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Inside Dannii Minogue's newest home

<p><span>Dannii Minogue has just bought a brand new home in Hawthorn East.</span><br /><br /><span>The pop star is settling into the same suburb she sold her house in two years ago.</span><br /><br /><span>It appears she hasn’t wasted any time moving in, after paparazzi photographed Minogue and her boyfriend Adrian Newman carrying household goods and appliances into the new home this week.</span><br /><br /><span>The property online said it had an asking price of $3.2m but the official sale price continues to remain undisclosed.</span><br /><br /><span>The “low-maintenance” home offers luxury living with high-end features including a life and a state of the art kitchen.</span><br /><br /><span>Along with new and innovative features, the stunning property also has a north-facing alfresco terrace with a barbecue kitchen, a basement cellar and gym.</span><br /><br /><span>Not only is luxury a main factor of the beautiful place, three of the four bedrooms also have ensuites.</span><br /><br /><span>Minogue sold her previous Hawthorn East home, on Tooronga Rd, for $2.56m in June 2019.</span><br /><br /><span>The property was kept in her possession for almost a decade alongside her then-partner Kris Smith.</span><br /><br /><span>The agent who sold that property, Jellis Craig Hawthorn’s Peter Batrouney, said that Minogue had been a “community-minded person involved in the area”.</span><br /><br /><span>“She’s brought up her son here, walked her son to school, enjoyed friendships with neighbours and she’s not a recluse in any way,” Mr Batrouney said.</span><br /><br /><span>Minogue and music producer Newman have dated since 2014.</span></p>

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Sneak peek inside Karl Stefanovic’s new suburban oasis

<p><span>Eyes are buzzing on the home recently secured by Karl Stefanovic and his shoe-designer wife, Jasmine.</span><br /><br /><span>The three-bedroom family home set in the close-knit suburb of Castlecrag is where Stefanovic has decided to permanently place his family – and for the long haul, it seems.</span><br /><br /><span>The pair along with their tiny tot have experience with living in the suburb, as they rented a home there.</span><br /><br /><span>They have since purchased a full-brick property in one of the most sought after streets in Castlecrag.</span><br /><br /><span>Based on photos released of the property, it would come as little surprise if the family were planning renovations on the comfy space.</span><br /><br /><span>While anyone who knows the sale price has remained tight-lipped, it’s clear the home would have gone for a high sum.</span><br /><br /><span>With a self-contained studio that has its own bathroom and separate entry – it would come as no shock that the family shelled out for the special feature.</span><br /><br /><span>Castlecrag has become a real hot spot for young families over the years and the home secured by the Stefanovic family was just one of three listed at the time.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple spend much of the year in Queensland, splashing out $3.6 million on a luxury beach house in Noosa.</span><br /><br /><span>Jasmine’s family live in Brisbane and Karl happened to start his journalism career there, so it comes as little surprise that it’s where the couple choose to spend most of their time.</span></p>

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Guy Sebastian’s property hits the market

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The singer and </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Voice</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> judge Guy Sebastian is selling his coastal Queensland investment property.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sebastian has had the Fraser Coast property since 2007, around the same time he was recording his third album following his 2004 </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Idol</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> success.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLRHjqcBNpu/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLRHjqcBNpu/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jules Sebastian (@julessebastian)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tenanted house in Toogoom, just 10 minutes from Hervey Bay, sits on a 1030 square metre block that fronts Toogoom Beach.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height:374.61538461538464px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841404/04dedf4c9cafe3868f99c36910a71810.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/00b7faecdc23413b9631ab789c92eaf5" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ray White Hervey Bay agents Samantha Scott and Marie Ashworth are looking for offers over $730,000 for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom brick and Colorbond house.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When the property was last sold pre-global financial crisis in 2007, it was the third highest sale on the foreshore and went for $675,000.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image credit: news.com.au</span></em></p>

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Natalie Portman cosying up in beautiful Hunter Valley architectural wonder

<p>Reports have claimed A-lister actress Natalie Portman has been seen wondering through the picturesque wine region of Hunter Valley.</p> <p><em>The Post<span> </span></em>claimed the 39-year-old and her husband, Benjamin Millepied, were seen standing in ankle-high grass as they peered into the blue-roofed brick, stone and wood getaway home in the Hunter Valley.</p> <p>Their hour-long tour appeared to be guided by the famed architect Glenn Marcus Murcutt, who is the only Australian to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2002).</p> <p>His modern designs focus on creating living spaces that have low impacts on the environment and priorities indoor-outdoor living.</p> <p>The house is a sight to see, and one that amplifies his environmental ethos, with its horizontal lines and perfect blend of wood and glass.</p> <p>The house appears to have hardly any protection from the elements, but seamlessly creates the perfect balance between integrated design and environmentally friendly.</p> <p>The actress is rumoured to be cosying up into the stunning retreat which offers mountains as a staggering backdrop behind the house.</p> <p>“Layering and changeability: this is the key, the combination that is worked into most of my buildings. Occupying one of these buildings is like sailing a yacht; you modify and manipulate its form and skin, according to seasonal conditions and natural elements, and work with these to maximise the performance of the building,” said Murcutt in 1996.</p> <p>Natalie Portman and her husband have been married since 2012 and have two children, Amalia and Aleph.</p> <p>Portman is in Australia filming her role as Jane Foster in the anticipated Marvel movie “Thor: Love and Thunder.”</p>

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Mystery shrouds Michael Schumacher as wife lists Geneva mansion

<p><span>Michael Schumacher's wife is selling their mansion on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, reports say.</span><br /><br /><span>Corinna Schumacher has listed the renowned 20,000 square-metre farmhouse on the market for £5 million ($AU9 million), according to German magazine <em>Bunte</em>.</span><br /><br /><span>The Schumachers bought the "Sur le Moulin" estate in 2002 for £3 million, and not long after Michael would go on to win his fifth F1 world title.</span><br /><br /><span>The Schumacher family have reportedly left the home mostly vacant, and are moving to another home in Gland where Michael can continue his rehabilitation.</span><br /><br /><span>The Lake Geneva house has been described as "an exceptional property in a quiet and protected location".</span><br /><br /><span>“After the Schumachers moved, the house was left without permanent residents," reported <em>Bunte</em>.</span><br /><br /><span>"At times, their housekeepers and bodyguards stayed there. Corinna Schumacher’s horses also grazed on a two-acre site some time ago.”</span><br /><br /><span>Schumacher faced horrifying head injuries in a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps in 2013, and his current condition remains a mystery to the public.</span><br /><br /><span>While most information is not available, Schumacher’s former boss at Ferrari revealed he’s had opportunities to visit the former driver.</span><br /><br /><span>Jean Todt says the Formula One legend has been able to follow son Mick's career as he follows in his dad’s footsteps.</span><br /><br /><span>“Of course he is following him,” Todt told <em>RTL France.</em></span><br /><br /><span>Todt has been visiting Schumacher monthly and shares information on his condition.</span><br /><br /><span>“This is a question on which I am going to be extremely reserved,” Todt told <em>RTL</em>.</span><br /><br /><span>“I see Michael very often – once or twice a month. My answer is the same all the time – he fights.</span><br /><br /><span>“We can only wish for him and his family that things get better.”</span><br /><br /><span>Schumacher won five consecutive World Drivers’ Championships with Todt by his side from 2000 to 2004.</span><br /><br /><span>In January 2020, a leading neurosurgeon told fans that Schumacher would be “very altered” and “deteriorated”.</span><br /><br /><span>“We must imagine a person very different from the one we remember on the track, with a very altered and deteriorated organic, muscular and skeletal structure,” Nicola Acciari told Contro Copertina.</span><br /><br /><span>“All as a result of the brain trauma he suffered.”</span><br /><br /><span>The comments came after Todt said Schumacher is “still fighting”.</span><br /><br /><span>“I’m always careful with such statements, but it’s true," Todt said.</span><br /><br /><span>“Michael is in the best hands and is well looked after in his house. He does not give up and keeps fighting.</span><br /><br /><span>“His family is fighting just as much and of course our friendship cannot be the same as it once was just because there’s no longer the same communication as before.”</span></p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Olympics legend’s home up for sale for only second time in history

<p>The home of Freddy Lane, Olympic gold medallist, is now up for grabs.</p> <p>Built for the legendary swimmer in the 1920s, the residence is three-levels and has long been registered with the National Trust as it remains an example of work by acclaimed architect Leslie Wilkinson.</p> <p>Lane won two gold medals at the 1900 Olympics in Paris and is known now for building the MacCallum Pool located in the eastern side of Cremorne Point.</p> <p>The home has the classic 1930s arches and columns that were typical throughout expensive, stylish homes of that era.</p> <p>Lane’s home was also dubbed the “skyscraper” as it was three-levels and resembled The Astore located in the CBD.</p> <p>Lane died in 1969 and the house was passed on to his daughter Jean Rosalind Rubensohn, who sold it in 1979 for $230,000 to former Vogue Entertaining executive editor Sue Fairlie-Cuninghame and her husband David Fairlie-Cuninghame.</p> <p>The home has maintained its gloriously perfect original finishes, including detailed picture plates and hanging staff bells on the kitchen wall.</p> <p>However, the cellar where Rees worked is now a 5000-bottle wine cellar.</p> <p>The self-contained studio above the garage that was once called home by the family’s chauffeur still sits, along with the bedroom behind the kitchen that had been built for the maid.</p> <p>The couple have listed the Cremorne Point home during on the strongest housing markets in Sydney as they plan to downsize on their Mudgee cattle farm and vineyard permanently.</p>

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Hotel where Michael Hutchence died sells for 300 percent profit

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Intercontinental Hotel Double Bay, the spot where Princess Diana stayed in 1996 and INXS frontman Michael Hutchence was found deceased in 1997 has been sold for $180m to an apartment developer.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sources told the </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wentworth Courier</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> the deal was brokered by the Agency’s Steven Chen.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The buyer, Melbourne apartment developer Fridcorp, later released a statement confirming the purchase of the refurbished 140-room hotel, refurbished by Bates Smart, and land in a joint venture with Piety Group from vendor Shanghai Group, who had paid $140m four years ago.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 3670-square-metre luxury hotel originally opened as a Ritz Carlton Hotel in 1991 and was the hotel of choice in the 90s for famous guests, including Princess Diana, Madonna, Bill Clinton, and Elton John.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The circa $180m price tag is triple the $60m that the site sold for only eight years ago.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is understood the deal was done on Friday, May 7.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B3PG1gNlTij/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B3PG1gNlTij/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by InterContinental Double Bay (@intercontinentaldoublebay)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Several other prominent Sydney-based apartment developers are known to have been interested in the hotel and given its record price, sources say it “Absolutely must be a development site”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a statement sent to </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Courier</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, Fridcorp confirmed the sale and noted that in 2011, Woollahra Council granted a permit to demolish the existing hotel and take advantage of the gorgeous harbour views by adding an eight-storey residential building and retail offering. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prior to this, the hotel was rebranded as the Sir Stamford Double Bay in 2001 and operated until 2009, then underwent a complete facelift and became the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay in 2014.</span></p>

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Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough settle into Sydney with new home

<p>Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough have purchased their first home together in Sydney.</p> <p>The pair are reportedly proud owners of an exclusive harbour-side home in the suburb of Castlecrag.</p> <p>Karl and Yasmin tied the knot in December 2018 and have finally secured a home after years of prowling the market.</p> <p>The couple and their one-year-old daughter Harper have been living in the lower North Shore suburb since March in an $8 million rental property with views of Middle Harbour, however they have been on the lookout for a forever home since their rental sold.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CKaJiBJplpJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CKaJiBJplpJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by karl stefanovic (@karlstefanovic_)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The home is reportedly a “modest three-bedder" home which will be used as their Sydney HQ in between regular visits to Queensland.</p> <p>The couple are building their property portfolio rapidly after they also purchased a home on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland for $3.6million in January last year.</p> <p>The Stefanovic’s celebrated their daughter’s birthday this week as well, with Jasmine sharing photos of the little tyke surrounded by family, love and a load of presents.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841111/karl-jas-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1e7227346ed343319f6f0a504dcfb7be" /></p> <p>"One year ago today you came into our world and filled our hearts with so much love. You are the most precious soul who we love beyond words," Jasmine wrote.</p> <p>"Thank you for making my world Harper May! You have completely filled Mummy's heart 💗."</p> <p><em>Image: Instagram</em></p>

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Mind-blowing historical “time capsule” discovered in café rafters

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When workers were peeling back the old walls of the Liverpool eatery, they weren’t expecting to find a fragile piece of culinary history.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The menu, dated from Wednesday, 15 January 1913, belonged to the former Yamen Caf</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">é</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in Bold Street and was just one of the artifacts found in the rafters of LEAF, the ca</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">é</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that now occupies the same site on Bold Street.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Staff of the LEAF Caf</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">é</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in central Liverpool said the discovery had “blown their minds”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The historical menu offered an appetising selection of “refreshments, luncheons and afternoon teas”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">LEAF founder and owner Natalie Haywood told </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">CNN</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that the discovery was almost “creepy” since LEAF sells specialty teas just like its predecessor.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Specials of the day included sweetbreads and peas, irish stew, and banana fritters, and the set menu featured boiled fowl, tournedos bearnaise, and meringues chantilly with pears, reflecting the cosmopolitan character of the port city at the time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A bowl of tomato on the menu cost four old pennies, the equivalent of £1.20 (AUD$2.14) today.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 499.99999999999994px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841121/_118384859_menu.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/16062d041de84dfea92c5f15a5773802" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Haywood said, “When I saw it I was staggered, it’s like a time capsule hidden in the walls.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“To see what they were doing then, how forward-thinking and creative as a restaurant, is so inspiring.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We have always known this is a historic building but having the menu in our hands has made it all feel real, something dating back to the First World War.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to a food historian, the menu wasn’t the typical fare for average working class Liverpudlians of the time and the prices were out of reach for most.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bryce Evens, associate professor in history at Liverpool Hope University, said it was aimed at an “upper middle class clientele” and that the “meaty” menu had a continental influence “typical only of the better-off in Britain at the time”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a bustling maritime city, the foreign dishes and wider use of vegetables on Yamen’s menu illustrated Liverpool’s “cosmopolitanism” and “status as a major city of empire and trade and exchange”, Mr Evans said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though the area now has a “bohemian” feel, Bold Street was the equivalent of London’s Bond Street in 1913, boasting car showrooms, high-end clothing stores, and fine dining.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841120/_118385638_hat.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/095667b65361449884f60465b7e60e46" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Along with the 108-year-old menu, other finds included a waiter’s hat with “Yamen” embroidered on the rim, instructions for the English card game whist, and a packet of playing cards.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Haywood said the items were found in the rafters of the mezzanine, which was being transformed from an office space into an area for private events.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Down came fluttering from the ceiling this menu from 108 years ago. It’s in absolutely unbelievable condition,” Haywood said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With this find, LEAF now plans to recreate some of the dishes as a tribute to the Yamen.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Two permanent additions to the menu will be the Irish stew and Welsh rabbit.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Once lockdown restrictions are lifted in England and the refurbishment is complete, Haywood also plans to host a special evening where a more extensive range of the menu items will be served.</span></p> <p><strong>Image credits: LEAF</strong></p>

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Sally Pearson strikes gold again after offloading Gold Coast home

<p><span>Olympian Sally Pearson has sold her Gold Coast mansion for $950,000.</span><br /><br /><span>The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that she and her husband made a clean profit off the newly renovated pad, after originally buying it for $710,000 in 2019.</span><br /><br /><span>The single-storey home features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage.</span><br /><br /><span>Additionally, the home has an extra bit of space with a detached office or studio space.</span><br /><br /><span>Wooden floorboards, a grey stone kitchen, and a modern grey and white bathroom adorn the home along with an immaculate garden, with a large grassy area that is perfect for families and pets.</span><br /><br /><span>Sally is one of Australia's greatest athletes.</span><br /><br /><span>The champion hurdler retired back in August 2019 due to injury but her achievements will last for a lifetime.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841087/daily-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fa0e49ae38fd44bc8452448673594b4e" /><br /><br /><span>At the time, she told The Sunday Mail that she had cried over her decision to retire and would be seeing a psychologist to deal with the heartache.</span><br /><br /><span>“Even now it's done and out in the open, I don't know if I feel any better for it. I feel maybe some sense of relief but still I feel like I've got a long way to go before I feel comfortable with what I'm doing,” she said</span><br /><br /><span>In July last year, she and her high school sweetheart Kieran welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Rudy Elizabeth.</span></p> <p><em>Image: Instagram</em></p>

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First look at controversial Bondi development plans

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images of a proposed beach club at Sydney’s Bondi Beach have been released, as its creator prepares to lodge the development application for the venue.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If approved, the Amalfi beach club, named after the coastal Italian town, will take up 1.3 per cent of the beach and will operate out of two shipping containers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 875 metre-squared pop-up venue is expected to operate through the summer from November 12 to February 27.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Its creator, Janek Gazecki, told 7NEWS.com.au that while the likelihood of the club being approved is slim, it would have social and economic benefits.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Last year, over 30,000 locals opposing the development signed a petition to stop the beach club from going ahead.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Given the current level of misinformation in the community, fuelled not just by a very vocal social media contingent, but also political grandstanding, our chances of success at the moment are very slim,” Gazecki said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height:374.61538461538464px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840998/3928d73585ccdfd6edc77cdcd17d7098c7be6ca5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d8aa351dd18e4eb0a33d765b216046ff" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“However, if our proposal is assessed democratically on its merits, then its chances would become overwhelmingly high, given it is based on existing and successful beach clubs across Australia, and is highly beneficial both socially and economically.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My commitment to our supporters, and the Bondi Beach business community, it to see it through to the end and put forward the best argument I can.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“That is all I can do.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The former lawyer intends to lodge plans for the club this week, adding the club will support local restaurants by hosting them on rotation and will act as a promotional platform for local brands, products, and produce.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height:316.64098613251156px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841000/bondi-beach-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/dc18bc625aa547fe8a84b3d12727e4e9" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With plans for at least 100 patrons to be seated at the club per session, “it will add vibrancy to a beach that has been largely empty since international tourism ended, and will generate approximately $5 million in economic benefits, as well as $1.9 million in jobs,” Gazecki said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It will be a fantastic tourist attraction and a thoroughly enjoyable experience for every Australian who wishes to enjoy our favourite beach in this way.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It is free to enter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“For everyone else, the remaining 98.7 per cent of the beach remains to be enjoyed in the way it always has, and there is certainly plenty of empty space on it for everyone at the moment.”</span></p> <p>Summer at the beach</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The club is proposed to operate four days a week in summer from 12pm-9pm on Thursdays through Sundays.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Socially-distanced cabanas and daybeds will be available for patrons to book across four sessions each day. Walk-ins will also be allowed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to the club’s look, Gazecki said, “The idea was to recreate an old Italian coastal building, complete with bay windows, shutters, planter boxes and a stucco render peeling away in a few places, for added authenticity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Not a squeaky clean modern building, but something replete with history which conjures up quintessential connotations of a laid back European summer."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height:333.0769230769231px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841001/bondi-beach-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fe8996a997d94952a5fad16a255e1227" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Gazecki outlined in his proposal that the beach club will be family-friendly and offer ways for those who are less mobile to enjoy the sand</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Our fenced children’s section within the club will mean young families will enjoy the beach in a more relaxed context,” he said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“They will not have to lug around beach umbrellas, seating or Eskies whilst juggling kids, nor will they have to be on constant lookout to ensure their children don’t wander from view.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Gazecki also considered the issue of safe alcohol consumption around the water, saying “guests will be generally discouraged from swimming after alcohol consumption, especially during challenging conditions, and a breathalyser as well as a defibrillator will be installed for patrons.”</span></p> <p>Community opposition</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Waverly Council spokesperson said any decision made on the proposed club would need to come after Planning Minister Rob Stokes consented, since Bondi Beach is Crown Land.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stokes previously opposed the idea and called it “elitist”, and has doubled down on his comments.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My previous views about this kind of proposal remain unchanged and I will step in to stop a proposal to carve off part of the beach for private use,” Stokes said in a statement to 7NEWS.com.au.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The NSW Government has poured millions into programs to assist local businesses, especially hospitality, get back on their feet after the unprecedented impacts of the pandemic last year.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stokes continued, “Comparing a restaurant, one-off festival or the outdoor cinema at Centennial Park with this proposal is ridiculous.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Our beaches are for everyone and should be free.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In his application, Gazecki countered that several commercial activities had been held on or near Bondi beach, such as the City2Surf race, The Dinner en Blanc event, The Iconic Swimwear Launch and the Borat Movie launch.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Allegations of elitism levelled against our project were not only completely offensive, unfounded and based in pure conjecture, but were also profoundly ironic,” he said.</span></p>

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