Infuse Issue 7 March 2019 - Page 17
To be honest I really did this on a whim.
Earlier in the week I had thought it would
be a bit of fun to go down to Bondi dressed
as a carrot and pea as I already had the
costumes at home, and they always cause
quite a stir!
And of course we can’t let you go
without chatting about the international
publicity with Prince Harry and Meghan
Markle (Duchess of Sussex)...
Typically people hand royals flowers, but
I knew that’d be easily forgettable, so I
decided on vegetables, making sure they
were in our range. Carrots and beetroot
(which was hidden in the bouquet) were
the most bouquet looking veggies I could
find so I grabbed a few bunches. I also
included a Nourishing Bubs card and a flyer
to the bouquet, thinking it was too good an
opportunity for brand promotion! The rest
was really in fates hands...
Images courtesy of Olivia Bates
I stood there in my carrot costume
and basically pushed my hand forward.
I figured I had nothing to lose and
fortunately the Duchess of Sussex took
The response was overwhelming. Initially
the Duchess responded, ‘Who doesn’t want
a bunch of carrots?’ before commenting
to Prince Harry ‘Look hun, we got some
veggies.’ Within a few hours the story had
gone viral, and landed in a host of national
and international publications.
I had personally had a really tough few
months with family tragedies, and it was by
chance I decided to get up early enough
that morning. I truly believe it was a sign
from above that everything was going to
be ok – it caused quite the frenzy, and gave
Nourishing Bubs some amazing profiling.
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Infuse | March 2019