Christmas was full of gift giving and if you lucked-out on getting something you wanted… then we have just the ticket! Luxury romance brand Bedroom Antics has recently launched with the mission to make women feel confident, desirable and treasured; and help men become the most accomplished and romantic of lovers… now we think THAT is the best gift of all! The luxe candles and delectable scents are designed and manufactured in Australia with a 100% commitment to caring for the environment. With all of that in mind we just HAD to talk to the gorgeous Brisbane woman behind the brand… enjoy x
BT: Tell us about ‘you’? What is your background?
Sonia: Brisbane born and bred, I am now in my mid-thirties. I was brought up on words “There’s no such thing as can’t” which has shaped my attitude to life. I have had a successful 15+ year career in television, media and marketing but my workaholic ways were getting in the way of my relationship so, like many other women my age, I decided it was time to turn my attention to my own business. And Bedroom Antics was born.
BT: What inspired you to create a luxury romance brand?
Sonia: I remember quite clearly shopping for Valentine’s Day in Sydney about 5 years ago. There was the usual choice of flowers, chocolates, cards and cheap romance kits. There were no ‘special gifts’ for two people to share together. And I decided that I was going to create a range of quality, Australian made gifts that inspired moments of romance and celebration.
BT: Why does everyone need a little romance in their life?
Sonia: Life is busy. People are more stressed, tired and selfish because of the pressures of modern life. Romance helps balance that. A word, a look, a touch can turn our mundane routine into something extraordinary that gives us reason to smile throughout the day. They are the moments you treasure when you’re having a bad day and Bedroom Antics encourages you to indulge in that.
BT: What do you consider the ultimate romantic gesture?
Sonia: A love note – simple, unexpected and from the heart. A surprise candlelit dinner on the beach comes a close second.
BT: What is your favourite product from the range?
Sonia: Desire – luxury soy candle. It instantly creates a seductive mood with its soft glow and rich, delicious scent.
BT: What is your favourite Brisbane location to eat/drink/shop?
Sonia: For food, I love the decadent French décor of Libertine, and the exotic fresh menu of Sono (Portside).
For a drink, a glass or two of Spanish wine at Ortiga watching life pass by in Brunswick Street.
BT: What inspires you to get out of bed in the morning?
Sonia: My passion and excitement for Bedroom Antics and taking my Great Dane Leopold for a walk along the beach.
BT: Any last words on Bedroom Antics…?
Sonia: Long live romance – we have a blog Vive La Romance dedicated to that.