Havana Themed Spring Soiree @ The Watershed Hotel Darling Harbour


It was a day; a night of spring chill. So I decided to go for the old Hollywood glamour, faux fur (that’s right) on top of my blue velvet – “velvet is so in right now” – ankle length gown to attend a Spring Soiree with my partner in crime, Street Fashion Sydney’s Kent Johnson.

This Spring Soiree had a beautiful; rosy flower ‘media’ wall for guests to have their pictures taken. The Havana themed Garden Party was happening upstairs at the Cohibar.
Cuban cigar smoking; champagne drinking; wine; cocktails and sweets were generously provided to guests while we mingled and enjoyed the view and the skyline from Darling Harbour.
Although having stopped smoking three years ago, Kent lit up a cigar in his hand and clearly treasured and enjoyed it. (He is still not smoking.) Meanwhile; we happily met and chatted to Sam from Cigar Journalย (top right of the image below), who obviously knows quite a thing or two about Cuban cigars.

Another Sam I befriended that night was a young lady, an artist from New York.
“Have you thought of becoming a glamour model?” Sam’s New Yorker friend Anna, who is now based in Sydney and works as WINK modelling agency’s talent manager handed me her card and kindly asked.
As you can imagine, I was very flattered to receive such a compliment! (Bottom left of the picture below from left: Anna, myself and Sam.)

Soiree = an evening party or gathering; for conversation or music. More soiree invite please!! And yes there was great live music throughout the night.

All pictures credit: Kent Johnson



  1. Chic and beautiful… happy weekend. Aquileana ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It’s lovely to hear from you Aquileana. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! X

  2. You look absolutely fabulous in your velvet dress and faux fur jacket. Looks like you had a really good time at your soiree. Beautiful pictures.
    Have lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Your lovely feedback and compliments sure lighten up my weekend Sauniya. ๐Ÿ˜˜ Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  3. You look very beautiful! Love the fur jacket. Xx

    1. Thank you gorgeous! X

      1. Always my pleasure! Xx

    1. Thank you so much!! X

  4. You look beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you Mirjana. ๐Ÿ˜˜

  5. Looking Spectacular!

    1. Thanks a lot! X

  6. You look fantastic in that dress! โค โค โค


    1. I’m happy to hear it from you Daniela. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

  7. Thank you for writing a great blog AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    1. Happy Halloween to you Penney and THANK YOU for your support!! X

  8. Your dress is amazing, I really like it. Follow each others? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kisses, DadieB. ~

    1. Thank you Dadie. ๐Ÿ™‚ It has been hanging in my closet for years until now – thanks to the comeback of the velvet!! X

  9. So fun, lady! What an amazing night!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. That’s right Ashley! Cheers~ X

    1. Thank you for your sweet compliments! ๐Ÿ’‹

  10. Oooo I’m not sure if I’ve been to a soiree! That flower wall is such a good touch, I bet it was very popular. You look beautiful, I love your velvet dress and that jacket. It’s so fun to dress up glamorous sometimes isn’t it!

    1. Yes indeed Jassica. I fancied that I was a socialite in New York from the 1930s! It’s always a pleasure to hear from you, thank you! X

  11. I seriously love the velvet dress! You look so glam! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback Mili. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. You had such a classy outfit! Loved it. Have a lovely day! โค


    1. Thank you so much for your feedback Andreea! Happy Friday to you! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  13. Sounds like a lot of fun.
    Love your outfits! So chic!

    1. Yes we had a blast Margot. Thanks for your compliments! X

    1. Thanks Gina! X

    1. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’‹

  14. You looked fabulous!! The velvet and faux fur combination is brilliant!

    1. Your beautiful compliments have put a big smile on my face Shreya. Thank you! X

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