What inspired you to start a small business?
I have always thought outside the square and I am definitely not a 9 to 5 worker. I like to be creative and spontaneous – most of my ideas come to me late at night and that is when I am most productive. Hence, not too many job descriptions fall into that category, so I had to make one for myself. I have been self-employed for over 30 years now.
What did you do before market life took over?
I was a Hairdresser and Beauty Therapist. I started working in salons owned by others, but soon decided to open my own in partnership with my sister. I also worked in department store retail within the cosmetics industry, particularly with fragrance.
What top 3 items would you take with you to a desert island?
Assuming this is a holiday for a week or two, I would take an endless supply of Chocolate, Champagne and some good books.
What tips would you give stallholders new to the market scene?
Know your product, merchandise it well – display and packaging, offer excellent customer service, be organised – on time, set-up, float, storage of stock, food/drinks etc and…..
put your happy pants on!!!
How would you describe what you create?
Hand-made Shea Butter Soaps, Soy & Coconut Wax Candles and Roll-On Perfume Oils.
The perfect little gift or a special treat just for you!
Where can we find your products?
Products are available at - Moonee Ponds Central Market, The Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market, Collins Square and online.
What’s your favorite quote and who said it ?
Less is more! ( Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe 1886-1969) who was one of the founders of modern architecture and an advocate for the simplicity of style.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous! (Coco Chanel)
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be a teacher or a hairdresser – I picked the right career path for me.
Chocolate or Cheese?
If I am going to that island, then I’ll take the cheese because I have already ordered the chocolate!