Local Chick… Jee Morton from Coogee
Coogee’s Jee Morton moved to Australia from Thailand after meeting a handsome Coogee local over ten years ago. She is now a beauty therapist at CooJee Beauty in the Junction. Jee shares her local favourites with The Beast…
How long have you lived here? I have lived in Coogee for 11 years.
Why do you live here? I met my husband in Thailand. We had our daughter and got married, and the Eastern Suburbs is where my husband’s family has lived for five generations.
What’s your favourite beach? Coogee is my favourite beach but I love to go swimming at Wylies Baths.
What’s your favourite eatery? Anywhere that has great seafood. I have also come to love Italian food, so La Spiaggia in Coogee is fantastic. A barbecue at home is hard to beat too.
Where do you like to have a drink? After a long day in the salon, a glass of wine on the balcony at home with a fresh summer breeze is pretty perfect.
Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? It’s close to everything, the people are friendly and it’s a great place to raise a family.
Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? The dumping of the rental bikes everywhere, and of course the traffic and lack of parking.
Do you have a favourite sporting team? I live in a rugby league house but my favourite sport is soccer so I go for the Socceroos.
What music are you into at the moment? I love Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and Sam Smith. I also like to listen to old Thai pop songs and the relaxing music that I play in the salon.
Who is your favourite person? My favourite person is my daughter, Athisa, and I love my husband and my extended family. My favourite animal is my dog, Logan. He is quite famous for playing soccer in the dog park in Coogee.
What do you get up to on the weekends? I work on Saturdays so my weekend is Sunday and Monday. I love to relax with my family and friends.
What do you do for work? I’m a beauty therapist. I have a salon in Bondi Junction called CooJee Beauty.
What’s your favourite thing about work? I love to make my clients look and feel beautiful.
Do you have a favourite quote? “Life is too short, so fill it with love, peace and harmony.”
Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Give yourself, or someone you love, a gift. Make an appointment at CooJee Beauty to relax, renew and revive your mind and body. Please call 0411 397 544 or just pop in to the salon on level 1, 116 Spring Street, Bondi Junction.