Summer 2007, Wharf Bar in Manly. Philip and me. An exciting day in Sydney lies behind us. Full of sun, full of life, full of discoveries!
My feet are longing for bare feet and the mountain of ice cubes in my drink. We take a deep breath. The night is ahead of us ...
And suddenly Marly is there! In the middle of it, absolutely present. She sparkles when she speaks, and the whole bar rocks along when she laughs. We meet like old friends. Laughing, dancing, talking non-stop. Hey Marly! Hey Paula! Everything is clear between us and so familiar.
For me the most beautiful discovery on the other side of the world. Funny ... as if I would meet myself. Marly is my jubilant summer self, when it finally gets warm outside. My energy, my curiosity about people and my creativity when I'm absolutely with myself.
That's how I'm founding my own label HEY MARLY in 2018. Inspired by an encounter with a fascinating person. Dedicated to the most beautiful feeling of life in the world: Summer under the feet and in the heart.
With luck, Marly will also learn our story at some point. Maybe in search of new sandals ;-)
Wherever she is right now: I'll stay tuned to see her again ... as we promised each other in Manly.