NOTE: Mon Bijou is not currently open to the public, but is available for private functions. See the website for details.
Did you look around Melbourne's streets on Sunday and notice a distinct lack of ridiculously attractive, tanned and stylish people? Me too. Turns out they all descended upon one Mon Bijou to sip cocktails and look fabulous together amidst a backdrop of chic deckchairs and a rooftop lap pool. As you do.
Mon Bijou's 'Summer Sessions' are the latest place to see and be seen in Melbourne's social scene; think Baroq House with slightly more astro-turf and designer sunglasses. The decadent penthouse has long played host to some of Melbourne's most exclusive A-list parties and social events, but is now 'letting its hair down' a little and inviting Melbourne's 'amateur' up-and-coming socialites to inject a fresh energy into the established venue.
The event launched earlier this month with a dazzling display of bronzed, toned flesh and flawless cosmetic dentistry to rival even the latest season of The Bachelor. It seems Mon Bijou has successfully 'Melbournised' the American pool party and temporarily satisfied the insatiable appetites of our trend-hungry young social butterflies.
Mon Bijou Summer Sessions are held every Sunday from 3pm to 11pm at Level 10-11, 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Cocktails from $12 and entry is at the venue's discretion. Visit their Facebook for more details.