Inspiring MĀpeople: Andrea Lems

Written by: Lisa Marti

Inspiring MĀpeople: Andrea Lems

At MĀpeople we feature people that inspire us, today we introduce you to Andrea Lems, founder of Maisonette. She reflects on her favorite #MĀmoments and her vision of wellbeing and how she aims to help people live a more conscious life.

Andrea has one of the most beautiful stores in Vienna. Her curated selection of products makes the Maisonette one of the best concept stores in Austria. 

maisonette shop in vienna

Why is Andrea so inspiring to us?

She a curator with great taste and aesthetics in mind. Also, she is a female supporting female by selecting products designed, created or founded by women. 

Where are you answering from?

I’m sitting at my desk in my beautiful Store in Vienna. It is sunny outside. It smells so good in here, we love your Oils! Today we have “Calm” in our diffuser.

What is your favourite place at home?

My favourite place is our balcony. We have herbs, flowers and plants, it’s beautiful and has a calming effect on me. I just love relaxing on our balcony. 

What is your favorite morning ritual, aka #MĀmoment?  

My favourite morning ritual is to cuddle my 5 year old twin boys in our bed. Followed by the best cappuccino, always prepared by my husband.  

What is your favorite evening ritual, aka #MĀmoment?

I love putting MĀ Moments Master Blend “Good Sleep” on the wood diffuser. It is so calming and perfect for unwinding after a long day. I also love to drink a cup of herbal tea in bed before going to sleep.

What inspired to you to create Maisonette?

I always wanted to have a concept store and a place to connect with like minded women. I had a vision of a space where women were in the center - as designers, as creators, and as customers. I love supporting female founders. As a female founder myself I know the many obstacles there can be. I think there is so much work to be done regarding gender equality. With Maisonette I contribute a small but important part. I’m grateful I met so many great women in my store, friendships and collaborations were born here.

maisonette vienna austria

How do you understand wellbeing?

For me wellbeing means connecting to your inner voice. How are you feeling?

Often we forget this voice and then we end up being in a place that is not well. As a mother and store owner I tend to forget to take my breaks, but I’m getting better at this.

So wellbeing for me is about not forgetting to take care of yourself.  Your Master Blends essential oils are my go-to essentials in creating a good atmosphere, which is also so important for my wellbeing.

At home, I love your master blend “Calm” At work, we often use “Vitality”.


Ma moments essential oils

Your most coveted secret or advice for wellbeing?

Listen to your inner voice. 

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Photos from Mirjam Hagen. 

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