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Southern Comfort

by Nicola

During a recent drive through the middle of Canberra, I passed a mob of about 50 grazing kangaroos. After many visits, it still surprises me that the Big C, the epicentre of Australian politics, maintains such a country town feel. Local friends even talk of tumbleweeds blowing through the city centre. Perhaps it’s only fitting that Smoque was established here last year.   [Read more…]

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Robyn Rowe Chocolates – Chocolate D’Or (Canberra)

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Good things come in small sheds – by Nicola!

A shed-like building in a New South Wales country paddock isn’t the likeliest venue for handmade gourmet chocolates, but life can sometimes be deliciously surprising. Robyn Rowe is the force behind the store called Chocolate D’Or, which makes for an enjoyable pit stop in the Canberra District Wine Region. [Read more…]

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Nothing ‘fyshy’ going on here (oh dear) (Canberra)

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Bean & Grain – By Nicola!

Fyshwick is a light industrial area towards the east which caters heavily to adult entertainment needs. While I guess this technically could be listed under Urban Usher’s ‘Getting Out & About’ sub-category, I’m not sure this is what UU’s founder, Dave, had in mind. Also, having only driven past the various establishments, I’m not really in a position to accurately review so instead, I’ll take the less risqué  approach and talk about Bean & Grain. [Read more…]

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The taste of Canberra, in NSW

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Canberra District Wine Region

by Nicola!

Without sounding like I’m disparaging our fair Capital, one of the best ways to enjoy Canberra actually involves heading over the border to New South Wales to the Canberra District Wine Region, comprising over 170 vineyards. A 35 minute drive from the CBD means close proximity to over 30 of these delightful destinations, resulting in high density enjoyment. [Read more…]

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