Eat Drink Play Love: High tea, cocktails, spring racing & Fringe fun

Barbie high tea at The Langham. Photo: supplied

Barbie high tea at The Langham. Photo: supplied

TEA WITH BARBIE

Barbie’s back at the Langham for her sixth high-tea visit – and this time she means business.

The menu is all about empowering every young girl to dream big: pilot plane cupcakes, doctor heartline cookies and artist-inspired macarons. The message: Be who you want to be.

  • Barbie You Can Be Anything High Tea, $35; with a career of the year Barbie Game Developer doll, $49. Adults $55 for traditional Wedgwood high tea. The Langham, September 19 to October 7.
  • Bookings: ariabar.com.au

 

Photo: supplied

Photo: supplied

ASIAN AIR

Cocktail bible Australian Bartender has dubbed New Shanghai’s mixologist Michael Chiem “one to watch in 2016”.

Drop by the Shanghainese city hot spot to sample his mouth-watering cocktails, which cleverly give a nod to Chinese spices while reflecting Australian taste trends.

His aviation-themed Southern Air features flavours from gelato maker-of-the-moment, Messina.

  • New Shanghai, shop 323, level 3 Emporium, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 9994 9386.
  • newshanghai.com.au

 

Photo: supplied

Photo: supplied

FIELD OF DREAMS

If you build it, they will come. The Victoria Racing Club’s new social precinct, The Park – 10,000 square metres of fashion, food and entertainment – is set to take Flemington by storm this Spring Carnival season.

The Park will host Fashions on the Field, live bands, four bar areas and a vintage carousel and Ferris wheel. Just the thing for kidult racegoers.

 

Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador Steph Smith & Flemington Ambassador Georgia Connolly. Photo: Karon Photography

Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador Steph Smith & Flemington Ambassador Georgia Connolly. Photo: Karon Photography

FRINGE ON TOP

The longest-running and one of the most innovative events of the Fringe Festival turns 30 this month – and it’s celebrating by going back to the past.

Redesign, this year’s Fringe Furniture theme, invites exhibitors from its early years to revisit – and reinvent – history. Expect the unexpected.

  • Fringe Furniture 30: Redesign, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. September 14 to October 2, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.
  • fringefurniture.melbournefringe.com.au
  • More on Fringe Furniture here

 

Dustin Fritsche  A-Frame Chair. Photo: supplied

Dustin Fritsche A-Frame Chair. Photo: supplied

Marie Lefebvre  Stepping Stone Sitting Table. Photo: supplied

Marie Lefebvre Stepping Stone Sitting Table. Photo: supplied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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