Monthly Archives: September 2009

Melt Late Licence Bucks Cross Trend


Melt New Bar

By Andrew Starke

Melt Lounge & Bar in Kings Cross has secured a 5am licence and urged the nightclub trade to address the confusion prevalent with many members of the public regarding lockouts.

“Contrary to popular belief and public perception there is no blanket 2am or 3am lockout in Kings Cross,” said Melt spokesperson, Mitesh Solanki.

“This lockout has many people confused but it only affects 48 pubs in NSW and and not many venues in Kings Cross.”

The doors at Melt have been open until 5am since September 1 and Solanki believes this is an important differentiator from competitors.

“The Sydney bar scene has been taking off recently however most of these cooler places close at midnight or 3am,” he said. “And there are very few decent places to choose from that stay open till 5am – especially in the Paddington, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Kings Cross areas.”

Solanki says Melt offers great cocktails, friendly staff and an eclectic mix of music from funk to house, pop, indie and electro funk, and boasts a juke box on the first floor.

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Back from Vacation? Don’t Waste a Precious Clear Mind


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If you are back from vacation, in between jobs, or hammering away at the responsibility of four roles at once, then you probably need validation to turn off your mobile, email and social media tools from time-to-time.

“Seeing the big picture, the connections between information, is also more likely to activate the right hemisphere, which appears important for insight.

This research points to the idea of valuing a fresh mind more than we tend to, as this is the time we are more likely to be able to solve tough problems. Instead of valuing a quiet mind, we tend to automatically fill it up with emails or every day challenges, and waste a precious commodity.”

If you have no time to read this article then here is a ten second summary: 1) A rested mind isn’t stuck in the wrong answers. 2) A quiet mind notices subtle signals. 3) A happy mind is an open mind.

Source-train: My Facebook Home/Find Your Yang/99Percent/”Your Brain at Work” by David Rock.

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