Posted on February 12, 2014 by Hailey Mitchell
Oh my! A long break between blogs this time but there's a good reason why. Kate and I have been on another two buying trip. Only this time we dragged our mum and dad along. You could say milly and eugene is a big extended family enterprise with loads of help and support from all members. It was going to be a rushed trip with a 5 day turn around and so much to do. Our driver, Mr. Wonderful, was at our beck and call everyday and transported us to and from our current suppliers and manufacturers. His driving skills are amazing and he often has to screech to a halt when we see something from our car window that catches our eye. We are always on the lookout for something new and unique to bring home.
Colour and aesthetic appeal are the things that we look for in a product and with that in mind we have now taken to putting our own design ideas into some of our existing product lines. It's not always easy communicating our ideas to the manufacturers. Language and communication can be a problem. But with the help of Mr. Wonderful, a lot of patience and an awareness of certain cultural sensitivities, we have worked with our suppliers to create a truly beautiful range of new products for your home. We can't wait to share them with you as soon as they arrive.
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Milly And Eugene was dreamt up by two young creative sisters with a passion for all things beautiful.
The decision to call their new venture, Milly and Eugene, evolved from the nicknames they were called as young girls. Hailey, was often referred to as Milly by Mum, Jude, as she named her after the famous 60's actress, Hayley Mills. Kate, was given the nickname Eugene, by her older brother, Martin, who thought it was funny to call her an "uncool name" (at the time) and enjoyed the torment and reaction he received whilst using it.
It was after an inspiring family holiday and both having recently completed home renovations, Hailey and Kate's desire to start a homewares company was in the making. Owning a chain of restaurants and retail businesses between them, the sisters are no strangers to hard work and the success that comes with it, so combining their passion and talent, it's no doubt, Milly and Eugene had captured the hearts of their fans. Milly and Eugene has evolved over the years, starting out as a small online business run from the garage of their homes, into their very own retail store and now into wholesaling, their beautiful wares to some of the best retailers around Australia.
It's Hailey and Kate's aspiration to bring you unique and desirable pieces, that have been hand selected from around the world, into your home.
Enjoy and shop often xx