Local Profile – Brooke De Propertis

Like Carlie Ward, Brooke is another local person whose beautiful wares I’ve come across at my training studio Cinch PT in Macleod.  I particularly like her Earth water bottles and had been admiring the one our trainer Nikki uses in class. I wish some of Brooke’s things had been available when my kids were little and I love her green aesthetic – it’s not surprising to me that she is also someone who appreciates being around nature, and the local community here in the north-east.  I’m sure our paths will cross in real life at some stage soon!IMG_4918

Name: Brooke De Propertis

Occupation: BizMum – Owner of Elm Natural

Lives/works: Macleod

How long have you lived/worked here? 7 years


Describe yourself/what you do:
Full-time exercise-obsessed BizMum! I am a stay at home mum to 2 young kiddos, Poppy and Archie, while at the same time I run my online business – Elm Natural.  If I am not doing either of these, you will probably find me at the gym (Cinch) or the parklands walking or running!IMG_5133

In my previous life before kids, I worked in the city and after I had Poppy I couldn’t imagine going back to work.  But then after being off for 3 years and having my second baby, I found the urge to do something else other than just being ‘Mum’.  Elm is perfect as I can run the business in my spare time (ha, does that even exist when you have kids!) which is usually during nap times or after bedtime! Thank goodness I have a very supportive and understanding hubby!

Best thing(s) about living/working in Melbourne’s north-east:
The open spaces available, especially the parklands and Yarra trail – perfect for my runs and walks.  The sense of community in Macleod is very welcoming.  You can walk into any of the stores and people know your first name and the café knows your coffee order (and brings it out before you even have to order it – thanks Marcus at Café Aberdeen!)

For more information:

Instagram: @elm_natural

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