Here is another little business that I didn’t even know existed until I started this blog! Chalk. Creative Designs is owned and operated by the gorgeous Amy Keech and provides all things graphic design.
Think: wedding stationary and styling, business stationary, logos, prints, birthday boards, signs, milestones cards and birth announcements.
Chalk. Creative Designs started when Amy was on maternity leave with her first son in 2015. Two more beautiful little cherubs have come along since that with the most recent being only 3.5 weeks old!
What sets Chalk. Creative Designs apart is that she goes above and beyond for her clients. She often gets little notice for designs needing to be done and always makes sure she comes up with the goods *sleep is for the weak*
Amy is a perfectionist and always wants to have happy clients and I think you can see those results each and every time you look at one of her designs.
Multimedia Marketing Solutions (MMS) is your go-to for all your business and marketing strategy needs. Kyle Simpson and his team operate throughout Bathurst and Sydney and can be the help your business needs to go to the next level.
They even design and create promotional videos and website designs.
Multimedia Marketing Solutions (MMS) has been in operation now for just over four years. In the past two years, it has grown exponentially dealing with some local customers but also significant corporations now. Kyle’s primary focus is on helping small and medium-sized businesses and has a very keen interest in helping local business owners implementing marketing strategies and increasing profit margins.
One of the best things about Multimedia Marketing Solutions is that they are honest and pride themselves on being building relationships of trust with their customers. Think of MMS as a veritable arm in business and with the majority of their customers coming to them as referrals from existing customers. Kyle says “I believe that we are unlike any other company within our industry. We pride ourselves on being personable, relatable and easy to work with.”
Their work speaks for itself, but in case you needed some further reassurance they’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the business (*cough* Microsoft *cough*). If they are trusted by world-class companies like that you can rest assured that you will be taken care of.
Even though MMS often work with large companies, they also love working with exciting entrepreneurial, start-up companies and small local Bathurst businesses.
Kyle has expressed with excitement that in 2019, Multimedia Marketing Solutions is introducing a special local package to Bathurst businesses that allows access to the MMS team for half the usual cost!
MMS has been creating memorable digital experiences since 2014, and you should call Kyle today on:
Tanya is a qualified Makeup Artist who completed her certificate at the Canberra Makeup Academy in 2002.
In 2015, after many years of working in and out of the Beauty Industry her passion for making people look and feel beautiful for weddings and special occasions led to the establishment of New Bloom Makeup Artistry.
The whole philosophy behind New Bloom Makeup Artistry is to enhance the natural beauty of her clients on their special day. Whether that look is natural or glamorous, New Bloom Makeup Artistry can create that for you, ensuring that you look and feel your most beautiful self!
What I absolutely love is that New Bloom Makeup Artistry will come to you, free of charge within the Bathurst area. If you’re outside that area she will still come to you but for a small fee.
I think the idea of getting ready for your special day, in the comfort of your own home is fantastic. So much more relaxing and hassle-free!
You know what the best part is? Tanya is practical and will even provide you with a small pot of your chosen lipstick for touch ups throughout the day. Talk about someone who actually cares!
New Bloom Makeup Artistry only uses the most superior quality make-up such as Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and Modelrock Lashes to ensure that your skin is not only looking glamorous but is also well looked after.
You know how some people are just lucky enough to be massively talented as well as perfectly lovely? Well, that is the best way to describe Kel from Kellie Gibson Graphic Design.
Kellie Gibson Graphic Design has been operating for over 5 years and can help with all your graphic design needs. This includes stationary, logos, invitations as well as custom designed team wear. She will take you all the way from design to the finished product, including printing!
Kel just loves to design and will tackle anything you throw her way. She says she often finds herself working on party invites one second, then signage and sublimated clothing designs the next!
She particularily loves working with businesses to find their voice. She says “Your logo is your branding and identity. You want to be the first thought of a perspective client when they need one of your products or services.” With this attitude and the right amount of know-how she can take your business to the next level.
My husband and I used Kellie Gibson Graphic Design when we needed our business to have a refresh. It was funny, we didn’t even know what we wanted, but thankfully Kel was able to work with us to create something better than we ever could have thought. I found it incredible how she was able to transform our scattered sketches and verbal ideas into something perfect.
It’s like a secret wonderland opposite the park in Bathurst. It’s overflowing with fun, adventure and excitement. It’s none other than Cosventure!
Cosventure is owned and operated by gorgeous Katherine Palma and offers costume sales and hire, SFX makeup and body art, pop culture collectables, LARP gear and cosplay building supplies.
Cosventure has been keeping the people of Bathurst and surrounding areas dressed in the funnest of all attire for over 4 years now. I think what makes this business so special is that they took a gamble to open a shop this unique in a country town and the locals have supported them from day one. Cosventure doesn’t forget that so will go over and beyond to keep their customers coming back!
What I love is their wide range of stock and friendly customer service. Nothing is ever too hard and they will always ensure you have a positive shopping experience.
Trust me when I say the moment you step into Cosventure you are walking into a visual delight that is sure to entertain all members of your family.
If you need some fun in your life then pop into Cosventure today!
I love businesses that start organically, and from the heart and that is exactly where Run Riot came from.
Started by Kellie Gibson last year this active wear brand has grown enormously due to its loyal supporters.
Kellie says running riot was how she described her kids when they would just take off and run wild and free, not taking life too seriously and just being in the moment. Kids run with an uninhibited freedom and lack of judgement and she wanted to encapsulate that into her sports headwear brand.
Run Riot was born from the notion of running free like a child, and who doesn’t want that feeling? Best of all, this is a brand that can be enjoyed by the whole family while you all RUN RIOT!
Because Run Riot is awesome they are offering 20% off to all nesters for the rest of December! Just use the code ‘Nest20’ – woo hoo Christmas stocking fillers sorted!
If you would like to help your family Run Riot then get in contact today:
The best thing about Christmas isn’t the gifts or carols. It’s not Santa or lights.
It’s the simple things.
It’s the sitting around a table with your family and friends celebrating the year that was. Celebrating the love that surrounds us all. What makes that even nicer is if you crack open a bottle of something from the Stone Pine Distillery.
Owned and operated by Bev and Ian Glen (Ian is the Distiller) and located on Gormans Hill Road, Bathurst Stone Pine Distillery is a rare gem.
Bev and Ian emigrated from Scotland 12 years ago with 2 small children and their dog! They spent two years building and setting up the Distillery and have been in operation for over 10 years now!
Stone Pine Distillery is a boutique Distillery that produces premium quality hand crafted spirits and liqueurs. Their products include several types of gin including Orange Blossom and Truffle to name just a couple. They also offer citrus infused vodka and the notorious Dead Man’s Drop which is a delicious dark spiced rum.
On top of all that they also have various liqueurs including Limoncello (my fave!), honey liqueur and a brand new Cabernet Brandy Liqueur. This liqueur was pot distilled then aged for six years in a french oak barrique, prior to being married with grape juice. What this means is that it is a fruity, ruby-red liqueur that matches perfectly with your Christmas Puddin’!
Stone Pine Distillery have just released the Decade Gin. This gin celebrates their first 10 years and utilises ten botanicals to deliver a rounded, juniper-forward flavour with a subtle complexity.
It’s really important to get behind this great local business because they were the first Distillery set up in the Central West and still the only ones operating in the Bathurst/Orange area.
One of the best features is that Stone Pine Distillery always try and source their ingredients locally and love utilising Australian Native Botanicals.
They have just released their Decade Gin to celebrate their first 10 years. It utilises ten botanicals to deliver a rounded, Juniper-forward flavour with subtle complexity.
If you want to get your gorgeous mits on some Stone Pine Distillery deliciousness then you can find their products in many local bottle shops across Bathurst (Cobb and Co Cellars, the Nickerbocker Bottleshop, Bernardi’s IGA) and in Orange (Ferment, The Agrestic Grocer and the Rugby Bottleshop)
You can even find them at the Orange Christmas Farmers Markets on Saturday 8 December 2018 or the Bathurst Farmer’s Markets on Saturday 15th of December 2018.
The beaut team at Stone Pine Distillery want to make your Christmas more merry and so are giffting to one very lucky nester a bottle of Stone Pine Original Dry Gin and a bottle of the superb Cabernet Brand Liqueur. Oh yes please! I wish I could just keep these ones for me – I love me some gin!