Who doesn’t love the feeling of burning a beautiful candle and filling your home with its sweet scent? A special candle company that has caught our eye is Overose, a Parisian perfume house founded by Matthieu Belhandouz in 2016. Belhandouz studied fashion design at La Cambre and had a brief stint at Stella McCartney, both of which could explain his acute eye for visuals and his strong understanding of the significance of branding.
The Overose aesthetic is modern, infused with a creative energy and essentially cool. With each candle created to be a beautiful piece for your home, they’ve done what the French do so well, form and function.
Designed to be fresh, modern and ultimately beautiful, each candle is made with a custom coloured pink wax and matching pink glass casing. With a focus on using natural and organic products wherever possible (they have a high performance sourcing policy, which we love!), their signature in-house botany blend wax and non-classical floral essences make for the desired scents.
Thankfully Overose ship to Australia, and we think this is a must have spring purchase for your home.
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair is for art lovers and those curious about contemporary art. The sheer scale of the event is impressive, classed as Australasia’s largest premium contemporary art fair, with participating galleries from around the globe, showcasing the work of over 300 leading artists from more than 30 countries.
In addition to extensive exhibitions, the Sydney Contemporary program showcases live performances, engaging panel discussions, ground-breaking installations, curated selection of videos, all while being able to enjoy delicious food and drink.
The Sydney Contemporary Art Fair is trusted to push the boundaries of aesthetic and ideas, which makes it’s a unique and unmissable event.
The Art Fair runs from 13-16 September and you can purchase ticket on line here.
When searching for a great read, we look for books that we can not only enjoy but also lean from and this is how we came across Matt and Lentil from Grown & Gathered.
Matt and Lentil are conceptual farmers who are passionate about living authentically and passionately in a genuinely sustainable way. They began by selling the produce from their farm in Tahbilk, Victoria, to some of Melbourne’s top restaurants, encouraging chefs to adopt principles of sourcing local, real produce from sustainable farming.
In their second book, The Village, Matt and Lentil teach us about nurturing and being nurtured, by growing, cooking and eating together, and this day and age, it has become rarer. It is not only just about food, but beyond food. Their new book is for everyone who wants to embrace the richness of life in its all, for everyone who wants to connect or reconnect.
Matilda is Scott Pickett’s new fire- and smoke-focused restaurant located in trendy South Yarra, opposite the lush surroundings of Royal Botanical Gardens. Named after his daughter Matilda, Scott Pickett celebrates contemporary Australian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients cooked over coal and live flames.
The idea for a fire-powered restaurant developed out of a trip to Argentina six or seven years ago for a friend’s wedding. Fast-forward to 2018 and Pickett has virtually banned gas from Matilda’s kitchen, utilising only two small induction cooktops for heating sauces.
Smoke and char flavour everything from beets cooked in coal and roo tartare drizzled with charcoal oil to a smoked vanilla bean ice-cream that’s served with apple tarte tatin – a dessert Pickett has perfected, after reportedly testing it 600 times!
Matilda 159 Domain is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and on weekends for brunch. There is also private space available for functions.
Matilda 159 Domain
159 Domain Road, South Yarra VIC