Login | Sign Up

Submit an Article

Arts Food News Other People Sport Videos

Photo: Georgie Gavaghan

Carissa Walford – Diving Into The Unknown

Where are you originally from? I am a bogan at heart. I grew up in Greystanes in western Sydney, but I consider Greystanes to be the posh part of the west. When did you move east? I moved to Bondi about three years ago. Are you still in Bondi at the moment? Yes, I am […]

Read More >
Photo: Grant Brooks

Local Chick – Ischa Ropert

The Spot’s Ischa Ropert is a Human Potential Coach who specialises in self-development, authentic relationships and optimal living. Ischa shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? 16 years on and off. I moved back from Paris in January and it’s really like coming home to be here again. What’s […]

Read More >
Photo: Grant Brooks

Local Bloke – John Mahony

Clovelly local John Mahony is a proud member of a middle-aged band and has a cosmetic medical practice in Paddington. John shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? Upon returning from my year of backpacking in 1991, the only place I wanted to live was Coogee, then in 1998 […]

Read More >
Photo: Georgie Gavaghan

Radha Mitchell – Never Say Never

Where are you originally from? Melbourne. I grew up as an urban Melbournite, around Chapel Street, South Yarra and the Windsor area – kind of the slummy end of South Yarra. My mum had a shop on Greville Street and it was great. Melbourne was a cosy community, with an artistic, bohemian kind of culture, […]

Read More >
Photo: Jeremy Greive

Bryan Brown – Shooting Straight

Where did you grow up and spend your formative years? I’m a westie. I grew up in Panania, which is in the Bankstown municipality. I moved there when I was about three or four and lived there until I was 25. It was a Housing Commission house, and I moved there from a hostel in […]

Read More >
Photo: Georgie Gavaghan

Pip Edwards – A Passion for Fashion

Where are you originally from? I am from St Ives on the North Shore. I was born in Mona Vale Hospital and moved to the Eastern Suburbs when I was 18. I moved to Paddington. My parents followed suit at the same time and they live in Rose Bay, so we’ve been fully anchored in […]

Read More >
Photo: Andrew Goldie

Chris Taylor – Chasing His Dream

Where are you originally from? I’m a Sydney boy. I grew up on the Northern Beaches in my early childhood, and then moved towards The Spit. I was a creature of the north growing up, but these days I reside in Paddington. When did you move over to the east? I think it would have […]

Read More >
Photo: Grant Brooks

Local Chick – Kate McCoy

Name | Kate McCoy Suburb | Bondi How long have you lived here? 8 years. What’s your favourite beach? Bondi. The variety year round is amazing, whether it’s 5:30am mid-week Bondi, 5:30pm Sunday Bondi, winter Bondi, summer Bondi, king tide Bondi or lake Bondi. It’s well patrolled and amazingly clean considering the amount of people […]

Read More >
Photo: Grant Brooks

Local Bloke – Tony Connett

Name | Tony Connett (a.k.a. Tony Maloney) Suburb | Coogee How long have you lived here? I’ve been here ten years on December 26, 2015. What’s your favourite beach? Coogee, of course, with Clovelly being a close second. However, it is hard to choose as each beach along the coastal strip has it’s own beauty. […]

Read More >
Photo: Andrew Goldie

Perth Standlick – Bondi’s Great White Hope

You’re known as a Bondi local; where were you actually born? I was born in Clovelly, moved to Randwick, and then moved to Bondi. I was about ten when I started surfing at Bondi full-time. I first started surfing in Clovelly, just in the bay. Dad got pretty sick of that, so he started taking […]

Read More >

Best Of The Archives

The Beast.