Hey Paolo Meets: Anthony Pasut of Adelaide Gin

Hey Paolo Meets: Anthony Pasut of Adelaide Gin

Beer and wine are traditionally everyone’s most popular liquor of choice, but undeniably, there’s an emerging contender in the alcohol scene: gin.

Yes, gin is fast becoming the new black.

In Australia alone, there are over 170 gin distillers operating in the market. Here in South Australia, another local distiller, Adelaide Gin, is ready to steal the spotlight with their range of quality products that boast unique flavours of rose, lemon myrtle, and hints of lavender that are locally sourced from Kangaroo Island.

We chatted with Anthony Pasut, Adelaide Gin’s South Australian Account Manager, to learn more about this rising star.

Hey Paolo: What’s the history and inspiration behind the business?

Established in 2018, Adelaide Gin & The Australian Distilling Company was founded by Michael Hickinbotham. The Hickinbothams have a great family history in wine and spirit making. Michael has always been a massive fan of gins. He has always been attracted to its colourful history, flavour profile, and the sophistication of the drink.

Michael’s love for spirits, coupled with his love for his hometown (Adelaide), pushed him to establish Adelaide Gin. Enchanted by the artisanal and handcrafted elements of the entire distilling process, he sought the best advice from international & local producers. And after 12 months, he finally mastered his own gin recipe together with his team which was led by their master distiller, Dr. Graham Jones. The result is a gin that truly embodies the Adelaide spirit.

Graham is an award-winning distiller and one of the few people in Australia who truly understands the intricate art, science, and craft of distillation. Graham teaches distilling at the University of Adelaide for over 30 years now.

To ensure a premium quality product, he distills Adelaide Gin in an elegant 20-year-old Frilli Impianti Italian copper pot still.

Hey Paolo: What’s unique about the Adelaide Gin?

South Australia has a great range of locally made gins. What makes our gin so special is that we source our botanicals from local suppliers. Our premium base spirit comes from the Barossa Valley and the lavender used comes from Kangaroo Island. We create our product at the Waite Campus in Mitcham.

At present, Adelaide Gin has already won four (4) gold medals in international competitions.

Hey Paolo: How do you describe the profile of people who loves Adelaide Gin?

The best part about our gin is that it really brings a wide range of people together. We have people who love to celebrate the dynamic vibe of the city. They enjoy the way our gin captures the botanicals that are sourced from places such as Kangaroo Island and the Barrossa Valley, which hold special memories for most of them. We also have gin lovers who fall in love with the flavour and the story behind it. No matter who they are, they generally enjoy the company of people, they love celebrating life, and they enjoy embracing the fun spirit of Adelaide.

Hey Paolo: What are the main challenges of your business?

Like everyone, the changing liquor landscape is a challenge in itself. So many good products are out there in the market. We try to work with all our local distributors to keep our ear to the ground especially when it comes to new bars and restaurants that are opening up. We work with our new and existing customers in any way possible to help them sell our products and we hope that the people behind the bars also become our “brand ambassadors.”

As an Account Manager, I really value the relationships I have in the trade industry and I try to ensure that I approach every conversation I have with them as if I was the owner of the establishment. I believe 90% of my job is creating and maintaining relationships with my customers to ensure that they trust me to deliver results to their business and that they know that when hard times occur, they can count on me and our company to help them in any way possible.

Hey Paolo: What are the necessary changes you had to adapt during COVID-19?

As a small business, COVID-19 really impacted the plans we had in place for the first half of 2020. We had so many of our customers literally closing their doors overnight. We had such a strong presence in the bars then and we had to change our direction to focus on the bottleshops and retailers instead to give the customers the same experience in their homes. It was all about ensuring the people that wanted to drink our gin were able to do so in the comfort of their homes.

Hey Paolo: What’s the future of the South Australian gin industry? 

That is the great unknown! It is such an exciting industry to be a part of and we are so lucky here in South Australia that we have such an amazing range of local gins. We continue to see more and more varieties of gin come into the market as companies play around barrel ageing or different distilling techniques. It is always a pleasure to go out in the city and try all the new gins that come out and I think we have a really good culture here in South Australia about getting behind the locals. Some of the best guys to work with in the industry are actually those who run their own distilling businesses because the passion we each share is infectious.

Check out Adelaide Gin:

adelaidegin.com.au

Follow Adelaide Gin’s Instagram page:

www.instagram.com/adelaidegin_

Follow Anthony’s Instagram page:

www.instagram.com/anthony_adelaidegin

Thoughts: “Love my gin. Love Adelaide Gin. Love supporting local distillers.”

– Hey Paolo

Hey Paolo Meets: “Peak Performance” Advocate Austin Lovell

Hey Paolo Meets: “Peak Performance” Advocate Austin Lovell

Knowing your purpose and setting personal goals might be the obvious pillars of “Peak Performance,” but for 19-year-old marketer, video creator, entrepreneur, and Peak Performance advocate Austin Lovell, the real challenge is applying these learnings consistently and conscientiously in your every day life.

Hey Paolo: What inspired you to become to a “Peak Performance” advocate on social media? 

I genuinely enjoy helping people eliminate distractions, unlock more energy, and skyrocket their outputs and results through the content I share and the insights that I provide. Everything I talk about comes from my own experiences. I live and breathe peak performance every day.

I always push myself to try new things and to attain more in my work, relationships, and life in general. And it comes naturally to help others practice what I have already been doing.

Hey Paolo: Do you think millennials think more maturely now as compared to the previous generations when they were about your age?

I think times are very different now and the problems young people face are quite different from past generations.

I believe we are in a world that rewards “smart work.” We reward people who approach their life, health, and work methodically and purposefully. We reward people who have the drive to push themselves. I think previous generations value pure hard work more. I’m not saying that hard work is no longer valued at present, but people get rewarded more so now for bringing both“smart work” (influenced by productivity systems, environment optimisation, health optimisation, etc.) and “hard work” (day-in and day-out consistency, pushing yourself physically & mentally, high levels of drive, etc.) together. The fusion of both is powerful.

Hey Paolo: What is “peak performance”?

Have you seen the movie “Limitless” starring Bradley Cooper? That’s what peak performance is about: being limitless.

Peak performance is about operating at your very best in whatever you do. It is where your work seems effortless; you have mental clarity; you are alert and focused. For peak performers, no task is too difficult and no challenge is insurmountable. By showing people how to rewire their minds, upgrade their health, and skyrocket their productivity, I give my students the opportunity to become limitless and get the best out of themselves each day.

Hey Paolo: How do you generally achieve peak performance:

At the office:

Build a strong work environment. I think of it as a game of “snakes and ladders.” The snakes are the negative objects in your environment: those that pull you away from your goals and those that distract and push you off track. The ladders are the positive objects: the items that bring you joy, those that push you closer to your goals, and those that help you make the right decisions. By removing the snakes in your environment, you become a step closer to achieving your best.

Simple things can also be done such as: having your phone on airplane mode for most of the day; keeping it stored in another room while you work; using the Focus App to block certain websites on your laptop especially during work hours; and using simple applications like FB Feed Eradicator and ImprovedTube to eliminate the urge to use social media.

All of these can do incredible things for your focus and work output.

At school:

I see a lot of people struggle with “clarity” at school (i.e. why they were doing what they were doing and knowing what the end goal was).

For students who knew what they wanted (e.g. what to take up in university, job/vocation to pursue, where they wanted to go in their professional lives), they usually generally perform so much better in school.

I show people how to gain greater clarity by identifying their “Polaris Star” — their true north, their end goal, and the things they wish to achieve above all else. I help to structure their year/quarter/month/week/each day to move closer to their end goals.

Clarity is essential and it’s a non-negotiable. If I could give anyone a gift, it would be the gift of clarity.

At home:

When I think of peak performance at home, I think of the concept of “presence.”

I respect people who put tremendous amounts of energy and brainpower towards their work while they are working, and when work is finished for the day, they become fully present for their families, friends, and loved ones.

When you can break the constant push and pull of daily work in your life and you give your mind and body the time it needs to relax and refresh, while enjoying some quality time with your loved ones, then you will be able to perform at such a higher level in all other aspects of your life.

With your fitness and financial goals:

It all comes back again to “clarity.” You can have all the best productivity systems in the world, the most rock-solid mindset and health protocols, a good consistent sleep, excellent focus, but if you don’t have the clarity on your goals, then there’s no point.

When it comes to fitness, my goal is to increase mental clarity through exercise. I’m not trying to be Mr. Olympia, and I know that. I structure my fitness programs, nutrition and the way I approach my health accordingly.

When it comes to financial goals, peak performance is the means to reach and exceed your set goals. It’s the vehicle that will accelerate your growth as a person like nothing else.

Hey Paolo: What do you think distract people the most from achieving their peak performance?

Bad habits. Everyone has bad habits. I have them and everyone does. The challenge is how to change them. Not many people are willing to really improve themselves. That’s why for those who are willing to change their bad habits, they achieve incredible things because they were willing to push themselves to be better.

As for other distractions, for some, it could be social media, a diet they’re following that doesn’t give them the energy to focus each day, or even work with a “snakes and ladders” type of environment.

Peak performance is about overcoming all these distractions and being your best every day.

Hey Paolo: Your recommendations in South Australia for…

A good place where you can reflect and achieve peace & quiet:

Running, biking, or even just walking in the city. Having time for myself reenergises me and it allows me to reflect and refocus.

Best spot that makes you feel most creative and energised:

Adelaide CBD. I love the city and it’s the place I call home. The buzz and energy of the city makes me feel most creative and energised.

Dining area you love the most: 

I love Rundle Street and Adelaide’s East End. These ones show Adelaide’s true style and vibe. 

Check out Austin Lovell‘s social media pages:

Youtube page (click here)

Download his free ebook: www.beultramind.com/book

Instagram: @austin.lovell

Thoughts: “In a world where there’s tons of distractions bombarding us every single day, it’s really important to set goals and timelines in order for us to complete certain tasks with a sense of joy, peace, and fulfilment. I personally use a simple whiteboard and marker writing my daily goals and I try to tick off each item one by one. It helps me prioritise the task I need to finish first.”

– Hey Paolo

Hey Paolo on Australian Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow

Hey Paolo on Australian Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow

So delighted to see that my little blog site HeyPaolo.com (Blogging About Adelaide, South Australia) has been listed as one of the Australian Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow on Feedspot.

I only started my page last year, September 2019, and the slow but progressive growth and massive support I receive from friends day by day has been extra phenomenal. It was mostly an awkward beginning as I struggled with creating content, finding my voice, and understanding my personal branding. It took a lot of positive criticisms from my dear friends before I knocked my head and came to my senses.

I’m a blogger who will continue to spark conversations with people I meet here in Adelaide, South Australia. I’ll ask them tons and tons of questions (it can be serious or it can be trivial) with the objective of creating insightful dialogues for me to learn more about them, their stories, and their life learnings.

If you wish to see the other bloggers on the list, here’s the link: https://blog.feedspot.com/australian_lifestyle_bloggers/ 

#YourThoughts: Social Media and its Effect on Productivity

#YourThoughts: Social Media and its Effect on Productivity

Guest: Austin Lovell (@austin.lovell). Video Creator, Marketer & Entrepreneur. Passionate about topics relating to #PEAKPERFORMANCE.

EXCERPTS: “I think a lot of issues relating to productivity, getting more done each day, happiness, and stress (among people), all stem from the usage of their phones.


If you put your phone down for a day and don’t check social media, (you’ll see) the crazy effects and changes on your mood, focus, and productivity.

I think people assume that they’ll become irrelevant online if they aren’t on social media all the time. The truth is, you can be away from it. You can take some time away and refocus. You’ll notice that it wasn’t as important as you thought it was.


For me, I really try and limit my time spent on social media. And when I’m on it, I’m intentional how I use it.”

Want to learn more about Peak Performance? Check out Austin’s YOUTUBE page (@ Austin Lovell) and download his free ebook at http://www.beultramind.com/book.

I’ll Be LIVE on Adelaide’s 103.1 FM Radio

I’ll Be LIVE on Adelaide’s 103.1 FM Radio

RADIO DJ DREAMS.

So STOKED to join the passionate radio team of Ethnic Radyo Pilipino Incorporated on 5ebi 103.1 FM Radio Station (Multicultural Radio).

Catch me and the #BarkadaRadyo team LIVE every Friday, 9pm-930 on 103.1 FM.


On 05 June, Friday, I’ll be joined by a few friends discussing our favourite #BATANG90S memories (aka “Growing Up in the 90s” in the Philippines, with pop cultural references). From playing piko (hopscotch) with our neighbours to listening to pop rock band Eraserheads and pop vocal group Smokey Mountain on cassette tapes, we’ll try to get you reminiscing and entertained while reliving the glory days of the 90s.

P.S. If you haven’t heard of Adelaide’s 103.1 FM station yet, you need to start tuning in especially if you’re interested to learn about varying international cultures! 🙌🏼 They’ve got shows hosted by people from around the world — from Austria to Slovenia, Russia, Indonesia, Greece, Ukraine, Malta, Italy, Garmany, Scotland, Ireland, etc. You name it, they probably have it! 😍 40+ years on air. 40 languages. 200+ media volunteers. 🙌🏼 Of course I would love to be part of this 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Bring the NEW back to the OLD. #RadioIsNotDead.

Vlog #8: Coles – Guess The Price

Vlog #8: Coles – Guess The Price

Are you #TEAMWIFE or #TEAMHUSBAND?

Who do you think is better in guessing the prices of certain key essential grocery items such as a bag of garden salad, plain flour, sugar, eggs, kitchen towel, oyster blade steak, and a litre of Dettol Shower Gel?

Join this fun Spanish  couple, mi amigos, Gema and Victor, in this quirky guessing game using household items I bought last 16 May 2020 at Coles Supermarket Australia. 

Hey Paolo Meets: Fitness Trainer Jesse Curkpatrick

Hey Paolo Meets: Fitness Trainer Jesse Curkpatrick

Some might argue that there seems to be a surplus of personal trainers in a heavily contested fitness marketplace such as Adelaide. But for Goodlife Health Clubs Cross Roads personal trainer Jesse Curkpatrick, one must discover his/her fitness niche as a training coach in order to survive in such a cutthroat industry.

Hey Paolo: What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

I like being active overall. When I was growing up, I have always loved playing sports (football) and training in the gym. Although I was a little bit chubby when I was younger, I came to a point where I became more conscious of how my body looked. Hence I started going to the gym.

In my early twenties, I moved and lived in Toronto, Canada as part of the missionary work I was doing for a church. After quitting my church work, I’ve decided to come back to Adelaide and that was also the time when I didn’t really know what I should pursue as a new profession. I’ve realized that since I personally love working out, I should try becoming a gym trainer instead. It has been three years now since then and I’m still enjoying my newfound career.

Hey Paolo: Other trainings offered as a fitness coach…

I’m also part of an organisation called FMA Strength Institute as one of their coaches who train other personal trainers and fitness entrepreneurs with their business goals (such as setting up gyms, etc). It’s a great opportunity to coach others in the industry as well.

Hey Paolo: What are your main challenges as a personal trainer?

The biggest challenge is how I can encourage people to spend and make a full commitment on health and fitness. You really have to do networking, to talk to people, and to find out what they really need before you can sign them as clients.

Hey Paolo: What’s your workout routine like?

At present, I do more upper-lower workout splits. Mondays/Thursdays, I try to do lower body exercises while Tuesdays /Fridays are for upper body workouts. Wednesdays, I do sprints and body conditioning excercises. Weekends, I try to run or do some light workouts. My personal goal is not really to have a shredded body but to become healthy, strong, and active instead.

Hey Paolo: What’s your typical diet like?

I’m following a “fattier” diet at present. For breakfasts, I try to have some eggs, fruits, and some meat. For lunches, I’ll have chicken thighs/steak, rice, and a bunch of veggies. My dinners are usually something light. I keep my food mix pretty basic. I’m more focused on how certain food affects my body (such as bloating) and how I can make healthier food choices.

Hey Paolo: What are the usual fitness goals of your clients?

A lot of them wants to lose weight. Fat loss is usually of one of their biggest goals. But for some, they also want to move better and be generally healthy. While for a few others, they get personal trainers to avoid injuries or they want to work around their present injuries.

Hey Paolo: Do you think there’s an overabundance of personal trainers in South Australia?

There is, but every other trainer has something unique to offer. As a client, you just have to find the right fit.

Hey Paolo: What’s your ultimate general goal for your clients?

I want my clients to chase after performance. I want them to be healthy, happy, and strong.

Hey Paolo: Recommendations for…

Brunch: I love Nature’s Providore (88 Duthy Street, Malvern). Their owners are really friendly. Aside from having great coffee, their scrambled eggs are amazing.

Dinner: My partner and I love the pizzas at Mamma Carmela Cafe and Pizzeria (4 Jetty Road, Glenelg).

Hangout Spot: I like Henley as it’s a really cool area.

Thoughts: “Aside from finding a personal trainer who understands your fitness goals and personal needs, I also believe that it’s important to find someone who can motivate and inspire you as a person.”

– Hey Paolo

Hey Paolo Meets: Dr. Raymund de la Cruz

Hey Paolo Meets: Dr. Raymund de la Cruz

While the entire world is battling an ongoing pandemic, modern day heroes have emerged especially in the field of health and wellness. They continue rising to the challenge as community frontliners with their hearts and souls exposed to the harshness brought about by this cruel virus. Behind the layers of personal protective equipment (PPE) that they frequently wear lie stories of love, hope, and strength.

Meet Dr. Raymund de la Cruz, an emergency medicine consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Growing up in the Philippines and migrating to South Australia more than a decade ago has helped broaden his mission to serve an international community especially during this time of health crisis.

Hey Paolo: What inspired you to become a doctor?

I was an engineer before I became a doctor. My high school guidance counsellor in the Philippines suggested back then that since I was good at mathematics and she thought I was not compassionate that I should naturally take up engineering. But after working for two years as an industrial engineer, I got bored. Instead of working with machines, I would rather have human contact and be able to help people. I decided to study medicine. Now, I’m in a career that I love and I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life. It’s a perfect fit for me.

Hey Paolo: What’s the biggest challenge doctors face at present especially with this COVID-19 pandemic?

Emergency doctors are always on the front line regardless of whether or not there is a pandemic. We always see patients at the height of their disease, like in stroke or trauma, where there is a high chance that they might not be able to make it. It is our job to make sure that it doesn’t happen. Apart from trying our best to help our patients survive, we also have to deal with their families. I sometimes feel it’s harder to deal with the families than the patients themselves. Some family members might not even believe what I say or that I haven’t done my best in that particular situation.

Hey Paolo: What are you most scared of in your line of work?

In a pandemic like COVID, what I’m scared about the most is that I might take the virus back home with me. I don’t want my loved ones, especially my partner (Alex) to get infected. I signed up for this; there are risks associated with my job. But I can’t help thinking about the people I love. I don’t want them to get hurt. Other than that, nothing scares me anymore.

Hey Paolo: How do you think South Australia has responded to this pandemic?

I think South Australia, or Australia in general, has responded very well comparing it to the response of other countries like the U.S. We’ve instituted measures to prevent COVID-19 from blowing up quite early. We have enough masks, facilities, and testing kits — and we haven’t run out of it because we use them properly. We’re lucky Australia isn’t hit as hard as the other countries. We’ve somehow prevented it by stopping international flights right from the onset. Particularly in South Australia, we have been very compliant with quarantine rules. Since we have a small population, it made it more manageable.

Hey Paolo: What was your dream profession growing up?

I used to tell everyone that I wanted to become a scientist. My dad was a veterinarian and my mum was a senior Science specialist at the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Science has always been part of my life.

Hey Paolo: Who is Raymund outside his profession?

I belong to an all-male acapella group (Festival Statesmen Chorus). We have won a few competitions and have toured around Australia. It’s one of the best chorale groups in the country. The members of this group are also my best friends. Making music with them is something I look forward to every week. I also like interior design in general and designing my own house (which was already featured on SALIFE magazine). I also love indoor plants — I wish I could have a garden of my own one day.

Hey Paolo: What is the greatest misconception about you?

I’m very polarizing. I don’t talk a lot in social situations. People think I’m either just shy or that I’m a snob. I’m also really bad at keeping in touch with friends. But, I’m just being myself — I’m an introvert.

With the Festival Statesmen Chorus

Hey Paolo: Recommendations for…

Brunch: Every time we go to the Adelaide Hills, we always find brunch places anywhere with fantastic food. I love FRED Eatery (220 Mount Barker) there. If we don’t feel like driving, we like walking around Adelaide CBD, along Hutt Street and Flinders Street. Flinders Street Project is one of our favourites.

Dinner: I like Stem (188 Hindley St.)

Hangout Place: For a day in the beach, we go for quick dips at Semaphore. Sometimes we go to Glenelg as well and then we indulge on oysters afterwards. But on a casual night, my favourite hangout place is our own roof deck. Alex (my partner) is pretty good at making amazing cocktails and we just invite people to join us sometimes.

Alex and Raymund

Thoughts: “I’m personally amazed by Raymund and his drive, dedication, and passion as a person. Must have been tough to have a well-balanced life (juggling both his day job and his other side passions).

ALSO, one big thank you to all our healthcare frontliners. Cue the applause!”

– Hey Paolo

#YourThoughts: Arts & Music Festivals in South Australia

#YourThoughts: Arts & Music Festivals in South Australia

#YourThoughts: We ASK. We LISTEN. We LEARN.

Guest: DR. WILLIAM PETERSON, Associate Professor at Flinders University (Researcher and Professor teaching Drama). Ph.D., Dramatic Arts, University of Texas at Austin. M.A., Dramatic Arts, San Diego University.

Excerpts:

“These festivals are incredibly powerful. If you go to these festivals, you can’t wait till the next year for them to experience it again.

What I guess I would like to see more of is the kind of experience we have at festival time happening in places throughout the year.

The issue isn’t that we need fewer festivals. Because festivals fulfill a particular need: they bring us great joy and happiness, and they’re well-spaced through the year (for the major ones). But it’s really more of how can we create the conditions under which the people who can create particularly new innovative work and present it any time of the year or at non-festival times and still have that experience of community and coming together.”

Hey Paolo Meets: Vlada Kazimirchuk of Lunch Bunch Edible Bouquets (Adelaide)

Hey Paolo Meets: Vlada Kazimirchuk of Lunch Bunch Edible Bouquets (Adelaide)

If you’re searching for premium gift items to buy not only for your loved ones but also as a personal treat for yourself, Lunch Bunch Edible Bouquets might be the perfect alternative shop for you. Whether you’re looking for chocolate bouquets, meat & cheese bouquets, veggie & fruit bouquets, and even protein balls bouquets, Lunch Bunch’s same-day delivery services has been setting the trend in Adelaide for beautiful and high quality edible arrangements.

Armed with an interior design background and an eye for style and details, owner Vlada Kazimirchuk brings these beautiful edible bouquets to life. Hey Paolo chatted with Vlada to know more about her business and the inspiration behind it.


Hey Paolo: What inspired you to create Lunch Bunch?

My daughter’s friend was celebrating her birthday last time and she wanted to give her friend a gift. As it was kind of a last minute thing, I told her to create something instead of buying. She started filling a box and a vase with sweets, marshmallows, apples, and chocolates on stick. After bringing the assembled gift to her friends, she phoned me to say: “mom, everyone’s asking where I got it from. You should start selling something like this.”

I started researching more about edible bouquets/arrangements and went online to gather inspiration. I started experimenting with things and I ended up having so much fun. With the help of my daughter, I started putting up photos of the edible arrangements I’ve created on Instagram and that was the start.

Hey Paolo: What are the most requested items in your edible arrangements?

Strawberries, doughnuts, and meat & cheese.

There are quite a few people who love healthy options too, like veggie bouquets and protein balls bouquets, which we also offer.

Hey Paolo: How much customisations can a client request in your edible arrangements?

Lunch Bunch has a custom bouquet option online. So you can say: “can I please have salami, doughnuts, strawberries, but don’t cover them in chocolates? Can I also have white roses and can this be inside a green box with a white ribbon?” We can do all of these.

Customized edible bouquets can be challenging as some items don’t work together. I have a particular eye when it comes to styling and I want my products to look beautiful. I will sometimes spend two hours to make things work, but if it doesn’t work, I have to pull it out.

Hey Paolo: How do you marry your background in interior design with edible arrangements?

Both work with visuals: shapes, forms, textures, colours, balance, and rhythm of objects. If you understand the style fundamentals, then you can do whatever. This is the core of creativeness. And I’ve learned it after studying and working in the industry for a very long time.

Hey Paolo: What is Lunch Bunch for you?

This is where my creativity opens and unfolds. It is my passion. I’m proud of what I create and what I give to others.

The time I spend on each order is tremendous. It’s all hand decorated. I take time to change or add something else. Whatever I make money-wise, I inject the money back to the business so I can buy the best: the best packaging & the best machines. I don’t mass produce and everything is unique and customised.

Hey Paolo: What kind of fulfilment do you get from running this business?

I love doing the deliveries myself. I love it when I knock on people’s door and they open, and I see them really surprised with my delivered items.

I also like adding extra touches of gold in my arrangements or covering the mandarin oranges in pink chocolate because I want it to look amazing. It’s not shown on my website and people don’t expect it from their orders. But when people get surprised and they appreciate these things I’ve added, it makes me feel good.

As an artist, we want to be appreciated. This is how I get appreciated through making something amazing. I get this amazing satisfaction when I make something “wow.” Money is not everything for me. This is what everyone needs: some kind of fulfillment.

LUNCH BUNCH EDIBLE BOUQUETS. Address: 111 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood, South Australia. Website: https://lunchbunch.com.au/.


Hey Paolo with Lunch Bunch’s Edible Bouquet

Thoughts: “This edible bouquet from Lunch Bunch definitely shouts quality and luxury. I love how Vlada arranges everything beautifully — from the packaging to the colours, styling, and even the interesting mix of marshmallows, chocolates, and donuts. “

– Hey Paolo