Daisy's café blooms with business
WHILE most 23-year-old's would rather spend their spare time hanging at the beach, chilling with friends and partying the night away, Suzie Cornwell had a different scene in mind.
A movie scene to be precise.
As one of the youngest business owners in Gracemere, the owner of Suzie's Movie Scene said she had always dreamed of owning her own business.
"I used to work at a video store when I was in high school and in 2011, the opportunity came my way," she said.
But why stop at one business?
Whilst it did satisfy both her desire to be her own boss, as well as her love of movies (in particular romantic comedies), the question entered her mind; "Why stop at one?"
Combining her love of movies with her love of food, Suzie decided to create some space in her movie business to establish Daisy's Wrap It or Stack it.
Named after her beloved and belated grandmother, Suzie said the café has been a welcoming arrival for Gracemere residents with business steadily growing since it's opening in May this year.
Painted wall to wall in an uplifting shade of yellow, cool mint green and white, and decorated with local art pieces, Suzie said her café has built on the wise words of her grandfather.
"Pop always told me: 'If you're going to get into something, get into food'," she said.
"I've always been fond of cooking - all the cookies, cakes and sweets we have here are homemade."
The girl from Bouldercombe (Bouldie) is known in Gracemere for her service with a smile, and has grown a large entourage for repeat customers in her cafe since open day.
A sandwich artist in her own right (making wraps, sandwiches and burgers) she has also been known for being a little experimental at times.
"I always love to surprise people with new concoctions like the Stuffed Mince Burger - which is practically everything you expect to find in a burger, but it's packed within a mince patty," she said.
"It's been quite the popular meal."
Though she works seven days a week, Suzie calls it far from work.
"I love cooking, I love baking sweets and I love everything about both businesses - so it doesn't really feel like work most days." She said.
"Gracemere is such a great little township, and it's always great to see familiar faces when they come in."
Despite what many nay-sayers may think Suzie said the move rental scene is going strong.
"Gracemere isn't a town that gets strong internet reception, so hiring movies is quite popular with families and couples here," she said.
"Bad internet tends to work in my favour, and in fact, I've heard through the grape fine that certain video hire chains are starting back up again as result of the crackdown on illegal downloading and torrent closures.
"Movies and food - they go hand in hand - Like wine and cheese"
Suzie's Favourite Movie Choices
As a fan of romantic comedies, Suzie highly recommends any of her five favourites.
Never Been Kissed
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Just Go with It
Made in Manhattan.