Fudge shop filling a niche
By Bree Price
Lynn Barkess moved to Lennox Head with a passion for photography but has since developed a fervour for fudge.
The former accountant moved to the Northern Rivers earlier this year from the Gold Coast and found there was, as she describes it, a lack of postcards and local artwork inspired by Lennox Head.
So Ms Barkess set up Reflections at Lennox Head, a gift and souvenir shop in the town's main street that featured her own photographs and postcards.
But then she realised there was also a gap in the market for a sweets shop.
Enter 30 different kinds of home-made fudge.
"There are endless types ? pistachio, rocky road, bubblegum, cappuccino, lemon myrtle, lemon sorbet, Baileys Irish cream," Ms Barkess said.
"I thought Lennox Head would be the perfect place for fudge.
"I meet lovely people on holidays, and I have regular clientele of children who come in after school."
Reflections at Lennox Head also stocks olives, local coffee beans, hand-made soaps, biscuits and crystals.
The shop opened about eight weeks ago and Ms Barkess said she was loving her lifestyle change.
"I love being my own boss. It's lovely to be in charge of the place and set down my own hours and working conditions," she said.
All the fudge is $38 a kilogram, and you can buy as much ? or as little ? as you like.
Reflections at Lennox Head is open weekdays, except Tuesday, from 10am until 5pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am until 2pm.