archives: June 2012

Bondi Beach Heights

Couple in love on the street at Bondi Road, Bondi Beach Sydney by Andy Solo

A mission to find all day parking led me up and away from the central village late last week. On a whim, I disregarded all my usual Bondi Beach dining haunts and hit the lower section of Bondi Road. I know, radical move. I’d heard reports of some fine new venues in the area but [...]

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Winter Warmers Charity

Winter Warmers Mini Festival Fundraiser at the Beach Road Hotel for Homeless Kids at Bondi Beach

Get rid of those trackies and hoodies you no longer wear and donate them to homeless kids who are doing it tough as always during the winter months. The Knits n Pieces Drop Box is in the foyer under the stairs at the Beach Road Hotel until the Winter Warmers Mini Festival Fundraiser on Saturday 30 [...]

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Win – Bondi Tratt

Bondi Tratt Giveaway competition for a $100 dining voucher at Bondi Beach

Win a $100 dining voucher at the Bondi Trattoria! A Bondi institution for 25 years for very good reason, the fine folk at the Bondi Tratt are offering a $100 dining voucher to one lucky winner for a winter feast at their seaside café restaurant. You’ll often catch me enjoying my morning at the Tratt [...]

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Bondi hip new happenings

Bondi OMG sculpture photo for Bondi Beach blog by andy solo

Things generally hum gently along in Bondi Beach but sometimes we get fabulous flashes of activity. This week I’ve come across a treasure trove of new community events and ventures all rolled into one big bag of Bondi goodies. These exciting new enterprises include something for families, musicians, mums, crafty types, party peeps, kids, artists, [...]

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Interview: Hoot & Howl

Interview with Hoot and Howl girls Melanie Dymott and Julie Jenkins from Bondi Beach about their events, clubs and community initiatives

So, what is Hoot & Howl? We are Hoot & Howl – two Bondi gurls with music events background using our powers for good, namely with our first event ‘Winter Warmers’. And what does the name refer to? Having a right ole knees up. Who are the people behind it? Melanie Dymott and Julie Jenkins [...]

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Favourite Things

Favourite Things vintage and handmade markets at Bondi Beach

Hoot & Howl are looking for stall holders for the first Bondi Favourite Things Vintage & Handmade Markets on Sat 30 June. The great thing about these markets is that it’s indoor and outlets will be serving food, coffee, as well as alcohol from the bar. They are kid friendly and there will be laidback [...]

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Win: 34 degrees south

Competition giveaway to win dining vouchers at Bondi Beach 34 degrees south

Win one of two $100 sea view dining vouchers at 34 degrees south. Our fabulous friends at ‘34’ are offering Bondi-lovers 2 chances to win a $100 dining voucher at their seaside restaurant. With wide open windows facing out over Bondi Beach and a cosy, classy feel on the inside, 34 degrees south is fast becoming [...]

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Aesop Giveaway

Aesop Reverence Giveaway of beauty products at Bondi Beach Sydney

Win divine new Aesop products! One of the lucky businesses to snap up space at the Gould St Beach House strip is Aesop. To celebrate the launch of their new Reverence Duet of Aromatique Hand Wash and Reverence Hand Balm, they are very kindly offering the chance to win the delicious duo (worth $125). I’ve [...]

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Bucket List Giveaway

The Bucket List Bondi giveaway competition dining prize at Bondi Beach Sydney

Win Drinks & Dinner at The Bucket List! With regular live music, events, comedy and Sunday specials, The Bucket List is already a Bondi institution. And this week our buddies at the Bucket List are offering one lucky reader a $50 dining voucher for either lunch or dinner at their beachside hot spot.   Entry is [...]

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Bondi Deco

Palace Court Bondi art deco architecture in Bondi Beach Sydney, pic by andy solo

Bondi Deco – Delight or Demise? Maybe I’m feeling nostalgic because of the Queen’s Birthday (even though she was born on 21 April and we celebrate at this time of the year to coincide with hopefully-warm weather in London. And us southerners really just spend the time hoping for a cracker of a ski season). [...]

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Bondi Title Tattle

Deco Dame the penthouse for sale by Gretel Killeen at Bondi Beach Sydney, image by andy solo

The Bondi beachfront penthouse for sale by Gretel Killeen, Pic: Andy Solo A Very Bondi Title Tattle   by Jonathan Chancellor, Friday 8 June 2012 With plans to upgrade along the Bondi Beach promenade, the Tarchi family have listed their current dress circle apartment amalgamation with $12 million-plus hopes…read more. The Bondi beachfront penthouse of Gretel Killeen, who [...]

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Bondi Dining Giveaway

Bondi Dining Giveaway competition to win a lunch dinner and dessert promotion at Bondi Beach Sydney

  * This has now been won by Katie Holyman – congrats Kayie! * Some of Bondi’s finest are offering an unbeatable day-long dining experience. – kick it off with a leisurely lunch for 2 at hip n happening Bondi Picnic cafe – then stroll down to the hugely popular Sunday Roast dinner & drinks [...]

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Good News Week

Bondi TV at bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, by andy solo

There’s been quite a dry spell for interesting news in Bondi lately. But this week I’ve been wading through pages of reviews, love triangles, paparazzi, nudity, court cases, business splits, affairs, secret spending and drama, drama, drama! Great to have you here in Bondi Lara Bingle. Her perpetual media storm seems to have kickstarted a wave [...]

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Green Fatigue

Rachel Botsman talks about Green Fatigue, collaborative consumption and Garage Sale Trail at Bondi Beach

Share and share alike…Rachel Botsman, who advocates ‘collaborative consumption’. Photo: Lee Besford Garage Sale success beats Green fatigue Story:, by Cosima Marriner, 3 June 2012 While consumers are losing interest in the environmental impact of daily living, the corporate world is increasingly exploring how sustainable projects can make good business sense. When Prince Charles boasted [...]

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City 2 Surf art

The new mural for the city to surf event at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

Art taken to heart as countdown begins Story:, by Sarah Whyte, 3 June 2012, 3.00am THE tattoo artist Stephen Dokrugglang has swapped the human body for the wall of the Bondi Beach promenade. The 19-year-old artist, also known as Pheazy, has created a mural honouring the world’s biggest community run, The Sun-Herald City2Surf. He [...]

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The Block is Back

One of the properties earmarked for the new series of The Block in Bondi Beach

July decision for properties on The Block in Bondi Story:, 1 June 2012, 12.07pm A decision on a development application for properties at 6-12 Tasman St in Bondi will not be made for at least another month. Nearby residents believe the properties are earmarked for the next season of The Block, however both the [...]

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Virtual Bondi Business

Virtual Bondi Business online at Bondi Beach Sydney

Mat Wilson operates his lighting business out of his Bondi home. Pic: John Appleyard Virtual surf is up for Bondi businesses Story:, by Shae McDonald, 2 June 2012, 7.01am A new stream of businesses in Bondi are flourishing. And they aren’t contending with escalating rents or a decline in retailers. Entrepreneurial business owners are [...]

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Coffee Club no more

Bondi Coffee Club at North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club at Sydney NSW

End of era for North Bondi Coffee Club By:, Alex Cauchi, 30 May 2012, 7.07am, Photo: John Appleyard It has avoided the “hipsterfication” of Bondi and only serves instant or drip coffee. But this beachside coffee house has the most loyal clientele in the entire 2026 postcode. Every weekday, after their morning swim, up [...]

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Light Rail to Bondi

Artists impression of the Light Rail in sydney to go to Bondi and the eastern suburbs

An artist’s impression of light rail, Sydney. Light rail plans are on track for Sydney’s east By:, by Alex Cauchi, 24 May 12 at 6:01am PLANS for light rail extending through to the CBD and Sydney’s east are looking more concrete and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore hopes construction on the line starts by 2015 [...]

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Memorial Mural

Chloe Bali Bombing Mural Memorial at bondi beach Sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Renewal of the Chloe Memorial Mural on Bondi promenade By: Bondi Eye, 31 May 2012 Following on from our post on Thursday 26 April (below) about our mural on the Bondi Beach promenade, artist Droogie penciled the outline of Chloe last night. Feedback from passers-by that stopped to watch was they have been waiting for Chloe to [...]

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Bondi Tiny Tiles

Bondi Mosaic tile repairs at the children's pool at bondi beach sydney

North Bondi Children’s Pool Mosaic Repairs By: Bondi Eye, 30 May 2012 Waverley Council has contracted Thoroughbred Tiling to repair the 30 year old community mosaics embellishing the North Bondi pool. The mosaics are ‘iconic Bondi’ and a popular backdrop used by filmmakers and photographers. The artist Lloyd Kelemen involved over 200 locals in one of Council’s [...]

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Millionaire Bingle Mingle?

Millionaire developer Jack Ray has denied claims of a romantic affair with Lara Bingle

Millionaire Gold Coast property developer Jack Ray has denied claims of a romantic affair with Lara Bingle. Source:, Monday, June 04, 2012, 17:15 The Sydney socialite, who is facing court after allegedly hitting a motorcyclist and driving on a suspended licence in Sydney, was named as another woman involved with Ray, who is reported to [...]

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Lara Car Bingle

Lara Bingle Car Court Case at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

It was like this officer … A photographer snaps model Lara Bingle being pulled over by police on Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, in March this year – an earlier, unconnected incident. Picture: Szilvasi Attila Lara Bingle is due to appear in court next month after allegedly hitting a motorcyclist and driving on a suspended licence in [...]

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Being Lara Bingle Review

Being Lara Bingle Review by SMH at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

Lara Bingle models a Speedo cossie. Review: Being Lara Bingle, Channel Ten, Tuesday June 12, 8pm By:, 28 May 2012 There’s a lot to be said for coming to a show with low expectations. Lara Bingle’s celebrity is based on few discernible achievements and her lifestyle seems comprised mainly of parties, fashion shoots and being [...]

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