Local: Jemima

 

All up, how many years have you lived in bondi?

7

 

Your favourite local place for a tea or coffee?

Jeds… they do a great Dandelion Latte.

 

Your favourite local place for a meal?

Nina’s Ploy Thai – still looks like your old skool Thai Restaurant but the food is authentic and prices are good. For a special occasion it is always Sean’s Panaroma.

 

Your favourite place to shop in bondi?

Gould St…

 

Your favourite season in bondi? Why?

Christmas for the hot summer days and crazy crowds – it feels like being on holiday everyday… as long as you don’t have to find a park. September October – when you get the odd warm day and the beach isn’t too crowded but the weather is glorious. Winter for the Whale watching.

 

Your favourite local event or festival?

Sculpture by the Sea  and Festival of the Winds.

 

Your bondi ‘happy’ place?

North Bondi grassy knoll.

 

Your favourite local activity?

Riding the bike down to the beach, checking out the skate ramp then heading into the water to cool off.

 

Your favourite part of the bondi natural environment?

The rocks at the north end of the beach

 

Do you take any local lessons

Dharma Shala yoga on Ben Buckler has great instructors and a diverse timetable.

 

Any local charities/organisations you support or volunteer for?

Hall St Vinnies has delivered some winners in the past and is the recipient of all my old favourites.

 

Where would you take a first-time visitor to bondi?

Jeds for coffee, Icebergs or North Bondi Italian for a drink, Sean’s Panaroma for dinner, Gould St for shopping, skate park for entertainment, jumping off the rocks at the north end of the beach for fun.

 

What’s your favourite thing about living in bondi?

That havaianas are the preferred footwear in all seasons. The beach in all seasons. It’s a great place to bring up my son

 

Any bondi secret spots or tips you’d be happy to share?

The organic bakery on the corner of Warners and Glenayr do killer fruit buns.

 

What would you like improved in bondi?

Annual residential parking permits should be free!!!!