In the spirit of Mother’s Day this May we want to celebrate all the moms that make our downtown a special place to work and play.
We applaud and recognize those mothers & daughters and mothers & sons that work together in business everyday.
Monique & Saska from Anise Apothecary
- How long have you two been working together?
“At Anise Apothecary … since December 2012 … but my mom and I have been working together for years! We lived in the North of England for a while and we managed a health food store there together.”
- Why did you decide to work together/open a business together/come on-board?
“When we came back to Burlington from the UK it just seemed natural for us to continue to promote a healthy and natural beauty consciousness as a lifestyle – and Burlington seemed like the right place to do it. We’re a modern take on the old apothecary stores – eco-friendly and non-toxic products that nourish from the inside out. We’re both passionate about what we do.”
- How do you balance work-life with your personal-relationship?
“We don’t have personal lives – haha! I think we’re lucky because work doesn’t ever really ever feel like work. It doesn’t feel like a job … so the two just kind of blend into one … and I guess I bring my personal life to work with me everyday – my daughter Freya is going to be third generation Anise Apothecary! Just as soon as she learns to work the debit machine.”
- What’s the best thing about working with your mom?
“Just being able to work with her – to spend time with her … it’s the three of us … mom, me and Freya. We’re able to bounce ideas off one another, and I get to see my mom every day … we’ve always been really close. My mom worked with her parents too, so I come from a long line of family business owners. It’s nice to carry on that tradition.”
- Do you have any Mother’s Day plans (ie lunch/dinner out, visit a spa, special trip planned)?
“We’ll be working, but at least we’ll be together!”
- Is there anything special you want to say about your mom?
“I’ve always admired her independence … I’m not sure I’ve ever told her that.”