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 ( if you haven’t already), then email 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?

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.