I’ve always had a love for flowers. When I was little my mum and grandmother would take me to James Smith (a department store in Wellington which closed many years ago) and there was a small little flower shop and I would love seeing the florist at work, so since that time my passion has always been about flowers.
I started working in a flower shop when I was 13 years old; this was my ‘after school’ job. I would wash the vases and do all the cleaning, but that never bothered me, all I wanted was to be in a florist shop.
When I finished school, I continued working in the florist shop. I left New Zealand for about 6 months and I went to Greece, to see my extended family. I had a great opportunity to work in a flower shop in Athens. I came back to New Zealand and continued working as a florist.
At the age of 23 I had my own flower shop in Willis Street, (in the heart of Wellington). I had my shop for 5 years. During that time I had a wonderful array of customers and had orders for all types of occasions: corporate, brides, partners, babies, families, funerals, embassies, government departments, I was lucky to do flowers for our Prime Minister at the time Helen Clark, a number of Members of Parliament, presentation flowers for the Greek Prime Minister (who came to New Zealand on an official visit), as well as a large basket of flowers for Nana Mouskouri when she was on tour. During those 5 years my husband (Geoff) was very supportive and would always take time off work so he could help me over Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, ANZAC day and Christmas, he was a great help.
Supporting New Zealand businesses is what I do, and I source the majority of beautiful flowers from our growers.
I eventually sold my shop to allow me to spend time with my precious baby boy Marko. My son is now 11 years old, so it’s time for me to get back into my passion for flowers. This is why I have my online site, so I can work from home offering a high standard and professional service, and still have time for my beautiful family, which I love very much. I have now been working from home for 5 years thank you for all your support.