A long weekend escape: Mi Piaci women edition

Interviews - October 19

We asked a few of our very own Mi Piaci women to share their plans for the long weekend, what inspires them, their favourite form of self-love + more.

CHELSEA
store manager - mi piaci lambton quay

Ideal holiday destination?
Coromandal! There is no place quite like home.

Currently obsessed with?
Learning mandarin. I have really become obsessed with this. It is an ambitious goal but would be amazing

Best advice you've received?
Do what is right, not what is easy. A simple one but something that's resonated with me.

A woman you're inspired by?
Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old environmental activist who gained international recognition for her school climate strikes. She inspires me with her unique and direct form of communication and ability to simplify such complex issues. Her undeniable passion, drive and knowledge is very inspiring.

Your favourite form of self-love?
Yoga and dance. If I ever have a free moment I love to lose myself and let go. There is something so freeing about movement and focusing on the music and your breath. 

 

EMILY
store manager - mi piaci high street

Ideal holiday destination?
Wine tasting in sunny Hawke's Bay or Waiheke Island with my best friends or family.

Currently obsessed with?
Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance from Maison Francis - it smells like no other!

Best advice you've received?
Just to be yourself.

A woman you're inspired by?
Beyonce.

Your favourite form of self-love?
A hot bubble bath and a lemon tea. I am my most relaxed in a bath with tea in my hand. Sometimes I like to light candles.

 

MADI
store manager - mi piaci broadway

Ideal holiday destination?
Anywhere in the Coromandal during summer!

Currently obsessed with?
Loving any Oprah soul-session podcast. All super inspirational women!

Best advice you've received?
"We all have 86,400 seconds in the day. Do not let 30 seconds of negative energy determine the rest of your 86,370 seconds" (I get worked up easily)

A woman you're inspired by?
At the moment - Emma Watson after her HeforShe speech, constantly fighting for global women's rights and making sure both men and woman know it is okay to be sensitive.

Your favourite form of self-love?
As of last week, enjoying a glass of vino after work with my friends at the new rooftop bars at the Newmarket Westfield 277. 

 

AMANDA
ecommerce executive

Ideal holiday destination?
Raglan always.

Currently obsessed with?
Snoh Aalegra's new album. And watching every Hot Ones episode - Sean is the best interviewer.

Best advice you've received?
If something is for you, all you have to be is you to receive it.

A woman you're inspired by?
There are too many! Rupi Kaur, Frances Cannon, Parris Goebel, Yasmin Suteja & Allie Cameron are a few to name.

Your favourite form of self-love?
Wear an outfit that makes me feel confident, buy myself a bunch of proteas and celebrate with a glass of wine.

 

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