Brown Paper Wine is the creation of Richard Powell, his mates call him all sorts of names: Richie, Dick, and many more colourful monikers. We first met when he supplied wines for a Surry Hills Creative Precinct function we attended a year ago. His passion and joy in introducing people to good wine was evident from the moment he poured us a glass.
We have always wanted to do an event with Skarfe since we stumbled across the tiny, colourful store in it’s original location on Roslyn Terrace. Owner Brad McGlashan - a fellow New Zealander - kicked off his business in the same year as The Sydney Connection began so we always had plenty to talk about on our instore visits.
We first became aware of Grand Days existence at the Kings Cross festival in 2014., purchasing a book about Diane Keaton and having a brief chat with co-owner Tom at the stall. Since those early days this William Street icon has transformed from books only to a treasure trove of records and vintage clothing for men & women plus an amazing range of retro accessories.
In a past life we worked in the interior design business, selling furniture, ceramics and glassware to interior designers and their clients. When your in an industry you always want to know who your competitors are and what they are up to. So Stylecraft was on our radar and never failed to impress with it’s modern approach and vast showroom on Liverpool Street.
This October we are proud to present our third Crafty Dining experience as part of Sydney Craft Week and Good Food Month. This time we are heading for East Sydney, showcasing the rich variety of contemporary furniture design, vintage fashion and dining options on the streets of East Sydney and Potts Point.
We first discovered the Australian Design Centre in the early 2000’s when we a started attending various design shows at the original gallery.
A new Sydney festival dedicated to all things effervescent and a first of its kind, Sparkling Australia went off recently in Pyrmont. With many different varieties of bubbles on offer, good food matches and an enthusiastic crowd. Food provodores included Goose on the Loose amazing salamis; cheeses from La Bastide; Tar10’s gourmet condiments and Hunter Valley Cheese tasting plates.
We are excited to announce a new event Sparkling SYDNEY happening this weekend in Pyrmont - the precinct where The Sydney Connection first began with our progressive dinners as part of the Pyrmont Food & Wine Festival in 2013. This event has been created by the original PWF team and promises to be a winner!
The D E A Store is a peaceful haven on Regent Street, Redfern, featuring a delightful collection of objects for the home or kitchen, chosen by owner Karin Huchatz for their utility and intrinsic beauty, their whimsy and intelligence. Complimenting the eclectic offerings of the nearby retro furniture and design stores, the shelves are updated weekly with carefully selected products from local and international designers and producers.