Happy Negroni Week 2020!

Campari, Italy’s iconic red aperitif and Imbibe Magazine continue to partner for the 8th year running to present Negroni Week 2020.

Each year, bartenders join forces to raise money for charitable causes during Negroni Week. This year, the focus has shifted and Campari Australia is committed to supporting the Australian hospitality industry, by partnering with Help out Hospo, a national charity that provides financial support to bartenders who have been affected by the pandemic. This Negroni Week, Help Out Hospo have set the target to raise a total of $50,000, of which Campari will contribute $5,000 to achieve this goal.

Join Campari from 14th – 20th September in celebrating the timeless Negroni virtually, with all Negroni Week events running exclusively in the digital space, to enable consumers to support the cause safely by enjoying a Negroni from home.

Campari Australia is also supporting Negroni Week by releasing the first edition of The Negroni Cocktail Book. This eBook has been curated in collaboration with some of Australia’s best and most innovative bartenders. It features ten classic Negroni recipes, over 50 contemporary twists and provides expert tips on how to make the perfect Negroni at home. The free eBook is available to download via www.campariau.com/negronibook.

Negroni Week 2020 also marks the launch of Campari’s pre-batched, ready to serve Negroni, Campari Negroni. Campari Negroni encapsulates the iconic Italian classic cocktail, based on the original recipe of equal parts red vermouth, London dry gin and Campari. A delicious cocktail with unmistakable notes of bitter and sweet, the new Campari Negroni is balanced and expertly crafted, to ensure a simple and flawless execution, every time. Perfectly paired with Italian dishes, Campari Negroni is ready to serve whenever you are, just pour over ice and garnish with a slice of orange. Campari Negroni will be available at select bottle shops from September 2020.

For more information about what’s happening during Negroni Week 2020 and to make a donation to Help Out Hospo, please visit www.negroniweek.com and follow @campariau #NegroniWeek #Negroni #Campari #Imbibe

Source: Negroni Week

Bras N Things celebrate the female form with launch of new ‘We Fit For Anything’ campaign

Bras N Things’ fitting experts are on a mission to help every woman find a bra that’s just right with the launch of the new campaign, We Fit For Anything.

The campaign launch follows the recent rollout of Bras N Things’ new brand positioning, I Am Many Things, that celebrates women’s multidimensionality and supports them to confidently be themselves, however they choose to do so.

The We Fit For Anything campaign celebrates the female form, showcasing the range of shapes available and support needed for different occasions and times of life women need to be fitted for a bra. From the first bra to maternity bra, a sports bra or post-surgery bra – there is a perfect fit to give support through every stage of life.

Bras N Things has more than 30 years’ experience as experts in bra design and fit. And whether a fitting is done in store or online, Bras N Things’ experts make every fitting experience personal and positive to help every woman find the bra that’s just right.

Adapting to the challenges of COVID-19, Bras N Things has pioneered a new contact-free fitting method for use in store to keep customers and the Bras N Things team safe without compromising on service.

The Bras N Things design team are specialists in creating bras across a broad size range. Every new bra spends up to 12 months in development and is fitted on a range of different sized models to ensure comfort and consistency for all women. Bras N Things offer sizes from an A cup to H cup and use specialist construction specific to each size to ensure no woman ever has to compromise on comfort, fit or fashion regardless of her cup size.

Bras N Things’ National Retail Manager Tabitha Wickson said, “Bras N Things have empowered and helped women find the perfect fit for more than 30 years – we are the experts in fit. Not even the challenges of COVID-19 get in the way of this. We’ve used our expertise to pioneer a contact-free fitting method that keeps our customers and team safe without compromising on our fitting service. We know 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra and our team is passionate about helping women understand why fit is important and are on hand to share their expertise and take the mystery out of finding the right bra.”

The We Fit For Anything campaign was developed in partnership with creative agency FABRIC Sydney, part of the TBWA Sydney Group, who also created the Bras N Things new brand positioning – I Am Many Things.

Bras N Things’ National Marketing Manager Natalie Chalmers said, “This new campaign builds on from the launch of our new brand position – I Am Many Things. Having a bra that fits perfectly is important for comfort but a great fit also makes you feel amazing and can boost confidence too. But we know that getting fitted for a bra can be a very vulnerable experience for women, so we wanted this new look and creative around fittings to remove some of that hesitation by celebrating women’s bodies in the campaign. At Bras N Things we are on a mission as a brand to create a global community of female confidence warriors. As part of this, we want to help women discover what’s right for them and whatever it is that feels true to who they are. Because the greatest asset any woman has is to recognise what makes her, her.”

Bras N Things stores Australia-wide and online at www.brasnthings.com.

Source: Bras N Things

Australian Turf Club launches covid safe Everest Carnival with crowds

The prestigious seven-week Everest Carnival (September 19 – October 31) across Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens led by the world’s richest turf race, the $15 million The TAB Everest and the $7.5 million Iron Jack Golden Eagle, has launched at iconic Sydney location, The Tallawoladah Lawn, in front of spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour.

As part of the launch, the Australian Turf Club (ATC) and the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, announced an exciting new partnership, further cementing Sydney as Australia’s premier tourist and events destination, encouraging Sydneysiders and visitors to stay and spend locally in the famous Harbour City.

VIP guests included The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, The Hon. Kevin Anderson MP, Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, ATC Chairman, Matthew McGrath, four-time winning Sydney Premiership jockey James McDonald, Group 1 winning horse trainer Adrian Bott of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott Racing and Everest Carnival Ambassador Samantha Armytage, co-host of Channel Seven’s Sunrise and ATC Racing Ambassador and former Group 1 jockey, Katelyn Mallyon, as they discussed key highlights of the upcoming Everest Carnival and the importance of bringing the community together in a COVID Safe event environment.

The launch was also attended by a number of other VIP guests including ATC Everest Carnival Chef Partner, BLACK Bar & Grill Executive Chef Dany Karam, esteemed jeweller Nic Cerrone and ATC Official Stylist, Jess Pecoraro while the prized The TAB Everest and Iron Jack Golden Eagle trophies (designed by Cerrone) were on display in addition to retired racehorses-come trained stunt horses Mr Bean and Mojo.

In addition to the $41+ million in prizemoney and six Group 1 races, the social highlight of the world-class racing carnival is the Everest Carnival Fashion Lunch on TAB Epsom Day Saturday 3 October. The sold-out event will feature the Everest Carnival Spring Fashion Runway presented by Vogue Australia showcasing the latest Australian spring fashion trends, a three-course menu curated by The Star’s BLACK Bar & Grill, Dany Karam, performance by Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and a major raffle prize, a $30,000 Cerrone-designed necklace where all funds raised at the event will go to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation – to support the Emergency Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

For the first time, the Everest Carnival will launch an exciting new digital fashion competition, Spring Style Stakes, encouraging racing fans and fashionistas across the country to upload a photo or video in their fabulous raceday outfit from the races or at home. The competition will run across four major carnival racedays for women and men, with amazing prizes including $2,500 cash to be won, and builds on the Club’s Autumn Carnival digital fan engagement innovations.

ATC Chairman, Matthew McGrath said he was delighted to be launching the 2020 Everest Carnival, which commences this Saturday with Fujitsu George Main Stakes Day at Royal Randwick, providing an exhilarating and COVID Safe event for racegoers to enjoy this spring.

“The Australian Turf Club is incredibly excited to be hosting the 2020 Everest Carnival with crowds in a COVID Safe environment to see some of the world’s best horses, jockeys and trainers compete at Australia’s world-class racing, hospitality and entertainment venues Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens.”

“We are particularly pleased to be announcing our important partnership with the NSW Government through Destination NSW, to help strengthen Sydney tourism, and showcase everything this wonderful city has to offer, including a day at the races.”


“The health and wellbeing of our patrons, riders, supporters and staff is incredibly important, and we will have a limited capacity on site due to the Public Health Orders that are in place. However everyone will get the chance to enjoy the 2020 Everest Carnival whether they are lucky enough to be at the races or watching from home, live and free on Channel 7 or Sky Racing,” said McGrath.

In addition to on-course spectators The Everest Carnival is anticipated to be seen by over 9.5 million viewers across Australia and in over 66 countries internationally via the Carnival’s broadcast partners.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the Everest Carnival was an important and much-loved fixture of Sydney’s event calendar.

“The Everest is now undisputedly a signature event on the Sydney calendar. The public love to make something special of a day at the races and there are none more significant than the Everest and the supporting Carnival of events. Whether someone is visiting from the regions or interstate to attend, or they’re a local enjoying the full shopping and hospitality experience or even watching the races at home, these activities increase Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s premier events and lifestyle destination and provide a boost to our visitor economy.”

NSW Racing Minister Kevin Anderson congratulated the ATC and Racing NSW for their work in navigating the industry through the incredible difficulties of COVID-19. “Today’s event is more than just a launch of the word-class Everest Carnival; it is a celebration of the incredible shape of our state’s thoroughbred racing industry, despite the challenges of this unprecedented pandemic,” Mr Anderson said.

“In just a few short years, The Everest has succeeded in taking Sydney Spring racing to the world, and this year will be no different with a massive global audience expected to tune in to what has become one of the world’s great races.”

The 2020 Everest Carnival commences with the Fujitsu George Main Stakes Day at Royal Randwick and concludes with Golden Eagle Day at Rosehill Gardens on 31 October.

Source: Australian Turf Club

The Most Fun Party On Wheels In SYDNEY

Get your skates on because the Roller Disco Brunch is headed to Sydney on November 21, 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 cost $65pp (excl GST) and include entry, skate hire, bottomless mimosas and 1x full pizza per person. Grab yours now!at https://zip-tickets.com/event/show/roller-disco-brunch-sydney-1547065

Source: The Brunch Club

Uniqlo U SS20 Collection Launches in Australia

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO has announced that it will launch the Uniqlo U 2020 Spring/Summer Collection from September 17. Uniqlo U is a collection of “Future LifeWear Essentials” and is designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris.

Together, they are reimagining everyday clothing using innovative materials and new, contemporary silhouettes. Each season is designed with the highest precision and in pursuit of a simplified, modern wardrobe.

Uniqlo U 2020 Spring/Summer offers a lineup of 57 items for women, 41 for men, and three accessories and will be available in-store and through UNIQLO.com/au (with all stores in Australia offering select pieces).

Elegant yet functional. A modern woman’s wardrobe for authentic, active living. The women’s line draws inspiration from independent, free-spirited, and active women who are out to explore the world. The mood works into modern silhouettes, technical fabrics and sophisticated colour options that Uniqlo U does so well, for an elevated collection of clothing that seeks to empower and enable women of today.

Light Cotton Parachute Pants incorporate details like enlarged pockets and reinforced knees. Buttons at the ankles allow wearers to switch it from a straight leg to a track pant. The design of the Jersey Tailored Jacket and Twill Jersey Relaxed Pants are based on a travel suit concept. The soft and comfortable jersey fabric of this Uniqlo U classic also offers a smooth and elegant silhouette. The light, sheer cotton button-down shirts can be worn open for casual, relaxed styling.

Practical and essential with classic details perfected. It’s menswear made for today. The collection is inspired by the utility of vintage workwear and military garments and rethinking their cut, fit, fabric and detail for a relaxed and contemporary mood. Functional details and features are elevated with a refined sensibility, balancing both practicality and style.

For 2020 Spring/Summer, Uniqlo U increases its focus on functional fabrics and details, perfecting classic patterns and exploring a novel range of colour to give old standards a burst of vitality. Items include the Cuban Shirt, long a beloved menswear classic. Uniqlo U’s version features pintucks, a single pocket, breathable cotton fabrics and open collar adapted for humid climates. The Hooded Coat is modeled after a military parka, with contrasting interior hues adding a sophisticated touch.

Source: Uniqlo