Life in Canberra

Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2019

If you’ve been up super early these past few mornings, you would have caught the balloons either inflating or already taken to the skies. For those of you who slept in, check out these lovely shots of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2019 from Bhaumik Bumia. An auditor by day (and sometimes by night), Bhaumik loves spending time with his daughters playing in the...

Tulip Top Gardens and the colours of spring

Dutch pancakes amidst tulips and flowering trees was a wonderful way to spend a day out in the lovely warm sun and cool breeze of springtime. Soaking in the beauty of Tulip Top Gardens, a 20-minute drive north of Canberra, was just what we needed after a hard work week. Well, depending on where exactly you live in Canberra, the time it takes you to reach this private...

Lake George Winery ushers a new verve to the Canberra region

Come for the vineyard but stay for starry sky, rolling hills and ‘paddock to plate’ experiences at the revitalised Lake George Winery. With a brand-new restaurant menu and vintage wines on offer, we were excited to be one of the first few to experience the inception of something brilliant. Located on the shores of Lake George and a 45-minute drive away from Canberra...

Momoda Chinese eating house and bar

Update: Momoda is no longer in operation. Housed in the Melbourne Building on Northbourne Avenue, Momoda is a Chinese eating house and bar that offers a unique take on fusion flavours. Intrigued by their unconventional dishes and cocktails on offer we ventured in. Intricate wood carvings from Guangzhou and oil paper umbrellas dot the entrance.  A feature wall of...