Author Archives: Sally Langford

The Kirribilli Fashion Markets

The Kirribilli Fashion Markets

Once a month a corner of the very scenic Sydney suburb of Kirribilli, perched just north of the Harbour Bridge, is overtaken by sartorially-minded buyers and sellers. I love the Kirribilli Fashion Markets. People with great clothes come here to sell stuff, lighten their loads and de-clutter. If you’re lucky, you might even stumble acrossContinue Reading

Favourite picnic spots in Sydney

Favourite picnic spots in Sydney

Many people who live in Sydney have come from near and far, lured by the lifestyle, the weather, the beaches, job opportunities, or an Australian partner. Others have no choice but to leave their home countries for reasons we can’t possibly imagine, and their harrowing journey ends here. Most of my friends in Sydney, like me,Continue Reading

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

Sydney’s buildings and architecture tell its story, its fascinating history. Elaborate and decorative art deco inspired pubs sit alongside federation era houses (early 1900s) and 1980s brick apartment blocks. When I first moved to Sydney, I was immediately taken by its abundance of art deco architecture. Nowadays, so many contemporary buildings are generic, boxy, lackingContinue Reading

Road tripping and driver reviving between Brisbane and Sydney

Road tripping and driver reviving between Brisbane and Sydney

“Driver Reviver. Free (cup graphic). Exit next 5 km”.  Having travelled between Brisbane and Sydney along the Pacific Highway many times over the years to visit family and friends, Driver Reviver signs have always been a welcome relief.  They are rest stops manned by elderly volunteers from a range of service organisations and community groups,Continue Reading

20 reasons why Marrickville is RAD

20 reasons why Marrickville is RAD

Here is my list of 20 reasons why Marrickviille, a suburb in Sydney’s inner west, is just plain rad. It’s my neighbourhood, and a neighbourhood that I chose to live in over the apparently more obvious beachside or inner-city alternatives.  Perhaps I’m biased, but I do love it here. This list is in no particularContinue Reading

A tent in the mountains

A tent in the mountains

Snapping up a beachside camping spot within a 3 hour drive from Sydney CBD during a long weekend can be one of life’s little challenges if you are a camping-loving Sydneysider. Organised Sydneysiders – no problem. If you book the site 6 months in advance, you’re laughing. The last time my friends and I wentContinue Reading

Slow dancing in Tempe

Slow dancing in Tempe

I love that Sydney is full of surprises. With so many cultures in one city, there is always something enticing and unexpected bubbling away below its sleek and polished surfaces. Like the Concordia Club in Tempe, for example. If you’ve ever wondered where you can go to do the chicken dance, then a slow waltz,Continue Reading

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