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Coogee Pavilion

One of the many joys of living in a country where the weather is balmy and the days are long, is the copious amount of places where one can indulge in a sundown tipple or two. And unlike in London – where the drinking tends takes place in bustling pubs and basement wine bars – Sydney […]

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Brunching in Bondi

Brunching is a big thing in Sydney. The choices are plentiful; the avocados smashed to perfection, the smoothies boast goodness in abundance, and you can guarantee a lively atmosphere, regardless of how early you rise. One of my favourite places for brunch is Porch and Parlour, a hip cafe on Ramsgate Avenue whose distressed walls, elegant […]

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Browse for Books in Newtown

  One of the things I’ve loved the most since arriving in Sydney, is better acquainting myself with the abundance of bookshops they have on offer. From the beautiful Berkelouw Books (whose Rose Bay branch will always have a special place in my heart) to my local – Bondi’s Gertrude & Alice, there’s few things […]

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Bondi Farmers Market

  For me, my perfect Saturday morning would start with some early morning reading and a hot cup of tea, followed by a ninety-minute hot yoga class at Power Living, before heading to Bondi Farmers Market for brunch and a catch up with friends. I was first introduced to the farmers market by my friend […]

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Let’s Go Surfing

When my alarm went off at 5am yesterday morning I rolled over and quickly hit snooze. I had arranged to meet some friends at the beach to take part in a pre-work surfing lesson dressed as santa – as you do – but having tossed and turned for most of the night, I was in […]

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Sydney’s Best Bookshops

As something of a seasoned bookworm, it has been with much delight that I have found myself living in a new city with an abundance of independent bookshops.  While much of the little free time I’ve had since arriving in Sydney has been spent either in the yoga studio or on the beach, browsing the shelves […]

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Gleebooks, Glebe

Three kilometers south west of Sydney’s central business district lies the pretty peninsula of Glebe. Often overlooked in favor of Sydney’s more glamorous inner-city suburbs, Glebe is home to a vibrant cultural community with a plethora of eateries and boutiques to rival any of its sister suburbs. Certainly its biggest gem is the glorious Gleebooks. […]

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Oscar & Friends

  What London lacks in bookshops, Sydney seems to have in abundance; the kind of neighborhood bookstore that one can pop into for a browse, to be greeted by a friendly face and shelves upon shelves of undiscovered books waiting to be read. Oscar and Friends is the perfect example of this kind of place. […]

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My Beautiful Book Blanket

Given that this blog is about all things bookish, I thought I’d write a post on my newest treasured possession – the beautiful book blanket my incredibly talented Aunty Kate made me as a welcome-to-Australia gift. My dad’s side of the family have always been quite artistic – a talent that, despite being bestowed upon […]

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Berkelouw Books

  When I visited Australia in February of this year, I was lucky enough to be staying at my friend Dave’s beautiful beach-front apartment in Rose Bay. A habourside, eastern suburb of Sydney, Rose Bay lies between North Bondi and Watson’s Bay, and its tranquil stretch of beach has views of the famous harbour bridge. […]

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