May Club Member Interview

What is your name, star sign and job title?
Leah Wood, Gemini, English Literature Student

What does your job involve?
As a Literature student I am required to write, research and, the best part, read and analyse incredibly amazing texts – quite a few of which have Western Australian authors.

Do you have a book you often refer to? If so, why?
As a Literature student that is full-time book obsessed - it is hard to choose just one (sorry).  My favourite books are Dracula by Bram Stoker or Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (I love Gothics and 18th & 19th Century Literature), and anything by Haruki Murakami (He is perfect to read after the semester when I wish to escape to a place that has Japanese landscapes, great food and surreal storylines)

What is your fail-safe recipe for cooking at home?
I love cooking Indian vegetarian curry!

Do you have a favourite day trip you’d recommend to us?
Any of the hiking trails that exist in the surrounding hills and historic towns or Moore River.  

What was the last online article that interested you?
An article on the Calabrese mafia that exists in Australia – so fascinating! Unfortunately, I have so many saved articles on Facebook but have little to no time to read any of them.

Whom do you admire?
My close friends: these women are incredibly strong, selfless and kind. They continually inspire me, and I don’t know what I would do without them; I cannot thank them enough.

Where have you enjoyed the best food of your life?
Paris (Cliché, I know), but seriously, the bread, the pastries, the cheese and the wine! Everything just feels, and tastes, indulgent

Who makes your favourite coffee?
My partner Anton, Good Things in Mosman Park and Best Wishes in Fremantle
 

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April Club Member Interview

What is your name, star sign and job title?
Celia Friebe. Sagittarius. Intern.

What does your job involve?
Anything I’m needed for. Design assistant, pattern making and sample sewing, research and developing blog posts.

Do you have a book you often refer to? If so, why?
This book is one of my favourites, I don’t often refer to it but it is quite special to me. It’s The Beach by Alex Garland. My brothers ex-girlfriend gave it to me as a gift one Christmas, it was her own copy and she had customised the cover with that of another book.

What is your fail-safe recipe for cooking at home? 
Honestly I never really cook, I’ve never enjoyed it. Usually I’ll just make avocado on toast.

Do you have a favourite day trip you’d recommend to us?
Going down south to Margaret River. I love going to all the animal farms to feed and pet the goats and sheep, although I did once get spat on by an alpaca because I was trying to feed the smaller one instead of him.

What was the last online article that interested you?
I was looking at all of the nominees and winners of the past Academy Awards. I was pretty shocked that Emma Stone won for La La Land, as much as I enjoy her acting. To be completely honest I think the movie would have been better if the leads could actually sing and dance, but then I guess they wouldn’t have been as famous, which is good for ticket sales. I was also a bit disappointing to see Casey Affleck won an Oscar too. It’s a shame that men who do such horrible things in there personal lives are still praised in the media.

Whom do you admire?
As cheesy as it is to say, my mum. She is a very strong woman, she works hard and is extremely tenacious, yet she is so loving and compassionate to even those she does’t know. And she always gives me the best advice, even if I don’t want to hear at the time. 

If you were a building, what would you resemble?
That’s a tough one because I love so many different types of architecture. Like large, expansive Brutalism like Rick Owens’ home and studio. Or maybe something clean and ultra modern, or industrial and a little grungy like an abandoned warehouse turned into a lofty apartment building. But if I were a building I don’t think I’d be that big. I’d probably be a midcentury modernist house, not too big not too small, with lots of indoor plants.

Where have you enjoyed the best food of your life?
Probably a squid ink spaghetti I had in Rome, Followed by tiramisu for dessert. 

Who makes your favourite coffee?
Actually the coffee I’ve had at Daphne made by Sophie has been pretty damn good.


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March Club Member Interview

Meet Sophie - our current campaign babe. Sophie makes a superb cup of coffee at Daphne Café.  Visit her to enjoy her excellent selection of up-to-date printed media while she pours you a brew.


What is your name, star sign and job title?
My name is Sophie Bower Johnston and I’m an Aries. I am a small business owner, I guess. I run a cafe called Daphne with my husband.

What does your job involve?
Waking up early every morning, making coffee, talking with people, making sure their needs and wants are met to the best of my ability, washing dishes, wiping benches, sweeping, shooing pigeons, paying bills, eating cake.

Do you have a book you often refer to? If so, why?
I learned a lot from a kind of textbook called ‘Architectural Graphics’ by Francis Ching. It’s about the visual language and the rules of drafting but it’s really so much about clear and concise communication and how best to convey meaning. I love it even though I have very little use for it these days. I could also always devour ‘Sixty Stories’ by Donald Barthelme. His style is so varied that you can pick and choose any short story from the collection and they would all be so vastly different. A good reminder of the certainty of chaos and absurdity in life.

What is your fail-safe recipe for cooking at home? 
I’m not usually the cook but I’ve been loving a bit of steamed broccolini with rice. That makes it seem like we eat really healthily! Let me add that after it’s steamed I then fry the broccolini in sesame oil and heaps of salt. This is just something I can cook if I can’t be bothered thinking of something more interesting.

Do you have a favourite day trip you’d recommend to us?
Depends where you’re starting from! I think the last day trip I went on was to Brighton from London. I was with my sister and it was unusually warm. We put our feet into the sea and dreamed of Cottesloe beach.

What was the last online article that interested you?
I do this thing at work where I’ll scroll through facebook and save all of the news articles that pique my interest. Then at the end of the day I’ll try to absorb as much of it as possible without making my brain implode or getting depressed. So there have been a few but the most jarring one was about how biologists are saying that one half of all species could be extinct by the end of the century. Half of all species. I’m still stuck in this place between not being able to imagine that future and knowing all too well how likely it is. 

Whom do you admire?
Too many people to list! Those who are organised. Those who are passionate. Those who are not afraid to work hard and stand up for what they believe in. Those who see things through. Polite people. Kind people. Generous people.

If you were a building, what would you resemble?
Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier.

Where have you enjoyed the best food of your life?
I keep dreaming about jerk chicken. I just haven’t had it in so long. There was this place in London that Adam and I found that was so so so good. It was one of those travel experiences where we’d walked so far and we were both cranky and I didn’t want to admit that I was lost,  we couldn’t decide on a place to eat! But we stumbled upon this place, ate a plate of jerk chicken and beans and rice with a rum cocktail. Everything was right with the world after that. It was perfect.

Who makes your favourite coffee?
Honestly, I do, I’m in quite a unique position to be able to make coffee everyday (except Sunday) exactly the way I like it and hope everyone else feels the same


@sbjohnston
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InterviewShannon Malone