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Brookiefest is hitting the northern beaches in february

Feel-Good Friday: 2 February 2024 – Smoothies, Wine and Feeling Fine


We’ve somehow fast-forwarded into February 2024. Can you believe it? The year’s in full swing, and the weekly grind is back with a vengeance, but we’ve got the perfect antidote for those 9-5 blues. Enter our latest edition of Feel-Good Friday, your virtual shot of vibes designed to lift spirits and shake off the monotony of everyday life. Furthermore, it’s packed with the hottest events happening right in your backyard, guaranteed to inject some excitement into your weekend plans.

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Brookiefest is hitting the northern beaches in february 2
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BrookieFest Is Hitting The Northern Beaches In February

BrookieFest, a three-day festival in Brookvale’s brewery and distillery scene, brings together seven top venues including Freshwater Brewing Co, 4 Pines, Bucketty’s, Dad & Dave’s, 7th Day Brewery, Manly Spirits Co, and Goodradigbee Distillers from February 9th to 11th. With activities ranging from silent discos to Daschund racing, there’s something for everyone, including non-drinkers. Entry is free, and kids and pets are welcome to join in the festivities.

Dough lightful! kitkat launches new cookie dough range
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Attention KitKat Chunky enthusiasts, prepare to delight in the long-awaited flavour arrival. Introducing the KitKat Chunky Cookie Dough bar, featuring a luscious Cookie Dough filling encased in velvety milk chocolate, Furthermore, this Cookie Dough-filled chocolate block boasts rows of oven-baked wafer fingers, ideal for snapping and sharing. The new hot item has just hit shelves, available at supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

Coconature is shouting 100 free smoothies
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Coconature is Shouting 100 Free Smoothies

Coconature makes its debut at Westfield Sydney today! To celebrate, the first 100 customers each day from February 2nd to 4th will receive a complimentary signature coconut smoothie, blending fresh coconut water, coconut flesh, frozen coconut cream, and ice. According to the company, this marks the beginning of a new era in smoothie culture, where simplicity, purity, and the natural goodness of coconuts take centre stage. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer – head down for the grand opening and indulge in the ultimate tropical paradise experience.

Loudly proud with merivale
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Loudly Proud with Merivale

It’s time to lock in plans for your Mardi Gras celebrations with Merivale’s epic calendar of events that are bigger and better than ever for 2024.

With a lineup to boot, Merivale’s Mardi Gras festival, Loudly Proud, will be running from 17 February to 4 March with over 25 events around Sydney. Whether you’d like to shimmy down to a bottomless lunch at Coogee Rooftop for the Sip & Strut Drag Affair, or show off your pooch at The Beresford’s Mardi Gras Dog Show – Merivale has got you covered!

If brunches are more your thing, why not pay tribute to our local pop princess Kylie Minogue at a very special brunch at The Beresford or get down to Ms. G’s for a drag brunch that will wet your whistle with Absolut Rizz Fizz cocktails and hit the spot with their iconic cheeseburger spring rolls and mini banh mi.

Check out the rest of the fun-filled program here and get ready to dance the night away Sydney.

Aussie musician jack river launches song on nature in distress
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Aussie Musician Jack River Launches Song on Nature in Distress

Australian musician Jack River, also known as Holly Rankin, and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) have launched Nature’s Cry, a new song addressing the distressing state of Australia’s natural environment. Sampling sounds of distressed plants, the song sheds light on the urgent need for stronger nature laws as over 2200 Australian plants, animals, and ecosystems face extinction. Jack River emphasises the importance of taking action to protect Australia’s forests, wildlife, and bushland, while ACF highlights the failure of current laws to safeguard the nation’s biodiversity.

Garden of chill
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Garden of Chill

Put down your seltzer: A red wine oasis is coming to Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens for summer. From 9-11 February, savvy Sydneysiders can pop down to Taylors Garden of Chill: a refreshing retreat overlooking the Opera House serving up perfectly chilled red wines. The vino-paradise includes a line-up of Taylors Estate wines chilled to perfection, delicious Shiraz Slushies, chilled-out tunes, and a selection of light bites that are best served cool. Drink specials will commence when the day’s Celsius hits its peak, A.K.A, when the temperature goes up, prices come down.