Saturday, 14 August 2010

{Special Guest ~ Candy Soirees}

I must say I love all the amazing & talented people I have met through social networking, having said that I would love to introduce two amazingly talented mums & owners of a lovely a boutique event styling business {Candy Soirees}. I would like you to meet, Niki and Steffi.

Candy Soirees was created by these two lovely sisters who share a passion and flair for all things beautiful and stylish & they offer ideas and concepts that will turn your dreams into a breathtaking reality.

Candy Soirees would love to invite you to share the experience of sweet and lavish Soirees that they passionately design because they believe all events are worth celebrating in style.

Its been such a treat having Niki and Steffi as a part of our {blog guests} this week and giving our lovely readers a little insight of {Candy Soirees}. I know I’ve been inspired by their hard work and success, and i hope their story is going to be inspiring for you as well. Enjoy xx

Tell us a little about YOU & Candy Soirees?
Actually there are two of us behind candy soirees, my sister and myself. I am from a design/product development background and Steffi has a business and sales background. I guess I am more the face of Candy soirees as she likes to stay in the background and keep check on things. We are both mum of two gorgeous boys and we both love stylish things. On a design point of view I am very passionate about beautiful and unique concepts and I love sweet treats and beautiful party ideas hence candy soirees.

When did you launch your business/website?
We stared the business about a year ago as a hobby, it came about after my second sons sister and I set up a candy buffet and friends and family started to ask us to put a design together for their kids functions......but I didn’t start taking it seriously up until 6 months ago when we launched the website.

What was your inspiration for starting your own business & who/what inspires your work?
I worked in a homeware design department and one of my categories was developing the food range for Christmas gifting, so through research for sweet treats and chocolate ideas I came across Amy Atlas.....and that is where my inspiration came from.....In addition to this styling my babies baptism was a real inspiration. I enjoyed it so much and loved the feedback I received from my family and friends so I guess Little Alexander along with my family and friends inspired me.Oh and my wonderful husband who believes in me and in candy soirees....he has been a huge support.

What is the most satisfying part of what you do?
Working from home and spending more time with my boys....I went back to work very early with both my boys so this is the first time that I have actually felt like a full time mum to my kids. In addition to this I love making clients happy, the look on their face when they see the final result of our work is gratifying.

What was the most rewarding thing that has happened in your career so far?
Working for my last employer, that was most rewarding because they were amazing in the design area and to be a part of that was satisfying.....and such a great learning experience for me. Oh and being a guest on your lovely blog that I love following.

Can you tell us your favourite handmade item you have brought recently?
A vintage design tablecloth, I am starting to love all things vintage with a very big mix of classic contemporary.

What are your long term goals for your business?
Ideally I would like to design an exclusive range to candy soirees in wedding favours, party favour packaging, Invitations etc
Dessert tables is something we would love to be known for and maybe eventually a studio to display our work...that would be ideal

What would be your best tip for someone thinking about selling online?
Oh be patient it doesn’t happen overnight, we are still young and trying to perfect this side of the business......but we are learning as we go along

Name three brands you couldn’t live without? and why?
Only three ??? LOL ok Chanel, I love their perfume and makeup.
I am not sure , not really a brand girl I just buy what I like from designer down to a little shop at my local shopping strip......
Although my favourite homeware designer is George couldn’t live without his designs in stores for me to admire LOL

Do you have a favourite trend?
I have many favourite trends, I love art deco and I am loving French chic {glamour} oh and I love Hollywood glamour, Audrey Hepburn style.

What is your favourite place in the world?
A little island in Greece called Lefkas, one of the seven islands between Italy and Greece, my parents have a house there and it is the most magical place in the world....and off course the best beaches.

If you could be a super hero or cartoon character who would it be? (this one is just for s a bit of fun)
Wonder woman.....although I am not sure that I can pull off that outfit

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{I would like to thank Niki and Steffi for being a part of our guest blogger this week} xx

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  1. Love your style and work Nikki, and I am very excited to be one of your stockists. Keep up the great work xx

  2. thank you My little Jedi for featuring us on your wonderful to follow your blog and keep up with your creative flair.... so the honour is ours
    Niki and Steffi xx


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