Posted on September 04, 2013 by Hailey Mitchell
Milly and Eugene spent the weekend with The Grounds of Alexandria. The weather was lovely and there was a great buzz in the air.The Grounds is set in an industrial and heritage-listed warehouse in Sydney’s Alexandria. It is equipped with organic vegetable and herb gardens supplying the kitchen, a bakery, a café, a children’s play area, a takeaway space, chickens, and even a pig called Kevin Bacon.
We were invited to set up a stall and show off our vibrant wares at The Spring Markets. Under the pergola, surrounded by the lovely gardens, chilled tunes, and just a stones throw away from the takeaway coffee cart, life was good.
The sun was out and so were the crowds. At 8am there was a one hour wait for a breakfast table, not that it seemed to upset anyone. With so many things to see and do within the vicinity of the grounds everyone was happy and entertained.
It was a lovely chance for us to meet customers and get some great feedback. Everyone seemed to be impressed by our bright, eye catching stall. And for us, apart from our 5am wake up call, the weekend seemed a lot more like fun than hard work.
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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