I've been in Melbourne for 3 months now, and it's transitioned from feeling like a vacation into a new (however temporary) life in Australia. I've picked up a bar tending job in Fitzroy to pay my way while I expand my network and start to find freelance work, and along the way I've met a ton of incredible people.
One such person is Marion Rouxel, a similarly adventurous and ambitious young lady who moved to Melbourne from Brittany in France. She has recently started up a mobile crêperie business called Les Crêpes de Marion, introducing her delicious traditional crêpes to the people of Melbourne. Marion expressed to me that her website was lacking photographs of the kinds of crêpes that she will be offering, and asked if I wouldn't mind taking some. I went down to the Fitzroy Street Market in St. Kilda this last Saturday and hung around her crêpe stand, grabbing some action shots as she cooked for her customers.
Being a small business owner, and with my past experience as a social media manager for an Edmonton based media company, I know the value of an online presence for someone just starting out. I suggested that Marion get herself onto Twitter as a tool for letting her customers know where her mobile business will be located each week. As we delved into the online world, I ended up assisting her with the editing tools for her website, and tonight we published her menu, news page, and a gallery of the photos I took for her on Saturday.
Marion is great, and her crêpes are (dare I say) even better! Check out her website here, and the photo gallery from Saturday here. And if you're in Melbourne, follow her on Twitter to see where she'll be popping up next!