Showing posts with label finger wharf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label finger wharf. Show all posts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hello Sailor at the Wharf4Ward

Natalie Bassingthwaighte & hubby Cameron McGlinchey  plus Hamish & Andy or Ham for short                 
Kerri-Anne Kennerley channels her inner Big Bird in bright yellow while James Tobin waves
Ronan Keating with Storm Uechtritz plus X-Factor's Jai Waetford

 Sony Foundation's biggest annual fundraiser, Wharf4Ward, went off with an expected bang at Woolloomooloo Wharf and raised a whopping $880,000 for the Sony Foundation's national youth cancer program, You Can.

Held across all six top restaurants at the Finger Wharf in Woolloomool- Otto, Chinadoll, Kingsleys, Criniti's, Manta and AKI's — Wharf4Ward 2014 with a nautical theme proved to be a spectacular afternoon.
Sony Music artists joined personalities from TV networks Seven, Nine and Ten at what is shaping up to be the social event of the year - and there can't be anyone who has not been touched by cancer either via a friend or family member.

You Can is establishing specialised youth cancer centres around Australia for 16-25 year olds with cancer, who are currently falling through the gaps in our health care system.
Australia's first You Can Centre opened in Perth in May 2013, with a $1.8 million donation from Sony Foundation, and a second is currently under construction at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.

And top entertainment for the day included Human Nature and X-Factor winner Dami Im with the Royal Australian Navy Band.
And a fashion note - surely it's time Australian blokes dressed in pastel light suits and ditched those heavy black numbers especially on a glorious summer day

 left : Sam Armytage looking very summery

Here's young Jai Waetford interviewing celebs!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Joe Spills The Beans

Joe with Blocker Roach             Alan Jones & Max Markson
Boxer Big Joe Bugner (he's 6'4" but seems taller) has finally written the story of his life.
Joe became the heavyweight champion in 1998 at the age of 45. And along the way he fought the world's greats including Frank Bruno, Henry Cooper and Joe Frazier. He's probably best remembered for being one who went 30 rounds with the greatest of them all, Muhammad Ali who predicted after that fight that Joe would be world champion one day.
Born in Hungary, Bugner and his family fled when Joe was aged 6 by walking to then Yugoslavia and eventually settled in the UK. At school he was bullied before he learned to fight back.

Broadcaster Alan Jones launched Bugner's book -Joe Bugner, My Story- at the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel (which found fame as the pub where Prince Frederick of Denmark met his future bride Mary). Jones gave us a potted history of Bugner's life which has been really quite adventurous. Joe also became a movie star appearing opposite Jean Claude Van Damme in the action flick Street Fighter. These days he lives on Queensland's Gold Coast with beloved wife Marlene Bugner, a former News Ltd journalist,  making personal appearances at Jupiter's Casino.

One guest at Joe Bugner's book launch was the Porsche racing driver and boss of Fiji Water, Aaron Zerefos. Zerefos bid farewell to other guests at the bash and said he was popping over to the Finger Wharf for a bite to eat.

Taking in the evening air the Shuttle spotted him at Otto's deep in conversation with Khloe Kardashian.

left : a Kardashian heads to Otto's for a meeting with Aaron Zerefos (right)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wharf4Ward A Winner

Sam & Kochie from The Morning Show were in good humour as were Peter Overton and Karl Stefanovic

Dannii Minogue says You Can                                             X-Factor finalist Jae Waetford visits the You Can centre
 The third annual Sony Foundation Wharf4Ward at the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo was another stellar success raising over $700,000 for the new Sydney You Can Centre. You Can is a joint initiative of Sony Foundation and CanTeen to support young people who have been affected by cancer. And the stars turned out including X-Factor judges Dannii Minogue and Ronan Keating and numerous TV presenters and entertainers.
sharing a joke : Jessica Rowe , Natarsha Belling & Ita Buttrose.         Titomatic and Boxing champ Jeff Fenech
Dannii Minogue went on a Luvvie bender

Singer Samantha Jade shows how to arrive.

Storm Uechtrit & Ronan Keating, Troy Casser-Daley....and what where these waiters and the snapper doing ?
rules made to be broken especially at The Garden For Life Bar created by Alex Zabotto -Bentley

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mama Mia ! Maria & The Mafia

She's our favourite Italian import - the mammary gifted songstress Maria Venuti . Maria hosted a charity fundraiser for the very worthy Variety Club at the Finger Wharf and told the Shuttle of her plans to take Sicily by storm. She was born there some 73 65 years ago and plans to return with a group of wide-eyed Aussies for a tour around the fascinating history packed Mediterranean island.

"No, I know nothing of the Mafia" says Maria." we'll be having too much fun doing other things to worry about stuff like that." She assures me the tour will be an unforgettable 14 days of  the finest restaurants, wineries, chefs, beaches, and historic sites. You can be sure with Maria in charge there won't be one boring moment to be had. .
And helping her is her gorgeous daughter Bianca, pictured right with her mom.
Venuti's Sicilia runs from Saturday 22 June – Thursday 4 July 2013
For more detailed information, enquiries and bookings please contact Caterina at ATI Tours on +61 9798 0588 or visit

Maria & show-biz pals at the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo for the Variety Club


  Here is our snap of movie star Ewan McGregor at the harbour-side launch for the new LG television set last Wednesday, or as he calls it : "a fucking good telly".
Doesn't he look handsome !

Saturday, March 30, 2013

exclusive : Sharon Sargeant Special

She can usually be found shopping in the smart boutiques of Double Bay, perhaps having a coffee at the Cosmo or lunching at the uber smart Ottos. All within a cooee's distance from her Darling Point apartment (a Ferrari is parked in the underground garage).

The Shuttle encountered her 2 years ago at the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo, with the British Rugby team in tow (captain Mike Tyndall & wife Zara Phillips were elsewhere that day), escorting them to a gin palace where a bunch of scantily clad girls awaited to join the lads on a harbour cruise. The Shuttle's subsequent report was picked up by British newspapers and a scandal ensured.

 We are talking about Sydney's Sharon Sargeant and now a wad of new pics have landed on our desk, sent by a tourist visiting something called Adultcon in Las Vegas armed with a Box Brownie : here they are for your perusal  to brighten up a quiet Easter.
Sharon's a good Catholic gel so say 3 Hail Mary's before viewing :

Sharon Sargeant with the English Rugby team