Colourful new concept store Ivy House adds to the rainbow that its neighbor Mary’s Poppin has established on Synagogue Place.
Ivy House is as vibrant in colour as it is in energy; With a florist, gift shop, coffee shop by day, and cocktail bar by night, the quirky concept store is sure to be buzzing with creatives and Adelaidians after a coffee or knock-off drink.
The concept store’s creative directions come from its founders’ various backgrounds. Noni Yolande and Kevin Te, who met through their backgrounds in streetwear, have directed their expertise toward organising a gift shop in the front of the space. The shop will have clothing from five to six resident brands hanging on suspended railings, as well as homeware, vases, and candles.
Florist Jessica Taylor, who is also Te’s partner, ideated the back of the space, a florist with a wall of bright bouquets for purchase. The floral influence also inspires the nighttime cocktail bar, which sits in the middle of the venue, because the cocktail list revolves around flowers.
Adelaide favourites such as Maybe Mae, Africola, and Hellbound are helping curate Ivy House’s botanic drinks list.
“They’ll create our permanent cocktails from a flower we’ve given them as a guide,” Yolande says.
“Their cocktail can reference anything about the flower––its colour, scent, feel, or mood.”
The new spot’s soft launch, which will take place today at noon, will feature two drinks from the menu, both of which are by Hellbound. One is an old-fashioned, and one is a boulevardier, and they are both inspired in some way by TBA flowers. The cocktails will be served in mini flower vases.
The cocktail bar will also serve up coffee, chai, matcha, pink lemonade, and iced tea during the day.
Going forward, Ivy House will operate as an events space and workshop studio for floral arrangement classes as well. While there are no imminent plans for quick bites or food, they are planning to host eatery pop-ups and showcase local produce.
“We look forward to collaborating with bars around town and produce growers as well, so they can have feature moments in our space,” Yolande says.
With the initial launch tomorrow, the three business owners are eager to meet their customers.
“We just want to start serving people and get them in to show them what we’re doing.”
Ivy House’s launch is Friday, March 25 at 12pm.
Find Ivy House at 17 Synagogue Place.