June 1, 2019
SAMANTHA WILLS – Cross Roads
IT’S NO SECRET SAMANTHA WILLS shocked many after closing her successful 15 year long reign in business with innovative jewellery designs. Now SAMANTHA shares her overarching strength with a deep and raw memoir, the highs and lows of business and turning the page on her next chapter.
WORDS Hayley Wright
PHOTOS Scott Ehler
HAIR + MAKE UP Max May
It was the start of the North American summer in June 2018 where Samantha Wills booked herself into an upstate New York holistic retreat. She used the time for peace, quiet and meditation – a time to slow down in a fast paced world she lives and breaths. A place she thought was far away from the crossroads she was yet to discover.
Samantha has done the flight from New York to Sydney 100 times and has the stamps in her passport to prove it.
“I would spend six weeks in New York and 10 days in Sydney consistently, it was an intense schedule, but one I was committed to,” she says. “By 2017 I realised I had completed my 100th flight between Sydney and JFK airport. That was almost 2500 hours spent on an aircraft, 2500 hours with my feet off the ground.”
And that didn’t include the flights to her offices in China or Europe in between.
The Australian jewellery designer and owner of hugely successful Samantha Wills Jewellery made the permanent move to New York in 2010.
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