The beautiful packaging and branding alone was enough to get me to Bellocq, so when I tried the unique and evocative tea, I knew it would be the next destination to add to my updated Stylist Guide to New York (online soon). It is located in an industrial area and the front of the building is very unassuming, so upon entering, you are greeted with a beautiful and unexpected world. Walk through the shop to the tea salon out the back. It is filled with soft light, and has a real energy about it, with its plush pink velvet banquettes, wide floorboards and almond branches. The beautiful floral arrangements and hanging plants are a world unto themselves!

There was a tea testing on when we arrived, so we were lucky to try many of the beautiful teas. One of my favourites, ‘White Wolf’ is described as “Prominent notes of cedar, black current and mint evoke expansive Western frontiers, hay and saddle, leather and snow for a truly exceptional white tea blend”.

We left with Gypsy Caravan, The White Wolf and Majorelle Mint. A must if you’re visiting New York.


The Historic Stylist – Elizabeth Bay House Workshop

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In this intimate workshop Sibella Court, interior stylist and owner of The Society inc, will discuss the process of styling and how items from our collections have inspired her work.

On an adventure through our historical archives, Court discovered the story of collectors from the 19th and early 20th centuries including Alexander Macleay, first resident of Elizabeth Bay House, and Frederick P Dodd, who created one of the most impressive Australian entomological collections. The story of Dodd’s creative sensibilities and the world and time in which he lived appealed to Court, and inspired her to share the many ways nature and history can be translated into an interior.
Refreshments included

Sibella Court is an interior stylist, owner of The Society inc. store., product designer and bestselling author of the books Etcetera etcThe stylist’s guide to NYC,Nomad and Bowerbird. She creates commercial interiors for clients in Australia and overseas, contributes to leading interior and fashion magazines and has a 110-paint colour paint range as well as soap, decorative hardware ranges. She works regularly with Anthropologie and will be launching a clothing, scent and bed linen range with the retailer this year.

Elizabeth Bay House
Saturday 29 June
2.00pm — 4.00pm

General $85 | Member/conc $80 | Bookings essential



Confetti Systems Party



The Society Inc. is holding a special ‘Welcome to Australia’ party for the New York duo behind Confetti Systems!

A friendship born from a shared love of communal celebration and craft-making, bought together Julie Ho & Nicholas Anderson to create this special brand. Julie and Sibella have been friends for a long time, and also worked together in New York.

Please join us at the shop on June 19th, 6pm-8pm to celebrate, mulled wine in hand.

There will also be products available to purchase on the night.

We look forward to seeing you all there.


The Society Inc.

18 Stewart Street,

Paddington, NSW

Australia 2021


Sidewalk Sale this weekend!!

Sidewalk Sale - The Society inc. by Sibella Court

It’s finally that time of the year again! The Virginia Creeper is turning and it’s time for an early morning, hot coffee in hand, jaunt amongst The Society inc. fleamarket. Before Winter sets in for good, come and discover oddities & curiosities, fresh herbs & seeds, handmade treasures, knitted textiles for rugging up, shibori dyed cushions, ceramics & lots more.

As usual, our stallholders will be selling their wares from 8AM – MIDDAY. I’m all about treasure hunting, upcycling, passing on, lo-fi and of course, collecting, styling, new mementos & memories once home. See you there!

Saturday, June 1st

The Society inc.

18 Stewart Street, Paddington

NSW Australia 2021


In-Conversation with me tomorrow!

I had such a great time this morning at the On Collecting panel for the Sydney Writer’s Festival! I’m so looking forward to my in-conversation with the amazing Karen McCartney tomorrow at The Mint. We’re talking all things collecting, styling, and Bowerbird.

Come – it’s free! I’m signing books afterwards and would love to have a chat.

Bowerbird - The Society inc. by Sibella Court