Eastlakes Live launches in Sydney

The celebrities came out for the Crown Group’s unveiling of its’ much anticipated $1 billion dollar property development, Eastlakes Live, at a star-studded red-carpet event at the Star on Wednesday May 2, 2018.

Celebrities included actress and musician Natalie Bassingthwaighte; former Bachelor and fitness coach Tim Robards; Sydney Publicist Roxy Jacenko and husband Oliver Curtis; Nova FM Radio Host Matt de Groot; and Australian singer Pauline Curuenavuli. The MC for the night was journalist and news presenter John Mangos.

VIP guests were treated to a red carpet arrival; live entertainment provided by Chic Republic; free flowing champagne and canapes; unique brand activations by Coco Republic, Moet and Chandon and the Crown Group. All of which built up to the piece de resistance – the unveiling of Crown Groups’ model of Eastlakes Live.

Eastlakes Live is the Crown Group’s newest and largest development which will revitalise the the Eastlakes town centre. This $1 billion development will create a new entertainment and lifestyle precinct for Sydney. It will comprise modern residential apartments and a new restaurant and retail precinct.

Stage one of Eastlakes Live will include 134 apartments that will range from one-bedroom apartments to penthouses and 12 retail outlets with completion slated for 2020. Stage two of Eastlakes Live will include a mix of residential and retail components, completing the modern new town centre.

Eastlakes Live adjoins Eastlakes Reserve and is located eight kilometres from Sydney’s CBD and three kilometres from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Airport and Green Square.

There will be two major supermarkets, fresh food offerings, a restaurant promenade, street cafes, a medical centre, as well as densely landscaped gardens and children’s play areas.

The new development will change the face of Evans Avenue, Eastlakes and contribute to the major evolution of Sydney’s inner south.

Eastlakes Live is planned for completion by 2021.

For more information about Eastlakes Live, go to: http://eastlakeslive.com.au/


Marc Jacobs launches their new Shameless Foundation in Sydney

Marc Jacobs held a cocktail party to launch their new Shameless Foundation on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at Bondi Beach Public Bar.

International make-up artist to the stars, Mark Ashton, and Marc Jacobs Beauty Ambassador, Lucy Garland, held a Q&A to talk about some of the features of the Shameless Foundation.

In line with the Shameless ethos of Marc Jacobs and just after Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, three drag queens (Cherry Kills, Krystal Kleer and Charlamaine) performed for the VIP guests.

VIP guests included: model Madeleine Cowe; stylist and Vogue contributor Tanja Gacic; beauty influencer Stephanie Bailey; celebrity make-up artist Michael Brown; model and former Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic; actress Annabella Barber; stationary brand owner and Vogue contributor Beck Wadworth; and nightclub owner and businessman Julian Tobias.

Guest were treated to cocktails and canapes while receiving foundation touch-ups.

The Shameless Youthful Look 24-Hour Foundation is a clinically tested for 24-hour longwear and contains a first-to-market technology that encapsulates the SPF in pigment. This innovation makes the SPF visibly undetectable, resulting in no flashback in photos and no ashy grey undertones in the formula. The foundation is oil-free and weightless, providing buildable medium coverage that blends seamlessly. It has moisturising ingredients like snow mushroom and blue daisy extract to hydrate all skin types.The 29 different shades was developed to cater for all skin tones and skin types.

At the end of the night, all guests got to take home a goody bag which included a Marc Jacobs Undercover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, a Seamless Liquid Foundation Brush, a Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and, most importantly, a Shameless Youthful Look Longwear Foundation that was perfectly matched to their skin tone.

For more information about Marc Jacobs’ Shameless Youthful Look Longwear Foundation, go to:


Longines launches in Sydney

Swiss watchmaking company, Longines, launches their first Australian Boutique in the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney by welcoming the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton.

Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and Official Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The Queen’s Baton arrived in Australia on 24 December 2017 and carries a message to the athletes from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. It is now travelling across all states and territories of Australia to arrive on the Gold Coast in time for the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games on 4 April 2018.

Australian high jumper, Amy Pejkovic, handed the 2018 Queen’s Baton to former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is Longines’ Ambassador of Elegance. Aishwarya Rai attracted a crowd of local Indian fans who recorded every moment of her speech.

She was joined on stage by Longines Vice-President and Head of International Marketing Juan-Carlos Capelli, who also spoke at the event. Matt Shirvington, sports presenter and the second-fastest Australian of all time over 100m, served as MC.

The Conquest V.H.P. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is the Official Watch of GC2018. This exceptional Longines timepiece displays an engraving of the Gold Coast 2018 logo with the mention “Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth  Games”.

The boutique is on the George Street side of the Queen Victoria Building and its’ display of watches for sale include the Master Collection, the Heritage Collections, La Grande Classique, La DolceVita and the Equestrian collection.

Longines is located in shop 10/12 of the ground floor of the Queen Victoria Building Sydney (455 George Street, Sydney).

For more information about Longines, go to: www.longines.com.au


Jan Logan launches 2018 Amavi Collection

Jeweller Jan Logan launched the 2018 Amavi Collection with a Mediterranean themed cocktail party at Molo Bar, Wolloomooloo Wharf on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

She also unveiled the new face of the collection, up-and-coming actress Tiarnie Coupland. Each year, a promising Australian actress is selected to grace Jan Logan’s catalogue, in line with the company’s belief in film as a powerful creative medium, and its’ commitment to supporting local talent.

The Mediterranean themed cocktail party had a bespoke canape menu and lots of prosecco flowing.  There was a decidedly Sardinian feel to the evening, with imported Ichnusa beer from Cagliari on hand to wash down the arancini balls!

Guests included: actress Emma Lung, Tiarne Coupland, Raechelle Banno, Madeleine Clunies-Ross and Sophie Hensser; Fox Sports Presenter Abbey Gelmi; former ballerina with The Australian Ballet Brooke Lockett; author and style editor of Men’s Health Magazine Jeff Lack; stylist Michael Azzollini; make-up artist Noni Smith; and freelance fashion and wedding photographer Jade Jeffries. Emma Lung was the face of a previous Jan Logan collection.

While no items from the 2018 Amavi collection were on display at the cocktail party, guests could admire the 18 carat South Sea Pearl Tiarnie earrings valued at $4,750 that were worn by Tiarnie Coupland herself.
Furthermore, each guest got to take home a sterling silver Paros pendant valued at $135.
For more information about Jan Logan’s 2018 Amavi Collection, go to: http://www.janlogan.com/the-collection/2018-collection-page/

GHD infinite styling event

Ten hairdressers took over the icon Sydney Opera House to create over 70 looks in twelve hours with the new ghd Nocturne Christmas collection for the ghd infinite styling event on Tuesday, 3 October 2017.

At the same time, a simultaneous event was occurring in London overnight where ten hairdressers were styling models with multiple elaborate hairstyles.

After 12 hours of styling in both Australia and London, guests, consisting of hairdressers and media, arrived at the Opera House for the ghd infinite styling event. The event was styled in purple, the same colour as the new Nocturne collection. Drinks (including a gin and lavender cocktail) and canapes were served. There was live acapella music, live crosses to London, and a parade were ten models were photographed in the latest glamour looks.

Ghd collaborated with media partner INSTYLE magazine to capture images of each look to publish in the November and December issue. Models wore glamorous shimmering ball gowns and beautiful makeup for the shoot.

The Australian team was led by ghd Australia Creative Director Richard Kavanagh, and also consisted of Jayne Wild, Brad Lepper, Lisa Vitale, Richi Grisllio, Mia Davries, Alana Dunphy, Travis Bandiera, Liam Hubbard and Jayme Lee Franco.

The ghd limited edition nocturne collection includes a range of tools to style your hair for day and night including:

  • cocturne collection ghd platinum styler gift set RRP $330
  • ghd air professional hairdryer RRP $200
  • nocturne collection ghd V gold styler gift set RRP $280
  • ghd flight travel hairdryer RRP $99
  • ghd air professional hairdryer & ghd V gold styler gift set
  • ghd curve creative curl wand with heat resistant mat RRP $230
  • ghd curve soft curl tong with heat resistant mat RRP $230
  • ghd advanced split and therapy limited edition bauble RRP$22

The new ghd nocturne collection offers infinite styling opportunities while maintaining the health of your health.

For more information about ghd infinite styling, visit: https://www.ghdhair.com/au

Swiss made watch Creux Automatiq launches in Sydney

Swiss made watch, Creux Automatiq Ghost Series, launched in Sydney with an exclusive event at The Star’s Library Lounge on 6 September 2017.

Creux Automatiq Ghost series is the first model of the brand. It is an all round timepiece that is made for the ruggered sportsman. It is elegan,t but can suit both a casual and formal look. The watch features a skeletonised date wheel that allows the viewer to see the intricate moving parts of the watch. It is made of 316L surgery grade stainless steel and has a gun metallic finish. It also features sapphire crystal that makes it scratch resistant. The creator of the brand is Dane Rumble and he is married to model Nikki Phillips.

Creua Automatiq showcased its watches throughout the venue and guests had the chance to purchase on the night. Creux Automatiq Ghost Series retails for about $3,000.

VIP guests that attended included: model Nikki Phillips; former Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin; Australian Actor and presenter Tai Hara; stylist Mel Tan and Australian actress and singer Casey Burgess. They enjoyed a range of canapes while drinking Laurent Perrier champagne, Canadian Club cocktails and Auchentoshan whisky cocktails.

Guests got to take home a goodie bag with products from Selvedge grooming, Bondi Sands For Men and Sun Bum suncare.

For more information about Creux Automatiq watches, go to: https://creuxautomatiq.com/


Waterfall by Crown Group is unveiled at a star-studded black tie event

The new Waterfall by Crown Group residential development, featuring Australia’s tallest man-made waterfall, was unveiled at an exclusive black tie event at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

More than 2,000 guests were invited to the exclusive unveiling of the new Waterfall by Crown Group development including: City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore; Prince of Malaysia HRH Tunku Naquiyuddin; Princess of Malaysia HRH Tunku Hayati; Crown Group Chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito; Crown Group CEO Paul Sathio; supermodel Paula Verhoeven; former Channel Nine The Block stars, Shannon and Simon Voss; model, Rachael Finch; and former Miss Universe Australia, Laura Dundovic.

Guests were treated to the exclusive unveiling of the Waterfall by Crown Group project model and the visionaries behind this unique 331-apartment development. The MC for the night was Channel Ten news presenter Sandra Sully and the formalities of the evening included speeches by: Crown Group Chairman and Group CEO, Iwan Sunito, City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore; Prince of Malaysia, HRH Tunku Naquiyuddin, Crown Group CEO of Global Capital, Prisca Edwards, Crown Group Sales and Marketing Director, Roy Marcellus, and Building Management Australia’s Ben Mees.

One of the highlights of the night was a surprise performance by ARIA-award winning Australian songstress, Jessica Mauboy.


The $400-million development will be on a 1.2 hectare site at 18-20 O’Dea Avenue Waterloo. Designed by SJB Architects to bring the tropics to the city, the development will have four towers ranging from seven to 20 storeys with 331 apartments.

The waterfall feature, that will be on the side of one of the seven storey towers, was inspired by the world’s largest indoor waterfall in Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Cloud Forest Conservatory. The development will also contain other waterly features, such as ground-level water gardens with a recreation deck, a rainforest-inspired bamboo-covered walkway and an infinity rooftop pool.

it will also have other resort-like residential facilities such as a cantilevered gym, a function room, a music room, retail outlets, a rooftop lounge and panoramic views of Sydney’s CBD.

For more information about Waterfall by Crown Group, go to: http://waterfallbycrowngroup.com.au/

The 2017 Logitech Media Showcase presents the latest technology for the home

Logitech invited media to a beautiful waterfront mansion in Mosman on Friday 12 May 2017 for the 2017 Logitech Media Showcase to demonstrate how Logitech, Logitech G, Ultimate Ears and Jaybird products could enhance our lives at home.

On the ground floor, there was a large open plan sitting room and kitchen. In this room Logitech Harmony was used to control entertainment and home automation devices. With just a few easy steps of a remote, tablet or smartphone you can now control your TV, set-top box, speakers, lighting, thermostat, door locks, window shades and other popular devices. Plus, with Harmony Activities, you can easily create one-touch control of multiple products, letting you turn on your TV, dim your lights, adjust the temperature and open your window shades—all at the same time. You do this by either by using your remote, mobile app or in response to sensors. And if you’re away from home, you can check the status and adjust devices from the Harmony mobile app.

Downstairs, there was a smaller sitting room and home gym. The gym featured the Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones. These next gen wireless in-ear buds don’t require a headphone jack, are sweatproof and offer a universal secure sport fit with improved sound and customisable audio options. The smaller sitting room had some Ultimate Ears bluetooth speakers on display including the new Wonderboom. The Wonderboom is a super-portable, waterproof, Bluetooth speaker that blasts 360-degree sound with clear and crisp bass. It is waterproof and floats on its own in the water. It is also drop-proof from up to five feet, boasts a 10-hour battery life and 100-foot wireless Bluetooth range. You can connect two Wonderboom speakers together to Increase the sound.

In the pool outside, there were a number of megaboom, and ue booms floating around in the pool.

Upstairs in the study and bedroom there were PC’s for work and gaming. In the study, there was the Logitech MK850 performance Wireless keyboard and Mouse Combo, which is a full-featured keyboard and mouse set with a cushioned palm rest and carefully-crafted keys designed for all-day comfort. The keyboard and mouse work together with new Logitech DuoLink software which enables customised functions and navigation. DuoLink enables the mouse buttons to have a different set of actions and gestures when you hold the Fn key down on the keyboard. There was also the 2017 doodle Collection of the Logitech M238 Mouse which is covered with colourful hand-drawn characters and appeals to people with a kid-at-heart attitude. It has up to 12 month of battery life and 10 metre wireless connection.

In the bedroom, there was the Logitech G Pro gaming Mouse and Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming keyboard. Designed in collaboration with top eSports athletes, the new gaming mouse features Logitech’s most accurate optical gaming sensor, a metal spring button tensioning system, onboard memory for driver-free operation on tournament systems, and a comfortable, durable yet lightweight design, while the Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a high performance, ten keyless mechanical gaming keyboard that is purpose-built for professional competition. The keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards.

Logitech was founded in 1981. It started making computers, and is now designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing.

For more information about Logitech, go to: https://www.logitech.com/en-au


UE Wonderboom: the latest and greatest portable speaker launches in Sydney

Ultimate Ears launches their latest and greatest speaker, the UE Wonderboom, on Tuesdsy 4 April 2017 at the Original Porteno in Cleverland, Surry Hills.

The Wonderboom is the newest in a celebrated line of Bluetooth speakers from Ultimate Ears, the audio brand acquired a few years ago by Logitech. It borrows some of the best features of the UE Boom 2 but sells for half the price. It’s also almost half the size (10cm high and 14 cm wide).

Guests walked into a winter wonderland with blue light, an ice sculpture with UE Wonderbooms embedded in it, a large snowball for snow fights, a fireplace and two chocolate fountains with strawberries, bananas, pineapple pieces, wine jellies, nougats and marshmallows for dipping.

in addition, they were spoilt with canapes consisting of: spiced lamb empanadas; smoked salmon with vodka and dill cream on a hash browns; wood fired pumpkin and ricotta cannoli; fig and gorgonzola tart with vincotto; and smokey pork sausage with plum sauce.

For drinks they were treated to: the Mistress Jerry cocktail (made with spiced rum, raspberry puree, lime juice, and honey ginger spirit); mulled wine; Peroni beer; 2012 Candela red blend from Argentina; and Les Vignes Blanches from France.

But the biggest treat of all was the UE Wonderboom that was given to celebrities and media to take home. Celebrities included: The Bachelor’s Lisa Hyde; Big Brother host Mike Goldman; Big Brother contestants Tim Dormer, Jake Richardson and Lisa Clark; Nova newsreader Matt de Groot; and selfie instagram sensation Kurt Coleman.

The UE Wonderboom can wirelessly play (stream) to two Wonderbooms from one source, with a 360 degree sound and a ten hour battery life (that charges in 2.8 hours).

The Wonderboom, like the rest of the UE Boom family, is waterproof (up to a depth of 5 metres of water for 30 minutes) and shockproof (when dropped from 1.5m or less). It’s adorable. It’s affordable. And it floats!

The UE Wonderboom comes in a variety of colours: lilac, stone (grey), subzero (blue), cashmere (pink), fireball (blood orange) and phantom (black).

It retails for $129.95.

For more information about UE Wonderboom, go to: http://www.ultimateears.com/en-au


Porsche Sydney South launches the Porsche 911 4S Targa in Australia

Porsche Sydney South held the exclusive unveiling of the Porsche 911 4S Targa in their Alexandria showroom on Thursday 16 March 2017.

This was the first of its kind launch in Australia. There are about 20 variants of this vehicle and prices start at $296,150 plus on road costs but can be as expensive as $500,000. The vehicle is a fast luxury car that combines elements of both the coupe and the convertible and harks back to the Targa models of the 1970s. It includes Porsche’s Active Suspension Management, a retractable roof, a leather interior and Bose surround sound system. it has the same 3.0-litre six cylinder turbocharged flat-six engine that debuted in 2016 model. In the 4S, it is tuned for 309kW of power at 6500rpm and 500Nm of torque at 1700-5000rpm. It also comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, all-wheel drive and fuel use of 8.0L for 100km.

The vehicle that was unveiled on the night was one built by the team at Porsche Sydney South for the launch and featured an oak green metallic exterior finish.

Unlike other parties that invite celebrities, this event was for the customer who had previously purchased a Porsche. The only publicly known person in attendance was Porsche racing car driver Aaron Zerafos.

The boutique special event production agency, Team Event PL, organised many aspects of the event, including the catering, the band, the Moet and wine bar and the customised Martini bar that served four types of Archie Rose vodka or gin martinis.

Guests got to emboss the Porsche crest on a piece of leather (with three colours to choose from) and take it home to use as a mouse pad.

So what does a typical Porsche customer look like? Well, according to sales staff, they are people who have done well out of property and are now interested in buying cars. And although it is advised to never invest money in anything that moves, some Porsche cars have risen by $300,000-$400,000 in the space of half a decade. It is all about the rarity of the car, so if the vehicle is a limited edition or Porsche decides to stop making a certain model or variant of a model, you may be in luck.

For more information about Porsche 911 4S Targa or Porsche Sydney South, go to: http://porschesydneysouth.com.au/