Vilo Goes Out and About

September 15, 2018

So before the adventures of parenting and launching a business, Josh and I were quite the travelling duo.  Our one year OE lasted over three years with travels including Europe in our companion "Christos the Camper van"

South East Asia

Thailand - Koa Toa

and volunteering in Vanuatu Vanuatu, Lamap

 to name drop a few of my highlights. Obviously big adventures have taken a teeny break whilst navigating the highs and lows of a new business and new baby so it brings me so much joy to see Vilo fans out and about! Recently my brother in law had a meeting with a chap in Nelson who was sporting a pair of our optical frames. It tickles me pink that Vilo pieces are travelling about the world! We've been fortunate enough to be kept in the loop with generous fans sharing some of their photos as Vilo acompanies them on their adventures...

From Wanaka...


to Spain...


to the UK...


and Croatia...


off to Europe...

as close as Australia...


and as far as the USA...


our portfolio of fans and their incredible adventures is growing. Also is the number of Vilo stockists! Vilo fans are frequently asking us where in New Zealand they can try our wooden pieces, so we've spent much of the winter hibernation seeking out superb businesses to work with and showcase our wooden creations. Fishers on Cameron are the exclusive stockist for our wooden watches in Whangarei.

Fishers Jewellers


Fishers Jewellers - Vilo Wood Watches

 Visualeyez are stockist in Whangarei of our optical frames.


We discovered Two Boutique in Matakana on a recent trip to the Farmer's Market one sunny Saturday and Alana and her team were keen to take us on...



The ever loyal Thieving Kea in Wanaka have been full steam ahead all winter and now stock our full range of sunnies and watches!


and just this week Sequoia in Old Cromwell Heritage Precinct have taken on our full range of sunnies

Sequoia Fine Wares - Vilo Sunglasses

It's so exciting working with other New Zealand businesses in the buzzy lead up to summer.  So while our next overseas adventure remains a vague sparkly dream, we're living another dream seeing Vilo grow from strength to strength and having the joy of meeting some world class kiwi entrepreneurs on the way. 

For now our adventures are kept to glorious Northland with yet another fabulous time in Taupo Bay last weekend.  This time three generations enjoyed marshmellows around the fire with my parents (and Isabella's grandparent's) accompanying us.

Taupo Bay - Vilo Wood Sunglasses

There's something quite special about sharing your adventures with family. I'd love my 11 month old friend to grow up knowing the adventure of travel, the adventure of home and the adventure of business. That's the goal...that's the dream.

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