After the devastation of Cyclone Debbie, it was great to see Hamilton Island coming, beautifully, back to life.

Audi Australia hosted an intimate lunch for media and key VIP guests to celebrate the launch of 2017 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The lunch was held at private house, La Piscine in Darling Point.

The VIP and media guest list included Audi Ambassador, Collette Dinnigan, Nicky Oatley, Edwina McCann, Kellie Hush, Nick Smith, Kerrie McCallum, Jimmy Niggles, Sheree Commerford and General Manager of Corporate Communications at Audi, Anna Burgdorf.

Guests were treated to a glass of Piper Heidsieck on arrival and enjoyed a bespoke menu by renowned chef, Andrew McConnell from Melbourne’s Cumulus Inc.

Anna Burgdorf opened the lunch with a short welcome speech to all guests and introduced Collette Dinnigan who will be returning to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week this year to curate a very special sunset fashion event.

The venue – an exquisite, private house in Darling Point had names like Collette Dinnigan (Audi Ambassador), Nicky Oatley (Hamilton Island Brand Manager), Anna Burgdorf (General Manager of Corporate Communications at Audi), Andrew McConnell, Jimmy Niggles and Sheree Commerford in the mix.

Other names included Vogue’s Edwina McCann, Harper’s Kellie Hush, Nick Smith, Delicious guru Kerrie McCallum and InStyle’s Emily Taylor.

Take a look at hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au for all the details . . . oh, and and to potentially sort out a trip to Hammo Island.