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Coffee is a passion for us at The Better Living Index. Each morning we have a choice; mediocre coffee in a take-away cup, or something special to start your <h2><a href="http://thebetterlivingindex.com/top-25-better-living-experiences-from-2013/">Top 25 &#8216;Better Living&#8217; experiences from 2013<a href='http://thebetterlivingindex.com/top-25-better-living-experiences-from-2013/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2> 

The start of each year also presents one with a period of reflection. The past 12 months have seen some seriously good living, delivering up a series of enjoyable <h2><a href="http://thebetterlivingindex.com/audi-rs5-cabriolet/">Audi RS5 Cabriolet<a href='http://thebetterlivingindex.com/audi-rs5-cabriolet/#comments' class='comments-small'>(2)</a></a></h2> 

In this latest installment of our XvY reviews, Brad and Dennis take a box-fresh Audi RS5 Cabriolet south through Sydney's Royal National Park onto the charming town of Berry to <h2><a href="http://thebetterlivingindex.com/trekking-the-routeburn-track-new-zealand/">Trekking the Routeburn Track, New Zealand<a href='http://thebetterlivingindex.com/trekking-the-routeburn-track-new-zealand/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2> 

The Routeburn Track, on the south island of New Zealand, is a 32 km or 2-4 day mountainous track winding through beech-forested valleys, alongside pristine green rivers and alpine lakes <h2><a href="http://thebetterlivingindex.com/maroubra-beach-at-dawn/">Maroubra Beach at dawn<a href='http://thebetterlivingindex.com/maroubra-beach-at-dawn/#comments' class='comments-small'>(0)</a></a></h2> 

Make the most of these last days of summer and get yourself down to the beach as often as possible. These photos were taken this week at Maroubra beach.
Paramount Coffee Project, Surry Hills

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Best Made knife sharpening kit

Best Made knife sharpening kit 0

The Farmed Table at Bang Bang, Surry Hills

The Farmed Table at Bang Bang, Surry Hills 0

Planet Furniture, Surry Hills

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Bunker, Milton

Bunker, Milton 0

Guides

A weekend escape to Patonga, NSW

A weekend escape to Patonga, NSW 0

Patonga on the NSW Central Coast is one of my favourite weekend escapes. Situated at the tip of National Parklands, this small fishing town is accessed via the Palm Beach

Things we like

Best Made knife sharpening kit

Best Made knife sharpening kit 0

Best Made, one of my favourite camp goods companies, has just released this USA made, Arkansas Bench Stone. Possibly the perfect "two-in-one" sharpening stone, it is housed in a lovely

Cars & Motorcycles

Austin Healey

Austin Healey 0

Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker established through a joint-venture between Austin—a division of the British Motor Corporation—and the Donald Healey Motor Company, an automotive engineering and design firm in 1952. The Austin-Healey 100-6 was the second

Food & Drinks

Paramount Coffee Project, Surry Hills

Paramount Coffee Project, Surry Hills 0

Paramount Coffee Project is a cooperative venture from two serious coffee operators Russell Beard (Reuben Hills) and Mark Dundon (Seven Seeds). Located in the beautifully renovated Paramount Pictures building, the stylish

Travel

Berrima, Regional NSW

Berrima, Regional NSW 0

  Berrima is a historic village in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The village, once a major town, is located 90 minutes south of Sydney on the Old Hume

Design & Art

Planet Furniture, Surry Hills

Planet Furniture, Surry Hills 0

  Planet Furniture has been handcrafting, stylish, sustainable furniture since opening in 1998. Utilising a natural materials, this store provides an antidote to all the plastic and veneer that now passes for high-end