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Valentines 101** Bucket List Loves Tinder

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.

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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.

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Social Spy** Flickerfest Opening Night – Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach

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.

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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.

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Flickerfest 2014 Opening Night - Michael Cody, Mirrah Foulkes, David Michod,

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).

 

 

MOVIE 101** BEN AND JERRY’S OPENAIR CINEMAS SUNDAE SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

 
 
JINJA SAFARI TO HEADLINE SUNDAE SESSIONS CHARITY EVENT
 
Some of Australia’s best loved bands will be rocking Bondi Beach this Summer as the music line-up for Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is announced.
 
Bringing music by day and movies by night to the world’s most famous beach until March 2, the Sydney leg of the nationwide tour commences on Friday January 24 with a showing of‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ with indie-popsters Lime Cordiale playing live.
 
This Australia Day, don your Akubra for the first Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Session in the series. A bonza afternoon of entertainment awaits as Franky Walnut will be taking to the stage before a screening of the Aussie classic ‘Crocodile Dundee’.
 
February 2 promises to be the highlight of the season as Jinja Safari who are known for their energetic live shows and their dreamy folk pop will be headlining the Sundae Sessions Charity NightSpearheaded by effervescent frontman Marcus Azon and Pepa Knight, the five-strong band wielding African, Indian and indie inspired sounds will be performing tracks from their self-titled debut album before a screening of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
 
The support act billing is up for grabs as Ben & Jerry’s are on the look out for brilliant bands to play alongside Jinja Safari. To get involved and find out more visit facebook.com/BenandJerryAustralia.
 
Throughout the rest of the series cinemagoers will be able to experience the soaring vocals ofLouis London, the signature blend of rocking-roots and country-blues from JR Reyne andJordan Millar’s acoustic-pop. Plus Iluka, Little May, Anabelle Kay, Ben Gumbleton, Ollie Brown, Melody Pool and Bec Sandridge will be showcasing their vocal talents.
 
As always, the Sundae Sessions events will feature free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for all as well as a host of fun lawn games – where the much loved Putt Putt and Pick a Pat will be joined by a new addition, Giant Cow Jenga! Bean loungers and deck chairs are available for maximum comfort as guests settle in to watch the cinema proceedings. And what’s more, all proceeds from ticket sales to the February 2 event will go towards WWF’s marine turtles initiative.
 
If that wasn’t enough, guests will be able to enjoy the perfect ice cream accompaniment as Ben & Jerry’s will be serving up their latest new flavour Scotchy Scotch Scotch’.  Created in honour of the beloved Ron Burgundy, the TV news anchor with a penchant for all things Scotch. This creamy concoction of butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swirl – is sure to have everyone saying, “I love Scotch. Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch! Here it goes down, down into my belly!”
 
Doughboy will be on hand providing tasty fare for cinemagoers and a selection of delicious drinks will be available at the bar.
 
The full film program for Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is now available online and includes an array of family favourites, retro classics and all the latest and greatest new releases.
 
Tickets are available from openaircinemas.com.au.

 

Social 101** Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan go fishing

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North Bondi Fish opens December 17
Bondi locals will have another reason to stay beachside when North Bondi Fish, the highly anticipated, casual restaurant and bar by Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan, opens on December 17.
Located a few short steps from the sand and surf in the old North Bondi Italian site, North Bondi Fish is Bondi at its best. The restaurant is a relaxed space, which personifies beachside chic and is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner and everything in between. The kitchen opens at midday and the full menu is available all day and late into the evening.
A nod to the waterfront location, North Bondi Fish interiors are playful and welcoming and take inspiration from the Mediterranean seaside, suiting the relaxed vibe perfectly. Think a mixture of communal, casual wooden benches and tables, light shades with pops of colour throughout the inside spilling onto the outdoor deck.
The North Bondi Fish menu features fresh, simple, seafood dishes using the best quality produce. The focus is on casual dining with light, fresh food. The menu offers a selection of small bites, summer salads and simple grilled fish dishes charcoal-grilled on the kitchen’s Inka Grill. Some of Matt’s favourites include yellowfin tuna ceviche; sweet potato scallops; prawn roll; grilled snapper with asparagus, pea shoots and avocado; and his own take on fish fingers. Of course, it wouldn’t be Bondi without a choice of several indulgent ice cream sundaes for a soothing end to a day in the surf.
The unique wine list, designed by Matt Dunne, features crisp aromatic whites and lighter reds, a mix of Australian and European wines with Champagne and prosecco among the 20 different wines served by the glass or carafe.
Lovers of a good G&T will be pleased to see their tipple is offered a variety of ways; Hendricks with fresh cucumber; Tanqueray Ten with fresh pink grapefruit; or Bombay Sapphire with fresh lime and orange. There are also a couple of North Bondi Fish specials such as a North Bondi Crush (Fresh watermelon and Campari served in a jar) and N-B-C (North Bondi Colada: Havana Club, passionfruit pulp, coconut syrup, fresh lime and pineapple juice) as well as the ultimate summer beachside drink, an Aperol Spritz (Aperol, soda, prosecco and fresh orange).
Well acquainted with the eastern suburbs, Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan began their restaurateur partnership 21 years ago at Paddington Inn Bistro and now own ARIA in Sydney and Brisbane and most recently opened CHISWICK in Woollahra in 2012.
Matt Moran says the duo is thrilled to be opening North Bondi Fish in this fantastic beachside location.
“North Bondi Fish is for the locals. It’s relaxed, it’s fun and it’s no fuss. It is the kind of place you head to for something good to eat anytime of the day, even while still in your thongs and boardies,” says Moran.
North Bondi Fish
OPENS TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER
120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
P: 02 9130 2155 / E: hello@northbondifish.com.au 
W: northbondifish.com.au 
Facebook.com/northbondifish
Instagram & Twitter: @northbondifish
Tuesday to Sunday, all day dining from midday.
Booking enquiries from December 17, 2013
Reservations will be taken for a limited number of tables with some kept available for walk-ins.

 

Foodie 101** Bucket List Bondi Beach

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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.

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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.

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I have great memories of this place – why not check it out for yourselves and make some great memories too.

http://thebucketlistbondi.com/

Summer 101** Win a trip to Paris with Aperol Spritz Sunset Sessions

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:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1427308920817137/

WIN A TRIP TO ITALY

https://www.facebook.com/AperitivoHourAustralia/app_377867309011911

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MOVIE 101** MALTESERS MOONLIGHT CINEMA RETURNS WITH A STELLAR LINE UP OF FILMS

 

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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.

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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: 

  • Botanic Park, Adelaide: 28th November 2013 to 15th February 2014
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne: 5th December 2013 to 30th March 2014
  • Synergy Parkland in Kings Park, Perth: 11th December 2013 to 30th March 2014
  • New Farm Park at Brisbane Powerhouse: 12th December 2013 to 23rd February 2014
  • Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park, Sydney: 12th December 2013 to 23rd March 2014

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Social spy** Aperol Sunset Sessions at Bondi Icebergs

 

 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. 

 

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Guests included Luke Sales (Romance Was Born), Alice McCall, Rochelle Fox as well as a surprise cameo appearance by Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville.

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Rochelle Fox

 

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.

 

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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.

 

 
 

Foodie 101** A TAVOLA LAUNCHES IN BONDI

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A Tavola – one of Sydney’s best-loved Italian restaurants – is excited to announce the opening of a second restaurant in the heart of Bondi Beach.

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.

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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.

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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 reservationsbondi@atavola.com.au.

 

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

 

What’s on – The Bucket List Pop-up – Sculptures by the Sea

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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.

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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!

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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:

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