Travelling North

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There’s more to Lindfield’s latest restaurant than its humble name implies, says Scott Bolles. Food & Plonk 366 Pacific Highway, Lindfield The place In many ways the upper North Shore is like a masterly piece of Communist central planning. The housing is good, the streets are clean, there is little serious crime, and its restaurants are shared equally among the suburbs.

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1 dream porch 19 real ideas

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1 dream porch 19 real ideas: Asian-inspired details turn this entryway into an eclectic outdoor living room.

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How to fill a room?

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NATE BERKUS–DESIGNER OF HOMES LARGE AND SMALL, FRIEND OF OPRAH, AND HOST OF THE NATE BERKUS SHOW (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS)–ON HOW TO BUY A ROOMFUL OF COMFORTABLE FURNITURE THAT REFLECTS YOUR SENSE OF STYLE

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How to fill a good-sized room: but first: a few words on buying furniture


NATE BERKUS–DESIGNER OF HOMES LARGE AND SMALL, FRIEND OF OPRAH, AND HOST OF THE NATE BERKUS SHOW (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS)–ON HOW TO BUY A ROOMFUL OF COMFORTABLE FURNITURE THAT REFLECTS YOUR SENSE OF STYLE YOUR STYLE IS MODERN KEY WORDS: Streamlined, minimalist, steel COUCH: Look for a well-made L-shaped couch from […]

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1 dream porch 19 real ideas: Asian-inspired details turn this entryway into an eclectic outdoor living room.


(1) Painted wooden chairs frame the door and give you a place to sit while reading a book–or the next time you get locked out. They look amazing as is, or you can add neutral cushions for some extra padding (just go for ones in weather-resistant materials). Side chair by […]

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Travelling north


There’s more to Lindfield’s latest restaurant than its humble name implies, says Scott Bolles. Food & Plonk 366 Pacific Highway, Lindfield The place In many ways the upper North Shore is like a masterly piece of Communist central planning. The housing is good, the streets are clean, there is little […]

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C SURF PRESCRIPTIONS OLD SCHOOL TWIN DIMENSIONS: 5’10” x 21″ x 2 1/2″    THE SKINNY: Whether in or out of style, the Old School Twin is easy to ride and works in everything. Order it clear, with a painted sand finish, a resin color gloss and polish, or something […]

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A AJW SURFBOARDS POTATO MUNCHER SHAPER: Adam Warden DIMENSIONS: 5’9″ x 19.2″ x2.3″ FINS: 5-fin FCS Fusion THE SKINNY: This is the board everyone’s been freaking out about. Originally designed for barrels, we’ve widened the hip, tweaked the rail line with shortboard features and adjusted the volume. Not a novelty […]

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