This young designer grew up on Auckland's North shore and with a flair for design , whether she's creating master pieces of art, photo shoots or re arranging the furniture ,one thing Natalie and everyone around her knew from a very early age she would be a designer .
While at Westlake Girls College Natalie decided that she wanted to become a florist working part time while completing levels one to four of the New Zealand school of Floristry
With over 10 years experience in the floral industry both in New Zealand and overseas Natalie loves getting creative and doing what she does best .
The Floral Studio came together with the help of her parents who have backed her from day one - what was once a dream turned into reality on the 2nd of August 2015 when The Floral Studio opened the doors at 2/29 Surrey cres. Grey Lynn.
One day Natalie would love to have a wedding / events venue .
She says at the moment " Dreams are free "
You may have seen her as the lady who stands on the corner of Richmond Road and Surrey Crescent . Come rain or shine waving the fresh flower sign .
Other mornings you may see her on your T.V screens or in the print media talking about New Zealand's Aviation industry .
This is a lady of many talents holding a Master in Economics and MBA
Irene retired as CEO of Aviation New Zealand in 2014 and spends her time helping Natalie in the flower shop and running IQA a consulting company operating in the safety management and aviation regulatory/lobbying space,
Of recent times under Natalie's expert tuition she has mastered posy and bouquet making skills .
Irene is also a member of Zonta Auckland and a board member of the Grey Lynn Business Association supporting businesses within the local vicinity
Natalie and Irene would love to hear from you