Sunday, 26 July 2015

COMMON PHRASE - NEW VIEW

No apologies given - just had to publish this to amuse the agile minded.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

WARM NIGHTS - COOL JAZZ


Port Klang Malaysia in the 60s...

Vivid memories of hawker vendors plying the streets in their wooden carts cooking and feeding their customers from hot coal stoves, fires under blackened woks, sudden gushes of steam as lids are lifted, metal pots of curries and soups bubbling away... 

Stomachs rumbling for local fares like char bee hoon, mee goreng, char kway teow, laksa, nasi lemak, spicy spicy calamari, blachan kangkong, curry chicken, siew mai, ayam ria, nasi goreng, salt pepper chicken, satays, rendang, roti, laughter, kopi peng, sweet tea...
ahh damn nice... sweet memories...


Nostalgia is precious!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

END OF DAY IN DOUBLE BAY & POEM "WINDS OF FATE"

 The Winds of Fate

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the self same winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
Which tells us the way to go.

Like the winds of the seas are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through the life:
Tis the set of a soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

Poem 478 of 549 
by


Sunday, 5 July 2015

DOUBLE BAY GIFT VOUCHERS

Double Bay Gift Vouchers are QUICK and EASY and the perfect way to give a friend, relative or business associate an unusual and enjoyable gift for their Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine's Day, Christmas or other special occasion.
When you give Double Bay Gift Vouchers it's more than just a gift; it's a unique Double Bay experience. With over 30 Participating Businesses you can already get almost anything you want - and new businesses join almost daily.

Bakeries,  Beauticians,  Bridal, Cafes,  Chocolates,  Eateries, Fashion,  Florists,  Hairdressers, Jewellery, Kids Parties, Locksmiths,  Marketing, Photography,  Pilates, Publishers,  Restaurants, Scarves,  Spas, SwimwearTakeaways,  Watches

They can be bought directly from authorised retailers, or online with Visa, MasterCard or PayPal and redeemed at a wide variety of Participating Double Bay Businesses.

They can be redeemed fully, or in part, either all at once or over a period of time e.g. a $500 voucher can be used to pay for lunch with one trader, hair care at another, beauty treatment at another and dinner at another - All on one day, or over a period of time.

When you give Double Bay Gift Vouchers it's more than just a gift; it's a unique Double Bay experience.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL RIBBON CUTTING

Congratulations to the InterContinental on their grand opening on Thursday 6th November 2014.

And many thanks to the Olympia Group for their great refurbishment.


Monday, 8 September 2014

"APPY HOUR" TOMORROW FROM 5.30PM AT THE 18 FOOTERS

Just a quick reminder to pop down to the 18 Footers Club from 5.30 onwards tomorrow to catch up with old friends, make new ones and find out what Paul Fordyce has to say about ELECTRONIC BUSINESS DIRECTORIES to help Double Bay Shoppers and Visitors find their way around the Village.

Paul will be talking at about 6.00pm and has already approached Wollahra Council about his idea. We understand they will be represented at the meeting.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

ELECTRONIC BUSINESS DIRECTORIES FOR DOUBLE BAY??

Paul Fordyce thinks Double Bay deserves a fair when competing with the retail giants up at Bondi Junction and has suggested to Mayor Toni Zeltzer that Double Bay set up Electronic Business Directories at strategic places around Double Bay such as outside Woolworths / Dan Murphy's, The InterContinental and the Cosmopolitan Centre.

If you believe in level playing fields, take an interest in what is happening in Double Bay and want to hear what Paul has to say then come along to the 18 Footers Club from 5.30 on Tuesday 9th September - Paul will be talking at about 6.00pm - And it's easy to find the venue right beside where the ferries come in to Double Bay.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

SAVE $25 ON YOUR FIRST VISIT TO JA HAIR @ 14 BAY STREET DOUBLE BAY

At JA Double Bay we understand that every client is unique and our personalised sessions cater for every lifstyle. 

That's why our flexible and skilled crew will provide a FREE CONSULTATION with you to
achieve your desired look.

And if this is your FIRST VISIT you'll also receive
a $25 DISCOUNT (even if you only spend $30)

To find out more pop in to visit us at:-

14 Bay Street | Double Bay | NSW 2028
Or Call us for a chat on:
02 9326 1888






IT TAKES A LOT OF LOVE TO CREATE A LITTLE LOVE

If you've been to Chinta Kechil and wondered what inspired the decor, look no further.

The broad concept may have been from owner Simon Goh, but the detail was the inspiration of Katy Svalbe & Yasmine Ghoniem from Amber Road Design. 


Born and educated on opposite sides of the globe, sisters Katy and Yasmine reunited in Sydney in 2011 to work together on a major design project. Their studio prides itself on creating unique, practical, intelligent yet playful design solutions for clients across a range of sectors and budgets.

Their work on Chinta Kechil is proof of their flair, and attention to detail - the tiles in the dining area are custom designed and manufactured and the light fittings above their heads (out of shot) are hand made by the sisters themselves.

Chinta means Love in Malaysian and Kechil means Little - But designing Double Bay's latest eatery has certainly taken a Lot of Love

CHINTA KECHIL
342 NEW SOUTH HEAD ROAD, 
DOUBLE BAY NSW 2028

Phone: 02 9327 8888

Saturday, 2 August 2014

MORNING IN DOUBLE BAY - COURTESY OF JASON MCCORMACK

Many thanks to Jason McCormack for this great photo taken at 6.30am on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

We reckon Jason must have slept in Steyne Park just to be ready to take this photo when the sun came up.

You can check out more of Jason's images on the Double Bay App on www.doublebay.org




Thursday, 31 July 2014

KALI, MIYUKI, TOMMY & JASON - DOUBLE BAY PHOTO-SHOOT 31 JULY 2014

A big thank you to Kali, Miyuki, Tommy and Jason for spending the last day of July on a photo shoot to help build the Double Bay Image Gallery.

The shoot featured businesses in Transvaal Avenue, Knox Street, Bay Street & Guilfoyle Avenue and it's part of a project to build an image gallery that all Double Bay businesses can access for photos to promote Double Bay.

All the team volunteered their services because, as they say, "It's one of the greatest spots in Sydney and we are great fans"

Thanks again from left to right: Kali Holmes, Miyuki Tsuda, Tommy Ge and Jason McCormack - Businesses who have helped are Michal Negrin, Franc's Coffee Shop, Savoy Hotel Double Bay, Tight Tigers Fashion, Niji Japanese Restaurant, D'Bees Cafe, Double Bay Markets and the 18 Footers Club.

If you're interested in accessing the images in the Double Bay Gallery call Jason McCormack Photographer on 0418 655 633 - He's much in demand, so if he doesn't get back to you straight away please be patient. 


TRANSVAAL AVENUE - "JEWELS THAT ROCK" POP UP STORE

Cotton Candy Hosts

Jewels That Rock
Pop Up Store

10 Days Only



Monday, 28 July 2014

WELCOME TO DEBBY & ROB KOLLIN OF GREAT SHAPE TODAY

Welcome to Debby & Rob Kollin of Great Shape Today.

Debby & Rob are Herbalife distributors working throughout Sydney's Eastern Suburbs to help people lose weight and feel great.

Their passion in life is help people build a healthy lifestyle. Thanks to great Herbalife products like shakes, liftoff & protein bars, they are able to pursue this passion! They invite you to look around their site for information about how to lose weight, burn fat, and hear from other Herbalife members.

They are also part of a great free community that is working together to help members lose weight, burn fat, and feel great.


To find out more and visit their site Click Here

Sunday, 27 July 2014

PRESIDENT BUSH, BILL CLINTON & LADY DI

Eleni Boutique has seen them all come and go and been a fixture on Cross Street since before the Ritz Carlton was built. All of which makes them one of Double Bay's quiet achievers.

With their wide range of casual ladies wear and a mix and match approach they have stood the test of time as a Double Bay ladies fashion retailer.

Arriving when Cross Street was less fashionable than today they have seen the arrival of the Ritz Carlton (later Stamford Plaza Hotel) and can't wait to see the opening of the new Inter Continental hotel - mooted for August 2014.

But even though those heady days have passed they continue to provide outstanding service and fashion to their loyal clients and will no doubt go from strength to strength when the Inter Continental arrives later this year and when Cinemas again return to Double Bay (this time in Cross Street instead of New South Head Road).


Contact: Helen Penglis
Eleni Boutique
4 Cross Street
Double Bay, NSW 2028
Tel: 02 9327 3513

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

THOUGHT FOR THE YEAR

Missed out on making New Year Resolutions - Never mind - This quote from Vivian Greene puts everything in perspective.

Hardly a quote for the day - 
more like A QUOTE FOR THE YEAR.

WELCOME TO 2014 AND HAVE A GREAT YEAR

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A BIG WELCOME TO CAMPERDOWN CELLARS

Discover Double Bay is delighted to welcome Camperdown Cellars as its newest member.

Established in 1947, Camperdown Cellars is a Sydney wine icon, dedicated to meeting the needs of our locals for over 60 years.

Renowned for their huge range and friendly service, they are beer and whisky specialists with over 350 local, craft and imported beers and 100 different whiskies. The extensive range of more than 1,000 wines includes great value mainstream brands, small boutique producers and an interesting and affordable selection of imported wines.

Whether it’s a corporate lunch, a Sunday BBQ or your Christmas party, the crew at Camperdown cellars has everything you need to host a fabulous festive celebration. We also offer:

  • FREE cold delivery in the local area (orders over $150)
  • Glass and ice tub hire (conditions apply)
  • Party ice
  • Gourmet food and snacks
  • Why not make your choice easier by asking one of the friendly team to help.

 Call Camperdown Cellars today on 1800 1 12345 or email andrew@camperdowncellars.com.au

Find them at:-
9 William Street
Double Bay, NSW 2028


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A DOUBLE BAY APP FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY

The Double Bay App is now in the Apple & Google App stores and is designed for the whole community with details of community bodies, local businesses, loyalty programs, events calendar, messages, special offers and more.

You are warmly invited to download it now from:


Apple App Store


Google Play Store


To find out how the Double Bay App can help you, your business, or your charity call 0408 998 058

Thursday, 10 July 2014

WOMEN IN BUSINESS MENTORING

FREE INFORMATION SESSION

GOLDEN SHEAF HOTEL
5.30 - 6.30 TUESDAY 15TH JULY

PRESENTED BY AMANDA WARRINGTON
CLEARLY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CENTRE

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CLICK HERE


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

YOUR EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO YOUR SOUL

And with just days to go before Easter NOW is the right time to pop into Eyebrow Experts for that special treatment that will show them at their absolute best.

Director and Chief Brow Artist, Svetlana Burckhardt, has a passion for eyebrows that borders on the obsessive. The arch nemesis of ugly brows, she’ll measure, pluck, wax and bully your brows into their ideal shape.

“I love them! They are so, so important and can conceal or draw attention away from facial flaws. If they are done professionally and are symmetrical, they are as powerful as a facelift. Great eyebrows make you look younger, sexier and more sophisticated,” she raves.

A qualified beauty therapist and makeup artist, Svetlana has over 15 years experience in the beauty industry. She launched EyebrowExperts in 2005 and works from her studio in Beautiful Double Bay.

Contact:-

Svetlana Burckhardt
322 New South Head Road
Double Bay, NSW 2028

Tel: 1300 85 55 27



Wednesday, 18 June 2014

WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN SHEAF

Discover Double Bay is delighted to welcome the Golden Sheaf as its newest member.

An Eastern Suburbs icon, the Golden Sheaf has something for everyone and reinvents the classic Australian Pub in modern style.

If alfresco is your thing choose the Beer Garden and award winning Bistro for excellent modern Australian dining. Winner of the 2012 AHA Best Casual Diner Award, the Bistro caters to all areas of the Golden Sheaf with everything from fresh seafood options and salads to quality steaks and the famous Sheaf Bistro Burger. 

And if you're looking to run a function or event, you'll be spoiled for choice with a host of venues ranging from large to small, inside or outside, with and without music, with and without catering, and always with a handy bar nearby. 


Finally, let's not forget that the Golden Sheaf is famous for its outstanding live music with great rock bands at the weekend and jazz on Tuesday. If jazz is for you, different special guests provide smooth jazz every week and for the more upbeat the Sheaf provides Sydney’s best live bands and DJs to kick your weekend into gear.


Sunday, 15 June 2014

WELCOME TO NIJI RESTAURANT & BAR

Discover Double Bay is delighted to welcome Niji Bar & Restaurant as its newest member.

Opening earlier this year, Niji has become a firm Double Bay favourite, attracting diners from all around and building a well deserved reputation for excellence and creativity.


Niji is named after the diverse colour and taste associated with food. Its menu features contemporary Japanese food infused with traditional Japanese Izakaya dishes with Western ingredients & modern taste.

There are numerous ways to enjoy your experience at Niji, with a selection of dishes that are all designed to be shared.You can choose a seat at the sushi bar, banquet seating, outdoor area or even host a party in our private dining room.

And choices of food take your pick from our degustation with sake pairing menu, signature degustation menu or make a selection from our a la carte menu. In addition our bar menu features fresh and intriguing cocktails, an extensive wine list, tap beer and bar snacks to sample.


Saturday, 14 June 2014

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

A truly inspiring Thought for The Day courtesy of Franc's Cafe.

15 Knox Street Double Bay
Tel: 02 9328 5542

Feel free to drop in any time for more thoughts,
a delightful French atmosphere
and great coffee.

Friday, 13 June 2014

NEW CRYSTAL JEWELLERY ADDITIONS AT HARLEQUIN MARKET

Harlequin Market has been busy hand-making our new range of crystal necklaces, earrings and cuffs. We have re-created some favourites and designed some original, flawless pieces. Crystal accents, championed by Anna Wintour, now come in new colours, shapes and sizes. They're great layered or worn as a simple strand. A range of uber chic crystal ear cuffs have also been crafted, for the trend-driven fashionistas out there.These European crystals are predominantly Austrian or Czech, and have been hand set in mixed metal. All of the new works are of top quality craftsmanship, and the individual designs are exclusive to Harlequin Market.

Harlequin Market is now offering a unique bespoke service, where we can create crystal pieces of your own imagination!

All earrings, unless stated otherwise, are clip-on, however they can be converted to pierced if required.

Owner and buyer Bruna Harrison is currently on her annual buying trip in USA and Europe sourcing a new array of exquisite vintage treasures for you to purchase. 
Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know when new pieces arrive. 

JOIN THE MAILING LIST - HERE

FINDING A LITTLE LOVE IN DOUBLE BAY

Google the word Chinta and you will find that it literally means "Love" in the Malay language.

Harness that with the word "Kechil" (the old Malasian word for small) and you have yourself a "LITTLE LOVE" - Right here in the heart of Double Bay at 342 New South Head Road.

Opening with little fanfare June 10 it is the latest venture by the owner of Chinta Ria at Cockle Bay.

With great decor and delicious Malasian food it's a welcome addition to Double Bay's growing choice of international dining styles.

Manager Alison will immediately make you feel at home and owner Simon Goh talks of plans to expand saying, ''We're most likely doing a vintage jazz dining room in a neighbouring property that will open in three or four months".

So all in all it looks like Chinta Kechil really is the place to FIND A LITTLE LOVE IN DOUBLE BAY.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

MARKET IMPORT BRIGHTENS A DULL DAY

Newly relocated from Bay Street to Goldman Lane, Market Import brightens their new location on a rainy day - And for that matter on any day!!


Market Import is a unique shopping experience. Market Import offers a mix of colours and cultures.
The shop opened over 20 years ago when Barbara Kenny travelled Mexico following her passions. She selected a range of treasures from a variety of regions.


Today, Market Import still follows this tradition sourcing pieces from Artisans in Mexico, Italy and Spain. This allows us to provide an eclectic collection for the shopper. Home wares including, Italian ceramics and glassware, Marimekko fabric, clothes and tableware, Mexican tin, mirrors and glass to mention a few. Please view our full range by visiting our store or peruse some items online.

Looking for a great wedding present, or a gift to brighten your own home? Pop in to say Hi, and walk away with a smile.




Tuesday, 10 June 2014

NEW JAPANESE BAR RESTAURANT NOW OPEN IN BAY STREET

FURTHER DETAILS COMING SOON

Great News for lovers of JAPANESE SUSHI and great news for those who seek A NEW BAR IN DOUBLE BAY.

Yes both will have their wishes come true when the NEW NIJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT & BAR OPENS SOON ON BAY STREET.

It is rumoured that opening day will be Thursday 9 January, so let's keep our fingers crossed there are no hitches.

Further details to follow soon - JUST WATCH THIS SPACE

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

Staunch Double Bay advocate Brad Weintraub is a stickler for presentation and would love to see Double Bay looking even more beautiful.

"I know it looks great already" said Brad, "but what if it was so outstanding that people just couldn't stay away?"

Not one to rest on his laurels Brad has brought his own bit of beauty to Double Bay. 

If you, or someone you know, has also brought a bit of beauty to Double Bay let us know by sending a picture to friends@discoverdoublebay.com.au

We'll be happy to publish the image online and give credit to the person concerned.

Also please feel free to call 0408 998 058 to let us know your thoughts on the topic.

END OF DAY IN DOUBLE BAY

The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
The ploughman homeward plods his weary way,
And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight,
And all the air a solemn stillness holds,
Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight,
And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds;

Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower
The moping owl does to the moon complain
Of such as, wandering near her secret bower,
Molest her ancient solitary reign.

Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade,
Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap,
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,
The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.

Excerpt from Elegy In A Country Churchyard

Friday, 9 May 2014

WELCOME TO MATTHEW TAVAKOLI & DOUBLE BAY CAMERA SHOP

Discover Double Bay extends a warm welcome to Matthew Tavakoli and the Double Bay Camera Shop & congratulates them on their new online store that boasts literally thousands of online Camera & Accessory Bargains.

Matthew & his colleague Fred Farahani will be attending the next Double Bay "Appy Hour" meeting on Tuesday 13th May and look forward to meeting DDB members and guests and saying Hi.

For those who wish to know more, Double Bay Camera Shop is 100% Australian owned and operated and has over 20 year’s experience in the photographic industry.

They have a real bricks-and-mortar Camera Shop at 413 New South Head Road in the heart of Double Bay and bring our customers value by constantly evaluating new products, seeking out industry promotions and buying directly from our Australian suppliers.

Customers are warmly invited you to shop in store or visit their website where you can shop safely & conveniently online.

They sell only Australian marketed products all with a full Australian warranty and all from local Australian Suppliers including market leaders such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Pentax, Fuji, Olympus, Leica and Zeiss. and supply Digital Cameras, Digital SLR Cameras, Video Cameras, and a wide range of Related Accessories.

Call: 02 9327 4481
Map 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

"APPY HOUR" - TUESDAY 13TH MAY - FROM 5.30PM - 18 FOOTERS CLUB

You are warmly invited to attend the fourth Double Bay "Appy Hour" at:

The 18 Footers Club
77 Bay Street, Double Bay
From 5.30-8.00 pm on
Tuesday 13th May

Double Bay "Appy Hour" is a low key event that runs from 5.30-8.00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Visitors get to buy their own drinks, enjoy light snacks and meet people from all walks of life. ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

The purpose of the event is to:
  • Help people bring ideas they have to life.
  • Build bridges between everyone who attends.
  • Help charities raise awareness and funds for their activities.
Our 3 Minute Speakers for the night are:
  • Claire Coppins owner of TIGHTTIGERS FASHION - On why she chose Double Bay to set up her flagship store.
  • Col Greenway founder of The Violet Foundation - On understanding Meningococcal, how to spot the symptoms, and avoid it.
  • Luke Redmond manager of 18 Footers League Club - On a revolutionary idea to ease local parking problems and make shopping easier and more enjoyable.

We also allow time for some 1 Minute Announcements
(Priority given to members)

The Formal Stuff starts at 6.00 and ends before 6.30
(Lets early leavers get away)
Otherwise it's party time, you'll
be surprised how lively it gets

Bring business cards so you can network
(and ENTER THE LUCKY DRAWS)
 
For more information, to register interest, or to RSVP call 0408 998 058,
  




Wednesday, 30 April 2014

OLD CINEMA FINALLY BEING REDEVELOPED

At last the old Double Bay Cinema is being redeveloped !!

No-one will be sad to see this eyesore go. It was smelly, rat infested and looked awful. A disgrace to its owners and a blot on the Double Bay landscape.

Perhaps we should have a party. More info to follow.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

WELCOME TO GRAMERCY COUTURE

Visitors to Roma Arcade (between New South Head Road & The New Woolworths) are in for a great surpise when they find that the old Double Bay Tobaconists in now Gramercy Couture.

Pop in to say Hi and welcome to owner Hanna, or on days when she is away Andria. Andrea distributes her jewellery exclusively through Gramercy Boutique. See image below.


Not sure where Roma Arcade is? - Just find the Golden Sheaf and it's right next door.

Or check out their details:-





Monday, 28 April 2014

THE CELEBRITIES RETURN ?

Seen recently in Double Bay this eye catching car is the only 1936 stretch Cadillac Limousine in the world.


Originally owned by the Anthony Hordern family it is a car fit for celebrities, so no doubt we'll start to see it round Double Bay a bit more once the InterContinental opens later in this year.


You can find out more about this car (and just how great the interior looks) by visiting The Cadillac Man

TEACH YOUR DOG SOME CLASS - A well trained dog's a Happy Dog

Funny thing, a well trained dog gets more freedom than one that is left to its own devices.

That's because poorly behaved dogs are a pain to everyone so don't get to go to many places, and even when they do, find themselves on a short leash.

Vet HQ loves dogs and wants them to be as happy as they can possibly be so every Sunday at 10.00 am they hold dog training at their premises in Double Bay. Come along to:-


Vet HQ
389 New South Head Road
Double Bay, NSW 2028
Tel 02 9326 1255