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By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Sometimes, you just want a classier post-work drinks spot without spending the extra cash. Clare Bar bridges the medium. Centred around a circular bar with booths against the walls, this location boasts a romantic 1940s atmosphere. Dried flowers, tiled wales and dark green doors blend with nostalgic yellow lighting. If you’re lucky, […]


By Lucinda Garbutt-Young It’s always rewarding to find a bar that does your favourite kind of drink right. If you’re into the referenced beverage, Gin Lane is the place for you. It has William Hogarth’s 1751 painting by the same name (in support of the Gin Act) on its head. No longer is the consumption […]


By Lucinda Garbutt-Young In its tenth year, Soma is one of the best places in Sydney to get great coffee. You’ll find the staff slinging ‘spros from Mecca roasters in Alexandria. A particular standout is the filter coffee, produced on Mecca single origins. As an example, the Kenyan Riakiberu is a bright coffee with a […]

BEST FRUIT STORE – Fruitoligist

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Welcome to one of Sydney’s favourite food venues. You’d likely be lying if you said you’d frequented Bondi without visiting Fruitologist.  In 2013, Alfredo and Danny Macri expanded their business, which has grown into a one-stop gourmet produce and grocery shop. They’ve since added a store in Rozelle which is a popular […]

BEST CANNOLI – Mezzapica Cakes

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young With a booming Italian population around the Inner West, Sydney’s best cannoli is a hotly contested topic. We’re calling it: we’ve found it. Having moved from Messina, Sicily to Sydney in 1949, Angelo Mezzapica built up one of Leichhardt's most authentic joints. The business has passed through two generations since. The mastery […]

Young Archies Set To Impress With Depictions Of Siblings

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young Winners were announced this week for the ninth Young Archie competition hosted at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  The contest, inspired by the esteemed Archibald Prize, invites children from 5-18 years of age to submit their portraits. A winner is picked for each of four categories (5-8 years, 9-12 years, […]

The 5 best fast-tracked movies to watch this lockdown

By  Lucinda Garbutt-Young With lockdown extended until August 28, Sydney-siders need to escape from their homes.  These fast-tracked movies will give you the perfect outlet!  In the Heights  You’ve probably seen the In the Heights TikTok that’s been trending. This film is based on the musical by Hamilton writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story follows a […]

Bondi’s power move: Labor candidate Tim Murray wants better renewable energy across Sydney

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG After running in two Federal elections, Tim Murray is no stranger to politics.   Murray has turned his priorities to Waverley Local Council and will run for the Waverley Ward on Saturday December 4. He hopes the area will adopt a wide-spread renewable energy roll out in the upcoming term.  For Murray, his […]

Music Industry’s ‘Rock The Vax’ Campaign Incentivises Vaccination

Golden Robot Records has taken up the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s green light for COVID-19 vaccination incentives. The company is donating a free album from their back catalogues to Aussies who prove vaccination. The Rock The Vax campaign is running until August 15th and hopes it will boost national vaccination numbers during the Sydney outbreak.  Golden […]

Covid-19 exposures are changing our arts community 

Close contacts are in isolation after a COVID-19 case at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital vaccination centre on July 6. Among them is Word Travels Creative Director, Miles Merrill. Merrill, who is at home with his whole family, gave insight into creative practice of his literary arts organisation during this time.  “I think the challenge... […]