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You are cordially invited to an exclusive stylish networking soiree:-

Wednesday 28th April  2021   



Indulge your senses with the evocative colours, textures and flavours of the Mediterranean with luxury fragrance, food and wine!   Located at the swanky Vesper Bistro & Bar Featuring guest presenters Laura Gay, fragrance expert from Fragrance Artisans and Marlane Fraser-Smith International Partnership Marketing Specialist.


We are delighted to feature two guest presenters located at the swanky new


Laura Gay  -  Sensory Manager from Fragrance Artisans 

Marlane Fraser-Smith - International Partnership Specialist and Restaurateur

Featuring structured networking, Decadent canapes  bubbles and award winning wines.

Fabulous take home gift bags 

Inspired by the fresh vibrant cuisine of the Mediterranean islands to showcase amazing Australian produce and ingredients in tantalising European dishes with beautiful flavours and colour on the plate.

Taking you on a sensory journey of taste, texture, sight and smell created by art, beauty, fragrance and fine food and wine.  Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean islands with delectable wines,  all whilst networking and sharing laughter and chatter of new found friends and business acquaintances.

inclusive of:-

  • Networking and introductions  

  • A Taste of the Mediterranean Islands Cuisine with Vesper Signature canape dishes 

  • Sparkling and Wines from King River Estate;  

  • Welcome cocktail on arrival Kyr Royale

  • Artisan fragrance workshop to discover your perfect scent

  • Two guest presenters and

  • luxe gift bag


Meet valuable business connections who share your philosophy of substance, style & credible women who support each other!

Vesper menu is a journey through the Mediterranean by both land and sea, finished with an island-focused approach to each dish. The cuisine has a story, much like those told by fishermen across the Aegean, reflected in light overtones, plates full of colour, attention to composition, and a food profile that engages all the senses.



Guest Presenter Laura Gay

Sensory Manager at Fragrance Artisans


Laura Gay is Australia’s “nose” in the niche fragrance and beauty world.  Donned a “Scentsister” by Ainslie Walker, award winning fragrance writer and scent maker, Laura will share with you her vast knowledge of fragrance and beauty. Introducing you to high-quality European fragrances and skincare brands possessing attention to detail in production, limited manufacture and with characteristics only achieved by artisanal concept and design. Laura has a particular eye for design and a nose for beautifully made perfumes with stories to tell.


Laura’s olfactive skills have taken her around the Globe with Fragrance Artisans. “Our fragrance selection process is rigorous and can’t be forced by mainstream demand. The fragrances we have selected are here because we love the portraits of their scents and their makers.”


“Fragrance is comparable to fashion, in that perfume allows us to express different facets of ourselves and project parts that are usually hidden. It's about feeling, living and our experiences that make and shape who we are. Ask yourself, "how does your fragrance make you feel? How would you like to feel right now?”

Learn about the exquisite fragrance and luxury skin care range and how each fragrance will make you feel,  creating memorable, approachable experiences leaving you wanting more!

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Guest Presenter Marlane Fraser-Smith

International Partnership Marketing Specialist and Hotelier

Marlane was born in Portugal, raised in South Africa and Australia and recently returned from 10 years in Dubai to Melbourne and is now co-owner of Vesper Bistro & Bar.  


Having carved out a stellar career in leadership roles by creating high value incentive based marketing programs throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. 


Hospitality and travel is in Marlane's blood and has become a deep seated life long passion and career.  As an independent world traveller with a high value on relationships, an emotionally intelligent approach and combined with focus, competency, action and integrity, (not to mention a great sense of humour)!   

Marlane will share her passion, insight and tips on strategic partnership marketing and building strong business relationships.

Cost: $110 (includes GST)  EWIB members

$125 (includes GST)  non members

purchase your ticket here

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