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How To Start Your Work Year Like A Boss

How To Start Your Work Year Like A Boss

by Tennille Ziegler @ The A List | The Urban List

Ahh, it's 2018. Another new year, another new you, riiiiiight? Sure, we’ve heard that one before. Chances are you made a New Year’s resolution promising yourself that 2018 will be the year your career takes off. But let’s be honest—it can be pretty tough keeping that easy breezy mentality, especially the first week back. 

Don’t let your confidence to be knocked. Throw back those shoulders, stand tall and read on for some pro tips to help you start your work year like a boss.

Create The Perfect Workspace

Take things up a notch and create a new workspace. If you're anything like us, an organised life results in an organised mind. Add a little nature to your space with a cute indoor plant or two from Monstera, and why not get inspired with a little mood board. Surround your desk with images that inspire you—and if that inspiration be Justin Beebs, so be it. 

Take Breaks Throughout The Day

They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and this is especially true for people who think that being glued to a chair in front of a computer means you’re working hard. It turns out that taking five minutes of ‘me’ time throughout the day helps clear your head and actually makes you more productive. Ever been sitting at your desk and stuck on something? Go for a quick walk and get some fresh air outside. We promise you’ll be better for it.

Learn To Work Smarter, Not Longer

Did you spend your working days pulling long hours and slogging away at your desk last year? If so, it’s time to embrace a new philosophy: work smarter, not longer. Instead of wasting away your day frantically answering emails and sipping coffee after coffee after coffee, use your time wisely. Plan your day before you start work, and be realistic about how much you can get done in your set hours.

Write A To-Do List The Night Before

This leads to our next point: write a to-do list the night before. Ever spent the evening in bed trying to sleep while going over everything you have to do when you get back to work? Instead, try writing your to-do list the night before so you can put it aside until you’re ready to tackle the tasks in the morning. It’ll also allow you to hit the ground running as soon as you arrive at the office.

Start The Day With Your Most Dreaded Task

Have you heard the saying ‘eat the frog first’? While you don’t have to literally eat a frog, make it a priority to do the task you’ve been putting off the most first. Once it’s done you can move onto the fun stuff—scratch that—slightly less awful stuff...

Log Off At Home

Ok, so we know it’s not possible to log off in the evenings every day of the week, but how about just once? Leave your laptop at work and try to stay away from checking your phone as well. You’ll have a much better sleep and will be so much more productive the next day.

Start Your Day With Gratitude

It may sound a bit corny, but studies show that starting your day with gratitude will set you up right for the rest of your day. Wake up and be thankful for at least one thing that will relate to the day ahead. Try it and see how your mindset changes. Chances are you'll be feeling like Gandhi in no time. 

Embrace Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is all about how you take it—some people thrive, while others…well let’s just say they feel like crawling into a hole and crying. No judgement either way, but you CAN start your work year with a different mindset. Look at it as a learning experience, because we’re all about learning right? You paid a trillion dollars at uni to learn, and now someone's paying you to do it.

Sort Your Summer Work Wardrobe

There’s nothing we dread more in the new year, when it’s the peak of summer, than trying to figure out what the f*** to wear in the sweltering heat. Getting flustered over trying to find an outfit can be a huge time waster, and won’t help you roll into work like a boss. So, plan your outfits in advance to avoid the post-traumatic stress of not having anything to wear.

Sit Down With The Team And Brainstorm

There’s nothing like getting the creative juices flowing by having a brainstorm meeting with all the ideas you’ve stewed up. Creative ideas can come when you’re doing the most random things…or nothing at all. You were probably pushing your luck and draining all your creative energy at the end of 2017, so now's the time to sit down with your team and have a brainstorm session on how to make 2018 the best year yet.

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Pernil – Authentic Puerto Rican Slow Roasted Pork

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Pernil (per neel) is a typical Puerto Rican dish consisting of a pork roast/shoulder that has been marinated overnight and slow roasted  at  300 F. The result is a flavorful, and tender meat that will fill your house with a delicious aroma, and your belly with a whole lot of “piggy goodness.” This recipe I...

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Hanoi Style Salmon with Turmeric and Dill

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Cha Ca Thanh Long is one of our favorite Vietnamese dishes and we’ve already wrote about it here, but this time we’re back with similar recipe but a slight twist. Traditionally this dish is made in small portions with cut filet of snakehead or catfish cooked table side or on a sizzling fajita style pan, […]

Authentic Lithuanian Cookies

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

I found out about these authentic Lithuanian cookies from two Lithuanian girls, Gierdre and Gerda, who were working at the guest house where I stayed this summer. The two young women were part of an exchange program, at Chautauqua Institution. I met up with them one evening when I ran down to the kitchen to get...

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The Must-Eat Vietnamese Dishes that Muslim Visitors Should Try

The Must-Eat Vietnamese Dishes that Muslim Visitors Should Try


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Experience Vietnamese food while visiting the country. Check out must-try Halal-friendly food including Halal meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes.

Vietnamese Banana, Coconut & Tapioca Dessert (Chè Chuối)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Chè chuối is a warm, Vietnamese pudding-like dessert featuring bananas and rich coconut cream. You can easily make this at home in less than an hour! Chè in Vietnamese, refers to sweet desserts which are liquid such as drinks, pudding, or even types of ‘soup.’ So chè chuối you could say is a type of pudding, made of coconut […]

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Shank & Bone Bringing Vietnamese Dishes to North Park

Shank & Bone Bringing Vietnamese Dishes to North Park


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Our Resident Vietnamese Person Judges All The Dishes from Last Night’s Top Chef

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Ultimate Barbecue Recipes From Across Asia

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

If you think Australia has the monopoly on barbecue cooking, think again. Asian nations have elevated barbecuing to an art form, using mouth-watering marinades, affordable cuts of meat, and an open flame to create tantalising grills. This summer, update your alfresco menu with authentic barbecue recipes from across Asia, and you’ll never …

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Beef Stroganoff – 8 Amazing Recipes and Cooking Tips

by Emily Stephens @ MyGreatRecipes

With ingredients list that includes mushrooms and sour cream, Beef Stroganoff is the creamy and warming family dinner recipe you must have in your cookbook. Sherry brandy, tomato sauce, onion, and paprika are often added for extra flavor, which makes this dish even more decadent. Finally, the rich meat is served over a bed of […]

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8 Unique Ways to Use Sweet Potatoes

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

It’s the perfect time of the year to remember to be a little sweeter. Whether it’s dropping off dinner for a neighbor or bringing in a treat for your coworkers, let’s be sweet more often. We’ve partnered with the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission to bring you some sweet inspiration. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Not only […]

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Vietnamese Festival 2017 is Coming!

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Interested in cultural exploration? Fancy some delicate Vietnamese dishes? Or just want to have some Friday fun?  

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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Dining review: Fresh, authentic Vietnamese dishes can be found at Saigon Café

Dining review: Fresh, authentic Vietnamese dishes can be found at Saigon Café


Colorado Springs Gazette

Authentic Vietnamese food and linen tablecloths are unlikely cohorts, unless you're dining at downtown's Saigon Cafe, where the cuisine transports you to another continent without having to pack a suitcase. All dishes are listed in English, along with their Vietnamese names: pho (beef noodle soup), com chien (fried rice), and cha gio (Vietnamese egg roll), among others. They feature bright, distinct ingredients, such as basil, cilantro and mint. They augment traditional rice noodles and grilled proteins including pork (Heo), chicken (Ga), beef (Bo) and shrimp (Tom). The herbs and vegetables evoke just-picked-from-the-garden flavors. Yet, the sleek, contemporary décor reminds diners they haven't left town. The shrimp

10 Most beautiful beaches in vietnam you should visit at least one

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Vietnam has a long coastline more than 3,400 kilometres, which is favourable for sea tourism. The beauty and tranquility of the beaches in Vietnam is one of Asia’s best kept secrets. Vietnam is one of the best beach holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. Here is the list of best 10 beaches in Vietnam, South to […]

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Must-Eat Vietnamese Dishes That Aren't Pho

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10 Most beautiful culture in Vietnam’s Lunar New Year

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The Lunar New Year (Tet, Lunar New Year, Lunar New Year) is considered the most important holiday and festival of the year by the Vietnamese Lunar calendar. This is the family reunion, the children gathering, and so many cultural features are handed down through generations. In this articel, we would like to introduce to you […]

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Where To Watch The Auckland Harbour Bridge Get Lit

Where To Watch The Auckland Harbour Bridge Get Lit

by Bella Askelund @ The A List | The Urban List

If there’s one thing us Kiwis know how to do, it’s getting lit AF. A cold brew with a side of fries has a funny way of leading to ten plus cold brews and not enough fries…it’s one of our talents in life and we wear it loud and proud. This weekend however, we’re entitled to double the fun! That’s right, the Auckland Harbour Bridge is embarking on its Vector Lights extraordinaire, meaning our little big city is about to get completely and utterly LIT.

Naturally we’ve done what we do best (well second best—after eating and drinking, of course) and made a list! Here are the best hot spots to hit up over the weekend and watch the Harbour Bridge light up in its full glory.

Sentinel Beach

Herne Bay

Sentinel Beach is a Central City goers' not-so-secret wanderlust spot. Walking down the rustic old stairs from the road to the beach is a breath of fresh air in itself. Never too crowded, this spot carries the most picturesque view of the Harbour Bridge—you’re so close you can even spy on the bungee jumpers! In order to do Sentinel Beach justice, a takeaway order from Fish Smith is mandatory practice nowadays. Set up fort with your fish tacos, kumara fries and a few bottles of cold cider and you have every ingredient to watch Auckland get lit at ease. #Winning.

Mt Victoria

Devonport

We don’t know why, but every thing's better from up top. Devonport’s Mt Vic is no exception, making it a fab location to spy on the Harbour Bridge. Drive—or walk if you’re the essence of health—up the mountain and find yourself a snug spot to lookout across the water. What’s even better, you can end the night by catching a ferry into the CBD and scoring a sweet view from the water too! You’ll find yourself in one of those moments of gratitude for sure, wondering how the universe is so wonderful...yeah you know the ones.

Little Shoal Bay

Northcote

Keen to venture out of the City to catch the lights but don’t wanna head too far? Little Shoal Bay is your saviour. With an epic view of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and waterfront—there’s arguably no better place to be this weekend. With grass for days, a cosy picnic is definitely on the cards. Pop on your fancy pants and celebrate the anniversary weekend with an abundance of cheese, crackers and a few bottles (yes bottles) of great vino. Your other half will be blown away.

Harbour View Beach Reserve

Te Atatū Peninsula

We’ve heard ‘em say that West is Best—so if the saying runs true, why go anywhere else? Harbour View Beach Reserve offers a great but distant view of Auckland City. Watch our iconic landmark get lit AF from afar as you chill out and spin some yarns with your pals. You’ll feel apart of the celebrations without feeling claustrophobic from the hustle and bustle in town—perfect for the slightly more mature bunch. Or if you want to take things up a notch and climb down the maturity scale, head here with a box of beersies and let the Sat night antics begin!

Bayswater Marina

Bayswater

One of Auckland’s newest marinas, Bayswater boasts beaut views of the bridge, city and Waitemata Harbour. A picturesque spot all year round, we’re thinking every Tom, Dick and Sally will be nestled here to catch the Harbour Bridge do its thang over the weekend. If you’re one of those lucky ones that actually have a boat parked here, make the most of it! We’re thinking we’ll anchor up right in front of the action, naturally.

Auckland Waterfront

Auckland CBD

One word—restaurants. If you want to celebrate Auckland’s Anniversary Weekend in style, the waterfront is where you shall head. With endless restaurants and bars to choose from, find yourself a seaside table to sit back and appreciate the display. If you’re feeling extra, why not book a table at Ostro and have yourself an infamous seafood platter. While you’re there, it’d be rude not to order the caramelised pineapple apple crumble…‘nuff said.

Queens Parade

Devonport

Here’s one for all you Devonport locals—take an evening stroll down Queens Parade with a hot choc in hand and the Harbour Bridge as your backdrop. AKA, the perfect frickin’ evening. It’s mellow vibes all round in Devo so this is the spot to be if you’re hoping to have a laid back long weekend. You’ll also probably find every man and his dog with the same idea as you but hey, it’s all part of the atmosphere. Right?

Bastion Point

Orakei

Another prime location to spy on the Harbour Bridge, Bastion Point is a sacred land that offers some of the best views in town. A cheeky dinner in Mission Bay wouldn’t be complete without a scenic tour up Bastion Point afterwards—especially if romance is on the cards. Head here over Anniversary Weekend to soak up the city’s beauty and bask in it’s glory. Auckland Anniversary Weekend = conquered.

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Traditional New Year or Lunar New Year is a great holiday of many countries in the world. Follow us to discover the culture of Lunar New Year. 1. The Vietnamese Lunar New Year Lunar New Year (or Tet Nguyen Dan or Tet ) is Vietnam’s most important festival and holiday time. It is the Vietnamese […]

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Deep-Fried Nian Gao With Sweet Potato And Yam

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Mix flour, oil and water until mixture is smooth. Set aside for 30 mins.
  2. Sandwich a slice of nian gao in sweet potato and yam. Then, coat with batter.
  3. Deep fry in a wok over medium to low flame till golden brown and crispy.
  4. Serve warm.

*Nian Gao can be bought from …

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Top 5 must do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

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The Delicious History of Pad Thai

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This past Tuesday was National Pad Thai Day, celebrating one of the most popular dishes to come from the country formerly known as Siam. But how much do you know about pad Thai? When you go to a Thai restaurant,... Read More

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


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Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

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A Quick, Delicious, No-Nonsense Lunch at Quan Com Ga Hai Nam

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Now that I’m on my fourth chicken-centric Hẻm Gem, I guess I might as well start carrying out these assignments dressed as a chicken. Today’s … View More

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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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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

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Top 5 Vietnamese dishes you should sample

Top 5 Vietnamese dishes you should sample


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Tofu Onigirazu (Sushi Tofu Sandwich)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Heat frying pan over medium-high heat. Pan-fry the tofu slices until golden brown and set aside to cool.
  2. To assemble, place a cling wrap on a chopping board and put a sheet of nori seaweed on top (shiny side facing down).
  3. Evenly spread the steamed rice (thinly) to form into a square

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The Top 9 Popular Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - The Christina's Blog

The Top 9 Popular Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - The Christina's Blog


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Vietnam has many beautiful landscapes and unique cultures. But just as amazing are the delicious Vietnamese dishes available throughout the country.

13 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

13 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Whether you’ve just tackled the first work week of 2018, or you’re basking in the final weekend before it all begins again (or you’re in neither camp—lucky you!), the weekend has rolled right around and it’s time to make the very most of it! If you’re anything like us, you’ve promised yourself to make 2018 the biggest year yet, and what better way to start than seizing the weekend for all it has to offer?! This weekend Auckland’s serving us some of the very best in tennis, theatre, and most importantly—food! Get your stretchiest pants on and round up the squad for a cracker of a weekend ahead at these wonderful events!

All Weekend

Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival

Takapuna is the ultimate place to be allll weekend long! This FREE event will be hustling and bustling with events perfect for everyone, including chowing down some stellar nosh from one of the food vendors or space to set up a picnic! Friday is music and movie night, with easy-listening tunes from 4pm and catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at 9pm! It’s a lazy Saturday with the groovy Jazz on the Green for a chill arvo, and Sunday is Family Beach Day with all-day acoustic jams, food trucks, and heaps of entertainment—round up the fam for a fun filled weekend on the shore!

Where: Gould Reserve, Takapuna When: Friday 12 January—Sunday 14 January For more info, click here

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Auckland summer staple Pop Up Globe is back for another stand out season! Regarded as Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will enchant you with side-splitting comedy with a dash of beautiful poetry only Shakespeare could achieve. Fusing Jacobean costumes, lyrical poetry with Maori folklore and language, Pop-up globe introduces this flagship production to you with pride. Transport back 400 years into the past and sit amongst the space the plays they were written, whether its your first time or hundredth, it’ll be a night to remember.

Where: Pop Up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Saturday 13 January—Saturday 31 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Auckland Live Summer in the Square: Latin Fiesta Weekend

¡Vamos a la fiesta! Get ready to party because Aotea Square is transforming into a Latin Fiesta for Auckland Live Summer in the Square! There’s celebrations all weekend long, where the food will be delectable and the outfits delicious—we expect nothing less from our vivacious friends across the other side of the world! There will be two stages sizzing with Latin music and feel-good rhythms, including an authentic Mexican mariachi band and Cuban band Ashé Cuba’s high-energy tunes!

Where: Aotea Square, Auckland CBD When: Friday 12 January—Sunday 14 January For more info, click here

The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, presenting you with one of Shakespeare’s classics The Merchant of Venice. Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassiano requires one more loan to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia, unaware that when the due date comes to repay the debt, he will be gambling for his life! Full of wit, drama and disguise that Shakespeare has become legend for, this is based on the performance tradition going way back to 1614, performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians around the world.

Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Friday 12 January—Thursday 29 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Zirka Circus

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores! Their new show Send in the Clowns is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance! Whether you’re all about the action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful ballet, there is something for everyone in this stellar show! This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family to love.

Where: Stella Maris Catholic School, Silverdale When: Monday 1 January—Sunday 31 January For more info, click here

Friday 12 January

ASB Classic

The ASB Classic is returning to Auckland as the highlight on every Aucklander’s January calendar. Bringing back more world-class tennis, food and drink, fashion and entertainment, expect two weeks of stellar tennis action right in our city! Forget Wimbeldon, you’ll be served up a fantastic line up of women’s and men’s players on-court, as well as some of the country’s most sought-after musicians and chefs delivering deliciousness and entertainment off court.

Where: ASB Tennis Centre, Parnell When: Friday 12 January—Saturday 13 January For more info, click here.

Bug Lab Lates

Cocktails, street foods, and… bugs? Yep, you heard that right—this adults only (a.k.a kids at heart) event starts with a complimentary cocktail and a fabulous selection of Auckland street food faves with live entertainment. Then enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s thrilling science exhibition, discovering the genius of bugs bound to fascinate and delight even the harshest bug critics and scaredy cats!

Where: Auckland Zoo, Western Springs When: Friday 12 January, 6pm—9pm For more info, click here

Lion—Friday Films

Armed with only a few memories, determination, and Google Earth, this true story follows a quest to find a young boy’s roots in India. End your work week and say hello to the weekend with food truck delights, a themed drink from the pop-up bar and this stellar movie under the stars. The lip-smacking line up of food trucks include Crepes a Go Go, Fritz’s Weiners, Judge Bao, Puha & Pakeha and so much more! Bring a beanbag and maybe some tissues, too—this one is going to pull at the heartstrings!

Where: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter When: Friday 12 January, 4:30pm For more info, click here

Saturday 13 January

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up, roll up to the largest and newest travelling event, The Extravaganza Fair, making its way to Matakana this summer. Bringing a whole lot of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers and kids shows! Bringing back some old school nostalgia with sack races, tug of war and musical bean bags, this fair is your childhood dream come to life! Foodie delights include the Steampunk Food Truck, Dickinson’s Gastronomic Emporium, Lucky’s Fresh Juice Joint and Havana Coffee Works—even the names have us excited! Get ready for a full day of jam-packed fun for the whole family!

Where: Matakana Country Park, Matakana When: Saturday 13 January—Sunday 14 January, 9am—5pm For more info, click here

The Möet Ice Brunch  

This is the ultimate luxe brunch! The drink of the summer, Möet Ice, is hosting a brunch to kick off the ASB Classic Men’s Final off in style! Join this glamorous all-white brunch within the Champagne Lounge at the ASB Classic. Kick off the day right, sipping on Möet Ice and indulge in a Sugar Club inspired menu designed by Peter Gordon himself. The resident Möet DJ will be there to get the party started before the highly-anticipated ASB Classic. In true tennis and Möet Ice fashion, make sure you don your best tennis whites for a day of sunshine and the ultimate day of tennis!

Where: ASB Tennis Centre, Parnell When: Saturday 13 January, 10am For more info, click here

Matakana Village Farmer’s Market

Our fave escape from the hustle and bustle of Auckland is where you’ll find artisans, growers and farmers in the Matakana region who have a passion for all things produce. You’ll find fresh, yummy goods to stock up on as well as artisan baking, Italian sausages, organic chocolate, flowers, fine wines, olive oil and the all-important freshly brewed morning coffee—with locally roasted beans nonetheless. Live music will be keeping you company in this picturesque wee spot for a perfect morning market. It’ll be all about “me time” with their dog sitting service—for just a gold coin donation, you can have your pooch looked after for a whole hour of silent bliss!

Where: Matakana Village Market Square, Matakana When: Saturday 13 January, 8am—1pm For more info, click here

Moveable Feast Matakana

Make a day of it in Matakana! Hosted by Matakana’s Te Rata Wine, this scrumptious festival brings some of Auckland’s best street food right to the heart of Matakana village! There’s an unreal line-up of fabulous food—where the hardest thing you’ll be doing is choosing your feast—served alongside Te Rata’s beautiful natural wines, handmade sodas and cider, as well as craft beer on tap! Hit it up after nursing your food coma from the scrummy offerings at the morning markets.

Where: Matakana Valley, Matakana When: Saturday 13 January, 5pm—9pm For more info, click here.

Sunday 14 January

Sandringham Food and Spice Tour

Discover the hidden delights of Sandringham Village with this delicious walking food tour. Over three hours of goodness, stop and savour a variety of flavours at six different Indian and Sri Lankan restaurants—for those days you just can’t choose. You’ll even be taken through three markets brimming with authentic spices, vegetables and ingredients to recreate these scrumptious dishes at home! Come hungry and in your stretchiest pants—you’ll need it!

Where: Sandringham Community Centre, Sandringham When: Sunday 14 January, 2:30pm—5:30pm For more info, click here

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Healthy Vietnamese dishes

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      At SaigonXpress we established with the goal of providing healthy Vietnamese dishes using the freshest ingredients. We are proud of our simple presentations accentuating the very best home made Vietnamese cusine.

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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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Three Vietnamese Dishes in San Bruno CA That Will Knock Your Socks Off! - Waiter.com Food Delivery Blog

Three Vietnamese Dishes in San Bruno CA That Will Knock Your Socks Off! - Waiter.com Food Delivery Blog


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Want to enjoy terrific Vietnamese dishes in San Bruno at work? Waiter.com can bring items from countless local restaurants and eateries right to your office.

Delicious Bowls of Authentic Vietnamese Beef Pho

Delicious Bowls of Authentic Vietnamese Beef Pho


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Pan Seared Black Cod with Miso Butter and All-Clad d3 Armor Fish Pan Giveaway!

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Eating a filet of fish without skin is like eating a skinless lechon or porchetta. It’s a travesty to miss out on the crispy skin and one we simply refuse to do. But it’s also a travesty to have the skin break and stick when cooking.  Which is why we love to prepare our fish […]

Classical: The New Leonard Bernstein?

Classical: The New Leonard Bernstein?

by Marguerite Helmers @ Urban MilwaukeeUrban Milwaukee

Milwaukee Symphony’s guest conductor Teddy Abrams also composes and plays piano.

Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Gochujang Saewu Gui (Spicy Grilled Prawn Skewers)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Soak wooden skewers in water while preparing the prawns. Rinse the prawns and drain. Thread the prawns on to the skewers.
  2. Mix all the marinade ingredients well in a bowl.
  3. Spoon (or brush) the marinade over the prawns to coat evenly. Let stand for 20 to 30 mins.
  4. Preheat a lightly oiled

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10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature

10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnamese food is very distinct, and can be the highlight of a visit. These are 10 essential Vietnamese foods everyone should try.

Sweet and Salty: Favorite Desserts with a Touch of Sea Salt

by Honest Cooking @ Honest Cooking

What's the perfect thing to complete a sweet bite? A touch of sea salt. There are few things that can beat a sweet and salty dessert. Check out these favorite recipes.

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Get Blitzed With This Epic New Food Truck!

Get Blitzed With This Epic New Food Truck!

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Bold beautiful and ultra-grammable smoothie bowls have hit Ponsonby Central! 

Found in The Lane, new kid on the block Blitzd is the new 'gram worthy food truck set to drive Ponsonby wild. Brought to us by passionate foodie Maddie Brogan, Blitz is changing the world one loaded smoothie at a time.

“Blitzd takes you on a healthy, refreshing and energised buzz,” says Maddie. “Our menu is healthy, but doesn’t compromise on taste.”

 A quick glance at the quirky menu will have you spoilt for choice. Available as both smoothie and bowls, our top pick is the Smurfs Up—a magical blend of blue majik, banana, pineapple and lime—this bad boy will no doubt soon be trending.

Almost too gorgeous to slurp is the Pink Panther, featuring pitaya, banana, strawberries and dates, it’s the guilt-free sweet treat we didn’t know we needed.

For those still on the ‘new year new me’ buzz, Green Is The New Black is for you. Jam-packed with the goodness of coconut, spinach, banana, dates, spirulina and lemon nutrition never tasted so good. 

If you’re looking to cool off after soaking up some stellar summer rays, look no further than the Daisy Duke, starring mango this gem is practically summer in a bowl. 

With a whole lot of delicious, a dash of healthy and a sprinkle of love, say hello to your new summer hotspot! Let’s get blitzed! 

The Deets:

What: Blitzd

Where: The Lane, Ponsonby Central

When: 9am – 3pm Monday to Saturday

Why: Do it for the gram! 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

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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Spanish-Style Churros

Spanish-Style Churros

by José Chesa @ Munchies

These Barcelona-style churros come from a Michelin-rated chef; they are light, crispy, and barely sweet.

Dining: Benji’s, the Last Word on Corned Beef

Dining: Benji’s, the Last Word on Corned Beef

by Cari Taylor-Carlson @ Urban MilwaukeeUrban Milwaukee

So many ways to eat it, though other dishes are tasty, too.

6 things to do in Danang on Lunar New Year 2018

by Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Resort @

Danang is the third largest city in Vietnam where Lunar New Year (or Tet Nguyen Dan) is celebrated grandly. If you are planning to celebrate the New Year of the Chicken at the beautiful beach city in Central Vietnam, we would suggest several venues and events for you to take part. Bach Dang Flower Street […]

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Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo Sot Vang)

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

This post for Vietnamese Beef Stew (bò sốt vang) was created in partnership with Ninja® Cooking System with Auto IQ™. I received  complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions are mine. The rich aroma of Vietnamese beef stew (bo sot vang) is filling my house. I am so hungry that I...

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5 Benefits of Staying at hotels in Danang beach

by Brandee brande @

Danang is a popular destination for both domestic and international visitors with magnificent beaches and majestic natural scenery. It attracts tourists year-round and summer is the time to have the most visitors. Staying at the best beach resorts Vietnam is a great thing for those who come to Da Nang. Experience of many visitors is […]

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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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The Internet Reckons This Cheap AF Cream Will Cure Your Insomnia

The Internet Reckons This Cheap AF Cream Will Cure Your Insomnia

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

Welcome to reality guys—2018 is here. 

Let’s get one thing straight, we’re not talking about those ‘new year, let’s make a jug of margaritas’ type feels, because newsflash team—we’re half-way through January. Read: when your body clock is so messed up because you’ve been bingeing Netflix till 1am, and now you have to be up (and functioning) by 7am. We. Feel. You. 

So, we thought we’d share some wisdom we found on the ol’ internet. There is a budget AF body cream that’s all but guaranteed to put you straight to sleep.

Introducing Sleepy Body Lotion by Lush. It sent beauty bloggers and media the world over a little cray late last year, with its calming lavender flower and oatmeal infusion super powers. And because it’s by Lush, you’re guaranteed that it is animal friendly and organic (they’re legends like that), as well as being super affordable (another win for the ol’ 2018 budget) with a little pot of magic retailing for under $20. 

Sweet dreams.

Image credit: Lush

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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Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


vietnam-guide.com

In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

Dining: Pho Viet Is Authentic Vietnamese

Dining: Pho Viet Is Authentic Vietnamese


Urban Milwaukee

The dishes are tasty.

Food in Vietnam: 40 delicious dishes you’ll love

by thevietnamese @ Thevietnamese

(CNN) — Vietnamese cuisine doesn’t win any points for complexity. Many of the most popular dishes can be made just as well on the side of … View More

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Vietnamese Food – 10 Vietnamese Dishes You Have to Try | MyGreatRecipes

Vietnamese Food – 10 Vietnamese Dishes You Have to Try | MyGreatRecipes


MyGreatRecipes

If there is one word that perfectly summarizes Vietnamese food, that’s ‘flavorful’. Vietnamese cuisine represents a perfect combination of sweet, savory, sour, and hot flavors, achieved by combining a plethora of fresh herbs & spices (Vietnamese mint, cilantro, lemongrass ginger, coriander, Saigon cinnamon, tamarind, chili, lime, and Thai basil leaves); sauces, especially fish sauce in …

Indian Food in Santa Clara: Try Something New Delivered Right to Your Door!

by Shelly @ Waiter.com Food Delivery Blog

When you want food that is a cut above the ordinary, you want to order Indian food in Santa Clara. North and South Indian food is full of culinary treasures. Treat yourself to your favorite dishes or discover something new with the help of delivery. Here are some of the restaurants that Waiter.com will deliver […]

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Dua Mon Recipe Vietnamese Brined Vegetables

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Dưa món is a mix of brined vegetables,  a Vietnamese version of an Italian giardiniera that is ubiquitously found on tables of feasting Vietnamese families during lunar new year celebrations.  It’s commonly eaten with traditional banh chung and banh tet, but can really be used as a vegetable side for a meat entree. Each family may […]

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…

Bún Thang – Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Chicken, Pork, & Egg

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

What Is Bún Thang? My knowledge of the Vietnamese language is about on par with my grandma’s English, so this gives us lots of opportunities to learn from each other. She watches Viet news and Korean dramas which have a surprising amount of English in them. The latest term I explained to her was “poker face” hah! […]

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Smile Makeover Vietnam Package Tour for 07 Nights & 08 Days

by @ Serenity International Dental Clinic Vietnam

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc 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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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Bún Thịt Nướng Recipe (Vietnamese Grilled Pork & Rice Noodles) - HungryHuy.com

Bún Thịt Nướng Recipe (Vietnamese Grilled Pork & Rice Noodles) - HungryHuy.com


HungryHuy.com

This is love in a bowl. If you’ve had bún thịt nướng you know what I’m talking about. You have your sweet bits, sour bits, caramelization, some crunch, and aromatic herbs in a single, colorful arrangement. Depending in which restaurant you order your grilled pork with noodles (bún thịt nướng), you’ll find that it’s presented …

5 Must-try Vietnamese Dishes

5 Must-try Vietnamese Dishes


Serenity International Dental Clinic Vietnam

Vietnam offers a combination of five fundamental taste elements: spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet. Much of the cuisine centers around fruit and vegetables, herbs, fish sauce and soy sauce, and rice. While some of the offerings may be beyond the stretc

Auckland’s Best Beach Day Trips

Auckland’s Best Beach Day Trips

by Olivia Atkinson @ The A List | The Urban List

There’s no shortage of stunning beaches for dips after work in Auckland. But it’s summer, and summer calls for road trips. So we’ve located the best beach day jaunts for picnics, frolicking, sunshine and swimming, not too far from our fair city. 

After all, what better way to embrace the hot, hot weather than with sand between your toes?

Locate the hamper, slap on the sunscreen and prepare yourself for a hoon out to some of the best day trip beaches from Auckland. 

Bethells Beach 

This wild, rugged beach is an Auckland favourite—a little piece of untouched beauty less 50-minutes drive from the city. Bethells is a great activities beach, whether it's surfing, fishing, strolling along the Te Henga Walkway, or building the obligatory beach day sandcastle. 

Mercer Bay 

On the drive to Piha, keep an eye out for the Te Ahuahu turnoff and you’ll come across a serious gem of an adventure spot—Mercer Bay. Not for the faint hearted, pay strict heed to the barriers provided as these are Auckland's tallest cliffs and can be dangerous. With powdery black sand, warm rock pools and a massive cave that’s accessible during low tide, Mercer Bay is the ideal day trip for adventure lovers. 

Mangawhai 

Just 80-minutes from Auckland, Mangawhai is a great beach town to spend the day in. It’s a popular spot with surfers but is an equally as idyllic spot for laxing on the beach. Splash around in the waves before popping into Sandbar for lunch and a coffee.  

Palm Beach 

Jump on the ferry and head out to Waiheke for a day on an island. Palm Beach is on the northern side, boasting white sandy beaches and safe swimming. Sheltered from any nasty south-westerly winds, Palm Beach has two barbecue areas (that’s lunch sorted) and a pirate ship playground for when or if the sprogs get bored. Oh, and ‘Nudey Bay’ is situated at the far west end, if you’re that way inclined. 

Anchor Bay 

Nestled within the Tawharanui Regional Park lies a golden beach called Anchor Bay. Fill up the tank because this spot is an 80-minute drive from Auckland, making Anchor Bay the perfect day trip to get away from it all. This pristine slice of Kiwi beauty has golden sand, the cleanest and clearest of water, and a rock pool deep enough for bombs. A truly awesome beach.

Muriwai 

Every Aucklander should spend a day at this beautiful West Coast beach. From surfing to lounging under an umbrella or rolling down the dunes, Muriwai has a lot to offer. Surf lifesavers are on patrol at peak times as the rips can get a bit full on, and the black sand can be absolutely scorching so be sure to utilise our jandal life hack! On your way back to the big smoke, don’t forget to have a nosy at the gannet colony. 

Karekare 

Another impressive West Coast nugget, Karekare is a breathtaking and unique beach—the kind that makes us feel damn lucky that we call this country home. Several movies have been shot here including The Piano, and it’s less chaotic than beaches closer to Auckland. With a long stretch of sand, Karekare is a great walking beach and a wander to the Karekare Falls will make your day trip one to remember. 

Keen to get your walk on? Take one of Auckland’s Best Weekend Walks And Hikes.

10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

by Shannon Coward @ The A List | The Urban List

Welcome to 2018. We bet you're wondering why the hell you're sitting at your desk right now, as your other (some might say, smarter) colleagues took an extra week to lounge around eating the last of the leftovers, or to swan off overseas to top up their tan. We feel you. The real world has rolled back around—and it feels remarkably like work in 2017...

Instead of doing actual work, spend your precious brain space fantasising of the 10 places you wish you were instead at your desk RN. 

#1. Whitehaven Beach

Australia

If there’s anything that screams perfect daydream material, it’s sitting on 98% silica sand while the crystal clear ocean laps at your feet. The incredible Whitehaven Beach, located a short boat ride from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays Queensland, has all your tropical island dreams covered and then some with its mind-boggling beauty and location on the edge of the Great  Barrier Reef. There’s a reason this stunning natural wonder is plastered across every Australian tourism campaign and it really needs to be seen to be believed. Plus, you could totally combine your trip to Whitehaven with a stay at luxe accommodation on nearby Hamilton Island for the ultimate island escape. Throw in a palm leaf and we’re sold.

#2. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia

A hidden gem more than worthy of a shout out, Croatia’s Plitvice Lake National Park is a nature-lover’s dream come true. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park marks the point where 16 crystal-esque lakes flow into each through a series of waterfalls and cascades. An 18km wooden footbridge meanders through the water and butterflies do their thing all over the heavily-forested area. The water is so turquoise you’ll find yourself questioning whether they secretly dyed it and if you visit in winter, you might just find an ice-covered wonderland that would make for one sick ‘gram picture. Plitvice Lakes might also be as close as you’ll get to steeping onto the set of a real life Disney movie. Talk about magical AF.

#3. Gion

Japan

Located in Kyoto, Japan’s cultural hub and former capital, Gion is a must-see on any Japanese adventure. Referred to informally as the geisha district, Gion is a gorgeous slice of the Japan of ages past, nestled smack bang in the middle of a bustling, thriving city that effortlessly blends modern and traditional. Think wooden buildings, winding alleyways, traditional gift shops and the chance to spot a geisha or maiko (a geisha’s apprentice) making their way between appointments at the myriad teahouses dotting the district. Gion is also home to a number of sights, including the famous Kiyomizu-dera temple which offers to-die-for views over Kyoto, if you can’t get your fill just by wandering the stone pathways. BRB, looking up when the next flight leaves for Japan.

#4. The Alhambra

Spain

Topping many a “things you have to see before you die” list, the Alhambra is, well, actually something you have to see before you die. Let’s just say, it makes sitting at your desk sound pretty dang boring. Drawing heavily on its Arabic ancestry, the Alhambra is a fortress complex located in Granada that manages to blend historical significance with stunning architectural brilliance in all the right ways. To start with, the Alhambra offers killer views over the city of Granada and the surrounding meadows. It was built primarily in the 13th century when the first king of the Nasrid dynasty decided to make the fortress the royal residence. It’s from this period that much of the architectural elements –including wooden filigree archways and that iconic central fountain – that make the Alhambra so gorgeous are from. Oh and did we mention that the aim of the architects designing the Alhambra was to cover every single space with decoration, no matter how big or small said space was. Leave work early, head to the airport, fly to Spain, go to the Alhambra, thank us later.

#5. Edinburgh

Scotland

Ah Scotland, we might just have a tiny crush on you after binge-watching Outlander on Netflix. Which is why we just had to put Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and voted the most walkable city in the U.K. (take that, London), on this list. Edinburgh is home to many a cultural monument, including the perfectly medieval Edinburgh Castle and the Museum of Edinburgh - which just so happens to be located inside a 16th-century house. If you’re more the type to emerge after the sun has gone down, spend your time exploring the haunted alleyways of Mary King’s Close or hit up the local pub for the best whisky you’ll ever taste. Just don’t forget to head out of town and climb Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano that also offers gorgeous views over the city below. Ugh, why can’t we be working in Scotland right now.

#6. Skaftafell National Park

Iceland

And here we were thinking that the rock formations of Ireland’s Giants Causeway were impressive when Skaftafell National Park came onto the scene and blew us all away. Located in gorgeous Iceland, Skaftafell is the epicentre of the largest national park in Europe, Vatnajokull National Park, and lies on the southern edge of the breathtaking Vatnajokull Glacier. The park is a land of contrasts, promising you the chance to see everything from active volcanoes to glaciers to flat, sandy plains to glacier rivers – all in the same place. Skaftafell is also home to the Kristinartindar Peaks, a dramatic rock formation from which a waterfall plummets one metre into the lush park below. And that’s all before we get to the variety of hiking trails that wind through the 5000 square kilometres of natural beauty that the park claims as its own. Psh, who needs a job anyway, if you need us we’ll be adventuring in Iceland.

#7. Old Havana

Cuba

Okay, okay, so the pinnacle of chilly northern wandering isn’t really your thing. What about the colourful, bustling, tropical flair of Old Havana, in Cuba? Old Havana is the second most populated borough of modern Havana and is contained within the original Havana city walls. It is also the best placed to be completely immersed in the Havana of long ago. This is a Havana where rumba music floats through cobbled streets, where narrow lanes meander past Cuban-Baroque-meets-Art-Nouveau buildings and where the locals sip coffee and chat like they’ve been doing for many a-year. In other words, it’s pretty wanderlust inducing. Stay in a hotel that once played host to Winston Churchill, explore the brightly hued Plaza Vieja or spend the day exploring Havana’s revolutionary past at Museo de la Ciudad. Whatever you choose, it’s got to be better than staring gloomily out the window at all the not-Old Havana you’re surrounded by. Yes, you can thank us later.

#8. Banff National Park

Canada

Located in the iconic Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and is home to some breathtaking examples of that alpine beauty we all know and love about Canada. Lake Louise, a turquoise pool of pure postcard perfect beauty, serves as the park’s main jumping off point before you move on to the too-pretty-to-be-real Sunshine Meadows (the name, guys, the name) or the jagged peaks of the Icefields Parkway. To help with painting the picture of how freaking incredible Banff National Park is, imagine that scene in The Sound of Music when Maria is singing her heart out to the rolling green hills around her. Banff makes that scenery look like your attempt at Pictionary after a few too many drinks. So, what are you waiting for?

#9. Chiang Mai

Thailand

Chiang Mai is a beacon when it comes to sought after travel destinations at the moment but the temple city of Thailand is attracting so much buzz for a very good reason. Serving as the hub of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is the perfect place to kick back and get some much needed R&R while remaining in close proximity to activities galore. Pick from one of the many temples peeking out from behind every corner, thanks to the city’s position as the former seat of the Lanna kingdom, or spend your time wandering the backstreets and sampling the many flavours of Thai cuisine. Did someone say authentic pad Thai and grilled pork in banana leaf? Drool. Uh yeah, you can totally get away with chucking a sickie for a whole week (or four). We’ll see you at the airport.

#10. Ggantija

Malta

An underappreciated hidden gem good for more than just filming locations for a bunch of hit TV shows (Game of Thrones, anyone?), Malta is well-worth an addition to any perpetual wander-lusting daydreams. Malta, an island located between Malta and the North African coast, is home to a number of historic sites that remain as evidence of its former rulers, including the Romans, Moors, French and British. The most famous of these has to be Ggantija, a temple complex on the Mediterranean Island of Gozo that is older than the pyramids of Egypt. They are also the world’s second oldest existing manmade religious structures, losing out only to Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. You can actually wander through the ruins of the complex, marvelling at the ingenuity of construction from before society was really a thing. Getting to explore the almost-oldest structure in the world AND having the chance to live your best life on a Mediterranean island? Sign us the heck up!

Ready to pack your bags and get exploring? Make sure to check out our travel page for all the destinations worth knowing about.

Image credit: Augustin de Montesquiou

Bún Bò Huế Recipe – Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Bún bò Huế is a hidden Vietnamese gem that has yet to “make it” in mainstream American cuisine. It’s a rich and spicy soup with deep layers of flavor. This Central Vietnamese soup is paired with tender slices of beef and pork, then topped with lots of fresh herbs. Phở has made its way in and has grown popular quickly, so why […]

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

by @ Serenity International Dental Clinic Vietnam

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Savory Brunch Recipes We Love

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

We’re looking forward to New Year’s and a big, lazy brunch the morning after watching the ball drop. After all of the cakes and cookies, we need a break from the sweet and are keeping things savory. Check out our favorite savory brunch recipes. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Huevos Rancheros This breakfast loaded […]

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Onigirazu Chicken Katsu (Sushi Chicken Katsu Sandwich)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Prepare the Chicken Katsu

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper on a baking tray.
  2. Heat up frying pan on medium heat and combine the panko and toast until golden brown. Transfer panko into a shallow dish and allow to cool.
  3. Butterfly and cut the chicken

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

4 Fundamental Flavors to Try if You Love Chinese Food

by admin @ Lotte Plaza Market

One of the best things about experiencing any world culture’s cuisine is the blast of flavor that might surprise you, especially if you’ve never had it before. Wherever you go in Asia, whether it’s Korea, China, Vietnam, or elsewhere, you... Read More

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Discovering the best Vietnamese dishes

Discovering the best Vietnamese dishes


Inspired Adventures

Vietnamese food is among the healthiest in the world, get to know some of these popular dishes before you go on your adventure.

Vegan Peach Pie Dumplings

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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These vegan peach pie dumplings are little bites of sweet sunshine, especially when the weather is bleak and dreary in the winter! Disclaimer: This recipe is sponsored by the California Cling Peach Board! I’ve worked with them to make a bunch of other peachy recipes, like my BBQ Peach Tofu and these Hand Pies! Thanks for reading and […]

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Spicy Lamb Stew: Rogan Josh

by Analida @ Analida's Ethnic Spoon

One of the specialties of Kashmir, a northern region in India, is a rich and hearty spicy lamb stew: rogan josh. This delicious dish, of Persian origin, is cooked in a curry like sauce that is both spicy and aromatic. The name rogan josh comes from two Persian words: rogan which means oil and josh: heat. Some linguists...

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Bestia’s Uni Pasta: Spaghetti Rustichella with Sea Urchin recipe

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Ever since having Emi, our 2 year old daughter, blogging unfortunately has been on the back burner. While we still cook frequently, photographing the cooking in a stylistic step-by-step way for the blog has becomes almost impossible. But regardless we love her to death and wouldn’t have it any other way.   While she brings us […]

It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Australian cities have copped their fair share of big ol’ storms in the past couple of months, from the dumping of rain in Victoria in late November, Auckland's massive tropical storm, or the superstorm that Sydney didn’t actually cop this week—weather just keeps getting crazier and crazier.

Well, this week, to make things even a bit more wild. It snowed in the bloody Sahara Desert. Yep, a desert.

In case you’re not familiar with where the Sahara Desert actually is, you’ll find it right at the top of Africa and covers a whopping 9,200,000 square kilometres. To put that into perspective it’s a comparable area to both China and the U.S.A.

This isn’t the first time snow has fallen in the desert; it’s actually the third time that it’s happened in the past 40 years.

Check out some of the amazing photos captured of the event below.

15 inches of SNOW blankets the Sahara,the hottest desert in the world, for the second time in 40years pic.twitter.com/2fVI6ylTiH

— MURTALA (@MurtalaIbin) January 9, 2018

A foot of snow in the Sahara desert...breathtaking contrast between sand and snow. pic.twitter.com/7cnYEUjl2S

— Jonathan Arnott MEP (@JonathanArnott) January 9, 2018

Rare icy weather has brought snow to the Sahara Desert in Algeria. pic.twitter.com/7ha2UbkAvz

— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 9, 2018

Start of 2018 marked by extreme weather - searing heat and unusual warmth, bitter cold, winter storms, heavy precipitation and snow (incl in the Sahara!. Updated roundup https://t.co/Tk2DphLltS pic.twitter.com/PCIp8iaNwG

— WMO | OMM (@WMO) January 9, 2018

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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

CELEBRATING NEW YEAR 2018 WITH OUR SPA PROMOTION

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A GREAT NEW YEAR 2018 BY PAMPERING YOURSELF WITH THIS SPA HOT DEAL ONLY AT “THE HOLIDAY SPA & MASSAGE” Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Resort -Discount up to 40% for the Himalayan Salt Rock Sauna package of 5 authentic sauna rooms. -Discount up to 30% for the Full body massage treatment 60mins and 90mins […]

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This Camera Is Taking Your Travel Pics 360

This Camera Is Taking Your Travel Pics 360

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

We hate to break it to you guys. But a selfie is no longer enough to guarantee that double tap. Why? Because 360-degree photography is officially a thing and everything you thought you knew about your feed has changed. Enter: the GoPro 360-degree Fusion camera.

So why is this latest camera so great? Let us tell you. Fusion will capture everything, we’re talking 360-spherical content, that your single-lens cam simply can’t.

It’s also nice and easy to edit with Mobile OverCapture editing for iOS so that even your mum can now make epic travel vids. You can even re-frame and save old school-style videos from the 360-degree vid, we know. It’s (almost) too much.

GoPro Fusion has dropped a limited release and support for Android devices will be coming soon.

Go on. Your followers deserve this.

Still struggling to picture it? Check it out below.

Image credit: Sam Evans for GoPro

Onion Rings Recipe [Easy & Super Crispy]

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Making onion rings at home is SUPER easy. It’s much more fool-proof than when I made sweet potato fries (<–Even though I eventually found a way!). I’ve been munching on a lot of onion rings lately and I blame it entirely on my girlfriend. Well…I do take some blame too, but they really are delicious. A crunchy, warm onion ring fried […]

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Asian Chicken Nachos

by Cheyanne Holzworth @ Honest Cooking

These Asian chicken nachos sit on a bed of crispy baked wonton chips and are layered with Asian spiced chicken, red onions, jalapeños, cheese and finished with a spicy peanut sauce. They're nachos that are packed with flavor in a whole new way!

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Travel tips in Lunar New Year 2018

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Do you intend to visit Vietnam on Lunar New Year 2018? The following notes will help you during this trip.  Choose your destination The tourist attractions waiting to welcome the new year and the most interesting things that tourists should visit on the occasion of the first year are: Hanoi ancient capital with the ups […]

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Saigon Jalan: Hearty And Authentic Vietnamese Dishes That Will Transport You To Saigon Instantly

Saigon Jalan: Hearty And Authentic Vietnamese Dishes That Will Transport You To Saigon Instantly


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It's pretty common to find Vietnamese food stalls or restaurants in Singapore offering various interpretations of Pho, Banh Mi, Broken or Sticky Rice, Vietnamese spring rolls, Curries and so on. With a cuisine so deeply steeped in

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.

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20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying

20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying


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You may know PHO but you don't know genuine Viet food until you've tried some of these!

Vietnamese Green Mango Salad with Shrimp (Gỏi Xoài)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Vietnamese mango salad (gỏi xoài) is a vibrant dish featuring green mangoes, shrimp, and is highlighted with fresh herbs like mint, thai basil and cilantro. It’s a mouth-watering combination of sweet, sour, salty with lots of contrasts in texture. Disclaimer: this is supposed to be a very simple salad. The one we’re making here has a bit of […]

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Friday Photos: Jackson Rising

Friday Photos: Jackson Rising

by Jeramey Jannene @ Urban MilwaukeeUrban Milwaukee

Latest addition to N. Jackson St. getting facade installed.

9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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13 Marvellous Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

13 Marvellous Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Heads up, guys. There’s so much to see and do in Auckland this weekend, the hardest part will be deciding where to begin. Get ready to plan wicked times with your best friends/family/SO/dog etc, eating delish food, watching some epic theatre and getting some Shakespeare.

Here's 14 awesome things to do this weekend in Auckland.  

All Weekend

The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, and this weekend they're rocking The Merchant of Venice. Full of wit, drama and disguise, it's a Shakespearean classic, and it's performed in a replica of the 1614 Globe Theatre. It'll be performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians from around the world.

Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Friday 19 January—Thursday 29 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Sawmill, Snacks and Sounds Takapuna

Burger Burger’s bringing all of the live tunes, refreshing beers and deliciousness to Taka all summer long, and you’re all invited. Joined by the good people at Sawmill Brewery, you’ll be treated to their thirst-quenching pilsners, Crystal Lager, XPA and Hoppy Hibiscus Gose. There'll be live music all weekend long, too. Bring it on. 

Where: Forteith and Hurstmere, Takapuna When: Every weekend until January 28 For more info, click here

Zirka Circus

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores. Their new show, Send in the Clowns, is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance. This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family.

Where: Stella Maris Catholic School, Silverdale When: Monday 1 January—Sunday 31 January For more info, click here

Friday 19 January

I Am Not Your Negro—Friday Films

Head to Silo Park for a perfect way to bring in the weekend. Round up the troops for a night of food trucks galore, drinks flowing from the Silo Bar, and a great movie! They’re bringing you one of the most loved and acclaimed films from 2017’s NZIFF, I Am Not Your Negro. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary takes inspiration from James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript and recounts the lives of his close friends and civil rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evans. The delish food trucks include Fritz’s Wieners, House of Dumplings, Philppe’s Poutine. Niiiice. 

Where: Silo Park, Auckland CBD When: Friday 19 January, 4:30pm—11:30pm For more info, click here.

Classical Weekend: Auckland Live Summer in the Square

This is the perfect symphony for a chill Friday hang, with a range of musical talent and classical experiences for some orchestral bliss! Be serenaded by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Achievers, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and New Zealand Opera. You can even sneak a peek inside the Auckland Town Hall Organ. 

Where: Aotea Square, Auckland CBD When: Friday 19 January—Saturday 20 January, 12:30pm—4:30pm For more info, click here

Movies in Parks: La La Land

Did you miss one of the biggest movies of 2017? Not to worry—watch this all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy back on the big screen and under the stars! Following a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, La La Land swooped up six Academy Award wins in 2017. Get to Mairangi Bay Park early to snag a fab viewing spot. The event kicks off at 7pm. 

Where: Mairangi Bay Park, Mairangi When: Friday 19 January, 5pm—10pm For more info, click here

Bug Lab Lates

Cocktails, street foods, and… bugs? Yep, you heard that right—this adults-only (a.k.a kids at heart) event starts with a complimentary cocktail and a fabulous selection of Auckland street food faves, plus live entertainment. Then enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s thrilling science exhibition, discovering the genius of bugs. It's bound to delight even the harshest bug critic. 

Where: Auckland Zoo, Western Springs When: Friday 19 January, 6pm—9pm For more info, click here.

Saturday 20 January

Moveable Feast Matakana

Hosted by Matakana’s Te Rata Wine, this scrumptious festival brings some of Auckland’s best street food right to the heart of Matakana village. There’s an unreal line-up too—served alongside Te Rata’s beautiful natural wines, handmade sodas and cider, as well as craft beer on tap! Hit it up after nursing your food coma from the scrummy offerings at the morning markets.

Where: Matakana Valley, Matakana When: Saturday 20 January, 5pm—9pm For more info, click here

Fat Freddy’s Drop

This is one of the first times you’ll see these Kiwi legends since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in 2017! You’ll have a chance to see Fat Freddy’s Drop live in the beautiful surroundings of Villa Maria Estate, where you’ll experience brand new songs off the upcoming album, as well as our fave summer classics we can’t get enough of. Special guests include Ladi6 and Salmonella Dub!

Where: Villa Maria Estate, Mangere When: Saturday 20 January, 5pm For more info, click here

House of Vans

It’s been just announced that House of Vans is hitting our shores! This is one of the biggest skating events, making its home in Shed 10 for a day packed full of skate-based events. This day-long community event, spread over two sessions, is absolutely FREE—you’ll find skating by the Vans team, a skate-inspired marketplace, live grip tape application, DJs after hours and even tattooing (if you’re feeling adventurous). After 4pm the event transforms into an epic R18 party with some sick international bands.

Where: Shed 10, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 20 January, 10am—10pm For more info, click here.

Auckland Live Summer in the Square: Grand Opening

The Barbarians, celebrated freedom-fighters from Wellington’s theatre scene, have got hold of the keys to one of Auckland’s most beloved venues—The Civic. This is a tour-de-force celebration of the world of performing arts, featuring a host of local collaborators. It's gonna be one hell of an immersive and interactive show where you’ll be walking through the theatre and getting up to no good.

Where: The Civic, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 20 January—Sunday 21 January For more info, click here.

Sunday 21 January

Absolut Summer

Sunday sessions done right! Experience the Absolut Summer Pop-Up at Regatta, featuring Rob Martyn with Kareem LIVE, in a lush resort-style beach bar full of palm trees and greenery! Come in off the beach, sip on some Absolut cocktails and catch the last rays of the weekend. There’s premium Absolut cocktails, the Dinghy bar, VIP Platinum and Gold Cabana experiences to take that drinking sesh to the next level.

Where: Regatta Bar and Eatery, Takapuna When: Sunday 21 January, 2pm—7pm For more info, click here

Vegan Street Food Fair

Calling all vegan food lovers! One of our fave health hubs, Wise Cicada, is transforming into the ultimate vegan foodie experience this weekend. The menu stars delish dishes like Indonesian Mee Goreng, Persian Gormeh Sabzi, Indian puffed rice, Mexican chimichangas and even an organic vegan smoothie bowl bar! There’s live music from midday too. 

Where: Wise Cicada, Newmarket When: Sunday 21 January, 11am—3pm For more info, click here.

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8 Authentic Vietnamese Dishes to Savor at @NewWorldManila's Vietnamese Food Festival! • Our Awesome Planet

8 Authentic Vietnamese Dishes to Savor at @NewWorldManila's Vietnamese Food Festival! • Our Awesome Planet


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New World Manila Bay Hotel in cooperation with New World Saigon Hotel, Vietnamese Airlines and the Embassy of Vietnam in the Philippines to showcase the authentic flavors of Vietnamese Cuisine in Manila.  The special Vietnamese dishes and beverages are featured...

Vietnamese Beef Jerky Vua Kho Bo recipe

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

There’s really only one name in the Vietnamese beef jerky game in America and everyone knows it: Vua Kho Bo. Literally and figuratively, it’s the king of Vietnamese style beef jerky. While there are a few imitators, ask Vietnamese-American loving beef jerky enthusiast and that’s the top of the list. Maybe their popularity is because […]

10 Noodle Dishes Not to Miss in Vietnam

10 Noodle Dishes Not to Miss in Vietnam


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Chef Leah Cohen of Manhattan's Pig and Khao spent weeks chasing the best noodle dishes in Vietnam. Here, she shares her ten favorites with us.

Pork Belly Recipe for Bánh Mì (Vietnamese Sandwiches)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

At Vietnamese sandwich shops, you’ll find a dizzying number of meat options like grilled chicken, grilled beef, sardines, and even some Chinese influenced options like xíu mại. However, with Vietnamese sandwiches, pork seems to be king–you’ll always see pork options like chả lụa (meat loaf), thịt nướng (grilled pork), nem nướng (ground & grilled pork), bì […]

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Eat Local: Muslim-Friendly Vietnamese Dishes and Where to Get Them

Eat Local: Muslim-Friendly Vietnamese Dishes and Where to Get Them


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Muslim travellers don't have to worry about missing out on local Vietnamese food. Fly with AirAsia and enjoy these Muslim-friendly Vietnamese dishes.

How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

The post How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand appeared first on Authentic Food Quest.

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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Welcome to SaigonXpress of Longmont

by Saigon Xpress @ Saigon Xpress of Longmont

We invite you to come in and get a taste of the traditional, authentic home made vietnamese food. Enjoy our popular springrolls, eggrolls, pho, noodle bowls and many more… with friendly service and in a a casual atmosphere.

Bò Bía: A Piece of Saigon’s Hokkien Heritage in a Simple Street Food Roll

by thevietnamese @ Thevietnamese

Historically Saigon has been a busy trading hub that attracts merchants from all over the region, and the city’s culinary repertoire is a smorgasbord of … View More

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Five Fresh Ideas For School Lunchboxes

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

If you spent 2017 fishing out half-eaten sandwiches and untouched apples from your kids’ backpacks, then it’s time to reinvent school lunchboxes for 2018. Be inspired by the bento boxes of Japan by using a lunchbox with different sections so you can pack your children off with a nutritious, diverse meal that …

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10 Must-Try Vietnamese Foods

10 Must-Try Vietnamese Foods


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If you're traveling to Hanoi, here are the ten Vietnamese foods you must try while you are there.

You Can Now Get Real Fruit Ice Cream On Mt Eden!

You Can Now Get Real Fruit Ice Cream On Mt Eden!

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Aucklanders, are you ready for this? Real fruit ice cream has hit Mt. Eden, and we couldn’t be more psyched. Quite literally taking ice cream to new heights, Walt’s Real Fruit Ice Cream can be found on the mount itself at the Mt. Eden Kiosk.  

We have the driven twenty-year-old Walt Todd to thank for the sweet new spin on the usual running trail.

“I wanted to bring real fruit ice cream central,” says Walt. “We couldn’t have asked for a better location.” 

He’s not wrong, with views stretching far and wide, it’s no wonder Walt’s has fast become a summer hotspot. Starring berrylicious flavours like strawberry, boysenberry, blueberry, and even matcha, there’s every excuse for a repeat visit.

And just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, Walt’s even has a dairy-free option using Little Island ice cream. YUM. Not one you want to miss, Walt's will be here serving sweet treats right through until April.

We'll see you there! 

The Deets

What: Walt’s Real Fruit Ice Cream When: 11 am - 6 pm Monday to Sunday Where: The Mt. Eden Kiosk, 250 Mt Eden Road. Why: Epic views AND sweet treats? Why not!

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

New Meatless Dishes for the New Year

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

Step up your vegetarian recipe game with these flavorful meatless dishes that will win over your tastebuds this new year.   DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS!   Zucchini Pancakes Serve these pancakes for breakfast or with a scoop of yogurt for a mid-afternoon snack. This recipe comes from 8fit, be sure to check out their […]

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San Mateo Chinese Food: Order Meals to the Office or Home for Lunch Today!

by Shelly @ Waiter.com Food Delivery Blog

Chinese is a popular type of cuisine, as there is a variety of dishes and flavors that will please everyone. If you are at work and would prefer to have the food sent to you, you are in luck. San Mateo Chinese food can be brought right to your office so you can enjoy a […]

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Vietnamese rice paper rolls recipe

by Jennifer Keyes @ Inspired Adventures

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.

6 Classic Vietnamese Dishes | Lotte Plaza Market

6 Classic Vietnamese Dishes | Lotte Plaza Market


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Vietnamese cuisine is rich, flavorful, versatile and easy on the wallet. Here are some classic Vietnamese dishes to get you started.

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef. While many cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offer plenty of fine-dining venues and five-star

Bánh Xèo and People-Watching on the Canal

by thevietnamese @ Thevietnamese

There are certain foods in life that take time to love. Mắm tôm, for instance, or mắm chưng. Any of the mắms, really. Durian, I’m told, is a … View More

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Vietnamese Papaya & Beef Jerky Salad – Gỏi Đu Đủ Khô Bò

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

This is an easy 3-ingredient papaya salad you can throw together in a few minutes. There’s t the cooking required, just easy prep so you can get to snacking. Green papaya and beef jerky salad is a light appetizer, a great choice for a snack or appetizer. My mom says she used to buy this from food carts in Vietnam. […]

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Pho 888 | Home | Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

Pho 888 | Home | Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine


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Pho 888 is Colorado's favorite pho restaurant. We offer authentic Vietnamese food and our friendly, attentive staff will bring you the best service around.

The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Review: BBQ with The Pit Barrel Cooker

by The Ravenous Couple @ The Ravenous Couple

Let’s put this out here front and center. We’re gluttons for good smoked bbq (we’ve had a bbq caterer smoke bbq for 3 parties!) but have always been too intimidated to make it at home—until now. Yes, we’ve spent hours making complex soups such as bun bo hue and other seemingly difficult Vietnamese dishes, but […]

Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa Palawan Experience! (Photo Essay)

by Juanico @ Our Awesome Planet

The flourishing city of Puerto Princesa is the beloved capital city of Palawan and is said to be the gateway to the last frontier and best island in the world. Famous for its beautiful Honda Bay and the world-renowned Underground...

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Bun Cha: Vietnamese Pork Meatballs - Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Bun Cha: Vietnamese Pork Meatballs - Analida's Ethnic Spoon


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Bun cha: Authentic Vietnamese grilled pork meatballs is a delicious traditional dish typical in Hanoi. It is served with a traditional broth of fish sauce, lime, sugar, rice vinegar, flavorful herbs and rice vermicelli noodles.

We’ve Found Auckland’s Latest Coffee Craze!

We’ve Found Auckland’s Latest Coffee Craze!

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Auckland, are you ready for this? This Saturday the foodie scene will be thrown into mayhem, thanks to an epic new creation from local legends, Tasteful Bakehouse

From the brilliant minds behind the beloved coffee in a cookie cup, say hello to the brand spanking new breadcrust Piefee! 

What is it, you ask? Just think expertly roasted coffee frothed to perfection, poured slow ’n smooth into a golden parcel of happiness. Lined with a chocolate and caramel spread, your cuppa will be baking in ooy gooey chocolate deliciousness, YUM!

The latest creation from foodie extraordinaires Chaman Ly and Kanha Kong, the dynamic duo say the sky is the limit when it comes to edible coffee cups and are ecstatic with the result

“It was my wife’s idea to create the breadcrust piefee,” says Chaman. “I thought, yeah, we can make that work.” 

The best part? Once you’ve slurped back the good stuff you’ll be left with your crunchy morning toast. The secret to the vessel are the slow-baked dehydrated sweet buns that’ve been tried and tested to ensure a sturdy cup with an epic crunch. 

With the pair already dreaming up new ideas set to hit our bellies in the coming months, keep an eye on our site as we bring you the latest and greatest on all things piefee.

Ready, steady, Instagram! 

The Deets:

What: The Bread Crust Piefee  When: Launching this Saturday Where: Tasteful Bakehouse, 349 K’rd 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi


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Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes are from Hanoi. Here is the top 10 local Vietnamese food you must eat in Hanoi including Pho, Bun Cha, and more!

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Auckland’s Best Meatballs

Auckland’s Best Meatballs

by Nina Franklin @ The A List | The Urban List

Great balls of fire! Move over other meaty treats and make way for the humble meatball! There’s nothing fancy about em’ really, but the one thing they’ve got going for them is that their flavour packs a punch and, well, everyone loves a good meatball. It’s a fact of life.

And here in Auckland, the meatball has been revolutionised—forget about the kind your mum used to make and slap alongside three veg (although they were indeed also very delicious!) because they’re popping up all around town in all their mouth-watering glory. 

Here’s your go-to list of Auckland’s best meatballs.

Buon Appetito!

Baduzzi

North Wharf

When it comes to meatballs, fine-dining restaurant Bazuzzi is a must-visit. Their Polpette (meatballs) have their very own menu, where you can find gourmet options, such as the Fiordland crayfish meatballs with pancetta, chickpeas and pecorino. Then there’s the wild dear meatballs with parsnip crema and Portobello mushroom and the braised lamb meatballs with wild thyme, lemon and spiced gravy. Yesssssss please.

Bedford Soda And Liquor

Ponsonby

You’ll find the Mike Tyson of meatballs at Bedford Soda and Liquor. They too have a whole menu dedicated to the tasty little spheres! Yup—that’s right, their “Bedford balls” are somethin’ pretty spesh. With beef, pork, lamb, chicken and vegetarian options, accompanied with a whole menu dedicated to sauce options for slathering all over said balls, they’re finger licking good!

Coco’s Cantina

K’ Road

Bustling K’ Road hotspot Coco’s Cantina has a pretty delizioso menu, featuring Italian fare to make any tummy flip with excitement! Check out their super saucy spaghetti and meatballs dish, which just so happens to be free range and to make your tastebuds even happier, select a glass—or bottle—of vino rosso (red wine) from their epic wine list and you’ve got yourself a primo meal.

Melt

Food Truck

Jay and Claudine Avante are absolute food gods—Why? Because they’ve created a food truck dedicated to hot, mouth-watering, ooey gooey…. CHEESE! Shifting on the reg, you might want to check out the Melt food truck Facebook page for their latest location. But when you do track these guys down, you’ll want to wrap your mouth around their Racelette meatball sub, with spiced meatballs slathered in Manuka-smoked cheese—it’s the bomb dot com!

Farina

Ponsonby

For a truly authentic Italian experience, you just must pop along to Ponsonby fave— Farina. With exceptional dishes including, pasta and risotto, pizza and of course their tasty polpette meatballs with pine nuts, sultana, Napoli sauce and toasted bread. Finish your meal with an Italian desert and a Negroni and you’ll be in seventh heaven…. Just don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants!

Federal Delicatessen

Federal Street

The lamb and veal meatballs at The Fed will blow your mind. With truffle cauliflower cheese and porcini crumbs, you’ll want to savour every single bite of these tasty little morsels. You can even choose to take these beauties away if you prefer to eat your meatballs…privately. Meatballs for breakfast, lunch and dinner—why not!?

Gusto At The Grand

SkyCity

Gusto’s Italian fine dining menu is made for sharing, but you might want to keep their pork and veal meatballs all to yourself! They’re slathered in tomato sauce and sprinkled with pecorino cheese, so we can guarantee they’ll leave you feeling all kinds of excited. Wash them down with a cocktail or three and find the true meaning of life. 

Gina’s Italian Kitchen

Symonds Street

For an authentic Italian experience to remember, head along to Gina’s Italian Kitchen. Hustling, bustling and full of life, this restaurant is a top pick for big groups of people. Gina’s polpette di Carne dish is something to rave about. Featuring home-made beef and pork meatballs with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese, they are mouth-wateringly delicious and some of the best meatballs in Auckland.

Di Vinci’s

City Road & Albert Street

Last but certainly not least is Di Vinci’s—which has two locations to choose from. Both serve up a whopper of a spaghetti and meatballs dish featuring slightly spiced homemade meatballs, seasoned with herbs aaaand they also do takeaway—perfecto for stocking up on their sought after spagbol dish to take you right through the week!

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PSA: Here’s How You Can Go Up The Sky Tower For FREE!

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by Urban List Writers @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s the most iconic landmark in Auckland, the one that you look towards to get your bearings, the one that makes our landscape uniquely…well…us. Yep, we’re talking about the Sky Tower. And, to celebrate YOUR birthday they are inviting you to party!

More than colours and lights, it’s also home to one of the city’s best fine dining restaurants—yep, we’re talking The Sugar Club. It also has our only rotating restaurant, Orbit and the Sky Café. And, of course, who could miss watching those brave enough to make the leap and bungy jump off it? Or even those bright orange outfits of people who walk the ledge. What better a place to place to celebrate! 

To make your birthday that little bit more special, the Sky Tower is going all out to ensure Auckanders have one to remember by letting you visit for FREE!

Grab your photo ID and proof of residential address (this is a local only opportunity!) then head on down, because this is your chance to explore the icon for free. Yep, you read that correctly! 

Taking the celebrations to new heights, you’ll be on top of the world—literally! 

The Deets:

What: Go up the Sky Tower for FREE on your birthday!

Where: Sky Tower, CBD

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