Chatting about 'doing less' with Melanie Marshall, Storksak co-founder
This week we have managed to pin down the fabulous Melanie Marshall, co-founder of Storksak.
'Storksak started when our first son was tiny, and I realised how important a good bag was going to be. Working part-time, I locked myself out a few too many times, and realised I needed to have just one bag all the time. With a little spark of an idea, we grew the brand we have today. Suzi Bergman my business partner and close friend and I have continued with the same ethos we began with; build a business of our own that we can grow around our families.'
3 TIPS ON DOING LESS WITH MELANIE
- Take a short walk each day, no matter what. I sometimes notice, that even in the midst of chaos, a few minutes outside can change one’s perspective for the better.
- When you plan out what you need to do, aim to do about 20% less.
- Day dream even for a few minutes a day!
MELANIE'S BEST TRAVEL TIP
Pack and then take out about 10% of it! You can always manage with less.
MELANIE'S FAVOURITE PRODUCT
Brush On Block powder sunscreen. This looks amazing, never seen something like this before! I love the idea of a powder sunscreen, as sometimes in the summer, you just don’t want to add another cream.
MELANIE'S FAVOURITE QUOTE
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own