Budget Friendly Entertaining: Ten Ways to Save on Food, Decor, Drinks & More


Entertaining at home doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, parties on a budget require some creative planning that we think is a fun challenge! If you’re looking to save on your next shindig, we rounded up some great ways to keep costs down from The Kitchn.


The most delicious holiday in the world – Visit every three-Michellin-starred restaurant in the world.


I can’t stop thinking about this tour by VeryFirstTo. Visit every three-Michellin-starred restaurant in the world over six months. 109 restaurants. 12 countries. So induldgent. My two favourite things together! Good food and luxury travel.

At 182,000 pounds I might have to eat two minute noodles for a while first.

If you could go to any restaurant in the world today where would you go?

For me it would be Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York.


Veloce!! Free tickets to the italian film festival are good but free tickets to italy are better non??

Movie tickets are bueno but airline tickets are molto bueno! Honda are offering one lucky couple $30,000 of la dolce vita with a luxury trip to Italy. There are also 12 month unlimited passes to Palace Cinemas up for grabs. … Continue reading

Andiamo! Win tickets to the Italian Film Festival in Sydney


The Lavazza Italian Film Festival is on during October in Sydney (9 October to 3 November) and will have you falling in love with Rome all over again.

Thanks to our amici at the Italian Film Festival and The Concrete Playground there are ten double passes to give away (valid for two complimentary tickets to one festival session of choice). To be in the running, subscribe to the Concrete Playground newsletter ( http://tinyurl.com/lr6ofwr if you haven’t already), then email hello@concreteplayground.com.au with your name and address.


Good luck!

Our pics – Opening night film The Great Beauty gets the Rome theme underway with its knowing nod to the works of Fellini and Rossellini. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes.

Coming full circle is the closing night presentation of the magnificent 1972 film Fellini’s Roma. A frenzied love letter to Rome that begins with an autobiographical retelling of the iconic director’s own arrival in Rome during the years of Mussolini, that then winds its way through unconnected vignettes set both past and present through the city that dazzle with the affective brilliance of Rome in its many guises.


Labour Day In Sydney. What’s open? http://bit.ly/1bxFAU0

What’s on for the weekend? Here’s a list of cafes, bars and restaurants remaining open this Labour Day holiday.644086_10151930631784345_717753431_n-2

The long weekend. We’re excited. Monday marks Labour Day, and we’re looking forward to spending our hard-earned day off doing whatever it is we may feel like, including eating out.

Our friends at Broadsheet have called around town to find out who is not packing up shop this Monday October 7. Whether you’re up for a casual brunch, a few cocktails or a lavish night out, we’ve compiled a list to help you arrange your day off with ease.

My Concierge Sydney can help you with all your lifestyle and household help including all your long weekend travel, entertainment, shopping and catering.