Getting to know... GEOFF!

April 28, 2020

It’s crazy to think when this all kicked off it was just me, myself and I. And now? We have a team! Like an actual team of people. I could not be more grateful and I couldn’t imagine running the show with just little ol’ me anymore!

So without further ado, I’d like to introduce the crew. Kicking it off with Geoff (HEFFA), our warehouse fella, lifter of all things heavy and general all-rounder! 


Geoff will be found working with the tunes pumpin’ (always!) and if you follow our IG stories, you’ll know Geoff is always smiling and always cheery - yes even early in the morning! (Loves an early morning - unlike the rest of us!)


Let’s get to know him a little more..

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Meet Geoff 

Geoff and Olive Mega MontiiCo Drink Bottle

What do you do at Montii?


I’ve been with Montii for around 18 months now. I’m the dispatch and warehouse guy.



Tell us about your family


I’m married to my high school sweetheart Brooke, we have been together 20 years (Cue - Nawwwww!) We have two sons, Miller who is ten and Parker who is eight. And our dog - Samui!

Geoff and Brooke Sipping on MontiiCo Printed Smoothie Cups from the Rad Range


Tell us an online brand that you love, and why?


YKTR - Lifestyle Clothing Brand. I love how the brand came about and how they have grown. Ice is a bloody champion and always pumps out heaps of great content, always good entertainment and a laugh plus touches base on sports that I am interested in. Plus their clothes are pretty DOOZY too. 



Do you have a celebrity doppelganger? 


Not that I am aware of but I always got made fun of at school that I looked like James Van der Beek from Dawsons Creek, FML. (What do you think guys?!)


What is your spirit animal, and why?


Lion. Symbolizes how I have changed my life for the better. 


What weird food combination do you really enjoy?


I'm a bit of a BBQ sauce nut, so it's on everything. Even things like roast veggies. My mother despises it.

Geoff with Street MontiiCo Bag and Mega Black Drink Bottle

What is the dumbest way you have ever been injured?


We don’t have enough time to go over them all - legit. I regularly put my neck out doing a head check at roundabouts. 


What is your most unusual talent?


I have a great sense of geographical awareness. Take me somewhere once and I’ll l find my way back - guarantee it! 


Do you have any superstitions?


Karma! It’s a *beep*.


If you could jump into a pool full of something, what would it be?


Is it wrong of me to say Canadian Club and Dry?



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That’s all folks! Hope that gives a little insight into Geoff, stay tuned for our next instalment of Getting to Know You…


If you have any questions you’d like answered, be sure to let us know!






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10 non-food uses for your MontiiCo Pack & Snack Bags!

July 03, 2020

10 non-food uses for your MontiiCo Pack & Snack Bags!

When we say, as handy as they come we mean it - literally! Our MontiiCo Pack & Snack Bags aren’t just for snacks! (Although that’s a whole other blog post!) But super handy for SO many uses! 

Here are 15 ways you can use your Snack & Pack Bags for non-food fun!

1. Playing Cards - UNO cards falling out of their old packet. Our Snack & Pack Bags will keep them conveniently stored neatly together - especially when heading out of the house! (Picnic UNO tournament anyone?

2. Reusable baby wipes - Do you make your own baby wipes? (First up - hats off to you!) Sealed tight means they are perfect for keeping your baby wipes moist!

3. First aid kit - On-the-go first aid kit! Bandaids, tweezers.. Especially for those accident-prone kiddos (mine!)

4. Hair ties and bobby pins - Must have for any handbag!

5. Busy Bags - Need to keep the kids occupied when heading to the local cafe? Pop some lego or their favourite matchbox car into your Pack & Snack Bag!

6. Last-minute present emergency pouch - Alright tell me I’m not the only Mum who buys a birthday gift on the way to the party!? Pop your sticky tape, scissors and a pen into your Pack & Snack bag to keep in the glovebox for last-minute emergencies! (You’ll thank me one day for this!)

7. Headphone and phone cables - Do you loose headphones and phone cables in the bottom of your bag when travelling? Here’s the solution!

8. Sunnies or Glasses case - Avoid scratches!

9. Sunscreen - Heading out to the beach for the day and you find the sunscreen has leaked all through your bag? Not if it’s packed conveniently into your Pack & Snack!

10. Makeup bag - Perfect size for heading away for the weekend or those small makeup touch-ups! (Note: Depending on your makeup needs as Ness kindly pointed out!)

So that’s a roundup! If you thought these guys were just for snacks - think again!! You’ll be needed to add a few to your cart (you know, just in case!)

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Getting to know… Kowen!

June 18, 2020

Kowen (aka Kirsty) tries to hide more behind the camera than in front! So we thought, it was about time we changed that. We put Kowen in the hot seat to ask her all the questions.. So let’s find out all the important stuff!



Meet Kowen!

I feel like a little bit of Deja Vu here, Kowen’s real name is Kirsty, but with one Kirsty already in the office (yes, what are the chances!) we decided that was too confusing and swifty did a little OC nickname!

 

What do you do at Montii?

I’ve been at Montii for around 10 months (I think!) I do content production and design. So in other words, all the pretty pictures you see..bag prints… packaging..the product photos you see! That’s my handy work.

 

Tell us about your family

It’s me, my partner Phil and 1-year-old baby Rico who’s full of mischief (but is SO cute!)

 


What is your coffee order? 

Vanilla Flat White

 

Tell us an online brand that you love, and why?

I can’t choose just one so I have two - Garzie + May, a beautiful Sunshine Coast brand where I recently bought Rico a super cute Boho Palm quilt! And Bam Loves Boo (another QLD brand actually) for the cutest baby/kids clothing ever (seriously check them out!)

 

Do you have a celebrity doppelganger? 

Apparently, Kirsten Dunst - but I’m totes not a fan!

 

What is your spirit animal, and why?

Sparrow…..because I’m an early bird and I lurve birds, I totally want to be a twitcher when I’m retired.

 

What weird food combination do you really enjoy?

I love any and every condiment or add on available especially the hot ones like Jalapenos, wasabi etc…...I also recently decided that Apple Cider Vinegar and Pasta Salad are the best combo ever.

 

What is the dumbest way you have ever been injured?

I broke my arm climbing off bunk beds while playing Murder in the dark with my brothers.

 

What is your most unusual talent?

Hmmm I make a mean sand village at the beach. Is that a talent?

 

Do you have any superstitions?

Nope, not superstitious at all.

 

If you could jump into a pool full of something, what would it be?

Chocolate. Without a doubt, chocolate.

 


So who would have guessed it!? Now we all know secret bird-loving Kowen just a little more.

Stay tuned for our next instalment of Getting to Know You!

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10 Top Tips for Drinking More Water

June 12, 2020

Now the weather is cooling down, I know for a fact that I’m not drinking anywhere near enough water! (Despite owning the most beautiful bottles ever)

So yesterday I put it to you guys to share YOUR top tips for drinking more water!

I was so surprised to see so many of you in exactly the same boat and the cooler weather making it even more tricky to keep up that water intake. And just as an FYI we should be drinking around 2L of water every day (or 3-4 Original Bottles worth!)


Here are some of the tips I loved and will be giving a go!

  1. Set a reminder every hour. Whether that be on your smartwatch, an outlook reminder or phone alarm (basically whatever will remind you to take a big ol’ swig of water!)
  2. Having a glass before every meal or snack (win-win, if you are a big snacker like me!)
  3. Adding lemon or lime to your water - because everyone likes a hint of zest in their day.
  4. Use a straw - funny but it seems easier to sip than pick up a bottle!
  5. Drink from a smaller bottle so it feels more achievable (I tried this today and it’s a winner, pat on the back at the end of each bottle #WellDone!)
  6. When the weather is cooler, drink warm or room temperature water.
  7. Or the opposite, you might prefer your water icy - in which case add ice cubes!
  8. Infusion tea! An added boost of flavour to your water.
  9. Post-it note - right in front of your face as a reminder LOL
  10. The BEST tip (of course!) have a pretty bottle, just like MontiiCo


I’d love to hear if you give any of these a go and if they work for you!

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