Behind The Scenes at Pacha

Move over Ibiza, Saturday 23rd August, Sydney was the place to be. Ministry of Sound hosted their biggest event of the year, Pacha at Ivy Nightclub.

Normally a jam packed night in itself, this particular night was their biggest night of the year with two huge headliners, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) DJs and producers Tigerlily and Will Sparks.

Will Sparks Pacha flyer

On an average Saturday night Pacha gets packed at 10.30/11pm.  Tonight, it resembled a sea of people at 9.30pm. It’s no wonder there was no sign of street parking anywhere!

Ash Street EntrancePeople congregated along the Ash St entrance where you pay entrance fee and have the opportunity to walk Pacha’s people red carpet and feel like a superstar with the Pacha backdrop for photo opportunities.

photo opp backdrop

There are four rooms and two buildings.

  • The main room – featuring a main production stage for Headliner acts, with dancers, acrobats, bright lights, lasers.
  • Level 2 – for the VIP balconies for the best view of the main stage. It costs a minimum of $6k, including VIP balcony hire and a minimum $2.5k spend.
  • The Pool Room – with deep house, lounge music. Where in summer you can swim, and hear the music under water
  • The Change Room – located underneath The Pool Room, playing the best of Hip Hop & RnB

On this particular night, I was fortunate enough to have some VIP privileges along with Redfoo and the Party Rock aka La Freak Crew.  The VIP hostess greeted us on Ash street. After providing us with special wrist bands, we were escorted up the lifts to the VIP balcony.  The area roped of a section including a plush red couch, with white French provincial style seats on either side, and a table lined up with alochol served by our VIP waitress dressed in red and black hooded theme.

Balcony Michael Furr Flygirl Tee

Michael, Dj Shufflebot aka Furr of The Party Rock / La Freak Crew & Flygirl Tee

I have to say, the view was amazing.  You could over look the balcony to get a better view, feel and vibe of the main stage and the crowd chanting. Even though we were situated on Level 2, you could still feel the bass blasting and drumming on your chest.

will sparks set 3 crowd

not sure if you can see us, we were on the middle balcony!

Floor to ceiling white plantation blinds had been slided over, to reveal a side glass panel to get a full view of the main stage arena.  If I felt my heels were too much to bare, I could sit on a side seat and enjoy the performance and crowd chanting while sitting down.

Stage left of the main production stage, was the DJ Booth.  This turns into the “green room” for the Headliner DJ’s and the promoters to chill out with friends before and after their set.  It’s here that I get to meet the beautiful turquoise hair Tigerlily after her awesome performance!

Tigerlily and Tee

Overall this was a fantastic night, filled with good vibes, energy and entertainment. It was more of a Redbull and Vodka occasion than Martini cocktail event, but who are we to discriminate?

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Pacha Sydney every Saturday Night @ Ivy Nightclub

330 George St, Sydney

VIP enquiries (02) 9240 3006

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Coogee and Corona’s

Last Tuesday, we teamed up with fashion & food Blogger, Kim Parslow (@sweetmondays, check out her blog for great styling tips for a fun filled day in Sydney. Starting off in Coogee, where we visited the Coogee Pavilion for the first time.

After hearing countless great reviews about the new attaraction we thought we would try it out for ourselves.  Nothing short of an average lunch destination, Coogee Pavilion is your one stop shop, offering a range of different lunch bars from a seafood, pizza and sushi bar, where you can pick and chose what you would like, to a fully equipped kitchen. The Pavilion is completely beach themed, from the furniture, to the structure of the bar and everything in between adding an extra touch to the ‘beach’ experience.

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Coogee Paviliion beach themed coffee stand

We were surprised at how busy it was, being a Tuesday afternoon, we struggled to find a seat. We sat to the front of the bar on a high cork table and decided to try one of their delicious pizza’s along with their beer battered onion rings and oven roasted potatoes, with chilli aoli,and seeing as it was #TreatTuesday we thought we would indulge in a carona. Their delicious menu made it hard to decide which one to go with! We went with margarita to compliemnt our side entrée’s which went perfectly with our corona’s.

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Our pick of the day

After lunch we went for a nice stroll on the beach, it was a little windy but who are we to complain in the middle of winter! We finished off with a coffee at Coogee Caféand then headed back to the city, to enjoy an afternoon of shopping.

If you’re looking for a new place to try, we recommend giving Coogee Pavilion a go, whether it be for a coffee with a grilfriend, drinks on a Saturday afternoon, or lunch on a Sunday, you won’t be dissapointed!


Open Hours: Monday – Sunday, 110.00am til late

Take away Love Juice and Will & Co Coffee available from 7.00am

169 Dolphin Street, Coogee, NSW 2034

Reservation & General Enquiries: 02 9240 3000

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High Tea Heaven

Our French friends over in Paris have added their touch to high tea in Sydney and created an array of irresistible delights in the heart of the CBD, at Pitt Street Mall. Surrounding Chanel, Mui Mui and Prada you will find high tea heaven at the Laduree pop up store, delivering an array of delicious delights including their mini sized French cakes (which go perfectly with their selection of tea’s) and of course, their famous macaroons, our favourite being pistachio, raspberry marshmallow and salted caramel.

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Throughout British history, High Tea was considered a very important event in the social calendar for Ladies. Anyone who has been to London can agree that this activity is thoroughly enjoyed by all, I mean how could you say no to an array of delicious desserts, mini sized sandwiches and a cup of Earl Grey Tea.

After a long, hard day of shopping on Oxford street, or should I say Sydney’s finest boutiques, we joined English friends, April and Kim for high tea at Laduree. Where we enjoyed a taste of each mini French cake on offer, a pot of Earl Grey Tea and a selection of macaroons.  Whilst we were sitting down enjoying our tea we couldn’t help but notice the gorgeous setting that we weer sitting in. We really felt like we were in Paris.  The only thing missing were the scrumptious desserts from the menu, however, something must be saved for the real Laduree experience in Paris!


Open from 9.30am – 6.30pm

02 9231 0491


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