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Barbara Landsberg from Bronte

Bronte’s Barbara Landsberg is a garden designer at Landsberg Garden Design, working from her studio in Bondi to transform spaces into beautiful gardens. Barbara shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in Bronte for 12 years now. I lived in Bondi for a few years, then lived […]

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Local Bloke… Trent Baldock from Bondi

Bondi’s Trent Baldock is a marriage celebrant who runs his own local celebrancy, Trent The Celebrant. Trent shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? It’ll be 32 years this year – my whole life. I’m the third generation of my family living in the beautiful Scum Valley. Why do […]

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Putting Her Best Foot Forward… Michelle Jenneke

Michelle Jenneke shot to fame in 2012 as the ‘dancing hurdler’ after videos of her performing her now famous pre-race warm-up ritual before her heat at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona went viral on YouTube. In early 2010 Michelle finished first in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2010 Australian Junior Championships, going on […]

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Local Chick… Olivia Deur from Maroubra

Maroubra’s Olivia Deur is a fashion and costume designer, producing all sorts of beautiful garments. Olivia shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been in Maroubra on and off for 15 years, and in Coogee for 15 years prior to the Maroubra days. Why do you live here? […]

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Local Bloke… Blake Riley from Randwick

Randwick’s Blake Riley is a renovation broker and designer who runs his own local business, Blakes Of Sydney. Blake shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? Nine years. I was a Shire boy who got his passport and made it over the bridge, then never looked back. Why do […]

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Charlie Checks Out

After more than three decades at the helm of one of the best community-oriented food outlets in the Eastern Suburbs, Charlie Koutsourais and his wife Helen have packed up their groceries and moved on. Charlie’s Foodworks in Burnie Street was a local icon and a popular one-stop shopping venue for locals who were always greeted […]

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Life After Footy… Reni Maitua

At just 35 years of age, Reni Maitua has certainly achieved a great deal. After a successful junior footy career, he starred for the Bulldogs in their legendary 2004 NRL Grand Final victory over the Roosters, before earning selection in the Kangaroos squad in 2006. Reni then went on to captain Parramatta and was also […]

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Local Chick… Jee Morton from Coogee

Coogee’s Jee Morton moved to Australia from Thailand after meeting a handsome Coogee local over ten years ago. She is now a beauty therapist at CooJee Beauty in the Junction. Jee shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have lived in Coogee for 11 years. Why do you […]

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Local Bloke… Alasdair McClintock from Bronte

We met Bronte’s Alasdair ‘Aldo’ McClintock at Jed’s Café, Bondi, back in the day. He now runs his own written content business, Gordon Street. Creative. Communication. Aldo shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve been living here for ten years now. Why do you live here? For the […]

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Life’s a Beach… Trent Maxwell

Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell came to prominence as a knockabout lifeguard on Channel Ten’s Logie-winning reality TV series Bondi Rescue. We caught up with him for a quick chat as 2017 came to a close… I was down at the beach and met you on your very first day working at Bondi, I think you were […]

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