{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!

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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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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

 

 

{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} The brilliance of Hercules

I cannot even tell you how brilliant it is when mamas start doing it for themselves! I don’t have the creative flair or imagination to create wonderful items that would be worthy of hanging in other people’s homes but that’s where the sensational Erin comes in.

Erin recently kickstarted her very own business that specialises in homemade pretties. Everything used by Hercules Lives Here is locally sourced (and you guys know how much I ADORE that!)

When you buy from Hercules Lives Here you are literally buying a piece of love.

Erin takes pride in not only creating whimsical items that will become a showstopper in your home but also providing that personal one on one customer service that only comes from supporting small business.

Hercules Lives Here is great for baby showers, birthdays and other special occasions but best of all it’s my fave place for ‘to-me-from-me’ presents. Make sure you contact Erin today! 

| Phone:  0423 621 316

| Email: herculesliveshere@gmail.com

| Facebook: @herculesliveshere

| Instagram: @@herculesliveshere

The wonderful Erin is offering one lucky nester a stunning Australian Merino wool hanging! Oh lordy it’s pretty! 

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Hercules Lives Here Facebook page 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 2016} Ivory Rose is blooming wonderful

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There is a new kid on the block who is leaving a beautiful first impression on everyone she comes into contact with.

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The lovely Maddie from Ivory Rose Botanical in Bathurst is your one stop shop for all things floral. Ivory Rose Botanical offers unique, affordable and quality products with the aim and ambition to push the boundaries.

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Maddie and her team have a fantastic way of enticing the senses through enchanting floral arrangements and creations. What I love is that she seems to follow nature. She follows the art of letting nature be her guide and consequently ends up with floral arrangements unlike anyone else in town.

I ordered my sister some flowers this week and they were PERFECT!

Ivory Rose Botanical also offers fantastic flower crown parties so why not grab a couple of girlfriends and make some pretties.

Get in contact with Maddie today:

| Phone number  02 6331 5656 |
| Email ivoryrosebotanicals@outlook.com |
| Facebook @ivoryrosebotanicals |
| Instagram @ivoryrosebotanicals |
| visit 181 George Street, Bathurst

treeline4To brighten up your life the gorgeous team at Ivory Rose Botanicals is donating a beautiful Christmas table arrangement to one very lucky nester. This prize is valued at $80!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Ivory rose botanicals 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 22 December 2016.

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

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Lips by Lei will have you shining this season

Today we have a beautiful product that you are going to LOVE!

The gorgeous Leilani Driscoll is the local distributor for LipSense by SeneGence

LipSence are lip products unlike many others – they are long wearing, smudge proof, kiss proof (SUPER important) and waterproof liquid lipstick.

How brilliant is the idea of not having to sneak into the bathroom 40thousandMillion times a day at work to reapply the lippy! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

Party season is upon us so why not shine a little stronger this year?

Contact Lei to sort out your new lips:

| Phone: 0419 166 099 |

| Facebook: @lipsbylei |

treeline4To make you shine bright this Christmas the gorgeous LipByLei are offering a Starter Collection to one very lucky nester, valued at $74!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of LipsByLei 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 2016} Win the gift of pure memories with Jennifer Stocks Photography

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Jennifer Stocks is one of kind; talented, fun and friendly. She is an artist who takes an immense amount of pride in her work and someone who manages to capture your family’s love in a moment in time.

Jen is one of Australia’s most sought after and celebrated photographers and is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). As evidence of her wonderful skills and talent she has won numerous awards for her work both at a state level and nationally.

She prides herself on fresh, contemporary images that are honest and often breathtaking. baby

She captures moments in time so you can keep them for always.

Jen is a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing the Central West and surrounding areas.

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Our family has had the pleasure of working with Jen on numerous occasions and she captures those pivotal moments between moments – you know the ones that I will want to relive as we all grow.

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One of my favourites sessions I have ever had with my little ones was the Pure Baby Session. The Pure Baby sessions are studio portrait shoots designed specifically for babies aged 5-15 months of age (or pre-walking).

The sessions run for approximately 60-90 minutes and are the perfect way to capture your little one’s gorgeous smiles, expressions, and quirky characteristics. That age is perfect because it’s the time when a baby’s personality really starts to emerge.

Below is my Audrey – tongue out, weird hair, chubs for days. Purely how she was.

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If you want to capture memories, then you need to contact Jennifer Stocks Photography today.

 

treeline4To celebrate all that is wonderful about the Christmas season Jen is offering a very special prize to one lucky Nester. She is giving away one Pure Baby Session! How wonderful – imagine being able to capture your little one’s chubby thighs or long eyelashes in a comfortable and supportive environment so you can remember it for always.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Jennifer Stocks Photography’s 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 22 December 2016.

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