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
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.
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.
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.
- More on Fringe Furniture here