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Meet the Team

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Meet the team behind the ESCAPE TO PARADISE brand. We asked them a few questions so you can get to know them.

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SACHA - Designer

Sacha looks after designing new ranges for Escape to Paradise and coordinates all of the manufacturing for these lovely products.

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself and what your role is with ESCAPE TO PARADISE?
I started the brand many years ago with the vision to create beautiful products that help bring the happy feelings of being on a holiday to everyday life. I now look after the overview of the business, coming up with creative strategies to grow the brand as well as designing all of the products we have to offer. I spend most of my time looking for inspiration and new innovative ideas for the brand. I have found dozens of wonderful manufacturers all over the world who I work with daily to help bring the vision for these products to life.


2. What is your dream holiday destination to visit? And why?
My dream holiday destination is anywhere that is warm, with palm trees and the ocean (or a really nice pool). I love surfing and often travel to destinations that have all of the above and great waves too. The favourite places I have been lucky enough to visit include the Maldives, Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Bali and the Caribbean.


3. What is your favourite colour? And why?
My favourite colour has always been aqua because it is such a fresh colour and reminds me of the tropical azure waters found on a tropical island escape.


4. Do you have a favourite quote that inspires you?
I love collecting quotes because they will always pick you up if you are feeling down or are looking for direction and inspiration. One of my favourite quotes would have to be "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

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CHERYL - Stylist and Bookkeeping

Cheryl is multi-talented and helps create the wonderful styled lifestyle photos for our brand and does the bookkeeping work for the business.

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself and what your role is with ESCAPE TO PARADISE?
Hi every one, I am Sacha’s Mum, Cheryl.

There are so many things I love in life.
The most exciting and wonderful thing in my life is my family. We are all so very close this is a very special bond we have, love, happiness, trust, understanding, always there for each other, in good or hard times life brings.
It always gives me the greatest pleasure when it is, birthdays and especially Christmas time, I am like a KID in a candy shop!!!!, absolutely love spoiling those very close to me, just to see the joy and happy smiles with any surprises I can give them.

My passion to exercise is always a good start for the day by power walking, at least 3 mornings a week, playing tennis twice per week, on the court for at least 2 to 3 hours straight, no break but plenty of water to keep me going!! this is one part of the week I mostly enjoy not only for the huge amount of exercise on the court, but it brings me together with a great lot of my friends I have become close to over many years in the tennis world. This too makes a great social life for me.

Gardening is also another passion of mine, this is never a hard job for me to tackle. I simply enjoy plenty of colour in the garden constantly changing plants from one place to another & or replacing them with new ones, my lawns are well cared for as well. I think I am a frustrated land scape gardener.

When I started helping Sacha with her new and wonderful adventure, Escape to paradise, 5 & half years ago. I was very involved to help her in all avenues I could to get on her way to hopefully where Sacha is now, a wonderful and very successful young business woman she has grown to be now.
At this present time my involvement with Sacha and Escape to Paradise is a little less involved as it was to start with.
I take a huge pride in all our photo shoots, the styling is so satisfying to me to be a great part of this and Trade Fairs are another special role we love to share together, I do the styling in the Trade Fairs as well, love every moment with Sacha sharing the long days we have together.
My office role for Sacha is helping Sacha with many small but important things to run her business. Another creative role is to share with Sacha is to make decisions on colour ways for her designs for cushion fabrics or other products Sacha may design for business, take a small part in the admin; being Excel, chasing up overdue accounts, keeping the office in a clean and comfortable working environment for Sacha, drive her crazy most times but I love everything I do for her.


2. What is your dream holiday destination to visit? And why?
The World is a big place, way to many choices and amazing experiences to either be new adventures or capture the past happy holidays.

There is one however!! I have always been happy to take the very long trip to Broken Hill, Sacha darling you may recall I always wanted to live there, HA! HA! so much to do and see, the silence of the red desert along the journey to Broken Hill, making your ears hurt, ventures down the old mines, Silverton a great place to see, a mountain of artists work to see, OH! the old Pub we cannot forget that one, the Camel rides, the Naprodac Club, lots of Botchy, seeing the clearest sky’s at night and the stars well, one would never think there were so many in the sky.
I have enjoyed every trip we have had to Broken Hill as a family and would never tire going back.


3. What is your favourite colour? And why?
Can I have 2 favourite colours???
1: Yellow, as it is a happy and bright colour.
2: Blue, this is a warm, calming and cool colour.


4. Do you have a favourite quote that inspires you?
Stay Happy and love who you are then you can love others.

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JO ANN - Customer Service and Order Management

Jo Ann is like the godmother to all of our wonderful customers, looking after them and making sure all orders are processed and sent within a lightning pace so everyone can have their products as soon as possible and everyone is happy.

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself and what your role is with ESCAPE TO PARADISE?
I am a very dedicated and hardworking person who also enjoys adventure and loves nature. I am managing orders and customer service as well as administrative tasks of Escape To Paradise.

2. What is your dream holiday destination to visit? And why?
I actually love the beach and my dream holiday destination is Bora Bora in French Polynesia for its clear blue waters and the beaches of Australia as I love to learn how to surf.

3. What is your favourite colour? And why?
I love the color turquoise because this reminds me of the sea.

4. Do you have a favourite quote that inspires you?
“Work like you do not need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.”

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THOMAS - Finance and Logistics

Thomas is the magician with numbers, he helps our business to run smoothly and that all products are delivered to our warehouse on time and on budget.

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself and what your role is with ESCAPE TO PARADISE?
I am looking after Finance and Logistics making sure we can deliver a piece of Paradise to every one of our customers.


2. What is your dream holiday destination to visit? And why?
Tahiti, as it is not just an amazing island but also has incredible waves, fresh fish, breathtaking underwater world and last but not least some of the world’s best waves.


3. What is your favourite colour? And why?
Blue, I never thought why though but it may be because I like to look at the ocean and spend a lot of time surfing and diving.


4. Do you have a favourite quote that inspires you?
“…Just have a good time, enjoy everything you get. That's one of the most important things in life is just really appreciating it because you know we only get to do this once and it's not for a long time so enjoy it."

 

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