Ask an Expert: How Can We Keep Our Pools Summer Ready All Season?

With summer in full flow,¬†those of us with pools¬†are enjoying spending some serious time beside them! We speak to a long-time pool expert ‚Äď David Cameron from¬†Poolwerx Mosman¬†‚Äď about how we can keep our pools in peak condition over the summer months. Heading into summer, what is the number one issue you see pool owners having after a long winter of non-use? I like to say ‚ÄėYou need the¬†right¬†equipment, doing the¬†right¬†job‚Äô Our top issue right now is equipment repair ‚Äď this is the time of year to perform some simple tests to look for problems. Look for leaks, check clock timers, clear acid and chlorine feed tubes, and test water.¬† Little parts make a big difference so repairing or replacing those parts now can prevent problems. Remember last summer?¬† Many pools had trouble after floods, then storms with power outtages, then ash and high temperatures.¬† No-one wants to be working

Prepare to Feast at Mosman’s Three New Dining Hotspots

COVID-19 may have put a spanner in the works of the¬†hospitality industry¬†but Mosman is fighting back with three new restaurant openings that will make dining out more fun. Here‚Äôs where you can go¬†for your next¬†foodie adventure.¬† It‚Äôs unfortunate that many restaurants have had to close their doors due to the financial strain and impact of the pandemic. But after some of the shakiest months in recent history, we have a glimmer of hope from these¬†new local businesses¬†popping up in the area. The Raglan Heirloom Beetroot Salad: If only all healthy dishes looked this good. Image:¬†The Raglan The Raglan, which opened its doors to Mosman at the beginning of November,¬†prides itself on giving guests a premium dining experience using premium ingredients. Its philosophy since the very beginning has been to ‚Äúrefine local ingredients with innovative gastronomy to bring out a revival of Australian cuisine‚ÄĚ. You can visit¬†The Raglan¬†for breakfast, brunch, lunch

Magical Innisfallen Castle Is Up For Sale!

We have some truly amazing historical properties on the lower North Shore, and now our very own magical Innisfallen Castle is on the market – so we can all have an online sticky beak inside! Innisfallen Castle is a beautiful slice of Australian history right here on the lower North Shore – it’s the property after which nearby Castle Cove was named. It was in 1904 that a prominent politician named Henry Hastings Willis oversaw the completion of the magnificent castle, a prime example of perpendicular Gothic architecture. According to the Willoughby District Historical Society & Museum, “the large castle-like building was constructed from sandstone quarried on site and features a crenellated tower on the northern side, three-stories high with a separate staircase that two maids used for their quarters. Each corner is graced by a solid stone circular turret and the exterior walls are two feet thick. The interior

Manoosh Pizzeria

In Pizza We Crust: Here’s How Manoosh Pizzeria Is Winning Over Local Pizza Lovers

When a new pizza place with a Middle Eastern twist moves into the area, it’s worth checking out. Manoosh Pizzeria is already an Inner West and Eastern Suburbs institution, and is now winning fans on our side of the bridge.¬† It was in Enmore back in 2008, when Manoosh Pizzeria was founded by Charlie Hoyek. Charlies’ Middle Eastern heritage inspired Manoosh’s flavourful menu – the key to its resounding success – and other branches soon opened in Enmore, Marrickville, Waterloo, Caringbah, Revesby and Randwick. The popular pizza restaurant is now widely known and loved for its fusion of Mediterranean flavour and Lebanese flair. After developing a cult following and winning a slew of awards, the Manoosh crew decided it was time to share their passion for fabulous food with the lower North Shore. In October 2020, Manoosh opened its seventh shop in Mosman and the mouth-watering Lebanese-style pizza has become

World Class Jewellers Launch North Shore Store: Introducing Jewels by Aurora

When luxury jewellers Chopard presented Australian company Aurora Opals with a major award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, it cemented their position as one of Australia’s leading jewellery makers. With the onset of Covid hampering export opportunities, this impressive family business has turned its attention to opening their first retail store… right here on the North Shore! Husband and wife team Daniel and Michelle Hatcher are Australian Opal royalty. Both from well-known Lightning Ridge families (the home of the world famous black opal), they grew up learning the trade, from cutting to polishing to marketing on the world scene. Fast forward to today and they frequently supply luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and more. Now raising their young family in Mosman, 2020 seemed like the right time to launch a retail presence, and Jewels by Aurora opened in November at 732 Military Road. As well as their stunning Aurora Opals

Malibu Crush

How Two North Shore Venues Saved Aussie Feature Film, Malibu Crush

An upcoming Australian feature film, Malibu Crush, almost didn’t make it following the halting of its production due to Covid. But while in conversation with us, writer and director James Pratt praised two North Shore venues for coming to the film’s rescue and ensuring it will be on the big screen in 2021.   Malibu Crush stars Australian Bachelor runner up, Brittany Hockley, Scott Miller (Once Upon a Time, 2012) and Jessica Ross (Backstage Weekly, Fashion Dolls). It’s a buddy comedy similar to Shallow Hal and There’s Something About Mary. The story is centred on two best friends from Pasadena who pretend to be highly acclaimed film school students in order to declare their love for an ex-girlfriend living in Sydney. First time writer and director James Pratt tells us that after a fairly bleak 2020, he’s hoping that a comedy will be the perfect medicine for movie goers when

Love A Local Success Story? Carolina Lifestyle Has Gone from Mall Pop Up to Mega Fashion Label

Carolina Giraldo had a vision to bring clothing and accessories that had been handmade by artisans in¬† her native Columbia to Australia. And it seems Australians quickly recognised quality over mass-produced fashion. What started as a few belts and bags quickly grew into a ‚ÄĚlifestyle label made with love‚ÄĚ that now has distribution in stores all around Australia. Carolina Lifestyle has become the go-to store to head to for clothing, accessories and gifts that are ‚Äúversatile in function, good quality, well priced and unique against excessive mainstream productions‚ÄĚ. As a result they have a massive fan-base. We asked Carolina about life behind the popular label and how she found success in the fashion industry. What is your background? ‚ÄúI‚Äôm originally from Colombia, South America and migrated to Australia in 2003 to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Business and later a Master Degree. I married a Kiwi/ Australian entrepreneur in 2014,

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Celebrate Summer at SoCal Neutral Bay

For modern South Californian and Mexican inspired ‘share-style’ street food paired with buzzing events, look no further than Neutral Bay’s SoCal restaurant.

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