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 →
We are great at organising Christmas and New Year celebrations. We think about the venue, the food, the drink, and maybe some decorations. If it’s a ‘work do’, some thought is put into how office politics might play out.
Stone & Wood have been given council approval to relocate to new purpose-built premises on Centennial Circuit that will be visible from Ewingsdale Rd.
The highest international award for interior design was bestowed upon Elements of Byron resort last Friday when they won Best Hotel Design at the Society of British Interior Design International Design Awards.
Farmers at the Byron Farmers’ Market have been growing more than just great local produce of late. During November, they have also been growing beards and moustaches to help raise money for Movember, a global men’s health initiative.
More of The Farm’s space is being used in partnership with local organisations such as Liberation Larder to grow staple vegetables for the community.
The goats of the Byron Bay lighthouse are no longer there but they provided inspiration for a new boutique catering business called Wild Goat Events.
Belinda Jeffery’s latest book, The Salad Book, has just come out, perfectly timed for summer.
By: Vivienne Pearson This is a story about parents handing on a family business to their children – with a twist. Reif and Lachie Hand’s parents ran the Byron Corner Store from 1998 till 2003. Reif was a teenager at... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson ‘It was a life-changing meal,’ says Joel Romo of a dinner he had at age seven. It was his first taste of southern American-style barbecue and he loved it. Why? ‘It was the flavour and the consistency... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Eighteen years in operation is impressive for any small business, especially for one in the food industry. The Larder Byron Bay is a catering business that has seen food trends come and go. ‘At the moment it’s... Read More →
By: Mello Edwards from Mullumbimby Community Garden Mullumbimby’s Community Garden is a flourishing slice of abundance that has been transformed by volunteers over seven years from an idea, and a weedy paddock, into two hectares of beauty and productivity. In... Read More →
Escape for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks this summer to Elements of Byron resort. With free parking and plenty of space for informal meetings and celebrations, there is good reason to mosey down Bayshore Drive and see what the fuss... Read More →
Blake Seymour has invited whisky expert Matt Barnett and ‘Smoked Oyster Queen’ Lucy Ashley to the special Christmas Blake’s Table event at Spinnakers Ballina. ‘Matt will be sharing a few of his finest single-malt whiskies’, said Blake. ‘Plus, Lucy and... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson The downstairs was of some interest but it was the upstairs that sealed the deal. Emma Thomson had no intention of opening a new restaurant. Already busy with two Miss Margarita venues (Byron and Broadbeach), Emma was... Read More →