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A Real Keeper – Peter Nevill

Where are you originally from? I grew up in Melbourne, and then moved up to Sydney eight and a half years ago. I’ve got a playing contract with Cricket New South Wales. I first moved up to join with Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club. Back then I jumped in a spare room for a month or […]

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Local Chick – Rachel Disalvo from Bondi

Bondi convert Rachel Disalvo launched her eponymous swimwear label last year, and she’s just released her second collection of black and white bathers. Rachel shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I grew up in South Coogee and never thought I’d be a Bondi girl, but now I totally […]

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Local bloke – John Gannon from Maroubra

For several years, Maroubra local John Gannon was the envy of nearly every surfer in the world. He was being paid to travel to the best breaks in the world as the personal trainer of World Tour surfer Taj Burrow. Babies eventually brought an end to the eternal bliss for both men, but John still […]

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Splashing and Dashing – Andrew Reid

Where are you originally from? I’m originally from Vaucluse. I lived in Bondi for six or seven years and I got fed up with not being able to park my car, so I got out and now I’m living up in Vaucluse again. It’s so good up there because you’re away from the madness, but […]

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Bob Evans: Spawned from the Vague Traditions of Rock and Roll

Bob Evans, the folk-pop alter ego of former Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, is back on the scene again with his latest album, Car Boot Sale. With a Sydney show slated for December 9 at the Factory Theatre, we were lucky enough to catch up with Mr Evans during the month… If I had to describe […]

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Local Chick – Bec Waugh from Coogee

Backyard famer and fitness trainer Bec Waugh is a born and bred Maroubra girl, but now calls Coogee home. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’m a born and bred Maroubra girl. My dad, Kevin, moved my sister and I across to Coogee Surf Life Saving Club […]

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Local Bloke – Daniel Mitchell from Bondi Beach

Daniel Mitchell is born and bred in Bondi Beach. When he’s not working as structural engineer, he’s busy running his locally based tutoring business, HSC Edge. Daniel shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’m Bondi born and bred. What’s your favourite beach? Definitely Clovelly. The snorkelling is fantastic […]

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Love, Light, Laughter: Camilla Franks

Where are you originally from? I grew up in the magical Watson’s Bay and have since made the Eastern Suburbs my nesting grounds in spots likes Bondi, Vaucluse, Paddington and now Woollahra. Where do you live at the moment? I’ve been living in an amazingly renovated terrace in Woollahra for the past three years, and […]

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Local Chick – Natalie Almond

Natalie Almond is a bit of a nut (her joke, not mine). She lives in Maroubra and owns Anahata Yoga Space. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been living and loving Maroubra for the last seven years. What’s your favourite thing about the area? Maroubra is […]

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Local Bloke – Tim Hughes

Originally from the Old Dart, Coogee resident Tim Hughes has spent the best part of three decades living in the Eastern Suburbs. These days he’s best known as the passionate Pom who owns Coogee’s X74 Café/Restaurant. Tim shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived here in Coogee […]

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