The Canberran

A snobby (though tongue-in-cheek) look at the finer sides of the National Capital. Got a tip? Email editor@thecanberran.com

Canberra’s Coffee Culture Goes Global

by The Editor

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It’s no secret that Australians love their coffee. So embedded are we that sometimes we forget just how differently we treat the roasted brew compared to other English-speaking countries. This was highlighted recently on the BBC and, in particular, in regard to what’s happening here in Canberra.

But more about that in a moment…

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Hooray for a Gay Airport!

by The Editor

 

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Instagram: louisedenoon

 

In one to be filed under ‘Well, we weren’t expecting that!” Many Canberrans were impressed by an initiative of the Canberra Airport to promote the marriage equality debate.

Surprise!

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Provini – Do we really need another Italian restaurant?

by The Editor

Provini-600x400-8While Italy possess a rich culture of food and wine, you could be easily forgiven for thinking the cuisine has been done to death. In Australia, Italian food has become so homogenised we can barely get past a ‘spag bol’ or soggy garlic bread while searching for a true understanding of its traditions. Where do we go from here?

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Mount Majura Vineyard absolutely kills it in 2016 Wine Companion

by The Editor

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Canberra’s wine scene continues to go from strength-to-strength with one of our personal favourites, Mount Majura Vineyard, recently being recognised for an amazing vintage. They’ve got some delicious news about their recent efforts.
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Canberra bands are killing it

by The Editor

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Over the last couple of weeks, the increasingly talented Canberra music scene has released some great singles and a couple of cool clips to go with their latest singles. There’s been so much goodness to wrap our ears around!

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A Quick Look at Joe’s Bar

by The Editor

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For a long time, the Southside has been lacking a great little wine bar to hide away and enjoy a tipple or two. As of this Friday, it looks as though that situation will be amended thanks to Joe’s Bar at East Hotel.

Bravo!

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The Final Night of Fashfest – Welcome The Engineer!

by The Editor

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If you can imagine a gathering that has taken place for many years, that has a sense of familiarity, belonging and yet everyone is in a place of expectancy and excitement for the unknown… Then you have accurately imagined the atmosphere that was present at the final night of Fashfest 2015.

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‘The Inventor’ Takes the Stage on Night 2 of Fashfest

by The Editor

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The National Convention Centre was running hot last night as the second series of Canberra collections took to the runway. Once again there was a wonderful variety of fashion on display – here is a quick rundown of what we saw and loved throughout the night.
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Fashfest Night 1 – Here Comes the Activist!

by The Editor

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Opening night for FashFest was always going to be big – especially with a move to the National Convention Centre. Canberra’s best dressed were excited by what the new venue, and they weren’t to be disappointed.

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Friday Afternoon Shout: Speed Limits

by The Editor

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Okay, it’s Friday afternoon, so time to get something off our chest with a good, old shouty-shout. Coincidentally, it’s something we’ve written about recently.

Yep. We’re back on roads. Strap yourself in.

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