A candid chat today with Kirsten and Annabel Robinson from Elise Garland PR, who btw, are celebrating their 25th anniversary… enjoy!
You, in three words? Aries, Lover, Mumma
What inspires you? The ocean and nature. I am lucky enough to live in the most inspiring places in the world. My family & friends are a constant inspiration too.
What’s your work title? Eeekk we still haven’t given ourselves official titles. It’s on the list for 2021.
What was your first-ever job? My first job was as a corporate travel agent, which didn’t last long. I eventually ended up in the Fashion Industry.
What did you want to be ‘when you were little’? I always wanted to be a fashion designer. I nearly got there, I ended up as a fashion buyer for 10 years before I started Palm Beach Collection.
How did ‘Palm Beach Collection’ come about? My Dad worked in the wax industry for years and years. He saw how much money I was spending on candles and finally said to my brother & I “you should start a candle brand” We were very naïve, which was a blessing in disguise. If we knew how hard it would be we probably wouldn’t have ever started it. We quit our jobs and started the business within about 6 months.
Explain your usual day? I exercise in the morning so I am normally up at 5 am, it sounds crazy I know but it’s the best party of the day. I get back home at 6.15 am with a latte in my hand and everyone is still asleep. We are on the road to school at around 8 am. I’m normally sitting at my desk by 8.15 am. I spend most of my days at the office (thanks Covid). I always like to pick my kids up from school which is 3 pm. The rest of the afternoon is a game of soccer or basketball with the kids, homework and then dinner. If I have to answer an email or take a phone call my kids understand now.
What ‘makes your day’? I am very lucky to have a great career but also be present with my kids. I love going to work, but I also love coming home to my babies.
Three things in your life you can’t live without? Family, friends and the beach.
4 fave songs on your playlist? This could be embarrassing… eek!
Beyond – Leon Bridges
Drinking in La – Bran Van 3000
Circles – Post Malone
One Dance – Drake
Fave place to escape to? Lord howe Island. We went to Lord Howe Island for a family holiday last year. It’s the most spectacular, peaceful & grounding place I have ever been to. It’s not for everyone as there isn’t much wifi. For us, it was a forced digital detox.
What’s your favourite time of the day? Early morning before the craziness happens.
How do you relax? Gardening is my go-to for relaxation. I know that sounds a bit weird but it’s a real de-stressor for me.
The best piece of life advice you’ve received? Lead by example.
What will you be doing 5 years time? Hopefully more travel! I am really missing this. I am very lucky to love what I do, so I am would be happy with more of the same!