The Laidback Luxury of the Hotel Margot Kimpton Sydney

Located in the city's center, this heritage building has been thoughtfully refurbished to prioritize guests and locals alike

Located in one of Sydney’s most beautiful Art Deco buildings, the Margot Kimpton (named for various Australian women artists, including Margaret Preston) combines heritage elements with contemporary style. While palatial, the hotel’s vast spaces are balanced by intimate corners with a focus on thoughtful details. Plush fabrics contrast the lobby’s expansive glass-tiled ceiling, verdant plants soften grandiose scagliola plaster columns and heritage-protected elements abound throughout the …

Sampa The Great: OMG

From Zambia-born Sampa The Great’s forthcoming debut album, Return (out 13 September), “OMG” is an upbeat and eclectic anthem. The track’s artful video, which was directed by Sanjay De Silva, is set in South Africa and is an apt accompaniment to Sampa’s cadence. Dripping in confidence, she reminds former friends, forlorn lovers and foes that you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. “Never …

An Exhibition of 400 Found Notes

For 12 years, Sydney-based artist Laura Sullivan has been collecting discarded handwritten notes. The first one was a fairly dull shopping list, but since then she has found love notes, pro/con lists about romances, and very strange information on Post-It labels. She says she prefers the notes to come to her—she doesn’t go searching, “That sounds cheesy right? But it’s kind of true. I do …