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Liv Phyland – Standing out from the Crowd

Where are you originally from? ‘Where I’m from’ is always the hardest question, as I was an absolute gypsy growing up. I lived in Wagga, Holbrook, Bacchus Marsh, Melbourne for high school and a year of uni, Bendigo for two years of uni, back to Melbourne for four years, and I have now been in […]

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Local Chick – Kenya Pearson

Kenya Pearson has lived in Bondi her whole life. When she’s not busy with her final year of school, she’s acting in feature films. Kenya shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have lived here all my life. I was three weeks old when we moved to North […]

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Dane Rampe – Taking the Lead

Where are you originally from? I grew up in Clovelly. I’ve been there my whole life until about 18 months ago when I moved to Bondi. Mum and Dad have still got their home on Burnie Street in Clovelly and it’s what I’ve always grown up with. I believe you went to St. Anthony’s Primary […]

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Local Chick – Anna Brophy

Anna Brophy is a relatively new arrival to Sydney’s shores. The Coogee ‘mummy blogger’ better known as Mummy Muckups shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? The end of February saw us load the car up and make the trek from Melbourne to Sydney. My husband was needed here […]

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Letters June 2016

I Can’t Read it Hi Beast, Why does The Beast bother publishing and distributing a magazine for residents in the Eastern Suburbs that is too much of an effort to read because of the tiny font? My copy goes straight into the bin as I can’t be bothered reading it and I have excellent eyesight […]

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Local Bloke – Gabriel Sarajinsky

Gabriel Sarajinsky lives in Bondi and has recently started a new business specialising in property management for Airbnb called HomeHost. He shares his local favourites with The Beast. Suburb | Bondi Beach How long have you lived here? I moved to Bondi in 2004, with a few overseas stints in the UK, Singapore and Tokyo. […]

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Torah Bright – Our Olympic Golden Girl

Where are you originally from? A place called Cooma. It’s quite a small, rural town, but it has grown since I was a kid. I wouldn’t know the population right now. I’d say it’s about 6,000. Where are you living these days? I’ve recently moved to Bondi Beach, actually. I guess I’ve been living here […]

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Mayfair Kytes – Easy On The Ears

If there’s one thing going for Melbourne folk/art-pop four-piece Mayfair Kytes, it’s that they’re extremely easy on the ears. Having recently released their debut album, Animus – a dense mosaic of flourishing strings, jangly guitars, tape-driven beats, synthscapes and samples – Mayfair Kytes are now hitting the road and will take to the stage at […]

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Local Chick – Samatha Barakat from Clovelly

Samantha Barakat Light lives in Clovelly and runs Body Catalyst, a fat reduction and body-sculpting clinic in Bondi Junction. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? My husband and I have lived here for two and a half years. What’s your favourite beach? Bronte Beach. I love the […]

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Local Bloke – Greg bishop from Bondi

When Bondi local Greg Bishop isn’t saving backpackers from treacherous rips, removing cats from trees or pulling fair maidens from burning buildings, he’s finding home buyers and owners the best rates for their mortgages. The man better known as ‘Bisho’ shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve never […]

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