I love the pieces and the stories they tell, but more so I love the interaction they create with people.” 2 MOVING TO QUEENSLAND, 1990 I moved to the Sunshine Coast more than 25 years ago following the beautiful warm weather. After working for a few years on the Coast, I then moved to Brisbane as I had an opportunity to work in jewellery retail, which then led me into the Brisbane Arcade specialising in both antique and modern jewellery. Avenue J Couture 3 DISCOVERING MY PASSION, 1999 Having spent many happy school holidays at my grandparents’ farm, which had been in the family for 200 years, I was surrounded by antiques and had the love and appreciation instilled in me by my mother and grandmother. When I commenced working at Kellies Antiques in Brisbane Arcade I realised my passion for antique jewellery. I love the pieces and the stories they tell, but more so I love the interaction they create with people. 4 OPENING AVENUE J, 2015 Avenue J was launched in April 2015. I really wanted to do something special in Mooloolaba. With my love and expertise for antique jewellery and desire to provide a large range of quality fashion, I decided to combine both passions to make Avenue J one of the most interesting combinations on the Coast. Giving the total experience of fabulous local and international fashion, perfectly complemented with beautiful unique antique and modern jewellery. 5 THE PLEASURE OF BUYING, NOW It’s hard to explain how much fun I have sourcing exquisite pieces of jewellery and clothing from all over the world and the delight it is in telling the stories and the history associated with every unique piece of antique jewellery that finds its place in Avenue J.]]>