We all want more. First Class will give it to you in the form of divine product reviews, the best reads for your holiday, as well as interviews and competitions.

We all want more. First Class will give it to you in the form of divine product reviews, the best reads for your holiday, as well as interviews and competitions.


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Blancpain Switzerland unveils luxury dive watch

BRONWEN GORA joins Blancpain in Queensland’s glorious Whitsunday Islands as the Swiss watch house unveils its latest elite dive watch in conjunction with ocean conservation outfit Biopixel

Beresford Wines
Shiraz-a-matazz: Beresford’s 2021 Classic Takes Gold

In a world where every vineyard boasts its own triumphs, Beresford Classic Shiraz 2021 stands tall, having clinched a 95-point Gold award at the renowned International Wine Challenge 2024.

Oborozuki: Where Every Cloud Has a Sushi Lining

There are few things more delightful at dinner than being able to pick – from a Louis Vuitton suitcase, no less – an exquisitely designed crystal glass from which to drink sake.

Tosca gets a digital twist

The curtain rises on Puccini’s Tosca, revealing a set with a golden ceiling reminiscent of a baroque church, an apt setting for Act One’s religious overtones.

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Death by Walrus: an adventure in the arctic

In the frostbitten embrace of the Arctic, an array of fates lurk, each more bizarre than the last.

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Roaring Razzle Dazzle in Chicago

Chicago catapults us smack into the Roaring Twenties, that uproarious epoch resplendent with slick jazz tunes and even slicker murderesses who charmed the socks off juries to dance free from the gallows.

Tea ceremony at Luna Lu
A Tea-lightful Experience at Luna Lu

On a clear, almost winter’s, night on Sydney’s harbour, we were treated to a confluence of events – an ancient Chinese tea ceremony and the blasting of bright lights from Vivid.

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Whisky business from 23rd Street

23rd Street offers a ballet of citrus, orange blossom, and caramelised fruit greets the nose. On the palate, a tapestry of sweet oils and biscuity malt, enveloped in vanillin oak

Roti. Image by Younseok Jang
Culinary Stardust at Kafe Kooks

At the heart of Kafe Kooks lies the roti, that modest yet transformative canvas, elevated here to dizzying heights of culinary artistry.

Ben O'Toole, Anthony LaPaglia and Josh Helman in Death of a Salesman. Photo by Brett Boardman
Death of a Salesman review

Lapaglia shines as Willy Loman, the embodiment of mediocrity’s anguished struggle, while Alison Whyte’s Linda is the luminous moon to his waning star – a devoted witness to dreams’ inexorable collapse into shadow.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Labelled as one of his crowd-pleasers, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream trots out yet again, no stranger to a frolic or two.

Domaine Chandon Dining room
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia welcomes Chandon

In Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Chandon now glistens as the latest addition to the prestigious ranks of Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (UWEA).