Our Founder

A PENNED LETTER FROM LILA (OUR FOUNDER)

 Dear world…

 GIVING IS MY FAVOURITE SUPER POWER … AND IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN.

 From the age of 4, I loved to give. My mother Vicki still tells stories of my seven year old self.. wondering down to Corso De' Fiori to buy her a set of antique champagne coupe's. 

In 2011 my family was involved in the Christchurch earthquake. Since those fateful months, our family and friends have relocated, not only all over New Zealand, but the globe. At one point, I had extended family it the South Island, a brother in Berlin, brother and sister in Sydney, Mum and Dad in the North Island and I was living in Sweden. 

 So many situations arose during this time where I wished I could have sent a gift to let my loved ones know I was thinking of them, but I simply couldn't find anything that represented my personal style or taste that was quite up to scratch.

 Here we are, 5 years down the track, many jumps around the globe, an amazing job with Spotify at their Sydney offices, lots of personal growth and incredible experiences all under my belt and still this glittering idea at the back of my mind, an itch to turn my passion into reality.

 Please do join me on the TAKEN CARE OF journey, as I hand compile and wrap each thoughtfully curated and personalised gift box on your behalf.. with the hope that I can put the sparkle back in someone’s step or simply bring a smile to someones face after a long day, after all:

I care.

A lot.

It’s kinda my thing.

Lila Bollen, FounderManaging Director of TAKEN CARE OF