Q&A with our Giveaway
15 October 2012
When did you start your business and how did it come about?
The question, ‘What about perfumed candles?’ came up in a conversation with my husband almost two years ago. I was ready for a complete career change (I had been modeling for the past 25 years!), and we were discussing possible avenues. It was important for me to create a business around something that I love, a business with integrity and a story behind it. My passion for fragrance and travel (not to mention beautiful products) made Voyager the answer to those many months of questions.
Why did you choose your business name?
I love the word ‘voyager’. For me it’s somewhat old-fashioned, but conjures someone who is intrepid, fearless, a pioneer with a sense of romance.
What have you most enjoyed in your career so far?
Honestly, the people who work with me on Voyager – from my candle manufacturer, perfumer, publicist, graphic designer and web designer, to my retailers - everybody is so very generous, open and encouraging. That has been a revelation to me. I am incredibly lucky to be surrounded by really good people.
Have you had any major highlights, personal or business, in the last few years?
Meeting my husband - for many reasons, but also because without him, there would be no Voyager.
What inspires or motivates you?
Travel both inspires and motivates me. As soon as I’m on that plane, it’s as if there is suddenly a whole lot more space in my brain for dreaming and creating. People who endeavour to make the world a better place inspire me. Creative people who are pushing boundaries inspire me - artists, musicians, photographers, writers...
And of course, the big one: Mother Nature.
Tell me one thing about yourself that you love but has nothing to do with business.