• Emmanuel and Annette Stefano

    Emmanuel and Annette Stefano

  • Jonathan Efkarpifdis and his children Calypso and Anasti

    Jonathan Efkarpifdis and his children Calypso and Anasti

  • Paul Pritchard, David Caffery and Scott Broadhead.

    Paul Pritchard, David Caffery and Scott Broadhead.

  • Isabella Boag-Taylor and Rhiannon Satterthwaite

    Isabella Boag-Taylor and Rhiannon Satterthwaite

  • Blinded by the light.....

    Blinded by the light.....

  • Alice Gregor and Rachel Goldfeld

    Alice Gregor and Rachel Goldfeld

  • Catherine and Ryan Walsh, Jai Tongbor, Kate Groves and Nick Wansbrough

    Catherine and Ryan Walsh, Jai Tongbor, Kate Groves and Nick Wansbrough

  • Nathan Kellie and John Casey

    Nathan Kellie and John Casey

  • Music maker at Monster Bar

    Music maker at Monster Bar

  • Texture, texture and more texture at Hotel Hotel.

    Texture, texture and more texture at Hotel Hotel.

  • Stewart Henderson and Tracey Atherton with Nicole and Peter Short.

    Stewart Henderson and Tracey Atherton with Nicole and Peter Short.

  • Tracey Atherton, Clarfe Hoffman and Teneal Watson

    Tracey Atherton, Clarfe Hoffman and Teneal Watson

  • Nicole Short and Michelle Bramston-Boyle

    Nicole Short and Michelle Bramston-Boyle

  • Waiting in the wings at Monster Bar.

    Waiting in the wings at Monster Bar.

After Party @ Hotel Hotel

12 December 2014

The party you have after the main event is the After Party of course but to have to get to that After Party can have a deleterious impact on the adrenalin levels of partying people. The Molonglo Group with Palace Electric and NewActon as major partners of the National Gallery of Australia for the James Turrell Retrospective bunged on a bus for partying people to continue partying on in the eclectic surrounds of the NewActon precinct where style is the essence and setting the standard a worthy competitive sport decreed by invitation that brought out the  ‘monochromes’ of invention determined by those creating the scene. The red white and blue of monochrome just a tad unusual especially as blue looked like the ‘only gay in the village’ in a lycra fat suit, but at least he didn’t have to worry about drinking because he couldn’t.

The glam girls encircled the circular gas fire in the almost but not quite opened up market dining space that’s evolved off the foyer space. It is another of those Hotel Hotel and Monster Kitchen and Bar spaces that will delight and defy description because it sets its own benchmark, but it could be in the snowfields or the seaside just as happily as in our oh so on trend Canberra.

The NGA crowd drifted in wearing their Turrell identity bracelets in a ‘timed’ collection of colours, the music played, the bar was flat chat, the saxophonist blinded us by his light, and Clarence Clements would have loved it, and Jonathan Efkarpidis was once again playing the hands on dad with his two tinies Calypso and Anasti who will know this NewActon business better than anyone by the time they want to get pocket money.