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Local Bloke – Marcelo de Souza from Bondi

Brazilian Kiwi Marcelo de Souza first came to Bondi in 1989 and returned for good five years ago. He imports “flip-flops” and is about to launch a new swimwear product. Marcelo shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I left Brazil in 1989 and my first destination was Bondi […]

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Local Chick – Adie Robertson from Tamarama

Adie Robertson owns To Wonderland Wellness Spa in North Bondi and lives on the shores of Mackenzies Bay. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been at Mackenzies Bay for five years. I moved over here from North Bondi, where I lived on the rocks at Ben […]

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Dr Kerryn Phelps – The Independent Member for Wentworth

Following the parliamentary resignation of former prime minister and incumbent Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull, a by-election for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Wentworth took place on October 20, 2018. Against all odds and expectations, local GP and independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps emerged the victor with a historic 19 per cent swing against […]

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Local Bloke – Jack Warwick from Bondi

Bondi’s Jack Warwick is the founder of Only Everything, an agency that is fast becoming Australia’s leading youth entertainment brand. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? Six years now. I was born in Sydney, grew up in Cowra and then did nine years in Brisbane before making […]

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Barry Du Bois – Banking Memories

You may recognise television tradie and all-round good guy Barry Du Bois as one-quarter of the popular Friday night Channel Ten lifestyle show, The Living Room, or as a familiar face from around the traps in Bondi. During the month The Beast caught up with the bloke better known as ‘Baz’ to talk about cancer […]

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Local Chick… Eliane Morel from Bondi

Actor, singer and cabaret writer Eliane Morel has lived in the Waverley Municipality for 25 years and calls Bondi home. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been in Waverley for 25 years, 22 of them in Bondi. Why do you live here? I’m from Canberra and […]

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Local Bloke… James McAuley from Randwick

Randwick’s James McAuley moved from London to Syd- ney 14 years ago. He is a research scientist and Associate Professor at NeuRA, where he is developing and testing new treatments aimed to prevent and better manage chronic low back pain. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I […]

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Alyssa Healy – The Fresh Face of Australian Cricket

With a surname synonymous with Australian cricket, it comes as little surprise that Alyssa Healy, like her famous uncle Ian, has risen through the ranks to become the country’s best wicket-keeper. The Beast caught up with the Aussie gloves-woman at Bronte Surf Life Saving Club during the month… How are you this morning Alyssa?Very well, […]

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Local Chick – Helen Kang from Waverley

Waverley’s Helen Kang has lived in the Eastern Suburbs for 20 years and started her own business, Free State Accessories, which allows women to be hands-free but connected to their phones. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been in the Eastern Suburbs for 20 years, but […]

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Local Bloke – Andy Ruwald from North Bondi

If you’ve ever been out for a drink in Bondi then you’ll recognise the friendly face of Andy Ruwald, the brains behind Bondi institutions Sejuiced and The Bucket List. Andy shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been around these parts for as long as I can remember. […]

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