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Elitis Moko Wallpaper

February 4th, 2014

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At first when my interior designer came to my house and suggested the Elitis Moko wallpaper from France, I was skeptical.

I thought about it for a while and decided to take a bold plunge into the very creative and daring world of my designer.

It was the best thing I did.

Every single day I walk past the wall and love it more and more. It honestly is the best part of my home now and when guests come over, they too instantly fall in love.

It’s a flamboyant baroque style, with bright rich colours and a beautiful mosaic texture thanks to the thick vinyl. I think the perfect word to now describe my foyer would be ostentatious.

Thank you Seneca Textiles, Paddington for making my foyer absolutely glorious. It sets a mood every time I walk into my home.

Basil Soda – Ready To Wear – Spring/Summer 2014

September 30th, 2013

The BASIL SODA woman is exploring new grounds this season, in search of a lighter attitude and a sense of freshness.

Explosions of color, sleek tailoring and exuberant shapes compliment a youthful state of mind for an effortless look.  Modern geometric cuts are inspired by different techniques of folding and pleating. Splashes of stone and metal embroideries add streaks of lively colors. The various range of unexpected fabrics create an interesting palette to play with such as; perforated cottons, abstract floral prints, unconventional laces, along with silk satins and crepe georgettes adding a touch of romanticism embellishment that compliments metal rose accessories hugging the body.

BASIL SODA Spring/Summer 2014 provides every aspect of a modern day woman’s life, from day-wear to signature evening-wear.

www.basilsoda.com

If you just happen to be in Paris between the 28th of Sept and 2nd of Oct 2013, you can view the full collection at Hôtel SAINT JAMES / PARIS.

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Peugeot’s Le Moulin d’Olivier Roellinger Pepper Mill

November 11th, 2011

Durable, flexible and versatile to create fresh, custom grinds daily, world renowned three Michelin Stars French Chef Olivier Roellinger and Peugeot teamed up to create a mill to meet even the most sophisticated culinary needs!

With Peugeot’s rich history in salt and pepper mill innovation and design and Roellingers culinary expertise in spices and seasoning, the final product would undoubtedly be functional, durable and elegant. In other words – this is what to get the King or Queen of your kitchen for Christmas.

Available in a traditional chocolate or contemporary gloss red and crafted from a solid square block of beach wood, Peugeot and Roellingers collaboration mill stands 13cm tall and features a hollowed drawer which collects the ground spice. The drawer’s features lightly curved corners to ensure spice residue does not get stuck in the drawer’s corners. With the drawer removed, the mill will distribute pepper directly over the dish. Fully adjustable for a finer or coarser grind, you can grind away to suit your needs.

Made in France utilising the highest quality materials, Peugeot’s precise manufacturing techniques ensure each and every mill delivers a lifetime of trouble free use. As such, the durability of Peugeot grinding mechanisms is proudly reflected by an unmatched true lifetime guarantee.

Peugeot’s Le Moulin d’Olivier Roellinger 13cm chocolate and gloss red pepper mills are available at David Jones and Myer for $139.95 each.

Antonia Paris Fashion Influenced By European Style

April 8th, 2011

ANTONIA PARIS is a Sydney-based fashion designer who, since graduating from the Fashion Business Intelligence Private College and attending ESMOD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode) in Sydney, has developed a growing label that continues to revamp itself.

ANTONIA PARIS has a love of great design and has always designed for the confident, nonchalant woman. The inspiration from this ANTONIA PARIS woman led to her first collection, which was shown in Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2008, Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2008, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2008 and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009.

This year ANTONIA PARIS returns to the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week with vigor, showcasing her 2011/2012 Spring Summer collection.

Her passion for design and her love of travelling enabled her to expand her fashion vision. She has travelled through China, South Africa, Dubai, New-York, Los Angeles, Italy and France just to name a few.

Her first collection was influenced by European style, which was again a key theme for her follow up collection focusing on timeless Parisian style. Her eye for quality fabric and upcoming trends from the international runway has helped her develop the ANTONIA PARIS label into what it is today.

Previously the collections were available only on a made-to-order basis. However, ANTONIA PARIS is expanding her brand with the upcoming collection to be stocked in stores and available through her online store, accessible at www.antoniaparis.com.

St-Germain Elderflow Liqueur – A Summer MUST HAVE!

December 13th, 2010

A drink that I simply can’t get enough of is St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur.

This is honestly one of the most deliciously luxurious beverages I have ever used to mix, or drink purely on ice. First thing you will notice is the opulent glass bottle with Art-Deco/Gothic-esque lid and labeling. But there it alot more to this drink then just the bottle.

St-Germain is the creation of Robert J Cooper, founder of Cooper Spirits International - the same company that brought one of the other fabulous alcoholic beverages, Chambord.

Made with the very fragile and beautifully scented European Elderflowers, it is the first liqueur in the World to use Elderflowers in this capacity. Many of us have had Elderflower cordial, but St-Germain cannot be compared to it. St-Germain is smooth, clean and defined. St-Germain is unique in every sense of the word.

When you open the bottle, the aroma is simply irresistible. Lychees, musk and honeydew melon is probably the first thing that comes to mind.

One of the delicious concoctions I use St-Germain is:

- 2 Shots of Champagne, Sparkling Wine or Sauvignon Blanc,

- 1 Shot St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

- Top up with 2 shots of soda or sparkling water

- Mix in a tall ice filled glass, and garnish with a lemon twist

I also love to put a shot of it on it’s own to a glass of Champagne. It’s so delicious!

Don’t just take it from me, try it for yourself and I guarantee you will fall in love with this French beauty.

Available to purchase from the website: www.vanguardluxurybrands.com

Noble Wine Of The Week – The Money Spider Roussanne

November 2nd, 2010

Reviewed by Stewart Noble from WineWithoutBS.com.au for AdrianErdedi.com

On a recent visit to McLaren Vale I dropped by the d’Arenberg cellar door and tasted my way through their extensive range of wines. I was instantly won over with just a few sips of this French grape varietal that is far from being a commonly made single varietal in Australia. Even in its country of origin, France, it is more commonly seen in blended wines than as a single varietal wine.

The story behind the name ‘The Money Spider’ comes from the discovery of this actual species of spider being found all over the grapes from the 2000 vintage. This led to that vintage being scrapped but the spiders soon moved on and the wine has been named after their fleeting visit to the vineyard a decade ago.

This wine has a lovely light golden colour and a rather unique aroma that includes pleasant hints of honey and fruit, but bang in the middle is this rather funky smell that I hope doesn’t put people off. Once tasted I am sure many consumers will get over the aroma as it is just such a lovely wine to drink. It has flavours of honey and citrus fruit which balance nicely.

d’Arenberg – 2008 The Money Spider Roussanne
Price - $20 rrp available from selected retailers
Region - McLaren Vale, South Australia
Final sip - I thoroughly enjoyed this unique wine and found it a refreshing change from the commercially popular white wines. d’Arenberg themselves have actually sold out of the 2008 vintage and the 2009 vintage only recently became available. The 2009 vintage is pretty similar, yet d’Arenberg say the 09 is ‘better than the 08′, then again, they would say that wouldn’t they! I’ll just say that If you see either vintages on the shelves of your favourite retailer I strongly recommend you pick one up and give it a try!

www.WineWithoutBS.com.au

Attn MEN: Shopping For Suits Made Easy. Don’t Leave The House.

September 2nd, 2010

Forget buying your tailor made suits overseas! Thanks to Pernac, you can now buy great quality, tailor made suits at home.  Literally! Pernac.com.au allows you to design and create your own suits that fit you perfectly.  Whether you need suits for work, a fashionable suit for the races, something to get married in, or even a new coat or shirt, it can all be done online with a click of your mouse. For me that’s heaven – because I hate buying suits – I don’t have the patience to stand there waiting to pin me up!

Pernac.com.au allows you to choose from hundreds of high quality fabrics and style options.  The site lets you build the exact garment you want. Want a fitted three button suit jacket with double vents?  No problem. Prefer a two button jacket with a peak lapel? That’s fine. You’d rather have no back pockets on your pants and a brightly coloured jacket lining? Simply tick the box. It’s simple, quick and I get exactly what I want! EXACTLY.

For perfect tailoring you can visit the Pernac shop in Melbourne or a measuring partner in other states and be professionally measured. You think it’s going to be expensive right? Traditionally yes, but the guys at Pernac can create the average tailor made suit which costs the same as a similar quality, off the rack suit. It’s really a no-brainer because you get exactly what you want!

French men have been buying their tailor made Pernac suits for many years now.  Marc Corley brought Pernac to Australia and runs the Australian division of the business. “This is great for men who really don’t enjoy shopping.” Explains Marc, “They can get measured up once and then re-order new suits, shirts and jackets from their computer without ever having to venture out to a shopping centre.”

Whether your body shape resembles that of a giraffe or a hippo, Pernac can make you quality clothing that fits perfectly and doesn’t cost the earth.

Hop on to www.pernac.com.au today and step into something that truly fits – I’ve done it and I’m EXTREMELY impressed.

World’s First, Best And Most Innovative Toaster By Magimix

May 27th, 2010

An absolute world first, a glass toaster! It’s genius and I love it.

Magimix, a French brand has made the revolutionary toaster. It is made of glass on the sides so you can monitor the bread as it toasts. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t use it for that, to me it’s more of an eye catching thing that looks great!

Due to hit our Australian stores later this year, it will set you back roughly $300, but a price in Australia is not concrete yet.

Have a look at the video below to get a good idea of it.

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Meet The Charismatic Geoff Field From 2Day FM

May 17th, 2010

Geoff Field invited me to the Austereo studios at World Tower to do the interview you’ll read below. I was really excited to meet him, because I had heard his voice pretty much every working day for the past 8 or so years, when I first started listening to Kyle and Jackie O.

I went to the 16th floor and rang the door bell to the studio. Out came the very enthusiastic and very kind Geoff Field, greeting me and welcoming me into the 2Day FM family. He introduced me to the Groupie Receptionist Sonja who was also pleasant and welcoming. A tour around the amazing office, introducing me to all the staff. He showed me the Kyle and Jackie O and also the Hamish & Andy studios. Then it was to his little studio, where Geoff showed me how he does his job. I was so intrigued and excited to see how it all works and comes together – and he was so happy to show it to me.

The 2Day FM office and studio is so impressive, Geoff told me the story about Rihanna when she was here. She said that of all the radio stations she has been to around the world, 2Day FM by far had the best studios!

After we grabbed a couple of cold drinks, we headed up to the roof top to start the interview. It was a beautiful sunny day. A relaxed Geoff, immaculately dressed, with his distinct Porsche sunglasses on, we sat in the sun and caught up on everything GEOFF FIELD…

What are you doing at the moment – projects, work and other bit and pieces?

I’m working on Hamish & Andy which I’m enjoying so much! I also do a segment once a week on Kerri-Anne; I do a lot of charity work too which I love! I work with Miracle Babies, which is for babies which are born premature, to raise money for them. I also do things like City to Surf, dinners, The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation and people living with HIV, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and also Breast Cancer! So that keeps me very busy. I’m also doing a Youth Off The Street with Ellie Mobbs who works here at 2Day FM. It all keeps me very busy!

There has been many rumors about you leaving the Kyle and Jackie O show – please clear it up for us!!

I’ve just recently moved off Kyle and Jackie O over to Hamish & Andy which I’m enjoying very much. Six years of breakfast and getting up at 3am was tiring.

I had some great experiences on the show, I got married to my partner Jason, live radio and live TV, I’ve been thrown out of an airplane at 4000 feet, I’ve read the news in a pool of sharks, I’ve been hung off the side of Center Point Tower, I’ve been dropped in the desert and had to find my own way back so working breakfast was great – but it’s time for a change. I enjoy my sleep-in’s and I love working with Hamish and Andy they are great!

Where is your favourite place to relax in Sydney?

My favorite place to relax in Sydney is DEFINITELY the Boy Charlton Pool. In Summer I just love going there and doing nothing all day, reading a book. I’m not really into beaches because I was spoilt as a child living on the South Coast, so in Summer Jason and I drive down to the South Coast a lot and go the beaches down there. I’m picky, so I love it because I don’t have to step over people like I do in Bondi Beach.

I also like to relax in Kirribilli, a Chinese Yum Cha Restaurant that is nice, and I also like to go to Doyle’s at Watson’s Bay. Oh – I also love Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair – Jason and I go there a lot for a walk and just sit in the sunshine and watch the world go by.

In terms of fashion, and home décor, is there anyone that influences you?

For the home, I don’t want to plug anyone, but have you heard of Kings Furniture? They design specifically for your house. Jason and I are about to move into a new house in Potts Point and I was told about Kings Furniture and I thought it was interesting because I could have the furniture made to my specific needs and the fact they are cleverly designed with built-in magazine racks and you can flip things around and turn it into a bed if you’ve got visitors.

Fashion wise, I’m an admirer of Peter Morrissey and Alex Perry, I know both of them through the show, I love some of the dresses Alex designs and I love some of the menswear Peter designs.

Is there a feature in your new place that you love most, or was something that made you want to buy it?

YES!!! I don’t want to brag, but it’s a fully renovated marble bathroom, that I can’t wait for! The bathroom I have now is a kind of 1960’s retro and I’m kind of over it! It’s going to be like staying at a nice hotel, so I’m very excited about it. Also looking forward to the kitchen. The kitchen we have now is a tiny little kitchen. If Jason is in there, and I’m in the kitchen, there is no room to even swing a cat or do anything. The new kitchen is really big – I don’t cook but still, it’s nice to be in the kitchen with Jason without feeling like I’m crowding in on his space.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Oh my God! My greatest extravagance is… Oh and I don’t want to sound vain… But it’s when I’m lucky enough… Every few years we fly over to Europe first class on Malaysian Airways. It’s not something I can do every year but I just love the experience of being up that end of the plane! It doesn’t happen every year let me tell you!

Another indulgence is a restaurant that we go to, which has had a lot of publicity recently because Pink went there, but I’ve been going there for 10 years, it’s called Beppi’s down in east Sydney. The same family has run it for 15 years or something. It’s just going there, and having a great Italian meal with a beautiful bottle of champagne. That is an extravagance.

Damn Pink went there and let the secret out and now to go there you have to book months ahead! But that’s alright.

What is something your mother and father always told you?

To respect people no matter who they are. To treat people how you would like to be treated. I think it’s simple and it works for me. Easy.

How did you get into radio?

I slept with boss.

NO!

EDIT!!! I’m joking!!!

How did I get into radio? Well I’d like to say I worked my guts out, went to University and did all the courses, but if you’d like to know the truth, my dad was best friends with the General Manager of the radio station in Nowra where I come from. So I got work experience there and I used to hang around like a bad smell. Seriously, they must have hated me because I would be there all the time. School holidays, weekends, whatever. Anyway I was basically offered a job, probably because they were so sick of me bugging them, so I went into radio, literally the day after I left school and I have never been out of a job in radio since. So I’m pretty happy with that.

What advice would you give someone going into this industry?

Persevere. Never give up. It’s that sort of industry where people often say “Call me back”, or “there’s nothing going at the moment”, so what you do is you keep on keeping on, you just bug them because it’s such a hard industry to get into.

There’s so many people wanting it and so few jobs and I have an example of a particular person who is now hosting their own radio show, they used to, like me I suppose, turn up for work experience and one day the announcer was sick and they put him on air. He now also has a great career. That’s the way to do it  – Never give up!

What do you think are the difference between Australian and European, American or Asian fashions?

I think Australia is great. Australian fashion is great because we cherry pick the best from whether it’s Italy, France, Europe, America or Britain, I’m no fashion expert but I certainly see enough fashion coming and going through this radio station. I’ve seen everyone from Lady Gaga to some of the great designers like Patricia Field for the Sex and the City girls, so I kind of watch from my studio.

I’m always fascinated, even at 6 in the morning, seeing people like Megan Gale or Jennifer Hawkins coming in, even at that hour of the morning they look wonderful. They are always wearing something that just looks great. That’s my thoughts on Australian fashion – we can look at the rest of the world, take the best of it and do our own stuff – and we do our own stuff so well.

What’s one thing you can’t leave home without?

I can’t leave home without my mobile phone! I can’t leave home without my sunglasses. That’s it. Predictable but easy.

If you were Clover Moore, what would be something you’d inject money into fixing?

First of all I think there is too much reliance on cars in this city, like to get to one end of George Street, not even in peak hour, is a nightmare, so I think a lot of people are going to hate me for this, but I think we should make it easier for cyclists. My partner Jason cycles to work everyday and I know people say, “Bloody cyclists they hold the traffic up!” but not if we build cycle lanes. We need a more efficient public transport system in the city itself, the light rail, Clover has been talking about light rail for years, come on Clover!! We can do it!! That’s the first thing I would do – fix up the transport.

Three pet hates?

1. People that don’t respect other people.

2. People that maliciously gossip. There’s a difference between having a gossip, but there’s nothing worse then saying something horrible about someone or an untruth.

3. Weak Governments. I’ll give you an example. I had so much faith in Kevin Rudd, the day after he was elected, I can remember being on a charity walk with Tania Plibersek and some of the other people from the Labor Government and I was so hopeful that we were going to have things change in this country like climate change, all the other things, and look what’s happened. He only just said that climate Change was the greatest challenge of the 21st Century, and now he has abandoned it. We need strong leadership and we need people with principles.

Where do you see yourself in a few years from now?

Hopefully still employed!! I’m enjoying what I’m doing at the moment because I have had a change from Kyle and Jackie O and I’m not doing Hamish & Andy which I love. I loved being on Kyle and Jackie O.

In a few years time, I’d love to be doing my own show, I’m not sure which station, or what the future holds, but in radio, you kind of live from one ratings to the other, thankfully I have been at 2Day FM for 12 years, and hopefully I’ll be here for a little while longer. But in the future I would like to do my own show because I am very opinionated on a lot of issues, so I suppose I would like to give it a go, but not just yet – I’m enjoying being a news reader.

Let’s talk about home life – who cooks more, who cooks less, who cleans, what’s the arrangement?

One word. JASON!

No we actually do have a good at home arrangement, because Jason cooks, he won’t let me near the kitchen. He’s tasted my cooking before and I… Well this is embarrassing, but when we first started living together, I said I would cook one night. I can’t believe I did this, but I went to Coles or Woolies, and I grabbed some mince meat product, which Jason keeps reminding me about, called Dinner Winner. I mixed it up and it was glug. Since that moment Jason said I was banned from the kitchen!

I do the cleaning, and the washing, so it kind of balances it out. We are like a husband and wife, but I’m not sure who the husband is or who the wife is!

Your time with Kyle and Jackie O, they have obviously had you do some crazy stuff. Has there ever been a time that you refused to do something?

It’s all my fault, because when I first started working with them on air, “I’m up for anything! Whatever you guys throw at me I’ll do it!” So I had myself to blame.

My theory was, if it doesn’t kill me, I’ll do it!

But seriously, for the most part of it, it was all in good fun, as I said earlier, I wouldn’t have sky dived if it wasn’t for them. There are times when you think “Oh my god!!!” but at the end of the day, I’ve done about 95% of the things they’ve said – I can’t even remember the things I said no to. Most of the time I did it.

I can remember one morning I had a crocodile and a massive lizard unleashed on me in the studio while I was reading the news, and also on April fools day, the entire news bulletin was sabotaged, with noises and incorrect grabs, including Ray Martin walking in and taking over the news! It was all good fun.

What is one of your greatest learnt?

It’s probably Karma, I think how you treat people eventually comes back on you, I think if you treat people well, life is pretty good. That’s my lesson learnt. Oh and the obvious one – don’t say yes to doing anything!!!

Have you ever been in a position where you have been abused, insulted or harassed for being gay?

I’ve been so lucky, I must be one of the luckiest people in the world because I haven’t. I know that there are a lot of people that really struggle with their sexuality, the work place and their family, but someone up there has blessed me because my family is fantastic. Even my 18 year old nephews, when they come down at Christmas, they are excited to see Jason and I, calling us both Uncle Geoffrey and Uncle Jason, they have only ever known us as their uncles. I think working in the entertainment industry has also made it a lot easier for me, because I know that is I were working on a building site or something, or some other industries, I’d be more inclined to keep my sexuality to myself.

I’m very aware of the fact people do have massive problems and all I can say to them is be honest – because honesty always wins in the end, and don’t hide, because if you keep it a secret, it’s just going to bubble up inside you. No one cares these days; people respect people for who they are.

www.GeoffField.com.au

Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney

March 22nd, 2010

I’d never been to Rockpool Bar and Grill in Sydney, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but my expectations were high considering the head chef is Neil Perry.

As we walked up the stairs of the American inspired art deco 1930′s skyscraper, the doors opened and we were greeted by the door man who escorted myself and and my 4 guests to the front desk where the maître d’ took us to to our table upstairs which was booked prior. When we sat, it was decided that upstairs wasn’t suitable, as the ambiance was very different to that of the ambiance downstairs where there are more people, more to look at, more hustle and bustle which adds to the experience. So we requested we be moved to the lower level. They moved us immediately to a table in the middle against the wall, which was perfect.

I sat in my big sumptuous seat and began to read the 59 page white wine menu. The French Pol Roger Brut for me, a bottle of the 2004 Tolbreck ‘The Steading’ from the Barossa Valley and a bottle of the 2008 Gembrook Hill from the Yarra Valley, all served in ‘Grape’ glasses by Riedel.

It took a while for our orders to be taken from the extensive menu, so we politely said we were ready to order.

For me, I had to start from the Cold Bar, ordering the Joselito Iberico Jamon, Trevelez Serrano Jamon, Jamondul Serrano Jamon Reserva, Fratelli Galloni Parma Prosciutto with pickles. Being Spanish and living in Spain, I had very high expectations that this quarto of Jamon and Proscuitto. It arrived presented beautifully. Perfect. Simply perfect. The distinct tastes and textures of each were on par with those of what I enjoyed in Spain. I consumed it teamed with the crusty bread served for all on the table. The guests I was with loved what they ordered too, the wood fire grilled baby octopus with Tarrator dressing and marinated radicchio and the charcoal roast king prawns, split and marinated.

Looking around the restaurant, you will notice it looks quite busy, people rushing around and lots of movement. At closer observation, you will notice all this rushing is the staff. There are so many people on the floor working, tending to every single need of the guest, which really showed me how individual the service was.

In good time between courses came our mains. I get the crispy leatherjacket fillets with “Crazy Water”. Everyone else at my table got rib-eye o the bone and T-bone. We also ordered the hand cut fat chips, a Radicchio, Cos and Endive Salad and the charcoal oven roast pumpkin and sweet potato with garlic yoghurt and burnt butter.

As I dropped my knife onto the fillet of the Leatherjacket, it literally just fell through the batter and fish. First bite I took was a medley of tastes and textures. Crispy batter, but the fish just melted away, with the “Crazy Water” which is chopped tomato, garlic and basil. Three different tastes work in unison to create perfection, yet again. The hand cut fat chips are just that – fat. They are delicious and have just the right amount of rock salt. The pumpkin and sweet potato is definately something you must get. Delectable.

My guests thoroughly enjoyed their meats, with a large range of condiments to accompany. One guest Steve, got his medium-rare rib-eye which arrived still moving, it was too under cooked. We requested it be medium-rare as originally stated. It was taken away and sorted out immediately. He only waited 5 or so minutes to have it rectified.

After letting our meals process, and a few more glasses of wine, we were full. There was just no space for dessert. Or was there?

I looked over the delicious dessert menu. The chocolate Jaffa mousse cake? The prune and Armagnac créme brulee? Or how about the passionfruit pavlova? I just couldn’t. I honestly could not fit in another thing. So the table ordered coffees. The waiter did give another option for desserts in an up-sell bid, the pieces of broken chocolate with cashews and sesame seeds. So we gave in to his up-sell and got that. I wasn’t expecting much, but it came and again I was pleasantly suprised. It looked good and was delicious! I grazed over that for the next 45 minutes we were there, enjoying my wine while the others had their coffees.

Will I go back? I would definately go back without a doubt.

Pros: Stunning building, luxurious décor, attentive service and incredible menus, food and drinks.

Cons: Staff could be more polite and adaptable to each table. There could have been some sort of soft music, it doesn’t have to be loud, but it was missing audible ambiance.

Pricing: Cold Bar from $25 to $20 (or $625 for the Caviar toast). Salads from $14 to $35. Hot Starters from $18 to $30. Pastas from $19 to $30. Seafood from $45 to $160. Mains from $21 to $160. Rotisserie from $39 to $49. Beef from $39 to $110. Sides from $9 to $25. Wines from just under $50 to $86,000.

Final Say: Fine dining at it’s best. Overall, it’s almost perfect package.

66 Hunter Street, Sydney – (02) 8078 1900

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The House of Boucheron Creates Perfection

March 18th, 2010

If you know me well, you will know I love my jewelry – especially rings. There’s nothing more luxurious then wearing an outstanding ring made of gold, rather large in size and striking. For men, just one signature ring, women can get away with more.

I have a Bulgari 5-band B-Zero white gold ring, which I am starting to get over now. So I am on the search for a new piece which is something special. As I’ve got older, I’ve thought I could start to drift into the yellow and white gold combination.

I can stop the search. I have found exactly what I want.

This is the Quatre Ring Diamonds made by the French jewelry makers, Boucheron. This ring is actually made of white, yellow rose and chocolate gold. I didn’t even know chocolate gold existed! The exquisite effects used on this ring make it one dramatic piece. It has an embossed rose gold, a white gold with a row of diamonds, a chocolate embossed diamond point and a yellow godron motif. Priced at $12,100 with diamonds. There is an option without diamonds, $5950.

If this is not one of the most beautiful men’s rings you have ever seen, I’m not too sure what is?

Available at 178 Jersey Rd, Woollahra – (02) 9007 5330