Risque Revue Launch at Slide

Oxford Street’s cabaret venue Slide launched its latest production Risque Revue on Wednesday 6 August 2014. Following in the footsteps of its last show El Circo, this sexy neo-burlesque production is set in the heart of Paris and consisted of five multi-skilled female performers plus one male. It features aerial performance, ballet, pole dance, live vocals, feather fan dance, a seductive bath routine and more.The show, directed and choreographed by James Taylor (Royal Ballet,Sydney Dance Company), and includes state of the art lighting effects, exquisite costuming, audacious aerial routines, ballet, erotic shadow projection, live vocals, dance numbers and a blazingly sexy soundtrack to create a show unparalleled in Australia. James is also credited with creating the all-male burlesque Voyeur which continues its sell-out run at Slide after almost a year. Credit also goes to the show creator Marc Kuzma, costumier Brendan Hay and producer Jeremy Brennan of the Slide Lounge.The female stars include: French ballet star and fashion model Aude Florentin; Miss Pole Dance NSW 2013 and the girl featured in Madonna’s videoclip for Sorry, Kat Morsia; the beautiful young lady who recently transformed herself from a Star Wars burlesque dancer to a Tokyo Disneyprincess, Olivia Cianci; aerialist and model Angelique Brown; classically trained dancer Simonne Smiles; and international aerialist and Pasha dancer Lauren Kyle who was the star of the show with her bath tub routine.

The sole male performer who recently played Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show, Brendan irving, demonstrated his multi-talented skills in acting, singing, aerial performances and dancing during most of the night.

Guests enjoyed a range of French inspired canapés that even included snails! Guests were also spoilt with FVodka cocktails including:
• French Martini (Classic fruity, and sweet)
Made with F Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple juice
• The Can-Can (So classic, so kinky, so French)
Made with F Vodka, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and dry vermouth
• Champagne Shower (Don’t pour it on yourself, it gets sticky)
Made with F Vodka, Blue curaçao, Cinnamon schnapps, topped with Champagne
• When Doves Cry (Creamy, silky, velvety, and pearly)
Made with F Vodka, Chambord, White creme de cacao, raspberry syrup and fresh cream
• Catwalk (Long, red, and sexy)
Made with F Vodka, Chambord, Cointreau, Strawberries, Basil, and cranberry juice

The event was celebrity packed including: model and winner of The Face Australia 2014, Olivia Donaldson; actor, signer and dancer from The Great Gatsby, Jack and Jill and the Scrying, Kirby Burgess; cast members from Channel Ten’s TV series Wonderland, Emma Lung, Anna Bamford, Ben Mingay and Tim Ross; models Emily Green and Kirsty McKenzie; actor, musician and dancer on Little Orphan Trashley, Coral Mercer-Jones; actor from movies Vigilant! Healthy! Wholesome! and Side by Side, Kristina Brew; and fashion stylist Christopher Haggarty.

The public are invited to enjoy the show with a three course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Aymeric Saint-Lannes and full table service with an excellent selection of European wines and liqueurs. The menu includes lobster seafood bisque with Pernod foam, champagne and scallop au gratin to start, and an alternate drop of Atlantic salmon confit or prosciutto wrapped pork belly. The three courses will be served between the two act show and cost $89 plus booking fee.

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Yelp’s 10th Birthday Party

To celebrate Yelp’s 10th anniversary, Yelp Sydney partnered with the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel for a swashbuckling party on 15 July 2014. The theme was anything maritime with Snog The Frog Costumes & Fancy Dressproviding discounts on costume hire. Guests were treated to delicious bites, brilliant beverages and marvelous entertainment.

The bar served Wirra Wirra WinesLittle Creatures Brewing beers,Frangelico and Wild Turkey Spiced. Food included hot dogs and chips from the Snag Stand, authentic brazilian tastes from Ovo Cafe, pies from the Pie Society, and South African beef jerky from Biltong2Go.com.au, Desserts consisted of Twisted Frozen YoghurtByron Bay Cookies and cake pops from the Valhalla Dessert Bar . Entertainment was provided by Sydney DJ Hire and the burlesque dancer Miss Kelly Ann DollPix2Flix were there to capture those party moments in a flipbook. And for anyone where it all got too much, 3 Minute Angels where there to provide a massage and Revivol Hangover Relief tablets were available for hang over relief.

The star of the event was MasterChef season 4 contestant Kevin Perry who, despite coming in the top 24, still realised his food dream and opened up a business called Dinner’s Ready Australia. Dinner’s Ready supplies its customers with the groceries and recipes (that can be prepared in half an hour). The customer cooks the meal themselves. Nothing is pre-cooked because the philosophy of the business is that fresh is best.

Everyone who checked in on the Yelp app got a free Yelp aluminium drink bottle or wharfie gloves.

The evening was an opportunity for Yelp to throw the spotlight on some wonderful local businesses and brands. — at Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

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Enter Live @ The COTA Gallery

The last time I went to a bar (where I was not attending an event) a group of corporate guys approached my married friend and I and bought us drinks. Soon after the conversation started, the guy who showed an interest in me decided to remove his shirt and suggest I go home with him. At that point, I did not know whether to be more shocked with his forwardness or embarrassed by his toplessness. When I informed him I was not going to do that, he told me I was high-maintenance, a princess, and suggested I go home because I am boring. Being continuously disappointed with the quality of men in bars, I got up and left. My married friend who had left (quite annoyed) a few minutes earlier told me that his friends had asked her whether she had cheated on her husband and when she told them she hadn’t, asked whether she would consider it.


On 6 June 2014 I attended the first Enter Live event held at the COTA Gallery in Surry Hills. Enter Live is the brainchild of Adam Walmsley and Oscar Narvaez. It is a mix between a club, bar and house party held in unique locations around Sydney. The aim is to bring friends together to enjoy good music without the entrance fee of getting into a bar, adhering to certain dress standards, lining-up for drinks, lockouts, and sleazy one-night stand men. These invitation only events allow invitees to bring their friends along. Once these friends are introduced to the group and trusted, they are invited to the next event where they can bring their own friends.


Adam Walmsley has been involved in music production and DJing for more than five years. His first success was in 2008 with an electro house group called Destroy Disco. They released records and remixes on record labels around the world including Dj A-Trak’s (One half of Duck Sauce) label Fools Gold, Secure Recordings, Southern Fried and Australian labels Klub Kids and an array of others. Adam then went on to produce music under his solo guise Adamwah. His taste in house music flows towards the deeper end of the spectrum. He has had various remixes and original records released consistently since 2010.



Oscar Narvaez has music running through his veins. He spent time in the US learning his DJing craft before returning to Australia and performing under the name Oscar de Lima. His style is nothing but groovy, solid, no fuss house music. He plays regularly around Sydney and has been producing some really solid music.


At the event, attendees drank wine, mingled and danced at the COTA Gallery while admiring the art of the talented Lauren Webster. Courtesy of the Artist (COTA) also has a shop (in addition to the gallery) in The Strand Arcade in Sydney and they specialise in one off handmade jewellery.


Enter Live will be throwing these intimate parties regularly around Sydney in locations where most people would not think to party at: think rooftops, art galleries, cafés, record stores, bike shops and warehouses. The sky’s the limit! Enter Live’s next invitation only event will be held at Burdekin Hotel on 28 June 2014.


If events like this take-off, the girls of Sydney will have an avenue for meeting guys away from the sleaziness of the bar and clubs scene. — at COTA Gallery, 10B Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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