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The perfect summer weekend according to the RUSSH team

Clear blue waters, fresh food markets or reclaiming winter past times: the RUSSH Editors round up their favourite summer weekend activities.

Ellen Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

Is there any alternative to the beach once the weekends are warm enough to swim? Jumping off the rocks at Malabar beach is my swim spot of choice. Reasons being: you’ll always get a park, there are relatively few people there (if you don’t mind the dogs that also come), there’s no sand and if you squint your eyes as the sun is setting you could convince yourself you were someplace else, namely on a European cliff face. Take a book, snacks and stay as long as you can handle the sun.

Ella Jane

Production Co-ordinator

Potts Point Saturday Farmers Markets: a dog watching hub, if nothing else! In my opinion, these are the superior markets in Sydney. Predominantly food based, wander over in the morning to grab your weekly produce and pick up a pastry en route to the grass area. Settle in under the sun with the Saturday paper, where almost everyone who lives in Potts Point is doing the same. If you hang out for long enough, walk across the pavement for happy hour at Giorgio’s Café and pretend you’re in Europe for the afternoon where the waiters will bring you endless Aperols until you ask them to kindly stop.

Ella Jane

Production Co-ordinator

Potts Point Saturday Farmers Markets: a dog watching hub, if nothing else! In my opinion, these are the superior markets in Sydney. Predominantly food based, wander over in the morning to grab your weekly produce and pick up a pastry en route to the grass area. Settle in under the sun with the Saturday paper, where almost everyone who lives in Potts Point is doing the same. If you hang out for long enough, walk across the pavement for happy hour at Giorgio’s Café and pretend you’re in Europe for the afternoon where the waiters will bring you endless Aperols until you ask them to kindly stop.

Natalie Petrevski

Fashion Editor

As soon as you get down to Audley (in The Royal National Park) your phone reception is left behind. How freeing to be completely surrendered to nature and nothing else. Best thing to do on a summer weekend is rent a boat from Audley Boatshed and row down the lake with your friends, seeing all the beautiful bush, rocks and trees along the way. Be sure to pack a few snacks and drinks for lunch and stop off at a cove for some rope swings and river swims. Australiana at its best.

Jess Blanch

Editor in Chief

This is the time of year to enjoy the harbour we live by, so this weekend I’ll be arriving by water to Taylors Summer House of Shiraz in Point Piper to enjoy another of my favourite summer (and all year-round things), Shiraz.

Jess Blanch

Editor in Chief

This is the time of year to enjoy the harbour we live by, so this weekend I’ll be arriving by water to Taylors Summer House of Shiraz in Point Piper to enjoy another of my favourite summer (and all year-round things), Shiraz.

Victoria Pearson

Content Director

Summer sounds like nothing else, and warm weather is the perfect excuse to splurge tickets to see your favourite musician, band or festival. You can never go past the huge lineups at Fairgrounds, Laneway or Falls Festival, but I’ll also always be in line for an Opera House forecourt (hello, Solange), rooftop or beach adjacent gig.

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

If I were ever to play a word association game, I have no doubt in my mind that the word ‘summer’ will have me blurting ‘tropical fruit salad’ every time, with ‘Bob Marley’ coming in as a close second. After a long season of wintery fruits and hearty vegetables, the start of December has me busting for that first juicy Mango of the season and, of course, all the cherries and raspberries my heart desires. With so many great fresh produce markets scattered around Sydney, Summer is the best time to get my hands on as many fruits and vegetables as possible! My absolute favourite is to cut and freeze chunks of mango then whip this up in the blender with a dash of almond milk. Perfection.

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

If I were ever to play a word association game, I have no doubt in my mind that the word ‘summer’ will have me blurting ‘tropical fruit salad’ every time, with ‘Bob Marley’ coming in as a close second. After a long season of wintery fruits and hearty vegetables, the start of December has me busting for that first juicy Mango of the season and, of course, all the cherries and raspberries my heart desires. With so many great fresh produce markets scattered around Sydney, Summer is the best time to get my hands on as many fruits and vegetables as possible! My absolute favourite is to cut and freeze chunks of mango then whip this up in the blender with a dash of almond milk. Perfection.

Megan Nolan

Designer & Creative Services Manager

When I think of summer I think of long days camping, swimming and day drinking, however the reality for most of us is that we have to work through the majority of the season. We do have daylight savings on our side however which means going out after work is definitely on the cards. Rooftop bars such as The Glenmore Hotel and the Taphouse are always a hit with me, as are the Moonlight Cinemas which pop up as soon as the weather permits. Give me a platter and some wine and I’ll happily pretend I don’t have work tomorrow.

From top: PHOTOGRAPHY Elle Presbury; @karlee_blackburn; @mikeygalvin; @stacytheunlimitedassistant; PHOTOGRAPHY Natalie Petrevski; @taylorswines; @saintrecords; @fairgroundsfestival; PHOTOGRAPHY Gabriela Hidalgo; @theglenmore; @moonlightcinema.