We have a new Favourite in Inglewood

Say whaaaat?! A concept store that promotes conscious shopping, positive body image and community driven living?  Of course we wanted to find out about the incredibly fierce ladies behind Favourite Daughter.

Favourite Daughters Scout and Finn

So, we dragged Scout and Finn away from ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ for 10 minutes to give us the low-down on what it’s like running their new store, Favourite Daughter.

What is the business about?

Favourite Daughter is the creation and collaboration of sisters Scout and Finlay Rayner. Favourite Daughter is a family owned and managed Activewear, Wellness and Lifestyle Boutique. The aim of our business is to design a place to promote conscious consumerism, sustainable living and positive relationships between ones self and their communities.

What is unique about your business?

Favourite Daughter combines activewear, lifestyle and wellness into one place. Our uniqueness lies in our encouragement of sustainable and community driven living. Sustainability and work ethics are important to us, so we seek as much as possible to use brands that embrace our philosophy and ideology.

How did you get your concept for the business?

Inglewood is a growing community hub, with a growing selection of fitness, yoga and pilates centres. We love working out and wearing activewear, but we found there is a lack of activewear available in our area. With our customer base having to rely on online shopping or driving to the other side of Perth we felt there was definitely a niche for what we offer. We are also super conscious of what skincare products we use and this is where the wellness side comes in. 

We were inspired to create a space to combine these passions and therefore Favourite Daughter only stocks cruelty free, organic and chemical free skincare products. And coupled with our hand selected pieces we are hoping our customers will curate a wardrobe full of consciously consumed pieces which have been bought and handled with care and love while simultaneously building the culture and vibe of our Inglewood community.

How did you decide on your brand name ‘Favourite Daughter’?

Well, our parents café, Finlay and Sons (across the road) is named after Finlay, so she gets asked a lot if she is the favourite daughter. We also get asked a lot if the next cafe will be named after Scout or our little sister Harper and when we started this venture we sat around joking, “are we going to call this one after the favourite daughter”. And well, that’s it.

Why Inglewood? What’s your story, tell us about yourselves?

Why not Inglewood!? 
You may have seen us around at Finlay and Sons, we have been in Inglewood for four years now and we love the incredible atmosphere of the community! A huge passion for the both of us is the growing lack of connectedness within “modern” neighbourhoods. Through Finlay and Sons, and now Favourite Daughter, we wish to extend the growing Inglewood Beaufort Street strip to create a hub for the community. There is a great energy in Inglewood with the creation of many new businesses in a range of fields so it is very exciting to be able to contribute to that.

Describe your ideal customer?

It is critical to our ethos and business concept that our store and products are inclusive. Our ideal customer covers a wide age bracket with pricing inclusive to both younger and more mature customers. The selection of our brands has been centred on the idea of promoting body positivity so you will find a wide range of sizes to fit all bodies in new and innovative styles and designs. Currently we will have only women’s products because we believe it’s important to create a safe space for women to feel confident and free from the male gaze. Don’t worry guys there could be a potential Favourite Son in the future!

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Coffee at Finlay’s. 
Coffee at Finlay’s. 
Coffee at Finlays.
But also the idea that we can go to work and help people better their lives by feeling confident, strong and beautiful. A hugely motivating aspect is through stocking sustainable products and promoting conscious consumerism we hope to create a more meaningful shopping experience. 

All the skin care and wellness products that will be stocked are vegan, cruelty free, organic and with recycled packaging. By selecting only these products we wish to contribute to the reduction of harmful chemicals that are prevalent in the industry and instead promote natural wellness based products.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Scout: At the moment it’s a workout in the morning, a business meeting and coffee at Finlay’s and then the workday starts at Favourite Daughter. I love days when we get new products in and we put them into our system. Little Harper has been the best help! She unboxes things, organises them into sizes and then scans them for me while I enter the data into the system. Sorry Finn, but she does a better job than you!

Finlay: hahaha that’s fine, she does a good job. I’m also at uni at the moment studying Arts and Commerce, so most of my work gets done in the afternoon and I found working out at night is best for me. We do love working out together but our schedules at the moment don’t completely match up.

Most memorable facepalm moment?

Scout: Hitting myself in the face with a resistance band because I didn’t wrap it around my foot properly. 
Yes, I 100% cried.

What’s the most rewarding thing about running your own business?

The most rewarding aspect so far has been the ability to be creative and to work together as a family to make our vision come true.

What’s the smartest business hack you use?!

Use your community! The people we have met so far have helped us so much! From showing us the ins and outs of the fashion industry, helping us decide the best software and connecting us to more people.

Favourite coffee haunt?

Shoutout to Finlay and Sons no 917 (obviously). All business meetings are taken exclusively there. Even when we aren’t working we are there for an iced long black and soldier eggs.

Guilty pleasure?

CHOCOLATE ALMONDS and watching ‘Say Yes To the Dress’. Will she go with the sweetheart neckline or the a-line fit and flare!?
Will her mum not like it? 
Will this episode make us cry? 
Such suspense!

Favourite Daughter is open now!

Monday 12-8 (when the night markets are on) 
Tuesday -Sat 9-5
Sunday 9-1

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Address: 908 Beaufort Street Inglewood 6052

Scout and Finn are having a welcome launch party on July 18th. A celebration of all their ‘Favourite’ things; drinks, nibbles and fashion.
We await the images of this now SOLD OUT event!

Want to read more about our local businesses on Beaufort Street?
For more local news and business interviews, please check out our blog and the Inglewood On Beaufort Facebook page for up to date information!

Why we’re obsessed about OCD+Co

Open since November 2018, Jordan and his team are the start of a long list of people who have decided to make Inglewood their place of work. Jordan and his team work with one simple tool to create healthy and neat dreadlocks. Find out exactly what that is by reading below!

1// What is the business about?
OCD + Co is the shop name and my business is called Obsessive Compulsive Dreadlocks. We specialise in creating and maintaining dreadlocks, just using a crochet hook, no wax or nasty products. We make very neat, clean dreadlocks and advise on the best aftercare to keep them looking amazing and healthy. We also share the space with Hair Mastery Perth who are an amazing hairdressing duo specialising in blondes.

2// What is unique about your business?
I think what we do is very unique, there are very few salons in Perth that specialise in dreadlocks, which means we have clients from all over the state coming to see us. Keeps things fun and interesting having clients from such diverse backgrounds.

3// How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
I lived in Melbourne for over 10 years, which is where I learnt my trade. I travelled between Perth and Melbourne for 4 years looking after my clientele in both states before making the move back to Perth and making it home once again. There definitely seemed to be a high demand in Perth for quality dreadlock work and we were happy to fill that gap in the market and our clients seem pretty glad that we did!

4// Why Inglewood?
Beaufort Street has always been my favourite street in Perth, I think it has the coolest mix of businesses and has the best vibe and we wanted to be part of it all and add to its vibrancy. We’ve been open in Inglewood since November and are very happy! We have amazing neighbours at Cult Cosmetica, Total Brow and Hoodburger and are excited about our upcoming neighbours Clear Mind Studio. I think It’s an amazing time for Inglewood!

5// What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Coffee helps, then just the excitement of what we’re doing that day! 

6// What does a typical day look like for you?
We try to squeeze in as much caffeine as possible before starting our days as we spend 2-3 hours minimum with most clients and up to 8 hours with some, so don’t always get a lot of breaks. There’s not really any shortcuts with what we do, so days can be quite long. On the plus side, we spend our days talking to and learning about so many amazing people, so that really helps!

7// What’s the most rewarding thing about running your own business?
The freedom! Also, just being able to create something that people love and appreciate, makes all the effort worth it.

8// What’s the most surprising thing about running your own business?
All the behind the scenes stuff! A lot of work goes into all the advertising and social media, to actually get to the point where you have clients in those chairs every day.  Luckily, I love doing all that stuff, but is a lot more work than most people would think.

9// What’s the smartest business or life hack you use?!
Scheduling posts on social media! Saves so much time and means you can have things posted at your busiest times without having to always think about it.

10// Company’s mantra?
Highest quality work, each and every time.


Obsessive Compulsive Dreadlocks @ “OCD + Co”
828B Beaufort Street, Inglewood 6052
OCD + Co Website
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ocdlox@gmail.com
0431 318 550 

Who’s in the Hood?

10 with… Hoodburger!

“It’s all about simple, done well.”
Matt, Hoodburger.

We all get very excited when a new business comes to our neck of the wood. And we are VERY excited about Perth’s very own cult burger outlet opening up on Beaufort St!

The Inglewood venue has been 2 years in the making (yes, you read that right, 2 years!) with lots of too-ing and fro-ing with the City of Stirling, planners and developers. Working with respected interior designers Design Theory of Freo on the fit out, Matt and his brother Tom have made sure their new burger joint will be somewhere to sit and relish. (Sorry, not sorry about the pun!)

We had a chat with Matt, Hoodburger’s own boss-man, logo maker and recipe perfecter about the ‘Wood’s newest burger hangout…

1// What’s the story?
A passion for cooking has been at the heart of Hoodburger since the early days of buying a $1,300 BBQ to help supplement studying. Little did Matt know that off the back of doing pop-up events around Perth and catering to crowds of 300+ (in a 30 year old kitchen!) at Baysie Bowling Club that Hoodburger would have a bricks and mortar shop in Northbridge in 2017 and be opening a second in Inglewood – all in under 2.5 years!

2// What is unique about Hoodburger?
The quality of the food. Everything is sourced from WA and painstakingly chosen for their quality. Their burger buns are a well-guarded secret! Working with the bakery, the brothers have perfected the Hoodburger bun to perfection and many competitors have asked for the recipe – unsuccessfully!

3// Tell us about the burgers?
So much time and thought has gone into each burger. A small range, done to perfection is the name of the game at Hoodburger. A liquor licence (from Mid 2019) means there will be a variety of beers from local breweries chosen to compliment the burgers. 

4// Where did the idea for Hoodburger come from?
The name Hoodburger came from the 1997 movie Good Burger and started as a ‘one night only’ cooking burgers out the back of The Bird in Northbridge. 

5// Why Inglewood?
Matt: “Being surrounded by cool boutique shops in Inglewood such as Billie + Rose and La Luna made the decision to make Inglewood home easy. We are excited to be part of the new wave of businesses in that part of Inglewood.”

6// Biggest challenge converting the Inglewood site?
The learning curve has been huge for the Hoodburger boys! A brand-new full refurb of the site’s old offices created its own challenges. “Working with a designer on the refit has been fun and working through the required regulations with the City has been a lengthy process, but it has been worth it to get what we want.” Having a corporate business background as well as in graphic design and hospitality, Matt has been able to draw on his experience in all of these past lives to help him create Hoodburger. 

7// Best Hoodburger?!
Matt: “I can’t say! Each one has been tested and tweaked to what we think is perfection. My favourite burger is a plain cheeseburger. Simple and perfectly cooked.”

8// Company’s Mantra?
We love simple, high quality burgers.

9// Guilty pleasure?
Beer and a burger (of course!)

10// Who will be overseeing Hoodburger Inglewood?
Some of their loyal and highly skilled staff great staff are coming over from the Northbridge site, as well as brother Tom will be manager and part owner of Hoodburger Inglewood.

Hood burger is opening its doors on Monday 4th March.
For more information check out their Facebook page: @itshoodburger or start drooling over their burgers on their Instagram feed: @itshoodburger

Hoodburger.
848 Beaufort Street. 
Open daily. BYO welcome.
Sun – Thurs: 11am – 9pm 
Fri and Sat: 11am – 10pm

New Kids on the Block Pt.1

It’s an exciting time on our Beaufort St. strip right now. We are seeing lots of businesses choosing the Inglewood on Beaufort neighbourhood to locate their shops. This is the first in a series of blog posts welcoming our new neighbours to the ‘Wood.

This Friday (18th Jan) see’s the much anticipated new revamp of the restaurant at 1000 Beaufort St, Bedford. Chef & Co Restaurant is the brainchild of successful business owner Yvonne Khan and Chef and Co-Owner Darren King.

With Darren produces modern Australian dishes paired with excellent local wines. A variety of dishes that suit all, including a children’s menu. Spoilt for choice – see for yourself here!

Wanting to know more about them and the new business we asked co-owner Yvonne a few questions about Chef & Co:

1// Hello, my name is… 
Yvonne Khan.

2// What is the business about?
Chef & Co has been created by Yvonne Khan (owner) and Darren King (owner/chef) Australian modern cuisine using fresh produce and local wines from the unique Swan Valley.

3// What’s your story? 
Having lived in Melbourne during my early years and deciding to go into Hospitality training in Hotel Management, moving to Tasmania, Alice Springs and then Perth for various roles in the industry. 

My biggest achievement has been to renovate and open the award winning Padburys in Guildford which I owned for 12 years.  This building use to be a co-op, then a warehouse so it was a huge renovation no running  water, rewiring the whole building, no gas.  The kitchen was a horse stable!

4// How do you start your day?
With a good cup of coffee, I live in the Swan Valley so fortunate to live on 10 acres I also run a small Bed and Breakfast on the property so I do keep busy.

5// What does a typical day look like for you?
Just not enough hours for me with the workload, but I still manage to have a decent social life.

6// Most memorable facepalm moment? 
I think finding out I was pregnant with Georgia was the most memorable and surprising for me.

7// What’s the most surprising thing about running your own business? 
I love talking to different people and ensuring they have a great experience in my venue.

8// Company’s motto? 
Good food. Good Service. Value for money.

9// Favourite coffee haunt?!
My house

10// Guilty pleasure?
Chocolate and too much socializing with lots of nice wine and good friends.

Chef & Co Restaurant is open for business from Friday 18th January.
1000 Beaufort Street, Bedford.

Serves lunch, dinner and coffee.
Groups, parties, walk-ins and children welcome.
For bookings email: bookings@chefandcorestaurant.com.au
For more information check out their Facebook page: @chefandcorestaurant