LOCAL LADY I wanted it to be original, practical, fun and give parents peace of mind their child is protected from the sun’s damaging UV. I’ve been really humbled by the support of retailers who will be stocking the range this year. Where’s your favourite eatery? Eating out is one of my favourite things to do! I can’t go past Midori at Sandy Bay for a midweek easy and quick meal. For something a bit more special I really enjoyed my experience at the Black Footed Pig. Drink of choice and where do you head for it? I love Tasmanian Riesling. Living right next to Salamanca I might pop in to Grape Wine Bar. They also do the best chicken wings! Sunshine and swimwear
FROM BATTERY POINT Interview Stephanie Williams
What do you never leave home without? My phone. It’s my work life, my personal life, my lifeline!
ustine Mills embodies that familiar story of ‘I couldn’t find it so I created it’, launching a new line of kids swimmers ahead of summer.
When there's nothing to do I love… Going to the gym. It’s something I’ve been doing for over 20 years and finds it clears my head and gives me some time to mull over any business decisions I may have.
What do you love about the suburb you live in? I love being able to walk to shops, parks, gorgeous food choices and venues where I trade.
Favourite swimming spot? Definitely Long Beach. With a 7 year old son it’s perfect for us. I also have a stall at the Hobart Twilight Market there so I spend a lot of time enjoying this beautiful spot.
What’s the best thing about Hobart? After spending a lot of my adult life in Sydney, living in Hobart is really special and a hidden gem in Australia. I love the history, the friendliness of the people and how it offers something for everyone all close by. And the worst? I can’t think of anything bad about living in Hobart after experiencing the stress and business of a big city! I get to take a breath here. Tell us a little about your work? When I arrived here I didn’t see a lot of choice in kids swimwear outside of the mainstream brands and certainly not much for babies. It was also a surprise to learn that Tassie experiences ‘extreme’ UV ratings over the summer months. So I created a range for Tassie conditions that caters for babies and kids, TicTasTogs. 6
Guilty pleasure? My shoe collection! That’s what living in Europe for a few years made me do!
What do you love doing outside work? Spending time with my son, friends and cooking. I can spend hours in the kitchen trying new recipes - and hope that they turn out like in the photo - which they never do. Quote to live by? My life so far has been one full of adventure, change and challenge so I can’t choose one, but I do recall one after many years of living overseas and after travelling through India. It was Mahatma Ghandi who said you spend your life in search of what you’re looking for and you return to home to find it. Deep, perhaps but was true for me. ■ Check out Justine’s swimwear range at www.tictastogs.com.au