All in The East
‘Straight away people’s eyes light up and they start giggling. It’s a joy.’
The purpose is not only to refresh the skin and the body but to offer a beautifully-paced escape from the world; time to relax and refresh.
‘Australia is one of the most open-minded countries when it comes to food, with a range of techniques and cuisines from all around the world.’
Pub standards have been given the bistro treatment — think salt and pepper squid, a 250-gram Black Onyx rump cap with chimichurri and split king prawns with burnt butter and coastal greens.
The autumn winds may be blowing through Sydney, but as the weather cools, the action heats up across the East. Lara Picone picks through the season’s hottest events, big and small.
This edition of Local East is all about arts, culture and getting out and about in the east this autumn. People often claim Sydney is uncultured and uncouth, but as Lara Picone’s cover story, Come As You Are, reveals, Sydney is bursting with culture and events.
Two of the best seafood chefs in the world cooking together in one place? Count us in.
“People get really confused about dressing for autumn racing, but really it’s just about structure. If you keep it simple, you won’t end up looking like a birthday cake.”
Winx’s unparalleled racing career will almost certainly end this autumn in Sydney, and Randwick will be the scene of the biggest race day of the modern era on April 13.
Finally steamy summer temperatures are giving way to cooler autumn breezes, and that can only mean one thing: the autumn racing carnival has arrived.
Charlton was Sydney’s home-grown Olympic champion who famously challenged and beat the world’s top swimmer, Arne Borg, in this very pool.
Sydney Council’s City Planning and Improvement Committee approved a local re-planning scheme to demolish virtually all the existing housing of Paddington and replace it with two to three-storey flats.
“Only the people who really lived there used the beach,” says Horan. “Hardly anyone on the sand. People filtered down out of the units and there was no backpacker scene.”
Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further. We have fossicked through the best events, parties, exhibitions, picnic spots, beaches and shows in the neighbourhood to keep you more than mildly amused.