Monday's Local Mum Rachael Finch
Where and how long have you lived in Sydney's east:
I’m originally from Townsville in Far North Queensland, but left home at a young age to model. I travelled and lived all over the world, but I felt like I was getting off track I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t healthy and I felt lost, so I moved to Sydney in 2009 straight after Miss Universe … and have happily been here since.
How many children:
Two, Violet and Dom
Centennial Park is an absolute favourite. It has a big playground for the kids to enjoy, a great walking track with my pup, Simba, and is a beautiful place to throw down a picnic rug.
Weekend’s we like to hit Tamarama and Bronte. And weekdays, Bondi.
Favourite kid friendly cafe:
We love going to The Grounds in Alexandria. From the animals, yummy snacks and beautiful themes, it’s lots of fun for the kids, and big kids too!
Favourite Coffee Spot:
Cali Press! Any of the locations, particularly Bondi as the service is spectacular.
Favourite date night place:
Toko in Surry Hills. It was our first date location and we go there every year on our anniversary. We love to sit at the bar that overlooks the chefs – they are amazing to watch.
Favourite Local Day Out Activity:
We love the beach, especially on a sunny day. We get the rugs and bucket + spade out. Followed by a meal at a beachside café. Exploring and discovering new hidden gems! When I am with my kids, my time is not being scheduled, and I love that. We can be focused together and enjoy our family time.
Favourite Local Shop:
Henley’s Wholefoods in Bondi
Favourite wet weather location:
SKYZONE in Alexandria is a lot of fun and a great way to move your body on a rainy day.
Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you?
A little bit like our day out activity. Beach, lunch, exploring and relaxing together.
What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to?
We always love to explore and have adventures, finding new local gems.
Work or SAHM:
Work! I love what I do and have the opportunity to tailor it to suit me, my family and life. Along with lots of fun projects, I have B.O.D by Finch apparel and BODY by Finch - a place for women to reconnect with themselves, find fitness, a wholesome way of eating, and a holistic approach to everything health related.
Always listen to your own body and instincts. You will know what is right, and you know your baby and body best. Make decisions that suit you – that’s what matters most.
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Rachael Finch, Host, Presenter and Businesswoman
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