Why Aromababy founder Catherine Cervasio loves Kew

Catherine Cervasio at the Studley Park Boathouse where she enjoys coffee and catching up. Picture Michael Rayner

Catherine Cervasio at the Studley Park Boathouse where she enjoys coffee and catching up. Picture Michael Rayner

A sought-after mentor to younger women in business, Catherine Cervasio founded baby skincare brand Aromababy in 1994. Today the brand is recognised globally as a leader in natural, organic skincare products for infants.

Catherine recently won the Export Award for Excellence in Bilateral Trade at the Hong Kong Australia Business Association Awards.

She lives in Kew and loves its amazing natural surroundings.

“We are spoilt for choice with all the wonderful bush walks and river tracks in our area,” Catherine says.

Where do you go for a lovely meal?

Centonove is really nice – contemporary Italian dining in Cotham Road. For something more casual, I love taking my boys to George Calombaris’ Hellenic Republic. It has loads of atmosphere.

For a great cup of coffee?

I like Now & Then Cafe in High Street and have lots of catch-ups and business meetings there. It reminds me of Portsea and Sorrento; a lovely, beachy feel with a French twist.

For the perfect gift?

Star Pharmacy has a great selection of prestige brands, including Dior and my fave, Chanel. Sometimes a simple, luxe red lippy can make an ideal girlfriend gift.

For some me-time?

Studley Park Boathouse is a beautiful spot and you can find me there most weekends.

For a great bottle of wine?

Dan Murphy’s is a wine-lover’s paradise … I love browsing their French selections and talking to their staff about what goes well with a particular dish I’m cooking.

To get some exercise?

I power-walk along the Yarra most Saturdays and during the week. It’s become somewhat of a ritual for me and my girlfriends.

  • Centonove 109 Cotham Road, Kew. 9817 6468
  • Hellenic Republic 26 Cotham Road, Kew. 9207 7477
  • Now & Then Cafe 204 High Street, Kew. 9853 8306
  • Star Pharmacy 157-161 High Street, Kew. 9852 9888
  • Studley Park Boathouse 1 Boathouse Road, Kew. 9853 1828
  • Dan Murphy’s 299 High Street, Kew. 1300 723 388

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