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The Village Markets

The Village Markets

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

Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 1 July ’18

Come and hang with us this Sunday at TVM under the trees for some chilled live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Jackson James Smith. Times: Jackson James Smith 8:30am -…

Come and hang with us this Sunday at TVM under the trees for some chilled live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Jackson James Smith.

Times:
Jackson James Smith 8:30am - 10:30am
Lily Budiasa 11am - 1pm

The Village Markets | Sunday 1st July 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School, Gold Coast

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Jackson James Smith

Lily Budiasa

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How to Nail Your Stall Presentation :: With Drift Trading Co.

There’s market stalls and then there’s aesthetically pleasing market stalls – the kind that present your brand and products in the best possible light. Let’s be honest – if it…

There’s market stalls and then there’s aesthetically pleasing market stalls – the kind that present your brand and products in the best possible light. Let’s be honest - if it looks that good on the outside, chances are the products inside are just as dreamy and your customers are more likely to want to connect with your brand.

A standout in the stall presentation stakes at TVM is Drift Trading Co, the lovechild of Lou Martin and her handy husband Paul (a qualified carpenter/joiner). We spoke to Lou to get the inside tips on how to nail your stall presentation.

Your stall is known as being ridiculously good-looking, how important is a well-presented market stall?

Ha, ha that’s very kind!  We do put a lot of effort into our stall.  I guess we kind of see our stall as our little shop front – it’s the face of ‘Drift Trading Co.’  We work super hard to produce a quality, handmade product and we want to display it in the best light possible – it needs to reflect our brand.

One of our motto’s from the start has been to continuously improve our stall fit-out – at the end of every market we reassess and ask ourselves how could it work better practically or look better – it’s evolved quite a bit from the early days.

We both actually really love doing The Village Markets twice a month – I guess when you’re working fairly autonomously all week it’s nice to get out and meet your customers – I also think our customers enjoy seeing the face behind the brand.  We’ve gained a really lovely repeat customer base and it’s a really great feeling seeing a familiar face walk back into our stall – nothing beats praise for something that you’ve made with your own two hands.

How did you design your stall layout?

Our stall layout has evolved over time as our product range has grown.  We’ve always had a stall that allows our customers to walk in and around, rather than just walk past (i.e. past a table front) - it creates more of a shop feel and makes it easier for customers to browse without feeling hassled or pressured to purchase.  We use a lot of recycled timber as it’s our thing and it’s where Paul’s talent lies – it also works beautifully with our product story and branding.

Paul had the idea for our current fit-out for quite a while before he actually built it, however the vehicle we had at the time was too small to transport the solid wall structure he had in mind.

The actual construction of our ‘mini shop’ took a weekend for Paul to complete – this is bearing in mind his background in building.

How long does it take you both to setup on market day? Do you have any cheeky tricks to make life easier/less stressful when setting up - given it's a limited time frame?

Hmmm, we are usually the last to finish setting up and the last to finish packing up but we do have quite an elaborate set up!  We go pretty flat out for an hour and a half before our stall setup is complete.

In terms of set up tricks, trolleys are definitely our friend when it comes to transporting product and display items to our site.  We each have our roles during setup time so that we don’t get in each other’s way and we maximise the time to our best use - you kind of get into a bit of a rhythm after a year or two!  We also have a checklist that we run through when packing for the market so that we don’t miss anything.

Drift Trading Co’s Top Five Tips for Market Stall Presentation:

  1. Think about how you would want your products displayed in a shop – what would the shop look like? What kind of feel or image do you want to portray?
  2. Make sure your products are displayed at eye height and easy to access.  People like to pick products up and touch, feel, smell – that’s the difference between online shopping versus brick and mortar shops – it’s the experience.
  3. Add some greenery or dried flowers – make it feel welcoming and enticing.
  4. Make sure your prices are displayed and are easy to read – some people don’t like to ask how much things cost and will end up walking out if pricing is not displayed.
  5. Keep evolving – make sure you change things up every now and then – even if it’s just simple changes that keep it fresh and interesting.

 Thanks so much Lou (and Paul!) for sharing this with our TVM community! Find Drift Trading Co. at TVM this Sunday 1st July 2018 and at every other TVM.

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Make TVM Your Sunday Spot

Nothing beats a sunny Winter’s day at TVM. Grab a fresh espresso, pull out a rug and relax in the sun listening to live local tunes or browse our incred…

Nothing beats a sunny Winter's day at TVM. Grab a fresh espresso, pull out a rug and relax in the sun listening to live local tunes or browse our incred lineup of boutique market stalls.

Sunday 17 June 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 17 June ’18

It’s almost the weekend and we’re looking forward to another epic TVM with you! Come and hang with us for boutique market stalls, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales, street…

It’s almost the weekend and we’re looking forward to another epic TVM with you!

Come and hang with us for boutique market stalls, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales, street food, live music by Frank George, James D’khan and Ondre Solien and plenty of good vibes.

Food stalls include Coffee and me, Double zero pizza mobile, Hungarian food, Jardin Juice Co, Koconut kid, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, smoothjuice, Stix & Stone Street Grill, The Wiener Haus, Waikika Moo Cow and The Kitchen Garden.

New stalls to join our creative community are include Destination Clothing Co, Huckleberry Flowers, HUNCHMARK, Lazy Girl Lingerie, Minarga, Maraí watercolour and wood, Silver and Cold Jewels, Sparkle Lily, Spirit Natural Clothing, Tanora and foodie Pequeña Cocina.

Blooms  by a beautiful life, A Tale of Green, Ace of Swords, AKAZI, Amanda Monique, Annette Daley designs, Astrocytes Fitness, Attic Collective, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Balu Balu, Bam Loves Boo, bandikoot kids, BAREarth Yoga Mats, Boho Candles, Bonita Havana, Comfort & Calm, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Eco Sisters, ELKII, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Hal0 & Horns, Handmade Dreaming Co, House Of Paloma, Iron and Cub, Jack Tars Locker, Jbk, Leather Me Baby, Limbo Collective, Lokoa, Luxe Luna, Malu Le, Mandy Collective, manning made, Milk and Moss, Miss Brown Vintage Clothing, MOOI, MOSSY, NIGHT TIGER, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, RAWKANVAS, Reclaimed Diamonds Vintage, Rustic Peppermint, Serpentium, sissy and me, Staple & Hue, The Elements Co, The Lobster Shanty, The Sunlounge, WILD HEART, Wood Sky Sage, Young Squad, Zeffa and fosse and Zoozap Eyewear.

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TVM | Sunday 17 June 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 17 June ’18

Live tunes at TVM this Sunday are brought to you by three very talented gents. Here’s the lineup: 8:30am – 10am: Frank George 10:15am – 11:30am: James D’Khan 11:45am -…

Live tunes at TVM this Sunday are brought to you by three very talented gents. Here's the lineup:

8:30am - 10am: Frank George
10:15am - 11:30am: James D'Khan
11:45am - 1pm: Ondre Solien

Frank George

Frank George is a singer/songwriter infused with sounds of indie rock, folk, soul and pop.
After picking up a guitar at the age of 10, he soon began storytelling and discovering his love for music. Earlier on, days were often spent writing songs and recording himself on a tape recorder. Now he aspires to follow in the footsteps of artists like Matt Corby & Angus Stone. Frank’s dreamy melodies and raw, raspy like vocals will leave you truly captivated, while delivering compelling lyricism in a unique kind of way. Very much inspired by the sounds around him, he delves into a more experimental and versatile side, not confined by the boundaries of one particular genre. There really is no denying that Frank’s heartfelt passion for music runs deep, you can just feel it.

James D'Khan

James D’Khan is a solo singer songwriter born and raised in Byron Bay NSW. His sound delivers a blend of Funk, Soul, Folk and R&B. Accompanying his soulful vocals, James alternates playing guitar and keys. Influenced by artists such as The Beatles and Jeff Buckley, he plays a mix of his original music and cover songs in his live performances, from a diverse range of genres.

Ondre Solien

Ondre Solien is a Gold Coast based musician that shadows the likes of old and new artists. He describes his music through his subtle yet dreamy guitar and divine vocals. A long standing fave at TVM, experience Ondre's sound and you will be hooked.

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Love St Collection Launch

When Love St contacted us wanting to launch their latest collection ‘Wish You Were Here’ at TVM, we were all over it. This banging brand is one of the longest…

When Love St contacted us wanting to launch their latest collection 'Wish You Were Here' at TVM, we were all over it. This banging brand is one of the longest standing at TVM - in fact the lovely Tara was peddling her wares at our first ever TVM back in 2008.

The ladies (and little boho bebe Birdie) strolled TVM pumping 70's tunes, rocking vintage shades and bright floral prints in true Love St style. Check out these snaps by Santography (another TVM fave).

Find Love St at the next TVM, Sunday 1 July 2018 (and most other TVM events).

 

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Art Show: Tesse Terrell’s Hep Kitten Corral

The weekend is rolling around quicker than we know it and if you haven’t made plans, we’ve got a an epic art show for you to check out. Northern NSW…

The weekend is rolling around quicker than we know it and if you haven't made plans, we've got a an epic art show for you to check out.

Northern NSW artist, Tesse Terrell presents her second exhibition Hep Kitten Corral, at Maverick Hair & Art Space on Saturday 9thJune 2018.

Terrell, a true vintage aficionado and fashion lover, draws inspiration from her own personal wardrobe for the 50’s themed collection that stars ideal housewives and rockabilly dancers.

The 20 pieces, created over the past 6 months, sees Terrell expand on her signature mixed-media style, all completed with painstaking detail, as found in her previous collection.

Each work is cut and set by hand, with the exhibition seeing Terrell experiment with additional textures such as jewellery and fabric from her wardrobe archives to bring her works to life.

The Hep Kitten Corral - a tribute to vintage fashion, will be right at home during Coolangatta’s iconic Cooly Rocks On event and comes on the back of her first sell-out solo exhibition, Death Collection.

Hep Kitten Corral runs Saturday 9th– 18thJune 2018 at Maverick Hair & Art Space, Griffith Street Coolangatta.

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Muso Profile :: James D’Khan

James D’Khan is a solo singer songwriter born and raised in Byron Bay NSW. His sound delivers a blend of Funk, Soul, Folk and R&B. Accompanying his soulful vocals, James…

James D’Khan is a solo singer songwriter born and raised in Byron Bay NSW. His sound delivers a blend of Funk, Soul, Folk and R&B. Accompanying his soulful vocals, James alternates playing guitar and keys. Influenced by artists such as The Beatles and Jeff Buckley, he plays a mix of his original music and cover songs in his live performances, from a diverse range of genres.

We look forward to welcoming James to TVM on Sunday 17 June, 10:15am - 11:30am.

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Come Hang at TVM Today!

Blessed with the most beautiful Winter weather, The Village Markets is on today at Burleigh Heads State Schoo and bursting with awesome local talent in the form of 100 boutique…

Blessed with the most beautiful Winter weather, The Village Markets is on today at Burleigh Heads State Schoo and bursting with awesome local talent in the form of 100 boutique market stalls, epic live music and the much-loved preloved and vintage Rack Sale.

Come hang! Sunday 3 June 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 3 June ’18

TVM is on this Sunday and we’re excited! Join us for boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art, homewares, kids and beauty, street eats, our popular monthly pre-loved designer and…

TVM is on this Sunday and we're excited! Join us for boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art, homewares, kids and beauty, street eats, our popular monthly pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales, live music and sweet Sunday vibes.

Street food stalls include Double Zero Pizza Mobile, Flat Earth Organic, Hungarian Food, Jardin Juice Co, Koconut kid, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice, Stix & Stone Street Grill, The Wiener Haus and Waikika Moo Cow.

Stalls include Bowl de Coco, Sweet  Child of Mine, A Happy Home, AKAZI, Astrocytes Fitness, B inspired healthy lifestyle, Baby Bird, Bad Energy Troll, Boho Candles, Caz Creations, Chloe Sophia Jewellery, COSMIC RUMBLE, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, dust, Eco Sisters, ELKII, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Handmade Dreaming Co, Hatch4221, Huckleberry Flowers, INDAIA SWIM, , JbK designs, KIVARI, Knot Shibari Collections, Limbo Collective, Little Bliss Skincare, LOBSTER SHANTY, Lokoa, Luxe Luna, MAGNOLIA STOREHOUSE - body & home, Malu le, manning made, Milk & Moss, Minarga, Moonflower mists, NIGHT TIGER, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, RAWKANVAS, Reclaimed, Diamonds Vintage, Rustic Peppermint, Salty Soul Surfwear, Santography by Danny Santangelo, Sissy and me, Tall Poppy Surf, THE COSMIC SOCIETY, The Elements Co, The Sunlounge, Weave and Willow, WILD HEART, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Our rack sale lineup is looking amazing and live tunes are by Jackson James Smith and Izzy Dayman.

TVM | Sunday 3 June 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

Image by Mel Carrero

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 3 June ’18

Live tunes at TVM this Sunday 3 June are courtesy of Jackson James Smith and Izzy Dayman, come and hang with us! Times: 8:30am – 11am: Jackson James Smith 11:15am…

Live tunes at TVM this Sunday 3 June are courtesy of Jackson James Smith and Izzy Dayman, come and hang with us!

Times:
8:30am - 11am: Jackson James Smith
11:15am - 1pm: Izzy Dayman

TVM | Sunday 3rd June 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Stall Profile :: Bowl de Coco

We’re all a little crazy for the coco! So we were excited when Cat Wyman swung us an application to join the TVM lineup with her brand Bowl de Coco….

We're all a little crazy for the coco! So we were excited when Cat Wyman swung us an application to join the TVM lineup with her brand Bowl de Coco. We chatted to Cat about her journey from hairstylist to the stars (hello Kate Moss!) in the big smoke of London-town, to coconut bowl entrepreneur on the sunny shores of the Gold Coast.

Tell us about your background, what field did you work in prior to starting your business?

I was a hairstylist living a busy life in London travelling every week doing hair for people such as Kate Moss and doing Campaigns for brands such as Calvin Klein. It was a crazy busy life.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

I didn't want to do school anymore so at age 15 I had the choice of an apprenticeship or staying in school so I chose an apprenticeship in hairdressing.

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

I decided I didn't want a crazy busy London life anymore last September, so at the end of December I moved back to Australia and set up the business at the beginning of the year. I didn't anticipate it doing well, it was more of a project I suppose... and it ended up being a hit.

What does your brand consist of?

My brand is currently just Coconut Bowls however we are currently in the process of expanding to be more of an 'Eco-Friendly store' Soon you will be able to get spoons and also even more Eco-friendly bits that everyone should have in their Eco-friendly kitchen.

Where is the label designed and made?

I work closely with a beautiful woman named Mai and we work together picking what the store should have and engraving my logo onto each piece, she is based in Thailand and I am here in Brisbane.

What inspires you?

The beauty of the world inspires me to try and influence others to keep the earth and oceans as plastic free as possible.

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

The sky is the limit with the brand, I hope we evolve into being a really big Eco-Friendly store and supply to all the cafes and retail stores around the world. We have just launched world wide shipping and already we are flooded with orders so I think there is no limit to where this business will end up.. I am just hoping to make a change and influence people to be more waste conscious and have more Eco-friendly and sustainable items in their lives.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

The biggest challenge is trying to create change in the communities, to try and stop cafes using plastic bowls and have coconut bowls instead, however most people are becoming more aware of the waste we create and are wanting to make a change.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

I can work anywhere...I get to go to the beach almost when ever I want. That was a huge highlight of the summer after living 4 years in London all I wanted to do was be at the beach.

One piece of advice for someone hoping to start their own small business that you wish you’d been told?

'Whether you think you can or you think you cant you're right' - Henry Ford

Find Cat and Bowl de Coco at TVM on Sunday 3 June and connect online via Instagram and the online store.

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Media :: Haven Magazine

TVM’s most recent campaign appears on the cover of the Mothers Day edition of Haven Magazine this month. Photographer: Mel Carrero Models: Theresa and Mason Shields Styled and directed by:…

TVM's most recent campaign appears on the cover of the Mothers Day edition of Haven Magazine this month.

Photographer: Mel Carrero
Models: Theresa and Mason Shields
Styled and directed by: TVM co-founders Marissa and Sarah
Wearing: Opia, Nu Natives and The Lobster Shanty.
Stall: Jacktars Locker

TVM was also asked to curate a Mothers Day Gift Guide edit for a full page feature in the magazine.
Labels include Wild Heart Jewellery, The Village Markets (shop our eBook and Market Tote), Drift Trading Co, Hatch 4221, Jewellery By Kim, Eco Sisters, Rustic Peppermint and Au Fait.

 

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Make the Most of your Morning…

Head down to Burleigh Heads State School, grab a fresh coffee and pull up a rug and enjoy a crisp Autumn morning in the sun, along with the best boutique…

Head down to Burleigh Heads State School, grab a fresh coffee and pull up a rug and enjoy a crisp Autumn morning in the sun, along with the best boutique market stalls, live tunes and street eats.

Sunday 20 May 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm.

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 20 May

TVM is on this Sunday, so come on down and hang with us! Browse the best boutique market stalls by small creative businesses, devour street eats, listen to live tunes…

TVM is on this Sunday, so come on down and hang with us! Browse the best boutique market stalls by small creative businesses, devour street eats, listen to live tunes and laze in the winter sunshine.

Fresh blooms are back thanks to Huckleberry Flowers and street eats are courtesy of Flat Earth Organic, Hungarian, Jardin Juice Co, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Smoothjuice, The Kitchen Garden, The Wiener Haus, Waikika Moo Cow and more.

New stalls include BAREarth Yoga Mats, Simona Valev.

Ace of Swords, Airlee & Oaks, AKAZI, Au Fait, Bad Energy Troll, Balu Balu, Bam Loves Boo, Bandikoot, Bonita Havana, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drfit Trading Co, Earth + Sage   Stass & Co, Eco Sisters, ELKII, EST 1971, Feather & Grant, Feather & Grant, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Halo & Horns Company, Handmade Dreaming Co, Hatch 4221, Hattie, Jacktars Locker, Jbk,, karasuccs, knot shibari collections, Lakiki, Love St, MAGNOLIA STOREHOUSE - body & home, Mandy Collective, manning made, Melon & Goliath, MOSSY, NIGHT TIGER, Nu Natives, Olas Supply Co., One Fable, Rustic Peppermint, Shuturp, Staple& Hue, Tall Poppy Surf, The Elements Co, The Lobster Shanty, TopDraw Co., WILD HEART, woodskysage, Young Squad, Zeffa and Fosse, ZYLO and more.

Make sure you tag your pics and fave finds with #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets. We'd love to see them!

TVM | Sunday 20 May | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 20 May

TVM is happening this Sunday 20 May and we’ve got a sweet live tunes lineup for you: 8:30am – 10am: Rob Edwards 10:15am – 11:30am: Josh Lee Hamilton 11:45am -…

TVM is happening this Sunday 20 May and we've got a sweet live tunes lineup for you:

8:30am - 10am: Rob Edwards
10:15am - 11:30am: Josh Lee Hamilton
11:45am - 1pm: Milo Green

Come and join us for another great TVM with boutique market stalls, live tunes, street food and good vibes. Tag your photos #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets, we'd love to see them!

TVM | Sunday 20 May | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

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WIN: Celebrating the launch of Wild Heart’s Jewellery’s ‘Golden Years’

We’re dying over the latest campaign from the talented ladies at Wild Heart Jewellery for their ‘Golden Years’ collection. To celebrate the launch we’re giving you the chance to WIN…

We're dying over the latest campaign from the talented ladies at Wild Heart Jewellery for their 'Golden Years' collection.

To celebrate the launch we're giving you the chance to WIN a Legend necklace and Legend earrings, valued at $156.

You can shop the new collection at The Village Markets this Sunday, 20th May 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm.

TO ENTER, HEAD TO INSTAGRAM

Competition is open to Australian residents only and not affiliated with Instagram. Prize not exchangeable, transferrable or redeemable for cash. Competition closes 4pm Saturday 19th May 2018 and winner drawn at random.

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