** This article is brought to you in partnership with GREY GOOSE
There’s something undeniably romantic about European summer. From the glistening crystal waters of the French Riviera to the grand piazzas of Rome, Europe exudes a sense of sophistication, style and elegance like no other place in the world.
So much so in fact, we’ll pretty much do anything we can to get our European culture fix. Whether it’s opera and aperitivo or foie gras et fromage, Australia’s love affair is a tale of romance where visions of Saint-Tropez sunsets and spritzes are set to the soundtrack of European adventure.
But if the sun-drenched stretches of the French Riviera aren’t enough to inspire your next long-haul adventure, GREY GOOSE is bringing a unique celebration to Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast from October through until December, just in time for summer.
A pop-up like no other, the Fountain of Goose will reimagine the ancient architecture of La Belle Époque with a beautifully ornate, decorative pop-up bar where you can raise a glass, toss a coin and make a wish, just like you can at Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain.
Inspired by the brand’s luxury French heritage – this magical pop-up will whisk you away to the dazzling coastlines of the Côte d'Azur – the intricate Fountain sculpted from white marble will feature the limited-edition GREY GOOSE x Maison Labiche Riviera bottle and serve complimentary GREY GOOSE, lime and soda mini-cocktails. This classic, refreshing serve is the perfect way to ease into summer.
Sample a taste of la belle vie as you sit back and relax in blue and white striped deckchairs and bask in the summer sun — this has French Riviera written all over it — with a refreshing GREY GOOSE cocktail in hand.
As well as delicious vodka cocktails, Gelato Messina will also be serving indulgent Espresso Martini pick-me-ups (in Sydney Circular Quay on November 22), and there will also be surprise ‘out of the blue’ performances at each of the locations, to add to the magic.
For the after party, they’ll be handing out special cocktail tokens at Nineteen at the Star Casino and Hideaway Bar (Broadbeach), Maybe Sammy and Quay Bar (Sydney), and Madame Brussels, Spice Market and Ludlow (Melbourne), that you can redeem for yet more delicious vodka infusions.
Bringing a taste of Europe to antipodean soils, this fabulous Fountain is a chance for everyone to experience a touch of joie de vivre right here in Australia. So, get ready to raise a glass and prepare to celebrate a très chic summer, French style.
The Fountain of Goose can be found it at the following locations:
Pacific Fair Resort Area, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
- Wednesday 9 October, 1 – 5pm
- Thursday 10 October, 4 – 8pm
- Friday 11 October, 2 – 6pm
- Saturday 12 October, 1 – 5pm
- Sunday 13 October, 1 – 5pm
First Fleet Park, Circular Quay, Sydney
- Wednesday 20 November, 2 – 6pm
- Thursday 21 November, 2 – 6pm
- Friday 22 November, 3 – 7pm
- Saturday 23 November, 1 – 5pm
- Sunday 24 November, 1 – 5pm
- Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December, 4 – 8pm
- Monday 9 December – Wednesday 11 December, 3 – 7pm