GoodLife: Peninsula Style, Issue 52, Page 049 (transcription)

it comes to things both practical and beautiful for the home, Jepara in Rosebud is the place to be.
Jepara stocks an eclectic range of items including works by local artists, Stephen Ashmore Ron Brown and have an entire wall of the shop dedicated to soft furnishings.
Cushions are one of their best sellers and reason it s an easy way to update the look of your home at a reasonable cost.
Jepara has a selection to cater for that small thankyou gift to the special occasion gift.
Delight your senses with an abundant range of scented items - diffusers, soy melts, quality essential fragrant oils, Five Elements incense, scented candles fragrant flowers.
You will also find a delightful range of handbags - b.sirius LouenHide, selection of sterling silver fashion jewellery and a greeting card range inspiration or just for a good laugh.
Customer service is something on which Jepara prides itself they are happy to offer assistance with everything from choosing a gift to redesigning your interior style.
Several of the staff are accomplished in Interior Design and are available for at-home consultations simply call or visit the store more details.
New Owner, New Inspirations owner of Jepara, Belinda Hoof, has lived on Peninsula for most of her life and has several businesses, over the 15 years.
Our Queens of Style...
BELINDA VAN HOOF FROM JEPARA Belinda took the helm here four years ago and in that time has transformed this Rosebud location into a shopper s paradise.
Her eclectic collection reflects her style and flair ranging from retro pieces to modern and contemporary.
With a quality range of giftware, home wares and fashion, Jepara is well known around the area for the gorgeous items in stock.
Having been in retail on the Peninsula for the last twenty years, Belinda knows the style and tastes of her local and visiting customers.
Most people are looking for something unique and different....often leaning towards a coastal contemporary style she says.
Fashion here is very popular with four main brands of ladies clothing in store.
Their extensive range of Metalicus and Vigorella clothing is always popular along with the locally sourced Zebart range.
New to their collection is the ecologically sustainable Tani brand which is made from beech wood and has a uniquely soft smooth feel.
Jepara is one of those stores that constantly updates stock and keeps on trend with the latest designers, colours and fashions.
I love keeping in touch and evolving the business, always keeping the stock interesting with new products says Belinda.
A recent addition to the store is a quality food range by JimJam which includes condiments and preserves that are all gluten and dairy free with no added nasties.
Perfect for gifts or an indulgent treat, the relish and quince paste is proving very popular.
Belinda also appreciates the support she receives from her customers, many of whom have become good friends.
We have a fantastic customer base that come in the store and appreciate the fact that we re a local store and have survived through the trend of online buying she says.
It s no surprise that you get a great feeling every time you walk inside this lovely outlet.
Her staff are always smiling and genuinely delighted to help you find a special item or just leave you in piece to enjoy a browse.
Belinda clearly loves her work and the passion and excitement she has for running the store reflects in every corner.
I love everything about this business....I am surrounded by beautiful things every day, have great customers and the most amazing team of staff around she says.
So if your home needs a little refresh or your wardrobe could do with a little makeover, drop by say hello to Belinda and her team who are always happy to help you find something truly special. 49

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