Amber Barnes, Jim & Jane
Where do you call home?
How long have you had Jim & Jane?
I opened the store over 10 years ago
What was the last great book you read?
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara - heart wrenching and full. A lovely friend also just gave me Boy Swallows Universe and its everything she promised and am only 2 chapters in...
What would we find on your playlist ?
Billie Eilish, Billie Holliday, George Ezra, Pete Tong, Beats 1 and the odd trance track by default thanks to my husband.
If you aren't at work what do we find you doing?
Enjoying life -family, friends and travelling
Dream holiday destination?
Iran, Sri Lanka, Mexico & Copenhagen..
If an out of towner was visiting you where would you take them?
The Hermitage walk around the Harbour followed by lunch at Cafe Sydney.
What are you currently coveting?
A holiday, a cleaner, a Catleya Orchid plant and a Jimmy Nelson Maori print.
Describe your style in 3 words.
Global, Natural & Considered.
Favourite Instagram feeds?
Do you collect anything and if so what?
Memories, elephants, Fornasetti plates and photography.
Summer or winter?
Cornersmith for breakfast, Lotus for Dumplings & Fratelli Paradiso for Dinner.
What takes your breath away?
Favourite Jim & Jane product....
I may be biased but our Essentials range
Favourite Label at Jim & Jane?
Can't choose - it would be like choosing a favourite child! I am wearing a lot of Kitx at the moment ( am very inspired by her environmental sensibilities ), think Pol's knitwear is exceptional, you'll find me in DOF shoes almost every day and have a soft spot for the classic styles of European Culture.
Why shop local?
Local businesses are inspired by their customers, staffed by their neighbours and continually challenged by large corporations which makes them usually creative, inventive and exciting.
Do you have a signature scent?
No - I can't wear perfume but if I did it would have a tuberose & musk base.
tie between a Negroni & Martini.
Best memory at Jim & Jane.
Yet to come x
Use one word to describe Jim & Jane.