Friday, December 27, 2013

Farewell to Nest....

Wow! I am finally sitting here, it is now the other side of Christmas, and I am wondering where the month of December has disappeared to so rapidly! I apologise for the lack of posts throughout this period of craziness however I do hope that you all had the Merriest of Christmas's and have enjoyed the company of loving family and friends.

As I sit here in my reflective mood {feeling like I'm just about to compose the Queens speech! lol} I think back to the beginning of the year when somebody said to me in passing that 2013 would be the year of change...How fortuitous  those words have been for me. Not only in many personal ways, but in professional as well.

You have all witnessed publicly the battle I have had with myself in needing change within my career. The longing to be of assistance to people has seen me do a complete 360 degree turn heading back towards a career that I thought I'd never touch base with again. My year long "detox" of products and other poisonous situations that no longer serve my highest will and good, has seen my passion grow towards healthy and clean living. This is something that I wish to share with you and so I'm taking the plunge to do so in a non traditional form of beauty therapy.

My personal year of change has probably been most obvious to the outside world, and those that have visited Nest, in my appearance. This time last year I was a brunette with long wavy locks. Today I am a "brave" woman {The most common statement I've encountered :)}, who is embracing her short, silver do! I have battled the silver strands since the tender age of 17 and now at 43, I have made the conscious decision to accept my "authentic" self in attempt to eliminate the toxic chemicals I have been smothering my head in on such regular intervals as every three weeks!

The professional changes had me toing and froing for months. As the universe sometimes has the final say, my inability to sell Nest as a business, despite quite an interest,  has lead me to the decision that I really don't want to leave 82 Main Street, the beautiful little space that currently is occupied by my beloved Nest. And so therefore...I am staying... and Nest is going to be saying Goodbye.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for being so amazingly supportive in following the journey of my little store. And as I close the curtains on this particular stage, I can only hope that you will remain seated, watch this space and wait for the curtains to rise again on a business that I hope will retain some essence of Nest, however will grow into a beautiful space in its own right. A space that will not only nourish your visual sense but also soothe your mind, body and soul....
 
I will be back at Nest on the 7th Jan for a final soiree, and a really BIG SALE :)! But then slowly the transition will begin... and over the next few months "AVALON" body boutique will be born... I can't explain to you exactly what it will become, I just know that it will evolve ...and this is what for me makes it so awesomely exciting !:) Bring on 2014!!
 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Each to Own for Christmas!

Lovely little treasures have arrived from "Each to Own" just in time to pop into your special person's stocking!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Sea Coloured Christmas!...

Through the window...
In the d├ęcor...
In the wrapping...

On the tree...


All throughout! ... 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Behind the green door!..

I just realised I haven't shared with you my new door colour! Isn't it divine!! It matches my favourite cup! :)
 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

O Christmas tree!...

 
I am adoring the little bottle brush trees!...The latest Christmas arrival at Nest :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ourlieu....Summer '14!..

It wasn't hard to feel inspired when the new Summer range of Ourlieu cushions arrived the other day! With the sun shining brightly, these gorgeous designs had me dreaming of beaches, warm weather and pina coladas! :)
 



Rock on Summer! 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chalk Chook! ...

 
 
A new arrival today! Gorgeous handmade, non-toxic chalk from the lovely Mel of Brisbane makes a very cute and quirky gift for a little person that you know. Today has been a student free day for our kiddies in Penguin so it was very timely that my precious Luke was in store today to give the chalk a road test :)
 
 



Packaged in craft gift boxes and also as small individual "party favours" for only a couple of dollars, these little beauties would also make a lovely stocking filler! By the way, Luke has given the chalk two thumbs up! :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Easing into it gently...

 
No! This is not really a Christmas window display!? Just thinking Spring! Fuzzy lamb garlands that remind me of bunny tails and gorgeous porcelain mushrooms like those that pop up after the lawn has been sprinkled with spring rain and then bathed in a wash of sunshine. Definitely not Christmas yet! ;)
 



 
well...um?! :)

 
Button trees $22

 
Miss Jones decorations for only $10!

 
& beautiful cards by Miriam and Hannah Cox...


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Hoo's" thinking of gifts?? ....

Argghh!!! As much as I think to myself...breathe...it is happening again! I feel like I've climbed on to the roller coaster ride that is about to send me hurtling into December  far too quickly ! I guess however it is happening to most of us, so maybe it's time to start preparing for yet another silly season :)
 
If you are one who likes to be organised, here is a selection of beautiful little gifts that would be sure to bring a smile to many a face. Owls are still a hot favourite! The added bonus with these little guys are  they also come at  some very hot prices with a sale reduction on selected "Have You Met Miss Jones" treasures!!
 Pencil cup - $26
 Sticky notes - $19.95
 Owl tealight - $20 {were $39!}
 Owl Lamp - $90!!! {were $135}
Owl trinket box $15, and Papa and Mini Kid owl $8 each
 
Amazing savings!! Owl be seeing you soon! ...:)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Shop Local!...

Penguin is an awesome little town of which I'm very proud to be a part of ! Our little retail community is a buzz with positive energy right now and it needs your support to keep that alive and growing...and if you are not close enough to visit here maybe your town needs your support? Believe me, little retailers such as myself need you to keep us going! We're very much appreciative :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Summer '13 Elk is here!!!

 
A photo of a setting, summer sun casting orange shadows across the skyline was the inspiration behind this seasons Summer collection Lumiere.... A collection that displays strong silhouettes and luminescent colour, as well as designs with equal doses of fashion and practicality, is now in store at Nest...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Through the window...

This weeks window is dedicated to all the Dads out there! Not to forget....FATHER'S DAY...This Sunday!!!




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fathers Day Next Sunday!...

 
With Fathers Day not this Sunday but next, here are a few ideas to spoil your father or father figure this September!....
 
Timely is the introduction of a beautiful men's range that now graces the shelves of Nest's dispensary! Triumph & Disaster is proudly a New Zealand brand created by Dion Nash. The name itself was inspired by a poem called "IF" by Rudyard Kipling that was given to Dion as a 13 year old boy by his own Father. Simple, botanical, natural...Triumph & Disaster is made with no parabens, petrochemicals or silicones which makes it perfect for the use of the man that you love...Absolutely no reason now for the guys not to be caring for their skin considering there is such a blokey product available!!....:)
 Time to get their game face on with cleansers, moisturisers, scrubs and shaving creams...
 The Ultimate gift box including a T&D natural bristle shaving brush.
 More Ideas for Dad...
 Prints, mugs and lamps...
 A modern twist on the ol handkerchief...

and cards for you to write just how much Dad means to you....
Don't forget!! Sunday 1st September!