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Hong Kong Contemporary Art Best Food

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Hong Kong is one in a handful of global cities that has built a reputation for contemporary art as well as great food. There are a multitude of Michelin starred restaurants, international galleries like White Cube and Gagosian and so many good local ones as well as the Hong Kong art fair,  which sits alongside Basel and Miami.     White Cube Gallery Hong Kong   The main art exhibition we were in Hong Kong for was The Chapman Brothers …

Cranky Fins Holidae Inn at Palm Beach

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After the Palm Beach crawl, which is pretty much bumper to bumper from the city, it’s time for some sustenance.  And what better way than taking the opportunity to try out the latest beachside place and have lunch at Cranky Fins Holidae Inn. Cranky Fins has just opened in Beach Road at Palm Beach north opposite the Golf Club. It’s a beachside /island life themed diner/bar – the design, like the non Cape Cod version of The Fish Shop in Potts Point Sydney. …

Uncle Ming’s- Cool Sydney CBD small bar

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Cool sydney bars come in all shapes, sizes and themes – we love small bars and one that fits the bill is Uncle Ming’s Bar in York St, Sydney.     Now the Uncle Ming’s story goes – Uncle Ming, one of Shanghai’s most notorious figures,- started a life of crime as a policeman collecting protection money from local opium traders. He became so powerful that, by the 1920’s, he had to leave China. Uncle Ming settled in Sydney and …

Celebrity Chef Colin Fassnidge- Four in Hand Restaurant

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Colin Fassnidge’s Four in Hand Restaurant in Paddington Sydney, has a been a cool restaurant of sydneycool’s for a long time. A long Saturday lunch gives us time to sample how Colin Fassnidge’s food has evolved. Of course, Colin Fassnidge now has a whole new group of followers from around Australia since his guest appearances on My KItchen Rules 2013 and 2014, also a host of other celebrity events.  The public’s thirst for Colin is insatiable, seems like there is no …

Waitan Sydney -Luxury Asian Restaurants and Bars

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Now… Sydney really loves serious money  - especially when it’s a new restaurant and bar concept – sydneycool was invited to the opening of Waitan in Sussex St in Chinatown.  Here is a taste of Waitan Sydney.     Waitan looks to deliver the ultimate contemporary Asian food experience – honouring the traditional and including new Asian food concepts. And the two Asian hospitality groups behind Waitan know a thing or two about Asian cuisine – Tung Lok with restaurants …

Christian Boltanski at Carriageworks Sydney

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Sydney contemporary art lineup continues with CHANCE – one of the most important art works by French contemporary artist Christian Boltanski, coming up this January 2014 at Carriageworks, in conjunction with Sydney Festival.  This is not to be missed if you’re an art professional, enthusiast or novice in the world of contemporary art.  sydneycool was lucky to see this work at the Biennale di Venezia  in 2011 so we’re excited that it’s coming to Sydney and being shown in such a great …

Contemporary art Sydney over summer

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Sydney contemporary art scene is vibrant and enthusiastic all year but our long summer months allow us to show off so much more art in open spaces.  sydneycool has put together a small and not to miss list so you get the best of the best so here’s our top picks of the ‘must sees’.     October 2013   The annual Sculpture by the Sea runs from 24 October to 10 November and so Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach …

Chester White Diner and Bar

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What does a cool Sydney bar have to do with a breed of pig? Just ask the team at Chester White Cured Diner and they’ll tell you it’s named after a pig breed. And cured meat is an important part of Chester White, the new cool small bar in Potts Point brought to you by the Buffalo Dining Club team.     Chester White Cured Diner is a small bar opened in a space in Orwell St, Potts Point that’s …

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

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Sydney Contemporary, Sydney’s contemporary art fair opens next weekend at Carriageworks – it brings together contemporary art from international galleries in Hong Kong, China, South Africa, as well as Australian and New Zealand galleries.     With galleries from 12 countries and four continents, Sydney Contemporary joins the international art fair calendar – art fairs are quickly becoming the place to view the latest in contemporary art. Some of the international galleries include; 10 Chancery Lane – Hong Kong, China …

Trattoria al Gatto Nero- Island of Burano

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sydneycool was in Venice for the Venice Biennale 2013 -the Biennale has become one of the art events on our calendar.  So a perfect time to search out good food and restaurants – in Venice with a little knowledge, it’s not very hard at all.   And one that proves this approach is Trattoria al Gatto Nero on the island of Burano in the Venetian lagoon.             In general, visitors to Venice are only there for …