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Yoga holidays are increasingly popular because their benefits are long lasting; you relax both body and mind in a peaceful location, but you also improve and deepen your yoga practice on a retreat, giving long-lasting benefits.
By: Vivienne Pearson The Safya family may be relative newcomers to Byron Bay but they have embraced the vibe of how to best do business here – combine good know-how with an ability to go with the flow, trust your... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Last weekend saw in Chinese New Year and we are now in the Year of the Rooster. This seemed like a perfect excuse to do a wrap-up of Asian eating options. To keep this project manageable, we’ve... Read More →
If any of your new-year resolutions involved reducing your impact on the environment, this is the story for you!
If you haven’t been to Lismore for a while, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.
The Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition has called for more research on the role of carbohydrates in diets such as the Mediterranean model. In particularly they say that nutritious plant-based carbohydrates, that are not ‘overly burdensome on the planet’,... Read More →
Stone & Wood Brewing Co have a unique local beer bubbling away in a tank for the upcoming Byron Bay Surf Festival. The festival organisers along with freesurfer and environmental activist Dave Rastovich and Glen Casey from Patagonia Byron Bay... Read More →
The Empire Café (and deluxe burger bar) Mullumbimby has a certain style to it, as well as a lot of history. The walls have been rendered, and here and there the render has been removed to reveal chunks of the... Read More →
The owners of the popular Quattro restaurant at the Lennox beachfront have now brought their catering arm, and their wood-fired pizza technique, to a pop-up at Spoke, between Byron and Suffolk.
As promised last week, we now bring you a recipe from the locally produced Australian Fish & Seafood Cookbook. Serves 4 Ingredients vegetable oil for deep-frying 1 egg 2 teaspoons milk 80 g (2¾ oz / ½ cup) rice... Read More →
As you drive in solid traffic past The Farm (at the Byron exit from the Pacific Highway) you’ll notice the sunflowers blooming, rows of vegetables, and even people toiling in the fields. The desire in our digital age to somehow... Read More →
Echo readers who are sustainability positive (and who isn’t these days?) would have noticed that the Byron Bay Railroad company expect their fully solar-powered train to be running from the railway crossing at Byron Bay to the Sunrise Bistro near... Read More →
In need of a last-minute gift for the cook in your life? Or maybe some inspiration for a seafood-based Christmas lunch?
A great deal of thought has gone into a new vegan restaurant – The Beet - that has opened in Byron Bay.
The Rails Hotel in Byron Bay, aka The Railway Friendly Bar, has just celebrated 35 years under the ownership of licensees Tom and Cath Mooney.
New Years Eve is celebrated in many individual ways. Some ignore it, some welcome the chance for silent reflection, some seek to enhance the moment by going to the top of the mountain or a lighthouse; some like a community... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Food and family are topics that are often strongly linked, especially at this time of year, and even more so within cultures with strong food traditions. Ilias Katsapouikidis, better known as Ilias the Greek, has seen this... Read More →
December 16 marks two years since The Sun on Bayshore Drive opened its doors. Intended as a ‘local’ for the Sunrise Beach and Byron arts estate communities, the recycled timber-and-glass pavilion-style building is quite deceptive from the street. It’s enveloped... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson It might have the word Sunday in its name but you do not have to save it for once a week. Nor do you have to dress up in your Sunday best. The Sunday Sustainable Bakery is... Read More →
These days when a restaurant changes hands in Byron, there’s often a crew of PR/social-media managers, interior designers and menu consultants in the background, so it’s refreshing to see Carmen and FC doing all the work themselves after taking over Succulent Café in Byron Street, Byron.
Ayurveda is a hard word to spell, but learning its etymology (the origin of words) has helped me find the right keys to strike.
How cold do you like your ice-cream? How about –196 degrees Celsius?
What do you get when you cross The Poinciana, Harvest, and The Bruns Pub?
As M Dordonville remarked in 1841 in his book Pilgrimages to the Spas, no small portion of those who come to Spa do so for pleasure, and not for health. The modern resort spa is certainly the place for pleasure,... Read More →