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The Village Markets

Boutique Fashion & Lifestyle Market for Creative Entrepreneurs - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Queensland

TVM is Turning 10!

The Village Markets has grown to become one of Australia’s most-loved boutique markets and communities and we’re turning 10 years old this October! We’re throwing a party at TVM on…

The Village Markets has grown to become one of Australia’s most-loved boutique markets and communities and we're turning 10 years old this October!

We're throwing a party at TVM on Sunday 7th October and we would love you to join us - all ages are welcome.

We're proud to be celebrating this milestone with a whopping big event for you guys featuring live music by Mitch King, TONES AND I and Lily Budiasa.

Shop 100+ boutique designer and lifestyle market stalls including some of our most successful stallholders (think Kivari Label , F+H Jewellery , Children of the Tribe, Duke of London to name a few).

Kids will be entertained with free face painting, a paper dream catcher workshop by The Craft Parlour // Gold Coast, a Mindfulness Workshop by Whole Beings , Paper Rokk will be creating dream-do’s with a braid and glitter bar, take a snap in front of the official GATHER photo wall for your chance to win epic prizes, or relax and soak it all in at the good vibes lounge area by The Luxe Social.

We'd absolutely love to see you there - check out the Facebook event and tell your friends, here!

#TVMTurns10 #thevillagemarkets

TVM Turns 10 | Sunday 7 October 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

Proudly supported by Stockland Burleigh Heads, Realty Blue, Centaur Financial Services, Concrete Nation, Three Balls Red, ATM2Go, Parkway Insurance Services, and 1029 Hot Tomato.

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On Sunday’s there’s only one thing to do…

YAAASS for TVM Sunday’s… today’s lineup is looking rather epic and there’s live tunes all day by Loki Liddle and Rob Edwards. Make a day of it and come shop,…

YAAASS for TVM Sunday's... today's lineup is looking rather epic and there's live tunes all day by Loki Liddle and Rob Edwards. Make a day of it and come shop, eat and hang at TVM.

8.30AM - 1PM Sunday 16th September 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School

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New to TVM :: The Miniature Treasury

New to TVM this Sunday 16 September is Kate Lardner and her homewares stall, The Miniature Treasury – a collection of beautiful pieces for the nursery, designed to be passed…

New to TVM this Sunday 16 September is Kate Lardner and her homewares stall, The Miniature Treasury - a collection of beautiful pieces for the nursery, designed to be passed on for years to come.

TVM: How did your business come about?
KL: Before The Miniature Treasury, I studied Interior Design and worked for a designer/online furniture retailer. I learned a lot from my mentor who taught me all things to do with design, the world of online business and websites and importantly, how to be a business woman with kindness.

What made your pursue your creative passion?
I've always been creative but was terrible at painting and art! I never knew how to channel my creativity until I started studying Interior Design. It just flowed naturally and the passion for beautiful objects grew; constantly admiring and finding unique items. Throw in the mix of motherhood and the concept of furniture design flowed even more naturally.

What does your brand consist of?
The brand consists of cane baby change tables, clothing racks, baby mobile and child's chair. These pieces, especially the change tables, are designed to be heirlooms; pieces that have accumulated love stories of childhood, memories represented in a change table, so when they are passed down to the next gen and the next, all the memories that go with it will be remembered too.

Where is the label designed and made?
Everything is hand-drawn and designed by me here in Burleigh Heads, then are made by local families in a community just outside of Java, Indonesia.

What inspires you?
Love inspires me! To pass down the memories of love, to be the owner of a piece that tells stories of people past, of FAMILY past... it brings us all closer and instills the importance to treasure these heirlooms that actually mean something.

Things that have a story are dear to my heart. If you can point at something in your home and tell a story of where it's been and what it represents... that's pretty special.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?
The Miniature Treasury will hopefully continue to grow and while our change tables will be our main focus, our range will also continue to grow. I hope that we speak to people's heart and designer eyes and our range will bless the nurseries of mums all over Australia.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?
How to start! How to brand, how to speak consistently, how to get us known.

What is the best thing about having your own business?
Something to put passion into besides my family; something for me.

Kate and The Miniature Treasury will be at TVM on Sunday 16 September and you can connect with the brand online, here:
Instagram
Website

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 16 September ’18

This weekend at TVM we’ve got a huge lineup for you, with some of the most incredible creative small businesses in the game, as well as live tines, street food…

This weekend at TVM we've got a huge lineup for you, with some of the most incredible creative small businesses in the game, as well as live tines, street food and epic vibes.

Foodies include Coffee and Me, Double Zero pizza, Jardin Juice Co, Kokonut Kid, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Smoothjuice, Stix + Stone, The Wiener Haus and more.

Blooms by Huckleberry Flowers and new stalls include Alton Goods, Aulieude Clothing, Freesoul Studio, Sarah Ryan Collective, STADLER + Co., Tahlee & Bench, TEEK, The Miniature Treasury, W Swim and more.

Two Tykes, Sweet Child of Mine and The Salty Merchants + Business & Pleasure Co are back, plus all your faves, A Happy Home, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Bandeaux, Bandikoot, Bonita Havana, Comfort & Calm, Desert Wanderer, Divine Creatures, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Earth Sisters, ELKII, Flexxi, Forgotten Modern, Franklymydear, Frocktail Party, Handmade Dreaming Co, HAUS, Heather Macrame, Hungarian, Iron and Cub, JBK, Kat., Lakiki, Leather Me Baby, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe, Luxe Luna, Mahiya, manning made, Maple Organic Wear, Mermaid Collective, NIAS Handmade Jewellery, Nicotte, Ochre, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Rustic Peppermint, Santography by danny santangelo, Stump and Co, Tanora, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The Sunlounge, Tusk Linen Co, Two In The Sun, Two Tykes, Yucca Stone Ceramics, Zeffa and Fosse, ZYLO and more.

Live music is by Loki Liddle and Rob Edwards.

Make sure you tag us in your pics on Sunday and we'd love to see snaps of your finds - #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 16 September 2018 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 16 September ’18

TVM is back this Sunday with epic live tunes for your listening pleasure, while you cruise 100 boutique market stalls and devour street eats with your besties! The lineup: 8:30am…

TVM is back this Sunday with epic live tunes for your listening pleasure, while you cruise 100 boutique market stalls and devour street eats with your besties!

The lineup:
8:30am - 10am - Loki Liddle
10:30am - 12:30pm - Rob Edwards

TVM | Sunday 16 September 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets


Loki Liddle

 

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Make Dad’s day with a trip to TVM

Make Dad’s day with a trip to TVM and treat him to a delicious breakkie or lunch under the trees, whilst listening to live local tunes. There’s loads to check…

Make Dad's day with a trip to TVM and treat him to a delicious breakkie or lunch under the trees, whilst listening to live local tunes.

There's loads to check out, including a killer lineup of boutique stalls + preloved and vintage Rack Sales.

8.30am - 1pm Sunday 2 September 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 2 September ’18

The sun is out and we’re looking forward to another epic weekend spent with you at TVM this Sunday 2nd September at Burleigh Heads. Dads love TVM, so bring your…

The sun is out and we’re looking forward to another epic weekend spent with you at TVM this Sunday 2nd September at Burleigh Heads.

Dads love TVM, so bring your main man down and celebrate Fathers Day with some street eats, coffee, live tunes and why not wander the aisles and pick him out a locally designed gift or some cool new threads? We’ll save you a spot under the trees.

We’ve got some wonderful new stalls joining us this Sunday including Grotti Lotti, Haus, Maple Organic Wear, Ochre and more.

Stalls include Attic Collective, Baby Bird, BAM LOVES BOO, Bonita Havana, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Ghost and Lola, HARVEST CLAY, Huckleberry Flowers, Iron and Cub, Jack Tars Locker, Karasuccs, Lack of Color Clothing Sale Pop-Up, Lakiki, Little Leas, Lokoa, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, LUXE LUNA, Malu Le, manning Made, MOOI, MOSSY, NIGHT TIGER, Olas Supply Co, RAWKANVAS, Rustic Peppermint, Sissy & Me, South Seas Beard Co, the pod.me, The SunLounge, Toteally Recycled, Tusk Linen Co, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Food by Coffee & Me, Double Zero Pizza, Hungarian Food, Jardin Juice Co, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice, Stix and Stones Street Grill and new foodie Synergy raw Sweets & Elixirs, Wiener Haus and more.

Live music by Rob Edwards and Jackson James Smith and our monthly pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales are on!

Tag your pics #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 2 September 2018 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 2 September

We are back this Sunday with live tunes by Rob Edwards and Jackson James Smith, so grab your crew and come and hang. While you’re there shop boutique market stalls,…

We are back this Sunday with live tunes by Rob Edwards and Jackson James Smith, so grab your crew and come and hang.

While you're there shop boutique market stalls, enjoy street eats, our pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and the best Sunday vibes on the Coast.

#thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 2 September 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

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Win a $5000 Travel Voucher by Voting for TVM

We’re excited to announce that we’re finalists in the RACQ People’s Choice category for Queensland Tourism Awards. By voting for The Village Markets as the best experience, and with thanks…

We're excited to announce that we're finalists in the RACQ People’s Choice category for Queensland Tourism Awards. By voting for The Village Markets as the best experience, and with thanks to RACQ, you go into the draw to win a $5000 RACQ Travel Voucher. Get voting friends!

Voting closes 24th September 2018.

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Stroll through Sunday’s Market

Bursting at the seams with goodness, take a stroll through Sunday’s market filled with local talent, live tunes and gourmet eats. View the full album here.

Bursting at the seams with goodness, take a stroll through Sunday's market filled with local talent, live tunes and gourmet eats.

View the full album here.

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Get your TVM Fix Today

Grab your pals and get down to Burleigh Heads State School today to bask in the sun, enjoy live local tunes and soak up the goodness of 100 boutique market…

Grab your pals and get down to Burleigh Heads State School today to bask in the sun, enjoy live local tunes and soak up the goodness of 100 boutique market stalls.

Sunday 19 August ‘18 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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Stall Profile :: Maple Organic Wear

New to TVM this Sunday 19 August is Madeline Butel with her label Maple Organic Wear. Read on to find out more about this passionate young entrepreneur. Prior to beginning…

New to TVM this Sunday 19 August is Madeline Butel with her label Maple Organic Wear. Read on to find out more about this passionate young entrepreneur.

Prior to beginning Maple Organic Wear, I worked in many industries incorporating fashion and intern - consumerism. Through working within the industry, I realised how corrupt the fashion industry can be in terms of pollution and waste. This led me to creating a brand based around the moral fibre of garments and their production/time on this earth, not their quick turn around and the profit margin generated.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

My love for nature and our world led me to pursue the ideal of an entirely cruelty free clothing brand with everything I have.

What does your brand consist of?

Maple's current range, Amore, incorporates five different minimalistic yet flattering garments.

Where is the label designed and made?

Everything is designed on the Sunshine Coast, QLD by myself. Every garment in the Amor range has been made locally on the Coast by an incredibly talented Seamstress and manufacturer.

What inspires you?

Literary waking up in the morning inspires me. I am very much in love with all aspects of this world and it's magic and want to make it my mission to help protect it in every way I can!

In terms of my design inspiration - my recent travels have inspired a lot of my new work in terms of creating things that make woman feel empowered and beautiful on the inside and out and combining different cultures, colours and climates.

Alongside this, I am inspired to give younger target markets the opportunity to buy clothing within their style niche that's healthy for themselves and the environment.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?

My ultimate plan for Maple is to give back in every way I can. I endeavour to generate an income throughout sales in which allows me to begin my own charity work in as many countries as I possibly can.

I wish to educate generations and cultures on the importance of protecting our world and our animals. I also aim to teach families and villages sustainability and horticultural knowledge so they can sustain themselves and their families.

Alongside this, I want to begin workshops and organisations which help empower people with purpose and go against the tide of conventional brands who aim at making girls in particular feel like they 'need' to fit a certain beauty standard and they can only do this through certain clothing.

I want my clothing to ooze positivity and self love and most of all conscious living and teach generations about this along the way.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

The biggest challenges so far have been learning! I started Maple with no prior knowledge to the industry so have had to take every step slowly and source from industry professionals as much as I can. Being only 19, this isn't an easy thing to do! I often feel judged, questioned and somewhat degraded for wanting to create something so huge, so young.

Although this has been challenging, it has been integral in me questioning myself daily and not blindly creating something that could one day fall. It's also been my main motivation to keep going!

What is the best thing about having your own business?

Freedom! Doing something I believe in and LOVE. Not conforming to the mundane ritual of a 9-5 job.

I love being free, creating, meeting like minded people and never knowing what's to come next.

Connect with Maple online, here.
Follow Maple on Instagram, here.

 

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TVM Startup Stall :: Harper and Harlow

Our TVM Startup Stall recipients for this week are Blaze Reddy and Mel Augustino with their label, Harper and Harlow. They will join us for the first time at TVM…

Our TVM Startup Stall recipients for this week are Blaze Reddy and Mel Augustino with their label, Harper and Harlow. They will join us for the first time at TVM this Sunday 19 August with their beautiful and ethical childrenswear.

We both met 11 years ago as we worked together as flight attendants based in New Zealand, we still currently work for the same company however we are now based in Australia and living in Gold Coast raising our little wildlings. A deep friendship formed and we bonded over creating sustainable clothing from natural fibres.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

Being mothers made us feel like we had to pursue our passion. After having our little girls we wanted to ensure that we were setting the right example and also someone that they can look up to.

What does your brand consist of?

Harper and Harlow the label consists of beautiful organic hemp and linen fabrics designed for children and soon to be woman. A lot of thought and love has gone into these designs and it is made so that your child can grow with it, for example everything is adjustable or can be worn different ways. We are a brand that is very proud to go plastic free including postage and packaging this is a passion of ours being environmentally conscious and we hope that being a small business we can make an impact or even better have bigger companies follow in our footsteps.

Where is the label designed and made?

Our label is designed by us here in Gold Coast, modelled and taken on many adventures by Harper and Harlow and made with love by a beautiful mother in Bali who is a great friend of ours. She also employs five of her friends and family members to help and they all work together while their little girls run around in the background.

What inspires you?

Everything about nature, our little wildlings and travelling. We are both so lucky that we get to travel around the world and visit places we could have only dreamed of. We also grew up in such a surreal country the land of the long white cloud surrounded by unspoiled greenery, rolling waves of soft earth and beautiful culture, we want to pass this onto the girls and show them this spectacular world we live and all the beauty that surrounds us.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?

We plan on releasing a boys and woman’s range in the coming months, we hope to help people understand that how we choose to consume impacts the environment and the people making it. At the moment we are just so excited to share something we both have worked so hard at creating and can only hope that people adore and enjoy our clothing as much as we enjoyed creating it.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Oh my gosh how we laugh at ourselves now, we really went in blind trying to juggle motherhood and being new to the industry. Our biggest challenge would have to be the business side of it all, there is some much that goes into running a small business and it has given us such a deep respect to everyone who is giving it a go.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The best thing about having our own business and a business partner/friend is that you can always rely on one another to help each other out, having our own business meant we could do something we have always adored creating ethical clothing while being at home surrounded by family and spending precious time with Harper & Harlow which is very important to the both of us.

Connect with Harper and Harlow online, here.
Follow them on Instagram, here.
Find them at TVM this Sunday 19 August 2018.

To find out more about our TVM Startup Stall, check here.

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Stall Profile :: Ghost & Lola

Meet Wendy Powitt, founder and creative behind jewellery label Ghost & Lola. Read on to find out more about this experienced fashion powerhouse who handcrafts bespoke pieces from her rainforest…

Meet Wendy Powitt, founder and creative behind jewellery label Ghost & Lola. Read on to find out more about this experienced fashion powerhouse who handcrafts bespoke pieces from her rainforest home set on 100 acres.

I studied Fashion and Textile Design at Sydney College of the Arts and worked in the Fashion Industry in Australia and USA as a Fashion Designer, then Illustrator and then Creative Director before deciding to move up North to Byron Bay. In Byron I studied Fine Arts Sculpture at Southern Cross University and started making jewellery. Ive always been fascinated with vintage fashion and I had been collecting the pieces long before I started to make jewellery. Once Ghost and Lola was born there was no turning back. It is the perfect combination of fashion and craft. I love the hands on artisan making and also meeting with people who get the label and understand the vision of making something new from something old.

What made your pursue your creative passion?:

I have always been creative and I always believed in making things. It was how I was brought up. Dad was building the house around us and mum was always creating. It was just a normal way to be.

We all have a creative spark, the trick is to believe in yourself and allow it to shine.

What does your brand consist of?

I make Ghost and Lola jewellery from vintage components. I source the pieces from all over the world through vintage and antique dealers and also travel and explore to find precious pieces.

Where is the label designed and made?

Everything is designed and handmade by me in Northern NSW. I have a studio in my house that I work from. My house is surrounded by 100 acres of beautiful rainforest so it provides endless inspiration.

The pieces that I collect connect me to a past once vibrant and now largely forgotten. I am inspired by Mythology, Alchemy and tales of the past when the world was interpreted as less scientific and more spirited and creative. And I like to connect that to our contemporary lifestyle because I believe that we all need a little more meaning and to feel special.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?

I am hoping to share Ghost and Lola with a larger audience. I find that my style attracts customers of all age groups and people are fascinated with the product because it is so unique. The marriage of old with new is immediately apparent when you see the pieces. I love hand-making the pieces and want to retain that aspect, so it will always be an artisan brand and each piece will be limited and special.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

I am committed to working full-time with Ghost and Lola, so sometimes the unpredictability of cash-flow is daunting. Also learning to navigate a fresh world of digital Marketing is a 'thrill'. I have learnt so much since launching the brand, from my customers and I truly want them to feel special that they are wearing something unique and handcrafted that is sustainable in its use of re-purposing what is already existent in the world.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

Freedom! Creative freedom, and freedom in each day. I love what I do so nothing is an effort!

Find Ghost and Lola online, here.
And follow on Instagram, here.

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Live Tunes :: Sunday 19 August ’18

We are lucky to have the lovely and talented Laura Hill join us on the main stage this Sunday, as well as our main man Ondre Solien (always a crowd…

We are lucky to have the lovely and talented Laura Hill join us on the main stage this Sunday, as well as our main man Ondre Solien (always a crowd fave!). Come and hang with us under the trees as we soak in that delicious winter sunshine and celebrate local creative talent.

Main Stage:
8:30am - 10:30am Ondre Solien
11am - 1pm Laura Hill

TVM | Sunday 19 August | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

Ondre Solien

Laura Hill

We welcome Laura as she tours with her brand new album, Secrets.

'Secrets' gently unwraps Laura's beautiful gift as a songwriter. She writes whimsical songs with intriguing intimacy, full of love and purpose. With hints of youthful wisdom Laura’s song writing is matched with a stunning clarity and tone to create a beautiful soundscape.

Laura’s newest studio album ‘Secrets’ infinitely defines her stunning sound. Her fourth studio recording, it demonstrates a deviation from the somewhat laid back demeanour of her earlier albums Guava Tree and Blue Skies and greatly compliments her best selling solo release Powdered Sunshine from 2014. The songs here are emotionally raw, painfully honest and yet threaded with a singular bright positivity... swung from the heartfelt letter that didn't get through, to ballads of stargazing, shoe-gazing and road-tripping.

After touring nationally and with newfound pride in her sense of place, Laura’s home on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula helps define her impeccable indie folk sound. Secrets was recorded live in several stunning locations that clearly defines the releases ambiance. From Mixmaster’s studio, known for its incredible acoustic warmth to the stunning stonewalls of a restored historic barn for the tracks Beautiful and Dreamer.

 On my travels I was often asked where have you been hiding? I believe there’s something beautiful about discovering a secret destination or new experience that really resonates in your heart. If it’s a tasty new cofffee or the discovery of a great muscian, when you find something new it’s like your own little secret discovery but the best part you ask? Just as quick as you find it you want to share it, after all life is best shared with the people you love right?  - Laura Hill

In modern society where moments are fleeting and Laura’s belief that the best things in life are better shared Laura chose to shun modern day smoke and mirrors for a release that is real and sure to pull you back to the simple things in life; the Moments and people that really matter.

In all seriousness, it hasn’t been an easy two years for the reserved Laura Hill with several life changing events causing a stumble and nearly stopping the release all together. During the recording and production process she became a new mother and in a brutal twist of fate, grappled with the news and complications around her Mum, Dad and Aunty being diagnosed with cancer.

These events prove there is no doubt Laura is a lover, she has an undeniable desire to make the world a better place through her music and live performance, managing to establish connections on so many levels. No one gig defines Laura and as long as her music is touching the lives of her listeners she will continue to shine. Wether you’re a lucky listener rambling along at a bustling market, fortunate enough to have her play at your wedding or a secret garden show, playing solo shows or at some of Australia’s most cherished festivals, nothing is to big or small.

As an independent artist, your support and generosity never goes unnoticed and Laura can’t wait to connect with you somewhere out there soon.

 

 

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