Sydney, Australia
Layla, 26
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a bit about Layla

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm an architect, I love seeing figments of imagination become reality

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Administration assistant - boring

Were you born and raised in Sydney? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Sydney?

born and raised in Sydney

What’s your current hood in Sydney and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Inner West, sweet designer culture but too far from the beach!

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

My taste in music is very confused, I listen to anything

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

Probably some Destiny's Child

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

I love David Attenborough's Planet Earth Series

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

The Corridor in Newtown

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Karl Stefanovic - Spend some time watching morning tv in Australia and you'll get it.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Kirribilli markets of course, I love a second hand bargain

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

Kings Cross

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

Hang out in the Botanic Gardens

Where would you go in Sydney to celebrate some freaking good news?


What’s your choice of transportation in Sydney and why?

I catch the train to work and uni, parking is such a hassle. Plus I enjoy spending some time walking on foot.

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

Obviously the Opera House, it's very touristy but its the best piece of architecture we've got to offer

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

I would take my dog for a swim at Mackenzies Bay, just over the hill from Bondi

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

Ever changing but at the moment Barcelona

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