Lit up cherry blossom trees and vibrant washes of colour turned the 100-year old Woolloomooloo Wharf into a magical fairyland for the launch party of Ovolo Woolloomooloo last week. Alongside celebrity guests like Marcia and Deni Hines, and Jessica Mauboy, I wove my way through the clever interiors that have transformed the cavernous warehouse style-space into something surprisingly intimate, all without losing sight of those soaring ceiling heights.
If Alice and the Mad Hatter went for a drink, this would be where they'd go. Hidden away on Bourke Street, a few minutes walk from the heart of The Cross is Peekaboo Bar, an eclectic new small bar that makes a mean cocktail.
There’s a better meld between the new name-brand occupant and the kind of restaurant we might expect to represent us in a key public space.
In a basement on the cusp of Kings Cross, this bar has the ambience of a Nick Cave murder ballad - exposed bulbs, flaking walls and an abundance of bearded men; you could be in an ancient mineshaft.
A Woolloomooloo resident has launched a petition to save his mural from removal by the City of Sydney. James Argent commissioned the artwork, which took three days to complete, in August last year. But council has ordered it gone by January 24, unless the Lord Mayor steps in. “Clover Moore is all about a colourful […]