Celeste Barber among guests at the Ferrari F8 Tributo Australian launch

Over 300 guests gathered at White Bay Cruise Terminal for an immersive Ferrari experience paying homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history and unveiling the Ferrari F8 Tributo for the first time on Australian soil.

Ferrari hosted a variety of Australian VIP guests including:

Celeste Barber, Comedian and Author
Lindy Rama-Ellis, Designer
Jarrod Scott, Model and Ferrari Ambassador
Kate Peck, Presenter
Julie Stevanja, Founder and CEO of Style Runner
Ash Williams, Comedian
Jess Yates, Fox Sports Presenter
Kelvin Ho, Architect
Matilda Dodds, Model

The event allowed guests to delve deeper into Ferrari’s antiquity and see the progression of its most influential engine over the years. The unveiling of the F8 Tributo was dramatic and commanding, ensuring the crowds attention.

A reveal like no other, the F8 Tributo joined a prestigious line up of the past V8 models provided by local private collectors. The cars on display included the Ferrari 308 GTB 1975, Ferrari 328 GTS 1985, Ferrari 348 TB 1989, Ferrari F355 Berlinetta 1994, Ferrari 360 Modena 1999, Ferrari F430 2004, Ferrari 458 Italia 2009 and finally the Ferrari 488 GTB 2015. A line up of this stature is rare to come by, offering a once in a lifetime experience for guests.

“We are extremely proud to bring the much anticipated Ferrari F8 Tributo to Australian shores. This vehicle pays homage to our history. The F8 Tributo brings the exhilarating performance of the best 8-cylinder in the world to all drivers, with unprecedented handling and superior ride comfort.” Said Herbert Appleroth, Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari Australasia.

With champagne and canapés flowing, guests, for the first time in Australia, could study the F8 Tributo and its lineage, experiencing the new heights achieved by Ferrari.

“We truly expect this stunning new Ferrari V8 Sports car to become THE dream car for clients and fans around the world. The Ferrari F8 Tributo truly embodies the pinnacle of Italian excellence and the V8 engine is seen as the very epitome of sportiness and driving pleasure. With maximum level of usability, outstanding design and innovative technologies, we will provide a new level of driving experience to our customers.” Said Dieter Knechtel, Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari Far East and Middle East Hub.

Source: Ferrari

Dream Job Alert: Gelatissimo want to pay you to taste gelato

This is not a drill. Gelatissimo are on the hunt for a ‘Gelato Taste Tester’ to come in for a half day of ​paid work​ eating gelato. Listed on Airtasker this morning, the popular gelato brand are looking for the most refined taste buds in Australia to help them test and evaluate new flavours of gelato before they’re released. And for your valuable time (and even more valuable taste buds), they’ll be scooping out $500 hard cash.


Renowned for regularly releasing decadent and exciting new flavours, Gelatissimo’s most recent innovations include two limited edition Deluxe flavours – Luscious Lemon Meringue and Chunky New York Cheesecake – released last Friday. But with plenty more on the way, the Gelato Taste Tester will need to assess the quality and flavour nuances of their current Deluxe range and determine whether these loaded flavours stay on (and if not, what comes next).

So if you think you’re the biggest gelato fan in Australia and can objectively judge your caramel fudge swirl from your lemon meringue drizzle, now’s your moment.

The job recipient will be required on Friday 27 September at Gelatissimo’s Sydney office in Rydalmere for four hours of intensive tasting (that’s $125 an hour!). Not to be taken lightly, they’ve listed the following guidelines:

  1. Make sure you’re in an environment with minimal distractions. Gelato tasting is serious business, so the sensory tasting needs to be as true and unbiased as possible.
  2. Taste with your eyes. Is the appearance of the gelato visually appealing? If so, that’s a great start.
  3. Next is the fun bit, the actual tasting. Taste from a spoon turned upside down and place the gelato directly onto your tongue to make sure you’re using all 10,000 of your trusty taste buds.
  4. While you’re there, why don’t you take another scoopful (how can you resist?) and this time think about the texture. Gelato is known to be smooth and creamy, so make sure that requirement is met.
  5. Have a cup of water nearby to rinse out your mouth between flavours and then start again!
  6. Your tongue and taste buds must be prepared for the job. The day before, minimise chilli and hot food to ensure your palate is cleansed and taste buds are undamaged. Please have a small breakfast on the day of to ensure your taste buds are at their most receptive. You’ll leave full, don’t worry.

When asked about the dream task, Gelatissimo’s Product Innovation Specialist, Anna Temellini said: “It’s important that we’re constantly innovating to create delicious new flavours. Throwing a fresh perspective into the mix is vital to ensure we stay on top of our game. Plus it’s not fair that I get to have all the fun.”

Tough job but someone’s gotta do it. The full ad is currently listed on Airtasker – just tell them why you’re the best person for the job at ​airtasker.com/tasks/gelato-master-taster-required-16548039/​

Source: Gelatissimo

Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich help Mazzucchelli's celebrate 116 years of love

Australian jewellery heavyweight Mazzucchelli’s are honouring 116 years of celebrating love in September with a store-wide campaign featuring media personalities and married couple, Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich.

Mazzucchelli’s believes “you can’t buy love, but you can carry it with you,” with Creative Director and Marketing Manager Renata Leonello saying, “We chose Anna and Tim to be featured in our birthday campaign because it’s Mazzucchelli’s 116th year of celebrating love! The warmth, fondness and adoration they had for one another on set, and have for one another every single day, exemplified this philosophy.”

On their involvement in the campaign, Anna Heinrich said, “It was so special being involved in Mazzucchelli’s 116th birthday campaign. When we were approached to shoot this as a couple, we said yes immediately – it’s not often we get to work together, so we jumped at the opportunity!”

Tim Robards agreed, saying, “I feel incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to shoot a campaign like this with Anna, where we’re not only celebrating our love, but the love of everyone who has bought a piece from Mazzucchelli’s over their 116-year legacy.”

The campaign includes elite luxury ranges by Forevermark, Vera Wang Love, and RAND, and ranges exclusively available to Mazzucchelli’s like the Halo and Promise collections.

Source: Mazzucchelli’s

Fjallraven: Iconic global brand opens it's doors in Sydney

Swedish heritage outdoor brand Fjällräven has opened its Australian flagship store in Sydney, at 38 York Street, Sydney CBD, 2000.

Sydneysiders will be able to experience the brand and its products in a concept store environment, having only been accessible via select independent retailers, the Melbourne store and fjallraven.com.au previously.

The store aims to bring a little piece of Sweden to Sydney, with durable gear in classic Scandinavian designs made in sustainable materials (think recycled wool, recycled polyester & PFC-free waterproofing) to inspire individuals to get out into nature. The store will feature a complete range of the best-selling and iconic Kånken rucksack and daily fika will be on offer those who want a little break from the busy Sydney streets.

Susan Park, ANZ Brand Manager for Fjällräven says, “We have been looking forward to opening this store for a long time now and we’re so pleased to now be able to offer the Fjällräven experience here in Sydney. Fjällräven is perfect for design conscious Sydneysiders looking for a sustainable, non-fast fashion solution for their active lifestyles. Whether it’s a weekend hike or a ski trip or just something functional for your everyday commute, there is truly something for everyone. The store will offer a tailored range of our award-winning outdoor apparel and equipment with our knowledgeable team to offer their expertise & advice.”

To celebrate the launch Fjällräven are giving away a $500 store voucher. Just visit the store before October 1 and upload a post to Instagram (tagging @fjallraven_au and hashtaging #FjallravenAU) to go into the running to win.

Source: Fjällräven

Santa Monica Pop's Up in Sydney This Spring

This spring Sydneysiders will be able to feed their culinary souls with a taste of laid-back Santa Monica living without leaving home as LA’s beach city pops up at the luxurious Pier One Sydney Harbour.

Set to launch 22 September 2019, Santa Monica at Pier One Sydney Harbour will bring the beach city to life along the iconic waterfront with a curated menu of SoCal-style food and beverages and live cooking demonstrations from award-winning Santa Monica chefs, free wellness and fitness experiences, an organic mini- farmers market and live music sunset sessions.

“We are thrilled to bring a taste of Santa Monica soul to Pier One Sydney Harbour,” said Misti Kerns, President/CEO of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT). “Aussies share a similar mindset to Santa Monica residents, particularly with our focus on health and wellness, laid back lifestyle and love of fresh food, and that’s ultimately what we considered when planning the calendar of events.”

Three renowned Santa Monica chefs will travel to Australia for culinary collaborations with The Gantry Head Chef Thom Gorringe, recently awarded One Hat in the Good Food Guide. Visiting Chefs from Santa Monica include; Chef Josiah Citrin, two-star Michelin Chef and owner of California’s highly-acclaimed Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, Openaire and Dave’s Doghouse restaurants ; Chef Raphael Lunetta, ‘Top Chef’ judge, California Chef of the Year, Owner and Chef Proprietor at Santa Monica institutions Lunetta and Lunetta All Day; and Chef Govind Armstrong of ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Iron Chef’ fame, Executive Chef of Santa Monica icon The Lobster, and the chef behind 8oz Burger Bar and Post and Beam.

No doubt, visitors to Santa Monica at Pier One Sydney Harbour will be inspired to visit Los Angeles’ beach city. A trip to Santa Monica is up for grabs each week of the activation, thanks to Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, United Airlines and 7Travel. For a chance to win, visitors to the activation will be encouraged to snap a pic and tag on Instagram using #santamonicasydney

Source: Santa Monica at pier One