60 seconds with... Gin & Jasmine / by Kian West

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60 Seconds with… Gin & Jasmine

With Demi Mitchell

By Kian West

 

YOU MIGHT RECOGNISE DEMI AS THE GORGEOUS FOLK SINGING DE’MAY FROM THE COVER OF A PREVIOUS MIRAGE ISSUE. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO THIS WOMAN THAN JUST SINGING. JEALOUS? WE ARE ALL JEALOUS. HERE SHE IS TO TELL US ALL ABOUT HER AMAZING CANDLE & SCRUBS…

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So Demi, for those that don’t know anything about you, tell us a little something about yourself?

 

Sure! I’m a gin-loving, folk-singing, witch-crafting and candle-making 23yr old based in Newcastle.

 

 

Where did the idea for Gin & Jasmine come from and what’s it all about?

 

Well, I spent the first few months of 2014 traveling through America, and then I came home to celebrate and tour the release of my debut album. After that I guess there’s a bit of a comedown where I went back to full-time work and found myself wondering how to get back into writing again.

 

Gin & Jasmine was an idea that came to keep the creative juices flowing and to keep myself inspired through the lulls of songwriting. I love the idea of creating a small business that runs on my own terms as well as creating something that adds to the ever-growing creative community in Newcastle.

 

And when you aren’t making candles and scrubs, you are also an amazing musician. Where does all this creativity come from?

 

From an insatiable restlessness haha. I think I strive on change and constantly having new projects to work on. I usually have lots of ideas that never get past first gear, but Gin & Jasmine felt right from the beginning and has stuck!

 

Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

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Oh I couldn’t pick one! My parents have always kept me inspired in their unbeknown ways. They’ve always been supportive of my ideas or humoured the crazier ones! My partner James puts up with me turning the house upside down to make things and trials the body products for me. He’s always got great records playing so there’s always lots of singing and silly dancing.

 

Where can Novocastrians catch Gin & Jasmine in October?

 

We’ll definitely be online, keep an eye out at www.instagram.com/ginandjasmine for confirmed market dates and for the launch of an online store. You can place orders or find out more information by emailing ginandjasmine@gmail.com

 

Anything else our readers should know?

 

All of our candles are made with 100% soy wax with no additives and the body products are made with natural vegan-friendly ingredients! So they’re good for your body, home and the environment x

 

 

YOU MIGHT HAVE CAUGHT ON THAT DEMI’S PARTNER IS JAMES THOMSON, ANOTHER FINE FEATURE IN THIS MONTH. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE.