Social Scene: Movie martinis and boutique blinis

Pfeiffer launches Bondi flagship

Rachel Yabsley and Violet Atkinson at the Pfeiffer store launch. Credit:Yianni Aspradakis

Cult Sydney brand Pfeiffer hosted family and friends at an exclusive cocktail event on Thursday to celebrate the opening of its Bondi store. Pfeiffer co-founders Angela Aspradakis and Virginie Pepin welcomed guests including influencers Molly King, Violet Atkinson and photographer Rachel Yabsley to peruse the brand’s relaxed designs.

Co-founder Angela Aspradakis, Catia Mollinari, Mariana Faria and fellow co-founder Virginie Pepin.Credit:Yianni Aspradakis

One of the hottest labels to land in Australia in 2015, Pfeiffer’s effortless aesthetic has resonated with the likes of Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Elle Ferguson, Jada Pinkett Smith and Nicole Trunfio. Situated in the heart of North Bondi on Glenayr Avenue, the new studio is tipped to become a  local hot spot for fashion-forward folk trying to emulate all the best-dressed influencers from the gram.

Tia Maria Moonlight Cinema Espresso Bar launch

Tia Maria's summer pop-up bar at the Moonlight Cinema in Centennial Park opened on a chilly Wednesday night. The bar will be serving up Australia's unofficial signature cocktail, the espresso martini, as well as the Tia and tonic and the ultimate movie drink, the Tia iced popcorn frappe. Celebrity guests were treated to a VIP area in 'Gold Grass' with bean beds and cosy blankets for a sold-out screening of Christmas favourite Love Actually.

Tim Dormer and partner Ash Toweel at the Tia Maria Moonlight Cinema opening.Credit:Mark Sherborne

Among the celebrity guests were former X Factor singers Jess & Matt, who have just released their new single Know About You, loved up couple Tim Dormer and Ash Toweel, reality TV stars Lisa Clark, Brittany Hockley and Sogand Mohtat. Recently married Renae Ayris was also there gushing about her stunning Hunter Valley wedding to celebrity personal trainer Andrew Pap.

A highlight ahead of the film screening was overhearing former Big Brother winner Dormer mention the last time he had watched the popular Christmas flick was when "he was still straight".

Tiarnie Coupland celebrated Christmas with Cosette.Credit:Myles Kalus

Christmas celebrations, Cosette style

On Thursday evening, luxury retailer Cosette celebrated the festive season at its Sydney flagship store in The Rocks. Guests invited to celebrate Christmas Cosette style included fashion influencer Nadia Fairfax, Harper’s BAZAAR fashion editor Caroline Tran, designer Emm Gurr, and actress Tiarnie Coupland.

A bold floral installation by Hermetica made for an exquisite photo backdrop, while French DJ Jeremy Kay provided the evening's entertainment. The dance floor got wild thanks to Caspar Thomas and The Disco Junkies.

The lavish soiree spared no expense treating guests to Laurent-Perrier champagne, a selection of Petaluma wines, quintessentially French canapés with caviar blinis and crostinis circulating the room and a charming macaron cart.

Cosette toasted being one of only four stores in Sydney outside of the airport to hold a sought-after duty-free licence, stocking top European brands Balenciaga, Burberry, Celine, Fendi, Gucci, and Saint Laurent, and guests were happy to be gifted a special discount on the night. The Christmas spirit was high as Social Scene spied further alcohol runs being made during the event.

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