500 000!

Over the moon to have reached 500, 000 followers on Instagram this week! I had to blink twice when I saw the follower count hit half a million. It seriously feels as if it were only yesterday when I decided to start up my little blog and Instagram account as a means to stay in touch with family & friends back in South Africa. Little did I think that this platform would lead me to so many incredible opportunities, lifelong friendships as well as a supportive community of like minded people from all around the world.

I decided to throw an intimate dinner celebration at Bistro Remy for reaching this new milestone. Bistro Remy is located in the incredibly chic Langham Hotel and was the perfect venue for my dinner party. The Langham always feels like home, and I can't seem to think of any other hotel which comes close to it - no matter how many stars they may boast.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for the hospitable staff and they are always so attentive and gracious. I can't fault the food nor drinks and I am so grateful that the staff took such great care of my guests. Having worked closely with Zoe, Emma & Elizabeth to bring together the entire setup I couldn't help but feel so proud that it all came together so seamlessly. On the night of the dinner party I was rather relived that the planning part was over and glad that I could finally enjoy the evening with some of my closest friends and family.

P.s a special thank you to the lovely girls at MAXCONNECTORS for managing me as well as my family for being the best cheerleading squad a gal could ever ask for! I'm truly touched by all the supportive comments and likes on the daily. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTINA GUO / VINH PHAM / LI CHI PAN


SUPPLIERS

A huge thank you to the suppliers of my event. I couldn't have done it without you all. I am so grateful and appreciative for your support.

SEED FLORA
Providing: Flowers for dining table and dessert table TAGS
@seedflora

INCREDIBLE FLOWER CAKES
Providing: Cakes for dessert table
TAGS
@incredibleflowercakes #incredibleflowercakes

BLACK VELVET SYDNEY
Providing: Cakes for dessert table TAGS
@bv_sydney

DULCET CAKES & SWEETS
Providing: Cakes for dessert table
@dulcetcakessweets

BALLOON SALOON
Providing: Large confetti balloons TAGS
@balloon.saloon

LITTLE CONFETTI LOVE
Providing: Place cards, menus and cake toppers TAGS
@littleconfettilove #LittleConfettiLove


Address : Bistro Remy

Address: 89-113 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

Phone:(02) 9256 2222

THE LANGHAM SYDNEY

I decided to book a weekend away at the Langham and couldn't have asked for a more calming and relaxing stay. Having planned an intimate dinner party at Bistro Remy, I thought that it was only fitting that I book a night's stay so that it would be convenient after a long night out. 

Located on the quaint and quiet streets away from the hustle and bustle of the city is the Langham hotel. Being a mere 15 minute walk away from Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House as well as the Harbour Bridge, the hotel is located in a prime location. Voted one of the top 100 hotels in the World, the Langham is renowned for its impeccable service, comfort and cuisine. 

Upon checking in I was told that my room had been upgraded to the one bedroom suite. The room had sweeping views of the city skyline along with large open windows and a balcony. The room was a haven of plush and bespoke furnishings amidst white panelled walls and a high ceiling. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend away. Thank you for having me! I can't wait to be back.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Li-Chi Pan & Vinh Pham

ADDRESS: 89-113 Kent St,Millers Point, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone:  (02) 9256 2222


The New Kid on the Block

Vinh and I were invited to try Olio, a Sicilian restaurant headed by internationally acclaimed chef Lino Sauro within the Kensington Street precinct. We made our way up to the second floor of the newly restored Old Rum Store and had the pleasure of dining with Dr Stanley Quek. Dr Quek bought Kensington St in its entirety — 1830s workers’ cottages, abandoned warehouses — and appointed Chippendale gallery owner Nicky Ginsberg to be the street’s creative director.

Dr Quek is considered to be one of the most highly esteemed &influential property developers in the industry. Through his senior positions across Frasers Property Australia, Frasers Property UK & Region Development, Dr Quek has delivered a number of significant developments around the world. 

Dr Quek introduced us to Lino Sauro who has spent the last 35 years of his life cooking.  Born in Sicily and flying back and fourth between Singapore and Sydney Lino Sauro served us an incredibly tasty and authentic dinner menu. My favourite dishes from the evening included the risotto as well as all the beautifully plated seafood dishes. On the desserts front, the set menu reflects traditional Sicilian flavours with a strong focus on almonds. I'm not too sure how many more incredible chefs can Kensington snare! ;)

Bravo Lino Sauro, you didn't fail to astound us with your brilliant cooking! I will certainly be back for more. 

STARTERS

MAINS

DESSERT

Olio Kensington
Second floor, Old Rum Store, 10-12 Kensington Street ChippendaleOpen 7 Days for private functions from December 2016. Open to the public early 2017. 

http://www.olio.kensingtonstreet.com.au/