Fendi party in Sydney to unveil Fendi Casa

Fendi Casa have launched their first boutique in Australia. And did so in fine style with a chic party in Sydney.
Palazzo Collezioni unveiled Australia’s first Fendi Casa boutique, joining the Palazzo Collezioni luxury brand portfolio in the design district of Sydney’s Waterloo.

Fendi Casa has joined the likes of Versace Home and Roberto Cavalli Home to create Sydney’s premier furniture home and lifestyle destination for home furnishings.

Fendi Casa’s arrival to Australian shores marks Palazzo Collezioni’s dedication to offering the latest and most luxurious lifestyle collections from Italy. Fendi Casa is at the forefront of international design, providing access to a lineage of artisanship and creativity by the Fendi maison in Rome.

“We are committed to providing the most renowned and exclusive portfolio of Italian luxury lifestyle brands for our Australian clientele,” said Michael Chard, Director of Palazzo Collezioni.

“The arrival of Fendi casa this year together with Fendi fashion boutique marks another unique occasion for our Australian market.” Fendi Casa Sydney showcases the latest in-home collection including furniture, lighting, rugs, soft furnishings, tableware, glassware and accessory collections. The Fendi Casa boutique is architecturally designed boasting a refined and grandiose atmosphere with architectural nods direct from Rome influences. The boutique expresses an obsession for design details, true to the spirit of Fendi Casa, perfectly balancing Italian tradition with innovation.

Photos by VixPix Photography

Source: www.palazzocollezioni.com.au


Coach Flagship Launch Party Wrap Up

COACH Australia celebrated the launch of the Westfield Sydney Flagship store with an exclusive cocktail party for VIPs, celebrities and media.

Themed around Coach Holidaze, the event came full circle with a bright, vivid backdrop of multicolour. A neon lit world that captures that first feeling of excitement of the holidays. Guests escaped into joy at the season’s wildest holiday party with bursts of glitter while letting their inner kid out to play bowling and nostalgic arcade games featuring Coach creatures.

Guests were greeted by a vintage mustang convertible blaring the best of the 40s in arrival before heading into The Standard Bowl to have their images captured in front of the glitter media wall.

Guests partied to nostalgic party tunes as they played bowling, pinball and tried their luck pick’n’mix machines containing Coach Creature Charms. The Standard Bowl was transformed with disco balls and fluorescent lights.

Endless Patron cocktails and American inspired canapes were served throughout the night before Ian Bickley, President, Global Business Development & Strategic Alliances raised a toast to the new Coach Flagship store and thanked guests who included Jarrod Scott, George Maple, Alys Hale, Joel Jackson, Marny Kennedy, Monika Radulovic, Sammy Robinson, Carmen Hamilton, Mimi Elashiry, Amy Pejkovic and more.

Elements of Byron unveils new Summer developments

Positioned beachside on Byron Bay’s iconic Belongil Beach, Elements of Byron are pleased to announce developments to the property, since launch in early 2016.

Elements of Byron offers a refined and tranquil haven on the outskirts of Byron town, extending across fifty acres of luscious rainforest and interconnected tea tree creeks, lakes and ponds. Inspired by and encompassed within nature, the Elements property is home to more than 19 rare and threatened Australian species.

Nature has always been a starting and primary point for our inspiration and design. Developments to the property throughout summer and beyond will maintain that philosophy and ethos,” says Jeremy Holmes, Development Director of Elements.

Existing notable features of Elements of Byron, including an 850,000-litre infinity lagoon, endless day beds and rustic fire pits, award-winning leisure facilities and dining options will be enhanced with exciting and indulgent new additions for summer 2017.

The highly anticipated reveal of the 99 new luxury two-bedroom, two bathroom rainforest villas have just been completed and now available to book. They feature timber decks, inbuilt fireplaces and luxurious veranda bathhouses. The villas enable guests to unwind in the epitome of Byron Bay nature. The new villas are an elevated offering from Elements of Byron – the perfect, private hideaway for those seeking to be energised and rejuvenated. The villas will be priced from $650 per night. Generous in size, they are the perfect excuse for a weekend away with friends or family to explore this iconic stretch of New South Wales coast.


A Derby Day rooftop breakfast at QT in Melbourne? Yes please

Kicking off spring racing celebrations in style, designer hotel QT Melbourne is hosting an exclusive Derby Day breakfast at The Rooftop at QT in association with Vogue and GQ, this Saturday, 4 November. 

A local landmark showcasing stunning views of the city skyline, The Rooftop at QT is the hottest venue in town and the Derby Day breakfast is sure to not disappoint building on the successes from last year’s event.

Celebrity guests and industry luminaries will ascend on the rooftop prior to Flemington indulging in a carefully curated race-day menu which has been created by the QT Melbourne culinary team, including an oyster bar, caviar tasting station, delicate pastry platform, grills from the Robata and roving canapés.

Guests will be sipping on G.H. Mumm NV, Pimms, Boags Premium and Capi Water.

A feature pastry station will be set up on grass imitating the finish line at Flemington and will feature champagne strawberries and cream, chocolate and mandarin pots, white chocolate lollipops, and mini croissants filled with raspberry and pistachio, all set to delight those looking for a sweet start to the day.

A Robata station spinning prawn skewers, scallops wrapped in pancetta and an open steak sandwich will provide a more substantial feed before a big day at the track.

Canapes from Pascale Bar and Grill will also make their way around the soiree, with guests offered miniature croque monsieur, smoked salmon with crème fraiche in a squid ink bun, and corn fritters was avocado and feta.

Rebecca Valance

Vogue and GQ are delighted to be returning to QT Melbourne for the second annual QT Derby Day breakfast on the stunning rooftop. It’s the perfect place to take in the atmosphere of Derby Day overlooking the Melbourne CBD, ahead of what is always a fabulous and fashionable day trackside”, said Edwina McCann, Editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia.

Edwina McCann

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Guests will include Stenmark Brothers, Rebecca Valance, Edwina McCann, Pia Muehlenbeck, Alyce Tran, Jasmine Yarbrough & Karl Stefonovic, Ruby & Lucy Brownless , Georgia Love & Elliot Lee, Nick Smith, Natalie Roser, Liz Sunshine , Dylan Alcott, Dan Anstey, Michael Klim and others.

Qantas Wi-Fi update - so how is it panning out?

Since April, our first internet-enabled aircraft has let passengers stay connected as it flies up and down the east coast of Australia. The free and fast Wi-Fi has been a nice surprise for up to 3,500 passengers a week who happen to step on board VH-XZB on their way somewhere.

The free and fast Wi-Fi has been a nice surprise for up to 3,500 passengers a week who happen to step on board VH-XZB on their way somewhere. Their experience has also given our team working to rollout Wi-Fi to the rest of our domestic fleet a lot of useful information about how the system is performing.

That’s important, because in choosing a Wi-Fi system (and there are several to choose from), Qantas selected ViaSat’s Ka-band satellite system so we could tap into the wide coverage and high speeds of the nbn. And because it’s quite new, there is a lot of testing involved to make sure we get it right.

By the time our domestic B737s and A330s are all fitted in late 2018 – around 80 aircraft in total – an estimated 15 million passengers a year will be able to stay connected in the air. That’s a whole lotta emails, selfies and streaming.

Source: Qantas