Yet, nowadays, much more networking occurs on bikes than in golf carts. The phenomenon of middle-aged men in lycra (aka MAMIL) of the past decade means business talks are now taking place among morning bike teams.
“Fund manager Geoff Wilson’s group was famous for their ride, talks and coffee-debriefing to kick off the day,” a source said.
Onisforou caught by speed camera
Sydney businessman Theo Onisforou made an unexpected appearance at the local Downing Center court this month in an effort to fight speeding fines.
The real estate mogul says he received a series of fines after being caught on Oxford Street last year when the speed limit was lowered from 50 km / h to 40 km / h without adequate signage.
“I objected and went down,” Onisforou told Emerald City. “I told the court that I have two more and this is the first of the three that I am trying to oppose; I was doing 50 in what was a 60 zone and now it’s a 40 zone.
As the Sun-Herald reported, so many motorists have been warned by eastbound radar that in early October, the government stopped imposing fines and began issuing warnings to people instead.
The owner of The Intersection shopping center in Paddington wasn’t the only Onisforou facing court; his 21 year old son Angus, who recently moved to Melbourne on business, was fined $ 150 by Waverley council after pleading guilty to “not staying left of the middle lane of the motor vehicle”.
Nightclub boss turns to Tinder
There’s no denying that locking can be lonely, especially if you don’t have a buddy to keep you warm during winter hibernation. And it seems that for one of Sydney’s most eligible singles, Julien Tobie.
Emerald City spied on the co-owner of floating nightclub The Island looking for some love (or maybe just a good time?) On Tinder. It was only a year ago Tobias and his former girlfriend, French model Charlotte Coquelin, made the serious decision to buy a puppy together.
Tobias was sheepish when asked for his profile on the dating app. “No idea, that must be some kind of prank,” he suggested.
The Tinder account in question had a blue check mark that indicates that the person is verified on the app, but the profile indicates that Tobias is 36 years old while he is 42.
“I don’t know what that means, but it must be someone who’s bothering me in some way or another,” Tobias said. Former Cleo Bachelor of the Year, Tobias has a series of handsome exes including the model Julianna Forge, actress Nina Dobrev and model Alexis Ren. In July, Tobias shelled out $ 5.5 million for a Bondi penthouse with stunning beach views.
Social media posts trigger police calls
Residents of the well-heeled south-eastern suburb of Melbourne had better be careful what they share on social media during the lockdown.
Emerald City has learned that photos of a birthday party posted to Instagram on Saturday night outraged acquaintances who then notified police. The rumors are rife Francesca packer boyfriend, fashion designer Bianca Roccisano, reportedly hosted a group at his newly purchased Toorak home. Private gatherings are banned in Melbourne under COVID restrictions.
The photos suggest that no expense was spared for the 36th anniversary, which featured a photo wall with a life-size caricature of Roccisano, the Nobu restoration and bespoke ‘F – k COVID’ balloons.
“I don’t want to comment,” Roccisano said when Emerald City called. In a follow-up email, she wrote: “I didn’t have a party with 20 people at my house in Toorak. I run a top-notch business and strongly advise against posting any false posts. “
After a young couple from Melbourne’s Jewish community hosted an engagement party in St Kilda with 69 guests, six attendees fell with COVID-19.
The couple apologized for hosting a party in violation of Melbourne’s foreclosure rules, but footage showed the groom joking that the gathering was legal as it was a group therapy session.
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