Monthly Archives: January 2014

Symphony in The Domain

Symphony in The Domain was held on Australia Day, 26 January. The VIP guests included Lord Mayor Clover and her husband Peter Moore, John Sidoti MP, Seven News’ Mark Ferguson and wife & Sarah, 2GB’s Glen Wheeler, theatre director John Bell, conductor Simone Young, and Rode Microphones’ Peter Freedman.

We were treated to canapés by restaurants from The Star, namely mini Wagyu burger and crab salad with peanut praline by Black, slow cooked octopus with potato salad and capers and taggiasca olives and baked eggplant parmigiana by Balla, salmon sushi and tuna sushi by Sokyo, and roasted duck paper roll and grilled chicken skewers by Fat Noodle.

Bubbles were Yellowtail, wines were Yellowtail’s pinot grigio, chardonnay, merlot and shiraz and a sangria, ciders were Rekorderlig passionfruit, pear, strawberry & lime, apple-guava, and apple, and the beers were Sol.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra performed Gustav Hoist’s The Planets and Bell Shakespeare’s John Bell did readings in between concertos. The night marked the finish of Sydney Festival 2014 and was capped off with a finale featuring cannons on the stage being set off and fantastic fireworks in the sky. It was like New Year’s Eve again!

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Peroni VIP Screening of La Grande Bellezza at St.George OpenAir Cinema

Peroni held their VIP evening overlooking the spectacular Sydney harbour at the VIP deck of St.George Openair Cinema, Mrs Macquaries Point on Tuesday. Pre-screening VIP drinks of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Peroni Leggera and Chandon, with canapés of beef carpaccio on crostini, forest mushroom and mozzarella arancini, and fried Zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta and parmesan, as well as a table brimming with antipasto.

Guests included famous fashion designers Carla Zampatti and Nicola Finetti, Kate Waterhouse and Luke Ricketson, models Phoebe Griffiths and Amy Charsley, Martin and Michelle Walsh of Chadwick Model Agency, fashion stylists Livia Tassanyi and Donny Galella, The Voice finalist Brittany Cairns,

The film was a special preview screening of Paolo Sorrentino’s film that translates as The Great Beauty. It was a wonderful night under the stars with a breathtaking view.

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Media Launch of Paddington Inn’s Upstairs Sanctuary

It was a wonderful Friday afternoon in the upstairs terrace of the Paddington Inn. We loved the venue from previously going to an evening party. This time we loved being there in the afternoon to experience daytime alfresco partying there.

Jugs of dangerously good cocktails were served, namely Oxford Fizz with Absolut Elyx and Cointreau, White Sangria with dry white wine, Belvedere Citrus, St Germain elderflower liqueur and Japanese plum liqueur, and The Wrong Cider The Law with pink lady apple cider and Stolen Gold rum.

Mouth-watering canapés of tomato basil bruschetta, avocado hand rolls, salt & pepper squid, prawn & garlic crisp rolls, Peking duck pancakes, prawn San Choy Bow, and salmon sushi rolls were served.

It was a great atmosphere and we look forward to going to whenever we are in Paddington.

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IMB Sunset Cinema North Sydney Opening Night

Last night was a fantastic opening night under the stars and the screening of the very funny About Time at Sunset Cinema, North Sydney oval. Everyone was enjoying the ambience, particularly with Australia’s Got Talent winners Uncle Jed performing to kick-off their Australian tour. Adding to the enjoyment was the complimentary Maggie Beer gourmet ice creams. Many movie-goers were also enjoying their Maggie Beer grazing hampers and those in Star Class were enjoying their reclining deck chairs and dinner hampers. Some brought blankets, rugs and their own chairs, whilst others enjoyed being in the Crust Lawn Lounge area where they laid back in their beanbeds. The VIPers were treated to beanbags, MadFish wines, 4 Pines beers, Crabbie’s ginger beers, and Whisk Catering prepared the rare roast beef crostini with basil pesto, Vietnamese rice paper rolls, sensational Peking duck crepes, saffron and herb risotto balls with caramelised onion, and bowls of Vietnamese chicken with noodles, and then we had popcorn during the film.

With the stellar line-up of new releases and classic films, and all the goodies there, we are hankering for more visits.

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Ray-Ban Envision Tour Launch

Matt Corby launched the Ray-Ban Envision Tour with an exclusive performance at Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney. The supporting act Bree Tranter had us in a trance and wanting more. Then Matt and band came on stage and blew us away. It was a brilliant show with Corby playing keyboard then swapping to electric then acoustic guitars. The stylish guests included model Jordan Stenmark who was getting drenched in the rain during the concert – what a trooper! Cat Vas of X Factor fame was in the crowd as too was Channel [V] presenter Marty Smiley, and actress Gracie Otto.

Guests sipped on cocktails, wine, sparkling wine, cider and beer, and munched on sliders, fish and chips, pies and more.

Following the gig, DJ Luke Bromhead took to his turntables to belt out dance tunes. A fantastic night!

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Whitehouse Institute of Design 25th Anniversary Celebration

Whitehouse Institute of Design’s 25th anniversary celebration was held at the Institute in Surry Hills. The night started with canapés and drinks on the ground floor where a gallery was set up to showcase past students work. Following a speech from founder Leanne Whitehouse, we moved to level four where Leanne Whitehouse commenced proceedings, Vogue Editor in Chief Edwina McCann, model Samantha Harris and Cue founder Rodney Levis spoke of the Institute, some of the achievements students have made, and the Institute’s collaboration with Vogue and Cue. Samantha looked the best we’d ever seen her.

We were very impressed with the designs in the runway show that featured models from Australia and overseas.

After the show, guests partied-on one level up and were served cocktails and wine from bartenders dresses as pilots, and a variety of canapés.

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