Sandi Sieger’s guide to what’s hot and happy(ning) this week. Eat, drink, buy, try, visit, be merry.
EAT: Marameo & Chill — A Summer Fling With Boca Gelato
CBD pasta palace Marameo and Adam D’Sylva’s BOCA gelato have come together for Marameo & Chill, bringing a sundae kind of love to Melbourne with a wild series of limited-time-only ice cream creations, frozen cocktails and big spoons all around.
Think an Italian spin on the classic Maxibon, fudge-laden sundaes and the venue’s own take on a sgroppino: the limonCHILLo. I am utterly obsesssssssed.
DRINK: Sun Monkey’s Sake Flavour-Infused Wine
With Asian fusion culture taking the world by storm over the past 10 years, new kid on the block, Sun Monkey, is breaking all traditional wine norms with its latest innovation — a sake infused wine collection.
Perfect for an evening with friends, this new wine brand has launched with a Shiraz Grenache and a white blend and is the go-to drink for a new generation of multicultural experiences and thrill seekers, transforming the way we see wine by bringing a subtle complexity to fruit-forward sessionable occasions, particularly paired well with Asian cuisine.
The Sun Monkey Shiraz Grenache 750ml (RRP $25) and White Blend 750ml (RRP $25) are available for purchase at Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores nationally. Enjoy them chilled, or mixed in a cocktail.
TRY: Biogency’s Synext Supplement
Biogency, the Australian wellness brand, has a game-changing supplement that has become part of my daily routine – Synext. Ideal for on-the-go people looking to invest in their health in more ways than one, the all-new Synext aims to promote healthy ageing and support a variety of functions in the body, including relieving inflammation, energy generation, cardiovascular health and blood capillary health.
Developed by a team of Sydney-based healthcare professionals, academic researchers and naturopaths, the advanced Synext formula contains NAD+ precursors, which research has found can support cell metabolism and energy generation. It also infuses an array of ingredients from its first formula, including Resveratrol, Curcumin, Coenzyme Q10 and Quercetin, with two new active ingredients. These include Ellagic Acid, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that has been found to improve skin quality and combines with other Synext ingredients to activate the AMPK pathway. There’s also Urolithin A, a powerful molecule which studies have found can help build muscle and improve body fat composition, while also harbouring anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, protecting the brain and improving intestinal flora.
For more info on this incredible supplement, visit Biogency.
BUY: GreenPan’s Blue Haze Omni Cooker
Discover the game-changer in healthy cooking with GreenPan, where the revolutionary ThermolonTM ceramic non-stick coating sets the stage for a culinary experience like no other. Hailing from Belgium, GreenPan pioneers PFAS-free cookware, ensuring your kitchen is free from harmful substances like PFAS-chemicals, lead, and cadmium.
Feel confident that your cooking remains toxin-free, even with accidental overheating. Beyond health benefits, GreenPan emits 60% less CO2 during production, showcasing a commitment to sustainability. From outstanding performance and easy cleaning to a range of stylish designs, GreenPan brings you a healthier and environmentally-conscious choice in cookware.
For more on GreenPan, click here.
VISIT: Indigenous Art Market – Celebrating First Nations Art: A Nationwide Showcase
Port Phillip (Naarm) will come alive on Friday 1 December & Saturday 2 December with the culture of First Nations people at Victoria’s first ever Indigenous Art Market.
The market will showcase a curated selection of works from more than 100 Indigenous artists and creators from around Australia. From paintings to carvings; wearables to skin care products made using natural native ingredients, each art piece and creation has its unique cultural significance and story to tell. 100% of the sales will go directly to the artists and creators.
20 of the exhibiting Indigenous artists will attend the market over the weekend, showing their works as well as meeting and talking with the public, with several hosting demonstrations and workshops across the two days. Celebrating the rich artistic traditions and cultural heritage of many talented Indigenous artists from across the country, the Indigenous Art Market offers a unique opportunity for the broader community to engage with and appreciate their extraordinary talents.
Visitors can expect a breathtaking array of artistic creations including paintings, woven baskets, ceramics, scarves and wearables, cushions, books, homewares, carvings and woodworks, as well as skin care and body products made from native ingredients sourced directly off the land.
For further event information visit 3207port.com.au