Everything is wrapped
(Image credit: Pat & Sticks)

They say that in troubled times people take comfort in small luxuries, so it’s little wonder that Sydney-based ice cream makers Pat Monnot and ‘Stick’ Seach have been run off their feet.

For the past three years, at their small operation in the suburb of Leichhardt, they’ve created handmade ice cream sandwiches (mainly for the wholesale market) that are almost single-handedly worth travelling to Sydney for.

The men met at a party and, having finished IT degrees, decided they wanted something else in life. 'We’re mates from way back,' explains Seach, 'and we just decided to have a good crack at making ice-cream.' Monnot has a background in the art but Seach confesses he just loves food.

There are eight main flavours in the line – the original (and best, for our mind) is Vanilla Lace, vanilla ice cream between two crunchy oat and almond biscuits – although when specific fruit is in season, for example, they’ll come up with a limited release.

Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms