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At the same time, Helen was looking for a new home that could double as a work space. “I spoke to The Castle Brewery’s landlord and asked for a space of around 55m squared,” she remembers with a laugh. “Because I was starting afresh, I asked for a space in the new side of the development; I had decided I needed a clean slate and wanted everything in my life to be brand new.” The cavernous 300m square space was the only one available. “Because I never say an outright ‘no’ to anything, I came to see it on a rainy winter’s day. I was sitting on the second level knitting area when it came to me; I was going to cook, supply and create a food-oriented events venue,” explains Helen. She didn’t look back. With the fee from her next interior decorating job she bought a professional baking oven and hosted her first event; a 40th birthday party. “It grew from there, mainly via word-of-mouth,” she explains. ‘Make it happen’ is my mantra.”

Est Magazine #12  
Est Magazine #12  

Global living with an Australian twist