Do you love being surrounded by interesting and thought-provoking industry leaders?


The Paddo (G)Inn dining room will once again be transformed to host it's fifth open panel discussion led and hosted by experts in the elevated trade profession. 


Our Inn Talks series kicked off in June and has been followed by sell-out events in July, August and September. We're now thrilled to announce this fifth event (and final for the year), with some extremely special guest speakers.


Come and enjoy a Hendrick's Midsummer Spritz and canapes while you network and mingle, before the open panel discussion and Q&A.  


This month, our panel is made up of modern-day mistresses of their craft, artisans with a passion for channelling creativity through their trade and being brave with expression.


Inn Talks #5 is presented in partnership with Hendrick's Gin, and in support of Two Good.




Flower Artist, Author


Dr Lisa Cooper is a florist, artist, author and holder of a doctorate of philosophy in fine art from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Cooper's commercial flower business, Doctor Cooper Studio, spans major installations to hand delivered flower gestures with her work being featured in many Australian and international books, magazines, journals and television programs.


Murdoch Books published her book, The Flowers, in November 2015, and in 2016 she received the NSW Department of Industry’s, Emerging Creative Talent Award. She's also ambassador of Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice, and the Paddo is honoured to be displaying her installations in the pub throughout the month of October

Fashion journalist

Rosie Dalton

Rosie Dalton is a fashion journalist specialising in conversations around sustainability and craftsmanship.


With a Bachelor of Media and Communications from the University of Sydney, she runs Studio OTC, through which she consults for sustainable businesses including Paspaley and bassike, while writing features for titles like Russh and The Last Magazine.

Maison Balzac founder


Created to evoke the memories of a childhood in the south of France, the MAISON BALZAC collection of objects captures the personality of the French Mediterranean. Each product tells a unique story, brought to life with the careful intervention of makers from Australia, France, Japan and Mongolia.


Drawing on her background in fashion, where she worked for Martin Margiela & Hermes in Paris and as a buyer for Australian retailer Belinda, MAISON BALZAC is a culmination of a lifetime pursuing the rare and beautiful. Passionate about interiors and perfumes, Elise launched MAISON BALZAC in July 2012 and was soon stocked by COLETTE in Paris, THE LINE in New York, 10 CORSO COMO in Milan and SELFRIDGES in London to name a few.

Brewer at Young Henrys


Carla Daunton started off as an unhappy biochemist and science teacher before finding her way into the world of beer brewing. "I always enjoyed the science and engineering aspects of distilling and brewing, as well as the creativity and artistry. It's all of the best bits of science with none of the negatives that come with academic research." she says. 


The first Young Henrys beers were brewed in March 2012. The idea behind them was pretty simple: brew beer their local community would enjoy and be proud to call their own. Not much has changed since. Carla, one of the few female brewers in Sydney, loves the Young Henrys team, "in particular it's the most positive work environment I've ever had. I am in the best crew of loving and hilarious people I consider my friends and I'm proud to work with them and for Young Henrys"


Tues 4th June

Inn Talks #1


Finding the balance | Why taking a breather could actually be the key to success


- Elle Halliwell

- Ellice Whichello

- Lyndi Cohen

- Sally O'Neil



Tues 9th July

Inn Talks #2


Passion Projects | How to turn your hobby into a 9-5 job


- Shelly Horton

- Julie Stevanja

- Nikki To

- Sian Redgrave

Tues 13th August

Inn Talks #3


Sustainability In Fashion | Why sustainable practices are so important in today's fashion industry


- Rosie Dalton

- Jade Sarita Arnott

- Melinda Tually

- Clare Press

Tues 17th September

Inn Talks #4


Female Entrepreneurs | How successful women set, keep and kick goals.


- Talitha Cummins

- Kirsten King

- Amy Parfett

- Jerico Tracy