Former White Rock nurse Tara Rex with one of her iPad covers.

Former White Rock nurse’s new business goes Globe-al

Tara Rex's iPad covers to be part of 'swag bags' at Golden Globes next month.

The business of a former White Rock nurse who chose to pursue her passion for sewing in order to be home for her young sons is taking off.

Tara Rex said iPhone covers she designed have been chosen to grace swag bags that will be distributed at next year’s Golden Globe Awards, set for Jan. 15 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She and approximately 30 others whose products were approved will be featured Jan. 13-14 at a luxury gift lounge hosted at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“Just to be able to have that opportunity, it’s huge,” Rex said during a recent interview from Denver, Colo., where she has lived for the past two years.

“Very exciting.”

Rex was a nurse in White Rock for about 10 years before she was recruited nine years ago by the University of New Mexico Hospital to work in that facility’s emergency room. Citing gangs and violence, she described the move as “a big culture shock.”

After seven years, Rex moved to Denver, where she now works from home.

She said the Golden Globe news followed a Best New Product Award at the 2011 Moms in Business Unite Conference, held in Denver in September. Rex – who does business as taradara – won for her handmade iPad covers.

Rex counts contact by the B.C. Interior Science Innovation Council to consult on Mom-preneurship as another feather in her cap.

“It’s my passion. What better job than to do your passion?” she said.

 

Just Posted

‘Do the right thing,’ implores sister of South Surrey stabbing victim

IHIT confirms male arrested in connection with Paul Prestbakmo’s death no longer in custody

Groovy South Surrey wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

KPU hosts first welding summer camp in Surrey for high school students

Weeklong course funded by LNG Canada and the Canadian Welding Bureau

Man injured in early-morning Surrey shooting

Police say it was targeted and it ‘may be connected to drug trafficking’

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft: RCMP

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

VIDEO: Organization’s stolen wheelchair van recovered on backroad near Hope

Wheelchair accessible van is only transportation for some people in Hope area

Officials say 50 Oppenheimer Park residents have agreed to leave, as deadline looms

Residents have been told they must be gone by 6 p.m. on Aug. 21

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Nearly 50% of Canadians experience ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

More women may need breast cancer gene test, U.S. guidelines say

Recommendations aimed at women who’ve been treated for BRCA-related cancers and are now cancer-free

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Most Read

l -->