{Girl Crush Tuesday} Captured by Aimee

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

Today we are hearting hard on the gorgeous Aimee Cook from Aimee Cook Photography.

Aimee Cook is a local lady who loves capturing the important moments and sharing them for everyone to see. Aimee is a baby, family and wedding photographer based in Bathurst. She is creative, talented and above all, completely lovely.

One of the most wonderful things about Aimee is that she started the Beautiful-You campaign. This is a program that allows parents of children with special needs to obtain photographs of their little superheros at no cost. Aimee offers a safe environment for these children to flourish which in turn allows Aimee to capture the perfect moments of childhood without a judgmental stare. What I love most about the Beautiful-You project is that it provides a place for children to be children while mum and dad are gifted with special memories for always.

Aimee loves being involved in the local community and regularly donates her time and skillset wherever she can.

Thanks Aimee for showing all little girls that through hard work and a kind heart you really can make the world around you a better place.

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{Girl Crush Tuesday} Local superhero Robyn

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Today’s girl crush is a local lady named Robyn Rayner who has made a really big difference to her local community of Hill End. So much so that Robyn was actually nominated by another nester because she is that wonderful!

I am told that Robyn is a modern day superhero who saved Hill End from a nuclear dump legacy that would have been passed onto all of our children. She took on the Federal Government and won! Robyn was a fierce and knowledgeable spokesperson who was able to save our local area from eternal nuclear poison.

Not only is Robyn a superhero in the political arena but also manages to run a multi-award winning merino stud with her husband Geoff. On top of that, this beautiful woman also has taken part in making sure farmers out Dunedoo way have enough hay to feed their livestock after the recent fires and has even driven out there to drop it off.

How brilliant is it to see a local woman doing fantastic things for her area and those around her.

So, we salute you Robyn for being a modern day superhero.

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{Locally Found} Mayfield’s AutumnFest

As you all are no doubt aware, I love exploring what we are lucky enough to have on offer in our local area and one of my favourite areas is bringing some tunes to us in the best kind of way.

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On 30 April 2017 Mayfield Gardens will be hosting AutumnFest and it is going to be the perfect way to spend time with your family while listening to some of the best that Australian music has to offer. On stage will be legendary Aussie rocker James Reyne, as well as performances by Boom Crash Opera, Matt Boylan-Smith and dynamic duo, Smith & Jones.

AutumnFest kicks off at 12pm and not only will you and your family be exposed to some beautiful tunes from some brilliant artists but you can select from some sensational local eateries during the afternoon. Mayfield Gardens are thrilled to be offering treats for your tastebuds from Smoking BrothersAl Dente, Moubar Vintage, Tommys and Two Heads Brewery.

In case you don’t want to drive, there will be transfers from Oberon, Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow and Katoomba.

If you want more information head over the Mayfield Garden facebook page or give Meg a call on 6336 3131.

Can’t wait to see you there!

want to win-

The rockin’ team at Mayfield Garden have given us some tickets to give away! To be in the running you have to head over to The Central Nest Facebook Page and comment on the original win post! We are giving away a double pass!

Winner will be drawn on Friday 21 April 2017

Good luck!

 

 

{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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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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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

 

 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} Singing superstar Lauren Plenderleith

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Today we salute local performer extraordinaire Lauren Plenderleith.

Lauren is a local girl who I have had the privilege of knowing for an extraordinarily long time, she is super involved in the community and has a heart of gold.

Lauren is a singer extraordinaire and I guarantee that you would have seen her gracing stages at many functions you have attended in our local area over the years.

She has been a band member of Nuthin’ 2 Serious for over 13 years and as if that’s not enough she is also a founding member of of Momentum, a new musical group that are rockin’ out sounds everywhere. In fact, Momentum are opening for and supporting Diesel later this year! What a great achievement.

Lauren is such a superstar that she was given the well deserved honour of being MC for the Bathurst Carols by Candlelight last Christmas and to say she smashed it is a massive understatement! She also performed at Rock of Ages.

On top of all this Lauren is a mother and a wife who has a day job as well!

There is absolutely nothing better than seeing a local girl done good.

Here’s to you Lauren, we can’t wait to see you rock the stage for years to come. Thanks for showing our little girls that confidence and hardwork pays off.

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{Locally Found} White Night at Mayfield Gardens

I am super excited to be heading to the first annual White Night at Mayfield Gardens this weekend and I would love to see you there.
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The party kicks off at 6.30pm and your ticket includes all food and alcohol for the evening!

What I love is that they support local, and the delicious sounding menu includes locally grown produce as well as local wines, beers and ciders.

Mayfield Gardens supports paddock to plate and over 80% of the menu comes directly from the Mayfield Garden and farm!

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I am super eager to get my white on and have a grown up night out with good people, in beautiful surrounding while enjoying some kiddie free time.

Anyone eager to join me?

If you want more information just check out:

Facebook: Mayfield Gardens
Instagram: @mayfieldgarden

Address: 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon NSW

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LIKE TO WIN?
We are thrilled to be giving away two tickets to this fantastic event, just pop over to our facebook page to find out more!

{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*