Local Chick… Lucy Pearson from Tamarama
Tamarama lass Lucy Pearson runs The Literary Edit, a book blog featuring book reviews and literary-themed travel. Lucy shares her local favourites with The Beast…
How long have you lived here? I moved to Bondi almost four years ago now, and after a three-month stint living in both Los Angeles and Ubud, Bali, I now get to call Tamarama home.
Why do you live here? The list is endless, though the beaches, coastal walks and weather are certainly key factors. I love the community vibe in the Eastern Suburbs and the laid-back way of living.
What’s your favourite beach? Tamarama. It’s got more of a chilled vibe than Bondi and is less of a tourist trap.
What’s your favourite eatery? I love Bar Machiavelli in Rushcutters Bay, and Totti’s at The Royal for a local bite to eat.
Where do you like to have a drink? I enjoy a good sundowner at the Coogee Pavilion and Watson’s Bay Hotel.
Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? The beaches, Gertrude & Alice bookshop and the close proximity to everything.
Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? There’s nothing I don’t love about living in the Eastern Suburbs, other than the distance to my family back home in the UK.
Do you have a favourite sporting team? I’m a big fan of the All Blacks.
What music are you into at the moment? I’ve been listening to Kiwi band Six60 for a few years now and have been playing them on repeat since seeing them at Bluesfest earlier in the year.
Who is your favourite person? There are too many to mention, but my former roommate Brit and her husband Ben are definitely top of the list.
What do you get up to on the weekends? In the summer you can find me lying on the beach with a book. Now that it’s cooler I tend to station myself at Gertrude & Alice most weekends, curled up with a book and their delicious lentil stew.
What do you do for work? I run my book blog, The Literary Edit, where I feature book reviews and literary-themed travel. I also do freelance writing and social media management on the side and I host the bi-monthly Bondi Literary Salon at Gertrude & Alice.
What’s your favourite thing about work? I’ve been a voracious reader for as long as I can remember, so getting to surround myself with books for a living is a pretty sweet set-up.
Do you have a favourite quote? “I can resist anything except temptation.”
Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Read and read, more and more, longer and longer.