aquabumps take over icebergs pool

Last Thursday Bondi Local legends Aquabumps took over Icebergs Pool, printing and covering the pool with a giant Image 49m x 13m – 24 panels and over 5 hours to install whilst the pool was empty ( the pool is emptied every Thursday) teaming up with Canon Australia this was an incredible installation at one of Sydneys most iconic pools! well done it was an awesome sight to see!

It pays to think/dream big as anything is possible and dreams can be achieved!

weekend (Bondi) photo shoot

This weekend I rendezvoused bright an earlier (5.30am!) for sunrise with Sarah Glover and Photographer Luisa Brimble for a special little beachside shoot in Bondi. It was all dreamy shades of pastels, hopefully its going to make it into Sarah’s forth coming cookbook, so I can’t share too much! I loaded up my Fiat 500x with a heaps of props including a few things from MJG 

Sarah cooked up a storm out the back of a super cute Kombi Van, right in front of the beach, her food is seriously good! and then everyone went for a swim!

Keep your eyes peeled for Sarah’s cook book and follow her on Instagram here

All Photos Luisa Brimble

 

jones & co bondi now open

Jones & Co open their first retails store in Bondi Beach. Revealing a contemporary take on a gift emporium with an exciting new concept that celebrates the art of gift giving and showcases all of the handmade designs the brand is famous for.

Jones & Co founder Jennifer Jones is a Bondi local who understands the unique appeal that is required to capture the heart and mind of her fellow residents. The core principles of the brand and its feel good ethos were a perfect fit for the buzzing area. “It’s been my dream in the last ten years of running the wholesale business to be able to showcase our brand under one roof. The lion share of our collections are perfect for gift giving so being time poor new working parents with an active social life, we know the demands of finding the perfect gift for someone – quickly! We simply married those two concepts.”

Offering a vast collection of the brands speciality handmade ceramics alongside redefined bone china, pots and plants for the plant lover, ornaments and modern knick knacks, table and serving ware, wooden accessories, easy to wear jewellery, soft furnishings and even collectable toys all which will be updated seasonally.

Jones & Co will offer a free handmade greeting card with each purchase and wrap and enclose each item in a custom designed gift box making the store a one-stop-shop for gift giving.

“We wanted to be the destination where customers know they will find the perfect gift. You can park outside and nip in on your way to a party and bring something beautifully wrapped with a handmade card.”

The store and ambience reflect the brands warm, friendly and functional signature with natural timbers and recycled metal. Pops of sunny yellow punctuate the space and create a welcoming entrance to the store through the yellow doors off the street. Floor to ceiling shelves are lined with vases, boxes, dishes, planters, platters, ornaments and mugs with a price point for every budget.

“We are focused on delivering a great retail experience for our customer in store and we can’t wait to embark on our this next journey with our first retail space. We are pinching ourselves with finally being able to see our vision become a reality. ”

Jones & Co
Shop 4/16 Jaques Ave
Bondi Beach
02 9130 7652

Opening Hours
Monday 10-6
Tuesday 10-6
Wednesday 10-6
Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 10-5

 

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corner house bondi – Banquet with the Wine Maker: Claus Preisinger

Join The Corner House Bondi ( A local Bondi favourite of mine) and Austrian biodynamic enologist, Claus Preisinger for a 4 course banquet style dinner showcasing top wines from Burgenland, Austria.
With the support from one of Australia’s leading and avant-garde importers, Lo-Fi Wine’s Mr. James Audas & Mr. Tom Sheer, we welcome Claus to delve deeper into what is some truly compelling fermented grape juice!
“ Theory is not my way. Doing is what counts.” – Claus Preisinger
If you want to produce delicious Austrian red wine, you gotta have Gols. Vineyards located in and around the town of Gols are making a name for producing world class wines from Zweigelt, Blaufrankish, St. Laurent and, in the case of Preisinger, Pinot Noir. Taught to farm by his father, Lorenz, Claus adheres to more traditional techniques, incorporating hand tractors and hand harvesting in his work. Claus is a biodynamic farmer and describes himself as a “low-tech, instinctive, natural” kind of winemaker who “takes whatever the grapes bring and puts it right into the bottle.” His wines show a crystal clear sense of place, intensity of fruit, and authenticity that only evolves from great farming.

Its sure to be a great evening!

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click here for more details and tickets

Wednesday 30th November
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Corner House
281 Bondi Road
Bondi, NSW 2026

after work swims

img_0954Happy friday!  hoping for another after work swim, Sophia certainly knows how to cool down!

Photo Jason Grant

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jac + jack summer

img_0954To celebrate summer Jac + Jack have collaborated with photographer Pierre Toussaint with 3 postcards and also to re create the souvenir t shirt – available in store In Bondi for a limited time only.

 

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totem road bondi pop up store

Totem Road have opened up on Gould Street Bondi ( a little while ago) and I love this store!

I love the as i like to call it “modern hippy” vibe of this cool store, With ethical furniture and values, it fits right in to Bondi and it’s coolest new cool street (It’s all happening on Gould Street!)

Head in store to find their signature range of timber furniture, along with bed linen, crystals, plants, floor rugs, art and other accessories.

Totem Road Bondi Pop Up
95 Roscoe Street (corner of Gould St)
Bondi Beach

Opening times
Wednesday – Friday 10 – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 – 4pm
Monday, Tuesday by appointment only

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rainy days and waves

it’s no always sunny in Bondi but its still just as beautiful Photo Jason Grant

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say hello

On the weekend (just gone) I was walking Sophia along the beach promenade, I stopped to take in the view and a lovely person Kimiko stopped to say hello, we chatted and she said lots of complimentary things about Sophia OK and me too! she told me she had my book and that she was starting out in portrait photography –  she kindly asked to take our picture (but of course) here is the great shot of the two of us – Thanks Kimiko for stopping to day hello and for the great photo! Always say hello I love a chat!

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upstairs at the beach road hotel

Design firm Luchetti Krelle has recently completed an extensive renovation and breathed new life into the large upstairs area at The Beach Road Hotel comprised of two bars known as ‘The Valley’. Luchetti Krelle have transformed the space into a more relaxed, urban beach bar setting adding colour, polished concrete floors, timber panelling, greenery, cane furniture and leather banquettes throughout. Images attached.

The east side of the floor has the best midweek and weekend DJ and live music roster in the eastern suburbs. The west side of The Valley offers a more refined setting and is more of a eatery and cocktail lounge with light timber finishes, white tiled bar tops and soft leather lounges. The west side bar highlights include seasonal cocktails using the finest local and international spirits.

From Wednesday 25 May Sarah and James Robbins, the team behind Bar Luca /BL Burgers will take over the upstairs kitchen at Beach Road Hotel. The kitchen /menu offering will be referred to as BL Burgers Beach Road.

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