Bondi is more than just Australia’s most famous beach – it’s a hub and home to many creative talents in fashion, design, architecture and publishing. It’s also constantly evolving so there’s always new hot spots to visit.
Whether it’s for a retail fix, good food or for endless inspiration, here are my top five design favourites in Bondi.
Girl and Graaf (Retail Store)
The harmonious pair of owners of this small store source and sell unique small items inspired by travel. There’s a strong focus on well being and handmade homewares, with objects from all over the globe, including local favourite Bondi Wash’s range of natural products www.bondiwash.com.au. I really love the carefully edited collection. This store proves you don’t have to have a huge footprint to make a mark. 189 Bondi Road
Yellow Bungalow (Retail Store)
Australian design meets Scandinavian inspiration in this fun furniture and homewares store. The aesthetic is simple – it’s all about good design. Head here for furniture, lighting, artwork and home furnishings. 221 Bondi Road
Bills Bondi (Café/Restaurant)
Bills Grangers’ latest café has opened in Bondi and it feels like home. The interior, designed by Meacham Nockles McQualter, is slick and modern, cool but casual. Granger’s iconic namesake restaurants serve signature yet simple food. There’s no going past his famous eggs or hot cakes, although the café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The fit out of the space is sensational, with a sleek feel and a very friendly colour palette. The details are divine. I love the nude colour tiles, the olive green leather upholstery and the touches of metallic. A favourite corner is the art cluster (pictured) on the wall. It’s my new favourite place to eat. 79 Hall Street