Ardi Astarto was recruited as a suit specialist at Ben Sherman’s flagship Sydney store before coming on board to expand renowned British tailoring/menswear company T.M. Lewin onto Australian shores. In 2012 he was awarded the Australian Style Institute’s Fire Starter Award for the rapid growth and expansion of his fashion blog: The Gentry Man. Delivering weekly articles on menswear and lifestyle, while dropping in the odd occasional hip-hop/pop culture reference, The Gentry Man has expanded not only as a fashion blog but as a personal styling experience. We reached out to Ardi to find out where he likes to wind down when he’s not making the world a more glamorous place!
Us Sydneysiders are quite attached to our pooches, and it’s undeniable that their frantically happy reaction when we return home, smacks a goofy smile on our faces. Usually the week flies by, and once Saturday morning arrives, we’re bounding off for brekkie at the usual or someplace that’s recently appeared on our radar. This weekend, why not take your furry friend with you! There are many cafes and restaurants in Sydney that will let you and your pooch watch the world go by together, but some are more pet-friendly than others. The team at pet-retailer, PawBag, have recommended their favourite local haunts for dining with our dogs, via Posse. Woof!
Do the words ‘vintage’, ‘floral’, ‘lace’ and ‘homemade’, make your ears prick up? If you’re into retro style bars, homemade treats (the way your Grandma used to make them) and of course the perfect cuppa; there’s plenty of places waiting to be discovered on Posse. Here’s ’8 Places to Make Your Grandma Proud’ as defined by our trusty contributor, Laura Somerville: freelance music composer, classically trained pianist and lover of everything old fashioned.
While Western Australia may be known as the “Wait A While” or “Dullsville” state of Australia, its capital city, Perth, has really picked up its game in terms of good eating and good drinking in the last year or so. Having lived in the city my entire life, I can definitely say I’ve discovered some great Perth eats. Having said that, a lot of that has contributed to the good company I’ve shared it with. Here are my top eight picks of some of Perth’s best places to eat and drink with my friends via Posse. Good food and good mates – what more could you ask for?