Sydney, Australia
Katie, 33
Strategic Marketer & Consultant
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a strategic marketer and consultant and I love solving problems.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, some old school RnB - anything I can dance to.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Sex and the City, and The Simpsons - both classics.

Name some spots in Sydney that are good for a Tinder date.

I love an activity date so laser tag, a visit to Taronga zoo or a walk from Bondi to Bronte.

Who’s your hero and where in Sydney would you take them out for a serious hang?

I'm a fashion girl so it would be a designer like Christian Louboutin or Olivier Rousteing and we'd do something decidedly un-fashiony like go and eat burgers and talk business.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Everywhere! But I do love classics like Sheike and Decjuba or Asos and The Iconic online.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I'm not a huge fan of Kings Cross.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Just sit by the water and drink cocktails all day!

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Sydney and where did you get it?

It's not extreme but the lemon tart at Catalina is absolutely to die for!

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Sydney that you particularly like?

I like Tios in Surry Hills because it's mexican-themed!

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Sydney? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

The Quay restaurant degustation with matching wines was $500+ but amazing!

What restaurant in Sydney looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Bar Luca. Looks like a regular pub or bar but the burgers are the bomb.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Sydney? Which one do you like?

The Rook does an awesome Margarita.

Where would you take your partner in Sydney if you wanted to really pamper them?

I'd take them to a beautiful restaurant like Cafe Sydney followed by a stay at an amazing hotel like the Park Hyatt - plus some time in their day spa.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Tim tams, Vegemite, Milo, Iced Vovos, Musk sticks, Allens party mix, Rainbow Paddle pops, Gaytimes... I recommend all of the above!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Sydney?

Bondi. You should go once, but there are so many more amazing, less busy beaches around!

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What are the Sydney spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The main tourist attractions need to be ticked off like the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Bondi Beach, Circular Quay, the Rocks, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and a drink or dinner in the city or Surry Hills.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Sydney. How do you spend it?

Get up early and do the Split to Manly walk followed by a delicious brunch/lunch at the Boathouse and some time at the beach. Then I'd get the ferry into the city to take in the harbour views, maybe take an afternoon dance class at Sydney Dance Company and then go for burgers and shakes at Bar Luca!

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I have so many but if I had to pick... London. It's so big and varied and cultured, you can never get bored or ever see everything in that city. I just love it!

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