Retail NZ is delving into the business journeys of New Zealand’s starring retailers in its new series ‘How-To Retail.’
In this episode, Host Ryan Edwards chats with previous travel blogger, Liz Carlson, who now runs her own store, NODE. Carlson used to spend her time travelling around New Zealand and the globe, however, this was all put to a screeching halt in 2020, due to Covid-19. Looking for new opportunities, Carlson decided to create a beautiful indoor space filled with happiness-inducing nature.
“I really had to elbow my way into this world. I found I had to just show up at places and put my face in front of people, talk to them, and tell them I wanted to build a place that was focused on selling healthy plants, and caring for the plants,” says Carlson.
“So I found myself trying to break into this industry that was very old and dated and established. I was just this new upstart that wanted to do things differently.”