archives: October 2012

Holiday Accommodation

Holiday Accommodation at Bondi Beach accomodation options hotels apartments backpackers

For a spot as brilliant as Bondi Beach you’d think there’d be a stack of places to stay. However, great accommodation options seem to be as rare as local ice-cream joints. I’m joking of course, there’s frickin HEAPS of those. Here’s a list of sites to check if you plan to visit (or indeed if [...]

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Win Bondi Beach House!

Win accommodation prize at the Bondi Beach House at Bondi Beach

Win a night at the boutique Bondi Beach House! Thanks to our fabulous friends at the Bondi Beach House, one lucky reader will win a night in a gorgeous beach-chic suite! Nestled amongst the frangipani trees, you’re perfectly positioned just a short stroll to the beach, cafes, restaurants, galleries, yoga studios, surf school, iconic Icebergs, [...]

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Flashback: Hotel Bondi

Old historical Photo of Hotel Bondi in the 1920s at Bondi Beach Sydney

  On the topic this week of Bondi Accommodation, let’s take a look at the Hotel Bondi. Designed by E Lindsay Thompson, the Hotel Bondi has a distinctly 1920s style, although construction ran from 1915-1945. Commercially, it struggled initially due to relative isolation (can you believe it?) but it soon became the popular destination it [...]

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Shop Talk Oct 2012

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Bondi Shop Talk 30 Oct 2012 Sheesh its hard to keep up with developments in Bondi these days! Here’s the latest round of changes to our café and shopping options in the hood… – The Atlas Kiosk seems to be the new hip hang on Hall (Hugh Jackman thinks so anyway) – Yellow Bungalow is [...]

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Bondi School Profits!

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Source: The Daily Telegraph, Education Reporter Katherine Danks, Oct 29 2012 PUBLIC schools pocketed more than $16 million last year by leasing out buildings and playgrounds to community groups and private organisations for ballet practice, sports days and market stalls. Education department data shows 49 primary and high schools earned more than $50,000 for commercial [...]

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Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine Crave event at Bondi Farmers Market at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

The Bondi Farmers Market will plate up a Food as Medicine theme for their celebration of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival on Sat 27 October. Local residents are invited to join experts Shakti Grace, founder of The Holistic Chef; Georgia Lienemann, founder of Stirring Change and Belinda Randell, founder of The Organic Cook for [...]

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The Bondi Pavilion

The Bondi Pavilion under glowing night lights at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW pic by Andy Solo

Overlooking the beach in prime central position, sits the iconic Bondi Pavilion. It has morphed many times from the early 1900s, but has always figured large in the local landscape. It has housed everything from a military club to kids capoeira classes, from bathing sheds to ballrooms. The Pav is the proud centrepiece for most [...]

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Win Theatre Tix!

The Interview show at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre presented by Tamarama Rock Surfers

  Win Theatre Tickets at the Bondi Pav! Thanks to our friends at Tamarama Rock Surfers, TWO lucky people will win a double pass to fabulous new theatre at the Bondi Pavilion – The Interview. Set in a beachside apartment in Bondi, the show examines the power struggle between a B-grade actress and a political reporter. But [...]

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Bondi Flashback 1911

bondi castle pavilion history at Bondi Beach,Sydney NSW

The first Bondi Pavilion was affectionately known to locals as The Castle, or The Castle Pavilion because of its whimsical fairytale-like turrets. Its official name was the Bondi Surf Sheds. Despite its pretty appearance the building was, in reality, simply a dressing shed, a private place to get in and out of your swimming costume [...]

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Bondi Sunrise Proposal

Bondi Sunrise Proposal at bondi beach on Ben Buckler, Sydney NSW australia pic by andy solo

Source: The Daily Telegraph, Petra Starke, Oct 16 Photo: Andy Solo (me!!) WHEN Steven McConnell got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend at Bondi Beach on Sunday morning, he wanted the moment to be sensational – but he never suspected they would end up an internet sensation. But he and new fiancee [...]

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Sculpture by the Sea

Bondi Sculpture Splash Sculpture by the Sea art event at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW 2012

I feel like I keep saying the same thing every week but this time I mean it (again)…we have one of my FAVE events starting this week… Sculpture by the Sea! Melting ice-cream trucks, giant tyre turtles, skeleton conductors and leaping lemmings. There’s not much fabulous, freaky and fascinating art we haven’t enjoyed in Bondi [...]

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Win Bondi Art!

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Win Bondi Beach artwork worth $195 To celebrate everything arty this week, one reader will have the chance to decorate their home or office with a framed Bondi artwork! The winner will select one artwork from over 400 options on the atbondi.com gallery to be finished in a lovely white wooden frame.   This competition is now [...]

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Bondi Jobs Oct 2012

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Bondi Jobs: October 2012 There’s another spate of job ads up around town. Get copies of your resume and hit the streets! Here’s a selection: – Raw Bar Japanese, Assistant Restaurant Manager – Le-Paris-Go Cafe, Experienced Chef – Noah’s Backpackers, Front Desk Receptionist – Sejuiced Juice Bar Cafe, Counter Staff – Boost Juice, Counter Staff [...]

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Bondi Silicon Beach

Silicon Beach digital economy at Bondi Beach creative innovation hub

While we’re talking futures this week, I fully support the move to create an Australian ‘Silicon Beach’ to rival California’s Silicon Valley and compete with the world’s leading digital economies. Though I’m well aware that, at this stage, it is a distant dream. On Friday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard held a forum on the Digital Economy [...]

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Bondi Future Focus

Bondi gold sunset view of the beach and village in Sydney NSW pic by Andy Solo

Bondi seems to be in a flurry of flux at the moment. In fact my whole centre of gravity shifted today when I read the sign on the door of Alex the Barber announcing his retirement after nearly 50 years of service on Glenayr Avenue. His old school shop is replete with faded photos, vintage [...]

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Win a Salon Experience

Win a Franck Provost hair salon experience at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

Win a salon experience worth $129! Franck Provost is the leading hair salon in Paris and throughout France. There are more than 650 salons in 30 countries around the world and they’ve finally made their way to the Sydney seaside. To celebrate their grand opening in Bondi Beach, the Franck Provost team are offering one [...]

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Bondi Facelift

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Time for some new ideas as city’s playground prepares for a facelift Source: SMH, by: Nicole Hasham, Monday 8 October A NEW vision is being sought for Bondi as Waverley Council devises a 10-year blueprint for Sydney’s most famous stretch of sand, including ideas such as year-round beach volleyball. Submissions are invited on the future [...]

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Bondi Flashback 1890

Bondi Flashback to 1890 children swimming at Bondi Beach South end Sydney

This photograph of summer bathing at Bondi shows children enjoying the shallows around the rocky area at the southern end of the beach. Besides a large group of people enjoyed the water, not a lot compares with the same area today. Though check out that girl at front left exposing skin below the knee – [...]

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Bondi Good Times

Bondi Good Times people having fun at events at Bondi Beach Sydney pic by Andy Solo

Sydney was once again selected as a leading global Event City this year. Technically, we were one of five chosen in the annual IFEA World Festival & Event City Awards that “recognize the best in community leadership and festival and event partnerships around the world.” We won last year but were pipped at the post by [...]

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Win a Bondi Pilates Pass!

Bondi Pilates Giveaway prize for competition Pass at Bondi Beach Sydney

Win a Bondi Pilates Pass worth $200! Thanks to Michelle, Debby and the fabulous team at Bondi Pilates, one lucky reader this week will win a 7-class pass valued at over $200. Enjoy an extensive choice of quality classes including Pilates Reformer, Xtend Barre®, Corefitnessroller® and Pilates Mat. With talented and friendly professionals in gorgeous surrounds, [...]

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Interview: Sophie Alize

Bondi Bellydance, Sophie Alize dancing at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW australia, pic by andy solo

Sophie Alize, in Association with Tamarama Rock Surfers, presents Aether – A Belly Dance Spectacular at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre for one special performance on Sunday 7 October. Aether, featuring Sydney’s top belly dancers, revolves around the four elements of the natural world – earth, wind, fire and water. Producer, and one of the stars of the show, [...]

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