Homewares, fashion and jewellery store Beach Bliss Living has recently opened in Bundaberg, providing a range of local and imported goods from its shopfront on Walker Street.
Owner Melanie Reeves officially launched the expansion to her hair salon, situated at 94 Walker Street, last week and said there was plenty on offer for those wanting to spruce up their home or their look.
“We import furniture, décor, lighting and garden décor,” she said.
“In the shop we have also added Italian clothing, beautiful crystal and leather shoes along with our already beach/boho shoes and jewelry.
“I am also now expanding and supporting local businesses by stocking their products in our shop as well, such as beautiful candles and reed diffusers.”
Melanie is no stranger to owning her own business, having been in the hairdressing industry for many years, but said expanding her salon to include Beach Bliss Living was something she had never ventured into until now.
“I have been a hairdresser in Bundaberg for over 30 years and have been in business for myself since the age of 27 years old,” she said.
“Beach Bliss Living was an opportunity offered to me during Covid when we were all struggling to keep our businesses open.
“I was asked if I would be interested in helping Balinese people out by importing some of their products, home décor, clothing, shoes etc.
“They did not want donations, they wanted purpose – to work and earn the money for themselves to feed their families and pay their bills, so I decided I would love to help out knowing I had such a large, loyal and beautiful clientele in hairdressing.
“I knew they would also help by buying these items and in turn that would also help out those in great need.”
Melanie said her business idea began as a small-scale operation before growing into the opening of her own shopfront.
“This one act of kindness has now in turn changed my life so much,” she said.
“I now have a beautiful shop where I work one on one with my craftsman and suppliers to make and bring over beautiful furniture and décor items for my ever growing customers.”
“As I grow I will continue to support and help all that I can.
“I strive to have something for everyone in my shop, and for it to be a very welcoming and friendly experience for those who venture through my doors.”
Melanie said she felt honoured to have established a business that was helping others.
“I have met the most inspiring people and made beautiful friendships that have opened a whole new world for me,” she said.
“My business will continue to support people and families I also support the SOI Foundation for dogs and cats, which is very close to my heart.”
The foundation's mission is to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Asia, resulting in better lives for both the animal and human communities.
“Some of the profits made through Beach Bliss Living go back into this organisation,” Melanie said.
Beach Bliss Living is situated at 94 Walker Street.
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