Last night's meet up with my fellow Sydney Photoblogger geeks was exactly what the doctor ordered, after a frantic couple of days at work. A late billing cycle, a massive mail out and sending out Christmas Party invites to 100+ septo-to-octo-genarians (and a few even older) has seen me uncharacteristically working of late. Im not a fan. Working is hard.
Coaster, the Velvet Room.
The Bank Hotel in Newtown recently underwent a total refit, and as part of that they opened up a new floor on the top of the hotel as a cocktail lounge. The Velvet Room. Surprisingly, not a huge amount of velvet in evidence. Curtains and a couple of the sofas I think. Maybe "velvet" is more of a state of mind, you know?
Warm glow (left) and backlit stone bar detail (right).
Anyhoo, the refit is very nice. I loved the backlit stone bar, as you can tell from these photos, and I fell in love with the 'oil slick' coloured tiles in the men's room.
Adventures in drunken men's room photography - again.
Maybe my only complaint is that the lounge is a little light on seating. Spacious and very nicely appointed, but really best for a very small group of people sitting together. We had to go on a couple of raids to gather enough seating.
Bar detail (left) and drink #15... but who's counting? (right)
I had a lovely night, met a couple of really nice new photogeeks, had a few beverages, and was home in time to watch The Amazing Race. Score.