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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  

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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 [...]

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Mothers Day Giveaway!

Mothers-Day-Giveaway

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Shop Talk March 2013

Lox Stock Barrell cafe restaurant at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

   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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Bondi Up and Away!

Bondi Up and Away at Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW Australia, Andy Solo

Has anybody found this year a little slower to get going than usual? Don’t get me wrong; I’m busy working away, jogging at the crack of dawn, eating well, out and about, and all the usual stuff. But all this only got into full swing recently (like, yesterday). So, heading towards Autumn and with a [...]

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Shop Talk Feb 2013

Bondi Boheme and Adina Apartment Hotel 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Win Topheads Sunnies!

Win sunglasses by Topheads sunnies at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

Topheads Eyewear is an Australian made and owned company from Bondi Beach. Topheads created a brand beachgoers could call their own. One that’s synonymous with innovation, creativity and beach style – that can fit some bloody good heads. Topheads uses contemporary, eco-friendly materials and incorporates retro designs – to create a unique line of shades. [...]

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Win 3dpt!

Win 3DPT personal training sessions with Luke Walsh at Bondi Beach

3dpt is a quality personal training service focusing on real and measurable results. With nearly 10 year’s fitness industry experience, Luke Walsh from 3dpt provides a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring your weight loss, fitness or strength goals are well within reach. To help you kick off a healthy the new year, Luke is generously offering [...]

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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 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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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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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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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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Win Barre Attack!

Win a 5 class pass for Barre Attack at Bondi Beach at Balance Moves

Thanks to our fit and fabulous friends at Bondi’s Balance Moves, one lucky reader will win a 5-class Barre Attack pass worth $125. Created by former professional ballerina, Renee Scott, Barre Attack fuses Pilates, Dance and Fitness to create sexy body confidence (and hopefully a toosh as featured in the image!).   This competition is now [...]

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Shop Talk August

Bondi Shop Talk August at bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, pic by andy solo

Alrighty. It’s been a few weeks since the local Bondi biz update and it seems quite a bit has changed, as always. Here’s just the things I’ve noticed on my wanderings:   – Camilla is closed for renovations. Can’t wait to see how she can improve on the space. – The Favourite Child café on [...]

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Bondi Asian Eats

Bondi Asian Eats Miss Chu Potato Ghetto restaurant at Bondi Beach Sydney, pic by Andy Solo

I live and mingle with high maintenance eaters. And it’s not just an Eastern suburbs faux food fashion thing. I am surrounded by a fusion of intolerances including dairy, gluten, lactose, fructose, food colour 102, preservative 221 and brussel sprouts. And this pretty much limits my quality collaborative culinary options to: Asian food. Luckily I [...]

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Shop Talk 3 July

Bondi Potato Ghetto Miss Chu new shop in Bondi Beach Sydney pic andy solo

Bondi Shop Talk 3 July 2012 The latest changes to business and shopping around Bondi Beach… – Miss Chu has soft-opened Potato Ghetto (above) (next to her current ace space) – Chaos HQ has changed its name to Some Flirting (to try and avoid more chaos?) – Butik on Gould St has closed its doors [...]

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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 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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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: www.wentworth-courier.com.au, 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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Bondi Jobs

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

The latest list of job vacancies and opportunities in Bondi Beach: – Koosh Hair has a chair for lease – Organic Republic Bakery is looking for a dishwasher – The Rum Diaries is after a bar tender with cocktail experience – Salvatore Italian is after a Shop Assistant and Driver – Blockbuster has a Junior [...]

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Shop Talk 29 May

Tuchuzy Shop at bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Shop Talk 29 May 2012 The latest changes to business and shopping around Bondi Beach… – So long to Patrick at Sparrow Café with new owners taking over - Miss Chu seems to be opening a Winter Crepery & Spud Bar next door - Ravesi’s bottom bar is closed for renos – opening in July – Enishi has furnishings [...]

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Bondi Specials

Bondi Sales, specials and deals at bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Bondi Allegro, Pilates Mat & Booty Barre 10 x pass card buy $59, value $285 In-clinic teeth whitening treatments $59 – 76% off regular price Judena Taylor Hair Salon – 20% off your first visit plus a $20 voucher Winter Warmers at Bondi Trattoria, Mon-Wed – $26 w a glass of Italian wine Ravesi’s Lunch [...]

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Shop Talk 22 May 2012

The Hill Eatery new Bondi Beach cafe restaurant at North Bondi Beach Sydney

Shop Talk 22 May 2012 The latest round of changes to business and shopping around Bondi Beach… – Gourmet Slice on Gould St soon to open, offering super sized slices of gourmet pizza. – The Hill Eatery is the new addition to the Porch & Parlour family, opens early June. – Bowie Hair is closed. Try [...]

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Shop Talk 1 May 2012

Bondi Brooke Daniels fashion boutique at bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Shop Talk 1 May 2012 The latest changes in Bondi from old school burgers to Scandanavian design.. – Nordic Fusion next to Miss Chu is a new designer shop surprise. Looks FAB! – Zayira is a new mini fashion find filling the corner spot on Curlewis & Glenayr. – Oh Baby Baby is gone on [...]

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Bondi Retail Crisis?

Bondi Retail Demise, at Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW, Wentworth Courier

Retail crisis comes to Bondi: Max’s Shoes set to close Story: Wentworth Courier. By: Shae McDonald. Pic: Danny Aarons, 18 April 2012 Five shops are empty on the once-thriving Bondi Beach esplanade. Another two are closing, while five more on Hall St have already closed. Now, after 38 years, Max’s Shoes will close on April 30. The [...]

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Shop Talk: 3 April 2012

bondi fashion shopping atbondi, bondi beach, bondi, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

  3 April 2012 - Shallow Store (boutique fashion) has opened in the old Gideon spot on Roscoe. - Paper Planes Japanese Restaurant + Bar is now open – opposite (ish) Miss Chu. - Titanic Bondi had their grand opening on Sat night. Yum. Mediterranean… - Carlo’s at Bondi is now open – fresh fruit, yoghurts, juices and salads on Campbell. - Rap N Roll is [...]

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Shop Talk

bondi fashion shopping atbondi, bondi beach, bondi, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

12 March 2012 The latest, greatest (or not) changes to our little shopping strips in Bondi Beach… - Funky Femme has boxed up their goods and hung their CLOSED sign. – The old CM Store on O’Brien St is to become “Mad Pizza Bondi Beach”. – Abode has finally moved across Hall street to their new, [...]

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Shop Talk

bondi fashion shopping atbondi, bondi beach, bondi, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

20 Feb 2012 I know change is as good as a holiday but, really? Phew. So many more changes… – Vibes has a ‘biz for sale’ sign up. Will a revitalising visit by Paris Hilton help? – looks like plans for a new 80-seat restaurant are in for Hall St. Watch this space… – Bondi [...]

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Ice Cream Crazy

Sweet Summer ice creams at bondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

I’m not even going to confirm with the authorities that this has been the coldest Bondi summer in, like, FOREVER. I think we all feel this deep down in the icy depths of our summer souls. BUT! I did get a little glisten on my brow yesterday and by god I think we even snuck [...]

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Butcher’s new hook

La Macelleria Italian Butcher at bondi beach sydney nsw australia

A fresh slice … (left) Robert Marchetti and Erik Jansson. Photos: Marco Del Grande. A chef’s dream comes true at this Bondi meat emporium. Rob Marchetti spreads his legs and plants his feet firmly on his Italian tiled floor as he describes La Macelleria, his new Bondi meat-by-the-beach store, as a ”third millennium butchery”. Marchetti, [...]

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