{Locally Found} White Party got it right

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Mayfield Garden White Party.

I went last year and had a fabulous time (even though I was pregnant and had tonsillitis!) so this year I had high hopes!

I recruited a crew and off we went.

Mayfield Garden is located about 40 minutes from Bathurst and about  10 minutes from Oberon, and because they want you to be able to have a good time and not worry about the car they even arrange a bus to take you from Bathurst for these types of events (cheers, thanks much!)

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So we loaded up on a bus with a VERY friendly bus driver and headed off.

Once we arrived at Mayfield Garden we were led down this wonderfully, secretive path and arrived at the chapel. The chapel doors were closed but the views were breathtaking. Mayfield White Party 18 (14 of 105)

After a couple of short moments engulfed by the view, the doors to the chapel were released and we were immediately transported to a secret world. The chapel was filled with smoke and mystery. Waiters holding wines and not wearing many clothes were an eye-opening experience. It was like we had been transported to a medieval Adam & Eve exclusive party. Mayfield White Party 18 (26 of 105)

Set in the middle of the chapel was the most generously glorious food spread I have ever seen, in the event that I am ever offered a last meal I choose this. There were figs and cheese, tarts and prosciutto. Olives and breads. It was honestly some of the most spectacular food I have ever eaten. You could immediately tell how much time and care had been given by the chefs of Mayfield to create not only a spread, but really an edible piece of art. Mayfield White Party 18 (10 of 105)

After a few drinks, some scrumptious food and a multitude of selfies overlooking the magnificent views we were directed back to the bus. We were then transported back down the hill and into the nursery gallery.

The nursery gallery is this beautifully, organic feeling barn that is set just behind the wood fire garden. The moment you walk through the wood fire garden with its lights and fire you feel like you have immediately stepped into some exclusive event surrounded by your friends. Mayfield White Party 18 (82 of 105)

The best way I could describe my night was the feeling that I was at someone’s wedding where there were no strangers only friends I had yet to meet.

The food was phenomenal, the staff friendly and the location unsurpassed.  Mayfield White Party 18 (90 of 105)

I can’t recommend enough that you should collect your friends and attend the next event at Mayfield Garden.

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*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted my ticket. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*

 

{Locally Found} Succulent Love

Recently I was invited to my very first succulent workshop with the beautiful Renelle at Pop-Up Succulent Shop to say I had a brilliant afternoon would be such an understatement.

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Upon arriving you are met with a glass of bubbles and a delicious cheese & fruit platter (she won me over right there!). Before long I forgot I was in a class and it felt much more like I was in my friend’s lounge room having a few drinks and learning some new things about gardening.

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Renelle was patient and explained perfectly what we had to do. She answered ALL my probably ridiculous questions and even helped me when I realised things for my kokedama were not quite going according to plan!

My mum came with me and quickly we made friends with the other people at the workshop, that’s the thing you see it was relaxed and friendly. There were no strangers just friends we were yet to meet.  4

Renelle supplies everything you need to make two kokedamas and she even gives some good hints on how to wrap other plants you buy to make great gifts or house plants.

I am far from a good gardener but bloody hell I was proud when I came home and showed the hubs and kids what I had made. I now very proudly have two kokedamas in my kitchen and each and every time I look at them I get all warm and fuzzy and remember the great afternoon I had.

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Make sure you grab a pal and check out one of the workshops offered by Renelle at  Pop-Up Succulent Shop. She holds a range of workshops including kokedamas, wreath and general potting classes.

You can also have a chat to Renelle at many markets and events she attends around our area.

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Contact:

| Phone: 0410 476 445 |

|Facebook: @popupsucculentshop |

*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted the workshop fee. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*

 

{The Nest Hearts Clothes} Diversity Fashion

Over the last few years of running the blog I have come across some very brilliant businesses, especially brilliant are the local ones I have discovered.

One such diamond is Diversity Fashion!

Diversity Fashion is run by mother/daughter team Jean and Amelia. They are friendly, approachable and fashionable.

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The Evelyn Black Tunic is my new fave Diversity piece

Diversity makes fashion that is designed to embrace a woman’s curves and make her feel beautiful. They embrace a body positive outlook and design pieces that are easy-fit, high quality and on-trend.

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The flower detail on the neckline take this black tunic to the next level of pretty

Diversity  has recently launched their online presence and your can now shop from the comfort of your own home at www.diversityfashion.com.au. I can say from personal experience that their delivery is second to none. I ordered the gorgeous Evelyn Tunic online and had it delivered the very next day! How’s that for customer service?

The girls at Diversity are proud of their style and want to help you discover the best and most comfortable version of you.

Contact Diversity today on:

| VISIT: 55 Keppel Street, Bathurst |

| CALL: 0423 065 988 |

| EMAIL: contact@diversityfashion.com.au |

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*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted the Evelyn tunic. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*

 

{LOCAL LOVING} Dressed for School with success

Hands up if you like back to school shopping…

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Yeah. I thought as much.

Now hands up if you like shopping for your school uniforms while in your pyjamas, glass of wine in hand and sitting in the comfort of your own home.

Oh yeah, now I see some hands!

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You can now order your children’s school uniforms online and have them delivered straight to you, or your work, or grandma’s. Whatever suits you that’s the beauty!

No more fights with irate 3 year olds who run around uniform shops causing mischief and mayhem while you try and find the right size for your school aged child.

It’s a winner for sure!

Make sure you contact  Dressed For School today:

| W: www.dressedforschool.com.au |

| F: @dressedforschool |

| E: admin@dressedforschool.com.au |

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Christmas memories with Aimee

So as we sit here at the end of another year, time just seems to be escaping quicker then ever before. It reminds me just how important capturing these moments are. 20882822_1672219762830483_8347622416954975669_n

That’s where my gorgeous friend Aimee Cook steps in.

Aimee Cook Photography is located in Bathurst and is one of the leading family and newborn photographers in the area. What I love most about Aimee is that she isn’t afraid to get down on your little one’s level to make them laugh, she is a perfectionist so won’t stop until she has that perfect photo. 24899795_1776993229019802_2244478129892666559_n

The best thing about Aimee is that she has this innate ability to capture the in-between moments. You won’t end up with a bunch of staged photos she instead celebrates the giggles and tickles, and quiet, less obvious love.

Offering everything from outdoor family photo shoots to small intimate moments being captured in her purpose-built studio she can provide your family with the most precious gift of all, eternal memories. 23755623_1757379614314497_3329679038137059139_n

If you want to have your family’s memories captured then make sure you contact Aimee today:

| Phone 0422 082 929 |

| Website http://www.aimeecook.com.au |

| Facebook @Aimee Cook Photography |

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Aimee Cook Photography is making one very LUCKY nester’s Christmas a lot more lovely and is giving away a Family Session valued at $995.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Aimee Cook Photography as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} It’s the Sereniti Season

Sometimes you just need somewhere where you can get good things at an affordable price and that’s exactly what you get with Sereniti Jewellery18301895_1337828309639418_3773270545691109411_n

Owned and operated by Pamela Frape, it is a business that kicked off due to her frustration at the high cost of accessories so she decided to find her own!

Everyone can afford something at  Sereniti Jewellery and it makes it easy to grab something special for yourself, or for your nearest and dearest. 17991538_1325781027510813_2168557222644860489_o

 Sereniti Jewellery allows locals to shop from the comfort of their own home and Pamela can arrange drop off to your home or work.

If you need a little fashion loving then contact Pamela today:

| Email: frape@iinet.net.au |

| Facebook: @ Sereniti Jewellery |

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Sereniti Jewellery is making someone’s Christmas just a little bit more sparkly and is gifting a jewellery gift pack that include earrings, necklace and bracelet.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Sereniti Jewellery as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Christmas: Panorama Style

If there is one thing I love about having this blog, it is discovering local little gems of talent, and that’s exactly what Panorama Design Solutions is all about. 23926598_1554789071281743_2244946424399711997_o

A relatively new little business, Panorama Design Solutions offers graphic design services for all your needs. Located in Bathurst, is it a family run business operated by Mel Cunningham that balances great design with the ability to spend time with her gorgeous son Ryder.

Panorama Design Solutions offers brilliant customer service and is completely personalised to your needs. Mel will meet with you one on one to ensure that your business or personal graphic designs are met. thumbnail_2017-11-23 13.16.46

Mel is always on the lookout for new ways to challenge herself so make sure you keep an eye on her facebook page for information in the New Year about making baby showers a lot easier!

Panorama Design Solutions is passionate about providing affordable, but high quality graphic design solutions to the people of the Central West. When you support local you literally are supporting a little family business. 24774697_1562753330485317_2671013688870938385_n

So if you need some business cards or maybe a party invite, if you need placement cards or a birth announcement or anything else then you need to contact Panorama Design Solutions today!

| Phone: 0409 917 861 |

| Email: panoramadesignsolutions@gmail.com |

| Facebook: @PanoramaDesignSolutions|

| Instagram: @panoramaDesignSolutions |
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Panorama Design Solutions is giving one lucky Nester the most gorgeous Christmas gift, the gift of family. If you want to have your very own personalised Framed Family Portrait then make sure you enter today!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Panorama Design Solutions as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules