Sydney Open, 2018

Over one weekend each year, Sydney Open unlocks the doors of more than 60 of the city’s most important and intriguing buildings. Run by Sydney Living Museums, this event provides attendees with access to buildings…

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Chaco Bar, Darlinghurst

Chaco Bar is chef Keita Abe’s 25 seat yakitori style eatery in Darlinghurst. The dimly lit space opened in 2014 modelled on the restaurants from Abe’s native city of Fukuoka. The fit out features portraits…

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Single O, York Street Sydney

Seasoned Surry Hills operators Single Origin Roasters York Street cafe is aimed squarely at the city worker who demands more from their daily caffeine fix. The cafe is smartly designed by Lechetti Krelle and staffed by people who know their business. While this cafe is primarily orientated…

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Vivid Sydney, 2017

Vivid Sydney is on again with a spectacular light show throughout the city and along the harbour foreshore. The highlight for me this year was the ‘Lighting of the Sails’ by Audio Creatures. Using the Sydney Opera House as…

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Tramsheds, Harold Park

On the former site of the Harold Park Raceway, Tramsheds is billing itself as a ‘community of good food and learning’. Developers Mirvac have built an enormous number of residential apartments on the site, however,…

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Osaka Trading Co, Tramsheds

Osaka Trading Co. is a new Japanese restaurant from the team behind Tokyo Bird in Surry Hills. Located in the foodie mecca that is Tramsheds Harold Park, Osaka Trading Co. serves sophisticated Japanese cuisine alongside…

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Bistrot Gavroche, Chippendale

Bistrot Gavroche is a Parisian style brasserie in Sydney’s Chippendale precinct. Housed in a beautiful old rum warehouse, Bistrot Gavroche has created a traditional French bistro atmosphere with its imposing oakwood entrance, brass-railed banquette seating,…

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Deus Surf Swap, Bondi Beach

The Deus Surf Swap was on again this weekend at Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion. Celebrating music, good food and a love for the provenance of old surfboards, this year’s event focused on the humble twin fin….

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The sights of Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour offers so many visual delights. When time permits, I enjoy long walks around the foreshore taking in the sights of Woolloomooloo naval yard and the Royal Botanic Gardens before rounding the bend to see…

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Allen’s Alterations, Sydney

Allen’s Alterations has been one of the go-to tailors in Sydney for a number of years now. Situated in the iconic Strand Arcade since 2008, the new second floor atelier has been beautifully designed by…

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Winter sunshine, Sydney

Winter sunshine. What’s not to like? Not only do we feel more appreciative of its warming glow than during the summer months, the light, in particularly over a body of water is so simply wonderful. Photograph: Hawkesbury River.

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