archives: September 2012

World Tourism Day

Glorious Golden Afternoon summer at Bondi Beach Sydney Australia

World Tourism Day on September 27 ”raises awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide”. Whatevs. Bondi draws people to her golden shores and vibrant village – this much we know. You can read up on Bondi Beach Tourism here – did you [...]

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Bondi Flashback

Cheap units for sale at Bondi Beach history

Don’t you wish you’d scooped up these ‘bargain units’ at 55 Gould Street Bondi not so very long ago? At $22,950 each, including a lock up garage, they’ve increased in value about 72,000%. Oh the agony of retrospect! Or perhaps my own flat will be worth about $528,000 million soon…?? Thanks to the Bondi Tratt’s Facebook page [...]

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Bondi Block Life

Deco Delight building at Bondi Beach in Sydney NSW Australia pic by Andy Solo

Years ago I lived in a house and never once met my neighbour – until I read the name tag on his backpack in a bus queue in Glasgow on the other side of the world. Only then did I introduce myself and have a chat. I’ve lived in everything from a Japanese shoebox to [...]

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Win Goldilocks Tix!

Win tickets to Bondi Pavilion Theatre production of Goldilocks at Bondi Beach

You know the story… the porridge is too hot, the bears go for a stroll to pass the time. Enter Goldilocks – cute little troublemaker extraordinaire. On during the school holidays, this wonderful adaptation encourages kids to engage with the story through gentle audience interaction, teaching children through song and play about respecting other people’s property, and that a “sorry” [...]

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Bondi Jobs Sept 2012

Bondi Jobs, employment at bondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Bondi Jobs: September 2012 Sometimes it seems every second Bondi shop has a Staff Wanted sign up in its windows. Here’s some I’ve seen or heard of over the past couple of weeks: – 34 Degrees South, experienced chef, Campbell Pde – Gusto cafe, floor & counter staff, Hall St – Abode retail staff (both [...]

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Bondi Beach Dwellers

Group of people on the promenade at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW pic by Andy Solo

Who are we? Deep, I know. But really. Who resides within the walls of the 6105 private dwellings in Bondi Beach? If you’ve been anxiously awaiting Census data releases for the past year, you can head here for the full details of our seaside suburb as at August 2011. Or digest it right here in [...]

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Win Passion Beauty!

Passion Beauty Giveaway of Facial, hand treatment and spray tan at Bondi Beach

Win $135 worth of Bondi beauty Thanks to the lovely Jessica at Bondi’s Passion Beauty, one lucky reader will win a boutique beauty package valued at $135. The treatment includes a luxurious hour-long facial, plus hand treatment and organic spray tan – the perfect combination as the weather warms up for Spring.   This competition [...]

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Bondi Big Bucks

The Bondi luxury living apartments at Bondi Beach in Sydney NSW pic by Andy Solo

I was forbidden entrance to a Bondi Beach property on Sunday. “Do you have an appointment with an agent?”, inquired one of the ridiculously-gorgeous, perfectly-manicured, tight-black-dressed property hostesses. Um. “No”. “Are you just sticky beaking”? (Insert mild head tilt and charming smile). Um. “Yes”. I was at the grand opening of the Pacific Bondi - our new [...]

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Win FLY Yoga Passes

Win Finding Lotus Yoga Bondi Passes at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW 2012

$200 worth of yoga passes to win At Finding Lotus Yoga (FLY) you’ll be guided with humility, knowledge and an open, genuine approach, encompassing the development of mind, body and spirit through conscious breath and movement. And to top it off, you’ll spend time with lovely locals and the most gorgeous yoga teacher in Bondi [...]

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Camilla Theft

Camilla Franks shop break in at Bondi Beach, sydney, nsw, australia pic by andy solo

Thieves clean out Camilla’s new collection, The Daily Telegraph, September 11 2012 Industrial sabotage has emerged as one of the main lines of inquiry into a major break-in at the flagship store of kaftan designer Camilla Franks, whose entire new line was stolen early yesterday. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of dresses, swimwear and children’s [...]

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Bondi Kite Time

bondi kite festival, Happy Yellow Kite in Blue Sky, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia

Time to grab your kites and untangle the strings in preparation for the fabulous Bondi Beach Festival of the Winds! One of my favourite local events, this colourful kite festival is on this Sunday 9 September from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Last year was an absolute corker with perfect flying conditions and we’re hoping for more of [...]

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Win Gourmet Slice!

Gourmet Slice Pizza to Win on atbondi giveaway at Bondi Beach Sydney

$50 worth of gourmet pizza to win! One of the best new businesses to hit Bondi is Gourmet Slice on Gould St. To celebrate their opening and introduce their business to Bondi locals and beyond, they’re offering two lucky people a chance to win $25 worth of delicious gourmet pizza, crisp garlic bread and drinks. [...]

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