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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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Salt of the Earth: Mal Ward

When Mal Ward found out that his son, Johnno, was seriously ill with childhood liver disease, he made a decision: rather than sit around feeling sorry for himself, he would start fundraising for the very people that were trying to keep his boy and others alive. Unfortunately Johnno lost his battle in 2008, but that […]

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Local Chick – Larissa Sinfield

Larissa Sinfield lives in Bronte and works as an associate dentist at The Dental Spa in Bondi Junction (where she practises under he maiden name, Larissa Knodler). She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I moved to Tamarama after finishing university and back again after a two-year stint […]

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Local Bloke – William Mooney

When ENT surgeon Dr William Mooney isn’t plying his trade at Prince of Wales Hospital, he’s busying running his Face Plus Medispa empire. The Bondi resident shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I grew up in Melbourne and moved to Bondi in ’96. I don’t plan on leaving […]

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Adriel To The Rescue In Greece

It’s hard to imagine what it is like for refugees leaving their war-torn homeland in hope of a better life in another country and the life-threatening risks they take in an effort to realise that dream. We are sometimes quick to make rash comments on the plight of these desperate people but, as most of […]

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Allison Langdon – The Best in the Business

Where are you originally from? I was born in Wollongong, but moved to a small country town, Wauchope, when I was seven. I grew up on a farm there with my parents, older brother and little sister. And Wauchope is just near Port Macquarie, right? Yeah, it’s about 20 minutes west of Port Macquarie, and […]

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Elizabeth Rose – An Artist with Conviction

Sydney-based musician Elizabeth Rose is an Australian artist with conviction. If there ever was a testament to her growth from talented local artist to bold, statement making, self-assured creative, her first full-length album, Intra, which is set to drop on Friday, March 4, is it. Proving that earnest ethics and multi-faceted talent have a home […]

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Local Chick – Renee Scott from Bondi Beach

Former professional ballet dancer Renee Scott is the owner of Barre Attack Teacher Training and Balance Moves Pilates and Barre Studio on Hall Street in Bondi Beach. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have lived here for 12 years and I love it. When you move […]

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