Amy Spanton

the Editor of She has lived and worked in San Francisco, Sydney and London, working as a waitress, bartender and maitre’d. She knows the bar scene inside out and has written about bars and drinks for numerous publications, including Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Living supplement. She is long-time Editor of Bartender magazine.

Conscious cocktails: a guide to mindful boozing

A weekend dedicated to self-care? Yup, Pedestrian.TV’s Selfish weekend (with the help of The House of Angostura) covered everything the young kids are into these days from Fury meditation to getting sized up for a bikini and everything in between.

The good drinking guide to Byron Bay

These days Byron is so popular (and expensive) it’s well and truly into its phase which I will call Byrondi. Byron meets Bondi. And while you hear
people moan nostalgically about how awesome Byron was 15 years ago, it hasn’t been all bad news.

L.A. Over — the best Los Angeles bars to hit up

It’s huge. And hot. And its population (the greater area) is the same as the whole of Australia. It’s so fricking big it can feel insurmountable. Especially when you want to check out some of the city’s best new bars.