Rebecca is the founder and director of popular New Zealand shoe brand Chaos & Harmony. Over 10 years ago Rebecca and her husband sold everything, and moved to Italy so she could learn to design shoes at the Instituo Europeo di Design in Rome, Italy. They returned to New Zealand and started Chaos & Harmony a market-leading, boutique shoe company. She lives in sunny Mt Maunganui with her husband and children Matthias and Valentina.


Founder of Chaos & Harmony Shoes

Morning person or night owl?

Early to bed and early to rise

What do you remember about your bedtime ritual as a child?

Dad used to read CS. Lewis to my brother and I. I have fond memories of sharing a room with my little brother and dad sitting on the end of our bed reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

What’s your bedtime ritual right now?

I love to be in my bed by 9.30, I have a sleep tea, put on my night crème and my Slumber essential oils. I usually read or watch some Netflix.

What was the last dream you can recall?

We were with friends going to adopt a baby. (eek)

Describe your bedroom style in three words?

Black And White

Duvets or blankets?

I love snuggling under my Duvet

What is always on your bedside table?

Too many books, Jewellery dish from Meadowlark, Water.

If you could be a character from a book, who would you be?

I can’t think of anyone specific but I would definitely gravitate to someone who is a detective. I love solving puzzles.

Journal or electronic diary?

I love to Journal, I have several ones on the go for different things.

Favourite poem/poet or book?

Letter to my daughter – Maya Angelou

Favourite morning ritual?

I love to read my Bible. It’s the first thing I do every morning.

Favourite way to relax after work and in the weekend?

I have 2 kids so once they are in bed and the chores are done, I have to switch off and have some downtime, usually with a glass of wine.

How do you treat yourself?

Long showers, a catch up with girlfriends, getting my nails done or something that creates mental space.

What does luxury mean to you?

Definitely sleep and quality time with people I love.

Complete this sentence: I couldn’t function without…

Water. I have to have it all the time.

What hashtag would you give your mornings:

During the week? #youvegotthis

On the weekend? #whatweekend

Where is your happy place?

My bed.

What do you wear to travel in?

Comfortable clothing usually kicks and loose pants.

Next destination?

Waikiki this week with hubby.

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