Havana Nights


Drinkin’ rum and coca-cola. That’s very nearly what I got up to at last night’s Nuffnang Blogger Cocktail Club event at shi-shi ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ venue New Gold Mountain on Liverpool Lane. An intimate crowd of bloggers (so good to catch up after a long summer holiday!) and the ins-and-outs of making an Ernest Hemingway-approved Daiquiri. PS it doesn’t involve frozen slushee mix.

What do you think of this gorgeous new dress from new online go-to The LBD Boutique? My style is a faux-wraparound number called ‘Anika’. Check out their website for a vast array of perfect dressed – all in black, naturally.
So here’s the recipe if you feel like making bartender-y at home. Or, you could dress up and go to New Gold Mountain and have their handsome retro-ish barmen whip one up for you.
Said handsome bartender and the array of treats from new biz Rice Paper Scissors –  just near New Gold Mountain. Ceviche, dumplings, nutty pineapple thingies that were FRESH!

New peeps and old friends : Cintia from My Poppet and Marianne from Esme and the Laneway.


Peek-a-boo : Trish Hunter of Trish Hunter Vintage looking picture perfect in red against the lush green interiors of New Gold Mountain.


Sip-a-roo: rum cocktails for erry’one. Favorite Samantha Wills ring-a-shining.


Chrystle from clovevintage – she’s one of my Ruby Assembly studio pals, too!

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Digital polymath and Director of Melbourne’s social media agency Ruby Assembly, Iolanthe Gabrie knows good business. Creating inimitable brand content of rare depth, Iolanthe is a mentor, speaker and author with a focus on the startup space. Iolanthe builds exceptional online voices and develops productive, engaged communities across social media platforms for individuals, businesses and organisations.


  1. Rina January 30, 2014 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Looks like a fun night and you all look so glamorous!

  2. mypoppet January 30, 2014 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Lovey chatting last night. Although I look like a crazed loony in that photo. Lol. Serves me right for not shutting up
    Xx cinti

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      iolanthegabrie January 30, 2014 at 3:24 am - Reply

      So good to meet you last night! PS shutting up and looking dainty is FOR WIMPS! xx See you around le traps.

  3. Nina Mills January 30, 2014 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Love your pics Iolanthe and it was great to meet you! I didn’t get to see your dress in all of its glory as you were sitting down, but I am heading over to the LBD Boutique’s site now that I have!!

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