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The End of the World as We Know It

As the calendar rolled over to July 1, Pearl anxiously awaited the dystopia that would emerge from Woolworths’ and Coles’ ban on single-use plastic bags. I awaited a world where household rubbish would be discarded across the landscape and pensioners would be left homeless as their meagre income was sucked into a vacuum of 15-cent […]

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Charlie Teo – Finding The Right Balance

During the month The Beast caught up with legendary local neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo… How are you this morning Charlie? I’m good, thank you. I didn’t sleep well last night, so apart from that… no, I’m good. You’re a born and bred Sydney boy; where did you spend your childhood and what are your fondest […]

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Local Chick… Margot Krekeler-Obertopp from Coogee

Coogee’s Margot Krekeler-Obertopp moved here from Germany with her hubby in 2015 and launched Peace of Mind Organising Services. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? My husband and I moved from Germany to Australia at the beginning of 2015 and have been living in Coogee since then, […]

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Local Bloke… Scott Lane-Blair from Bronte

Bronte’s Scott Lane-Blair, also known as The Bondi Binge, is a born and bred Eastern Suburbs local. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I was born and bred in Bronte and I’ve resided here or in Bondi my entire life. One side of my family has been […]

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Sprouty Chickpea Salad with Tahini Yoghurt

This month’s recipe is a bit like a waldorf salad, but with a seriously nutritious punch! Lately I’ve been enjoying just throwing in a bit of this and a bit of that, being creative with whatever is on hand to come up with some delicious, healthy salads. Chickpeas and sprouts are the hero in this […]

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Fix Wine Bar & Restaurant and Wine Club

Fix Wine Bar was previously known as Fix St James. It’s been around since 2006, near St James Station at 111 Elizabeth Street in the city. The owner and sommelier is Stuart Knox, known for wearing red shoes and for his love of introducing people to new and interesting grapes, wine styles and labels. He’s […]

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Powerfully Subtle: Good One, Bondi

The Bondi restaurant market is a tough one. With the locals’ insatiable demand for brunch and plenty of already existing establishments to match, it’s hard to know whether to give the people what they want (eggs, avo, halloumi and more eggs, please) or buck the trend and offer something alternative. Good One has miraculously found […]

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A Meander Through Margaret River, Western Australia

In the southwest corner of Western Australia, about 3,300 kilometres east of Sydney as the crow flies, lies the magnificent Margaret River region. I recently spent five nights with my partner in Margaret River, which included two nights at Bunker Bay in the world-class, award winning Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, and three nights at the […]

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Locals Making Plastic-free Their Business

Kicking the plastic habit is not only giving our planet a break, it’s making good business sense. To celebrate Plastic Free July, meet the entrepreneurs and business folk who are innovating, designing and educating in our local patch to help create a plastic-free world for us all. Revolutionising the reusable cup Eighteen months ago, 24 […]

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Why You Should Schedule Sex

One issue my clients with relationship problems often complain about is the fact that their sex life has become boring. They remember the days when they had sex a lot and it was spontaneous. It just happened; there was no planning, thinking or scheduling involved and it was usually fun and exciting. But the belief […]

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