Posted on March 10, 2014 by Hailey Mitchell
To all yogis and yoginis,
I walk into the still dark room, adorned with burning incense and tee-light candles flickering from tiny nooks in the walls. There are a few bodies on mats scattered around the room, relaxed in resting poses. I collect my mat and head over to my favourite corner near the open window. The early autumn air drifts in. Standing there I notice the dimmed lights along the promenade and the early morning joggers, pounding the pavement below. A slow chanting tune hums softly from a player in the corner. I settle down on the mat with a bolster beneath my knees. I feel better already.
Lying there, I feel the slight vibrations of other people stepping around me. Dara walks through the curtain into the room and closes the door behind her. She is our guide and teacher and she brims with snippets of wisdom that we soak up and try to live by. I'm a newcomer to the yoga thing. People I have known have been practising yoga for years and up till now I have never had the slightest inclination to follow them. But now I am a yoga devotee. I believe that we all come to things in our own time and now for two hours each week, I leave busyness at the door. Looking forward creates anxiety, looking back invites depression. I'm learning to be in the moment.
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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