Whether you've been following along for a short time or a long time, a new or old friend, visited one of our pop ups, or just a lover of all things beautifully bohemian - I thought now was as good a time as any to say thanks, it's great to have you along on the ride. And to share some news, a bit about myself, and the back story of Nouvelle Nomad.
I launched Nouvelle Nomad in 2016, off the back of a stint of living and working in the South West of France. In a town called Biarritz nestled on the French and Spanish border. An incredibly picturesque and cosmopolitan beach side city with the beautiful Basque coast on one side and the Pyrenees Mountains on the other.
My love of travels, adventures and collecting global treasures for my home are what lead me to some incredible trips to Morocco, where I completely fell in love with the interiors, the textiles, and the whole experience of getting wonderfully lost in the souks. I was instantly addicted to the buzz of trawling the carpet markets in Marrakech on the hunt for that perfect treasure.
I've been fortunate enough to have travelled the world both personally and with my profession. I'm a retailer and marketer by trade - and have had the privilege of working with some incredible brands in my career, including my time in France where I was heading up trade marketing for Quiksilver, Roxy and DC shoes globally.
Since leaving my 15 year career in the fashion industry, I now contract consult to a range of business and brands, and have been working with some wonderful clients like the Movember Foundation - the world's biggest charity tackling the issues surrounding mens health, prostate and testicular cancers and suicide prevention on a global scale.
On the 31st of July I'm on a one way flight back to Paris. Melbourne Winter has gotten the better of me and I'm heading back over to France for some European sunshine, to catch up with old friends and get my baguette fix. I'm not sure how long I'll be gone for... it might be 3 months, it might be 3 years - I'm not sure. But I'm going to be embracing the digital nomad life for a while,
With the help of some special friends back here in Melbourne who will keep the Aussie side of Nouvelle Nomad running, while running my business and working with my consulting clients remotely.
I'll be a whole lot closer to Morocco too - which means I'll be popping across to Marrakech when ever I can for sourcing trips and to add to the Nouvelle Nomad collection. So if you're a retailer, interior designer or just looking for the perfect Moroccan treasure - keep this in mind. I'll be offering personal sourcing services and would love nothing more than to dig into the piles of magic carpets to find you what you're looking for!
So with 2 weekends left in Melbourne - I'm inviting you to come along to visit the pop-up show room in Carlton, Melbourne open Thursdays and Saturdays until 28th July by appointment. Come past for a mint tea and your personal viewing of the current collection of treasures. I'd love to meet you and perhaps we'll find you your unicorn rug!
Thanks again for following along - I hope you've enjoyed hearing a little bit more about me, and the story behind my beloved business. I'm hoping to share more stories over the coming months about the people, places and experiences that happen along the way.
I've loved having you all along for the Nouvelle Nomad ride this last year. And I can't wait to see what travels, adventures and all new treasures this next year will bring. If it's anything like the year I've just had it's going to be great.