Reuben Styles (L) and Adam Hyde with  Capudo the alpaca.

Reuben Styles (L) and Adam Hyde with Capudo the alpaca.Credit:Kate Cornish

Spotify uses an algorithm that considers both a user’s listening habits and a pet’s personality traits to ensure that its playlist is appealing to both pets and their owners.

Playlists can only be made for select animals that have ears, including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and iguanas. Two thumbs up for any event that involves bringing your pet.

Australian Open serves up champagne dinner

Piper-Heidsieck kicked off its second year as the official champagne of the Australian Open with an intimate dinner at Mr Miyagi in Melbourne on Friday night. Guests donned a touch of red to toast the Happy Slam with Piper-Heidsieck’s Chef de Cave Émilien Boutillat, who is one of the youngest ever in the history of champagne.

Michelle Battersby and rugby hunk Bill Meakes.

Michelle Battersby and rugby hunk Bill Meakes.Credit:Karon photography

Having just jetted in from Mexico Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich joined actress Stephanie McIntosh; Keep It Cleaner Co-founders Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw; AFL Player Marc Murphy and his wife Jessie and media personality Josh Gibson at the dinner.

Guests could feast on salmon nori tacos, pork sliders and tempura broccoli. But the highlight was Mr. M’s Piper Pav – strawberry and champagne pavlova, Piper-Heidsieck champagne ice-cream, Piper-Heidsieck gel and a champagne marshmallow.

The luxe brand will bring French glamour to Grand Slam Oval with its champagne bar, La Maison Piper-Heidsieck, serving a range of champagnes including its signature Cuvée Brut NV, Rosé Sauvage, and Essentiel Extra Brutand Vintage 2008. Tennis fans are invited to write a message of love and support for those affected by Australian bushfires on the Love Note Wall. 

Bondi’s French Riviera pop-up

Launch of the Grey Goose Riviera pop-up at The Bucket List on Tuesday night.

Launch of the Grey Goose Riviera pop-up at The Bucket List on Tuesday night.Credit:Myles Kalus

Australia’s most famous beach has had a Mediterranean makeover for a chic summer pop-up bar. On Tuesday Bondi’s Bucket List transported guests to the French Riviera for the summer-long pop-up bar with premium French vodka brand Grey Goose.

Guests including stylists Jeff Lack and Jade Jeffries, Luke Calopedos and Joe Tavella from 2 Hungry Guys, fashion influencer Violet Grace Atkinson and former Harper’s Bazaar fashion director, Thelma McQuillan were welcomed with a watermelon spritz or ruby spritz on arrival followed by a limited-edition espresso martini gelato.

With great food and music, the French-inspired bar is the perfect spot to watch the summer afternoons slip into evenings, with a cocktail in hand of course. 

IN: Dr. Martens Blaire gladiator sandals.

Dr. Martens chunky vegan sandal 'blaire' is the 'it' shoe of summer.

Dr. Martens chunky vegan sandal ‘blaire’ is the ‘it’ shoe of summer.

OUT: ‘
Dry January’. The damage from 2019 is done, just enjoy summer.

Lucy Manly covers Sydney’s social set in her Emerald City and Social Scene columns every Sunday in The Sun-Herald. Contact her at 

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