{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Stone Pine makes Christmas super fine

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. 

Or here are some more details: 

| Phone:  02 6332 1517 |

| Mobile: 0428 768 056 |

| Email: ian@stonepinedistillery.com.au |

| Website: www.stonepinedistillery.com.au |

Facebook: @stonepine |

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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!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of 
Stone Pine Distillery 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Christmas blooms better with Ivory Rose

We LOVE Ivory Rose Botanicals! Not only do they do amazing floral art masterpieces but they are genuinely the nicest, friendliest store of people you will ever walk into. 

Located in George Street, Bathurst you will not have to look far to see one of the most amazing window displays in all of the area, they take great care decorating and staging a window like no other. The shop is stunning even before you walk in the door.

Ivory Rose Botanicals has grown from a home studio to one of the most successful businesses in town in such a short time. It’s a family run and operated business open 6 days a week. What sets Maddie and her team apart is that fact that you aren’t just a customer when you walk in, you quickly become part of the family. 

Maddie has some wonderful staff working alongside her including a number of ladies from Vivability who make Ivory Rose Botanicals  just that little bit more lovely. She also supports a couple of talented up and coming florists to the business and aims to prove that those with ability (and as a self employed working mummy) can achieve the greatest of goals. (p.s watch this space for the upcoming Power of Ability launch!)

Ivory Rose Botanicals  is different from the rest because they push the boundaries of floral art to ensure each one of their pieces are uniquely designed to entice the senses. They rely on the ‘fresh is best’ policy and only order enough stock to turn over every two days to ensure you only ever receive the highest quality produce.

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What I love about  Ivory Rose Botanicals are the fact that you can also get super hands on. Maddie and the team hold workshops where you can learn floral art and create your own magnificent masterpieces in a fun and supportive atmosphere. They even have Christmas workshops!

Get in contact with Maddie today:

| Phone: 02 6331 5656 |

| Email:  ivoryrosebotanicals@outlook.com |

| Facebook: @ivoryrosebotanicals |

| Instagram @ivoryrosebotanicals |

| Visit: 181 George Street, Bathurst |

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Maddie and the generous team at Ivory Rose Botanicals want to make your Christmas even more special so are offering one lucky winner a beautiful bouquet of flowers plus a mini hamper of the goodies they stock in store valued at $170! 

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Ivory Rose Botanicals‘ facebook page 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Pop Up Succulent Lovin’

A little while ago I developed an addiction. A really strong addiction and I blame the gorgeous Renelle at Pop Up Succulent Shop. 

Renelle has got me obsessed with all things succulent! 

Located in Bathurst Pop Up Succulent Shop offers unique arrangements, wreaths, Kokedamas and terrariums. She can help you decorate your wedding or party and creates the most magnificent gifts. 

My most favourite thing about Pop Up Succulent Shop are the workshops. These are great opportunities to learn some new skills while creating your very own masterpiece. 

I will forever remember my first workshop with Renelle, my eyes were open to so much succulent knowledge in a friendly, fun environment. I took my mum and we both had the best afternoon. 

If you want more information about some brilliant succulents then contact Renelle today: 

| Phone: 0410 476 445 |

| Email: renellefitz@icloud.com |

| Facebook: @popupsucculentshop|

|Instagram @popupsucculentshop |

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Gorgeous Renelle from Pop Up Succulent Shop is generously giving away two tickets to one of her workshops so you and a friend can have a great afternoon together creating something beautiful. I tell you what, I desperately want to keep this prize for myself!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Pop Up Succulent Shop 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Beyond Beautiful

In this busy world it is easy to forget to take time for yourself but the team at Beauty Beyond can help you. 

The gorgeous girls are always keen to make you feel like the very best version of yourself. 

I feel like I go all year without going out and then as the Christmas Season rolls around there are a million things on every single weekend. Then on top of that there are the mid-week catch ups and the Christmas parties. If you want to look your best then you need to be looking straight at the girls from Beauty Beyond.

The team at Beauty Beyond are approachable, friendly and professional. They simply want you to feel like the very best version of yourself. 

They have recently relocated to their new diggs at 246 Howick Street, Bathurst and have created a little oasis right in the heart of town. 

Offering a range of services for all of your beauty needs they are the queens of relaxation and skincare. They stock a range of products from all the good brands including DMK and Esmi Skin Minerals plus many more. 

If you need some relaxation give the girls a call today: 

| Phone:  6331 5077 |

| Facebook: facebook.com/beautybeyondbathurst/ |

| Instagram: @beauty_beyond_bathurst  |

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The brilliant team at Beauty Beyond are offering one lucky nester the gift of relaxation this year and will giving away a goddess package. This includes a 1 hour facial and foot treatment including gel polish valued at $140.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Beauty Beyond 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Christmas is fixed with Laser Antix

One of the coolest local businesses that has taken off lately is LaserAntix!

Owned and operated by the delightfully, friendly Tara Manvell LaserAntix is your one-stop shop for all custom laser cutting and engraving. 

LaserAntix is a home based business run by a fantastic mama to two little tiny tots. The business was launched as a creative outlet for Tara in October 2017 and with the help of the local community has grown significantly.

LaserAntix can create a wide range of products for you including cake toppers, gifts and home decor such as name plaques, wall plaques, name discs, decorative cutouts, Christmas decorations and business signage. 

They can even help decorate your dream day by creating wedding decorative pieces such as Mr & Mrs Signs, place cards, invitations and menu boards. 

LaserAntix offers natural bamboo in 2 shares as well as a wide range of acrylic colour so you can be sure you will find something to suit all tastes and needs. 

Tara says she loves nothing more than working closely with people to design and create something perfect for them. 

A big bonus is that LaserAntix is local so the turn around is a lot quicker than buying online from somewhere else. Plus you save on shipping fees! Tara is also happy to accommodate urgent orders and you can even sometimes find her completing an order within hours of being contacted.  

We had one of Tara’s creations atop of Tommy’s Christening Cake and not only was it was a showstopper, I was able to keep a special reminder of his day!

LaserAntix is a business you should watch because I guarantee it’s going places! If you want your very own personalised creation get in contact with Tara today: 

| Email: laserantix@gmail.com |

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

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The super clever Tara from LaserAntix wants to spread the Christmas cheer around this year so if offering one super lucky nester the chance to win a $100 voucher!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of LaserAntix 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) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} You WILL need to protect your family

McIntosh McPhillamy & Co is our area’s oldest law firm and is also one of the biggest. They blend traditional values with modern methods and technologies to ensure that their client’s best interests always come first. 

Whether you are buying a home, selling a business or planning for the future their experienced staff can help guide you along the way. 

I think a lot of people are scared about seeing a solicitor to talk about preparing a Will because death is an uncomfortable subject to discuss. The friendly and approachable staff can help you draft a document that sets out your wishes clearly and protects your family if the worst was to happen. 

With 12 solicitors and a magnitude of support staff they are local town firm with the big city experience.  

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McIntosh McPhillamy & Co are dedicated to providing prompt, professional and friendly advice and can answer any of your legal questions. Mc & Mc are community minded and like giving back, in fact they even started a free legal clinic on Saturday mornings back in 1992 to make sure everyone has access to quality legal advice. 

Offering service in all areas of the law are able to help secure a better future for your family.

If you need legal help today contact:

| Phone: 02 6331 1533 |

| Email: info@mcmc.com.au |

| Visit: Level 2, 230 Howick Street, Bathurst |

| Facebook: @McIntosh McPhillamy & Co |

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The family at Mc & Mc want to give back again this Christmas and are offering one lucky nester the most wonderful prize. Peace of mind.

The winner will receive a one-on-one consultation with a qualified solicitor who will draft a pair of Wills, Power of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardianship for the winner and their partner. 

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of McIntosh McPhillamy & Co 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) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Capturing your family – Cook style.

Each and every year around this time we think back to how much we have all grown and changed over the last 12 months, if you’re lucky you can simply look towards your walls to see the changes.

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When you have little people they literally change before your eyes. One day they may barely be walking, the next they’re running. Having someone with a fantastic eye capturing those moments is one of the greatest gifts.

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.

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Aimee is not only a great photographer but a beautiful soul, so she knows how to capture the important moments; you know, the little bits in between the big moments.

The best part about Aimee is her incredible ability in capturing the exquisite details of your newborn. She finds the little eyelashes, the flakes of skin and squishy cheeks so you can remember them for the rest of your life.

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Aimee’s studio is an hub of creativity and love. Her space is so beautifully set out that you and your family feel comfortable, happy and relaxed which makes for fantastic family shots.

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

| Phone 0422 082 929 |

| Facebook @Aimee Cook Photography |

| Instagram @aimee_cook |

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Aimee Cook Photography is giving away to one very LUCKY nester a In-Studio Family Session valued at $695. This also comes with 20 high resolution digital files.

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) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules