Make village life your new normal


Cramer and the City

Emerging from the two years of covid restrictions, lockdowns and isolation, so many of us are desperate to have a strong sense of community again. Given we are social creatures, this sense of belonging and engagement in our community is critical to our wellbeing. And the world over, village life promotes this sense of belonging and engagement.

When looking to purchase property, the rush, pressure, sense of urgency, built up hopes and consequent disappointments can create a very stressful scenario. Saturdays become all but consumed by rushing from open to open, and then finally when we find a property we wish to purchase, hopes are raised and then invariably come crashing...

In spite of the covid cloud that has hung over us, this year has just flown by and its already time to prepare for Christmas! Let’s make it an uplifting and elegant experience this year as we look to a brighter 2022. One of the key elements of a style-conscious festive season is keeping Christmas clutter free and firmly adhering to the saying 'less is more'.

There are several Sydney suburbs that have it all in the way of artisan providores and grocers, where produce is treated with the utmost of respect and food is fun and fantastic. As such, Marrickville and Surry Hills get our vote as joint winners of Sydney’s Foodie Capital.

With the weather warming up, the urge to spend more time outside is mounting. And some new accessories or items of furniture will allow you to make the absolute most of your outdoor area. So why not take the time to get your balcony space in ship shape and rejuvenated with a few of the great ideas listed below.

There are several Sydney suburbs that are any food lover’s dream, where even the most finicky foodie will be able to eat to their heart’s content. Replete with artisan shops and grocers galore, Marrickville and Surry Hills get our vote as joint winners of Sydney’s Foodie Capital. This week we will start by taking to the streets of Surry Hills in search of gourmet fare.