VINCENT HOTEL IN BLOOM

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The Vincent Hotel

111 Victoria Ave, Albert Park 3206
(03) 9682 6444 or www.thevincent.com.au

 

The Vincent Hotel’s restoration is a salute to the history of this corner pub, originally established as ‘The Albert Park Windsor’ in 1889. Once famous for its vast internal garden, the hotel embodies the Victorian penchant for genteel design: a richly layered palette of patterns, tones and textures tempering classical architectural restraint.

The new interior is adorned with allusions to the fabled garden. Vast botanical motifs create cascading backdrops to the main bar and bistro, inspired by the Victorian fervour for exotic plants and flowers. The interior also features colossal murals constructed of intricately hand-cut mosaic.

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CANVASSING FOR TALENT

Canvas Club:

16B Logan Rd, Woolloongabba, QLD
(07) 3891 2111 or www.canvasclub.com.au

It seems Brisbane finds a new pocket of territory to forge a hot spot every few weeks. Canvas Club is one of the first to come together in Woolloongabba under Brisbane City Council’s new small bar license. Forging on from her amazing work with Nic Brunner at Cloudland, and her own reimagining of Aladdin’s Den at Cloudland Cellar, Alexa Nice has taken to this small cocktail and wine bar with her considerable talent. She’s also brought in the talents of Jimmy Bliggs and Troy James, who are responsible for the custom wall art. Speaking of walls, Nice has used plenty of recycled timber panelling, which encompasses the venue from floor to ceiling. Planter boxes and large gilt mirrors cap the walls off, and combine with Parlor Furnishings upholstery and Warwick fabrics. While the white onyx bar is the perfect platform for Canvas cocktails, absinthe fountains and hand carved ice. Another job.

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