LOCAL CHICK… EMILY REYNOLDS FROM BRONTE
Bronte’s Emily Reynolds is the brains behind healthy tasty treats business RawEm Treats. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…
How long have you lived here? Five years, and I haven’t left Bronte Beach – I don’t think I ever could.
What’s your favourite beach? 100 per cent Bronte. I can’t get over how incredibly amazing the beach is. It’s ‘out-of-control dreamy’.
What’s your favourite eatery? Wet Paint is a firm favourite – amazingly tasty and huge portions, with the friendliest service. And China Doll at Woolloomooloo too.
Where do you like to have a drink? Waverley Bowlo, for a sunny afternoon beer on the weekend with my sister, her family, and our friends. The Charing Cross Hotel is perfect for a pre-dinner drink.
Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? The beaches, the sea, the coffee, the people, the heat, and the light. I’m blown away by how beautiful everywhere is and how friendly everyone is.
Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? It gets a little crowded in the summer and the traffic gives my hubby rage. The clothes shopping isn’t the best either, but that’s probably a good thing.
Do you have a favourite sporting team? I don’t support a team but I love running, swimming, and yoga.
What music are you into at the moment? I’m loving my latest running playlist, which is a mix of upbeat tunes, including Whitney and Rocky, and some really random ones, such as Ace of Base and The Beach Boys.
Who is your favourite person? My hubby, Will, and my son, Finley. They are literally the best people to hang out with.
What do you get up to on the weekends? Will, Fin, and I usually hit the beach, dip in the salty pool, have a coffee, kick a rugby ball around the park, and walk in the sunshine. Plus, I do lots of ball rolling for my business.
What do you do for work? I own a healthy tasty treats business called RawEm Treats, selling refined sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan energy balls in yummy coconut, choc orange, and peanut butter flavours. They’re such a nutritiously delicious snack. Look out for them in Huxton’s, Salinas, Gordons, Clovelly Social House, and Seasalt, or treat your healthy self at www.rawemtreats.com.au.
What’s your favourite thing about work? The fact that I’m providing people with something that tastes good and is made from natural, nourishing, and energising ingredients. I love the thought of everyone enjoying a healthy daily treat without the guilt that comes with eating sugar-laden, processed food.
Do you have a favourite quote? “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” I often have to remind myself, “If it doesn’t matter, let it go.”
Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? The minute you wake up, stand on your head (or just hang upside down), eat a kiwifruit, pop a RawEm ball, and drink green juice – you’ll feel on top of the world!