Aug 31, 2015

STYLE// Every single room at Halcyon House is beautifully designed and decorated, each with it's own unique flair. So we visited them all, and fell in love with them all! 
We recently stayed at Halcyon House for the latest instalment of the Eat Read Love pop up dinner series. We were lucky enough to stay in the beautiful two bedroom Halcyon Suite which was nothing short of incredible. Light filled, with a separate dining area and lounge room, oak floors and private balcony, deep baths and views to the ocean. We just couldn't leave without having a sneak peek into all of the beautiful rooms and suites - all individually styled and designed by Australian interiors genius Anna Spiro, all with their own unique flare, colour scheme and artworks. Every room is individually designed, featuring antique furniture, fabric upholstered walls, luxurious king size beds, English taps, marble vanities and hand made floor tiles. Each Classic Room also has access to a private courtyard with lawn access. So now I have an excuse to return to Halcyon House - to try out all of these beautiful and unique rooms.  Thank you to Sophie from Wanderlust Union for the opportunity to experience this little slice of Cabarita paradise. Eat Read Love was a guest of Halcyon House. 

Photos by Nadean Richards for Eat Read Love. 

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EAT || La Boulangerie by Grey Goose + Yellow Bar Sydney

EAT + DRINK // Luxury French vodka label Grey Goose have collaborated with Potts Point restaurant Yellow to present La Boulangerie, an artisan bakery with a French twist.

By Hannah Mars

Running for the remainder of August until the 6th of September, the innovative pop-up features breads baked from the same fine Winter wheat that Grey Goose is made from. To accompany the patisserie selection are limited edition Grey Goose jams. ‘L’Orange’ includes orange vodka, navel oranges and szechuan pepper, while ‘La Poire’ uses pear vodka, lemon and comice pears. Yellow restaurant have extended their mid-week trading hours for the first time to accommodate the breakfast and lunch offer.

By night, chef Brent Savage has created a five-course menu exclusively for the pop-up, with Grey Goose highlighting each dish. The entrĂ©e features kingfish cured with Grey Goose ‘Le Citron,’ celery and cod roe, while main is a choice of mahi mahi and roasted carrots in an orange-vodka bisque, or beef with charred onion and green garlic. Matching wines or cocktails are optional.

Next door to La Boulangerie, the iconic Yellow House building has been transformed into Salon de Martini, a bespoke martini bar open for only three nights, from August 27th – 29th. Usually used as an art gallery, the room was a blank canvas prior to brand experience group Yakusan’s transformation. They have decked the space out in signature Grey Goose colours, painting the walls navy and white and installing rich blue velvet sofas, sparkling candles and a mirrored bar.

Besides a classic dry or wet martini, cocktails include the Grey Goose ‘In Fashion,’ made with honey-grilled lemon syrup and yuzu bitters, and ‘Le Fizz,’ with elderflower and soda water. Bar snacks range from braised lamb shoulder sliders to chicken liver parfait, served with vodka-pickled pears. As they say, French is best.

Words by Eat Read Love Contributor Hannah Mars. Photos by Caroline McRedie.

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Aug 30, 2015

STYLE// Spring is here, which means so is SS16 Mes Demoiselles Paris.
Well Spring is finally here and I cannot wait to shed the winter clothes and blankets !!!! I have a major crush on French label Mes Demoiselles Paris, one of the beautiful European labels that can be found at my local designer fashion boutique and online store - We Are Roar. We had some fun in the sun shooting the gorgeous new SS16 Collection by Mes Demoiselles Paris up at Halcyon House in Cabarita. Here is a sneak peak of what you can find in store now at We Are Roar. Thanks to Emma and Nadean for these beautiful images. 

Model: Emma Walker. Photos: Nadean Richards. On Location at Halcyon House Cabarita for Eat Read Love. 

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STYLE || Kookai SS16 | Carriageworks

STYLE // Kookai debut their latest Spring/Summer collection at Carriageworks

By Hannah Mars

Designer Danielle Vagner drew on Asian and European influences, referencing Istanbul in particular through her choice of bold fabrics and rich textures. Representing the East-meets-West theme, the models emerged from behind a white backdrop with Turkish-inspired cut-outs.

Shanina Shaik opened the show in an ivory, strapless culotte jumpsuit with flowing hemlines, that could be dressed up or down with strappy heels or a flat sandal. Among other notable catwalk names were Kookai’s latest campaign face Talia Richman and Astrid Holler, who opened this year’s Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter show.

True to Kookai’s Parisian-chic heritage, complete looks were styled to traverse elegant evenings, corporate occasions and Summer days by the beach. Favourites include a pale lilac, cap-sleeved, embroidered playsuit and a nude, sleeveless wraparound trench dress. We also have our eye on a halter neck bikini in a busy, bohemian pattern of blue, dark pink and white (though rocking it like Shaik did is a different story).

Hannah Mars is our fashion & lifestyle contributor to Eat Read Love. Photos provided by Kookai. 

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STAY || Villa Sungai Bali on Film | Rachel Kara

Aug 29, 2015

Photos by Rachel Kara

Photographer Rachel Kara Captures the Beauty of Villa Sungai Bali on Camera Film. One of the services offered by Eat Read Love is social media and marketing consulting for creatives, foodies and luxury travel clients. Villa Sungai Bali is a very special long term client, a luxury Villa tucked away in the little village of Cepaka in Bali. An oasis in the trees, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Bali central, and a world away from the Sydney grind. With 24hr butler service, personal chef, VIP airport transfers and luxury fittings, it is always a joy to be able to recommend Villa Sungai Bali to friends and colleagues to experience it for themselves. Sydney based photographer and special friend of eat read love Rachel Kara (of Broadsheet and Design Files fame) recently visited Villa Sungai Bali with her family to experience a little luxury. I think you will agree that Rachel's shots (these ones were taken on original film) are pretty magical. Stay tuned for more photos to follow of the special little oasis that is Villa Sungai. Now that I have seen these photos I cannot wait to return in November with some special creatives. 

Villa Sungai is the perfect place for family holidays, honeymoons, weddings and corporate retreats. Villa Sungai welcomes Children. For bookings and quotes visit

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