Skate Your Way to Brunch With The Brunch Club's Roller Disco Brunch

Get your skates on because the Roller Disco Brunch is headed to Sydney on August 22, 2020. Glide back into the ’80s where bright leotards, sparkles and neon were all the rage, along with teased hair and tights. It’s time to break out your iconic disco moves and strap on a pair of roller skates. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed and limbo winners!

This is one brunch experience that will not be forgotten! Each session runs for 90 minutes to give you plenty of skate time.

This event sold out last year & tickets aren’t expected to be around for long! Tickets are available for $65pp (excl GST) and include entry, skate hire, bottomless mimosas and unlimited pizza. Grab yours now!

Onsite there will be a pop-up bar serving 80’s inspired cocktails and food trucks in rotation so you can keep the party going after your skate session. Please note this event is an 18+ ONLY event.

Date: 22nd August, 2020
Session times: 11am – 6.30pm
Location: TBA

Tickets – https://zip-tickets.com/event/show/roller-disco-brunch-sydney-1547065

Source: Brunch Club


Can't go overseas? You CAN head 'over the seas'

If you’re dreaming about replacing home isolation with holiday isolation – wide open spaces, clean air and amazing beaches – then one of Australia’s many island destinations can provide the escape you’re looking for.

With international borders still closed, SeaLink Travel Group, Australia’s largest land and marine, tourism and public transport service provider has launched Brilliant Travels, a place where many of our unique island escapes have united to showcase the amazing island destinations we can visit with domestic travel restrictions easing.

Ever dreamt about visiting Kangaroo Island, Fraser Island, North Stradbroke Island, Bruny Island, Rottnest Island or the Tiwi Islands? You may not have known some of these places even existed. Brilliant Travels is making it easier for you to find and escape to that dream island experience.

SeaLink Travel Group has launched a national advertising campaign to promote these islands and even more destinations right around Australia.

“As restrictions continue to ease, all of our iconic Australian island destinations offer exactly what people are looking for after a long isolation – stunning natural landscapes, wide open spaces, fresh air, incredible coastal views and a chance to meet some of our unique wildlife” says SeaLink Travel Group CEO Clint Feuerherdt.

“This year more than ever is the best time to take that Australian break, to see our own backyard and support our tourism industry that has been heavily impacted by bushfires and then coronavirus. You can go for the day, the night or even longer, take the car or caravan or we can package up travel, accommodation, tours and experiences, it’s up to you!”

“Some of our islands are putting on spectacular shows right now. On Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia, Mother Nature is exploding with green shoots everywhere following the devastating bushfires in January this year. Meanwhile, whales will soon be making their annual migration past Sydney on their way up north gliding by North Stradbroke Island, Fraser Island and Magnetic Island.”

To support the local islands, don’t just dream about your next escape, plan and book your next adventure. Explore our beautiful country and discover some truly unique Australian destinations at www.brillianttravels.com.au.

To celebrate the re-opening of the islands to tourism, Brilliant Travels is giving away the chance to win one of four dream holiday escapes with a combined valued of over $11,000. To enter, head to the Brilliant Travels website – www.brillianttravels.com.au – and register your email address for the chance to win. It’s that simple.

The islands are ready and waiting to welcome visitors back and promise an escape where you will create brilliant life-long memories.

Source: Brilliant Travels


$90M DEVELOPMENT PROJECT SET TO INJECT CREATIVE PRECINCT INTO LAUNCESTON

New Creative Group (NCG) thas announced one of Tasmania’s largest creative developments, at an estimate $90M AUD.

The Launceston Creative Precinct is an ambitious initiative that seeks to deliver an injection of culture and creative industry to the city centre. Designed with the intent of generating increased community engagement, tourism, employment and enhancing the standard of creative education in the region.

The project has received $10M grant funding from the federal government, under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

The BBRF grant will support the transformation of Launceston and the Northern region of Tasmania. The overall project will drive new industries for the region and involves development of the central city. The project will drive economic uplift, city vibrancy, educational attainment and support for existing and emerging industries.

The precinct has been designed to encompass world-class education in design and technology, a virtual and augmented reality enterprise, commercial offices, modern food and retail offering, the city bus interchange and student accommodation.

Construction is expected to commence in 2021, with staged openings throughout late 2022 through until quarter four of 2023.

“It is an exciting time for Launceston, as we work towards a creative vision that will drive an influx of fresh space and new thinking helping us build our local economy and foster internationally recognised education,” said Chris Billing, Managing Director of New Creative Group.

New Creative Group welcomes discussion with leading creative technology, arts, design and education businesses to enhance the future of the Launceston Creative Precinct.

With the success of the Launceston Creative Precinct comes agility in a changing world. Cultural and creative content drives the digital economy – an industry utilised now more than ever. Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) contributed US$200b to global digital sales in 2013 – and that figure is only increasing exponentially.****

The cultivation of Launceston into a cultural and creative hub means Australia can increase its stake in the digital economy and become a powerhouse for sustainable modern growth in the digital sphere. By creating a cultural and creative hub within a re-energised Launceston, the hope is to cultivate a vibrant community with unrivalled potential and opportunity – a city for the future.

Source: New Creative Group


Four Pillars Laboratory Opens for Business

Yarra Valley-based distiller, Four Pillars, has opened its Surry Hills ‘Laboratory’. Housed in the 1930s Bussell Brothers building, the Four Pillars Laboratory is a veritable gin palace and incorporates a Gin Shop, Gin Lab featuring an experimental still (Eileen, named after co-founder Matt Jones’ mother) and Eileen’s Bar, a destination cocktail bar, all at the new epicentre of Crown Street, Surry Hills.

EILEEN’S BAR

Designed by YSG Studio, Eileen’s Bar is Four Pillars’ dream gin bar and combines aesthetic beauty, superb cocktails, delicious gin drinks (plus a few not-gin drinks too), a snack menu from food legend Matt Wilkinson and Four Pillars’ own trademark warmth and hospitality.

The centrepiece of the Four Pillars Sydney experience, Eileen’s Bar, is accessed via a discreet door on the corner of Fitzroy and Crown Streets. A ‘juniper blue’ 20-stool, concrete bar at 11m in length, is the gleaming stage and dominates the 60-person venue (currently at 24-person capacity).

Supremely comfortable banquette seating is organised around the perimeter, the dark timber and cork finishes receding to keep the focus on the cocktail-making action. The seating is from Cult’s Nau range, blue-stained Sia bar stools and chairs by local designer Tom Fereday, while the banquettes are upholstered in navy fabric by Kvadrat Maharam. At the rear of the space, in a moody alley dubbed ‘Tinder Lane’, beautifully finished timber tables anchor cosy settings for two.

Oslo-based bar design agency Behind Bars worked with Creative Drinks Director, James Irvine, to create a beautifully bespoke bar set-up in stainless steel to comfortably accommodate four very busy bartenders.

Eileen’s drinks menu, designed by Irvine, combines gin classics and modern masterpieces utilising the full Four Pillars family of gins. From the modern spectrum, Money Trees is a balance of tropical fruit and acidity with Navy Strength Gin, Kakadu plum, kiwifruit, lime leaf and carbonated to order. Or Innerbloom, juicy, round and plump with Davidson plum, macadamia and blood lime mixed with Modern Australian Gin. The Purple Yamos combines Bloody Shiraz Gin, ube whey, citrus and whites and is a very fun take on the renowned Ramos Gin Fizz.

Classics like the Gin Lab Martini feature the new Sydney Winter Gin (made on-site by the distilling team led by co-founder Stuart Gregor) with lemon myrtle, native sandalwood and orange oils, and, of course, there’s aperitivo royalty with the Negroni, celebrated with Spiced Negroni Gin.

You’ll also find drinks from several of Four Pillars’ best mates in the business including Payten & Jones Chardonnay, Dirty Three Riesling, Thick as Thieves Pinot Noir Gamay plus tinnies of beer and cider.

Maestro Matt Wilkinson has a come up with a very drink-friendly menu that features multiple Made from Gin products such as Salt and Gin Vinegar Crisps and Jimmy’s Taramasalata with Yarra Valley Gin-smoked Caviar, or there’s Angelachu Anchovies, Steak and Pepper Party Pies or a Gin Lab Jaffle with mortadella and mozzarella. The snack menu will change from time to time as more Made from Gin products come into the fold as seasons change.

Eileen’s Bar opens from 5pm – midnight, Wednesday through Saturday

THE FOUR PILLARS GIN LAB

The Lab, with Eileen, the 70L German-engineered Carl copper still as its star, offers all-day gin drinks for walk-in customers including the much-loved Four Pillars G&T Paddle (three different gins, three garnishes and a bottle of Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic) alongside a collection of gin classics including a regularly-changing martini, a perfect Negroni and a drink likely to become a Surry Hills brunch favourite, the spicy Red Snapper. You can also book gin, distiller and cocktail masterclasses here, too. You can find the menu here.

The Four Pillars Gin Lab opens from 12pm – 6pm every day

THE FOUR PILLARS GIN SHOP

The Gin Shop on the ground floor features all the signature and limited-edition gins that have made Four Pillars Australia’s favourite gin producer, alongside the bar gear, books, merch and Made From Gin Marmalade and Chocolate that we all know and love.

The Four Pillars Gin Shop opens from 10am – 6pm every day

Gin lovers wishing to visit Eileen’s Bar (bookings only for now) or book into a masterclass at the Gin Lab should visit www.fourpillarsgin.com. Please note, current capacities in the Gin Shop, Gin Lab and Eileen’s Bar are restricted according to NSW state-mandated Covid-19 protocols so numbers will be strictly limited.

Source: Four Pillars Gin


CHANEL Cruise 2020/21 Collection - a virtual showing

The CHANEL Cruise 2020/21 collection has been released for a ‘Virtual Showing’ – A collection of refined simplicity to be discovered on Chanel.com.

“Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” says Virginie Viard

“So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea. And a free, laid-back allure inspired by the legendary actresses of the 1960s when they would holiday on the Italian and the French Riviera.”

This collection was conceived to travel light with “a wardrobe that can be carried in a little suitcase on wheels, a shopper and an embroidered handbag”, a few easy to wear, multipurpose items of clothing that all go together perfectly, and can even be transformed: long skirts become strapless dresses when pulled up, long jackets in black chiffon can be worn by day over a triangle bikini, or by night with an embroidered bandeau top and jeans, “and if worn over bare skin, it becomes a déshabillé.”

The dresses in fine transparent lamé are coupled with jackets that can be untied and slipped over a pair of crêpe shorts, while wraparound dresses and skirts liberate movement. Bougainvillea pink illuminates suits in leather as supple as a second skin, and in tweed that’s been left unlined for more fluidity.

Source: Chanel