15 September 2015
I had a lunch date with Andreana at Tasha’s, Canal Walk. We had so much to talk about we completely forgot to take a picture of ourselves while we had food on the table. Our waiter acted as our professional photographer and photographed us from all angles to ensure he snapped our best side.
I have seen Andreana behind her own desk and she looks pretty good there, but today I welcome you behind mine, Andreana……and you look absolutely great! Thanks for sharing my desk with me!
A bit about Andreana
Andreana owns her own marketing company – “The Blue Room”, now 15 years in existence. She previously worked as Marketing Manager at Kenilworth Centre and when she reached her ‘career ceiling’, her mom, also an entrepreneur, encouraged her to start her own business. The Blue Room specialises in shopping centre marketing with many well-known shopping centres part of their clientele portfolio. (www.theblueroom.co.za)
Andreana is a hard working lady who is actively involved in every single contract and job. She has an amazing relationship with her clients as well as her staff! Indeed an achievement if staff can adore their boss.
This beautiful mug was a gift from Andreana’s mom – both her and her daughter received one. Andreana is very clear on the fact that she loves tea, “but I do not do cups and saucers!”
Our Live, Love, Laugh conversation:
Live: “I cannot live without grace! For me it is the beginning and the end of life”. Andreana finds her stability, during good and bad times, in her spiritual life. “Grace is what gets me through everything!”
You are an inspiration with this strong belief, Andreana!
Love your Look: Andreans’s image and dress tips
“I do not follow fashion slavishly, but I do enjoy being trendy. I wear outfits in which I am comfortable and which reflect my identity….yet I can be bold and move from dressing completely conservative to completely creative”.
Andreana confessed that she dislikes planned shopping trips. Her best buys often happen when on an impulsive shopping trip. She enjoys quality, but has no problem wearing cheaper, good looking and fitting clothes.
….and this woman is always immaculately groomed and dressed like a real lady!
Laugh: This story must be one of Andreana’s ‘most embarrassing moments’. In her first job she had an L-shaped desk. One day, for no specific reason, she sat on the part of the desk which is not supported independently, but hooks in underneath the main desk. The desk collapsed under her and this 19 year young lady, dressed in her pretty dress landed on the floor!
Oh my word! What would your first reaction have been at that age?
Andreana’s secret revealed:
Andreana loves nature and hikes regularly, but her best sight of nature is birds flying over her head. For her it is the ultimate picture of freedom.
The crazy classy gift!
Andreana has a very soft, friendly, lady-like appearance – the handbag mirror, shaped like a rose and the notebook, shaped like a dress were the right lady-like gifts for her.
What I have learned from Andreana:
I have never seen Andreana moody, stressed or negative…and believe me, this lady certainly has a stressful job. I now know what her secret is: she does not complicate life; she lives by a very simple, yet powerful motto which enables her to handle whatever comes her way.
“I live by grace”. Amen Andreana!