Sandilands muscles in on the real estate drama Sydney had to have
While buyers and sellers remain a closely guarded secret, production insiders say drama has already ensued as the agents go to great lengths to acquire listings.
Jacenko foe in bikie scuffle
Bitcoin trader Anthony Hess incurred the wrath of Roxy Jacenko last year after the PR maven’s Paddington office was vandalised. Jacenko accused Hess of the damage, but failed in her bid to take out an apprehended violence order against him. Hess denied he was involved.
Now he appears to have made a bigger enemy. The refined streets of Melbourne’s South Yarra were the backdrop for an unexpected scuffle during the afternoon coffee rush earlier this month.
Mongols bikie president Toby Mitchell is alleged to have assaulted his friend Hess at Gilson Cafe on October 4, leaving bystanders shocked.
Mitchell was arrested for alleged affray and has been barred from associating with his outlaw motorcycle gang or going within 150 metres of the cafe as part of strict bail conditions.
While it is not clear what sparked the alleged assault, it has certainly caused a headache for the popular Domain Road eatery which has subsequently acquired a large motorcycle presence outside its premises.
Hess is understood to have been given special permission to leave Australia for the US as he waits for the incident to blow over.
High fashion and champagne dinner in Double Bay
It was an influencer-free night on Wednesday for some of Sydney’s chicest women who were given a taste of Europe in lieu of their yearly jaunt to the continent.
Belinda boutique owners Joshua Penn and Jackie Yenken, who are responsible for dressing the well-to-do ladies of the eastern suburbs, hosted a luxe evening for their most prized clientele.
Not a penny was spared for the intimate gathering of 14 ladies including Museum of Contemporary Art chairwoman Lorraine Tarabay, Lowes Menswear CEO Linda Penn and event planner Benita Kam at Penn’s Double Bay home.
Emerald City is told the Blanc de Blanc champagne was free-flowing as businesswomen and philanthropic ladies dressed in Oscar De La Renta, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta congregated under the outdoor chandeliers.
Benz brushes off boutique smear campaign
Glamorous Sydney expat Sasha Benz should be celebrating the birth of her third child but instead is grappling with a smear campaign conducted by an Instagram call-out account.
Last month, Emerald City revealed Benz’s US designer consignment boutique Wyld Blue had been accused of selling counterfeit goods. Those allegations were never proven, and Benz insists they’re false.
Now the anonymous watchdog account has questioned the authenticity of Wyld Blue store reviews that have appeared in recent weeks.
“Sasha decided that in order to try to…