In the Company of... Our girlboss, Sara
Like many Kiwis, we've been adapting to the new normal, with a focus on slowing down and taking time to pause and refresh.
So we thought it would be a great time to introduce ourselves and become a Community of Friends, not a Company of Strangers.
Each week we will introduce a new team member along with a little bit about them. First up designer/girl boss and resident baker Sara Munro.
What is your role at Company of Strangers?
I am the owner/creative director/baking lady.
What helps you feel inspired both in and outside of work?
I love op shopping, my daughter Frankie and I share this obsession so we go together and I love watching what she looks for!
Is there an album or artist that helps motivate your work?
I always love Patti Smith because she is eternally young, she has a spirit that is so catching. I love how multi-disciplinary she is too. I am reading 'Just Kids for the third time and her album 'Horses' is always on heavy rotation.
What’s different about working for Company than other places you’ve worked before?
Hmmm, the work never stops haha… but for me, it’s so satisfying working with such clever people and also doing such a varied role.
What’s the best creative advice you’ve been given?
Grow a thick skin. Trust your instinct, observe but don’t be swayed by others opinions if they don’t feel right.
Is there something that’s helped you stay motivated during isolation?
Making sure to keep up my morning gym routine - however, it’s in my lounge so having my son sitting on the couch watching me and laughing is a little disconcerting
Favourite activity/food/or TV show to help de-stress?
I am an obsessive baker; when I’m stressed I bake, it’s like therapy somehow… Plus there are five of us in our house during isolation so the baking is gone by the end of the day.
Is there a particular decade or time period that inspires/influences you?
1994-2004 This is my favourite period as it’s when was first learning to sew and study design so I was like a sponge. That period was so diverse, so colourful, yet had such a great minimal style at the same time. I’ve got a collection of British Vogues at home now I’m pouring over!