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Letters September 2017

SOUTHERN COURIER NOT ECO-FRIENDLY To whom it may concern at ‘Southern Courier’ Publication, I would like to advise you of an apparent change in the ‘distribution’ of the Southern Courier magazine recently, leading to local community frustration and even anger. I live in a small four-unit complex near the southern end of Mount Street, Coogee. […]

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LOCAL BLOKE… AMAURY TRÉGUER FROM BONDI BEACH

Frenchman photographer extraordinaire Amaury Tréguer recently moved to Bellevue Hill after living in Bondi for eight years. You might know him from his daily photo blog, Morning Bondi, or from his many shots in The Beast over the years. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been […]

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Getting to the Truth of Bondi Pavilion

Recent plans by Waverley Council to upgrade Bondi Pavilion have resulted in a small, and quite militant group of people protesting the changes. They claim to be motivated by concern for the community, but is that really true of all of them? Before answering that, another question may help us get there: What makes a […]

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Vera Blue – From The Heart

Having grown up in country New South Wales, Celia Pavey moved to the big smoke to pursue a career in music. She got her first big break in 2013 on The Voice, placing third, and has since gone on to reinvent herself as electronic superstar-in-waiting Vera Blue. With her recently released debut album, Perennial, lighting […]

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WHAT MEN WILL BE WEARING IN SPRING/SUMMER 2018

Runway shows from the recent Men’s Fashion Weeks showcased models in some outrageous sculptural pieces, sequins, and really short shorts, but thankfully there were also loads of pieces for men to actually wear, and some new ways to wear what they already own. Here’s a roundup of what men will be wearing and how they’ll […]

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WHY DO WOMEN OFTEN FAKE AN ORGASM?

Some time ago a 23-year-old woman came to see me. She had had a few short-term relationships with boyfriends, but never achieved an orgasm with any of them while having penetrative sex. They didn’t seem to worry about it much and neither did she, because she never had a problem having an orgasm on her […]

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EVERY WANT IS A NEED FOR THE WHINGERS AND WUSSES OF THE EAST

A philosophical Pearl often questions whether she is living in an altered state of reality. One day I’m assisting pensioners to balance a budget while I’m placating a yummy mummy who cannot cope with her children despite the live-in nanny, the following week I’m waging a war with Abstudy and listening to my great-nephew whinge […]

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LOCAL CHICK… MELISSA MARTIN FROM BRONTE

Clovelly resident Melissa Martin was born and raised in Bronte and she now runs Studio Calypso, arguably the best boutique design studio the Eastern Beaches area has ever known. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived here as long as I can remember. I was born […]

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BONDI AMUSEMENT PARK FAILS TO RAISE WINTER’S BONE

Having just returned from a trip to Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival, I lobbed up to Bondi for brunch with a friend at Speedo’s and was immediately confronted by a large erection in the middle of the beach. Such a sight is not uncommon in the summer months when amorous backpackers take to the bay and […]

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LOCAL BLOKE… STUART MCKAY FROM COOGEE

Physiotherapist Stuart McKay has lived in Coogee for the past nine years and recently opened his own practice on Clovelly Road. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Eastern Suburbs all my life, and in Coogee for the past nine years. What’s your favourite […]

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