THE SEBEL SYDNEY CHATSWOOD BLOG
MAKE THE MOST OF THE STOCKTAKE SALES
Now that winter has well and truly arrived in Sydney. It’s time to put away the shorts and shirts and bring out the winter essentials. It’s also a great opportunity to hit up the EOFYS savings.
VIVID RETURNS TO CHATSWOOD FOR 2018!
Vivid Sydney at Chatswood this year presents Lightscape, an eclectic celebration of food, fashion, light, the planet and the cosmos.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Everyone’s lives are becoming increasingly busy. Whether its kids, study or work, sometimes it can feel like you never have anytime to yourself! The world’s best new films come to Sydney every June for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties with the Sydney Film Festival.
APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
This year seems to be flying by! Just minutes ago we were finalising New Year’s resolutions and now we’re eyeing off Easter eggs in the supermarket and preparing for April School Holidays. Planning what to do with the rugrats during School Holidays can feel a little overwhelming. Which is why we’ve done the hard work for you and come up with a list of suggestions sure to keep the little ones entertained – and your sanity intact.
Autumn is a particularly good time to visit Sydney and Chatswood lights up with some entertaining art and culture events this season. Artistic expressions and creativity are powerful ways to share and encourage cultural connections within a strong community.
VALENTINE'S DAY BY THE WATER
Valentines is the perfect excuse to enjoy the waves, surf and the beautiful sunsets. Inner city dwellers of Chatswood, you don’t need to travel far to experience the Harbour without being struck by the traffic nor the crowds.
A TRIP TO ASIA WITHOUT LEAVING SYDNEY - CHATSWOOD YEAR OF THE PIG FESTIVAL 2019
This summer, Sydneysiders and visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the sensational New Year festivities of Asia without leaving Sydney. For the first time ever, Chatswood is hosting a three week long cultural festival, Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival 2019.
CHRISTMAS - THINGS TO DO
Christmas in Australia means late swims in the ocean, barbeques, champagne and friends & family. It's when school's out for summer and the city has an influx of visitors.
Zachary Bennett-Brook is an award-winning Torres Strait Islander artist whose eye-catching work has been featured in exhibitions all around the world. He grew up in Wollongong (Dharawal Country) surrounded by water, which has played a key role in his life and subsequent artworks.
BEST SPRING SHOPPING
Spring has sprung which means the shops are chock full of new season threads. Now is the perfect time to reinvent your wardrobe or simply invest in a few key pieces, so grab your wallet, follow our guide below and get ready to shop up a storm!
Festivals are always a perfect way to celebrate Spring. With entertainment and art, delectable food and niche stalls, there is always something for everyone - and the Emerge Festival is no exception.
WHAT'S ON CHATSWOOD
Being in the Lower North Shore district of Sydney, Chatswood is undoubtedly a hub of activity. When it comes to finding something to do, there is always a new food haunt to visit, something to see or a new spot to hang.
THE PERFECT STAYCATION
Do you need a holiday? Silly question, of course you do! I bet you’d love a weekend in Paris of maybe Rome? Have you just looked at your bank balance and realised all you can afford is French wine and maybe a piece of pizza?
LANE COVE NATIONAL PARK
Lucky for us Sydneysiders there is an abundance of natural beauty begging to be explored just outside the city limits. You don’t have to travel far to explore the great outdoors, in fact, some of the best spots to bushwalk are right on Sydney’s doorstep.
Tim Ho Wan
Have you ever eaten the most amazing food overseas, and then been disappointed that there was nothing similar in Australia? Well, fear not because Tim Ho Wan has your international culinary adventures sorted. And the best bit? They have a restaurant right here in Chatswood!
WINTER ACTIVITIES IN CHATSWOOD
It’s finally happened, summer is officially over. Here at The Sebel Sydney Chatswood, we were hoping summer would last forever - any excuse to take a dip in our beautiful mineral pool! Sadly though, all good things must come to an end, including refreshing morning swims.
SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL 2018
Do you fancy yourself a bit of a pen wizard? Or are you more of a magic reader? Well get ready because from 29 April-05 May 2019 the Sydney Writers Festival is back!
GET PAMPERED IN CHATSWOOD
Are you struggling in the cold winter temperatures? Are you finding that your hair and skin is being ruined by heaters, hot showers and brisk winds? Then come and stay with us for the weekend and spend some time discovering the best beauty secrets in Chatswood. We’ll take care of the perfect night’s accommodation while you spend a weekend reviving your hair, skin and nails!
EATING BETTER: YOUR GUIDE TO HEALTHY GROCERY SHOPPING IN CHATSWOOD
Everyone loves to eat different foods, but the key is to find the balance between healthy nutrition and value for money. For this reason we would like to share some good places in Chatswood where you can find fresh ingredients for your healthy meals!
OUR TOP 3 PLACES TO HAVE BRUNCH IN CHATSWOOD
Our top 3 places to have brunch in chatswood No weekend is complete without a lazy brunch. A perfectly roasted coffee, the Sunday papers and smashed avocado on toast; there is no better way to celebrate the weekend and no better place to indulge than Chatswood.
CHATSWOOD'S TOP 5 YUMM CHA RESTAURANTS
Let’s be honest, Dim Sim – Dim Sum – Yum Cha are tiny bites of deliciousness destined to be eaten over brunch or lunch on the weekend. Well, that’s our take on it.
TOP SPOTS TO HAVE LUNCH IN CHATSWOOD
Admit it, some days you just can’t face another bland desk salad. We all do our best to eat healthy during the week, but sometimes on a bleak Monday or hump day Wednesday you need to do something to celebrate. Here in Chatswood we are fortunate enough to be located right next to some amazing food options, providing the perfect opportunity to spice up our lunch breaks! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to eat so you don’t have to waste a minute of your precious lunch hour wondering where to grab a bite.
One of the best things about living in Sydney is the abundance of food markets selling fresh produce and delicious cuisine from around the globe. Lucky for our taste buds (but not for our waistbands) The Sebel Sydney Chatswood is located right next to the Chatswood Mall Market which runs from 11am-9pm every Thursday and Friday.
DATE NIGHT IN CHATSWOOD
Valentine’s Day is over, but don’t let that stop you from spoiling the one you love! Getting caught up in the chaos of everyday life means we can sometimes forget to stop and appreciate our significant other. Which is why it’s important to keep the romance alive all the time, and not just on February 14th.
What’s your favourite childhood memory? Has it always been visiting the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Watching the wood-chopping, eating too much fairy-floss and struggling to walk under the weight of all my show bags.
OUR PICK OF THE TOP 3 DESSERT PLACES IN CHATSWOOD
Chatswood is known for its variety of restaurants, a foodie’s paradise filled with BBQ pork buns, delicious dumplings and Korean burgers. But sometimes, all you need is a treat to satisfy your sweet-tooth. Luckily, Chatswood offers some of the best dessert locations in Sydney. Whether you need a pick me-up, new date idea or simply want to indulge, here are three of the best places to get a sugar rush in Chatswood. The following dessert places feature in yelps top ten desserts near Chatswood.
AUSTRALIA DAY GUIDE
Are you looking for things to do this month and Australia Day? Sydney has a big line of activities and where to see the fireworks. Look no further than our great guide to celebrate.
THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS
Sydney is the perfect spot for fun activities that will have the whole family enjoying the time off without being stuck inside and staring at the TV set. We are on the lookout for activities that will keep your kids entertained without breaking the bank.
GOOD FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT
Hold onto your chef hats and tap shoes as we dive into Sydney’s October entertainment highlights.
IT ALL STARTS WITH FOOD
Chatswood is fast becoming the preferred dining hot spot. From dining to street cafes, food on-the-go to international food stalls on offer. Known for top quality Chinese, but expand your taste buds in the popular Eat Street precinct.
HITTING THE CULTURE VIBE
Take a look at our guide to what’s on in Chatswood so you don’t miss any of Sydney’s must-see events. Find out what to do on your trip or weekend break to Chatswood, including shopping, top exhibitions, entertainment and delicious food trends.
VIVID SYDNEY, A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, MUSIC AND IDEAS.
Vivid Sydney has been running for eight years and has seen Sydney’s iconic icons, such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as the white canvas on a large scale.
KEEPING THE KIDS ENTERTAINED THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Ideas for a day out with the kids during the holidays and how to keep them amused can sometimes be daunting for parents.
EASTER LONG WEEKEND IN CHATSWOOD
Excitement is in the air at Sydney Showground for what is shaping up to be an amazing Sydney Royal Easter Show. The show is a celebration of Australian culture, rural tradition to modern day lifestyle, and a great day out for the kids.
5 OF THE BEST ASIAN RESTAURANTS IN CHATSWOOD | THE SEBEL RESIDENCE CHATSWOOD
Chatswood has always been known for its abundance of Asian restaurants, reflecting the area’s large Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese communities. But the arrival of The District at Chatswood Interchange in April this year has transformed Chatswood into a foodies delight, with Asian cuisine choices that range from a Michelin-star restaurant to casual street stalls with communal tables.