Walking into Bentons Rd Veterinary Clinic, you immediately feel at ease, and that is exactly the feeling that Dr Kelly Halls and her team have worked very hard to create. They want both the humans and the animals that visit their clinic to feel comfortable, and for it to be a stress free experience for all creatures, great and small.
When chef husband and wife team Jim and Melanie Houston got married at the Portsea Hotel, little did they know that 10 years later they would buy a business across the road from the Portsea Hotel and live in it with their three children for the best part of a year. That business is now known as Essence Food for the Soul. As chefs, life for Jim and Melanie was busy, particularly with three young children. The long hours took a strain, and they were ready to make a lifestyle change within the food industry. Sometimes everything falls into place and you find the ideal scenario, and this wholesale food business was perfect for the chef team. Essence Food for the Soul is all about the best quality produce made into delicious, heat and serve meals that help the time poor to eat well.
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.
The word bodacious is defined by the words excellent, attractive and admirable. If this strikes a chord, you’ll want to pay a visit to Bodacious Blooms in Dromana. From our perspective it is a retail store with a beautiful ambiance, a place where you can enjoy browsing and buying beautiful things.
Chain Brain is a workshop first and foremost and their passion is keeping their customers riding. Chain Brain is an experience, not just another bike shop and their aim is to create a social hub where people get together before or after a ride.
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.
Art is a way of life for gallery directors Sharyn and David Wemyss-Smith. It’s their day long joy, obsession & torment. They pride themselves on showcasing contemporary art by artists from across Australia (& the Pen) from three gallery spaces in Sorrento, Mornington and Mt Eliza.
The Diaco’s Garden Nursery story began in 1949 when Antonio Diaco moved to Australia with his wife, four children, and a strong set of morals and values established while working in the fields of Southern Italy: Work Hard, Be Honest, Achieve.
Towards the end of an inconspicuous unsealed road in Red Hill there is a kitchen in a quaint weatherboard house surrounded by a prolific vegetable garden, where Bernie Furness creates some of the most delicious take home food available. The Red Hill Kitchen is something of a closely held secret to locals, who make up about ninety per cent of the business. So renowned is it in these parts though, that after being closed for six months a couple of years ago, when they reopened word spread quickly and business resumed as if they’d never closed.
There are two little gems of retail that are firmly in our sights that sit in the heart of Mount Eliza shopping centre. Both have forged a strong local following in recent years and are now starting to attract ...
Quality over quantity - a simple concept that is becoming increasingly difficult to associate with in todays fast digital retail environment but is something that Josie Achermann at Red Hill House (RHH) is boun...
Isn’t it ironic that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone – such a paradox yet a great place to start this story. We live in the digital age, ...