home and business FOR SALE www.homeandincomenewzealand.com
2 Cochrane Dr
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Mobile 027 448 4211
Landline 09 407 7201
Sandy brings administration and event planning skills to the business having spent many years working in various roles. Organising and co-ordinating large scale event production as well as catering co-ordination and management, knowing that success is all in the details. Sandra was born with a passion for flowers inheriting her parent’s love of gardening and natural ability for design in nature. She has completed a course in Commercial Floristry at SIT in Invercargill and has had practical experience working in the industry. Sandy has been generous with volunteering time and help supporting teachers and groups with encouraging children to learn and enjoy crafts and art. Growing up in the Bay of Plenty, she was always surrounded by good food and drink therefore she also brings high standards of quality and freshness to the table.
Alexa Bell was born in Montreal Canada and spent her early life between the city (where she was a stock broker) and country, with 'country life' finally winning her over. She built a successful career in the equestrian world with a highlight being, in 1985, winning the Indoor Puissance Womens World Record of 7 foot 4 and 1/2 inches (show jumping equivalent of high jump) which she still holds (see below for full video). Moved to Europe and represented Canada's show jumping team for 12 years.
In her early thirties she decided to make a move into cooking and was fortunate enough to study at the Cordon Bleu in Paris and worked in various restaurants in France and Belgium. Once again drawn back to the horses in 1998, this time was offered the Australian National Showjumping Coach position for the 2000 Sydney Olympics which was too good to pass up. Alexa enjoyed that position until 2003 when she met the best thing ever, a good Kiwi bloke, Roy, and hasn't looked back since.
They sold up from OZ, bought the boat and sailed to New Zealand and they based themselves in Kerikeri. The rest is history in the making... welcome to flourflower.