Recent Stories BooksUltimate Reading List2020 seems to be the year sent to test us. Drought, fire, flood and now this. To make the social distancing and isolation that *little* bit easier we’ve compiled all the books recommended throughout the last 6 issues of Swell. So, drumroll please, here’s… Swell’s Ultimate Reading List (so far)! RecipesNew York, New York CocktailRemember, the best cocktails are shaken not stirred. Make this sensational sip at home or head to The Lucky Hotel and have their friendly bartenders make it for you. LifestyleRoots of The Olive TreeThe Olive Tree Market has become a staple event on Newcastle’s calendar, with artists and customers alike travelling far and wide to get amongst the buzz of all things handmade, contemporary and local. RecipesSummer SaladThe chefs at Sprout Dining put together this perfect summer salad for us. It will leave you satisfied, comfortably full and feeling just a little smug for making such deliciously healthy choices. TravelPacific PalmsAmid seemingly endless stretches of coastline and unspoiled national parks, a tight-knit cluster of communities beckons. RecipesRolled Pavlova RecipeWe asked the chefs at Sprout Dining what was their go-to dessert for a summer BBQ. This take on an Aussie classic will have your guests licking their lips and asking for a second serve. LifestyleThe Joy BoxStruck by Australia’s housing affordability crisis and a yearning for a slower life, Newcastle property investor Heidi Alexandra Joy came up with a plan to greatly downsize and simplify her life. It was here that her tiny home on wheels, The Joy Box, was born.