Tag Archives: Sydney

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk is my must do for all visitors to Sydney. I put it above the Opera House. I could bore you with descriptions of azure water, golden beaches and soaring cliffs, but that just sounds cliché. Instead, I’ve put together a little photo essay. The photos were all taken onContinue Reading

Shark Island micro-brewery: Interview with James Peeble

Shark Island micro-brewery: Interview with James Peeble

Interview with James Peebles from Shark Island micro-brewery, in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. As a moonlighting bartender in a typical Sydney pub, I can spot a tourist a mile off. They typically exhibit disorientation when nobody escorts them to a table, uncertainty about where to place their order, hesitancy about approaching the bar – all familiarContinue Reading

Finding Your Identity in Sydney’s Coffee Scene

Finding Your Identity in Sydney’s Coffee Scene

Coffee? Ah, the question uttered many a minute all over Sydney. It implies a chance to take a break, have a chat and get caffeinated. Three things we all very much like to do. Coffee was once a simple matter of dissolving a teaspoonful of powdery stuff in boiled water, and adding a splash ofContinue Reading

The Public Library: A Festival of Knowledge and Ideas, Every Day of the Year

The Public Library: A Festival of Knowledge and Ideas, Every Day of the Year

If you’re lucky enough to visit Sydney when our many festivals are on, such as Sydney Festival, Art and About, Vivid, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Biennale of Sydney and Sydney Film Festival and so on, you will be immersed in ideas, ideas and more ideas! We’re all loving Vivid at the moment. It’s an 18 dayContinue Reading

Surfing in Fluro for Mental Health

Surfing in Fluro for Mental Health

Walking by South Bondi (or “SOBO” as locals refer to it) early on a Friday morning you’d be forgiven for assuming the guys in sexy skintight banana and tiger onesies and girls in bright neon swimsuits paired with extravagantly bright hair accessories are still out partying from the night before. But no – what you’reContinue Reading

Sri Lankan Restaurants in Sydney

Sri Lankan Restaurants in Sydney

It’s been five years since I moved to Sydney to attend university (I’m from Sri Lanka), and whilst the choice of international food is limitless, there is always that sudden urge to have something Sri Lankan. Nothing really compares to a home cooked meal, and in my search for quick methods to make a mealContinue Reading

Art After Hours in Sydney

Art After Hours in Sydney

If you’re anything like me and always on the hunt for fun things to do on weeknights that don’t involve drinking in noisy pubs alongside sweaty suits, you’ll love “Art After Hours” at Sydney’s Art Gallery of NSW on Wednesday nights. Art After Hours is one of my favourite things about working in the city ofContinue Reading

Dating Stories, Sydney Style

Dating Stories, Sydney Style

Blame Hollywood, but everyone wants a nice little story about how they met their partner. Preferably a serendipitous tale, like a visit to an art exhibition, stranger walks over to join another in admiration of a painting: ‘Is this your favourite too?’ Cue date. The more realistic version: drinking all the free wine on openingContinue Reading

Community gardening in Sydney

Community gardening in Sydney

What to do when you live in a small inner city apartment and you want to expand beyond growing little pots of basil and mint on a windowsill? Increasingly I’ve been pulled into the idea of making more, consuming less. The past year has seen experimentations in making nut milk, fermenting vegetables, making bone broth,Continue Reading

Social + art = Le Petit Bateau

Social + art = Le Petit Bateau

I’ve always dreamt of living in a gallery. So stumbling onto one only a few metres from my home is seriously one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Le Petit Bateau (“the little boat”) launched in April 2014 and has quickly become a much-loved part of the landscape for many Bondi locals.Continue Reading

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