Last weekend saw the Nuffnang team and Bloggerati come together to officially celebrate the opening of the Sydney office, as well as explore the city and its offerings, all with huge thanks to major sponsor Destination NSW.
The trip began in the early hours of Friday morning, with Qantas flying half of the Nuffnang team up to Sydney to complete the final touches for the evening’s launch party.
When the rest of the team plus our Bloggerati from across the country arrived in Sydney, there was time to relax in our accommodation at Rydges Central Sydney and Rydges North Sydney before heading across to the stunning event venue to kick off the night.
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The ECQ bar at the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney boasted a wonderful, modern space with beautiful Harbour views. It was the perfect location to celebrate the newest branch of the Nuffnang company in style.
There were around 100 attendees at the event, with Bloggerati talent, community bloggers, agency, staff and media all coming to celebrate together.The evening also consisted of special entertainment provided by Anything Goes cast member Debora Krizak, Musical Director Peter Casey and David Stratton on bass.
The captivating performance was a sneak preview into what the talented cast has in store for its Sydney audiences when Anything Goes debuts at the Opera House on September 5th.
Nuffnang Australia’s Managing Director Felicity Grey applauded Friday’s event with thanks to major sponsor, Destination NSW.
“I’m very pleased to have introduced Nuffnang to Sydney-siders, allowing our Bloggerati talent to connect with key agencies, brands and media and of course, celebrate all things blogging.” Ms Grey said.
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At the end of the night, guests were gifted with a wonderful goodie bag packed full with treats to take home. With products from Lush Cosmetics, The Renegade Collective and Byron Bay Cookies (to name a few), no one left empty handed!
Saturday’s schedule included a relaxed morning before heading over to Neil Perry’s newest venture ‘Burger Project’ to indulge in an array of delicious options from his menu in the contemporary, casual setting.
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After this the group set off to embark on an afternoon of sailing around Sydney Harbour, getting a close up view of the beautiful sites we all know and love. The weather held out allowing for picturesque photography on the water.
As the evening rolled around, the group headed to dinner at Neil Perry’s widely acclaimed restaurant Spice Temple, with food that truly showcases his knowledge and passion for distinct Chinese flavours.
A surprise visit from the chef himself was the perfect precursor to the delicious meal, as he talked through his inspirations for the menu, and what flavours could be expected throughout.
The group enjoyed a generous spread of dishes from the menu, as well as a selection of innovative cocktails based on the signs of the Chinese Zodiac. We are extremely grateful to Qantas for allowing us to experience these extraordinary meals across the weekend.
Sunday saw the group head back to the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour for a day of discussion about all things blogging with special thanks to conference sponsor, Spotlight. A number of the Bloggerati spoke about topics of interest, giving out tips and useful information to their fellow bloggers and the team.
The quality of conversation and content shared throughout the conference was second to none, with everyone in the room leaving with minds filled with new, exciting information and inspiration.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and just like that the Nuffnang Bloggerati Sydney getaway was done and dusted.
Another thanks to our major sponsor Destination NSW for allowing this wonderful weekend to happen!
To read more about our 2015 Sydney trip, check out some of our Bloggerati’s blog posts below