“I don’t know myself some times, or how to measure and name and count out the grains that make me what I am.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves
Here’s what I do know about myself……….
I’m a serial entrepreneur, but I quite like the term “passionpreneur” because I’m fortunate enough to be working in an industry that I’m crazy about! My Father (Bernie) used to say “do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,” and that sums up where I’m at right now. Loving it!
It hasn’t always been that way. In 2020 I opened business # 8, a number that’s lucky in China where I recently spent 5 years. I’m using it as a symbol of optimism.
That’s another thing I know about myself…I’m ever the optimist.
Live Music Tragic
My current venue is an Intimate Music Lounge based in Richmond (Melbourne) and is my third music venue. It has snazzy food, a serious liquor offering, a bold interior, and of course, great music! But # 8 is more than that, it’s a brand that has been many decades in the making. Long Live Jimmy Hornet!
Art & Design Junkie
Number 4 was an Art Gallery that tipped over into interior design, which next to music has been a life long preoccupation. I mention this because Art & Design is part of the bigger brand plan. I’m also a licensed antique dealer and excited about old lovelies lingering around the new works.
Rock Chick Gone Jazz
On a more personal note, I’m a rock chick at heart and spent a decade singing and treading the (sticky) boards. A strange series of events led me to sing with a jazz band in China, and now I’m back to performing. You can find my duo at Blackburn or Bust!
Family & Friends
I’m the blessed mother of two marvellous sons, daughter of the greatest man on earth, and partner to the second greatest….he’s got time to catch up.
My mother, two sisters, and brother are proof to me that blood really is thicker than water.
I’m an introverted person who loves deeply and that can be a bit confusing for those close to me, but fortunately, most persevere.
Dog person with two dachshunds.
Onward and upward!