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From school dropout to making music with international artists

At 15, most high school kids are more worried about studying than making a success of themselves. Not Sydney’s Nick Delahoyde. Nick made the decision to quit high school at the end of year ten to pursue his goal of being a world class soccer player. “I was accepted into a leading soccer training academy in Spain which meant leaving behind my studies, friends and family” Nick says. Living in Spain for four years and not knowing anyone became real isolating and wasn’t good for his mental health, so heRead More


Crystalbrook Collection officially welcomes Byron at Byron to the family

Byron at Byron has officially joined Crystalbrook Collection’s expanding portfolio of five-star east-coast hotels, cementing the group’s position as one of Australia’s leading sustainable and innovative independent hospitality companies. The much-loved resort will now trade as Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort. The resort’s new owners will meet with 200 local businesses early next month as a sign of their intent to continue using local suppliers and sourcing 80% of products within three hours of Byron Bay. Over the coming months Crystalbrook Collection will focus on the resort’s sustainabilityRead More


Single Release: GraceJean – Turn Away

Fiona Steele and Alisa Mitchell are the talented duo, GraceJean. The songwriters from Melbourne have been making music together since 2017, a journey that has led them to 2019, where they celebrate the release of their anticipated debut album, Long Black Road. From it, GraceJean share their new single, ‘Turn Away’, a beautiful example of the group’s musicality and thriving songwriting energy on record. Engineered by Anna Laverty (Paul Dempsey, Florence and The Machine) and Guus Hoevenaars (Scissor Sisters, Eryn Woods) at Newmarket Studios, mastered by Joe Carra (Courtney Barnett,Read More


Vaishali S Spring/Summer 20 Collection

CAAFD (The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers) recently showcased one of its solo acts;  Vaishali S, a Mumbai-based luxury label founded by Vaishali Shadangule that transforms authentic Indian handlooms into wearable works of art. Vaishali returned to the New York Fashion Week stage, this time however as part of CAAFD selected designer rubbing shoulders with various other international selected designers that were also selected for a collective showcase or solo presentations on various platforms during a week full of fashion chaos.  Vaishali S, the eponymous brand, was borne outRead More


Movie Trailer – Last Christmas

Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Henry Golding (A Simple Favor, Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson star for director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Spy, Bridesmaids) in Last Christmas, a romantic comedy inspired by a George Michael beat, from a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones’s Baby) and playwright Bryony Kimmings. Kate (Emilia Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in aRead More


Movie Trailer – 1917

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and  American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. 1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-CairnsRead More


GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS Australian Tour 2020

GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS  announce the continuation of their “Rock Party Tour” into 2020 with two very special Australian shows, starting Monday, January 20 at Melbourne’s iconic Forum Theatre and in Sydney at the Enmore Theatre on Wednesday, January 22. Having toured extensively across North America, with more than 20 shows already completed on the Rock The Party Tour, it’s Australia’s turn to lean in to some of the most iconic blues songs ever written. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au. Since 1975, George Thorogood and hisRead More


YEASAYER announce 2020 Australian Tour

Brooklyn’s finest experimental rockers, YEASAYER, are returning to Australia for their first headline tour in over seven years, performing fan favourites from their stellar discography as well as tracks from their latest album, ‘Erotic Reruns’. Led by singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Chris Keating, Anand Wilder and bassist Ira Wolf Tuton, YEASAYER have taken fans on an eclectic, genre-bending journey into psych-rock, pop, rock, Middle Eastern, African, folk, and dub throughout their career. ‘Erotic Reruns’ is the 5th full length from the band and stands out as one of the band’s best albums to date due to its singularRead More


MINI British Film Festival 2019

Presented by Palace, the MINI British Film Festival will screen nationally from 29 October. Such is the popularity of the Festival, the 2019 edition will run for an extra week longer until 24 November. We are delighted to announce the first highlights from the programme which feature some of the most anticipated films of the year – from powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries. With 20 new release titles plus a retrospective on Dame Helen Mirren and some restored gems, this year’s selection sees British cinemaRead More


PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA scores readers’ award

Condé Nast Traveller announced the results of its 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Portola Hotel & Spa recognized as the #14 Best Hotel in Northern California. Out of hundreds of qualified properties, the Portola Hotel & Spa secures it spot among the Top Twenty-Five Hotels in the region. Over half a million Condé Nast Traveller readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today. A celebration of the best travel in the world, this award winRead More