Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! Well... half way through the first month already but what the heck! hehe.
Well, thanks to the fantastic patronage during the Nest clearing sale, last weekend I closed the doors on Nest...but as they say, one door closes and another one opens {hopefully in the not too distant future!}
A year of slowly  detoxing, and a bathroom cabinet full of organic and natural products later, I think I am narrowing it down to best of the best I wish to share with you.
That is going to be the thing with the conception of "Avalon" I guess, I feel I am embarking on a quest! We live in a world now where we are stepping through a minefield of misinformation. Where we believe the likes of those wearing the white coats, with multiple letters following their names because they are the ones that have studied all these years and have trained in professions that we believe are working towards the health and safety of humankind? Funny how slowly the lies are becoming made more and more aware...
My wish for Avalon is to create a space where you as the consumer may  enter and enjoy a tranquil haven. As well as having a purely decadent treatment,  you may also purchase and take away products that   can be  confidently used knowing that  they are not literally killing you! Sorry, that may seem a rather dramatic statement, however the things that I am reading about would make your toes curl!!!
This is also where I would love to hear any suggestions from you out there! If you are using and loving a product that is natural and certified organic please let me know! Like I said, the creation of Avalon is going to be a journey of sharing so any input would be very happily and gratefully received . I will be here with an update very soon! xox

image via pinterest

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! :)