Monday, October 18, 2010

Shoes of Prey B'day Drinks

Yesterday we held the Shoes of Prey birthday drinks at our office in Woolloomooloo. It was great catching up with so many people who have helped and supported us over the past year. Below are some photos from the event (thanks Ian).

Social media guru Ian Lyons, Jodie, photographer Dario Gardiman and his partner Daniella.

Ian shares space with us at The Campaign Palace and is a social media consultant. He's doing some great work with the Sydney Festival at the moment, and did amazing things with the online retailer Le Black Book, I love their use of the Facebook recommendations widget on their home page.

Dario was the photographer who shot the image on our home page and a number of other images that feature on our website. We couldn't have been happier with how our shoot with him went and how the images turned out.

The stunning view we had while enjoying the drinks.

The uber rich chocolate shoe cake. A few people asked for the recipe, here it is.

Ian Lyons, Fan Bi from custom business shirt site Blank Label, Jaron Mitchell from boutique brewer 4Pines and Mike.

We served up 4Pines beer for the day and I have to say it's probably the best beer I've ever had, the stout in particular. I'm normally a red wine drinker at these sorts of events but after three 4Pines beers I tried some red (Penfolds Bin 138 - $30 a bottle so decent wine) and I didn't finish my glass before going back to the 4Pines stout. The 4Pines stout is also likely to be the first beer to make it into space, I kid you not. If, like us you live in Sydney's eastern suburbs, this bottle shop on Bourke St. near Taylor Square stocks 4Pines.

Fan is normally based in Boston or Shanghai but he's visiting his parents in Sydney at the moment and Mike and I caught up with him last week. Like Brad Lindenberg from Lindgolf it's fantastic talking to Fan, our businesses are so similar, just with a different product and there's so much to learn chatting to each other.

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