Finding books and music at the Bruised Apple store

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Thursday 11 August 2011

Growing up in Westchester County, NY before the internet became such a prevalent part of our daily lives, I used to go up to the Bruised Apple in the town of Peekskill. I loved spending afternoons rifling through all their used books and records, and back when they had a cafe, I used to sit and read.

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Grocer & Grind in Bali

Katrina Whitehead Reader Find

By Katrina Whitehead in Cool Travel on Friday 25 March 2011

There’s something very ‘Sydney’ about Seminyak. If it weren’t for the tropical heat, delightful scent of incense, cluttered temples and constant drum of scooters, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were shopping in Paddington, hanging out in Bondi, or dining in Surry Hills. And when it comes to the very Sydney habit of heading out for Sunday brunch, you can’t go past Seminyak’s Grocer and Grind.

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Sydney’s Berta Wine Bar

Bernadette Chua Reader Find

By Bernadette Chua in Cool Travel on Wednesday 4 August 2010

Laneway culture has been growing in Sydney, and bars and restaurants are taking full advantage of this. Tucked in a nameless laneway off Wentworth Street is Berta, a new modern wine bar that not only offers boutique Italian wines, but sumptuous food.

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