Namaste: Yoga on the Coast

Coasties that were once hard-pressed to find somewhere to practice yoga are now spoiled for choice with studios and classes on offer from Avoca to Erina and Woy Woy to Killcare. Whether you have back pain or RSI, want greater flexibility or less stress, or maybe need more energy or headspace, yoga could be the answer. Nothing

Homes & Holidays

Avoca Valley B&B: Fifty Shades of Green

Avoca Valley B&B is a peaceful and picturesque sanctuary in the heart of the Central Coast. It might be located on one of the Coast’s busy arterial roads – Avoca Drive – but the Kincumber bed and breakfast is an oasis of lush lawns and liquidambars. It offers an idyllic setting for a relaxing staycation


“Thar she blows!” – Our Guide to Whale Watching

There are many great things about living on the coast – ocean views, quiet beaches, a laid-back lifestyle and for a short while, twice a year, the thrill of whale watching. In June and July, and again from September to November, it’s possible to view the gentle giants of the sea migrating past the Central


Shop til You Drop at New Coastie Stores

Up and down the Coast, there is no shortage of niche shops selling beautiful beachy bits and bobs, and hot homewares  which can transform anyone and any home into a coastal chic haven. Taking Central Coast shopping to the next level, the latest batch of boutiques combine a striking mix of coastal style, handcrafted goods, vintage


First Look: By Weave Winter Collection

Central Coast designer Weave Dibden Neck unveiled her latest collection at Central Coast Fashion Week (CCFW) and we kinda want one of everything. From floaty floral frocks to delicate dresses, eye-popping party tops and glitzy gold skirts and shirts, there is something for everyone in the By Weave winter collection. The designs are trademark Weave – fun, fabulous


Avoca Beachside Markets: Homegrown Chic

Every weekend, somewhere on the coast, bunting is being strung, marquees erected and tables dressed with handmade goodies as local markets spring to life. But none has the cult status of the Avoca Beachside Markets, which has been drawing big crowds to the coastal hamlet of Avoca for ten years. From 9am to 2pm on


Avoca Surf House: A Place for Everyone to Call Home

When you walk into the beautifully renovated space that has become Avoca Surf House you could be mistaken for thinking you have teleported to Bondi’s Icebergs, a bar on the Cote D’Azur or any other chic waterfront locale anywhere in the world. With its ideal perch overlooking Avoca Beach, newly fitted floor-to-ceiling glass walls that


The Coast’s Top 10 Takeaway Coffees

As the Coast becomes increasingly chic, so too are the cafes, their baristas and the quality of the coffee. No matter where you live or wherever you’re visiting, rest assured there is somewhere to get your coffee fix. From the tip of Toukley to the edge of Ettalong, here’s our guide to the Coast’s top

Eat & Drink

Celebrate NYE in Style on the Coast

It’s the biggest night of the year and to help you end 2017 with a coastal chic bang, we’ve compiled some of the hottest and hippest things happening on the Central Coast this New Year. Seaside restaurants are putting on exquisite meals, beachfront bars are teeing up epic parties and for something a bit racey,


Like Minds, Good Intentions

Like Minds at Avoca is so much more than a café. Like the general store before it, it has been created with the needs of the community at its core. When that community is made up of a diverse mix including Coasties, city-slickers, families, retirees, hipsters, digital nomads and newcomers, it’s all about providing a


CCFW: Celebrating Coastie Style

From the Central Coast to the world, some of today’s leading fashion influencers are born-and-bred right here on the Coast. With masses of online followers and front row seats at fashion weeks, the likes of @garypeppergirl, @tuulavintage and @elle_ferguson, to name just a few, might wear the latest in-vogue threads but they’re humble Coastie girls at heart.

Things to do

A Chic Guide to School Hols on the Coast

To ensure coastal chicettes are having as much fun as chic adults, we’ve compiled the top ten things for families on the Central Coast these school holidays. From waterfront carnivals to cooking classes, Coastal Chic mum Zoe Thomson put some of the Coast’s star attractions to the test with one aim – to entertain Coastie