The Village Markets

The Village Markets

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

Extra Special Christmas TVM Today

We’re feeling super festive at TVM with our extra Christmas market kicking off today at Burleigh Heads State School. The lineup is super sweet, and perfect for gift shopping plus…

We're feeling super festive at TVM with our extra Christmas market kicking off today at Burleigh Heads State School.

The lineup is super sweet, and perfect for gift shopping plus there's tunes by Phil and Tiley and our gal Lily Budiasa.

Come hang!

Sunday 8 December 19 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Stall Profile: It’s Coco and Peach

A long time dream between friends Meg and Laura, It’s Coco and Peach are affordable beach accessories for the ocean lover. The newly launched label will be at TVM this…

A long time dream between friends Meg and Laura, It's Coco and Peach are affordable beach accessories for the ocean lover. The newly launched label will be at TVM this Sunday 8 December 2019.

What's your background?

We have dreamed of creating a business together since we were 8 years old and we are proud to say we have finally got here. It’s Coco and Peach has come along way, evolving from a conversation on the beach into something so much more.

We wanted to create affordable products that allow you to enjoy the beautiful world we live in while ensuring that you’re taking care of your peachy skin.

Tell us about your creative background?

To be honest we both can’t draw a stick man to save our lives however our incredible designer Ali Maclean works with us to turn our ideas into beautiful designs. 

Shout out to Al!

Is It's Coco and Peach your full time gig?

We both currently work full time with this being our passionate side hustle.

Laura works for a start up tech company and has a costumer centric role. 

Meg is a registered nurse who has a scrub/scout role in the operating theatre.

Tell us about the name It's Coco and Peach?

It’s Coco and Peach came about after weeks of deliberating between a number of names. 

We came to a final decision as we like to think of “Coco” as the coconut shell representing the umbrella and the “Peach” as your supple skin that needs to be protected. Which is why our products are UPF50+.

So what are you products?

Our first product range includes our designer beach umbrella’s. We currently have 3 styles but we plan to release more in the coming months. 

We are also currently working on a number of other products, so keep your eyes peeled.

What's your creative inspo?

Nothing gets the creative juices flowing more than being outdoors surrounded by the people we love. A perfect day for us is on the beach, funky tunes pumping and a note pad in our hands.

Where do you work from?

As this our side hustle we squish this in wherever we possibly can. Whether it’s throwing ideas around or answering emails after an early morning ocean dip or a mid week late night zoom chat to each other after work.

What are your sustainable practices?

We are extremely conscious of plastic use and have worked to eliminate plastic from any of our packaging. We are also currently working with our manufacturer in creating new products made from sustainable/recycled materials.

Why TVM?

We have always loved the vibe of The Village Markets and have seen so many other entrepreneurs succeed in this space. 

We are excited for the opportunity and couldn't think of a better place to kick our business off.

Fave coffee haunt?

Zephyr Coffee Co in Coolangatta

Fave podcasts?

Millennial Money & Deliciously Ella

Fave way to unwind?

A fresh salty dip in the ocean.

Websites or profiles you're loving right now?

Like minded b****** drinking wine

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Stall Preview :: Sunday 8 December ’19

We love the festive season and we’re so grateful for all of your love and support for our small business community, so thank you! We’re celebrating by bringing you an…

We love the festive season and we're so grateful for all of your love and support for our small business community, so thank you!

We're celebrating by bringing you an extra Christmas TVM this Sunday 8th December, followed by our last Burleigh event for the year next Sunday 15th December and wrapping it up with Stones Corner TVM on Sunday 22nd December.

This Sunday you can shop 100 boutique market stalls, street eats, and pre-loved Rack Sales and listen to live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Phil & Tilley.

Stalls include S W E E T Child of Mine, A Happy Home, , Alton Goods, Arvia Active, Bali Batik at Home, Bam Loves Boo, Bamboo Bungalow, Bonita Havana, Brother Nature, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, constanza.illustrates, CRUMPLE ECO, Danger Fox, Darling, DESERT WANDERER, Drift Trading Co, Duke of London, Eco Sisters, Emi, Esther Shelley, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Gold Coast Longboards, Golden Sunrise , Harvest Clay, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk designs, KJH Surf, Krystella Australia, Laikiki, Lavender Grae, Lewd, Little Leas, Little Loving Things, Lobo Workshop, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, manning made, Melon and Goliath, MOSS & MALIBU, My Little Glass Jar, NatarshAlexandria, Nicotte, Nourished By, Nuna Jewelry, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Pass Around The Smile, People of the Earth, Piggyback Friends, Put It In The Post, Raw X Salt, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Santography by Danny Santangelo, Silver and Cold Jewellery, Sissy and me Boutique, , Sockielala, Spencer Ceramics, STEVIE JEAN, Ted & Patrick, The Beige Studio, The Elements Co, The Lobster Shanty, The No Bake Company, Two Darlings, Uncultured, VASH, Wolf and Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, Zella Swim, Zoozap and more.

Mio Wrap is back this Sunday with their delicious buckwheat wraps! You’re your regular faves Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, MySEN, Pressery Co, Smoothjuice, Weiner Haus, Wildflower Patisserie and more.

We're excited to also be bringing you our very own range of market essentials, including our oversized tote bag (pre-order now), Good Vibes totes, t-shirts, Huskee coffee cups and re-useable market picnic packs. Shop them at the TVM info tent this weekend or online, here.

Parking is available on the oval, in surrounding streets or in the large council carpark on Connor Street. Better yet, why not carpool, ride your bike or use one of the public transport options available?

Be sure to tag your photos @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 8 December ’19

Catch us again this Sunday 8 December for our extra Christmas TVM event where you’ll be able to shop unique wares by 100 local creative small businesses, devour street eats,…

Catch us again this Sunday 8 December for our extra Christmas TVM event where you'll be able to shop unique wares by 100 local creative small businesses, devour street eats, rummage the pre-loved Rack Sales, soak in those summer vibes and listen to live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Phil & Tilley!

8:30am - 10:30am Lily Budiasa
11am - 1pm Phil & Tilley

TVM is this Sunday 8 December from 8:30am until 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School.

Tag us @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

Lily Budiasa

Phil and Tilley

 

 

 

 

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A Day in the Life :: Jewellery by Kim

To celebrate kicking off the festive season by shopping small and supporting our local creative community this Christmas, we’re chatting to the creatives behind some of your favourite TVM brands….

To celebrate kicking off the festive season by shopping small and supporting our local creative community this Christmas, we're chatting to the creatives behind some of your favourite TVM brands.

Next up, Jewellery by Kim.

If you're not familiar with Jewellery by Kim then let us introduce you. Kim Hurst - otherwise known as Kimmy, Karaoke Queen and life of the party - has been part of the TVM community for close to ten years now. She designs and makes beautiful bohemian jewellery and her friendly, lovable nature and passion for community and all things TVM is infectious.

Get to know Kim below and find her at TVM this Sunday 8 December.

Kim, take us back to the beginning - were you always creatively inclined?

I've always been creative, I dabbled in jewellery design before I got married, as well as art, pottery and photography.

When did you decide that perhaps your passion for making jewellery could turn into a business?

I started jewellery design again about 12 years ago. I started making my own pieces, creating large statement pieces and one thing led to another.

Tell us about your pieces?

My brand consists of an eclectic mix of sterling silver pieces designed by me.  I use semi precious stones and shells. I select each stone and shell for each piece, which is an important part of my design process.  I also design and make myself statement pieces using semi precious stones.  If I have a spare minute, I also still love to do a little pottery.

Where is your label designed and made?

My label is designed here on the Gold Coast by me.  It is made by artisans in both Bali and India. All beaded jewellery is made by me.

What inspires you creatively?

I love this question! Everything inspires me. From the ocean to the desert.

I love designing differently, I love designing something that means something to the person who wears it.

What are your plans for JBK in the future?

My plans are small, just to carry on doing what I'm doing for as long as I can. I seriously just love creating beautiful pieces for beautiful people.  I love doing TVM, I have been there from the beginning and have no plans to give it up.

What is the biggest challenge of having your own small business?

Mmmm, I think with my age at the time of launching my brand, I was just happy to be able to do it, I have never really experienced any challenges.

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Stall Profile :: Moss & Malibu

Moss and Malibu was born on the West Coast, inspired by a vacation on the shores of Malibu – sun-drenched babes, hot bikinis and nostalgic bohemian vibes. Designer Vesna Trivuncevic,…

Moss and Malibu was born on the West Coast, inspired by a vacation on the shores of Malibu - sun-drenched babes, hot bikinis and nostalgic bohemian vibes.

Designer Vesna Trivuncevic, says she was tired of garish styles, boring cuts and - worst of all - under developed tropical prints, so she set out to create island inspired swim that was beautiful.

“We live by the beach and love all things swim, salt, and surf. We're a small team with big dreams and wouldn't have it any other way.

We design premium swimwear with our own unique prints you won't find anywhere else. Handmade in Bali using the highest quality fabric, sexy cuts and zero short cuts.”

What is your creative background/qualifications?

Dip Fashion Design - Whitehouse Institute of Design

Tell us about the name Moss and Malibu, how did this come about?

Moss & Malibu - I have long been obsessed with California and the laid back but exciting, LA vibe.

The name came about after many, many weeks of looking for influences, playing with word clouds and making up mood boards. Once I settled on Moss & Malibu, it just felt right.

What is your core product?

Ethically produced swimwear & Organic Cotton Tees.

What inspires you creatively?

A few things:
California.
Travel.
Island life.
Retro Hawaiian vibes (think the Royal Hawaiian Hotel)

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your company, if so tell us about this?

We limit the use of single use plastics - orders are shipped in custom made boxes that are so pretty you'll want to keep them forever!

We hope to exclusively use recycled nylon (made from discarded fishing nets) by 2022.

We are also a "slow" fashion label, focusing on quality and more timeless shapes, that will ensure many wears. We are NOT a fast-fashion label. Our goal is to have you love your bikini SO much you can't wait until the next summer to pull it out again.

Our factory workers are paid well. We want their work to be sustainable and adequately compensated, so they can grow with us too.

Do you collaborate with any other local GC/Brisbane businesses?

Le Salty Label (wholesale and a BIG giveaway coming in December).

Why did you choose TVM as a platform for your business?

It was so clear that this was not your ordinary market. We have high standards for our business and felt our values aligned with those of TVM.

Quality. Unique product. Energetic vibe.

Why is it important for people to shop small and support local businesses this festive season?

The world is moving towards a corporate-consumer world, where so many brands are owned by the same few companies. This has led to products being mass produced for the lowest common denominator, where profits and mass appeal are more important than creativity and product quality. 

“Shopping small” is your vote against this model. It’s your vote for a world where products are unique and created by talented individuals with sustainability and longevity in mind. 

At the end of the day, we are always voting with our actions. 

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

Down in Nelson Bay (where we are based) it is The Little Nel. Perfection!

Favourite book?

So many to choose from, but I always loved The Kite Runner.

Favourite podcasts?

Joe Rogan Podcast - what an eclectic mix of guests. You'll always learn something.

Favourite way to unwind?

Beach. VITAMIN SEA.

Websites or profiles you’re loving for business inspiration right now?

I'm a long time follower of Sofia Amoruso #GIRLBOSS

Find Vesna and Moss and Malibu this Sunday, 8th December at TVM.
Connect on Instagram, here.
Website, here.

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Extra TVM This Sunday 08.12.19

We’re bringing the GOOD VIBES this festive season with an extra TVM this Sunday so you can shop small and support local. Don’t miss it friends! Sunday 8 December 2019…

We're bringing the GOOD VIBES this festive season with an extra TVM this Sunday so you can shop small and support local.

Don't miss it friends!

Sunday 8 December 2019 8.30AM-1PM at Burleigh Heads State School

Plus we're back at Burleigh on 15 December then at Stones Corner on Sunday 22 December for our last market for 2019.

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Shop Small & Feel Good Today at TVM

Shopping for friends and family has never been so fun and when you shop small, your support local business! Head to TVM to shop over 100 boutique market stalls, have…

Shopping for friends and family has never been so fun and when you shop small, your support local business! Head to TVM to shop over 100 boutique market stalls, have a boogie to our live tunes or hit the Rack Sales for your party outfits. What ever it is, we've got you covered!

Sunday 1 December '19 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

Shop our full range of market essentials at the TVM info tent.

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Gift Picks for your Sis, BFF or Mama

We love nothing more than a gift with heart so this year, make shopping small high on this years agenda with these local designed gifts available at TVM this Sunday….

We love nothing more than a gift with heart so this year, make shopping small high on this years agenda with these local designed gifts available at TVM this Sunday.

Eco Sisters

This Eco Sisters Traditional Beauty Set is - Stone Beauty Roller and Gua Sha (Jade, Rose Quartz, White Jade and Obsidian)

Beauty Roller 

The Beauty Roller may assist with:

  • improving blood circulation and skin tone
  • improving elasticity of the skin
  • promoting lymphatic drainage
  • reducing puffiness and wrinkles
  • improving dark under eye circles
  • eliminating toxins
  • tightening pores
  • reduction of cellulite

The Gua Sha, typically a small hand held stone or crystal is the close relative to the beauty roller. The Gua Sha is used to perform a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage. It helps break up fascia — the connective tissue that attaches to muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation. This can help to tone the muscle and firm the skin. Due to the boost in circulation it has the ability to ward off headaches, jaw pain and brighten the skin.

 Just as exercise can tone your body, the Beauty Roller and Gua Sha can tone your face.

 Each pack includes the 5g Eco Sisters Nourishing Face Balm. Price $65.00

Golden Sunrise Activewear

Stunning locally designed activewear ticks all the boxes for the leading lady, BFF or sister in your life. The fresh hibiscus print is high on our wishlist, so swing past Golden Sunrise Activewear on Sunday.

Hibiscus high waisted leggings with pockets: from $79.00 to $55.00
Hibiscus clasp back sports bra: from 69.00 to $45.00

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Stall Preview :: TVM 1 Dec ’19

Here it is! Get ready for one of the biggest TVM events of the year, this Sunday 1 December at Burleigh Heads. You’ll find 110+ boutique market stalls, street food,…

Here it is! Get ready for one of the biggest TVM events of the year, this Sunday 1 December at Burleigh Heads.

You'll find 110+ boutique market stalls, street food, live music by Ondre Solien and Lily Budiasa, Pre-loved Rack Sales and good vibes.

Shop small and consciously this festive season by supporting our community of local creative businesses and artists.

Food stalls include Alegna Woodfired Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Greens on Grains, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, MySEN, Pressery Co, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus, Wildflower Patisserie and more.

Stalls include A little Greta, Alton Goods, Arvia Active, Au Fait, Bam Loves Boo, Blonde Bohemian, Brother Nature, Crawford & Co Handmade, CRUMPLE Eco, Desert Wanderer, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Dolce Organico, Drift Trading Co, Eco Sisters, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock co/ Lewd, Gold Coast Longboards, Golden Sunrise Activewear, Haize the label, HARVEST CLAY, Heart Terapeutics Boutique Apothecary, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, KJH Surf, Krystella Australia, Lakiki, Limbo, Little Leas, LITTLE PALMA, Loca Sportswear, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, manning made, Mad Plant Ladies, MAHIYA, Mianrga, MUKI, My Haven Swimwear, My Little Glass Jar, NADERA, Nicotte, Nudes, Nuna Jewellery, Oh Boy Crew, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Pass Around the Smile, Paulina Sabioncello Surfsuit and Yoga Outfit, Peached, People of the Earth, RBY STUDIOS, River And Wood, Rustic Peppermint, SAHARA BLUE CO, Scent of a Rebel, Sockielala, Spencer Ceramics, STEVIE JEAN, Sweet Child of Mine, Tai & Co., Ted & Patrick, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The No Bake Company, The SunLounge,
thrown., Uncultured, Wolf & Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, Zella Swim, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

We're excited to also be bringing you our very own range of market essentials, including our oversized tote bag (pre-order now), Good Vibes totes, t-shirts, Huskee coffee cups and re-useable market picnic packs. Shop them at the TVM info tent this weekend or online, here.

Parking is available on the oval, in surrounding streets or in the large council carpark on Connor Street, Better yet, why not carpool, ride your bike or use one of the public transport options available.

Be sure to tag your photos @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 1 December ’19

Catch live tunes by Ondre Solien (8:30am – 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am – 1pm) this Sunday at TVM, plus shop 100 boutique market stalls, rummage pre-loved Rack Sales and…

Catch live tunes by Ondre Solien (8:30am - 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am - 1pm) this Sunday at TVM, plus shop 100 boutique market stalls, rummage pre-loved Rack Sales and enjoy delicious street eats.

TVM is this Sunday 1 December from 8:30am until 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School.

Make sure you tag your images @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

Image: Nat McComas
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A Day In The Life :: Drift Trading Co.

This month we are celebrating all things small business in support of the local creatives bringing you some of your favourite TVM brands this festive season. First up, husband and…

This month we are celebrating all things small business in support of the local creatives bringing you some of your favourite TVM brands this festive season.

First up, husband and wife duo Lou and Paul behind, Drift Trading Co.

I was at the local fish and chip shop in Currumbin last week and decided to pop down the laneway next door, straight off the beach with sandy feet and wet children (sorry guys!) to check out the humble workspace of Drift Trading Co, to see for myself where the candle making magic happens.

Lou and Paul welcomed me (and my two daughters who love to touch glassware and ask plenty of questions - again, sorry guys!) into their space with open arms. It was so lovely to view the gorgeous space they have created, filled with recycled timber, antique frames and a cute veggie patch.

You could just feel the love that goes into creating their beautiful candles and various other products.

Here we chat to Lou to find out more about their growing business and what it means to them to shop small, this festive season.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

I have always loved making and creating, from a very early age I was the kid crafting, designing, making things and playing ‘shop’.  I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up and just kinda ended up working in office jobs in the legal and then in the property development industry. 

Pursuing my creative passion came about when I realised that my days spent sitting in front of a desk were no longer fulfilling – I wasn’t able to be creative and I had this feeling that there was something else I was meant to be doing.  I wanted to wake up in the morning and jump out of bed excited and motivated about the day ahead.

When did you take the plunge and start your own business?

I took the plunge after resigning from a corporate position in property development. I had no idea what I was going to do but I kinda always knew that I wanted to have my own business and to be creative.  Our family went on a little camping road trip shortly after I resigned and it was travelling on the open road in our van when the idea to start Drift came about.

Originally Drift started out primarily to promote my hubby Paul's recycled timber furniture business and the candles were just a sideline – something else to offer our customers. Hubby and I both have a love of style and design and we wanted both the furniture and candles to reflect our sense of style – earthy, natural and paired back.  

What does your brand consist of?

100% hand poured, handmade scented soy candles, reed diffusers, soy melts and room sprays.  Our scents have been carefully curated to enhance a wide range of moods, moments and settings – from everyday home life, to the office, weekend gatherings, sunset drinks and everything in between.  We love the ambience and atmosphere a beautiful, scented candle can create – the soft flickering light combined with an intoxicating scent – enhancing moments and creating memories.

Where is the label designed and made?

The label was actually designed by us.  We wanted a natural, paired back design that would complement a wide range of style aesthetics.  We didn’t want any colour or loud design features – the brief was for the label to have a natural, earthy feel – we wanted it to blend seamless into any home décor and to complement other style elements whether it be flowers, indoor plants, artwork, furniture, bedroom or bathroom.

What inspires you?

So many things inspire us… we are lucky enough to live in a truly beautiful part of the world – the incredible lifestyle here on the Gold Coast is a huge inspiration for us.  Our Summer Blends collection (including ‘Coconut & Tahitian Lime’, ‘The Beach House’ and ‘Thai Lime & Mango’) is inspired by long days at the beach, outdoor gatherings and sunset drinks – blends designed to evoke an endless Summer.  Our earthy blends collection is for nature lovers – ‘The Hinterland’ is one of our more popular blends and is inspired by the aromas of the Gold Coat hinterland – eucalyptus, wattle, lemon myrtle and pine.

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

First and fore most Drift candles are about quality – this was always number one on our priority list, we’re a boutique hand poured candle company with a focus on producing a quality product. Hand made takes time - we are not about mass production and we have no massive plans for upscaling – we want to continue to produce a quality, handmade product that our customers fall in love with – quality over quantity every time!  We usually release a new blend each season which takes up a lot of time testing and blending as we’re super particular about our fragrance blends. We are actually working on a variation of our product range at the moment which we hope to release within the next month - just in time for Christmas gifting.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Ah, where do I start… lol!  Becoming noticed was probably one of our biggest challenges – we wanted to stand out and for our brand to become known for its quality and natural, earthy style / design features. Building our online business was a little tricky - trying to describe a scent verbally and to sell something that relies heavily on the senses is quite a challenge.  Social media relies heavily on image so capturing the essence of Drift with lifestyle photography has been paramount for us – relaying the Drift lifestyle aesthetic/feel to our audience. Markets have been incredible for us – they’re a great way to get your product directly in the marketplace. Customers can physically pick up our product, touch and smell plus they get to ‘meet the makers’ – the real people behind the brand.

Find Lou and Paul at TVM this Sunday 1 December (and every other TVM event, always!).


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Locals We Love :: Amy Mills

Community is at the heart of everything we do at TVM. This year, we celebrated 11 years of The Village Markets and also our home, the Gold Coast’s, 60th Birthday!…

Community is at the heart of everything we do at TVM. This year, we celebrated 11 years of The Village Markets and also our home, the Gold Coast's, 60th Birthday!

Here, our intern Gemma Lyndon chats to one of our favourite locals and long-time supporter of TVM, Amy Mills.

Amy is the Travel Editor of WHO magazine and the mother of two handsome little men, Sunny (8) and Ziggy (5). Now based in the thriving hub of Miami, Amy chats about the evolution of the Gold Coast and why it's the perfect destination for work and play.

Amy, Ziggy and Sunny at The Village Markets

What does the Gold Coast mean to you?

It’s where my home and heart are! I grew up at Currumbin Beach and then lived in London and Sydney for close to a decade. I came back to raise my two sons, Sunny and Ziggy, here and haven’t looked back since. The GC has really evolved into a vibrant city while retaining that famous, laidback coastal charm. 

Tell us about your job as Travel Editor for WHO magazine and how do you make it work whilst living on the Gold Coast?

I am the Travel Editor of a national magazine and digital brand WHO, part of the Pacific Magazines stable based in Sydney, but I am lucky enough to work from the Gold Coast.

I have a permanent desk at the GC’s best co-working space called Hotel Miami, co-founded by three absolutely wonderful human beings. It is such an inspiring place to work and a lot of my co-workers have really interesting and creative businesses, which is really reflective of the Gold Coast’s cultural shift.

 How has the Gold Coast helped shape who you are?

My childhood on the Gold Coast was really slow and carefree. I loved that we finished school and went to the beach and could smell the salt air and hear the ocean from our balcony. It was such a beautiful childhood and taught me to appreciate the little moments and the beauty of mother nature.

We didn’t grow up with the frenetic pace and stresses of the city so I think most Gold Coasters are fairly grounded, particularly us Southern Gold Coasters.

 How do you see the Gold Coast as a platform for business owners? 

You only have to look at what Marissa and Sarah and The Village Markets have done for so many small businesses! They have been a launchpad for some global brands like Kivari, Peony and Cleopatra’s Bling and that is so exciting. There is so much creative talent here on the Gold Coast and once, those people would eventually head to the larger cities to seek opportunities whereas now, there is so much opportunity here not just in fashion and design but every industry.

 How have you seen the Gold Coast evolve?

In so many ways! There’s been a real metamorphosis not only culturally - thanks to the girls at The Village Markets and also HOTA and Miami Marketta - but in the retail, design, hospitality spaces, also! The Gold Coast is finally being taken seriously as a business destination and that’s exciting. 

The food scene here has also exploded. I remember when restaurants would offer only ‘modern Australian’ and now we have some quality eateries and bars that would rival anything in Sydney or Melbourne.

I also do some content creation for a local architectural concrete brand called Concrete Nation and their handmade bespoke pieces are being coveted by clients and leading architects and interior designers all over the world.

It is an inspiring time to live and work on the Gold Coast!

Favourite thing to do on the Gold Coast?

Shop at The Village Markets, drink the Gold Coast’s best brew at Hide n Seek Espresso, spend a lazy day at one of the many beautiful beaches, take my boys to the farmer’s markets on a Saturday morning to fill up our baskets with fresh, local produce, chase waterfalls at Currumbin Valley, hang out with the kids and my family in my sister’s beachside street or my parent’s house, swim at Echo Beach, watch the sunrise from Burleigh Headland, enjoy a long lunch at Rick Shores or Hellenika, grab a margarita at Rosellas, banter with my workmates at Hotel Miami -  so many!!

 What do you expect for the Gold Coast in the next 60 years?

A lot of change but hopefully as it grows, we can retain that laidback way of life

Thanks so much for sharing Amy! Much Love x

Follow Amy on Instagram here
Read Who magazine here

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Shop Small with our Market Finds & Good Vibes Oversized Tote

Our eco friendly and supersized Market Finds & Good Vibes Totes are almost here. Landing early December, our newest totes are perfect for stashing all of your market buys and…

Our eco friendly and supersized Market Finds & Good Vibes Totes are almost here. Landing early December, our newest totes are perfect for stashing all of your market buys and rack sale finds. Preorder yours now!

You'll find Huskee Cups and our Market Picnic Packs online and at every TVM too.

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It’s the Season to Shop Small

We’re gearing up for a beautiful Christmas with gifts designed and made by local creatives. There’s hundreds of stalls to muse over, gourmet eats made on site, live local tunes…

We're gearing up for a beautiful Christmas with gifts designed and made by local creatives. There's hundreds of stalls to muse over, gourmet eats made on site, live local tunes and your chance to shop the wardrobes of 40+ stylish individuals at our Rack Sale.

Shop our sustainable market merch tomorrow, including our GOOD VIBES Bags which are 2 for $10 with 100% donated to the Red Cross Fire Relief.

Shop small at The Village Markets this Christmas Sunday 17.11.19 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Stall Preview :: Sunday 17 November ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and as we continue to witness the tragedy of the NSW and QLD fires, we’re looking forward to putting a smile on your dial and…

TVM is on this Sunday and as we continue to witness the tragedy of the NSW and QLD fires, we're looking forward to putting a smile on your dial and celebrating local makers and creators with over 100 boutique market stalls, as well as street eats, live music and pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales.

Find us at Burleigh Heads State School from 8:30am until 1pm for the Gold Coasts favourite boutique market and creative hub.

Relax in the shade and enjoy street eats by Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Cuzzie Pies, Hungarian Food Factory, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, MySEN Sushi & Japanese Curry, Pressery Co, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Salty Turtle, The Weiner Haus and Wildflower Patisserie.

Stalls include A Happy Home, Alton Goods, Annette Daley Designs, Arvia Active, Attic Vintage, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Bamboo Bungalow, Banksia Blue Studio, Barefoot Blonde, Billy Vintage, Blonde Bohemian, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, Classic Carlson Creations, CRUMPLE Eco, DESERT EDEN, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, dust, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock Co / Lewd, Gold Coast Longboards, Golden Sunrise Activewear, GROWING KIND, Gunes Swim, Haize the Label, HARVEST CLAY, House of Merak, Huckleberry Flowers, iChai2, Jbk, Jesselee Active, Kalai, KJH Surf, Lakiki, Lavender Grae, Leather Me Baby, Limbo Collective, Lionel The Label, Little Bear Collective, Little Leas, Little Loving Things, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Mandy Collective, Manning Made, Minarga,
Muki, My Haven Swimwear, My Little Glass Jar, NIAS Handmade Jewellery, Nicotte, Nudes, Olas Supply Co., One Fable, Pass Around the Smile, Peached, People of the Earth, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Sahara Blue Co, Sandinyapantz, Sista & Co., Sockielala, STEVIE JEAN, The Beige Studio, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The No Bake Company, The SunLounge, thrown., Uncultured Apparel, Vash Bags, Velvet Underground, Wolf & Clay, Zarpar Bebe, Zeffa & Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live tunes by Amy Roberts and Lily Budiasa.

To support the bush fire appeals, we'll be donating all of the profits made from our TVM tote bags on Sunday. So come and purchase a re-useable tote for a much needed cause.

 

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Live Tunes :: Sunday 17 November ’19

Catch smooth live tunes by two incredibly talented women this Sunday at TVM, Amy Roberts and Lily Budiasa. Gather your friends and some street eats, find a shady space under…

Catch smooth live tunes by two incredibly talented women this Sunday at TVM, Amy Roberts and Lily Budiasa.

Gather your friends and some street eats, find a shady space under the trees and enjoy live local music at TVM.

8:30am - 10:30am Amy Roberts
11am - 1pm Lily Budiasa

TVM | Sunday 17 November 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Amy Roberts

Amy John Roberts is a force to be reckoned with on the Gold Coast Arts scene. As a fan of many different genres of music, from acoustic folk and jazz to rock, her voice and style are uniquely sweet and captivating. Her distinctive original music, as well as her ability to put her own spin on songs that you know and love, is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

Lily Budiasa

Read our full interview with Lily, here.

 

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