Bondi Beach is the ultimate landmark of Australia, defining the east coast as a beautiful haven for locals and tourists alike in the heart of Australia (in my humble opinion): Sydney.
But to truly appreciate Bondi, you need to go on a beautiful spring morning before the crowds hit for summer. And that’s where I found myself last weekend; despite a slight chill in the air, the sun was shining and the clear, crisp coastal atmosphere was a welcome distraction from my inner city living.
I drove the 15 minutes from my flat in Potts Point to the beach, and I couldn’t help smiling as the beautiful ocean view drew closer as I cruised down Bondi Road. I rarely travel outside my suburb at weekends (I’m a city girl at heart), but every time I go to Bondi on a beautiful day I promise myself I’ll be a more regular visitor.
Despite parking being a nightmare, I finally managed to find a space and shell out the $10 for a two hour privilege. I strolled over the pavilion with a spring in my step knowing I was in for a treat.
I arrived at The Bucket List hoping it wasn’t too busy (I’ve experienced that many a time and it’s one of the reasons I usually stay in the city). Luckily for me, it was unusually quiet and myself and my +1 were seated in a prime position gazing out over the beach (and in prime position to perv on the hot surfers).
We ordered brunch and chowed down. As we ate, our minds were preoccupied with the sheer beauty of the city we are lucky enough to live in. We both mentioned this fact a number of times, but without looking at each other – our eyes were fixed on the sea (and the lifeguards).
If you’re looking for a beautiful setting for food and drinks with friends, you can’t go wrong with The Bucket List. It’s a real beaut of a venue and whether you’re having breakfast or kicking off a Sunday session, it’s a great place to relax and have fun with friends.
I have great memories of this place – why not check it out for yourselves and make some great memories too.