Family and good friends keep this rising star’s feet on the ground nd
Prinnie Stevens was raised at Narrabeen, and despite travelling extensively with her work, the singer is in no rush to leave her beloved northern beaches.
Having recently purchased an apartment in the area, her dream is to give her daughter Sania the same relaxed childhood she had.
Sania attends the same primary school as her mother did, and she is surrounded by family and friends.
“I love coming home and cooking and getting lunches ready, doing canteen duty at the school and just being a mum,” Prinnie says. Soul food is a favourite in her household. “Sania is half American, so I’ve spent a lot of time in Philadelphia watching people cook. We love fried chicken, mac and cheese, potato salads and recipes like peach cobbler. My family background is Tongan, so I like to cook those types of foods too.”
Since launching her public career on The Voice four years ago, and being forced into the Battle Round against her close friend Mahalia Barnes, Prinnie has been in high demand.
She is now appearing as Nicki Marron in The Bodyguard at the Lyric Theatre.
“People are going to lose their minds over this show, Paulini as Rachel Marron (played yed in the movie of the same name by the late Whitney Houston) is so amazing and Kip (Gamblin, playing Kevin Costner’s role, Frank Farmer) is so hot.”
Despite her ongoing success, it’s her enduring friendship with Mahalia that has as been the most rewarding.
“Our kids are best friends, I’m godmotherher to her youngest and I can call her up when nI I need a babysitter,” Prinnie says.
My Myh husband sband gave me this rug and it’s the one thing that comes out of my house and into my dressing room. It’s like my blanky. It makes me feel like I’m home.
HimalayanHim pink salt lamp
I move it from room to room to clear the space of bad energy and toxins. People roll their eyes at me when I do it, but I’m doing them a favour.
Place mats ats Dream catcher
I bought this in Bali for my daughter. As a mum you just want to watch over them and give them the best in life and hope they live their dreams. A little kid from the children’s cancer centre painted this for me and the Sydney Children’s Hospital presented it to me. I keep it in my house to remind me to give back. These are traditional Tongan designs from my mum. I have a few special things that are quite traditional in black, brown and white. We use them all the time.
I bought this for my daughter and she’s enjoying jamming with it. Music is part of her island background, but I haven’t forced her. She has to discover music for herself and she’s finding her own natural groove.
Light box Ukulele
W We switch the saying around all the time. I might put up something motivational and then I might come home to something Sania has put up. Right now it says ‘aloha’. I guess she’s telling me she wants a holiday.
Traditional island fan
I take it everywhere and even sing with it on stage. It’s the ultimate diva accessory. It was a gift from my grandmother, who has passeded away away.
Singer Prinnie Stevens
Narrabeen apartment with husband, US basketballer Patrick Sanders, and daughter Sania, 11
Ken Done is a family friend of ours and I love this artwork. He’s known for producing work with lots of vibrant colours, but this one has a real island flavour.
The beauty of our place is that it looks out over the beach, so I have kept everything else very simple with light, soft colours.
Being home means that I can be normal and comfortable and with my family.
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