Union Electric

I like bars, especially new ones hidden in sort of hard to find places that serve cocktails and have fairy lights strung above. Union Electric is a recent addition to the Chinatown (Off Russell Street, off Little Bourke Street, on Heffernan Lane) and while you might accidentally walk by the the discreet entry, once inside you’ll find a buzzing little bar with plenty of personality.

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It’s charm lies in the simplicity of the space, and the deliciousness of the cocktails to be found within. They have the self proclaimed best Espresso Martini in town too, though I’ll let you decide that one for yourself.

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Also rocking at Union Electric is the glassware – I may end up with a champagne flute in my purse the next time I visit!

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Stop by and say hi to the new kids on the block!

Union Electric
13 Heffernan Lane

Images one and two thanks to Union Electric

The Wolf & I Windsor

I love a good cocktail, and last week I was invited to try several at The Wolf & I, Windsor. Espresso martinis and pretty pink drinks were served while we enjoyed the exclusive cocktail lounge space, upstairs from the main bar and restaurant area.
Besides being a very cool spot to hang out on a Friday or Saturday night, it would make an amazing function space for a themed party – think Great Gatsby or a murder mystery. They even have a library room! BYO your own Cluedo board game.
If you feel like popping in and trying a cocktail, tell them you know me and they’ll knock 10% off your bill (offer expires Nov 1 2014)!!
breast cancer
If organised events are more your thing, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting a fundraiser next Friday, with 100% of profits going to the fund. The Wolf & I aims to help them in achieving their goal of zero deaths from Breast Cancer by the year 2030.
‘A Howl for Breast Cancer’ will be held on Friday the 24th October. Tickets are only $65pp and if you book five tickets, you’ll get one free ticket when purchased with the promo code SARAHSSTYLEEMPORIUM. There’ll be bubbles on arrival, canapes, a raffle and silent auction, entertainment and a special guest speaker! Book here.

H&M is here, Australia!

A little over twelve months ago, I flew all the way to Paris and shopped up a storm at H&M on the Champs Elysees. Last night I simply hopped on a tram and headed to the city centre of Melbourne, where H&M Australia launched their first store, at the iconic GPO.

Sarah at HM

There were lights and music as the entire VIP set of Melbourne (and then some!) turned out for what would be the party of the year. They sorted us by surname as we entered the red carpet, and ushered those who were unknowns behind the back of the media riser where we happily took instagram photos of our own by a media wall perched for that specific purpose.

Angela, James, Sarah

Inside, the beautiful GPO building has been transformed into a gorgeous retail space and it’s hard to believe that once many shops and cafes filled the space. Now every square inch of this incredible store is filled with clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories for men, women and children, and things for the home. So many things! And I want them all.

The prices are ridiculously cheap for Australia, given they are on par with their European counterparts and the quality of the garments is astounding when you consider the price. I was in wonderland. With cocktails by 1806 to my left, and a brand new shopping mecca distracting me to the right, it was hard to know where to look – or who to talk to. EVERYONE was at this party.


With 20% off for one night only, I purchased the Australian Exclusive collection berry knee high boots (genuine leather, $199), a monochrome strapless dress ($79), a pair of jeans ($27) and some lingerie ($30). Knowing that there will be queues to get in for weeks kinda of puts me off going back anytime soon, but I will be back (and probably sooner rather than later!)

Sarah at HM

I look forward to hearing what you get when the store opens at 10am tomorrow, April 5.

Fun Facts! There will be 250 staff working at the store tomorrow! Plus H&M bought over 50 of their fabulous London staff to help get things going at the start in Oz.