A Taste Of La Dolce Vita @ The VIP Launch Of Sydney Italian Festival


Politicians; TV personalities; social media influencers; sponsors; fashion stylists; food and wine experts… It was a full house of who’s who at Doltone House on the eve of Wednesday the 12th, as we all turned up for one reason – to celebrate the excellence of Made in Italy.

What better way to kick off the launch of 2016 Sydney Italian Festivalย than by treating all VIP guests with a sampling of fabulous Italian food and wine?!!!
The night’s first speech was given by Master of Ceremony Janette Lakiss; then a very warm welcome to the guests by Italian Trade Commissioner Antonietta Baccanari. His Excellency Ambassador of Italy Pier Francesco Zazo gave the crowd a sweet and short speech, followed by Peter Redford from Five Star Motor Cruisers.
After the official announcement of the launch, we continued our celebration, enjoying delicious Italian pizzas; cheese; prosciutto; olives; pasta; gelato and sweets… Meanwhile, Kentย and I were happy to catch up with many more familiar faces this year than last year’s launch party.

As I grabbed a photo opportunity with the gorgeous lady Loredana from Sydney Italian Trade Agency (top right of the image below) while congratulating her on the success of the launch.., soon another tray of salmon mousse with black caviarย canapes arrived right in front of me, my ‘Italian champagne’ Borga Prosecco complimented the seafood perfectly! At this very moment I thought, ‘La dolce vita, here I am!!!’.
In my coming post, I will talk about the fashion and style I adore from this exclusive event. As we know, fashion and design are a beloved part of Italian culture. To be continued…

Sydney Italian Festival 2016 runs from the October 12th to the 30th.
Main picture courtesy of Italian Trade Agency – Sydney.



  1. You certainly seem to enjoy the lifestyle. I wish more people could find passion in their lives. Enjoy each and every moment. And such a pretty dress!

    1. Your lovely feedback has put a big smile on my face Dr. Jonathan. Cheers~ To la dolce vita!!! X

  2. WONDERFUL INITIATIVE!! And you are looking so nice in this outfit.

    1. Thank you very much!! X

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your dress! You look elegant and beautiful. Xx, Raysa

    1. We sure did Raysa. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your sweet compliments! X

      1. You’re welcome! Xx

  4. Daniela Soriano · · Reply

    Lovely pictures, looks like you had the most amazing time, you look very cute with your hair like that! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you Daniela. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy to hear your feedback. Well, hair pins are back and I love wearing a crystal hair pin on my bob! X

    1. Details about this dress will be on my coming post Jamie. Stay tuned! X

  5. You are always so fab and these pictures are telling of what a great event it was!

    1. Yes we had a blast Tee. Thank you so much for your compliments! X

  6. Sounds like such a fun event! How I love Italian food (and desserts!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That’s why they say “Italians do it better”!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Love your new (old) haircut. You can never go wrong with Italian food and wine. Should be on every event planner’s to-do list ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚ After three month of growth, my bob is still quite short! I remember my hair used to grow so much faster! X

  8. You look you have a so much fun on that party, I hope you cherished that moment. I love your dress, you look stunning ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha

    1. Thank you for your wonderful feedback Katrina! โค Oh yes, I treasure every celebrating moment.., AND stay tuned to the details of my dress which is coming up in my next post! X

  9. Great post, looks fun!!

    We have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:



    1. Thank you. And I will check it out! X

  10. Love how the shoes go with this dress!! So gorgeous!

    1. I’m pleased to hear that Ebonee. Thank you! X

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