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No distancing in Double Bay

By ALLISON HORE The Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay has been issued a $5,500 fine after failing to impose social distancing on patrons queued up outside its doors on Wednesday night.  The hotel was investigated by Liquor & Gaming NSW after a picture emerged on reddit showing up to 250 people packed tightly into […]

Christine Webb: Sometimes Real And Imagined

Local artist Christine Webb's latest exhibition, Sometimes Real And Imagined, is a joyous and lavish recollection of her time travelling and living throughout Europe. Over the course of 20 years Webb travelled extensively throughout Europe, and even spent 12 of those years living full-time in Italy. This March her exhibition of paintings will recall al […]

Double Bay at crossroads

By MERRILL WITT The best areas of Sydney typically mix old with new and often demonstrate an intelligent repurposing of redundant buildings or tired precincts in ways that enliven and engage while still respecting heritage. Sadly, more often than not, the preferred option is to tear down and replace. As a recent editorial in the […]

Vaucluse electorate profile

By Allison Hore The electoral district of Vaucluse is made up of Watsons Bay, Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Dover Heights, Bondi Beach, Bellevue Hill, Point Piper, Double Bay, Darling Point, most of Woollahra and some parts of Bondi. Socio-economically, the area is very well off, according to the 2016 census. The median weekly household income in […]

Developers set their sites

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON   One of Double Bay’s trademark arcades has been targeted for a $25.4 million development of 21 units and ground floor retail. This is the latest of a number of development plans put forward in the area, which residents say will jeopardise the unique low-rise character, which is both a local and […]

Double trouble in Double Bay

By Erika Echternach As Double Bay continues to develop into a late night hub, Council officials are taking strides to manage noise levels within the Double Bay commercial centre. Susan Wynne, the deputy mayor of the Woollahra Municipal Council, said the Council has been working with local businesses, Liquor and Gaming and Eastern Beaches Local Area […]

Double Bay rallies to retain council

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Hundreds of concerned citizens rallied at a Save Our Councils Coalition meeting last weekend, pushing for the retention of Woollahra Council. Support came from an unlikely place, with NSW Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton going against the government grain and showing support for an independent Woollahra Council. Ms Upton spoke of the need for […]

Char and Co

If you’ve worked in a Sydney office, you’ve probably experienced a Brazilian all you can eat meat-feast on the boss’s dime. The stop/go paddles keeping the meat coming/at bay, with the whole thing feeling hectic and wolfish.

Food News – New Dining Options

Despite the colder weather inclining us to stay indoors, Sydney’s restaurateurs have been busy diversifying our dining options this winter. I recently popped into Walsh Bay’s Lotus Dumpling Bar for a steamer basket of prawn dumplings and scallop shumai, only to hear they’re kicking things up to the next level with Lotus Galeries opening this month in the heart of the CBD.

Bar Fly: Vine Double Bay

As I mingled with the cashed-up crowd, quaffing flutes of fancy Champagne like it was cordial, I smirked thinking that it was only a week ago I was washing down deep-fried Twinkies with whiskey.