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Street Art Mural

Bondi Street Art Mural on Social Justice for Indigenous Australians at Chapel by the Sea Bondi Beach

The Chapel By The Sea Bondi Beach is launching a significant Street Art Mural, celebrating Social Justice for Indigenous Australians. The mural recognises five leading figures in that struggle. That journey continues today with the campaign for the recognition of Indigenous people in the Constitution of Australia.

The artists Etienne Cohen and Paul Davis have been on a journey too!  Their collaboration has shown that with respect we can share, yarn and create together, we are reconciled to a brighter future for all Australians.

The launch is well timed as Australia Post will be bringing out a series of stamps for NAIDOC week also honouring “Indigenous Elders”.

This mural is the third in a series of social justice murals supported by Uniting Churches, the others being “I have a Dream” in King St Newtown and “The Peace Unity & Justice” murals in the Sydney city centre.

Further information:-

Victoria Phillips: events@chapelbythesea.org.au
John Queripel:   jqueripel@ucabondibeach.com.au

www.chapelbythesea/our-mural-launch

 

New Adina Special

Adina Apartments open at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

Opening Special at Adina Apartment Hotel, Bondi Beach.

Stay at Bondi’s hottest new address Adina Apartment Hotel, on Hall Street amongst vibrant restaurants and shops leading to Australia’s most iconic beach.

Enjoy 20% off full rates – starting at just $159.

Stay Dates: 17th June to 31st August 2013.

Head here to BOOK

 

Win Birichina Cafe!

Win meal and coffee dining voucher for Birichina Cafe Bondi, Sydney

Win brekkie, brunch or lunch for two!

As one reviewer put it, Birichina Café “has a laidback vibe and a look that’s a perfect mix of beachy-cool and edgy-chic. The coffee is organic, the views and people watching are amazing and the majority of the menu hovers somewhere between cheaper-than-average and unheard-of-within-spitting-distance-of-the-beach”.

It’s also one of my favourite Bondi digs and the gorgeous owners are generously offering FOUR chances to win brekkie, brunch or lunch for two – including meals and a coffee!

 

Entry into the draw is easy:

1. Simply Like the atbondi Facebook page if you haven’t already

2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “I’d love some Bondi Birichina!”

3. Like the Birichina Facey page for extra brownie points!

 

Winners will be drawn Monday 27 May. Good luck!

Ps… congrats to Jo, Kirsten, Louisa and Mel who won the Mother’s Day giveaway.

 

Bondi Reconciliation

Reconciliation Week in Bondi 2013, Indigenous event for Aboriginal people Sydney

It’s Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June 2013 and this year’s theme is Let’s Talk Recognition. In the spirit of ‘talking’, I found this great website that is chock full of interesting facts and perspectives from Indigenous Australians. Some of these that stood out for me are:

- Over 3 in 4 Indigenous Australians did not survive colonisation.

- There were approximately 270 Indigenous languages prior to European settlement – only 18 strong languages (spoken by all age groups) remain in use today.

- In 1962, Indigenous Australians were given the right to vote. However, it remained illegal to encourage Indigenous people to enrol to vote. In fact, our Constitution still gives the States the right to ban people from voting based on race. Honestly.

- In 1967, more than 90% of Australian voters said YES, Indigenous people should be counted in the national census of the population.

- It was not until 1993 that the High Court overturned the notion of terra nullius (that the Australian land belonged to no one when Europeans arrived in 1788).

- In 2007, Prime Minister John Howard announced the dramatic intervention into the Northern Territory Aboriginal communities, giving the Government power to:

- Ban all alcohol
- Acquire Aboriginal land and communities for up to five years
- Hold back 50% of welfare payments, to control spending by Indigenous people
- Suspend the permit system controlling access to Indigenous communities
- Remove customary law and traditional cultural practice from criminal sentencing

Despite widespread criticism, the current policy version, Stronger Futures, passed on June 2012.

- In 2009, Australia agreed to support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Previously, Australia had been one of only four nations to oppose the Declaration.

- In February 2013, the Act of Recognition Bill was passed – the first step towards a Referendum to recognise Indigenous Australians in our country’s constitution.

That’s right, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are still excluded from our founding document.

Head to the Recognise website to declare your support to acknowledge Indigenous peoples in Australia’s Constitution. Surely it will be a 100% YES outcome in 2 years time?

 

Mothers Day Giveaway!

Mothers Day Giveaway at Bondi Beach NSW

Win one of 4 fabulous Mother’s Day prizes totalling $300!

To celebrate all the wonderful work, caring, courage and love dished out by our Mum’s, you’re invited to win one of 4 fabulous prizes from some of Bondi’s most generous, fabulous local businesses including:

1 x $100 voucher to spend at Bondi boutique Me and Moo

1 x warm slippers and beautiful blanket/throw from So Gorgeous

1 x $50 dining voucher to spend at Bondi Social café restaurant

1 x handcrafted chopping board from Byron Bay Chopping Boards

(chopping boards sold at Bondi Farmers Markets 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month).

 

Sorry this comp is now closed!!

Entry into the draw is easy:

1. Simply Like the atbondi page on Facebook

2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “Good on you Mums!”

3. Like any of the company Facebook pages (links above) for an extra entry into the draw.

4. Or share the competition post on Facebook to gain an extra entry into the draw.

 

- No, you don’t have to be a mum to enter the draw but just think how much your mum would love you if she won one of these gorgeous prizes!

- List your favourite prize(s) for a say in what you win – no promises but we’ll try to oblige!

- Winners will be drawn Friday 10 May in time for Mother’s Day. Good luck!

 

Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line charity supported by Bondi Rescue Lifeguards

Live Below the Line invites thousands of Australians to eat on $2 a day from 6-10 May as a simple way to better understand extreme poverty, and make a real impact.

One of their celebrity ambassadors is Greg “Bisho” Bishop, a Bondi Rescue lifeguard and a member of the local fire brigade. One of those all round great guys.

Greg, along with some of his Bondi Rescue buddies, will be taking part in the Live Below the Line challenge next week. Head here to support the lads and this great cause.

 

Bondi Off the Block

Bondi Off The Block Warehouse Party by Bondi Beach Radio Sydney NSW

Ooo.  I love a good mystery. And this looks crackalackin. Anybody know the details of the new Bondi Beach Radio?

www.bondibeachradio.com.au

I suspect it may be Bondi FM reinvented – back bigger and better than ever (since their sudden disappearing act not so long ago…).

And who’s going to their ‘Off the Block’ Warehouse Party this Friday? Let us know if you head along and get all the goss and some great happy snaps!

 

Bondi Icebergs Pop Up

Icebergs Terrace Organic Pop Up Cafe at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

Pondering where to have brekkie? by Jana Hocking

It’s Saturday morning and you are pondering where to have breakfast?? You’re not feeling like anything too crazy but you are craving a really good coffee, something to eat that tastes like it’s home made and a view wouldn’t be bad either.

Well, I am happy to tell you I have found the perfect place for you… and I’m not going to lie, I may have spent the last three mornings gracing it’s doorway.. and it has nothing to do with the super hot barrister with the nose ring.. well.. ok, maybe a little, but even if he wasn’t there I would totes still go!!

The place I am talking about is the ahh-maze Iceberg’s Pop Up Terrace Cafe at Bondi. It is located on the small terrace adjacent to the Southern end of Icebergs and the view is beyond anything you have ever seen. Who doesn’t want to start the morning overlooking the ocean, sitting in the gorgeous sun?? Seriously, it feels like you are on a Greek Island.

The layout of the popup bar is designed to make the most of the view over looking Bondi in a super comfy, non-stuffy way. There are cute bar stools to sit on, a couple of tiny tables that hold some cutlery and sugar for your coffee and the barricades overlooking the ocean are see-through just in case you are too lazy to look over the top.

The first morning we went to check it out there was a range of organic (don’t forget it’s Bondi!) slices, tasty wraps and freshly squeezed juices in glass bottles to choose from. That morning I chose the spiced date, ricotta, banana and coconut bread with extra butter. It was so delicious I wished I had ordered another piece.

The second morning we arrived to freshly made pancetta wraps with egg, rocket, and some form of mexican salsa. All intentions of getting the date bread again were thrown out the window for this yummy wrap, and it did not disappoint.

They serve fresh coconuts and coffee’s that have been made to perfection, there is honestly nothing bad I can say about this gorgeous cafe.

If you feel like trying something new, and want to make the most of the sun before it hides behind a winter chill. Go check it out. You WON’T be disappointed!! Make sure you say hi to the fabulous owner Maurice Terzini, he is surprisingly lovely, and you can’t miss him in his white overalls.

Read more from our beach-dwelling, cocktail-sipping, cafe-loving reporter Jana Hocking at www.highheelsandhangovers.com.au

Reviewer Jana Hocking at Bondi Beach

 

Win Bondi Rumba!

Bondi Rumba restaurant competition giveaway dinner for two at Bondi Beach Sydney

Nestled on Glenayr Ave near the corner of Curlewis, Bondi Rumba brings the colours, sounds and flavours of Latin America to Bondi Beach.

Throwing it’s doors open at 4pm each day, Bondi Rumba offers everything from coffee and snacks to authentic Latin tasting plates and a massive selection of cocktails, spirits, beers and wines from all over the region.

Thanks to Adrian and the Rumba team, this week you can win a dinner for 2 (worth $70) with corn chips, 2 tapas or 1 tasting plate and 2 cocktails!

Entry is easy…

Sorry! This competition has now closed…

1. Like the atbondi page on Facebook

2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with “I’d love some Bondi Rumba for two!”.

3. Like Bondi Rumba page on Facebook for extra brownie points!

The winner will be drawn Monday 8 April after 5pm.

ps… congrats to Loosie and Aliza who won the Easter Feast draw last week!

 

Win an Easter Feast!

Bondi Easter competition Giveaway from Paper Planes and Mad Pizza at Bondi Beach

What better way to celebrate Easter than with fabulous food!

From sensational seafood to succulent lamb, two of Bondi’s favourites are offering dining vouchers to enjoy their delicious Easter offerings. Enter the draw to win either a:

- $100 voucher for Paper Planes

- $50 voucher for Mad Pizza Bondi

This competition is now closed sorry!

As always, entry is easy…

1. Like the atbondi page on Facebook
2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “I’d love to win an Easter Feast!”.

The winners will be drawn this Thursday 28 March in time for Easter!

 

Win Atlas Kiosk!

Win at the Atlas Kiosk giveaway at Bondi Beach Sydney

Win one of TEN vouchers at The Atlas Kiosk Bondi.

Set in prime position at 14 Hall Street with a funky old milk bar feel, the Atlas Kiosk offers a range of international flavours from across the mediterranean, middle east and north Africa, combined with quality coffees or classic sundaes and milkshakes.

Thanks to our fine friends at the Atlas Kiosk, TEN lucky readers will win coffee and pastizzis for two. The perfect start to the day down in Bondi, with friendly service, free WiFi and tasty tunes, it’s one of Bondi’s best.

Sorry – this competition is now closed!

1. Like the atbondi page on Facebook
2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with “I’d love delicious dining at the Atlas Kiosk”.
3. Like the Atlas Kiosk Facebook to score a double entry!

The winner will be drawn Monday 25 MarchBest of luck!

Bondi Bachelor!

Bondi Rescue Bachelor Mouse Michael Jenkinson at Bondi Beach Sydney

Bachelor of the Week: Michael Jenkinson (Mouse), by Jana Hocking

This week’s Bachelor is often seen patrolling the beach and savings lives on Channel Ten’s “Bondi Rescue”.

When not donning his lifesaving uniform he can be found working on his new sunscreen/zinc brand “Bondi Zinc”, surfing waves, and cutting loose at the ‘Logies’ after party dance floor.

I find out all there is to know about Michael Jenkinson aka “Mouse”…

1. Who is your current idol and why?

I wouldn’t say I have an idol but at the moment I’m drawing inspiration from Joel Parkinson the 2012 ASP World Surfing Champion. He is a legend guy and an awesome but humble athlete.

2. What are three qualities you like in a girl?

That would have to be nice eyes, a good sense of humour and intelligence.

3. If you could play any character in any movie, who would it be?

I would like to say Patrick Swayze out of “Dirty Dancing” but to be more realistic I’d probably suit Peter Dinklage, the dwarf out of Game of Thrones.

4. Are you a boxers or a brief boy?

Neither. Maybe briefs if I’m going out for a night but mainly free balling. Yeeew!

5. What is currently on your nightstand?

Radio, light, sunnies, two watches, a picture of my mum with my dog when he was a puppy about twenty five years ago that is held by a picture frame that I made in Design and Technology at school about twelve years ago, worst frame ever!

6. What is the last song you downloaded?

“Miss you” from the Rolling Stones. It’s an old thumper!

7. What has been your biggest career highlight so far?

I resuscitated a two-year old girl at Bronte Beach whilst working as a lifeguard. I brought her back to life in front of her family. That was pretty cool I guess.

8. If you were an animal what would you be?

Hmm… everyone calls me Mouse so I guess I would be a mouse. Or possibly a sperm whale.

9. If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them?

I would love to meet Notorious Biggy Smalls best rapper ever. I’d ask him “who shot ya”??

10. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you take with you?

A compass, knife and Eva Mendes

www.bondizincsunscreen.com.au

Read more from our beach-dwelling, cocktail-sipping, bachelor-loving reporter Jana Hocking at www.janahocking.blogspot.com

Reviewer Jana Hocking at Bondi Beach

Shop Talk March 2013

Lox Stock Barrell cafe restaurant at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW  Mamma Mia India cafe, bar gift emporium at Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi Shop Talk – March 2013

I know its only been a couple of weeks since the last update but there seems to be a lot of chop and change in Bondi a the moment. Here’s the latest…

 

- Lox Stock & Barrel (above) has enjoyed instant success at the old Greens Café spot

- Café, bar & gift emporium Mamma Mia India (above) has opened at 38 Wairoa Ave

- Home Pics on Glenayr has officially shut up shop – rumour is La Piadina will expand!

- Alonso’s on Glenayr has closed with Mamasan possibly extending their delish offerings

- Dream Fix has also closed to make way for a temporary (I assume) construction office

- Tuchuzy Men’s store on Gould has officially shut but their women’s store is all good

- Jets Swimwear Pop-up on Hall St has closed after one summer in our sunny suburb

- In a seamless transition, 2Chillies swimwear has opened further down at 5 Hall St

- Envii opened a little while back at 40 Hall – nice to have some more healthy options

- Bronx & Banco boutique are relocating – thankfully just down to the Gould St strip

- Enshii massage have opened a second store at the south end of Campbell Parade

- Tluxe pop up is the new boutique in the old Bronx & Banco space on Glenayr Ave

- Welcome Wicked Travel (backpacker specialists) next to Cozzie Shack on Campbell

- And what the hell has happened to Bondi FM? More on that situation soon…

 

For any other updates, please shoot them through to me at andy@atbondi.com.au

 

Harmony Week 2013

Peachy Couple strolling along the sand at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW pic by Andy Solo

We celebrate  Harmony  Week  every  year  to  highlight  the  diversity  in  our  community. Harmony Week helps  to  highlight  the United  Nations  Day  for  the  Elimination  of  Racism,  which  is  held  on 21  March  each  year.  This  day  has  become  known  as  Harmony  Day  and  over  the  years  has expanded  to become  Harmony  Week!

This  year’s  theme  for  Harmony  Week  is  Many  Stories  -­  One  Australia and  Waverley  Council  will  be supporting  a  number  of  programs  in  our  local  community.  We encourage  our  community  members  to  get involved  in  the  spirit  of  Harmony  Week  to  celebrate our  differences,  our  stories  and  our  belonging.

Many  Stories  -­  One  Australia

This  event,  organised  by  Waverley  Council,  City  East  Community  College,  MTC  Work  Solutions and  Echo Neighbourhood  Centre,  is  now  in  its  second  year.

Visit  Mill  Hill  Centre  Courtyard  at  31-­33  Spring  St,  Bondi  Junction  between  10am  and 1pm for a  fun  day  filled  with  music,  dance,  information  stalls,  BBQ  and  displays  from  the  students from  the local  Adult  Migrant  English  Program  and  Language,  Literacy  and  Numeracy  Program. Friends  of Waverley  Library  will  also  be  holding  a  second  hand  book  stall  with  books  in languages  other  than English.

Deliciously  Diverse

Bondi  Junction  celebrates  Harmony  Week  with  26   local  restaurants  and  market  providers offering  a special  lunchtime  meal  deal  for  under  $15  from  Monday  18  March  -­  Friday  22 March.  This  is  a  great opportunity  to  grab  your  work  friends  and  visit  a  Deliciously Diverse restaurants  you  haven’t been  to  before!

Saltwater  People  of  the  Fatal  Shore  -­  Sydney’s  Southern  Beaches

Waverley  Library  will  be  hosting  a  talk  with  John  Ogden,  author  of  Saltwater  People  of the  Fatal  Shore  -­ Sydney’s  Southern  Beaches,  on  Thursday  21  March  at  6pm.  Entry  is  $5 which  includes  a  glass  of  wine and  nibbles.

How  to  Draw  Ghosts

The  Bondi  Pavilion  is  exhibiting  How  to  Draw  Ghosts  by  Damien  Broomhead  between  19  -­  31 March daily  from  10am-­5pm.  This  exhibition  is  the  fourth  installment  in  a  series  of colourful oil  pastel  drawings depicting  scenes  from  the  first  years  of  the  Sydney  colony  and  focusing on  the  interactions  between British  and  the  Indigenous  people  of  the  Sydney  region.

More  information

For  further  information  about  our  Harmony  Week  program,  please  contact  Joanne  Harney  via email joanneh@waverley.nsw.gov.au  or  phone  9386  7923.

 

Top 10 Eats Under $10

Gourmet Slice one of the top 10 eats under $10 in Bondi Beach Sydney

Top 10 Eats Under $10 in Bondi by Jane de Graaff, Broadsheet, 25 Feb 2013

Sure, there’s more to Bondi than the beachfront, but while the days are still hot and the afternoons are still long, we thought we’d make the most out of it and have some lazy lunches on the sand before the weather turns. And from pizza to crispy quail, there’s plenty on offer before or after you hit the waves. Maybe have a fresh salad or perhaps try some touristy snacks with the best views in town. Make it a long, lazy, inexpensive lunch at Bondi Beach with these suggestions, all for under $10.

1. Poached chicken sandwich at Chapter One Coffee & Wine Room – $9.50
With a couple of street-side seats and eclectic décor inside, this little wine den at the south end of the busy Campbell Parade strip is about more than just a great drink. On a sunny day, you’ll find it’s a relaxed haunt for breezy lunches. There’s a couple of offerings on the menu that won’t break the bank, including a prosciutto and bocconcini baguette, but the poached chicken sandwich with tomato, baby spinach and chilli aioli on soy and linseed sourdough is a regular local favourite.

2. A slice of margarita pizza at Gourmet Slice – $5.00
Just behind the showy façade of Campbell Parade, Gould Street is packing some serious food contenders. Enter Gourmet Slice, where pizzas are made in the Italian tradition of thin-crisp bases topped with simple, fresh ingredients. They’re rectangular and slices are hearty – even the margarita, which comprises molten cheese and tomato sugo. Grab some garlic bread and a drink to round out the $10 deal.

3. Wedges of roast vegetable frittata at Earth Food Store – $8.50
Looking for something a little more on the healthy side? Well, Earth Food Store has you covered. There are plenty of delicious and allergy-friendly options on offer and each dish has any potential hazards (nuts, dairy, wheat) listed. The chunky vegetable frittata sure as hell makes for a hearty and vegetable-filled lunch. And you can do your grocery shopping in the beautiful store afterwards.

4. Personal quiche Lorraine at Sonoma – $7.00
They might be known for their extensive selection of freshly baked sourdough breads (the signature Miche included), but the pastry at Sonoma Bakery Cafe is more than a little bit special too. Options change up every so often, but keep an eye out for the delicate little quiche Lorraine – the perfect size for one. Eat in at the slick little cafe fronting the Beach House complex, or get it to go.

5. Crispy quail at Misschu – $9.00
Well known for her rice paper rolls, dumplings and vermicelli salads, you might not be expecting quail on the menu at Misschu. But you’ll find it here nonetheless, listed under summer specials and with instructions to pronounce it ‘kwitpee kwaiw’. At $9 a bird, it’s a bit of a change from the usual, though it’s hard to go past a selection of steamed buns and rice paper rolls.

6. Small daily salad at Jed’s Food Store – $9.50 60 Warners Ave
Tucked into the back streets and a little walk from the mayhem of the beach at North Bondi, Jed’s faithfully serves up relaxed lunches and cold drinks to the locals. With its street-side seating and corner store feel, Jed’s daily salads keep things on the lighter side, without being all lettuce leaves and no substance. Watch out for the brown rice and lentils with roast tomato, green beans and chicken.

7. Bean & cheese burrito at Beach Burrito Company Bondi – $9.95
Back down at the beachfront, Beach Burrito is all about bringing laidback Mexican-style eats to the sands of Bondi. These guys now have a bunch of stores from Cronulla to Newtown, but this is where it all began. So kick back with a bean and cheese burrito as thick as your arm and bursting with black beans and smoky salsa, or grab the chilli con carne tacos (two per serve) and still get change from your $10 note.

8. Chicken, white bean and tarragon pie at Porch Bread & Wine Parlour – $8.00
Sitting neat, proud and just about on the corner of Ramsgate Avenue and Campbell Parade (with a glimpse of North Bondi beach), Porch Bread & Wine Parlour is almost a secret gem. Big windows open to the street and beautiful design makes enjoying a freshly baked pie or the bacon and egg one-hander ($8) a relaxing treat. And you’re just a lazy stroll from the sand when you’re done.

9. Battered fish burger at Surfish Bondi – $8.90
Okay, so it’s a little on the touristy side, but sometimes Bondi is best enjoyed that way. So grab an old-school fish burger with salad and tartare and get ready for a big slab of battered fish. Eat it with both hands and then work it off with a splash in the ocean – right in the heart of Bondi Beach proper.

10. Panini at La Macelleria – $9.90
With 11 different options, all on freshly stone-baked organic buns and made to order so they don’t get soggy, the panini at The Butcher are easily some of the best value in Bondi. Favourites include the hot, freshly carved roast pork with mustard fruits and rocket pesto, prosciutto with provolone and smashed tomato, or corned beef with sauerkraut and gherkins. But there’s also a one-foot sausage roll for $9.90 on offer. You can eat in at the little tables or take it away for later.

And as a bonus…if you’re really looking for a view with your meal, grab a bucket of hot chips ($8) down on the beach at The Bucket List, Bondi Pavilion and enjoy while the sun dips down over the sand.

Image: Margarita at Gourmet Slice, Pic: Alana Dimou

Sculpture by the Sea 2013

Coastal Elk Sculpture by the Sea art event at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW 2012 pic by Andy Solo

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Applications for Bondi 2013 open!

Emerging, established and aspiring artists alike are encouraged to submit for pre-selection in the seventeenth annual Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, to be staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama in Sydney, Australia from 24 October – 10 November, 2013.

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013 Forms
Bondi 2013 Artist Application and Terms & Conditions Form
Bondi 2013 Artist Entry Form and Map

The curatorial panel for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013 is:

- Deborah Edwards, Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW;
- Geoffrey Edwards, Director, Geelong Gallery and Former Senior Curator Sculpture & Glass, National Gallery of Victoria;
- Dr. Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School; and
- Julie Lomax, Director Visual Arts, Australia Council for the Arts.

Artist support and subsidies for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013 will include:

- A minimum artist subsidy of $2,000 for each artist who does not otherwise net over $2,000 in sales, subsidies or prizes from the exhibition;
- We anticipate announcing a major prize;
- 3 Helen Lempriere Scholarships of $30,000 each for Australian artists;
- 3 Clitheroe Foundation Mentorships of $10,000 each for young emerging Australian artists and their mentors;
- Up to $20,000 of subsidies for artists of ephemeral and site specific sculptures that by their nature are unlikely to be sold including the Art Gallery Society of NSW Site Specific Subsidy for an emerging sculptor;
- We anticipate offering an Environmental Sculpture subsidy of $5,000 for works that utilise wind, water, solar power or other aspects of the environment;
- Allens People’s Choice Prize of $5,000;
- The Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5,000 to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2014 in Perth, Western Australia;
- For Tasmanian artists: The Dick Bett Memorial Invitation of $5,000 towards freight, materials, accommodation and airfare;
- Sculpture Inside Curators Prize of $2,500 for a work in our concurrently held indoor exhibition;
- Return economy class airfares to Sydney for up to 7 overseas artists;
- Return economy class airfares to Sydney for up to 7 interstate artists; and
- Material Sponsorship of plasma or oxycut steel and scrap steel for selected artists to be used in the sculptures exhibited.

Head here for further information. 

BCYF April 2013

Bondi Creative Youth Fair April 2013 Bondi Beach Markets by WAYS

The upcoming BCYF will be held in conjunction with Youth Week 2013 and aims to give young people a chance to actively participate in the running of their own arts and craft stalls in the established grounds of Bondi Farmers Markets at Bondi Beach Public School.

If you’re 9-21 years of age and interested in being involved in the Bondi Creative Youth Fair on Sat 6 April, call WAYS on 9365 2500 or head to their Facebook page for more.

 

Win Kundalini Meditation

Win 1 of 5 meditation books by award-winning Australian opera soprano Kathryn McCusker…

Kundalini Meditation is a practical guide to awakening powerful and transforming energy through chakra-focused meditations, mantras, breathing and yoga poses.

Perfecting her practice with clients including Bjork and Rachel McAdams, author Kathryn McCusker shows you how to easily integrate Kundalini into your busy life by channelling creativity, increasing intuition and awakening your full potential.

And if you live in the area, you can put it into practice with like-minded people by visiting Kathryn’s KMYOGA Space offering Kundalini Yoga, classes, workshops, retreats and more.

Kundalini Meditation BookTo win one of FIVE Kundalini Meditation books…

1. Like the atbondi page on Facebook

2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “I’d love a Kundalini Meditation book”.

3. Like the Kundalini Meditation KMYOGA Facebook page for extra brownie points!

The winner will be drawn Monday 11 March. Best of luck!

ps…congrats to Kristie & Olivia who won the Topheads sunnies and Boheme Art + Design satchel!

 

Review: Bondi Markets

Review on the Bondi Markets by Jana Hocking

Why Bondi Markets Rock My World! By Jana Hocking

There is nothing nicer than waking up fresh on a Sunday with no hangover in sight and feeling like the world is your oyster! This doesn’t happen to often so when it does I like to make the most of it!

Being a Bondi local, one of my absolute favourite things to do on a day such as this is make my way down to Bondi markets for a potter around.

Now I hear what you’re thinking.. What makes Bondi Markets better than any other markets?? Well I’m glad you asked dear readers!

I have put together a list to outline exactly that!

1. They sell sausage sizzles, and who doesn’t like a sausage sizzle??

2. You can buy a bunch of fresh flowers for under $10, If you currently single like myself this is a fab way to spoil yourself! You can even pretend your on a date… with yourself! Is that tragic?? Whatevzzzz!

Bondi Markets Flowers

3. It has fabulous hand-made jewellery unlike anything you may come across in large department stores.

4. They are super strict with which new designers they let sell their goods at these markets, so you’re bound to buy the next up-and-comers wears for a bargain price! It has been the launch pad for designers such as Ksubi and Lover.

Bondi Markets Ksubi

5. It is a great place for people spotting. These markets bring along the most eclectic bunch of peeps. There are your tourists, locals, hipsters, celebrities and everything in between.

6. Dogs are welcome! I don’t have a dog, but if I did I would totes bring it along!

Woof!

7. Bored with giving your friends the same old dud presents? Here you can buy unique one-off pieces such as hand-made bags, artwork, candles, jewellery and gorgeous pop-up cards that will make your present stand out from the rest. Go you!

8. You can deck your whole house out in Bondi Markets trinkets. They sell retro furniture, gorgeous artworks and there’s even a wide selection of mirrors and frames. Ain’t nobody want a house reflecting an ikea catalogue!

Bondi MarketsOpening Days

Every Sunday

Opening Times

10am to 4pm

Location

Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

Phone: 02 9315 7011

 

Read more from our beach-dwelling, cocktail-sipping, market-loving reporter Jana Hocking at www.janahocking.blogspot.com

Reviewer Jana Hocking at Bondi Beach

Bondi’s new look

Pacific Bondi development - artist's impression

Bondi’s new look is making waves, Susan Wellings, The Age, 28 Feb 2013

Film producer and actor Rebel Penfold-Russell bought her first three-bedroom apartment at Bondi Beach when she was studying at NIDA in the 1970s for $52,000. Today, she’s selling six for more than $5.5 million each.

Prices have been rising steadily at Sydney’s iconic beach for years but today they’ve hit dizzying highs.

At the coming Pacific development – the $440 million-plus transformation of the old Swiss Grand Hotel – a super-penthouse now being designed from the amalgamation of two oversized apartments is expected to be sold off the plan for about $25 million.

Further south on Campbell Parade, James Packer’s beachfront house – with its four bedrooms, study, six bathrooms and garaging for eight cars – is quietly on sale for about $22 million, while a price is yet to be set for the penthouse atop a new building nearby, Boheme, which is nearing completion.

Meanwhile, Penfold-Russell’s latest development, Coast, on the Ben Buckler headland, has just been finished, with its six three-bedroom-plus apartments now on the market for a price that’s risen more than a hundredfold from what she paid for her first.

”Bondi’s buildings all used to be salt-encrusted, rundown old buildings with broken wiring and concrete cancer, with very few good restaurants around,” Penfold-Russell says. ”But it’s smartening up, not in a pompous exclusive way, but it now has a lot more good property, great retail and fabulous restaurants.”

Much of the credit for that has to be laid at the doorway of the Pacific, the development of 95 apartments, a hotel of 69 apartments and a two-level retail and restaurant complex by Allen Linz and Eduard Litver’s Rebel Property Group, says the chairman of CBRE Residential, Justin Brown.

”The first weekend, we launched 76 apartments, and 74 sold immediately,” he says. ”Then we sold nine of the lighthouses for up to $10.5 million, which equates to $45,000 a square metre.

”I think it was Sydney’s most successful project last year in terms of sales and prices achieved, which has given that area a high level of confidence. People now believe in it. Pacific has created a new environment.”

McGrath agent Andrew Livingston, who’s selling Packer’s pad, agrees. ”It started a few years ago with Cadigal, on the site of the old Diggers’ club, selling for $44,000 a square metre, but now with Pacific, it’s surprising how many people have come out and are deciding to live in the area. It has kicked it on,” Livingston says.

It helps that Bondi has so much going for it.

Fabrizio Perilli, the executive general manager (development and construction) at Toga Group, which is building Boheme, says: ”Bondi Beach is a national icon, people come from around the world to see it and it just had to lift the bar a little bit from where it was. Now it’s reaching national and international standards as far as development goes.”

Architect Nick Tobias is involved in several new projects at the beach, including houses on the sites of old apartment blocks, and amalgamating units to create larger and more luxurious homes.

”I think the new development is a reflection of the realisation of how good Bondi is,” he says.

What’s happening in Bondi

The architect

”People have realised how extraordinary Bondi’s geography is, and being able to live there so close to where you work, too,” Nick Tobias says. ”There’s an organic evolution that’s happening there now.”

The politician

”Property is becoming a lot more valuable, and it is a worry how unaffordable it is,” says Malcolm Turnbull, who’s delighting in the $5.6 million upgrade of the North Bondi Surf Club. ”I’d love to see light rail there now.”

The developer

”There’s a rejuvenation of Bondi going on,” says Pacific developer Eduard Litver. ”People from the eastern suburbs used to come to visit and train here, but now they’re saying they’d like to live here, too.”

The resident

”Bondi is so vibrant and vital, it’s exuberant with a youthful feel, it’s magnificent,” says Rebel Penfold-Russell. ”There’s everything you want to eat there as well as drink, and there’s great retail in lovely little enclaves.”

‘The whole area is really changing. You can feel in it.’

The moment Alex Sorokin saw Pacific Bondi Beach advertised, he fell in love with it.

”I thought: What a great position, right on the beach!” he says. ”When I started reading about it, and seeing it had three international designers involved, I knew it was going to be a special development.”

His daughter, an international real estate expert based in London, even flew over to inspect the plans and the site, and gave her dad her blessing.

”She was really impressed,” he says. ”She also loved the large living areas, the huge outdoor balconies and the provision of a concierge and the lifestyle element. She’s selling the most prime real estate in England, so she has a very good eye.”

Sorokin, 60, a property investor now living in Avalon, plans to move into the two-bedroom apartment with his wife, Tania, 57, and the youngest of their four children, Alex jnr, 13, as soon as they’re able.

He’s always loved Bondi Beach and even though he spends much of his time on the northern beaches and at Manly, he’s looking forward to being in the middle of all the restaurants and cafes of the eastern suburbs.

”The whole area there is really changing,” he says. ”You can feel it. It’s getting much cleaner and smarter.”

Two-bedroom apartments at the Pacific started at $1.1 million. There are still two-beds-plus-study from $2.7 million.

Source: http://theage.domain.com.au

 

Bowl-a-Rama Wrap

Bowl-r-Rama at Bondi Beach Sydney

Is it just me or does this event just get more and more kick arse every year?

Bowl-a-Rama was perfect in every way… with warm weather, a light cloud cover, cooling breezes, cranking talent, great merch and a brilliant vibe only Bondi Beach can provide. Here’s a little insta-pictorial memorial of what went down (and up) at the bowl…

Bowl-a-Rama instagram pic by Michael Armstrong Bowl-a-Rama instagram pic by Lara Bingle Bowl-a-Rama instagram pic by WeAreNotObscene
Pedro Barros                           Look up!                                  Bowl-a-Rama
@mjaphotos                           @mslbingle (Lara Bingle)        @wearenotobscene (zine)

Bowl-a-Rama instagram pic by Bowl-a-Rama Bowl-a-Rama instagram pic by Poppy Olsen Bowl-a-Rama instagram pic by Andy Solo
Hi Alex (Sorgente)                   Awesome Day                         Bowl-a-Rama at its Best
@bowl_a_rama                       @poppystarr (legendess)       @andysolo (yes me)

 

Win a Satchel or Sunnies!

Topheads Boheme Giveaway competition for atbondi at Bondi Beach Sydney

Win one of two ‘Summer Send Off’ prizes – a sumptuous Satchel or stunning Sunnies

Yep, Summer’s ending so to help keep your chins up, we’ve got together two of Bondi’s best home-grown products to win.

Topheads Eyewear is synonymous with innovation, creativity and beach style. Using contemporary, eco-friendly materials and incorporating retro designs, every product is handcrafted out of bamboo with no two pairs the same. They’re generously offering a stunning pair of shades from the Bondi Bamboo range.

Boheme Art + Design, one of our favourite stalls at the Bondi Markets, offers gorgeous, unique, hand-crafted products to compliment the laidback Bondi lifestyle. Strong, stylish and quality guaranteed, you can win one of their timeless leather portrait satchels (as featured above).

Entry is easy but some extra effort may see you smiling your way out of summer:

 

You have to:

1. Like the atbondi page on Facebook

2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “I’d love a summer satchel or sunnies”.

3. Tell me if you’ve gone that extra mile with any of the actions below…

 

Gain an extra entry for each additional action:

1. Like the Topheads Eyewear Facebook page

2. Like the Boheme Art + Design Facebook page

3. Post your favourite summer pic on either/both pages

4. Share either/both pages (with your pic post) with your friends

 

The winner will be drawn Monday 4 March (aka Autumn). Best of luck!

ps…congrats to the winners – Aaron, Bianca, David, Geraldine, Jessica, Katie, Leila, Melissa, Rebecca and Ying – who won the $10 vouchers to spend at The Travel Café in Bondi!

 

Interview: Maxi & Gonzo

Bondi Rescue Maxi Gonzo Mate V Mate at Bondi Beach for the Cancer Council NSW

Mate v Mate : Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell vs Troy ‘Gonzo’ Quinlan, by Cathy Stapleton, 26 Feb 2013

Try as you might, it’s hard to get a local to leave the ‘Bondi bubble’. When they do occasionally venture beyond familiar territory, you can be pretty sure there’s a good reason behind it.

Like fish out of water, Bondi Rescue boys ‘Maxi’ & ‘Gonzo’ will brave the trek out to Sydney Motorsport Park to take each other on in the Top Gear Festival Sydney MyPlates Star In a Reasonably Priced Car challenge (March 9 & 10).

Apart from living out every bloke’s dream to hang out with the Top Gear crew and tear around the race track at top speed, these guys do have an admirable reason (ahem…or a good excuse?!) for getting behind the wheel.

‘Maxi’ and ‘Gonzo’ will take each other on as part of Cancer Council’s new initiative to fight cancer in men.  Here they share their reason for getting behind ‘Mate v Mate’ (and share who got a post-recue rose on Valentine’s day…) Read more…

What is Mate v Mate about?

G : “Mate v Mate is to raise awareness about cancer in men. 1 in 2 Aussie men will now be diagnosed with cancer – and that’s too many. So we’ve got to do something about it!”

M : “If you think about it, that means it could be your or your mate and none of us want to see our mates go through something like cancer, so we’re hoping we can get more blokes to think about their health.”

You guys have been mates a while, did you meet on the job?

G : “We’ve both been lifeguarding together for quite a few years now with the rest of the boys but we met racing at the surfclub a few years before Maxi started.”

Is being mates an important part of the job?

M : “Obviously the job comes first, but it helps to know someone’s got your back. So you could definitely say it’s an important part of the job”.

About 5,000 rescues are carried out over the summer period each year in Bondi – that’s a lot of rescues! Have you guys done many rescues together?

G : “I remember a pretty close call once when we were in the tower and saw these two people going under”

M :  “Troy sped over in the rhino and I grabbed the board and raced out and just got ‘em in time. I’ll never forget the guy looking at me and saying ‘thank you for saving my life, I was gone’. That’s one of the reasons why I love this job”.

G : “Yeah people are generally pretty grateful and it’s a good feeling to help people.”

M : “Like when you got given a rose after your rescue on Valentine’s Day?”

G : “Ha ha yeah… I guess so. That was pretty cool.”

What would you say is your biggest motivation for getting involved with Mate v Mate and Cancer Council?

M : “My grandpa passed away last year to melanoma so I think it’s really important to remind people that they need to go and get checked.”

G : “My grandparents also both had cancer – one had melanoma and the other had prostate. My dad has also had melanoma and was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer so that was a pretty big motivation for me. It could happen to anyone.”

Who do you reckon will win the Top Gear challenge?

G : “Maxi’s pretty sure of himself but you never know!”

M : “Ha ha Gonz, you just keep telling yourself that mate. I’m gonna win and you know it.”

G : “Nah mate, we all know I’m going to win.”

If there was one message you could send about cancer in men what would it be?

M : “Just go and get a check up. It doesn’t’ take much time and could save your life”

G : “Don’t ignore something thinking it will go away – speak up and get it checked out!.”

M : “And we want to see heaps of Bondi locals doing their own challenges down on the beach too!”

 

Competition In Men: It’s a fact of life.

Competition is inherent in men. They challenge each other all the time – it’s part of their very nature.

With 52% of men considering themselves leaders within their group of mates and 26% believing they are ‘top dog’ it’s apparent that they can’t all be right. This inevitably leads to competition.

Here’s the lowdown:

- 60%  of guys believe that they are smarter than most of their mates
- 40% think they are stronger
- 40% think they are better at sports
- 38% think they are faster

Some of the most popular male challenges are:

- point scoring on kicking a ball (31%)
- backyard cricket (27%)
- swimming (18%)

- doing push ups (17%)
- competing over a girl (13%)
- fixing stuff (13%)
- bulking up (8%)

**Statistics provided by Lonergan Research

Mate v Mate kicks off on March 16 – March 24

Register a challenge with your mate and get your friends, family, colleagues to back you!

www.matevmate.com.au

For more info on Top Gear Festival Sydney, visit www.topgearfestivalsydney.com.au

 

Review: Beach Burrito

Review of Beach Burrito Co at Bondi Beach Sydney, by Jana Hocking

Ten reasons why I love Beach Burrito Company! By Jana Hocking

1. The location. BB sits opposite the iconic Bondi Beach AND the outdoor work-out area. Who doesn’t enjoy chowing down into a delicious burrito while watching the scenery. I’ll take my 6-pack abs ‘to go’!

2. The layout. It feels like you’ve stepped into a mix of California’s dog town (circa 1970’s) and Mexico’s Tijuana. There are skateboards hanging from the walls, communal wooden tables, Mexican wall prints, funky coloured chairs and fun hip hop and reggae beats.

3. The variety. You will be hard-pressed trying to decide what to order on the extensive menu. They do everything from nachos, burritos, tacos and Quesadillas. Cheesy, cheesy goodness!

4. The meals are huge! You would be struggling to finish a whole burrito by yourself. They aren’t shy in filling you up!

5. Frozen margaritas. On a hot summers day you couldn’t ask for more!

6. Cheap and cheerful. With happy hipsters on the cash register and giant burritos for under $15 you can’t go wrong.

7. Walking distance from the beach. Who doesn’t enjoy an ice-cold corona after an epic sunbaking session!

8. You can break out all those fun Mexican words you’ve been dying to say for ages. ‘What’s up hombre’? ‘Take it easy essay’, and ‘you feeling loco?’

9. It’s always packed, but with communal tables you can always find a seat and they’ve now branched out to Coogee, Newtown and Cronulla.

10. Anything that comes with a side of guacamole, sour cream and hot sauce is fine by me! The perfect hangover feast!

Read more from our beach-dwelling, cocktail-sipping, burrito-loving reporter Jana Hocking at www.janahocking.blogspot.com

Reviewer Jana Hocking at Bondi Beach


Win at the Travel Cafe!

  Travel Cafe at Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW Australia, Andy Solo

Win one of TEN vouchers to spend at the Travel Cafe!

The Travel Café is all about changing the environment in which we book holidays. Set in a gorgeous, bright and spacious café setting, expect coffee and snacks, travel magazines and books, plus iPads and consultants should you feel inspired to explore the globe.

Thanks to the team at the Travel Café, you can try their fabulous food for free by winning one of TEN $10 café vouchers. Proud to be keeping prices low and quality high, $10 will get you…

- a coffee + toast meal for 2 people

- a coffee + delish egg/bacon roll

- a coffee + healthy avocado on toast

- a freshly made roll/bagel + drink or

- a range of delicious snacks

Sorry this competition is now closed! 

Entry is easy…

1. Simply Like the atbondi page on Facebook

2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “I’d love to try the Travel Café!”.

3. Like the Travel Café Facebook page for extra brownie points!

 

The winner will be drawn Monday 25 February. Best of luck!

ps…congrats to Jade who won the $150 voucher to spend at So Gorgeous!

 

Shop Talk Feb 2013

Bondi Boheme and Adina Apartment Hotel at Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW Australia, Andy SoloHome Pics Bondi at Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW Australia, Andy Solo

Bondi Shop Talk – February 2013

Its been a while since I’ve written a Bondi business update but that doesn’t mean things haven’t changed around the traps!

- As you can see above, the Toga Group’s Boheme/Adina development is looking mightily similar to the architectural drawings posted not too long ago. I’m guessing they’re on track for a June 2013 opening.

- On a sadder note, my local fave video store, Home Pics, is closing down at the end of the month. They’ve clearly channelled all their love and creativity into their farewell sign – go check it out at 104 Glenayr Ave and pick up a cheap movie library while you’re at it – they’re clearing out all their stock before they go!

- The Travel Café has opened on Glenayr Ave – kick back with a latte while booking London

- Bondi Rumba at 139 Glenayr Ave quickly morphed recently from Room 139. Looks great.

- Greens Café is changing colour with rumour Brown Sugar is opening up there

- Namaste Indian restaurant has opened  at 80 Hall St – keen to check it out, looks delish

-  Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream shop has well and truly settled in on Campbell Parade

-  Sparrow Café tucked away at 45 Gould St is For Lease and seems closed for good

Bondi Princess off Gould St has  closed up shop on account of family and traveling

Sydney Professional Nails are in prime possie on Hall St for  your nail and beauty needs

- Hullubullu Kids Clothing is stripped bare and ready to be leased on Gould St

- The Porch Bread & Wine Parlour has opened at  Ramsgate Ave – all cosy & rustic

- Looks like Afends on Gould St has been rebranded at The Bondi General Store

I’m pretty sure there’s a LOT more changes I haven’t covered. If you have any updates, please shoot them through to me at andy@atbondi.com.au.

 

Win So Gorgeous!

So Gorgeous gift shop on Hall St in Bondi Beach, Sydney

Win a $150 voucher to spend at So Gorgeous!

Proudly established for over 10 years in Bondi, So Gorgeous sparkles like a box full of treasures. This stunning shop offers jewellery, eclectic homewares, decorations, furniture, lighting and unique gifts.

Thanks to owner Rebecca being ‘so gorgeous’, this week one lucky reader will win a $150 voucher to spend in store.

Entry is easy…

1. Simply Like the atbondi page on Facebook
2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “I’d love a spending spree at So Gorgeous!”.

The winner will be drawn Monday 18 February. Best of luck!

ps…congrats to Sophie and Sayah who won the $50 vouchers to Sushi St!

 

Dearest Bondi…

I Heart Bondi, graffiti, street art, at bondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

A Letter to My Love…

Dearest Bondi,

Yes, it’s me. I know we had our ‘break’ but I am back and ready for your embrace once again. It has taken some effort, and let’s face it, a pay rise, to return to your shores, but this time I know it is for good.

Oh how I’ve missed our regular coffee outings to Gertrude and Alice café, where we have rummaged through dusty old books until we found a treasure. I’ve pined for our long strolls through Bondi markets, picking up the odd wall print and flowers for my room.

I’ve missed our old trivia nights at North Bondi RSL and our Miss Chu rice paper rolls . You really knew how to wine and dine me.

I’m willing to overlook that you are seeing other people, even those pesky tourists who you know annoy me. I now know that they come part and parcel with you. Hey, everyone has their baggage!

I enjoy your outlook, particularly from the Swiss Grand rooftop, or sharing a comfy chair with you at the Bucket List. Whether it’s the shared Corona on a hot summers day, or a tasty frozen yoghurt on Hall St, you cater to my needs!

Yes you have made me fight for you, particularly when looking for somewhere to park my beach towel on a hot summers day or looking for a car spot when I’m too lazy to walk, but yes I concede I shouldn’t be so lazy. Walking is good for me. See you really do have my best interests at heart.

I love that you cater to my wandering eye. Those Bondi hipsters sure do pull at my heart strings. Whether hanging out at Beach Burrito or selling their goods at random front-lawn sales throughout the area, I never lack for eye candy. Yes, they choose to wear beanies on hot summer days, and they often look slightly homeless and dishevelled, but hey, the heart wants, what the heart wants.

No, you don’t come cheap but with your luscious grassy knoll, heart racing bondi to bronte walking track and frangipani lined streets you know the way to a girls heart.

I admit, that there will be the odd occasion where I have a discreet dalliance with a neighbouring suburb, like Surry Hills for the odd Messina’s Gelato, or Double Bay for a quick espresso Martini, but all in all, you are the one for me.

You’ve stolen my heart dear Bondi, and I look forward to us growing old together!

Big kisses!

Jana x

Jana Hocking is a local writer, totally in love with Bondi… 

 

Win Sushi St!

Sushi St Bondi cafe restaurant wine bar on Hall St, Bondi Beach, Sydney

Win one of two $50 vouchers to Sushi St!

Up on Hall Street near the growing foodie hub at Five Ways intersection, Sushi St is a slick little sushi cum wine bar serving up the freshest of seafood fare, handpicked from the fish markets daily.

You can grab a stool at the striking samurai-street-art sushi train or order a la carte from a sumptuous menu of fab Japanese food and select sake, beer and wines.

Thanks to the generous guys at Sushi St, this week TWO readers will win a $50 voucher to spend on lunch or dinner (fresh oysters for Valentine’s Day perhaps?).

Entry is easy…

This competition is now closed sorry!

1. Simply Like the atbondi page on Facebook

2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “I’d love some Sushi St!”.

3. Like Sushi St on Facebook for bonus brownie points!

The winner will be drawn Monday 11 February. Best of luck!

 

Win Bondi Openair!

Win double pass tickets to Bondi Openair Cinema for community film night presented by Take 3 for Ocean Love at Bondi Beach

Win a double pass to Bondi Openair

Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are a quintessential Bondi Summer event, with fabulous feature films, tasty food, frosty beverages and live music on the ‘lawn of life’, overlooking Australia’s most iconic beach.

On Wednesday 6 Feb (well after the warm sun returns to our seaside village), non-profit organisation Take 3 are presenting an inspirational Bondi community night celebrating our love of the ocean.

An intimate evening of special guests and live music from former Beautiful Girls frontman Mat McHugh & The Seperista Soundsystem, the program features two fabulous films about surfing: the award-winning Minds in the Water (featuring Hayden Panattiere & Isabel Lucas) and Here & Now (Shot in one day with 25+ filmmakers and surfers working in unison).

Thanks to our fine friends at Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas one lucky reader will win a double pass to this wonderful community event. To enter:

1. Simply Like the atbondi page on Facebook
2. Email andy@atbondi.com.au with subject “I’d love some Bondi Openair tix”.

The winner will be drawn Monday 4 February. Best of luck!

ps…congrats to Felicity Kendall who won the fabulous Bondi Vixen Fitness Pack!