Double Bay has gone through many transitions over the years, from a thriving retail area, to a ghost town, then back to thriving, then back to being a ghost town. But it’s back to being a thriving evening hot-spot for those who prefer to relax and let their hair down, without the Eastern Suburbs rif-raf that other local venues attract.
It’s the very attractive bar and restaurant called Mrs Sippy, which celebrated their first birthday, and boy do they know how to put on a party!
To celebrate its first year in the limelight, Mrs Sippy opened their doors to a selective guest-list of names last night throwing a house party that left many with a sore head Thursday morning!
The evening was celebrated by co-owners Benjamin May, siblings Andrew and Kate Stanway, and Angus Abrahams as a ‘thank-you’ to all their friends, locals, and regulars who have supported the venue throughout the year. ”We’ve had the pleasure of hosting functions for some iconic brands, but never had the time to throw our own; we thought we’d celebrate one successful year by putting on a party everyone would remember!”
A glamorously sexy crowd joined in on the festivities which included newlyweds Kate Waterhouse and Luke Ricketson, the Stenmark twins Jordan and Zach, sweetheart Pip Edwards and Adam Ashley-Cooper, Terry Biviano and Anthony Minichiello, Gretal Packer, Daimon Downey, Maude Garrett, Zoe Balbi, Josh Flinn, David Whitehill, Tom Steinfort, Alison Piotrowski and teen heart throb Johnny Ruffo (he was so much shorter in real life!).
We were all welcomed so pleasantly by the friendly French giant at the door with a glass of Veuve (in my case a bottle) and their signature drink, the Mrs Sippy Martini. The Chandon was flowing and the tunes were pumping to the wee hours thanks to resident DJ Miss Annie.
The food was a knock-out, with a variety of canapés such as roasted pumpkin tart with goats cheese, oysters, wagyu beef sliders, lemon pepper prawn, and a selection of gourmet wood fired pizzas went down a treat, later on enjoying Gelatisimo ice-cream.
The entire venue was jumping, with upstairs being transformed into the Vodka Lounge with Belvedere and SKYY mixes to go. The crew unveiled “Star Trucker” a mobile food and drinks caravan.
When was the last time you saw a caravan parked in Double Bay?
Truly an awesome event and I can’t wait for their 2nd birthday!!!