Sydney’s Fashion Weekend launches with a media and VIP opening night

Sydney’s fashionista’s descended upon the Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park for the opening of Fashion Weekend Sydney on Thursday 14 May 2015.

Key guests including Jennifer Hawkins, Tegan Martin, Renae Ayris, Sophie Monk, Samantha Wills and Kate Waterhouse enjoyed cocktails and canapés at the Minchinbury Pop Bar before heading into the opening runway show, showcasing some of Australia’s best and most talented designers. The vibe was powerful, with the full scale runway production rivalling that of a Fashion Week show, with guests mesmerized by the fantastic designs and great production.

Guests were also able to browse the amazing discounts on offer from brands such as Samantha Wills, By Johnny, Ashkar, Ginger and Smart and Nicola Finetti whilst also being pampered at the Nude By Nature makeover stall.

For more information about Fashion Weekend, visit the website at

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The Ferrari and Tod’s host a VIP night at Westfield Sydney

On Monday 23 March 2015, ytd, on behalf of Tod’s and Ferrari Maserati Sydney, hosted The Ferrari California T and Tod’s for Ferrari Showcase Aperitivo at the Level 3 Atrium in Westfield Sydney.

Tod’s and Ferrari, two of the world’s most prestigious and iconic brands, are both symbols of Made in Italy and known and loved all over the world. The exclusive partnership brought yet another sophisticated collection that is deeply rooted in the most authentic Italian tradition of craftmanship. An exclusive line defined by traits borrowed from the racing circuit, further refined by that unmistakable shade of red and Tod’s traditional precision in the production of exquisite leather goods.

Following the Aperitivo guests were invited to a VIP Shopping Night at the Tod’s Boutique to launch the new SS15 Tod’s for Ferrari Collection for men and inaugural women’s collection.

The partnership between Tod’s and Ferrari continues into the new SS15 Collection, a partnership that beautifully combines two luxury brands that are both symbols of Made in Italy and known and loved all over the world.

The Ferrari California T and Tod’s for Ferrari Showcase was present for two days Monday, March 23rdTuesday, March, 24th 2015 at the Level 3 Atrium in Westfield Sydney.

The Tod’s Ferrari Gommino is sold for $645 at:

Tod’s Westfield Sydney,

Level 3, Shop 3035,

188 Pitt Street,

Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: 02 8203 0901

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Wintergarden opens in the CBD with the best food vendors in town

On 20 March 2015, a group of food bloggers and media were treated to a degustation lunch at Wintergarden – a food-court and retail haven in Sydney’s CBD.  This upmarket food court not only offers the city’s tastiest treats, but services and retailers to save you rushing around during your work day. The Wintergarden is open now so get down and explore this glasshouse of food and greenery as Sydney begins to cool down.

The Wintergarden houses nine food tenants, serving everything from sushi to slow-cooked lamb, as well a few other residents designed to make your life easier. There’s a dry cleaner, and shoe repairer, a newsagent and naturally – a barber.

Chur Express, one of Wintergarden’s most popular food vendor, makes burgers that are consistently voted one of Sydney’s best. Chur Express sold over a massive 350 burgers on their first day of trading! Try a laksa from CBD Noodles – its co-proprietor Seong was the first man to bring this town’s favourite soup to Sydney over 30 years ago! Japanese food vendor Sushi Hub bring you the freshest in traditional sashimi and salads, bento boxes, maki rolls, Nigiri and soup.

A wintergarden wouldn’t be complete without fresh fruit and vegetables. And that’s exactly what Top Juice provide; made-to-order green drinks, nutritional juices, smoothies and protein shakes. Indulgent yoghurt and chocolate dipped strawberries are also available for the almost-guilt-free treat!

For a taste of Central America, Los Vida offers the best of fresh and authentic Mexican food. For a caffeine hit Crema at the Garden coffees will awaken the senses. They also have sweet and savoury treats to tantalise your taste buds. Named after the oldest thoroughfare on Manhattan Island that connected the farmlands to the heart of the city, Bowery Lane offers homely, seasonal food amidst a New York style cocktail bar and diner.

Artisan bread-makers Sonoma supply Soul Origin with their scrumptious baguettes. Buy one of their fresh salads for a healthy lunch. The Wintergarden Deli also sells wild salads and rustic frittatas. Not to mention their famous Nutella frappe (pictured).

Explore the Wintergarden now at 1 O’Connell Street Sydney and take a journey into a new CBD experience. Relax and enjoy the best of Sydney’s freshest food vendors within this beautiful atrium.

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Japanese bar Goros launches in Surry Hills

On 4 December 2014, Goros, a new Japanese bar located at Mary Street Surry Hills (at the former Taylors on Central Hotel site) hosted media and VIP guests for their official opening night.

The venue is run by the hospitality group Solotel, the company behind great bars such as the Opera Bar, Quay Bar, Clock Hotel, Courthouse and Riverbar in Brisbane, in partnership with a Japanese man called Goro. Goro recites his tale on leaving Japan and coming to Australia on the Goros website.

Surry Hills is quickly becoming ‘the place’ to be Sydney. It is away from the lockout area. Goros is the perfect venue to unwind, eat great food, drink great beer, sake and most importantly, have fun.

At Goros, the alcohol list is exceptional. From Japanese sake to cocktails with a twist, Goro’s offers drinks that won’t be found anywhere else (including their mango beer). When it comes to food, it is not design to share. The menu features traditional Japanese street food such as yakitori, karaage and gyoza – all delivered in small, ready-to-eat servings – no cutting involved. For lunchtime visitors, bento boxes, hand rolls and donburi of the day are also available. 

This brand new venue is in stark contrast to the pub furnishings, pool tables, and poker room of the previous tenant. The interior of Goros is filled with items collected from Goro’s exotic world travels – family photos, souvenirs and a mish mash of Japanese paraphernalia. Television screens with Iron Chef, baseball and the incredible game show that brought Goro to Sydney are on repeat – there’s always something to watch.

Goros will be open Monday to Saturday until late. Visit for more information about the menu and Goros, the man himself!

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