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

See You at Stones Next Month

We’re heading North to Brisbane again next month and can’t wait to be back down the leafy Logan Road, Stones Corner. Join us Sunday 31st March 2019 at Logan Road,…

We're heading North to Brisbane again next month and can't wait to be back down the leafy Logan Road, Stones Corner.

Join us Sunday 31st March 2019 at Logan Road, Stones Corner 9AM - 2PM for boutique market stalls, live tunes, our preloved and Vintage Rack Sale + more.

RSVP here!

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Must-do Today :: Hit up TVM

It’s our favourite day of the week and we’re at Burleigh Heads State School with an amazing lineup of stalls, lives tunes and street eats. Come pull out a rug,…

It's our favourite day of the week and we're at Burleigh Heads State School with an amazing lineup of stalls, lives tunes and street eats.

Come pull out a rug, grab a coffee, listen to live local music and muse over local designers.

Sunday 17 February 2019 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 17 Feb ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and we can’t wait to see you there! We love nothing more than supporting talented local creatives and this weekends lineup is looking amazing. Come…

TVM is on this Sunday and we can't wait to see you there! We love nothing more than supporting talented local creatives and this weekends lineup is looking amazing. Come and shop unique wares by local designers, artists, curators and collectors, try our delicious street food for brekkie and lunch and enjoy live tunes by Jackson James Smith (8:30am - 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am - 1pm) under the trees. There will be plenty of refreshing options to beat the summer heat!

Food stalls include Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Hungarian, Jardin Juice Co, Lalah Bali and Jamu Jawa, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice and Weiner Haus.

S W E E T  Child of Mine, 88 Fahrenheit, Arvia Active, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Bandikoot, Bones Society, Coastal Coral, Collect and Conquer, comfort and calm, DESERT WANDERER, Divine creatures, Eco Sisters, Edie Jewellery, Elke the Label, Handmade Dreaming Co, HARVEST CLAY, Hello Lola, Hemp & Nettle, Huckleberry Flowers, Indriati Keramik, Jbk, Lakiki, Lewd, Limbo, Little Leas, Louv, manning made, NIAS Handmade Jewellery, nicottekids, Night Tiger The Label, Ocean Luxe, Olas Supply Co, Rustic Peppermint, SAHARA BLUE CO, swell & solis, the Bondi Alchemist, The Lobster Shanty, The SunLounge, The Woven Store, Tusk Linen Co, VASH, WILD HEART, zeffa and fosse, Zella Swim, Zoozap Eyewear, Olas Supply Co, Drift Trading Co, zeffa and fosse, Tahlee and Bench and more.

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

 

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 17 February ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and the lineup is looking mighty fine! Whilst you’re at it, enjoy live local tunes by Jackson James Smith (8:30am – 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa…

TVM is on this Sunday and the lineup is looking mighty fine! Whilst you're at it, enjoy live local tunes by Jackson James Smith (8:30am - 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am - 1pm) under the trees - the perfect Sunday morning hang.

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

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Stall Profile :: 88 Fahrenheit

Age is certainly no barrier when you are passionate and willing to take risks. In fact, there has never been a better time to go for it. Josie Cross is…

Age is certainly no barrier when you are passionate and willing to take risks. In fact, there has never been a better time to go for it. Josie Cross is a great example of this. The 17 year old entrepreneur is a fifth generation Gold Coaster and co-founder of newly launched swimwear label 88 Fahrenheit, which will be part of the line-up this Sunday 17 February at TVM.

Today we chat to Josie about motivation, creating a brand that reflects your beliefs and the opportunities created by social media.

“Born and raised on Australia’s Gold Coast, with a family history dating back 5 generations of local Gold Coasters, I have a definite obsession with the beach. Intertwining my love for the sun, sand and sea with my passion for fashion and travel, in my senior years of highschool, at just 17, I decided it was time to live out my dreams and create a lifestyle label that incorporates all of my favourite things. With my mum and co-founder by my side together we ensure that 88 Fahrenheit offers only the highest quality fabrics manufactured ethically and with love in one of our favourite places to travel - the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia.”

What made you pursue your creative passion?

I’ve certainly had an obsession with bikinis from a very young age and have always had a very creative mind. As I got older I started messing around with designs and discovered the concept of working for myself. Alongside my passion for acting I had my dad telling me “I would never make any money as an actor’, so I decided it was time to prove him wrong and become my own boss – and that’s where it all started.

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

During my senior years of high school, I would come home after being at school all day and then acting classes at night and meet with my mum about what I needed to do to make this really happen. Together we developed my ideas and design concept to create a brand that reflected everything I believed would embody the perfect beach day.

What does your brand consist of?

Dreaming of a perfect beach day, 88Fahrenheit (or 31ºC) is exactly that - sun, surf, sand and salt. Inspired to create a brand that reflects the beauty of nature, 88Fahrenheit offers beautifully designed swimwear to beach lovers throughout the world. Create your perfect beach day and join our tribe to share your stories with us, as together we celebrate life!

Where is the label designed and made?

Our label is designed In Australia and made in the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia.

What inspires you?

Being inspired by strong women who are willing to take risks creating the life they want, and the way that social media embraces young entrepreneurs and gives them opportunities that has never been afforded to young people before; I discovered there is no better time to take the leap of faith than now.

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

The idea of travel is one that I find immensely appealing, so I aspire to create a life where the brand will allow me to travel the world and share the story of 88Fahrenheit with other young entrepreneurs who are looking to create their own pathway. I plan on expanding the brand to include everything for the ‘perfect beach day’, not just swimwear. Every photoshoot we do, every time new stock arrives, or we are showcased at a fashion show or now a market, I feel as though I have gone on a new adventure and look forward to continuing that for the brand.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Obviously as a high school student, being categorised as ‘just a 17-year-old girl’ has a stigma that encourages some people to overlook the potential of the brand – which was certainly something I had to work hard to overcome in the development phase. However, with my mum and co-founder, Michelle, by my side we worked extremely hard to create a professional, authentic brand that is ethical, mindful of environmental sustainability and we hope to encourage growth in young entrepreneurs and promote the amazing Gold Coast lifestyle.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

Without a doubt the best part of owning your own business would have to be working your own hours from anywhere in the world. A week before we launched 88Fahrenheit (on December 16, 2018) my family and I were on a trip to the US to celebrate my graduation, however, not for one second did 88 Fahrenheit stop. Whether it be in bed, by the ocean, on a plane, train or at my dining room table I can really work from anywhere in the world to create the brand of my dreams, which is something I am extremely grateful for.

Visit 88 Fahrenheit online, here.

 

 

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How to :: Hustle with grace, with Editor of Who Magazine Keshnee Kemp

I first met you at my sisters hens weekend in Avoca and was fascinated by your story and determination. You moved from your home on the Gold Coast to the…

I first met you at my sisters hens weekend in Avoca and was fascinated by your story and determination. You moved from your home on the Gold Coast to the big smoke (Sydney) at 21, lived in a backpackers and worked for free to secure your future in publishing. You’ve since worked for NW Magazine, worked as a producer for channel 9’s Today Show, edited Cosmopolitan Magazine, married the love of your life, birthed an incredible little human and now you head-up Who magazine, Australia’s most trusted weekly. All by the age of 30. Wow woman, we salute you!

Q – Can you take us back to the beginning, I have heard that you knew you wanted to work in magazines from a very young age? Did you study journalism at University and how did you manage to secure that very first gig which helped kick-start your career?

KK - I did! I was in year six when I first told my parents that I wanted to work in the media. I loved the idea of chasing a story, sharing someone’s experience and of breaking national news. I felt like it combined interests in psychology, law and an intense need-to-do-everything-now attitude.

When I was in year eleven I started going through all of my favourite magazines to find a contact to email to ask for work experience. When they said they’d take me on for a week to work for free I was thrilled! I asked my mum if my plane ticket could be my birthday present as saved up working weekends for accommodation costs at a city backpacker hostel. I loved every single minute of the experience. I couldn’t believe I was so lucky. When I finished the first week as an intern, I asked if I could come back and they said yes - so I went home and I saved up and went back again.

I travelled to Sydney three or four times to work for free and started establishing relationships with the team at what was then Bauer Media. I did everything I could - no questions asked. If they wanted lunch, mail, coffees, transcribing - I’d get it and I’d get it with a smile. On my final week of work experience, I was in my second year of a Bachelor of Journalism degree and I pitched a story to the features editor. To my absolute shock, the editor at the time gave me the opportunity to write it. I poured my heart and soul into the story and they published it. Of course, it had been heavily edited but when I saw my name in print I was blown away. I felt like I’d made it! I asked if I were to move to Sydney if they’d be able to give me one day a week to work for free as an intern. When they said yes, I decided the opportunity was too good to miss. I deferred my degree and I packed my bags for Sydney - not knowing a soul there. I picked up casual work at a Speedo store to afford to eat and lived in a backpacker’s in Bondi. After three months in the city, I was offered an editorial coordinator position and the rest is history!

Publishing has changed so much since you launched your career, the focus is very much digital, how has this impacted on your career?

I am obsessed with the changing scape of media. It’s been a focus of mine to learn as much as possible across different platforms. I’ve worked in print, in television and in digital and when I think about my experience now, it really is in engaging audiences wherever they are. It’s not medium specific, it’s more audience specific. WHO has an incredibly large and engaged digital audience, we’re definitely not a print brand anymore.

What is one piece of advice you have been given, that has stuck with you during your career and personal life?

I was always taught to work hard, to be kind to people and to believe in myself. It sounds so cliché but ten years ago I was fetching coffee for the boss I’m working for now. People remember you, they remember your attitude, they remember the passion you have for your work and how you treat other people. No one is given anything for free - everything worth having takes work. I also think it’s really valuable to be only competitive with yourself. People can be so lost in what other people are doing. I genuinely only put pressure on myself if I feel like I can do better.

Have you ever had a mentor? If so, do you mind sharing who this was and how it has benefited you?

I have had SO MANY and I think it’s important to have different mentors who give you inspiration in different ways - after all, you shouldn’t be looking to be a carbon copy of someone else. In the early days I worked with your sister Amy Mills and she was a huge inspiration to me. She was (and is still!) so passionate about her work and that’s inspiring. Louisa Hatfield, who is the general manager of the entertainment portfolio at Pacific Magazines has also been a guiding force in my career. There have been heaps. I like mentors who don’t sugar coat advice.

If you could share five tips for folks who are fresh out of study and may be looking at a career in media, journalism or the digital realm, what would they be?

  • No excuses, work hard. Or someone else who is willing to work for it will take your dream job
  • Be nice! No one likes the girl who is willing to stamp all over others to get to the top
  • Stand your ground (it’s cool to be nice and also have an opinion)
  • Back yourself. If you know you’ve got what it takes, back yourself. And don’t be disheartened by a knock back. Everyone gets them!
  • Smell the roses! I was talking to Elle Halliwell recently and we were both saying we never really took the time in our careers (thus far) to say ‘Fuck, I nailed that!’ and celebrate the wins. Make sure you do.

As an editor, do you have any tips for brands who may be doing their PR in-house in those early stages of business – how do they cut-through to get their brand in-front of the right people?

Oh my goodness - know who you’re pitching too. I just received a pitch for something that was SO not WHO. Completely off brand. And this same PR agent has done it a billion times. I totally understand that everyone has a job to do, but it really is frustrating being flooded with emails about content that really would never, ever work on your brand. And make it personal, use a name. A couple of clever PR’s have even referenced my little boy from Instagram.

Any big NO NO’s for small businesses when it comes to PR?

Don’t spend all your money on influencers. Numbers don’t always (and often don’t) result in a conversion.

A few quick ones:

Fave podcast - This changes allll the time, depending on my mood. But on my recently played list is Slow Burn (a political podcast) and I also love Here’s The Thing by Alec Baldwin. I used to enjoy the Girl Boss podcast too.
Fave book – So hard to pick a favourite! I love A Thousand Splendid Suns but also loved from the corner of the oval office.
Fave show – I don’t get to watch much TV with bub to be honest but I loved Ozark and The Fall.
Fave movie – I love The Holiday!!! And Pulp Fiction.

Just for fun:
Fave GC/Brisbane restaurant – Balboa Italian
Fave GC/Brisbane coffee haunt – BSKT
Fave TVM stall (if any): My girlfriend Lisa (@lisa danielle_) recently had a pre-loved stall there that I’m sure was AMAZING.

Who magazine:
www.who.com.au Australia’s #1 site for the latest celebrity news and photos: @whomagazine
Keshnee Kemp: @keshnee

Thanks so much for your time Kesh!

X Riss

 

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Profile :: Tracey Moakes Photography

We had the pleasure of hosting local photographer Tracey Moakes at TVM recently with her Christmas photobooth, where she was able to capture her signature natural candid shots of our…

We had the pleasure of hosting local photographer Tracey Moakes at TVM recently with her Christmas photobooth, where she was able to capture her signature natural candid shots of our community and their loved ones.

Tracey kindly returned in January to snap a typical TVM morning and we have shared some of her images below - we love them! Here we chat to Tracey to learn more about how she turned her hobby into a business and what we can expect from her in the future. Grab a cuppa and enjoy the read.

I grew up loving art and have always enjoyed creating, often crafting cards or wall hangings, or playing with a bit of paint. I studied black and white film photography during high school and totally loved it. After high school I studied graphic design where I started to learn my way around Photoshop.

Tell us about your journey into photography?

I bought my first DSLR camera when I was pregnant with my first child. A friend had shown me theirs and I was keen to learn more. After my son was born I had plenty to photograph.

Seeing how quick my own kids were growing, I knew it was important to capture every little moment I could. I wanted to do the same for other families.

When did you decide to create a business out of your creative passion?

It kind of happened accidentally, I started taking photos for friends, and friends of friends, mainly of babies and families. I decided to turn it into a business and I have never looked back. I've learnt so much along the way and I'm pretty proud of how far my work has come.

What style of photography do you focus on?

I currently shoot mostly newborns, maternity, and families. I want to document your life. I aim to capture real moments. I want real smiles and real interactions between you and your family. Capturing your everyday moments that one day you will look back on and go, "Oh remember when (your child) used to do that!" and you will wonder how you had ever forgot.

What inspires you?

Definitely my kids, watching the funny little things they do has me running for my camera every time. And beautiful light. A beautiful sun flare coming through a tree will always make me grab whatever camera is nearby, I've been known to use friend's phones if I don't have my own handy. I'll usually come back to that spot again with my kids and my DSLR.

What are your plans for your business in 2019 and beyond?

I would love to grow my business bigger, shoot some more weddings and possibly branch out into other types of photography. One day I hope to own a studio and also have printing capabilities to be able to offer prints to clients too. But I really just want to continue my documentary approach to family photography and help capture those precious memories for families.

What were the biggest challenges when starting your own business?

Learning about running a business and learning to respect it. Learning to say no to free shoots. Letting go of what a perfect photo should look like (many of my favourite shots have imperfections that I now love).

What is the best thing about having your own business?

Freedom! I book in sessions for when suits me and my family, and I can still be there to watch my kids get an award at school etc. Also creative freedom.

Connect with Tracey Moakes Photography, here.

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Your Summer Sunday is Sorted

It’s our favourite day of the week and we’re lining Burleigh with the most beautiful selection of stalls, plus it’s the first Sunday of the month so come early and…

It's our favourite day of the week and we're lining Burleigh with the most beautiful selection of stalls, plus it's the first Sunday of the month so come early and raid the Rack Sale + there's live tunes from this touring act! Yas!

Sunday 3 February 2019 8.30AM-1PM at Burleigh Heads State School

Image by Tracey Moakes Photography

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 3 Feb ’19

TVM is happening this weekend and it’s set to be a sweet Sunday indeed! With boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes by three incredible touring artists and our monthly…

TVM is happening this weekend and it's set to be a sweet Sunday indeed! With boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes by three incredible touring artists and our monthly pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales (it could just be our best ever lineup!) - you wont want to miss it. Spend your Sunday at TVM and soak in the good vibes!

Food stalls by Hungarian Food, Jardin Juice Co, Lalah Bali & Jamu Jawa, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic (dumplings), Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus and more.

Stalls include A Happy Home, Alan Wehipeihana Art, Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Attic Collective, Au Fait, Born The Label, Coastal Coral, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellry, Dust, Figbowl, Fritz&Lola, Haize the label, Halo & Horns Company, Hemp & Nettle, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, Lakiki, Lewd., Little Leas, LOCA SPORTSWEAR, Lokoa, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, Louv, Manning Made, Min Ceramics, NIGHT TIGER, Olas Supply Co., Rustic Peppermint, santography by Danny Santangelo, Soulti Surf, the Bondi Alchemist, The Lobster Shanty, The Woven Store, Two Tykes, VASH + MOOI, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Tunes by Katie Miller and JimmyBay and Adam Scriven under the trees.

TVM | Sunday 3 February 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets


Image by Tracey Moakes Photography

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Touring Artists set to play Tunes at TVM this Sunday

We’re super excited to have some incredible touring artists join us for live tunes at TVM this Sunday 3 February at Burleigh Heads. Come and join us from 8:30am -…

We're super excited to have some incredible touring artists join us for live tunes at TVM this Sunday 3 February at Burleigh Heads. Come and join us from 8:30am - 1pm to shop, eat and soak in those good vibes and great sounds.

Emerging Adelaide musicians Katie Miller and JimmyBay have been on the road this month for their combined Eastern Australian Coastal Tour. Both artists have a strong following and support in Adelaide, touching many with their original and raw story telling, song writing and melodies.

UK born, Darwin based artist Adam Scriven will also join us this Sunday.

Tell your friends via our Facebook event, here and be sure to tag your photos this Sunday so we can see them @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets.

TVM Sunday 3 February 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

JimmyBay
Blues-folk vagabond JimmyBay has been travelling Australia for the past four years in a beat-up Kombi. In that time this multi-instrumentalist, originally hailing from outback South Australia, has captured audiences far and wide with his honest storytelling style and mesmerizing live performances. His offbeat character and intuitive songwriting provide a breath of fresh air and realness.

Katie Miller
'Raised in the tropical North of Australia, Adelaide born Katie Miller has found her way back home the long way around via the UK, Canada, USA, Africa, Europe and many places in between. Her wisdom and wordly experiences, human connections and life's journey full of roller-coaster lessons have all influenced in her singing and songwriting. With a wide range of musical influences, Katie's deliverance is an original and very unqiue blend of hauntingly sweet notes to a contrast of deep, earthy folk tones, raspy roots and a heavy warm soul.
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Adam Scriven
'Adam Scriven is one talented man; a singer-songwriter guitarist weaving together harmonicas, percussion and yidaki(didgeridoo) in a one-man band style performance. Born in England and based in Darwin, Adam has been amazing audiences throughout Europe and Australia with his passionate and emotive delivery of his songs.

With a long list of shows under his belt including Glastonbury and Shambala Festival in England, Woodford and the National Folk Festival in Australia, a regular at Darwin's iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and the Ghan train station and a finalist in the 2017 NT song of the year awards. Adam's talents are a must see at any venue, market, street, or festival.'

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Sunny Sundays at TVM

Come hang at TVM today and enjoy a sunny Sunday shopping the best in boutique market stalls. You won’t leave hungry with our line up of street eats and there’s…

Come hang at TVM today and enjoy a sunny Sunday shopping the best in boutique market stalls. You won't leave hungry with our line up of street eats and there's live tunes from 8.30AM.

See you at Burleigh Heads State School today 8.30AM-1PM

 

 

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Stall Profile :: Loca Sportswear

Former ironwoman-turned-swimwear graphic designer, Amy Nurthen and her younger sister Karlee, a professional Ironwomen and videographer created their label Loca Sportswear one year ago because they believed there was a…

Former ironwoman-turned-swimwear graphic designer, Amy Nurthen and her younger sister Karlee, a professional Ironwomen and videographer created their label Loca Sportswear one year ago because they believed there was a gap in the sportwear market for fashion forward, active, fast-paced women who love street style. They wanted to let their ideas run wild and create something from the beginning. From designing styles to photography to branding and everything in between.

Talk us through the process you went through to create your business?

One year ago we decided it was time to start putting time aside to work on our dream. We had hundreds of sketches of different styles, t-shirt and textile prints across all our books. We bought the domain and business name and the past year has been the most challenging, rewarding and interesting year of our lives.

What does your brand consist of?

Loca is a movement empowering women to Be Rare. We have created bold, unique styles to allow women to make it their own. Style it, accessorise it, own it and be proud. Our first campaign consist of sports bras, shorts, tights, bags, sunglasses, hats & tees.

Where is the label designed and made?

Loca Sportswear is designed, tested and manufactured on the Gold Coast. Representing small Australian businesses and working close to our maker chain is a positive and unique aspect of our brand. From pattern making, fabric cutting, embroidery, screen print and sewing. We use regenerated fabric across all our crops & tights. By collecting discarded fishing nets from our oceans, we can make an essential contribution to the marine ecosystem helping reduce damage to the environment. Turning trash into treasure.

What inspires you?

When women connect to our brand and our message. Seeing women put on our styles for the first time and their eyes lighting up.

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

Our plan is to have a summer and winter range each year, full of new styles, colours and looks. To create exclusivity to particular retail stores who would benefit from Loca. To have women connecting with our message and empowering others to be proud of who they are.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Having our stock completed in time for the launch was a challenge, we work with small businesses and our work load was quite big for our manufacturing team.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

Being able to be creative, run with ideas, there is no barriers, its really unknown.

Connect with Loca Sportswear online, here.

 

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 20 January ’19

It’s almost the weekend and time for TVM, come and join us for all the Sunday good vibes! Find us at Burleigh Heads State School from 8:30am – 1pm with…

It's almost the weekend and time for TVM, come and join us for all the Sunday good vibes!

Find us at Burleigh Heads State School from 8:30am - 1pm with boutique market stalls, street eats and live tunes.

Here's a sneak peak at the lineup:

Eats by Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Hungarian, Jardin Juice Co, Kokonut Kid, Lalah Bali, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, Mr Whippy Vans Australia, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus, Matsu Shaved Ice and more.

S w e e t  Child of Mine, Attic collective, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Bam Loves Boo, Bonnie and Dyed, Coastal Coral, Collect and Conquer, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Earth + Sage   Stass + Co, Figbowl, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Gnash Swim, Haize the label, Halo & Horns, handmade dreaming co, HAUS, Hello Lola, Herb Homes, Jbk,, KESA + KONC, Lakiki, Leather Me Baby, Lewd, LI'L DAKS, Limbo, Little Leas, LOCA SPORTSWEAR, Lotus and Luxe, Louv, Love St, Lowanna Collection, manning made, Mermaid Collective, NIGHT TIGER, Ocean Luxe, Olas Supply Co, Omaira - The Label, Rustic Peppermint, Salty Fox, Shawnee Made & Found, Sleep-in Society, Sunday Dreaming, The Freedom State, The Lobster Shanty, the pod.me, Two In The Sun, Two Tykes, Urban Bambino, VASH + MOOI, WILD HEART, Wilde Willow, Zeffa and Fosse, zella swim, Zoozap Eyewear, Seamone, Tahlee and Bench, Lewd, Olas Supply Co, Huckleberry Flowers, Drfit Trading Co and more.

TVM | Sunday 20 January 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 20 January ’19

Live tunes at TVM this Sunday are going to be super sweet thanks to two local lads. Come and hang with us at Burleigh Heads State School from 8:30am -…

Live tunes at TVM this Sunday are going to be super sweet thanks to two local lads. Come and hang with us at Burleigh Heads State School from 8:30am - 1pm and enjoy boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes and epic Sunday vibes. See you there!

The lineup:
8:30am - Jackson James Smith
11am - Nick Cunningham

TVM | Sunday 20 January 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

Jackson James Smith


Nick Cunningham

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Our Stones Corner Debut!

We wrapped up 2018 with our first ever Brisbane event – and it was a beauty! We lined the main street of Stones Corner with boutique market stalls, street food…

We wrapped up 2018 with our first ever Brisbane event - and it was a beauty! We lined the main street of Stones Corner with boutique market stalls, street food vendors and epic live tunes. The Craft Parlour joined us for a kids creative workshop and there was street entertainment thanks to The Circular Witch. Locals embraced us, visitors flocked and cafes were heaving with friendly folk all keen to see what the fuss was all about. You came, you shopped and we had a blast!

We will be trading at Stones Corner on a quarterly basis with our next event on Sunday 31 March and we can't wait.

We're also hoping to partner with like-minded businesses in the area for TVM Stones Corner, so if you're interested we would love to hear from you.

     

 

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Stall Profile :: Elke The Label

This Sunday at TVM there’s a brand new kids label in town – meet Tegan Bryers, founder of Elke The Label. My background is in Child Care. I’m a lead…

This Sunday at TVM there's a brand new kids label in town - meet Tegan Bryers, founder of Elke The Label.

My background is in Child Care. I'm a lead educator in a local child care centre and have worked there for the last 13 years. While I was at University I worked in retail and my mum has always worked in retail. I have always been around clothes and the latest fashion thanks to mum.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

I have always loved clothing, but it wasn't until I had my eldest daughter that I realised how much I actually loved children's (in particular girls) clothing. There's just so much gorgeous stuff out there for girls, so I wanted to try and make my own children's clothing range.

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

Elke the Label started off as Harper's Place 6 years ago, but I just could never really get my ideas together and make it work as a label. This year I had a complete change of idea and business name, and this time it has finally worked and I have something to show for it.

What does your brand consist of?

At the moment we have created our very first range of tween girl's clothing- its a summer range consisting of dresses, skirts, tops and shorts. We are currently working on our Autumn/ Winter Range and have so many ideas for our next Summer range. I would love to one day include shoes and accessories.

Where is the label designed and made?

The label is designed here in Australia and is manufactured in Bali. I have worked really hard to try and find a factory that has ethical and sustainable practices in place, as I want to try to ensure my brand is as kind to the people who make it as it is to the people who wear it. And I want it to be kind to the planet as well.

What inspires you?

My daughter is the true inspiration behind Elke the Label. She has never fitted into any 'box' and is often described as unique, eccentric and different. But she just beats to her own drum and I love her for that. When she turned 6 she really wanted to start having a say in what she wore, but couldn't find anything she liked- she was never a fan of any of the traditional 'girl' clothing- pink, purple, frills, flowers, etc,. Even as a toddler she refused to wear it. So after talking to her about what she wanted to wear, we worked together to create Elke the Label- this is as much her brand as it is mine. She had a say in every item, every colour and every print we have created.

What are your plans for Elke The Label in 2019 and beyond?

I would love to see Elke the Label stocked in our local shops- I spent so much of my youth working in and shopping at the Gold Coast shopping centres that it would be a pinch me moment to see something I created hanging in a shop window. For now I'm just happy for Elke to do well enough that I can continue to produce new ranges each season......and then one day conquer the tween clothing world.

What were your biggest challenges when launching your brand?

I had no idea what was involved- I honestly thought you just came up with some designs and then find someone to make them. But it's so much more complicated than that, especially in the start up phase. It's like a never ending list of things to organise, people to contact and bills to pay. I would liken it to building a house- time-frames and budgets go out the window pretty quickly.

What's the best thing about having your own business?

I absolutely love every aspect of it - even the parts that cause headaches. When my first box of samples arrived I nearly cried with excitement. To see and hold my products was just so amazing.

Connect with Elke The Label online, here and find Tegan at TVM this Sunday 6th January at Burleigh Heads.

Images by Jenna Agius Photography.

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 6 January 2019

Catch live tunes at TVM this Sunday 6th January, by three talented local artists: 8:30am – 10am: Hannah Campbell 10:15am – 11:15am: Loki Liddle 11:30am -1pm: Adam Harpaz TVM |…

Catch live tunes at TVM this Sunday 6th January, by three talented local artists:

8:30am - 10am: Hannah Campbell
10:15am - 11:15am: Loki Liddle
11:30am -1pm: Adam Harpaz

TVM | Sunday 6 January 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

Hannah Campbell

Adam Harpaz (image by @chlo_sch0__)

Loki Liddle (image @backbone_bar).

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