So yesterday @countymall I was watching the shoppers skip past heaving with bags and sipping their Christmas Costa and it got me thinking. Not so much about why people love a big brand but more about why you would buy from me and why would you shop local or independent. Supermarkets are cheap right, good value for money Yes they are, BUT when you buy from me you are buying from someone who cares about your products, someone with years of training and experience in my field. Urban Outfitters cannot tell you how to look after your trendy Cactus but I’m damn sure we can and then some. When you buy from us you are buying a quality product, we do not buy cheap low grade flowers (we buy flowers in grades and supermarkets stock the lowest grade) and that’s why after two days they’re still in the vase looking fresh and not in the bin. When you buy from me you aren’t helping a CEO buy their third car, you’re helping me realise a dream and a passion. Long story short, support your local butcher, baker and artist, because we put our heart and soul into what we do and you can tell the difference.
#sundayvibes #shoplocal #butlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportyourfriends #florist #flowershop #businessowner #heartandsoul #highstreet #crazyplantlady #loveflowers #freshflowers #christmas #christmasshopping #uniquegiftshop #boutiqueshop #shoponline #website
Thank you to every single person who came out today to support @theartboxcollective ! On behalf of me, @jiksiecreations and @galbraithart I couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative to everyone who showed their support! I’m so proud of me and these boys for creating a space where any kind of art is accepted and for proving that you don’t need a degree in art to be considered an artist.
If you missed ya today, don’t fret! We’ll be here every Saturday! Regular store hours are coming soon! Don’t forget to follow @theartboxcollective to stay updated!!
Your friends don’t know Beyoncé but they buy her albums 🤔
Your friends don’t know Kanye West but they buy his sneakers 😲
Basically your friends will support businesses created by people they don’t know and have never met, but they often won’t support yours.
That’s just the way it is... You just have to focus on your success. Become a better version of yourself. Develop each and every day. Go through the challenges. Enjoy the wins. Learn to love the losses. And always help others reach their goals. #supportyourfriends #besupportive #inspiration #motivation
This is so important, I’ve been a sideline supporter for as long as I can remember and I’m proud of it. .
I also have a team of supporters too, I’m so grateful for my gang. .
I remember being very little and watching my brother @cameronmcmillan dance and every time I see him perform or a piece of his work is performed, I am moved and filled with pride.
My mother taught us from a very young age that everyone deserves a support network, and also that things are not always what they appear on the outside and the success is often always built with team of workers that often go unseen and a lot of commitment, grit and determination. Boy was she wise. I saw the the performances, the practice, the celebration, the tears, the commitment, building from strength to strength.
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Another inspiration of mine is @hugogrrrl 💖
I met Hugo in 2016 at @themenagerienz Halloween show when I was introduced as the boy who does quick change , he went on to tell me how much he loves quick change and wanted to see my work which inspired me to work very hard on improving .The very next year in 2017 I debuted my voodoo quick change act at the menagerie, Hugo was there as the most helpful stage assistant in setting up and packing down my act . Now in 2018 as I have redirected my energy towards drag more he yet again has been there, giving us Christchurch drag/queer performance artists the only inclusive regular shows we currently have and that is fucking cool.
So I send my love and thanks to Hugo Grrrl for being one of the driving forces behind me doing what I love 💖