A Perth girl through and through, Sonia Hamilton grew up in North Muirton and has built her life here in the Small City. She recently joined the team at Eva Lucia where, she tells us, her shopping addiction has grown to new proportions!
From looking after all of their lovely customers, to updating the website, tidying the store and keeping that all important social media feed looking fresh, it's a non-stop day in Perth's busy fashion indie. And of course, that comes after she's taken her dog Oscar for his daily walk up craigie hill, buckie braes or along the riverside walk.
A girl after our own hearts, she loves eating and drinking: Costa for her daily coffee, La Seria A for her pizza-pasta takeaway, The Fish and Chip Company for the best chippy tea and when it comes to dinner out you'll find her at either Grand Italia, Pig Halle, Duo, Deans, 63 Tay Street, Pacos or Pacos Tapas.
Like all working mums, all of this fits in around taxiing children between football and dancing. It's no wonder she enjoys the occasional treat of a massage or facial from the excedllent Suzy McArthur at Accento.
Tell us the weirdest / funniest thing that has ever happened to you at work?
None from EvaLucia that I feel I can share yet..Im still a newby!!
What signals the start of your days off?
Mainly making plans to catch up with friends over coffee or a nice meal and drinks, my hubby works away so we try and get a meal out planned when hes here..my time off ive realised is very food driven lol!! We currently are enjoying Tapavi, nice wine and tapas. I spend a lot of time walking Oscar my cockapoo who is nearly 3 and spending time with my two kids Oliver and Molly.
What might people be surprised to know about you?
I love a karaoke!! Before I had the kids whenever the hubby and I went on holiday I would always find a karaoke ...much to my hubbys dismay!!
What is at the top of your bucket list?
To have the biggest shopping spree without looking at any prices whatsoever! To go to the opera..Julie Roberts style in Pretty woman!! Ticked off already was to go to New York at thanksgiving, stay in the Waldorf and go to Macy's thanksgiving day parade...this was my 30th birthday gift from the hubby...he did good!
What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
Cleaning my dad's work offices and having to clean the ge ts toilets!
Who or what inspires you?
My mum and dad, for loving my brother and I unconditionally, suppprting and encouraging us, and for sticking together for all these years and still being happy (most of the time !!)
Tell us about the day you’d love to live again?
The births of my two kids Oliver and Molly for that singular feeling of love and contentment, its irreplacable.
What’s the best part about your job?
Seeing a customer leave the shop looking and feeling great with their purchase.
Complete this sentence; the best things in life are….
Oliver and Molly, family, the best of friends that I have, my dog, great food, chilled white wine, gin, holidays.
Meet Sonia at Eva Lucia on Perth's Scott Street >>>
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July 29th Sunday 2018
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July 19th Thursday 2018
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July 6th Friday 2018