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Charlie Teo – Finding The Right Balance

During the month The Beast caught up with legendary local neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo… How are you this morning Charlie? I’m good, thank you. I didn’t sleep well last night, so apart from that… no, I’m good. You’re a born and bred Sydney boy; where did you spend your childhood and what are your fondest […]

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Local Chick… Margot Krekeler-Obertopp from Coogee

Coogee’s Margot Krekeler-Obertopp moved here from Germany with her hubby in 2015 and launched Peace of Mind Organising Services. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? My husband and I moved from Germany to Australia at the beginning of 2015 and have been living in Coogee since then, […]

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Local Bloke… Scott Lane-Blair from Bronte

Bronte’s Scott Lane-Blair, also known as The Bondi Binge, is a born and bred Eastern Suburbs local. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I was born and bred in Bronte and I’ve resided here or in Bondi my entire life. One side of my family has been […]

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Simon Baker – Actor, Director, Surfer

Over an afternoon cup of tea at a Bronte café, Simon Baker is talking me through his decision to direct, and star in the film adaptation of Tim Winton’s Breath. Simon has just finished explaining that he ‘lives reluctantly in the public eye’ when a loose acquaintance of his wanders past our al fresco table […]

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Local Chick… Terri Mc Menamin from Waverley

We met Terri Mc Menamin from Waverley up at Joe’s barbers in the Junction. She’s a fine shaver of heads, but she’s also written a book! Terri shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve spent nine years in Sydney, and one of those living in Waverley. Why do […]

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Local Bloke… Shane Byrne from Clovelly

Clovelly’s Shane Byrne moved to Sydney as a young fella and has called the Eastern Suburbs home ever since. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I grew up in Taree and Forster and moved to Sydney with my parents at the age of 7. I’ve lived in […]

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Dick Smith – Solving the Population Puzzle

Dick Smith has squeezed a lot into his life. He was the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the world, and the first to fly to the North Pole, among a long list of aeronautical achievements. Dick founded Australian Geographic Magazine in 1986 and was named Australian of the Year that same year. […]

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Local Chick… Melanie Russell from Coogee

Coogee’s Melanie Russell was born in Bondi and has lived all over the Eastern Suburbs. Melanie recently opened her own dermal skin clinic, Select Skin, on Carrington Road, Coogee. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Eastern Suburbs all my life. I was born […]

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Local Bloke… John Kambas from Clovelly

Clovelly resident and long term Eastern Suburbs local John Kambas is a lawyer and the principal of JFK Legal, a mobile legal service based in the Eastern Suburbs. John shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in Clovelly for 15 years now. I previously lived in Coogee […]

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Clayton Donovan… Bringing People Together

Clayton Donovan is well known for his skills in the kitchen and his work as a champion of bush foods, but he could have made a career as a musician or a professional sportsman had he chosen either of those paths. Clayton grew up on Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung land on the Mid North Coast of […]

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