Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll and Alternative Market | 1 June


If you’re looking for a part market, part music festival and part meeting place then the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is a place to be! Get down this weekend to experience one of Sydney’s most unique shopping experiences at Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market.


There is something for everybody at this market with a huge array of unique goods on offer. Passionate, colourful and seriously cool stall holders from all over NSW and interstate will be selling quality rock ‘n’ roll, alternative and vintage clothing as well as jewellery, accessories, make-up.

If you love music, there will be vinyl records, rock posters, cult DVDs. Not only that, you’ll also find tikis, tattoo art, books, comics, art, homewares and collectables on offer too. Get a new look with the retro hair and make-up stylists or the traditional barber.

Rock-n-Roll-&-Alt-Sun-Feb-2014-550-vWith over three levels and across two huge courtyards, there’s so much going on. Why not get down and boogie to the massive Band Line-up appearing on the top floor Manning Bar stage with DJs both on the top floor and in the Tiki Bar Courtyard.

If live music is not your thing, why not check out the stalls and take a look at the Vintage and classic vehicle displays. If you’ve got kids bring them along and let them drain their energy at the Kids Activity Area.

april-6-market-promo-5-vThe June 1 entertainment line-up features;

Shaggin’ Wagon – “If the Band’s Rockin’ don’t bother Knockin’. Shaggin’ Wagon are a retro-temporal audio-visual sonic celebration of the 70’s and 80’s – kitsch, retro and cool!

Hank’s Jalopy Demons – with their expert renditions of unadulterated Rock-a-billy music, late-50s garage, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Hillbilly.

Martin Cilia – Australia’s premier Surf Rock guitarist (from the Atlantics).

West Texas Crude – One of Brisbane’s favourite and hardest working rockabilly trios – pumped yet again to be heading for Sydney town.

Plus DJs Rod Almighty, Jack Sh**t, The Crimplenes, Solid Gold Hell DJs and MC The Rockabilly Rhino.



Barfly Promotions & the University of Sydney Union present the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market at Manning House and Manning Bar Manning Road, Sydney University.

Manning House and Manning Bar Manning Road, Sydney University
Sunday 1 June 2014
Doors Open 10.30am

Entry to the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is $5 with children under 12 admitted FREE. Nowhere else in Sydney offers this much bang for your buck. Images supplied by the organiser.


Festival Girl

Vivid Sydney 2014 Review

VividSydney2014-12Vivid Sydney, what a magical time of year. Art is out and about, lights are mesmerising and love is in the air. So I read somewhere that on average around 800,000 attend Vivid Sydney and produces around 20 million dollars in commerce. Amazing right?

So over the weekend I attended my friends wedding reception that happened to be right on the harbour so I managed to get a couple of good snaps.

People were obviously going crazy for Vivid as during the peak period at around 7pm, they actually had to close all trains to Circular Quay, so walk from Wynyard we must. It was an eerie/exciting walk and kinda felt like there was going to be a amazing festival or the beginnings of a zombie apocalypse….

VividSydney2014-1As much as people stomped on and try to get these lights to light up, I didn’t have the heart to tell them that it doesn’t really seem to work that way.

VividSydney2014-2 These lit up butterflies were powered by the sound of clapping. It was a beautiful moment; like a silent symphony of lights.

VividSydney2014-3This really reminded me of Stricly Ballroom, but I’m sure that was the point.

VividSydney2014-4I’m not really sure what this was…. Light funnel?

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VividSydney2014-9This Cherry Blossom wall was really beautiful in life, and tragically did not translate as well on the camera.

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Love, Festival Girl

The Sydney Fair 2014 Review


So I went along to The Sydney Fair over the weekend and I had a lovely time. It was nice to see some familiar faces again, but it was really great to see so many more stalls too. What I think separates this event from other similar events is the level of quality and caliber of the wares on offer. BTW, I fell in love with a gorgeous $7,000 Art Deco diamond watch from Chilton’s. Maybe one day 🙂

There’s just something about the Byron Kennedy Hall isn’t there, just have a look at this architecture. Tall ceilings, detailed lines, grand structure; this venue is just perfect for the Fair.

TheSydneyFair2014-27Check out this gorgeous ceiling.

TheSydneyFair2014-20Black sheep was a great find. This is the outdoor decorators dream with so many decorative favourites; turquoise slated blinds, old wooden letter blocks and tin and glass wares. If you want to find them they can be found on 54 Station Street by appointment on 0411286440.

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I really loved the Hollywood Designers Exhibition but like every fashion enthusiast, I wanted more, more, more.

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I loved all the bits and bobs from Nelly Bligh. Look at all this gorgeous glassware.

TheSydneyFair2014-14Vintage fabric by the metre – don’t mind if I do…

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Coutura Vintage Fashion not only offered some beautiful dresses, they also had a gorgeous collection of accessories that are just to die for.

TheSydneyFair2014-18Coutura Vintage Fashion owners and Husband and Wife pose for my camera. He says apparently she hates having her photo taken, so this one is for both of you…

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Who wouldn’t want this wicker elephant bag with pom poms… To die for right?


Coming all the way from Seattle for the show, Lucky Dry Goods certainly had the goods. There was the most amazing ladies blouse with hand painted clowns. Gorgeous right?

TheSydneyFair2014-v4Don’t you just love these pieces from San Francisco store Thrifted and Modern.

TheSydneyFair2014-12Aren’t these beaded shoes amazing?

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I hope my give away winners enjoyed their day at the show courtesy of The Sydney Fair.

If you went along, what was your favourite find?

Love, Festival Girl