Thursday, November 29, 2012

New pool bar cost serious BACCHAS

When the entrance to an event is flanked by a Lamborghini, a soaring travertine marble stair case (complete with glowing lanterns) and a human chandelier pouring Moët for your arrival, you know you’re in for quite the gig.

Hundreds of Brisbane’s pretty people flocked to last Friday night’s launch of the highly anticipated bar, restaurant and what the PR folk like to call ‘pool concept,’ BACCHUS at South bank, which without doubt gets the gong for most extravagant party of 2012.

Hosted by Masterchef’s Matt Preston (and I’m guessing sponsored by Moët & Chandon, GQ, Lamborghini Brisbane and Canturi) the night attracted an A-list crowd including; Kate Miller-Heidke, John Kilroy and fiancé Elena Yusim, Jamie Charman, Coffee King John Lazarou, Margaux and Corey Parker, Designer George Wu, hairdresser to the fabulous Carole Haddad and AFI nominated Alex Dimitriades.

There was a never-ending but impressive food and drinks cavalry elegantly accompanied by champagne parlour acrobats, fire performers and bubble babes in the pool with a five-minute fireworks display officially marking the launch of the new venue.

The food’s amaze, the cocktails are extraordinary and the setting is incredible.  Yes. I gush and I apologise. I usual only do so over a new pair of Louboutins but this place is the shiz.



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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Real Housewife's serious 90210 walk-in

Apologies to those who aren't fans, but the RHW tragics (um, me) are delighted The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hit US and Oz screens this week. 

OTT RHWBH reality star Lisa Vanderpump likes it all big. Big house, big hair, big personality but most of all she loves an even bigger walk-in.

Her new 90210 home debuted on Tuesday night's season premier and her massive department store-like wardrobe is gargantuan. 

Vanderpump's master suite is ultra-feminine and includes a huge bedroom, vanity area and swish bathroom (where there's a flat-screen TV that turns into a mirror) in addition to his and hers robes.

In the first episode Lisa claims they have 'downsized' but there is no shortage of fabulousness in her new Beverly Hills home.

'I got a chance to start from scratch, so I created something that I would be happy to live in,' she said told E Online. 'So, I created a little girl's dream.'

For more picture's of Lisa and Ken's new house go to Bravo TV.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

What's next for Tamara Mellon?

When Tamara Mellon strutted from Jimmy Choo in November last year, pocketing a widely reported payout of approximately $135 million, she did so without too much fuss. In lieu of an official statement she Tweeted her 12,000 plus followers, thanking them for their support and signing off with, 'I will keep you posted.'

Despite no further official or unofficial statements Mellon hasn't exactly become a wallflower. Last month she attended the gala openings of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet, lunch at the Four Seasons for Barbra Streisand, a screening at the Museum of Modern Art of a documentary about the legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland and the NY Fashion Week show of Kimberly Ovitz (the daughter of her boyfriend, Michael Ovitz).

This marathon schedule includes speaking engagements and her love life all being chronicled by several publications and bloggers and is probably a reflection of her full-time move from London to New York about a year ago.

'There is so much going on here, it's exhausting,' Mellon told The New York Times recently over lunch at Fred's (the ninth-floor dining room at Barneys New York). 'When you first move it's slightly overwhelming. You get so many invitations that you have four different things to go to in a night. That's a big difference from London, where you might have one good thing every couple of weeks.'

Mellon finally seems eager to talk about her life post Choo. She is writing a book described by her as a nonfiction 'entrepreneur story,' to be published by Penguin Press next year and there's also talk of her testing other aspects of the fashion business and perhaps building a lifestyle brand.

No matter what's next on her agenda there is no doubt it will be well narrated.

Want more?  Follow her on Twitter or read the full New York Times article here.

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