Fiona Partridge launched Bird + Bay in 2020, bringing her own take on curating gifts and lifestyle. With a background as a Finance Manager, Fiona has worked behind the scenes in many small businesses and non-profits. But she was itching for the chance to be involved in other, more creative, areas - the products, wesbite, graphics, and of course instagram! Most importantly though, she wanted her own business to have a strong sense of kindness, connection and community values.
Bird + Bay is all about gifting and telling stories. When we give a gift or bring something into our home, we want it to have meaning. Sometimes, that is in the form of a shared experience, an inside joke or intimate knowledge of the recipient and choosing something that speaks to them. Other times, the story is in the item itself - in its design, origin, creation or purpose. You are giving the item and its usefulness, but also the gift of a story.
That might be the item's creator, and their experience, how and where it is made. The ingredients or materials, and where they come from, also tell a story. Fiona's favourite stories are about who the purchase supports, both directly and indirectly.
We are online, and we are here in Melbourne's South East - we are so proud to have opened our fist pop up shop in Bentleigh. There's nothing quite like seeing, feeling and smelling the beautiful wares we have collected and having a chat with our passionate founder. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find the perfect gift, for yourself or for your kin.
Visit us inside The Conservatory Bentleigh garden centre at 171 Jasper Road.