Street Art on Bondi Beach Promenade


One of my favourite things about Bondi Beach, while I am down there exercising, is the everchanging art along the wall of the Promenade. promenade-art15

This initiative by Waverley Council dates back to the 1960s with artworks on the Bondi Wall.  Artists are chosen for cultural diversity and murals are then turned over every six months approximately.promenade-art2



The murals keep in tune with Bondi’s urban chic vibe and contributes to our unique and vibrant sense of community.

Here’s some examples of the latest offerings. Also, Waverley Council maintains the memorial murals such as “The Girl with a Frangipani in her hair” which memorialises local Chloe Byron killed in the 2002 Bali Bombings and the Anzac Commemorative mural which memorialises the local Bondi diggers killed in the First World War.promenade-art9






What is your favourite mural or street art along the promenade?promenade-art8


Andiamo – Opening of Society Di Catania at Potts Point

society-pizza-openign-andiamoIt would be fair to say that I love most things Italian, and especially traditional woodfired pizza from the Southern regions of Italy. I had the pleasure of being invited to the opening of Society Di Catania, the new pizzeria and bar in Potts Point last December by the lovely Vittoria, one of the owners.

I have been eating their yummy pizzas for some time now as they are also based in Bondi, and they are a regular delivery meal to my home as they are the BEST delivered pizzas in Bondi Beach. Continue reading

Leftover Ham from Christmas? Here’s a recipe idea – Bellabondi’s Zucchini Slice

This is a perfect, easy and quick recipe to make over the Holidays that is good for afternoon tea, a snack or a light dinner. Also you can substitute the vegetables with anything you may have laying around the kitchen that you need to use up.



5 eggs

1 cup self raising flour, sifted

375g zucchini, grated

1 large onion, finely chopped

200g leftover Christmas Ham or bacon, chopped

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup vegetable oil Continue reading

Bellabondi’s Cafe Guide – Backstreets of Bondi Edition



Now a lot of you lovely people will know from my social media posts that I love coffee and have an addiction that I regularly acknowledge. My home coffee supply is lovingly made by my Bondi Barista (hubby) on this fab Italian Isomac machine we bought from Di Bartoli Coffee in Bondi Junction and we haven’t looked back.

Di Bartoli Isomac coffee machine and grinder. Love the Italians!!

But addicts need their fix between appointments, meetings and in the early morning to get through life so here are my faves off the beaten path in Bondi Beach where the coffee is strong and the vibe is fantastic (in no particular order): Continue reading

November Dining – Night vibes at The Nine Sydney

the-nine-sydney-dinner1I was recently invited to a pop-up dinner at The Nine Sydney with 121BC and Giorgio da Mario wines. I have been frequenting this chilled establishment for sometime now for lunch, coffee and cocktails, but this was my first opportunity to try it out at night.

Food was by 121BC an amazing enoteca in Surry Hills, and organic natural wines were provided by Giorgio de Maria’s Fun Wines for the night. The Nine had everything I love and enjoy, with a little bit of Italy for the night in Bondi Beach. Continue reading

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