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Local Chick – Samatha Barakat from Clovelly

By Dan Hutton on May 18, 2016 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

Samantha Barakat Light lives in Clovelly and runs Body Catalyst, a fat reduction and body-sculpting clinic in Bondi Junction. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here?
My husband and I have lived here for two and a half years.

What’s your favourite beach?
Bronte Beach. I love the surf, the dour palm trees that line the southern street and the vast grassy area for long, lazy beach days.

What’s your favourite eatery?
Nomad in Surry Hills. The suckling pig is off the hook and for the slightly more adventurous the wagyu tongue is very, well, un-tongue-like.

Where do you like to have a drink?
I work right next to Spring St Social in Bondi Junction, so I love escaping there for a drink. The cocktails are wacky but tasty and you can’t beat live music.

Do you have a favourite sporting team?
Cheer, cheer the red and the white – I’m a massive Swannies fan!

What music are you into at the moment?
Fractures, the XX, Tame Impala and Chet Faker.

Who is your favourite person?
My husband Alex, who is everything I’m not.

What do you get up to on the weekends?

Work, dinners, beach, barbecues. Once a month we also escape up or down the coast for a bit of beach action and R&R.

What do you do for work?

I own a fat reduction and body-sculpting clinic in Bondi Junction called Body Catalyst. We use the latest in non-surgical technologies to help people achieve their body goals – fat reduction, cellulite treatments and skin tightening.

What’s your favourite thing about work?
I love helping our clients reach their body goals. The majority of our clients eat well and exercise often, yet find it difficult to shed the last couple of kilos or return back to their pre-baby bodies after birth. Our fat reduction and skin tightening treatments help give their bodies the extra boost they need, which in turn increases their confidence.

Do you have a favourite quote?
“Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S. Lewis.

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast?
From someone who was born in the 1930s and has far more wisdom than I do: “I wish I could tell you it gets better, but it doesn’t get better. You get better.” – Joan Rivers.