Archive for May, 2011

Black Cherry 21st May ,2011

Black Cherry 21st May ,2011

On Saturday the 21st of May Black Cherry Club took over the Factory Theatre for Sydney’s favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll Party.Advertised as 7 hours of pure dynamite, offering three rooms of non stop action including bands, burlesque and dj’s, the diverse line up of top shelf talent means there is something for everyone. The ever [...]


Mid-Winter Warmer

Mid-Winter Warmer

MID- WINTER WARMER Replace your Carbon footprint with Some Dancing shoes….. Come get Warm with us! Vintage Allsorts and Function Entertainment Present a glamorous Mid Winter Warmer to chase those chills away, For One Night Only Deco Dance Palace Balmain Town Hall will host a celebration of the music that defined cocktail cool. The Mid [...]


The Art Of The Cocktail Hour

The Art Of The Cocktail Hour

Last Friday Night an intimate selection of Sydney’s Cocktail Enthusiasts were treated to a wonderful night of drinking and decadence. The Ivy’s Den hosted the event as part of the World Cocktail Week Celebrations and with Head mixologist Mikey Enright and Tim Phillips (2009 UK Bartender of the Year ) creating unique twists on early evening cocktails there was plenty to celebrate.

During the Art of the Cocktail Hour guests were taken on a short stroll through the history of the fashion and etiquette inspired by a social phenomenon that has sparked new forms of expression and to this day continues to evolve.
I had such an amazing time sharing the social history and lavish style of the cocktail hour. Throughout the decades Cocktail Clothing and Culture has provided rich and varied ways for individuals to present themselves and the models looked truly sensational as they displayed the special attire that provides a charming insight into a daily ritual, a passage of time between work and leisure that is filled with glamour and elegance when having a drink wasn’t just about the beverage but the environment , atmosphere and the sophisticated conversation that followed.

The official event photos showcased in this blog are Courtesy of the amazing and very talented Louise Whelan.
They are sure to make you want to adorn a fur and head to your nearest cocktail den for a Cointreau Blush, and for those of you wanting to know more about Cocktail Culture be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Cointreau’s new ‘ Art Of The Cocktail Hour Blog’ which will be a modern and useful guide to cocktails, early evening etiquette, fanciful food, sophisticated styling and all things necessary when gathering with friends for a cocktail party at home. http://artofthecocktailhour.com.au/
It’s due to launch Mid July!


Art of the Cocktail Hour

Art of the Cocktail Hour

Remember the 1950s glamorous golden age of the “cocktail hour” when appetites were stimulated with a few stiff cocktails and lots of relaxed conversation? Head mixologist Mikey Enright and Tim Phillips (2009 UK Bartender of the Year) will put their own twist on early evening cocktails such as the Breakfast Martini and the White Lady. [...]


Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Sydney’s favourite Rock’n’Roll party, BLACK CHERRY, returns to the massive Factory Theatre complex on Saturday 21st May! So Roll up! For the wildest Band, Burlesque & DJ Variety Show in town… Event: Black Cherry Genre: Rock’n’Roll (50′s to now – including Punk, Rockabilly, Garage, Soul, Ska, Alt-Country, Blues, Swamp, Roots, Glam & Alternative!) Date: Saturday [...]


Swing vs Rockabilly

Swing vs Rockabilly

The Heavyweight showdown of the Century comes to your town! It’s ‘Winner takes all’ as 8 of the Countries finest Swing & Rockabilly bands go head to head over 2 stages. In the Blue corner we have the undisputed Heavy Weight champions of Swing – The Velvet Set, taking on the number 1 Rockabilly contenders [...]


Roots & Blues Extavaganza!

Roots & Blues Extavaganza!

                                                    ANDY BAYLOR PRESENTS one night only ROOTS MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA EVERYTHING MUST GO , ROOTS AND BLUES GARAGE CLEARANCE SALE BLUES,ROCKABILLY,CAJUN,GOSPEL,COUNTRY, SWING,SOUL , ANDY BAYLOR’S CAJUN COMBO ROCKABILLY SWING CHANTEUSE [...]


A little known treasure….

 A little known treasure....

It’s been about 4 months since I opened my Vintage Fashion Boutique at the Sydney Antique Centre and I am constantly surprised as to how many locals don’t know about the centre or it’s unique history. So I wanted to share with you a little background into the Home of my retail collection and it [...]