Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bare Beaunz : Susan


There are some people in life that just bring a smile to your face, the minute you see them. My friend and often other-creative-half Susan is a pocket-sized ball of energy and laughter. In London we spent many long days trying to work miracles, and though we’ve been living on opposite sides of the world, a recent drink together at Euro erased the miles and years in moments.

Susan is incredibly talented and such a professional, we used to call her the steam-roller, because once she had her creative brief and a vision in mind, pity the fool that tried to slow her down.

I’m excited that Susan is contemplating a move back to New Zealand, although given our mutual appreciation for tarte citron – aka ‘happiness cake’ - my top button could be in trouble! Over to you, Susan:


I just bought…?
A rose-gold Michael Kors watch. It’s a chronograph and I love it, sooo much.

I’m about to buy…?
A new home. Which country that will be in, I don’t know yet! Watch this space.

I wish I could buy…?
A never ending round the world trip, so I could travel more and go where my heart leads me. I would spend each season in a different country.

When I was a kid I wanted to be…?
A graphic artist. I made my first magazine when I was 12, called Babe. It was a women’s fashion magazine, and I even designed all the adverts.

I never leave the house without…?
Double and then triple checking for my keys, and a squirt of Michael Kors perfume.

At home I’m usually…?
Redecorating. My home is my oasis, with lots of candles and white lilies.

My fashion sense at school was…?
Terrible! It was the eighties, and I wanted to be Madonna. I even had the fingerless lace gloves.

My one magic power would be…?
To be able to see into the future so I wouldn’t make wrong decisions.

The last time I (really) laughed was…?
Five minutes ago with you, reminiscing about the crazy people we have met. If it’s more than five minutes between laughs, you’re taking yourself too seriously.

My secret pleasure is…?
Eastenders. I’ve been watching it for decades and I’m completely addicted.

I’m happiest when…?
Looking at the ocean. It makes me feel centred and peaceful.

If I died tomorrow I’d be remembered for…?
Being kind to my friends and for loving dogs!

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