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Local Chick… Emma Saddington from Bronte

Emma Saddington has lived in Bronte for nearly a decade. Just over a year ago, Emma and her friend Abigail launched MochO, a business selling premium ocean ponchos for women. Emma shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? We moved up from Melbourne for a 6-month job – that […]

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Osher Günsberg – Anything Else is Gravy

His name and his hairstyles may have changed through the years, but Osher Günsberg’s presence on our television screens has hardly wavered for nearly two decades, thanks largely to blockbuster television shows Australian Idol and The Bachelor (and its many spin-offs). Despite his television success, life hasn’t all been karaoke and roses for the man […]

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Local Bloke – Peter Solness from Maroubra

Maroubra resident Peter Solness is a photographic artist and teacher who uses light as a way of reimagining the world around him. For Science Week this year he ran a large-scale public art event in Centennial Park that attracted over 600 participants. Peter shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived […]

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Local Chick – Helen Pitt from Coogee

Sydney Morning Herald journalist and Coogee local Helen Pitt has just written a book about the Sydney Opera House called The House. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? Nine years, I’m Sydney-born – from the mighty west originally – but moved to California for a decade and […]

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Gracie Otto – Running the Show

To suggest Gracie Otto is a newcomer to the world of film would be downright contemptuous. Not only is she the daughter and sister of Australian theatrical royalty, she’s an esteemed director in her own right, with numerous television commercials, short films and a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary to her name. She’s also a long […]

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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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