By Vivienne Pearson The Batman reference is mine (as is the cape I’m wearing as I write this, inspired by the meme that encourages me to head into my day with the confidence of a four-year old). I find I... Read More →
Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson In January of 1963, a developer donated the land that became the site of the Cabarita Beach Bowls & Sports Club. If this doesn’t ring a bell from visits up that way, it’s because... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson Cadeau, meaning ‘gift’ in French, is the newest restaurant in Brunswick Heads. Its initial gift to you is the addition of European-influenced food to the area (keep reading for a second gift). Think Switzerland, Italy, France and... Read More →
Story and Photo by Vivienne Pearson How do you have a Christmas party when you work alone and face deadlines right up to when you declare the year a wrap? The perfect solution presented itself this year in my decision... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson Even though it’s his first time featuring in the hallowed pages of The Echo, it all feels surprisingly familiar to Lenny Ransome. His mother, Carol, was a journalist for the paper back in the day. ‘The Echo... Read More →
Vivienne Pearson This new word may not have hit the dictionary yet but ask any person of marriageable age and they will confirm that ‘wedfest’ is a thing. A cute portmanteau of wedding and festival, a wedfest describes turning your... Read More →
Get your Halloween colours on and get down to Fairtastic at Brunswick Heads Public School.
By Vivienne Pearson I confess, I had never been to the Mullumbimby Leagues Club. I’d driven past the turn off on Mullumbimby Road oodles of times, and have kayaked past on the Brunswick River. But I’d never ventured onsite. So... Read More →
Byron Bay’s Circus Arts Performance Troupe added a blast of steam punk vibe to the glitz of the Gold Coast Show recently.
By Vivienne Pearson ‘The vibe is casual enough to bring the boys in for a beer and a couple of cheeky tacos,’ says Chupacabra co-owner and chef Evan White. ‘Families can come in and share a whole fish and it’s... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson Lord Byron would be proud. His namesake distillery has rocked the awards scene in their first year of operation. But first, to avoid your having to pause reading this story in order to fire off an email... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson Have you been wondering about the colourful lights on the front balcony of the new Mercato complex on Jonson Street? The answer is El Camino Cantina. Part of the Rockpool group of eateries, Byron’s menu is the... Read More →
A new breakfast club at Brunswick Heads Public School aims to ensure that no student will start their day on an empty stomach. The school is calling for community volunteers to help.
By Vivienne Pearson I thought di Vino meant ‘of wine’ and it turns out that it also means divine. No need to argue between the two; they both fit perfectly for di Vino Byron Bay. Di Vino is the project... Read More →
A whole new level of bridal arrangements has dawned with helicopters entering the fray.
By Vivienne Pearson There are three reasons why Baylato’s opening at The Farm makes perfect sense. The first is that the gelati and desserts will be served from the restored Dairy Bails, the place where cows were milked. ‘It’s a... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson I write to you from a table under a tree, complete with dappled sunlight and memories of last night’s dinner. I ate a dish of Harissa chicken with char-grilled vegetables and rice. I cooked the dish myself... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson After an unexpected change of location, Success Thai have found a new home in Lawson Street, opposite Aquarius Backpackers and diagonally opposite the Byron Bay library. ‘Already lots of customers have found us, so we are really... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson Once upon a time, there was a baby named Bonnie and another baby named Dot. Around the same time, a teardrop caravan was made, likely by hand, from plans outlined in a magazine, on the chassis of... Read More →
Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson Change is a part of life in the world of club catering. The Byron Bay Golf Club restaurant is undergoing a change in name from The Deck to Mim’s Kitchen. Mim Dingle has been... Read More →
Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson How do you pronounce pho – ‘fo’ or ‘fur’? Paul Nguyen, owner of so-new-it’s-not-quite-open-yet Vietnamese restaurant, Bay Pho, pronounces it more like ‘fa’ but is clear that he doesn’t mind which way you say... Read More →
The Brunswick Housie Tent is set to be up and running again this summer and you can be part of the fun.
By Vivienne Pearson What’s in a name? A great deal of thought, if you are the new(ish) owner of a business that has been operating under the same name for well over a quarter of a century. ‘I’ve met three... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson Going back to the court house would normally be a punishment, but not when it’s the restaurant at the Court House Hotel. Run by Michael Coy, the Court House Restaurant has seen some changes to the menu... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson The Australian Bar Awards flooded Sydney last week with bartenders, bar owners and just a shot or two of alcohol. Local bar The Bolt Hole joined in the fun thanks to being a finalist in the Regional... Read More →