The best of Eat Drink Play Love, August 2017 edition

New bars, cafes and restaurants are opening, winter festivals are in full swing, and some great bits and pieces to brighten up your home and wardrobe are ready for the buying. Here’s what we’re talking about this month.

FROM THE VAULT

Sip in style at Richmond’s newest bar, Fargo & Co, in the old State Bank of Victoria building.

Cocktail from Fargo & Co. Photo: Gareth Sobey

Cocktail from Fargo & Co. Photo: Gareth Sobey

 

SOUTH OF THE BORDER

Former Builders Arms chef Mauricio Navarra brings South American flavour to the Prahran Hotel with a rustic new menu.

New dishes from The Prahran Hotel. Photo: Supplied

New dishes from The Prahran Hotel. Photo: Supplied

LEATHER LOVE

You’ve got to love a bit of metallic leather. Melbourne brand Ena Pelly’s Spring ’17 collection features jackets, skirts and more in cool cuts and rich colours.

Ena Pelly Minimalist biker jacket in silver. Photo: Supplied

Ena Pelly Minimalist biker jacket in silver. Photo: Supplied

 

LANEWAY TASTING

  • Rutherglen in the city pop up
  • August 25-27, Driver Lane, Melbourne
  • winemakers.com.au

Rutherglen wineries are headed to town, bringing their best drops and creative muscat cocktails to a laneway pop-up bar.

Wineries of Rutherglen cocktail. Photo: Ewen Bell

Wineries of Rutherglen cocktail. Photo: Ewen Bell

 

MAKE-UP IN STYLE

Kip & Co’s autumn/winter make-up bags and toiletry cases come in lush fabrics and fun hues, including teal and pink.

Kip & Co travel collection. Photo: Supplied

Kip & Co travel collection. Photo: Supplied

SHINE BRIGHT

Glow Winter Arts Festival will light up the night with art, projections, performances and more across the City of Stonnington.

Glow Winter Arts Festival, Betty Holdsworth Mind Trips, Mindful Skips, 2014. Photo: Supplied

Glow Winter Arts Festival, Betty Holdsworth Mind Trips, Mindful Skips, 2014. Photo: Supplied

PLATINUM STYLE

Forget the takeaway latte, indulge in your favourite cuppa at home with Noritake’s new fine white porcelain range, Glacier Platinum, with arctic blues and platinum finishes.

Noritake tea cup and dinner ware. Photo: Supplied

Noritake tea cup and dinner ware. Photo: Supplied

GET ON THE FLOOR

Celebrate the vinyl revival with these designer tile-inspired floor mats by Beija. Just the thing to protect your bathroom and kitchen floors from spills.

Beija floor mat. Photo: Supplied

Beija floor mat. Photo: Supplied

SIP IN STYLE

  • The Brighton Buoy cafe at Country Road Brighton
  • 42 Church Street, Brighton
  • countryroad.com.au

Recharge with a matcha, chai or turmeric-flavoured almond mylk at Country Road’s just-opened cafe, The Brighton Buoy.

The Almond Milk Co from Buoy cafe at Country Road Brighton. Photo: Supplied

The Almond Milk Co from Buoy cafe at Country Road Brighton. Photo: Supplied

TICK TOCK

Bright, stylish and easy for little ones to read, these gorgeous clocks don’t tick, so they won’t keep the kids awake at night.

Clocksickle Kids Clocks. Photo: Hilary Bradford

Clocksickle Kids Clocks. Photo: Hilary Bradford

 

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