There's a quote by Emile Zola and it goes along these lines "The artist is nothing without the gift, the gift is nothing without work". We'll go one s...
A cracking new gallery has opened in Flinders run by highly regarded art writers, curators and gallerists, Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs. The big, bright and architectural space replaces the McCullochs home gallery Whistlewood as their exhibition venue.
Part of the allure of visiting Red Hill Cheese is that it’s down a quiet country road, surrounded by a majestic natural environment in the forest. From the tasting room and deck, you can discover the different styles from the Cheese-maker’s selection of premium cheeses. From our perspective this is a tasting experience where visitors often return to discover new seasonal, artisan cheeses.
NordicSpace Design is run by Jessica Enander Dunne - an interior designer of the highest calibre with over 12 years of experience working for leading architecture and furniture companies. The aesthetic principals of Jessica’s Swedish background influence the NordicSpace style, hinting of a neutral, textured and effortless style perfect for Peninsula living, whether it’s by coast or hinterland. Jessica’s ideas are centred around considered designs that create calm, timeless spaces and homes that will not date.
Trudy Baker's 'Little Alpaca' boutique is almost as endearing as the collections of wonderfully soft luxury fibres she stocks. To us, it's a one-stop natural fibre destination. It's the kind of store that specialises in original products with traditional craftsmanship designed by true creatives, and that's what makes it tick. Trudy stocks elegant, hand crafted women's & men's fashions. All products are made with the highest of standards. The fibres in the shop are always soft and easily worn against the skin, and you will find alpaca, merino, possum, cashmere, mohair, silk, cotton, and linen.
To us, Farrell’s Bookshop is everything Jen Campbel describes and more. Currently celebrating their 40th year of service in the heart of Mornington, Farrell’s was founded in 1978 by Roy and Liz Farrell, who set up the shop initially in Mornington’s Woolworth’s building. Today you can find it on the corner of Main and Barkly Street and has recently undergone a significant transformation - get in there, good will come of it, we promise.
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There’s a wonderland in Langwarrin (just outside Frankston) that’s larger than life - with over 100 sculptures, 16 hectares of native bushland and landscaped gardens, art gallery and licensed café and to top it off… it’s free. Some of you will know it as McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery – a truly a world class experience where so much incredible art is blended with nature. We love it here because you’re encouraged to walk the grounds and as you do so you stumble across incredible works of art and nature.
If you’re wondering where we go to enjoy some of the finest food, artistic sculptures and uninterrupted views on the Mornington Peninsula it’s Pt. Leo Estate. With three dining choices including Laura (a more refined dining experience offering a set menu that tells a local seasonal harvest story), Pt. Leo Restaurant (a modern restaurant with a large wood fired oven that is the heart of its food offering) and the Wine Terrace (the simple things like a glass of wine and charcuterie plate is all that matters).
Local resident and talented architect Michael Baker exudes enthusiasm for all things creative. Architecture, landscapes, family, food, surfing and community. Michael spoke fervently about the incredibly diverse creative community that live and work in Mount Eliza and across the Mornington Peninsula.
For Little Rebel, it’s all about the coffee. Husband and wife team Peter and Trish started in the café business in 2010 and soon discovered that the coffee available for them to offer their customers simply wasn’t good enough. If you’re going to serve coffee, why not serve the best right?
A successful freelance food stylist, Fiona Rigg loves all things organic, natural and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Based in Red Hill, with a shed converted into a state of the art commercial kitchen that oozes style, charm and warmth, Fiona has used her business acumen, design skills, understanding of food and love of dogs to turn a passion into a business. PAWDinkum is now available online via pawdinkum.com.au, and ask for it by name at your local vet and favourite gourmet grocer. Now in her third year, her connection with the local community is taking the business to new heights. With all her products produced in Red Hill, and with her employment of local staff, Fiona is now taking her range overseas with an export market in Japan and new ventures taking her products further afield. From little things big things grow. PAWDinkum is now available online via pawdinkum.com.au, and ask for it by name at your local vet and favourite gourmet grocer.
Over the past four years Flinders has undergone a creative renaissance with funky artisanal store experiences opening along the Cook Street strip - The Artisan Storeroom is no exception.