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All words and photos by Leana Mullane of Coconut, Lemon and Lime blog…

We all have someone that we look up too, someone who inspires us and someone who lives the life we dream of. For me right now the Spell sisters represent that. They have given me the opportunity to start to build my own name in this industry and have supplied me with endless inspiration to spark some amazing ideas and the confidence to believe in myself and push forward to someday achieve the many amazing things they have. Every person’s journey is different and mine always seemed to have a path leading to Byron Bay and getting the opportunity to go behind the scenes and have a week interning at Spell. A long time planning, this week finally happened and began on the 4th of February…

I began the week with a tummy full of butterflies but so much excitement. Nat, Mae, Georgia, Jaimi & Emma welcomed me to HQ and it was just so lovely to be working around creative minds and be apart of where the magic happens. As the week progressed I got to work on small projects including making bags, beanies and lots of jewellery (which was actually much harder than I thought haha). This just makes me appreciate so much more when purchasing something, the time and love that go into every piece. It was to my excitement when Spelly, Luciana and Lizzy arrived on my second day for a shoot, it was such a special moment for me and they really are so lucky to have each other and get to work with loved ones every day.

Every day at Spell HQ was exciting, whether Natalie was craving Nutella, or Georgia would be laughing over silly things, or watching Emma & Mae dance and sing frog songs to keep Indi smiling. These girls share some wonderful qualities and interning for a week just made my passion for this industry so much stronger. These photos don’t do justice the happiness I had working there and how fortunate I was to be a part of the Spell team for a week.

I hope you all get some inspiration and enjoyment from looking through these photos from my week interning with Spell HQ!

I’ll be back very soon.  X Leana

The Byron Arts and Industry Estate is full of creative wonders like Spell; Goddess of Babylon, Rowie Designs, Arnhem, Tallow and Myee Carlyle are just a few others. Go searching and stay inspired.

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Note from the Author (Elizabeth): I felt so terribly bashful and humbled when I read this guest-post from Leana! I felt undeserving of her too-kind and generous words, but I wanted to publish them here for her because honesty and generosity of spirit can be a rare thing. It feels weird to have anyone ‘look up’ to us – but saying that I also totally know how she feels, because I had people that I looked up to before I started on this path (one was Chantel of Goddess of Babylon, who is now a dear friend). Often having some kind of little beacon to help remind you which direction you’re heading that makes the path a little easier to follow sometimes… here’s to following all our dreams.

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