Samantha Armytage and Richard Lavender dine at China Doll with fashion designer ...

Samantha Armytage and Richard Lavender dine at China Doll with fashion designer ...
Samantha Armytage and Richard Lavender dine at China Doll with fashion designer ...

From a plum new job at Channel Seven to her impending one-year wedding anniversary - Samantha Armytage certainly has a lot to celebrate these days. 

So it was no surprise to see the former Sunrise host in good spirits on Friday as she lunched at China Doll in Sydney's Woolloomooloo with her husband Richard Lavender, 60. 

The duo were joined by celebrity fashion designer Jonathan Ward for the up-market meal, and were seen smiling and laughing between mouthfuls of San Choy Bow. 

Dining in style! Samantha Armytage, 45, (left) and husband Richard Lavender, 60, (right) were spotted enjoying a ritzy luncheon at China Doll in Sydney's Woolloomooloo on Friday

Dining in style! Samantha Armytage, 45, (left) and husband Richard Lavender, 60, (right) were spotted enjoying a ritzy luncheon at China Doll in Sydney's Woolloomooloo on Friday 

Samantha looked particularly jubilant, rolling around her seat with laughter as Jonathan told her a joke.    

The blonde dressed to impress for the formal occasion, sporting a black pencil dress and tan leather sandals. 

She completed her chic look with a brown leather headband and a woven designer handbag. 

Pals: The duo were joined by celebrity fashion designer Jonathan Ward (centre) for the up-market meal

Pals: The duo were joined by celebrity fashion designer Jonathan Ward (centre) for the up-market meal 

Tucking in: The trio were seen smiling and laughing between mouthfuls of San Choy Bow

Tucking in: The trio were seen smiling and laughing between mouthfuls of San Choy Bow

All smiles: Samantha looked particularly jubilant, rolling around her seat with laughter as Jonathan told her a joke

All smiles: Samantha looked particularly jubilant, rolling around her seat with laughter as Jonathan told her a joke

Equestrian businessman Richard also looked sharp in a white polo shirt, matching shorts, a brown leather belt and lace-up shoes.  

It's no surprise Samantha and Richard dressed up for the outing, given the fashion credentials of their guest Jonathan, whose gowns have been worn by celebrities including Elle Macpherson, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman.  

Jonathan meanwhile dressed in a white collard shirt, pinstripe blue blazer, jeans and brown leather boots.   

Chic: The blonde dressed to impress for the formal occasion, sporting a black pencil dress and tan leather sandals

Chic: The blonde dressed to impress for the formal occasion, sporting a black pencil dress and tan leather sandals

Looking all white! Equestrian businessman Richard also looked sharp in a white polo shirt, matching shorts, a brown leather belt and lace-up shoes

Looking all white! Equestrian businessman Richard also looked sharp in a white polo shirt, matching shorts, a brown leather belt and lace-up shoes

Stylish friend: It's no surprise Samantha and Richard dressed up for the outing, given the fashion credentials of their guest Jonathan, whose gowns have been worn by celebrities including Elle Macpherson, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman

Stylish friend: It's no

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