Owner has big plans for Trade Winds

LOCAL IS LEKKER: Trade Winds owner Kirsti Still with some of the healthy, organic produce she sources from local farmers
Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

Trade Winds may be her first store, but owner Kirsti Still already has bigger for the future.

“This has always been a dream of mine, I’ve always wanted to have a coffee shop and a health shop,” Still told the GO! & Express recently.

Still opened her coffee shop in October this year, having previously worked as a personal trainer.

She continues to offer personal training, which she does at her store.

On top of that, she also runs a small health store in the same venue.

“I do natural health products, beauty products and natural medicine. I’ve got organic honey coming, organic peanut butter as well.”

Still also sells organic fruit and vegetables, which she sources from local farmers, and also sells surf merchandise such as swimwear, clothes, sunblock and other accessories.

She said a local record label had expressed interest in running their business out of her building.

There are also plans to turn the venue into a regular event hub, with the first major event being an Open Mic night held recently.

“You won’t believe how many people [wanting to sing] we had to turn away.

“We actually had to have an audition to qualify for Open Mic,” Still joked.

New band Local Folk also took part, closing off the evening with a well-received performance.

Still said they already had a calendar planned out for next month.

“Every Wednesday and Saturday during December [we’ll have something], some of it will be more focused on kids but then we’ve got quite a few different music groups planned as well,” Still said.

“You pay for the space so you might as well use it.”

To find out more, visit the Trade Winds Facebook page or check them out on Instagram.

A website is also expected to launch soon.

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