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Get To Know: Nathalie Christen-Genty

Founder Of Melijoe.com

Mumtrepreneur and mother of five, Nathalie Christen-Genty founded Melijoe.com after the birth of her first son in 2003. Now the world’s premier online kids fashion e-tailer, Melijoe.com stocks over 120 designer fashion brands for children ages 0-16.

Little Steps caught up with the busy mumtrepreneur to find out her guilty pleasure, the 5 must-haves in her handbag, how she keeps up with her kids, husband and friends and her passion for her business.

  • WHEN I HAVE A FEW MOMENTS TO MYSELF...

    I like to catch up on the latest episode of Downton Abbey, it’s my guilty pleasure! I am captivated by the history of the Crawley family. The show depicts such a fascinating time period with beautiful decoration and ambiance.

    I CATCH UP WITH MY FRIENDS THROUGH...

    Both my friends and I are very busy, between our business lives and home lives. But we always make the effort to catch up  from time to time. Thank goodness for technology! And when our schedules permit, we take time to grab a lunch or dinner together. There are so many good restaurants to try! We just love the lively atmosphere in the 10th district.

    THE FIVE MUST-HAVES IN MY HANDBAG ARE...

    I always have my phone charger and headphones in my handbag, I can’t risk being out of touch! I usually keep a hand cream, some nude colored lip-gloss and a small water bottle to stay hydrated as well.

  • MY CHILDREN ARE...

    My number one priority! I think motherhood is the greatest responsibility and gift, something that you don’t necessarily recognize when you yourself are a child. It seems so natural that your mom is your mom and so hard to imagine her as an individual outside of this, who is working hard to do her best for you.

    MY HUSBAND...

    My husband works in London during the week and takes the train to Paris to be with our family on the weekends. It can be difficult at times to be without him, especially when the weeks are particularly busy. When he walks in the door Friday night, the little ones are so excited to see him, I am usually the last to get to say hello! We try to Skype in the evenings during the week as much as possible. It is nice to be able to speak even if just for a bit as we are each other's support system.

    IF I COULD ESCAPE 5 MINUTES IN THE WORLD WITH MY FAMILY...

    We would love to escape to someplace completely serene, with clear blue skies, away from the noise and bustle of the city! Paris offers us many cultural opportunities and we are incredibly lucky to live here but sometimes it is nice to surround ourselves with peace and nature.

  • I LOVE MELIJOE.COM BECAUSE...

    Melijoe.com is my passion. I enjoy the challenge and responsibility that comes with running a business. It is hard to imagine my life without Melijoe.com! I love the thrill of new opportunities and creativity. Something as simple as checking my email in the morning can lead to establishing a new business contact across the globe. It has been a great adventure over the past 9 years and I am eager to see what the future holds.

    THE BIGGEST FACTOR IN MY SUCCESS IS...

    I think the biggest factor in my success is the fact that I know how to separate the different roles that I occupy, whether I'm wearing the mom, wife, business woman or friend hat!

  • Melijoe.com

    +852 2829 2713

    www.melijoe.com/hk

    Facebook Page

    Free shipping to Hong Kong on orders HK$4,300 or more until 30 April, 2015.

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