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By James Hutton on June 6, 2017 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

When Bronte local Ali Clemesha isn’t working in her day job in advertising, she’s putting the hard yards in with her new business venture, The Nanny Emporium. Ali shares her local favourites with The Beast…

Suburb | Bronte

How long have you lived here? I am blessed to have lived here my whole life.

What’s your favourite beach? Bronte Beach. My happy place.

What’s your favourite eatery? Sunday brunch at Trio or Shuk, acai at Gusto, and Japanese at Raw Bar.

Where do you like to have a drink? Anywhere that sells wine and a good Bloody Mary. At the moment I’m loving Suey Sins, my friend’s new bar in Surry Hills. The food is ridiculously good, there are plenty of glamours, and the cocktails taste like heaven.

Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Just look around at where we live; it doesn’t get much better than this! I also have a love/hate relationship with what we call the ‘Eastern Suburbs bubble’. It’s pretty hard to go anywhere without seeing people you know, especially when you’re not looking your best, but it’s nice living in a community of so many familiar, friendly faces.

Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Parking meters and Brendan McKinnon.

Do you have a favourite sporting team? I am a born and bred Rabbitohs fan, but I live in Roosters territory so I cop a bit for that. You’ve got to stick with your roots, I say.

What music are you into at the moment? I am a big Fleetwood Mac fan and have an intense love for R&B. At the moment I’m into Sean Paul, Chance the Rapper and The Internet.

Who is your favourite person? My parents are definitely my favourite/most supportive duo, but I do have to give a shout out to my business partner and best friend Jorgia. She once saved a distressed whale at Bronte beach and can tell the most animated story you have ever heard!

What do you get up to on the weekends? It depends if I have a hangover or not, but I try to make the most of the beach, catch up with friends, go for a wine or 10, and just generally lap up all that Sydney has to offer.

What do you do for work? I work in advertising full-time, but I also run an online nanny/babysitter database with my bestie, Jorgia. We were both nannies during university and discovered a shared passion for the industry. We finally got our act together two years ago and brought The Nanny Emporium to life. We now run a website which offers an affordable, hassle-free experience for parents, babysitters and nannies to communicate and share job opportunities. Check us out at

What’s your favourite thing about work? The people I get to work with.

Do you have a favourite quote? Treat people how you would like to be treated. You never know what someone is going through or has been through, be kind always.

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? If you have a passion or an idea, pursue it every single day until that dream or business idea turns into a reality. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you. And if you are looking for a nanny or babysitter, The Nanny Emporium is where they are at.