UE Megaboom by Ultimate Ears launches in Sydney

The next-generation portable wireless speaker, UE Megaboom, launched in Sydney at Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool on Wednsesday 24 January 2015.

UE Megaboom is an enhanced version of its predcessor, the UE Boom. It has freakishly amazing 360 degree sound with deep, heart pounding bass, it is completely waterproof (rather than being water resistent) with IPX7 certification, it has a 30 minute bluetooth range, it has a 30 hour battery life and there is a free UE Megaboom app for IOS and Android that provides additional cool features such as musical alarm, fully customised sound and remote control on and off.

The young and trendsetting celebrities that attended the launch included Olympic Swimmer Liesel Jones, selfie king Kurt Coleman, X-Factor contestant Adrien Nookadu, Saturday Disney’s Teigan Nash and Candice Dixon, Channel 7’s Bring Sexy Back Cameron Byrnes, fashion designer Troy Pes, Big Borther Contestant Jake Richardson, Popstars contestant Arnott Olsen and Home and Away star Phillipa Northeast.

The General Manager of Ultimate Ears, Rory Dooley, flew in from San Francisco for the event and made a special presentation including the submerging of a UE Megaboom in a fishbowl while it was playing music. This was followed by members of the Australian synchronised swimming team preforming in the pool downstairs holding UE Megabooms and two bubble dancers performing inside floating clear balls.

The UE Megaboom will be available in Australian stores (such as JB Hi-fi, Harvey Norman and Dick Smith Electronics) from the middle of February 2015 and will retail at about $350.

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Waterford Polo in the City series kicks off at Sydney’s Centennial Park

The Waterford Crystal Polo in the City series, now in its ninth year, kicked off at Mission Field, Centennial Park on Saturday 15 November 2014.

Polo is a sport that has been around for about 2,000 years. Ruki Baillieu and Janek Gazecki established Polo Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd in 2006 to introduce polo to a broader audience, promote professional polo players and attract new players to the sport. Polo Enterprises spends the whole year organising the Polo in the City series, which is Australia’s only national polo series and one of the largest in the world.

At this year’s annual Sydney event, attendees got to witness Australia’s best professional polo players compete for the Waterford Trophy. The day featured polo matches, a fashion on the field competition for both men and women, divot stomping, the women’s and men’s barefoot dash, a lucky door prize, and the best ex-racehorse competition.

I witnessed all the days activities from the comfort of the glamorous VIP Waterford Crystal marquee where I spent the day sipping Winston Churchill’s favourite champagne, Pol Roger, from Waterford Crystal champagne glasses while mingling with celebrities and polo players.

The celebrities who attended the event included Jennifer Hawkins, Camilla Frank, Guy Sebastian, Neale Whitaker, Darren Palmer, Buck Palmer, Terry Biviano and husband Anthony Minichiello.

Polo in the City matches are also held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. There are also Polo by the Sea events held around Australia. For more information visit http://www.polointhecity.com.

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NW Magazine celebrates their 21st Birthday Bash at the Boom Box room in Marquee, The Star.

Internationally renowned Real Housewife of Beverly Hills and New Weekly (NW) Columnist, Brandi Glanville, flew in to Sydney (two days earlier) to attend the 21st birthday party of NW Magazine held at the Boom Box room in Marquee, The Star on Thursday 13 November 2014. She was joined by over 200 Australian celebrities, media and industry VIPs to make it a night of nights.

The MCs for the event were NOVA’s radio duo, Fitzy and Wippa, who interviewed Brandi on stage. She revealed to them that the upcoming season “is more physical than it’s ever been”.

Other Australian celebrities also wanted to talk to her. They all waited patiently for their turn and some even came prepared with a copy of her books, Drinking and Dating and Drinking and Tweeting, for her to autograph. One of the celebrities who was photographed talking to her was Richard Wilkins. Later on she let her hair down on the dance floor dancing to a number of songs including Taylor Swift’s, Shake it off.

The Australian celebrities who attended the event included: Didier Cohen, Samantha Jade, Richard and Christian Wilkins, Tully Smythe, Tim Dormer; Mia Morrissey, Carissa Walford, Imogen Anthony, Big Brother’s Aisha McKinnon, Katie Schepis, Tom Mackay, Jake Richardson and Lisa Clark; Bachelorettes Mary O’Neil and Rachel Smith, Courtney Dober, Jeff Lack; Nikki Goldstein; Michael Brown; Milly Gattegno, Erin Holland, Krit, and Paulini Curuenavuli

Guests were treated to a selection of alcoholic beverages and canapés. The dance floor quickly filled up and guests danced the night away with Imogen Anthony putting on a show of her own.

And if you were wondering at all where was Wally that night. He was also partying at NW Magazine’s 21st birthday bash.

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The Star’s Sky Terrace roof top bar opens again for summer

The Star’s roof top bar, the Sky Terrace, opened again for the second year running on 31 October 2014 for summer.

The official launch party was held the night before the public opening (30 October 2014) with celebrities Laura Dundovic and Richard Wilkinson (and two of his children) in attendance.

Sydneysiders now have the opportunity to enjoy sunset drinks, great food, summer tunes and the best views of city skyline from the large balcony of the Star Event Centre.

Sky Terrace visitors can enjoy a range of cocktails, wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. In addition to the beverage menu is a range of bar food options including Spiced Corn Chips with Pea Guacamole, Philadelphia Cheese Steak, Chicken Quesadillas and Sushi. Further, there will be a weekly rotating menu from one of The Star’s award-winning signature restaurants, Balla, BLACK by ezard, Sokyo, Momofuku Seiōbo, and Fat Noodle.

There will also be an impressive line-up of musical talent, delivering the ultimate summer playlist with everything from hip-hop to soul and electronica.

The Sky Terrace will also be the official bar of the Sydney Festival with live music nightly from a range of local and international talent.

The Sky Terrace is located on level 3 of The Star at 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009. For direct access to Sky Terrace, take the elevator direct to level 3 from The Star’s Pirrama Road entrance.

The Sky Terrace will be open from Thursday to Sunday 5pm to late and daily from 6pm for the Sydney Festival (6-26 January 2015).

For access to a range of discounts across The Star’s accommodation and food and beverage offering, visitors to Sky Terrace are invited to sign up for The Star’s free to join rewards program – Absolute Social.

For more information visit www.star.com.au

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