Category Archives: Pop-Up Events

Channelling the Midsummer Solstice, the Hendrick’s way…

It’s an event that takes place once a year in Australia, when the sun’s path across our skies is at its peak.  It’s the period when we shall encounter the maximum amount of daylight and it manifests this Summer season into a limited edition small batch potion of zesty botanical notes with gentle collisions of spice and floral.  The Aussie launch continues to take place at a pop-up series hosted at Paddington Inn where you too can enjoy the multifarious seasonal rendition of the 20 year old gin presented to mark the summer season!

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International Coffee Day Cocktail Class with Tia Maria

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Credit: Mark Sherbourne / Eau De Vie, Darlinghurst

In celebration of International Coffee Day on the 1 October,  for one night only, Tia Maria presents Sydney’s first ever dedicated coffee cocktail masterclass.

The launch allowed guests to shake and stir extravagant cocktails at Sydney’s ultimate speakeasy, Eau De Vie.

Celebrating coffee cocktail culture in Australia, guests can try their hand at making 3 different cocktails; the signature Tia Espresso Martini, Twisted Tia and Espresso Zabaione.

Eau De Vie’s chefs have created a bespoke dessert pairing for each cocktail.

screen-shot-2019-10-01-at-11.25.06-am.pngGuests will also get to enjoy their own drinks made by the cocktail connoisseurs at Eau De Vie while enjoying the class. An array of delicious sweet treats will also be paired with the cocktails.

Australia’s Coffee Obsession in Numbers 

  • One in four Australians (27%) can’t survive the day without coffee –  Mccrindle
  • 3 in 4 Australians enjoy at least one cup of coffee per day and of those, 28% have three or more cups per day – Mccrindle
  • screen-shot-2019-10-01-at-11.24.53-am.png71,957 people are employed by the coffee industry in Australia – IBIS World
  • Australians consume 22.8 million cups of coffee daily, with 2.1 billion brewed daily globally – ICO
  • Australia 15th in global coffee consumption – ICO

It’s no secret that Australians love their coffee cocktails, Espresso Martinis are far more popular than the Avocado smash.

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Escape to Wine Island

Slip into your spring best and trade in the bustling city life for an idyllic day in vino paradise as Wine Island returns for its 5th birthday.

From Friday 1 November – Sunday 3 November crowds will swarm onto Clark Island to celebrate on a luxurious oasis of premium wines, beer, food, cocktails, Wine Selectors masterclasses, music, treasure hunts and more.

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Jurassic World Pop-Up: Final Weekend

The school holiday season event at Macarthur Square comes to an end this weekend as the herd of animatronic dinosaurs including Blue, the leading Raptor from the film, Jurassic World stomps its way out of the west. Continue reading Jurassic World Pop-Up: Final Weekend

Sizzling Fillo’s Chef Nina Cruz teams up with Chef Pierre Lucente showcasing the Spanish history of Filipino cuisine


Arguably one of the Queens of Western Sydney specialising in the boodle feast and classic Filipino dishes, the recent pop-up at Sizzling Fillo held by the Filipino Food Movement (FFMA) saw Chef Nina Cruz step out of her comfort zone telling a new culinary story of her native country’s cuisine.

The FFMA monthly gathering “Mabuhay Nights” is open to all with ticketed events hosted at a new restaurant each month.  You can join chefs, local businesses and food lovers experiencing the vision that calls on each host Chef to recreate and modernise homeland dishes.

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Snuggle up to Luke Jacobz on National Doona Day, 17 June – Martin Place Pop-Up (FREE COFFEES FROM 7AM)

The rudeness of Winter showing up ealy last week sparked the idea for Moconna Coffee who are on a mission to heat things up this season!   As we switch modes in search of interesting pastimes to keep us entertained indoors, we are reminded of the soothing effects of the rich pedigree of these craft blends.

To celebrate National Doona Day on Monday 17 June – Sydneysiders are invited to escape the warmth and share a Winter coffee moment in bed with the much-loved Australian Actor and TV presenter, Luke Jacobz.  Yes you heard, a pop-up, a bed – taking centre stage on the Martin Place strip!

Coffee lovers can indulge their senses in a one-of-kind Moccona coffee house pop-up and discover the delicious taste of a freshly brewed Barista Reserve coffee.  FREE COFFEE.

WHERE:  Martin Place Moconna Pop-Up
WHAT:  National Doona Day – IN BED – with Luke Jacobz (swooooon)
WHEN: Monday 17 June – from 7am