My Five Shore Favourites: Karen Murrell
Karen Murrell is a recognisable North Shore face who began her own lipstick brand from an office in Takapuna. Her much-loved lipsticks are now sold nationwide in over 300 outlets and are also exported to Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Fresh off the back of the launch of her latest shade Magenta Moon (‘a playful berry shade’ on trend for winter 2013), Karen tells us what it is about living and working on the Shore that most makes her want to pucker up!
I love flowers! My week always starts on a Monday morning in Florienne picking out my flowers for the office and my home. My travels around the world have led me into many florists’, and I am yet to find one as fantastic as Florienne in Takapuna.
2. Latin Larder
I prefer to say my other office. The food is fantastic, but it is so much more. I just adore the community that gathers around the tables discussing daily life. Justin and Robb are beautiful people so it is only natural that this is reflected in their business.
3. Morgan and Morgan
As a girl in the beauty industry going to the hairdressers is a weekly ritual. I love the vibe at Morgan and Morgan. I always leave the salon feeling ready to take on the world!
4. Milford and Takapuna beaches
I meet my fantastic trainer Jo O’Reilly twice a week to work out on either one of our beaches. How lucky am I to be able to exercise in paradise?
5. Unichem Takapuna
My dear friend Sarah owns this pharmacy. I love nothing better than to call in for a catch up. Sarah and I often work with Franca from Florienne designing windows for my brand. We have so much fun installing these windows and the creative process behind them.