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Local Chick… Lee Safar From Bondi Junction

By James Hutton on January 8, 2013 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Bondi Junction resident and musician Lee Safar shares her local favourites with The Beast…

Where do you live?
I’ve been living in LA for the past two years and I moved to Bondi Junction soon after I made the decision to base myself in Sydney earlier this year.

What’s your favourite beach?
In the world, it would have to be Malibu; it feels unlike anything I’ve ever experienced every time I’m there. In Sydney, my favourite beach is Bondi. As a kid growing up in the Inner West, we’d have day trips to Bondi as a family – happy days!

What’s your favourite eatery?
The new cafe that’s opened up in Waverley Park (Waverley Park Kiosk) is my favourite place to eat and drink coffee here. The coffee is out of this world, the food is so clean and fresh, the menu is awesome and the view of the ocean is breathtaking!

Where do you like to have a drink?
I don’t drink alcohol so when I go for a drink it’s all about the coffee – half long black or a double ris pic!

Do you have a favourite sporting team?
If I have to represent it would be Easts cricket team; I know Moosh and some of the boys. I’m so focused on my music business that I don’t have time for much else.

Who is your favourite person?
Whoever is inspiring me at any particular moment – it could be anyone.

What music are you into at the moment?
Electronic dance music (EDM) is my world and I’m happily consumed by it. My album ‘Laundry After Midnight’ dropped on 12/12/12 and it’s predicted to do big things for Australian EDM. Other than listening pretty intensely to my own music for obvious reasons, I’ve been listening to Deadmau5, Above and Beyond, some international producers who have asked me to sing on their tracks, and local acts like Evolutionary Theory, Shane Cross and Feenixpawl, who I got to hang with at the Electronic Music Conference in November.

What do you get up to on the weekends?
Music, music, music business, Sunday breakfast, music, music business, and umm… more music!

Do you have a favourite quote?
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” – Rumi

What’s your favourite thing about work?
I followed my dreams to pursue a career in music and coffee because I’m obsessed with both of them. They offer me the opportunity to be of service to others while being of service to myself all at the same time. They balance each other perfectly and connect me to all the people that blow my mind with their inspiring stories and badass-ness!

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast?
Check out my new album ‘Laundry After Midnight’ on iTunes and tell me what you think by connecting with me on Facebook (leesafarmusic), Twitter or Instagram (@leesafar)!