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5 Best Local Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon’s Top Restaurants for Local Dishes

5 Best Local Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon’s Top Restaurants for Local Dishes


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The best local restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City are legendary establishments that have stood the test of time, offering authentic and satisfying meals at incredibly attractive prices. As a first-time visitor, it can be quite a challenge to go where the locals eat as most are actually dingy-looking

Melbourne’s Third Burger Invitational Is Back This Weekend

Melbourne’s Third Burger Invitational Is Back This Weekend

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s the question that keeps us up at night: who makes the best burger in Melbourne? We’ve actually recruited a professional burger eater to try and find out—but every year Melbourne’s burger scene evolves. New burgers emerge, old burger favourites bite the dust. It’s a never-ending quest.

But this weekend, Welcome To Thornbury are going to settle the issue once and for all. The annual Burger Invitational is back. And you’re all invited.

This is your chances to try burgers from Melbourne’s most famous burger bars. Guests can taste a little of everything, vote on their favourite stacks, and go in the draw to win a cool $300 Welcome To Thornbury voucher. (Think how many food truck burritos that could buy...)

The Burger Invitational battle will run over two days, and so far the line-up is looking pretty nuts. On Saturday you’ll taste the best from Betty’s Burgers, LA Burger, St. Burgs (we hope they bring their Doughnut Burger), Skipping Girl Takeaway and Benny Burger. On Sunday, you’ll get Leonard’s House of Love (represent), Burgertory, Gorilla Grill, Between 2 Buns and Betty’s Burgers.

Bonus: the guys from Bluebonnet BBQ will be slinging their famous ice-cream sandwiches across the two days. There will also be the usual range of craft beers and cocktails available from the bar.

So who will it be, Melbourne? Who’s cuisine reigns supreme? Only you can decide.

The Details

What: Melbourne Burger Invitational When: Saturday 10 February & Sunday 11 February For more info, click here

Hungry for more? Here are all the burgers you need to eat in Melbourne

Image credit: Gorilla Grill | Michelle Jarni

The Vegabond Traveler

The Vegabond Traveler


The Vegabond Traveler

Welcome to The Vegabond Traveler! I created this site with the hope of sharing the unique experiences of traveling with everyone.

Kaprica

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

Cosy and unassuming Italian restaurant in Carlton with friendly prices and lovely gnocchis and tiramisu.

Another happy and … wet tour with 4 British ladies

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee

The third day during Typhoon Damrey, rain did not stop. These four beautiful ladies from Great Britain requested a private tour to the Hue Imperial City and asked me to be their personal tour guide. I did agree to host a tour through the rain with them. It turned out to be more than awesome! We sang and laughed and were silly together. I totally had a blast with them. First part, matching the colors Second part, pronounce Vietnamese name So I asked these four lovely ladies from England to pronounce my name “THU” before going to visit the Hue...

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The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms

The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms


Roads & Kingdoms

On the hunt through Saigon, in search of the past, present, and future of the banh mi.

WE GOT SCAMMED! FIRST DAY IN SAIGON! | VIETNAM TRAVEL VLOG 2017

WE GOT SCAMMED! FIRST DAY IN SAIGON! | VIETNAM TRAVEL VLOG 2017


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FIRST DAY IN VIETNAM! We had a lot of food and sightseeing on our agenda but we did not anticipate how hectic and fast paced Saigon would be! The crazy traff...

The Best Antidote to the Scourge of Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Drinks

by Didi Kader @ Roads & Kingdoms

A coffee that socks you in the nose and then delivers a foamy smooch to make it all better.

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Lợi tức nông dân Mỹ đang xuống thấp

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Lợi tức các nhà nông ở Mỹ sẽ giảm bớt 7% trong năm nay, sau năm năm xuống liên tục, chỉ còn 60 tỷ đô la, con số thấp nhất kể từ năm 2006.

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Beethoven Could Do Worse Than Shilling for Bread

by Shirin Mehrotra @ Roads & Kingdoms

Sri Lanka's tuk-tuk bakeries are linked forever to Beethoven's "Für Elise"

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Here Are Melbourne’s Best Wood Fire Pizzerias

Here Are Melbourne’s Best Wood Fire Pizzerias

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

If you’ve ever been on a ‘gahp yah’ to ‘Europa’, you know what it’s like to return home from Napoli, where you paid four euros for an authentic wood-fired pizza the size of a tractor wheel, and now have to pay $25 for a ‘deep dish’ meat lovers Dominos pizza. Admit it, you know the pain I’m talking about. Fortunately, Melbourne has a crazy good Italian food scene (as well as whispers of a crazy Italian mafia…), which means you don’t have to travel far for an authentic Napoli pizza. You will, however, typically have to fork out an alarming amount of money to do so. But you can’t win them all.

Here are Melbourne’s best wood-fired pizzerias.

Supermaxi

Fitzroy North

Joining the ranks of some of Melbourne’s best pizzerias is Supermaxi in Fitzroy North. Owned by the OG chef and co-owner of Ladro, Rita Macali, this place serves wood-fired pizza that looks fresh off a pizza peel in Naples. While their cheesy slices are downright delicious, their menu also features some equally enticing homemade pasta which makes a visit to this simplistic and modern Italian restaurant an absolute must.

Woodstock

Brunswick East

One of three venue locations these days, Brunswick East’s local pizza institution is none other than Woodstock, which was one of the first to bust out the wood fire pizza oven in Australia. The family behind the name have not only been tossing bases in Melbourne since the nineties, but they’ve been mastering authentic wood-fired pizzas for three generations. Their bases use four different kinds of flours and very precise positions in the oven, which means there’s no way you can recreate bad boys of this calibre at home.

D.O.C

Carlton

Looking for a little slice of Italian and not a deep pan Aussie pizza with bacon stuffed crusts? Then it’s time to hit up Carlton-based pizza institution, D.O.C. Here, pizza is the crown jewel of the menu. They have the thinnest and crispiest bases (but with the right amount of bend) and the freshest authentic Italian ingredients, plus a freaking mozzarella bar in-house that has an incredible selection of cheese that’ll put you into a dairy coma within minutes. The venue is usually packed and buzzing, because the secret’s well and truly out, so try popping down for a weekday lunch if possible.

400 Gradi

Carlton

Just around the corner is another faultless Italian haven, 400 Gradi, which churns out some of the best wood-fired pizza in the entire city (you HAVE to try their margherita). Named after the former reigning monarch of Italy, this pizzeria has been cleaning up Melbourne pizza awards for years, in fact, it was once voted the world’s best pizza! With a focus on authentic Napoli-style pie, as well as its extensive menu of pasta and nibbles, 400 Gradi is literally the only excuse you’ll need to leave the house these days.

Shop 225

Pascoe Vale South

Lorenzo Tron and Roberto Davoli’s Pascoe Vale South pizzeria has a straight-up down-to-business vibe about it. They know pizzas, and they know how to make them damn well. When they first opened, Shop 225 didn’t even offer salads or pasta via the logic that it wasted precious stomach room (YES YES YES). While they do now have a selection of non-pizzas, don’t do it to yourself, not when it means digesting a smaller portion of their incredible pizzas. The fare is very much Neapolitan style with its thin and crunchy crust, plus they have gourmet toppings like truffle oil, stracciatella di bufala and artichokes. They even have a killer vegan and vegetarian selection so no one has to miss out.

SPQR Pizzeria

CBD

With a convenient CBD location, SPQR is the obvious choice for an authentic Italian lunch in the city. Leading the charge towards more authentic-styled pizzas in Melbourne is their enormous custom-built wood fire oven, converting ~basic~ Hawaiian pizza lovers to authentic margherita admirers each and every day. In fact, this bad boy can cook a pizza in under sixty seconds flat. They offer all the traditional toppings, like salumi, calabrese and margherita, but they also have a jazzed-up selection that includes the more gourmet variants. If you’re looking to spice up your life even further, there’s live music every Wednesday to Saturday evening.

Lazerpig

Collingwood

Over on the East Side, Peel Street pizza parlour, Lazerpig, is stacking up to be one of our favourite all-rounder pizzerias of the age. It’s a casual diner with a killer atmosphere, plus incredible wood-fired pizzas (get your taste buds on the Queen Margherita ASAP) and deliiiish chargrilled meats that are sliced to order. You can also choose to enjoy a slice of pizza (or eleven) with one of Victoria’s best local craft beers. Helping yourself to a slice at Lazerpig is helping small local business, or at least that’s what you’ll tell yourself when you eat their four nights in a row.

Scoozi

Ascot Vale

Do yourself a favour and head out west-ish next time you have a hankering for wood-fired pizza. This Ascot Vale pizzeria offers truly authentic and traditional style pie (think: thin and crispy hand-stretched bases oozing with fresh napoli sauce), alongside yummy pasta and a crazy good wine list. Tick this one of the bucket list toot sweet, you won’t regret it.

+39 Pizzeria

CBD

The name of this pizzeria may ring a bell, mainly because it’s the OG creator of the Nutella donut (shiiiiiiit), but also because it dishes up some of the tastiest wood-fired pizza in the CBD. Boasting a long list of authentic pasta, desserts, cheese boards and Italian style cocktails (spritz, anyone?) there’s little wonder why the place is always so damn packed. The pizza bases are divinely thin, the toppings are fresh and flavoursome and even the service is authentic and friendly. Plus, they deliver. It’s a yes from me.

If you're not picky and love a pizza out of a gas-fired oven just the same, check out our full list of Melbourne's best pizza.

Image credit: Shop 225 | Jenna Fahey-White

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

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Recipe:  Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Recipe: Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

It’s just blueberry panda-monium over here in this house!  I just can’t get enough of them!  Just the other day, I made a blueberry cookie tart and my husband and I didn’t hesitate to enjoy a slice every day after dinner until it was all gone.  Besides just eating the antioxidant-rich blueberries on their own, I was eager to bake up something else incorporating this tasty fruit.  I have a few favorite recipes featuring fresh berries that I like for […]

Şükran's Lemon Cake

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

Şükran's Lemon Cake with Butter-Poached Apricots with Walnuts (apricot recipe in Istanbul and Beyond) On a grey February afternoon we sat on a sofa in Şükran's kitchen, calf deep in bay. As rain lashed at the picture window framing fruit...

5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

by Gen Phelan @ The A List | The Urban List

Now that Melb’s has had its mandatory mid-summer hissy fit, it’s time to get back to business. The call to action: dismiss the brollies, grab those togs, assemble your mates, deploy the bevs. We’ve got a lineup of free concerts for the musos, plant sales for the green thumbs, and prime destinations to watch (imbibe and pretend to understand what's going on) Superbowl showdown. Get ready to reclaim the sunshine season.

Here’s 5 awesome things to do this week in Melbourne.

Monday 5 February

Superbowl at the Waterside Hotel

It’s game time at the Waterside Hotel. We’re talking live and loud coverage of America’s favourite match of the year, ever-flowing booze and free half-time wings (!!). For more viewing hotspots check out this definitive Melbourne Super Bowl guide.

Where: 508 Flinders St When: From 9am, Monday 5 February For more info, click here.

Wednesday 7 February

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Free Concert Series

Move along, Coachella. The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is hosting a series of free concerts for all the classical cats out there. Bring a picnic blanket, get cosy and indulge in the string-centric score of this Summer.

Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave When: 7:30pm (Gates open at 4:30pm), Wednesday 7 February, Saturday 10 February, Wednesday 14 February For more info, click here.

Thursday 8 February

Cooking with Food Waste at the Queen Victoria Market

If you’ve just thrown out your fourth carton of milk for the New Year, the Queen Victoria Market’s Cooking with Food Waste demonstrations are your one-way ticket to ending a guilty conscience and getting the most bang for your weekly shopping buck.  

Where: The Queen Victoria Market, A Shed, Corner of Peel St and Victoria St When: 1pm-2pm, every Thursday, from 1 February-22 February For more info, click here.

HWKR Launch Party

A devilishly tasty lineup of Asian-style cuisine is in store as Melbourne’s CBD cuts the ribbon on our newest foodie haven: HWKR Food Centre. It's gonna change the foodie game in the city, and they're throwing the launch party open to the public! Cut the red ribbon and unbutton those jeans.

Where: Eq. Tower, Ground Floor, 137 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne When: 8pm-late, Thursday 8 February For more info, click here.

Friday 9 February 

Taco & Tequila Festival

Whatever you were gonna do on Friday night, cancel that sh*t. Preston's Food Truck Park is throwing a huge taco & tequila festival. Entry is free, puppies are welcome, and there may or may not be a mariachi band. 

Where: The Food Truck Park, 518 High St Preston When: From5pm, 9 - 11 February For more info, click here

Deep in a food coma? Claim the couch and make your way through these docos

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Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand Donuts & Coffee

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Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand is a minimalist  Donuts & Coffee shop that was conveniently located in front of the conference I attended in Tokyo.  It’s the first time I visited this area of Tokyo which is a short distance from National Diet and the Imperial Palace. From the outside, I spotted donuts … Continue reading "Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand Donuts & Coffee"

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Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

The universe is going absolutely apesh*t this week, and we don’t blame it. Did you happen to see that Super Blue Blood Moon last week? Yeah, it’s getting a lil weird up in here.

You may be feeling moody, romantic, energetic or all of the above. It’s all the Stars’ fault, so you just have to deal with it. Here’s what your horoscope has in store for you this week.

Aries

The first week of February has you feeling pretty cheeky, Aries, and you should WERK. IT. Use this attitude to your advantage and get shit done. Set up a Tinder date and don’t cancel, commit to a work deadline (for once) and feed your cat. You’re doing great, sweetie.

Taurus

This is your week to embrace Rihanna's words and work, work, work, work, work. Get the point? Keep your eye on the prize and get shit done. Make that cash monnnaayyy.

Gemini

You’re turning up the heat, Gems! Feeling a little saucy, are we? Ow, owww. Your focus is on romance and travel this week, so why don’t you plan a little trip with your lover and hit the road. Spice things up a bit, eh?

Cancer

Feeling a little all over the place, Cancer? Aw, it’s all good. Just write out down your priorities for the week and take a little ‘me’ time. But don’t totallyyyy cut yourself off, we wanna hang out!  

Leo

The Cosmos think this is going to be a love-filled week for you. LUCKY YOU. If you’ve been thinking about taking your relationship to the next level, now’s the time to do it. So why not look into where to find some new lingerie and get freakyyy.  

Virgo

Oi! Calm down, Virgo. What has your pants in a ruffle this week? Whatever it is, why don’t you put that angsty energy into something productive like taking a sweaty cycle class or telling Karen at work that her top looks nice (it’s okay to stretch the truth).  

Libra

Whoa, trim the sails! You’re feeling pretty on top of the world right now, Virgo! If you’re single, let your freak flag fly this Thursday and Friday night. If you’re in a relationship, maybe take date night to a new level *wink, wink*. This week is all about you doing you. We’ll try to keep up.  

Scorpio

The cosmos thinks you’ve been going out and having too much fun recently. Time to reel it in (their words, not ours). Enjoy a few nights in this week and catch up on Netflix. Although, we won’t stop you if can’t control this fun streak. Hey, maybe invite us out every once in a while, Scorp?

Sagittarius

Ugh, Sag you’re caught in a routine and we know you’re squirming. The Stars think you should keep at it *sigh* (but we’re here for you if you wanna let loose). Knowing you, you’ll probably defy the Stars and break free of your day-to-day work. We’ll play the demon on your shoulder and support you.

Capricorn

In the words of this year’s Hottest 100 winner, Kendrick Lamar, money trees is the perfect place for shade. And you are balliiinnnn in the green stuff this week, Cap. The Cosmos don’t think you should make it rain but rather make some investments instead. (It’ll pay off in the long run.)

Aquarius

Your energy and charisma are at its peak this week so use it wisely. Put that ambition into achieving an important goal, like eating your way through your city's best chicken wings. Duh.

Pieces

Roll up your sleeves and get shit done this week, Pieces. Soz to break it to you, but there’s no time for rest. You have deadlines to meet and Tinder dates to cancel. Take it as a positive that your boss is piling work on your desk. That means they like to think you’re really good at what you do. Grab a coffee and keep at it.

Image credit: Gabrielle Stjernqvist

Chủ đầu tư thất hứa – khách hàng đón Tết ở nhà trọ - CafeLand.Vn

Chủ đầu tư thất hứa – khách hàng đón Tết ở nhà trọ - CafeLand.Vn


Tin nhanh bất động sản CafeLand

Gần cận kề Tết, nhiều gia đình sau mấy năm chờ đợi được đón năm mới trong căn nhà ấm cúng của mình, nhưng giấc mơ an cư tan vỡ, bởi nhiều chủ đầu tư đã không giao nhà đúng cam kết.

Nga thực sự muốn bán ‘rồng lửa’ S-400 cho Mỹ?

Nga thực sự muốn bán ‘rồng lửa’ S-400 cho Mỹ?


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TPO - Ông Sergei Chemezov, người đứng đầu công ty Rostekh, khẳng định sẽ bán S-400 của Nga cho Mỹ nếu Washington thực sự mong muốn hệ thống phòng không này.

There’s Gonna Be A Love Actually Pop-Up Cinema On Valentine’s Day

There’s Gonna Be A Love Actually Pop-Up Cinema On Valentine’s Day

by Kate Bartels @ The A List | The Urban List

You may have noticed that Barefoot Cinema is back for another year, which means live music, good food, plentiful wine and movies on the grass at Rippon Lea Estate. 

It’s one of the best ways to spend a summer night, and this Valentine's Day they’re making it extra special. Because they're screening bloody Love Actually on the big screen. Cue hysteria. 

Not too far from the city and overlooking the bay, you can settle in with a picnic blanket, something delish from the food trucks and all the lovey-dovey feels. If you’re feeling fancy, treat yourself and Bae to the VIP experience— reclining seats, popcorn, a drink and your very own waiter. All while watching Hugh Grant dance around (the best part of Love Actually, you know it’s true).

Christmas flick? Valentine's Day flick? Who cares. it's a good movie and it's on next week.

The Details

Where: Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick When: Wednesday 14 February For more info, click here.

That's not all that happening this V day. In fact, there's a bucketload of stuff going on in Melbs. Check out our ultimate Valentine's Guide over here

Image credit: Love Actually

The A-Z Of Awkwardly Responding To Valentine’s Day

The A-Z Of Awkwardly Responding To Valentine’s Day

by Hilary Simmons @ The A List | The Urban List

Valentine’s Day is probably one of the most awkward holidays in existence. If you’re single, it’s annoying. If you’re loved-up, it’s stressful. And if you’re someone who finds it hard to articulate their exact position on capitalist scams, rampant commercialism and exorbitantly overpriced floral arrangements – because while all that Valentine’s Day criticism is probably valid, flowers are nice, aren’t they?—it’s exhausting.

Whatever your position on Valentine’s Day, we’re here to help you respond awkwardly to it. Because life isn’t all roses, chocolates and sexually-suggestive cards. It’s also uncomfortable conversations, complicated relationships and insensitive f*#kwits.

Yes, we mean of both the male and female persuasion.

is for “Awkward together or awkward alone, I’m still awkward.” is for “I don’t have a bae, my baeloved is a baegel.” is for commitment-phobes, co-dependents and chocolate. Only one of these will never let you down. is for delicate dance of protocol for those in undefined relationships. Or divorce, always a great topic of conversation on Valentine’s Day. is for eligible. “I’m one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors or bachelorettes and Osher Gunsberg told me not to say any more at the present time.” is for forced laughter. “Hahahahaha, yep, forever alone”—*cries in the corner* is for “Good luck with focusing on every little thing that’s not perfect in your relationship today.” is for “Holiday created by Hallmark? Actually, no. Valentine’s Day has roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia, which involved wine, nudity and slapping women with strips of goat hide drenched in sacrificial blood. Sexy, huh?” is insult to one’s dignity or “I don’t like you in that way.” is for Jabberwocky. Start to recite this nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll if you find yourself trapped in a conversation you don’t want to have. is for Kanye, the ultimate example of self-love. Tell people, “I’m taking my inner Kanye out for Valentine’s Day” and get yourself some tasty Uber Eats. is for ‘like’, the low-maintenance term for people in a relationship tiptoeing around that big four-letter word. Unfortunately, it looks pretty shit on a greeting card. is for messy. “My room, my weekends, my love life.” is for Netflix and kill the next person who asks about your relationship status. is for “Okay, cupid, you psycho.” is for putting up with intrusive questions and impossible pressure. Also pizza. Delicious pizza. is for quaffing wine. In response to, “What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?” Works a treat for both single and coupled-up. is for roses. Not the flower, this song. Consider it your anthem if you’re single and apply it to a suitable ex. is for ship. If you’re not being ‘shipped’ with anyone right now, dedicate this day to your friendSHIPS and remind your mates you love them. is for “Tis a pity he’s/she’s a whore.” It’s a quote from a sixteenth-century play AND a song by David Bowie. is for untag, e.g., when the person you’re seeing tags you on Facebook but you’re not really comfortable taking your relationship public just yet. is for “Vomiting in my mouth a little bit listening to you talk incessantly about your bae.” is for “Will you accept this rose?” is for “X-tremely sorry but I have a date at the X-treme screen for a viewing of Jumanji.” is for “You’re not bad!” Repeat it to yourself or give it as a backhanded compliment to your lover on Valentine’s Day. is for zzzzzz aka pretending Valentine’s Day is over already.

If you're looking for the perfect date night for Valentine's Day, this list will help.

Image credit: Bruce Mars

There’s A Secret Rosé Rooftop Party In Melbourne This Month

There’s A Secret Rosé Rooftop Party In Melbourne This Month

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

If you’ve spent a reasonable amount of time reading The Urban List, you’ll know we go absolutely wild for a secret party, and the team from Secret Foodies are the experts at throwing this kind of thing.

Their first event for 2018 is proving to be a beauty, with a secret Rosé rooftop party planned in Melbourne on Sunday 25 Feb.

The final location for the event is kept under wraps until 2-hours before the actual event, where guests will receive an SMS with details on where they’ll be heading.

What’s awaiting you, you ask? Well, upon arrival you’ll head upstairs to the sound of the resident DJ where you’ll be greeted by a massive grazing table featuring cheese, charcuterie, along with other perfect Rosé pairings. Following that there’ll be summery canapés created by their head chef circulating the venue all afternoon.

Attendees will also be amongst the first to try the new Days Of Rosé from South Australia. The perfect drop to finish off summer with.

To finish the night off there will be Rosé inspired gelato available by the on-site gelato cart.

Is there such a thing as too much Rosé? We think not.

For tickets head here.

The Details

What: Secret Rosé Rooftop Party by Secret Foodies When: Sunday 25 February Where: TBA For more info and tickets, head to secretfoodies.com.au.

The Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival is back on again this year, find out more here.

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Cooked It | How To Make The Perfect Goon Punch At Home

Cooked It | How To Make The Perfect Goon Punch At Home

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Sometimes it can be hard to transform three litres of Coolabah Crisp Dry White into something that doesn’t taste like it could remove stubborn mould from bathroom grout. Unfortunately, if you’ve spent all your money on Falls tickets and parking fines like the rest of us, then you don’t really have a choice when it comes to wetting your whistle. You can, however, choose to make it taste less like bathroom cleaner.

Here’s how to make the best, most delicious Goon punch at home.

Ingredients

1 white Goon bag 2 bottles of mixed berry Passion Pop 1 bottle of vodka 2 tins of pineapple juice 1 bottle of mango juice 1 bottle of lemonade 1 mango, sliced and diced 1 punnet of raspberries 1 tin of passionfruit pulp

Method

First, replace the pillows on your bed. If you’re drinking boxed wine then you probably have no idea that the shelf life of a run-of-the-mill polyester pillow is six months. So you’ve probably been sleeping on a bag of dead skin cells for three years. Pop to the shops to grab the all-important Gunch ingredients. Make sure there’s a bottle-o nearby as 80% of the ingredients will get you arrested at a Wiggles concert. Head home and slice the mango. Take the lids off all the cans and bottles. Break the seal on the Goon box. POUR EVERYTHING INTO A LARGE LAUNDRY BUCKET TO THE TUNE OF GIVE ME EVERYTHING TONIGHT BY PITBULL. Take a picture of it with a Kodak and Instagram it with the caption #tookmylifefromnegativetopositive.

Hungry for more? Check out all of our other rad recipes here.

Image credit: Isaac Smith

Things to Do in Bilbao. Top 5 Picks for Your Next Trip to Spain

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

The largest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao is the kind of place that pulls you in slowly with its subtle charms and welcoming people. This former industrial heavyweight of northern Spain has been reborn as a modern day destination for lovers of fantastic foods and contemporary art amongst other things. You will be surprised at […]

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There’s A Huge Ice Cream Festival In The Yarra Valley Next Week

There’s A Huge Ice Cream Festival In The Yarra Valley Next Week

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

We’ll take two scoops of the Hell Yes, please. The Chocolaterie’s annual Ice Cream Festival is launching next week (on Valentine’s Day) and it’s looking freaking delicious.

There are some things in life that are worth love handles, and this is one of them.

For 12 calorific days, the Yarra Valley & Great Ocean Rd Chocolateries will be pumping out a whopping 144 artisanal ice-cream flavours, hand-churned by expert chocolatiers.

They’re going to release 12 new flavours each day of the festival, and some of them are definitely NSFM (not safe for minors). We’re talking the Dark Horse (a malty combo of dark chocolate and Coopers stout) and the Gin & Tonic (literally G&T ice cream, served with a twist of orange).

There’s also plenty of ice cream that won’t blow you over 0.05. The Bush Tucker Cheesecake caught our eye (finger lime cheesecake with a strawberry gum ripple...wtf). And definitely get the kids sugar’d to hell on the Magical Unicorn (blue banana and pink bubblegum ice cream swirled with freckles and topped with unicorn dust, made from 30% hand-ground unicorns).

Need a kicker? This year the Chocolaterie is releasing a range of handmade cones to compliment the ice cream selection. You can get milk, white or dark choc-dipped cones, rolled in stuff that’ll make your dentist cry. Think Oreo crumbs, freeze-dried strawberry dust or crushed honeycomb.

I scream, you scream etc.

The Details

What: The Chocolaterie Ice Cream Festival Where: Yarra Valley (35 Old Healesville Rd) and The Great Ocean Rd (Elkington Rd, Bellbrae) When: 14 – 25 February For more info, click here

Speaking of treats, we've found the ultimate Treat Yo' Self getaway

Image credit: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie 

22 Things to Know Before You Go to Athens

by Sarah Souli @ Roads & Kingdoms

Greece’s financial troubles are not over, but the city is attracting the young and ambitious.

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The MSO Are Chucking A Massive Studio Ghibli Performance

The MSO Are Chucking A Massive Studio Ghibli Performance

by Gen Phelan @ The A List | The Urban List

Good news, guys! Melbourne has a new concert gracing its Hamer Hall stage this April, courtesy of the MSO. It’s a little reminiscent of our fave 2002 anime flick, Spirited Away. Just not in the people-turning-into-pigs sense. (Damn).

Instead, scenes from this movie and other Studio Ghibli classics will spill onto a mahoossive screen. Against this backdrop, master composer Joe Hisaishi is going to corral the MSO into auditory glory. Think of the beats behind Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro and you'll know what to expect.

As long-term BFFs, Hisaishi and Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki have an impressive history of movie-music collaboration—over thirty years’ worth. But hey, who’s counting. They're officially our second favourite kind of m&m.

Melbourne has been chosen for the debut performance of this concert (outside Japanese borders). Cue general cooing and smugness directed at Sydney. Consul-General of Japan, Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, even said he was honoured Melb’s world-class orchestra had been chosen for this gig of gigs.  

"These performances will be the perfect way to showcase Japanese culture here in Victoria. The works of Studio Ghibli and Mr Hisaishi’s iconic scores are already known and loved throughout Australia, and I know this will be a highlight of Melbourne’s cultural calendar this autumn," said Mr Matsunaga.

You’ll be chanting encooore until that curtain levitates just one more time.

THE DETAILS

What: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Presents: Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert, Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki When: Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April at 7.30pm Where: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne For more info (and to book), click here.

Heads up: we just found Victoria's best little-known foodie destination

Image credit: Studio Ghibli 

The Ultimate Guide to Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City

The Ultimate Guide to Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City


Xtreme Foodies - The world's Essential Eats curated by local food experts

The word bánh mì in Vietnamese refers to bread generally, as well as a range of baguette-style sandwiches. Vietna

Black Bean Burgers with Caramelised Balsamic Onion

by Phei Yee Yap @ The Fat Kid Inside

These black bean burgers are by far some of my favourite homemade burgers to make. It has a satisfying and robustly meaty texture, with the creaminess from the Sriracha garlic aioli and the sweetness of the caramelised onion. It is so good that even devout carnivores will love it. Serve the burgers with some crispy...

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Vincent The Dog

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

Pushing out a post that had been sitting in my drafts folder for 14 months. Here's a brunch cafe in Carlton with a thoughtful menu and good coffee at reasonable prices.

Recipe:  Macho Salad

Recipe: Macho Salad

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

Before I met my husband I was somewhat of a workaholic.  I loved what I was doing and gave it my all, working long hours to climb the corporate ladder only to then work even harder to prove I was worthy of those promotions.  Coming home exhausted every day, I would almost always throw a salad together for dinner as it was easy, fast, and hard to mess up.  The contents of my fridge during those days was what you […]

Khánh thành Đài Tưởng niệm 'Biệt động Thành đánh Đài Phát thanh Sài Gòn năm 1968'

Khánh thành Đài Tưởng niệm 'Biệt động Thành đánh Đài Phát thanh Sài Gòn năm 1968'


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Kỷ niệm 50 năm cuộc Tổng tiến công và nổi dậy Xuân Mậu Thân 1968, sáng 12/2, Đài Tiếng nói nhân dân Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (VOH) long trọng tổ chức Lễ khánh thành công trình Đài Tưởng niệm “Biệt động Thành đánh Đài Phát thanh Sài Gòn năm 1968”.

Strange Things You Never See in Hue Imperial City During Typhoon Damrey

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee

The Typhoon Damrey was such an unfortunate thing for us in Central Coastal cities in Vietnam. Not only it killed nearly 60 people in Vietnam and 20 gone missing but it also heavily affected the UNESCO heritages from Hue, Hoi An to Nha Trang City. Hue Imperial City is not an exception! During three day storming and flooding, we totally understood our client’s worry and frustration to experience such disater during their vacation in Vietnam. We have been showing support to them and helping plan their next travel destination that were not in the flood zone. Tu and I indeed...

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How to Eat Your Way in Sintra in One Day

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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5 Ways to Keep Exercising while Traveling

by Mark Aldrin Hipolito @ The Fat Kid Inside

Traveling is a great way to discover new places and try new experiences. Most people also use traveling as a way to escape their usual daily routine—that means taking a leave from work or school and also taking a break from exercising. When you are traveling, the last thing you want to be thinking of...

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Overnight in Saigon: Your 2 to 3 day Travel Guide to the City - The Fat Kid Inside

Overnight in Saigon: Your 2 to 3 day Travel Guide to the City - The Fat Kid Inside


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Overnight is a travel and food show for today’s traveler and we’ve been working on this web series for 4 months now. In today’s time hungry world, people want to try and experience so much in so little time. In fact, we discovered that most people travelling around Asia would spend on average 36 to...Read more

5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

by Gen Phelan @ The A List | The Urban List

This week goes out to the lovas. For some, the idea of the ultimate V-Day is wining and dining with a dreamboat SO. And for the rest of us, nothing beats rounding up the gang and celebrating singledom over some good grub and grog. Whatever the verdict, we’ve got your Feb 14 plans covered.

If you blatantly refuse to embrace the occasion, there’s a bunch of other things to beef up the agenda this week. Ice-cream by the truckload? A Docklands-based event series? Yes pa-lease. It’s gonna be a big one.

Monday 12 February

Food For Thought At Arbory Afloat 

Our favourite floating bar is whipping up a funky cocktail shindig to raise awareness and funds for mental health. As if we needed another reason to go and have a few (okay 10) pomegranate G&Ts on the dock, they’re about to break down stigmas, serve up canapés and just generally kick all of the goals.

Where: Arbory Afloat, 1 Flinders Walk When: 6pm-9pm, Monday 12 February For more info, click here.

Wednesday 14 February 

The Ice Cream Festival

It’s back again. The Chocolaterie's annual Ice Cream Festival—or as some may know it, Christmas in February. There are over 144 artisanal different scoops set to kick your sugar cravings, from Chocolate Crackle to Match Chai. Even G&T ice-cream for us big kids. Get spooning.

Where: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen When: Wednesday 14 - Sunday 25 February For more info, click here.

Summer By the Dock

City of Melbourne knows how to summer. This week they’re throwing a series of sun-soaked, waterfront activities in the Docklands precinct to do the season justice. Four whole days of festivities are coming in red hot.

Where: Docklands waterfront precinct When: (Times vary) 14-15 & 21-22 February For more info, click here.

Flickerfest

BAFTA-approved and Academy® Accredited, this short film fest has got it going on. The National Tour of Flickerfest is holding Melb’s screens hostage for two blockbuster nights, and we’re not mad about it. Popcorn at the ready, people.

Where: Palace Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St When: From 7pm, 14-15 February For more info, click here.

Valentine's Day Done Your Way

Forget the foiled choccies. Drop the red roses. We’ve Melbourne’d the hell out of your Feb 14. There’s dumpling dating games, free pizza and a lotta pinot noir. You can lust over our definitive guide to the big day right here. Single, taken or it's complicated, there's something in here for every Hopeless Romantic.

Big bagel fan? Have a read of Melbourne’s crème de la crème of the hole-y feed here.

Image credit: Arbory Afloat 

20 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Melbourne

20 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Melbourne

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

Ready to blow off some steam this weekend? Us too. As always, there's A TON of events happening in Melbourne—most of which are either free or have something to do with music. So, like...pass the Champagne.

Prepare your liver, gather your mates and put on your dancing shoes. We found 17 awesome things to do this weekend in Melbourne.

All Weekend

Falsettos Chapel Off Chapel

Wanna see something really moving? Head to Chapel Off Chapel to catch a glimpse of the Tony award-winning Broadway show, Falsettos. StageArt is partnering with the Victorian Aids Council to tell the story of the life of a neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and the lesbians next door. Whoa, dude, that’s a lot to wrap our head around. 

Where: 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran When: All weekend For more info, click here.

Movies Under The Stars

We’re all about outdoor movies and we’re all about free things (like, duh). Our friends at MIRVAC are hosting a weekend of “Movies Under The Stars” at Yara’s Edge. FOR FREE. Yasss. They’ll be playing movies from the big screen like The Greatest Showman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Ferdinand. It's just a short stroll from CBD, but if you’re feeling lazy, they’re offering FREE return ferry rides from Fed Square starting at 6pm. Pack a picnic and get there early. They’ll also be providing free bean bags to the first 100 moviegoers. Beat ya there!

Where: Point Park Crescent, Melbourne Docklands When: 6:30pm, Thursday 9 February - Saturday 11 February For more info, click here.

Vinomofo's Perfect Match 

Looking for some good value vino for Valentine's Day? The guys at Vinomofo have got you covered. They've put together a limited-edition case called 'The Perfect Match'—basically a combo of reds/ whites/ blends and everything else delicious. You get 12 bottles for $135 (RRP $320). The special is going live tomorrow, so check The 'Fo's website for all the details.

When: From Friday 9 February Where: Available online For more info, click here

Wurstfest

Calling all wiener lovers! There’s a month-long salute to the sausage happening at Munich Brauhaus and The Bavarian from 5 February to 4 March! Their menus will be stacked with TWENTY different sausages, including beef, chilli and chocolate (um….), beef, Vegemite and cheese (getting worried…), a two-foot Bavarian wiener (yikes), and the ‘hottest sausage’ incorporating a mix of pork and habanero (pass the milk). They’ll also be hosting tons of specials, plus an eating competition for the meat lovers out there. Why don’t you check it out for yourself…

Where: Munich Brauhaus and The Bavarian When: All weekend For more info, click here.

Big Weekend Sustainable Living

Alright you Earth lovers, this one’s for you. As part of the National Sustainable Living Festival, Big Weekend is a huggeeee program featuring workshops, talks, and performances on the topic of—you guessed it—sustainability. They’ll be hosting over 100 events to challenge your eco-thinking. Go celebrate the planet this weekend. It's giving us life after all.

Where: Fed Square and Birrarung Marr When: All weekend For more info, click here.

Cobs Peninsula Film Festival

More free movies? What a weekend. Check out Australian filmmakers showcasing their work in front of a panel of judges, and watch them win money and awards (just like at Sundance). Yes, it’s free but soz, no BYO wine (darn it).

Where: Rosebud and Queenscliff When: Friday 9 February and Saturday 10 February For more info, click here.

Doggie Dress Up Nights

Dress up your pup and take them out for date night at Queen Victoria Cinemas this Friday and Saturday. They’ll be screening Red Dog 2 and A Dog’s Purpose, so ask your pup what they’d rather see. They’re also offering free pet photography over the two nights, so you can take the perfect pic with your pooch and frame it on your wall. And on Friday, they’re hosting singles mingle, so you can meet the next love of your life in the form of a dog. 

Where: Queen Victoria Market When: Friday 9 February and Saturday 10 February For more info, click here.

Waterfront Festival

Hop on the train to Frankston this weekend and celebrate summer at the annual Waterfront Festival. They’ll be throwing down two full days of food, rides, market stalls, a beer garden and live music. Plus fireworks on Saturday night! They’ll also be celebrating the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as local legends carry the Queen's Baton through Frankston on it’s way to Gold Coast. Pretty epic.

Where: Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront When: Saturday 10 February and Sunday 11 February For more info, click here.

Friday 9 February

Collins Place Design Market

We lovessss a good market, and lucky for us, the Collins Place Design Market is on this weekend. Sift your way through handmade treats and crafty gifts while trying not to spend your entire paycheck. (We know it’s not easy at these things). Can’t help it when it looks like Pinterest threw up on the place.

Where: Collins Place When: 10am - 6pm, Friday 9 February For more info, click here.

Saturday 10 February

Caulfield Racecourse Carnival 

Just when you thought 2018 couldn’t get any better: Caulfield Racecourse dishes out its line-up for C.F. Orr Stakes Family Day on Saturday 10 February. Chauffeuring in a line-up of rides, activities and family-friendly entertainment all day, you can expect superhero strength tests and fresh goodies from local favourite The Royale Brothers. Check out all the details here.

St Kilda Festival

If you haven’t had this in your diary for the past month, here’s your last reminder. ST KILDA FEST IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND. And you’ll get a chance to catch live music FOR FREE. Bless our souls. There will be 8 stages (including a kidz stage, what's up nuggets), over 60 bands and DJs sets, and 40,000 of your closest Aussie mates (yeah it’s going to be packed). Check out the full lineup here.

Where: Next to the Sea Baths, Jacks Blvd St Kilda When: Sunday 11 February For more info, click here.

The Classics at Stonnington

More Broadway! Head to Ardie Park to swing your hips to songs from classic Broadway shows like Hamilton, The Producers, Wicked, and Billy Elliott. This is an outdoor event in the park, hosted by theatre star Rob 'Millsy' Mills, so you know it’s going to be entertaining. Grab your mates and check it out!

Where: Ardrie Park, Malvern East When: 7:30pm, Saturday 10 February For more info, click here.

Yoga at Queen Vic Market

Nothing like a good Savasana to start your day. Melbourne-based wellness hub, Twosix Wellness, are encouraging healthy habits (drop the doughnut) with a FREE yoga sesh this Saturday morning. They've also curated a self-guided Market Wellness Trail to show you where to find all those gewd wholesome products at QVM. Spaces are limited so arrive early...and BYO mat. Namaste, friends.

Where: Queen Victoria Market When: 9am – 9:30am and 10am – 10:30am For more info, click here.

More Than A Mile Screening

What’s with all these FREE movie events this weekend?! We must have done something right. Drumroll please! This Saturday is the screening of Australia’s first beer mile doco. What does that mean exactly? We aren’t quite sure. We’ll make a far-flung assumption that it has something to do with one man, four beers and four laps around a track *shrugs shoulders* Whelp, in any case, it’s free (the first 40 RSVPs get seating plus a free beer) and you know it’s gonna be entertaining if it involves beer. Wouldn’t hurt to take a gander.   

Where: Temple Brewing Company When: 6pm, Saturday 10 February For more info, click here.

Sunday 11 February

Launchfest at The Hack Bar

You know that anything with the word “fest” in it is worth your time. March on over to Launchfest at the newly opened Hack Bar for a wild Sunday Funday. To celebrate its opening, they’re giving us live music by local blues musician, T.K. Reeve, and while keeping the drinks flowing with $16 jugs, plus Pimms and Espresso Martinis on tap. That’s dangerous.

Where: The Hack Bar, Port Melbourne When: 2pm-5pm, Sunday 11 February For more info, click here.

Piknic Electronik

Bob your head to some sick beatz at Sidney Myer Music Bowl this Sunday. It’s the second of nine events throughout February and March. This weekend will be kicking off with headliners Steve Rachmad, Deetron, Katie Drover and Scott Freedman. They’ll be throwing down rad dance music that will seriously increase your step count. Groovyyyy.

Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl When: 2pm - 9pm, Sunday 11 February For more info, click here.

Suitcase Rummage

Eager to make a few quick bucks? Pack a suitcase full of stuff you don’t want and bring it to the Suitcase Rummage at Princes Walk. As another part of the Sustainable Living Festival, you can bargain, swap, or haggle for other peoples’ vintage, artwork, records, jewellery and bags. If you want to sell your things you gotta register here, otherwise it’s free to attend and it’s up to your bargaining skills to get the best price for that old Beatles record.

Where: Princes Walk When: 11am - 4pm, Sunday 11 February For more info, click here.

Oter Kitchen Takeover 

Here's one for you fancy foodies. You know Oter? The CBD's premier fine dining hot spot? Well it's hosting legendary chef hosting Sebastian Myers, fresh off his residency at Paris’ Fulgrance l’Adresse, for two days (11 Feb & 12 Feb). Sebastian is whipping up an exclusive, limited-edition a la carte menu. Swing by for a long lunch (12pm – 3pm) or a dinner sesh (from 5:30pm).

Where: Oter, 137 Flinders Ln When: 11 & 12 February For more info, click here

For The Diary

Irvin Yalom On The Meaning of Life

WTF is life? Actually, save the life-pondering questions for globally-renowned existential psychotherapist, Irvin Yalom. He’ll be speaking at the Melbourne Convention Centre next weekend as part of a School of Life special event. What's on the agenda? The greatest fears of humanity: isolation, meaninglessness, freedom and mortality (yikes). You’ll need to snag tickets to the event, so get them here before they sell out. 

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre When: 12:00pm, Sunday 18 February 2018 For more info, click here.

GALentine's Day

Mates before dates? Celebrate being single this Valentine’s Day with wine, cheese and your best gal pals at The Lonely Hearts Club. They’ll be teaching you how to get date-fit (didn’t know this was a thing) and how to deal with being ghosted in the super choppy waters of dating. Whatever your status may be, come drink wine with girls and talk about how great it is to be single *hair flip*.

Where: Market Gallery, 205 Commercial Road, Prahran When: 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Wednesday 14 February For more info head to The Lonely Heart Club or Chapel Street Precinct website.

Did you hear? Real-life Mario Kart is coming to Melbourne! 

Image credit: St Kilda Festival

Masseria Cervarolo

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

A little glimpse into a faraway boutique hotel in Puglia, Italy.

Dân Đài Loan ca ngợi con chó Thiết Hùng cứu nạn nhân động đất

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Con chó Tie Hsiung (Thiết Hùng) ra quân lần đầu đã cứu được hai người, trong đó, một nạn nhân động đất bị vùi trong gạch đá vụn suốt 15 tiếng đồng hồ.

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We’ll Always Have Sky City

by Bianca Bosker @ Roads & Kingdoms

China’s “duplitecture” trend aimed to create perfect copies of foreign cities like Paris and Venice. They’ve become something much more interesting.

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South Melbourne Market’s Mussel And Jazz Festival Is Back Next Month

South Melbourne Market’s Mussel And Jazz Festival Is Back Next Month

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Six tonnes of mussels. That’s what is promised at the fifth-annual Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival.

If you’re not familiar with the annual 2-day mussel festival at South Melbourne Market, here’s a rundown. The event is designed to showcase mussels that have been harvested from Port Phillip Bay, along with live jazz performances from some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.

Expect food from the likes of South Melbourne Market’s own Claypots Evening Star, Köy, Paco y Lola, Simply Spanish, and Bambu along with some other great pop-up restaurants.

If you’re not keen on mussels (what’s wrong with you) there are plenty of other seafood options to choose from like oysters, prawns, bugs, and calamari from Aptus Seafood, or for something a bit extra go for the raclette poured over crunchy potatoes.

The event takes places on March 10 and 11, and entry is free.

The Details

What: Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival When: March 10 & 11, 12pm until late Where: South Melbourne Market, corner Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne For more info head to southmelbournemarket.com.au

The Spice Girls have just announced a world tour, all of our dreams have come true. Read more about it here.

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Bill Murray Just Announced He’s Touring Australia This Year

Bill Murray Just Announced He’s Touring Australia This Year

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Pinch us, because we might be dreaming. Bill Freaking Murray, AKA the greatest legend ever to grace God’s green earth, has just announced he’ll be touring Australia this November.

Yep, really.

The tour sounds pretty interesting actually. In classic Murray style he’s opted for something a bit stranger than a simple ‘Night With Bill Murray’ Q&A sesh. He’ll be touring with German-born classical cellist Jan Vogler, mixing Vogler’s classical music with readings from literary greats like Ernest Hemingway and Walt Whitman to create some sort of Murray-esque meta-performance.

There’ll be a small classical ensemble on stage, including Vogler’s wife, the famous violinist Mira Wang, plus pianist Vanessa Perez. The whole thing is being spruiked as a ‘spirited night of music and literature’. We might just die.

Want to get your greedy mitts on tickets? You and every other sentient being in Australia. There’s a pre-sale this Wednesday which kicks off at 9am SHARP. Tix will go on sale to the general public on Monday 19 February at 9am.

This probably goes without saying, but don’t play coy. These will sell out faster than your browser can refresh.

The Details

What: New Worlds, featuring Bill Murray & Jan Vogler When: Perth, November 7. Sydney, November 9 & 10. Wellington, November 14. Brisbane, November 16. Melbourne, November 17. To register for pre-sale tickets, head here. Cost: $99.90 - $249.90, depending on how close you get to Murray’s earthly essence.

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The Sumo Bulls of the Oki Islands

by Rob Goss @ Roads & Kingdoms

An ancient form of bullfighting perseveres in western Japan.

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Bloat-Causing Food to Avoid

by Natasha Athab @ The Fat Kid Inside

Ever wondered why the moment you wake up you are greeted by a flat stomach only to see by the end of the day, you are carrying a food baby? Well, there must be something with the food you are consuming. Here is probably why you have the bloat:   Let me first introduce to...

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Bánh Ép and Bánh Tráng Trứng, Food To Eat in Hue Before Dying

by Lien Tran @ Beebee

Hue City is not only well-known for many historical attraction but also the wonder land for great food. Besides a variety of its popular dishes such as Bun Bo Hue, Banh Khoai, Nem Lui and so on, there are a loads of street food waiting for travelers to enjoy in Hue.  Two of street dishes have been roaming every single corner in Hue city which win the heart of the teenagers not only in Hue but Vietnam are “Bánh Ép” (thin pancake or tapioca pancake) and “Bánh Tráng Trứng” (Vietnamese pizza). Have you ever heard of them before? Bánh Ép...

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The Spice Girls Have Announced A World Tour!

The Spice Girls Have Announced A World Tour!

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

We’re getting what we want, what we really really want. When we heard the worldwide phenomenon that is The Spice Girls was getting back together we couldn’t contain our excitement, and you can only imagine the full-on frenzy following the announcement by TMZ of a world tour.

Yes, you read that correctly, they’ll be spicing up our lives—IN PERSON. Though still in the planning stages, we can rest assured knowing all members are fully committed to a tour going ahead—let's just hope they put Down Under on their list of places to visit!

 

Love my girls!!! So many kisses!!! X Exciting x #friendshipneverends #girlpower

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So what are you waiting for? Dust off the old platforms, whip out the crop tops, lollipops, U.K. flag attire, and scrunchies—Spice mania is officially taking over and we are not complaining.

Be sure to check back as we bring you all the latest and greatest on the tour. We are living in a spice world after all! 

In the meantime, relive the girl power for a minute or two. 

The Spice Girl reunion may not be the only thing making you feel old. Here are 29 things that will make you feel old AF. 

Indoor Exercise vs Outdoor Exercise

by Mark Aldrin Hipolito @ The Fat Kid Inside

We all know that exercise has a lot of health benefits for the body and in order to get them, you have to stay consistent and determined enough to push through. One of the things that you have to take into consideration is the place where you will do your workout. Yes, while exercise can...

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Kuri Kuri Coffee in Masuda

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On a recent trip to Shimane Prefecture, we made a very brief stop at Kuri Kuri coffee 栗栗珈琲 in Masuda. If you are not familiar with Masuda, it’s a small town located between Hagi and Hamada on the Sea of Japan. Since my son was sleeping in the car, my wife and I took turn going … Continue reading "Kuri Kuri Coffee in Masuda"

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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Unusual Christmas Destinations: 17 Festive(ish) Travel Stories

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Christmas away from your home country can bring out all sorts of emotions. You either love it or hate it. But more often than not, unusual Christmas destinations become the funny tales that you remember over the turkey and a pint each Christmas. While we had a couple of extreme Christmas experiences in the past, […]

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Take Your $10 Cold-Pressed Juice and Shove It, We Know a Guy With a Trunk Full of Herbal Remedies

by Kamakshi Ayyar @ Roads & Kingdoms

For a second I wonder how prudent it is to drink something sold out of the back of a stranger’s car.

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Ta Hien Street

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Ta Hien Street If you have ever heard about “bia hoi” – the famous alcohol product in Hanoi, Ta Hien Street is no longer a strange name. Among the heart of the city full of heat and humidity, you can visualize cups of beer which are so pretty cool that you may feel freezing during […]

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24 Geelong Brunch Dishes You Need To Try This Summer

24 Geelong Brunch Dishes You Need To Try This Summer

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

Sometimes our readers like to *kindly* request we explore ‘happening’ food scenes a little further outside of the inner Metro Melbourne bubble. Well, how do you like us now?? We’ve fuelled up the car, popped a pack of Allen’s Strawberries & Cream in the glove box, and driven no less than 75 kilometres from the CBD to taste test the thriving metropolis of coastal Geelong.

And here are 24 brunch dishes worth leaving Fitzroy for this summer.

The Green Breaky with seed toast, kale pesto, wilted spinach, avocado & poached eggs & pepitas at the James Street Bakery. The Brekky Nasi Goreng with fried eggs, chilli, spring onions, peanuts & housemade nam jim from Go Cafe. The peanut butter waffle with peanut butter mousse, strawberry jam, salted peanuts, chocolate crumble & strawberries at Freckle Duck. The Benedict Trio with three golden muffins, three poached eggs & house-made hollandaise, topped with smoked salmon, spinach & champagne ham at Sailors’ Rest. The Bear Bowl with coconut oil, sauteed Asian greens, kale, purple cabbage, lemon, asparagus, chilli, free range fried egg, sesame seeds & pickled pink onion at Bear & Bean. The Okonomiyaki with Japanese-style savoury cabbage & vegetable pancake, topped with a fried egg, nori, pickled ginger, kewpie mayo, okonomiyaki & sriracha sauce from Down The Alley. Persian waffles with yoghurt cream, Turkish delight, pistachios, rosewater honey & fairy floss at A Spot For Joe. The Brekky Panini with ham, cheese, tomato & seeded may from Fuel: Coffee + Food. The vegan Choc Lamington Waffle with coconut, strawberry jam, chocolate sauce & raspberry sorbet from The Backyard. The Spring Vegetable Omelette with miso & bacon from Little Green Corner. The BBQ Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict at John Doe Speciality Coffee. The Spanish Baked Eggs with tomato concasse, roast capsicum, cannellini beans, onion & chorizo, served with Zeally Bay Sourdough at Black Cup Cafe. The Haloumi & Corn Fritters with avocado, yoghurt, dukkah & poached eggs at Chapel On Little Ryrie. The Matcha Vegan Waffle with fruit sorbet, strawberry compote, banana chips & pana chocolate at King Of The Castle Cafe. The Oreo Pancakes with whipped vanilla bean creme, dark chocolate biscuit, vanilla ice cream, warm fudge syrup & strawberry compote at 63 Degrees. The Cinnamon Crumpets with roasted pears, walnut granola, maple & mascarpone at Three Little Figs. The Brioche French Toast with seasonal poached fruit, mascarpone, maple syrup & roasted almonds at Two Sugars on Pako. The Warm Almond & Brown Rice Pudding with poached rhubarb, chia, sunflower crunch & Alpine Coconut Yoghurt from The Pickers Union. The Sri Lankan Eggs Benedict with two poached eggs on hoppers, ham, spinach & hollandaise sauce at Rook: Sri Lankan Fusion. The Spanish Churros with fresh berries & rich chocolate sauce at Wharf Shed Cafe. The Burrito Bowl with wild rice, sweetcorn & onion fritters, cucumber & tomato salad, seeds, raita & grilled lime at Sticks & Grace. The Eggs Benedict on potato rosti with bacon & hollandaise sauce at Eddy & Wills. The Ricotta Hotcakes with blackberry mascarpone, seeds, pistachio, berries & maple syrup at Winter’s Cafe. The Corn & Black Bean Fritters with avocado, tomato & radish salad, ricotta salata, mojo verde & poached eggs at House Iberia.

While you're down in Geelong you should check out Rone's latest work.

Image credit: A Spot For Joe

Prawn and Chives Dumplings

by Phei Yee Yap @ The Fat Kid Inside

I have been craving dumplings a lot these past couple of weeks, so I decided to make these delicious dumplings with prawn and chives fillings. I usually make everything from scratch, including the dumpling wrappers, but with work and university being a little bit busier and crazier than usual, those ready-made wrappers from the Chinese...

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5 World Nutella Day Creations You Need To Eat In Melbourne Today

5 World Nutella Day Creations You Need To Eat In Melbourne Today

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

If you didn’t know (and why would you, really) today is World Nutella Day. The one arbitrary day of the year that we celebrate the sweet, spreadable goodness that is Nutella. AKA The God Condiment

You can celebrate Nutella Day however you want. Go down to the supermarket, buy a big tub and smear it all over your body. Bake Nutella brownies. Dilute with water and bathe in it. We don’t really mind. But there are a few Melbourne venues who are getting in on the hazelnut action. Here are 5 Nutella celebrations happening in Melbourne today.

Free ‘Nutella Creations’ At Brunetti

CBD

If you haven’t checked out Brunetti’s new CBD cafe yet, this is a good excuse. They’ve created a custom menu of Nutella treats to celebrate World Nutella Day, and they’re giving them all away for FREE (to the first 1000 customers). We’re talking pancakes (with Nutella), croissants (with Nutella), Boombe (with Nutella), even Nutella cannoli (shotgun those). The giveaway starts at 7:30am and runs until they’re out of stock (so probably, 8am). Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

Where: Brunetti, 250 Flinders Ln When: From 7:30am For more info, click here.

Nutella Gelato At Piccolina

Collingwood & Hawthorn

This one isn’t free, but it IS delicious. It’s Piccolina’s cult favourite, Better Than Nutella gelato. A gluten-free ice-cream made from roasted hazelnuts, chocolate and cocoa powder. You can get it today at either the Hawthorn store or the new Collingwood digs. If you drop by Collingwood, you can even get liquefied Better Than Nutella, which is constantly flowing from the chocolate tap behind the pozzetti bar.

Where: Piccolina Gelateria, Collingwood & Hawthorn When: Monday 5 February For more info, click here.

Nutella Doughnuts At Doughnut Time

Various

Doughnut Time celebrates World Nutella Day like it’s a religious experience. Last year their Montella Jordan sold out in hours, and this year they’ve created something new—Tella She’s Dreaming. A Nutella-filled, chocolate glazed, Nutella drizzled, Nutella brownie, with red, white and black sprinkles, topped with gold leaf and a mini Nutella jar. This thing sounds like it should be illegal. You can get them in-store until EOD today. Check Doughnut time’s website for various locations.

Where: All Doughnut Time stores When: Monday 5 February For more info, click here.

Free Nutella Hot Cross Buns At Oasis Bakery

Murrumbeena

Three words: ‘brioche Nutella hot cross buns’. Two more words: ‘totally free’. Yep, that’s what’s happening at the famous Oasis Bakery in Murrumbeena today. The first 100 people through the door will get their hands on a fresh-baked brioche Nutella hot cross bun. These things sold like hot cakes last year (very like hot cakes really....exactly like hot cakes) so get in quick. Don’t stress though—if you miss out on a freebie you can still buy a pack to take home. Oasis are baking plenty.

Where: Oasis Bakery, 993 North Rd When: From 8am, Monday 5 February For more info, click here.

Nutella Martinis At Hu Tong

Prahran

Hu Tong Prahran have taken a slightly different tack for World Nutella Day. They’ve decided to combine Nutella with booze to create a Nutella-tini. Basically, Nutella mixed with Frangelico, vodka and Baileys, complete with a hazelnut rim. Nutella for adults, essentially, and further proof that adding ‘tini’ to anything makes it at least 60% more delicious. The Nutella-tini is best enjoyed with a small plate of dumplings, and then several more plates of dumplings.

Where: Hu Tong, 62 Commerical Rd, Prahran When: Monday 5 February For more info, click here

Feel like some health after all that Nutella? You can get these Kombucha cocktails at the Garden State Hotel. 

Image credit: Hu Tong

Melbourne’s Coolest Gift Delivery Services

Melbourne’s Coolest Gift Delivery Services

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Brownie points. We’re all searching for them. Little gestures that stamp our names in the good books (and mean we won’t have to touch the vacuum for at least two weeks). Well good news, guys—we found a way to score the brownie points mother load. And the only finger you’ll need to lift is the muscular one that controls your mouse. Introducing Melbourne’s coolest gift delivery services.

Gift deliveries are appropriate for the following occasions: anniversaries, apologies, getting busted skipping ahead on Netflix seasons you promised to watch together, the birth of your first child, world peace, snoring too loudly, leaving tiny amounts of milk in the bottle and then putting it back in the fridge, or because you want a foot massage. Let's do this:

Hello Botanical

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned indoor plant, and that's where Hello Botanical comes in. Hello Botanical deliver for free Melbourne wide, and you can select from indoor plant hits such as the Monstera, Umbrella Tree, Variegated Jade, or String of Beans. It all turns up beautifully presented in a hessian pot holder. Ideal for the home, or even to brighten up that office space for someone.

As a special for Valentine's Day the Hello Botanical Team are offering $10 off their large plants. All you have to do is enter the code HELLOVALENTINE.

Manflowers

Manflowers’ tagline is “beer delivered to babe”, which pretty much sums up their business model. You get online and order a rotating bouquet of Australian craft beer (at the moment it’s four varieties of Sample), and Manflowers delivers it to your babe, who then drinks the beer and loves you for all time. The packaging is all class, and you can even attach a little message.

Daily Blooms

There are a bunch of flower delivery services in Melbourne (see what we did there?) but our pick is Daily Blooms. Owner and entrepreneur Courtney hits Melbourne’s finest flower markets early each morning, picking what’s in bloom, and then sculpts an original flower arrangement based on her daily finds. Flowers plus delivery will set you back $30, and you can check today’s arrangement each morning on Instagram.

Vinomofo

The guys that took the stuffiness out of wine, Vinomofo are one of the fastest growing companies in Australia (they’ve actually just expanded into Singapore). Their ethos is pretty simple: delicious wine, zero wank, and cheap deliveries from some of Australia’s best vineyards to your mouth. There’s a range of prices and varieties, but the guys at ‘the ‘Fo’ only sell the wines they love, so you know you’re getting a curated selection. Love the attitude too.

Magnum & Queens

Another online wine merchant that’s popped up in the last few months. Magnum & Queens is run by top Melbourne sommelier Virginia Selleck, so you know they’re only stocking the good stuff. Each month they release a beautifully packaged selection under a new theme, boxed up and delivered to your nearest and dearest. You can order three, six or a mighty 12-bottle pack, and each wine comes with a handy cheat sheet, detailing any relevant tasting notes (if you’re lost, just say ‘oaky’) and a wine-based recipe.

Little Cupcakes

Gorgeous cupcakes with same day delivery? F*ck yes. Little Cupcakes do little cupcakes (go figure), and the flavour range is pretty impressive. You can order a simple selection, or pick out individual sweets like Belgian Chocolate, Cherry Ripe, Oreo and Dark Horse Coffee. Gluten intolerants can cheer up too—there’s a stodge-free range on offer, along with brownies and cookies if cupcakes aren’t really your jam. There’s even a couple of vegan flavours (think Black Velvet or Blueberry Pistachio).

Bellabox

Beauty sample boxes are all the rage at the moment, and Bellabox is probably the best of the bunch. You can sign up your partner for a monthly pamper pack that includes five or so beauty samples from various on-trend brands. If you like what you try, you can shop Bellabox’s online store and buy the real deal. You can tailor a plan to suit your giftee, and they’ll deliver the box wherever you want. It’ll sit you back just $17.95 a month, which is a steal when you consider the number of brownie points on offer.

Sorry Thanks I Love You

Says it all, doesn’t it? Whether you’re apologising for eating the last slice of cheesecake or expressing love through the medium of buying expensive stuff, Sorry Thanks I Love You has you covered. You can everything delivered through this thing. A selection of Bruny Island cheeses? Done. Smoked Tasmanian salmon? Sure thing. Gorgeous homewares, bespoke flower bouquets, craft beer—the sky’s the limit. The site helpfully arranges their gifts into different categories, depending on the power of your love, or the size or your f*ck up. Nice one.

Sweet Mickie

Love this idea. Delicious home-baked cinnamon and ginger cookies, covered in icing and stamped with any message you can think of. That’s the thinking behind Sweet Mickie, a tongue-in-cheek cookie delivery service based right here in Melbourne. You can order cookies with pre-prepared messages (‘Oral pleasure’ and ‘I f*cking love you’ caught our eye) or tailor your own cookie-message (you have to order 30+ cookies to get a custom quote, but hey, having too many cookies is low on the list of life’s Big Problems).

Manrags

Socks and jocks have become a bit of a gag gift in recent years, but that's only because we didn't have Manrags. They're a premium socks and undies subscription service, and the only one that uses 100% Egyptian cotton. You can order a combo of socks and jocks, or just focus on the one (if, like us, your socks disappear regularly into some mysterious dimension beyond the regular boundaries of time and space). The colourful goods come packaged and delivered right to your man's door, and you can sign him up for month-by-month, 6-month or yearly packages. Nice.

Flowerfox

A new bouquet delivery service that hooks you up direct with florists all over town. Apparently a lot of online flower sites just use stock photos and you don't really know what you're getting. Not these guys. Flowerfox also stock everything from $8 soaps and $25 succulents through to $100+ hampers and bouquets (you fancy fox, you). 

Brewquets

These guys have a motto: no more cellophane. Brewquet are an online beer delivery service that's trying to shake up the traditional 'gifting' industry (you know, the one that uses cellophane). The team handpicks some craft beers, throws in a pack of jerky or two, wraps the whole thing in a classy hessian bag, and delivers it straight to your loved one. You can even attach a cut note for that personal touch. 

Sweet Bouquets

Prepare to become an office legend. Just imagine how your significant other will react when a giant bouquet made from nothing but doughnuts arrives at their work? You'll go down in history as the greatest partner of all time. Sweet Bouquets can pick n' mix you a bespoke doughnut bouquet, or you can just sign up for a half dozen Nutella. Everyone loves Nutella, right?

Little Box Happiness 

Seasonal gift boxes full of happy products. That's kind of the thing at Little Box Of Happiness. There's a bunch of different themes and sizes to choose from, ranging from Bridesmaids packs to French drinking chocolate bath salts and organic basil seeds. All the things that make you go mmmm. 

Need some more inspo? (Or have a LOT of apologising to do?) You need our Ultimate Melbourne Gift Guide.

Image credit: Manflowers

Kappaya Japanese Soul Food Cafe

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

Bright and breezy Japanese cafe located within Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. Healthy, light and wholesome brunch dishes there.

An Aussie Island Is Throwing A Crayfish Festival

An Aussie Island Is Throwing A Crayfish Festival

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Deep breaths team. We’ve just found the food festival of your dreams. This April, some of Australia’s best chefs (and foragers, we might add) are heading to Flinders Island. Where the heck is Flinders Island? Let us tell you. It’s a small island off the coast of Tasmania and if fresh seafood, native produce and a cheeky tipple sounds like your ideal weekend situation, you’ll want to buy tickets to this one right now.

Longsong chef, David Moyle has enlisted some of Australia’s best native chefs for the island’s inaugural Food and Crayfish Festival which will culminate in a beachside long table lunch on 14 April. We’re talking about James Vile (Biota), Mark LaBrooy (Three Blue Ducks), and Matt Stone and Jo Barrett (Oakridge Wines). They’ll even be showing up a week early to source the local ingredients personally. 

Oh, and by the looks of things, you’ll even be able to glamp on the island and yeah, this festival just got even more beautiful (we weren’t sure it was possible either). Also (yes, there’s more), because the islanders are just all ‘round great humans, they’ll be lending chairs from their own dining tables so you have somewhere to park it while you feast. 

There is literally nothing more Australian that heading to a secret beach on a lush island and scoffing shellfish all day long. You know it’s true. More details here

The Details

What: Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival When: 14 – 15 April Where: Flinders Island Cost: $240 pp

We also just found a luxe doggy high tea (we know).

Image credit: Michelle Tsang

Pinterest Guide for Travel Bloggers. Tips and Advice

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you a Pinterest beginner looking to increase your travel blog exposure? Then our Pinterest guide for travel bloggers will help you understand the potential of this photo sharing search engine. So what is Pinterest good for? Ultimately, Pinterest is great for increasing traffic to your travel blog. But, it is also good for broadening your […]

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Luong Van Can Street

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Luong Van Can Street Every street in Hanoi either has the old name of the merchandise in the royal capital or the name of a prominent figure. Luong Van Can Street was named after a historic figure. Luong Van Can whose home town was at Nhi Khe village, Thuong Tin district, Ha Tay province. He […]

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Guide, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Guide, Vietnam


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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an fascinating place to visit. Our handy guide will tell you where to visit, eat, drink and sleep in Vietnam's busiest city.

Travel:  Bali – Potato Head Beach Club

Travel: Bali – Potato Head Beach Club

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

Potato Head Beach Club was the perfect way to end our week-long vacation in Bali.  It ended up being one of our favorite places that we checked out.  Although it’s not necessarily an experience that’s unique or authentic to Indonesia per se, it exudes a sense of coolness and luxury that’s often associated with a holiday in Bali.  When we arrived it was a feast for the senses. The reasons I love this place are endless…. The architecture itself was […]

What Your Favourite Summer Drink Says About You

What Your Favourite Summer Drink Says About You

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

As Ghandi once said, Friday knockoffs are the window to the soul. It’s the perfect opportunity to size up a potential date or m8, because you can tell a lot about a person from what bev they choose to wrap their lips around in the warmer months. Something flat? Something bubbly? Something brewed? Something aged? Are they living at home? Do they have a successful career? Would they be comfortable sharing a bowl of beer battered chips? Have they done a murder? We can answer all of these important questions and more.

Don’t believe us? Read on.

Rosé In A Can

When people ask you what three things you’d take to a desert island, you’re the kind of person who says ‘a speedboat, a life jacket and a mobile phone’. You floss twice a day, you stay on the line to answer short customer support surveys and you take coffees back when they’re not made with skim milk. If your dog needed surgery, you’d take a day to first way up if the return on investment was worth it and you once sent a video of a cop car driving through a pedestrian crossing on your street to the Federal Police.

Aperol Spritz

You got back from your gahp yaah four years ago and everyone hates you now because you still can’t sit through dinner without bringing up all the huts you built and ‘theoretical’ lives you saved in 2014. You once took someone else’s dog home from the supermarket because you thought it was yours and you have ‘Not all those who wonder are lost’ tattooed on your collarbone and your friends are too scared to tell you it’s spelt wrong.

Frosé

In Grade 3 you had the biggest Beanie Kids collection at your school, you once got a lifetime ban from Club Penguin for excessive swearing and you got your belly button pierced at sixteen after seeing Britney Spears’ music video ‘Lucky’. When you’re not calling Telstra to contest phone bills you definitely deserve, you’re either Googling ‘how to get abs in two weeks’ or vehemently defending Taylor Swift on Instagram.

Espresso Martini

You’ve been to court over rental bond disputes on more than three occasions, you once won $300 on Deal or No Deal and you insist on calling your parents by their first names in social situations. When you’re not at home watching Charmed and eating hummus and carrots, you’re misspelling your favourite beverage as ‘expresso martini’ in your Insta-story every Saturday night.

Craft Beer

You can’t tell the difference between a lager and a pale ale, but you once ordered a cappuccino at a Maccas drive-thru and you’re still getting shit for it from your friends. Behind closed doors you enjoy reading tennis players’ autobiographies, playing internet poker and doing ‘girls pushups’ in front of the hallway mirror while your mum’s at the supermarket. Technically your family doesn’t know you dropped out of uni in 2013, but you’re hedging your bets on it being a funny anecdote you’ll bring up at Christmas in fifteen years.

Frozen Margarita

Recently you entered into a new relationship but you’re considering ending it because you miss getting messages from strangers on Tinder. When you go on your annual week-long holiday to the Whitsundays with ‘the girls’, you leave your ragdoll Theresa six cans of cat food in a mixing bowl. Your biggest crime to date is regularly scanning avocados through as white seedless grapes at the Woolies self-checkout. You still haven’t realised that they’re triple the price per kilo.

A Shoey

You’ve had Mi Goreng and a piece of toast for dinner every night for the last four years. Two years ago you were on Today Tonight because you swapped all the welcome mats in your street. You currently hold the Asia-Pacific record for the most cans of Fanta drunk in one hour, you’ve had the chicken pox three times and technically you never received your pen license.

Maybe kombucha is more your thing? Here are some kombucha cocktails worth trying.

Image credit: Nancy Hanna

Tiếc tiền không mua thuốc trị cúm, bà mẹ thiệt mạng

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Một bà mẹ có hai con ở Texas vừa qua đời hôm Chủ Nhật do các biến chứng cúm, sau khi cho rằng số tiền thuốc $116 để trị bệnh quá cao nên không mua.

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Doing Business with A Heart

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee

Martin and Margaret Reece from Scotland who are in their late 60s, were our clients a few days ago when the flood and rain still raged the city. I had a chance to meet them shortly after their tour with us in the evening to show my appreciation for joining the tour despite heavy stormy rain. We helped them to get a taxi back to the hotel while flood was rising on the street of Hue. Finally we got one after an hour of waiting in the rain. Martin nicely wrote a thank you email to me after they waded...

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The Origins Of The $100 Banh Mi - Vietcetera

The Origins Of The $100 Banh Mi - Vietcetera


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The Anan banh mi is similar to the Hoi An style with mostly cooked pork products – but with a French twist.

Một thư viện của loài người sẽ bay quanh mặt trời hàng triệu năm

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Hỏa tiễn Falcon Heavy của công ty tư nhân The SpaceX đã đem một xe hơi Tesla lên không gian, nhưng còn mang theo một “thư viện” của loài người!

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Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

by Carolyn Kaster @ tucson.com - RSS Results

File- This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney talking during a television interview outside the White House in Washington. Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman who runs the White House…

Making The Artwork For Suboi’s 2.7 EP

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

“This is the kind of project that inspires people to become designers,” Greg Jewett, Rice’s Creative Director, smiles. He’s talking about making the artwork for Suboi’s 2.7 EP, a cathartic coming-of-age record from the “Queen of Vietnamese hip-hop.” The finished cover is a strange, beguiling image most likely unnoticed by listeners streaming the three songs—the […]

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Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

by Susan Walsh @ tucson.com - RSS Results

The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Banh Mi’s at Nhu Lan & Countdown to December

Banh Mi’s at Nhu Lan & Countdown to December


Veggie Next Door

I adore Vietnamese food.  It is full of bright, fresh flavors like lemongrass, cilantro, cucumber, and mint, and aside from needing to keep an eye out for fish sauce, it is a highly vegetarian-frie…

There’s An Anti-Valentine’s Day Singles Party On Next Week

There’s An Anti-Valentine’s Day Singles Party On Next Week

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Staying home and watching Bridget Jones with a bottle of gin is tempting, but we have a better Valentine’s Day solution for singles. Presenting the Bumble Single Mingle at Hawker Hall.

This thing is basically a big middle finger to Hallmark. From 6:30pm next Wednesday, Hawker Hall on Chapel St is going to be turned into one giant cauldron of sizzling sexual potential. There’s going to be kissing booths, speed dating round robins, a photo-booth (with obligatory props), matchmaking experts and ‘Super Like’ drink cards.

And for tunes? Hawker Hall has booked DJ CC Babcock (great name), who’ll be making sweet musical love to your earbuds throughout the night.

Because the night is sponsored by Bumble, ladies get a free drink voucher and must use it to buy a potential suitor a drink (it’s all about making the first move). We’re not sure what the guys do in the meantime—probably stand next to whatever door canapés emerge from.

Here’s the cherry on top: your $45 ticket includes entry and food, and everyone goes in the draw to WIN a night for two at St Jerome’s in the CBD. Score.

The Details

Where: Hawker Hall, 98 Chapel St Windsor When: 6:30pm – Late, Wednesday 14 February For more info, click here. 

Did you hear? Kylie Jenner confirmed she is pregnant and we have a lot of feelings. 

Image credit: Matty Adame 

The Vertue of the Coffee Drink

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

Tucked away microroastery and cafe in Carlton with a creative menu of decadent brunch dishes.

How To Have A Golden Time At This Year’s Gaytimes

How To Have A Golden Time At This Year’s Gaytimes

by Stephen A Russell @ The A List | The Urban List

What better way to celebrate Australia’s long-overdue embracing of marriage equality than by escaping two hours north east of the city to the lush surrounds of Marysville’s Lake Mountain Alpine Resort for the third annual Gaytimes festival?

Taking the term ‘camp’ to the next level, the three days, two nights-long celebration of all things LGBTIQ encourages you to pack a tent, let it all hang out and sleep under the stars (or wuss out and opt for fancy pants glamping).

Organised by the team that brings you Melbourne’s monthly Closet party, the Gaytimes music line-up is unsurprisingly slick. New York producer and rapper Le1f, who slew with ‘Wut’, has never shied away from singing out loud and proud in a hip-hop scene that’s infamously homophobic.

He’ll be joined by homegrown legends including Sydneysider Alex the Astronaut, who came out spectacularly with track ‘Not Worth Hiding’, penned while she was on a soccer scholarship in New York.

Dapper ‘Free to Love’ singer Brendan Maclean raised more than a few eyebrows with his seriously NSFW video for Funbang1 single ‘House of Air’ (we dare you to check it out, prior warning given). He’ll no doubt bring his irreverent charms to Gaytimes.

With Bec Sandridge, Tigertown, Froyo and Ladyhood all on board, Sydney’s Stereogamus and US star Chrissy will be pushing house and disco beats that will see you through the eve in Gaytimes’ late-night club.

We’re also massively psyched for Brisbane-based rapper and trans woman of colour Miss Blanks.

Last year she told last year told i-D magazine, “For so long, women of colour, especially trans women of colour, have been seen as an inconvenience and for the first time in Australian music I get to be highly visible. I get to say what I wanna say.”

We can’t wait to hear her roar. And it’s not just the live music that will have Gaytimes rocking, there will also be self-love master classes run by sexperts (and cousins) Rural Ranga and burlesque queen Strawberry Siren, bringing their handy guide that won rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Speed dating, fortune telling and life drawing classes will also contribute to the gay abandon, and yoga session to limber up. Gay Stuff, the monthly LGBTIQ-made goodies marketplace usually held at Fitzroy institution Hares & Hyenas, will also decamp to Gaytimes for the weekend, so you can stock up on t-shirts, stylish homewares to pimp out your tent and add a bit of bling to your fierce festival look.

With the festival serious about welcoming folks from across the rainbow spectrum, there will also be a dedicated Transgentle space for gender diverse campers and their allies who just want to chill out. LGBT giving circle The Channel will have volunteer safety ambassadors on site all weekend to make sure everyone’s doing a-ok.

You won’t go hungry either with Taco Truck and Toasta on hand to feed the masses, washed down with Brunswick mob Wide Open Road’s coffee, or Coldstream cider and cold tinnies of Sample Brew beer. A volunteer-run breakfast bar Canteen will help raise funds for LGBTIQ charities.

There will also be a dedicated cocktail bar, Priscilla’s, serving up espresso martinis, Aperol spritz, peach Bellinis and blackberry sours because when in the country, queer folks need to stay suitably lubricated. Emergency Bloody Marys will be available for recovery sessions.

If you’re planning to drive home, safety campaign Vanessa will breath test happy campers as well as sponsoring the Gaytimes Shuttle Bus to get you to and from the fest if you’re minus wheels. But get in quick because final tickets, glamping tents and bus seats are flying out the door faster than a drag queen spurned.

Single and wondering what to do on Valentine's Day? Check out this anti-Valentine's Day singles party.

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Kalpapruek Silom in Bangkok, Thailand

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The Silom branch of Kalpapruek from the outside doesn’t look like much. It’s conveniently located a short distance Surasak station in a quiet neighborhood. I entered the restaurant from the back garden entrance and you have the option of eating outside.   With the heat, I decided to head inside. The restaurant is quite spacious and … Continue reading "Kalpapruek Silom in Bangkok, Thailand"

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The ultimate (pork) bun fight has taken over the streets of Vietnam

The ultimate (pork) bun fight has taken over the streets of Vietnam


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A quiet war rages on Vietnam’s central coast. And it’s all over a sandwich.

House Of Chay’s Lifestyle Products For The Conscious Consumer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

The conscious consumer movement is spreading across the globe. Buyers are better informed than ever about supply chain practices, and they’re demanding transparency. Sustainability and ethical practices are at the core of their concerns and in Vietnam, the movement’s been fed by scares around cups of fake coffee, sedative-fed pigs, and chemically-ripened fruit. On the […]

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Meet Melbourne’s Richest, Most OTT Burger

Meet Melbourne’s Richest, Most OTT Burger

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Want to know how the other half live? Specifically the half that puts expensive, ridiculously OTT, uber-rich stuff on their burgers? Take a gander at this monstrosity.

It’s called the Foie Gras Goldger (oof), and you can get it at any White Mojo cafe in Melbs. Remember, these are the guys who gave us the Croissant Burger, so they know what they’re doing when it comes to unconventional stacks.

But let’s break this bad boy down. Long story short: this is probably the richest thing you will ever put in your mouth. Every pound weighs approximately 10 pounds. The only thing missing are crushed up diamonds. It starts with two Wagyu patties, then a hefty slab of Foie Gras (if you know how to pronounce this properly, please DM us), then Avruga caviar, saffron aioli, a truffle oil snow, fresh tomato, onion rings, cheddar cheese aaaaaaand a 24K gold sesame seed bun. Jonathan Livingston Seagull...

If you want to say you’ve eaten Melbourne’s most ridiculous burger, get on down to White Mojo in Glen Waverley, Balwyn or the CBD. They’re all slinging this thing on the 16th Feb.

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Did you hear? Thornbury's getting a new boutique cinema inside an old motor garage

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Abura Soba Kasuga-Tei in Akihabara

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Abura soba can be translated to “oil noodles” and it’s a great meal for anybody not thinking too hard about their own arteries getting slowly clogged down. My co-worker strongly recommended Kasuga-Tei when I recently visited Tokyo. I had a meeting near Tokyo Station and the shop in Akihabara was the nearest one. The shop … Continue reading "Abura Soba Kasuga-Tei in Akihabara"

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We Can Honestly Say We Have Never Wanted to Go to Turin So Badly

by Chris Newens @ Roads & Kingdoms

The wine bar that contains all of Piedmont's landscape and its social history, waiting to be uncorked.

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Always Let the Woman With Butter and Rum in the Door

by Abby Carney @ Roads & Kingdoms

I go into friends’ homes and bring them hot buttered rum. I hope it makes them feel warmer. I hope they pass it on.

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From the Homeland to the Holy Land

by Anush Babajanyan @ Roads & Kingdoms

In Israel, the Armenian community is dwindling, but pilgrimages continue.

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Vietnamese Hoagie Banh Mi Nhu Lan Saigon Vietnam 2016

Vietnamese Hoagie Banh Mi Nhu Lan Saigon Vietnam 2016


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Why “Nguyễn” is the most popular surname of Vietnamese?

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According to World Geography, the surname ‘Nguyễn’ ranks the fourth most popular one in the world. In Vietnam, it makes up 38,4% of Vietnam’s population and undoubtedly becomes a common identity signal for Vietnamese people on the international stage. Why it is so popular? The answer lies in the history of Vietnam. For hundreds of years, ancient China’s disorder society made a part of ‘Nguyễn’ family migrate to Vietnam. In 1232, after the Ly Dynasty was usurped, Tran Thu Do forced descendants of the Ly family to change their surname into ‘Nguyễn’. In 1407, the Ho Dynasty collapsed, his descendants...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks surge; Dow industrials gain 500

Markets Right Now: Stocks surge; Dow industrials gain 500

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Pho Co

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Pho Co Hàng Gà Hang Ga Street stretches for about 228m, belongs to Hang Bo Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Streets are oriented north-south, connecting Hang Cot with Hang Dieu Street. Hang Ga Street was built on the old ground of Tan Khai-Tan Lap village, old Tho Xuong district. Hang Ga Street has the name […]

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Philly’s Little Africa

by Annie Risemberg @ Roads & Kingdoms

A community of immigrants from all over West Africa has grown into a permanent piece of the city’s cultural landscape.

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Flying Emirates Business Class

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

Trip report covering my Emirates Airline Business Class experience on the Boeing 777-300ER from Singapore to Melbourne.

New Year Dumplings

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Partook in a friend's (Northern Chinese) family tradition of making dumplings together for Chinese New Year. Loved it!

Everything Glitter That You Need For Music Festivals

Everything Glitter That You Need For Music Festivals

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

As you may bloody well know, we're in the midst of festival season here in the great land of Oz. And we're well aware that it’s social suicide if you don’t rock up to an Aussie festival without looking like Tinkerbell threw up on you.

We love glitter and sparkle just as much as the next unicorn, mermaid or fairy princess, and we live for the excuse to wear it on a daily basis. So if you want to be seen from space, here’s every glitter item you need for festivals to help you shine from head to toe.

Sequin Bodycon Dress

Alright, ladies, we know you secretly want to be mermaids. Who wouldn’t want to have perfectly long, flowing hair that doesn’t seem to tangle while mysteriously being able to breathe underwater without gills? That’s what we thought. Lucky for you, we found a sequin, sparkly, mermaid-approved bodycon dress from Pretty Little Thing that’s perfect for festival season. Ain’t losing your friends in this flashy outfit!

Glitter Bass Speaker

Alright, you can’t technically wear this one, but it’s still part of the look. We know you want to keep the party going after the festival, so might as well keep with the theme and use the most shimmery speaker that you can shimmy to. (Too much?) Anyways, check out this glitter bass speaker from Cotton On. Go on, shake it like a salt shaker.

Frank Body Magic Shimmer Oil

Forget the Insta filter, Frank Body magic shimmer oil will make your skin shine bright like a diamond. Lather this stuff allllll over your body to get a better glow than J.Lo. PSA: Go easy on the free hugs. We know that festivals make you feel some type of way…but your glow could end up on someone else. AS IF.

I Scream Nail Polish

You can’t rock up to a festival without a proper manicure (even though it's bound to be ruined anyways). I Scream Nails polish offers heapppsss of different glittery, magical, sparkly, unicorn-like colours to paint on your nails for your next festival pass. If you’re anything like us, you’ll paint each nail a different, obnoxiously bright colour. Go big or go home.

Yippy Whippy Zig Earrings

Ladies, it’s alllll about the earrings. Like, we know this can make or break the festival outfit. Do yourself a favour and get these gold glitter acrylic earrings from Yippy Whippy to show off at your next bumpin' gig. Can you handle all that funkiness? Of course, you can.

Black Milk Bralet

It seems like no one wears bras nowadays (not that we’re complaining), but if it’s a teal sequin bralet from Black Milk that a mermaid might wear, then maybe make an exception. You’ll be doing a lot of jumping and dancing at festivals (if you’re not, check yourself), and this baby will keep the tatas in place. Pair it with some high waisted black denim shorts and this sparkling kimono and we’ll nominate you best dressed at the next festival.

Swell Water Bottle

You know as much as we do that it’s important to stay hydrated at festivals. So why not bring a glimmering, shimmering (running out of adjectives here!) gold Swell water bottle to match your dazzling outfit. Just, you know, EMPTY it before entering the festival or they might take it away. That would be an absolute tragedy.

Big Sequin Mini Skirt

We know, we know. Looking like a rainbow fish is the ultimate goal at a festival. We get you. So we found a mini skirt that will rival the bright coloured, cute little sea creature with this Missguided big sequin outfit. Pretty rad, amiright? Ugh, you are SO welcome.

Glitter Cat Eye Sunglasses

Sunnies are just as much of a statement as the earrings, and you want a pair of hater blockers that will turn heads and get you hella noticed. Fear not! We found these Dolls Kill glitter cat eye sunglasses that are fierce, fun, flirty, fantastic, fabulous and freakkkkyyyy. Mmmhhmm, throw us some shade. We’re too busy blockin’ out the haterzzz.

Dr Martens Boot

You don’t know annoying until your friend Amber is crying during The Jungle Giants set because her heels are too painful to wear. Ugh. Skip the sob sesh and just bloody wear Doc Martens. THEY HAVE A GLITTER COLLECTION. That’s right. Jump around, run around, be comfortable and enjoy looking like a unicorn ready for combat.

Rainbow Sequin Fanny Pack

You know what you’re really missing in your life? A rainbow sequin fanny pack that a Leprechaun would approve of. You need your hands-free during festivals so you can wave them around, do the Jersey Shore fist bump, raise the roof, all that good stuff. And a fanny pack is the way to go. Make this baby part of your insanely luminescent attire.

Feeling a little wanderlusty? Book a flight to one of these Insta-worthy destinations.

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The Best Parks To Eat Cheese And Drink Wine At This Summer

The Best Parks To Eat Cheese And Drink Wine At This Summer

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

Warning: VERY important list.

Now that sitting in an open-air field in Melbourne won’t give you pneumonia, it’s time to make use of its flora-rich spaces for some good old fashioned picnicking. Because when the weather isn’t putting on a tuneful medley of reasons to stay indoors (think Melbourne’s greatest hit single: ‘It Was 38 Degrees 5 Minutes Ago, Why Is It Hailing Now?’), the only thing to do is pull up a patch of grass, smear some Mersey Valley cheese on a piece of Baker’s Delight herbed focaccia and sip from a plastic cup of Oyster Bay Chardonnay.

So, here are the best parks to eat cheese and drink wine at this summer.

Town Hall Reserve

South Melbourne

If you’re more of a secret garden person than a ‘so packed people are literally laying picnic rugs on other people’ kinda person then the Town Hall Reserve is the place for you. This little patch of turf is just outside the South Melbourne Town Hall and it has just enough room for you, several wheels of cheese, an esky of wine and half a dozen of your closest friends and cheese platter accompaniments.

Edinburgh Gardens

Fitzroy

If you’re an Offspring (the TV show) fan, you’re going to love settling into one of the Proudman’s favourite filming locations. It makes frequent appearances on national telly for one reason and one reason only—it’s a bloody good park. Edinburgh Gardens has a tonne of open space for little kiddies and adult kiddies to roam, as well as an abundance of prime picnic-blanket-laying lush grass. There’s also picnic tables, playgrounds and barbecue facilities if you like your camembert crumbed and fried.

Carlton Gardens

Carlton

The Carlton Gardens are an absolute classic and you’ve no doubt sunken a few tinnies under its sprinklers in the past. This tidy little stretch of greenery is home to the Melbourne Museum AND the Royal Exhibition Centre, plus it has tennis courts! There are heaps of beautiful trees to park under as well as a stunning pond and infinite beautiful garden beds. Each picnic comes with a bonus life-affirming epiphany in this little park haven.

Heide Museum Of Modern Art, Sculpture Park

Bulleen

You probably haven’t heard of the Heide Museum which is the exact reason it needs to be near the top of your outdoor wine and cheese tasting list. This gorgey park isn’t only the perfect spot for a picnic but it’s also home to an art museum—bonza! You can trot around the grounds admiring some spectacular sculptures by Australian artists in between kilos of Brie and litres of savvy b.

Fawkner Park

South Yarra

This big ol’ park is so yuge you could picnic there every day and lay your rug down in a brand new spot each time. Fawkner Park is filled with activewear and #fitspo galore gals and boys, this park may make you feel a little guilty for shovelling all those cheesy carbs, but the shade-bearing oaks make for the best picnic spots. There are barbecue facilities available as well as complimentary games of cricket and tennis to watch if you park yourself in the right location.

Women’s Peace Garden

Kensington

Need an excuse to head west? Look no further than the adorable hidden Women’s Peace Garden in Kensington. This little beauty is framed in olive trees and colourful garden beds, not to mention it is literally set out in a peace sign. You can’t see it from the road, which means people on the road can’t see you because this little hot spot is completely secluded.

Werribee Park

Werribee

If you head even further west you’ll hit Werribee Park, home to the glorious Werribee Mansion. This guy is often referred to as an ‘Australian pastoral empire’ and you can see why when you park yourself on a sweet patch within its ten outrageously beautiful hectares. This is truthfully perhaps the most spectacular park on the list, and as it’s only a thirty-minute drive from the city, it would be insane not to put it at the top of your cheese-nibbling wine-tasting summer list.

Need to know where to buy the best cheese in Melbourne? This list will help you out.

Image credit: Carlton Gardens | Visit Melbourne

The Health Benefits of Doing Burpees Everyday

by Mark Aldrin Hipolito @ The Fat Kid Inside

If you have a love-hate relationship with burpees, then you definitely landed on the right page. Burpees are probably one of the hardest free-letics exercises to do, and they’re also not as fun as the other usual exercises, which is why it is totally understandable that most people hate them. However, there are still a...

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Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

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The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Importance of Having a Healthy Mindset

by Jose Villablanca @ The Fat Kid Inside

Being a personal trainer, a lot of people come to me wanting to look and feel better about themselves. And many of those people only focus on the physicality of getting fit, forgetting that mental toughness, your mindset, or the mind-body connection, is necessary. What do you think of when I tell you to visualize...

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Review:  The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar at the Shangri-La

Review: The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar at the Shangri-La

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a restaurant review here in Shanghai. There has been a flurry of new restaurant openings recently but few have caught my eye until the recent opening of 1515 West Chophouse in the new Jingan Shangri-La Hotel. I’m not a big steak eater per se so I don’t typically get too excited about new steakhouses opening in Shanghai, but after reading about the Wagyu steak sandwiches on the lunch menu at 1515 West, I […]

You’d Be Upset Too if You’d Missed Out on Beach-Side Donut Delivery

by Ishay Govender-Ypma @ Roads & Kingdoms

Did Portugal come up with the best food-delivery app in the world?

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Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

by Gen Phelan @ The A List | The Urban List

Hey guys, this just in: following the Last Quarter Moon, the stars are pointing to a serious crisis of consciousness. Ga-reat. With V-Day just around the corner, the cosmos are plotting some total eclipses (of the heart). Wanna know what else is in store? We’ve got a few ideas...

Aries

Okay, Aries, enough is enough. It’s time to stop putting off that dentist appointment, and those Euro2k18 accom bookings, and that call you never returned from last month. Procrastination station, so long.

Taurus

When an opportunity arises, a true Taurus grabs it by the horns. Take a stand, and kiss the spectating duties goodbye. It’s been too long—get your head back in the game.

Gemini

You can’t be everyone’s everything, Gems. We get it, you’re only trying to help, but what’s ‘helping’ your nearest and dearest is inadvertently bringing you down. Throw a life jacket into the water instead of jumping right in. People treading water will only drag you down with them.  

Cancer

Nothing seems to be holding your attention span for too long, and TBH, you’re acting kinda Crabby. It’s time to stop fighting the restlessness, Cancerians. Let your hair down. We know you want to.

Leo

Leos, put that pride aside. We get that this is no mean feat for you guys. But, if you’d just admit to the emotions that you’re so damn determined to suppress, a flood of relief will come your way.

Virgo

They’re not worth your time, Virgo. We’re here to remind you that love is a two-way street, not a battlefield. Stop selling yourself short when second-best has never been your style.  

Libra

Libra, look at you go! Those New Year’s resolutions are being ticked off at lightning speed. You’re emanating positive vibes right now, and they’re contagious. Just don’t get complacent, keep hustling.

Scorpio

Scorpio, how does a getaway sound? A week, a weekend, or perhaps even a night away from the hustle and bustle of Big City Life could give you the fresh perspective you’ve been so wistfully longing for. Roaaaaad trip.

Sagittarius

You’re lacking inspiration, Sags. Settling back into the groove of work this year has left you feeling a little uninspired. You’ve maxed out on your coffee intake by 10am each day for the past fortnight. It’s time to chase a new perspective.

Capricorn

Tidy space, tidy mind. It’s a mantra you’ll need to adopt if there’s any hope of making it through that colossal to-do list you have mounting. Inhale. Exhale. Ensure your surroundings are in top shape before embarking on your next day of work.

Aquarius

Ctrl + Alt + Del the negative opinions bringing you down. If you keep listening to what everyone else is telling you to do/say/feel, you’re going to lose sight of what really matters to you most. March to your own drum, Aquarius. 

Pisces

Pisces, you’re all work no play. Get back into the groove of that favourite hobby. Your ‘pause’ turned into fully-fledged retirement from doing what you love. The call to action? Find a new outlet, or rekindle an old passion. 

Image credit: Gabrielle Stjernqvist

Qua’n 888

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

Eatery inside Little Saigon Market (Footscray) with authentic regional specialities from Central Vietnam.

Recipe:  Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote

Recipe: Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

There’s been a serious heat wave hitting Shanghai this summer with record temperatures soaring well over 100°F for weeks.  I’ve been trying to keep my daily outside adventures to a minimum, staying indoors where it’s nice and cool.  Naturally, the last thing this heat makes me want to do is to do any serious roasting or baking.  Plus, one downside of living in a small apartment is that during the summer when the oven is on the whole place heats up […]

Something Feels Very Wrong About a Pub This Far into the Australian Outback Serving Iced Lattes

by Ciaran Dermott @ Roads & Kingdoms

"The first and last hotel in the Northern Territory."

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Kishimoto Shokudo in Motobu, Okinawa

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We parked our car at the small Motobu town market and waited in line under the pouring rain. A few minutes after we arrived, a long line formed behind us.  Kishimoto  Shokudo きしもと食堂 is probably the most famous sokisoba shop in Okinawa. Kishimoto is located in Motobu between Nago and the Churaumi aquarium. The small … Continue reading "Kishimoto Shokudo in Motobu, Okinawa"

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Tick And Pick’s Novelty Gifts For Tasteful Tourists

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 2017, Vietnam saw 12,922,251 international visitors exit its airports’ terminals looking to get a taste of what the country is all about. That number is an increase of 29.1% over the same period last year according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. As new guests continue rolling into Vietnam, the demand for […]

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Nguyen Sieu Street

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Nguyen Sieu Street The street was named after Nguyen Van Sieu- a genius in the time of Confucianism tradition. He was recognized as a talented scholar in his field of literature, history and general humanities. The street is 180 meters long. It used to be incorporated with the street of Ngo Gach before being separated […]

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7 Day Water Fast

by Erwan Heussaff @ The Fat Kid Inside

Solenn and I were looking for a challenge this year. We decided to do a 7-day Water Fast. The premise is simple: 7 whole days with no food, just water. NOTHING ELSE. No juices, coffee, tea, broths, vitamins, etc. If it’s not just water, it’s not a water fast! 🙂 Some people say it’s good...

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Travel:  Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia | Street Food Crawl

Travel: Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia | Street Food Crawl

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

“Food is essential to life, therefore make it good.” – S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A, and inventor of the chicken sandwich If it’s not obvious already, my husband and I love food.  When we sit down for breakfast, we ponder what’s for lunch.  When we’re eating lunch, we debate what to eat for dinner. And in the midst of dinner, we start game planning what we’ll eat tomorrow.  Is that weird or wrong?  Well, good food makes me happy, […]

8x Việt mở tiệm bánh mì Xin Chào ở Nhật

8x Việt mở tiệm bánh mì Xin Chào ở Nhật


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TTO - Chỉ mới ra đời từ giữa tháng 10-2016 nhưng tiệm bánh mì Việt Nam mang tên Xin Chào trên phố Waseda Dori (Tokyo, Nhật) có số lượng khách vượt xa dự kiến ban đầu.

The Feed | All The News You Missed This Week

The Feed | All The News You Missed This Week

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

This week flew by faster than Ricky Bobby in a racecar. And we’re okay with that, because that means it’s the weekendddd. Time to crack open a beer.

In case you’ve been a good employee and haven’t been distracted by the deep, dark depths of the Interwebs, we made a list of everything you missed this week. Hey, we get it. If you ain’t first, you’re last.

ICYMI the Altman brothers, aka stars of the TV show Million Dollar Listing, are coming to Australia. So California Burgers created a limited edition, all-American burger just for them (where’s our burger?!). Let’s give ‘em a big Aussie welcome.  

Laneway is keeping the party rolling with Sommersby cider by giving us Musical Shares. Get amongst it.

Sound the alarm! Frank’s Cafe just dropped a Golden Gaytime pannacotta. Beat you there!

CBD's premier fine dining hot spot, Ôter is hosting legendary chef Sebastian Myers, fresh from his residency at Paris’ Fulgrance l’Adresse, for two days. Be there or be square.

Yoooo! Asahi Premium Beverages just launched Nikka Whisky’s Coffey Range in Australia. You’re gonna wannna to try this. Pro tip: take the Nikka Coffey Grain and pour it over vanilla ice cream. Officially NUTS. 

Write this in your diary with big bold letters: There’s an ice cream festival coming to the Yara Valley next week.

We got to check out a new Aussie gin bar, and you need to try the Sheila Margarita before summer ends.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: There’s a pop-up carnival coming to Melbourne this weekend!

We turned into mad scientists to figure out how to make the best damn goon punch in Australia.

After looking into the magic, crystal ball, we predict that this will be your new, Saturday morning breakfast spot.

A pup-friendly outdoor cinema is coming to Melbourne so you don’t have to experience separation anxiety from your dog. 'Bout time.

The next best thing to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory just opened in Cremorne and we just gained 5 kilos.

Dust off the dancing shoes. A mussel and jazz festival is coming to South Melbourne Market

Pssttt. There’s a top-secret Rose rooftop party happening this month #TrendyAs

Eat your weight in weiners at Wurstfest this weekend for no reason at all.  

Looking for something to do? Here're 20 things happening in Melbs this weekend

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Ma Vi Street

by travelo @ Vietnam Photo Tours, vietnam photography tour, Vietnam Pictures,Vietnam Photographs Tours,photo tours in vietnam, vietnam image tours,travel photo in vietnam

Ma Vi Street Ma Vi Street is one of the exceptions in the Old Quarter that does not contain the word of “Hang” in its name. “Hang” means the street merchandises. Each street has its own merchandise thus having different names respectively. Ma Vi Street lies to the West connecting to Hang Non Street at […]

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Nha Hoa Street

by travelo @ Vietnam Photo Tours, vietnam photography tour, Vietnam Pictures,Vietnam Photographs Tours,photo tours in vietnam, vietnam image tours,travel photo in vietnam

Nha Hoa Street Nha Hoa means the house of fire in Vietnamese. Its name evolved from the one and only shrine of fire god in Vietnam located in this street. The street runs for 128m from the intersection of Hang Ga, Hang Dieu, Hang Phen, Cua Dong Street to the corner between Duong Thanh and […]

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Peaches and Wheat Doesn’t Have Quite the Same Ring To It, But Trust Us, It’s Delicious

by Ketki Sharangpani @ Roads & Kingdoms

A sweet drink with a nice, chewy texture.

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A Colorful Story of Hue

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee

This is Matt from South Africa. He has been living and working as a teacher in South Korea for 5 years. Since Matt loves history and only spent one day in Hue City, thus, he wanted to make the most of it by taking part in the Nguyen Emperors Tour with Beebee Travel. There were total three people going on the Hue Imperial City Tour with me that day. The couple come from Australia are Joanna and David. Joanna is also a teacher and David works as accountant. After the fruitful tour learning about Vietnam history and the Nguyen Emperors...

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Travel:  Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City in 48 hours (Day 2)

Travel: Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City in 48 hours (Day 2)


The Hungriest Panda

After our first day of checking out most of the main tourist attractions around the city center, we spent the second day just walking around town taking in the feel of the city and really diving in…

London Pass Review (2018) Pro Tips and Itineraries

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Our London Pass Review will help you to decide if it’s worth getting one for your visit to London in 2018. We’ll give you a full list of London Pass attractions and prices to breakdown exactly how this London sightseeing pass works and if it’s good value for you. I’ve (Charlie here!) worked at attractions […]

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Bánh Mì: the Best Vietnamese Sandwich to Fall in Love With

Bánh Mì: the Best Vietnamese Sandwich to Fall in Love With


Authentic Food Quest

The iconic Vietnamese sandwich bánh mì has been consistently ranked as one of the best sandwiches in the world. Our best bánh mì were in Hoi An and Saigon.

Worlds collide with the banh mi cevapcici at Sunset Pho Caffe

Worlds collide with the banh mi cevapcici at Sunset Pho Caffe


Chicago Reader

Out of love was born this Viet-Croatian sausage sandwich sensation.

Australia’s First Streetwear Expo Is Coming To Melbourne

Australia’s First Streetwear Expo Is Coming To Melbourne

by Kate Bartels @ The A List | The Urban List

Calling all lovers of streetwear. If high fashion runways have you scratching your head or yawning, you’ll be thrilled to know Australia’s very first streetwear runway, Ego Expo, is coming to Melbourne.

On February 17 and 18, streetwear lovers can check out the designs of twelve labels like Diamond Kicks and AS colour, who'll be bringing their threads to the runway and showcasing the best of their season's collection. You can then buy the clothing through Brauz App, an app designed to help you shop online using geo-location technology. Nice.

The guys behind Ego Expo have teamed up with heaps of other awesome Melbourne groups to bring you an exclusive shopping-spree experience, live street art, street food, skateboard and basketball action. Even a few break dancers and hip-hop performances.

Bonus: the event will sponsor Beyond Blue, with founder Mel Yu telling us, “Ego Expo will also be the platform where we explore the culture of the streets and address all the underlying issues the streets face, including suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety and depression.” 

So let’s get this straight—awesome street clothes, delish food AND raising awareness for a good cause? Where do we sign?

The Details 

Where: Shed 14, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands When: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 February For more info, click here.

Heads up: we just found the coolest General Store in Melbourne. (Trust us on this one.)

Image credit: Ego Expo

Kylie Jenner Finally Confirmed She Was Pregnant & We Have A Lot Of Feelings

Kylie Jenner Finally Confirmed She Was Pregnant & We Have A Lot Of Feelings

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

After months of every single person in the entire world speculating that Kylie Jenner was pregnant, we finally have answers. And thank God for that—seriously, we’re tired. It started with an Instagram post (that’s already had a cool 6.2 million liked by the way) where she basically apologised for keeping us in the dark and fiiiiiine we’ll forgive her.

 

♥️

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Feb 4, 2018 at 12:27pm PST

Now there’s a video documenting her entire pregnancy and we have a lot of feelings. The video starts with Kris giving birth to Kylie and I don’t care what this says about me, but I had chills. It’s also a little chilly in Sydney this morning but really, we know it was the DRAHMA. 

The story of her pregnancy is then told by her two best friends. Cue cute footage of Travis (AKA baby daddy) showing his mate an ultrasound image and all of us wondering how the hell they kept it all so quiet. We’ll admit, it’s all a lot cuter than we thought it’d be. 

Seriously, Kardashian home videos get us every freaking time. 

Image credit: YouTube account | Kylie Jenner

TT Trump đề nghị 200 tỷ Mỹ kim tu bổ hạ tầng cơ sở

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Trong ngày Thứ Hai, Tổng Thống Donald Trump sẽ cho biết dự án tu bổ hạ tầng cơ sở lên tới $200 tỷ, nhưng chưa biết Quốc Hội sẽ chấp thuận bao nhiêu.

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Nguyen Huu Huan Street

by travelo @ Vietnam Photo Tours, vietnam photography tour, Vietnam Pictures,Vietnam Photographs Tours,photo tours in vietnam, vietnam image tours,travel photo in vietnam

Nguyen Huu Huan Street Nguyen Huu Huan Street has been through quite many names before settled at the name of Nguyen HuuHuan Street. Under the French colonization, the street got the name of General Petain. Later it was changed into BacNinhStreet after the northern province bordering Hanoi. The next name was PhanThanhGian- a name of […]

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Thailand APEC Delegates exploring Hue Food and Life

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee

They could not have any more fun during their time in Hue City for APEC Vietnam 2017! The APEC forum this year focus on Empowering Woman and Solving Problems that Women are facing in their society. We met Thailand APEC Delegates on our first day at APEC forum. They came to our booth to see what we offered while looking for tour options for Hue for their free time in this lovely city. This photo blog will tell you how their 3-day stay in Hue was like… Day One – Smashing all Hue dishes – Who loves food more than...

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Everything You Should Be Binge Watching This Month

Everything You Should Be Binge Watching This Month

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

We’re currently knee deep in awards seasons, but while everyone’s going mental for the latest film to hit the big screen, there’s plenty to watch on the small screen from the comfort of your couch as well. And the best part is, nobody is judging your snack choices at home.

February is going to be hot, so why bother sweating it out at the beach? Work your way back into that couch groove and get watching.

Here’s everything worth streaming this February.

Stan

UnREAL

Season 3

UnREAL is switching it up this season with a Bacheloret…….’Suitress’, so who knows what scandal will unfold.

Ash VS Evil Dead

Season 3

Bruce Campbell is back as he takes on the Evil Dead. Get ready for the usual amount of blood and guts here.

Reign

Season 3

What on earth is Mary Queen Of Scots up to this season? Keep an eye out for when she goes head to head with Queen Elizabeth.

Everything else worth catching:

Will & Grace Taxi Driver RuPaul's Drag Race | Season 3 Inside Llewyn Davis

Netflix

Altered Carbon

Season 1

Based on a novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is about a prisoner who’s consciousness is brought back after laying dormant for 250 years to solve a murder. Some sharp looking sci-fi.

Seven Seconds

Season 1

Follows the story of the hit-and-run of a black teenager by a police offer and the following cover-up.

Ugly Delicious

Season 1

Momofuku owner—and noted Australian burger hater—David Chang travels the world eating weird and wonderful dishes.

Black Lightning

Season 1

A school principal leaves his life behind to return to a life of fighting crime in New Orleans. Interesting?

Coach Snoop

Season 1

Follows Snoop Dogg as he coaches a team of teenagers in the Snoop Youth Football League.

Other shows worth catching:

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction | Part 2 Everything Sucks! | Season 1 Damnation | Season 1 Queer Eye | Season 1 Riverdale | Season 2 The Joel McHale Show | Season 1

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Diet Fads that Need to Die

by Natasha Athab @ The Fat Kid Inside

Are you trying to lose weight and searching for the fastest way possible? Googling this will pretty much give you numerous insights to diets that could claim effectivity given a short period of time. These kinds of diets are most commonly known as “fad diets.” Fad diets are people’s go-to when they want a “quick-fix”...

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Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do-not-drive list

Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do-not-drive list

by By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer @ tucson.com - RSS Results

DETROIT (AP) — Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators with a high risk of exploding.

PSA: Vegan Camembert Exists And No, We’re Not Kidding

PSA: Vegan Camembert Exists And No, We’re Not Kidding

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

What is the number one thing people say when you tell them you’re vegan? Say it with me team: ohhhh, I could never give up cheese. Well, guys, now you don’t have to give up cheese because a couple of geniuses have gone and invented camembert that looks exactly like, well, camembert. 

We know vegan cheese isn’t really a new thing, but vegan cheese that’s genuinely good? Now that’s something worth talking about. It looks like this bad boy is only available in France but we still see this as a sign that the tides are a-changin’ and it’s really only a matter of time until this beauty is available in Australia. Right? Not only does Les Petits Veganne sell camembert (although, that’s clearly what we’re most amped for), they also boast an entire range complete with blue cheese, turmeric cheese, and a fresh garlic cheese too. 

What are you still doing here? You have a cheese board to make (and a flight to book). 

Meanwhile, these Japanese foot-long fries just landed as well. 

Image credit: Jez Timms

Nhu Lan Bakery

Nhu Lan Bakery


TNH

Cheap baguettes and sandwiches sold 'round the clock.This place also has broken rice and bun and you also buy many kinds of meat they have

Ho Chi Minh Restaurants - Vietnam Photo Tours, vietnam photography tour, Vietnam Pictures,Vietnam Photographs Tours,photo tours in vietnam, vietnam image tours,travel photo in vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Restaurants - Vietnam Photo Tours, vietnam photography tour, Vietnam Pictures,Vietnam Photographs Tours,photo tours in vietnam, vietnam image tours,travel photo in vietnam


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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Restaurants Where And What To Eat In Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) restaurants cater to a wide range of budget, ranging from decades-old food stalls by the roadside to sophisticated restaurants with picturesque surroundings for affluent diners. Inexpensive, hearty and enjoyable at any time of the day, …

The Sweat-Out-Your-Sins Power of Meaty, Starchy Stew

by Gautham Krishnaraj @ Roads & Kingdoms

If you can keep your spoon holstered long enough for the various elements of the urojo to mix, the flavors become more complex.

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What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich


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A quiet war is raging in the streets of Hoi An, on Vietnam’s central coast. And it’s all over a sandwich.

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

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Ngo Gach Street

by travelo @ Vietnam Photo Tours, vietnam photography tour, Vietnam Pictures,Vietnam Photographs Tours,photo tours in vietnam, vietnam image tours,travel photo in vietnam

Ngo Gach Street Ngo Gach Street once upon a time was a part of the river flowing through the heart of the Royal Citadel. Later, urban planners covered up the water trench to make a road which is now Ngo Gach. The name derives from the trade of the road. Ngo Gach literally means the […]

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Cụ bà 85 tuổi bị kẻ lạ vô cớ hành hung giữa ban ngày

Cụ bà 85 tuổi bị kẻ lạ vô cớ hành hung giữa ban ngày

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Cảnh sát thành phố Los Angeles đang truy tìm một nghi can trong vụ bạo hành nhắm vào một cụ bà 85 tuổi ở khu phố Đại Hàn Koreatown hôm Thứ Bảy.

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Where to Eat, Caffeinate, Shop and Stay in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

now, as tourism to the UNESCO world heritage site I call home seems to be building momentum, it seems a good time to pull some loose ends together into a post that will, hopefully, insure visitors leave George Town loving it at least a fraction as much as I do.

Jupiters Coffee Roasters in Tokyo

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Exploring Tokyo on a bicycle proved to be a great way to discover places I would probably never get to see otherwise. After grabbing lunch in from of the main gate of Yasakuni shrine, I headed back toward my hotel in Akasaka and stopped at Jupiters Coffee Roasters ジュピターズ コーヒー ロースターズ. Jupiters coffee roasters is a … Continue reading "Jupiters Coffee Roasters in Tokyo"

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Japanese Foot-Long Fries Just Landed In Australia

Japanese Foot-Long Fries Just Landed In Australia

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI, Japanese food is trending so hard right now. The fact that said trend has delivered gooey cheese tarts, burnt miso ramen, soufflé pancakes and now foot-long fries, makes it one that we want to hang around for a little bit longer. 

Now, back to the foot-long fries that we need in our bellies right now. You can pick these bad boys up at Harajuku Gyoza and they're exactly what you’re picturing, these not-so-little sticks of goodness are created by sending potatoes through a Japanese-imported potato press before being thrown into the fryer. They’re then served with one of their seriously freaking great dipping sauces—think house-made shiitake mushroom and Katsuobushi salt or Japanese mayonnaise. They’re so golden that they kind of look like doughnut fries and honestly, we just need them in our bellies right now. 

And before you ask, yes, these are the same guys that brought Nutella gyoza, the raindrop cake and Japanese soufflé pancakes into our lives. AKA, they’re just legends, alright. 

In other news, this is what your favourite summer drink says about you. 

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Şükran's Lemon Cake

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

Şükran's Lemon Cake with Butter-Poached Apricots with Walnuts (apricot recipe in Istanbul and Beyond) On a grey February afternoon we sat on a sofa in Şükran's kitchen, calf deep in bay. As rain lashed at the picture window framing fruit...

Bakes Saigon: Laure Chevallier Is Serving Up Sweet Stories

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Pastry making is an art form with a long and fascinating history. Naturally, the French did much to transform delicate desserts into their modern incarnation. Claude, the celebrated French painter and occasional chef, accidentally created the first modern puff pastry while attempting to make a cake for his sick father. Later, the glamorization of pastries […]

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Chỉ vì giành chỗ trên xe buýt, bé trai bị ông lão 70 tuổi lôi kéo đến chấn thương sọ não

Chỉ vì giành chỗ trên xe buýt, bé trai bị ông lão 70 tuổi lôi kéo đến chấn thương sọ não


Báo Tổng Hợp - Tin tổng hợp, cập nhật 24h, nhanh nhất, mới nhất và nóng nhất.

Trên phương tiện công cộng như xe buýt, việc xảy ra tranh chấp là khó tránh khỏi. Nhưng nếu chỉ vì chuyện tranh giành chỗ ngồi mà đánh một đứa trẻ đến chấn thương não thì...

Boulevard Grill HCMC: The Steakhouse With A Heart

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

There’s a new steakhouse in town, Boulevard Grill HCMC. Located in District 3, the restaurant’s philanthropic business model has them cooking up more than just their trademark Australian grass-fed T-bone and wagyu beef jerky. That’s because through the restaurant’s “Dining for Giving” program, Boulevard Grill HCMC are also connecting with non-profit organizations in the city […]

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Recipe:  Sicilian-style Spaghetti – Pasta con le Sarde

Recipe: Sicilian-style Spaghetti – Pasta con le Sarde

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

One can never have too many cookbooks.  But with the world going digital, cookbooks today are being downloaded on tablets and almost any recipe can be found online.  Although it certainly makes things more convenient, I still love grabbing my favorite cookbooks from the bookshelf, flipping through their glossy pages and finding inspiration from the beautiful photographs.  Sadly, I have to admit that of all the cookbooks I own, I’ve probably only made a handful of recipes from each — […]

Letters from Arakan

by Adib Chowdhury @ Roads & Kingdoms

Finding the Rohingya’s own voices lacking in coverage of the migration crisis, a photojournalist gathers handwritten letters from survivors.

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25 Malta Pictures to Inspire You to Book Your Next Trip

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Have you been to the home of some of the oldest monuments on earth? Have you ever heard of this tiny rock in the south of Europe boasting 3000+ sunshine hours a year? If not, we hope that these 25 Malta pictures will inspire your next trip to the Mediterranean island. Hugged by rugged coastline, […]

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Jio Health Is Using Technology To Humanize Healthcare

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Recent data reports show that by 2020, fifty percent of global healthcare expenditure will be used to treat the three leading causes of mortality—cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory disease. To give you a little perspective, that’s about US $4 trillion. Globally, we’re also seeing a reduction in the number of hospital beds and decreased government […]

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Bánh mì Như Lan - 64 Hàm Nghi - Bánh Mình Ngon Nổi Tiêng Sài Gòn ở TP. HCM

Bánh mì Như Lan - 64 Hàm Nghi - Bánh Mình Ngon Nổi Tiêng Sài Gòn ở TP. HCM


Foody

Bánh Mì Như Lan - 64 Hàm Nghi - Tiệm bánh - Việt Nam tại 64 - 66 - 68 Hàm Nghi, Quận 1, TP. HCM. Giá bình quân đầu người 15.000đ - 55.000đ

Beauty of Hue in the rain

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee

So we have come to the second rainy season since our business started in 2016. It has been a fun and emotional journey for me and my team. We have built a team of 10 passionate people with the only goal, which is to help you have a happy time in Hue, our lovely hometown. We love this city to death! It is the place I was born and my co-host, Tu Cao, was from and many of our team members come from. Some might say Hue is boring for young people like us, that we should move to bigger...

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Where to Eat Somali Food in Minneapolis

by Frank Bures @ Roads & Kingdoms

Forget Buffalo wings and chili. Bring on the goat meat and chapatis.

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Takata Sairan Eggs

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Eating eggs in Japan can leave the most adventurous eater shocked and scared. I arrived in Japan in 2008 and I can still remember looking in disbelief at somebody cracking a fresh egg into a bowl and dipping sukiyaki into it.  I was open minded, but eating raw egg was pushing it.   Takata Sairan specializes … Continue reading "Takata Sairan Eggs"

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Bánh Mì, a World Famous Vietnamese Cuisine Phenomenon! - Beebee

Bánh Mì, a World Famous Vietnamese Cuisine Phenomenon! - Beebee


Beebee

When asked about Vietnamese treat besides our already famous Phở or Bún Bò Huế, I immediately introduce my visiting friends to Vietnamese bread rolls. Sold on street all over Vietnam, these delicious rolls are gaining new fans overseas. In 2011, along with Phở, Bánh Mì (bread) was added to Oxford Dictionary as a representative of Vietnamese cuisine. What makes a good Banh Mi? The French introduced baggettes to Vietnam. Over time, local vendors created their own bread rolls, adding fillings that satisfied local taste buds. A good bread rolls should be crunchy from the outside and soft and moist on...

All The Movies You Need To Watch Before Oscar Night

All The Movies You Need To Watch Before Oscar Night

by Pippa Knight @ The A List | The Urban List

It happens every year. The Oscar nom's come out and all of a sudden we're expert film buffs. The list of flicks to watch spirals out of control, and inevitably we don't watch them all before the big Red Carpet. But this year's gonna be different. This year we can all be winners with this comprehensive list of the movies you definitely need to see before the Oscars air on 4 March (mark it in your diary now). 

Get comfortable. We have trailers. 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Plot in one Sentence: A grieving mother rents out three billboards to call attention to her daughter's unsolved murder.  

Nominated for: Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role: Woody Harrelson, Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand, Writing (Original Screenplay): Martin McDonagh, Music (Orginal Score), Film Editing.

Why it’s so good: It’s not an uplifting film, but it’s got the performances and the dabbling of black comedy to stop you feeling quite so bad. Plus Frances McDormand. Now and for all time. 

Lady Bird

Plot in one sentence: A coming of age story about a girl’s turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother during an eventful senior year of high school.  

Nominated for: Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role: Saoirse Ronan, Actress in a Supporting Role: Laurie Matcalf, Best Director: Greta Gerwig, Writing (Original Screenplay): Greta Gerwig).

Why it’s so good: With two strong female characters as the lead roles, and the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig, the story is strengthened by great writing and a powerful central relationship. Look at the reviews. It’s hard to find a bad one.

The Shape of Water

Plot in one sentence: An other-worldly fairy tale about a woman and a ‘sea monster’ thing falling in love against the backdrop of the Cold War. There's a perfectly ordinary English sentence. 

Nominated for: Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role: Richard Jenkins, Actress in a Leading Role: Sally Hawkins, Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, Writing (Original Screenplay): Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, Music (Original Score), Cinematography, Film Editing, Costume Design, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing.

Why it’s so good: On paper, this isn’t a story or a film that should work at all—and yet it does. It's engagingly romantic and incredibly special. With 13 nominations this year, it's a safe bet it'll be winning something

Get Out

Plot in one sentence: It’s a creepy thriller/horror that begins with a guy going to meet his girlfriend’s parents for the first time and turns into your ultimate nightmare.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Kaluuya, Best Director: Jordan Peele, Writing (Original Screenplay): Jordan Peele.

Why it’s so good: It has changed people’s opinions of horror films as a genre. It came out almost a year ago and this movie still remains vividly in our minds. 

I, Tonya

Plot in one sentence: The dark yet comedic tale of figure skater Tonya Harding, and the lengths she would go to to win. 

Nominated for: Actress in a Leading Role: Margot Robbie, Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney, Film Editing.

Why it’s so good: You may leave the film feeling a bit melancholy, but the black comedy will give you a giggle. Full marks for performances by Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. It's hard to believe this actually happened.

The Post

Plot in one sentence:  The relationship between the Publisher and Editor of the Washington Post as they intend to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep.

Why it’s so good: It’s a fantastic story, made enthralling and consuming by an Oscar-winning cast of Steven Spielberg directing Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. If you've seen the film poster, you'd be forgiven for thinking the name of the movie is 'Streep Hanks'. 

Darkest Hour

Plot in one sentence: The story of Winston Churchill’s courage to lead against incredible odds that would change the course of history. No biggie. 

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling.

Why it’s so good: Gary Oldman gives a highly impressive performance of a multi-dimensional character, and it encompasses a film that will grip your attention until the very end. A proper WWII classic. 

Call Me By Your Name

Plot in one sentence:  An engaging and enthralling tale of first love. 

Nominated for: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role: Timothée Chalamet, Writing (Adapted Screenplay): James Ivory, Original Song.

Why it’s so good: This is the sort of movie you’ll find yourself thinking about for days to come. It'll leave a melancholy feeling in the pit of your stomach, but the acting is out of this world. 

Faces Places

Plot in one sentence: Agnus Varda and JR, the director of this documentary, explore rural France creating portraits of all the peoples they come across. Giant portraits. 

Nominated for: Documentary Feature.

Why it’s so good: Charming and powerful, this film is a delightfully arty road trip that's not quite like any other film/doco out there. It skilfully finds the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Coco

Plot in one sentence: Young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Coco is an adventure to find out about a family history, learning the values of life, death, family and culture.

Nominated for: Original Song, Animated Feature Film.

Why it’s so good: An exceedingly beautiful visual journey with a story that makes us feel all the feels. Limited to one animated film a year? Make it this one.

Blade Runner 2049

Plot in one sentence:  A futuristic tale uncovering a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into turmoil. 

Nominated for: Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects.

Why it’s so good: It's a chilling view of what’s yet to come, but those who are fans of the original are really going to gravitate to this story. For the others, it is a triumph in visual effects, music, direction and camerawork. 

Phantom Thread

Plot in one sentence: A dressmaker, at the centre of British fashion, finds himself swaying from his usual bachelor life for a new strong-willed muse and lover.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Actress in a Supporting Role: Lesley Manville, Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, Music (Original Score), Costume Design.

Why it’s so good: Set in post-war 1950’s London, the costume design in this film is impeccable. It’s a film with beautiful attention to detail, breathtaking in many ways, that tells a story of undefended deep desires.

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A Story About Donuts, Beer, and Beer-Flavored Donuts

by Diana Lambdin Meyer @ Roads & Kingdoms

A match made with yeasty, hops-rich dough in Cleveland.

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The Point, Amuse, Nhu Lan Saigon Subs, More Now Open

The Point, Amuse, Nhu Lan Saigon Subs, More Now Open


Eater Chicago

RIVER WEST—The Point (401 N. Milwaukee), a new bar from the former owner of Matilda's and Clutch, has opened in a historic 1846 building with globe lighting and a number of HDTVs. The menu has...

Honey Season is Over, But You’re Just in Time for Honey Vodka Season

by Troy Nahumko @ Roads & Kingdoms

We had left Baku to return to northwestern Azerbaijan in search of the best honey we had ever tasted.

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Banh Mi at Nhu Lan Bakery

Banh Mi at Nhu Lan Bakery


Let's Get Fat Together

I think Nhu Lan (Footscray & Richmond) has set the benchmark for good Vietnamese bread rolls in Melbourne. Love the mixed ham roll most!

CMG Asia’s Chief Creative Officer Michael Wong’s Guide To Creativity

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Michael Wong is the creative spark behind California Management Group Asia. The company, founded in 2007 with the aim to “make life better,” now has sixteen brands that include their first venture, California Fitness & Yoga, and newer imprints like UFC Gym, Yoga Plus, the Calikids Academy, and Eri Science of Beauty. Michael joined after […]

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Các thực phẩm giúp đốt mỡ nhanh chóng

Các thực phẩm giúp đốt mỡ nhanh chóng


Nguoi Viet Online

Thân hình cân đối, vóc dáng chuẩn là niềm khát khao của nhiều chị em phụ nữ. Không chỉ kiên trì với việc tập thể dục mỗi ngày mà chế độ ăn uống cũng vô cùng quan trọng trong việc duy trì cân nặng.…

Quiet Village Curry Shop

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In my quest for the best curry in Okayama, I recently ended up visiting Quiet Village Curry Shop after it was recommended to me by a coworker.  The funny this is that I have been walking in front of the shop for almost 10 years and I am kicking myself for not trying it earlier. … Continue reading "Quiet Village Curry Shop"

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Maison Fashion Group’s Jonathan Wong Wants To Bridge Commerce And Content

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Retail sales in Vietnam rose 12% year-on-year by the end of 2017. Vietnam has also been ranked as the country with the most potential in Asia—even higher than Singapore, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia—by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Additionally, the Global Retail Development Index marked Vietnam as the 6th most attractive retail market […]

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Banh mi sandwich at Nhu Lan food truck

Banh mi sandwich at Nhu Lan food truck


Arizona Daily Star

You won't find any ramen burgers or Vietnamese burritos at this campus-area food truck. But there is one culinary mashup that Nghia Tran does do, and boy does he do

Melbourne’s First Rooftop Hotel—St. Jerome’s—Is Shutting Up Shop

Melbourne’s First Rooftop Hotel—St. Jerome’s—Is Shutting Up Shop

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Sad news just across the desk, Melbourne’s OG rooftop glamping hotel St Jerome’s is shutting up shop in April.

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 years and don’t know anything about this amazing hotel, here’s a rundown.

St Jerome’s – The Hotel opened up back in May 2015 on the roof of Melbourne Central—setting the scene for other rooftop hotels to follow their lead. The world-first concept has 21 excellent canvas bell tents which were filled to the brim with luxe items, including a double bed, air con, and even a stocked Esky for you to tear into on a perfect night.

The site also features a General Store that doubles as a bar exclusive to campers, as well an infrared sauna and 24-hour reception.

The last day the hotel will be taking bookings is April 25, 2018, so you better get in fast to get an experience you won’t forget.

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C.O.D. in Tokyo

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I was siphoning the WIFI connection at Fuglen when I came upon a tweet about C.O.D. where the author mentioned he ate the best chili dog. My plan to eat at Ahiru wine bar had failed and a chili dog sounded like an amazing idea. C.O.D. is a short distance from the Gaiemmae metro station. … Continue reading "C.O.D. in Tokyo"

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Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do-not-drive list

Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do-not-drive list

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FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. Ford and U.S. government safety regulators are telling the owners of 33,428 Ranger pickup trucks in North America not to drive…

6 Reasons to Budget Travel at Least Once in a Lifetime

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Since we turned our lives upside down back in 2016, budget travel has opened our eyes to so many things and made us appreciate the world around us more. Try it and you will see. It might be hard at times, but in the long run not only will it make you a travel budgeting […]

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Đậu xe trên xa lộ 405 bị đụng, một người chết

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Xe đậu trên xa lộ không mở đèn, một phụ nữ 29 tuổi thiệt mạng và hai người bị thương khi một chiếc xe đậu trên xa lộ 405 bị xe khác đụng.

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Melbourne’s Best Bagels

Melbourne’s Best Bagels

by Ellen Seah @ The A List | The Urban List

If you’re afraid of carbs, cold cuts and/or cheese, look away now. Some of Melbourne’s best bagels are loaded with carbs and sandwiched between one of the most calorie-heavy bread options in the world. Needless to say, this isn’t diet-friendly food (but we don’t care). Here are Melbourne’s best bagels.

5 & Dime

CBD

A hop away from Southern Cross station, 5 & Dime cafe is a pint-sized bakery. Bagel varieties are plentiful, with most sold out by the end of the CBD lunch rush. Spreads vary from seasonal fruit to bacon maple chipotle, and pre-designed bagel combinations are available for those overwhelmed with hole-y choices. You can watch these chewy, dense breads as they’re handcrafted, boiled and baked in the glass-walled kitchen.     

Mile End Bagels

Fitzroy

You could argue Melbourne’s demand for bread doesn’t have room for another bagel-specialised bakery, but owners Ben Vaughn and Michael Fee aren’t scared of a little competition. There are no shortcuts here: Mile End Bagels are baked in a wood-fired Canadian stonemason and boiled in honey water for a slightly sweeter aftertaste. We’ve got a hole-lotta love for the bacon, egg salad, butter lettuce and tomato combo. It’s like the childhood lunch we never had.

Glick’s Bakery

Balaclava, Bentleigh, Caulfield South & Malvern

Glick’s Bakery produces some of Melbourne’s best bagels, hands down, full-stop. Operating for over 40 years, their five locations (and persistent lines) are a testament to Melbourne’s love for these gloriously chewy goods. Prices will barely make a dent in your purse, but if you’re too lazy to gather bagel supplies, head to Five Points Cafe in the CBD for Glick’s Bakery bagels with ingredients like pulled pork, Asian slaw and tangy BBQ sauce.

Bowery To Williamsburg

CBD

If you’re in need of a hump day morning boost, make a beeline for Bowery To Williamsburg. Home to the inaugural haloumi bagel, with a fried egg, swiss chard and salsa verde, no one can have a bad day when it starts off this delicious. DIY bagels like pumpernickel and the “everything” bagel are also available, with a wide spread of schmear options.

Schmucks Bagels

CBD

Despite America’s borderline obsession with bagels, these circular baked goods are widely considered to have origins from a Jewish community in 17th century Poland. For traditional Polski bagels, head to Schmucks Bagels. The menu reads like a classic Melbourne cafe—with the addition of bagels (of course). Take the Avo Our Way, with smashed avo, lemon, picked red onion, capers and herbs. 

Brown Bagels

CBD

This small cafe has just two communal tables, but patrons don’t seem to mind come lunch hour. With lines stretching onto the pavement, Brown Bagels keeps their menu short ‘n sweet for a focus on takeaway. From the never-fail smoked salmon and chive cream cheese, to a classic BLT bagel, Brown Bagels is some hole-y takeaway. 

Huff Bagelry

Carnegie & Mentone

They keep it pretty simple at Huff Bagelry, and with stores in both Carnegie and Mentone, you're pretty well covered in the south east. With a massive range of house-made bagels, and tons of ingredients to throw on them, you'll never go wanting after a visit.

home.one

Brunswick

home.one is a micro cafe doing good things for the community, and it's brought to you by the team from Crêpes For Change. Get a load of their stuffed-to-the-brim bagels, which cop a schmear from a rotating selection.​

Round The Way

Ballarat

If you like your bagels with a side of good old-fashioned truck-stalking, Round The Way bagels is for you! This four-wheeled food truck dishes out some of the freshest New York-style bagels in Melbourne. Fillings are unapologetically rich, like their double trouble Czech 1-2 bagel burger (goodbye diet), served with Cevapi beef and lashings of American cheese. The permanent Round The Way cafe is located in Ballarat, when you’re inevitably addicted.

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What’s On This Valentine’s Day In Melbourne

What’s On This Valentine’s Day In Melbourne

by Kate Bartels @ The A List | The Urban List

Valentines Day. The day of love, the day of expensive flowers and the day of desperate, last-minute dinner reservations. As much as some of don’t want to admit it, we ALL love the idea of a romantic dinner, mid-week bubbles and being spoilt like a rock star. 

For those hopeless romantics with no idea where to even begin wooing your Valentine, check out this list of what’s on in Melbourne this Valentines Day.

Vaporetto Venetian Bar

Yeah sure, who doesn't want to be whisked away to Venice for V-day (or any other day for that matter), but the chances of that happening are slim to none—so we’ve got the next best thing. Treat your loved ones to a four-course menu and a sneaky glass of prosecco at Vaporetto. Choose from Italian good stuff like basil pesto risotto. Nom. 

Where: 681 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn For more info, click here.

Mr Miyagi

Our favourite Japanese hang has a menu full of all the favourites we know and love, like a salmon nori taco and MFC (Miyagi fried chicken). If there was ever a guaranteed way to keep your bae happy, it’s heading here for their special V Day set menu. You can book your place, too—because there’s nothing romantic about waiting two hours for a table.  

Where: 99 Chapel Street, Windsor For more info, click here.

GALentine's Day 

Wine! Cheese! Fun! Chapel Street Precinct and The Lonely Hearts Club are dedicating this V-Day to your mates before dates mantra. There'll be guest speakers, a life drawing class, and did we mention the wine? 

Where: Market Gallery, Prahran  For more info, click here.

Pizza E Birra

Two words: FREE PIZZA. The guys at Pizza E Birra know that our eternal one true love is the doughy, slathered in prosciutto kind. The only prerequisite to redeem your share? Be single. Herd all of your friends and get them on the mozarella, pronto. 

Where: 60 Fitzroy St, St Kilda  For more info, click here

Gift Flick 

Stuck for V-Day present ideas? It's not too late! Online gift service Gift Flick is doing some pretty snazzy Valentine's specials that will score you major brownie points. Think 3-month 'gin guzzler' gin subscriptions, matching human & dog outfits (yep, really), or even your very own custom street art in Hosier-lane. How's that for thoughtful. 

Mr Ottorino

Have a slice of Amalfi and be wined and dined by your Italian lover, Mr Ottorino. Live La Dolce Vita with a three-course Valentine's feast as your date pours the vino and majorly third wheels it.

Where: 122 Johnston Street, Fitzroy For more info, click here.

The Queen Victoria Market 

Love is in the air at the Queen Vic Market. Picture sitting at a table with your hot date and poring over one of Melb's most iconic foodie hubs. The live stage will be pumping up the romantic jams while you sip on a complimentary bottle of bubbly. 

Where: Queen St, Melbourne  For more info, click here.

Garden State Hotel

This one sounds kind of cool. From 12 Feb to 14 Feb, Garden State Hotel are collab'ing with Mary Mary Studio to create an in-house florist shop inside the bar. The front windows are going to transform into a flower wonderland, and you'll be able to pick up handmade bouquets for your SO. If you can't make it in person, you can pre-order arrangement online too. Check Mary Mary for all the deets. 

Where: Garden Stat Hotel, CBD When: 12 February - 14 February 

El Tumi 

Singles and couples are all welcome at El Tumi this Valentine's Day. In fact they're running two distinct events—one for those who want to impress Bae, and one for people who just want some damn good Peruvian food. Oh yeah, and they've got a live Salsa band. Job done, guys.

Where: El Tumi, 59 Church St Richmond When:Wednesday Feb 14 from 6pm (check event pages for all the deets).  For more info, click here or here

Luna Love at Luna Park

Nothing’s more romantic than a ferris wheel right at sunset, right? Luna Park is offering unlimited rides for Valentine's Day this year, plus fairy floss (to eat extra seductively).

Where: 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda For more info, click here.

Manflower Co.

Manflower's motto is pretty simple: give beer, make memories. If you don't know what to get that special man in your life, a boutique bouquet of local craft beer should do the trick. Check out the new range online. There's still time to book!

For more info, click here

St Ali

They say that couples who taste coffee together, stay together. St Ali’s ‘learn to taste coffee’ course is the perfect way to woo the coffee lover in your life. It’s take home, too, so you can do it in your undies.

Where: 12 Yarra Place, South Melbourne For more info, click here.

DenDeke

Fancy spending Valentine's in a rock n' roll 1970s Japanese izakaya bar? Hell yeah you do. DenDeke in Preston is rocking a 5-course set menu, and $20 will get you matching sakes to boot. Save room for dessert too—they're serving up a Yuzu granita.

Where: 51 Plenty Rd Preston For more info, click here

Lona

If you’re lucky enough to score a day off, treat yourself and your loved one to a boozy brunch at Lona, which will be sure to leave you feeling all bubbly and gushy on the inside and out. Think poached eggs, crispy pork belly, smashed avo and quince chutney paired perfectly with a Bloody Mary or some Frozé.

Where: 64 Acland Street, St Kilda For more info, click here.

Supafish 

Everyone's favourite floating, pop-up giant fish bar is celebrating Valentine's Day in style this year. There are DJs spinning love tunes throughout the night, plus a range of food specials, designed for two. Think antipasto and wine sets, or a plate or artisan cheeses.

Where: Supafish, Southbank Promenade, For more info, click here. 

Holey Moley

Melbourne's mini-golf maestros are teaming up with Bumble this V Day to offer a buy-one-get-one-free deal. All you have to do is flash your Bumble profile on arrival. There's also gonna be a few custom cocktails on the night, including the gin, honey and ginger-infused ‘Bumble Bee Sting’. Noice.

Where: Holey Moley, 590 Little Bourke St For more info, click here

Rochford Wines

Nothing says “Love ya darl” quite like a bottle of wine from one of our best winemakers. Step it up a notch and head out to the Rochford winery for dinner. The set menu has been designed for the occasion, and you can look out over the vineyards while you sip your vino.

Where: Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley For more info, click here.

Valentines Day On The Mornington Peninsula

Grab your special someone and head down to the Mornington Peninsula for a private soar over the ocean on the Arthurs Seat Eagle. There’s something truly special about dangling from a cable high over the peninsula. There’s also a live band and a glass of sparkling up for grabs.

Where: Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula For more info, click here.

Entrecote

If jetting off to Paris is more your style, the four-course Valentine's menu at Entrecote is the key to your best V Day ever. Paris is the city of love, after all. There are tables overlooking the botanical gardens and a glass of fancy wine on arrival. 

Where: 131 Domain Road, South Yarra For more info, click here.

Lizard Island Tropical Paradise

If you're really in the dog house and looking for a way to redeem yourself, sending you and your bae to the Great Barrier Reef to the uber-exclusive Lizzard Island resort sounds like a good place to start. They are offering up a whopping 500 bucks to spend at the hotel on things like spa treatments and dives.  

Where: Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef For more info, click here.

Joseph Vargetto's Valentine's Dinners

Much loved Melbourne Chef, Joseph Vargetto, is throwing TWO epic Valentine's dinners this year. One at Mister Bianco and one at Massi. Beautiful set menus, bubbly on arrival and even a chance to WIN a trip for two to New York. Check out the websites for all the deets.

Where: Mister Bianco and Massi For more info, click here or here

Alone

We know what you’re thinking, “alone on v-day?” but trust us on this one. If you’re a sucker for a mind-blowing experience that will knock your socks off and freak you the f**k out, you’re going to want to check this out. It’s a cool date idea for those who are sick and tired of expensive dinners. Read all about it here.

Where: Secret Location. For more info, click here.

Flos Botanical Studio & Workshop

You know the old saying ‘It’s the thought that counts’? Well being handed a handmade nugget bouquet is the number one way to win the heart if your valentine, this comes pretty close. Not only does Flos Botanical Studio have some of the best darn flowers, they are offering workshops to teach you how to put together a beautiful bunch.  

Where: 250 Johnston Street, Abbotsford For more info, click here.

O'Connell's

Our favourite South Melbourne gastropub is putting on a pretty speccy Valentine's Day feast. $65 gets you a three-course set menu plus a glass of Chandon on arrival. Head chef Tom Brockbank is pulling out all the stops—think dry aged rump cap, lobster ravioli and a decadent chocolate torte. This is why they call them love handles. 

Where: O'Connell's, 407 Coventry St, South Melbourne For more info, click here. 

Daily Blooms

If you’re strapped for time, Daily blooms also have some of the most #instaworthy flowers we've ever seen. If you’re looking for a simple way to knock your valentines socks off, get some of these bad boys delivered.

Where: Delivery all over Melbourne For more info, click here.

Village People

This hawker-style food hall wants to celebrate lurrrve with you this Valentine's Day with some good old-fashioned  South East Asian food. Sounds good to us.

Where: 127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy For more info, click here.

Upside Rooftop Bar

You didn’t need an excuse for Wednesday cocktails, but since it’s a special day and all, now you have one. The team at Upside have put together a yummy list of V Day cocktails, especially for the occasion.

Where: 127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy For more info, click here.

Eau De Vie

For those of you in the mood to splash your cash, Eau De Vie is the one for you. On offer is a three-course dinner complete with a specially designed cocktail and a glass of bubbles. You’ll be treated to options like a chocolate fondant vanilla mascarpone with white chocolate. Worth it.

Where: 1 Malthouse Lane, CBD For more info, click here.

Balgownie Estate

Prepare your sick call voice, because you’re gonna need it. Grab your valentine and head to the Yarra Valley’s Balgownie Estate where you’ll be treated to a pretty sweet accommodation and spa deal...with a romantic dinner thrown in.

Where: Yarra Glen, Victoria For more info, click here.

Oriental Teahouse Dumplings For Dating

This one is pretty cool, and a great option for people who have just started getting to know each other.  Oriental's custom 4-stage board game is riddled with questions designed to spice up date night. From icebreakers like 'What is your favourite dessert?' to serious ones like 'How many kids do you want?'. If things get awkward, there’s always the option of stuffing your mouth full of dumplings to break the tension.

Where: 455 Chapel Street, South Yarra For more info, click here.

If you're looking for a more low-key date idea (literally), check out Northcote's new brew bar, Low Key

Image Credit: Mr Miyagi

10 Movies From Your Childhood That You’ve Completely Forgotten About

10 Movies From Your Childhood That You’ve Completely Forgotten About

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

Once upon a time you actually had to leave the goddamn house just to have talking animals trot around your 20” Panasonic flat screen. Now that Blockbuster has gone A over T and you don’t even need to leave the couch to cast something from your phone onto the 70” curved-mirror-3D-smart-HD-interactive TV that takes up a whole wall in your bedroom, it’s easy to forget about the cheeky flix that first made you fall in the love with the silver screen.

So, here are 10 movies from your childhood that’ll have you hunting for your old Girlfriend magazines before you can say talking-cats-wearing-human-clothes.

The Adventures Of Milo & Otis

1986

This absolute tear-jerker was the anthem of our childhood. The story revolves around an unlikely pair of friends—an orange tabby cat and a smol pug—who go on a series of adventures after the box Milo is playing in falls into a gushing stream. After a few close calls involving ten-foot mammals, the two are reunited with their animal lovers, because it was the 80s. Whatever you do, DO NOT Google how many kittens were killed in the making of this film.

Napoleon

1995

This bad boy is a little closer to home. Filmed in Sydney, a little pupper called Muffin (BE STILL MY BEATING HEART) lives with his human family and rejects his sweet dessert name, insisting on referring to himself as Napoleon. It’s basically a coming-of-age story for Labradors and it’s the cutest bloody thing anyone has ever seen. Twelve stars.

The Indian In The Cupboard

1995

This family fantasy drama film is a bit of stretch in terms of plot line but basically follows the narrative that a boy gets a cupboard as a sort of shit birthday prezzie from his brother and later discovers that if he puts toys in it, the cupboard brings them to life. It’s your classic Harry met Cupboard scenario. The fine line between fantasy and reality adds the main rift in the storyline as Omri tries to hide the full grown Native Indian from his dad. While there are many things wrong with this movie, it’ll slap you with a fair whack of nostalgia.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

1993

Basically in the nineties, there were no humans, which is why every protagonist was a golden retriever. It was a simpler time. Anyways, this little kid flick is no different. Narrated by a naughty American Bulldog called Chance (and voiced by Michael J. Fox), Homeward Bound is the story of learning to love the family you’re in, while also learning to swim and not drown in a river. A common plot point in nineties dog movies apparently. Moral of the story: don’t try and befriend a porcupine.

Casper

1995

You probably have thought about Casper in the last decade, but have you really *thought* about it? This little computer-animated fantasy number was ahead of its time. Set in the town ‘Friendship’, two small boys are scared out of a mansion by a ghost called Casper and you know the rest. Casper falls in love with a chick on telly and hatches a plan to get her into his ghost dungeon and basically it was the soundtrack to many birthday sleepovers.

Fly Away Home

1996

Released the following year was non-dog film, Fly Away Home. Loosely based on a true story, the film follows a young Anna Paquin, who recently lost her mother, as she finds a bunch of geese eggs, raises them to lil hatchlings and teaches them to follow planes. Classic. This feel-good sad-com probably wasn’t at the top of your Blockbuster pile but it definitely got a fair run in the VCR in its heyday.

MouseHunt

1997

If you don’t remember this classic, you didn’t live through the nineties. To refresh your memory - basically, the master and overlord of string dies and leaves his dilapidated old factory to his two sons. They are literally the most incapable human beings in the entire world and eventually the house is destroyed by a small rat. It’s kind of a painful movie to watch but it’s worth it for the #mems.

Coneheads

1993

If, like me, the trailer to this movie gave you nightmares well into your teens, then you’re still a little frightened to hit it up on Youtube so I’ll give you a brief rundown. This early-nineties science fiction comedy is based on the old SNL sketches and features real-life aliens who are stranded on earth with MASSIVE heads. It’s literally what nightmares are made of and it’s probably not worth a re-watch but enjoy a few mental throwbacks before you put that back boy to bed for another two decades.

A Bug’s Life

1998

Another animated classic that probably filled your fair share of afternoons is A Bug’s Life. This insect extravaganza is some tidy little subliminal messaging about standing up to your bullies and not dropping your lunch in the river. It’s also the most recent movie in this list and will probably trigger memories of the other bug movie released in the same year - Antz.

The Swan Princess

1994

Speaking in pure bias, this is the only movie on the list that matters. If you weren’t shipping Odette and Derek from the ripe old age of three, then you don’t believe in true love. And if you weren’t mimicking Jean-Bob’s accent until your mum locked you in your bedroom and confiscated your Baby Born, then you weren’t living your best life. Bonus points for also having the soundtrack memorised and written on the inside of your year one maths book.

Looking to watch something a little more current? Here's everything you should be binge-watching this February.

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15 Unique Travel Gifts for World Explorers

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2017. Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places […]

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The Clumsies On How They Became One Of The World’s Best Bars

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

The Clumsies is an all-day bar in the Greek capital of Athens. Currently ranked sixth in the world, their high-concept cocktail menu is changed annually. While their team continue to innovate at home, two of The Clumsies are here to launch a pop-up at the Park Hyatt Saigon. They touched down with a suitcase filled […]

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Why Istanbul City Break Should Be On Your Bucket List 2018

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Looking for things to do on your next Istanbul city break? Then we are happy to report that there are endless amounts of things to do and see in the city! This fascinating ancient metropolis with a modern twist is packed full of indulgent cuisine, exceptional architecture, rich culture, friendly locals and great vibe. Istanbul […]

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8 Hacks For A Better Night’s Sleep

8 Hacks For A Better Night’s Sleep

by Georgia Jayne Young @ The A List | The Urban List

Oh how we love sleep. We would even go so far as to say there is literally nothing better than a great night’s sleep and nothing quite as terrible as a shitty night’s sleep. Waking up feeling refreshed and well rested is the absolute best way to start the day. Try adding these eight super simple sleep hacks into your bedtime routine and prepare to slay the day!

Limit Caffeine

This one’s pretty obvious, to be sure. We all know that drinking coffee right before bed is not conductive to a good night’s sleep, but did you know that you should be avoiding all forms of caffeine four - six hours before bed? Yup, that includes post-dinner special hot chocolates.

Have A Cuppa

We’re talking the herbal kind of cuppa, specifically camomile tea as when you drink this tea your body experiences an increase in the chemical glycine which is known to relax nerves and muscles, acting as a mild sedative. We are obsessing over the delish Lemon & Honey Camomile Tea with Manuka Leaf from Ti Ora, helping us off into a blissful slumber each and every night. 

Control Exposure To Light

So, we know you may be used to scrolling through the entire internet each night while lying in bed but, believe it or not, this is probably not helping you to get the best sleep ever. Try limiting your exposure to light leading up to sleep time and if you aren’t prepared to give up your nightly Insta-stalking regime, at least turn the brightness down on your phone.

Use A Sleeping Mask

Complete darkness is the ideal condition for a great sleep, so channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and find a stylish eye-mask to block out the world and sleep the night away.

Journal

We don’t know about you, but our lives are hectic af and sometimes we have approximately 127 thoughts flying around our minds the minute the lights go out. The best way that we’ve found to deal with this annoying phenomena? Write that shit down. You’ll be surprised how much emptier your brain feels.

Avoid Naps

Okay, so naps may be one of our absolute favourite pass time activities (what’s more luxurious than sleeping in the day time?!) but they are definitely not good news when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, sadly.

Take A Supplement

Magnesium is definitely our go-to supplement for a great night’s sleep as the mineral helps to relax muscles and ease nervous tension. We are loving Go Healthy’s Go Magnesium Sleep which has been formulated specifically to support a deep and relaxed sleep—yes please!

Sleep With Your Dog In Your Room

If all else fails, sleep with your dog in your room. Yup, you heard us right: a recent study has shown that people who sleep with their dogs in their room (but not their beds) have a better night’s sleep. We’re assuming that the participants’ dogs didn’t snore.

Want more? Here's how to become a morning person with these ten easy hacks!Image Credit: Breakfast At Tiffanys 

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

I have to say one of the best things about being an American expat living in Shanghai is being able to enjoy both Chinese and American holidays.  Like many holidays around the world, Chinese holidays are focused around tradition, getting together with family and friends and having a big feast.  It’s also an added bonus that many holidays here are celebrated over the course of several days and some times even up to a full week. Tomorrow is the official […]

Singing and Eating in the Rain…

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee

Okay, it sounds horrible when it comes to rainy season in Hue. In fact, today we started to have the first monsoon heavy rain in Hue City. Kenny and David from Singapore were among of our clients who hesitated to go on a tour with our Beebee Team.  So they messaged us early in the morning: Kenny: Do you know when the rain will stop? Thu Ngo Vu: I don’t know Ken. But why wait for it to stop when we can create some fun? We send you the most hilarious tour guide today during Hue Free Walking Tour. Come...

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US NEWS TRUMP-PARADE ABA

US NEWS TRUMP-PARADE ABA

by Lionel Hahn @ tucson.com - RSS Results

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron with Brigitte Macron attend the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/TNS)

10 #Fitspo Health Nuts To Follow On Instagram RN

10 #Fitspo Health Nuts To Follow On Instagram RN

by Rosie Gregory @ The A List | The Urban List

If we're going to spend five hours a day on our phone, we might as well spend a couple of those stalking some #fitspo bosses and *trying* to get motivated. We're a bit over the photo-shopped, booty shots touting yet another brand of protein shaker, so this year, we’re all about following relatable, positive and uplifting peeps in our feeds.

From the resident big names to micro influencers changing up the online scene, here is our list of the top fitspo Instagram accounts to follow right now.  

Sarah’s Day

Handle: @sarahs_day Follow for: Pure Positivity, Holistic Fitness And Lols.

She’s YouTube's holistic health princess and with a devoted #sezzysquad of 360k following her every move on Insta, this lifestyle and fitness star will make you want to put down the chocolate and reach for a bliss ball. From her HIIT workout e-book to teaming up with The Health Lab to release her own range of protein balls, this is one fit chick on a mission to inspire—all while keeping up a wild sense of humour and refreshingly positive outlook. Always aiming to stay relatable and down to earth, she has also been documenting her struggles with hormonal health issues lately and we love her even more for it.

 

And this, my sissy’s... THIS is how I maintain my healthy diet. Sure I overeat and struggle with portion control every now and then, but I genuinely LOVE my diet and get excited over food. I hear so many people opening up about their struggles in sticking to their ‘diet’ or trying to eliminate junk food. I used to think that eating healthy just meant chicken, greens and brown rice ����‍♀️ #yawwwwnnn I eat a highly Paleo, plant-based diet which changes with the season and whatever produce is available. I love trying new veggies, fruits and salad combos to keep it fresh and exciting! Pretty much every ingredient here is classified as a superfood in its own right. Purple cabbage and cacao nibs are loaded with antioxidants which fight free radicals and promote cell regeneration. Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds will help bring a radiant glow to your skin and the salted caramel @loving_earth chocolate which is predominantly virgin cacao butter, an ingredient known to help prevent aging, skin issues and hair loss (I actually use raw cacao butter in the shower as a full body moisteriser ����) If you’re feeling demotivated or bored with your healthy diet, I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and try a brand new vegetable or fruit. Enjoying your meals and being excited about food is honestly the one major tip I could give you in terms of maintaining a healthy diet✨

A post shared by Sarah (@sarahs_day) on Jan 27, 2018 at 8:43pm PST

Want more? Here's the lazy person's guide to fitspo.

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20 Things Only Parsley Haters Understand

20 Things Only Parsley Haters Understand

by Anna May @ The A List | The Urban List

Coriander haters are a privileged bunch.

Everyone understands, or at least sympathises with their detest for the food. They have their own Facebook group dedicated to their common hatred. But what about the rest of us that shudder at the mere thought of a rogue sprig of slutty parsley in our food, or worse, mouth? Where’s our political campaign to ban a piece of greenery? Not anywhere I can see right now from my comfortable spot on the couch, that’s for sure.

Sing it with me, fellow parsley haters. You know the tune.

Parsley is disgusting. It’s coriander’s bitchier, more hideous sister. She is often overlooked, but don’t let her fool you.

As a direct result, you strongly believe that ALL garnishes should be listed on menus.

Because you’ve lost count of the times when you’ve ordered a seemingly delicious dish and been met with a forest of parsley on top. Why didn’t you just sneeze on it, mate?

You’ve taken to telling people you’re allergic to it, just to ensure none of it ends up in or around your mouth.

Nothing upsets you more than biting into an innocent-looking salad and then realising those leaves were actually parsley.

And then you realise they’re all chopped up and thrown throughout your lunch because some selfish, careless hooligan went all Parsley Bae when making it.

Drunken kebabs are a minefield when it comes to the risk of tabbouleh.

“Why don’t you just pick it off?” BECAUSE I CAN STILL TASTE THE POISON, SUSAN.

The world understands, nay, sympathises with coriander haters. But parsley haters are met with confusion.

“What do you mean? It’s tasteless!” they will cry, speaking a language of the perpetually wrong.

“No, Grandma, it tastes like old grass, with notes of ruining my day”, you scream before storming out of the retirement home.

You’re considering adding “well-versed in the ability to tell flat-leaf parsley from coriander” on your CV.

You’ve reported at least five people on Instagram for posting otherwise delicious dishes that are topped with pars-*pauses to gag*-ley.

Speaking of which, you’ve seriously considered writing a strongly-worded letter to Woolies to inform them that a sprig of parsley on the steaks in their butcher counter doesn’t make them any more appealing.

Your Bumble profile specifically states that anyone who enjoys the P-Monster should immediately swipe left and then enter therapy.

You’re aware that there’s a Parsley Bay in Sydney. And you boycott it. For good reason.

People always tell you that chewing on parsley can freshen your breath.

But you tell them you’d rather smell like Hagrid’s toe cheese that chew on it like some commoner.

Green juices are mostly off limits. For many reasons, but mostly because parsley is green and it’s too much of a risk.

Remember Lurleen Lumpkin from The Simpsons? The country singer Homer manages? Whenever someone questions your hatred for parsley, think of her song, ‘No-one Understands You, But I Do’, and remember this article. Parsley haters unite.

Hate coriander too? Then, you'll love this

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Mauricio Alves’ Chameleonic Gema Architecture And Interior Design

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Gema’s General Director, Mauricio Alves, works with his multinational team in a house style defined by its indefinability. The architecture and interior design company were commissioned to design Le Club Bar at the historic Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole, NAMO’s artisanal Italian pizzeria, El Gaucho’s macho neo-industrial Argentinian steakhouses, and the Maharajah’s palace opulence of Tajmasago Indian […]

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Another Bingo Rave Is Coming To Melbourne And This Time Boyzlife Is Coming Too!

Another Bingo Rave Is Coming To Melbourne And This Time Boyzlife Is Coming Too!

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Yes, you read right Melbourne—another bingo rave night is coming, and this time they're bringing the Boyzlife boyz Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy to P-town! In case you missed the first Bongo's Bingo last year, we’re here to teach you what a bingo rave actually is. You’re probably picturing your nan right about now, but put that out of your mind, because poor nan probably wouldn’t enjoy this one.

The concept is pretty simple: it’s a bingo night slash rave. So you play bingo...while you rave to those sweet Boyzlife tunes. Or perhaps rave while you bingo. We’re not 100% sure. What we DO know is that the last shows in Australia sold out in under five minutes flat, so you’ll probably want to hover over that ‘Buy’ button like a vulture over a wildebeest when the tickets go on sale.

There’ll be rave intervals, dance-offs, cash prizes, non-cash prizes and a hell of a lot of bingo. Bongo’s hosts will preside over the game, calling out numbers, playing sing-a-long tunes, and generally getting into mischief. Food and booze will both be flowing with the show kicking off at 6:00pm. Basically, grandma’s bingo night down at the RSL this is NOT.

Tickets will be available online on Monday 5 February at 6pm, so you'd better bookmark this link and put a reminder in your calendar. You can get a taste of what you’re in for here

THE DETAILS

What: Bongo's Bingo Down Under When: Thursday 5 April Where: St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda

In the meantime, you might want to check out this ball pit party that's coming to Perth this year.

Image credit: Bongos Bingo UK

The Real Dubai

by Govind Dhar @ Roads & Kingdoms

An Iranian family run-restaurant retains the old-world customs of a yesteryear culture, now almost lost in the modern metropolis of Dubai.

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Cựu hiệu trưởng hối lỗi đã khai thác hình ảnh dâm ô của học sinh

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Stephen Kyle Goodlett, từng làm hiệu trưởng một trường trung học ở Tiểu bang Kentucky đã thú nhận khai thác các hình ảnh dâm ô mà các nữ sinh đã quay trong điện thoại của họ.

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Thornbury’s Getting A Cinema In An Old 1920s Motor Garage

Thornbury’s Getting A Cinema In An Old 1920s Motor Garage

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Man, have we ever written a more northside headline than that? Well, it’s true, guys. The news just broke this week that Thornbury Picture House will be opening in March.

What is Thornbury Picture House? It’s a new boutique cinema and bar that’s opening inside an old 1920 motor garage. It’s the latest project from independent cinema guru Gus Berger (the guy responsible for the 2013/14 George Revival Cinema in St Kilda—remember that one?)

Anyway, this one promises to be even more ambitious. We’re talking 57 seats, a big 6m screen, state-of-the-art Krix 5.1 sound system and loads of aesthetic touches scattered around the place. Stuff like old film canisters, classic Cuban film posters, 8mm and 35mm film cameras, set-lights and 16mm projectors.

The program is obviously a bit hush hush at the moment, but Gus says there’ll be a good mix of well-known faves, docos, late night cult films, kids’ classics and some more niche, local independent stuff.

The bar is being designed by Julian Beattie of Makestuff (AKA the brains behind Saving Grace, Uncle Joe’s Bar, Cure Bar). Expect the usual summery smash of G&Ts, craft beers and locally sourced wine. You’ll also be able to nibble on shared plates of calamari and antipasto from nearby Umberto Espresso Bar.

Watch this space. We’ll be covering the opening in more detail come March.

The Details

What: Thornbury Picture House Where: 802 High St Thornbury When: Bookings will be available from early March For more info, click here

Heads up—there's a secret rooftop foodie party in Melbourne this month. 

Image credit: Jake Hills 

Where To Find Vegan Ice Cream In Melbourne

Where To Find Vegan Ice Cream In Melbourne

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

Listen up vegan plant-lovers, we just upgraded your summer. No, not with Melbourne's best secret vegan menus or a dedicated vegan pub, but with dessert! Just because all your non-vegan friends are cooling off with ice cream, doesn’t mean you can’t either.

We understand your need for a creamy dessert, especially during those hot summer days, so we made a list of where to find vegan ice cream in Melbourne. You're bloody welcome. 

Ms Bean

Box Hill

Our homegirl, Ms Bean, is all about being vegan. So she opened a completely vegan dessert shop, devoid of all animal products. That’s commitment. Ms Bean uses a fancy Italian gelato machine to churn fresh vegan ice cream daily. So you can bet that sh*t is as creamy and delicious as the traditional stuff. If you don’t believe us, ask your non-vegan friends to do a blind taste test. 

Fritz Gelato

Various locations

Um, did you know that most vegan varieties are also gluten-free? So what would such a product look like, you ask? It'd look like the best damn gelato in Australia, duuuhhh. Fritz is known for getting wild and crazy with their flavours, and if you’re vegan, they’ll give you 37 flavours to choose from. THIRTY-SEVEN. Who knew? We have our eye on Tequila Sunrise.

Pidapipo

Carlton & Windsor 

The crew at Pidapipo churn out some of the best damn ice cream in Melbourne, and there's no reason vegans can't join in the fun. Just stick to the sorbet range—it's 100% animal-friendly, and comes in tangy summer flavours like peach (nom) and watermelon (double nom). 

7apples

St Kilda

Why go to Italy for perfectly good gelato when you can just go to 7apples? The owner of this shop lived in Tuscany for a few years, learning all the tricks of the ice cream trade. After soaking up all that Italian knowledge, he opened up shop in St Kilda and brought us creamy artisan gelato, complete with vegan flavours so we can all indulge. That’s amore!  

Billy Van Creamy

Fitzroy North 

Yep, it's true. The guys from legendary food truck Billy Van Creamy just created a 100% vegan ice cream range, made from housemade cashew milk and organic coconut milk. The flavour range isn't as extensive as your cow varieties (yet), but damn do they taste good. 

Piccolina

Hawthorn & Collingwood

It's worth dropping into Piccolina every now and then to check on the vegan goodness. Most of their range does include dairy, but they usually have at least one or two plant-based flavours rotating through the mix. FIngers crossed they're churning the famous vegan, gluten-free chocolate brownie ice cream. That sh*t is the bomb. 

N2 Extreme Gelato

Fitzroy

Our friends at N2 Extreme Gelato are seriously committed to surprising your taste buds. And they go to dangerously great lengths to do this—using liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream (yes, it’s safe to eat). It adds a nice bit of theatre to your vegan ice cream experience. The scientists at N2 change up their flavours every two weeks and always include one vegan offering. Get around it, science nerds. 

Ben & Jerry’s

CBD

Of course the OGs of ice cream do vegan! And they make four extremely Ben & Jerry flavours that have us frothing at the mouth, including peanut butter and cookies, caramel almond brittle, coffee caramel fudge and coconut seven layer bar. Winning! You can get these glorious vegan flavours in-store at their digs on Flinders lane, or just grab a pint from 7-Eleven and take it home with you while you binge watch Suits.

Mister Nice Guys

Ascot Vale

Our friends at Mister Nice Guys definitely live up to their name. They’re an all-inclusive bakery whose products are 100% egg-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, cochineal & gelatine-free, with soy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free and corn-free options. Phew. Love a good vegan bakery. But they also make the meanest vegan freakshakes around, with flavours like Chocolate Lochness, Salted Caramel Pretzelstein and Boo-Nana Split. Yum.

Girls & Boys

Fitzroy

Obviously, Fitzroy has its fair share of vegan eats. And Girls and Boys is the place to go if you’re a vegan craving dessert, especially ice cream. And none of that sorbet crap either, we mean real, creamy, soft serve ice cream and gelato made for vegans. They make their ice cream and gelato with a blend of coconut and soy milk, sweetened with rice syrup. And then they go crazy with the flavours. Bless our souls.

Gelato Messina

Various locations

The ice cream at Messina may not be vegan, but the sorbets sure as hell are. Who needs white stuff that comes out of cows when you've got all-natural, plant-based flavours like salted coconut and mango salsa, blood orange, chocolate sorbet and pandan & coconut? 

In case you're dying from the heat, here are 20 life hacks to get you through the summer

Image credit: Billy Van Creamy

Drop Everything: Lush Just Dropped A Bunch Of New Fragrances!

Drop Everything: Lush Just Dropped A Bunch Of New Fragrances!

by Catherine Blake @ The A List | The Urban List

Purveyors of soaps, bath bombs, and that sleepy-time lotion that became a viral sensation, Lush are in the business of pretty things that smell nice. In keeping with that mission statement, Lush are also master perfumers and have just released a slew of new fragrances. 

The new spritzables are available in a White Label Range and a Black Label Range, totaling 26 perfumes all up. Each scent is inspired by different art, experiences, emotions or memories of the perfumers and are designed to be gender neutral.  

Besides a reputation for good-smelling things, Lush is also one of the more ethical cosmetic companies in Australia and New Zealand, with all vegetarian, cruelty-free, handmade products cluttering up their shelves, and their perfume is no different. Made using pure essential oils and mixed in small batches in Sydney you can rest easy knowing your new scent isn’t a soulless potion.

Because mass-produced fragrances are usually made using solvents, you’ll generally find yourself forking out a packet in order to get a fragrance made with proper essential oils. But in Lush’s case, you can get yourself a premium bottle of fragrance made with bona fide essential oils for a super affordable price.

And in case you hadn’t noticed, this new release of fragrances has landed just in time for Valentine’s Day. Throw in a lip scrub and a long-stemmed rose and he/she’ll be yours for life.

Unfortunately, digital platforms do not lend themselves to sharing olfactory sensations, so you’re just going to have to trust us that this is worth checking out and make sure you linger at the tester bottle. If there’s any left by the time you get there…

All Lush scents are available all year round and via their online store

If you have NFI what this sleepy lotion commotion is, check it out. Your sleep life will thank you...

Nora

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

Minimalistic cafe in Carlton with a small menu of light and wonderfully executed brunch dishes. Also try their interesting charcoal tarts.

Recipe:  Pork Rei-Shabu with Soba

Recipe: Pork Rei-Shabu with Soba

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

Often when I’m looking for a quick and healthy meal, I reach for soba.  Soba is a Japanese buckwheat noodle that, in addition to being a delicious accompaniment to a variety of dishes, is an amazing superfood as well.  It’s been known to enhance metabolism and even lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well. You can think of it as a healthier alternative to Italian pastas or white rice but almost equally filling. This next recipe I’m sharing with you […]

Instastalkers Beware, Instagram Is Testing Screenshot Notifications

Instastalkers Beware, Instagram Is Testing Screenshot Notifications

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

If taking a screenshot of your (future) bae on Insta and flicking it out to the ol’ group chat is your idea of a hobby—listen the hell up.

In terrifying news to Instastalkers everywhere, Instagram is rolling out a screenshot notification function. Set to hit a select group of detectives users, your actions could soon send a cheeky FYI to the person you’re currently stalking the shit out of IRL.

Before you throw your phone out the window, it’s only affecting Instastories. And if you’re one of the lucky few affected, you’ll be shown a notification the next time you go to take a cheeky screenie for laters. And before you freak out even more, future bae won’t be sent an instant notification (yet), rather they’ll see your creepy ways in their view tab with a cute AF camera emoji next to it.

What even is the future of stalking in 2018? Well, this. Apparently.

Image credit: Selena Gomez Wolves Promo

Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

by Susan Walsh @ tucson.com - RSS Results

James Knable helps to unpack copies of the President's FY19 Budget after it arrived at the House Budget Committee office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Những quán bánh mì ngon độc lạ chỉ có ở Sài Gòn, dân ‘sành ăn’ nhất định đừng bỏ lỡ!

Những quán bánh mì ngon độc lạ chỉ có ở Sài Gòn, dân ‘sành ăn’ nhất định đừng bỏ lỡ!


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Bánh mì ở Sài Gòn “sẵn sàng” làm mê thực khách với nhiều biến tấu thú vị với từng loại nhân khác nhau. Đặt chân đến mảnh đất này, bạn đừng bỏ lỡ những quán ...

Ngo Tram

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Ngo Tram Ngo Tram is a 228-meter street from Duong ThanhStreet to Phung Hung Street belonging to Cua Dong ward, HoanKiem District, Hanoi City. This originally was the estate of Yen Trung Ha commune, Tien Nghiem ward, Tho Xuong District which was merged into the city long time ago. The road was actually a new […]

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Where to Eat, Caffeinate, Shop and Stay in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

now, as tourism to the UNESCO world heritage site I call home seems to be building momentum, it seems a good time to pull some loose ends together into a post that will, hopefully, insure visitors leave George Town loving it at least a fraction as much as I do.

Why Travel?

by Fatboo @ Let's Get Fat Together

Thought piece around why we're willing to put up with the cost, stresses & discomforts of travel just to be in another place for a few weeks each year.

A Surprise Visit from Frankfurt, Germany

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee

During our showcase at APEC Vietnam 2017, we have received a lot of attention from delegates coming from 21 countries in the Pacific Ocean. But the surprising visit from a couple from Franfurt, Germany made us touched the most! They are Wolfgang Willig and Christine Willig from Frankfurt, Germany. They are currently visiting Hue for a week long. This is surprisingly not their first time in Hue City. Their last visit they paid a visit at the Hue Imperial City in such a hurry, thus, this time, they wanted to take it slowly and spend more time to learn about...

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Nguyen Thien Thuat Street

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Nguyen Thien Thuat Street Nguyen Thien Thuat is 216 meters in length bridging the street of Hang Khoai to the street of Hang Chieu behind the market of Dong Xuan-Bac Qua. In the past, the road belonged to the hamlet of Tien Trung, Hau Tuc ward, Tho Xuong district. Nowadays, it belongs to Dong Xuan […]

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