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The Connective Power of Cooking

Here at Song Hotel, we’re full of suggestions about great places to visit for mind-blowing food and drinks. But another exciting way to get to know Sydney’s eclectic menus is to learn how to make the food of the city for yourself. Sydney abounds with cooking schools ready to give you a crash course in … Continued

Song Hotel named finalist in social enterprise award

It’s exciting times at Song Hotel. Our business has just been named a finalist in the Excellence in Social Enterprise category at this year’s NSW Business Chamber Business Awards. The Business Awards celebrate business excellence in NSW by highlighting businesses whose impacts inspire other businesses and business people. As a finalist in the Social Enterprise … Continued

Sydney’s best busker spots

They’re not household names but Sydney’s buskers are part of the pulse of Sydney street life. The best ones — be they jugglers, fire breathers or instrumental virtuosos — have the chops to ingratiate themselves to a crowd too. When you’re part of the pedestrian traffic out and about in Sydney, you’ll inevitably find yourself … Continued

Sydney winter is heating up with fireside food and drink spots

With winter starting to growl, the gentle crackle, toasty heat and woodsy perfume of the fireplace is at the apex of its irresistibility. In Sydney, you’ll find spades of eating and drinking venues that recognise this and accommodate with atmospheric fireside service. Here are some of the notable venues with fireplaces to warm your spirits … Continued

Sydney through the eyes of winter walking

As the days go stout and the temperature falls in Sydney, heading out for a walk is a great way to discover the transformative impact the cold months have on the city’s character. Whether you want a new perspective of Sydney (and beyond) through rainforest trails, coastal walks or urban terrain, winter is a unique … Continued

Sydney Opera House hits all the high notes

The Sydney Opera House sails are one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks but there’s a lot more to get to know about the Opera House on the inside. With a range of leading arts organisations — including Opera Australia, Sydney Theatre Company and the Australian Ballet — calling the venue home, the events calendar is … Continued

Tour Sydney’s vintage stores for a new you

Mainstream shopping centres are the obvious starting point for retail therapy in the city but they’re so obvious there’s a chance you will end up in the same jumper as that shopper over there in the food court. Savvy fashion hounds know this. Savvy fashion hounds know there’s an alternative. Sydney is ample with second-hand … Continued

Pardon our French but Bastille Festival Sydney looks damn excellent

There’s no sign of a seven-year itch in Sydney as the seventh Bastille Festival Sydney nears its July calendar date. In fact, the festival is poised to eclipse its previous triumphs by wooing big crowds with a number of new additions this time. If you’re unfamiliar with Bastille Festival Sydney, it’s a free-entry celebration of … Continued

Light up your life at Vivid

In its 11th year, Sydney’s festival of light, music and ideas Vivid Sydney is showing every sign of continuing its reputation as one of Sydney’s must-experience calendar events. If you’re a long time fan, you’ll understand why the event attracted more than two million visitors and earned more than $170 million last year but if … Continued

The fun heats up for Winter Solstice

The winter solstice doesn’t have the profile of Christmas or Grand Final Day but, all the same, it’s more than just a lark for garden-variety teenage witches. In fact, the Winter Solstice is blessed with tradition that continues through the events of many countries and cultures across the globe — Australia included. In Sydney and … Continued