In all honesty, The Collective was born from our love of travel and exploring. We needed to find an excuse to justify time away from home, not only to ourselves, but also to our loving and long suffering supporters – our kiddies, husbands and dogs. And of course we thought it would be better investment than the alternative therapy sessions!
We are Alena and Anna.
I am Alena, I originally come from Austria but have lived in the UK for so long, nearly 20 years actually, that I definitely consider myself a little bit British too. My background is marketing and advertising. I worked in this industry here in the UK, in Europe and in the US until I had my two girls.
I am Anna. I was born and brought up in Scotland; and I definitely consider myself British too. My life long passion has been art and design; and whilst at university I studied architecture. I have predominantly worked for myself throughout my working life, and for the last 8 years or so – following the birth of my second child – I have been working as an interior designer.