In it's prime Double Bay was simply THE place to be. Knox Street humming to the wee hours at the Cosmopolitan Centre, watching the Mr & Mrs Beautifuls do whatever it is that they do, seeing boarders stumbling from one pub to the next (specially after GPS Regatta!), wannabe's trying to be cool and not quite making it, underworld legends sharing a cigar and brandy and us fresh out of schoolers thinking we were incredibly hip happening and knowing it all!
Times changed and the Bay changed. As a kids we would get all dressed up (patent leather shoes shining smartly, Sunday best clothes adorned) and go visit family friends who owned a house with it's own private jetty, meeting incredibly glamourous people (for one was an international model whose boyfriend at the time was The Electric Lounge Lizard or King of Cool) and generally running amok.
Sadly the cool factor slowly disappeared and in it's place remained what could only be deemed a sad shadow of its former self. No more "Double Bay, Double Pay"
But as we know we live in world which is cyclical and thankfully, albeit slowly, the Bay is being boosted back to it's former glory with one of the prominent additions being Double Bay Organic Market.
And it's been an absolute delight to watch this market grow and develop and have stalls that fit in with it's surrounds.
First stop always is a coffee with the king of caffeine Ali