Kait­lyn Neuen­dorf

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How long have you lived in Toowoomba, and how have you seen the city change?

I have been back for five years (after liv­ing away for eight) and the change in those short five years has been noth­ing short of phe­nom­e­nal. I love that we have em­braced more cul­ture and style while keep­ing the small town, homely vibe.

What made you start Lo­cal Lo­cale, and what’s the re­sponse been like?

I wanted to in­spire those that live here to ap­pre­ci­ate and ex­plore what we have and to en­cour­age vis­i­tors to add Toowoomba to their ‘must visit’ list. The re­sponse has been so great and I am re­ally thank­ful for that! I feel like I have built my­self a lit­tle on­line tribe of friends that of­fer sup­port and en­cour­age­ment through­out my jour­ney.

Why do you love liv­ing and work­ing in Toowoomba?

Toowoomba is a great place to make some­thing of your­self. The tal­ent we have here is so in­cred­i­ble and sur­round­ing your­self and be­ing able to work with those peo­ple ev­ery­day is a priv­i­lege. You can eas­ily es­cape the rat race here and I feel that is so im­por­tant when hav­ing your own busi­ness as a mother and need to take time out.

What are you plan­ning to do with the new space you are open­ing?

One part is my own stu­dio space where I will base my fash­ion styling work from, as well as con­tin­u­ing to pro­duce so­cial me­dia con­tent for lo­cal busi­nesses. At­tached to the stu­dio is a larger col­lab­o­ra­tive area called ‘The Space’ that my­self and fel­low busi­ness owner Brooke Jones have come to­gether to cre­ate. It will be used to house our new­est fash­ion ven­ture in sell­ing sale stock and sec­ond hand de­signer cloth­ing. The Space will have a fresh and invit­ing vibe to it and will also be used to host cre­ative work­shops and in­ti­mate gath­er­ings for like-minded peo­ple — think flower crown work­shops, pri­vate yoga lessons and the like.

What is the lo­ca­tion and open­ing date?

We are lo­cated up­stairs at 436 Ruthven Street in the cen­tre of town. Open­ing day is Satur­day, June 3.

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