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Matthew McCool

Chef de Cuisine

Matthew McCool is one of Sydney’s up and coming stars who joined Altitude Restaurant, Sydney in late 2012. Throughout his 12 years in the culinary industry, Chef McCool has worked at establishments including Bank Restaurant, two-star Michelin restaurant Chez Bruce, Tom Aikens Restaurant and a traineeship alongside Gordon Ramsey at Maze, a three-star Michelin restaurant in London.

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The Record Store

Record Store

Record Store is a haven from the real world. A filter for your beats. An upper limit on the tyranny of choice presented by the interwebz. If it’s in here, there’s a reason for it.

We store a fine array of new and pre-loved vinyl records. DNB, Bass Music, Hiphop, Funk, Soul, Dub, House, Techno, Indie, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Tonne of Re-Issues & Represses.

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Emily Oak

Coffee Expert

I’m an all round specialty coffee fun person who loves all things delicious. I work for the St ALi Coffee Family.

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Stay.com's Content Manager

Stay.com Content & Community Manager | World Traveler | Health Coach | Yoga Teacher | Vegetarian

Creator of tons of Stay.com guides focusing on health and budget. Expect juice bars, independent cafes, yoga studios, free attractions and a whole lot more.

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Philippa Galasso

Fashion Designer

Philippa Galasso is the young, fresh talent behind the eponymous ‘Philippa Galasso’ fashion design label from Sydney, and is already making inroads into the Paris Fashion scene. After winning an Australian Wool Award for design at the age of only fifteen, Philippa studied at Sydney’s Ultimo TAFE’s well known and respected Fashion Design Studio, graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design. She then set about living in Paris which she feels is the city for her inspiration.

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Natalie Knoll

Fashion Designer

I’m a fashion designer and co-owner of Bird and Knoll. Together with my partner Macayla I create our signature luxurious oversized cashmere-blend scarves. Described as wearable art, each scarf is printed with a photograph of an iconic destination - a beautiful vignette (photographed by the two creatives on their global travels) that tells a narrative of each location.

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Yelena Revis


I’m a professional artist and art educator. The creation and refinement of my unique style of art has been something I’ve spent decades perfecting. Although I’m a current resident of Sydney, Australia, I was born and raised in Omsk, Russia. As a result of this mixed culture, my aim has been to blend my eclectic background in European art, experiences, and classics with the fresh Australian colours of both life and nature I’ve come to find.

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Sarah Neate

Travel & Food Blogger

I’m a masters-educated digital editor with 6+ years in travel content and digital publishing.

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Travel Writer

Amsterdammer, World Explorer. Loves going for a coffee in new place, is a sunrise and sunset junkie, and captures all her adventures in instapics.

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Allison Smith

Fashion Blogger

A globe trotting, bargain hunting, shoe loving, designer handbag toting, fun-loving Aussie blogger who lives life with a sense of humor and a wine glass in-hand.

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Tim Wendelboe

World Champion Barista

Tim Wendelboe is a coffee roastery, an espresso bar and a coffee resource and training centre in Oslo’s Grünerløkka area. Coffee is all about the perfect beans, the right equipment and techniques and the best milk.

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Anne-Wili Highfield


Anna-Wili’s sculptures are stitched together from archival cotton rag. They represent animal life in an immediate way that conveys the energy, movement and physical character of different creatures. Her aim is to engineer a moment of contact with nature in a way that emphasises both the startling differences and similarities of human and animal forms and consciousness. Her works are held in private collections around the world and have featured in numerous publications.

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Rhys Legge


World famous Hawleywoods is a one-of-a-kind “gentleman’s only” traditional barbershop and shaving parlour. Owner Rhys Legge and his team offer the best cut and shaves money can buy. Get the cleanest cut finished with a hot towel straight-razor shave around the neckline; add on our classic hot towel straight-razor shave, a luxurious process.

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Steve Baccon


I try and approach each portrait very simply and from a different perspective, as each personality is unique. My first solo book called EXPRESSIONS was released in 2011, published by Harper Collins.

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Wendy Mak

Style Mentor

Wendy Mak is a style and fashion mentor, having appeared in numerous Australian magazines, newspapers and television to comment on all things stylish. Wendy blogs and runs online courses, and is author of the book “Terrific Thirty - 1000 Outfits From 30 Pieces” available on Amazon. When she is off-duty you’ll find Wendy hanging out with her two rock-star mini Australian bulldogs, Iggy and Dora.

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Two Italian Boys


We live in Australia but our origins are Italian. It’s from there that we learned the art of wine making and the secrets that have been passed down from generation to generation.

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Brittany Reid

Nutrition Expert

Holistic Nutrition, Plant based eating, yoga, mindful living/minimalist, conscious lifestyle, wellness, running, nature, intuition, well being, natural skin care/household items, meditation, food, traveling.

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Heart of Bianca

Vegan Blogger

Bianca is a twenty something blogger, recipe creator and Instagrammer from Sydney, Australia. Head over to her blog for yummy vegan recipes and inspiring reads.

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Hipster Mum


Hipster Mum is about creativity. It’s about showcasing the bright side of life and seeing things through children’s eyes. It’s about kids, fashion, travel, food, beauty and a simple aesthetic that’s softly-softly, pitch-perfect awesome.

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Deepa - One Small Pot

Food Writer

Food is not just sustenence for me, it is much much more. Food draws people together, evokes memories, some buried deep, and brings it’s own joy to all things in life. The recipes you will find on my website called ‘One Small Pot’ are for the most part healthy with the occasioanl indulgence. Many are vegetarian and some vegan, gluten free or low in sugar.

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Andrea Tay

Holistic Health Coach

Andrea Tay is the creator of Beachside Buddha. She is a holistic health coach who helps people achieve holistic health through body mind and soul balance. She is a yoga teacher, a naturopath, and runs a photography business. She likes surfing and suffers from wanderlust, and loves sipping tea and juices.

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Pamela Grzeskowiak

Food Writer

I have been a vegetarian for over 4 years now and have been eating raw since 2011. The main reason my family and I became vegan is for my health. Sadly i have Diabetes type 1. Becoming vegan made it easier for me to control my sugar levels and insulin consumption. My goal in life is to convince people to change their lives around and start living healthy while being happy.

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Ruby Barber


Ruby is the owner of Mary Lennox: an appointment-only floral service that sources the best seasonal produce from the markets and local growers to create gift bunches, site-specific indoor landscapes and decorative arrangements.

Mary Lennox is named after the character in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden. It is a story of the beauty, mystery and rejuvenating qualities of nature.

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Electronic Pop Artist

Catcall is an electronic pop songwriter/singer from Sydney. She released her debut album “The Warmest Place” in 2012, and has since released a second album and also makes films.

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The Wellness Project

Health Coach & Yoga Teacher

As the creator of The Wellness Project, Claire Obeid - a Sydney-based Holistic Health Coach + Yoga teacher – is on a true heart’s mission to show women that they can live, breath and be in health. Today, through her work as a coach and teacher Claire helps women all over Sydney discover their own brand of wellness – through a healthy diet, a balanced lifestyle and a whole let of self-love.

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Great Food Around Bondi Beach

Great Food Around Bondi Beach

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Brittany Reid

Nutrition Expert

Healthy favorites in the Bondi area. The Bondi Beach neighborhood offers an exciting variety of places to eat and I'm excited about helping you navigate around the area. Enjoy!

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    Gertrude & Alice

    “When I go out to a cafe I look for two things- a place where I can ...
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    Bonditony's Burger Joint

    “Since the doors opened, this small unique burger joint has been ...
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    Funky Pies

    “When you are in Australia it is a must to try the pies! ...
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    Bondi Wholefoods

    “It doesn't hold many people, but the food is spot on. You may have ...
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    Cali Press

    “They have two locations: one in Bondi and the original in Bronte. ...
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    Bondi Harvest

    “Going shopping at the Bondi Junction and don't know where to find ...
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    The Dandylion Bondi

    “Looking for a nice evening out? Loads of gluten free and vegan ...
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    Pressed Juices

    “Are you a juicer and looking for some interesting combinations? ...
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    LYFE Cafe

    Israeli inspired cuisine
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    Earth Food Store

    Purveyors of organic produce since 1992
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    Sadhana Kitchen

    Raw, vegan and organic offerings
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Brittany Reid

Nutrition Expert. Holistic Nutrition, Plant based eating, yoga, mindful living/minimalist, conscious lifestyle, wellness, running, nature, intuition, well being, natural skin care/household items, meditation, food, traveling.