Sarah Wilson in sunshine beside the Sydney Harbour

She shot to fame when her book I Quit Sugar was released in 2013. Her new book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful was released in April this year. We spoke to author Sarah Wilson about Sydney’s food scene, her favourite farmers’ markets, and the connection between food and anxiety.

Sydney’s food scene?

We’re regarded as being a good two to three years ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to food trends. Australia is more vibrant and alive to variation, particularly compared with Europe.

It seeps through from generations of different cultures... We have an abundance of cuisines, flavours and ingredients, and many different microclimates to access a wide range of food.

Food peeves?

The hipster, cool food movement hasn’t got people as aware as I’d like. People don’t think about the fact that avocados, at some times of the year, are incredibly unsustainable. I get pretty upset about people eating whole baby coconuts, as well as bottled water and takeaway coffee cups.

People get involved in the fashionable side of food, but not so much the impactful side, being mindful with food.

Man getting styled in a suit

Living in a bustling city like Sydney has its advantages – and challenges. It can be difficult to keep all the balls in the air. So whether you’re running a
business, socialising, selling a home, or just need some general time-management skills, there are some strategies you can implement to make life just that little bit easier. We’ve spoken to a few experts in the fields of personal, home, business and time styling to gain some insights.

Saxophone leaning against a brick wall

Living in the epicentre of a busy city, you sometimes crave that energy boost or relaxation that you only get from going to see some live music.

If you’ve travelled to cities like New York City, New Orleans and even Byron Bay, where there is music on every corner, you would agree Sydney has a tough act to follow. For those that have melodies running through their veins, the only way to feel the buzz of life is to listen to live music. And while Sydney does have some options, you won’t find them via a google search.

Here is the Lifestyle Guide’s list of best-kept secrets of Sydney’s live music scene. Jazz nights, piano bars and historic pubs dominate our calendars.

Sydney Rental Property with Sydney Harbour Bridge View
Rohan Alexander

Rohan Alexander is the licensee of the Lifestyle Property Agency. He has worked in the inner-Sydney property market since the age of 18, looking after the needs of landlords and tenants. Here he explains how Sydney landlords can boost their yields to ensure they’re making the most of the renters’ boom. With limited supply, rental demand in Sydney is higher than ever and the blue-chip inner-Sydney suburbs is where the money’s at.

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