I am one of those people who is creatively challenged. Don’t get me wrong I like all the arts and craft I am just horrible at it! Now, the same CANNOT be said for Louise Blencowe!
The owner of Turning Tables Louise has this incredibly amazing ability to create and restore items to their former glory.
What started about three years ago when Louise was creating some pieces for her own home has quickly turned into a beautiful little business.
Turning Tables transforms furniture and furnishings, by restoring, painting and repurposing in order to bring them back to life. Louise even does custom pieces and items on commission.
I think what is lovely is that Turning Tables started from Louise’s love for practical hands on work and artistic creativity and after encouragement from her family and friends turned into a business!
Louise will happily help create that something super special for your home. She is flexible with techniques and different styles so can find that perfect something that is different from what anyone else has!
If you need something new to love in your home then contact Turning Tables today:
There is a truly beautiful story behind Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies, Tanya has an acquired spinal cord injury and following that realised that sometimes the imperfect things are often the most perfect. Each cookie is handmade with love, showcasing the real meaning of soul food.
There is nothing better than someone who is not only good at what they do but also really enjoy it and that’s exactly what you get from Jamee Stair Massage Therapy.
After graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor in Health Science – Musculoskeletal Therapy. Jamee has plenty of experience working as a remedial massage therapist. While living in Brisbane she even did some work with the Brisbane Lions!
Offering remedial massage (including myofascial release, deep tissue massage, friction, trigger point therapy, stretching and Muscle Energy Techniques), Relaxation/Swedish Massage, and Pregnancy Massage.
Jamee Stair Massage Therapy offers $10 discounts for concession card holders and health fund rebates are available too. She can even organise a home visit if that’s what you need!
If you need someone to help put the well back into your well-being contact Jamee today:
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.
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.
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!
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!