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Local Chick: Marie Heritage

By James Hutton on March 14, 2017 in People

Picture: Grant Brooks

Picture: Grant Brooks

Sales and marketing executive turned online entrepreneur Marie Heritage has been living in Bondi Beach for the best part of six years. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here? Six years in one of the best spots on the planet!

What’s your favourite beach? Bondi Beach – I love the view from Ben Buckler, where I was married. I also love random places like the secluded beaches of the Hawkesbury River, down south around Ulladulla, and up north of Port Macquarie.

What’s your favourite eatery?
It’s so hard to choose. My closest favourites are Vue Bar, Pompei’s, and pretty much all the local burger joints.

Where do you like to have to have a drink? On Sunday afternoon we love getting together with a bunch of friends at the North Bondi RSL. The place is cool and the view is terrific

Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? It has everything – beach, food, fashion, and more.

Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs?
Can I say too many tourists in summer?

Do you have a favourite sporting team? I’m definitely supporting the Swans for the big games.

What music are you into at the moment? Léon, Léon and Léon, on repeat.

Who is your favourite person? Politics aside, Michelle Obama inspires me. She has managed to build her own strong identity and not be known as ‘the wife of the President’. She talks honestly about her life and challenges, and she is not afraid of any ridiculous situation.

What do you get up to on the weekends? I spend heaps of time with my husband, my kids and my friends enjoying the outdoors – beach, walk, skate park, anything in front of the ocean. I’ve also been working on developing my new company.

What do you do for work? I’m a sales and marketing executive working in hospitality, and I’m the founder of the French Lab, a retail e-shop offering clothing and accessories that I have sourced from Paris. You can check it out at

What’s your favourite thing about work? Being proud of what I have achieved at the end of each day.

Do you have a favourite quote? “Stop saying I wish and start saying I will.”

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast?
You’ve only got one life and it is short, so don’t have any regrets and make the absolute best of it!