The new guys in town have already made their mark on Paddington’s Oxford Street. Merivale’s latest additions, the restaurant Fred’s and its basement bar Charlie Parker’s, combine the kitchen experience of Miami-raised Chez Panisse alum Danielle Alvarez with the bar knowledge of Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall, to bring Sydney an experience akin to dining with your loved ones – intimate, unpretentious, with a menu derived from what’s freshest on any given day. The cooking at Fred’s will take place on free-standing Tuscan grills, harnessing the heat and flavour of open fire, with a focus on ethically-produced ingredients to create dishes like wood oven squid and ink with celery, preserved lemon and dill, and Robbins Island beef with crispy potatoes. And with Charlie Parker’s just a flight of stairs away for that post-dinner nightcap, Fred’s is like that friend whose invitation for dinner you can never refuse.
Motor cross mavens and London punks combined for designer Sadie Williams’s LFW collection. See behind the scenes of her SS 19 presentation here.
If there’s any sure way to make a house a home, it’s with a perfectly placed rug, so it’s a good thing we’ve discovered Simon Goff – owner of FLOOR_STORY, and the man London has to thank for supplying the city’s most enviable ethically made rugs.
“At the end of the day, when you’re on the road for that long, you just want someone you can hang around with and have a good time. Then if they take pictures, that’s great.” Photographer Zackery Michael documents his enduring friendship with the Arctic Monkeys in his latest exhibition, AM:ZM.