Monday Local Mum Jacqueline Leal
Where and how long have you lived in Sydney's east: I've been living in Bondi Beach since 2015. Before having my daughter I lived on Roscoe Street, it is a great location, in the middle of all the buzz. After I had my daughter I decided to move to North Bondi, it's a bit more quiet and I get more of the local vibes.
How many children: 1 daughter, she is 3 years old
Favourite Park: Bondi Beach Park as it's easy to walk to, the playground has recently been renovated and of course the brilliant beach views.
Favourite Beach: Bondi Beach no doubt . I fell in love with Bondi since the first time I stepped foot here. There is something special about this place that makes so many people interested in coming here. It embraces all of us, even with different races , cultures and social classes. It arouses my curiosity a place that takes so well to celebrities and backpackers. Families and young people partying. Kids and elders. This multiculturality and business is quite attractive and then you acknowledge it's ancient history as a Gadigal land being habited for centuries, mixed with a beautiful coastal line, nature and ocean. It's the recipe for success.
Favourite kid friendly cafe: Shuk in North Bondi as they have a fenced area for kids and toys.
Favourite Coffee Spot: Bobby’s Corner on Wairoa Avenue, delicious coffee , friendly staff and great local vibes.
Favourite date night place: Brown Sugar - the food is just fantastic.
Favourite Local Day Out Activity: Picnic with my daughter at Parsley Bay, Nielsen Park or Bondi.
Favourite Local Shop: Abode, on Hall Street. They are amazing!
Favourite wet weather location: Home
Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you? Sunny day, at the beach surfing, swimming , sunbathing, having a picnic at lunch time and finishing the day at one of the local restaurants with amazing food.
What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to? I need to explore more Maroubra and surroundings.
Work or SAHM: I own my photography and art print business My Noisy Shutter
Motherly advice : Always trust your instincts and love yourself. If you are well, your kids will be well.