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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Launch

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Launch

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-2-15-45-pmThe exciting new Pacific Fair shopping centre officially launched last Wednesday, the 31st of August. Five hundred and twenty-six guests, including Liz Cantor, Isabelle Cornish and Samantha Harris attended the event to mark the opening of the $670 million development. Champagne, cocktails and canapes were shared as guests mingled in the resort area of the new centre.

Cocom PR was engaged to conduct celebrity procurement and management for the event which was a huge success. The newly developed shopping centre looks certain to attract shoppers with a huge assortment of retail stores including Cocom PR clients Max Mara and Jan Logan taking up residence in the complex.

Jan Logan Pacific Fair Launch

Jan Logan Pacific Fair Launch

Jan Logan officially opened their doors at the revamped Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast on the 8th of September with a morning event hosted by Jan and Angus Logan.

Cocom PR was thrilled to work with the brand on the event which welcomed guests to view the latest Jan Logan collections in store. Stylists Kimberly Gardner and Joshua Jones led attendees through a style session, pairing the jewels with garments from labels such as Dion Lee. Guests were also treated to an exclusive Q&A with Jan and Angus Logan between outfits, giving them insight into the foundations of the iconic brand.

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The event coincided with the Vogue Fair, which saw the centre come alive with retailers offering exclusive discounts and fashion shows. In attendance was Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann, who joined Jan Logan in store for an exclusive interview. The event was a huge success for Jan Logan, with guests remarking how great it was to hear Jan speak so candidly about her beloved brand.

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David Jones Spring Summer ’16 Launch

Cocom PR was delighted to work with David Jones for their Spring Summer 16 launch. Working with the notable Australian brand, Cocom was engaged to carry out media liaising, story pitching, coordination of fashion photoshoots and interviews and distribution of media releases. The launch was a success, receiving extensive media coverage across various news mediums.

Cle dé Cartier Collection Launch

Cle dé Cartier Collection Launch

On August 18, Cartier launched the Cle dé Cartier collection with an evening event in their Brisbane store. COCOM PR was engaged for PR & Event Management services to host an invite-only luxurious event within the Brisbane event to launch the Cle de Cartier collection. COCOM worked closely with the Cartier team to manage the guest list and ensure the event was successful. Guests were treated to champagne and canapes and were able to peruse the handwork of the Cartier watch maker. Artist Kerrie Hess painted a beautiful artwork including a Cle de Cartier watch on the female’s wrist and was there on the night carrying out finishing touches for guests to see.cartierbrisbane_lr-13 cartierbrisbane_lr-156

QLD Students’ World Record Attempt

QLD Students’ World Record Attempt

thumbnail_img_7052On Friday 12 August more than 3000 Queensland students from year levels 5-10 participated in a practical science lesson at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, looking to beat a current Guinness World Records achievement. Cocom PR coordinated media coverage of the event and was very pleased with the publicity results with audiences of more than 1.96 million being reached across Australia. Media highlights included a 3-minute live cross with Nine’s TODAY show, live crosses from ABC TV and very strong pre-publicity in the form of radio interviews and newspaper articles with event spokespeople Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk, Minster Leanne Enoch, Dr Geoff Garrett AO and teacher, Anne Brant.

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Max Mara Pacific Fair Launch

Max Mara Pacific Fair Launch

COCOM PR was thrilled to assist Max Mara launch their Pacific Fair boutique on the 3rd of August. The store is part of the newly renovated Pacific Fair Shopping Centre that will officially launch later this month. COCOM PR was engaged to secure a strong guest list and to manage guest arrival on the night of the eventimage1

Saké Cocktail Masterclass Celebrates Warm Summer Nights

Saké Cocktail Masterclass Celebrates Warm Summer Nights

thumbnail_img_3205COCOM hosted a group of Brisbane media at Saké Restaurant and Bar on Eagle Street Pier to celebrate summer with a cocktail masterclass. An exclusive group of Brisbane media and foodies were treated to Saké’s finest canapes matched with Sake’s signature cocktails perfect for the warm summer nights. Saké’s Head Barman Steve Fanning, showed off some of his impressive flare bartending skills and taught guests the how-to of three different cocktails as the sun set behind Saké’s luminous blossom tree. Under Steve’s guidance everyone mixed, shook and stirred their own Saint Tropez, Yuzu Sour and Lolita Fashion throughout the night. Made from yuzu sake, Tanqueray gin, lemon and vanilla, the Saint Tropez was a zesty affair, a delicate balance of flavours finished off nicely with a hint of sweet basil. Paired with a platter of skillfully prepared fresh sashimi, it was the perfect cocktail to kick-off the night. Next, everyone headed to bustling Tokyo with Steve demonstrating how to shake up a Yuzu Sour. Saké’s own recipe of Japanese Choyo Kokuto Umeshu, egg white and Yuzu Sour is a fresh take on a classic and matched perfectly with the chicken and pork belly skewers being cooked to smokey perfection on the Japanese Binchotan (robata) charcoal grill. The evening ended on a high note with the Lolita Fashion, a little bit of after-dinner whisky decadence mixed with umeshu and orange bitters and served with a chilled Nashi tart – a stunning way to finish. Saké’s cocktail masterclass was a perfect evening, delicately balanced cocktails and delicious canapes worked together to create a contemporary taste of modern Japan

Jan Logan Jewellery coming to Queensland

Jan Logan Jewellery coming to Queensland

Australian jewellery house Jan Logan has been designing exclusive collections of exquisite jewellery for over twenty years and is excited to announce the opening of their Brisbane boutique, in the heart of the city and on the Gold Coast at the iconic Pacific Fair.

Opening mid-March in Brisbane and May on the Gold Coast, the boutiques will herald the arrival of Jan Logan in Queensland. Conceptualised by of-the-moment, interior architect George Livissianis, the boutiques are a vision of luxury and refinement with contemporary features throughout. The multi-award winning Livissianis is noted for his minimalist approach and unique design perspective.

Logan’s origins trace back to humble beginnings in North Western New South Wales. At the age of 50, Logan learnt her trade working for a jeweller while taking care of her three young sons. During this time, she developed a love for design and began hosting her own jewellery shows across the country, before opening her first Jan Logan store in Sydney’s Double Bay in 1989.

Jan Logan is an international brand renowned for its elegant and timeless pieces. Australian and international celebrities including Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lopez, and Joan Chen, have had pieces created for their personal use. Offering an unparalleled service experience, the Jan Logan Brisbane and Gold Coast boutique teams look forward to welcoming visitors and surpassing their expectations.

Get away at Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali

Get away at Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali

 

The supremely secluded Belmond Jimbaran Puri hotel sits in prime position on one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches, Jimbaran Bay. Nestled amongst a tropical enclave ,  beach dining beckons for lunch and dinner at the Puri Bar where shoes are not required as you sit with your feet in the sand and the water lapping at the shore in front of you!   COCOM invited a small group of travel and lifestyle media to enjoy an extended long weekend escape Boutique Bali style , where they had the opportunity to experience all that Belmond has to offer.

The weekend began with a swim in private villa pools and breakfast at Tunjung Restaurant overlooking lush lily ponds and across the sweeping beachfront followed by a fun and interactive cooking class at the Bamboo Pavilion where 4 courses were created and served for lunch under the tutelage of the resorts best chefs.

The evening saw some Seminyak action with sunset drinks and dinner at hotspot, Mamasan before a good night’s rest in private villa beds to start all over again for a weekend where the group had the opportunity to participate in private yoga classes in the beach gardens, and spa treatments at the Beach Spa. They were also involved in an exclusive perfume making class and private Balinese dancing lesson and sipped some of the largest coconut drinks ever seen!

As each day drew to a close, evening activities included dinner at the exquisite Nelayan Restaurant, a champagne sunset boat trip along Jimbaran Bay to the Uluwatu cliffs and seafood dinners on the beach, all in all an authentically luxe and boutique Bali experience.

 

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Oktoberfest Launch at Bavarian Bier Cafe, Eagle Street Pier

Oktoberfest Launch at Bavarian Bier Cafe, Eagle Street Pier

To celebrate the launch of Oktoberfest, COCOM partnered with Bavarian Bier Café Eagle Street Pier, to host a media preview event and bring in Oktoberfest in true German style. With waitresses in dirndls and the launching of an Oktoberfest specific menu, the evening was a night of cultural celebration.

In attendance were Brisbane’s most influential foodies, bloggers and media personalities, who indulged in the authentic Bavarian cuisine of German pretzels, pork knuckle, pork belly, and steins of pure German biers as a preview to the official public launch keg tapping event on Friday 18 September 2015.

For the festival, Bavarian Bier Café is offering five Oktoberfest biers, which have been brewed within the city limits of Munich since the 1300s. These are five of the six Biers officially served at Oktoberfest in Munich, uniquely brewed for the festival each year.

The night was topped off with a spectacular keg tapping, displaying the finest of German traditions.

The Oktoberfest celebrations will be on at all Bavarian Bier Café restaurants for the whole month of October.

For more details about Oktoberfest, visit www.bavarianbiercafe.com

Brisbane, it’s time to get Oktoberfested!

 

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