Audi are taking all before them in the Australian luxury car market and The World Loves Melbourne was invited to drive the new Audi TT Coupe and attend the media launch at White Night Melbourne. Thanks to Audi, we were given a car to test drive and enjoy for the weekend. The new TT is stylish and sporty with Bauhaus lines and has plenty of power. The 2.0 turbocharged engine is not found wanting, as we discovered cruising down the Eastern Freeway. The controls were easy to use, including air conditioning, as were the set ups for navigation and media/radio. The World Loves Melbourne enjoyed the sporty bucket seats that wrap around you, and the masculine lines on this model of the new Audi TT.
While we enjoyed the new Audi TT we elected to be chauffeured to the Audi launch rather than drive ourselves...
White Night Melbourne is an amazing event with around 500,000 people enjoying the incredible visual displays and activities around the city. The vibe and festivity is compelling.
The World Loves Melbourne (David and Samantha) was picked up by the chauffeur in an Audi Q7 and taken to Bistro Guillaume for a night of finery. We enjoyed connecting with Anna, Peter and Natalie from Audi (Peter was the technology expert on all things cars). The media guests of Lady Melbourne, The-F, Three Thousand, L'Officiel, Fairfax, and D'Marge, were compelling and fun company.
Bistro Guillaume delighted with this In-house smoked salmon dish with brioche.
Audi marketing representatives mixed with media in a highly enjoyable intimate event.
Dimitri and Matt from L'Officiel exude finery and style... The French Oinion Soup here is a highlight.Also please check out our Best Soups in Melbourne.
Bistro Guillaume impressed with Half a roasted chicken with Paris mash and chicken jus. A side salad was the perfect accompaniment. The World Loves Melbourne has attended a French cooking masterclass at Bistro Guillaume with Guillaume Brahimi on a previous occasion, and we understand this French maestro knows what to do with a chicken! Rustic French food at it's best.
A Cheese platter rounded off the superb dining experience.
A short walk to Alexandra Gardens and we checked out the launch with Audi TT on display with light and sound show that actually complemented White Night Melbourne and was part of the Festival. This was an artistic expression; an art array.
As the light and sound show started crowds from White Night Melbourne gathered around the display...
White Night Melbourne was enchanting with this lotus display along the Yarra River...
It seemed as if all Melbourne was out and about. The NGV precinct and Hamer Hall was the place to be...
The World Loves Melbourne then enjoyed drinks with Audi at La Chinesca - the restaurant of Audi Ambassador Vince Fantauzzo. The World Loves Melbourne seconded the Audi rings from the dinner table at Bistro Guillaume, and imbibed a stunning Gin cocktail.
A cheeky waiter at La Chinesca...
The World Loves Melbourne was treated to Laurent Perrier, great company and excellent tapas...
The Audi TT didn't look out of place at our Eastern suburbs residence. The World Loves Melbourne enjoyed a memorable night at the launch of the new Audi TT at White Night Melbourne.
Apart from being there there at the track, are a number of compelling Melbourne Cup and Spring Racing events on around town. Here are some favourites (excuse the pun) -
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Summer is here and the mood of Melbourne lifts. Here are some of our favourite summer pics...
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The City Lane - Food, Lifestyle and Travel with high quality analysis and photos.
The Melbourne Cheapskate - the definitive site on Melbourne cheap eats, highly professional and engaging.
Sharking 4 Chips and Drinks - Amazing food guides and honest opinion.
The Chronicles of Ms I-Hua - Great photography and food, travel and lifestyle articles.
Gastrology - One of the top food and travel sites in Melbourne.
Lisa Eats World - Food and travel with great photos and captivating coverage.
I'm So Hungreeeeeeeeee - iconic Melbourne food blog.
The World Loves Melbourne - ourselves of course.
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The latest flavour, scent, sound and visual sensation has landed at Taxi Riverside in Federation Square. Project Botanicals is a collaboration between some of Melbourne and Sydney’s most creative innovators in their respective fields; fragrance specialist and creator Samantha Taylor (The Powder Room), Head Chef of Taxi Kitchen Tony Twitchett, Head Chef of Sydney’s Botanic Restaurant Matt Fletcher and DJ duo Yolanda Be Cool.
Home grown success story, The Chia Co, recently celebrated 10 years of farming Chia in Australia. Held at The Cargo Hall, South Wharf Promenade, the company’s Aussie Open themed party also officially launched The Chia Pod in Australia, the USA and UK. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to check out the chia phenomenon.
Collingwood’s latest residential apartment project, YOU AND I, is seamlessly combining fine arts with architecture to create a visual masterpiece by adorning five larger-than-life artworks to the upcoming building’s facade.
David Hagger has a penchant for finery, convivial dining, and festive culture.
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