{Locally Found} White Night was just Right

I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural White Night Party at  Mayfield Garden recently and I had an absolute blast!

Upon arrival we were met by the gorgeous and eternally friendly Meg who welcomed us with a big smile and a glass of delicious punch (that girl knows how to make friends!)mayfield2

I have to admit I have never been to the gardens before but once I followed the winding path I was amazed to see just how beautiful the place is! The party was centred under a generous white tent surrounded by rolling grass hills and a magnificent water feature.

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We found our seats on the shared tables and quickly made friends with the people beside us. I love the idea of communal tables, I think it is so easy to go places with your friends and only stay in your group but shared tables encourage you to meet those around you. We were lucky enough to sit with a couple of very friendly ladies from Raine and Horne Real Estate in Bathurst.

The tables were generously adorned with flowers and fernery as well as bottles of red and white wine. It was certainly clear from the outset that no one was going to be short of a drink all night!

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Image: Henry Paul Photography

The whole place felt like we had stepped into an exclusive Hampton’s party, the floral decorations from Ivory Rose Botanicals were sublime, generous and really were the icing on the cake.

The night’s entertainment was a brilliant band The Orient Royal Mail Band who played well into the night and Mayfield Garden even ran a surprise fake wedding to showcase how brilliant a wedding could be at the grounds. I tell you what, if I was planning a wedding the Gardens would certainly be one of the frontrunners for me!

The food was delicious and generous and in particular if I could get my little mitts on an endless supply of the olive bread I would be eternally happy. I am obsessed with it, it was without a doubt the yummiest bread I have EVER eaten. *recipe please!*

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Image: Henry Paul Photography

The food was scrumptious and I am a strong believer in the food mentality on offer from Heath Smith and Head Chef Dan Child who offer paddock to plate wherever possible. Mayfield Garden are really ahead of the game when it comes to sustainable local produce being used effectively and absolutely deliciously.

All in all I look forward to going back next year to Mayfield Garden‘s White Night and celebrate a night filled with laughter, friendship and good food with my pals.

I can’t wait until the next chance I get to head out to Mayfield Garden. I hear there’s a cafe – oohhh I wonder if they have the olive bread!?!?

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Image: Henry Paul Photography

 

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} There’s two Grey Elephants in my heart

I love good quality, one of a kind baby stores that offer not only fabulous items but more importantly brilliant customer service. That is exactly what you get with Two Grey Elephants.

Run by fabulous sister duo Alison Davis and Mel Watson they are your one stop Children’s store. I love that sometimes you will even find their mum Jeanette helping out as well!

You can find Two Grey Elephants in beautiful Millthorpe, and trust me when I say it worth the drive just to visit Ali and Mel! tge_product_01_lr

Two Grey Elephants is all about beautiful things for the beautiful little people in your life. They specialise in ethically manufactured and handmade items as well as locally sourced pieces.

They have an extensive selection of ride-on toys, traditional rocking horses and wooden toys. They have modern and funky teepees and wall prints blended effortlessly with classic collector decor.

My favourite part about Two Grey Elephants is that you can pop in and see them and they can put together a hamper for the special new little addition in your family and you look like a superstar with very little effort!  tge_product_14_lr

Two Grey Elephants is in touch with the community and for a gold coin donation they offer weekly kids activities each Friday morning at 11am! Plus on Sundays they have a free kids story time!

Two Grey Elephants is a family run business that seek quality in all their goods. They like to support ethically sourced goods both locally as well as from around the world. Ali is a qualified early childhood teacher and is always on the look out for products that have significant developmental value (and being pretty doesn’t hurt either!) tge_product_33_lr

When you buy from Two Grey Elephants you are buying a product that has been hand picked and is destined to become a childhood favourite that is cherished forever.

You should pop out and say hi to Mel and Ali today:

| Address: 9b Pym Street Millthorpe 2795 (across from the Old Mill) |

| Phone: 02 9188 1559 |

| Email: hello@twogreyelephants |

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

| Facebook: @twogreyelephants |

| Instagram: @twogreyelephants |

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line4The fantastic girls at Two Grey Elephants are offering a beautiful gift to one very lucky nester a $50 voucher* or a baby hamper (the choice is up to the winner!) How wonderful!

To be in the running all you to do is be a ‘liker’ of Two Grey Elephantson facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page 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) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

 

*excludes consignment items*

 

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Cocobel Christmas Lovin’

I am really passionate about using products that aren’t full of chemicals and as far from artificial as possible, and the lovely items from Cocobel are just that.

Cocobel is handmade with love using only the most natural ingredients. Annabel is all about fresh, quality ingredients and and even tries to source as much locally as possible. stock

Cocobel is the ultimate wedding or party favour and Annabel is happy to work with you to create a signature flavour or scent combination to make your special day just that little bit more personal.

Cocobel is your one-stop location for the end of year teacher’s gift, it is your Christmas present, the I’m sorry present, the sweet Wednesday present, the happy anniversary present and best of all the ‘just because’ present.postage

Cocobel has grown so much in the last couple of years that they even offer postage packs as well now to help those that don’t live nearby but still want that beautiful Cocobel smell.

You will often see Cocobel at the local markets or you can find them:

| Phone: 0432 942 015 |

| Facebook: @cocobelbf |

treeline4The gorgeous Bel from Cocobel is giving one lucky nester two beautiful made to order scrubs for Christmas! Oh, my delicious relaxingness!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Cocobel on facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page 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) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Letting you in a on secret with Fifty8GEORGE

One of the very best places in town is hidden in lower George Street.

If you look closely you will see an absolute treasure trove of goodies, an Aladdin’s cave of giftware.

“Bathurst’s best kept secret”. NOT ANYMORE!file-page1

The wonderful fifty8GEORGE is owned and operated by Terry and Marie Rouland and their ten friendly staff members.

Fifty8GEORGE is a real Bathurst icon and has been operating for over 21 years. It offers a diverse range of products that you cannot find elsewhere.

They are your one-stop shop for all giftware, engraving, embroidery and  trophies.pano

They also offer excellent commercial deals on signage, industrial engraving, rubber stamps, apparel, promotional products and lots more!

Get your panicked Christmas self there, they will sort out ALL your presents in one place!

Contact:

| Phone: 02 6331 3388 |

| Address: 58 George Street, Bathurst NSW 2795 |

| Email: info@fifty8george.com.au |

| Website: www.fifty8george.com.au |

| Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fifty8GEORGE |

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The gorgeous team at fifty8GEORGE have generously donated a $50.00 gift voucher for use in their store!

To be in the running all you have to do is head over to Facebook and like The Central Nest, the competition post on the The Central Nest‘s Facebook  and be a ‘liker’ of Fifty8GEORGE. AWESOME!

(Remember for an additional entry ‘tag’ a friend!)

Prize will be drawn 5pm 21 December 2014