Lounge - 5 June 2014

WELCOME TO STOKEHOUSE CITY

Stokehouse City 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne 3000 (03) 9525 5555 or www.stokehouse.com.au/city Melbourne institution Stokehouse has returned, with the opening of Stokehouse City in the CBD. The new venue is a reincarnation of the original restaurant at St Kilda, sadly lost to fire. It’s an all-in-one location, with fine dining upstairs and a casual bar

Lounge - 3 May 2014

NEW ENGLAND STYLE AT NANTUCKET

Nantucket Kitchen and Bar Shop MM5, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Station Rd Indooroopilly QLD 4068 (07) 3878 9697 or nkb.com.au Docked in Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s new dining precinct, Nantucket draws inspiration from the iconic wonders of Cape Cod with its white walls, dark hardwood floors and New England interiors. Offering contemporary American fare in a stylish

Local - 15 April 2014

MUSIC CONNECTION

Why your iPod doesn’t cut it. Stuart Watters is a Director of Morph TV and consults for Nightlife Music. Done right, an inspired selection of music can elevate the most rustic watering hole to greatness. Done wrong, a music playlist can drag the most chic digs to the depths of kitsch. Music can tie all

Lounge - 14 January 2014

HIGH LIFE

The Emerson: 143-145 Commercial Road, South Yarra VI (03) 9825 0900 or theemerson.com.au Ralph Waldo Emerson was a 19th-century bon vivante. No doubt he’s raising a celestial glass in approval. Story: Christopher Holder Photos: William Watt For most of his working life, Mark Hinkley has been a city oil trader. Work hard, play harder, take

Bar - 12 November 2013

THE EMERSON – A GROWN-UP PLAYGROUND

The Emerson 143-145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra (03) 9825 0900 or www.theemerson.com.au A $12 million, two year transformation of the heritage-listed Market-Hotel has produced The Emerson. It’s inspired by 19th Century American essayist and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson. He believed life was to be lived, that parties were to be held and if you were

People - 19 June 2013

PIPE DREAM

The Prahran Hotel: 82 High St, Prahran VIC (03) 9529 2168 or www.prahranhotel.com Matt Mullins: “We approached The Prahran design the same as any other: talk to Techne, ask for some options, dig into those and work out the best approach. And we always say: bring us the crazy shit too. Don’t hold back. We’re open

Lounge - 14 February 2013

TWIN TOWNS: MAKE MINE A DOUBLE

Twin Towns Services Club: Wharf St  Tweed Heads NSW (07) 5536 2277 or www.twintowns.com.au Since its inception in 1950, Twin Towns Services Club has developed into a multi million-dollar business and the largest Services Club in Australia. The Management/Board of the club have begun a huge three-year/three-stage transformation. JVG Sound Lighting and Visual worked alongside Control

Local - 2 November 2012

LIV & LET LIV

Liv Nightclub: 26 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD (07) 5538 3338 or www.livnightclub.com.au Wow. Will you take a look at the latest from Surfers: Liv Nightclub. The lighting was a result of a collaboration between Cree LED from the US, New Zealand’s stellarscape lighting controllers and German Madrix control software. Some 400sqm of LED is incorporated into

Pub - 30 June 2012

MERRYWELL LIGHTING DESIGN

Paul Beale, Director of Electrolight, describes the philosophy and some of the detail behind the outstanding Merrywell lighting design: “The lighting design concept was developed to create a point of difference from the rest of the casino’s hospitality offerings. The client wanted to create a warm and cosy atmosphere using a simple, clean palette of

Casino - 18 June 2012

ASSUMING THE CROWN

Crown Melbourne 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC (03) 9292 8888 or www.crownmelbourne.com.au With The Star shaking up its F&B, Crown has brought in a new face, Nicholas Kurban. He shares with venue his plans to make Crown the toast of the world, not just Australia.