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The Minimalist Pop Up Store, Dec 9 – 27

You may have guessed that we’re a little obsessed with The Minimalist here. If you’re into cool an contemporary minimal homewares, you’ll love our interview with The Minimalist owner, stylist and blogger, Leah Robins, here. We chatted to her a while ago about the online store and her design ethos, and we’re very excited to visit her pop up store in Surry Hills this December.

The pop up store is a chance to revel in The Minimalist’s signature mix of unique, limited edition and handmade home and lifestyle items sourced from around the globe. It’s the perfect chance to get up close and personal with pieces you’ve been eyeing off on the online store, too. We visited The Minimalist at the Young Blood Designers Market in Sydney recently and, take it from us; the amazing Phil Cuttance vases are even more remarkable in the flesh! Be sure to check it out.

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Surry Hills Festival, October 27

On Saturday the 27th of October, Sydney’s hippest postcode will celebrate everything creative, fun, and funky!

At its newly revitalised home in Prince Alfred Park, the Surry Hills Festival will showcase Australia’s ‘freshest’ up-and-coming bands and established musos. With the unique sounds as your backdrop, you can wander the revamped commons among crazy art installations, theatre performances, and even some promised kooky acts!

The festival is ‘the place’ to peruse eclectic markets and pick up one-of-a-kind goodies. You’ll dine on gourmet food stalls and discover new tastes and flavours. Alternatively, lounge on the grass and soak up the atmosphere with a cool drink in hand from one of the many themed bars on site.

Funds raised on the day go to the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre to run community development programs for the local area.

Check out Surry Hills Festival for a full line-up of bands, artists, performances and the latest program updates.

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Better Than Sex

House is one of those beer gardens where, unless you’re of a Thai heritage, or an avid ‘authentic’ Thai food eater, you’re pointing at the picture menu to get your dinner. There are no curry puffs or pad thai noodles to choose from here, it’s traditional, Thai Northeast street food all the way. The one item that does jump off the menu however – in plain English – is the Better Than Sex (BTS) dessert. I’ll take it! Partly because it’s the only thing I understand on the menu, and partly because I’m suddenly intrigued. The BTS features one thick-slice of brioche that’s been deep fried and topped with a scoop of Pandan ice cream and palm syrup. The bizarre combination, on first bite, seems to be a sugar punch to the face but, the more you eat, the more delicious it becomes, ultimately turning into a seriously addictive feast. Is it better than sex? You’ll just have to find out for yourself.

House 202 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Image: Benny Grylls

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