After moving to Torquay in 2012, I have discovered so many wonderful beaches and tourist locations along the Surfcoast that I never knew even existed. I came from a small country town called Kyneton which was where I ran 2 retail stores until I had my 2 beautiful babies. I then went onto do some admin work where I could work from home and although it bored me as it wasn’t my interest it worked as I was home often alone with my kids.
But I was constantly wondering where was this going to take me, so… I went on the hunt for something to appear before me and before I knew it, this wonderful business LOOSHA – The Torquay Candle Co stared me right in the face with a big FOR SALE sign (LOOSHA was originally founded in 2011 by Lee Perryman) . I jumped at it. I had never made candles but I loved the idea of having my own business again. In the last 11 months of owning LOOSHA, I have grown it from 6 stockists to 20. I have developed 2 new RANGES which complement the SurfCoast Range and I have found my creative side which went missing for a while. It has truly become my dream job.
I love sharing my creations that I personally make in my own home and love the fact that it has encouraged my daughter who is only 11 to see the joy I get out of my business and begin her own business where she also gets to sell a product that she makes herself.
To be able to share this life and business with my children around is exactly what I want to be doing right now.
We all LOOSHA !