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To celebrate our second birthday on March 15, 2023, we’re giving readers the chance to win the ultimate Sydney round-up, from a night’s stay at the forthcoming Capella Hotel, to a July carry on suitcase.
To enter, simply sign up to the T Australia newsletter, offering a unique take on the cultural landscape, plus receive exclusive offers, early bird discounts and be the first to know about our upcoming events. You’ll instantly enter the running to win our birthday giveaway, plus you’ll receive an extra 10 per cent off single issues of T Australia, and subscriptions for Australian delivery.
An Overnight Luxury Stay at the Capella Hotel, Sydney
Downtown Sydney welcomes the newest Capella Hotel, situated in the Department of Education building in the city’s sandstone precinct. Originally designed by architect George McRae in the early 1900s, the historic building has been meticulously restored and reimagined by Pontiac Land in collaboration with Make Architects, and will officially welcome guests from March 15, 2023. Featuring 192 guestrooms and suites, alongside a spa and wellness centre, the new Capella outpost includes three hospitality venues (Aperture, Brasserie 1930 and McRae Bar) filled with commissioned and collected artworks, sophisticated furnishings and intriguing objet d’art. The hotel’s artfully appointed rooms are characterised by standalone tubs, custom Italian Frette linen and exclusive Haeckels amenities.
As part of T Australia’s birthday giveaway, the winner will receive overnight accommodation for two in Capella Hotel’s Skyline room, including daily breakfast for up to two people in Brasserie 1930, a bespoke welcome amenity upon arrival, a Capella Culturist experience, complimentary access to The Living Room and a $100.00 hotel-wide credit used towards dining or spa experiences. capellahotels.com/en/capella-sydney
Travel in Style with a July Luggage Carry On Suitcase in Charcoal
The inaugural Visionary Awards winner for Travel, July, is shaking up the way Australians explore the world. Founded in 2018 by Athan Didaskalou (below, left) and Richard Li (below, right), two Melbourne-based friends and entrepreneurs, the direct-to-consumer brand sells a range of bags and travel accessories that is tough, stylish and distinctive, thanks to its unique egg-shaped shell. Available in a broad suite of colourways including customisable options, July’s lifetime warranty on manufacturing faults and generous return policy reinforces the founders’ belief in the products’ longevity.
Included in our T Australia birthday giveaway is July’s signature Carry On case in Charcoal. Designed to hold the maximum amount that’s allowed to accompany you on a flight, the Carry On features an ejectable battery that is approved for flying across all major airlines. july.com/au
Enjoy Dinner for Two at Crown Sydney’s a’Mare Restaurant
Situated at the base of Crown Sydney in Barrangaroo, and designed by acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Alessandro Pavoni, a’Mare pays tribute to Pavoni’s memories of Italy with dishes that celebrate the simplicity of fine ingredients, telling stories to be savoured of the regions from which they originate. The restaurant’s now-iconic trofie al pesto (pesto pasta) – made tableside in a 30kg motar and pestle – is a must-try, but a’Mare’s new antipasto offering is also not to be missed. Part of their Pranzo al Volo menu, and in line with the restaurant’s classic theatrical dining experience, waiters serve diners olives, marinated vegetables, and freshly sliced meats and cheeses from the antipasto table and prosciutto trolley.
Included in our second birthday prize is a lunch or dinner for two at a’Mare, to the value of $250. crownsydney.com.au
Feel Brand New with an Emma Lewisham Skincare Edit
Launched in 2019, Emma Lewisham’s science-led natural skincare line is developed by scientists and physiologists with over 100 years combined experience. our formulations focus on the physiology of the skin, determining how multiple ingredient combinations can work in synergy with each other to deliver superior results. In 2021, Emma Lewisham became the world’s first certified Climate Positive and 100 per cent circularly designed beauty brand. Through the company’s complimentary global take-back programme ‘Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle’, they reclaim all used packaging for refills (their innovative pod and pouch system spans all products) or recycling.
T Australia’s second birthday competition prize includes an Emma Lewisham mini skincare edit, featuring the brand’s Illuminating Oil Cleanser, Skin Reset Serum and Supernatural Face Creme Riche. emmalewisham.com.au