Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east:
North Bondi for the past 8 years
How many children: One
The kids park at North Bondi mostly because I have spent many joyous occasions there so it’s a happy place for my family and has the added bonus of a wonderful
Bondi beach and also Balmoral beach, once again, have experienced the happiest of memories at both beaches so love to visit to create more memories.
Favourite kid friendly cafe:
Organic Republic Bakery Bondi Beach
Shuk Café Bondi – has a lovely play area out the back.
Favourite Coffee Spot:
If out and about, I can’t go past Bills cold pressed coffee and when at home, I can make a mean coffee. In saying that, I am definitely more of an
earl grey tea kind of girl.
Favourite date night place:
Anywhere I can get one!
Favourite Local Day Out Activity:
My family owns electric bikes and we have a baby seat on the back. I love a weekend morning ride down to Watsons Bay or to Bondi beach. We sit on the beach as a family and then get some fresh food from the Bondi markets and go home for lunch. I love this as a weekly routine and a relaxing way to start the weekend.
Favourite Local Shop:
For healthy food, I like Earth Food Store, for every day shopping Harris Farms has great produce.
Bondi Bather Swimwear is also a great local store, to pick up beautiful swimwear designs.
Favourite wet weather location:
Definitely at home, there is no other place as comforting in wet weather!
Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you?
Because my husband and I are both busy with work during the week, spending time together on weekends is priority. We like to start the weekend going for a ride or morning walk, having breakfast whilst out or grabbing some food to enjoy at home. Spending the rest of the afternoon at home, with phones off in the company of one and other is the ideal end to a perfect day.
What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to?
I haven’t yet walked to Rose Bay or Watson’s Bay on the harbour side, it’s something I really want to get happening.
Work or SAHM:
Motherly advice :
I don’t believe there is such thing as work life balance. The demands of life are constantly fluctuating and finding some level of balance is always hardest with your first child as it’s such a new experience. I have accepted guilt is part of the process and have made sure to not let guilt have a detrimental impact. There is no such thing as the perfect parent and you can’t compare yourself to what other parents are doing. One of the most important lessons I have learnt since being a parent is to show your vulnerability and ask for help when needed. Although it may not seem like
it on the outside, so many other parents are feeling the exact same way and going through similar experiences. Some of the most helpful moments I have had is speaking openly to another parent and receiving honest beautiful advice. Along with all of this, the motto I live by is don’t sweat the small stuff!
Zoe will be speaking at the Mum’s Society event this Wednesday 1st March 10am at Centennial Parklands Dining. Mum Society is a great way to get out of the house, meet mums and be inspired by interesting mum speakers also the added bonus is they have on site babysitters so you can have a break whilst eating a delicious lunch and you will also receive a copy of Zoe’s new book Falling in Love with Food. BOOK NOW