Fire Up Your Winter With Creative Open Arts And Music Festival!

Creative Open is back bigger and better than ever, with epic live music, cracking comedy, contemporary art, interactive workshops, markets and so much more. Now in its third year, the four-day winter arts and music festival runs from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 July, with more than 80 events across multiple venues across the peninsula. Northern Beaches Mayor Sue Heins said Creative Open has become a major event on Sydney’s creative and cultural calendar. “Creative Open is a wonderful winter festival showcasing the very best of music, arts and culture on the Northern Beaches,” Mayor Heins said. “Each year, the festival draws in visitors from across Sydney and further afield, supporting our local businesses, live music venues, artists, galleries, and creative industries. “Live music is a massive part of this year’s program as we work to reinvigorate our live music scene and night-time economy. “With the support of the Live

Where You Can Do Reformer Pilates For $5 Per Class In Manly

Imagine this: reformer Pilates that’s actually affordable. Pronto Pilates is disrupting the high-cost studio model with their quality, affordable workouts in a comfortable, judgement-free environment. Prices for typical reformer Pilates can range anywhere from $25 to $40 per class, but at Pronto Pilates, you can work out at a fraction of the price. Their boutique studios are fitted with premium quality reformers and gorgeous interiors – meaning you’re not sacrificing on quality.   Workouts for Less Than $5? Yes, Please! Pronto’s pricing structure means Pilates is accessible to everyone, with 3 x no-lock in membership plans to suit all lifestyles, ranging from 5 classes per month on the Casual Plan to 30 classes per month on the Enthusiast Plan, bringing the cost down to an insane $3.30 per class! “Now I can afford Pilates 3 x times per week” – Susan, Neutral Bay Studio Member. That’s less than a coffee,

Hidden Gem: Where To Try Japanese Souffle Pancakes On The Beaches

Love to try new foods? Hop on down to Tokyo Cloud to try their Japanese souffle pancakes! Tokyo Cloud is one of Manly’s newest cafes, and it’s serving up a taste of Japan with a delightful twist. Sure, you’ll find classics like Donburi rice bowls on the menu, but their most popular and Insta-worthy dishes are their cloud-like souffle pancakes. Made famous by Tokyo’s Gram cafe (now in Chatswood), the three-stack Japanese souffle pancakes have become a cult favourite for their light, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth texture. “Customers have been loving it,” says Tokyo Cloud owner, Kar Hoe Looe. “Lots of people haven’t heard of souffle pancakes, but everyone who has tried them can’t believe the texture and how well the savoury flavours go together in a pancake.” Kar Hoe, who has experience working in restaurants in Japan, says the key to the fluffy souffle pancakes is sourcing premium ingredients directly

The Team at Cafe Monaka Are Opening A Ramen Joint & Sake Bar

The Mona Vale dining scene is hotting up with not just the opening of Mona Social this week, but with a new ramen restaurant thanks to the Cafe Monaka team. For those outside of Mona Vale who haven’t had the pleasure of going to Cafe Monaka yet, their traditional “Asagohan” Japanese style breakfast is legendary around here. Not seen in many Sydney cafes, let alone on the Beaches, this brekkie is made up of steamed rice, miso soup, grilled salmon marinated in shio-koji (fermented rice), edamame tamagoyaki (egg omelette), kobachi (seasoned vegetables), and tsukemono (pickles). And, it’s delicious. Cafe Monaka’s owners, Fuminori Bun Fukuda (Bun) and Eriko (Ellie) Fukuda, take their food seriously. Bun has experience in traditional Japanese restaurants as well as Northern Beaches restaurants such as Pilu and as Head Chef at The Boathouse Group cafes and Moby Dicks function venues. And Ellie is a graduate of a top culinary

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