream, there will be greater conversation into syncing to lunar cycles, shifts to a higher consciousness and vibrational energy.

The trend doesn’t stop at the expansion of mindful movement centres and turning inwards. Expect to see crystals everywhere, chakra yoga classes, a growth in alternative healing modalities such as Reiki, salt lamps and faux sheepskin rugs in the home décor aisle and sage burning rituals to cleanse energy. It’s all about dialling into the higher realms to manifest and power the year ahead. 

Natural Beauty

Not only are we learning what we put inside our body affects our health, but so too does what we put on our body. Natural beauty and skincare will propel forward in 2018 as it climbs towards becoming an industry sector worth $20 million by 2020. The clean, organic products—that you could literally eat—are making their way into our beauty aisles, led by home grown brands Sukin, Mokosh and MooGoo.

All passionately share the message that the skin, our largest organ, absorbs a portion of all we put onto it, which, if packed full on hidden chemicals or “fragrance” can cause havoc on our systems. From natural deodorants (that actually work!) to moisturisers, make up and skincare, no longer will natural beauty have a lingering odd smell, it will be all about non-toxic, high quality and safe ingredients that deliver maximum results.

Want more? Check out the lazy person's guide to mindfulness.

Image credit: Marion Michele on Unsplash

The Backstreet Guide to the 5 best bars in Yogyakarta (jogja)

by admin @ Backstreet Academy

Yogyakarta, for all its deep cultural links to Javanese traditions, its close ties to the Sultanate and a large Muslim population has somewhat of a controlled bar scene....Read More

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Hello world!

by tonytrinhdesigngroup @ Namese Vietnamese Restaurant New Orleans

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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A Super Blue-Blood Moon Is Coming—But WTF Does It Even Mean?

A Super Blue-Blood Moon Is Coming—But WTF Does It Even Mean?

by Catherine Blake @ The A List | The Urban List

The interweb’s been buzzing as the stars align this week to bring us a very special series of moon-related cosmic treats. In fact, there are three very rare and important things you need to know about the full moon on January 31:

There will be a super moon There will be a blue moon; and There will be an eclipse.

It’s worth noting that it’s been 150 years since a moon was packing this much heat at the one time.

Fark.

But what does all this mean? Well, during the evening of January 31 you’ll notice a big shiny moon in the sky, 15% bigger and 30% brighter than a normal full moon. This is the ‘supermoon’, and means higher tides for coastal regions as the moon is the closest to Earth it ever gets. Pretty impressive, right? 

This moon is also the second full moon of the month, technically known as a ‘blue moon’. Fun fact: Blue moons are actually more common than you probably think, rolling around once every 2.7ish years. The odds of a blue moon coinciding with a supermoon, however, is exceptionally rare. But wait, there's more.

Finally, this super/blue phenomenon’s lightshow is going to be interrupted as Earth travels between sun and moon, resulting in a lunar eclipse. Look out for the moon turning a reddy-brown colour as it reflects back the light bouncing off Earth, which photos of previous eclipses tell me make it look like an old Jaffa. 

So there you have it; a super blue-blood moon is coming our way. If you can, cast your peepers skyward on Jan 31, as it's a fair old wait until this astronomical phenomenon happens again...

Meanwhile back on earth, here are the biggest wellness trends you'll be seeing plenty of in 2018.

Floor Staff

by admin_orn @ Home | The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food & Cuisine

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Orange Lantern Waiter

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
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  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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Here’s The Australia Day Weekend Indoor Plant Sale You Need To Know About

Here’s The Australia Day Weekend Indoor Plant Sale You Need To Know About

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

No doubt by now your new year’s resolution has been completely thrown by the wayside, but if by some miracle you wanted to surround yourself with indoor plants in 2018 to take the focus away from your crushing loneliness—this is the event you’ve been waiting for.

The Jungle Collective are well known by now for their wild warehouse plant sale parties, and they’re kicking off 2018 in style with a Hottest 100 plant sale at their Abbotsford warehouse.

Head down and grab one of the hundreds of indoor plants on offer, receive style inspiration on how to incorporate your plants into your home, have a convo with their on-site horticulturalist, or pick up some pots to put your new best friends in. All while rocking out to Triple J’s Hottest 100.

There will be EFTPOS, and there’s a car park and plenty of street parking nearby.

Also, if you wear your favourite band t-shirt you’ll get $5 off your order. Easy.

The Details

What: The Jungle Collective Hottest 100 Indoor Plant Sale When: Saturday 27 January Where: 19 Studley Street, Abbotsford For more info head to their Facebook event page.

There's also a dim sim eating competition on this weekend if that's your kind of thing.

Image credit: Dan Gold

Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman

by PDX Food Dude @ An Exploration of Portland Oregon Food and Drink

Review: Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman I spent a good part of my weekend binge-watching a new Netflix produced show called Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman. Was it worth my time? Oh hell yes. I’ve struggled to come up with a description. IMDB describes it thusly, “A stoic book salesman leads a double life as - Read more...

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Pho real: These are some of KC’s best Vietnamese noodle soups

Pho real: These are some of KC’s best Vietnamese noodle soups


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Looking for great Vietnamese pho in KC? Here’s where to find it, from Columbus Park to Overland Park. Plus: A Northland cafe that dunks doughnuts in noodle soup.

What's The Best Pub In Brixton?

What's The Best Pub In Brixton?

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Melbourne’s Best Vegie Burgers

Melbourne’s Best Vegie Burgers

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

Melbourne is basically in a state of dietary-requirement paradise—there’s a vegan, vego, paleo, gluten-free alternative to almost any bloody thing you can think of. Having a dietary requirement in Melbourne basically opens new doors to delicious dishes meat-lovers wouldn’t even dream of.

As a vegetarian, you’ve probably put your burger dreams to bed long ago. But it’s time to reawaken those dreams my no-meat mates, because here is a list of vegie burgers that’ll give the ol’ pulled pork slider a run for its money any day of the week.

These are Melbourne’s best vegie burgers.

The vegie burger with 6-seed chickpea patty, beans, balsamic onions, slaw and hummus at Demazzi Stone Grill in Essendon.  The Thanos burger with chickpea patty, American cheddar cheese, tomato, butter lettuce, mac & cheese croquette, special burger sauce and American mustard on toasted brioche at The Grand Trailer Park Taverna in the CBD.  The smoked portabello mushroom burger with cheese, burger sauce, pickles and lettuce at Leonard’s House Of Love in South Yarra.  The Vegie Vacation burger with a loaded veggie patty, fresh romaine, tomato, beetroot, red onions, Swiss cheese, sweet chilli sauce, roasted garlic aioli and house-made ketchup on a toasted brioche bun at Cool Bean Cafe in Moorabbin.  The Juicy Tony with a spicy vegie patty stuffed with melted cheese, truffle mayo and truffle garlic mushrooms at Fat Jaks in St Kilda.  The Vegi Delish burger with a handmade vegie patty, pickled vegies, lettuce, tomato and mayo at Sonny’s Fried Chicken & Burgers in Carlton.  The Queen Bee burger with handmade chickpea patty, tomato, butter lettuce, American cheddar, special burger sauce and pickles at Royal Stacks.  The Farmers Market burger with vegie patty, tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, L.A. sauce on a milk or brioche bun at L.A. Burgers in South Yarra. The Mrs Falafel burger with house-made falafel, lettuce, fresh tomato, Spanish onion, pickles, grilled eggplant, fresh mint, herbed mayo & beetroot relish at The Fish & Burger Co. in Doncaster East. The vegie burger with carrot, potato, pea and herb patty, feta lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and skipping girl tomato kasoundi at Skipping Girl Take Away in Abbotsford.  The Truffle Shuffle burger with mushroom arancini patty, American cheddar, lettuce, caramelised onion, tomato relish and truffle mayo at Hello Sam in South Yarra.  The Shroominator burger with grilled halloumi cheese, portobello mushroom, lettuce, tomato, red onions and mayo on a toasted brioche bun at Cultural Commons in Springvale.  The Vego burger with panko crumbed vegie pattie, U.S. cheese, tomato, lettuce, red onion, sriracha and MJ’s sauce at Mocha Jo’s Burger Bar in Glen Waverley.  The Vegi Warfare burger with homemade vegie patty, yellow American cheddar, caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato and red onion with Resistance sauce and sriracha mayo at The Resistance Bar & Cafe in Hawthorn.  The Vegapalooza burger with vegetable fritter, cheese, egg, lettuce, tomato, onion fries, ketchup, jalapeno mayo and beetroot bun at YOMG in Glen Waverley.  The Tokyo burger with edamame patty, tomato, lettuce, Japanese mayo, onion, daikon and yak sauce at Humburger in Hawthorn.  The Vegie Delight with homemade vegie patty, American cheddar, egg, cooked onion, lettuce, tomato and chipotle sauce at Burger Love in South Melbourne. The Hippy Royale burger with panko crumbed pinto bean patty, house slaw, avocado, mayo, tomato and pickles at The Royale Brothers in Brighton.  The Your Mate burger with potato and zucchini rosti, American cheddar, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, aioli, pickles and onion at Easey’s in Collingwood.  The Vego burger with sweet potato pattie, salad, relish, avocado and aioli at Wonky Trolley in North Melbourne.  The Whykikamoocow Vego burger with falafel, tahini and lemon sauce, house pickles, lettuce and tomato at Straight Six in Flemington. The Magic Mushroom from Burger Project features crumbed confit mushroom, cheese, onions, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and, of course, Burger Project's secret sauce.

Still hungry? Here's where to find Melbourne's best vegan food.

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Prahran Market’s Sausage Festival Is Back For 2018

Prahran Market’s Sausage Festival Is Back For 2018

by Pippa Knight @ The A List | The Urban List

Prahran Market's Sausage Fest is back and it is bigger than ever!

Head down to Prahran Market to taste the sausages that the butchers and poulterers deem their very best. Take part in the battle of the BBQs to see who make the very best Market snag. Everyone that votes will go into the draw to win a meat or poultry pack every month of the year at the value of $1000.  

The day will be filled, not only with the smells of a classic snag on the barbie, but with events and entertainment. Celebrity chef and Market ambassador Tobie Puttock will warm up the crowd before the competition officially kicks off at 12pm. Then all the sausage varieties will be cooked up and sampled. Don’t forget to put in your vote!

There will be an introduction this year of the DIY sausage station where shoppers are encouraged to make their own sausages using their chosen ingredients. Like the sound of that? Check out their website for more details.

Previous year’s winners have included a Thai chilli sausage, lamb, spinach and pine nut sausage and last year Gary’s Meats cheese kransky.

This is an event for the whole family, with tasting and voting are free.

Head down to Prahran Market on February 4th to get a taste of the action (literally).

The Details

When: Sunday February 4, 12-2pm. Where: Prahran Market, Bracher Arcade. For more info, click here.

Love a BBQ? Find out the Best Butcher Shops in Melbourne.

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Israel-Palestine Food Tours Promote Culinary Diplomacy

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Diplomacy comes in many forms — preventative, soft power, Machiavellian coercion — so many kinds you might not even be able to narrow down your favorite means to an end. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman would have you believe that regular basketball games between the U.S. and North Korea would completely mend relations, for example. […]

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5 Winter Walks to try out in South London

5 Winter Walks to try out in South London

by Martin Turner @ Blog - South London Club

With the crisp, cold air and the misty fog settling in on the South London skyline, winter is closing in on us pronto. For those that like a good brisk winter's stroll, this is your opportunity to reach for that long winter's jacket that's been hanging up for a good few months gathering dust. Here are 5 Winter Walks in South London, complete with beautiful scenery and landmarks, that we think are worth braving the cold to go out and enjoy this winter.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe


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With fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper, these Vietnamese spring rolls are a refreshing appetizer for an Asian-inspired meal.

An Ingenious Way To Cross All The DLR Platforms At Canary Wharf

An Ingenious Way To Cross All The DLR Platforms At Canary Wharf

by Will Noble @ Londonist

Your timing needs to be spot on.

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Melbourne’s Getting Its First Ever Prosecco Festival

Melbourne’s Getting Its First Ever Prosecco Festival

by Kate Bartels @ The A List | The Urban List

Prosecco lovers unite! If you’ve ever been sipping on a glass of the good stuff and wondered ‘Why don’t we have an entire festival dedicated to this thing?’ then wonder no more—Melbourne is gearing for the country’s first ever local & Italian Prosecco festival.

On February 25, you’ll be able to oohh and aahh over a huge selection of the world’s most popular Prosecco, meet the growers, winemakers and importers, (AKA true heroes of our time), and even take home a goodie bag.

Festival-goers will also have a chance to taste some Prosecco food matches, like oysters, local cheeses and caviar. Fancy AF.

If that wasn’t already enough to have you screaming "Shut up and take my money", you've got Aperol Spritz served up by Van Di Vino, free WINESCREAM on offer thanks to Vinomofo, (a combo of wine and ice cream, for those playing at home), Prosecco and Aperol Spritz flavoured cannoli on offer. Nope, this is not a dream.

This glorious day wouldn’t be possible without Melissa Brauer, AKA, The Prosecco Queen and her desire to treat Melburnians to an event devoted to her favourite drop. Brauer has been extolling the virtues of Prosecco (Italian and Australian) for many years, and hosting masterclasses and wine dinners around Melbourne, dedicated to teaching people about this highly underrated wine variety.

To top it all off, there’s an array of Italian goodies that have been put together just for the occasion. God bless the Italians!

The Details 

Where: Cargo Hall, 39 South Wharf Promenade When: Sunday 25 February For more info, click here.

Editor's note: this article was produced in partnership with The Prosecco Festival. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here. 

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Best Banh Mi in Saigon - 3 Places You Must Try!

Best Banh Mi in Saigon - 3 Places You Must Try!


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If you're looking for the best banh mi in Saigon, the famous Vietnamese baguette sandwich, here are three street food stalls you don't want to miss.

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Welcome to Dairy Block - A sneak peek into Denver's first activated alleyway

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Over the past few years, downtown Denver has continued to evolve into a new kind of dining destination. It seems ...

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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5 Best restaurants in Siem Reap

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To serve the millions that flock to see the Angkor Wat, culinary prowess in Siem Reap has taken to new heights. Just as you will...Read More

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Orange County vs. Houston: Two Vietnamese-Food Meccas In America. Two Very Different Menus. - Food Republic

Orange County vs. Houston: Two Vietnamese-Food Meccas In America. Two Very Different Menus. - Food Republic


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Of all the places to find good Vietnamese food across the United States, two particular hotbeds stand out — Houston, Texas, and the wide swath of Orange Co

Things to do in Siem Reap besides temples

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The Seven Best Vietnamese Restaurants in St. Louis

The Seven Best Vietnamese Restaurants in St. Louis


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There’s A Kitten Adoption Garden Party In Melbourne This Week

There’s A Kitten Adoption Garden Party In Melbourne This Week

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

As if hanging around and adopting adorable cats and kittens wasn’t enough, The Lost Dogs Home will be holding a garden party this week which is shaping up to be an almost perfect event.

There are more than 100 kittens and cats that are ready for news homes in Melbourne, and the Meownificent Garden Party is being hosted to help these little guys find their forever home.

The event takes place on Wednesday 24 January and will feature tasty summer treats, prize giveaways, and activities for the whole family to enjoy along with the cats and kittens who are the guests of honour.

On the night you’ll be able to adopt a cat for no fee, and kittens will be half price ($110). All cats and kittens available for adoption are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and up to date with flea and worming treatments.

There’s absolutely no better way to kick off 2018 than by taking home your new fluffy best friend who will be forever grateful to you.

The Details

What: The Meownificent Garden Party When: Wednesday 24 January, 4pm – 8pm Where: The Lost Dog’s Home, 2 Gracie Street, North Melbourne For more information head to dogshome.com

There's a food truck fiesta happening Williamstown this weekend, it's definitely worth getting along to.

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Where To Watch The Super Bowl In Melbourne

Where To Watch The Super Bowl In Melbourne

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Australians fall into two camps: Super Bowl obsessives and people that really couldn't give a toss. If you're one of the latter, feel free to close this tab. If you want to know where to smash hot wings, scoff hot dogs and watch the match live in Melbourne, read the hell on. This is our ultimate guide to Super Bowl-watching in Melbourne.

If you need to brush up on the rules (and let's face it, what Australian doesn't), here's a crash course. God-speed, guys. 

The Duke

CBD

Hands up in the air for buckets of Budweiser and a huuuuge American snacks menu! Why go to the states when you can just go to The Duke and get the same damn thing!?

Where: 146 Flinders St When: 7am For more info, click here.

The Precinct Hotel

Richmond 

Everything’s better when you do it in a beer garden. Add some live entertainment, American food and a big AF telly and you’ve got yourself a good time.

Where: 60 Swan St When: 8am For more info, click here.

The Great Northern

Carlton 

We didn’t forget about you guys on the north side. You guys can have your big TV’s and American food and beer, too.

Where: 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North When: 8am For more info, click here.

The Old Bar

Fitzroy

You’ve got your usual suspects like American style food, but this bar is keeping the party going and giving you some sweet live music once the game wraps up. Pretty sweet.

Where: 74 Johnson St, Fitzroy When: 8am For more info, click here.

The Sporting Globe

Richmond 

Odds are, there’s a sporting globe near you (they’re bloody everywhere) but being a sports bar and grill, you’d want to bet they put on a good Super Bowl party. It’s the only time in your life that eating buffalo wings for breakfast is acceptable, and there’s even going to be cheerleaders.

Where: Check website for locations When: 8am For more info, click here.

The Emerson

South Yarra 

For all you fancy shmancys out there, this offers a more upmarket option. We’re not sure how an American style menu and $7 dollar beers can be labelled ‘classy’, but whatever floats your boat. You eat those wings, fancy pants!

Where: 145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra When: 8am For more info, click here.

Half Moon

Brighton 

Expect bourbon Bloody Marys for your Monday at Half Moon. You’ll be beachside too, so you can get super relaxed before the stress of winning your Sportsbet multi.

Where: 120 Church St, Brighton When: 9am For more info, click here.

Colonial Brewing Co.

Port Melbourne

The Super Bowl in a brewery— what could be better? These guys are just a stone's throw from the CBD, so it’s perfect if you need to sneak out of the office. They are offering up $1 wings and $10 pints of craft beer, too.

Where: 89 Bertie St, Port Melbourne When: 9am For more info, click here.

The Penny Black

Brunswick 

Alright Melbourne, start prepping your stomach now, because the guys at The Penny Black are giving you one kilo of wings for 10 buckaroons and beer buckets to wash it all down. God bless America!

Where: 420 Sydney Road, Brunswick When: 9am For more info, click here.

New Era Australia

Richmond 

These guys think that the Super Bowl is the perfect excuse to have a long weekend, and we don’t disagree. There’s going to be American style celebrations and tons of New Era merch. Sounds like a good time.

Where: The Sporting Globe, Richmond When: 9am For more info, click here.

Grosvenor Hotel

St Kilda East 

This is where our true love of burgers and our love of NFL combine. Think massive screens all through the hotel, juicy burgers and cheap as chips Budwisers. Can’t get more Murica than that.

Where: 10 Brighton Rd St Kilda East  When: 10am For more info, click here.

Munich Brauhaus

South Wharf 

This German beer hall is going to be anything but with $1 wings, $7.50 half-litre steins and a chance to win tons of cool NFL merch. Not much better than free stuff on a Monday.

Where: 45 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf When: 10am For more info, click here.

The Kodiak Club

Fitzroy 

This is already an American themed bourbon bar, so it’s only right that they host an epic Super Bowl party, right? They’ve been serving up an American style menu for a while now, so you know it’s going to be spot on.

Where: 272 Brunswick St, Fitzroy When: 10am For more info, click here.

Boatbuilder's Yard

South Wharf

The Boatbuilder's Yard is teaming up with the King Of Beers for Super Bowl this year. Yep, they're throwing a Budweiser-fuelled party, complete with large outdoor screen and plenty of American snacks. Think hot dogs with American cheese, sweet pickle relish, jalapenos and bacon crumb, or maybe loaded tots with beef chilli. Mmmm...we can hear our arteries clanging shut already. 

Where: Boatbuilder's Yard, South Wharf Promenade When: From9am For more info, click here

Fancy a drink sans NFL? We feel you. Check out this list of Melbourne's best bars

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London To Get Cathedral Sized Crystal Ball?

London To Get Cathedral Sized Crystal Ball?

by M@ @ Londonist

New ball-shaped concert venue for the capital.

The National Portrait Gallery's Hidden Secrets

The National Portrait Gallery's Hidden Secrets

by M@ @ Londonist

Do you know about the secret tunnel?

Racist Sandwich Podcast’s Kickstarter Is The Best One To Support Right Now

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

One of food media and culture’s biggest criticisms to date is the lack of diverse discussion of race, gender and class. That’s why Racist Sandwich is the podcast we all need! But it needs outside support to keep going. The independent podcast, hosted by chef and writer Soleil Ho and journalist Zahir Janmohamed, recently capped […]

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10 Essential Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Know (Beyond Pho)

10 Essential Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Know (Beyond Pho)


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Think you know the best Vietnamese foods? We have the ultimate guide to Vietnamese noodle soups, from crowdpleasing pho to lesser-known bun bo Hue and cao lau.

Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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The Top Spots For A Boogie This Summer

The Top Spots For A Boogie This Summer

by Simon Cassar @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s the summertime and the feels to get amongst the sun and cut some shapes are real. Here’s a heads up for some upcoming boogie events and festivals that are guaranteed to provide plenty of tunes and plenty of good times.

Picnik Electronic

CBD

Picnik Electronic was an idea born in Canada that focuses on providing a fam-friendly environment through the day and transitions into a fully-fledged boogie at night. Every Sunday a variety of international and local talent convene in Melbourne on the southside of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to soak up the green surroundings and dance away. 

When: Every Sunday through to April

Find out more here.

Revolver’s Summer Series

Prahran

Revolver’s annual summer series is a sure fire way to know ‘tis the season (for music!). The reliable folk behind one of Melbourne’s most notorious nightclubs have arranged a schedule for the summer with acts that are guaranteed to satisfy your Sunday session itch.

When: Alternating Sundays until April

Find out more here.

Hiatus Kaiyote & Harvey Sutherland In The Zoo

Not only can you boogie next to the butterfly house, but it’s all for a good cause. Harvey Sutherland piano man and disco extraordinaire will be performing with his band Bermuda and Hiatus Kaiyote will launch into their self-titled ‘multidimensional, polyrhythmic, gangster s**t' all in the twilight of The Melbourne Zoo. All proceeds will go towards helping save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction! When: Friday 2nd of March Find out more here.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Ah laneway, it’s always a sure way reminder that it’s summer with the 37-degree weather that usually accompanies the day! Located down by the river in the Footscray Community Arts Centre this year’s stellar line up of artists includes Father John Misty, Anderson Paak, KLLO, Mac Demarco, The War On Drugs, Bonobo, Tokimonsta, The Babe Rainbow and many more. The three-stage setup allows plenty of space for swinging limbs and there are lots of spots to lie down enjoy some food and get out of the sun.

When: Saturday 3rd of February Find out more here.

Rainbow Serpent

Take a drive and get involved in something a little different, soak up the sights and enjoy the variety of folk that Rainbow Serpent festival draws, from the focus on art, culture, and environment this three-day celebration is a sensory experience. Dance in the dust and push yourself a little bit out of your comfort zone. When: 26th-29th of January Find out more here.

Golden Plains

If you’ve ever been you know by golly its special, it ticks all the boxes and it will you keep you dancing on your feet the whole goddamn time. This year the Golden Plains festival returns to its home in Meredith, Victoria for another foot stomping sun-soaked weekend in March. This year’s lineup is as good as gold with The Avalanches, King Krule, Floating Points, Kamasi Washington, Big Boi, and much much more. All nestled in the supernatural amphitheatre, we’ll see you there with a shoe in hand.

When: 9th-11th of March

Find out more here.

Pitch Music & Arts Festival

The music and arts festival that burst on to the scene last year, located in the foothills of the Grampians the line-up is so stacked it’s almost too hard to believe it’s real, coming off its uber-successful first run in 2017 the 2018 festival is looking to recreate the magic for all its happy little campers. Run by the clever cookies over at Novel who have managed to rustle up an insane blend of musical savants. Lock this one in the calendars and don’t look back. When: 9th-12th of March

Find out more here.

You might be a bit parched after (or even before) all that dancing, so here's a list of Melbourne's best bars.

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How To Make Foolproof Parisian Gnocchi

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Brown your butter and pick your herb (we suggest sage or parsley), because it’s time to make pillowy gnocchi! Our friends at ChefSteps wrote in this week with this French twist on gnocchi. Instead of employing the traditional potato, this recipe calls for a pâte à choux — the same dough used to make éclairs […]

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Vietnamese Salad | Goop

Vietnamese Salad | Goop


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This healthy, quick salad has great crunch and lots of refreshing flavors. It’s wonderful on its own and also takes well to simply prepared proteins; grilled fish, shrimp, chicken or tofu are great. This comes to us from one of our favorite home chefs, Lee Gross.

Vietnam Top 10s - The Best of Vietnam: An Overview

Vietnam Top 10s - The Best of Vietnam: An Overview


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Vietnam is dynamic, successful, a magnet for culture seekers, and yet still manages to retain its sense of self. Vietnam is home to green rice paddies, undulating hills, and lush jungle, as well as modern shopping malls, high-end restaurants, and elegant colonial architecture, making it

A Boozy Harry Potter Brunch Is Coming To A Hidden Melbourne Location

A Boozy Harry Potter Brunch Is Coming To A Hidden Melbourne Location

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

2018 needs to take a nap. Quite frankly there’s way too much excitement and nearly three weeks in, we’re struggling to keep up! The latest OTT event news to drop on our fair city is nothing short of magical—a bottomless Harry Potter brunch is headed our way!

Oh yes. It’ll be tipples and butter beer all ‘round folks. Coming to a hidden (AKA top secret) location in Melbourne's CBD, we’re told it will be the brunch of the year. You’ll eat, drink and make merry with a few of your favourite Hogwarts crew. Trust us when we say, you’ll want to dress up for this one.

There’ll even be Quidditch, sorting ceremonies and a couple of cheeky wand lessons. We know, deep breaths.

Sign up here for more details.

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Melissa Etheridge, the B-52’s, Exene Cervenka and more celebrate women in music at the She Rocks Awards in Anaheim

Melissa Etheridge, the B-52’s, Exene Cervenka and more celebrate women in music at the She Rocks Awards in Anaheim

by Kelli Skye Fadroski @ Orange County Register

The 6th Annual She Rocks Awards honored women working in all facets of the music industry at the new House of Blues at Anaheim GardenWalk Friday night.

6 Great Places To Eat out in Peckham

6 Great Places To Eat out in Peckham

by Martin Turner @ Blog - South London Club

Peckham has its fair share of places to go out and eat. Rye Lane is peppered with eateries of all different styles and cuisines, so there is no shortage of variety, no quality. Check out our current pick of 6 great place to eat in Peckham, and try not to salivate too much at all of the mouth-watering offerings!

Your Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in South London

Your Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in South London

by Martin Turner @ Blog - South London Club

It’s that time of year again folks! The late great saint Nicholas is making his final preparations to come and issue blessings upon the world and shower us all with gifts and good cheer. The spirit of Christmas is always present early in London with a tour de force of decorations, lights, carol singers and shoppers traipsing all over to find the perfect gifts. Possibly the most joyful and good will event to get you in the Christmas spirit are the local markets that get put on in areas to celebrate Christmas on a local level. South London is great at hosting these festive markets, and it’s our job to let you know about the different markets happening across the area. Here’s the round up of the different Christmas markets happening this year in South London.

Cooked It: How To Make A Kickass Cheese And Bacon Cob Loaf At Home

Cooked It: How To Make A Kickass Cheese And Bacon Cob Loaf At Home

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s time to give the old lamb roast the flick because the days of backyard banter over meat and three veg have been and gone and the time for cheese and bacon-filled bread loafs is RIGHT EFFING NOW. You can start sending your letters of appreciation to The Urban List head office because we’ve officially put pen to paper to publish what can only be described as an insane addition to any social gathering, food-related or otherwise.

Here’s how to make a kickass cob loaf at home.

Ingredients

1 cob loaf 250g tub of Philadelphia 300mL of sour cream 250g of tasty cheese 210g of creamed corn 4 rashers of bacon, diced 6 spring onions, sliced and diced

Method

Grab your Woolies tote bags and hit the supermarket. You can get a mean round cob from almost any bakery, as well as any major supermarket. The same goes for cheese and bacon buns, they have nothing to do with this recipe, but leaving a bakery without them is a sin. Head home and preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius, then use a serrated bread knife to slice the top off the cob and tear out the inside of the loaf in pieces. Pop those juicy bread bits in a container and set aside for the mo. Try not to eat them all. Line an oven tray with baking paper, pop the cob loaf skeleton on there and then fry the bacon in a pan to the desired level of ~sizzle~. Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl (bacon included) and pour the mixture into the cob loaf husk and pop it in the oven. Bake that bad boy for ninety minutes, and then remove it from the oven, add the torn away bread to the tray and bake for a further ten minutes. Pull that delicious b*stard from the oven, grab a piece of bread, dive into that cheesy cob and Instagram a pic of carby cob loaf with the hashtag #cobloafoftheday.

 Image credit: taste.com.au

The best Vietnamese in New Orleans

The best Vietnamese in New Orleans


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When you think of the cuisine of the Crescent City, you’re likely to think of our famous seafood -- boiled spicy or lovingly battered a...

Melbourne’s Best Quick Lunches That Aren’t A Sandwich

Melbourne’s Best Quick Lunches That Aren’t A Sandwich

by Bianca O'Neill @ The A List | The Urban List

If you live or work in the city, you’ve probably experienced a little disorder I like to call ‘epic lunchtime boredom’. It’s an actual, legit (first world) problem.

Don’t worry, we’re here with the solutions – and none of them involve a boring sandwich. Here’s our hitlist of the top seven lunch spots in the city that are sure to illicit a jealous line of questioning from your workmates across the kitchen table… and they all do takeaway too.

Miznon

Your new favourite lunchtime obsession is this Israeli street food spot. Trust us. We’re talking minute steak pita paired with intensely salty pickles, tahini, tomato, chilli and onions. Green and yellow beans slathered in lemon juice and oil in a handy takeaway paper bag for the healthiest (and most delicious) snack this side of being vegan. There’s something called a ‘bag of golden meat’. I mean… YAS.

Poked

Poke has grown in popularity across Melbourne of late, and with our obsession with sushi, it’s easy to see why. Pokéd, down on Little Lonsdale Street, delivers delicious, traditional poké with that Japanese-Hawaiian flair. Pair salmon and tuna sashimi with pineapple salsa and edamame, or prawns with wasabi mayo and crispy wontons. It’s summer in a bowl.

Brunetti

Flinders Lane has welcomed this Carlton institution (and a glass entry of floor-to-ceiling cakes that will make you ditch lunch for dessert.) You can eat in here with a great menu of Italian classics for brunch or lunch, but head to the back of the spacious café for the takeaway cabinet full of delicious piadine and pizzas. Pair with a stand-up espresso at the bar while you wait – it’s the Roman way.

Soi 38

One of our favourite go-tos for a cheap lunch in the city, Soi 38 delivers piping hot Thai soups that always hit the spot – and usually for only a tenner. It’s a little hard to find; head down the side alley at McIlwraith Place, toward the Wilson’s carpark entry. It’s nestled right next to where the cars enter – but don’t be put off by the location. The Tom Yum noodles with giant pork and prawn wonton are 100% worth it.

Empire Steak

Ok, we said none of them were sandwiches—but this isn’t your average ham and cheese sanga. We’re talking Porterhouse steak slapped in between thick dough-y goodness, and slathered in BBQ sauce. They do steak salads too, if you’re doing the gluten free thing, as well as delish sweet potato fries. Our choice is The Lot, with a cooked egg, cheese, bacon and shaved beetroot on top of your regular salad. It’s cheat day goodness in a bun.

Thaiger

This Thai-inspired fusion joint is far from boring, and the perfect alternative to a lacklustre lunch option. With brioche burgers sporting chicken breast topped with peanut sauce or prawn croquettes with sweet chilli mayo, it’s always got something different on the menu to deliver on the taste front. If you’re hungry, try a super bowl zinging with spice and lime tangy dressing, or pair with delicious sides like the popcorn chicken.

Laneway Greens

For the health nuts out there, this one is for you. Laneway Greens is one of those rare places that seems to be able to combine healthy AND delicious – who would’ve thought?! Pick a bowl from the amazing variety on offer, like Redwood Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg paired with a host of vegetables, or Burram Farm Lentils and House Made Hummus with pomegranate vinaigrette. You can’t forget the pink grapefruit and cucumber fresca to go – it’s summer after all.

After an extremely Melbourne experience at a laneway cafe instead? Here are Melbourne's best laneway cafes.

Image credit: Empire Steak | Griffin Simm

Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Pancake (Banh Xeo) in Saigon

Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Pancake (Banh Xeo) in Saigon


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Banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake) is unlike any other that you've tried before! Here are our tips on where to find the best banh xeo in Saigon. Recipe included!

You Need To Get One Of These Wooden Maps In Your House ASAP

You Need To Get One Of These Wooden Maps In Your House ASAP

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

We’re still trying to work out how it’s 2018, but, it is. And with a new year comes the chance to start afresh and finally fix your place up so that you’re not mega embarrassed when your friends and family come over.

While we’ve been going on and on about indoor plants for months now, let’s focus our attention on your barren walls, and we’ve got just the thing for that empty space.

Citywood is currently up on Kickstarter, and they’ve already smashed their goal by raking in a cool $25K.

Citywood make high-quality wooden maps of cities from all around the world. They’ve already produced a Melbourne and Sydney option, along with cities like Philadelphia, Tokyo, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, amongst many more.

They’ll be shipping rewards to pledges from June this year, and they’ll ship to anywhere in the world.

To find out more about Citywood and back their Kickstarter campaign, head here.

Uber competitor Taxify launched in Melbourne this week, read all about them here.

Image credit: supplied

Two Wrongs Are Holding A Dim Sim Eating Comp On Australia Day

Two Wrongs Are Holding A Dim Sim Eating Comp On Australia Day

by Pippa Knight @ The A List | The Urban List

Ever felt your true calling might be eating dim sims professionally? Screw this 'career' thing, right? Smashing dimmies is what you're best at. Well, get ready to put your mouth where the money is—because there's a dim sim eating comp on this Friday, and there's $300 up for grabs. 

We're talking about the third annual Dim Sim Eating Competition at Two Wrongs, South Yarra. Hosted by your good pals at Easey’s, they want to know just how many dimmies you can scoff in 30 minutes. Good thing the comp falls nice and neatly on the public holiday—that means your stomach has two full days to recover.

The comp is open to amateurs, but there'll be a professional eating division too, which will surely be good entertainment. But hey, we're sure they've got nothing on you. 

Let's talk dough. Entry is $20, but the memories will be priceless. The winner gets $300 cash, plus an Easey's championship belt (!!). Runner-up gets $150 (and no belt). Third place nets you a cool $50. 

We will see you there, you bottomless pits.

The Details

Where: Two Wrongs, The Olsen, 637 Chapel St, South Yarra. When: 3pm, January 26. For more info, click here.

Hungry for more? Williamstown's getting a Food Truck Fiesta this weekend!

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Irvine home values up 36% in 5 years: How’s that rank nationally?

Irvine home values up 36% in 5 years: How’s that rank nationally?

by Jonathan Lansner @ Orange County Register

Some statistics on how Irvine housing looks compared to the rest of the nation when using the Zillow periscope. The online housing tracker’s national databases can help add some perspective to the high price of local living. As of November, for example, Orange County real estate by Zillow’s math — the No. 5 nationally in […]

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle


The Stranger

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

Best of Halloween in South London: What’s on, where, and when.

Best of Halloween in South London: What’s on, where, and when.

by Martin Turner @ Blog - South London Club

What do Goblins, Vampires, masquerades, and an infinite supply of Pumpkins have in common? The strangest of our annual celebrations, linking us with our fears of the occult and our wonder of the supernatural, Halloween is definitely a rogue when compared to other annual celebrations! We dress up and roam the streets under the moonlight, seeking to frighten our fellow citizens out of their wits, then politely ask for their sweets...An obscure tradition. But a tradition none the less. If you're left wondering what to do on Halloween this year in South London, look no further. We’ve picked out some of the best things to do to get spooked and make you wish you hadn’t left home...

Top 10 Films: Best Vietnam Movies Ever

Top 10 Films: Best Vietnam Movies Ever


ReelRundown

There have been many films about Vietnam and the war, but only a few are truly great films. Here's a list of the absolute best.

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