With Christmas, New Years and Australia Day celebrations all safely behind us, just when we thought our social lives were back to normal, Valentine’s Day comes up to pinch us on the behind.
No date? Don’t worry! The Bucket List is teaming up with Tinder to host a Valentines Day party on Friday 14th of February. Patrons will receive a complementary glass of champagne on arrival when they present their Tinder App at the Door, and $10 ‘It’s a Match’ cocktails will be available all night.
For those of you who have been living under a rock (or are in a relationship). Tinder is a location-based dating app which highlights fellow singles in your area. The Bucket List will become
Tinder destination, with a push notification prompting users to head to the Bondi, beachside venue.
Last Friday Flickerfest Opening night was held at the Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach. The who’s who of film and TV filled the room, including award winning film director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover), Matilda Brown, Rachel Ward, Mirrah Foulkes, Miranda Tapsell, Henry Roth and celebrity trainer Luke Hines.
A balmy night and the beachside amphitheatre proved the perfect setting for guests to be treated to a selection of short films. Talk of David Michôd and the much anticipated release of his latest film The Rover which stars Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce also filled the room. At the after party, guests enjoyed a selection of Crystal head Vodka cocktails, Phoenix Organic Juices, Rosnay Organic Wines and Little Creatures beer.
GUESTS: Luke Hines (trainer Luke), Matilda Brown, Rachel Ward, David Michôd (Director – Animal Kingdom, The Rover), Mirrah Foulkes (actor), Michael Cody (Producer), Jeff Lack (stylist), Dr Nikki Goldstein, Alyssa McLelland (actor) and her partner Adrian Mazzaferro, Bronwyn Kidd (Flickerfest festival director) and Gillian Armstrong (Director – Little Women, Oscar and Lucinda).
Bondi Beach is the ultimate landmark of Australia, defining the east coast as a beautiful haven for locals and tourists alike in the heart of Australia (in my humble opinion): Sydney.
But to truly appreciate Bondi, you need to go on a beautiful spring morning before the crowds hit for summer. And that’s where I found myself last weekend; despite a slight chill in the air, the sun was shining and the clear, crisp coastal atmosphere was a welcome distraction from my inner city living.
I drove the 15 minutes from my flat in Potts Point to the beach, and I couldn’t help smiling as the beautiful ocean view drew closer as I cruised down Bondi Road. I rarely travel outside my suburb at weekends (I’m a city girl at heart), but every time I go to Bondi on a beautiful day I promise myself I’ll be a more regular visitor.
Despite parking being a nightmare, I finally managed to find a space and shell out the $10 for a two hour privilege. I strolled over the pavilion with a spring in my step knowing I was in for a treat.
I arrived at The Bucket List hoping it wasn’t too busy (I’ve experienced that many a time and it’s one of the reasons I usually stay in the city). Luckily for me, it was unusually quiet and myself and my +1 were seated in a prime position gazing out over the beach (and in prime position to perv on the hot surfers).
We ordered brunch and chowed down. As we ate, our minds were preoccupied with the sheer beauty of the city we are lucky enough to live in. We both mentioned this fact a number of times, but without looking at each other – our eyes were fixed on the sea (and the lifeguards).
If you’re looking for a beautiful setting for food and drinks with friends, you can’t go wrong with The Bucket List. It’s a real beaut of a venue and whether you’re having breakfast or kicking off a Sunday session, it’s a great place to relax and have fun with friends.
I have great memories of this place – why not check it out for yourselves and make some great memories too.
Kick off the summer in style with Aperol Spritz Sunset Sessions every Sunday at Icebergs Dining Room & Bar.
Aperol Spritz Sunset Sessions will takeover Icebergs every Sunday for the month of November before moving onto The Watsons Bay Hotel mid December to carry on the summer shenanigans.
To sweeten the deal, Aperol are offering an all expenses paid trip for two to Italy- the home of the Aperol Spritz. All you have to do is simply like our Facebook page and capture your perfect Aperol Sunset for your chance to WIN!
I would love for you to include this news in your pages and share with your readers. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you require any further information and I hope to see you there for a Spritz or two!
Join the sessions:
WIN A TRIP TO ITALY
Maltesers Moonlight Cinema has announced the first half of its highly anticipated 2013/14 program, which will once again see the cinema under the stars feature an exciting mix of advance previews, contemporary, classic and cult films.
Advance previews that will be on offer include the comedy sequel, Anchorman 2; the drama starring Judi Dench and Mare Winningham, Philomena; the Disney musical fantasy-comedy, Frozen; the black-comedy starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, August: Osage County; and the biographical dramas, Saving Mr Banks and Railway Man.
Throughout December, films sure to be crowd favourites include the critically acclaimed space drama, Gravity; the highly anticipated sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; and the comedy directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, We’re The Millers.
Highlights also include the action thriller starring Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips; the crime drama directed by Martin Scorese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street; and the eagerly anticipated sequel based on the Marvel comic character, Thor: The Dark World.
Topping off the exciting summer program is the return of the hilarious minions in Despicable Me 2; the action film starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, 2 Guns; and the welcome return of cult classics including Dirty Dancing, The Castle and Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
Tickets for the Maltesers Moonlight Cinema are on sale now. The second half of the program will be announced on 1st February 2014.
What: Maltesers Moonlight Cinema
Tickets: Available online or at the Box Office
For further information: www.moonlight.com.au
Season dates and locations:
Last night saw Summer kick off early as Aperol launched their Sunset Sessions which will run every Sunday through the month of November in Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar.
Guests included Luke Sales (Romance Was Born), Alice McCall, Rochelle Fox as well as a surprise cameo appearance by Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville.
Aperol guests were treated to canapés and the key drink of the night, Aperol Spritz, whilst listening to the sultry summer tunes provided by favourite DJs Slow Blow and Canyons. Friends were able to enjoy the picturesque Bondi Beach view on the balcony while admiring the famous Icebergs pool, which was illuminated orange.
Aperol Sunset Sessions will continue every Sunday afternoon throughout November at Bondi Icebergs and will then move on to Watson’s Bay Hotel from mid December – with $10 Aperol Spritz.
Enjoy the sun set over Bondi while sipping on an Aperol Spritz (Aperol, Prosecco and soda water) while enjoying some of Sydneys hottest DJs perform.
The perfect way to end your weekend with friends in this chilled out iconic venue.
Take the party to the next level – guests can enter to WIN a trip of a lifetime to Italy and the home of Aperol, via social media competitions. The prize includes: 2 x economy airfares and airport transfers, 5 nights’ accommodation, a personalised visit to the famous Aperol Bar and $500 spending money. What better way to end your summer than celebrating the beginning of the European summer in the home of Aperol.
The sister restaurant to the highly acclaimed flagship, A Tavola Darlinghurst, is part of a recent development in the new Adina Complex on Bondi’s Hall Street. Along with a number of other high-profile tenants, the new A Tavola is part of an exciting rejuvenation of Bondi’s dining scene and marks a significant milestone for chef and owner, Eugenio Maiale.
A Tavola Bondi is headed by chef Eugenio’s right-hand man, Luke Randall, who has been with the restaurant since 2009. After working under Jamie Oliver, Luke has since honed his culinary skills in the A Tavola kitchen, and will now implement A Tavola’s philosophy of simple and humble Italian food in the Bondi restaurant.
In keeping with A Tavola’s namesake, literally meaning ‘to the table’, A Tavola Bondi includes the trademark communal 10-metre marble table at the heart of the restaurant.
Bondi also features the same rustic and honest classic dishes that Darlinghurst has become known for. Chef Eugenio’s food is best described as predominantly “abruzzese” (home to Eugenio’s family, north-east of Rome), made the way his mother taught him. Guests can expect to experience A Tavola’s signature flair with dried and fresh pasta, which is prepared daily with love and attention to detail on the long marble table. Reflecting its seaside location, Bondi also offers an added emphasis on beautiful seafood. The kitchen team will be incorporating diverse varieties of seafood into pasta dishes, mains and their Italian take on casual bar food.
A Tavola Bondi is located at Shop 2, 75-79 Hall Street Bondi NSW 2026. The restaurant can be contacted on 02 9130 1246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening hours are:
Dinner – Monday to Sunday (7 days): 5.30pm – late
Lunch – Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 3pm
Website – http://www.atavola.com.au
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/atavolasyd
It’s no secret that Bucket List in Bondi is one of Sydney Social’s favourite haunts for a night out/ day by the beach! We are pleased to reveal that as part of this years Sculptures by the Sea, The Bucket List will be holding a POP UP Bar – a first for both.
Head chef Tom Walton will be whipping out crab po’boys during the evening, there will be jugs of Pimms all served in true Bucket List style, they are even bringing their milk crate seats with them!
The night will commence with some great tunes to celebrate all things food and Bucket List fun! The POP UP will be held for the two weekends (Fri – Sun) during Sculptures.
Here is a sneak peek at the venue: