the Embrace family

We at Embrace are a family! Embrace would not be Embrace if the people behind it were not as important as Embrace itself.

We not only work together but we also eat together, play together, cry and laugh together. We all share the same core values which has built Embrace to the level of excellency we have so proudly achieved. Embrace would not be the supportive place it is today if the people behind it were not as close-knit and connected. We are united in our passion for Embrace as a family of sisters (and brothers) who love, honour and respect one another and all those we serve.

Love for each other, love for our products and a passion for what we do reflects through the eyes of all our team members. We celebrate each other’s strengths and we respect each other’s differences. Meet the team… this is our Embrace Family, and this is our spiritual family, our sisters and brothers, our friends and our work mates.We are a family, we are sisters, we are united and we are Embrace!




Embrace’s big sister, Lara has been part of the furniture since the very beginning. With her mother Ruth being one of Rosie’s best and dearest friends Lara had no trouble fitting into the family.

Lara is our other manager in the store. Our computer guru who handles all our internet orders and social media. From Facebook to Instagram to adding new products into our system, photography, staff training, customer service and stock purchasing, Lara has been Embrace’s backbone.

She can sometimes be seen in our store window adding her creative hand in merchandising and adds sprinkles of smiles where ever she goes. Totally full of energy, Lara is definitely the lively bean at Embrace and keeps us all on our toes.




Embrace’s Reiki Master, Caz is the mother hen of our store.From organising the booking systems to making sure our store sparkles she is the systemised one amongst us all. If something needs to be done Caz gets it done and she does it with such a passion that her smile oozes out of our front door. If we need a problem solved then Caz is the one who will figure it out.

She is also our Reiki queen and gifted healer.




From the very first day Embrace opened their doors in 2010 Angelina has been with us from birth. Angelina has played many roles during the years from store manager, to purchasing duties to now finding her niche in visual merchandising.

Have you ever wondered how we manage to make our store so visually appealing, pretty and totally magical? Well, Angelina is to thank for that.

Angelina has also made us all very proud Aunties at Embrace and so it is with great excitement when she comes in with little Rome who has now become our very newest member of Embrace.

Ang will be seen in the shop window, on top of the ladder, hanging of the ceiling and carrying the heaviest of crystals as she spreads her magic in making our shop look mystical and stunning. During this time you will always see Aunty Rosie proudly walking Westfield with a baby in the pram as Ang spends her day sprinkling her sparkles in our store.




Our Egyptian goddess, Nancy brings to Embrace her love and passion for people and her skills and knowledge of sales and service. Nancy is definitely our store’s chatter box who loves nothing more than to have heart-to-heart’s with our customers and gets to know them all by name.

Nancy is everybody’s friend, who is sometimes seen feeding us all with many exotic Mediterranean sweets and goodies. Nancy’s passion is jewellery, and if she see’s you at our jewellery cabinet – watch out! She will have you hooked!




The most precious of souls are sometimes the youngest and Amara is our baby of Embrace. Still learning the ropes she has been wrapped up in the arms of her big sisters and has the best soul buddies to look up to and learn from.

Amara is where we all once started, young, fresh eyed and eager to learn her duties as our junior goddess. Her roles are varied from customer service, data entry, cleaning, taking appointments , internet orders and Rosie’s PA which even includes babysitting for Rosie’s children! Amara is also a trained makeup artist so if you have a special event on make sure you call us and book in with our beauty girl.




Once the maiden  of our  store Bianca has now become the mother. After giving birth to the gorgeous Charlotte, we have Bianca back on board brighter, fitter and more full of life than ever. Bianca is our back up girl when one of us pulls a sickie, and the all rounder who is greatly missed when she is not around. Bianca helps a lot from home where she can multi task between being a mum and a computer wizz all at the same time! When not on the floor, Bi is in store with Charlotte soaking up the crystal ray’s and making us all clucky Aunties who like to give lots of sloppy kisses!




Rosie’s first cousin Angela has the Shalhoub entrepreneurial edge. Her wonderful company LNA events helps Embrace set up our exceptional workshops, events and festivals and basically take over the show. Angela takes on all the hard work of event handling and all in store appearances and workshops. She looks after our marketing and digital media and Angela is the one to thank for all the pretty and detailed emails you receive from us.




The only male in our team, we call him “Ross the Boss”. Embrace’s handyman and big brother. You will always see Ross on a ladder, gluing broken pieces together, fixing fixtures, hanging ornaments, answering phones and playing practical jokes on us all!