LOCAL BLOKE… AMAURY TRÉGUER FROM BONDI BEACHFrenchman photographer extraordinaire Amaury Tréguer recently moved to Bellevue Hill after living in Bondi for eight years. You might know him from his daily photo blog, Morning Bondi, or from his many shots in The Beast over the years. He shares his local favourites with The Beast…
How long have you lived here? I’ve been living in Bellevue Hill for the past two months, but previously I lived in Bondi Beach for eight years. Before that I was living back home in Paris.
What’s your favourite beach? Bondi Beach, of course! Especially in the morning from 6-8am when it’s less crowded. I go down to the beach every single day at that time and believe me, it’s definitely the golden hours!
What’s your favourite eatery?. I would say The Nine, Da Orazio, Bills, China Diner, and Icebergs for special occasions.
Where do you like to have a drink? The good old Bucket List, the Crossing, and lately Ravesis, since they refurbished it.
Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? The constant holiday vibe, the morning crowd, and the beach. When you live in the Eastern Suburbs you have the impression you’re living in paradise.
Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? The property market (renting or owning). I understand that there is a price to pay for paradise, but it is way too expensive!
Do you have a favourite sporting team? The last time that I watched sport on TV was the FIFA World Cup, and it’s like this every four years. However, come World Cup time it’s ‘Allez les Bleus’!
What music are you into at the moment? I listen to a lot of random music depending on my mood. I’m quite a big jazz fan and you can’t go wrong with a bit of Miles Davis.
Who is your favourite person? I have to pick two otherwise I’m going to be in trouble – my adorable 18-month-old daughter Charlotte and my beautiful wife Gaëlle. I love them both so much!
What do you get up to on the weekends? I enjoy a bit of a sleep in, heaps of family time, catch-ups with friends, and surfing – it’s the best meditation!
What do you do for work? I’m heading the Social and Content department for Haussmann Group, a group of marketing and communications agencies. My job is to craft and implement social and digital strategies for clients.
What’s your favourite thing about work? I get to work with everyone within the different agencies, kind of like a consultant within a team of 50 people. I’m a people person so this is the dream job really.
Do you have a favourite quote? “Winners never quit and quitters never win” – Vince Lombardi. It’s actually my dad’s favourite and it has been for years. I guess I was raised with this in mind and that shapes the way I behave.
Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? I strongly encourage anyone to wake up early in the morning and make the most out of these special extra hours.