Dandelion Bespoke Floral Boutique – Make a wish, because dreams really do come true!

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After landing on Mandy Simpson’s website, it is hard not to first take notice of the phrase adorned at the top, ‘Make a wish, because dreams really do come true’.

And well they might for this Shire entrepreneur, who, after a three-year period living in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, found a love of flowers that she didn’t know she had.

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So, upon returning to the Shire, decided to follow her dream and start a boutique floral business, called Dandelion Bespoke Floral Boutique. And, as is the case when dreams come true, she hasn’t looked back!

This sense of passion for floristry is apparent when you view the compendium of flower meanings and seasonality that Mandy has painstaking put together on her website. 

Tapping into her deep inner sense of spirituality and commitment to helping other people to live better lives, Mandy designs and creates bouquets, floral arrangements, and balloons to suit absolutely any occasion.

But when asked what makes her tick, Mandy states, "I like to think that I am able to help make someone’s life better through sharing my own personal experiences".

And, quite clearly, you can see the deep sense of commitment that Mandy has to do just that in the end product that she constantly delivers to such an amazing standard.

However, like all businesses, a lot of time and effort has gone into getting it to where it is now, and a lot of personal experiences and battles have helped to make Mandy as strong-willed as it gets. The life lessons that have been learnt along the journey have put Dandelion Bespoke at the forefront of local floristry businesses.

Although, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing, as any business owner over the last two years will quickly tell you. "Through my anxiety, I have learnt a lot of tools to manage to keep myself in a mindset that is more positive" Mandy comments. "No matter what you do, it is never the wrong thing. You are learning another lesson to evolve yourself."

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Coming through the last two years, with a business that was as strong as ever, was not only a testament to Mandy’s strong will and determination but the quality of her work.

We don’t have the space to list the number of awards that Mandy has won (maybe we need a part 2!) but the highlight was undoubtedly winning first prize at the legendary Sydney Royal Easter Show for Floristry.

It is Mandy’s attention to detail, amazing eye for freshness, patience, and determination that have allowed her to grow this amazing local business from a hopeful hobby into a full-fledged, and expanding business.

Always one to double back to her spirituality, Mandy also runs classes, to assist others through trying times in their lives.

Having practiced active mindfulness for years, to assist her in her own battles, Mandy aims to add Creative Mindfulness classes to her repertoire of service offerings, using experience from her own life to help others see the brighter skies ahead, with the use of flowers and floristry.

"I believe in assisting people by using creativity as a tool to keeping a balanced mindset."

And when asked how she would define her business and how it aims to make an impact in the Shire and beyond, "I am a community-minded business owner, who likes to help others at their projects to help to make the world a better place"

"I just want to continue to beautiful, high-quality designs at affordable prices, bringing joy to all that I work with"

Mandy Simpson

And more beautiful, we might add.

What’s next for this passionate local businesswoman, who believes that everything in our lives is linked? The short answer, just keep doing what has always worked (a pretty good formula for success!).

It might seem simple, and it is. But as a business, Dandelion Bespoke Floral Boutique has got all of the ingredients for small business success just about right. And, if it ain’t broke, as they say, don’t fix it!

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

I like to think I am able to help make someone’s life better through sharing my own personal experience.

Tell us something about yourself many people may not know about you?

I lived in The Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland for 3 year, almost 10 years ago.

Who is someone you find inspirational? And why?

It’s hard to pinpoint one particular person. But anyone who is standing in their own power living a life that is true of their beliefs even if it’s different from what everyone thinks.

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

Work with others to set up a Community living project.

If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would that be and why?

Myself, I would tell myself it’s ok. No matter what you do it isn’t wrong, you are learning another lesson to evolve yourself.

Use one word to describe yourself.


What do you love about The Shire?

I love the diversity of the nature that surrounds us, from beach to the Royal National Park.

When you were a child what did you want to grow up to be?

A nurse

Share one of your greatest personal achievements.

Winning 1st Place at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for Floristry & living overseas for 3 years.

What brings you great happiness?

I love helping people to find happiness within.

What is a personal challenge or fear you have successfully overcome?

My depression & anxiety. I have learnt different tools to manage keeping myself in a mindset that is more positive.

If you had to choose one food/meal to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Avocados, because they are such a diverse fruit.

What is one of the most interesting things about you?

I have a strong interest in my spirituality & do my best to practice it in my everyday life.

What would you tell your younger self?

Trust in the bigger plan & that everything will work out divinely.

Do you have a nickname? Tell us the story behind it.

The Irish Aussie. My friends in Ireland believed me to be more Irish than the Irish themselves.

Tell us about your business in one sentence.

Dandelion Bespoke Floral Boutique is a high quality florist, that is innovative, uses the freshest most beautiful products, whilst tries to keep it affordable for people.

What was the inspiration to start your business?

I wanted to try something new that I was passionate about & that was creative.

Share the mission of your business.

To provide beautiful high-quality designs at affordable prices, bringing joy to all that I work with.

Tell us about a business win or success.

I won 1st place at the Sydney Royal Easter show for my floristry.

What is a business obstacle or challenge you have overcome?

Having the confidence to grow my business further from it being a passion project to being full-time job I love.

Share one of your favourite reviews/testimonials.

Mandy was completely professional throughout the whole process. She immediately got my vision & created a fantastic mood board which was exactly what I wanted. The level of detail & care into my flowers was unreal & the amount of compliments that I received about them was amazing. Mandy’s creativity & passion is evident throughout her work & I would recommend her whole heartily.

Any exciting developments on the horizon for your business?

I aim to add my Creative Mindfulness classes into the mix using floristry & other creative arts.

How do you define business success?

I define it as a mix of overcoming personal obstacles at the same time as coming up with innovative ways to grow the business.

Tell us about a book that has impacted the way you work in your business.

Dark side of the Light Chasers. It is a book about Shadow work. I believe everything in our lives is linked & working on ourselves personally can impact every area of our lives.

What do you consider to be one of your business super skills?

My high quality customer service, product knowledge & creativity.

If you could open another business what would that be?

Mindfulness Therapy

Is there someone in your business you'd love to give a big "thank you" to; and why?

I would like to thank the universe for giving me a chance to step outside of my comfort zone.

What makes your business unique?

I have incorporated Mindfulness into my workshops, to assist people using creativity as a tool to keep a balanced mindset.

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Tell us about the positive impact your business makes for the Shire community and beyond.

I am a community-minded business owner who likes to help others in their projects at making the world a more beautiful place.

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