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The iconic woollahra hotel has launched their annual hitz spritz

Feel-Good Friday: 26 January 2024 – Social Goodness


Down go the tools; the weekend has arrived. With the Australian Open in full swing and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, there’s plenty of love in the air. So, let’s celebrate the summer vibes by indulging in everything our latest Feel-Good Friday has to offer.

The iconic woollahra hotel has launched their annual hitz spritz
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Hitz & Spritz

The Woollahra Hotel has kicked off its annual Hitz & Spritz summer tennis takeover on the terrace, transforming the top deck into a tennis-themed haven throughout January. Guests can enjoy $10 Aperol Spritz cocktails all day while lounging in deck chairs and donning complimentary visors to catch the live action of the Australian Open from January 14 to 28 on multiple screens. Additionally, the hotel is offering a special Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch for $89 per person every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm, featuring a 2-hour bottomless Aperol Spritz, wines, beers, and a modern Asian-inspired menu.

Pop a free champagne bottle from merivale this valentine's day
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Pop a Free Champagne Bottle from Merivale this Valentine’s Day

The day of flowers, heart-shaped chocolates, and big expectations has arrived. Regardless of your sentiments towards Valentine’s Day, Merivale presents an alternative opportunity for an authentic dining experience in Sydney on Wednesday, February 14.

In the true spirit of love, Merivale is presenting a complimentary bottle of Moët and Chandon Impérial Brut champagne for reservations of 4 or more at 24 of their participating Sydney restaurants, including renowned establishments such as Totti’s, mimi’s, Felix, Queen Chow, and The Paddington. If a fixed menu isn’t your preference, 50 Merivale venues will maintain their regular à la carte menus this year, allowing you to dine as you typically would. However, for those seeking a set menu, numerous Merivale venues will offer special Valentine’s Day menus for guests to choose from – the decision is yours.

Whether you’re in a romantic partnership, aiming to pamper your friends, or simply seeking a reason to dine out, Merivale has you covered on February 14th at any of the listed venues.

Unleash the glitter and glamour at mardi gras film festival 2024
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Unleash the Glitter and Glamour at Mardi Gras Film Festival 2024

Get ready to immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours, laughter, and heartwarming stories at the Mardi Gras Film Festival 2024, hosted by the fabulous Queer Screen. As a non-profit charity based in the vibrant city of Sydney, Queer Screen is on a mission to celebrate and elevate the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community through the magic of cinema. The festival runs from February 15th to February 29th and also offers an on-demand option so head on down and help LGBTIQ+ creatives shine.

Uber eats unveils $13m investment that could strip your food order guilt
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Uber Eats Unveils $13m Investment that Could Strip Your Food Order Guilt

Uber Eats just announced a three-year deal, dropping $13 million to make your food delivery guilt-free. They’ve teamed up with Australia’s eco champs, Planet Ark, to push for greener packaging in restaurants. Over the next three years, they’re investing in programs to get restaurants on board with reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging by 2030. So, get ready for more eco-friendly packaging showing up at your door.

Picklemania
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Find a date for Valentine’s Day .. playing Pickleball?

Melbournians can delete their dating apps for a day, and have a crack at making new friends playing the most inclusive, social and welcoming sport in the world. With new dating app Humpday and Australia’s premium Pickleball organisation the National Pickleball League, Picklemania is a one night tournament on Wednesday 31 January.

The tournament is being held at ‘The Jar’ – the first indoor Pickleball supersite in Australia. Attendees (singles and wingpeople) will move through mini matches over four courts, sipping Squealing Pigs drops, allowing the opportunity to meet everyone in the room. Nothing like some competition to break the ice, hey?

Drumstick Joins Forces with Clean Up Australia to Clean up Martin Place and Bondi Beach
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Drumstick Joins Forces with Clean Up Australia to Clean up Martin Place and Bondi Beach

Drumstick is set to kick off the ‘Clean Up Our Backyard’ bash at Sydney’s Martin Place on February 9 and Bondi Beach on February 10. Join the ultimate cleanup party and score free Drumsticks from an ice cream truck by simply trading in the trash you collect. This year, witness your impact in real-time as they unveil a giant Drumstick-shaped bin to showcase your progress.

Committed to saving the planet, Drumstick garnered tremendous support during last year’s “Let’s Clean Up Our Summer” campaign, resulting in a remarkable 30% increase in Clean Up Australia registrations. Taking it a step further, they’re contributing $250,000 towards Clean Up Australia and generously giving away free cleanup kits.

To be part of this initiative, grab a “Let’s Clean Up Our Backyard” flavour – either Iced Latte or Choc Raspberry Brownie, scan the provided QR codes and claim your Clean Up Australia kit. It’s a delicious way to make a positive impact on the environment.

National pies serves up cash to community and sporting groups
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National Pies Serves Up Cash to Community and Sporting Groups

In celebration of over 80 years in business, Tasmanian Bakeries is giving back to the community through the National Pies for Local Heroes grants program. Launched on January 23, the initiative features Australian football legend Jack Riewoldt as its ambassador. Throughout 2024, local community organisations have the chance to receive monthly grants of $1,000 from National Pies, with an additional opportunity for one organization to win a larger grant of $10,000. Organizations across Australia are encouraged to submit grant proposals through the Tasmanian Bakeries website, with eligibility requiring a base in Australia.

Laneway cinema at the rocks announces february sessions for its month of love
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Laneway Cinema at The Rocks Announces February Sessions for its Month of Love

Back by popular demand, The Rocks’ Laneway Cinema has just released a new round of FREE tickets in February! With the last round of tickets selling out quickly, now is the chance to get in quick to secure your spot. 

Every Wednesday night, between October and March, Sydneysiders can head to Playfair Street in The Rocks to find a giant screen surrounded by cosy bean bags and deck chairs where they can watch their favourite movies under the stars. Guests can grab a bag of $2 popcorn, with proceeds in support of charity and also enjoy snacks from surrounding retailers.

Be sure to register for free tickets HERE to secure your seats, as there is limited seating available.

Krispy kreme just dropped the hottest merch of the season
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Krispy Kreme just Dropped the Hottest Merch of the Season

Sun safety just got a whole lot sweeter with the launch of their brand new limited edition bucket hats, priced at only AU $12. These stylish hats are available online and in-store with any purchase. Act fast, as they hit shelves on Tuesday, January 23, and are only available while stocks last at all Krispy Kreme stores across Australia and on the Krispy Kreme website.

Walk 57km with your furry friend in feb to raise money for breast cancer research
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Walk 57km With Your Furry Friend in Feb to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

Join the fun this February with Breast Cancer Trials, inviting dog lovers and their furry friends to walk 57 kilometres and raise funds for breast cancer research. This challenge not only helps you and your dog stay healthy but also supports critical research, as 57 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every day in Australia. Breast Cancer Trials, established in 1978, conducts trials leading to life-saving drugs and each dollar raised in February goes to this vital research. Participants get cool t-shirts and dog bandanas to rock during their walk. It’s a win-win for you, your furry friend, and breast cancer research.