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BUSINESS BOOMING: Cassandra Fisher, who moved to Gladstone from Canada and opened Miss Havana Nights, is this week’s Girl Friday.
BUSINESS BOOMING: Cassandra Fisher, who moved to Gladstone from Canada and opened Miss Havana Nights, is this week’s Girl Friday. Luka Kauzlaric

CASSANDRA Fisher moved to Gladstone from Canada, but that didn't stop her from striving to make it feel like home.

Three years ago she touched down in Australia for a backpacking holiday.

"Coming to Oz, it was a childhood dream ... my aunt came here at 16 and met the love of her life and hasn't looked back," she said.

"I just thought Australia must be a pretty special place."

Her travels ended in Bundaberg, where she met her partner, who was the reason for her moving to Gladstone.

But to help her feel a little more at home, the 28-year-old established a boutique at home. "I have made it (Gladstone) my home," she said. "I really missed my life being consumed by fashion."

Miss Havana Nights boutique combines consigner and designer clothing.

"Now Gladstone has been home for two years and business is booming and all my friends I've met through my business and networking."

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