This lady was put on earth to add a bit of sparkle to the world…. This wonder woman multi-tasker can style a bride to perfection and design a mean kaftan, all whilst running a vineyard! And if you’re lucky enough to meet her in person, you will always walk away with a smile on your dial – guaranteed.
Name: Lauren Parkinson
Occupation: Business woman – I have a hair make up and beauty business focused on weddings and events. My husband and I have a 340-acre vineyard that we are restoring to hold events and offer exclusive accommodation.
I’m also designing a kaftan range and import gorgeous clothing and pieces from all over the world. Oh, and I’m the marketing manager for our wine bar and cellar door. We have great staff.
Star sign: Taurus
Where do you live? Between Port Noarlunga SA and our vineyard (Finniss River Vineyard).
Favorite memory? My wedding day – I didn’t believe it was possible to feel so close to someone… oh and when Adam gave me Spartacus our Maltese shitzu when we were doing IVF.
My happiness is… my husband. He’s quite simply the best person I know. I enjoy everyday with him and I love him with all my heart and soul. And my dogs Sparty and Honey.
Most inspiring person… I have 3. My mum, dad and sister. We are a small family and we all have each other’s backs. It’s so comforting to know you are truly loved and respected. I idolise my family – my in laws included.
Hardest moment in life? Telling my husband that we were not going to be able to have children. Dreadful time.
What helps me get through hard times… Owning a vineyard helps!! In all honesty I never bottle things up. I never go to sleep on an argument or concerns. I think it’s the key to a successful relationship. My parents and sister (and husband) I can talk to about anything… It may not be what I want to hear but it’s always honest. Then there’s always a bottle of wine in the fridge too.
Favorite quote… “I am who I am and your approval is not needed.” Mr J Nicholson
A song that moves me is… Stevie Nicks, Sometimes it’s a Bitch. Jon Bon Jovi wrote it for her – if I’m having a bad day I’ll play it get empowered by my rockstar idols and push through.
My happy place is… Bali – 100 percent. As soon as the plane lands I feel completely myself. I love everything about Bali. Looking forward to a trip around the whole island next year and seeing our foster dogs and our friends.
My little secret… I have webbed feet. Ask my sister.