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Tunes at TVM this Sunday :: 16 June ’19

Where else can you go shopping for unqiue wares by local small businesses listening to the sounds of talented musicians in an open-air environment? TVM is on this Sunday 16…

Where else can you go shopping for unqiue wares by local small businesses listening to the sounds of talented musicians in an open-air environment? TVM is on this Sunday 16 June at Burleigh Heads and we have to amazing acts for your listening pleasure.

8:30am - 10:30am: Nick Cunningham
11am - 1pm: Lily Budiasa

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TVM | Sunday 16 June 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Locals we Love :: Anvil + Essence

We love nothing more than welcoming new homegrown businesses into our community. Allow us to introduce Ben and Nicole Braithwaite and their business, Anvil + Essence. Anvil + Essence was…

We love nothing more than welcoming new homegrown businesses into our community. Allow us to introduce Ben and Nicole Braithwaite and their business, Anvil + Essence.

Anvil + Essence was created In Burleigh Heads, Australia by husband and wife team Ben and Nicole Braithwaite. A shared passion by two different backgrounds, merged to bring a unique, modern perspective on traditional health and well-being.

Nicole and Ben

A compassionate Naturopathy student with a creative flair, Nicole began regularly crafting tea blends for her then fiancé Ben to support his mental clarity, stamina and recovery while working labor intensive shift work as a commercial Refrigeration Mechanic.

The beginning of an idea formed during that time as the benefits became a way of life. What started as studied relief, naturally formed into an exciting opportunity to bring the same level of care and support to others.

A new concept was formed to celebrate the ongoing study, skill and experience in the creation of innovative health, well-being and lifestyle products.

The duo say their passion comes to life by ensuring they provide an exceptional level of service, craftmanship and quality organic, cruelty free and sustainable products, with their clients highest well-being and satisfaction in mind.

They believe in satisfaction, sustainability and a great tasting cup of tea. Which is why they have created their hand blended teas that are designed for both taste and wellbeing. They only use 100% organic botanical ingredients throughout their product range. That means a well-rounded, vibrant taste with no nasty chemicals, additives or pesticides.

Every single ingredient and blended tea has been thoughtfully crafted to enhance and assist in the body’s healthy function. Chosen from a variety of ethically sourced Australian based suppliers, then carefully packaged within their sleek, modern violet MIRON glass containers.                

Growing health, wellbeing and sustainability awareness, means people are more interested in enjoying organic products that provide a better taste with more benefits.

"When Nicole and I started Anvil + Essence, we always maintained that we would use the highest quality in every aspect of our journey to provide a modern-day solution to traditional, organic tea. Each product is delicately hand blended under our strict level of quality control, ensuring each product is beautiful in taste and appearance," says Ben.

"We love making tea and we plan on making them for a long time to come, which means we are here to provide long term sustainable solutions with a great quality product."

Congratulations to Ben and Nicole, who have launched their organic tea and wellness space online today. Head on over to take advantage of their generous launch discount!

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 2 June ’19

We’re bringing you the best in boutique market stalls this Sunday at TVM, with an incredible lineup of local small businesses in fashion, vintage, art, beauty and lifestyle products.

We're bringing you the best in boutique market stalls this Sunday at TVM, with an incredible lineup of local small businesses in fashion, vintage, art, beauty and lifestyle products.

Stalls include Attic Collective, Blu Sundaze Swim, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, Crawford & Co Handmade, Danny Santangelo, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures, Dolce Organico, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Earthdrawn Studio (prev Caz Creations), eLKa creative, Elke the Label, Forgotten Modern, Frankly my dear, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock Co/Lewd, HARVEST CLAY, Jbk, Kaiz Studio, Lakiki. Limbo, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe, Louv, Love of Lola, Lubajo Apparel, Mad Plant Ladies, Manning Made, Nicotte, Night Tiger The Label, Ocean Luxe, Olas Supply Co, Oxlade & Heart, Piggyback Friends, Rustic Peppermint, Salted Cure, Savia Skincare, Scent of  a Rebel, STEVIE JEAN, The Lobster Shanty, the pod.me, The SunLounge, wanderers co, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Blooms by Huckleberry Flowers and street food by Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Greens On Grains, Hungarian Food Factory, Jardin Juice Co,  Lalah Bali and Jamu Jawa, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, Weiner Haus, Wildflower Patisserie.

Plus shop our huge lineup of pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales by local folk with great taste.

Pickup a TVM good vibes market tote to fill with your market finds, then recycle and re-use, baby! Don't forget your re-useable cups and why not bike it down, this Gold Coast winter weather is perfection.

Be sure to tag your photos @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

See you there.

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Sundays at TVM :: Good vibes with Soda Photography

We recently teamed up with local photographer and Hotel Miami co-working buddy, Liz from Soda Photography, to capture a typical Sunday morning at TVM. With the impeccable styling expertise of…

We recently teamed up with local photographer and Hotel Miami co-working buddy, Liz from Soda Photography, to capture a typical Sunday morning at TVM.

With the impeccable styling expertise of our friend Nat Owens of The Stylist Co, who used labels from TVM to style our gorgeous models Aria and Larissa. It was one damn fun morning!

You'll find us at Burleigh Heads this Sunday 2nd June from 8:30am - 1pm. Grab your bike and your besties and head on down.

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Live tunes at TVM this Sunday :: 2 June ’19

Shake it to TVM this Sunday 2 June for sweet live tunes in the sun, as our girl Lily Budiasa is back along with another fave Ondre Solien. Plus you’ll…

Shake it to TVM this Sunday 2 June for sweet live tunes in the sun, as our girl Lily Budiasa is back along with another fave Ondre Solien.

Plus you'll find boutique market stalls, street food, pre-loved Rack Sales and epic Sunday vibes.

8:30am - 10:30am Ondre Solien
11am - 1pm Lily Budiasa

TVM | Sunday 2 June 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Stall Profile :: Dolce Organico

This one is for the sweet toothed folk amongst us who appreciate organic, ‘no nasties’ ingredients – with cute packaging to boot. If you haven’t yet experienced Dolce Organico then…

This one is for the sweet toothed folk amongst us who appreciate organic, 'no nasties' ingredients - with cute packaging to boot. If you haven't yet experienced Dolce Organico then head to TVM this Sunday 2 June.

Dolce Organico was founded by Nutritionist and food enthusiast, Dianne Doyle in 2017.

Dianne has a passion for creating food that is wholesome and inclusive for all dietary types. She found that finding 'guilt-free' treats that were allergy friendly and not full of 'nasties' was really hard for her clients so she decided to try some recipes out herself.

After trialing many different recipes Dianne perfected her Plant-Based Meringues, her clients loved them. Her organic vegan meringues are free from gluten, lactose, egg, animal products, nuts and fat. Dianne's meringues are designed to be a guilt-free treat and only have 1 teaspoon of raw organic sugar per serve of 3 meringues.

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

As a nutritionist, I wasn't sure about starting another brand but my clients (and family, friends, neighbours and pretty much everyone I knew) kept raving about my meringues. So in November 2017, I finally made the plunge and launched Dolce Organico!

What does your brand consist of?

Dolce Organico has 5 core flavours; vanilla, hazelnut, coffee, bubblegum and raspberry, that come in two sizes (large & small), currently there are 2 'special flavours', Pink Champagne and Bake-A-Wish Unicorn.

All of the ingredients in our meringues are cruelty-free and sourced naturally. Our meringues contain no artificial colours + our colourings are sourced from organic superfoods such as; Blue Spirulina, Pink Pitaya, Black Goji Berry and Cacao.

Where possible our flavourings are naturally derived from their original source.

It's important to us that each ingredient is ethically sourced.

Where is the label designed and made?

Dolce Organico is a Gold Coast business that's worked hard to try and source it's ingredients and packaging locally. All of our products are made and packaged on the Gold Coast.

What inspires you?

I draw inspiration from foodies such as Jamie Oliver, Sarah Wilson & Lola Berry. Each of these amazing foodies are trying to change the way we look at eating healthy, real food and make cooking (and eating right) 'sexy' again.

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

I would really love Dolce Organico to become a go-to food for people with and without allergies to make eating and sharing more inclusive for everyone.

I would also like to keep adding new flavours and, down the track, new products to the Dolce Organico line and eventually use the brand as a platform to help educate others on how eating real foods doesn't have to be boring.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

One of the biggest hurdles that I had to overcome is the perception that organic and vegan food is bland or tasteless and not as good as the 'real thing'.

Another challenge has been sourcing and learning more about sustainable packaging. And what the pros and cons (and true impact) of various preparing, shipping and packing methods actually are.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

One of the best things about running Dolce Organico, has been being able to meet and work with some of our favourite brands, such as a recent collab with Edible Beauty and Soulara.

Another amazing opportunity that's come from running a business, has been having the opportunity to make a real impact on things that matter. For example, I have recently teamed up with the Make a Wish foundation for her Bake-a-Wish Unicorn meringues ($1 of each jar sold gets donated), which has been really cool.

But the absolute best thing is having the ability to invent and create new flavours and 'play' in the kitchen!

Connect with Dolce Organico online, here.
Or find them this Sunday at TVM 2 June 2019, Burleigh Heads.

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How to :: Run a successful business and be socially conscious, with Tess Willcox.

We first met Tess Willcox a decade ago, right at the beginning of The Village Markets journey. From the get-go, we were drawn to her highly intelligent, innovative, mover and…

We first met Tess Willcox a decade ago, right at the beginning of The Village Markets journey.

From the get-go, we were drawn to her highly intelligent, innovative, mover and shaker vibe.

When she wasn’t setting up shop at TVM peddling her Moroccan wares sourced during her latest exotic overseas jaunt, she was cruising the streets on her self-carved ‘soul deck’ or doing the 9-5 hustle as PR and Marketing Manager of World Resorts of Distinction.

What really stood out for us, though, and still continues to do so today, is her ability to be a damn good human – voicing her passion for our planet and using her platform to make change.

Here we chat to Tess about how to run a successful business and be socially conscious.

TVM: Tess, after many years of blood sweat and tears you’ve recently acquired your company, World Resorts of Distinction and you’re CEO! You are the true definition of girl-boss and it seems entrepreneurism is in your blood. Did you study PR, how did you come to work for such an amazing brand and did you always plan on running your own company?

Well firstly, it takes a legit girl-boss to know one, and I’ve always been so incredibly inspired by what you ladies have done and continue to do!! Now, the process, which one would anticipate was a lot more intentional than my own. I did study PR & Journalism back in my heyday. I went to university with the intention of becoming a broadcast journalist with a dream to work on Getaway (didn’t we all!?), however quickly discovered that back then I hated being in front of a camera. I also struggled with the concept of writing about topics I wasn’t 100% invested in. So, the journalism side of things didn’t capture me as much as I thought it would, but I’ve always been an avid writer, creative and traveller. Somehow a fusion of all of those things managed to manifest themselves into the dream job all those years ago. My first ‘career’ job out of university was as a Sales Executive for World Resorts of Distinction, which I now own. I never intentionally set out to become CEO and owner, but a serendipitous succession of life events led me here after 15 years on and off with the company. Being incredibly invested in creating an intentional life, it still blows my mind that I get to do what I do every day, and I’m daily amazed at how the universe served this up for me.


TVM: Tell us about World Resorts of Distinction, has the focus always been on sustainability and socially responsibility?

No, definitely not. That is a pure emulation of who I am and a passion project that I have been injecting into the business since I became a partner 3 years ago. When I took over as sole owner on 1 July 2018, that was the number 1 goal – rebrand and restructure the company to be the ONLY brand of its kind to solely focus on sustainability and social responsibility. My predecessor ran the company with a very different focus and concept, which was still very successful in its own right. However, for me to personally sit comfortably in what I do every day (which is a dream come true), I need to know that I am effecting positive change in this world. I have a deep-rooted craving to save the planet and to effect change in every way possible. I want to be an active participant in creating this world and know that I am here to be a part of the revolution.

TVM: Your profile says you are a ‘peripatetic eco warrior’. I recall you having your own Instagram account in this area a while back to raise awareness on caring for our planet and your company WRD is very active on this – is this an area that you have been passionate about since an early age?

In many ways yes, but I wasn’t as vocal with it when I was younger. It grew within me as I grew as a person and learnt to be less self-involved. I think when you grew up the way I did, in a small country town spending a lot of time on the land, and in the ocean, it is instilled in you. It isn’t a separate entity to us, the planet, so I don’t understand the ignorance towards it.


TVM: If you could share five tips for small businesses, so that they too can be more sustainable and socially responsible, what would they be?
 

  1. My dad always taught me to infiltrate from the inside out. So, first point of call is to inspire your team. Running a sustainable business starts with the people you directly impact first – your staff. So, it is important to first effect how they live their lives and inspire them to do better daily. It’s about progress not perfection
  2. Plastic Free Policy within the office – I personally think the fact that we even still discuss this is despicable. It’s quite simply the quickest and easiest way to have a positive effect on the environment. No one should be using disposable plastic, period. But beyond that, we need to be educating consumers and small businesses that green-washed solutions like Bio-degradable plastic isn’t the answer when the lifespan allows it to be sitting in landfill years later – compostable packaging is the key which YOU need to be responsible for composting in your back yard. The simplest way to reduce your impact is to re-use your ceramics / glass / steel from home.
  3. Encourage carbon neutral commutes or working from home – encourage staff to walk to the office, ride, catch the bus or the train, ride-share with other staff. This isn’t always an option, but when it is, we should be utilizing it. Allow staff to work from home in order to avoid daily travelling and offset any carbon from flights via the right kind of programs (directly with the airline and with companies like 1% for the planet etc).
  4. Climate Activism Involvement – Get involved in climate change activism on a business level. Use your platforms to educate your clients, followers, customers, database. Give them the information and make it simple for them to act. Outline HOW they can write to local government bodies, participate in protests and actively work within the community to save our environment.
  5. Support a clean Energy Provider as a business. I use POWERSHOP at home and for the office, who offset all of your carbon emissions, are advocated by Greenpeace and support 100% clean & green energy!!

TVM: What is the greatest piece of wisdom somebody has shared with you, that has helped shape the way you are today?

In hindsight I wish I had made a note of all the good advice I’ve been given. However Margaret Mead’s quote always rings in my ears when I feel hopeless; “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

The time is now and we need to act as if it is our personal responsibility to save the world via whatever platform we are gifted.

Lastly, a few quick ones:

Fave podcast – 1. Green Dreamer 2. Live Awake 3. Offline, The Podcast

Fave book – The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfern

Fave show – Anything David Attenborough, and currently obsessed with The Bold Type

Fave movie – Out of Africa, Something’s Gotta Give

And just for fun:

Fave Gold Coast/Brisbane restaurant – Long Time

Fave GC/Brisbane coffee haunt – Stable Café (obviously)

Connect with Tess and World Resorts of Distinction:

World Resorts of Distinction

Instagram:

@worldresorts.co
@tessaimee
@tesswillcox

Thanks so much for sharing Tess! x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by Tess' journey and ready to plunge into the business world? Check out our eBook - How to Launch your Startup for insight, tips and advice on starting your business from TVM Cofounders.

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 19 May ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and it’s set to be a cracking Sunday morning, come and hang with us for boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes by Rob Edwards…

TVM is on this Sunday and it's set to be a cracking Sunday morning, come and hang with us for boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes by Rob Edwards and Nick Cunningham and our famous Rack Sales!

Street food by Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Hungarian, Jabbawocky Grind, Jardin Juice Co, Lalah Bali, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus and Wildflower Patisserie.

Stalls include A Happy Home, Alona Alt Apparel, AYSA Shoes, Bam Loves Boo, Bandikoot Kids, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Handmade Dreaming Co, Hemp & Nettle, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, karasuccs, Kita Design, Lakiki, Lewd, Liineage, Limbo, Little Leas, LOCA SPORTSWEAR, Louv, Love of Lola, manning made, Night Tiger The Label, Olas Supply Co., Rustic Peppermint, Savia Skincare, Splash of Salt, Sweet Child of Mine, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, Tusk Linen Co, Two In The Sun, Vash Bags, Vera Pelle, Zeffa and Fosse, Zulita and more.

 

 

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 19 May ’19

Get ready for smooth live tunes this Sunday morning at TVM, courtesy of Rob Edwards (8:30am) and Nick Cunningham (11am). Stroll boutique market stalls, devour street eats, rummage the Rack…

Get ready for smooth live tunes this Sunday morning at TVM, courtesy of Rob Edwards (8:30am) and Nick Cunningham (11am).

Stroll boutique market stalls, devour street eats, rummage the Rack Sales and grab your spot in the sun listening to two very talented local musicians. A Sunday well spent!

TVM | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School.

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 5 May ’19

Get set for smooth live tunes this Sunday 5 May at Burleigh Heads. You can catch Jackson James Smith and Ondre Solien under the trees – so grab some food,…

Get set for smooth live tunes this Sunday 5 May at Burleigh Heads. You can catch Jackson James Smith and Ondre Solien under the trees - so grab some food, your buddies and a spot in the sunshine.

8:30am - Jackson James Smith
11am - Ondre Solien

Be sure to tag your photos for your chance to be featured @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 5 May ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and we’re excited for a sun-soaked morning of shopping boutique market stalls and trawling pre-loved Rack Sales, feasting on breakfast and lunch under the trees…

TVM is on this Sunday and we're excited for a sun-soaked morning of shopping boutique market stalls and trawling pre-loved Rack Sales, feasting on breakfast and lunch under the trees while listening to live local tunes - who's in?

It's also your last chance to shop our boutique market stall lineup prior to Mothers Day so why not find the special women in your life a unique piece by a local creative small businesses? You'll find local designer labels, ceramics, candles, jewellery, handmade beauty products, art and more. Or perhaps a TVM Good Vibes market tote is on her wishlist?

Food stalls this Sunday include Hungarian, Lalah Bali, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Wild Flower Patisserie, Little Wahaca, The Wiener Haus, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Smoothjuice, Greens on Grains, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Jabbawocky Grind.

Boutique market stalls include Dolce Organico, S w e e t C h i l d of M i n e, ARAMINTA JAMES, Au Fait, Blu Sundaze Swimwear, Frankly my dear, Jbk, Lewd/Funky Sock Co, Love of Lola, One Fable, Attic Collective, Elke the Label, Gypsy Vibes, KHANUN, Piggyback Friends, Savia Skincare, Shawnee Made & Found, Caz Creations, Coastal Coral, Comfort &Calm, Crawford and Co Handmande, Danny Santangelo, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Esther Shelley Ceramics, Frocktail Party, Ginger & Vintage, Girlgoneretro, HARVEST CLAY, Hemp and Nettle, Huckleberry Flowers, Kita.Designs, Lanaci, Liineage, Mad plant ladies, My little glass jar, Natpop, Nicotte, Rustic Peppermint, Sleep-in Society, STEVIE JEAN, Studio Kalypso, Tahlee & Bench, The Essential Cleaner, The Handmade Collective & Co, the pod.me, Tusk Linen Co, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, Zeffa and Fosse and more.

Live tunes by Jackson James Smith (8:30am - 10:30am) and Ondre Solien (11am - 1pm).

Plus a HUGE pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sale lineup you wont want to miss.

Make sure you tag your photos for your chance to be featured #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets and you can pickup some Good Vibes TVM merchandise at our Info tent.

See you on Sunday! Tell your friends, here.

TVM | Sunday 5 May 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 21 April ’19

This Easter Sunday at TVM is looking pretty sweet indeed (pardon the pun!). Among an unrivaled lineup of boutique market stalls and delicious street eats, you’ll find live tunes by…

This Easter Sunday at TVM is looking pretty sweet indeed (pardon the pun!).

Among an unrivaled lineup of boutique market stalls and delicious street eats, you'll find live tunes by Phil and Tilley and Scott Dalton.

8:30am - 10:30am Phil and Tilley
11am - 1pm Scott Dalton

Grab a spot under the trees with your favourite people and hang here for the morning - good vibes, always!

TVM | Sunday 21 April | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Phil and Tilley

Phil and Tilley started writing music together in the autumn of 2012 surrounded by the New Forest (UK) - an ancient woodland situated on the southern coast of England and an inspiration for these lifelong friends.

Phil and Tilley play a blend of alternative acoustic/folk music, with influences from artists such as Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper and John Martyn. They incorporate their own ideas, using a slide guitar, the more traditional acoustic guitar and an unusual, fold-up-for-travel, upright bass, to create a sound that is uniquely their own. A yearning for travel and playing music has seen them play in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium and South East Asia but their story continues to take them wherever the music allows them to go.

Scott Dalton

When Scott Dalton was barely seven, he had abandoned bionicles, swapping Lego for Ludwig. A natural aptitude for the keyboard created a fierce passion for music unfulfilled by just one instrument. By 13, Scott had added guitar to his repertoire of skills, alternating between electric and acoustic. It was in his senior year that Scott realised the potential in his voice, honing his vocals into something of incredible power. Never the underachiever, Scott combined passion, an intrinsic knowledge of the music industry and undeniable talent into launching his singer-songwriter career. Influenced by a mixture of Matt Corby, John Mayer, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd, Scott's unique sound is one that does not demand attention but entices it. Both intimate and emboldening, Scott's music resonates with his listeners, irrespective of numbers and is not just a song but an experience.

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TVM Preview :: Easter Sunday 21 April

If you’re on the Coast this Sunday then you’re in for a treat – the Gold Coast’s fave boutique market (that’s us!) and Sunday must-do event is happening. Join us…

If you're on the Coast this Sunday then you're in for a treat - the Gold Coast's fave boutique market (that's us!) and Sunday must-do event is happening. Join us for boutique market stalls by local creatives, live music, street food stalls and plenty of good vibes. We can't wait to see you!

Food stalls include Baby It's Cold Outside, BEETNIK, Hungarian, Jardin Juice Co, Lalah Bali and Jamu Jawa, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, Weiner Haus, Wild Flower Patisserie.

Stalls by Dandelion Wine Art, DESERT WANDERER, Dust, Figbowl, For The Love of Grace, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Girlgoneretro, Haize the label, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, Kopal, La Carolina, Lakiki, Lanaci, Lewd , Liineage, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Lubajo Apparel, manning made, Mermaid Collective, Moggy Designs, Nicotte, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Owlet, Rustic Peppermint, Salty Soul Surfwear, Sleep-in Society, STEVIE JEAN, The Essential Cleaner, Tusk Linen Co, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live tunes by Phil and Tilley (it's their first time at TVM!) and a crowd fave, Scott Dalton.

Make sure you pick up a limited edition Good Vibes market tote from the TVM info tent on arrival so you can fill it with your market finds and take a little piece of TVM home with you.

Tag your photos #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets so we can see them!

TVM | Sunday 21 April 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

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Stall Profile :: One Fable

We love getting to know our TVM community and this week we spoke to Natasha Knight, creative and founder behind inspiring fashion and lifestyle brand, One Fable. What does One…

We love getting to know our TVM community and this week we spoke to Natasha Knight, creative and founder behind inspiring fashion and lifestyle brand, One Fable.

What does One Fable stand for and how did the label come about?

Here at One Fable we stand for simple, natural and uncomplicated style.

The label began as my Graduate project at UNSW Art and Design in 2015, where I studied Textile and Product Design, with a focus on Artisan made goods. My husband and I spent 6 months living in India, working with various Artisan groups (weaving, block printing, leather craft, & bell makers ).

The project was originally a documentary, with a small textile collection, it was a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the textile industry and the role that sustainability plays within a consumer society. The project was really well received and we won a few Awards, so we decided to take things a step further and create a brand based around our passion for simple and authentic craft objects and fashion.

When did you launch?

At first, we sold our designs at local markets around Sydney where we were living but we officially launched at Life In-style in Feb 2017. We then had two beautiful babies and decided to move to Byron Bay to live the dream and get a little closer to nature.

What products does the label include?

We are a lifestyle brand, so our products are quite varied. We cover the full spectrum of needs, for a beautiful and laid-back home and wardrobe, such as home decor, fashion, and accessories. At the moment, we create limited edition capsule collections out of natural fibres, as well as Artisan made decor objects - always simple, and always natural. We believe each piece should compliment your lifestyle, by being easy to wear and beautiful to look at - nothing more and nothing less.

Where are the products designed and made?

All of our products are designed by myself, here in Byron Bay. We have a beautiful Studio by the beach, where we conceive and shoot our product ranges. We work with various Artisan groups in India, as well as Bali to bring our designs to life.

We travel with our 1 and 2 year old in tow, because its important for us that they understand the beauty and variety that this world has to offer.

In the future we plan on exploring Latin America and Europe (I am originally from Canada and my husband is from Italy), so I have always wanted to get back to that side of the world and see what magic we can create.

What can we expect to find at your One Fable market stall this Sunday at TVM?

As usual, we will try to curate a beautiful world of objects and fashion for you to choose from.

Our main focus is on helping others to achieve a bit of effortless calm and style in their lives, by focusing on form, texture and material. We believe surrounding ourselves with natural beauty has such a positive impact on your frame of mind, and consequently how you carry yourself in the world.

Do you have one piece of advice for anyone who might be starting a creative career, based on your own personal experience?

My only advice is, do it for the love of it - period.

If your heart is invested in what you are doing, everything else will eventually fall into place. Stay true to your passions and don’t be afraid of making mistakes (that is often where the magic is!)

Thank you so much Natasha!

You can find One Fable this Sunday 7 April at TVM (and most other TVM events) from 8:30am – 1pm at Burleigh Heads, or shop online here.

 

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TVM this Sunday :: 7 April ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and we can’t wait to see you for boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes and our monthly Rack Sales. Street food stalls include ALEGNA…

TVM is on this Sunday and we can't wait to see you for boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes and our monthly Rack Sales.

Street food stalls include ALEGNA WOODFIRE PIZZA, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Green Mango Salads, Greens On Grains, Hungarian, Jabbawocky Grind, Jardine Juice Co, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Wiener Haus and Wildflower Patisserie.

Stalls include Sweet Child of Mine, 88 Fahrenheit, Alton Goods, Au Fait, Bandeaux, Beautiful Batches, Caz Creations, Coastal Coral, Crawford & Co Handmade, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellry, Drift Trading Co, Eco Sister, Fabric of Society, Forgotten Modern, Franklymydear, Frocktail Party, Handmade Dreaming Co, HARVEST CLAY, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk designs, karasuccs, Lakiki, Lewd, Limbo, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, Love of Lola, manning made, Melon & Goliath, Nicotte, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Rustic Peppermint, Tahlee & Bench, The Essential Cleaner, The Lobster Shanty, The SunLounge, The, Woven Store, Villa Gaia, zeffa and fosse, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, Dolce Organico and more.

Pickup your TVM market tote from our info tent and join the Good Vibes club, you will be able to re-use it every time.

Some parking is available on the oval and in surrounding streets, or you can catch the many forms of public transport that are available to and from Burleigh Heads.

TVM | Sunday 7 April | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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Live tunes this Sunday :: 7 April at TVM

Catch live local tunes at TVM this Sunday in beautiful Burleigh Heads! The lineup: 8:30am – 10:30am Ondre Solien 11am – 1pm Rob Edwards TVM | Sunday 7 April |…

Catch live local tunes at TVM this Sunday in beautiful Burleigh Heads!

The lineup:

8:30am - 10:30am Ondre Solien
11am - 1pm Rob Edwards

TVM | Sunday 7 April | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

 

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 31 March at Stones Corner

TVM is Brisbane bound this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited! Join our street party and our biggest Brissie lineup to date, with 90 boutique market stalls in fashion,…

TVM is Brisbane bound this weekend and we couldn't be more excited! Join our street party and our biggest Brissie lineup to date, with 90 boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, street food, live tunes and pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales.

Stalls include AKAZI, eLKa creative, Indie Boho, Knotted Honey, Lila n Me, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, Lubajo Apparel, Lewd, Au Fait, Rustic Pastel, Lokoa the Label, McKenzie HOUSE, Osborne & Co, Solis & Mare, Sahara Blue Co, Alma Mexicana Boutique, Alton Goods, ALULU, Aneara, Annette Daley Designs, Attic Collective, Bam Loves Boo, Caz Creations, Clive Street, Coastal Coral, Comfort & Calm, DESERT WANDERER, Drift Trading Co., Dust, Fabric of Society, Forgotten Modern, Gabsies Beads, Grotti Lotti, Haize the label, Hemp and Nettle, Homely Creatures, inBLACK. the label, Indigo Bay, Jbk designs, Kaiz Studio, karasuccs, kiki j designs, Kita.Designs, Lava Living, Little Leas, Mad Plant Ladies, Melon & Goliath, Night Tiger The Label, Oh Hey Lovely, Prospere, Queenie's, Beeswax Wraps, Rustic Peppermint, Sluggers Swimwear, Smidge, Snoep, Son + Moon, Tahlee & Bench, The Essential Cleaner, The Handmade Collective & Co, The Lobster Shanty, VASH, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, Limbo , One fable, Born The Label, zeffa and fosse and Nicotte.

Food stalls include ICED TEA CO, Little Wahaca, Abiocco, The Wiener Haus and more.

We’re supporting local charity group the RSPCA this Sunday so come and swoon over their gorgeous adoption puppies!

We're also looking forward to welcoming Motorline MINI Garage Springwood and The Bower to TVM this Sunday.

Our first pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sale is also happening this Sunday at TVM Stones Corner, with locals peddling their pre-loved wares for bargain prices. (There are still some last minute spots available to join this lineup so jump on and apply now).

You can pick-up your very own Good Vibes TVM merch and market tote from our TVM Info Tent this Sunday too!

Tag your pics so we can see them at @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets and be sure to tell your friends, here.

TVM | Sunday 31 March | 9am - 2pm | Logan Road, Stones Corner

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Stall Profile :: Bam Loves Boo

This week we introduce you to Hannah Holmes, founder and creative behind children’s label Bam Loves Boo. TVM: How did your journey into running your own business begin? BLB: Prior…

This week we introduce you to Hannah Holmes, founder and creative behind children's label Bam Loves Boo.

TVM: How did your journey into running your own business begin?

BLB: Prior to starting Bam Loves Boo, I was a ladies and children's wear designer in the surf-wear industry on the Gold Coast and had been a clothing designer for over 10 years.

When I started a family and went on maternity leave I felt I needed that creative outlet, so I turned my focus to starting my own babies-wear brand.

The flexibility and lifestyle that has come along with it has meant that instead of returning to work I have been fortunate enough to stay at home with my daughter and work from home.

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

I started my business in January 2017 but it wasn't until November that year that I launched my website and clothing. It was when sister came to visit that it really started, until then it had just all been in my head but then it was once I started saying it out loud and had someone to bounce-off and ask questions, that it started to put the wheels in motion.

What does your brand consist of?

Bam Loves Boo is a babies and children's clothing range with clean and neutral colour palettes, coordinating prints and unisex pieces.

All Bam Loves Boo clothing is made from a unique fabrication, a perfect blend of bamboo and certified organic cottons, which means they are beautifully soft, stretchy and breathable for comfortable wear and play. It also means that they are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

We are all about making beautiful clothing that you love, for the little people you love, in an eco-friendly and socially responsible way.

Where is the label designed and made?

Bam Loves Boo is designed by myself at my home in Brisbane, I design all the prints, garments and colours myself and then the fabric is woven specifically for us to our required blend and weight instead of off the roll. This is then dyed using eco-friendly dyes, to my chosen colours.

Bam Loves Boo is made in southern China with my fantastic manufacturer that I have known for over ten years, visited and built an amazing friendship with. This year I will be going over to stay with her family and see our pieces made first hand – and she just told me she is pregnant, so now I am even more excited to go and meet her own mini muse.

What inspires you?

It is very cliche by ultimately my daughter inspires a lot of my designs, as I learn as a mother from her what I look for in babies clothing. For example, we didn't find out her gender during pregnancy, which really helped to shape my brand to be entirely gender neutral. Then when she arrived, the priority was that it had to first be soft and comfortable but stretchy and easy to wear and put on and off.

I decided early on that my formula would be one colour repeat-patterns as well as each one being unisex and timeless. Although it can be limiting, I find having a formula really helps to keep me focused and make it cohesive.

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

Ultimately I hope it means I can stay at home working on Bam Loves Boo to allow me to be around my family in the early years. I have really enjoyed doing some fantastic collaborations with other local brands, where we have worked together on new products. I would really like to continue with this path.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Definitely the ethical and eco-friendly side was most challenging and still is really. Sadly, its not an easy area to navigate, it’s cheaper and easier not to be environmentally conscious, so I felt like I was really having to go against the grain in all areas to tick all the boxes I was after.

It was very challenging to ensure my ethical standards and needs were met and also to ensure these claims were backed with certifications.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The freedom to work from home around my daughter and the friendships I made this past year through Instagram - it’s a pretty great community to be a part of.

Find Hannah at TVM Stones Corner this Sunday 31 March and if you cannot make it to TVM, you can connect with Bam Loves Boo online:
Website
Instagram

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