Vicky Brown busy buzzing at The Urban Beehive

Vicky Brown and her business partner Doug Purdie have their eyes set on Saturday 29 August as the open day of their first bee shop in Mascot, Sydney. The pair behind The Urban Beehive has been working tirelessly to open up the shop in hope that it will help further spread the importance behind beekeeping. “[The business] is getting to a point at where I … Continue reading Vicky Brown busy buzzing at The Urban Beehive

Alex Houseman is over the moo with eating ice cream again

Since the age of five, Alex Houseman has suffered – like 98 percent of people with an Asian heritage – from being lactose intolerant. This has meant no milk, no cream, no cheese, and even more sadly, no ice cream, unless he was prepared for feeling “really gross the next day”. Houseman naturally inherited the tolerance from his mother who is from Hong Kong. He … Continue reading Alex Houseman is over the moo with eating ice cream again

How Gena Karpf turned sweet dreams into Sweetness the Patisserie

The first time Gena Karpf discovered that confectionary lollies didn’t just come from the supermarkets was at five years old. She recalled watching on a group of ladies at the school fete pour out boiled liquid candy, flavoured it with aniseed, coloured it red and green, cracked it into shards, before packaging the liquorice flavoured candy into jars. Around the same time, her parents gave … Continue reading How Gena Karpf turned sweet dreams into Sweetness the Patisserie

Reaching fruition: Anne Ashbolt’s solo act

Anne Ashbolt’s life has been dedicated to creating a sustainable lifestyle, and a “picturesque postcard” farm in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. It has been a vision she has had since she and her husband Robert took over farm management as newlyweds 35 years ago. For many years they had farmed as commodity suppliers to the supermarket chains, but they wanted to develop a business model that … Continue reading Reaching fruition: Anne Ashbolt’s solo act