Welcome to the very first Benestar Sandals blog post!
I am so excited to share with you via my blog all the exciting things that I have in store for Benstar in the future. For my first blog post I thought I would introduce myself to you and let you know a little about the background of our beautiful product. So here goes…
Hi, my name is Sam Dever, owner, designer and boss lady here at Benestar Sandals Australia. I am a mum of twins and I live in the small rural town of Pittsworth in the Toowoomba region, Queensland Australia.
I first started Benestar Sandals as a hobby in 2016 to work around my children, prior to this I was a hairdresser and always had a love of shoes! To test the market I placed my first order of 30 sandals and set up a market stall at the Peregian Beach Markets on the Sunshine Coast and was blown away by the response, this propelled my business forward and I added more colours to our range and opened an online store to share our sandals even further.
My Personal Style: Now that I’m a Mum running around after my kids to sport, school drop off, pick up and everything else in between my style has to be comfortable, whilst looking smart. I like to still look a little bit glamorous so adding a pair of sparkly shoes does just that!
A little background about Benestar Sandals: I love the story and tradition behind Avarca Sandals. They have been worn by Menorcan farmers for centuries. They were once made on long winter evenings by the very rural community, with materials that were found on hand; tanned cowhide and rubber tyres, which protected their feet when out in fields.
Now days each pair of Benestar Avarcas or Sandals as we say in Australia, has been created by amply experienced shoemakers guaranteeing comfort, quality and style.
I truly love what I do and believe Benestar Sandals are not only luxe in style but well made and versatile with so many outfits! And a fun fact for you - the meaning of Benestar is - Well – Being, something I care a lot about for myself and my customers.
My favourite colour Benstar:…this a hard one but Multi Glitter/Rose are my go to Benny’s. They are so versatile and fun. Matching almost everything they are packed with multiple colours. Whether it’s jeans and a t-shirt or a dress plus adding that bit glam! My motto is love your shoes, love your life.
What’s in store for 2019? I have so much to tell you about my 2019 plans but let’s start with – regular blog posts, I am also working on a newsletter which will be jam packed with fun offers, new releases and VIP Exclusives…watch this space.
I am working on some new colours for Spring/Summer and Christmas will be full of the prettiest sparkles! I am so excited with what this year will bring, and I thankyou for coming along with me for the ride.
Love Sam. X