SARAH, GEORGE AND EDI
Of course, we wanted amazing candles in our boxes. Who doesn’t love a candle?! But we didn’t want just any candles; we wanted NZ made, artisan candles that look gorgeous and most importantly, smell delicious.
Oh hello George and Edi, slide over here, you fit the bill perfectly….
George and Edi are based in glorious Wanaka, and the attention to detail that Sarah and Rose bring to their products results in timeless, quality products that bring a little luxury to the everyday. While Rose and Sarah let their fragrances and products take all the glory, and generally stay out of the limelight, dealing with them has been fabulous, which is why I know that as well as producing gorgeous things, they too are amazing women.
What makes you most proud about George and Edi?
That we have such loyal stockists and customers who have been with us and supported us since day one/the early years …. and we are just celebrating our 8th Anniversary. Also the lovely feedback we get from customers … this feedback reminds us why we care about all the little details and the whole experience, because it does matter and people notice the details and little things you do and appreciate/enjoy them.
At SoL, we’re all about gorgeous things for amazing women.
What’s your favourite “thing” and does it come with a story?
My favourite things would have to be my antique French bed with burnt buttermilk paint work, covered with rustic hessian fabric - bought from Fenton & Fenton in Melbourne. Lucy the owner would spend time in Paris at flea markets buying furniture and shipping it back to her shop. It was a huge splurge at the time, but 10 years on I still love it as much as ever - along with fabulous flax linen bedding and plump pillows ...
investing in good bedding is so worth it!
We love giving women permission to indulge. How would you spend an ultimate day of indulgence?
A whole day with nothing to do but be indulgent (not sure the last time I would have had one of those days) ... would start with a lie in .... perhaps coffee at a fabulous cafe, daydreaming and reading an interior magazine, followed by a long lazy lunch with friends and letting the day unfold with that magical feeling of knowing nothing has been planned and nowhere I have to be .... all the simple pleasures one never grows tired of
Who would you give a random act of lovely to and why?
I'm a big fan of 'random acts of kindness', there are so many people in need of a little kindness.... I have a friend going through a really tough time at the moment, so would definitely love to surprise her with a random act of lovely ..... who wouldn't want to receive a gift of simple pleasures that demonstrates you have been thought about and someone cares
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