A Quick Q&A:
Q> If you were to wake up tomorrow and find that you are a man? What would be the first thing you would do?
A> I would take full advantage of having a wife;I’ve always said I want my own supportive, loving wife. I would also be unapologetically bossy and enjoy telling people what to do without feeling guilty.
Q> What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
A> I don’t wear a wedding ring – I haven’t for years – and I was proposed to by a customer who was sampling our cocktails. I think he believed that any woman who can make alcohol must be the perfect woman.
Q> What is the best advice you have ever been given in business and who gave it to you?
A> That no degree or age will ever prepare you for what your own business will throw at you. You should always celebrate the small successes. It was my mother - a very wise woman indeed – who shared this sage advice with me.
Q> Any exciting new future plans on the horizon?
A> We have a few very exciting new products in the pipeline that are fun and light hearted. To be honest I am enthusiastic about every new product we launch; it’s like I’m growing our family. We have - Luvoa - a Craft Vodka and Venom - an African Moonshine – both of which are launching soon. Without sounding arrogant - these products are master pieces –truly exquisite; from their bottles to their unique taste profiles they are exceptional. We are confident that like our other brands, they will be well received by the market.
Q> You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
A> I would most definitely learn to ride the elephant and go ahead and cause chaos in the Sandton traffic; I’m not so keen on cleaning up after this animal though.
Q> What is the most important room in your home?
A> The kitchen is the centre of my home; I find creative expression through my love of cooking and baking.
Q> Could you tell us a bit about your own home?
A> I own a very old farmhouse in the centre of Sandton with thick stone walls fashioned in the shape of a Rondawel with a thatched roof. It’s quirky and odd, but it suits our family perfectly. We are surrounded by large trees; it’s our sanctuary.
Q> Do you have any interior style tips you can share with our readers?
A> I studied interior design and my favourite type of house is eclectic and individual. Style cannot be bought or imported.It comes from within and it comes from being you.