I was born into a French family in Australia. My father was a chef and I worked in his restaurants from a very young age. I loved working in hospitality and worked as a barmaid in Sydney for many years.
I joined the corporate world and had a career in advertising and sales. While it was a rewarding career, something was missing!
I recently moved to one of the most beautiful sea side villages, Nelson Bay, and decided to open a small intimate bar for the locals and visitors to the bay, and return to my love of food and wine.
Wanderlust Bar | the bay
...is a place that you can relax, socialise and share your favourite Australian wines and a platter of local cold meats, cheeses, olives, fruit and nibbles. Wanderlust Bar was inspired by my childhood and the desire to follow my dream to live in the bay.
THE ARTIST ~ Martine Springer
Martine Springer is a contemporary artist, who explores the relationship between the human form and Nature. Her art-making began at age 14, when she picked up her Dadʼs Minolta camera & fell in love with the process.
Martine has studied various healing modalities, her spiritual connection to nature influencing her artistic practice. Her art is best described as a healing on canvas, the multidimensional work filled with expressive brushwork.
In 2018 Martine showcased her art in a gallery exhibition in Glebe, whereby one of her nude portraits were selected and featured in the Spectrum section of the Sydney morning Herald.
The Wanderlust journey...
I asked Annick to send me a list of everything that Wanderlust meant to her, and embarked on my journey into nature to photograph everything that resonated with that concept. Amongst all the beautiful shapes and colours I had collected on my travels, I started seeing dandelions and a vision began to formulate.
I thought about how much I loved them as a kid; how I liked blowing on them and making a wish. They never know where they will travel to or land, and that felt like a romantic, wonderful notion... and so Wanderlust emerged, like nature always shows us, with complete trust!
It has been one of the most joyful processes I have ever experienced and I hope that energy translates to everyone who will witness it.
Check here regularly to see what's happening at Wanderlust Bar.
From late June, Wanderlust Bar is partnering with Crema Coffee Garage and will be serving Altitude Fresh Roasted coffee beans. Altitude is a mellow blend of Central American and African coffee beans. Great for all brew methods. Yummy pastries and toasts coming soon... WB|tb
Studio Live Sessions from late May. We are partnering with The Studio Music Academy to present a series of live music evenings with a selection of talented students and tutors.
Stay Tuned... WB|tb
BECOME A WANDERLUST BAR MEMBER
Life Membership of Wanderlust Bar © can be bestowed upon any individual who purchases a Membership Badge in Gold or Silver ~ $10
Badge Draw ~ win a weekly $25 voucher. Drawn every Saturday afternoon.
Your Membership should be regarded as highly prestigious and in very limited numbers.
Be part of a new VIBE in the bay...
Drop in for a drink, and grab your Membership Badge! (available NOW)
HAVING AN EVENT AT HOME OR WORK?
Are you organising a...
Birthday | Engagement | Anniversary | Hens Weekend | Get Together with Family & Friends | Bucks Weekend
Wanderlust Bar can help!
Call to Order a Platter for your event & pick it up on the way through.
We'll make sure your guests are fed with beautiful Australian products on eco-friendly platters.
Just let us know what size platter, how many guests and your selection of Deli Food, and we'll have it ready for you to pick up.
24 Hours Notice Needed