The Days of Our Lives we meet some fascinating and creative folk and take a look at what their typical day holds. Far from being about the mundane, it is a celebration of what it takes to juggle the day-to-day with big ideas, a successful business and a full home life. It’s about keeping all the balls in the air – what is important and what isn’t. It’s about (extra)ordinary moments that fill our every day.
This week, we meet two sisters, Jo Harris and Lucy Glade-Wright, who love to laugh and love to put their heart and soul into their online boutique, Hunting for George. From fashion and jewellery, to artwork, accessories and homewares, these gals have the knack for hunting down beautiful and unique pieces. They’ve also recently launched their own bedding range which will have you sleeping pretty with its beautiful designs and chemical free, 100% pure cotton fabrics.
This is a day in the life of Jo and Lucy.
Jo Harris & Lucy Glade-Wright, Hunting for George
Jo: Kids wake me up
Lucy: Sound asleep
Jo: Dress two kids and make lunches.
Lucy: Wake up, check emails in bed (bad habit)
Both meet at our Richmond studio for a quick meeting. We recap on sales, new products, promotions and the tasks for the week. This is the fun part of the job when we get to see and organise all the beautiful products that we want to feature on Hunting for George. And better still, have some fun brainstorming ideas for our own range.
Jo: Reply to customer enquiries
Lucy: Plan and update our social media for the week
Jo: Start packing all the online sales from the night before
Lucy: Design next week’s newsletter or dash out to pick up more prints
Lunch, if we’re lucky we eat out but most of the time it’s a sushi roll on the run.
Jo: Sprint to pick up kids from school
Lucy: Update the website with new products
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Jo: A blur of transporting, exercising, feeding and washing kids
Lucy: Knuckle down to work at the studio, this is my best time of the day to switch on
Jo: Try to convince the kids to go to bed
Lucy: Exercise (if I’m lucky) otherwise keep working
Jo: Kids asleep. Wine gets opened.
Lucy: Get home. Wine gets opened.
Jo: Open the computer again to catch up on emails, or head to the shed to paint some clocks.
Lucy: Still enjoying my 2nd glass of wine
Jo: On the phone to Lucy
Lucy: Freak out about something, call Jo
Jo: Close computer
Lucy: Open computer
Jo: Sound asleep
Lucy: Head to bed