Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east:

6 years this time around after a 11 year stint in London but before that, 12 years.

How many children:

Two – a son 12, and a daughter 9. 

Favourite Park:

Lyne Park, Rose Bay is good – my son can shoot some hoops, my daughter can play on the flying fox in the playground and I can get a grab a coffee from
the café by the tennis courts.

Favourite Beach:

Clovelly or Bondi, depending on my mood.

Favourite kid friendly cafe:

La Piadina down the North end of Glenayr Avenue near Warners Ave is a great little mellow spot – they do a breakfast mini pizza thing with jam that my
daughter loves, and let’s not go there on the mini Nutella bites – tasty by all accounts.

Favourite Coffee Spot:

I alternate between the neighbours of my Barbershop in Bondi Beach, Lox Stock and Barrel on Glenayr Ave or the Shop & Wine bar on Curlewis street –
in fact, I frequent them so much, that one of them has given me my own mug!

Favourite date night place:

Brown Sugar or the Speakeasy on Curlewis Street, for an ambient vibe or Bondi Hardware on Hall Street for a bit more noise.

Favourite Local Day Out Activity

I took my son for a sea plane ride across the city and harbour recently, it was brilliant and we had a ball – obviously a “special occasion” local day
out though!

Favourite Local Shop:
 
I think my Barbershop, Badlambs, in Bondi Beach is a favourite – I have all the treasures I have collected over the years around me, and I get to chat
to interesting people all day. We have a piano in the shop, so we frequently have pianists and their musician friends sitting down and playing a few
tunes, which I love. 

 


 

Favourite wet weather location:

The Ritz cinema in Randwick, luckily all of my family love a good film.

Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you?

That is a hard one as we are spoilt for choice, but it takes a lot to beat a long lazy summer day with family, friends, food and music at Camp Cove, having
grabbed a spot on the grass by the jetty, followed by a stroll down to the Watson Bay Hotel at the end of the day for some hot chips and cold beers

What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to?

The Maroubra/Malabar headland walk, at the southern end of Maroubra beach – it’s nice and wild I hear.

Work or SAH[D]:

My barbershop, Badlambs, is open 7 days a week – so not a lot of staying at home for me at the moment!

That said, my children are always popping in and making themselves at home, whether they are in the office above the shop “doing their homework” after
school, or out the front running a lemonade stand with their friends on a hot day (don’t tell the rangers), I get to see a lot of them.


Fatherly advice: “trust your gut”

Badlambs Barbershop
132 Glenayr Ave
Bondi Beach
Tip for Mums – kids’ cuts are cheaper for kids at Badlambs during the week – $25 vs $30 on the weekend.