Can you believe it? Another year has (almost) gone.

And since we’re all feeling very nostalgic here at The Weekly Review – and we may have had just a little bit too much champagne – we’re taking a look back at the year that was.

There have been many amazing people, places and eateries that have appeared in the pages of our magazines over the past 12 months and we’d like to share some of our favourites.

So, here’s our top 5 most memorable stories from 2016:

1. Wonton Lust: In search of Melbourne’s best dumplings.

“Standing there, staring at five dumpling joints crammed within 150 metres of each other in the CBD, I finally taste defeat. There is no way I can audit all of Melbourne’s dumplings and live to tell the tale.”

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2. Surfing the menu: Melbourne chefs leading Bali’s culinary revolution

Bali’s not just a place where people go and have a holiday. Any holiday for me is all about eating. When people go away they want to be able to access really amazing food.”

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3. Maternal instincts: Missy Higgins

“We each write a few days a week and look after Sammy a few days a week. Luckily Dan’s work is very portable too, so he can tour with me and help with Sammy. I’m not sure I’d be getting as much done if I married someone with a nine-to-five job.

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4. Carrie Bickmore is a TV star on a mission

Over 10 years I watched him suffer multiple seizures a day, lose feeling down one side of his body, have his little three-year-old push him in his wheelchair because he couldn’t walk any more. He was an incredibly brave man … but he shouldn’t have had to go through that.” 

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5. Meet the AFL’s most influential women

“It’s a really important step in making the AFL more attractive and accessible for women. It’s great that young girls can aspire to play in it from a young age.”

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