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Top 5 best places for coffee and breakfast at Perth Airport

Has the airport's fresh redevelopment also revitalised its disappointing coffee scene? Liz Sheehan finds out...

Top 5 best places for coffee and breakfast at Perth Airport

Liz Sheehan, airport coffee

LIZ SHEEHAN When you think of coffee and food at the airport, what comes to mind? Burnt, overheated coffee? Stale food? Exorbitant prices? Not these places...

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Secret Sydney

My secret Sydney: Claudia Chan Shaw

Place of calm: Claudia Chan Shaw with the work of Ah Xian in the Art Gallery of NSW.

NICOLE ELPHICK Chinese New Year Festival curator Claudia Chan Shaw talks art deco gems, being a Humphrey Bogart obsessive and the best place in Sydney for yum cha.

Tresco Abbey Gardens in the Scilly Isles provide a different kind of inspiration

Tresco Abbey Gardens in the Scilly Isles.

Megan Backhouse After extreme weather battered a sculptural abbey garden, plant-lovers rebuilt this amazing treasure.

Retail therapy: No Order Market, one of the funkiest retail spaces in town

No Order Market stocks hard-to-find labels including Issey Miyake, MM6 Maison Margiela, Pleats Please and Ann-Sofie Back from Europe, Japan and Australia.

Michael Harry Mini department store meets riot-girl collective for experimental clothes and accessories.

Our pick of what's happening around town

The Kransky sisters join forces with Topology in performance at the Midsumma Festival.

Sean Wilson Hit up a barbecue festival, the Oz Open's food festival and catch techno pioneers.

Come to Flemington for great food, including an American barbecue festa, its architecture and the 'other' river

Abukar Hersi, butcher from Macca Meats.

Richard Cornish The place famous for its racecourse and showgrounds also boasts a great river and a new festival.

Fringe World 2016: Freo Royale comedy marathon struggles to go the distance

Fringe World's 'Freo Royale'.

BRENDAN FOSTER I embarked on a mini-marathon of comedy as part of Fringe, because, well, I thought it would be funny, writes Brendan Foster.

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Harvest Lane: quirky prints and classic cuts

Harvest Lane.

Justine Costigan RETAIL THERAPY

In praise of the garden that serves a multitude of purposes

Sharon Harris' garden is an inspiration for those who want to make best use of their garden.

Megan Backhouse Sharon Harris wants her garden to be ''multi-useable'' so walkways can be a seating area and the outdoor dining table serves as a repository for plants when it's not being used for its original purpose.

Eric Idle and John Cleese together again in a Galaxy (song) near you

Eric Idle:

KYLIE NORTHOVER Eric Idle and John Cleese are heading to Australia with a new stage show and it isn't Monty Python reheated.

Southbound comes to Perth's HBF Stadium as WA fires cancel Busselton festival

Birds of Tokyo perform Lanterns while displaying touching photos related to bush fires.

DAVID BAKER Southbound came to Perth on Sunday night in what proved to be an emotionally charged fundraiser - incredibly cobbled together at the eleventh hour.

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Six reasons to visit Paynesville

Paynesville's small and picturesque harbour.

Richard Cornish This village on the Gippsland Lakes offers festivals, museums, good food and more.

Our pick of things to do over the weekend

Millar Jukes continues to gain momentum in the Melbourne music scene.

Robert Henningham Looking for something to do this second week of 2016? Check out these events across Melbourne.

Famous Fremantle pub Rosie O'Grady's closing its doors for good

Rosie O'Grady's Fremantle will close its doors for good next Sunday.

Heather McNeill One of Fremantle's most iconic pubs is set to close its doors for good after serving pints to customers for 20 years.

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What would you like to see at Melbourne's Domain? Flower meadows?

The M Pavilion.

Megan Backhouse  Clearly, the Domain Parklands – like the English gardens profiled on television – will keep changing, no matter what.

There's more to Albury-Wodonga than you might realise

The new MAMA Gallery, Albury, has an exhibition of photographs, including Max Dupain's? famous Sunbaker.

Richard Cornish The country races are just one of the treats that await in this town.

Altona has a wonderful beach, historic home, great food, birdlife and the Aces

Altona Homestead is now a museum where visitors can find out more about the area's history.

Richard Cornish  Altona has a wonderful beach, historic home, great food, birdlife and the Aces.

French cosmetics giant Sephora comes to Melbourne

Sephora, French cosmetics store, at Melbourne Central.

Michael Harry Cult French cosmetics chain Sephora has finally landed in Melbourne.

Liz Sheehan: Six of the best Perth breakfasts by the beach

Liz Sheehan

LIZ SHEEHAN With summer already well and truly upon us, it's time to start enjoying breakfast at the beach before The Doctor comes in, writes Liz Sheehan.


Our pick of things to do around town

Grace Knight is launching her album.

Sean Wilson and Robert Henningham Gigs, theatre, kids' shows and more.

Retail therapy at Melbourne's Big Design market

It's big: Melbourne's Big Design Market.

Justine Costigan The annual Big Design Market always generates shopper excitement.

Journos behind (small) bars: Ahoy-hoy from Rodney's Bait 'n Tackle

The menu at Rodney's 'n Tackle.

PIP DOYLE It felt welcoming and fun. It felt like Lancelin. It felt like Alby Mangles was going to walk in at any moment.


Open gardens, biodynamic workshops, garden tours and more

St.  Vincent  Gardens in South Melbourne started as a racetrack in the 1850s.

Megan Backhouse Open gardens, biodynamic workshops, garden tours and more.

Point Cook adds horror camping to its array of charms

The Sanctuary Lakes golf course was designed by Greg Norman.

Richard Cornish Horror camping, golf courses and bird-filled wetlands are just some of the attractions.

Retail therapy at Elk: 'We're not fad driven – it's all about design and quality'

Elk's wood scales bracelet in vista blue.

Justine Costigan Colourful, chunky wooden jewellery may have put local design studio Elk on the map, but it's the twice-yearly collections of simple, classic clothing, shoes and leatherwares for men and women that have really helped make the brand a success.

Our pick of what's showing in galleries around town

An image from Sue Dodd's new show at Anna Pappas Gallery.

Dan Rule What not to miss in Melbourne.

Eight days: The best entertainment in Sydney from November 15 to November 22

The Art of the Brick: DC Comics?

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NICOLE ELPHICK Your entertainment guide to what's hot in Sydney from September 27 to October 4.

Tim Dormer brings bulldog Meatloaf to Dog Day Afternoon Festival in Newtown

Festival founder Ibrahim Moubadder and Tim Dormer with bulldogs Ziggi and Meatloaf.

Amy Cooper Tim Dormer will have no trouble finding his French bulldog Meatloaf when the little fella dons his Where's Wally outfit for a special event next weekend in aid of the RSPCA.

Our pick of what's happening around town

The Judgement - one of Franz Kafka's darkest short stories gets a stage adaptation.

Sean Wilson There's lots to do this weekend.

Six reasons to visit Sunbury

Bluestone bridges are another of Sunbury's magnificent historical features.

Richard Cornish  A festival strip, dining and some chilling history make Sunbury a worthwhile stop.

Local designers showcase their wares at Melbourne Design Market

The Upswitch microscope lamp is perfect for the scientist in your life.

Justine Costigan The Melbourne Design Market is a great place to head for Christmas presents with a difference.

Our pick of what's on around town this weekend

Mojo Juju is joined by sibling and collaborator Steven

Sean Wilson There is plenty of entertainment to be found this weekend

Liz Sheehan: The top 4 best coffee shops in Midland

Coffee, Midland

LIZ SHEEHAN When you think of the suburbs in Perth you can go to for great coffee, where comes to mind? Leederville? Mt Lawley? Fremantle?


Our pick of the best events around town

Luna Dark is a ghoulish paradise.

Sean Wilson The best of Melbourne entertainment.

Marysville's charms include a new museum, beautiful scenery and an ultramarathon

Checking out the sights of Marysville.

Richard Cornish The Marysville Marathon Festival sees thousands of entrants take to its scenic trails.

Why seeds should be left to do their thing

The book <i>Cultivating Chaos</i> espouses the benefits of leaving plants to age in situ and multiply with abandon.

Megan Backhouse When not one but three books on seeds are published at the same time, you know that this part of the plant world is having its moment. Seeds might have been bringing plants to life for 365 million years but right now they embody all our ideas about naturalistic, cross-seasonal gardening as well.

Corrie Perkin's new bookshop to host Don Watson, Bob Brown and Annabel Crabb

Low tables are piled with hot-right-now titles at Corrie Perkins' new Toorak store.

Michael Harry You can eat, read and gaze at art at My Bookshop Toorak.

What's on in Sydney: 20 things to hear, see and do this weekend

Josh McConville in <i>Hamlet</i>.

From Halloween films, zombie walks and a family 'spooktacular', to Hamlet and The Dressmaker and a talk with John Safran, we have your weekend more than covered.

Centre for Stories: Northbridge's newest community hub opens its doors

In another of the cosy spaces at the Northbridge centre.

Emma Young A West Australian couple have launched a new 'social enterprise' in Northbridge: a place in which the people of Perth can hear and tell stories.

MasterChef put Renae Smith off eating meat

Renae Smith will demonstrate how to make a vegan lemon meringue cream pie at the Cruelty Free Festival

Amy Cooper  After her stint in the TV cooking show, Renae Smith found even the smell of meat made her feel ill.

El Nino spells trouble for thirsty gardens - and demands gardeners get creative

Drops of wisdom: Irrigation has been a challenge for gardeners since gardening began.

Megan Backhouse In harsh summers – not to mention harsh springs – plants face the double whammy of too much sun and too little moisture.

Retail therapy: Milliner Julie Fleming's pop-up at Kazari in Malvern just in time for the races

Hats by Julie Fleming.

Justine Costigan Hat maker Julie Fleming has created a pop-up store to cater for racegoers.

Come to Port Melbourne for its farmers market, pub, lake and arts festival

Melbourne from Webb Dock Walk.

Richard Cornish So close to the city but full of hidden gems.

Our guide to what's on around town

Hetty Kate.

Sean Wilson The best of Melbourne and surrounds.

Six reasons to visit Meeniyan

Deep-fried calamari at Moo's.

Richard Cornish Meeniya is a small, picturesque Victorian town.

Balwyn's Montebello full of 'gorgeous, tasteful, stylish, little gorgeous things'

Retail therapy: Montebello Emporium in Camberwell.

Michael Harry Find everyday luxury at this Camberwell store.

What's on in Sydney: 20 things to hear, see and do this weekend

Rent - Linden Furnell and Loren Hunter. Photo supplied by Hayes Theatre Company. Photo credit: Kurt Sneddon

From the bohemian musical Rent to music with the Basics, a Spring Cycle, two community festivals and Craft Beer Week, we have your weekend more than covered.

St Andrews beckons with its wine festival, market, bush walking and Indigenous history

Steak and mushroom pie from the Queenstown store.

Richard Cornish  A wine festival, a market, and bush walks are among the attractions.

Top picks

20 things to see, hear and do this weekend

Shy and retiring characters KISS perform at Allphones Arena on Saturday.


Live highlights

The Shortlist top gigs: Airling, Last Dinosaurs, Olafur Arnalds, Sick of It All, Oxford Art Factory

Steve Smyth performs at the Oxford Art Factory 8th Birthday.

Bronwyn Thompson From cool Icelandic electronics to star-in-the-making Airling to indie popsters Last Dinsosaurs, we have your week in live music covered.

What's on in Sydney: 20 things to hear, see and do this weekend

Sarah Blasko will unveil tracks from her new album at the Graphic Festival on Sunday, October 11, at the Opera House.

From retro music fun with Kiss to new music with Sarah Blasko, a Friends pop-up cafe and and tear jerker film Miss You Already, we have your weekend covered.

What's on: Your entertainment guide to what's hot in Sydney from October 4

Check out the BMX tricks at Sydney Rides the Park.

NICOLE ELPHICK There is a wealth of food and wine celebrations, fitness activities and music and cultural events to whet your appetite this week.

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