Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Set for a few drinks...

Set, a bar that is tucked away at the top of Westfield at Bondi Junction near the movies has been flying under the radar since it opened without fanfare about four years ago. Owned by Event Cinemas, the bar has gun barrel views over Waverley to the city, with a direct view of the Harbour Bridge.

All decked out in red and chocolate brown, it's a great space, that's just waiting to be discovered.

We've been going there for years for a sneaky wine before and after the movies - Bondi Curmudgeon loves that he can always get his regular seat (below) by the window.

Now there's a new manager in charge (previously of the Civic Hotel) and he's got big plans to turn it into a happening place. We're quite happy with it being undiscovered, but as long as we can still get that window seat, then I guess we can handle the extra people.

He's so serious about this that there's an extended Happy Hour Thursday-Saturday nights where you can get $5 glasses of wine and imported beer ALL NIGHT! Just don't sit in our seats while you're drinking them.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

What a view: Sculpture by the Sea 2012

It's on again! Sculpture by the Sea 2012 kicked off last weekend. Hugging the coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte, there's 100 sculptures from Australian and international artists.

There's a mix of the quirky, the beautiful,  the whimsical, the funny, and the clever.

Some of the best ones  have been themed to the setting, and require a double take as it looks like they have always been there. In fact, it's a shame they can't be there all yearlong. (Minus the crowds of course).

Now considered the world's largest outdoor art festival, it's on until Sunday November 4 and is well worth making a festive day of it.

Here's some of my favourites.