Crazy, Happy, Fun – The Italian Way, at La Fiera, Myrtleford, May 14–19, 2019

La Fiera is a six-day festival set within the bustling country town of Myrtleford, situated on Victoria’s Great Alpine Road. Celebrating the Italian way of…

Food & Wine: Brisbane’s New Cool

Howard Smith Wharves, the historic shipping precinct directly under the northern end of the iconic Story Bridge is a dramatic new destination that offers a…

A River Runs By It – checking in to Northbank House, Bright Victoria

The early-morning light flows through the trees. It’s a still summer’s day and a cool pillow of wind bounces up from the Ovens River. Ripples…

Aboriginal Art: Tarsha Davis – Moon, Spirits and Soul

She’s been considered a bright new shining light in Aboriginal art, yet only a few art curators and collectors have ever seen her paintings. At…

Ian Curley’s French Saloon

It’s been a long focus of Essentials to celebrate the many landmark icons of Melbourne, Australia – its sensational cafés, historic restaurants and art galleries;…

Postcard from Cala Canyelles, Spain

The midday sun is delightfully warm, never scorching; the air is softly humid. Sweet scents drift in the sea breeze and bright colours are everywhere….

Fine Australian Wines: The Best of Beechworth

Some of the best names in the business share similar terroir – famous free-draining granite and loamy soils that produce top wines that are celebrated…

Urban Classic – Veriu Central’s gentrification of Sydney’s Wentworth House

New Australian hotel group Veriu is carving out a fine niche in the boutique accommodation market. We check in, to check out, the ‘millennial modern…

The Great Lake-off: Lake Como, Italy vs. Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

As Australian travellers return from their European summer sojourns, it’s a sure bet that Italy’s Lake Como is trending on Instagram feeds. A snap from…

New Rutherglen Exhibition Offers the Chance to own Aboriginal Art

Opening to the public tomorrow, Saturday October 6 in Rutherglen, Victoria, the Aboriginal Exhibitions – Collection Highlights 2018 exhibition is an exploration of some of…