Photos: Mike Smith Pictures

Being a magazine editor, I don’t get as much time to devote to writing articles as I’d like, so I love it when I manage to fit one into my schedule. Recently, Marie Morgan welcomed me into her home for Adelaide Hills magazine. Marie is a powerhouse – creating her own natural beauty brand, which she sells from her store Coco Marie of Hahndorf  (I highly recommend her beauty products, too), and renovating her cottages in the French countryside. I fell in love with the gorgeous fireplace that is a centrepiece in her home, and I wasn’t alone – Marie decided to buy the house as soon as she saw it.

Walk along the main street in Hahndorf and it’s hard to miss Marie Morgan’s store, or more specifically, the irresistible scent that wafts from its door. The tranquillity-inducing aromas of Coco Marie’s handmade beauty products lure passers-by, along with loyal customers who travel from near and far to pick up products and, often, to see Marie.

“I’ve made friends out of a lot of my regular customers,” Marie says over coffee in her Hills home. “They really embrace what I’m doing and are part of the evolution of the products.”

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Read a pdf of the full article here AHM HOME Winter 16

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