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







Tuesday, 22 April 2014

WELCOME TO ORCHID MASSAGE - 324 NEW SOUTH HEAD ROAD

Confirming that Double Bay is increasingly becoming the place to visit if you feel like being pampered we are pleased to welcome ORCHID MASSAGE, a new venue for Traditional Thai Massage & Therapy.

Orchid Thai has just opened at 324 New South Head Road and is offering a 20% discount to all new customers. You can call them on 02 9327 7773 to book or simply visit their website:-

Friday, 18 April 2014

WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY EASTER - HAVE FUN & KEEP SAFE

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and hoping you get enough Easter Eggs to juggle like this. 

And who cares if you drop one or two? That way they they're less fattening.

KUNDALINI YOGA IN DOUBLE BAY

 ĽKundalini Yoga uses movement, sound current, breath ‘praanayam’ and meditation to relax and heal your mind & body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. Kundalini Yoga brings a greater feeling of self-acceptance, well-being and happiness – our natural birthright as humans. This powerful and effective form of Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini Yoga, is a great way to help you to heal, recharge and be happy.

How? By stimulating the nervous and immune systems, improving strength and flexibility, it helps to center the mind and open the spirit. From your very first class, you’ll reap the rewards including – relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression, insomnia & weight control. Kundalini Yoga promises you peace of mind.

Each class usually entails tuning in to a simple mantra, a Kriya (yoga set of exercises designed to work on a specific task), relaxation, meditation (silent or using mantra) and an ending blessing.

You can view a Kundalini timetable of the classes I teach below.  Alternatively you may prefer to arrange a private session.

Mondays       9:30-10:45am                                          
Wednesdays  6:30-7:45pm                                          

The Bay Room, Level 1, Cosmopolitan Centre, DOUBLE BAY (entrance between Mecca & Michael’s Charcuterie)$20 per class or $170 10 class passBring mat, cushion, water – limited mats provided – wear comfortable clothes.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

GREEN RABBITS SEEN NEAR TRANSVAAL AVENUE


What more to say? Must mean that Easter is just around the corner.

Rabbits are courtesy of Rose St. Trading Co. at Double Bay Plaza on the corner of Transvaal Avenue & Cross Street.

Certainly eye catching - Why not pop in to say hi? - Who knows what other entertaining things are inside?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

MOVE OVER HUMMER - MAKE WAY FOR AUDI !

Audi Style Limousines are pleased 
to announce the arrival of:-

AUSTRALIA'S FIRST AUDI Q7 STRETCH LIMOUSINE

As always they offer the luxurious transportation you require to make a grand entrance and arrive in style.

Audi style limousines offer the only Audi Q7 stretch limousine in Australia which means that 

ALL EYES WILL BE ON YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

For more information visit 


or call

1800 578 485


Sunday, 13 April 2014

MADE TO MEASURE GOWNS IN 400 SHADES AT L'ELEGANTE 45 CROSS STREET DOUBLE BAY

L'Elegante at 45 Cross Street Double Bay is the only business in Australia that specialises in made to measure gowns specifically for the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom.

Every gown is individually prepared, allowing clients to choose any style they want in up to 400 different shades of fabric, simple or elaborate, with long sleeves or short and totally unique to their individual needs.


You are warmly invited to meet Marie Linker at L'Elegante at any time at:-

Shop 201, 45 Cross Street,
Double Bay, NSW, 2028

Tel: 02 9328 3773


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ELEPHANT GOING BEGGING ??

This painting of an Elephant by Bruno Dutot was one of several not sold at the recent Black & White Committee fund raising weekend held in conjunction with Fances Keevil art gallery on Cross Street Double Bay.

If you're looking for a way to support a good cause and perhaps pick up a bargain contact:-

The Black & White Committee
402 New South Head Road
Double Bay, NSW 2028
Tel: 02 9327 5698

For those who recognise the name Bruno Dutot, but can quite remember why, he is the artist who paints the picture of "Rochelle" seen at the junction of New South Head Road and Darling Point Road at Edgecliff.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about him:- 

Bruno Dutot (born 19 October 1962) is a French-born Australian painter, known especially for his public mural of 'Oucha' a woman with cat in Edgecliff, Sydney.

Born in Normandy, the youngest child of 8 siblings, Dutot trained at the fine arts school "√Čcole des Beaux-Arts" in Caen for 2 years.[1]

Dutot emigrated to Australia in 1987[2] and promptly began infusing Sydney with French style by painting walls in various locations.

His artistic style has evolved from the red dress he used to draw in Paris to 'Rochelle', the elegant stylised woman facing away from the viewer, with elongated, free-flowing arms, accompanied by a cat.

Rochelle is most famously displayed on the wall at the intersection of New South Head Rd and Darling Point Rd, Edgecliff. This iconic painting, best seen travelling East on New South Head Rd, dates back to the mid-1980s and has developed into a community project.

In the mid-1990s, Dutot left Sydney for five years during which, unbeknown to him, other artists maintained the spirit of the artwork. Since his return, Bruno has regularly updated the wall with new themes and messages.[2]

Dutot's public painting now holds cultural significance to many Sydneysiders. In an interview with Music Australia singer/songwriter Wendy Matthews summed it up: "Every time I come to the city I drive past her, see if she's changed. Sometimes she'll have a cat or be standing in snow. Though you never see her face, she's come to symbolise Sydney for me."[3]

Paintings of Rochelle can now be found in art galleries around Sydney, usually with a variation of the title ‘Oucha’.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

"APPY HOUR" NUMBER 3 A GREAT SUCCESS

Discover Double Bay's 3rd get together proved to be a great success with over 60 people in attendance and a great cast of speakers.

MC Luke Redmond did a great job of keeping things moving and presentations were made by Brian O'Dowd (Urban development to brighten the face of Double Bay), David Baumgarten (Free business development & management advice), Tanya Lee (The Corrilee Foundation and the work they do for small charities) and Jennifer Kennedy (on her vision for Double Bay as The Centre for Outstanding Weddings)

Visitors attending came from as far afield as Newcastle, but most a little closer including Maroubra, Five Dock, Randwick and Bondi Junction. This is great, and in line with the objectives of Discover Double Bay which are to:-
  • Build Bridges between people and organisations (of all sorts and from everywhere)
  • Help people bring their ideas to life
  • Help charities raise awareness of their activities and the causes they support.

Following soon will be images of the event and a list of all people who attended (if they put their cards in the hat)

The next event will be on Tuesday 13th May from 5.30-8.00pm at the 18 Footers Club Double Bay. Claire Coppins owner of TIGHTTIGERS is scheduled to speak on why she chose Double Bay as the venue for her flagship store.

To book google "Appy Hour Double Bay" and use the eventbrite.com link to book a place. Entrance is free to members and just $15 per session for non-members and includes light snacks and facilities to help attendees keep in touch with the people they meet.

For more info call 0408 998 058

Thursday, 3 April 2014

A BIG THANK YOU TO WOOLLAHRA COUNCIL & NICOLA MANNING

Regular users of Jamberoo Lane have been delighted with the site of green grass where there was previously old tree stumps and a tangle of dead ivy and detritus.

So a big thank you to all concerned and especially Nicola Manning, whose brain child the upgrade was.

Discover Double Bay loves to see ideas come to light and heartily welcomes new ideas at our monthly meetings at the 18 Footers Club on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

If, like Nicola, you have an idea you'd like to get off the ground, come along to our next meeting from 5.30 - 8.00 pm on Tuesday 8th April. 

We aim to get the formal stuff out of the way between 6.00 and 6.30 so early leavers can get away. After that people just stay on, get a bite to eat and chat.

To attend Google "Appy Hour Double Bay" and use www.eventbrite.com.au to book a place. Meetings are free to members and first timers.

Or call 0408 998 058 for more info.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

WELCOME TO DOUBLE BAY DENTISTS

Discover Double Bay is delighted to welcome Double Bay Dentists as a new member.

Double Bay Dentists was established by Drs Bryan Levy and Ivor Jacobson and has been providing high quality family dental services for over 25 years.

Recently joined by Dr Amrinder Oberoi, they provide an extensive range of dental services including:-

  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Teeth Whitening
  • White Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Implants
  • Invisalign Teeth Straitening
  • Hygiene & Hygiene Maintenance
  • Fresh Breath Clinic
  • Sleep Dentistry
  • Tooth Grinding & Snoring Solutions
  • Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions

HICAPS facilities enable patients with private health cover to receive an instant rebate from most health funds. We have Visa, MasterCard and EFTPOS facilities.


They also accept the Teen Dental Voucher available through the Australian Government annual teenager dental checkup scheme.

Contact them at:-

Suite 10, Level 2, Lingate House
409-411 New South Head Road, Double Bay
Tel: 0405 256 538

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

HAVE IT ALL - WHY SHOP IN A MALL?

Shopping in Double Bay Village is a great way to shop - You get fresh air and Autumn sunshine plus great views and your first hour's parking is free of charge.

Keep an eye open and we'll publish some views to wet your appetite. Like this one in Cross Street.